NATIONFriday, June 15, 2012
PORT DICKSON: Felda settlers will gain lifelong benefits from the listing of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVHB) on Bursa Malaysia on June 28, said Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad.
PETALING JAYA: Lynas (M) Sdn Bhd, operator of the controversial rare earth project in Gebeng, Pahang, has been given two additional requirements to the five licence conditions imposed by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB).
PUTRAJAYA: The agreement that will see Malaysia keeping a pair of giant pandas for 10 years was inked Friday.
PUTRAJAYA: Jose Mourinho, head coach of the Spanish football club Real Madrid, called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Starting July 1, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will blacklist the names of traffic offenders who have yet to settle their outstanding compound fines.
KOTA KINABALU: Folk in the Keningau and Tambunan districts are looking forward to the weekend visit by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean tourist's holiday went down the drain after he was fined RM4,500 for entering and peeping into a women's toilet
KUALA LUMPUR: The Special Commission to study the civil service transformation on Friday announced the four terms of reference to improve the quality of the civil service.
SEREMBAN: A man fired a pump-gun at two toll clerks, injuring both of them, and seized RM2,000 they were transferring to the toll plaza office here
KUALA LUMPUR: An Independent MP has dared Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to deny that he ordered his lawyer to cook up a story linking the Prime Minister with slain Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu and the Scorpene submarine scandal.
KAJANG: The MCA has slammed the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia or Dong Zong for harping on an alleged agreement in 1995 between the party and government to limit the number of Chinese independent schools.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollutant Index (API) in several areas in the Klang Valley worsened further with an additional area recording an unhealthy API Friday evening, compared to three previously.
GEORGE TOWN: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry officers confiscated RM10,000 worth of fake self-administered whitening injection products from two people on June 7.
PETALING JAYA: The Government has agreed to recognise the academic qualifications of 820 institutions of higher learning in China.
KLANG: Two PKR members are being investigated by the state government over allegations of misusing cash vouchers under the JOM Shopping welfare programme.
KUALA LUMPUR: One in 10 parents find it difficult to get any sympathy from the cabin crew in response to their children's needs, according to a survey by international flight comparison site Skyscanner.
HONG KONG: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Mindanao, the Philippines on Friday morning, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the Hong Kong Observatory as saying.
KUALA LUMPUR: The people should evaluate the development planned and implemented by Barisan Nasional against promises made by the Opposition, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
CYBERJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has opened the first Huawei global training centre outside China that will put Malaysia on the world map of ICT players.
THE Japanese account for the most number of foreigners who have made Malaysia their second home. The political stability and economic growth of the country have been cited as the main draws along with the absence of major natural disasters.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry has hinted that private sector employees may be allowed to withdraw their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings early should the retirement age be increased to 60.
ALOR SETAR: Ninety national service trainees at Dusun Minda National Service Training camp in Kuala Nerang have been quarantined after coming down with Influenza A(H1N1).
PETALING JAYA: Four robbers took less than three minutes to cart away an automatic teller machine containing RM47,900 from the Subang Jaya KTM commuter station.
KUALA LUMPUR: This Father’s Day, fisherman Hanafi Salleh wants only one thing – to be reunited with his two young sons whom he has not seen for more than seven years.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) has urged the Government to take proactive measures to help the Malaysian Indian business community.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians may not be surprised to see an ouster clause in laws involving security – but denying the right to judicial review under the Dental Act 1971 and Widows and Orphans Pension Act 1915 boggles the mind.
KUALA LUMPUR: The public and national civil society organisations are invited to a consultation on the draft Asean Human Rights Declaration tomorrow.
PUTRAJAYA: The pair of giant pandas that will make their home here for 10 years will be housed in a 1.13ha air-conditioned enclosure at the Wetlands Park.
CYBERJAYA: A contest to name the two pandas will be held soon, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR: Food and lifestyle magazine Flavours, owned by The Star, was re-launched with vibrant and fresh content for food enthusiasts, homemakers, chefs and food & beverage professionals.
GEORGE TOWN: More Japanese investors are expected to scout for property in Penang this year because of fears of another round of natural disasters in their country.
GEORGE TOWN: While many foreigners look upon Penang as a tourist destination, a Japanese couple feel the island is ideal for a second home.
PUTRAJAYA: Youths who seek to obtain a bus or lorry driver’s licence may soon benefit from a special loan to finance their driving lessons and tests.
PETALING JAYA: For funny man Afdlin Shauki, no role is more satisfying than playing dad to his three daughters. The well-known actor, comedian and filmmaker relishes his real life role as a funny dad.
ALOR SETAR: There seems nothing outstanding about a double-storey terrace house in Lorong Kelompang here.
PETALING JAYA: Young professionals have urged companies to provide opportunities for their employees to advance regardless of age.
PETALING JAYA: Cancellation of flights into Malaysia will affect the country’s tourism industry, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts to ensure that every Malaysian has Internet access is about halfway to its goal.
PETALING JAYA: The Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) has demanded that the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) apologise for taking action against a hospital van which had been ferrying foreign patients to a private hospital in Penang.
KHARKIV (Ukraine): The Jalur Gemilang was among the thousands of flags being waved at the Euro 2012 Group B match between Holland and Germany at the Metalist stadium here on Wednesday night.
SUBANG JAYA: Four armed men wearing ski masks broke into a Chinese school here and fled with RM30,000 from a safe and several vehicles after tying up 11 people in an early morning robbery here.
PETALING JAYA: There is encouraging response from air travellers to the eight-day international travel deals by Malaysia Airlines, which commenced on Monday.
PETALING JAYA: Cheerleading is always better with a little make-up on. The sport is tough, but who says you can’t look good while doing a little tumbling, twisting and turning?
PETALING JAYA: There are three “Cs” couples should abide by to keep their marriages strong, say family groups
PETALING JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should take heed of criticisms made by a DAP state representative of the island’s hillside development projects, Penang MCA secretary Lau Chiek Tuan said.
SEPANG: Senior officials from China’s ruling party have arrived here for a working visit which will include the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the loan of two giant pandas to Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA: The Star’s senior building executive Latchimanan Narayana-samy, 47 (pic), died following a road accident.
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be more smiles and cheer from children with terminal illnesses with a global bank pitching in to make their wishes come true.
SIBU: A 31-year-old bank manager was stabbed to death in his home at Lane 33A, Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah.
TAIPING: Recognising the need for students to be proficient in English, the Perak Government has sponsored RM100,000 worth of Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) pullouts of The Star for schools in the state.
KUALA SELANGOR: A young businessman and his personal assistant who were kidnapped early this week have been released unharmed.
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) is applying for a court order that the Selangor Government owes it RM1.05bil in compensation for not increasing the water tariff.
PETALING JAYA: A police online tracking system will be announced by the end of August, in which the public who lodge police reports can track the progress of investigations into their cases.
THE mainstream dailies and tabloids reported a feud between drama queens Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and Anzalna Nasir over an alleged online posting on the latter’s family.
AN 84-year-old artist in China is possibly the oldest man in the country wanting to change his gender, Sin Chew Daily reported.
A TECHNICIAN from Hyderabad cheated 22 women of nearly Rs12 lakh (RM68,600) after promising to marry them.