Saturday, February 25, 2017

KLIA2 free of VX nerve agent

Good to know if you are a frequent flyer taking flights out of KLIA2..

FMT reported that:

'Malaysia Airports has taken the necessary precautions to ensure the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) low-cost terminal is free of any traces of VX nerve agent, the poison used to kill North Korean Kim Jong Nam on Feb 13.'
Continue..Malaysia Airports: klia2 free of VX nerve agent

Let's playback a little..

When it was confirmed that it was the VX nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-nam, cops working with the atomic energy department (Malaysian Nuclear Agency) carried out a scan and clean-up operation in KLIA2.

VC nerve agent is a deadly chemical substance and is on the United Nations' list of weapon of mass destruction. In liquid form it can be absorbed into the body through skin or eye contact. It works by acting on an enzyme involved in muscle movement and exposure to the substance will lead to muscle contraction, convulsion and respiratory failure. It can be manufactured as a liquid, cream or aerosol.

During the attack at the busy airport, two women alleged smeared the substance on Kim's face that killed him a short while late enroute to the hospital.

A USM toxicologist said that Kim would have died a "horribly painful" death. North Korean Kim Jong-nam, was assassinated at the KL International Airport 2 on Feb 13.

Following that, police were led to a condominium located at Jalan Klang Lama where various chemicals were seized. Besides various chemicals, it is believed that several gloves and shoes were also seized from the unit.

It was also reported that one of two women suspected of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader with the highly toxic VX nerve agent also suffered its effects, Malaysia's police chief said on Friday.

"She was vomiting," Khalid Abu Bakar, the IGP, said in response to a question about whether the women felt the effects of VX, classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

With Pyongyang playing the blame game, blaming Malaysia for the death of “one of its citizens there” and accuses it of “having an unfriendly attitude”, and North Korea envoy walking a fine line, Culture and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has advised Malaysians not to make travel plans to North Korea.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Family member or relative of Kim Jong-nam to arrive on Saturday to identify body, which is today.

Siti Aisyah partied night before assassination
Jong-nam died within 20 minutes
KLIA2 declared safe from toxin

Monday, February 20, 2017

Kim Jong-nam Assassination scene on You Tube

More and more information has emerged on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

The latest, a video clip has been posted a few hours ago, Feb 19, on You Tube, supposedly of security camera footage leading to Kim Jong-nam's death.

The Star reported that:

The clip, which is over five minutes long, showed a man walking into the airport lobby, looking at flight schedules before approaching a self check-in kiosk.

Two women then approached him from opposing directions behind him.

A woman with a shoulder-length hair resembling the woman holding the Vietnamese passport was seen placing her arms over his head before reaching over for his face.

She was seen leaving a split second later, as did the other woman.

The women walked away hurriedly and were seemingly calm.

The man was seen walking swiftly to an information counter where he spoke to two personnel there.

They took him to the arrival hall where two policemen in uniform, and was seen gesturing with his hands, as if miming what had just happened to him.

The two policemen then took him to a clinic there.

From then on the clip repeats the earlier snippets of the same video.


UPDATE: 24 February
IGP: Nerve agent used in Kim Jong-nam murder

Family member or relative of Kim Jong-nam to arrive on Saturday to identify body

How the Hit Team Came Together to Kill Kim Jong Nam

South Korea blasts news of Kim Jong-nam's murder to North
.. The Star:

South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother across the border with its reclusive northern neighbour, it was reported Thursday.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

All North-South Expressway toll plazas go cashless in Malaysia

All 94 PLUS-operated toll plazas along the North-South Expressway will go cashless starting noon on April 26. They include toll plazas on the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and the North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE).

You can pay using PLUSMiles card, Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG. Touch ‘n Go and PLUSMiles cards are sold at PLUS Customer Service centres. I got my Touch n Go card from Watson which is actually a Watson store membership card, i.e., you collect points on purchases like any other store card.

The go-cashless move here should lessen traffic congestion, cut down on transaction time and is in line with the Government’s call to move towards a cashless society.

Worried about where to top up? Fret not as there will be at least one top-up lane to reload the Touch ‘n Go and PLUSMiles cards at each plaza that would run 24 hours daily following the implementation.

Happy motoring!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Woodwind and Brasswind musical instruments

If you are looking to buy a woodwind or a brasswind musical instrument, here is the site to check out:

The Woodwind & Brasswind has been serving musicians at all levels for more than 30 years and they have grown into the premiere catalog and Internet retailer serving musicians from flutists to tuba players, and violinists to percussion artists.

Their website is easy to navigate. You can shop by brand or by category, all neatly listed on the left side-bar. To make things easier for you and saving you time, they have even broken down the categories to give you a more indepth view of what is available at the store - all on one page.

Also, there are other ways to shop at the store. Visit their Clearance Center, Rebates, On Sale or Open Box. Who knows... there might be something there that could also interest you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korean Leader

Fast and Clean. No, we are not talking about food service here. We are talking about the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother right smack at the KL International Airport 2.

The Star reported that:

Fast and clean
TWO fair-skinned women, both with shoulder-length hair, walked up to an unsuspecting Kim Jong-nam, grabbed his face and splashed it with a lethal liquid that left him dead within hours.

One of the women was wearing a white top, a denim skirt and a blue backpack. The second woman was in a blue top and a pair of jeans. Both are believed to have features similar to Korean women.

After pulling off their daring act, they quickly walked out of the KLIA2 terminal and took a cab.

It all happened so quickly that MAHB and airport staff were oblivious to what had happened. It was only when Jong-nam approached a customer service officer to tell her of his pain that the horror of the assassination came to light.

Mystery woman: A CCTV screen grab showing a woman outside what looked like the airport, was circulated briefly after news broke last night that the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had been killed in Malaysia. The picture fits the description of one of the two women believed to be North Korean spies, who had poisoned Kim Jong-nam during a brazen attack at KLIA2.

Related articles:
KUALA LUMPUR: The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated in Malaysia, believed to be by two women operatives who attacked him with liquid poison just before he was to take a flight to Macau.

The 45-year-old was killed by the two female agents who splashed his face with a chemical at the airport’s departure hall at about 9am on Monday. The women later got into a cab and fled.

It is believed that Jong-nam arrived in Malaysia from Macau on Feb 6 and was about to leave when he was attacked by the female spies.
North Korean leader’s half-brother poisoned to death before flight

Police confirm North Korean died at KLIA2

World abuzz with why, how and what killed him


North Korean Ri Jong Chol is fourth suspect arrested

Assassins wipe, wash and flee the scene

Killer women recruited by a man three months ago

‘Siti told me she was in a North Korean movie’

IGP dismisses North Korea's allegation of delay in releasing Jong-nam's remains

N. Korea accuses Malaysia of working with its enemies

Singapore a safe haven for Kim Jong Nam

3 suspects in Jong Nam killing may have left country

N. Koreans in Malaysia keep low profile after Kim Jong-nam killing

Kim Jong-nam's son 'caught between two worlds'