30 April 2018
Most Dangerous Cities In Asia
Based on the Numbeo databases’ composite crime indices, these Asian locales are not very welcoming to foreigners, nor very safe for locals.
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, is a heavily populated city with millions of tourists and businessmen visiting the city each year. Kuala Lumpur suffers from high crime rates as well, and is considered as the second most dangerous city in Asia. An large number of crimes affecting foreigners are also reported in the city. Snatch thefts by thugs on foot or on motorbikes are pretty common in the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Taxis in the city are also infamous for their notorious ambiguity, and these often fool unsuspecting tourists into paying more than they thought. Pickpockets and scam artists flood the streets of Kuala Lumpur daily, grabbing every opportunity to loot a tourist or a local. Besides these petty crimes, serious crimes involving physical violence, murder, rapes, and robberies are also commonly reported in the city.
10 October 2017
Setapak, Wangsa Maju and Sentul have been categorised as “hot spot” areas in the federal capital due to frequent drug abuse activities that attracts drug addicts.
National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) director-general Abdul Halim Mohd Hussin said based on their records, the three areas of the golden triangle were popular among drug addicts as many drug-dealing transactions took place there.
Speaking at a news conference here today, he, however, declined to comment further, and said that AADK and the authorities would continue to monitor all three areas periodically to control the situation.
“AADK will carry out monitoring and inspection from time to time to reduce drug abuse cases because we believe the treatment method is better,” he said.
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/397907#bzk3rFzjk56PIsXL.99
30 July 2017
22 GROs among 31 detained in anti-vice, gambling operation
KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-two guest relations officers (GROs) from Russia, Vietnam and Indonesia were among 31 people arrested in an integrated anti-vice and gambling operation at a three-star hotel in the city yesterday.
Dang Wangi Police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman said during the four-hour operation which began at 5pm, police also detained nine men, aged between 19 and 32, believed to be gamblers and caretakers of an illegal online gambling centre operating at the hotel.
11 May 2017
Four Gang Civic members die in shootout with police in Wangsa Maju
KUALA LUMPUR: Four men, believed to be members of the Civic Gang, died in a shootout with the police in Section 10, Wangsa Maju, here this afternoon.
City police Criminal Investigation Department Senior Assistant Commissioner Rusdi Mohd Isa said the men, in their 30s, were shot dead in an exchange with gunfire with police about 12.30pm.
He said, the men had just robbed a Chinese national, 32, of RM40,000 when he alighted from a Grab ride and was about to enter the Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM).
It is learnt that the victim had just withdrawn money from a bank in Sri Gombak. The men were believed to have tailed the victim from Sri Gombak to ITBM.
Several policemen on patrol in the area had witnessed the robbery take place and moved to act.
Rusdi said the robbers, upon seeing the policemen, fired several shots at the cops.
The policemen returned fire and killed the robbers.
Police found two machetes and two guns in a Honda Civic belonging to the men.
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15 April 2017
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Haram to overcharge on teh tarik and roti canai, Ku Nan tells mamak shops
SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor chided mamak restaurant owners who overcharge on teh-tarik and roti canai.
The Federal Territories Minister said eventhough the subsidy on sugar was much earlier reduced by 34 sen/kg, some of the restaurants had raised the price of their cup of teh tarik by 50 sen.
“Is there a kilogram of sugar in it (a cup of teh-tarik)? Why? Please-lah!
“The same goes for flour and cooking oil. Why has the price of a roti canai increased so much?
“Don’t profiteer. Haram (forbidden)!” he said to applause of delegates at the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress’s (Kimma) annual general meeting Saturday.
“Because when you do (profiteering), you are just like the opposition parties. You are trying to kill me because we all know it is ridiculous for you to increase by 50 sen when the price of sugar only went up by 20 sen.
“The same thing happened with flour, cooking oil and others.
“You can deny and say whatever but remember, do not overcharge because it is haram,” he added.
8 April 2017
Disabled man beaten to death by men at Rawang temple
KUALA LUMPUR: A disabled man was allegedly bludgeoned to death by a group of men near a temple at Bandar Baru Kundang, Rawang, yesterday.
The bloodied body of the 39-year-old victim was found by temple-goers in the rear of the premises at about 2pm, and police were immediately alerted.
Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad said the victim is believed to have been beaten using bamboo sticks and pots.
“He sustained injuries on his right hand, feet and face,” he said.
It is learnt that four men in their 20s were arrested to facilitate investigation, and the motive for the killing is being ascertained.
17 March 2017
Businesses moving out of KL?
The Malaysian Employers Federation says logical to assume that traffic congestion and expensive parking will directly affect businesses.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) agrees that traffic congestion and expensive parking in Kuala Lumpur could be among the factors that motivate employers to relocate their businesses outside of the city centre.
Speaking to FMT, MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said although there was no data to confirm or deny this, the logic behind it was sound as both traffic congestion and parking rates directly affected employees who, in turn, affected businesses.
He said this in response to local government and planning law expert Derek Fernandez’s claim that multinational companies and other business entities were pulling out of the city because of the “horrendous” traffic conditions born from ad hoc development due to an ungazetted city plan.
“Of course the cost of parking affects the company because in that kind of situation, where rates are unreasonably high and there is no alternative public transportation, the employers may not be able to retain the employees, and that can pose a problem,” he said.
“Also, if the traffic is very bad then employers would also have issues in terms of the punctuality of employees.”
When contacted, Fernandez told FMT he could not disclose the names of companies moving out of Kuala Lumpur due to traffic congestion as they did not want to be named.
He also said that high parking rates – which, by Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) own admission, were due to traffic conditions – were another reason companies were moving out of the city.
Kuala Lumpur is 86 in the Asia Pacific.
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- Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8 year in a row
- Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure
- UK’s highest ranked city, London, ranks 40 for quality of living, 6 for infrastructure
Singapore (25) remains the highest ranking city in the Asia-Pacific region, where there is great disparity in quality of living; Dushanbe (215) in Tajikistan ranks lowest. In Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur (86) follows Singapore; other key cities include Bangkok (131), Manila (135), and Jakarta (143). Five Japanese cities top the ranking for East Asia: Tokyo (47), Kobe (50), Yokohama (51), Osaka (60), and Nagoya (63). Other notable cities in Asia include Hong Kong (71), Seoul (76), Taipei (85), Shanghai (102), and Beijing (119). There is also considerable regional variation in the city infrastructure ranking. The highest-ranked city is Singapore (1), whereas Dhaka (214) is near the bottom of the list.
And now a place of stinking fish!
Residents cry foul over rotting fish in lake
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — Residents at the Intan Baiduri People’s Housing Project (PPR) have been putting up with stench from thousands of rotting fish since Tuesday evening.
Tilapia used to thrive in the lake that is part of the housing scheme.
Khairul Anuwar, 50, said: “Some residents think the lake may be polluted. It could be some kind of disease, and authorities must investigate immediately.”
Khairul said he had lodged complaints with City Hall, the Drainage and Irrigation Department, and Department of Environment.
“It’s going to be two days. I hope the authorities will take action quickly as the stench is becoming worse,” he said.
Another resident, Siti Aman, 38, said the incident was worrying.
“I hope people have not dumped poison or something harmful into the lake as children from the apartments swim there,” she said.
“Also, there are many people from all over Kuala Lumpur who come here to fish.”
7 Jan 2017
He showed her his genitals and when she was in shock, he hit her and robbed her!
Cedera ditumbuk lelaki gila seks
2 Januari 2017
Kuala Lumpur: Seorang pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi swasta (IPTS) yang sedang menjalani latihan industri di Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru, menerima 14 jahitan di pipi kiri selepas ditumbuk bertubi-tubi oleh seorang lelaki tidak dikenali di hadapan rumahnya di Tanjung Puteri Indah, 1 pagi kelmarin.
Pelajar terbabit, Rochell Waynee Ubong, 20, juga menanggung malu apabila penjenayah terbabit bertindak membuka seluar sebelum menunjukkan kemaluannya.
Rochell berkata, dia sedang dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumahnya selepas keluar bersama rakan yang tinggal di Kampung Pasir Putih.
“Sebaik tiba di hadapan rumah, seorang lelaki lingkungan 30 tahun muncul. Apa yang memeranjatkan saya adalah dia membuka seluar dan cuba menunjukkan kemaluannya di hadapan saya.
“Saya yang terkejut cuba berlari masuk ke rumah, namun dia menarik beg tangan saya sebelum bertindak memukul di muka sebanyak tiga kali,” katanya ketika dihubungi Harian Metro.
Menurutnya, dia menjerit sekuat hati menyebabkan bapa dan ibunya keluar membantu.
24 Dec 2016
Solve KL’s prostitution before minding S’gor matters, FT Umno Youth told
Federal Territory (FT) Umno Youth should look to finding ways to solve the problem of prostitution in Kuala Lumpur, instead of meddling in legitimate enforcement action in Selangor against a resort illegally operated by a party division chief.
Selangor PKR Youth said this, in telling off their FT Umno counterparts for lambasting the seizing and demolition of structures declared to be illegal at a resort owned and allegedly operated without valid license, by controversial Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos.
“As such FT Umno Youth chief Mohamad Razlan Mohamad Rafii do not need to meddle in Selangor government affairs, and should instead look to solving rampant prostitution in Kuala Lumpur,” Selangor PKR Youth secretary Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman said, in a statement.
The Selangor PKR Youth secretary argued that the action against Jamal’s resort was legitimate enforcement action, recounting a statement from government officials that it was taken only after the Sungai Besar Umno chief failed to comply with local authority guidelines on permits for operating hospitality premises.
Mapim: Cukuplah ribuan pelacur banjiri KL
11 May 2016
If you can believe this, you can believe anything!
KL among safest and liberal cities: Matta
He added that the ranking was rebutted by inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar last month who said that it was an unfair and lopsided claim as tourists here could freely and safely walk the streets without incident.
A tour operator has refuted claims that crime and conservative image are hurting Malaysian tourism.
Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Hamzah Rahmat said that Kuala Lumpur is one of the safest cities in the world.
“Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular and safest cities. Thanks to common knowledge and word of mouth, 12 million foreign visitors are expected to visit the city this year.
“The last thing we need is to adopt a siege mentality and go on a defensive to counter perceived threats. Such self-fulfilling prophecy would pose a greater danger,” Hamzah said.
He was responding to the remarks made by a speaker at the Global Tourism Cities Conference 2016.
Hamzah said the speaker, Bert van Walbeek, managing director of The Winning Edge, had quoted from a website which sourced an article from another website ranking the most dangerous cities in Asia based on input by visitors to the website and software to crunch numbers.
“It was not produced from official statistics or comprehensive studies,” said Hamzah in a statement today.
28 April 2016
New KL logo, tagline can still be fine-tuned, says mayor
Netizens’ negative comments on Kuala Lumpur’s new logo and tagline had this response from Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz: “… can still be fine-tuned.”
The logo features ‘KUALA LUMPUR’ in greyish lettering with a drop shadow. The tagline has the words ‘exciting, surprising, enticing’ and ‘A City of Contrasts & Diversity’.
Mhd Amin said the logo idea was not one person’s. The matter was discussed by all members of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau who are stakeholders in the tourism industry.
“It is a start. We still have plans on the promotion of the logo. It will take years to firm up the logo.
“We are open to improvement, the colour can be changed, anyone who has ideas to improve the logo please do pass the proposal to me so I can table it to the bureau,” he told reporters after attending the Corporate Integrity Signing and Pledge Ceremony with Kuala Lumpur City Hall Contractors in Kuala Lumpur today.
The new logo and tagline to promote tourism in Kuala Lumpur drew online criticism, with netizens poking fun at the design and the words used to describe the capital city.
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The city of Kuala Lumpur’s new logo and slogan have received a bewildered response from Malaysian advertising executives, with a senior creative saying he thought it was a hoax.
KL’s new brand identity was unveiled yesterday by the city’s mayor, who introduced the new slogan, ‘A city of contrasts and diversity” and the words “Exciting, surprising, enticing” beneath bold lettering.
Vijay Anand, the executive creative director of BBDO Malaysia, said he thought the campaign was a “brilliant hoax campaign” to start a debate about how much Malaysians care about the city.
“I really thought it was a brilliant hoax campaign,” he told Mumbrella. “Where they put out a really bad logo, people pour their anger and heart out for it, then they reveal that it’s actually a fake logo which was designed to prompt a debate about how emotional and passionate we are about the city as the main theme.”
“That would have been brilliant. I really thought it was a teaser to an amazing branding campaign. But I’m still waiting [for the reveal],” Anand said.
Rupert England, the former group ECD of FCB KL, commented that he though that the branding work looked like it was the result of an in-house design competition.
“There is simply no way that the person who approved this “brand design” was qualified to do so. Not only does it crap on every design rule ever written, it shows a thorough lack of branding know-how,” he noted.
“There are many exceptional graphic designers and branding experts working in KL. Clearly their professional opinions were not a part of the process that gave birth to this malformed thing. When compared with more considered city tourism branding, KL’s messy multiple-messaging looks desperately dated. In fact, this cannot even be defined as design.”
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