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Kudos to MCA crisis relief squad

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 09:00 AM PDT

BANGI: MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has thanked the party's crisis relief squad, or CRSM, for assisting the families of Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 who were waiting for news of their missing relatives.

"We appreciate their commitment as they have been working very hard for the past week.

"I'd like to thank them for their efforts and hope that they can continue to give strength to the families during this difficult time," he said yesterday.

Liow said that some 50 volunteers from CRSM were involved in the volunteer work at the hotel where the Chinese nationals were staying while awaiting word on the search for the plane.

He did not want to say much as the most important thing right now was to search for the plane.

"We are here today to give the families motivation and words of comfort. I understand that this is a difficult time they have to go through so I do not want to say much," Liow told reporters after visiting the families at Bangi-Putrajaya Hotel here.

In a related development, the MCA will host a mass prayer session for the crew and passengers of Flight MH370 tomorrow.

The prayer session, which will start at 10am, will be held at Dewan San Choon, Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur.

The MCA publicity bureau will organise a live streaming of the event at for party members and the public to watch online.

Red Carpet set to roll out 'personal wax treatment'

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 09:00 AM PDT

GUANGZHOU: Malaysians who vi­­sit Red Carpet @ i-City will soon not only be able to look at wax statues of their favourite stars, but get a mini statue of themselves.

i-City is set to open a 3D imaging studio late next month, where visitors can get their own statues – measuring between 25cm and 35cm – made.

"All visitors need to do in the stu­­dio will be to pose in their chosen attire for about five to seven mi­­nutes for image mapping.

"The actual statue will be ready in about a week," said I-Berhad in­­formation manager Tang Soke Cheng at a strategic alliance signing ceremony between the company and Zhongshan City Elephant Sculpture Art here.

The co-operation paves the way for Red Carpet to bring 3D image mapping technology to Malaysia.

Red Carpet, which closed late last year following an arson attack, will reopen on April 14.

New additions include wax exhi­bits with enhanced interactive features like voice, motion, sound effects and theatrical backdrop.

"This will go a long way in increasing the life likeness of our wax statues, giving more clout to Red Carpet as a world-class attraction," said Tang.

Boost Sabah's coastal security, says MCA

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 09:00 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA: The Government should review and improve Sabah's coastal security following the abduction of a Chinese tourist and Filipina resort worker on Wednesday.

MCA deputy secretary-general Datuk Wee Jeck Seng said the latest kidnapping by armed men at Singamata Reef Resort, Semporna, had marred the country's image.

"Since the invasion of Lahad Datu by Sulu gunmen from the Philippines, the Government sought to strengthen security through the formation of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), which covers 10 districts," he said in a statement yesterday.

Esscom covers the districts of Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau, and is headed by the Chief Minister, who reports directly to the Prime Minister.

However, Wee said the fact that the kidnapping happened barely five months after the incident at Pom Pom island, where a Taiwan national was killed and his wife kidnapped, showed that security along Sabah's coastline needed to be reviewed.

Wee, who is Tanjung Piai MP, suggested that the security of the eastern part of Sabah should not solely be the Government's responsibility.

"In addition to strengthening regional security with the help of the local coastal residents, each of us, including tourists, should also play an important role by reporting suspicious activities," he said.

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