> Be careful on posting children’s photos online, parents warned
Crime analyst Kamal Affendi Hashim has warned parents to be careful when uploading their children’s photos onto the Internet as it increases the risk of kidnapping, according to Berita Harian.
He advised parents to only share photos of their family members online with people whom they really know.
Bukit Aman principal assistant director of D11 (sexual crimes, domestic violence and child abuse investigations division), Asst Comm Hamidah Yunus, has also lamented the lack of vigilance by some parents over their children’s safety.
The daily quoted her as saying that police had identified negligence of parents and caretakers as the main factor behind kidnappings.
> No need to investigate ‘rich’ retired govt officers, says MACC
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) intelligence division director Datuk Azam Baki said it was unnecessary to set up a special unit to investigate ex-high ranking government officers who live a luxurious lifestyle after retirement, Utusan Malaysia reported.
He said Section 36 of MACC 2009 Act allows the anti-graft body to investigate individual assets but it must be based on solid grounds and that not every rich retired officers are corrupted.
> Muhammad Firdaus’ mum given time off by employers
The mother of 15-year-old Muhammad Firdaus Dullah was given RM5,000 as living expenses by her employer Brahim's Airline Catering Sdn Bhd. She was also granted one month leave after being released from detention to iron out her personal problems, according to Sinar Harian.
"After discussing with the Welfare Department, the company agreed to bear the medical expenses of the teenager," said its CEO Ainul Hasnizam Abu Hassan.
> Free entry to meet giant pandas - Xing Xing and Liang Liang - for those born on Aug 23
Those who are born on Aug 23 could meet giant pandas - Xing Xing and Liang Liang - for free on their birthday, according to China Press.
Zoo Negara’s deputy president Rosly Rahmat Ahmat Lana said the panda centre would organise a series of activities with those who were sharing the same birthday with the pandas which were born in 2006.
> Mentally challenged man found 12 hours after abduction
A mentally challenged man was found at a town in northern Perak about 12 hours after he was abducted by four unidentified men in Tangkak, Johor, according to the daily.
Goh Book Kee, 45, was working in a fruit stall when the men allegedly kidnapped him at about 1.50pm on Wednesday.
Goh was found at a town in Perak, which was about 500km away from Tangkak, by a restaurant operator at about 1am on Thursday.
The motive for the abduction was unknown.
> Maid hits employer’s son, escapes after setting house ablaze
The maid, who allegedly hit her employer’s seven-year-old son with a blunt object, had tried to run away after setting the house ablaze at Desa Park City, Kepong on Thursday, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The 37-year-old maid ran back into the house after seeing a neighbour and was believed to have escaped from the back door. The parents of the boy were jogging at a nearby park when the incident occurred.
The half-conscious boy was rescued by the neighbour and security guards, and was sent to a nearby clinic for treatment.