Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fall

Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fall

(File pix) Gigi Wu during one of her climbing expedition. Pix from Gigi Wu’s Facebook Page
TAIPEI: Taiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini.

Gigi Wu – dubbed the “Bikini Climber” by fans – used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan’s Yushan national park and badly injured herself.

Rescue helicopters struggled to reach her because of bad weather and officials eventually located her lifeless body on Monday.

“The weather conditions in the mountains are not good, we have asked our rescuers to move the body to a more open space and after the weather clears we will make a request for a helicopter to bring the body down,” Lin Cheng-yi, from the Nantou County Fire and Rescue Services, told reporters.

Officials said Wu had told friends she was unable to move the lower half of her body after a fall of some 20-30 metres (65-100 feet) but was able to give her coordinates.

She is the latest in a string of social media adventure seekers who have met an untimely end.

Last week, the bodies of an Indian couple were found at the bottom of a popular overlook in California’s Yosemite National Park after hikers alerted officials to their camera equipment at the top of the cliff.

New Taipei City native Wu, 36, built up a sizeable social media following through photos of herself at the top of mountains dressed in bikinis.

She usually wore hiking clothes to scale the mountains, only changing into a bikini once she reached the top.

In an interview with local channel FTV last year, she said she had scaled more than 100 peaks in four years.

“I put on a bikini in each one of the 100 mountains. I only have around 97 bikinis so I accidentally repeated some,” she said.
When asked why she did it, she replied: “It just looks so beautiful, what’s not to like?”

While Taiwan is a largely tropical country, it boasts a spine of towering peaks down its middle that regularly top 3,000 metres. In the winter, temperatures routinely drop well below freezing on the mountain slopes.

Lin said their top rescue team hiked for 28 hours to reach the body, only sleeping for three hours because they knew temperatures were rapidly plunging.

Cred- straitstimes

Penang Bridge tragedy: SUV recovered from sea with driver still inside

Penang Bridge tragedy: SUV recovered from sea with driver still inside

Rescue personnel retrieve the vehicle. - NSTP/SHAHNAZ FAZLIE SHAHRIZAL
After a three-day search, the Mazda CX-5 sports utility vehicle (SUV), which plunged into sea following a horrific accident at KM4 of the Penang Bridge on Sunday, has finally been recovered from the sea.

The badly-damaged vehicle was pulled out of the sea via a cable attached to a crane, about 6pm.

An earlier effort proved fruitless as the cable is believed to have snapped during the winching process. Divers, however, pressed on and managed to reattach the cable.

The body of the driver was still strapped to the driver’s seat.
The search and rescue team had at 4pm yesterday spotted the vehicle on the seabed, located about 15m away from the Penang Bridge’s 34th pillar.

Yesterday, divers made repeated attempts to tie up the vehicle’s wheels with the cable before succeeding on the fourth try.

However, an hour and a half later, poor weather conditions and low visibility left rescuers with no choice but to suspend to retrieval effort at 7.30pm.

Efforts to bring up the SUV via crane today left traffic at a standstill on the Penang Bridge, with motorists slowing down to view the goings-on.

Muted cheers were heard when the rescuers eventually succeeded in hauling up the vehicle.

The remains in the vehicle was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The SUV plunged into sea after being rammed by a speeding Toyota Vios at 2.54am on Sunday.

The Mazda CX-5 was driven by student Moey Yun Peng, 20.
The 21-year-old driver of the Vios was injured and is being treated at a private hospital here.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Dato Emmanuel Chukwuma Abugu was born on 23rd day of November 1970, in Umuida, Enugu Ezike, Igbo Eze north L.G.A. Enugu State , Nigeria. He had his Elementary and Secondary education at central school Umuida and Community High School Umuida. The schools are in the same locality. At his school he was the Senior Prefect (SP)

In 1996, he migrated to Malaysia with primary objective to further his Education. In the same year, he enrolled into Stamford College, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He later obtained his degree in Business Administration in 2001. He also studied at MUTHA Automotion Technology, Malaysia where he obtained Diploma in General Mechanics in 1998.

Dato Emmanuel is married to Datin Roseline Anak Ranchang, a Malaysian from sarawak. The marriage is blessed with four beautiful grown up children: Grace Chidera Abugu, 21 years, student of fashion  & designing, Inti College. Gloria Ogochukwu Abugu, 20 years, Mass communication student, Inti College Subang. Samuel Chisom Abugu, 19 years, Information Technology student of Segi University and Emmanuel Chigozie Abugu, 17 years, a student of business Administration in Edu college, Malaysia.

In the field of Enterpreneurship, Dato Emmanuel is a successful Entrepriser. He established first Nigerian Owned  Food outlet in Malaysia. Registered under his wife’s name, as Aheng Restaurant, was operated in Chinese concept. It was situated at No.2 Jalan Sri Sarawak 16, Taman Sri Andalas, Klang, Selangor D.E., From 1997 to 2006.

With much business innovations and by way of expansion/growth, Company – Majestic Target Sdn. Bhd was Legally incorprated in Malaysia, on 28th day of February 2000. It has been into operation until date. We specialize in Logistics, Global shipping services, Import and Export; 95% Export of used auto parts and other Malaysian made products to various African countries. It is in our mission, to bring about “goods and services equilibrium” to global market, by evacauting from areas of abundance to areas of scarsity. Majestic Target Sdn. Bhd. has been a role sample model to many Africans in Malaysia, who in turn followed his footsteps to have legitimate business Estabishments.

Majestic Target Nig. Limited, Abugu Majestic Target Co. Ltd and Majestic Target International are groups of companies registered in Nigeria and Canada respectively .They deal in global shipping services, import and export of assorted continental vehicles. 

In 2017, the CEO, Majestic Target Sdn Bhd, Emmanuel Chukwuma Abugu was Granted Datoship title by Yang Amat Mulia Orang Kaya Sri Raja Merah in recognition of free crime  long stay in Malaysia, good ambassadorism , economic and Philandtropic contributions to the Host country, 1n 2018 he received a recognition award from the Nigeria high commission Malaysia.

My workers are mostly Nigerians, and i have staff over 150 Nigerians who some now happen to big boys and millionaires, some are in Australia ,japan, Canada, like they say the happiness of a leader is to see his followers grow, i tell you some even do better than me because of the foundation i laid and also their good services made them who they are, have also empower ladys who are ready to stand fit in life,

No never,there was never a time we have had problem with our ship or lost or goods on water on the process of shipping to Africa.the patients here is the delay  because it's takes 30days to arrive in african..and when it arrives the goods are kept in my warehouse in nigeria and people do come to buy from there and to those I help in shipping their goods they go get theirs or the agents helps in the distribution to their various locations..I have boys all over who are working for me.

Oh , the news came to me all of a sudden, I wasn't  expecting it!

No it was based on recommendation , I will say times when I heard of Datoship I marvel ever did I knew it will some day fall to me, I only live in my world of business,buying and selling, if applying for Datoship like you said is possible it means so many Africans would have gotten it in bulk, most Africans knows the importance of Datoship.

thats why some make it a name, not because is sweet but because its a wish , and it comes with honour, and honour to a humble person who have contributed in one way or the other to malaysia as a country, the only thing possible is the celebration that comes with it just like the party we throw getting a cheiftaincy title, I will say am more malaysian than nigerian, because I have lived in Malaysia than Nigeria,I understand the culture,married here and fluents Malay, Cantonese, Tamil, e.t.c. as a Dato there are things I can do and things I cannot because the right kind of life is expected from me especially now that i am privileged.

 There is an adage that said if a woman is still living with her husband means her husband is good,  I believe you know what I mean, Malaysia is a land of settlement if you can define yourself,

most at times Nigerians who make money will send their money home instead of investing in the country, I wonder how someone who stays one month in Nigeria will buy a big car and park the car for a long time before use, you live here more the things most of us do back home is to be done here, why sending money home when we can actually invest in the country, it's actually a low mentality,

Having documents or not you can actually make it,it all depends on you and what you want, not having a visa is not an excuse, is for the lazy ones, if the government sees what you do and they are amazed there won't be a recording of raid cases, because you pay tax,and you contribute to the economic growth,

No man will tell you to take honey from his mouth if given honey. if we can actually invest our money and time here I tell you we shall all be happy, we should stop sending money home and invest here, let's give the locals a positive impression with this we shall portrait a good picture,

Business comes with patients,when you know your income you can't spend more than it, just like my shipping to Africa,it takes 30days I am patient,it's my goods and I know my profit will come which after smiles follow. Africans should invest in malaysia.

Monday, January 7, 2019


UCHE OBAJI  (born 2 September 1978) hails from MBAITILI LGT IMO STATE,Nigerian, professional installer of CCTV, access doors control and interior decorator and CEO of  ROBOTH WORLD WIDE, a malaysian registered company, uche wants to inspire Africans who thinks the end is near in malaysia,
uche is happily married,fluent in Malay uche have worked with more than eight companies in malaysia this include GM GLOBAL,SOONSOON LAI,TGI FRIDAY,KCP, 101 ELECTRICALS,ETC .

Uche- I resign with dubcom&adesemi in aba because I actually thought abroad was bed of roses,my encounter here was an eye saw but encouraged myself and started making foot wears for men,same time studying at edu train college, i suffered,i wept,the only good food i ate then was in my dream,when I saw no one to even ask a penny from then I realized I was the son of a shoe maker and so I have to survive,it was indeed survival of the fittest, and then i started making pams, after sometime I got a shop space in giant Taman can-naught cheras, as the day goes by new ideas started coming.

I started doing jobs  for African churches,especially knowing i am skilled as an interior decorator, installation of CCTV,and access door control, and so far so good I was also working with some companies,

I knew there is no quick way to make money if not by working hard,I love what I do and even sometimes i get discriminated. A man with a vision knows no obstacles so I kept been consistent and I found out I could afford my bills and also help my siblings in African,I succeeded in training my siblings.and then I knew more expansions are coming.

my girlfriend now my wife, played  a roll in my life with her energetic words,at my fall she talked me into becoming victorious, she said she sees potentials in me that I cannot see,and as a man full of ideas I grabbed her infusing words,

At first communication was some sort of barrier and my skin colour, like I said consistency pave ways for me because after working for locals they became excited and I get other jobs from old cilents who likes what I do,

I have been speaking Malay since2012 when I started going to the market and some of my colleagues speaks for me forgetting am a typical English man,and I follow up as an african man that i am,and today am fluent and this have helped my labour force, some of my clients are the locals , Arabians, and Africans.

So far so good I have worked with more than eight companies but on a contract base and then I registered company in 2013 and today I am counting my blessings not my failures.

I have also empower some of my African brothers, sometimes I laugh when some say there is no job in Malaysia, As an Africans we could actually create jobs for ourselves,i know of Americana restaurant he employs Africans and pay them, these are sort of empowerment,i also know of the onpointv crew a group coming together to showcase the ability in them via communication,i also know of chocho tv who is now big entrepreneur,mr humble who is a good editor,i know of some of our African sisters that does cakes delivery,make up,cooking from homes, just like you when i first saw your blog i doubt if was an African owe blog,because there is something different about it, others might decide to use it the negative way yet you decided to use it to send information to the world positively,and now you are noticed, there was a starting point for you if am right, but yet you were consistent,that"s  why i said one must be consistent in what he/she does is a quick way to keep the fire burning and expansion comes before you know it.

 this is a way of been useful and get paid, nevertheless there are skilled Africans which some happen to be my colleagues, let me make you understand, sometimes some of us share works among ourselves, for example I was doing an interior design for a church and they wanted an air condition service and I had to call my African brother  because I know he is good at what he do, we are the skilled Africans,

I came up with a forum called skilled Africans, some might be thinking of documents,but how do you expect the government to give you their document when you sit at home doing nothing,wasting your skill, if you have got a job with a company I do not see a reason why this company won't give you a working permit, rise today above your imagination and bring out the inner man in you.

Skilled African is everything you think about,i will say today am counting my blessings not my failures, there is no promising of the heavens but a promise of a relaxed mind. I never said hard-work means carrying of blocks of sand or heavy machines, but putting effort and ideas into what you do.the effort is the pain and the money you get back is the gain.

It was indeed a nice interview with Mr uche obaji to join skilled African contact uche on  ucheobaji2015@gmail.com you can be useful to yourself and the world at large.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Shah Alam Section 7 residents wants LRT3 line realigned

Shah Alam Section 7 residents wants LRT3 line realigned

A general view of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) construction along Section 7 in Shah Alam. - NSTP/INTAN NUR ELLIANA ZAKARIA

SHAH ALAM: Residents of Section 7 here are urging the government to realign the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) line that will run through the area saying it will disrupt the peace and quiet of the neighbourhood.
Jalan Plumbum 101 and 103 Residents Association committee member Abdul Rahim Dawood said the LRT3 line would also destroy two playgrounds which have become the recreational spots for youth in the area.
“The plan shows that the line will be built too close to the residents’ homes which can cause traffic congestion and disrupt the comfort of those who have been living in the area for more than a decade,” he told he told reporters after a dialogue session with the LRT3 project delivery partner MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd, here today.
“We are not against development, more so public transport facilities, but why is the LRT3 line so close to our homes? Can’t there be another route that does not face the houses?” he asked.
Resident, Nurziha Jailuddin, 43, said although the project had not fully taken off in the area, small construction works had caused other problems such as broken pipes including those in its sewerage system.
As a result they had to put up with a foul smell, the water supply was often affected and there had been times when the relevant parties were slow to take action, she said.
The 37-kilometre LRT3 project expected to pass through several areas within Shah Alam, which starts at Bandar Utama and ends at Johan Setia, Klang, will be completed within the next five years. The route which only takes 58 minutes will have 26 stations and will benefit more than two million people.
Meanwhile, Anggerik assemblyman Mohd Najwan Halimi said that he had sent a letter to the Transport Ministry seeking to look into the alignment of the project and “if possible for the LRT3 line not to enter the housing area”.
Meanwhile, MRCB George Kent Sdb Bhd General Manager of Public Relations and Communication Ravindran Raman Kutty, said the company was ready to address the problems of road damage, sewerage system and burst pipes as it was raised by residents.
He added, however. that the re-alignment of the LRT3 route could only be decided by the government.-- Bernama

Friday, January 4, 2019

The 36-year-old had not showed any noticeable changes in behaviour before the incident

Man Jumped Off 29th Floor Of Bukit Bintang Central Plaza Because He Couldn't Pay His Debts

China Press reported that the man, who worked for a company located across the Central Plaza building, was found dead at around 6pm yesterday.

The 36-year-old had not showed any noticeable changes in behaviour before the incident

After recording statements from his friends, Dang Wangi Police chief ACP Shaharudin Abdullah confirmed that the man had not showed any signs of despair or anxiety prior to his death.

"Interviews with friends and colleagues revealed that the victim showed no noticeable change in behaviour. One said that the victim was last seen during breakfast and appeared fine," Shaharudin was quoted as saying by The Star.

Police believe the man, who hailed from Negeri Sembilan, could not repay the debts he owed

The 36-year-old reportedly applied for multiple personal loans since he moved to Kuala Lumpur for work.

China Press reported that he came from a poor family in Negeri Sembilan.

Police have ruled the man's case as a sudden death report (SDR). Meanwhile, the man's body has been delivered to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem. 

Grab drivers cannot wait for passengers at airports,

Grab drivers cannot wait for passengers at airports, says RTD

E-hailing drivers are banned from soliciting or waiting for passengers at airports under amendments to the transport act, says the Road Transport Department.
GEORGE TOWN: The Road Transport Department (RTD) today said Grab drivers and other e-hailing drivers are not supposed to solicit for rides or wait for passengers at any airports under existing laws.
In a statement today, RTD said this was as per the recently amended Land Public Transport Act (SPAD) 2010 which barred e-hailing drivers from doing so.
It said e-hailing drivers were only allowed to pick-up passengers through online apps supplied by companies such as Grab or others.
Those who failed to meet the terms stipulated could be fined under the SPAD Act and the Road Transport Act 1987, RTD said.

However, the statement does not say if it is an offence for a Grab driver, who is not waiting at the airport, to go and pick up a passenger who has used the online App to hail a ride.
The RTD also reminded e-hailing drivers of new rules they must comply with by July 12 if they wanted to continue picking up passengers.
First off, they are to obtain their Public Service Vehicle licence, obtain an e-hailing services licence and then get their vehicles inspected at Puspakom.
It is not clear if RTD had issued the statement following the case of a Grab driver receiving a summons for picking up passengers at the Penang International Airport on Jan 1.
The Grab driver was ordered to appear in court for “misuse of the Motor Vehicle License” – taking passengers – an offence under the Road Transport Rules 2003.
Grab drivers interviewed by FMT said they would now avoid taking passengers from the airport, fearing a similar summons being issued to them.
A Grab spokesperson said the company was aware of the situation and was in the midst of helping drivers appeal against the summons.
“We are also in conversations with the authorities for a better way of moving forward.”


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Palm hits 2-week high on weakness in ringgit.

Palm hits 2-week high on weakness in ringgit.   

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 3): Malaysian palm oil futures were trading at a two-week high in early trade on Thursday boosted by a weaker ringgit, but a sharp decline in crude oil prices capped gains.
The ringgit, palm's currency of trade, weakened 0.1% against the dollar to 4.1400 around noon, making the vegetable oil cheaper for foreign buyers.
The benchmark palm oil contract for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange had rose as much as 0.7% to RM2,181 before paring some gains. It was last up 0.1% at RM2,169 (US$523.91) a tonne at the midday break.
Trading volumes stood at 15,043 lots of 25 tonnes each at noon.
"The market had risen tracking gains in the Chicago Board of Trade and Dalian Commodity Exchange, and a weak ringgit, but weak crude oil weighed," said a Kuala Lumpur-based trader, referring to gains in related edible oils on the two exchanges.
While palm could be supported by rising demand following India reducing its palm oil import taxes, the trader said export data was yet to reflect that as the new ruling had been implemented this week.
India, the world's largest importer of edible oils, said on Monday it would lower the duty on crude palm oil imports to 40% from 44%, while a tax on refined oils was cut to 50% from 54%.
Malaysian shipments of refined palm oil, however, will be taxed at 45% compared with 54% earlier.
Oil prices slipped on Thursday amid volatile currency and stock markets, and as analysts warned of an economic slowdown for 2019 amid rising crude supplies globally.
In other related oils, the Chicago March soybean oil contract rose 0.4%, while the January soybean oil contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange jumped 1.8%.
Meanwhile, the Dalian January palm oil contract gained 2.2%.
Palm oil prices are impacted by changes in soyoil prices, as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oil market.  
Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 0500 GMT:
Contract         Month   Last Change    Low   High Volume
MY PALM OIL      JAN9    2090 +20.00   2090   2090      3
MY PALM OIL      FEB9    2129  +1.00   2115   2143   1244
MY PALM OIL      MAR9    2169  +3.00   2155   2181   6372
CHINA PALM OLEIN JAN9    4188 +88.00   4100   4188   1732
CHINA SOYOIL     JAN9    4980 +88.00   4892   4980    200
CBOT SOY OIL     JAN9    27.9  +0.00  0025
INDIA PALM OIL   JAN9  527.00  +2.50 522.40  529.3    435
INDIA SOYOIL     JAN9     740  +0.15  738.8    742   2030
NYMEX CRUDE      FEB9   45.76  -0.78  45.39  46.35  59516
Palm oil prices in Malaysian ringgit per tonne
CBOT soy oil in US cents per pound
Dalian soy oil and RBD palm olein in Chinese yuan per tonne
India soy oil in Indian rupee per 10 kg
Crude in US dollars per barrel
(US$1 = RM4.1400)
(US$1 = 70.4040 Indian rupees)
(US$1 = 6.8754 Chinese yuan)

Cred- theedgemarket

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