NATIONSunday, June 17, 2012
BENTONG: The majority of Felda settlers have agreed to accept the offer of 800 units of Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH) shares, Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad said.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment (DOE) announced an immediate ban against open burning for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until a date to be specified later.
ALOR SETAR: Two of four National Service trainees at Dusun Resort, Kuala Nerang who were warded for H1N1, have been discharged from the Kuala Nerang Hospital.
TAIPING: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launched the 1Malaysia Family First (1-MFF) movement in conjunction with Father's Day celebration.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia lauds the declaration of curfew in Rakhine, a coastal state on the Northwest of Myanmar on June 10, by President Thein Sein, after ethnic violence broke out in the region, early this month.
TAIPING: Maintaining racial unity is one of the promises to the people that the Barisan Nasional government has fulfilled, besides ensuring development and economic stability, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in the city, Petaling, Hulu Langat and Sepang are experiencing water supply shortage following the drop in water levels in the Semenyih and Langat reservoirs over the past two days.
IPOH: Over 15,500 people took to the city's streets on Sunday morning for Ipoh Starwalk 2012.
KENINGAU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday traced the footsteps of his father as he visited Rumah Besar, the residence of the late native leader Sedomon Gunsanad, in the interior town of Bingkor near here.
MELBOURNE: Foreign students will be eligible for work visas lasting two to four years after graduation from an Australian university under immigration rules to be introduced next year.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has conveyed condolences to the government and people of Saudi Arabia on the demise of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
KUALA LUMPUR: The situation in the haze-hit areas in Klang Valley improved Sunday with three areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 5pm Sunday compared to eight on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, hit Luzon in the Philippines at 6.18am SUnday, the Malaysian Meteorological Services Department said.
Authorities are stepping up vigilance nationwide against the haze that is expected to worsen in the next few days.
GEORGE TOWN: Firemen and workers from two municipal councils have finally won their fiery battle at the Jelutong dumpsite after two weeks.
KUANTAN: All outpatient departments at government hospitals have been directed to be on alert as respiratory and eye problems are expected to rise with the return of the haze.
KENINGAU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Finance Minister was ready to give up Malaysia’s sovereignty to the International Monetary Fund during the 1997 financial crisis.
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SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested a second man in connection with the case of a 51-year-old special education teacher who was abducted and robbed on June 6.
KOTA BARU: A seven-year-old boy, who was celebrating his birthday, fatally shot himself with a gun in his grandmother’s house in Ketereh.
KENINGAU: The simple act by the Prime Minister cutting seven padi stalks amid the rhythmic beating of gongs had a crowd of more than 15,000 in this interior Sabah town in cheers.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has this advice for his children – steer clear of trouble and do not get involved in any incident that could tarnish the royal family’s name.
KOTA BARU: Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed says, unlike PAS, the Barisan Government has been consistent with its policies on women’s development and their rights.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took the time to contemplate about his childhood, a time when children never spoke unless they were spoken to and dared not defy the words of their parents.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s first astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor thought his life could not reach any greater heights since his sojourn into space in 2007. That was until his daughter Sophea Isabella’s arrival last July.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Behind every athlete is a dedicated parent and this is very true for former Sarawak tennis player John Lee.
PETALING JAYA: Even though he is unable to make the trip home for Fathers Day, Isaac Yap is determined to make his dad’s day, even if it is a chat over the phone and the promise of a good makan outing.
BUTTERWORTH: The people of Bagan – a traditional Opposition stronghold in Penang – are beginning to show that they have trust and confidence in Barisan Nasional, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
GEORGE TOWN: Two Penang MCA leaders have supported Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s call for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to be responsible for hillslope developments in the state.
GEORGE TOWN: The DAP took a group of journalists to have a closer look at Penang Hill to prove the party’s point that the hills in Penang are not dying.
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng must take responsibility for hillslope developments in Penang, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
KAJANG: The fight that broke out between two groups of students outside SMK Cheras Perdana is not related to gangsterism.
PUTRAJAYA: Former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin should not forget that he too had used his position to obtain the AGS 10 registration number, said several Barisan Nasional leaders.
KUALA LUMPUR: Memorising a list of 20 random words, which included “agglutinate” and “cardiopulmonary resuscitation”, in a matter of minutes is by no means an easy task.
KUALA LUMPUR: The two pandas to be loaned to Malaysia by China will boost the tourism industry as it will attract more foreign visitors, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
GEORGE TOWN: The Federal Government has agreed in principle to the construction of a Chinese school in Kuantan and is awaiting for a proposal from MCA, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
SHAH ALAM: The crowd was ecstatic, the cheerleaders were energetic and their performances electrifying.
KUALA LUMPUR: The right to appeal is the most cardinal of human rights and cannot be taken away, says Proham secretary-general Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 66-year-old woman in Perak became the latest dengue casualty last week.
PETALING JAYA: The life and career of the late veteran journalist Ooi Ah Kow was a source of inspiration for Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin.
KUANTAN: Septuagenarian Ng Sun @ Ng Hong Yin was caring for her sickly son at her home in Taman Ria here when she received a call confirming that her application for citizenship has been approved.
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 3,000 Indian students have applied for matriculation courses in government colleges, said MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk K.K. Eswaran has been returned unopposed as the president of the Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) for a two-year term.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The struggle to protect sea turtle is bearing fruit as more than 1,000 people converged at the Bazaar Warisan here to mark the first ever World Sea Turtles Day celebration here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Holidays (MASHolidays) is offering attractive packages for those who want to experience the rhythm of Borneo at the Rainforest World Music Festival this year.
The panda loan from China is more than just a visit by two cuddly animals — its significance goes beyond that as far as diplomatic and economic relations are concerned.
Malaysian dads are embracing the modern revolution in fatherhood with open arms. Still, many agree that there are ‘traditional’ values that are worth protecting.
While most fathers are fortunate to live with their families, those who work in other cities have to be resourceful to keep close ties with their children.
Amateur golfer Gavin Kyle Green, who has been making waves on the local golf circuit, plans to turn professional when he finishes college.
An independent Law Reform Commission will be a vehicle of change only if there is sufficient funding and manpower and most important of all, public consultation.
Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was once a glittering star in PAS but his run-in with the Johor Sultan is the latest in a string of controversies that has affected his political image.