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Friday, 31 March 2017

A Tantalising Menu, Flight Tickets, Designer Outfits, Diamonds and Jamal Abdillah awaits Secretaries & their Bosses for Secretaries Week At The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur


 

BEST FBKL scouted around the Secretarial week offers for this 2017 and the tantalising menu offered by the chef's at Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur finished off by a Live Show by Jamal Abdillah promises to be the best offer in Kuala Lumpur for Secretaries Week

Scheduled to be held on April 11, 2017 at 12 Noon, the offer by Royale Chulan Hotel KL seems to be the most interesting. While the tables for the high end tickets have been sold out the medium range tickets are still available, but they are being snapped up really fast. With Comedian Dee being the MC you can expect and awesome show. You can purchase tables or if you are from a smaller organization you have the option to buy the ticket by per person.

Secretaries ! Get your bosses to give you a treat here as you cannot go wrong. The Menu that  Executive Chef Sabri Soid has come up with is simply amazing. He and his team of award winning chef's namely the Pastry Chef Mohd Firdaus and Western Chef Hafizan Sanusi  came up with a Menu that was simply fit for a Princess for a day,

Have a look at the delicious menu: We were bowled over from start to finish during the tasting session


Appetizer
Prawn Tomato Mozzarella and Pomelo Salad,
Otak Otak Salmon served with Pegaga Pesto



This dish will leave you scraping the plate for more, the combination of Salmon, Otak-Otak and Prawns will give you an explosion of flavours in your palette.


Soup
Smoked and Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Puff Pasty



The tomato soup tasted exotic, I was surprised it was just tomato soup. The puff pastry was light and fluffy and a great accompaniement to the warm soup.


Main Course – All in ONE

Oven Baked Wild Barramundi, Tomato Relish and Creamy Butter Prawn
Slow Baked Fillet Mignon, Butternut Pumpkin Cake, Served with Spice Black Soya Sauce


The Main Course was a 4 michelin star kinda dish. There are no words to describe the dish. The combination of baramundi fish, fillet mignon beef and prawns was simply outstanding. You have to come to this event just to try this sprectacular combination.


Dessert
Chocolate Gateaux, Cendol Brulee, Golden Nett Roll and Teh Tarik Ice Cream


The Teh Tarik Ice Cream and Cendol Brulee will make you  a happy camper, but wait till you dig into the Chocolate Gateaux, it will confuse your brain... is it a chocolate or a jelly.... but whatever it is it will be the one of the most delicious dark chocolate you  would put in your mouth,

            The whole culinary journey comes to an end with Coffee/Tea

The Management of the Royal Chulan Hotel KL has lined up loads of goodies for Secretaries who are celebrating their Secretarial Week at the Royale Chulan KL


They have fantastic prizes lined up for the lucky ladies and their bosses this 11th April 2017
·         Return flight ticket to London with hotel accommodation at Royale             Chulan Hyde Park London
·         Return flight ticket to Paris
·         Diamond Jewellery worth RM 20,000
·         Return flight tickets to Hong Kong
·         Designer customized outfit by Rizman Ruzaini
·         Original Paintings by Molly Zalani Art Gallery
·         Luxury hotel accommodation at Royale Chulan Hotels & Resorts in             Cherating, Penang, Seremban, Damansara and Kuala Lumpur
·         1-Day passes to Legoland, Nusajaya
·         Royale Hampers by Pharmaniaga




The offering at the Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur is second to none so if you are planning  to celebrate Secretaries Week with your bosses this is the place to be .....Are you feeling lucky????
The Dynamic Duo Executive Chef Sabri and F&B Director Malkit Singh who have constantly delivered some great dishes and dining experiences at the hotel. Watch our for the Ramadan Offerings!

Royale Chulan Hotel KL's Executive Chef Sabri, Pastry Chef Mohd Firdaus, Western Chef Hafizan Sanusi and F&B Director Malkit Singh surrounding the only Rose present for the tasting Group Public Relations Manager Dangsuria Zainurdin.




Two, possibly three, North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader were believed to have accompanied the coffin of the victim on a flight from Kuala Lumpur

North Korean murder suspects sent home with body of victim

Passengers believed to be North Koreans including Kim Uk Il (L) are seen inside an airplane for the flight bound for Beijing, at an airport in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 30, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS
Passengers believed to be North Koreans including Kim Uk Il (L) are seen inside an airplane for the flight bound for Beijing, at an airport in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 30, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS
 
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two, possibly three, North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader were believed to have accompanied the coffin of the victim on a flight from Kuala Lumpur after Malaysia agreed a swap deal with the reclusive state.
Photographs obtained by Reuters from Japan's Kyodo news agency show Hyon Kwang Song, the second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Kim Uk Il, a staff member of North Korea’s state airline Air Koryo were on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Thursday evening.
The pictures match those released by the Malaysian police earlier. The coffin carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam was also believed to have been on the same flight, though this has not been confirmed by authorities.
Malaysian media reported that the third North Korean, Ri Ji U, also known as James, who had been hiding with them at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur was also allowed to go home. The three men and the coffin are expected to be transferred to a flight to Pyongyang.
Malaysian authorities released the body Kim Jong Nam to North Korea on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of nine Malaysian citizens held in Pyongyang after a drawn out diplomatic spat.
(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/03/31/north-korean-murder-suspects-sent-home-with-body-of-victim/#Xo3FZRcXcoRYE7yl.99

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took some time off during his official visit in India to meet Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.


Najib meets Rajinikanth

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took some time off during his official visit in India to meet Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.

Najib posted a picture of himself with the renowned actor on his official Twitter page on Friday.
"Just had a very warm n friendly meeting with Mr Rajinikanth the Tamil superstar at his home," he tweeted.
Rajinikanth, who had shot parts of his hit movie Kabali in Malaysia last year, had previously expressed his desire to meet the Prime Minister when he was in Malaysia for filming.
Najib is currently on the second day of his five-day official visit to India, which was at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The trip, which will see him touring Chennai, New Delhi and Jaipur from March 30 to April 4, is aimed at fostering further cooperation between the two countries in conjunction with their 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/31/najib-meets-rajinikanth/#GJHcbR8ppLG8xZEb.99







Local actress Nora Danish, 35, ended her single-mother status of eight years when she tied the knot with Nedim Nazri, 34, in a private wedding ceremony

Nora weds Nedim in private ceremony

Filepic of Nedim and Nora
Filepic of Nedim and Nora
 
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Local actress Nora Danish, 35, ended her single-mother status of eight years when she tied the knot with Nedim Nazri, 34, in a private wedding ceremony held at Glasshouse At Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Federal Territories assistant registrar of marriages, Khairul Aysraf Ahmad, performed the solemnisation at 8.37pm. Details of the wedding gifts and dowry were not shared with the media. Nora explained that both she and Nedim had already experienced huge wedding celebrations in their previous marriages, and wanted to keep it simple and intimate this time. The bride's wedding gown was designed by her own label, OWL by ND. Nora and Nedim, who is the son of Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, had rekindled their romance after a brief split in 2015.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/in-other-media/2017/03/31/nora-weds-nedim-in-private-ceremony/#xqamSWcFd7dKqHWk.99

54-year-old Tan Sri was remanded for five days until April 4 to allow anti-graft officers to investigate the Sultan's claim.

Tan Sri remanded for five days over bid to bribe Johor Sultan

 
PUTRAJAYA: A Klang-based businessman has been remanded in connection with an alleged RM2mil bribe offer to the Sultan of Johor.  
The 54-year-old Tan Sri was remanded for five days until April 4 to allow anti-graft officers to investigate the Sultan's claim. 
He is remanded under Section 16 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act.
The man arrived at 9.30am Friday escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers and was brought before Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman. 
Clad in an MACC orange lock-up attire, the Tan Sri avoided flashing cameras and shielded his face.
The Tan Sri is represented by lawyers Datuk K. Kumaraendran, JR Tey and Datuk Joshua Kevin.  
On Thursday, the MACC gave the man till midnight to come out of his "hiding" and surrender himself,  failing which his identity will be revealed. 
Last Saturday, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wrote on his official Facebook page that he was offered RM2mil to suggest the person's name to the Chief Secretary to the Government for a "Tan Sri" title. 
Sources said the Sultan of Johor was “offended and insulted” by the individual.
The sources said the individual himself was obsessed with titles as “he calls himself Tan Sri Datuk Dr”. 
It is understood that the MACC will investigate accusations that the individual was a “broker” for royal titles and also probe the source of his income.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/31/tan-sri-remanded-for-five-days-over-rm2mil-bribe/#WqqMB3uqgQfqL8Rb.99

Video Of Armed Robbery that left security guards badly wounded at Al Rajhi Bank In Saudi Arabia Goes Viral

ARMED ROBBERY LEAVES SAUDI BANK'S SECURITY VAN CREW INJURED !!!









Riyadh armed robbery leaves Saudi bank’s security van crew injured

Victims of the attack lie on the road




Saudis have been sharing photos on social media of the aftermath of an armed robbery on a local bank's money transfer van and its driver in Riyadh.

According to sources, the incident took place in the Al-Raed neighborhood of the Saudi capital Riyadh, when the bank’s van was making a routine stop at one of its branches.

Photos of the scene after the incident that have been shared online, show the security guards after they were shot. So far, there has been no statement about the incident from the bank in question.

Security forces in Riyadh said on Sunday the perpetrators seized large sums of money during the attack without revealing exact amounts. A police spokesman told Al-Ekhbariya news channel a search was underway for those involved.

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hy was arrested early Friday over the corruption and abuse of power

Friday, 31 March 2017 | MYT 5:04 AM

South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested


 
SEOUL: South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (pic) was arrested early Friday over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.
The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to arrest Park on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion, and leaking government secrets, after a marathon court hearing the previous day.
"It is justifiable and necessary to arrest (Park) as key charges were justified and there is risk of evidence being destroyed," the court said in a statement.
Park will immediately be taken from the prosecutor’s office where she has been awaiting the decision into custody in a detention centre near Seoul.
The former leader was grilled for nearly nine hours in court Thursday as a judge deliberated whether she should be arrested.
Looking grim-faced and pale, Park ignored a barrage of press flashbulbs and did not speak when she arrived at the Seoul Central District Court earlier in the day, nor when she left.
Being taken into custody will be a dramatic step in the disgrace of South Korea's first woman president, and is a key demand of the millions of people who took to the streets to protest against her as the scandal engulfed her leadership last year.
The former president was stripped of her immunity when she was dismissed from office by the country's top court earlier this month. Park, 65, has denied the accusations against her.
Choi Soon-Sil, Park's secret confidante at the heart of the scandal, is already on trial for forcing top local firms including tech giant Samsung to “donate” nearly $70 mil (RM309mil) to non-profit foundations which she allegedly used for personal gain.
Ahead of the hearing, prosecutors submitted around 120,000 pages of documents to the Seoul Central District Court relating to the charges against Park, and said it would be "counter to the principle of fairness" if she was not arrested.
"The accused is denying most of the charges, and there is a risk of destroying evidence in the future," they said.
Park becomes the third former leader to be arrested over corruption in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, where politics and big business have long been closely tied.
Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-Yong, who was arrested last month in connection to the scandal, was in court for over seven hours for his hearing, and his detention was approved early the following day.
Opposition lawmakers had called Thursday for Park’s arrest. 
"The least she can do as the ex-president who damaged national dignity is to admit her criminal acts, bow her head and seek forgiveness," said a spokesman for the main opposition Democratic Party.
An election to choose her successor will be held on May 9. Moon Jae-In, her rival in 2012 and a former Democratic Party leader leads opinion polls by large margins.      
SLEEPNESS NIGHTS
Park, daughter of late dictator Park Chung-Hee, secured the largest vote share of any candidate in the democratic era when she was elected in 2012.
But she was impeached by parliament in December, as the scandal combined with mounting economic and social frustrations to trigger huge candlelit demonstrations. The Constitutional Court later upheld the decision.
Last week she underwent a 21-hour interrogation session at the prosecutors' office, having refused repeated requests to be interviewed while in power.
She had been "lost for words" when authorities asked for her arrest, the Chosun Ilbo daily quoted an unidentified pro-Park lawmaker as saying.
Another said she had been having "sleepless nights and skipping meals" since moving out of the presidential palace.
Park allegedly offered governmental favours to top businessmen who enriched Choi, including Samsung's Lee.
She is also accused of letting her friend, a high school graduate with no title or security clearance, handle a wide range of state affairs including nomination of top officials.
Park is also said to have cracked down on thousands of artists who had voiced criticisms of her or her father's iron-fisted rule from 1961 to 1979.
She has repeatedly apologised for the upset caused by the scandal but not admitted any wrongdoing, blaming Choi for abusing their friendship. - AFP

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/03/31/south-korea-arrests-park/#bRw5dQmokvWI6Cl9.99

Newly-appointed Customs director-general Datuk T. Subromaniam has pledged to tackle corruption and beef up efforts against smuggling

New Customs head takes aim at corruption


 
PUTRAJAYA: Newly-appointed Customs director-general Datuk T. Subromaniam has pledged to tackle corruption within the department’s ranks and will beef up efforts against smuggling.
“We have declared war on smugglers,” he said at his first press conference as Customs chief.
Towards that end, the department would be arming its border officers by next week, said Subromaniam, who took over from Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad last week.
“At present, only officers who are handling imports and exports are stationed at the border gates. When those at the border spot something untoward, they will contact the enforcement officers who are the ones carrying firearms.
“Why should the officers with firearms be elsewhere in some office? They should be right there at the borders so that they can catch the smugglers on the spot.
Subromaniam said the department monitors more than 150 border points, which includes main entry points such as airports and harbours, as well as jetties and small landing areas.
He also said that under the National Blue Ocean Strategy, the department would collaborate with other enforcement agencies, such as navy, police, maritime enforcement, and the Immigration Department to strengthen its border control.
On tackling corruption, Subromaniam said that while most of his officers were clean, it cannot be denied that there were a few corrupt ones.
He said all 14,000 Customs officers were required to sign an anti-corruption pledge, which means they were obliged to report incidents of graft.
He said the department would launch a “Corruption Risk Management” tool to identify “areas which were high risk and prone to leakages or abuse of power”.
“The tool was developed with the help of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. We identify procedural weaknesses and strengthened these areas. It will be launched in June and hopefully it will be a game-changer in Customs administration,” he said.
The department will also be going all out after cigarette smugglers, setting itself a target of reducing the number of contraband cigarettes in the domestic market by 50% over the next three years.
“Contraband cigarettes are the commodity that is most-smuggled in the country and the Customs Department seized cigarettes worth RM648,917,373 in tax value last year. This is a huge increase from 2015’s RM315,433,119,” he said.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/31/new-customs-head-takes-aim-at-corruption-dg-declares-war-on-smugglers/#bUkYk3GEDdSMUCOF.99

The chartered flight carrying 9 Malaysians from North Korea touched down at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 5.03am Friday, after departing Pyongyang at 7.45pm

Malaysians tell of crucial support amidst North Korean trauma

 
SEPANG: Fellow diplomats in North Korea were a great source of support and help in trying times, said Malaysia's counsellor to North Korea.
Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain thanked the Vietnamese, Indonesian, Laotian, Cambodian, Pakistani, Polish and Swedish embassies for their assistance in providing aid, including foodstuff.
"We were not harassed by the North Korean authorities, they told us that life would continue as normal.
"But the fact we weren't allowed to travel home was concerning," he told reporters an hour after touching down at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) early Friday morning.
"I would not deny that when the NK government imposed the ban, we had grave concerns as we had done no wrong," said Mohd Nor Azrin, thanking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman for their efforts in bringing him and the other Malaysians home.
He said Malaysian embassy staff had taken turns to travel to Beijing for Euro currency and foodstuff prior to the ban but had to rely on the assistance of the embassies in Pyongyang after the travel restriction was put in place.
He added that they had to keep their spirits strong, knowing their families would be worried for them.
"We would like to spend time with our family members now," he said, calling a close to the brief press conference.
No questions from the media were taken during the conference.
The chartered flight carrying the nine touched down at KLIA at 5.03am, after departing Pyongyang at 7.45pm Malaysian time on Thursday.
The nine had spent 24 days of uncertainty in North Korea since the ban on them leaving was put in place on March 7.
Mohd Nor Azrin later told reporters that the nine were allowed to move around Pyongyang and that they continued their daily work as usual.
When asked if it was like living a nightmare, he said that they knew what was happening and kept their spirits up.
"We kept motivating each other ... we were very close, like a family," he said.
On whether he would consider returning to Pyongyang, Mohd Nor Azrin said that he would follow instructions

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/31/malaysians-in-north-korea-concerned/#gyYJi4B86KYU1YaP.99


Malaysians arrive home safely from N. Korea

 
SEPANG: The nine Malaysians who were barred from leaving North Korea are now safely back home.
The chartered flight carrying the nine touched down at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 5.03am Friday, after departing Pyongyang at 7.45pm Malaysian time on Thursday.
The nine had spent 24 days of uncertainty in North Korea, since the ban on them leaving was put in place on March 7.
The nine were the remaining Malaysian diplomatic corps in North Korea and their families, comprising Malaysia's counsellor to North Korea Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain, his wife Iza Karmila Ramli and their children Annur Zulaikha, Aynur Zhafirah and Ayscha Zinnirah, personal assistant to the ambassador Noor Saaidah Jamaludin, her husband Mohd Radzuan Othman and eight-month old baby Mohamad Radhiy and administrative assistant Nirmala Malar Kodi Singaram.
Their next-of-kin as well as Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman were present to greet them at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex.
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Datuk Seri Anifah Aman with the nine Malaysians at KLIA on Friday

Relations between Malaysia and North Korea began to deteriorate after Kim Jong-nam, half-brother to the hermit kingdom's leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at KLIA 2 on Feb 13 while waiting for a flight to Macau.
Jong-nam was allegedly killed by two women, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, who smeared the deadly VX nerve agent on his face.
On Feb 19, police announced that seven more suspects were being sought, including North Korean embassy official Hyon Kwang-song.
Subsequently, diplomatic relations between Malaysia and North Korea began to sour and on Feb 20, North Korean ambassador Kang Chol said Pyongyang could not trust the results of the post-mortem conducted on Jong-nam.
He also accused Malaysia of being in collusion with South Korea.
The situation escalated when Malaysia expelled Kang Chol on March 6, prompting Pyongyang to bar Malaysian citizens from leaving North Korea on March 7.
Malaysia responded with a similar bar the same day, and stopped North Koreans from leaving the country.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that the coroner had approved the release of Jong-nam's body following the completion of the autopsy and receipt of a letter from his family requesting the remains be returned to North Korea.
A silver Toyota Alphard was seen leaving the North Korean embassy in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur at 3pm with at least five people on board, while a grey-coloured van was seen leaving the Hospital Kuala Lumpur mortuary for KLIA at about 1.40pm.
The van is believed to be have been carrying Jong-nam's body.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/31/malaysians-arrive-home/#4YvB25zKTBH1e4Fr.99


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