NATIONSaturday, June 16, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Wawasan Open University (WOU) has appealed to the Higher Education Ministry to reduce from five to four years the period for a degree-level programme, its chancellor, Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik, said Saturday.
LENGGONG: The pair of panda bears on loan to Malaysia by China will be placed at the Wetland Park in Putrajaya because of its location, which is at the country's administrative centre, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Saturday.
BUTTERWORTH: The Barisan Nasional does not practise racial discrimination in its efforts to eradicate poverty, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said another 400 matriculation seats will be available for qualified Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia school leavers from the Indian community at the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) for the 2012/2013 programme.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said announced a RM20mil allocation by the Terengganu government from next year to elevate single mothers from poverty and help them become independent.
KENINGAU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday announced the approval of a RM235mil loan to the Sabah government to build a new water treatment plant for the 200,000 people in Keningau.
SHAH ALAM: Young voters will be the kingmakers of the next general election, as they make up almost 40% of the electorate.
KUANTAN: All outpatient departments at government hospitals are asked to enhance services and operations as respiratory and eye problems are expected to rise with the return of the haze.
KUALA LUMPUR: Student activists have wasted no time in taking advantage of the Universities and University Colleges Act (AUKU) 1971 amendments that allow them engage in political activity.
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation has worsened with residents in the Klang Valley waking up to thick smog outside their homes.
GEORGETOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had to take responsibilty for hillslope development in the state which has affected the environment.
GEORGETOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday announced a federal government plan to build 250 units of medium cost houses in Kampung Tok Suboh in Bukit Minyak.
PETALING JAYA: Private sector employees who are over 50 want the option of withdrawing their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings at 55 should the retirement age be raised to 60.
PETALING JAYA: The move to raise the retirement age places Malaysia among the world’s developed nations, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).
GEORGE TOWN: Four years ago, R. Roshan became a father for the first time – to 24 children.
IPOH: A group of people held a peaceful protest at the National Registration Department here to seek an explanation from the director about their unsuccessful applications for MyKad.
BUKIT BERUNTUNG: The first batch of Indonesian maids have arrived but this is not paving the way for more to come in droves anytime soon.
KAJANG: The Influenza A(H1N1) outbreak at the National Service (NS) camp is under control, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
PETALING JAYA: Refusing to be cowed, more victims of assaults in carparks are speaking up openly about their ordeal on social media sites, keeping the spotlight on cases of crimes against women.
PETALING JAYA: The haze has returned to peninsular Malaysia with four areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index levels in the Klang Valley – and the worse is yet to come.
PUTRAJAYA: The agreement that will see Malaysia play host to a pair of pandas for 10 years has been inked.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students will have more options now as 674 more institutions of higher learning that offer degrees in China are recognised in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Artiste Anzalna Nasir is not bowing to actress Noor Neelofa Md Noor who had sought an explanation over her alleged defamatory remarks.
GEORGE TOWN: Wayward youths and former drug addicts may be involved in violence – but a 66-year-old Wing Chun master is helping to instil discipline in such lads, by teaching them the martial art.
PETALING JAYA: Yusman Fazli Mohd Yusop has big plans of helping people with disabilities become entrepreneurs.
PETALING JAYA: To win tickets to watch Lady Gaga live, IT engineer Ng Boon Teong said he would dress up as a mermaid, sit on a piano and sing the diva’s You And I. Asked where would he would do such a performance, he replied: “The fountain at Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.”
PETALING JAYA: Wives and girlfriends often lament about “losing” their other halves when football season comes around but some couples are embracing UEFA Euro 2012 madness together.
PETALING JAYA: Iranian Seyed Hadi Miryazdi, a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) agent, loves the weather and food here.
IPOH: Former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will seek an audience with the Sultan of Johor to explain himself and also apologise over his comments on the WWW 1 number plate bid.
KUANTAN: A cyclist who fell off his bicycle died after he was run over by a van.
GEORGE TOWN: The state government does not mind being scrutinised by civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) over its hillslope projects provided they get their facts right, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
KOTA KINABALU: Swift response from firemen saved a top school here from being burnt down.
KUANTAN: The town council is on a mission to clean up Kuantan of loan shark banners in time for the Malaysia Games (Sukma).
KUALA LUMPUR: A court can intervene even if there is an ouster clause in the law.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Wanting to provide a better future for his daughter, Abdul Halim Omar switched careers and is now a successful painter.
BATU PAHAT: A 33-year-old Indonesian woman was burnt to death in a fire believed to be caused by a burning candle.
PETALING JAYA: The Government is considering temporary transfer of ownership to include used motorcycles as well.
KAJANG: The country needs more tri-lingual talent to increase its trade volume and realise its aspiration to become a high-income nation by 2020, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
PETALING JAYA: Independent MP Zulkifli Noordin says he will remain vocal in exposing the truth about Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat.
PETALING JAYA: A campaign by supporters of PKR deputy president Azmin Ali to oust Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary Faekah Husin continues to heat up, deepening a political rift in the key Opposition-held state.
KOTA BARU: The number of women living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia has increased dramatically, making up an estimated 10% of cases.
JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the discovery of a drug lab in a factory here.
KOTA BARU: Three people, including two police officers, were killed in an accident along Jalan Kota Baru-Kuala Krai early yesterday.
PETALING JAYA: Lynas (M) Sdn Bhd, operator of the controversial rare earth project in Gebeng, Pahang, must fulfil two additional requirements to the five licence conditions imposed by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB).
SHAH ALAM: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who is currently on a 30-month suspension from state and national-level football activities, has filed a suit against the association.
SEPANG: Customs officers who raided a condominium found containers with aluminium foil wrappings stored inside microwave ovens – only the foils were not to preserve food but keep drugs.
PETALING JAYA: An MIC leader has slammed Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) chairman Datuk K.K. Eswaran for saying that the “party” had failed the Indian community.
SEREMBAN: A man fired a shotgun at two toll clerks, injuring them, and grabbed RM2,000 they were transferring to the toll plaza office.
KOTA KINABALU: A search is on for three men who went missing after their speedboat capsized in stormy waters off Sabah’s east coast Semporna district near the Philippines border.
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested five men and two women suspected of kidnapping a sand supplier and his worker in Ijok, Kuala Selangor.
SHAH ALAM: PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali has never denied making a statement implying that Umno had a role in last year’s controversial raid on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church, the High Court heard.
INDIAN superstar Rajnikanth’s blockbuster movie Robot was released to overwhelming response in Japan recently.
TWO teenagers who ransacked the home of an elderly couple in Alor Gajah left with a loot of RM300 in cash, two handphones and a lawn mower, but not before giving their victims some “parting advice”.
A WOMAN was robbed and beaten up in a car park of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, reported China Press.