NATIONMonday, June 18, 2012
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has achieved self-sufficiency in fish to satisfy the needs of 28 million people in the country, said Fisheries director-general Datuk Ahamad Sabki Mahmood.
PUTRAJAYA: Former Federal Court judge Tan Sri Nik Hashim Nik Ab Rahman has joined the independent advisory panel on Bersih 3.0.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Atomic Energy Licensing Board has set a condition for the Asian Rare Earth site in Perak to be managed and monitored for 300 years to ensure the area is environmentally and medically safe.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a syndicate pushing eramine 5 pills with over RM5.4mil worth of drugs seized.
PETALING JAYA: The haze which enveloped residents in Selangor appears to be moving north to Perak, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional on Monday launched the Sounding the Siren programne using the 'attack and explain' approach.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional wants the federal government to review the issue of the privatisation of Penang Port.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) announced on Monday it will contest two parliamentary and over 10 state seats in Penang in the next general election.
PUTRAJAYA: The Appeals Court here has upheld the Kota Baru High Court's decision which found Kubu Gajah state assemblyman Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar liable for defamation.
JOHOR BARU: Two Singaporean men were among 10 suspected bookies nabbed in several raids here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament passed by majority vote the Medical (Amendment) Bill 2012 aimed at strengthening and regulating the medical profession of 35,000 practitioners.
KUALA NERANG: Some 65 National Service Training Programme (PLKN) trainees from Dusun Resort camp here are still under quarantine.
SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has left for Saudi Arabia to pay his last respects to Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, who died Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal immigrants numbering 1,303,216 were registered from Aug 1 to 31 last year, during the registration process for the 6P programme.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has no intention to hand over the power to prosecute corruption cases to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), without referring them to the Attorney-General's Chambers.
PETALING JAYA: The haze in Selangor over the past week has cleared up significantly, with no more areas recording unhealthy air quality.
KUALA LUMPUR: A life-long pension scheme for private sector employees should be established to counter poverty among retirees, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
KUALA LUMPUR: The professionalism, welfare and skills of teachers were the most popular topic raised during the Education Ministry's public engagement sessions for input on the education roadmap, the Dewan Rakyat was told Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail claimed trial in a Sessions Court here Monday to 17 counts of money laundering totalling more than RM1.755mil.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik is applying for his trial judge to recuse himself from hearing his cheating case.
TAMBUNAN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak spoke of his conviction of wanting to drive rural transformation as he visited Sabah’s interior districts.
KENINGAU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak retraced his late father’s footsteps by visiting a historic house here that was a crucial point in the formation of Malaysia.
GEORGE TOWN: They may be from “Fragrant Harbour” (Hong Kong) but the aroma of the durian has lured them to Penang.
PETALING JAYA: About 7,500kg of durians were snapped up by crowds eager for a sampling – and all for a good cause.
GEORGE TOWN: After shopping and indulging themselves for Fathers Day, families became impromptu “models” as they posed for portraits in a photo contest at Queensbay Mall here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Malaysians braved the rain and haze to show their support for the national contingent to the Olympic Games in London in the Team Malaysia Fan Run.
KUALA LUMPUR: A routine drug bust led to the discovery of a major underworld syndicate which provided special karaoke rooms for VIPs, complete with drugs, booze and girls.
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s healthcare transformation roadshow will be making its next stop in Kuala Terengganu on June 23.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian traders can expect a huge boost at the upcoming 9th China-Asean expo set to be held in Nanning.
KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty members of the Malaysian Ex-Army Association (PBTM) lodged a police report to protest against a demonstration carried out by Malay Army Veterans Association (PVTM) in front of the Defence Ministry at Jalan Padang Tembak on June 29.
PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry, concerned about soaring home prices, has sought the help of the National House Buyers Association (HBA) to find solutions to the problem.
PETALING JAYA: After the haze, millions of households in Selangor may face the more serious problem of water shortage.
PETALING JAYA: People in Selangor are troubled over the possibility of facing frequent water disruptions due to water shortage in the state, especially with the dry weather expected to last three months.
PETALING JAYA: The Department of Environment (DOE) has banned open burning in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya with immediate effect.
GEORGE TOWN: The haze in Penang has worsened, leaving the state at the brink of the “Unhealthy” Air Pollutant Index (API) level.
TAIPING: Malaysia has laws to prevent those with vested interests who are out to cause racial tension in the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
BIDOR: MCA will present a model of the upcoming Chinese school to be built in Kuantan to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
PETALING JAYA: The Euro 2012 football tournament is in full swing but here’s a word of caution for those who stay up till the wee hours to watch – and munch.
PETALING JAYA: It was a “green dream” come true for 11-year-old Akhilesh Magendra, who met his favourite ogre at the Shrek The Musical meet-and-greet session.
JOHOR BARU: A small group of DAP members held a protest outside the office of the party’s state chief Dr Boo Cheng Hau, claiming that he had not helped the Indian community.
IPOH: The Ipoh Starwalk was a huge success with the participation of a record-breaking 15,500 entries.
KOTA BARU: PAS is sticking to its stand that party members should forgo their pilgrimage this year in anticipation of a general election during the haj season.
KLANG: A former Shah Alam city councillor has rejected an offer by the Selangor government to sit in the Selayang Municipal Council.
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat’s uneasy alliance, failed promises and poor management of Selangor will help Barisan Nasional recapture the state, Selangor Barisan coordinator Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed said.
BUTTERWORTH: A nine-vehicle pile up at the traffic light junction near the Seberang Jaya roundabout triggered a massive two-hour traffic jam along the stretch.
KUALA KANGSAR: A senior citizen was killed while his wife managed to escape when four robbers entered their house in Taman Seri Melati.
SHAH ALAM: They came, they cheered and they conquered.
GEORGE TOWN: A man said to be a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer was detained for allegedly pointing a gun at an entertainment outlet guard in Penang Road here.
GEORGE TOWN: The haggling for seats in Penang has extended to a dispute over Malay interests between the DAP and PKR.
KOTA BARU: Thousands of residents in Pasir Mas and Kota Baru will face water supply disruption from tomorrow because of repairs and pipe replacement work at the Pintu Geng water treatment plant here, said Kelantan Sdn Bhd.
ALOR SETAR: Four National Service trainees remained warded at the Kuala Nerang Hospital for Influenza A (H1N1) illness.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Sixty people were made to push their motorcycles for more than 3km to the Bukit Tengah police station during an operation against Mat Rempit.
GEORGE TOWN: Two days after a major fire in Relau, firefighters were called on again when three fires broke out in the span of three hours, damaging two houses and a storeroom.
KOTA BARU: The Barisan Nasional’s candidate for the mentri besar’s post in Kelantan has not been determined, state Umno chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.
KLANG: When M. Shanmuga Dasan opted to quit his steady job in a Japanese company more than a decade ago to run a small business, he knew of the big risks involved.
PETALING JAYA: Lawmakers are expected to debate the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant project when the Lynas Parliament Select Committee tables its report in Parliament tomorrow.
KUALA LUMPUR: Legendary Indonesian jazz singer Harvey Malaihollo, who has a string of hits in his 20-year career, is set to present his chartbusters and other classic favourites when he performs here on July 3.
FOOTBALLER Muhamad Nazmi Faiz Mansor, who recently signed a lucrative contract with Portuguese Division One club SC Biera-Mar, said he was not a playboy.
A CLIENT of a fitness centre was so smitten by a handsome personal trainer that she paid 10 people to send him 10 bouquets of flowers, Guang Ming Daily reported.
POLICE in Ahmedabad, India, have recovered a lot of burgled items but are having difficulty identifying the owners as many did not make police reports, reported Makkal Osai.