Monday, January 23, 2017

8,000 Sertai Ipoh Car Free Day Pertama 2017 - Suara Perak


Kira-kira 8,000 orang mengambil bahagian di dalam Ipoh Car Free Day, yang pertama untuk tahun 2017 dan ke 15 sejak diperkenalkan Oktober 2015.
Program yang bermula sejak mulai jam 7 pagi di Jalan Raja DiHilir itu, turut dihadir Datuk Bandar Ipoh, Datuk Zamri Man dan Setiausaha Bandaraya, Mohd Zakuan Zakaria.
Sesuai dengan tema “Sambutan Tahun Baru Cina” pelbagai acara diadakan seperti senamrobik dengan lagu-lagu Gong Xi Fa Cai oleh PUSPANITA , tarian singa, wushu, gendang Cina, pertandingan mewarna dan permainan kanak-kanak oleh Perpustakaan Negeri Perak, pemeriksaan kesihatan oleh KPJ dan pqmeran kereta perisai oleh PGA Hulu Kinta.

Turut diadakan beca elektrik oleh MICA, uniwheel, howerboard dan scooter oleh Fastrack, Kempen Menjaga Alam Sekitar dan Kitar Semula oleh Ipoh City Watch dan KoHijau, cycle kids dan petting zoo serta pemberian minuman percuma oleh McDonald, Check Huo Coffee dan Ali Cafe.


Menurut Datuk Bandar, program itu akan diteruskan dengan pelbagai tema yang bersesuaian dengan tarikh ia diadakan.
“Kita akan teruskan kerana tujuannya sangat baik, untuk mencapai objektif ke arah sebuah bandar rendah karbon, mengalakkan amalan gaya hidup cergas dan hijau,” ujar beliau.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

65 Kedai 7–Eleven Di Ipoh Dilengkapi CCTV - Suara Perak

27 Dec 2016

IPOH: Sebanyak 65 buah premis kedai serbaneka 7-Evelen sekitar Ipoh kini dilengkapi kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) Safecam.

Ketua Polis Daerah Ipoh, Asisten Komissioner Sum Chang Keong berkata, pemasangan itu dibuat oleh kerana ia diyakini dapat membantu mencegah dan menyelesaikan kes jenayah yang berlaku melibatkan kedai serbaneka 24 jam.


“Telah terdapat banyak kes-kes sebelum ini yang melibatkan kedai serbaneka 24 jam dapat diselesaikan melalui rakaman CCTV yang dipasang dalam kedai berkenaan.



“Jadi jika ada cubaan jenayah, semua itu akan dirakam dan pemasangan Safecam ini adalah bertujuan untuk mencegah,” katanya ketika ditemui media selepas Majlis Penyerahan Sticker MoU Safecam PDRM-7 Eleven Daerah Ipoh, pada Selasa.

Beliau berharap agar pihak 7-Eleven akan menjalin hubungan yang lebih rapat dengan pihak polis untuk tujuan pencegahan jenayah.

Tambahnya lagi, pemasangan Safecam itu akan dilakukan di semua daerah selepas program itu dilancarkan di peringkat negeri di Taiping pada 16 Disember lalu.

Indeks Jenayah Di Ipoh Menurun - Suara Perak

27 Dec 2016

IPOH: Kadar indeks jenayah di daerah Ipoh bagi tempoh sebelas bulan pertama tahun ini mencatatkan penurunan kepada 1,957 kes berbanding 2,182 bagi tempoh sama tahun lepas.

Ketua Polis Daerah Ipoh ACP Sum Chang Keong berkata, daripada semua kes itu, polis berjaya menyelesaikan kira-kira 47.52 peratus kes setakat ini.



"Jangan mudah bersikap selesa dengan pencapaian ini sebaliknya perlu menggandakan usaha untuk terus meningkatkan keyakinan masyarakat terhadap Polis DiRaja Malaysia," katanya ketika berucap pada majlis perhimpunan bulanan Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Ipoh di sini pada Selasa.

Pada majlis itu, Sum turut menyampaikan surat penghargaan kepada 44 pegawai dan anggota atas komitmen yang ditunjukkan ketika menjalankan tugas membanteras jenayah di daerah ini.

Dalam pada itu, Sum mengingatkan pegawai dan anggota IPD Ipoh supaya tidak sesekali mencuba atau terpengaruh dengan penyalahgunaan dadah kerana ia akan membinasakan kehidupan mereka.

"Walaupun hanya segelintir anggota polis yang terlibat, namun ia perlu ditangani kerana kegiatan yang tidak sihat itu tidak boleh dianggap perkara mudah dan tidak serius," ujarnya.

Beliau juga mahu ketua bahagian dan ketua polis balai termasuk penyelia memainkan peranan serta dan bertanggungjawab ke atas pegawai dan anggota di bawah seliaan masing-masing.

"Mereka yang terlibat dengan penyalahgunaan dadah perlu diambil tindakan mengikut prosedur operasi standard," katanya.

Launching of KOHIJAU-ICYCLE 8th Recycling Reward Point Collection Centre in Bercham

27 Dec 2016



Ipoh City Watch and Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak Berhad (KOHIJAU) will be launching its 8th KOHIJAU-ICYCLE Recycling Reward Point Collection Centre in Bercham, Perak in collaboration with Persatuan Keselamatan Sukarela Kawasan Bercham (PKSKB).

The details are as follows:

Date: 8 January 2017

Time: 9am

Venue: PKSKB Office at Lebuh Bercham Selatan, Bercham




The launching will be conducted by guests of honour; Bercham State Assmeblyman, Cheong Chee Khing, Bercham Village Headman, Mr. Lim Huey Shan and Chairman of KOHIJAU, Associate Professor Dr. Richard Ng.

More than 200 members of PKSKB and KOHIJAU-ICycle Members are expected to attend the launch.



Among the highlights during the launch include a talk on how to participate in the recycling system and help keep the environment clean. A demonstration will also be held on to use the system and collect points.

There will be also be registration of KOHIJAU-ICycle Members on the spot. Participants who register on that day will receive a door gift.

For details, kindly contact: 016-5200262 or 016-5553810 or Whatsapp to 013-5330989


Monday, December 19, 2016

‘Turning socks into snowmen’ project teaches young about charity - Malaysiakini

19 Dec 2016



The noble idea of a father, Andy Chan. has helped to kick-start a charitable cause to raise funds for a home for abused women in Klang.
Chan, whose 11-year-old daughter, Isabelle recently organised a workshop to teach primary school children how to turn white socks into cute little snowmen, said the fundraising project was intended to encourage young people to think about giving to charity.


“We are not only teaching them some art and craft, where the finished products end up collecting dust or in the waste paper basket,” Chan said. “We want them to think about other people who are less privileged than themselves.”
In the process, Chan said that the early exposure to entrepreneurship will also help the children to become good businessmen in future. They feel proud about their handicraft when people start buying from them.
“The beauty of this idea is that it is duplicable,” he said. “Each snowman is sold at RM20.With each child producing six snowmen, they will be able to raise RM120 each just by selling to family and friends.”
Enthusiastic response
At their home in Kelana Jaya last Thursday afternoon, the Chan family helped some 10 other kids and their parents to make the snowmen.


Eight-year-old Shaun Ng became excited when he managed to sell his first two snowmen to a neighbour, who told him that that the snowmen looked so cute.
“I am going to make more snowmen, and raise more money to help feed the people in the home,” he said, adding that he now has a back order of some 40 snowmen. He is trying hard to recruit his five-year-old sister Alyson as a partner in the project to help meet the demand.
“One generous lady, in particular, offered to buy 20 snowmen,” he said. “RM400 may be a small amount of money for some people, but it will certainly go a long way to help the old folks.”
Another eight-year-old from Becon House Sri Inai International School, Swarnina Poddar, said that after learning to make the snowmen, she now hopes to volunteer herself to help out whenever there is another workshop conducted.
“I enjoy raising funds for the poor,” she said. “This may be the first time I am doing it, but it will certainly not be the last.”
Six-year-old Teoh Enjie said it was fun to make the snowmen toys to sell. “What I like about this workshop is that I can bring a smile to the old people at the home,” he said. His friend, June Mulquiney, five, said she also enjoyed making the snowmen. “Mum will help to sell the snowmen to raise funds for the poor,” she said.
Aerin Tham said it is cool being able to help the needy. The 11-year-old from Nobel International School said that at the same time, he had lots of fun making the snowmen.
Hailing from Puay Chai (2) in Bandar Utama, seven-year-old Chong Ray Shuen said she has learnt about helping othersfrom the workshop which includes overcoming her fears, especially of approaching others to buy the snowmen that she made for charity’s sake.
“That's my greatest accomplishment!” she said.
Together they hope to raise at least RM1,000 to buy foodstuff that can be given to Rumah Grace in Pandamaran, Klang. Last year, Chan said Isabelle came up with another idea of turning trash into cash to buy food for charity.
“This was when we started using old socks and other recyclable materials to make the snowmen,” he said. “However, this year, the idea has evolved into making more snowmen using socks that can be purchased cheaply from the wholesalers.”
Chan, a corporate trainer, said he is happy to share the idea with other non-governmental organisations. “We try to make the fundraising project as duplicable as possible,” he said. “After attending one or two sessions, even a child as young as eight can start teaching her own friends how to make the snowmen. We need to inculcate in them the love for people who may not be as privileged as themselves.”
For more information, contact Andy Chan (mobile: +60 12 214 7558)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Recycling goes high-tech - Star Metro Perak

28 Nov 2016

Zambry (centre) doing his part to keep the environment clean during the launching of the Kohijau-iCycle recycling reward point system at the Taiping Lake Gardens. With him are (from left) Ng, Zamby’s political secretary Datuk Ahmad Shalimin Ahmad Shaffie, state financial officer Datuk Mohd Ghazali Jalal, Taiping Municipal Council president Datuk Abdul Rahim Md Ariff and state executive councillors Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi (partially hidden, blue helmet) and Datuk Samsudin Abu Hassan.


THE Kohijau-iCycle recycling reward point system by Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak Bhd (Kohijau) has been extended to Taiping.
The programme, which allows the people to embrace the 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) culture, was launched by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir at the Taiping Lake Gardens during the Perak Government Leaders’ Retreat in Taiping on Wednesday.
Kohijau chairman Dr Richard Ng said since its launch on Oct 15, over 300 people had registered as members and contributed over 4,000kg of recyclables.
“Currently, there are seven Kohijau-iCycle recycling bins located in Jelapang Tambahan, SMK Raja Chulan, Loyal Garden Residences on Jalan Sultan Nazrin Shah, Desa Tambun Indah, and GP Food Court Buntong in Ipoh; Kuala Sepetang and now in Taiping.
“More locations will be set up soon for the convenience of members,” he said.
Taking the current population of Perak at 2.4 million, Ng said it was estimated that a total of 16,000 tonnes of garbage was being generated each month.
“If nothing is done by the year 2020, Perak will have a total of 768,000 tonnes of garbage ending up in its landfills, illegal dumpsites or the ocean,” he added.
Ng said Kohijau-iCycle members were expected to help increase the recycling rate in the state from the current 5% to at least 30% by 2020.
“In the near future, once Kohijau introduces organic waste composting, the recycling rate in some communities should be as high as 60%,” he added.
Those keen to participate in the recycling reward point system must first register via http://icycle-global.com – registration is open to any interested individual without any charge.
“Upon successful registration, members will be provided with bar code stickers.
“They can then collect their recyclables and place them in either a bag or box. The bar code sticker is then stuck to the bag or box before it is dropped into the designated Kohijau-iCycle recycling bins.
“The recyclables will then be collected, scanned and updated into the member’s respective accounts.
“The points can be exchanged for cash or coupons to buy household goods from Tesco or Aeon. They can also choose to donate to charitable organisations,” Ng explained.

Ng added that a portion of the profits generated through Kohijau would be ploughed back to the society including non-governmental organisations to help keep the environment clean.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

KOHIJAU-ICycle Recycle System launched at Kuala Sepetang - 200 Residents Sign Up - Kinta Chronicles Blog

13 Nov 2016 by JAG



KOHIJAU-ICycle who launched their Recycle System at Kuala Sepetang this morning with the installation of their recycle bin got off to a strong start with 200 residents signing up with the system.


The launch was officiated by Kuala Sepetang Assemblywoman Chua Yee Ling together with KOHIJAU Chairman Dr Richard Ng and ICycle Director Dr Tan Ching Seong. 

Chua when contacted described the recycle system as a good peer reward system that encourages the recycling of domestic waste.

Under the system residents will earn Recycle points which can be ex-changed with cash or products similar to the Bonus Link system. 

“Talking about recycling is a big challenge in Kuala Sepetang fishing village. We have 800 households and a population of 3000.


“It will take some time for the residents to participate in recycling. Hopefully with the launch today we have kickstarted and will be able to create the awareness to sustain a recycling system”

Chua added that the effort to create awareness as continuous. 

“We started trying to recruit members since August. While we are happy that 200 of them have registered to participate in this system we are still looking for more members.

“Similarly we are happy that KOHIJAU has supported us with their recycle bin though we will need a few more going forward” said Chua. 


KOHIJAU Chairman Ng said the residents were generally positive of their recycle system which rewards contributors with points which can be ex-changed with cash or products similar to the Bonus Link system.

To participate in the program residents have to register with ICycle to receive an account number and barcode stickers. 

Residents will pack their recyclables in plastic bags, place their barcode sticker on the bag and dispose the bag at the ICycle recycle bin. 

ICycle will collect the recyclables and credit the points to their personal account which can be checked online.