NATIONTuesday, June 19, 2012
SINGAPORE: Malaysia is recognised in the region as an important ICT practitioner or player, said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA wants the private sector employees to be given an option to withdraw their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) at 55, should the retirement age be raised to 60.
ALOR SETAR: Malaysians must protect the country's peace, sovereignity and well-being to enable it to attain a developed nation status by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi has challenged Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to speak out on the RM3bil supposedly stashed in 20 master accounts.
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreigners owned 1.88% of residential properties in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Four settlers of Felda Jengka, Pahang, were granted leave by the High Court here to initiate a judicial review to challenge a decision to retain Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad as a member of the Koperasi Permodalan Felda Malaysia Berhad (KPF).
PUTRAJAYA: Sabah Federal secretary Datuk Khazali Ahmad has been appointed Customs director general effective June 22.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized several properties belonging to the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) in their investigation into the scandal ridden company.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian United Indian Party president Datuk S. Nallakaruppan has been found liable of making defamatory statements against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa will be sworn in as Chief Secretary to the Government on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Constitution does not allow a citizen to be discriminated for his religious belief and gender but does not say anything about one’s sexual orientation.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention on Occupational Safety and Health on June 8, joining the ranks of developed nations to place importance on occupational safety and health measures at the work place.
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer P. Uthayakumar has failed to obtain leave to initiate a judicial review to quash Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein's decision to reject the registration of the Human Rights Party (HRP) as a political party.
KUALA LUMPUR: Crime in Selangor worsened in 2011, with 44,302 cases recorded, up 11.6% from 39,691 in 2010.
RAWANG: Three armed robbers were killed in an early morning shoot-out Tuesday after they attemped to break into a house in Taman Taman Templer Saujana near here.
SUNGAI PETANI: The economic initiatives outlined by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak have enabled Malaysia to attain remarkable international standing among other nations.
SHAH ALAM: There were 120 complaints of misconduct and wrongdoing against the police from members of the public since the Integrity Commission was formed more than a year ago, said its president Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusoff.
KUALA LUMPUR: A store manager of a bookshop was charged in a Syariah High Court here Tuesday for distributing a book by Canadian author Irshad Manji deemed to be against the Islamic Law (Hukum Syarak) and banned in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant has given its green light for the company to be awarded a temporary operating licence (TOL) as it has met all the requirements.
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has set July 19 to hear an inter-partes injunction application by Lynas against SMSL Sdn Bhd and its two directors from publishing defamatory statement against it.
TEMERLOH: Chenor assemblyman Datuk Tan Mohd Aminuddin Ishak, 64, passed away Tuesday after suffering from various health ailments following food poisoning last week.
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.
PETALING JAYA: The haze which enveloped residents in Selangor appears to be moving north to Perak, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid is prepared to cooperate with the authorities over allegations that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was involved in the handling of several master accounts totalling RM3bil.
KLANG: The Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) has denied reports that the state is facing a water shortage.
PUTRAJAYA: Checks by the Election Commission on 84 voters who have the same old identity card numbers found that they are different individuals.
SEPANG: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is in Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah to convey Malaysia’s deepest condolences on the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
PUTRAJAYA: Over 900 people convicted of corruption, including high-profile titled personalities, are listed on a website complete with their photographs, personal particulars and case history.
KUALA LUMPUR: The database on corruption offenders shows a “transparency effort” by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, said the Bar Council.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission database of offenders includes cases involving high-profile personalities.
KUALA LUMPUR: Celcom Axiata Bhd has launched a three-in-one online education service to help students prepare for their UPSR, PMR and SPM examination.
BENTONG: Sixteen years ago, Mohd Subi Long felt his whole world crumble around him when a road accident injured his spine and he could no longer use his legs.
BENTONG: Once upon a time, they were daredevils showing off their motorcycle skills and defying the law.
KUALA LUMPUR: A former consultant to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail was charged at a Sessions Court here with 17 counts of money laundering amounting to RM1.755mil.
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government has denied reports that an official of Kelantan Golden Trade Sdn Bhd (KGT) – which produces the state’s dinar and dirham currency – is involved in misconduct.
SUBANG: A Malaysian and Indonesian NGO joined forces to bring home a retired general who suffered a stroke while in Indonesia.
LABIS: MCA has challenged DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to contest outside Penang to prove his words that the party’s political struggle is not for power.
MALACCA: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is expected to reach a decision this week pertaining to an appeal by the Pan-Malaysia Lorry Owners Association to increase the allowed payload.
KUALA LUMPUR: It all began four years ago with a gathering of fans and some live speakers.
GEORGE TOWN: Seven people were injured and one hospitalised after yet another parasailing mishap along the tourism belt of Batu Feringghi here.
GEORGE TOWN: People have been advised to stay indoors after the Air Pollutant Index (API) here hit the “unhealthy” level of 101.
GEORGE TOWN: Housewife Tan Ai Lee has come up with bak chang (dumpling) with curry chicken filling to suit Malaysian tastes.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has inked a deal with the South-East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) to set up a regional centre for special education.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik is applying for the trial judge in his cheating case to recuse himself.
JOHOR BARU: A new dawn has arrived at the RHB-The Star Mighty Minds Johor state challenge this year, with new teams managing to unseat incumbent champions from the top spots.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested six people for drug trafficking.
ALOR SETAR: National Service director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil has directed all NS camps to monitor the haze situation in their areas.
PETALING JAYA: The Selangor DAP leadership is trying to get former councillor K. Yogasigamany to reconsider his decision to reject the councillor’s post in Selayang Municipal Council.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government and two others failed to strike out a suit filed against them by three orang asli from the Temuan tribe over a 7,249ha land in Tanjung Dua Belas in the Kuala Langat district.
KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) wants to release a report on the National Inquiry on Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ hearing within two months.
GEORGE TOWN: The constant leaking and flooding at the 211-year-old Kapitan Keling Mosque is now a thing of the past following extensive renovation on its copper dome.
KUALA LUMPUR: With one out of 600 children born with autism, Malaysia needs a school that offers them educational opportunities using alternative teaching methods.
PUTRAJAYA: The independent advisory panel on Bersih 3.0 held its first hearing, taking statements from a senior police officer and three journalists who attended the April 28 rally.
SINGAPORE: The Mandailing community’s Tor-tor dance and the Gordang Sambilan (nine great drumbeats) will be gazetted as national heritage amid brickbats from the Indonesian media, said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) will contest two parliamentary and several state seats in Penang.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former crime buster and senior police officer Tan Sri Mansor Mohd Noor has passed away. He was 87.
THE mother of an 11-year-old girl in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, allowed her 45-year-old lover to rape her daughter, reported Tamil Nesan.
HONG KONG superstar Andy Lau’s daughter looks more like his Malaysian wife Carol Chu, reported Guang Ming Daily.
A 40-YEAR-OLD man who struck his wife with a chair and burnt her left eye was sentenced to a year in prison by a magistrate’s court in Kelantan, reported Kosmo.