NATIONSunday, June 24, 2012
PETALING JAYA: The Indonesian Embassy's charge d'affaires has been summoned to Wisma Putra on Monday following acts of violence by Indonesian protestors at the Malaysia Hall and provocative remarks by certain quarters in Jakarta.
BACHOK: The Finance Ministry has given the Kelantan state government three weeks from Sunday to carry out a thorough investigation into allegations of irregulaties in the dealings of Kelantan Golden Trade (KGT) Sdn Bhd.
MELBOURNE: Australian Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr wants major parties to settle their differences on border protection to prevent events similar to last week's boat tragedy.
KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonists and animators in the country can contribute towards strengthening racial unity through their work, said the Prime Minister.
KOTA BARU: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) staff have been urged to upgrade interaction with society by holding more anti-corruption campaigns.
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality nationwide is improving, with 17 areas recording good levels and 33 others, moderate levels over the past 24 hours.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang Barisan Nasional will ask the federal government to do away with toll for motorcycles at the Penang Bridge if it wins the 13th general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: Only two of the 18 National Service (NS) Training Programme trainees who were treated for influenza A (H1N1) viral infection, are still warded in hospital, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
KUANTAN: Six divers who went missing following a diving trip off Pulau Tioman have been found safe after they spent 21 hours floating at sea.
KLUANG: The MIC aims to inject more youthful flair into the party in view of the upcoming general election, said party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
JOHOR BARU: The private sector has been urged to work closely with local universities to introduce more dentistry programmes in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced a RM520 tyre subsidy voucher for two years for taxi drivers in the country to help ease their burden.
KUANTAN: Himpunan Hijau failed to take its rally right up to Lynas' doorsteps but its chairman Wong Tack said the group would return, after being turned away by the police.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians across the political divide were united in condemning the attack on the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta in protest against the claim that the traditional Tor-tor is a heritage of this country.
PETALING JAYA: Irate Indonesians took to Twittershpere to vent their anger over the Mandailing Tor-tor dance issue, calling Malaysia a country that is “deprived of culture”.
PETALING JAYA: The past week saw Indonesian newspapers reporting on the controversy over the Tor-tor and Gordang Sambilan ensemble.
PETALING JAYA: Besides greed, cyber criminals are targeting another human desire – the need to belong or be part of the action.
SHAH ALAM: The country’s first green shopping complex was opened to much fanfare and looks set to be a hit with big name retailers.
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SUNGAI PETANI: The 49-year-old housewife who fell victim to a parcel bomb blast in Taman Angsana Sari has succumbed to her injuries at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital here.
PASIR GUDANG: Graduates who obtained first class honours before Jan 1, 2010 and have loans with the National Higher Education Corporation (PTPTN) can convert them into scholarships.
SHAH ALAM: Maznah Zolkifli is thrilled that she can combine two of her passions – superbike and travel – in a biking event which will take her from Turkey to Germany.
MALACCA: Euro 2012 was used as an analogy by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who urged Barisan Nasional leaders to strive like football players to thrash their opponents.
JOHOR BARU: Lifting the country to developed status by 2020 through Government Trans-formation Programmes (GTPs) will require a workforce that is highly trained and skilled.
KUALA LANGAT: Broken promises, being ungrateful and asking others not to repay their debts are Pakatan Rakyat’s traits which must be rejected by the people, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
GEORGE TOWN: Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu, defending his stance on hillslope development in Penang, has urged the public to be “loud and clear” if they are also against the issue.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Traditional swings are rarely seen nowadays but master craftsman Ahmad Che Ali tries to ensure this art form lives on.
RESIDENTS of the HDB flats in Moulmein Road, Singapore, are fighting over a durian tree.
KUANTAN: Hundreds of funeral banners and makeshift billboards were “planted” on Balok beach as Himpunan Hijau kicked off its 24-hour anti-Lynas rally here.
PETALING JAYA: In light of recent reports of crimes of passion, experts have warned people to look out for specific behavioural indicators in their partners to avoid becoming victims.
KLANG: Student V. Subash Chandran’s dream is to make it big in futsal and give his family a better life.
KUALA LUMPUR: The boyfriend who is believed to have set his girlfriend on fire after a heated lovers’ quarrel has been remanded.
FRASER’S HILL: This hill station will have a new RM4.2mil floral park.
GEORGE TOWN: A female tourist who was riding a quad bike which has been banned on the island sustained a deep gash on her nose when she lost control of the machine.
IPOH: Pakatan Rakyat must tell the Chinese community specifically what it will do to develop Chinese education before it asks for their support in the coming general election, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: Growing up in hardship spurred 19-year-old Johorean Ong Yong Kang, a former student of Chong Hwa High School in Kluang, to excel in his studies.
PUTRAJAYA: As he stood up to address Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, no one in the audience expected Takashi Kawabata to speak in Bahasa Malaysia.
KOTA KINABALU: Utility firm Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) is not amused by several unauthorised accounts on the social networking site Facebook that have been set up under the company’s name.
GEORGE TOWN: A beautician, believed to be drunk, fell to her death from the ninth floor of her lover’s apartment unit in Jalan Batu Uban here.
KAJANG: A new controversy is brewing in the office of the Selangor Mentri Besar following allegations that his political secretary had abused her power.
KUALA LANGAT: The election manifesto of political parties to be aired over Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will be pre-recorded, said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) is prepared to work with various Indian political parties and groups for the betterment of the community.
SINGAPOREANS claim that they just wanted to observe at the Bersih 3.0 protest while Indonesians just want to demonstrate against Malaysia in Jakarta.
THE attacks against PKR’s most powerful lady in Selangor are a smoke screen between two even more powerful factions in the party for control of the state.
On The Beat
CERTAIN groups in Indonesia are enraged over Malaysia’s purported decision to declare the Tor-tor dance and Gordang Sambilan music as part of our national heritage.
INCREASE in the number of snatch thefts and attacks at shopping mall car parks has caused concern among women. Here are some tips on how to stay safe.
FIONA, 24, often goes out alone and when she’s driving, the petite lass feels she gets followed quite a bit.
MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Minister Department and Pemandu CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala answers questions on street crime.