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Khamis, 24 Mei 2018

UMNO Perlis pecat MB

UMNO Perlis pecat MB


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Azlan Man yang baru mengangkat sumpah sebagai Menteri Besar Perlis pagi tadi, dipecat sebagai ahli UMNO berkuatkuasa serta merta.

Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Perlis, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim berkata, keputusan pemecatan itu diputuskan sebulat suara UMNO Perlis yang bermesyuarat hari ini.

"Pemecatan itu juga sudah dimaklumkan kepada Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang kini menjalankan tugas Presiden UMNO dan Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yang menjalankan tugas Timbalan Presiden UMNO," katanya pada sidang media di ibu pejabat BN di sini, hari ini.

Dengan pemecatan itu, Azlan kini menjadi Menteri Besar tanpa parti.

Terdahulu, Shahidan berkata, sembilan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Barisan Nasional (BN) Perlis menolak pelantikan Datuk Seri Azlan Man sebagai Menteri Besar negeri itu.

Perkara itu diumumkan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Perlis, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim di ibu pejabat BN di sini, hari ini.

Kesemua sembilan ADUN itu hadir pada mesyuarat berkenaan.

UMNO Perlis bermesyuarat kira-kira dua jam dengan Zahid dan Hishammuddin.

Pagi tadi, Azlan mengangkat sumpah sebagai Menteri Besar Perlis untuk penggal kedua di Balai Menghadap, Istana Arau.

Istiadat mengangkat sumpah jawatan itu berlangsung di hadapan Raja Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail sekitar jam 11.10 pagi.

Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU-14) menyaksikan BN berjaya meraih 10 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN), manakala PH hanya tiga kerusi dan PAS dua kerusi.

Sebelum ini, Shahidan mengumumkan nama ADUN Tambun Tulang, Datuk Ismail Kassim, yang juga adiknya sebagai calon Menteri Besar yang baru.

Kesemua sembilan ADUN BN tidak hadir pada majlis mengangkat sumpah itu, hari ini.

Sebaliknya tiga ADUN Pakatan Harapan (PH) dan dua ADUN PAS yang hadir.
MB Perlis angkat sumpah tanpa kehadiran ADUN BN

MB Perlis angkat sumpah tanpa kehadiran ADUN BN

ARAU: Datuk Seri Azlan Man mengangkat sumpah jawatan Menteri Besar Perlis pagi ini tanpa kehadiran sembilan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Barisan Nasional (BN).

Ketiadaan mereka menimbulkan persoalan kemungkinan kemelut pelantikan Menteri Besar negeri ini belum selesai sepenuhnya.

Difahamkan Sembilan ADUN berkenaan berada di Kuala Lumpur.

Dalam upacara sebentar tadi, tiga ADUN Pakatan Harapan (PH) dan dua ADUN PAS hadir.

Istiadat berlangsung di hadapan Raja Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, pada jam 11.10 pagi.

Azlan, 60, yang juga ADUN Bintong, dilantik sebagai Menteri Besar bagi penggal kedua selepas BN berjaya mempertahankan negeri ini pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14) lalu.

BN meraih 10 kerusi, manakala PH hanya tiga kerusi dan PAS dua kerusi.

Pelantikan Menteri Besar Perlis sebelum ini tertangguh, susulan tindakan Pengerusi BN negeri, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, mengumumkan nama ADUN Tambun Tulan, Datuk Ismail Kassim, yang juga adiknya, sebagai calon Menteri Besar yang baharu.

Bagaimanapun, Shahidan dijadual mengadakan sidang media jam 1 tengah hari ini di Menara Dato Onn, Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra, di ibu negara.
Arul dapatkan nasihat peguam

Arul dapatkan nasihat peguam

KUALA LUMPUR: Presiden 1Malaysia Development Bhd, Arul Kanda mendapatkan nasihat perundangan berikutan kenyataan akhbar dikeluarkan Menteri Kewangan, Lim Guan Eng, semalam.

Beliau berkata, adalah tidak adil untuk Guan Eng mengeluarkan kenyataan awam yang dianggap memberi gambaran tidak tepat berkaitan apa yang berlaku.


"Pada pandangan saya, tidak adil untuk menteri membuat kenyataan terbuka, yang tidak sepenuhnya dan dengan tepat menggambarkan bagaimana soalan ditanya dan dijawab (dalam sesi taklimat 1MDB).

"Keadaan dan konteks jawapan saya tidak dinyatakan sehingga memberikan gambaran salah dan memperlihatkan saya seperti orang jahat," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.

Kenyataan yang dikeluarkan Arul itu adalah dalam kapasiti peribadi dan bukan sebagai Presiden 1MDB atau ada hubung kait dengan pekerjaannya di 1MDB.

Merujuk kepada sesi taklimat semalam, Arul berkata, beliau ditanya banyak soalan dan menjawabnya dengan jujur serta terbaik.

Bagaimanapun, Arul berkata, beliau tidak mempunyai dokumen sokongan untuk ditunjukkan pada masa itu.

"Saya menjawab semua soalan dengan terbaik, jujur berdasarkan pengetahuan saya, berdasarkan rekod syarikat, pengetahuan sendiri dan berdasarkan maklumat dibekalkan pegawai syarikat.

"Lebih penting lagi, saya menafikan sebarang unsur fitnah dan serangan peribadi terhadap saya oleh Menteri Kewangan.

"Untuk itu, dalam kapasiti peribadi saya, tidak berkaitan dengan pekerjaan saya dan khususnya hanya berhubung dengan kenyataan beliau, saya sudah mendapatkan nasihat undang-undang daripada peguam untuk tindakan susulan, "katanya.

Arul berkata, tidak boleh dipertikaikan dia menyertai 1MDB hanya pada Januari 2015 iaitu selepas tindakan pihak pengurusan dan ahli lembaga pengarah sebelumnya menyebabkan 1MDB mengumpul beban hutang, selain banyak projek 1MDB bermasalah.

"Pendek kata, saya hanya menyertai 1MDB selepas salah laku dilaporkan Laporan Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Wang Negara (PAC), Laporan Ketua Audit Negara dan kes saman Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (DOJ)," katanya.

Beliau berkata, beberapa pihak berkuasa tempatan sudah dan sedang menjalankan siasatan terhadap 1MDB termasuk beberapa isu berkaitan dana 1MDB (terutama berkaitan siapa yang bertanggungjawab terhadap pelaburan asal dan pelaburan yang sedang berjalan) sejak 2015 yang dikemaskini bukan hanya untuk siasatan pihak berkuasa, malah makluman kepada ahli lembaga serta pemegang saham.

"Tumpuan utama saya adalah terhadap rasionalisasi perniagaan syarikat.

"Saya memberi komitmen untuk bekerjasama sepenuhnya dengan semua maklumat yang ada, untuk semua siasatan terhadap 1MDB sama ada baru dibuka atau yang masih berjalan," katanya.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people's personal data.

At a hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels, legislators sought explanations about the growing number of false Facebook accounts and whether Facebook will comply with new EU privacy rules, but many were left frustrated by Zuckerberg's lack of answers.

After short opening remarks, Zuckerberg listened to all the questions first, and then responded to them all at once. There was no back-and-forth with lawmakers, as happened during his testimony in front of the U.S. Congress last month.

As a result, he was able to avoid giving some answers and ran out of time to provide others.

His appearance came at a difficult time for Facebook. In March it was alleged that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target voters during political campaigns, including the one that brought Donald Trump to the presidency.

Whether it was "fake news, foreign interference in elections and developers misusing people's information," Zuckerberg said, "we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibilities."

"That was a mistake, and I'm sorry for it," he added during the hearing, which ran just over an hour and a half.

But liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt said Zuckerberg has done enough apologizing for his company's mistakes. He said the real question is: "Are you capable to fix it?"

Verhofstadt asked whether Zuckerberg wanted to be remembered like computer legends Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, "who have enriched our world and our societies," or as "a genius who created a digital monster that is destroying our democracies and our societies."

Socialist leader Udo Bullmann demanded an explanation for how the number of false Facebook accounts can be on the rise and what is being done to stop them being used to manipulate elections.

"We are at the crossroads, and in a critical situation, because your business practices touch upon two basic values of our societies," Bullmann said. "First of all, the personal data which became perhaps the most important asset in modern media society. And secondly, on the right of self-government of sovereign nations."

Zuckerberg said Facebook is strengthening cooperation with national election authorities and trying to introduce more transparency about who is running political advertising.

"This is one of our top priorities as a company," he told the lawmakers. He said the goal is to build more artificial-intelligence tools to identify fake accounts and to take them down.

Facebook came away largely unscathed from Zuckerberg's testimony in front of Congress in April. The company's stock even rose after his appearance. Several U.S. lawmakers often seemed to fail to grasp the technical details of Facebook's operations.

European politicians in general have been tougher on Silicon Valley and have attached more importance to online privacy.

Zuckerberg's testimony in Brussels came just before a stringent new EU law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, takes effect.

The law, which goes into force on Friday, is tougher than U.S. legislation and will give Facebook's estimated 252 million European users more control over what companies can do with what they post, search and click on, regardless of what country those companies operate in. Companies could be fined up to 4 percent of their worldwide annual revenue for violations.

Asked whether Facebook is ready to respect the rules, Zuckerberg said: "We do expect to be fully compliant" on Friday.

The evening hearing was initially meant to be held behind closed doors but was broadcast live after many in the assembly demanded an open session.

As time ran out, Zuckerberg agreed to provide written answers to questions he had not responded to during the hearing.

Lamenting the way the hearing was organized and the lack of solid answers, Conservative leader Sayed Kamall said, "Unfortunately the format was a get-out-of-jail-free card."

"We still don't know the depths that people's data has been abused," he said. "Until we genuinely know what has happened, and is still happening, Facebook and legislators can't put in place the right solutions to prevent the same issues in the future."

Zuckerberg is due to hold talks in Paris on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/ap-online/2018/05/22/facebook-chief-to-face-eu-questions-over-user-data-scandal
ERAU student killed, instructor hurt in Port Orange plane crash

ERAU student killed, instructor hurt in Port Orange plane crash

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student was killed and a flight instructor injured in a plane crash Tuesday night, the second crash involving an ERAU student in two months.
Tuesday night's crash happened at Taxiway Echo near a private airstrip at the Spruce Creek Fly-In in Port Orange, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 140 aircraft crashed into trees at about 7:30 p.m.

ERAU student Nandish Patel, 22, was killed, and the hospitalized flight instructor is Chase Zinn, 23, an alumnus who graduated last year, the university said in a statement. Zinn was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach as a trauma alert.

"The families of Nandish and Chase are close in our thoughts and hearts," ERAU said.

Federal aviation officials were back out at the scene Wednesday morning.

Austin Mitchell said he and a group of people ran toward the crash site, trying to help the pilot and copilot escape the wreckage.

"I helped rip the plane apart and carry the bodies to the EMTs," Mitchell said.

Mitchell said he saw the plane go down in a wooded area less than a mile away from the landing strip.

"You just heard the sputtering of the engine and breaking of twigs. There wasn't a ground shake, there wasn't any screeching, or loud bangs, there wasn't smoke, either. It was very quiet," he said.

It is still unclear what caused the plane to go down. There were no injuries on the ground.

It never gets easier for NTSB air safety investigator Dan Boggs to see this plane wreckage towed away, especially after one lost his life.

"Its a flying community. I live up just the road, and we've all been here before, and it's always sad, its always sad, especially (because) they've got mother's and fathers," Boggs said.

He said they're looking into whether weather played a factor, checking the pilot's experience and his past, plus checking to see if it may have been a mechanical issue.

Records show it was manufactured in the 1940s and registered to a private owner.

"It's an old airplane, but I looked at it, and it was maintained meticulously. It was a beautiful looking airplane," Boggs said.

NTSB said they're told some surveillance video in the area may have captured what happened to the plane, and they're hoping the footage will lead them to some answers.

They said it will take months to figure out what happened, but they will be checking both the plane's engine and airframe Thursday.

In early April, a Piper PA-28 plane went down near Tomoka Farms Road in Daytona Beach, killing an Embry-Riddle student pilot and a Federal Aviation Administration pilot examiner.

The last crash at the Spruce Creek Fly-In was in December 2016, when two people were killed after their single-engine plane went down in a yard.
Pas Kedah beri isyarat bersedia untuk pilihan raya negeri

Pas Kedah beri isyarat bersedia untuk pilihan raya negeri


ALOR SETAR 23 Mei - Pas Kedah mengesa kerajaan negeri yang diterajui Pakatan Harapan merujuk kepada Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri sebagai panduan untuk merungkai permasalahan pemilihan Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri yang tidak dapat disempurnakan walaupun setelah kerajaan negeri kini mempunyai barisan Exco.

Pesuruhjaya Pas Kedah, Dr. Ahmad Fakhruddin Fakhrurazi berkata, isu pelantikan tersebut sebenarnya boleh diselesaikan secara bijaksana oleh kerajaan negeri tanpa menuding jari kepada mana-mana pihak.


"Berikutan hal pelantikan speaker, ia bukanlah sesuatu yang kritikal tetapi memerlukan kebijaksanaan untuk menanganinya. Isu pelantikan speaker dan perjalanan dewan adalah medan untuk buktikan bahawa mereka benar-benar memiliki sokongan majoriti ahli dewan untuk menubuhkan kerajaan," katanya, di sini hari ini.

Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir semalam meminta ahli dewan undangan negeri (ADUN) pembangkang Kedah agar merestui Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) pilihan Pakatan Harapan bagi mengelakkan pilihan raya negeri diadakan.

Katanya, Pakatan Harapan sewajarnya menyedari bahawa masalah ini sebenarnya ada di pihak mereka yang mendakwa mendapat majoriti untuk menubuhkan kerajaan negeri.

Katanya, Pas sebelum ini menawarkan penyelesaian melalui "kerajaan perpaduan tanpa pembangkang" untuk mengatasi kebuntuan, namun dipandang sepi malah ditolak oleh pihak Menteri Besar.

"Sikap sedemikian jelas menunjukkan pihak Pakatan Harapan tidak bersedia meraikan pilihan rakyat yang memberikan kerusi 50-50 antara kerajaan dan pembangkang. Rundingan patutnya berlaku pada masa itu, bukan sudah terhantuk baru terngadah.

"Oleh itu, dengan pendekatan Budaya Politik Matang Sejahtera (BPMS) yang diamalkan, maka Pas bersedia untuk menerima keputusan dalam hal pelantikan jawatan speaker di Dewan Undangan Negeri melalui sidang belah bagi jika hal ini menjadi satu kenyataan," katanya.

Dalam pada itu satu surat rasmi dipercayai daripada Pas Kedah tular antaranya mengarahkan agar semua jenteranya bersiap sedia untuk menghadapi kemungkinan PRN akan diadakan. - UTUSAN ONLINE



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