NATIONWednesday, May 22, 2013
MUAR: Police have detained a 60-year-old woman, believed to be a drug trafficker, and seized 266 grams of heroin after raiding a house in Bakri, here, on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The second suspect in connection with the murder of Customs deputy director-general Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim has been remanded further until May 27.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 32-year-old man, believed to be involved in the shooting of two men in Bandar Tun Razak two weeks ago, has died after complaining of chest pains while in remand.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional should merge into a single multi-racial party or risk fading away in the next five years, said Gerakan acting president Datuk Chang Ko Youn.
KUALA LUMPUR: Felda has failed to get a judgment in default against PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifudin Nasution Ismail in its libel suit.
KUALA LUMPUR: Ensuring that the East Sabah Security Command (Esscomm) and the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone) proceed smoothly will be Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein's first order of business.
PETALING JAYA: Not committing to the call by MCA veterans that Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek resign immediately, former president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik says only the party's annual general meeting can force Dr Chua to step down.
PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney-General's Chambers will proceed with the case against restaurant manager Riduan Masmud, whose rape charge was dropped after the 13-year-old victim withdrew the report in Sabah.
IPOH: Police have arrested four members of the Botak Gang, believed to be responsible for about 20 robbery cases in Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will set up a new Crime Prevention Department with the primary objective of formulating strategies to prevent and reduce crime.
NIBONG TEBAL: The Health Ministry may extend the operating hours of its outpatient clinics till at night in all public hospitals to help reduce the congestion and long queues there.
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry is expected to have more than half a million staff members after the merging of two ministries into a single entity, says Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
THERE is none so blind, as he who will not see. The hills of the Camerons are dying. Nature is crying out in anguish. And still, there are those who cannot, and will not, see the problem staring in their face.
PETALING JAYA: Having fulfilled their civic duty as voters in the 13th general election, many Malaysians are now taking the opportunity of the two-week school holidays to realise their travel plans.
MALACCA: After months of preparations and a gruelling campaigning period, Kota Melaka MCA youth deputy chief Ronald Gan can’t wait to relax and spend quality time with his family.
KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Expressways Berhad (PLUS) has advised motorists to follow its North-South Highway Travel Time Advisory (TTA) for Wesak Day and the school holidays ending June 9 to avoid unnecessary congestion.
PETALING JAYA: Take a break from the office and book a mid-year holiday flight with AirAsia’s affordable fares to various destinations.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Welfare Department is taking steps to take a 13-year-old alleged rape victim under its care and protection while trying to nullify her marriage to the man accused of having sex with her.
KULIM: Despite getting married at the tender age of 13 last year, Nur Fazira Saad and her now 20-year-old husband have no regrets.
PETALING JAYA: Syariah lawyers want the Islamic affairs authorities to act against the 40-year-old man who married a 13-year-old girl he had allegedly raped.
GEORGE TOWN: A Bangladeshi, who pleaded leniency for raping an underage, mentally retarded girl by saying that he intended to marry her, was jailed 15 years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan.
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA’s Tee Siew Kiong is on leave from the party with immediate effect following his controversial appointment as Johor executive councillor, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has denied all allegations that the party is selling off its assets.
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of complaints lodged with Suhakam is piling up but no inquiries can be held as Suhakam is still without commissioners.
KUCHING: A recently passed Bill will see all 71 assemblymen and state Cabinet members in Sarawak enjoying a 300% increment in their monthly remuneration.
PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission has set up a task force to look into problems related to the use of indelible ink during the 13th general election.
PETALING JAYA: Organisers of a rally here this weekend are going ahead with their event in defiance of tough warnings by the Home Ministry against those who hold unsanctioned rallies that could disrupt public order.
KUALA LUMPUR: Blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris has denied being the owner or publisher of the “Papa Gomo” blog.
PETALING JAYA: All members of the administration and their immediate families should be barred from bidding for government contracts, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
KLANG: PKR may nominate an entirely new line-up to represent the party in the Selangor state exco.
HULU TERENGGANU: It was a close shave for several villagers performing Isyak prayers at the Kampung Binjai Kertas mosque here when the roof of the main entrance collapsed.
PETALING JAYA: Datuk S. Ambiga and members of her Bersih 2.0 steering committee are expected to step down soon and pave the way for a new leadership, a news portal reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: When lorry driver Tan Chu Tea, 53, found blood in his stools two years ago, he was unsure what to make of it.
PETALING JAYA: The poor command of English among job seekers remains among the top complaints of employers, say recruitment specialists.
PETALING JAYA: “I were studying communications.” “I no study thesis in my degree programme.”
KUALA LUMPUR: Liew and his family have been living in fear since his son, Meng Kat, went missing after borrowing money from Ah Longs.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the swapping of portfolios between him and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein would lead to new collaborative measures to be announced soon.
KOTA KINABALU: The call by certain groups to boycott Chinese businesses is dangerous for the country’s well-being, said State Reform Party (STAR) Sabah chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
PUTRAJAYA: Energy, Green Techno-logy and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili wants to halve the number of power interruptions in Sabah within the next two years.
SINGER Ning Baizura denied that she was seeking cheap publicity when she held a press conference to show off her first child to the media, Berita Harian reported.
ONE-TIME Singaporean singer Kurt Tay, 27, shot to fame after he had breast augmentation surgery in Bangkok, reported Sin Chew Daily.
SELANGOR Hindraf deputy chairman P. Tamilselvam has cited bickering among the Indian community as the reason why it lost most of the benefits and incentives in the past 56 years, reported Makkal Osai.