TraqKid app keeps tabs on your children


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  • Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: TraqKid is a new paid service that will allow parents to monitor the whereabouts of their children without having to invest in extra hardware.

A collaboration between Knightsbridge Resources Sdn Bhd and U Mobile, the service will use the telco’s SIM card, which has location technology embedded inside that works with most phones.

The service allows parents to seek assistance in an emergency via the TraqKid app, available for Android and Apple phones, where once an alert is triggered, Knightsbridge will mobilise one of its partners to the last known location of the child.

Its partners include the Community Policing Malaysia volunteer force and security company Viper Force. It will also work closely with the police.

TraqKid is available for pre-order from now and subscription starts from RM58 monthly with U Mobile.

SPM exams begin on Nov 6

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2017 examinations will be held from Monday to Dec 4.

A total of 443,883 candidates have registered to sit for the SPM this year at 3,363 exam centres throughout the country.

The Examinations Syndicate has reminded students to refer to the exam schedule for information on the time of the papers and the do’s and don’ts when the exams are under way. The exam schedule can be downloaded from lp.moe.gov.my.

Candidates are also reminded to bring their identity cards.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Muzafar Ali (centre) and Sarawak director Ken Leben (left) taking the agencys pledge to start the event. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

Over 19,000 illegals nabbed since July 1

KUCHING: The Immigration Department has arrested more than 19,000 illegal immigrants and 427 employers during Ops E-Card Mega since July 1.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said an aggressive approach has to be taken against unregistered immigrants and errant employers after the June 30 deadline to sign up for the E-Card programme.

Illegal immigrants and employers were given ample time to register but response was not satisfactory due to the lackadaisical attitude, he said.

“We will take action against the employers if they are found to be protecting their unregistered foreign workers. Illegal immigrants who refused to surrender themselves through the 3-plus-1 programme will be deported,” he told a press conference after witnessing 300 Sarawak Immigration officers taking their corruption-free pledge here yesterday.

Mustafar said the construction and service sectors recorded the highest number of illegal immigrants and errant employers, followed by plantation, agriculture and manufacturing.

Fire and Rescue deparrment forensic personnel investigating at the gutted house in Buntong. SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star

Elderly woman dies in house fire

IPOH: A 76-year-old woman perished after being trapped inside a burning house at Kampung Baru Buntong here.

Lum Ah Hoe, who suffers from walking difficulties due to old age, was believed to be sleeping in her room at her house in Jalan Bengkok when the incident occurred at about 1.45am yesterday.

Her 82-year-old husband Toon Yip Kan suffered breathing difficulties due to smoke inhalation, while her daughter Pooi Yoong, 51, sustained injuries to her hands, back and neck.

The Fire and Rescue Department received a call at 1.52am, and when firemen reached the scene, the singlestorey wooden house was 85% razed.

Firemen found Lum’s body in the rubble.

Potential seen in school cooperatives

TAIPING: The school cooperatives movement has excellent potential in business, with revenue reaching hundreds of thousands to millions of ringgit, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

He said school cooperatives had ventured into competitive fields such as agriculture, services, tourism and personal care.

“They have considerable prospects to succeed in business if they know how to grab opportunities that are suitable to the needs of the schools, students and teachers,” he said at the presentation of the national-level School Cooperatives Excellent Awards (AKKS) 2017 on Tuesday night.

Koperasi Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pekan Baru Muar Berhad in Johor emerged as the winner for AKKS 2017, taking home RM5,000, a certificate of appreciation, trophy and an overseas trip. — Bernama

A train collided with the pickup vehicle at Kg Mandahan in Papar on Tuesday. (Nov01)(picture goes with with story slug kkstrain011117)

Killed while driving across railway track

KOTA KINABALU: A man was killed after the pickup truck that he was driving across a railway track was hit by an oncoming train in Papar.

One of his friends who was seated in the passenger seat was seriously hurt while two others at the back managed to jump to safety and escaped with minor injuries in the 4.29pm accident on Tuesday.

Papar district police chief Deputy Supt Ladamah Sulaiman said the driver, Jumar Talib, 50, was pronounced dead at the Papar hospital while his friend Akob Tamsi, 50, was being treated.

DSP Ladamah said initial investigations showed the four were on their way home after work and Jumar had used an illegal route to cross the track.

Man drowns as friends watch helplessly

KOTA KINABALU: Two men watched helplessly as their friend drowned while they were fixing lift nets near Kg Tanjung Aru Menumbok, about 150km from here.

Awang Tahir Daud, 49, was fixing the nets about a kilometre from shore with Mohd Asmizan Ramli, 17, and Bahar Bachtir, 27, when the rope on one of their speedboats came loose at about 5.30pm.

Awang jumped into the sea hoping to get the drifting boat back but got into trouble.

According to statements given to firemen, Awang had called for help but his friends were too afraid to jump in to help him.

By the time they called for help, Awang had already drowned.

Amanah leader wants review of CJ appointment

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara assistant secretary has filed leave for a judicial review to declare the appointment of Justice Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif as chief justice and additional judge of the Federal Court was unconstitutional.

Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus named Justice Md Raus as the sole respondent in the lawsuit filed at the High Court registry via Messrs Mohamed Hanipa & Associates yesterday.

In the lawsuit, Abang Ahmad Kerdee is asking for a declaration that the respondent’s appointment as Chief Justice and the Federal Court’s additional judge under Article 122(1A) of the Federal Constitution does not have any effect, is unconstitutional, and null and void.

The applicant is seeking a writ order of quo warranto to ask Justice Md Raus to give reason and confirmation on what basis or authority the respondent was still holding the Chief Justice and Federal Court additional judge positions.

Abang Ahmad Kerdee is also asking for a certiorari order from the court to revoke Justice Md Raus’ appointment as Chief Justice and additional judge from Aug 4.

TEMERLOH, 1 Nov -- Pencuci kereta Iskandar Zulkarnain Zolkifly, 26, (tengah) dihadapkan di Mahkamah Majistret Temerloh hari ini, atas pertuduhan membunuh seorang wanita yang juga sepupunya dalam kejadian malam 21 Okt lalu.Majistret Najwa Hashim menetapkan 18 Dis ini untuk sebutan semula kes.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

Car washer charged with killing cousin

TEMERLOH: A car washer was charged in a magistrate’s court here with killing his cousin by stabbing her on Oct 21 after she accused him of stealing and taking drugs in her house.

The accused, Zulkarnain Zolkifly, 26, was charged with murdering Robiatul Ain Mohamod, 27, between 8.30pm and 9pm at a house in Taman Temerloh Makmor. The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The accused, who was not represented, nodded that he understood the charge read to him before magistrate Najwa Hashim but no plea was recorded.

He was also charged under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 as he was found at the Temerloh district police headquarters on Oct 22 to have taken morphine. — Bernama

IPOH: A 76-year-old woman perished after being trapped inside a burning house at Kampung Baru Buntong here.

Lum Ah Hoe, who suffers from walking difficulties due to old age, was believed to be sleeping in her room at her house in Jalan Bengkok when the incident occurred at about 1.45am yesterday.

Her 82-year-old husband Toon Yip Kan suffered breathing difficulties due to smoke inhalation, while her daughter Pooi Yoong, 51, sustained injuries to her hands, back and neck.

The Fire and Rescue Department received a call at 1.52am, and when firemen reached the scene, the single-storey wooden house was 85% razed.

Firemen found Lum’s body in the rubble.

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