called back about 30 minutes later and cancelled the

Man blocks black delivery driver in Oklahoma neighborhood

A black delivery driver was brought to tears while recording himself and a black co worker as they were blocked from leaving a gated Oklahoma City neighborhood for nearly an hour by a white resident who demanded to know why they were there.

Travis Miller, who delivers home appliances and furniture, captured the incident Monday in a Facebook Live video that has gone viral. The 37 minute video had nearly 300,000 views by Thursday evening and had been shared more than 10,000 times.

Miller, 42, told NBC News that his customer in Edmond gave him the code to get through the neighborhood’s gate. After completing the delivery and as they were trying to exit, a man who identified himself as David Stewart and a board member of the homeowners’ association can be seen on the video questioning Miller and his co worker about why they were on his street.

A man by that name could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Miller said in the video that he was trying to make a U turn and that as he turned around, the man was blocking him in with a white Subaru.

“If I go around him, I’m going to have to drive on somebody’s property and I don’t want to make a bad situation worse,” Miller said in the video.

Miller repeatedly asked the man to move the car.

“I’m not moving,” the man said. “All you have to do is tell me where you’re going.”

Miller refused, saying he did not have to tell the man anything.

Miller said Thursday that he kept his seat belt on, remained in the truck and recorded the encounter to protect himself and his colleague.

“My intention was never to go viral,” Miller said in a phone interview Thursday.

“All we want to know is why you’re in here and who gave you the gate code,” the second man said. “That’s all we need to know.”

After Miller refused to reveal his client’s personal information, the man who identified himself as Stewart said he was calling police.

At one point in the video, Miller can be seen with tears streaming down his face. He wipes his tears away with a blue bandanna before he, too, calls police.

The man who initially approached Miller can be seen in the video calling police to withdraw a report after he got in touch with Miller’s customer.

Miller said he also called Edmond police to make sure the man had withdrawn his report.

Miller said his customer defused the situation by telling the two men to move.

“He said he was sorry it happened,” Miller said. “He said those guys are overprotective of the neighborhood.”

Capt. called back about 30 minutes later and cancelled the report. by a man who said he wanted to know if it was OK for him to leave the property.

Withrow said that in order for police to investigate the incident, a complaint would need to be filed. No one has reported the incident as of yet, he said.

Miller was wearing a uniform with his name in white letters above the left breast pocket. He said his employer’s name was on the driver’s side and the passenger door of the truck, as well as on the rear of the vehicle. He said he cannot understand why the two men felt their behavior was justified.

“I don’t know what gave them that sense of entitlement and why they felt it was OK to block me in,” he said.

## ## The encounter made an already difficult time worse, said Miller, who is grieving the loss of his grandmother and an aunt who recently died a day apart of natural causes. He said he is taking comfort in the kindness he has been shown by strangers online.

“People of all races, shades of life, have either commented on the video, shared the video or messaged me on Facebook and said, ‘I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I want to applaud you for how you responded,'” he said. “It makes me feel good knowing that being humble and showing restraint touched many other people.”

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## ## Malaysia New Commemorative Coins

Malaysia Commemorative Coins 2012 for Coin CollectorsIf you collect coins either as a hobby or investment, then there’s good news. Malaysian Central Bank, Bank Negara, launched the new Malaysian Commemorative Coins 2012 which were issued in the denominations of 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen. See photo above for image of coins.

This is the third in the series of Malaysian coins. So if you are a banknote collector, then this is good news as well. UPDATE July 2012: Bank Negara Malaysia issued new banknotes that comprises of RM100, RM20, RM10, RM5 and RM1 denominations. The RM20 note, which was taken out from the series, is now back. The RM5 and RM1 banknotes are now in new polymer substrate. It is in the form of nature, flora and fauna, and traditional handicraft. (see photo)

These new coins are now in circulation since 16th January 2012. A perfect timing to coincide with the Chinese New Year. As part of the Chinese New Year tradition, ang pows , or red packet that is filled with money, will be given out to youngsters or the unmarried, when they come to visit during Chinese New Year celebration. Usually, it will be new bank notes, but with the new coins, it will be a novelty to put these new coins instead. A pretty heavy ang pows to be carrying around!

Malaysian Currency : New Malaysian Commemorative Coins Our Malaysian currency, previously known as Malaysian dollars, is now known as Malaysian Ringgit. This change happened in 1993 and what was M$ is now replaced by RM (Ringgit Malaysia). However, internationally the currency code, MYR, is more widely used.

There were several New Malaysian Commemorative Coins and Banknotes issued when these happen. However, you have to do a search on a regular basis, as it is not available for sale all the time.

The RM1 is divided into 100 sen and the current exchange rate varies between US$1 = RM3.20 to RM3.00. about US$0.32) It used to be cheaper than that, but the price of goods have now gone up. I guess that’s why the new coins are smaller and lighter, ‘cos we got to carry more to pay for what used to cost less!

The existing coins (see photo below), which were in circulation for more than 20 years, will gradually be phased out and replaced with these new coins. So, if you are a coin collector, it’s a good idea to start collecting the old coins now.

The new coin design : Malaysia New Commemorative Coins These new coins are claimed to have the latest improvements in minting technology with counterfeit resistance security features. Even the new metal alloy is designed for durability against wear and corrosion.

The coins are also designed to assist the visually impaired to differentiate the different denominations through its dissimilar sizes and the edge designs. our national flower, the hibiscus.

The design on the reverse side varies and is as follows:

50 sen coin value

The motif featured on the new 50 sen coin value is the pea tendrils, a design that is traditionally used by the woodcarvers and silversmiths. See photo below for image of coins. If the coin is tilted slightly, the latent image of 50sen can be seen. This is one of the security features of this new coin. (See photo above). The other security feature is the fine lines in the motif background.

The coin is of Alloy Nickel Brass Clad Copper and measures 0.89 inches (22.65mm) in diameter and weigh 0.2 oz (5.66 gm)

20 sen coin value

The 20 sen coin design motif is that of jasmine flower, a flower that has cultural significant value among Malaysia’s three major races. Malaysia is a multicultural and multi ethnic country with Malay, Chinese and Indian being the major racial components in the country.

The security feature is the ‘destar siga’ cloth motif that is set in the background to the jasmine flower. See photo below for image of coins.

The coin is of Nickel Brass and measures 0.81 inches (20.60mm) in diameter and weigh 0.147 oz (4.18gm)

5 sen coin value

This is the smallest coin denomination in our Malaysian currency. We used to have the 1 sen coin, but is slowly being phased out by rounding up or down of the sales value to the nearest 5 sen. So, we have fewer coins to carry!

The new 5 sen coin motif features the ‘destar siga’ cloth design (see photo below for image of coins). This is a fabric weaving design from the Kadazan Dusun tribe, in Sabah, one of the states in Malaysia. The fabric is usually woven from yards of black thread and superimposed with threads of various colors. It is used as headdress during traditional ceremonies.

The security feature is the pea tendrils set as the background of the ‘destar siga’ pattern.

The coin is stainless steel and measures 0.70 inches (17.78mm) in diameter and weighs 0.061oz (1.72gm)5 years ago

I am interested in learning about coins from various countries, but there are so many countries I miss some. Happily I have learned here.

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