NATIONFriday, June 22, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced the impending appointment of Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan as the chairman of Petronas.
JAKARTA: The Mandailing cultural controversy worsened Friday as several sections of the Malaysia Hall building here were damaged by large stones hurled by about 50 rioters.
PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan clocked out from the Chief Secretary to the Government's Office at 5pm Friday, his last day as the country's top civil servant.
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government has dismissed allegations in the Malaysian media and some online reports that it interferes in the country's domestic politics.
PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman summoned Singapore High Commissioner Ong Keng Yong to Wisma Putra Friday afternoon to convey the Malaysian Government's displeasure over the participation of three Singapore diplomats in the illegal Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
MELBOURNE: Australia's Opposition leader Tony Abbott has been urged to consider supporting the his government's Malaysia swap deal to prevent more asylum-seeker deaths at sea.
KUALA LUMPUR: The upcoming Haj season is no hindrance to holding the country's 13th general election, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will determine if there is any truth in the reports that three Singaporean diplomats had attended the April 28 Bersih 3.0 rally, before deciding on the next course of action, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
KLANG: Disciplinary action will be taken against PKR members found to be involved in a campaign to oust Faekah Husin, the political secretary of Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
PETALING JAYA: A childminder who could not stand a baby crying was fined RM800, or two months' jail in default, by a Magistrate's Court here Friday for voluntarily causing hurt to a three-month-old girl.
KLANG: There is no need for employees to make a fuss over their eligibility to withdraw all their savings from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) upon turning 55, as the current rule is still in place.
KUALA LUMPUR: A housewife was fined RM1,000 by the Magistrate's Court here Friday after she pleaded guilty to committing mischief by smashing the windscreen of her husband's car last week.
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-seven suspected Euro 2012 bookies handling over RM16mil in bets have been nabbed since the start of the tournament.
SUNGAI PETANI: A housewife and her 11-year-old son were injured after a parcel containing a self-made bomb exploded in their house in Jalan Angsana Sari 5, Taman Angsana Sari here.
JAKARTA: An earthquake measuring 5.6 magnitude jolted Aceh province in the northern tip of Sumatra island on Friday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.
KUALA LUMPUR: MAS and its two subsidiaries and former MAS executive chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli have withdrawn their suits against each other for breach of fiduciary duty.
PUTRAJAYA: Encouraged by the strong response to its Skuad 1Malaysia Facebook page since it was set up on April 16, the Home Ministry will continue to use the social media to reach out to the youths.
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court has ordered Utusan Malaysia to pay RM200,000 in damages to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over a word used in an article in 2008.
PUTRAJAYA: The Government is committed to building a sustainable national welfare system in order to achieve a realistic growth of the country’s economy, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
RAUB: The Opposition parties are not fighting for the people but for their own benefit, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Companies found guilty of giving bribes are to be added to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission database of offenders. The MACC says the list being prepared includes at least two multinationals and a firm belonging to a royal family.
BATU PAHAT: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must lodge a police report and file a suit to clear his name over allegations about the RM3bil supposedly stashed in 20 master accounts, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: Three Singapore High Commission officials who attended the Bersih 3.0 rally did not go there to support the protesters, High Commissioner Ong Keng Yong said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Life for model Joey Cheah has been a living hell as she receives over 100 calls and text messages daily from people soliciting sexual services from her.
BESUT: Three construction workers were trapped in wet cement for two hours after the roof of a pavilion they were building collapsed in Jertih here.
BALIK PULAU: A Form Six student has been arrested for allegedly pimping two Vietnamese women at a hotel in Bayan Lepas here.
JOHOR BARU: Police have decided to investigate the case of a five-year-old boy, who died after being left by his mother in her car for several hours, under the Child Act for negligence.
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 20 police officers were bestowed with heroism awards by the King in conjunction with the 205th Police Day.
MALACCA: A Form Five student has been suspended from school for one week for wearing a miniskirt during a charity event held outside the school.
PUTRAJAYA: Selangor should not have left the Federal Government out of a recent forum on the state’s water supply issues, said Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.
KUALA LUMPUR: Incoming Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa has pledged to engage with various stakeholders, including the media, for their views on further improving the civil service and its delivery mechanism.
PETALING JAYA: The Umno supreme council is meeting today and the focus is again expected to be the general election.
ALOR SETAR: DAP has failed to be the voice of the Chinese community since Pakatan Rakyat came into power in 2008 here.
SEREMBAN: A RM120mil maintenance depot will be built here to service the 38 units of six-car Komuter train sets bought from China.
JOHOR BARU: Police nailed a cigarette smuggling syndicate and confiscated RM400,000 worth of cigarettes here.
KUALA LUMPUR: An MPV and 16 motorcycles were torched by arsonists near the flats at Kampung Sungai Bonus.
GEORGE TOWN: Tanjung Bungah DAP assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu, who has been told his explain his media comments against hillslope development, said he will persist in speaking up on the matter.
BANTING: The thriving Mandailing community here are mostly fourth to fifth generation settlers who are immensely proud of their rich cultural heritage and practices.
PETALING JAYA: The three independent Bars of Malaysia are united in their opposition of the Government’s attempt to establish an Academy of Law through legislation.
PETALING JAYA: Front-line officials who lack understanding of human trafficking are hampering Malaysia’s efforts to fight the crime, said the United States’ 2012 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report.
PETALING JAYA: The Star’s Step Up pullout will reach students in more Chinese schools – thanks to NV Multi Asia Sdn Bhd which has sponsored the pullout.
PETALING JAYA: PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli has quit as chief executive of the Selangor state economic advisory office, citing his wish to concentrate on party work.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) questioned Ummi Hafilda Ali for five hours in relation to allegations that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had amassed about RM3bil during his tenure as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
PETALING JAYA: Popular social networking site Twitter went down worldwide for an hour at about 12.13am today before it recovered.
KUALA LUMPUR: The musical An Evening with the Phantom proved to be a roaring success as guests rose to a standing ovation, not once, but twice, at the end of the show, on its first night yesterday.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has to fight on a new front as yet another ghost from the past comes back to haunt him — and his ambitions.
SIN Chew Daily reported that a Buddhist monk from Yunnan, China, gave up his monastic life to marry a businesswoman in Kunming.
HINDU Sangam has hit out at PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub for equating street rallies with Thaipusam processions, Utusan Malaysia reported.
FEDERAL Territory and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin’s intervention to stop the demolition of a temple in Jalan Kepong was the subject of a report in Malaysia Nanban.