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Monday, December 9, 2013

Indonesia train crashes into fuel truck, killing 10 in ball of fire

People take pictures of a burning commuter train after it collided at Bintaro district in Jakarta, December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Beawiharta
People take pictures of burning commuter train after it collided at Bintaro district in Jakarta

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A crowded commuter train crashed into a fuel tanker on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a huge explosion and injuring scores.
Investigations were under way after the accident shortly before lunch at a crossing in the suburb of Bintaro, southwest of Jakarta, police said. The truck was destroyed in the blaze.
"One of the railway crossing gates malfunctioned. A railway officer had tried to stop the truck," said Dedi Arnadi, head of police for the area, told reporters.
It was one of Indonesia's worst train accidents since 1987 when 156 people were killed when two trains collided, close to the scene of Monday's accident.
(Reporting by Andjarsari Paramaditha and Christania Astri, Editing by Jonathan Thatcher and Nick Macfie)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blood spots lead to 19-year-old UiTM student who flushed baby down campus toilet

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Blood spots in a hostel room has led police to suspect that a student was involved in a baby flushing case, reported Berita Harian.
A 19-year-old student then admitted to giving birth to a baby girl that was found dead in a sewerage treatment plant in Terengganu.
Police would be detaining the student after a medical examination, while her 20-year-old boyfriend is being tracked down for questioning.
Both of them are from Selangor.
A contract worker found the baby’s body while cleaning the sewerage treatment plant at noon on Aug 29.
The culprit is believed to have flushed the baby down the toilet from the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campus in Dungun.
Terengganu CID chief K. Manoharan was quoted as saying that the student had claimed responsibility.
Investigation would be carried out under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealing birth by secretly disposing the body. - theStarOnline

Selangor bans all works near rivers

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has ordered local councils in the state not to approve development projects near river tributaries.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said that the prohibition, effective immediately, would give enforcement officers time to inspect factories that were currently operating near the riverside.
“Enforcement must be increased to ensure another water contamination issue does not take place,” Khalid told a press conference after chairing the weekly executive council meeting yesterday.
“All relevant parties in the state government will continue to inspect the situation from time to time to ensure that rivers do not get contaminated,”said Khalid.
The move to freeze projects near river tributaries comes after an oil spillage in Sungai Selangor last week which disrupted water supply to several areas in the Klang Valley.
Water concessionaires worked around the clock to clean up the river after four water treatment plants – Sungai Selangor Phase 1,2,3 and Rantau Panjang were shut down.
Khalid urged the National Resources and Environment Ministry to enforce a law under the Environment Quality Act 1974,to make culprits responsible for river contamination pay for the damage caused and the cost for the required clean-up.
The Star had also reported recently about the vulnerability of rivers and the measures that must be taken to prevent their contamination.
State executive councillor in charge of environment Elizabeth Wong said that the company, which caused the oil spillage, did not have the necessary approval to operate a factory.
“I do not have the exact details with me now but the license the owner has does not allow him to run a factory,” she said.
On the long standing water restructuring issue between the state and federal governments, Khalid said that he was still waiting for the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry to revert to him for a final meeting.
“There have been numerous meetings at various levels. I am waiting for the ministry to get back to me for a final meeting between the minister and the Mentri Besar,” he said. - theStarOnline

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Movie on M'sian on death row in Singapore in the offing

Yong Vui Kong
Yong Vui Kong
PETALING JAYA: A local filmmaker will produce a movie based on the life of Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian who is facing the death penalty in Singapore for drug trafficking.
To be called Letters From Death Row, the movie was inspired by Sabah-born Yong who was caught trafficking 47.27g of heroin in the republic when he was 19.
Yong was apparently working as a mule for an unidentified criminal boss when he was arrested in 2007. He was barely 18 at the time, but the prosecution declined to reduce the charge against him, and hence, Yong faces mandatory death.
According to independent film producer Kit Lim, he was personally touched that a 19-year-old faced his own mortality with dignity, even as he is remorseful.
“I hope this film will be able to highlight the problems that arise from the mandatory death penalty, whereby young, poor and illiterate drug mules are executed while those responsible go unpunished.
“We have condemned young drug mules to death instead of going after the culprits producing these substances and putting them in the hands of children,” the 28-year-old said in an interview.
Lim said the film, in the style of a docudrama, will feature actual letters written by Yong from prison in Singapore.
Due to limited funds, Lim said he and his crew have started collecting donations online for the venture that should be completed within two years.
Shooting will take place in Yong’s hometown in Sandakan, Sabah, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
“Our target is to raise US$15,000 (RM49,300), but we will proceed with this movie no matter how much we get,” he said.
Yong, now 25, may stand a chance at having his original sentence commuted to life sentence following some legal reforms in Singapore pertaining to the death sentence in certain drug trafficking and murder cases. - theStarOnline

Downpour causes flash floods, massive traffic jams in city

Flash floods along Jalan Lompat Pagar, Seksyen 13, Shah Alam. Picture posted by Twitter user @MohdFairus.
Flash floods along Jalan Lompat Pagar, Seksyen 13, Shah Alam. Picture posted by Twitter user @MohdFairus.
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic was forced to a halt on several highways in the Klang Valley due to flash floods following a heavy downpour on Sunday.
Some of the worst affected areas were Old Klang Road, New Pantai Expressway, Federal Highway and Bangsar.
The traffic jams had also caused some KTM commuters to be stranded at several stations. 
One commuter voiced her frustrations on Twitter saying: “Stuck at KL Sentral due to flood in Subang till Batu Tiga. What am I to do here?,” said user@Ama Nona.
Motorists along the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) heading towards Ampang and Cheras complained of massive traffic.
The situation worsened due to a stalled vehicle along the stretch.
A Malaysian Highway Authority spokesman said that by 5pm, traffic on the New Pantai Expressway was at a crawl from PJS2 to Maju Jaya and at the Taman Medan traffic light junction because of the floodings.
"Traffic was also reported to be moving slowly from Sri Petaling to the Middle Ring Road 2 on the Kesas Highway due to the wet conditions and the weekend break.
"The situation is the same from the Grand Saga Highway toll plaza heading to Plaza Phoenix and the Sunway Toll plaza to the Federal Highway on the Puchong Damansara Highway," the spokesman said.
A Fire and Rescue spokesman also said flash flooding was reported on Jalan Klang Lama and a team from the Bukit Jalil fire station had been despatched to mitigate the situation. 
Meanwhile, a Selangor Fire and Rescue spokesman said the department had to despatch teams to clear fallen trees in Klang and Pekan Meru after receiving reports to the effect from 4pm.
Twitter users had also reached for their phones in relaying messages of warning to their friends to avoid certain roads.
Tweet handle @MohdFairus said "Subang. Train railway and highway banjir. Ktm stuck for more than an hour already."

"so.. the sister cannot pick me up in nilai since komuter stuck banjir kat subang. i'm gonna have to go by myself. nah. ajak ma lah," said neh @zisisaineh

"Avoid NPE SUBANG to KL after Old Klang Road...everyone is making a u-turn," said Gayathri Vijayakumar@GayaCutedevil

"Jam all the way at federal from klang to sunway due to the heavy rain. 3roads becomes 1road cause banjir," said Charmaine@Charmaineiam.
Road user Jaswant Singh was stuck on his way to Shah Alam as water level rose to six inches.

"I was stuck there for nearly an hour trying to move through the water," he said.

Flash floods also hit the Federal Highway causing a massive crawl. - theStarOnline

Friday, August 23, 2013

Egypt's bruised Brotherhood fails to show street power

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in front of Al Istikama mosque in Cairo August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in front of Al Istikama mosque in Cairo August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
CAIRO (Reuters) - Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialise on Friday as the movement reeled from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.
Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28 mosques in the capital after weekly prayers.
But midday prayers were cancelled at some mosques and there were few signs of major demonstrations unfolding in Cairo.
"We are not afraid; it's victory or death," said Mohamed Abdel Azim, a retired oil engineer who was among about 100 people marching slowly from a mosque near Cairo University.
"They intend to strike at Muslims," the grey-bearded Azim said. "We'd rather die in dignity than live in oppression. We'll keep coming out until there's no one left."
Some marchers carried posters of Mursi, who was toppled by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on July 3 after huge demonstrations against his rule. "No to the coup," they chanted.
Egypt has endured the bloodiest civil unrest in its modern history since August 14 when police destroyed protest camps set up by Mursi's supporters in Cairo to demand his reinstatement.
The violence has alarmed Egypt's Western allies, but U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged that even a decision to cut off U.S. aid to Cairo might not influence its military rulers.
Some U.S. lawmakers have called for a halt to the $1.5 billion a year in mostly military assistance to Egypt.
"The aid itself may not reverse what the interim government does," Obama said in an interview with CNN. "But I think what most Americans would say is that we have to be very careful about being seen as aiding and abetting actions that we think run contrary to our values and our ideals."
He said the United States was re-evaluating its ties with Egypt. "There's no doubt that we can't return to business as usual, given what's happened," he said.
The United States has nurtured an alliance with Egypt since it signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Military cooperation includes privileged U.S. access to the Suez Canal.
The Brotherhood, hounded by Egypt's new army-backed rulers, had called for demonstrations across the country against the crackdown, testing the resilience of its battered support base.
A few dozen Islamists, many of them women, marched in an old Cairo district. Some carried Egyptian flags or rolled-up Mursi posters. Others held umbrellas to ward off the afternoon sun.
Asked if she was afraid, a fully veiled nursery teacher with four children, who gave her name only as Nasra, said: "God will make us victorious even if many of us are hurt and even if it takes a long time. God willing, God will bring down Sisi."
LOW-KEY APPROACH
Security forces kept a watchful eye, but did not flood the streets, even near Cairo's central Fateh mosque where gun battles killed scores of people last Friday and Saturday.
The mosque's metal gates and big front door were locked and chained. Prayers were cancelled. Two armoured vehicles were parked down the street, where people shopped at a busy market.
Only one riot police truck stood by near Rabaa al-Adawiya square in northeastern Cairo, home to the Brotherhood's biggest protest vigil until police and troops stormed in, killing hundreds of people, bulldozing barricades and burning tents.
The mosque there was closed for repairs. Workmen in blue overalls stood on scaffolding as they covered its charred walls with white paint. Children scavenged through piles of garbage.
Troops used barbed wire to block a main road to Nahda Square, the site of the smaller of the two Brotherhood sit-ins.
The authorities declared a month-long state of emergency last week and they enforce a nightly curfew. The state news agency said the armed forces had strengthened their presence around the presidential palace and the defence ministry.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won five successive votes held in Egypt after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, has been jolted by a week of bloodshed and the arrest of many of its leaders in what the authorities call a battle with terrorism.
In a symbolic victory for the army-dominated old order, Hosni Mubarak, the ex-military former president who ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years before an uprising toppled him in 2011, was freed from jail on Thursday. His successor Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected president, remains behind bars.
The Brotherhood's "General Guide" Mohamed Badie, who was arrested on Tuesday, is due to go on trial on Sunday along with two other senior figures, Khairat al-Shater and Saad al-Katatni, on charges that include incitement to violence.
"REMAIN STEADFAST"
At least 900 people, including about 100 soldiers and police, have been killed in violence across Egypt since August 14, officials say. Brotherhood supporters say the toll is higher.
The Brotherhood, founded in 1928, could once mobilise vast crowds, drawing on the same organisational strength it wielded at the ballot box, but its protests have dwindled this week in the face of the security crackdown.
Graffiti on a mosque wall in a run-down Cairo neighbourhood illustrated the deep divisions that have emerged since Sisi ousted Mursi. The spray-painted message "Yes to Sisi" had been crossed out and painted over with the word "traitor."
Slogans elsewhere read "Mursi is a spy" and "Mursi out". Someone had also written "Freedom, Justice, Brotherhood".
The Brotherhood survived for generations as an underground movement before emerging as Egypt's best-drilled political force after Mubarak fell. But its popularity waned during Mursi's year in office when critics accused it of accumulating power, pushing a partisan Islamist agenda and mismanaging the economy.
The Brotherhood, which Egypt's new army-backed rulers have threatened to dissolve, says Mursi's government was deliberately undermined by unreconstructed Mubarak-era institutions.
Mubarak, 85, still faces retrial on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters, but he left jail on Thursday for the first time since April 2011 and was flown by helicopter to a plush military hospital in the southern Cairo suburb of Maadi.
The authorities have used the state of emergency to keep him under house arrest, apparently to minimise the risk of popular anger if he had been given unfettered freedom. Local newspapers on Friday focused on the latest arrest of Brotherhood leaders, giving scant coverage to the former strongman's exit from jail.
(Additional reporting by Cairo bureau; Writing by Alistair Lyon; Editing by Will Waterman and Alastair Macdonald) - theStarOnline

Tragic end for student who went to pick up girlfriend

Inconsolable: Sia’s family members crying after learning about the death of Sia and Kwan (below, left).
Inconsolable: Sia’s family members crying after learning about the death of Sia and Kwan (below, left).
KUALA LUMPUR: It was supposed to be happiness for a sweet student couple Sia Chin Shin and his girlfriend Kwan Chin Yii from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
But tragedy struck when both were killed on the bus that plunged down the ravine at Genting Highlands Wednesday.
Sia, 22, had gone up to Genting Highlands to accompany Kwan, also 22, down from the resort after she had just finished her stint as a part-time worker. Sia was from Tampin while Kwan from Segamat. Both were classmates studying computer science.
According to a relative of Sia who did not want to be named, Sia took an overnight bus up to Genting Highlands against his father’s will to pick up his girlfriend.
“He stayed there overnight with Kwan. The following day before they checked out of the hotel, he called his mother saying he was on his way back,” she said.
A childhood friend of Sia, who only wanted to be known as Goh, said Sia’s family suspected something was wrong when they failed to reach him on his cellphone.


According to Kwan’s father Chee Keong, 53, his daughter had been working for two weeks in Genting Highlands to earn some pocket money.
“It was a part-time job selling souvenirs. It was only for two weeks as it was now her semester break,” he said when met at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Chee Keong said that the last time his daughter called home was on Tuesday, a day before the accident.
“She called to tell us that she would be staying for another day with her friends after she finished her part-time job,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kampar-born Suki Low, 19, who went to the resort to meet her friend for lunch, also died.
Her aunt Jackie Low said: “She arrived there at around noon and left after lunch. She was a very friendly and helpful girl.” - theStarOnline

Six countries to display their best for Putrajaya's fireworks contest

Visitors will be able to see amazing fireworks display for six days — on Aug 30 and 31, Sept 13, 14, 15 and Oct 2.
THE Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition 2013 is back to entertain visitors with its colourful and stunning displays.
The event, to be held at Putrajaya Maritime Centre in Precinct 5, will offer spectacular views.
A total of six countries will showcase their expertise during the six days of competition.
The countries are China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, South Korea, France and Malaysia.
An exciting 25-minute show is promised as the fireworks will be synchronised to music.
Visitors will also be entertained by various performances that symbolise the culture and uniqueness of competing countries.
The experts who have participated in several international fireworks competitions have carefully choreographed each performance, promising visitors an unforgettable experience.
To add dimension and drama to the fireworks, the event will feature technologies such as microwave wireless and fully synchronised music.
Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat said the competition would be an annual event starting this year.
“This will serve as a great platform to attract tourists and visitors to Putrajaya,” he said during a press conference recently.
He expects thousands of people will visit the administrative capital nightly for the show.
More visitors would be able to watch the shows as it will be held at Putrajaya Lake.
For a unique experience, visitors can book a Lake Cruise package to enjoy the fireworks or be at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre for stunning views.
Apart from the fireworks, a mini concert by Korea Beat and China Concert as well as a DJ Competition 2013 will be held along with a bazaar and a carnival selling street food.
For visitors’ comfort, a number of parking lots have been designated near the venue and shuttle bus services will be provided on the day of the show.
Visitors can also take the ERL to Putrajaya Sentral and a shuttle bus to the venue.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to launch the competition on Aug 30.
The event will be held for six days on Aug 30 and 31, Sept 13, 14 and 15 and Oct 2.
The event is jointly organised with Duago Corporation Sdn Bhd.
For details, go to www.ppj.gov.my  - theStarOnline

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Don't re-use plastic containers as there are health hazards, says toxicologist

Plastic containers usually contained BPA which can cause delay in puberty development.
Plastic containers usually contained BPA which can cause delay in puberty development.
PETALING JAYA: Disposable plastic food containers and water bottles should be disposed of after single use, an expert has cautioned.
Universiti Malaya toxicologist Prof Dr Mustafa Ali Mohd said people should not re-use such disposable items as there were health hazards.
“If the plastic containers are re-used many times, harmful chemicals could leach into the food,” he said, adding that plastic bags should also not be used to pack hot soups or drinks.
He said harder plastic containers usually contained bisphenol A (BPA) while the softer containers contain phthalates, both of which could disrupt the endocrine system.
BPA could cause delay in puberty development while phthalates could cause obesity, he said.
In a study dividing the subjects based on their urinary concentrations of BPA, researchers found obesity odds increased with higher levels of the chemical.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups in July last year due to concerns that the chemical could interfere with a child’s development.
Dr Mustafa said plastic feeding bottles should be changed once every three months and earlier if they become scratched or cloudy in colour.
On a study he carried out on 200 babies in the Klang Valley, he said 88% of them had BPA in their blood and this included newborns, suggesting that it was transferred from their mothers who were exposed to it.
Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) research officer Hatijah Hashim said CAP was totally against the use of plastics for storing food.
She said besides affecting human health, such plastics were made from non-renewable resources and were harmful to the environment.
Hatijah said people could use stainless steel tiffin carriers to pack food and stainless steel or glass bottles to store drinking water. - theStarOnline

Genting bus crash: Police call off search, 15 victims identified so far

A team of forensic units and Puspakom officials conducting an on-site investigation on Thursday. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star
A team of forensic units and Puspakom officials conducting an on-site investigation on Thursday. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star
GENTING HIGHLANDS: Police have called off search and rescue efforts to locate more victims of the bus crash that claimed the lives of 37 passengers.
Bentong OCPD Supt Mohd Mansor Mohd Norr said police have ended their search and are now conducting operations to retrieve valuables and documents to identify the dead.
"Our personnel only found two severed legs which will be sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
"We are confident that there are no more victims in the bus or in the surrounding area," he told pressmen at the scene on Thursday morning.
Supt Mansor said of the 37 dead only 15 have been identified  so far.
"Those with relatives who have gone by bus to Genting Highlands and have gone missing should talk to the police immediately.
"We could use any help, even description of their attire could assist in the identification process," he said adding that the dead were all brought to HKL.
He said 34 post mortems have already been performed while five bodies have been claimed.
Supt Mohd Mansor said the majority of the cause of deaths was multiple injuries and severe internal organ damage.
"The tragedy is by far the worst in this area so far. If the bus had not got snagged on the trees, it could have easily plunged an additional 100ft down the slope," he said adding that the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
Supt Mohd Mansor said police would take statements from the survivors once they have recovered from the ordeal in order to get a clearer picture of the incident.
"Once our personnel have finished retrieving valuables and documents, forensic units and Puspakom officials will be sent down to conduct an on-site investigation.
"When they have finished we will start work on hoisting up the bus to be brought to the Bentong police station," he said.
Names of victims identified, so far
1. Chan Fook Choy, 62, M
2. Chan Lai Huat, M
3. Sub Moy @ Sak Moy, 71, F
4. Sek Sooi Chan, F
5. Lee Fok Wah, 62, M
6. Law Tiaw Meng, 36, M
7. Law See Kee, 19, F
8. Yap Hing, 61, M
9. Muhammad Rasid Jantan, 61, M
10. Ng Ah Heng, F
11. Choo Peng Kwan, 66, M
12. Sukhviv Singh, M (India national)
13. Auther Mash, M (India national)
14. Rafik Ali Buai Habac Chu, M (Bangladeshi)
15. Bhuiyan Rifique Ali, M (Bangladeshi)
- theStarOnline

Monday, June 10, 2013

Romania Puts Girls In Skirts On Bikes To 'Empower' Them



Gentlemen, you'll want to support and encourage this movement for Malaysia. More than 1,500 Romanian women in colourful skirts and high heels cycled through the country's main cities last week to promote urban biking as a "stylish and fun" way of transport.

The event, called Skirt Bike, "aims to celebrate the independence and empowerment that cycling can provide to all women and to encourage those who do not already cycle to do so", organisers said.

"We want to show that it is possible for women to be elegant on a bike in order to promote cycling as a normal way of transport" to work, school or shopping, said Oana Deliu.

In Bucharest, hundreds of women defied pouring rain and cycled for several kilometres, wearing colourful skirts and dresses under transparent raincoats or holding an umbrella in one hand. Unlike in Amsterdam or Copenhagen, where biking is an established tradition, urban cycling is a new trend in Romania.
"This event is very important because it shows people that more and more women are biking and it could be an example" for others, said 29-year-old Cristina Dumitru, who cycles every day to work. "If more and more people would use bikes in Bucharest, the city would be cleaner."

"Biking is a way to be different in a big city. You can customise your bike like you want and it is environment friendly," said Laura Balan, another participant.

Deliu has created an advocacy blog that promotes urban cycling for women and calls for better biking infrastructure in Bucharest. Hundreds of women took part in the event in 11 other cities across the country, including western Timisoara, central Sibiu, northeastern Iasi and northwestern Cluj.
Source: AFP
Published: 10th June 2013

'Toi-Latte' Made With Toilet Water: New From Starbucks



A Starbucks cafe in Hong Kong's posh financial district, which used water from a s--thouse tap to brew coffee, has prompted a torrent of angry reactions from customers.

The coffee shop, in the famous Bank Of China Tower, has been using the water from a tap in a public toilet to make beverages since its opening in October 2011.

Images from local newspaper Apple Daily showed the tap with a sign that said "Starbucks only" a few feet away from a urinal in the dingy latrine, which the paper said was in the building's car park.

"Totally disappointed! The initial decision by Starbucks to use water from toilet is a clear sign of your company's vision and the level of (dis)respect your company has for the health and mind of your customers," Kevin L wrote on the Starbucks Hong Kong Facebook wall.

"I'm now really worried when I purchase coffee from Starbucks. Who knows which other stores are using the similar practice! Scary!!"

Cristiane Guimaraes commented on her Facebook wall, "I stick to my McCafe (from McDonald's) and the water is not from a toilet!"
The water was collected less than five times a day by staff from a tap in a lavatory located near the store, Starbucks explained, adding that it was dedicated for collecting drinking water.

"There is no direct water supply to that particular store, that's why we need to obtain the drinking water from the nearest source in the building," said Starbucks spokeswoman Wendy Pang.

The water from the toilet tap would go through a filtration system in the store ensuring it passed local and World Health Organisation standards, she added.

"The issue that is more worrying is... the potential risk of transferring pathogens from the restroom environment into the Starbucks food preparation area," said Hong Kong University School Of Public Health associate professor Benjamin Cowling. 

"I wouldn't go to the restaurant in the first place if I knew they were having potentially risky hygiene practices."

The outlet is now using distilled water. So, order away.
Source: AFP
Published: 10th June 2013

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