SECURITY personnel involved in bank robberies and other crimes may be foreigners recruited illegally by those companies, said the Home Ministry.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat said he cannot deny that some security personnel entrusted with protecting the clients’ interests ended up committing the crimes instead.
“I believe they are foreigners who were appointed behind our backs. If they had come through the proper channels, police background checks would have raised red flags,” he said to a question by Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang).
Call to blacklist consultants
THE Works Ministry has been urged to blacklist the consultants and contractors involved in a project to upgrade Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail.
In a statement, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said that it is due to the negligence of these people to complete the upgrading work on time which resulted in losses.
The proposal to blacklist was among the recommendations made by the PAC following a visit by chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin to the hospital in Batu Pahat, Johor, on Oct 2.
Colour-coded weather alerts out
THE Meteorological Department is doing away with colour codes for weather alerts.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said this is because some Malaysians do not fully understand how the code works.
“We are changing to worded warnings,” he said to a question by Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong). He said a yellow alert will now be waspada (caution), amber will be buruk (bad) and red will be bahaya (danger).
Quran printing centre ready soon
KOMPLEKS Nasyrul Quran, the Quran printing centre in Putrajaya, is due to be completed by Dec 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the first phase of the project has been completed and its operations were launched on June 13 by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
No plans to start sex education
THERE are no plans to implement sex education into the school syllabus because the Reproductive and Social Health Education (PEERS) taught now is deemed sufficient.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the term “sex education” is not directly used but PEERS is about reproductive and social health. “A student should be aware of the dos and don’ts after four to five years of being taught this,” he said to a question by Datuk Nawawi Ahmad (BN-Langkawi).