NATIONSaturday, June 23, 2012
KUALA LANGAT: The opposition parties have three negative traits - breaking their promises, being ungrateful and telling people not to repay debts, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUANTAN: The 24-hour anti-Lynas rally kicked off with people bringing with them wreaths and funeral banners at Balok beach here Sunday.
PASIR GUDANG: Graduates who obtained first class honours before Jan 1,2010 can convert their National Higher Education Corporation (PTPTN) loans into scholarships.
JOHOR BARU: Lifting the country to developed status by 2020 will require a work force that is highly trained and skilled.
GEORGE TOWN: A beauty salon staff was found dead after she fell from the ninth floor of an apartment in Jalan Batu Uban, early Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 37 RapidKL bus routes will be affected with the temporary closure of the Central Market bus hub to make way for upgrading works by Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kathryn Chua Min Xi appears set to give famed horror novelist Stephen King a run for the money.
BENTONG: Fully covered drains in residential areas is one of the main causes for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes.
FRASER'S HILL: A new RM4.2mil floral park will be build here to add to the existing attractions.
MELBOURNE: A pregnant Malaysian drug courier told a judge she swallowed 34 pellets of heroin before her arrest at the Melbourne Airport to "feed my children".
MALACCA: The Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) will be a benchmark of the best public service for the people, particularly urban dwellers, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
MALACCA: With the Euro 2012 tournament in full swing, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can't help but use football to get his message through.
GEORGE TOWN: Minor tremors were felt by residents living in high-rise buildings on the island after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit West Sumatra at around 12.30pm.
PUTRAJAYA: The Look East policy adopted by Malaysia in 1982 should be continued as the nation can prosper by emulating the work ethics of the Japanese and the Koreans, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
SUNGAI PETANI: A 48-year-old housewife who was seriously injured after a parcel containing a home-made bomb exploded at her house in Taman Angsana Sari here died at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is not discounting the possibility that the general election may be held during the haj season.
PETALING JAYA: Water treatment plants are finding it difficult to meet demand for treated water because of low water levels and high demand from consumers, said Syabas.
MALAYSIANS hope that Budget 2013 will pave the way for a less taxing life with more affordable homes, cheaper food, better public transport and lower income taxes. The Finance Ministry, which held the fi rst of its 18 focus group meetings last week, has already received 84 proposals and memoranda from NGOs and individuals.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has expressed its displeasure to Singapore over the participation of three of its diplomats at the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission’s (MACC) move to blacklist companies found guilty of giving bribes has been welcomed by many.
KUALA LUMPUR: The mobile phone of Chinese multi-millionaire Zhu Jun, the owner of Shanghai Shenhua Football Club, has been ringing non-stop since news broke out that he has signed up superstar Didier Drogba.
PETALING JAYA: Single mothers and low-income earners can now become entrepreneurs instead of depending on charity – with the help of the Selangor Malaysia Hindu Sangam.
JOHOR BARU: Hearing the screams of a boy from a neighbour’s house, a couple rushed there and were shocked to see their grandson tied up and five grown-ups taking turns to beat the boy with a rubber hose.
SUNGAI PETANI: A 48-year-old housewife was seriously injured while her 11-year-old nephew was also hurt after a parcel containing a home-made bomb exploded at their house in Taman Angsana Sari here.
KUALA LUMPUR: In what appears to be a heated lovers’ quarrel, a 22-year-old woman was torched at a flat she shared with her boyfriend in Cheras here.
KUANTAN: The anti-Lynas Himpunan Hijau group has received the green light from the police to hold its 24-hour rally today.
MALACCA: The Methodist Girls’ Secondary School insists that it has the authority to take action against its student for wearing a miniskirt at an event held outside its compound.
PETALING JAYA: While house buyers are seeking more affordable homes, developers do not want to be bound into building low- and medium-cost homes.
PETALING JAYA: Actor Ryzal Jaafar, who aims to start his own fashion collection, draws his inspiration from the KRU brothers.
PETALING JAYA: MIC leaders have demanded that Kubang Kerian MP Salahuddin Ayub apologise for saying that Thaipusam was akin to a street demonstration.
PETALING JAYA: PKR is using an alleged money-laundering case said to involve Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman to divert attention from allegations involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Sabah Barisan Nasional secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Silatul Rahim Dahman already had big dreams as a boy. However, no one took the boy seriously back then – he had lost his sight after suffering from chickenpox at the age of five.
PUTRAJAYA: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, walked out of his office for the last time and into a new chapter of his life.
PETALING JAYA: A statement by the owners of the Borders bookstore chain in support of a manager charged with distributing a banned book by controversial writer Irshad Manji has gone viral.
KLANG: Disciplinary action will be taken against PKR members if they are found to be involved in a campaign to oust Faekah Husin, the political secretary to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
KOTA BARU: PKR deputy president Azmin Ali denies any bad blood between him and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
GEORGE TOWN: The Southern College in Johor has been accorded university status courtesy of the Higher Education Ministry.
PETALING JAYA: Penang MCA leaders have slammed their DAP counterparts for gagging a state assemblyman from speaking up against hillslope development in the state.
KUALA LUMPUR: Parents should encourage their children to take up travel and tourism as the industry is growing at an unprecedented pace.
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth’s coming annual general meeting will be a platform for members to “warm up” and make preparations for the general election, said its chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
KUALA LUMPUR: There is a need to adopt a victim-centred approach when dealing with human trafficking and forced labour, the Bar Council and Tenaganita said.
KAJANG: An 83-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her house in Batu 9, Cheras on Monday has gone missing, her family said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Thieves broke open an ATM in a hypermarket in Taman Permata and got away with more than RM80,000.
PETALING JAYA: Special education teacher Teoh Soo Kim, who was dumped at an oil palm estate after she was beaten up and robbed, is recovering well as the police search for two more suspects in the attack.
BUTTERWORTH: Barisan Nasional cannot fare any worse in Penang than it did during the March 2008 general election, state Opposition Leader Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has won another defamation lawsuit against Utusan Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has urged the Government to ensure that the 1,500 places allotted to Indian students in government matriculation colleges are filled.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s annual Folklore Festival is gaining interest among the international community with 75 countries requesting to take part in the seventh series of the cultural dance event this year.
JAKARTA: The Mandailing cultural controversy worsened, as several sections of the Malaysia Hall building here were damaged by large stones hurled by about 50 rioters.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police here and in Penang nabbed a total of 35 guest relations officers (GROs) who provided sex services after getting into the country on student visas.
A COUPLE killed and chopped up a Hindi movie producer after he harassed the woman, Makkal Osai reported. The woman and the producer had worked closely and they also managed a dancing academy.
KELANTAN’S famous transvestite dikir barat singer Hafiz Jeffri (pic) appeared at the Syariah High Court dressed in men’s attire and a kopiah.
A QUARREL broke out between two families during the wake for a man and his wife who were allegedly murdered by his nephew, China Press reported.