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Condolences to Goh Swee Khim

My condolences goes out to Goh Swee Kim’s family for his tragic death.

Below is the news article from TheStar Malaysia
TAIPING: A Form Two student who was putting up a tent died after his head was hit by a pulley.

Goh Swee Khim (pic), 14, of SMK Hua Lian here, who was taking part in a camping trip organised by the school’s scouts troop, died on the spot in the 6am incident yesterday.

Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Yusof Mohd Diah said Swee Khim was setting up the tent for the club’s flying fox activity.

“The pulley fell while he was carrying out his task. He suffered severe head injuries,” he said, adding that police had ruled out foul play.

ACP Yusof said Swee Khim’s teacher Chan Din Cow was present during the incident.

His remains have been sent to the Taiping Hospital.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, who expressed his condolences to the family at a wake at a temple here, said ministry director-general Datuk Abdul Ghafar Mahmud would head a committee to investigate the incident.

He said the school has also been directed to hold back co-curricular activities in the next two weeks as a show of respect for Swee Khim.

The suspension of the co-curricular activities would also allow the students involved to undergo counselling as they have been traumatised, he added.

Dr Wee also gave RM2,000 to the family.

State exco member Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who visited the bereaved family yesterday, presented RM5,000 to the family on behalf of the state government.

“Swee Khim was a good boy who would save his pocket money for his parents so that they could go for a holiday. It is sad his life has been cut short so tragically,” he said.

Scout carnival

From The Star

The Bangsar district scouts will be celebrating its centenary with a camporee and carnival on Dec 11 from 8am to 6pm at SMK Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. The event is open to the public with an entrance fee of RM5 inclusive of a goodie bag. Some 500 scouts from the Klang Valley are expected to take part in the event. For details, call Chai at 012-6863 135 or visit bangsarscouts.blogspot.com.

Sambas in Kalimantan to host regional scout jamboree

By Kerni Puah (From The Star)

SOME 1,500 scouts from Malaysia will be among 5,000 scouts, including those from Brunei and the Pramuka scout movement in Indonesia, at the 1st Borneo Cultural Jamboree in Sambas, Kalimantan, from Dec 14 to 18.

Sarawak Deputy Scout Commissioner Captain Zainuddin Tan Sri Hamdan Sirat said the Malaysian contingent would comprise scouts from Sarawak, Sabah, Johor, Selangor, Malacca and the Federal Territory of Labuan.

Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk Seri William Mawan, who is also the Sarawak scout movement president, would lead the Malaysian contingent to Indonesia, he added.

It will travel to Sambas through the Biawak Immigration Post in Serian, some 64km from Kuching.

Friendly chat: Captain Zainuddin talking to scouts of SK Sitang Petag in Padawan during a recent visit.
Several Sarawak scout leaders including Sarawak Scout Chief Commissioner Dunstan Melling Undau and deputy chief commissioner Mohd Said Bolhassan will join the Malaysian contingent.

Zainuddin said the scouts from Malaysia and Brunei would have the opportunity to stay with families in Sambas to experience their lifestyle and local culture.

“The scouts and the Permuka members are ambassadors of goodwill and harmony. As such the jamboree in Sambas will enhance cultural understanding between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei,” he said.

Zainuddin, who is also Sarawak Air Scouts commissioner, urged youths to participate in scouting activities to inculcate discipline.

VI scouts walk down memory lane at dinner

By SAM CHEONG (From TheStar)

OLD boys and the present-day Boy Scouts of Kuala Lumpur’s Victoria Institution revelled in nostalgia as they celebrated 100 years of scouting in a trip down memory lane recently.

Held at the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s ballroom, some 300 people attended the event.

One of the main aim of the centenary celebrations, which began on July 17 with a parent’s campfire in Victoria Institution, was to raise funds to build a new Scout den.


Having fun: The present batch of VI Scouts sharing some campfire songs with the crowd.

Event patron Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Yasin who was a former VI Scout himself, expressed appreciation to the school’s principal Maslan Buniran, event committee, parents and teachers association including the VI Scouting alumni for pledging donations to construct a new den.

Also present at the event were Tan Sri Majid Ismail, pioneer member of the second Selangor scout troop founded in VI, Bangsar district commissioner Kenneth Soh and former Scouts from the 50’s-90’s.

The Victoria Institution Scout Centenary Celebrations organising chairman Zaharuddin Zabir said RM220,000 was collected through sale of dinner tables and pledges by the VI Scouting alumni.

July 2009 issue of APR INBOX

WHAT’S NEW

• One more look at SA Japan through CNV

• Regional team meets with Mongolia’s key leaders

• Bringing Scouting to the community

• Mongolia takes solid step to make youth program better

• Scouts organize blood donation campaign in Nepal

• Thailand holds 2nd International Youth Forum

• Sri Lanka holds 9th National Course for Assistant Leader Trainers

• “Book Bridge” between German and Mongolian Scouts

• Scouts in Sri Lanka walk for the environment

• July 1 is important day in Thailand

• Board of Directors and WSB Executives meet in Geneva

• Scholarship for Scouts in developing countries

WHAT’S ONGOING

• APR Forum for Youth Program & Training Commissioners

• 4th Preparatory meeting of the 26th APR Scout Jamboree

WHAT’S UPCOMING

• APR Workshop on PR & Marketing

• International Scout Seminar on Intellectual Property

BE PREPARED

• 23rd Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference

• Asia-Pacific Regional Course for Leader Trainers – Malaysia

• 6th APR Scout Youth Forum – Malaysia

Download JULY 2009 INBOX newsletter now

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Seminar Pengurusan Risiko PPM

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