Tuesday, January 12, 2010

drug, sexual stimulants and phonographic material are easily available in malaysian market now

January 12, 2010 20:15 PM
MCPA Exposes Easy Availability Of Cheap Drug
PETALING JAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The easy availability of a cheap drug, faked sexual stimulants and pornographic material for secondary school students and youths in the capital has astounded the Malaysian Crime Prevention Association (MCPA).

Its president, Ravi Ponnan said items like phonographic DVDs, lighters and gaming cards with pictures of nude women, stun-guns could easily be bought from night markets and sundry shops.

He claimed that a type of pills, made of tobacco and acre nuts, said to be cancer pills originating from India were sold for 60 sen each at night markets, sundry shops and mamak restaurants.

"Although the pill is not a drug but it can give a hallucination effect 15 minutes after taking it. Ironically, it is banned in India.

"The pill is a hit among students as it cheap. Some students have even misled their teachers and parents by saying they are pills for headache and they get addicted to it.



"Our surveillance showed that foreign workers, especially restaurant helpers and car wash attendants, are taking the pills.

"We have also succeeded in persuading traders to sell to us two electric stun-guns priced at RM70 and RM80 each, which looked like a mobile phone and a torch light," he added.

Ravi said the MCPA was willing to provide details of its surveillance to relevant authorities.

-- BERNAMA

Pelajar Terdedah Kepada Bahan Khayal Dan Lucah

PETALING JAYA, 12 Jan (Bernama) -- Lambakan pil dan serbuk khayal murah, bahan bacaan berunsur seks dan lucah serta pil perangsang seks masih didapati dijual secara terbuka kepada pelajar sekolah menengah dan belia di sekitar ibu negara, menurut Persatuan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia (MCPA).

Presiden MCPA, Ravi Ponnan berkata berdasarkan pemantaun pertubuhan bukan kerajaan itu, cakera padat lucah, pemetik api dan kad permainan daun terup yang memaparkan imej wanita separuh bogel turut dijual.

"Kesemua barangan ini dan juga alat renjatan elektrik dan pistol mainan berkualiti tinggi juga boleh didapati dengan mudah dan murah di pasar-pasar awam dan kedai runcit," katanya dalam satu sidang media.

Ravi berkata sebagai contoh, sejenis ubat khayal buatan India yang didakwanya boleh menyebabkan kanser boleh didapati dengan harga 60 sen di pasar malam, kedai runcit dan juga restoran mamak.

"Ia berupa serbuk kasar yang merupakan campuran pinang dan tembakau. Meskipun ianya bukan dadah namun ia boleh memberi efek khayal selepas 15 minit memakannya, malahan di India serbuk ini diharamkan.

"Ubat ini menjadi tarikan kepada pelajar sekolah memandangkan harganya yang amat murah. Pelajar-pelajar ini menipu guru dan ibu bapa dengan mengatakan kononnya ianya adalah ubat sakit kepala sedangkan mereka sudah ketagih ubat tersebut," kata Ravi.

Hasil pemantauan yang dijalankan oleh NGO itu sejak November lepas turut mendapati ramai pekerja asing yang bekerja di negara ini terutamanya di restoran dan premis cucian kereta mengambil bahan terlarang itu.

"Kami juga membuat pemantauan di pasar awam berhampiran Kampung Baru dan setelah tiga kali memujuk penjual, kami berjaya membeli dua buah alat renjatan elektrik yang berharga RM70 dan RM80 setiap satu yang berbentuk telefon bimbit dan lampu suluh," katanya.

Beliau berkata MCPA bersedia untuk menyalurkan segala maklumat kepada pihak berkuasa malahan ia telah menghantar maklumat tentang isu jenayah kepada beberapa agensi kerajaan termasuk polis, Imigresen, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan, Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan Kementerian Kesihatan.



-- BERNAMA

Monday, January 11, 2010

Attacks on churches in Malaysia in early 2010

January 11, 2010 14:55 PM

SIB Church In Seremban 2 Becomes Eighth Church Attacked Since Friday

SEREMBAN, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- The Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church at Lake View Square, Seremban 2, Negri Sembilan became the eighth church attacked when scorch marks were found on its main entrance door.

The attack, the first in Negeri Sembilan and discovered this morning, however did not affect the church interior and was believed to have occurred early Monday morning.

Negeri Sembilan deputy police chief Datuk Abd Manan Mhd Hassan said police were informed of the incident by a man who found the main door of the church with burn marks at about 8.30am.

"A team of police officers, together with the forensic unit and the Fire and Rescue Department went to inspect the incident and found the front entrance door damaged.

"We believe assailants used petrol to set fire to the door but fortunately the fire did not spread," he told reporters at the scene of the incident.

He said police believe the incident took place between 1.30am and 8.30am because a police unit had patrolled the area at 1.30am and found everything in order.

He added that he had directed all police patrol cars and all police officers on duty to monitor places of worship, especially mosques and churches, to ensure their safety.

"I urge the people to stop such activities. Do not do anything that can disrupt peace and harmony of the country. We will take stern action against those found responsible," he said.

Meanwhile, the priest of the church, Eddy Marson Yasir, 33, said he was the last one to leave the church after a meeting at 11.30pm Sunday night.

"I was shocked when a church member informed me of the fire this morning. The church has been in existence in Seremban for the past 10 years," he said.

A church member V. Jashua, 49, said he was having breakfast in the area when he noticed a man standing in front of the church.

"When I went to investigate, the man told me that the front door of the church was burnt," he said.

Four churches in the Klang Valley were hit by petrol bombs on Friday while one was hit yesterday in Taiping. A Malacca church reported it was splashed with black paint while a priest in Penang had his car splashed with red paint.

Yesterday, a convent school in Taiping was also the target of an attempt with petrol bombs found near its guardhouse overnight while a stone was thrown at a church in Miri.

The church attacks followed a High Court ruling on Dec 31, that Catholic weekly Herald had the constitutional rights to use the word 'Allah' to describe the Christian God in their Bahasa Malaysia section.

-- BERNAMA