Friday, 29 June 2012

Animal pound needed for strays

Stray animals have been an increasing problem in major cities everywhere and Seberang Prai in Penang is facing the same. With frequent reports of stray dogs biting people near their residential area, the dog catching teams from Seberang Prai Municipal Council are always on the hunt for adult dogs and sadly sometimes puppies as shown in this footage. Citizen journalist, Jimmy Leow showed the video clips to the Head of Health Services Department of the Seberang Prai Municipal Council , Dr Haji Romli and his team at their headquarters at Seberang Prai, Penang. When questioned if the actions taken by the dog catchers were appropriate, Romli defended the way the puppies were handled and destroyed. Romli added that for years, local councils and their dog catching teams have been criticized for their inhumane ways of catching and destroying stray animals. And that is why a standard operating procedure has been established to tackle this issue, even; the method of termination has evolved from shooting to blow pipe and the latest, by lethal injection to the heart. According to Romli, more than 600 stray animals have been destroyed monthly since the beginning of this year, where 80% are dogs. He added that in comparison with 2011, the figure has in fact, doubled up. The fact that Penang does not have a state run pound for stray animals has led the municipal council to destroy strays once they are caught. But not everything is lost; a vacant land owned by the council at Kongsi 13 nearby will soon be allocated as a pound which can hold at least 1,000 strays according to Romli. Romli said the pound will serve as holding area for strays captured. The public can also check if their missing pets were caught and retrieve them from the pound within a certain time frame. Video by Jimmy Leow

Penghargaan Anak Emas di Pulau Pinang

Majlis Penghargaan Anak Emas ke empat diadakan di Dewan Sri Pinang pada pagi ini. Program ini diadakan bertujuaan bagi memberikan sumbangan kepada semua anak kelahiran Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2011 tanpa megira perbezaan kaum, agama mahupun fahaman politik. Sumbangan diberi oleh Lim Guan Eng, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang. Video by Jimmy Leow

"Ride of Silence" for a safer share of the road

Video by Jimmy Leow

LGE: Siapa pukul pemberita?

DAP Secretary General, Lim Guan Eng on current issues. Video by Jimmy Leow

LGE: "Kalau PM anak jantan

DAP Secretary General, Lim Guan Eng on current issues during the opening of the new Wisma DAP in Penang. Video by Jimmy Leow

The new Wisma DAP in Penang

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng opens the new Wisma DAP at Rangoon Road, Penang. Video Jimmy Leow

Malaysia sama taraf dengan Algeria

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng says Malaysia's press freedom index just went down a few more notches after the recent Bersih 3.0 rally with scores of journalists abused and attacked by police. "World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: 1. celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; 2. assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; 3. defend the media from attacks on their independence; 4. pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Video by Jimmy Leow

BERSIH 3.0: What the people say

Bersih 3.0 supporters' take on the rally. Video by Jimmy Leow
At about 1pm onwards, many of who dressed in yellow and green started to emerge and gather into groups at the Esplanande. By 1:30pm, the group easily surpassed 5,000 according to journalists covering the event, by 2pm nearly 10,000 Bersih supporters flood the field. Chants of "Bersih", the rallying cry of Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng echoed loudly and can be heard kilometers away, a source said. Video by Jimmy Leow

Fire at Seberang Prai City

Heavy smokes were seen emitting from the entrance of a cargo bay of the building, Seberang Prai City at 5:00 p.m. The first fire rescue team which arrived in 10 minutes, immediately entered the entrance with personal safety equipment. It was suspected that the fire may be caused by a short circuit. Roughly, 10 fire fighting personnel responded to the call. There were no immediately reported injuries. Video by Jimmy Leow

CFAL 4 opens for registration

It is now open for registration. CFAL 4th edition event will take place on the 9 September 2012, covering 82 km. Limited to 3000 cyclists, so hurry up.
Ex UMNO member Syed Araniri joined DAP two month ago, he speaks about the challenges ahead to change the Malay mindset towards DAP. Video by Jimmy Leow

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Najib go home

Azmin Ali on current issues. His speech during a dinner at Bayan Baru, Penang. Video by Jimmy Leow

Monday, 25 June 2012

Penang new Hindu temple biggest outside India

Perched at the hill top near Botanical Gardens, Penang, stands the almost completed Balathandayuthapani Temple. Schedule to be completed by June this year, it will be the biggest Murugan temple out side India. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng inspects the site with the temple advisory board, getting the fist hand look into the project which estimated RM 10 million yesterday. Video by Jimmy Leow

Kg Boundary 5 residents cry foul over eviction order

On the Malaysian island of Penang, land is scarce. The island, of almost 300 square kilometers is rapidly developing and a major part of this process is constant struggle over land. Citizen journalist Jimmy Leow looks into a Sikh community who is facing eviction even though their papers are in order. Many people have no idea where Kg Boundary Lima is and that will definitely be the case if the developer who wants the land successfully evicts the remaining 100 families. Santokh Singh, is the eldest in a family of seven who have hold their grounds and refused to leave. Santokh's father is 98 years old. He bought this land and built his home in 1964 with his hard earned money. He is devastated that he has to leave. Santokh shows me his handicapped brother who is paralyzed from the waist down. His father worries what will happen to him if they are thrown out of their home. Not far from Santokh's home, is another house which the developer is eager to demolish. It belongs to another man called Santok Singh, he represents the 100 families who are facing the same fate. Many have already gone. Their homes are on a four-acre plot acquired by the developer some 10 years ago and are to be demolished to pave the way for three-storey bungalow units. Video by Jimmy Leow

DAP helps needy students

The money they have collected through donations during the recent Thaipusam was utilized to pay for the tuition fees of 10 poor students. The DAP Indian Culture Bureau has been active assisting poor families financially. This is the first time the bureau sponsored education funds. The small classroom located at Sg Dua, Penang can take in a least 20 students easily. And in order to help more students, DAP Indian Culture Bureau chairman, Havindar Singh, asked for the public to donate generously to help the needy. Video by Jimmy Leow

Friends of Georgetown Heritage appreciated

The Friends of George Town Heritage programme was devised to bring together a group of volunteers, provide them with the necessary training they need to become familiar with the World Heritage Site and its history and culture. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng thanked the volunteers for a job well done at the ceremony held at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang. Video by Jimmy Leow

160 years of La Salle in Asia

Brother Vincent from Ireland speaks about the humble beginning of St Xavier's Institution and the La Salle's core values. Brother Vincent first came to Penang in the 40's and is proud of the development of the school. Video by Jimmy Leow

La Salle Legacy Continues

It is a tradition at St Xavier's Institution students and teachers collect donations for needy yearly and they have never fail to impress. This year, they have collected RM 91,000 and the amount is donation to some 25 charitable organization which include one from Thailand. Video by Jimmy Leow