Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The highest ever lottery prize in Malaysia of RM47.82 million was won by a lucky guy from Selangor

An ordinary businessman in his fifties from Selangor, Malaysia became an instant millionaire overnight - thanks to Malaysia's highest ever lottery prize - a whopping RM 47.82 million in payout.

The guy, whose indentitiy was kept secret was the sole winner of the 6/58 lottery draws - organised by Malaysia's biggest Lottery company - Sports Toto, drawn on Tuesday, 28 September 2010.

The 6/58 game means you have to be very very lucky to select the 6 winning number - anything from 1 to 58 in the correct sequence.

The winning number 8, 11, 19, 22, 54, 55 was won by that guy on 28 September 2010.

The probability of anyone hitting the correct sequence is 1 in 40 million, higher odds than you being elected as the President of the United States of America (1 in 10 million)..!!!

It is the biggest ever lottery prize won in Malaysian history.

Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd said the previous highest jackpot of RM20.9 million was paid out in December 2008.

Millions of people in Malaysia placed their bets on millions of combinations since 3 months ago. However, no winner was announced as the prize money continues to swell to almost RM50 million ringgit.

The lucky guy won the number via lucky pick in which he only spent RM20 - means he gave RM20 to the lottery clerks and the number was picked randomly by the machine.

Sports Toto in its websites said the man is giving some of his winnings for charity and also helping his family members.

Lucky.. Super Lucky.

You don't believe me ?? Check this out baby :

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Heather Locklear - the undisputed sex symbol of the 80s

Before Pamela Anderson shot into fame as one of the world's sexiest women, one American blonde actually stood out as the sexiest ever woman the world has ever seen.

She is Heather Locklear or Heather Deen Locklear.

This American blonde bombshell was born on September 25, 1961.

She is perhaps best known for her Television role as Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty which also starred Joan Collins - one of the hit TV series in the 80s.

Besides that, this super sweet blonde also played the roles of Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker, Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place, and Caitlin Moore on Spin City.

Strangely, Heather Locklear seems to have a crush and likings for Male Heavy Metal superstars, known for their extravagant styles and more than ordinary looks as well as wild lifestyles.

Locklear was married twice to heavy metal supremos - namely Motley Crue's drummer - Tommy Lee and Bon Jovi's lead guitarist - Richie Sambora.

Her marriage with Motley Crue wildman - Tommy Lee lasted from 1986 till they divorced in 1993.

Locklear then married Richie Sambora on December 17, 1994.

The odd couple was blessed with a daughter - Ava born in 1997, their only child.

Locklear and Sambora divorced in April 2007.

Even at 48, men's hearts will still stop beating for at least 10 seconds whenever they saw the sexy Heather Locklear!!!

We love you Heather...

If you want to earn more money than the Prime Minister, then work in the British public sector

British Prime Minister David Cameron currently earns £142,500

Most public sector employees in the world, earn less than what the head of Governments earn in their monthly or annual paycheck.

This depends on the economy and Gross Domestic Product of the nations.

For example, Singapore Prime Minister as well as the cabinet minister, earn millions in their monthly salaries and the civil servants in Singapore may not earn more than the cabinet ministers.

However in Britain, more than 9,000 public sector employees are reportedly earning a higher wage than the British Prime Minister himself, who has previously questioned pay levels in top jobs.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC reported today 20th September 2010 that new research conducted for BBC Panorama found that there were more than 38,000 public employees earning above £100,000 and 1,000 people on more than £200,000 in Britain.

David Cameron took a 5% pay cut when he took office and earns £142,500.

Details from 2,400 public bodies puts the number of high earners far above previous estimates.

The salary details come as the government warns that public spending needs to be drastically curbed.

The government has already revealed that pay for the top 5% of earners in the public sector has risen by 51% in the past 10 years.

The British Prime Minister and his cabinet took the 5% pay cut when they formed the government at a time of record deficits and a sluggish economy.

In collaboration with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Panorama requested pay details from most of the UK's publicly funded organisations, including local authorities, schools, universities, the BBC, the NHS and the government agencies known as quangos.

Across the UK, the NHS has the highest number of high earners, with more than 26,000 people on more than £100,000.

Of those, nearly 6,500 earn more than Mr Cameron. The top NHS earner is a GP on at least £475,000 and seven out of the top 10 in the NHS are GPs.

The facts are :

38,045 earn over £100,000

1,000 earn over £200,000

9,187 earn more than PM

10 GPs earn over £300,000

1 GP in Hillingdon PCT earns £475,000

17 teachers earn more than PM

331 BBC managers earn more than £100,000

362 local council employees earn more than PM

The database, compiled from both public records and freedom of information requests, excludes some major publicly owned corporations, including Royal Mail, Network Rail and Channel 4 because they operate largely as commercial concerns.

The BBC's salaries were included because the BBC is funded by the £145.50 licence fee paid by UK households. There are 331 managers at the BBC earning more than £100,000.

Lucy Adams, the head of BBC People, said the corporation needs to compete with the private sector for top talent in the media and entertainment industries. She said the BBC is dealing with the issue of executive pay.

She added that Director General Mark Thompson - who for the year 2009/10 received a total remuneration of £838,000 including base pay of £668,000 and £7,000 in benefits in addition to a £163,000 pension payment - and other senior managers at the BBC had taken pay cuts: "We have given up, all the executives have given up two months' pay. We have had a pay freeze for the next four years."

Well - this is another reason why footballers around the globe, are dying to play in the English Premier Leauge. Certain footballers like Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand and also Frank Lampard and John Terry earn at least £80,000 a week.

That is a hell of a money.. The are getting paid handsomely doing what they like most - playing football..!!

Che Guevara - ikon perjuangan revolusi abad ke 20

Gambar Che Guevara yang terkenal ini dirakamkan Alberto Korda dan dilabelkan sebagai Fotografi paling terkenal di dunia.

Wajah Che Guevara ini antara imej abad ke 20 yang paling terkenal. Ini kerana Che Guevara adalah ikon dan simbol perjuangan revolusi berfahaman Marxist.

Che Guevara membantu Fidel Castro menjatuhkan rejim diktator Fulgencio Batista di Cuba pada 1959 sehingga Fidel Castro kekal sebagai Pemerintah Cuba sehingga sekarang.

Kejayaan itu dicapai dengan hanya menggunakan 80 askar dibantu beribu ribu penduduk pedalaman dan desa yang terpikat dengan karisma Che Guevara.

Karisma Che Guevara berjaya meruntuhkan kerajaan Batista meskipun tentera Che Guevara hanya mempunyai kelengkapan perang yang terhad berbanding ratusan batalion yang dimiliki tentera Batista.

Kejayaan itu telah membuka mata dunia betapa kerajaan boleh digulingkan dengan pergerakan revolusi yang mantap dari segi mental dan fizikal.

Oleh kerana pengaruh Che Guevara dalam Marxisme yang begitu kuat khususnya di kalangan penduduk desa, maka Amerika Syarikat bimbang fahaman Marxist atau Komunisme yang ditegakkan Che Guevara, bakal menular.

Ini kerana selepas kejayaan di Cuba, Che Guevara meneruskan pula perjuangannya di benua Afrika iaitu di Congo serta juga di negara Amerika Selatan iaitu Bolivia.

Umum tahu, ketika itu perang dingin antara Amerika Syarikat dan USSR atau Soviet Union di tahap tinggi lebih lebih lagi dengan insiden Bay of Pigs pada 1961 di mana tentera Soviet Union meletakkan peluru berpandu nuklear di Cuba - hanya 90 kilometer dari tanah besar Amerika Syarikat dan siap sedia melancarkan serangan nuklear pertama di dunia.

Jika itu berlaku, sudah pasti menyebabkan kemusnahan dan kematian pada skala yang tidak pernah dialami penduduk manusia kerana umum mengetahui senjata nuklear menyebabkan kemusnahan lebih besar iaitu seribu kali ganda berbanding bom atom yang digugurkan ke atas Hiroshima dan Nagasaki pada penghujung perang dunia ke dua.

Ini kerana Soviet Union dan USA pastinya saling berbalas serangan dengan melancarkan peluru berpandu nuklear antara satu sama lain.

Sering menghisap Cerut terbaik buatan Cuba - itulah antara gaya ikon Che Guevara

Bersama rakan revolusinya - Fidel Castro yang kekal memerintah Cuba sehingga sekarang

Amerika Syarikat menerusi CIA melancarkan operasi khas memburu Che Guevara sehingga dia akhirnya ditangkap sebelum dibunuh di La Higuera, Bolivia pada 9 Oktober 1967 pada usia 39 tahun..

Che Guevara dibunuh dengan ditembak 9 kali oleh Sarjan Mario Teran dari tentera Bolivia menggunakan rifle separa automatik.

Kata kata akhir Che Guevara sebelum ditembak berbunyi seperti berikut : "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill a man!"

Che Guevara meninggal dunia setelah terkena 9 das tembakan dilepaskan Sarjan Teran - 5 kali ditembak di kaki, sekali di bahu kanan dan lengan kanan, sekali di dada dan peluru terakhir dihalakan ke tekaknya.

Sehingga kini legasi Che Guevara masih berterusan dan perjuangan berani dan penuh karismanya sentiasa dikenang.

Lagenda bolasepak Argentina - Diego Maradona mempunyai tatu Che Guavara pada badannya.

Che Guevara lebih terkenal sebagai pemimpin gerila berbanding pemimpin Palestin - the late Yasser Arafat.

Majalah Times menamakannya sebagai antara 100 individu paling berpengaruh pada abad ke 20.

Manakala gambar Imej Che Guevara yang terkenal itu yang dirakamkan Alberto Korda dilabelkan sebagai Fotografi paling terkenal di dunia.

Terima kasih kerana membaca...

Che Guevara ketika berucap di perhimpunan agung Pertubuhan Bangsa Bangsa Bersatu, PBB di New York pada 11 December 1964, 3 tahun sebelum ikon revolusi itu dibunuh.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Singapore and Malaysia agree on land swap

My say - this show how serious Malaysia under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, to consolidate bilateral ties with neighbouring countries in the South East Asian and Asian regions.

Immediately after taking over as Malaysia's 6th Prime Minister on 3rd April 2009, Najib immediately visited Malaysia's neighbouring countries including Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand.

As reported by Reuters :

SINGAPORE, September 20, 2010 - Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to swap land parcels in the city-state as part of a broad agreement that will see Malaysia give up its control of railway land that runs through Singapore.

In exchange for land currently occupied and controlled by Malaysia's railway operator, Singapore will give a Malaysia-Singapore joint venture six land parcels near the city-state's central business district.

"This agreement signifies the final chapter in the long-standing arrangement which started 20 years ago," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said at a press conference in Singapore on Monday, September 20, 2010.

The 50:50 joint venture will involve Singapore sovereign fund Temasek and Malaysian state investor Khazanah.

Four of the land parcels are at Marina South, near where Singapore is building a new multi-billion-dollar financial centre, which will be supplemented by residences and malls. Las Vegas Sands' $5.5 billion Singapore casino, the Marina Bay Sands, is located in this area.

The other two parcels are in the Ophir-Rochor area located just east of Singapore's central business district.

Singapore and Malaysia in May agreed to resolve long-standing disputes over land and water that have plagued ties between the two neighbours for the past two decades.

Malaysia has partial sovereignty over the site on which the railway station is located, as well as land on both sides of the tracks that run through Singapore, under agreements dating back to British colonial rule.

As part of the deal, Malaysia agreed to relocate its railway station near Singapore's central business district to an area close to one of the two bridges linking the two countries, freeing up land in the city-state for redevelopment.

Batu Sumpah Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia

Legenda Batu Sumpah Keningau

Ketika Sabah bersetuju untuk bergabung dengan Sarawak, Singapura dan Tanah Melayu untuk membentuk sebuah persekutuan dikenali Malaysia yang kemudiannya tarikh 16 September 1963 dipilih sebagai tarikh peristyharan, satu perjanjian 20 perkara turut dimeterai bagi melindungi hak dan keistimewaan kaum etnik di Sabah yang terdiri lebih 40 etnik termasuk Kadazan-Dusun-Murut, Bajau, Sungai dan sebagainya.

Perjanjian 20 perkara itu antara lain meliputi Agama, Bahasa, Perlembagaan, Ketua dan Nama Negara, Imigrasi, Borneonisasi, Kewarga-negaraan, Hak istimewa kaum etnik pribumi dan Bumiputra Sabah serta juga hak berkaitan Tanah.

Bagi memeterai lagi penubuhan Malaysia itu, sebuah Batu Sumpah didirikan di Keningau dan dirasmikan wakil kerajaan persekutuan, Tan Sri Manickavasagam. Majlis bersejarah itu turut dihadiri pejuang kemerdekaan Sabah yang juga Ketua Menteri Sabah - Tun Fuad Stephens.

Yang Di Pertuan Agong ke 3, Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail dan Raja Permaisuri Agong turut melawat Batu Sumpah itu pada 1964.

Batu Sumpah ini telah didirikan pada tahun 60 an atas Perjanjian di antara Parti Pasok Momogun yang diketuai oleh mendiang Y.Bhg. Datuk G. S. Sundang @ Datuk Gunsanad Samson Sundang dan mendiang OKK Sodomon Bin Gunsanad yang ketika itu ketua daerah Keningau, dengan Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia.

Turut terbabit sama dalam cetusan idea itu pemimpin tempatan Sabah seperti Datuk Anthony Undan Andulag, Datuk Angian Andulag, Datuk Arif Salleh, Chu Shin Kee dari parti UNKO dan Haji Arshad Abdul Rahim dari parti USNO.

Tujuannya untuk menghormati hak kebebasan beragama, adat istiadat anak rakyat Negeri Sabah oleh Kerajaan Malaysia dan rakyat Negeri Sabah. Pada masa sama penduduk Bahagian Pedalaman Atas (Keningau) bersumpah taat setia kepada Kerajaan Malaysia.

Tulisan di Batu Sumpah Keningau berbunyi seperti berikut (masih menggunakan ejaan lama):



Bagi rakyat di pedalaman Sabah, Batu Sumpah ini adalah lambang dan tanda persetujuan rakyat pedlaman untuk membentuk negara Malaysia dengan Sabah menjadi rakan kongsi sama rata dengan Sarawak dan Tanah Melayu. Hak Hak Sabah di dalam Malaysia adalah dipelihara dan dilindungi dan dipertahankan oleh kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia sepanjang masa.

Batu Sumpah juga adalah lambang Kemerdekaan dan Kebebasan daripada penjajahan dan kelangsungan perpaduan di kalangan rakyat berbilang kaum, serta ikrar dan janji, cinta dan hormat kepada kerajaan dan negara Malaysia buat selama lamanya.

Batu Sumpah itu berukuran 2 meter tinggi, 24 cm tebal dan 1.5 meter lebar di bahagian atas, diambil dari sungai Ulu Senagang oleh Pegawai Daerah Keningau ketika itu, Tan Sri Richard Lind dengan bantuan penduduk Kg Senagang.

Batu Sumpah Keningau bukan sembarangan batu, malahan ia luar biasa kerana telah menjalani proses pemasukan roh oleh 7 orang Bobolian pada September 1964. Bobolian adalah mereka yang mahir berkomunikasi dengan alam roh dengan menggunakan bahasa roh iaitu "Rinait".

Batu Sumpah itu masih dijaga rapi sehingga sekarang di perkarangan Pejabat Majlis Daerah Keningau yang juga berhampiran Hotel Perkasa, Keningau.

Setiap tahun, upacara tradisi untuk menghormati Batu Sumpah itu dilakukan oleh "Bobohizan" atau "Bobolian".

Video di atas pula menunjukkan antara majlis yang diadakan di Batu Sumpah, Keningau sempena Hari Malaysia pada 16 September 2011, dihadiri pengasas United Borneo Front, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan. Perhatikan tradisi menyembelih ayam dan darah ayam itu dilumuri pada batu sumpah.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sosilawati Lawiya - sad end of Malaysia's celebrity cosmetic millionaire

Updated Wednesday 13th October, 2010 (source The Star Online)

Banting murders: Lawyer, three others charged

BANTING, Selangor, Malaysia, 13th October, 2010 :

Lawyer N. Pathmanabhan, 41, and three others were jointly charged Wednesday with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.

They were charged before Magistrate Hurman Hussain. The charge against Pathmanabhan was read in Bahasa Malaysia while the charge against the rest was read in Tamil.

They were charged with the murder of Sosilawati, 47, CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, personal lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abd Karim, 32 and driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44.

Accused N. Pathmanabhan being escorted to the Telok Datok Magistrate Court to be charged for the murder of Datuk Sosilawati.

Others who were charged with Pathmanabhan were T. Thilaiyalagan, 19, R. Matan, 20, and R. Kathavarayan, 30.

The offence was allegedly committed at Lot 2001, Jalan Tanjung Layang, Tanjung Sepat, Banting between 8.30pm and 9.45pm on Aug 30.

It was reported that the four had gone missing on Aug 30 after telling their families and friends that they were going to Banting to discuss a land deal.

More than a week later, police said they were murdered and burnt, and their ashes thrown into a river near a farm owned by Pathmanabhan.

The accused are also being probed for the murders and disappearance of several others, including Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja, 34, local businessmen Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, 37 and 44-year-old housewife T. Selvi.

No plea was recorded and the court fixed Dec 16 for mention of the case.

(Left to right) Accused T. Thilayalgan( in black), R. Matan (Blue and green) and R. Kathavarayan (white) being escorted to the Telok Datok Magistrate Court to be charge for the murder of Datuk Sosilawati.

The accused were represented by Amer Hamzah Arshad and Ravi Nekoo while prosecution was by Deputy Public Prosecutors Ishak Mohd Yusoff (lead), Saiful Edris Zainudin and Idham Abd Ghani.

My previous posts :

The late Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya - May Her Soul Rest in Peace. Our Prayers also goes to her family and the families of the 3 other victims. God Bless...

Local beauty products founder Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, 47 was last seen in public at a buka puasa event in Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam on 28th August 2010. 2 days later on August 30th 2010, Sosilawati, left her house in Gombak for Banting, Selangor to discuss a land deal worth RM1.4million. She had told one of her daughters that she would be in Banting for three days. Datuk Sosilawati together with 3 others became victims of one of the most gruesome murders ever commited by human beings.

Being a celebrity cosmetic millionaire, Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya,47 always appeared on Malaysian TV. Sosilawati was the founder of cosmetics brand Nouvelle Visages

Sosilawati's eldest daughter Erni Dekritawati Yuliana Bukhairi (left) and her sisters waiting for the arrival of VIPs outside their house in Taman Harmonis. 15 September, 2010

Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Wanita Umno members and family members reciting thalil prayers at the home of Sosilawati in Gombak. 15 September, 2010

The infamous farm, Ladang Gadong in Banting, Selangor, Malaysia, the reported location of the gruesome murders of Datuk Sosilawati and 3 others. Note the retaining wall surrounding the farm.

Cops removing computers and files, among other things, from the main suspect's office

Members of the scuba unit combing Sungai Kanchong for murder weapons.

A cricket bat found on the Sungai Panchau riverbed may have been among the weapons used in the brutal murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department Director, Commissioner of Police, Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said the bat was among numerous objects recovered by police from the river as they searched for evidence into the brutal murders.

"Among other things, a cricket bat was also recovered from the riverbed, and it is believed to be one of the murder weapons," he told reporters during a press conference at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on September 17, 2010.

A suspect with two policemen near the river where the search for murder weapons was going on. 15 September, 2010

The lawyer who is the main suspect in the murder of millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others being escorted by CID officers from Bukit Aman to his legal firm in Banting, Selangor. Police seized four computer CPUs and several files believed to contain information on land deals. 15 September, 2010.

The media reported that the murder of millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others was carried out under the orders of the lawyer, identified as the mastermind.

It is learnt that the lawyer had ordered at least three men, believed to be working for him, to carry out the murders at an abandoned house in an oil palm estate in Sungai Gadung.

It is believed that the lawyer owned the estate.

The killings were said to have taken place after Sosilawati had gone with the others to confront the lawyer regarding the transfer of a land title in a deal believed to be worth RM25mil.

It is understood that the meeting had taken place near the lawyer’s house before the victims were taken to the estate, which is near Ladang Gadong.

There, the four were beaten and repeatedly stabbed before they were burnt.

Police investigations also revealed nine cases involving the lawyer who allegedly masterminded the brutal murders of Datuk Sosilawati and three others.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said there were seven commercial crime cases involving the lawyer, totalling RM 7.1 million, since 2005.

"These crimes involved land sale to members of the public, all confined within the district," he said.

Khalid said two other cases related to the suspect were two missing persons reports and the murder of T. Selvi, 46, who was stabbed to death in front of her house in Taman Cempaka, Banting, in April 2009.

In another development, the main suspect in the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya is not a Datuk after all.

Police enquiries in all states to trace who had conferred a Datukship on the 41-year-old drew a blank, sources said.

The Malaysian daily, the Star reported that it is learnt that the suspect had bought the so-called title from a businessman for RM180,000.

The man had promised him that his name would be included on the list of recipients for Datukship.

Apparently, the businessman told the suspect that he was free to use the title following the inclusion of his name on the list.

Sources revealed that police were also looking for the businessman

15 September 2010 - A police forensics team with a suspect at the chicken farm where the remains of the four murder victims were found.

One of the main suspects in the Sosilawati case being detained.

Down by the river: A marine policeman holding the knife believed to have been used in the murder of Sosilawati in Sungai Kanchong. 15 September, 2010.

A police forensic team that has been scouring the river since Sunday, 12 September 2010, has also turned up two knives, a few watches and some jewellery.

Two special task force have been set up by the police and investigators have been working round the clock at the scene.

Police forencis team gathering evidences at a location at Sungai Panchau, Selangor.

The Sungai Panchau may hold more grisly secrets than imagined. Deep beneath its muddy surface are hundreds of human bone fragments, suggesting that it may have been a watery grave for many murder victims.

It is learnt that police found more than 300 human bone fragments from the riverbed, located about four to five kilometres from the farm where the quadruple murders took place.

According to an expert, who has been handling cremations for 20 years, a human body, once burned, would leave behind about 20 to 25 visible bone fragments.

So far, police investigating the gruesome murders of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three of her aides have confirmed there are at least eight missing person reports that are believed to be connected to the main suspects in the millionairess’ case.

The high number of bone fragments found have given rise to speculation that others may have been murdered at the estate even before Sosilawati and her friends.

Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya - Malaysia's celebrity cosmetic millionaire, went missing with 3 others including her personal lawyer, driver and a bank officer on 30th August 2010, a day before Malaysia's 53rd independence day, and 12 days before the celebration of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Yesterday, 12th of September 2010, 2 weeks after her disappearence, the Malaysian police came out with a shocking statement - Sosilawati and her 3 friends were feared murdered, their bodies burnt and then the ashes being thrown inside a river. It was shocking and a sad end to Sosilawati's life.

This happened in Banting, Selangor, about 100 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur.

8 people had been arrested including a 41 year old lawyer from Banting who police said might have connection with the similar disappearance of another 4 persons, sometimes ago.

"I can say that Sosilawati Lawiya and three others are believed to have been murdered and their bodies burnt with ashes strewn in a river near the coast of the southwestern part of the state,' Malaysia's Criminal Investigations department head Commisioner Datuk Bakri Zinin told AFP, the French News Agency.

'Police have detained eight suspects in the case and they provided information that led us to the location where the remains were found,' he added.

'We will have to do a DNA analysis to fully determine the identity of the remains but we are confident these are the remains of the four.' Mr Barki said one of the detainees was a 38-year-old lawyer who is believed to be the mastermind and who owned the land where the bodies were burnt.

He said the lawyer, who was handling a land deal for Sosilawati, was also being investigated over the the disappearance of four other people.

Ahead of police confirmation of her death, the influential Malay-language Utusan Malaysia daily carried a banner headline in its Sunday, 12th September 2010 edition stating 'Sosilawati was Murdered", quoting police sources.

Sosilawati's mysterious disappearance has been on the front pages local newspapers for the last week as police carried out a nationwide search for the tycoon amid fears that she had been abducted and murdered.

Meanwhile, The Singapore Straits Times reported today Monday 13th September 2010 that the lawyer brothers at the heart of the murder investigations into the deaths of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others are also linked to a missing Indian multimillionaire.

Police also revealed on Sunday, 12 September 2010 that the brothers, aged 38 and 41, were being investigated over the disappearance of three others over the past year.

The Indian multi-millionaire, from Chennai, was believed to have been involved in several joint business ventures with the brothers, according to NST.

The businessman was persuaded to come over to Malaysia last year and rented a house in Bandar Sungai Emas, Banting. For the next few months, he was seen with the brothers, one of whom is a Datuk.

A source close to the investigations revealed that the businessman went missing in December but the people in Banting thought he had returned to India. But in February, the man's family came to Banting and said they had lost contact with him.

They also started looking for him. They enquired about the Datuk and his brother but they, too, had gone missing. The Indian businessman's family then lodged a missing person's report but nothing came out of that.

Police now have reopened investigations into three other similar cases where the people who had business dealings with the brothers disappeared.

On Wednesday, 15 September 2010, the newly appointed Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said a task force had been set up to investigate all missing person reports linked to the suspects.

“There should be no more slacking or ignoring missing person reports,” he said.

Meanwhile Federal CID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin said on Sunday 12th September 2010 that four missing person cases would be re-investigated based on police reports lodged by their families linking the duo.

Sources said that among those missing and believed to have been “disposed of” were an Indian national, a local woman and two men.

It is learnt that the police’s anti-money laundering division would be applying to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for an order to freeze the assets of the lawyers.

The gruesome murders also grabbed the attentions of Malaysia's Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

On Thursday, 16th September 2010, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has congratulated the police for their efficiency in solving the murder of Datuk Sosilawati and 3 others.

He also urged the people to give the force “the time and space to handle the case so that all involved in the crime could be brought to justice”.

“This success (of the police) is very encouraging. I congratulate the police force for having acted fast.

“I hope they will gather all the evidence so that the court will have no doubt in imposing a sentence that commensurates with the seriousness of the crime committed,” he told reporters when asked to comment on a statement by newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar that the murder of Sosilawati and three men had been solved.

Millionaire murdered Timeline of killings

Aug 28: Local beauty products founder Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya is last seen in public at a buka puasa event in Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam.

Aug 30: Sosilawati, 47, leaves her house in Gombak for Banting to discuss a land deal worth RM1.4mil. She had told one of her daughters that she would be in Banting for three days.

Sept 1: Three days have passed and there are no signs of Sosilawati, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Karim, 32, and financial adviser Noorhisham Mohammad, 38.

Sept 5: Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah says police received a report on the disappearance of the four.

Sept 6: The luxury cars belonging to Sosilawati and her lawyer are found in Subang Jaya.

Sept 9: A suspect is arrested.

Sept 10: The detained suspect leads police to a place where several of Sosilawati?s belongings are found. Five people from the area are arrested. A lawyer is called in to have his statement recorded at the Kuala Langat police headquarters before being released.

Sept 11: Two brothers are arrested. Police learn that the victims may have been murdered and their bodies burnt before the ashes were strewn in a river near Ladang Gadong in Tanjung Sepat, near Morib.

Sept 12: Police confirm the arrest of two lawyer brothers, one of them a Datuk, in connection with the murders. -- THE STAR/ANN

Photos/Reports sourced from The Star Malaysia & Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency)
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