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Kaki Pancing: Ban Pecah,<b>Tanjung Piandang</b>

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 07:02 AM PST

 

assalamualaikum,hari ini saya ingin bercerita tentang

pantai ban pecah di tanjung piandang .

yg brhampiran dgn kampung saya . 

Pantai Ban Pecah atau dikenali sebagai "Pantai Rock" oleh penduduk tempatan adalah merupakan salah satu destinasi menarik yang terdapat di Daerah Kerian, Perak, Terletak didalam kawasan Mukim Tanjung Piandang, Perak ini, anda akan dapat melihat suasana matahari jatuh terbenam ketika senja yang melintasi Laut Selat Melaka ini. Kepada Kaki Pancing, Pantai Ban Pecah adalah tempat yang paling sesuai untuk anda, Siakap, Pari dan juga Semilang merupakan buruan anda disini. Apabila Sang Suria meninggalkan satu panorama yang amat memukau jiwa, keindahan malam yang menjelma akan membuatkan anda terpegun dengan hidangan Kari Ikan Semilang segar yang amat terkenal di Daerah Kerian yang menjadi menu utama deretan gerai-gerai makan disekitarnya sambil anda dialunkan dengan persembahan irama nyanyian daripada penduduk tempatan. Jangan lepaskan peluang ini, kedatangan anda amat dialu-alukan.

LOKASI PANTAI BAN PECAH 

Inilah gambar ikan

yang saya dapat 

iaitu 'kerapu bara

 

di ban pecah ini terbahagi kpd bnyk bhgian 

iaitu :

tempat mandi manda 

tempat memancing

tempat makan makan 

n tempat bersantai  bersama keluaraga . 

saya rase smpai sni sahajalah 

catatan saya .

ble ad mse saya akan menulis 

lebih banyak lagi .

~assalamualaikum~

 

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<b>di bercham</b>

Posted: 13 Mar 2011 01:49 PM PDT

[unable to retrieve full-text content]kat bercham jmpe la kwn2 abg ,, tibetibe kami ternampak seekor arnab putih ,, tapi ,, bermata hitam ? peliknye ! biasanya arnab putih mate merah ! dulu pernah pgang arnab ,, tapi ,, digigit pula jari ni ,, trauma nk pgang da ,, tp , ...

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DARI IPOH UNTUK GAZA: AQSA SYARIF PERAK <b>DI TELUK INTAN</b>

Posted: 17 May 2011 06:31 AM PDT

Jumaat, 13 Mei baru-baru ini, Aqsa Syarif Perak telah bersama-sama dengan penduduk Taman Manik, di surau Al Baaidah, Teluk Intan untuk memberi penerangan tentang isu Palestin sempena hari Nakbah.

Antara lainnya ialah pengerusi Aqsa Syarif Perak, Megat Shariffudin, telah berkongsi pendapat bahwa apa yang berlaku di Palestin seperti kezaliman, penjajahan, pembunuhan dan lain-lainnya adalah satu bentuk penghinaan Israel dan AS kepada s umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Kerana sampai sekarang umat Islam tidak mampu bersatu dan bangun untuk mengatakan dan menegakkan kebenaran di hadapan pemimpin-pemimpin Israel yang zalim. Malah dari dari itu umat Islam lebih suka mengikut telunjuk AS yang menjadi sekutu kuat Israel.

Bilakah agaknya umat Islam akan sedar dan bangun memperjuangkan kebenaran?

Aqsa Syarif Perak.

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Makan Angin <b>Di Chemor</b>, Kati « Sebaik-baik Cahaya

Posted: 14 May 2011 10:07 AM PDT

Assalamualaikum,

Alhamdulillah syukur kepada Allah diberi kesempatan kepada ana untuk update entri hari ni. Seperti yang telah ana maklumkan pada entri sebelum ini, hari ini adalah Nakba (bermakna catastrophic dalam bahasa Arab) menandakan 63 tahun Israhell diiktiraf UN sebagai negara yang ditempatkan di tanah milik Palestin. (link berkaitan)

Perjalanan ke Kati dari Kuala Kangsar tidaklah terlalu jauh, boleh menempuh samada jalan lama yang melalui Kota Lama Kiri, atau menaiki jalan untuk ke Kota Bharu. Sampai saja di destinasi yang dituju, laluan ditutup untuk sebarang kenderaan masuk (kecuali pemilik rumah berdekatan) dan semua kereta parking di tempat yang sedikit jauh. Alhamdulillah, semua pengunjung dibawa menaiki van ke tapak.

Sampai saja di situ, banyak pula gerai-gerai jualan yang menempatkan makanan, pakaian, pelbagai cenderamata, berbekam dan sebagainya. Selang beberapa minit, azan berkumandang dan jemaah bersolat di surau yang masih lagi di dalam pembinaan. Memandangkan suraunya kecil tetapi jemaahnya ramai, maka solat diadakan secara bergiliran.

Selesai solat maka ucapan alu-aluan pun berlangsung, diikuti dengan nyanyian dan ceramah ringkas oleh Ezwan, seorang bekas penyanyi kumpulan E.Y.E. (wow, lain macam je bunyinya…) menceritakan tentang keadaan kumpulan E.Y.E yang hanya terkenal selepas 7 tahun album dilancarkan akibat konflik dalaman. Cerita sekadar fillers menunggu the main event.

Main event siapa lagi kalau bukan Bob Lokman. Ana tak sempat menghadiri jamuan High Tea bersama beliau, jadi sangat gembira bertemunya di sini. Majlis dimulai dengan perasmian KEMPAS (Kempen untuk pelekat kenderaan dan motor) diikuti dengan satu sedutan dari Raja Lawak berkenaan resolusi Bob Lokman (menurut pengerusi, Bob Lokman pernah ditawarkan RM50,000 untuk kontrak 11 minggu, tetapi beliau menolak…)

Kemudian beliau memberi ceramah dan menceritakan sedikit sebanyak tentang kisah dirinya. Kemudian diakhiri dengan sedikit lagi nyanyian (berunsur dakwah ye…) oleh Ezwan sebelum majlis melabuhkan tirai untuk malam ini. Esok ada lagi tapi ana dah penat, cukuplah sehari buat masa ini sebab esok mungkin agak sibuk.

Sekadar celahan, mungkin beberapa improvement boleh dibuat,

Manusia tidak terlepas dari kesilapan dan kecuaian, hanya Allah yang Maha Sempurna. So that's the room of improvement yang boleh dilakukan untuk program yang akan datang. Semoga ana istiqamah dalam penulisan ana, wassalam.

P/S : The other team pun ada membuat kempen yang sama cuma ia terletak di pusat bandar.

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<b>Bukit Merah</b> update: TOXIC RADIOACTIVE SITE BEHIND PAPAN, near IPOH <b>...</b>

Posted: 10 Jun 2011 07:00 PM PDT

Eighty-thousand drums of radioactive waste are buried at the foothill of the Kledang Range, and DAP is concerned about the safety of Perakians.

IPOH: There is a time-bomb ticking in Perak in the form of 80,000 drums buried in a toxic radioactive dump site at the foothill of the Kledang Range behind the town of Papan.

And these 200-litre drums, according to DAP, pose a danger to the lives of Perakians.

DAP national vice-chairman M Kula Segaran told FMT that while the dump site is 3km from Bukit Merah, 4.8km from Papan and 8km from Ipoh, any leakage could easily pollute the underground water supply and adjacent rivers, putting the state at risk.

The Ipoh Barat MP said the federal government's decision in 1984 to pick the Kledang Range as a dump site was shortsighted because the area was a converging point of several streams as well as the source of Sungai Johan.

"The lifespan of the dump has been reported to be only about 20 years and there is a possibility that the drums may leak due to the corrosive nature of toxic waste.

"A radioactive leak from this dump will not only affect Bukit Merah, Menglembu, Lahat, Papan but also the whole of Kinta Valley and lower Perak," he warned.

About 20 years ago, Bukit Merah was the site of a rare earth plant owned by Japan's Mitsubishi Chemicals Asians Rare Earth (ARE) and is still undergoing a massive clean-up of toxic waste.

The residents of Bukit Merah's new village were greatly affected by the radiation, with cases of birth defects and miscarriages. Eight leukemia cases were also reported.

After a 10-year legal battle with ARE, the villagers managed to shut down the plant.

Now, controversy surrounds the proposal to construct a new rare earth plant by Australian company Lynas in Kuantan.

Kulasegaran said the federal government must learn from the incident in Bukit Merah and reject the proposed Lynas plant before another tragedy occurs.

CAP questions rationality

Meanwhile, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) in its book titled "Wasted Lives (Radioactive Poisoning in Bukit Merah)" – made available to FMT – had questioned the rationality in the Perak government storing this toxic waste for future use as nuclear fuel.

CAP said this was a wrong decision that would affect not only the health of Perakians but also the environment.

The association also punched holes in Puspati's (the Tun Ismail Atomic Research Centre) assumption that the technology for thorium-cycle reactors would be viable in the near future when the supply of uranium runs out.

CAP pointed out that thorium cannot be used directly as nuclear fuel but must first be converted in a time-consuming and costly process to uranium 232.

It might take between 20 and 60 years for a reactor to convert enough thorium to fuel another reactor.

Besides, CAP added, the cost factor would be mind-boggling.

The consumer body said instead of taking responsibility for thorium toxic waste, the government should have opted for the better option of exporting the radioactive waste together with the rare earth.

CAP also warned that the cost of cleaning up the dump site every 20 years would escalate as the toxicity of thorium waste had a very long lifespan.

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Apr 8 2011, 02:42 PM2  Ipoh and Pahang Are Sitting On a Time Bomb

By Mariam MokhtarAlthough a distance of over 300 miles separates Bukit Merah, a suburb of Ipoh and Gebeng, outside of Kuantan, these two industrial areas have one thing in common.

They will be connected by rare earth technology, which most people have never even heard of until the recent protests in Kuantan and the nuclear disaster which followed the tsunami in north-eastern Japan.

These obscure elements are the magic ingredients in almost everything that make our modern lives possible. Rare earth elements power our computer screens, iPhones, catalytic converters and low energy light bulbs.

Memories of Bukit Merah

Gebeng will soon acquire a new RM700 million rare earth plant which will generate radioactive waste and which many people and environmentalists say, have revived memories of Bukit Merah – Ipoh's own environmental disaster.

In 1979 the federal government authorised the establishment of a rare earth plant in Perak. Asian Rare Earth Sdn Bhd (ARE), a joint-venture between Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Ltd, Beh Minerals, Lembaga Urusan dan Tabung Haji and several bumiputera entities began operating its plant off Jalan Lahat in Bukit Merah in 1982.

In 1984 residents of Papan signed a petition against ARE to the federal government. They took to the streets to protest and organised a hunger strike. Experts visited the Papan dumpsite and declared it unsafe with radiation up to 800 times the accepted level.

The man behind the protest was Hew Yoon Tat, a butcher at the Bukit Merah market. Hew heads the Perak Anti-Radioactive Committee. He was among those who were incarcerated under ISA in the infamous Op Lalang of 1987.

In 1992 the plant was ordered to shut down by a High Court order. Although an appeal to the Supreme Court was pending, ARE decided to cease operations in 1994.

Sadly, not many Malaysians are aware that Bukit Merah and its radioactive waste problem still exists. To Ipohites, the fiasco is like a recurring nightmare.

Nuclear Waste in Perak

Last year, the government proposed the construction of two nuclear power plants in Malaysia. Former premier Dr. Mahathir Mohamad disagreed with the decision and reported that "a small amount" of nuclear waste was buried in Perak.

Mahathir said, "In Malaysia, we do have nuclear waste which perhaps the public is not aware of. We had to bury the amang (tin tailings) in Perak, deep in the ground. But the place is still not safe. Almost one square mile of that area is dangerous."

The waste, incidentally, is not amang but contains thorium hydroxide. ARE extracted yytrium from monazite, one of the minerals found in amang for use in high technology products. The thorium hydroxide is produced in the production process. Both monazite and the waste contain thorium, which has a half-life of 13.9 billion years. It is going to be around for more than just a few generations of Ipohites. Worse still is that cancer-causing radon gas is released during decay.

Higher Incidence Of Cancer

A private practitioner, Dr. T. Jayabalan, found that in 1984, 13 children from Bukit Merah had leukaemia and there was a high number of cancer cases among the 11,000 villagers.

In a survey carried out in Bukit Merah, he discovered that the number of miscarriages in the village was high, well above the national average. Tests on a sample of 60 children revealed high levels of lead in their bloodstream. Jayabalan's medical findings were submitted in the villagers' 1985 suit in the Ipoh High Court. The findings were dismissed by the presiding judge.

The Papan-Pusing-Siputeh Anti-Radioacative Waste Dump committee chairman Low Tong Hooi said that Mahathir's statements were alarming: "Why is it only now that he has admitted the radioactive dump is dangerous? In 1984, he maintained that the poorly constructed trenches for the waste in Papan were safe".

Low claimed that Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Consumer Association of Penang and the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia sought expert help from USA, UK, Canada and Japan to declare the factory and the dump unsafe.

Too Little Too Late

However, the government ignored these recommendations and only started a decommissioning and decontamination exercise in 2003 and 2005. Finally, in January 2010 work began on the building of a proper underground storage facility.

So should we not be alarmed by our unresolved Bukit Merah problem, and the one Gebeng will soon see?

Back in 1984, Mahathir's radioactive waste came from a company approved by the government to process rare earth. He assured us that everything was all right. The Ipoh judge even dismissed any allegations of cancer-causing chemicals. Today, Mahathir sings a different tune. Something must have pricked his conscience.

Questions, Questions

Should we believe the Australian company, Lynas Corporation when it tells us that Gebeng's radioactive waste is safe? Why have the Australian people rejected their own mining company's safety assurances, despite its billion-dollar money-making potential? Are we that gullible?

Are we simply greedy and is our government risking the rakyat's lives and a destruction of our environment?

Ipohites endured much suffering. Perhaps Gebeng can learn from the experiences of Ipoh's radioactive folly.

It is just like the Environmental Protection Society of Malaysia president Nithi Nesadurai said, "As we are observing now in Japan, the waste is a sitting time bomb."

Source: http://ipohecho.com.my/v2/2011/04/01/ipoh-…-time-bomb/vwsl

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Jun 13 2010, 12:29 PM


http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?f…4922&sec=nation
Sunday June 13, 2010
Dumpsite danger
BY FOONG THIM LENG
sunday@thestar.com.my

It has been 28 years but the people of Bukit Merah and Papan have not forgotten. Triggered by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's recent comments about the radioactive waste in Perak, The Star has unearthed some new developments there.

FOR almost 30 years, the country's cache of dangerous radioactive waste has been stored in drums in a concrete facility – and not buried "deep in the ground" as claimed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The former prime minister, commenting on the Government's proposal to build a nuclear power plant, told a press conference on May 14 that there was ''a small amount'' of nuclear waste buried in Perak and that the disposal site was still regarded unsafe.

''In Malaysia, we do have nuclear waste which perhaps the public is not aware of. We had to bury the amang, a by-product from tin mining.

''It is not radioactive but it is not good to handle. We had to bury it in Perak, deep in the ground. But the place is still not safe, and we have almost one square mile that is dangerous," he said, adding that he did not know where the site was.

Following his remarks, The Star has discovered that 80,000 200-litre drums containing radioactive waste are currently being kept at the dump located in the Kledang Range behind Papan town. The site is about 3km from Bukit Merah and Papan and about 15km from Ipoh. And the waste is thorium hydroxide, not amang.

In fact, it is only January this year that work finally began on the building of a proper underground storage facility called an engineered cell (EC).

For the residents of Bukit Merah and Papan, Dr Mahathir's acknowledgement of the danger comes as a bitter vindication of their long-drawn battle to stop Asian Rare Earth Sdn Bhd (ARE), a company located at the Bukit Merah Industrial Area in the 1980s, from disposing of its radioactive waste near their towns.

And if the rest of the country has forgotten what they went through 27 years ago, the people of Bukit Merah, Papan and other settlements have not.

Perak Anti-Radioactive Committee chair­man Hew Yoon Tat took Dr Mahathir to task for seemingly making light of the matter.

"The waste was never buried and the amount is not small. I would also like to remind Dr Mahathir that the radioactive waste came from a company approved by the Government to process rare earth," he said.

Hew, 66, a butcher from Bukit Merah, added that the ARE factory extracted yytrium from monazite, one of the minerals found in amang (tin tailings), which were exported for use in high technology products.

In the production process, thorium hydroxide was produced. Both monazite and the waste contained thorium, which has a half-life of 13.9 billion years.

"Cancer-causing radon gas is released during decay," he added.

ARE, which started production in 1982, had constructed the facility in the Kledang Range after former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Musa Hitam declared a proposed dumpsite on a durian hill near settlements in Papan unsafe and ordered the company to look for an alternative site.

Countering Dr Mahathir's statement that "perhaps the public is not aware" of the waste, Hew said: "People involved in the series of protests, court case, and those whose lives were affected by ARE will never forget.

"These are the people who had suffered illnesses, braved clashes with the police during demonstrations, were arrested under the Internal Security Act, spent time away from work to show support during protests in Papan, Bukit Merah, Kuala Lumpur, and even in Tokyo."

Hew was arrested under the Internal Security Act during Operation Lalang in 1987.

Papan-Pusing-Siputeh Anti-Radioacative Waste Dump committee chairman Low Tong Hooi, 69, is also astounded by Dr Mahathir's statements.

"Why is it only now that he has admitted the radioactive dump is dangerous? In 1984, he maintained that the poorly constructed trenches for the waste in Papan in 1984 were safe," he said.

Low added that experts from America, Britain, Canada and Japan brought in with the help of Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Consumer Associa­tion of Penang and the Environmental Protec­tion Society of Malaysia declared the factory and the dump unsafe but the Government preferred to heed another view.

Although the ARE factory ceased operations in 1994, the company still maintains an office in a Menglembu housing estate.

The Star has learnt that it was only nine years later, between 2003 and 2005, that a decommissioning and decontamination exercise was carried out at the factory.

ARE's general manager (administration) Kazuhiko Nishikawa said that about 250,000 tonnes of contaminated equipment, concrete structure, soil and materials were removed and transported by specially designed lorries approved by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board to an engineered cell called EC1 constructed at the 41ha site in the Kledang Range at the back of Papan.

"AELB has confirmed that the former factory site has been fully cleaned and is free from radioactive contamination. The lot was returned to the state government last year," he said in an interview.

Kazuhiko said the company was now carrying out a project to construct another engineered cell (EC2) next to EC1 to store the thorium hydroxide accumulated during ARE's operations between May 1982 and July 1984. The EC2 will decommission the use of the present storage facility and dispose of everything underground to a depth of 10m, similar to EC1.

Details of the project took three years to be worked out and had been reviewed by local and international experts and approved by AELB, he said.

"The project was designed in accordance with international and Malaysian standards and regulations set by agencies such as the International Commission on Radiological Protection, the International Atomic Energy Agency, AELB and the Department of Occupa­tional Safety and Health.

"It is also being monitored by the Perak Government and its consultant is the Malay­sian Nuclear Agency," he said.

Kazuhiko said 500,000 tonnes of contaminated materials comprising debris from the concrete facility which would be demolished, 80,000 drums of wastes, and soil would be sent to EC2.

ARE has tasked US-based environmental and geotechnical engineering design and construction services specialist GeoSyntec Consultants Inc and its Malaysian subsidiary, GSM Consultancy (M) Sdn Bhd, with the management and implementation of the project.

Work of the project commenced in January. AELB would supervise and inspect all works during construction and the Perak government, relevant state agencies, and the PARC would be briefed on its progress, said Kazuhiko.

GSM Consultancy (M) Sdn Bhd director Anthony Goh said EC1 had been properly designed and constructed, based on its monitoring over the past six years.

Goh said frequent monitoring at the site had been carried out since 1992 and the results reported to the AELB.

"We did not find any increase in the background level of radiation and radon gas. Tests on ground and surface water and vegetation in the area did not suggest any contamination," said Goh.

He added that all those involved in EC2, scheduled for completion in 2013, would be given a dosimeter badge to check on contamination and would undergo medical check-ups every month.

"Mechanised handling of the drums and waste will be introduced when transferring into EC2. We will solidify and repack the waste if the drums are corroded," he said.

He also said the operation did not pose any public risk as there was no one living within 2km from the site.

"The dump will have a 200m buffer zone from its fence where no human activities would be allowed," he added.

Both the engineered cells would then be "capped" with a final single cover to ensure safe disposal and minimal impact to the environment, he added.

AELB will monitor the site for two years before it is handed to the state government for long-term management and maintenance to ensure security.

Kazuhiko added that ARE was bearing the cost for the project but declined to reveal the amount.

PARC's Hew said no one could ensure that the dump would not pose any danger in the long run. He hoped that future state governments would not forget about the dump and would continue to monitor it for the sake of the people.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?f…8458&sec=nation

The Star

Sunday June 13, 2010
A long-drawn battle against ARE

THE people of Papan demonstrated for two months in the town and along the main road and even sent a petition written in blood before the Government decided to negotiate with them.

Papan-Pusing-Siputeh Anti-Radioacative Waste Dump committee chairman Low Tong Hooi, 69, remembers that the people of Papan and nearby towns were determined to fight Asian Rare Earth Sdn Bhd (ARE) because the issue involved the health of their future generation.

Papan resident Lau Chin Yau, 73, said almost everybody in town was involved in the demonstrations.

"Tents were set up along the main road and the people, including many from Batu Gajah, Pusing, Siputeh and Lahat, took turns to be there round the clock. We had our meals at the site as bags of rice and lots of biscuits were donated by supporters," she said.

Nine children suffering from various sicknesses including brain tumour and leukaemia were initially registered with the Perak Anti-Radioactive Commit­tee. Five have since died.

Cheah Kok Leong is one of those alive. He receives RM150 each month from PARC chairman Hew Yoon Tat.

Cheah, 27, lives in Bukit Merah with his single mother Lam Lai Kuan, 68. He was born mentally retarded and almost blind, with cataracts in both eyes.

"I have to be at home with him to attend to his needs round the clock," said Lam who had worked as a contract labourer in ARE while pregnant with Cheah.

"We were not informed about the materials processed there. Some people even used the waste as fertiliser, claiming that they were advised to do so by factory employees."

A private practitioner, Dr T. Jayabalan, said he found 13 children from Bukit Merah suffering from leukaemia in 1984 and there was a high number of cancer cases among the 11,000 villagers.

Dr Jayabalan remembered that a survey he carried out in Bukit Merah showed the number of miscarriages in the village was high, adding that tests on a sample of 60 children revealed high levels of lead in their bloodstream.

However, his medical findings submitted in the villagers' 1985 suit in the Ipoh High Court were dismissed by the judge.

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Surau Kg Jaya: SISA RADIOAKTIF MASIH BERTABURAN <b>DI</b> BUKIT MERAH

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 07:58 PM PDT

Surau Kg Jaya: SISA RADIOAKTIF MASIH BERTABURAN DI BUKIT MERAH

SISA RADIOAKTIF MASIH BERTABURAN DI BUKIT MERAH



Pada 28 tahun yang lalu, Ng Toong Foo, seorang peniaga berusia 38 tahun ketika itu, menerima tawaran projek pengendalian sisa kilang daripada Asian Rare Earth, kerana tertarik dengan harga tawaran yang tinggi. Beliau mengupah empat orang pekerja, termasuk tiga orang pemandu lori dan seorang pemandu jentolak untuk mengangkut sisa buangan dari kilang.
Sisa yang berwarna putih ini basah dan lembut, tiada bezanya dengan lumpur, namun berbau masam jika dihidu. Pihak kilang memberitahu Ng bahawa sisa ini boleh dijadikan baja. Jadi Ng bersama pekerjanya mengangkut sisa tersebut dari kilang untuk dibuang ke ladang kebun yang berdekatan, termasuk kebun sayur pakciknya untuk dijadikan "baja", atau membuang begitu sahaja di tepi kawasan perumahan dan jalan raya.
MerdekaReview telah berjaya menemui Ng Toong Foo di Menglembu, untuk mengimbas pengalamannya 20 tahun yang lalu. Bagaimanapun, beliau enggan diambil gambar oleh wartawan. Ng membawa wartawan ke lokasi di mana beliau membuang sisa tersebut. Sepanjang perjalanan, beliau berkata, "situ ada", "sana pun ada"... nampaknya taburan sisa kimia tersebut agak meluas.
Salah satu lokasi pembuangan sisa tersebut berada di tepi jalan Bandar Lahat Baru. Beliau membawa kami menyusuri lorong kecil ke lokasi itu. Dua orang budak yang berbasikal sedang menuju ke arah kami. Ng menuding jarinya ke arah rumpun di tepi lorong, "Situ!"
Sisa thorium dibuang di kawasan yang mana orang berulang-alik. Kawasan ini adalah paya ketika sisa dibuang, dan kini sudah ditumbuh rumput. Sukar untuk dikesan melalui mata kasar apakah yang pelik dengan rumpun tersebut. Seandainya Ng tidak menunjukkan kami kawasan di mana lokasi pembuangan sisa itu berdasarkan ingatannya, tiada orang yang tahu bahawa sisa buangan itu berada di situ.
Paling mengejutkan, walaupun Ng telah mendedahkan di mahkamah bahawa pihak kilang tidak menetapkan tempat buangan sisa tersebut, dan beliau hanya membuang di merata-rata, namun tiada pihak yang berkenaan menghubungi Ng untuk meminta agar beliau menunjukkan lokasi buangan tersebut - sepanjang 25 tahun ini. Lantaran daripada itu, Lembaga Perlesenan Tenaga Atom (AELB) dan pihak berkenaan yang lain nampaknya tidak memandang berat masalah sisa yang mempunyai radioaktif ini.
Menurut laporan Sin Chew Jit Poh pada 30 Oktober 1986, pakar radioaktif dari Jepun, Sadao Ichikawa ketika membuat kajian di kawasan pembuangan sisa muatan dua lori itu, mendapati paras radioaktif adalah lima kali ganda lebih tinggi dari paras selamat. Selain itu, beliau berkata sisa thorium itu tidak akan hilang walaupun dibasahi air hujan, sukar dikesan apabila sebati dengan tanah, malah akan mengeluarkan bau. Jadi ia belum terjamin bahawa kesihatan manusia tidak akan terancam jikapun disimpan dalam "gedung" tertentu.
Dalam satu wawancara bersama MerdekaReview, profesor kolej swasta yang pernah terlibat dalam perjuangan penduduk Bukit Merah, Tan Ka Kheng (gambar kiri) berkata, separuh hayat untuk thorium-232 adalah 14.05 bilion tahun. Dengan kata lain, keradioaktifannya hanya akan berkurang separuh dari asal selepas 14 bilion tahun. Maknanya, keradioaktifan sisa yang dibuang Ng tidak berkurang dari tahun itu!
Jadi, penduduk kawasan tersebut masih terdedah kepada ancaman radioaktif. Tan Ka Kheng berkata, mangsa pertamanya adalah petani yang berkebun di situ jikalau sisa thorium tidak dikendalikan dengan baik. Keduanya, radioaktif tersebut akan masuk ke dalam rantaian makanan melalui sayuran, dan seterusnya mengancam kesihatan penduduk.
Ketika mengimbas peristiwa 28 tahun yang lalu, "sisa ketakutan" masih terpendam dalam hati. Menurut Ng Toong Foo, tiga daripada empat orang pekerjanya telah meninggal dunia pada usia yang muda, iaitu beberapa tahun selepas bekerja dengannya. Ng pernah mengadu di mahkamah bahawa terdapat bintik merah pada tubuhnya. Kini, terdapat pula bintik putih pada tangan, kaki, tepi bibir, dan tepi matanya.
Beliau enggan diambil gambar. Ketika ditanya apakah puncanya, beliau berkata, "Tiada pun seorang dalam pertalian keluarga saya mempunyai benda (bintik putih) ini."
Beliau pernah memegang sisa toksik itu dengan tangan sendiri, dan beliau mengesyaki bahawa itulah puncanya bintik putih pada badannya. Malah, beliau kini menghadapi masalah bernafas.
Ng terlupa sejak tahun bilakah beliau menerima tawaran projek pengendalian sisa buangan itu, hanya ingat bahawa dirinya bekerja dengan kilang itu untuk kira-kira tiga atau empat tahun. Namun, mengikut laporan akhbar pada ketika itu, beliau menjadi kontraktor kepada kilang Asian Rare Earth sejak Jun 1983, bertanggungjawab mengangkut sisa dari kilang untuk dibuang ke tempat lain. Beliau hanya berhenti apabila mengetahui bahawa bahan itu bertoksik pada tahun 1984.
Beliau telah bekerja sebagai kontraktor untuk lebih 40 tahun. Beliau berkata dirinya tertarik dengan harga tawaran kilang tersebut, maka terus menerima projek itu. Pihak yang berunding dengannya hanya memberitahu bahawa sisa itu adalah "kek thorium" (thorium cake), tanpa menjelaskan apakah itu sebenarnya, malah juga tidak memberitahu di mana sisa itu harus dibuang.
Selain itu, walaupun kerja pengendalian sisa radioaktif ini di-"outsource", namun Asian Rare Earth tidak merangka kontrak dalam hitam putih (bertulis). Keadaan ini cukup untuk menunjukkan bahawa pihak kilang tidak memandang berat pengendalian sisa ini. Hanya apabila pendedahan Ng diberi liputan akhbar, barulah pihak kilang menjelaskan, "Arahan secara lisan sudah memadai..." (New Straits Times, 25 November 1986)
Ng yang tinggal di Menglembu memberitahu MerdekaReview, pihak kilang memaklumkannya bahawa sisa ini boleh dijadikan "baja". Jadi, beliau mengangkut sisa ini ke kebun pakciknya yang berhampiran dengan kilang. "Banyak tempat yang saya tuang (sisa itu)... Masih boleh dikorek pada hari ini".
Beliau berkata, sisa thorium itu kelihatan bagai gum, kapur, berair dan ada mendakan, baunya masam. Tikus dan lipas di kawasan buangan sampah hilang begitu sahaja apabila Ng membuang sisa itu ke kawasan itu, malah sayuran yang "dibajai" sisa thorium ini sangat "cantik" (kerana tiada serangga). Namun, manusia akan berasa tidak selesa ketika mendekati bahan sisa tersebut.
Tidak akan terima projek ini kalau sedar ia beracun
Wartawan mengungkit semula peristiwa silam ini. Selepas Ng Toong Foo mengisahkan ceritanya pada ketika itu, Pengurus Asian Rare Earth pernah menjawab bahawa Ng yang mengingkari arahan kilang dan membuang sisa thorium di merata-rata. Menurut laporan New Straits Times pada 25 November 1986, pihak kilang mendakwa Ng menerima tawaran itu pada kemuncak perjuangan penduduk menentang kilang ini, lantas Ng seharusnya sedar akan bahayanya sisa thorium.
Ng Toong Foo dengan nada yang kasar menyoal wartawan, "Jikalau kamu tahu benda itu beracun, adakah kamu masih mahu mengangkutnya?"
"Dia (pengurus) tidak berani untuk berkata sedemikian pada ketika itu. Benda yang beracun adalah merbahaya. Adakah dia akan berkata sesuatu yang benar? Dia tidak mahu menulisnya dalam hitam putih. Dia tahu bahawa kita tidak tahu," Kata Ng.
"Ia memerlukan lesen untuk menghasilkan sesuatu. Kalau produknya beracun, maka kerajaan tidak akan meluluskan lesen kepadanya. Benda yang diluluskan semestinya tidak akan mengancam kesihatan manusia. Jadi, kerajaan yang menipu kami," tuduhnya.
Wartawan memetik kenyataan pihak kilang bahawa lokasi pembuangan sisa toksik ini telah ditetapkan. Ng mempersoalkannya, "Buang di mana? Tunjukkan saya! Manakah lokasi pembuangannya itu? Tunjukkan saya. Kamu tidak tunjukkan saya, di mana lokasi yang diluluskan untuk pembungan sisa? Hanya muncul selepas itu!"
Kilang Asian Rare Earth dibina pada tahun 1979 di kawasan perindustrian Bukit Merah, untuk mengekstrak itrium (sejenis unsur nadir bumi) daripada monazit, menghasilkan sisa buangan radioaktif sebanyak 2,250 ton setahun. Namun demikian, AELB belum ditubuhkan pada ketika itu, maka pihak kilang tidak perlu memohon lesen khas.
AELB ditubuhkan pada 1 Februari 1985 di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri untuk memantau keselamatan tenaga atom di seluruh negara. Asian Rare Earth mendapat lesennya pada Disember 1986, untuk teruskan pemprosesan kilangnya, sebelum dihentikan pada Januari 1994.
Tapak buangan radioaktif Asian Rare Earth pada awalnya dibina di Papan (gambar kanan), namun tidak digunakan lantaran protes dari penduduk tempatan. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Anti-Radioaktif Perak (PARC) Hew Yoon Tat memberitahuMerdekaReview, kerajaan mengumumkan pada tahun 1986 untuk membina tapak pembuangan sisa radioaktif di Keledang Hill, kira-kira tiga kilometer dari Papan. Tapak ini siap dibina pada tahun 1990, dan sisa buangan radioaktif hanya dipindah ke sana pada tahun 1991.
Oleh itu, dalam jangka antara binanya kilang pada tahun 1979, hinggalah penggunaan tapak pembuangan sisa radiokatif pada tahun 1991, sisa buangan kilang Asian Rare Earth tidak dikendalikan dengan baik. Kalau bukan pendedahan Ng Toong Foo, kita tidak tahu bahawa sisa buangan radioaktif ini dikendalikan dengan cara yang sambil lewa.
Kerajaan menganggap isu rare earth telah melabuh tirai selepas tutupnya kilang Asian Rare Earth di Bukit Merah. Padahalnya, sisa buangan ini belum dikendalikan dengan sebaik-baiknya, mendedahkan penduduk tempatan kepada ancaman radioaktif.
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KELAB GREENBOC: 8 Terkorban Dalam 2 Kemalangan <b>Di Gerik</b>

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 12:00 AM PST

Ipoh – Lapan orang termasuk tiga beranak maut dalam dua kemalangan yang berlaku pada jarak kira-kira 40 kilometer dalam tempoh tidak sampai 24 jam di Lebuh Raya Gerik-Jeli kira-kira 220 kilometer dari sini.

Dalam kemalangan pada pukul 12 tengah hari di Kilometer 53, Lebuh Raya Gerik-Jeli semalam, tiga beranak antara empat mangsa yang terkorban dalam kemalangan membabitkan dua buah kenderaan.

Tiga sekeluarga yang terbunuh ialah Wan Sariwani Zainal, 35, dan dua anak lelakinya Mohamad Imran Haziq Zainuddin, 3, dan Mohamad Izuan Hanif, 9.

Bagaimanapun, suami Sariwani, Zainuddin Omar, 35, yang memandu kereta Perodua Alza dan anak sulung mereka, Iqbal Hakim, 13, pula mengalami kecederaan parah.

Turut terbunuh dalam kemalangan itu, seorang warga emas, Khadijah Ahmad, 76, yang menaiki Toyata Wish.

Ketua Polis Trafik Negeri, Supritendan Wan Abdullah Ishak berkata, tiga beranak itu mengalami kecederaan parah di kepala dan mereka meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian.

Menurut beliau, kejadian itu berlaku semasa keluarga yang berasal dari Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan dalam perjalanan menghala arah Gerik.-kosmo


2 kemalangan di jalan sama dekat Grik

GRIK: Tidak sampai 24 jam, lapan orang termasuk tiga beranak dan empat bakal guru terbunuh, manakala lapan lagi cedera dalam dua kemalangan di Kilometer 12 dan 53, Jalan Raya Timur Barat (JRTB) Grik-Jeli, dekat sini.

Kemalangan meragut nyawa tiga beranak berlaku di Kilometer 53 jam 12 tengah hari semalam, manakala kejadian di Kilometer 12 berlaku jam 4.20 petang kelmarin mengorbankan empat penuntut Institut Pendidikan Sultan Mizan (IPSM), Besut, Terengganu selepas kereta mereka bertembung kereta pensyarah sendiri.

Pemangku Ketua Polis Daerah Grik, Asisten Superintendan Zulkifli Hashim, berkata tiga beranak yang maut di tempat kejadian selepas Perodua Alza mereka bertembung sebuah Toyota Wish adalah Wan Sarwani Zainol, 34, serta dua anaknya, Muhammad Imran Haziq Mohd Zainuddin, 3, dan Muhammad Izwan Hanif, 9.

Seorang daripada enam individu dalam Toyota Wish dikenali sebagai Halijah Ahmad, 67, disahkan meninggal dunia di Hospital Grik (HG).

Kejadian juga menyebabkan tujuh cedera, termasuk suami Wan Sarwani, Mohd Zainuddin Omar, 35, dan seorang lagi anak mereka, Muhammad Iqbal Hakim, 13, yang parah dan dihantar ke Hospital Taiping (HT), manakala lima individu dalam Toyota Wish cedera ringan dan dirawat sebagai pesakit luar di HG.

Mohd Zainuddin memandu kereta dari rumah mereka di Taman Baung Perdana, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan ke FELDA Peloi Timur, Kuala Ketil, Kedah apabila keretanya hilang kawalan ketika melalui selekoh menuruni bukit lalu berpusing beberapa kali sebelum merempuh Toyota Wish yang datang dari arah bertentangan.

Pasangan suami isteri berkenaan difahamkan bertugas sebagai pembantu perubatan kanan di Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

Sementara itu, Ketua Bahagian Ketenteraman Awam/Trafik Daerah Grik, Cif Inspektor Zamzuri Mohd Nawawi, berkata penuntut IPSM yang maut ialah M Iniyan, Joseph Puah dan Goh Sin Yin, semua berusia 19 tahun dan seorang rakan mereka, Yap Sin Wie, 20.

Iniyan dan Sin Wie mati di tempat kejadian manakala Puah dan Sin Yin, masing-masing disahkan meninggal dunia di HG dan HT. Semua mangsa berasal dari Pulau Pinang kecuali Iniyan dari Taiping, Perak.

Gambar: ORANG ramai mengeluarkan seorang mangsa kemalangan yang tersepit apabila empat penuntut dari Institut Pendidikan Sultan Mizan Besut Terengganu maut,manakala seorang lagi pensyarah mereka mengalami cedera ringan selepas kereta yang mereka naiki bertembung dengan sebuah kereta di kilometer 12,Lebuhraya Gerik Jeli. 11 Mac 2011. - Utusan/AIN WARDAHTUL

Kejadian berlaku ketika penuntut berkenaan menaiki Proton Iswara dari Terengganu untuk bercuti di Pulau Pinang apabila kereta itu dikatakan terbabas ke tengah jalan sebelum dirempuh Toyota Camry dipandu pensyarah mereka, Ismail Mamat, 49, yang datang dari arah bertentangan.

"Kejadian berlaku di kawasan selekoh ketika kereta mangsa menuruni bukit dalam keadaan jalan licin akibat hujan renyai, tetapi Ismail hanya cedera ringan," kata Zamzuri.

Dalam kejadian berasingan di Kilometer 332.8 Lebuh Raya Utara-Selatan hala utara berhampiran Tapah, kira-kira jam 1.45 petang semalam, 27 penumpang sebuah bas ekspres nyaris maut selepas bas itu terbabas dan merempuh sebuah van yang melintang di tengah laluan.

Ketua Polis Daerah Tapah, Superintendan Roslan Bek Ahmad, berkata kemalangan berlaku apabila sebuah van membawa ubat-ubatan dipandu seorang lelaki hilang kawalan lalu terbabas sebelum melintang di tengah jalan dan gagal dielak bas ekspres terbabit yang mengekori di belakang.

"Namun pemandu bas berkenaan berjaya mengawal kenderaannya daripada terbalik dengan menyusuri lorong kecemasan sebelum berhenti. Pemandu kedua-dua kenderaan terbabit dan semua 27 penumpang bas ekspres terselamat dan tidak cedera," katanya. -BH

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SECUBIT RASA...SEMANIS KENANGAN: Memori indah <b>di Kuala Sepetang</b>...

Posted: 25 May 2011 12:59 AM PDT

    Salah satu aktiviti yang dirancang untuk kami selama 3 hari dua malam di Kuala Sepetang ialah naik bot dan mudik ke Kuala Sungai Sepetang.....

 Inilah pemandu bot kami hari tu...

 Hajah Zaiton ( mantan pegawai di DBP ) tak pernah berpisah dengan buku catatan... dan Dr Siti Zainon Ismail tak berpisah dengan skecth book... dan aku dengan kamera....

 Panorama indah sebaik meninggalkan jeti ..

 Gadis manis ini sedang berpraktikal dengan Jabatan Hutan ..turut serta bersama kami..( terlupa pula nak tanya nama dan asal mana )

 Bot, tongkang dan pokok bakau... begitu senonim dengan panorama di sini...

 Perkampungan nelayan.. kebanyakkan penduduk di sini berbangsa cina.

 Hajah Zaiton..masih dengan catatannya...

 Hamidon... Presiden Pelukis Perak... usaha dan komitmen beliau, merealisasikan segala program yang dirancang..

 Nini Ruspawan... sambil memangku si kecil tak mahu ketinggalan..

 Shahimy....Timbalan Presiden GAPS turun dari Pahang memberi sokongan...dan juga memberi sumbangan kecil kepada aktiviti yang dijalankan...

Kak Hasnah, setiausaha GAPS juga isteri  Shahimy.... walaupun sakit lutut tapi masih bersemangata...

Berjumpa dengan beliau macam dah kenal lama....

(bersambung......)

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Jerebu <b>di Tanjung Malim</b>.

Posted: 11 May 2011 06:55 PM PDT

Assalamualaikum.

cuaca memang tak menentu semenjak dua tiga menjak ni. bahang panas memang kuat, air duk tunggak berapa banyak pun tak reda panas dalam badan ni. tu belum kira hati yang panas. ehem! tapi aku bersyukur sebab panas time akhirat lagi la tak dapat nak dibayangkan. kembali syukur 21. fuh, belum reda isu panas ni, tiba-tiba dugaan jerebu mendatang. aku yakin ramai yang da perasan cerita ni kat tv and tak lupa jugak newspaper. hari ni, 12 mei, keadaan cam gitu jugak. kelam je kat luar. kalau berita cakap indeks kat Tanjung Malim ni TIDAK SIHAT, aku harap ade perubahan lah bila da tengah hari ni. mari layan berita dari utusan. check it out!

"Jerebu kembali melanda negara dengan Indeks Pencemaran Udara di Tanjung Malim, Perak mencapai tidak sihat hari ini apabila mencatatkan bacaan 109 manakala IPU di 27 kawasan mencatatkan bacaan sederhana iaitu anata 51 hingga 100"

justeru, aku dengan gigihnya keluar jap dari ofis untuk siasat tahap jerebu pagi ni. oh, ni bukan sebahagian dari LI aku ye. tak leh masuk laporan harian pun. maap banyak-banyak sebab guna fon aja!

sekian sahaja laporan untuk pagi ni. kalau tangkap gamba dari atas, sure nampak kelabu aja langit tanjung malim ni. disebabkan ptptn da abes, ayuh tutup hidung guna tudung. lebih ayu gitu!

p/s: rindu nak wat report cam zaman degree dulu. teringat kelas abg talib n kak mijah. haha.

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