Thursday, December 9, 2010

With airtime, you can afford a helicopter!

With airtime, you can afford a helicopter!

With airtime, you can afford a helicopter!

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 08:51 AM PST

Believe it or not!

This 'Anuar' who got filthy rich by winning a few hundred hours of television airtime from a TV station was contemplating to buy a helicopter worth at least RM5 million!

After successfully making his resorts/chalets dream in Linggi a reality, his buddy whom I met earlier today said he is also planning for a budget hotel somewhere in Sepang (competing or complementing the Gold Coast, perhaps).

Now, that is the real power of airtime. This 'broadcasting gold' which nobody gave much attention before (as so many people were after the car approved permits or APs) offers the recipients quick and big bucks.

What's the helicopter for? To fly the senior officer who awarded him with that gold mine?

This Anuar got his office in Jalan Genting Klang. His company, 'M V' Sdn Bhd was once a small contractor with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). However, for his good rapport with the senior official and the 'gifts' he invested in, he was awarded with few hundred hours of airtime over the last three years (that is since the officer took office).

I was told that the MACC visited the senior officer on two occasions recently, spending a few hours with him and digging into some files. Of course it is his prerogative rights to give it to whoever he likes but the bottom line is, he is not a fair person and denying those who really need the airtime from getting it.

From more than 600 applicants for the airtime, only selected few were given, including Anuar who is not directly involved in local movie/film production.

You want his address, phone number and other details, MACC? Call me!

World 'is becoming more corrupt'

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 08:27 AM PST

Police taking bribes was highlighted as a major problem by the report

The world is considered a more corrupt place now than it was three years ago, a poll suggests.
Some 56% of people interviewed by Transparency International said their country had become more corrupt.
The organisation put Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iraq and India in the most corrupt category, followed by China, Russia and much of the Middle East.
Meanwhile, a BBC poll suggests that corruption is the world's most talked about problem.

About one in five of those polled by the BBC said they had discussed issues relating to corruption with others in the last month, making it the most talked about concern ahead of climate change, poverty, unemployment and rising food and energy costs.
In the Transparency International survey, political parties were regarded as the most corrupt institutions, and 50% of people believed their government was ineffective at tackling the problem.
One in four of those polled said they had paid a bribe in the past year - the police being the most common recipient.

Some 29% of bribes went to the police, 20% to registry and permit officials, and 14% to members of the judiciary.
Political parties have long been regarded as the most corrupt institutions - they topped the list in Transparency's 2004 barometer with 71%. In this year's report, 80% regarded them as corrupt.
Religious bodies experienced a sharp rise in people regarding them as corrupt - 28% in 2004 increased to 53% by 2010.
People from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iraq and India were among those who perceived the highest levels of corruption in their daily lives.
At least half of the people surveyed in those countries reported paying a bribe in the past year.
While people from Cambodia (84%) and Liberia (89%) were the most likely to have to pay a bribe, the Danish reported 0% bribery.

Robin Hodess, Transparency's policy and research director, expressed particular concern at the figures on bribery.
"Unfortunately people's experience with bribery most often involves the police, and this is really worrying," she said.
"It's a figure that's grown in the past few years. It's nearly doubled, in fact, since 2006. Nearly one in three people who had contact with the police around the world had to pay a bribe."
By region, people in sub-Saharan Africa were the most likely to have paid a bribe (56%).
Bribe taking was least common in EU countries and North America (both 5%) - although these were the two regions seeing the biggest increase in concern about corruption.
Analysts blame this rising concern on the global financial crisis for undermining people's faith in government, banks and economic institutions.
The lobby group interviewed 90,000 people in 86 countries to compile its corruption barometer.
The opinion poll commissioned by the BBC sampled 13,000 people in 26 nations.
One question asked people to rate which issues they saw as most serious.
Corruption was ranked as the second most important topic behind poverty.
Respondents in Brazil, Egypt, Colombia, the Philippines and Kenya were especially likely to view corruption as a very serious issue.
In Europe, Italians were the most concerned about bribe taking.
Publication of the BBC poll coincides with anti-corruption day held by the United Nations.


Snap polls: DAP machinery fired up

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 08:21 AM PST

By Teoh El Sen (Free Malaysia Today)Earlier, Kampung Tunku DAP state assemblyman Lau Weng San said in his speech that the rakyat must reject Barisan Nasional."You need somebody to lose power then only that person will change. Just like when you teach your children not to do something bad, you scold them or don't give pocket money... the same applies."You must feel the pain of losing power then

Grabbing Opportunities Meant For The Disabled

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 08:00 AM PST

aNt's aNgle: 

IT ISN'T OFTEN that activists like me get to publicly get things off my chest.

This is one exception.

Those of you who regularly read PET+BLOGSPOT would know by now about the great opportunity we had to meet a Minister recently in order to help resolve some pressing problems of disabled people in the country.

Though the meeting proved to be a big success, little did I know

Foto Menarik Dan Unik Dari Beberapa Bahagian Dunia

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 07:30 AM PST

Foto Menarik Dan Unik Dari Beberapa Bahagian Dunia

Menarik. Ia hanya terdapat di negara yang disebutkan dan tidak mungkin atau sekurang-kurangnya terlalu tipis untuk ditemui di tenpat lain.

Lihatlah beberapa peristiwa yang terjadi di beberapa negara ini sungguh unik dan bisa membuat kita kaget melihatnya..Peristiwa-peristiwa tersebut hanya terjadi di Australia, China, Hawai, Indonesia, India, Texas, Thailand, Jepang, dll... yang sulit untuk ditemukan di negara-negara lain.

Hanya di Australia

Hanya di China

Hanya di Hawai

Hanya di Indonesia

Hanya di Texas

Hanya di Thailand

Hanya di India

Hanya di Jepang

How To Work Smart Without Working Hard

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 07:18 AM PST

Have you ever tried to think of ways to APPEAR as though you are working hard when in reality, you may not be so for one reason or another? No worries. Here's a humorous list that someone sent me by email...

1. Never walk down the hall without a document in your hands.
People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they're heading for the cafeteria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like they're heading for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you do.

2. Use computers to look busy.
Any time you use a computer, it looks like "work" to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren't exactly the societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like to talk about but they're not bad either. When you get caught by your boss -and you *will* get caught - your best defence is to claim you're teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

3. Messy desk.
Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like you're not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year's work looks the same as today's work; it's volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you'll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

4. Voice Mail.
Never answer your phone if you have voice mail. People don't call you just because they want to give you something for nothing - they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That's no way to live. Screen all your calls through voice mail. If somebody leaves a voice mail message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they're not there - it looks like you're hardworking and conscientious even though you're being a devious weasel. If you diligently employ the method of screening incoming calls and then returning calls when nobody is there, this will greatly increase the odds that the caller will give up or look for a solution that doesn't involve you. The sweetest voice mail message you can ever hear is: "Ignore my last message. I took care of it". If your voice mailbox has a limit on the number of messages it can hold, make sure you reach that limit frequently. One way to do that is to never erase any incoming messages. If that takes too long, send yourself a few messages. Your callers will hear a recorded message that says, "Sorry, this mailbox is full" - a sure sign that you are a hardworking employee in high demand.

5. Looking Impatient and Annoyed.
According to George Costanza, one should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give your bosses the impression that you are always busy.

6. Appear to Work Late.
Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read but have no time until late before leaving. Make sure you walk past the boss' room on your way out. Send important emails at unearthly hours (e.g. 9:35pm, 7:05am, etc...) and during public holidays.

7. Creative Sighing for Effect.
Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are very hard pressed.

8. Stacking Strategy. It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor etc. . . . Can always borrow from library. Thick computer manuals are the best.

9. Build Vocabulary. Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products. Use it freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember: They don't have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.

10. * MOST IMPORTANTLY: DON'T forward this to your boss by mistake!!!

I've never met, let alone bonked Altantuya!! I have never interfered in MACC!!

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:56 AM PST

By Clara Chooi
December 09, 2010
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 9 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak declared today that he had never before interfered in any graft investigation undertaken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"I would like to stress here that I have never interfered in MACC's operations. They are independent and free to carry out their investigations on anyone.
"They are a professional body that is also subjected to checks should they fail to carry out their duties," he said when opening the signing ceremony of a anti-corruption loyalty pledge by the business community at the Putrajaya International Convention Center here this afternoon.
As such, Najib (picture) warned the community that the high position of any businessman was no guarantee that he was immune to any graft investigation.
"On the aspect of a person's status in the community in terms of his designation or his worth, it will not be a guarantee that no action will be taken against him.
"This is the kind of awareness that we must all accept — that we are all regular citizens, [regardless] of our posts, and we are all bound by the country's laws," he said.
Najib also urged the business community not to perceive that the best way to grow their business or to obtain a contract or a concession from the government was through corrupt means.
"I do not want to see this happening, I hope that there will not be this belief because if there is, then it makes our struggle to combat corruption even harder, especially when it comes to doing business," he said.
He said that it was important for all government procurement to be transparent and any contract or tender awarded to any party should be done based on merits.
"In the process of offering tender, we must not allow there to be any specific preference to particular bidders. The decision to award the tender must be based on the best offer, one that fulfils the technical needs of a certain project.
"We must release the advertisement for tender in an open way, list down the specification and allow it to be a fair and open process for all," he said.
Najib also called on the private sector to work closely with the government in its fight against corruption, adding that all organisations should work in synchrony with one another.
"Both parties must stand together. It is important also that the government system as well as business practices and organisational cultures do not succumb to the culture of corruption," he said.
Later, Najib witnessed a signing ceremony of a pledge to fight corruption between the business community, represented by the umbrella body of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) and the MACC.
The signatories under the NCCIM comprised the Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The bodies committed themselves in a five-point pledge to help the government in its anti-corruption initiatives, which is one of the six thrusts under Najib's National Key Results Areas.
The pledges are – to be committed to promote values of integrity, transparency and good governance; strengthen internal systems that support good governance practices; comply with rules and regulations relating to fighting corruption; fight any form of corrupt practice; and support corruption prevention initiatives by the Malaysian government and the MACC.

Kenaikan Tarif Elektrik: Petanda BN Akan Ditumbangkan Rakyat

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 07:15 AM PST

Najib: Kerajaan setuju tarif elektrik dinaikkan...

Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata sebarang kenaikan kadar tarif elektrik akan mengambil kira kos dan beban yang terpaksa ditanggung oleh pengguna.

Perdana Menteri berkata, walaupun secara prinsipnya kerajaan bersetuju supaya kadar tarif elektrik itu disemak, ia tidak semestinya dibuat dalam tempoh terdekat.

Beliau berkata, kerajaan perlu mengkaji daripada pelbagai sudut sebelum Kabinet membuat sebarang keputusan berhubung perkara tersebut.

"Tidak boleh...kerajaan (apabila) kita kata (secara) prinsip (kaji tarif elektrik), kita akan kuatkuasa serta-merta...tidak," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri majlis menandatangani ikrar memerangi rasuah oleh masyarakat peniaga di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya (PICC) di Putarajaya hari ini.

Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, hari ini berkata bahawa semakan tarif kadar elektrik ditangguhkan pada masa ini.

Bagaimanapun, kerajaan akan mengkaji semula kadar itu apabila keadaan lebih kondusif.
Peter Chin berkata, kerajaan pada prinsipnya bersetuju bahawa semakan tarif adalah perlu kerana kosnya telah meningkat dan harga bahan api telah meningkat.- Bernama

Toyful Christmas At Mid Valley Megamall 2010

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:38 AM PST

Imagine, being a child, waking up to a Christmas full of toys and more toys. I would have been elated beyond words. That was how I felt when I walked amongst the teddy bears and toy soldiers and snowmen and clowns that was part of the Christmas deco at Mid Valley Megamall. There even was a carousel, Jack-in-the-box and a musical box ballerina. While we were taking photographs at the Centre Court, we managed to catch a dance performance by an elf, clown, toy soldier and ballerina that received warm applause from the shoppers.

Toys galore for Christmas at Mid Valley MegamallToys and even more toys at Mid Valley Megamall's Funtoystic Christmas.

Toys galore for Christmas at Mid Valley MegamallTeddy bears and snowmen adding merriment at Centre Court of Mid Valley Megamall.

Toys galore for Christmas at Mid Valley MegamallDance performance consisting of an elf, clown, toy soldier and ballerina at Mid Valley Megamall.

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The past on the track

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:33 AM PST

Cerska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The residents of the village have to stay behind the caution tape, this field is a mass grave appeared. It is dug out and a forensic examination because it is probably in the bone is the remains of the massacre at Srebrenica. When the genocide during the Bosnian war in 1995, General Ratko Mladic 8,000 boys and men to be murdered, their corpses were buried in several mass graves near Srebrenica

Candid shot...

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:23 AM PST

This is a candid shot of a poor old man in the street. The expression tell us that old age is UNBEARABLE.. Living poor in an old age is like a fish living is a leaking water tank, day by day the water is getting lesser. Where is the FUN of life ?

120 alligators escapes in Colombia

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:17 AM PST

Bogotá - from a farm in northern Colombia are at least 120 crocodiles escaped. Due to the heavy rain flooded the Magdalena River and the water flowed in breeding. This allowed the animals to escape, Colombian media reported Tuesday.

The alligators are swimming in the river and are a danger to fishermen, says the locals inspector. Because the animals strictly guard their territory, they attack people.

The population has been asked not to kill the alligators, but to alert the authorities if they see the animals. This is because the animals are threatened with extinction, according to the inspector at the press. There is much hunting for their skin made them.

China blocks foreign media sites..

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:13 AM PST

BEIJING - The websites of a number of international media in China Thursday not to ask. It seems that the government has put on black pages, the day before in the Norwegian city of Oslo, the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place.

Including CNN, BBC and the Norwegian broadcaster NRK, according to news agency AFP unreachable. In China, earlier this year but sparsely published on the award of the prize.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo receive the Nobel Prize, but because he can not get a prison sentence of eleven year sentence. According to China is an "obscenity" that Liu will receive the prize because he is a prisoner.

Beijing wants the over three hundred million Chinese Internet users certain information not to be made. Occasionally government also blocks the news pages as the news calls for it.

Work Stress

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:05 AM PST

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How to stop worrying and start living

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 05:49 AM PST

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Posted: 09 Dec 2010 04:11 AM PST

banyak tul keje....somah xde so keje bertambah lah kan...

kuar opis dah pukul 9...wahhhh dah malam...rase macam nak makan wafer lah..ape lagi masuk kete trus berdesup ke giant.

dah beli wafer catwalk2 skit tengok barang n trus jalan ke kete balik....
x sabar nak makan wafer...lantas duduk tepi kete makan wafer...wah indahnya dunia dapat makan wafer...penut butter n majerin..sesuai untuk menggajahkan diri..

pedulik ape akak...

tengak duk sambil makan terdengar bunyi orang berjalan..buat donno je....

tetiba pooooootttttttttttttttttttt....lepas tu siap ade ujung2 dia yang kecik2 lagi..pot pot pot...

sape lah biadap ni orang tengah makan dia kentut lak...beberapa saat pastu bau dia datang...fuhhhhhhh...nallarekek...sah makan telor ni....

akak bangun cari sape yang biadap ni....

cuma ada yang sebelah kete akak adalah.....seorang perempuan pakai tudung labuh siap jubah..muka ala2 muslimah habis....pakai spek...akak speachlessss

ko mampu kentut macam dia?

akak pandang dia..dia pandang akak...then dia sengeh....

sah pompuan ustazah ni kentut...dia senyum2 malu naik avanza dia terus pecut..akak pandang je dia....

biadap ek ustazah ni....kentut bersepah...choiiiiiii

trus akak campak je waffer tu...x nak lah makan lagi...wafer tu sah dah resap bau kentut ....trus wafer tu rasa kentut usatazah tadi....


Amah Bunuh Isteri Majikan Kerana Cemburu

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 06:38 AM PST

Cemburu punca amah bunuh isteri majikan

SUSPEK kes bunuh warga emas di Kampung Lubuk Tapah dibawa polis ke mahkamah untuk mendapat perintah reman.

KOTA BHARU: Hubungan sulit antara suami dan pembantu rumah warga Indonesia dipercayai punca pergaduhan dan seterusnya pembunuhan ngeri seorang wanita warga emas di di Kampung Lubuk Tapah, kelmarin.

Mangsa Yeap Seok Pen, 60, yang juga mempunyai penyakit parkinson sejak beberapa tahun lalu mengesyaki amah yang juga suspek berusia 21 tahun itu mempunyai hubungan sulit dengan suaminya, Lee Lai Wing, 64.

Timbalan Ketua Polis Kelantan, Senior Asisten Komisioner (SAC), Mazlan Lazim, berkata mangsa cemburu dengan layanan suaminya terhadap suspek yang dikatakan malas bekerja tetapi suami mangsa tetap memberi layanan yang baik.

"Ketika kejadian, mereka dipercayai bergaduh sehingga ada jiran mendengarnya.
Suspek yang tidak tahan dengan sikap Yeap, mengambil sebilah pisau lalu menikamnya bertubi-tubi di muka," katanya pada sidang media di sini, semalam.

Melihat mangsa berlumuran darah, pembantu rumah itu melarikan diri.

Semalam, akhbar melaporkan seorang wanita warga emas mati berlumuran darah di ruang tamu rumahnya dipercayai ditikam penyerangnya di Kampung Lubuk Tapah, kelmarin.

Dalam kejadian yang berlaku antara jam 12 tengah hari hingga 1 petang itu, Yeap dikatakan tinggal berdua bersama seorang pembantu rumah warga Indonesia berusia 21 tahun.

Kejadian itu disedari anak lelaki Yeap, Lee Che Keng, 20-an, yang pulang ke rumah pada jam 2 petang.

Suspek yang ditahan polis kelmarin, direman selama tujuh hari bermula semalam. -BH

The Obesity Epidemic

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 05:17 AM PST

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The Great Wall Of China

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 05:12 AM PST

I envy one of my neighbours, the one that is located behind me on my right hand side. I wish this house I'm living in belonged to me so I could do what they're doing. You see, they've built a nice great big wall at the back of their house to block out all contact with their direct back door neighbour.

Now, I really wish I could build a wall on my side of the fence to also block out all contact with my neighbour and you wanna know why? Well, my direct left hand side neighbour has this busy body non-stop talking little old lady that drives everyone in her immediate vicinity nuts. I wrote about her in one of my previous posts.

She's the kind of neighbour that will engage you in needless chatter. We didn't know about her character at first. When we first moved in here, we thought she was being friendly and we always entertained her chatter. But once she started, she would never stop and you had to literally run away before she would stop talking.

After a while, it got so bad, wifey and me both dreaded going outside for fear of being engaged in mindless chatter. We have our washing machine situated outside the house at the back where one of the bathroom faucet is located and the moment she sees either one of us, irrespective of whether we acknowledge her or not, she would immediately engage us in one of her mindless banter about this and that. It drove us mad.

Ignoring her completely didn't help and it came to a point where we couldn't stand it any longer and put up a small tarpaulin blind to hide us away from her while we did the laundry. But that didn't really do the trick cos we still had to step out pretty near her fence to dry the clothes and she would immediately come out of her house the moment she heard us outside.

And in turn,whenever we hear her opening her back door to come out, we'd both run in frantically to hide away from her. You should see us, you'd probably laugh your head off seeing two grown adults fighting to get into the house to hide away from a little old lady ... LOL!

Fortunately or unfortunately we were not the only ones saddled with this little old lady and her insistence of engaging everyone in a conversation. Her immediate back neighbour also had to face the brunt of her chatter cos they do some cooking outside the back of their house and everytime they were outside, they'd have to put up with this little old lady.

I think they finally couldn't stand it anymore and built this huge tall wall to totally block out any dealings with this neighbour and I really envy them for that. I can already imagine their sanity slowly returning to them and can even picture them jumping with joy from finally not having to put up with the little old lady that can never stop talking.

What's worse now is, besides the fact that I'm envious of them, I'm probably going to have to face the brunt of this mindless chatter all by myself seeing as how I'm the only one in direct line of sight with her now that they've walled up their back yard. The other neighbour on her right hand side has also walled up their back yard a long time ago.

I fear for my sanity from now on. If you guys don't read anymore posts from me, that means someone has come and taken me to the loony house ... hahaha!

Health Minister exercising to trim down obesity cases

Posted: 09 Dec 2010 05:06 AM PST

Source_ Star: Health Ministry seeks to trim down obesity cases

The Health Ministry will review its public awareness programmes on healthy living after Malaysia was listed sixth among Asian countries with the highest percentage of obese people, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Liow said Malaysia was listed behind Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan in the list of Asian countries with the highest percentage of obese people.

He said this was a worrying trend as Malaysians eat too much fried, oily and high fat food and not enough vegetables and fruits.

 Gift of sight: Liow speaking to Loo Kou @ Lo Chiew Chuen (left) and Yong Yong Sim after launching the free cataract treatment comunity project for 40 senior citizens in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday.

"The percentage of Malaysias suffering from chronic health problems like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease is rising and it will only get worse if we do not do something.

"I also welcome the Education Ministry's efforts to include a subject on health starting from Year 1 because it is good for young people to understand healthy living and the effect of poor eating habits from early on," he told a press conference after chairing the Food Safety and Nutrition Council meeting here yesterday.

He said the meeting discussed at length the problem of obesity in the country and looked into introducing a nutrition month as well as finding ways to empower the people by giving them in-depth knowledge of healthy eating and living habits.

On another matter, Liow said the Government was creating a cooperation framework that would see over 10 agencies combining their resources to keep a close lookout for the emergence of antimicrobial resistant organisms or superbugs.

"The Food Safety Division under my ministry is the lead agency at the national level and we have come up with a comprehensive framework to control the presence of the superbug in the food chain," he said.

On recent reports of the presence of e-coli in Tasik Kenyir, Liow said the ministry plans to take water samples to check the levels before deciding on the steps, if any, that need to be taken.

"It is common for e-coli to be present in lakes like Kenyir but the levels are usually low," he said.

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