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Winter Sonata actor found dead

KOREA- South Korean actor and singer Park Yong-ha has been found dead at his house in southern Seoul on Wednesday, the police said.

Park’s mother found him lifeless hanging from a cell phone charging cable in his room, according to the police.

After repeatedly saying “I’m sorry” to his family including his father who is suffering from a stomach cancer at around 0:40 a.m., he went into his room, local news reports said.

He earned his fame as a hallyu celebrity through TV drama “Winter Sonata.” Park was particularly popular among fans in Japan and Southeast Asia.

He was also scheduled to play the lead role in upcoming drama “Love Song,” a remake of the film “Chum Mil Mil,” with actress Yoon Eun-hye.

-The Korean Herald/Asia News Network

Credit to asiaonenews

Din Beramboi meninggal dunia

Allahyarham Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri atau lebih dikenali sebagai Din Beramboi

KUALA LUMPUR 2 April – Pelawak popular dan penyampai radio Era, Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri meninggal dunia di Hospital Selayang, lewat malam tadi.

Allahyarham yang dikenali sebagai Din Beramboi menghembuskan nafas terakhir di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) pukul 12.30 malam.

Menurut adik Allahyarham, Rozana Mior Badri, semua ahli keluarga berada di sisi Allahyarham kecuali ayahnya yang tidak dapat hadir.

Katanya, Allahyarham meninggal dunia akibat demam denggi berdarah yang menyebabkan beberapa organ badannya gagal berfungsi.

‘‘Jenazah abang saya akan dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Taman Ehsan, Kepong di sini sebelum solat Jumaat,’’ katanya ketika ditemui di hospital itu, malam ini. – Utusan

Ihsan Utusan

Augustine Paul dies

PETALING JAYA: Federal Court judge Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul, who presided over former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy and corruption trials in 1998, has died. He was 66.

Augustine died at the Selayang Hospital at 2.45pm on Saturday after suffering from a chronic illness for awhile, said his son-in-law Robert Devan, 37.

He leaves behind wife Datin Seri Dr Mary Paul, daughter Dr Juliana Sharmini, 29, and son Alan John, 27.

The casket will leave No. 16, Lorong Taman Pantai 7, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday at 2pm to the Parish of St Peter, No. 441, Section 96A, Jalan Changkat Riong for the funeral service at 2.30pm.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that Augustine, who obtained his Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple, England, began his career in 1971 as Federal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and later as a magistrate in Ipoh, Perak.

He also served as a Sessions Court judge in Temerloh, Pahang, Malacca and Penang and was chairman of a special committee on taxation before being appointed to the Kuala Lumpur High Court Bench in May, 1998.

He was confirmed as a High Court judge for less than six months when he presided over Anwar’s sodomy and corruption cases which started in November, 1998, and for nearly six months his name kept popping up in the world’s news bulletins with his “irrelevant” rulings in the case.

Seven years later, Augustine was appointed Federal Court judge and he had several months to go before retiring at the time of his demise.

Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi said Augustine was a hard working man.

“I have not known Augustine for a long time. However, for the short period that I came to know him, he was a very hard working man until the last moment… he was still working, he was always anxious about work than about himself,” he said.

Zaki also offered his condolences to the judge’s family.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Augustine was a very experienced judge.

“He was a committed person in all aspects of his work and knew the law to provide justice,” he said.

Meanwhile, the late judge’s secretary, Norhaniah Abdul Hanan, said Augustine was a good boss.

Norhaniah, 54, who served with Augustine since April 2008 said his passing was a big loss.

*credit to TheStar

Price Hike Of Petrol Tonight

Very recently, Malaysia Instict has been covertly notified by several petroleum players in this country about the price hike of petrol that would take place as soon as 12.01am of September 1, means Monday midnight.

The RON95 petrol will be sold at RM1.80 per litre effective Sept 1, which is 5 sen more than its current selling price while  RON97 petrol will be at RM2 per litre which is 20 sen higher  than its current  price RM1.80 per litre.

An official announcement of this new petrol price will be made public by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob this evening in a press conference at the ministry’s office.

As a result, RON97 will be the alternative petrol and a premium product. Instead, the RON95 petrol will be the choice petrol for consumers and rest assured, the product is of high quality and is good enough to be filled in even luxury and high-powered cars

RON95 has made a debut on last  May to replace the RON92. According to petroleoum traders, the decision to phase out RON92 would not affect consumers as statistics show that only 5% to 10% of vehicle owners use the petrol, adding that by paying only five sen more for a litre, consumers would get to enjoy better quality petrol.

Thus, the new price will definitely not borne with difficulties to public compared to previous increment made last year which abruptly topped up huge amount. But this time around, things are going to be different as it would probably not effecting the cost of consumer product on market.

Consolidating the side effects learnt from previous lesson of pass administration, now government are implementing various programmes to help the public cushion the effect of an increase in the cost of living and price of  essential goods.

Petrol price hike is something unescapeable due to global demand and trade price for  petroleum. Current price for crude petroleum oil is floating around USD70 to USD75 per barrel  highly dependent on global macroeconomic conditions.

Luckily, government has replace RON97 with RON95 which is cheaper, but hold greater performance for engines. RON means Research Octane Number and it refers to the ability of gasoline to auto burn inside the engine.

Higher octane number oil is basically designed for higher performance cars such as sport cars and racing cars. This is to avoid premature burning of oil inside the engine. Simply say, higher number of RON is harder to burn the petrol. Meaning that RON97 is harder to burn compared to RON95.

RON95 could be used for all types of cars including imported luxury cars. This is good opportunity for citizen to switch to cheaper RON95 if previously they used RON97. This is because RON95 offers about the same quality and performance as RON97.

Once RON95 is available , surely there will be pretty much consumers trying the new RON95 petrol to see which one feels the best with their car’s engine. Petronas has initially tested RON95, branded Primax  95 since May this year.

Within three months of the trial usage at two Petronas Station in Klang Valley, consumers positively  verified the super power of Primax 95 that produces less carbon yet ensuring the cleanliness of the engine system.

In conclusion, goverment’s decision to increase 5 sen for RON95 and 20 sen for RON97 starting tonight, will be blissfully welcomed by the nation as it benefits alot for the motorist. After all, figures of the increment are extremely minimum and acceptable to majority Malaysians.



LOS ANGELES, CA – The internet has been abuzz since this Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony, where Megan Fox jokingly remarked that she looked like a man.

When interviewed on the red carpet, she said “I look like Alan Alda in drag. I’m a tranny. I’m a man.”

At the time, reporters passed it off as a jovial attempt to cover for her nerves.

However, today she has cleared the air and officially reported: she’s really a man.

Megan Fox was born Mitchell Reed Fox in Rockwood, Tennessee. From an early age, Mitchell showed an interest in both performing and women’s clothing. When having a preacher lay hands on him did not ‘cure’ him of these interests, his parents simply put him on the pageant circuit.

By the age of 13, Mitchell had already started a career as a female child performer called ‘Megan Fox’. Making her debut on an Olsen Twins straight-to-video release, the twins have kept his secret all this time.

As a sweet 16 present, Fox’s parents offered him sexual reassignment surgery, which, given their child’s career, they’d hoped to write off as a business expense. Unfortunately laws prohibit such surgery to be done to minors.

Since then Megan has been working non-stop, and been included on many Hottest Women lists in publications around the world.

Megan, as she goes by now exclusively, also noted this Sunday how much she wants Salma Hayek’s figure. She has even scheduled surgery later this month to get it. After the two met in New York this week, Hayek offered to have a cast made of her bust so doctors can match them exactly on Megan Fox’s chest.

The internet is already speculating whether this news will be worked into the plot of the upcoming Transformers sequel.

P/S: WTH? Could you imagine the people that we can considered as one of the hottest women in the world is a MAN?