KL’s historical road of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Today, let us visit Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) via the 1968 map (pix below). Jalan TAR was originally called Batu Road. It was so named because it began as a track leading to Batu where there was a village, limestone caves and tin mines. The road is now named after the nation’s first Yang di-Pertuan Agong. By the 1930s, the swamps, rice fields and coconut estates around Batu Road were replaced by commercial development, which created one of the town’s busiest streets. Historically, and still evident today, the… Read More

Adat Melenggang Perut, to bless the mother and the unborn baby

Adat Melenggang Perut or Kirim Perut is a rite of passage in the Malay community that takes place during the 7th month of pregnancy to estimate the baby’s gender, and to bless the mother and the unborn baby, keeping them safe from danger. This ceremony would be performed by a midwife and requires 7 pieces of batik cloth of various colours (used to cover the stomach area), one medium-sized coconut, a cup of white rice, a plate of nasi kunyit, a knife or a spoon and various other things depending on the… Read More

Acryl Sani appointed as new IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani has been appointed as the new Inspector-General of Police, which will take effect from April 4. Acryl replaces Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, who is set to retire when his contract expires on May 3, after serving two years as police chief. Acryl’s appointment letter was entrusted by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin today, with Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, senior officials from the Home Ministry and members of the Police Force Commission (SPP) also present…. Read More

Neelofa, husband and family members issued RM60K compound for SOP violation

Kuala Lumpur: Celebrity Neelofa has been issued compound of RM20,000 for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) during her recent wedding ceremony and breaching regulations on inter-state travel. Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor’s husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, was compounded RM10,000 for also violating regulations on inter-state travel. He said 20 members of the couple’s family and relatives were also issued compound of RM1,500 each, totalling RM30,00, for failing to observe physical distancing of at least one metre apart during the marriage solemnisation ceremony…. Read More