Sunday, October 2, 2011

Crime News in Johore

Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar has refuted claims that Johore is a crime-ridden state where chances of being kidnapped are high. He said Lim Guan Eng’s claims on the state were baseless, as the crime rate in Johore and throughout the country had been dropping. That is the official line but if anybody is browsing today’s New Sunday Times, they cannot help but come across a news article on Johore on page 18 that flashed this headline "Gang targets newly-weds for their gold". Pure coincidence? I doubt it.

I was at Management House in Jalan Ampang to attend the MIM Toastmasters Club of Kuala Lumpur yesterday morning. I was fortunate to be given a speaking slot because somebody decided to pull out. Of course I grabbed this opportunity and I delivered a CC speech # 6: Vocal Variety, titled “Sudden Death”. I developed the speech during my nearly forty-minute drive to the city and I must have done well because I was again voted The Best Assignment Speaker. The other good news is that as at September 30, 2011, we have already recruited nineteen new members. And when the meeting ended, yet another person signed up – giving us a total of twenty over three months. What an accomplishment! As for this meeting, I would give it a score of 7 out of a 10; it was a decent meeting but it lacked vibrancy.

Second-half goals gave Liverpool a 2-0 victory over Everton. Andy Carroll smashed in the opener (71) following a fine overlapping run and cross from Jose Enrique. Luis Suarez slotted a second when he showed great persistence to slide the ball past goalie Tim Howard (82) after a defensive lapse.

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