NATIONFriday, July 13, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik acted in accordance to recommendations and advice of Transport Ministry (MOT) officials in the purchase of the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project’s land, a High Court was told.
BUTTERWORTH: Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) expects to distribute RM200mil in loans this year to bumiputra entreprenuers.
PUTRAJAYA: A total of 38,549 candidates obtained places in public institutions of higher learning (IPTAs) to attend first degree programmes for the 2012/2013 academic session.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Although the security situation has improved, people still face the perception that it is not because of easy access to information, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR: All district police chiefs are to step up the programme to enhance public confidence in the force.
PORT KLANG: The Government’s programme to modernise sundry shops has received overwhelming response, with 338 outlets transformed to date.
JOHOR BAHARU: Police detained a man suspected to be the personal manager of paranormal researcher Syed Abdullah Syed Hussein Al-Attas, also known as Uncle Seekers,
KUALA LUMPUR: Cuepacs will be meeting on Monday among others to discuss its request for Aidilfitri bonus payment for about 1.4mil civil servants.
KUCHING: Insp (Rtd) Reggie Deli, 78, one of Sarawak’s most decorated policemen who passed away last Wednesday was laid to rest at the Batu Kitang Anglican Cemetery Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A cab driver was jailed 24 months and ordered to be whipped twice by Ampang Magistrate’s court Friday after he pleaded guilty to outraging the modesty of a bank executive last month.
PUTRAJAYA: Residential property owners can earn an average of RM500 a month for over 21 years if they install a solar panel system in their homes.
KUALA LUMPUR: A boilerman was charged in the Ampang Magistrate's court here Friday with murdering a bank clerk, who got engaged two weeks before her death.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,473 individuals nationwide who were detained under the Emergency Ordinance, Restricted Residence Act and Banishment Act were released a few months ago.
DUNGUN: Poverty is no hindrance for a person to achieve success because the Barisan Nasional government provides opportunities for social mobility, mainly through education.
KUALA LUMPUR: Teen pop superstar Justin Bieber slipped quietly into town Thursday night for the MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2012, to be held on at the Surf Beach@Sunway Lagoon on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Audits on the usage of Bahasa Melayu will be conducted in six sectors of the public service next year.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here Friday for a one-day working visit to state.
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says that with a future filled with unknown possibilities, the nation has to prepare its youths from now for jobs that have yet to exist.
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has launched the SME Masterplan (2012-2020), describing it as a “game changer” to take the small and medium enterprises to a higher level.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian-powered directory www.701pages.com has been given a new breath of life with extra tools and features such as a peer review section.
KLANG: When Lau Yin Hing became wheelchair-bound after a spinal surgery in 1994, his entire world came crashing down.
GEORGE TOWN: The Star Property Fair 2012 got off to a good start with exhibitors expressing surprise over the big turnout of visitors despite it being a weekday.
GEORGE TOWN: Excited about investing in his second property, insurance practitioner S. Chandrasagaren was one of the early birds at the Star Property Fair 2012 at G Hotel and Gurney Plaza in Penang.
TAIPING: The repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 which will be implemented soon is proof that the Govern-ment is not making “empty promises” about political transformation, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
PETALING JAYA: The proposed new National Harmony Act has the backing of civil society groups and professional bodies, provided it is drafted in a transparent manner and upholds fundamental liberties.
KUALA LUMPUR: Justin Bieber’s fans in Malaysia tweet that the teen heart-throb singer is in town already.
KOTA KINABALU: One of the city’s most popular nightclubs was destroyed in an early morning fire here.
IPOH: Two teenage fruit sellers were killed when their car hit a wild boar that darted across the 68th km of Jalan Kuala Kangsar-Grik in Grik and crashed into a wall.
PETALING JAYA: They heard neither her cries nor the cracking sound of her skull as she fell, but listeners of a breakfast show said their heart bled when they read the morning news that some people had just walked past an elderly snatch theft victim without lifting a finger to help.
KUALA LUMPUR: A special volunteer elite disaster and rescue team with 4x4 vehicles has been established to be deployed during national disasters, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Gan Ping Sieu.
KUALA LUMPUR: The national MIC Youth Higher Education Bureau has called on Indian students to accept places in public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) and not reject them on grounds that it is inconvenient.
PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein wants shopping complex owners to allow Rela members who are appointed auxiliary police to patrol their car parks.
GEORGE TOWN: Two traffic police outriders led the funeral procession of snatch theft victim Tan Kim Chuan, 60, whose senseless death has sparked an outrage over the indifference of seven people who walked past her unconscious body.
PETALING JAYA: In light of the recent robberies and attacks on women, NGOs believe that ensuring the safety of customers should be the top priority of shopping mall operators.
MALACCA: Snatch theft victim Tang Mui Choo would be alive today if she had not used the same village road in Balai Panjang to go to work every day just so she could feed stray cats at an abandoned house beside the road.
PETALING JAYA: Trinity Corp Bhd (formerly known as Talam Corp Bhd) has clarified that the Selangor Government’s debt settlement exercise was not subject to the approval of Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Securities Bhd.
PETALING JAYA: MCA wants the Selangor government to explain why it has burdened a government-linked company (GLC) with RM316mil in bank loans and interest payments in its bid to recover debts from Talam Corp Bhd.
SEREMBAN: A young couple who stole Kancil cars with their toddler son in tow thought they had the perfect operation going.
PETALING JAYA: MCA Youth has refuted claims by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Government recognised Tunku Abdul Rahman College’s (TARC) diplomas in a bid to win votes.
PETALING JAYA: MCA has called on DAP to explain PAS’ claim of dominance within Pakatan Rakyat.
SEREMBAN: The Government will invite tenders from companies with expertise in incinerator technology to build such facilities in major cities as early as 2015.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang MCA Youth has thrown its support behind party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek over his decision not to have any more debates with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
BENTONG: The Government has beefed up health checks and screenings at all major entry points into the country to prevent an outbreak of the HFM (hand, food and mouth) disease.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will double the country’s rice yield by 2020 in preparation for a possible global food crisis.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines was awarded an exclusive top-tier five-star rating at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, along with two other accolades.
TAIPING: The transformation programmes introduced by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak require grassroots Barisan Nasional and Umno members to change the way they serve the people, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
BENTONG: The Selangor government should work with the relevant authorities in finding the best solution to address a possible water crisis.
JOHOR BARU: A mother is pining for the safe return of her 35-year-old mentally retarded daughter who she claimed was “abducted” by a man five days ago.
PETALING JAYA: The body of missing real estate agent Tang Yong Ching was found in a monsoon drain in Ara Damansara.
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM20 note has returned along with a new series of safety-improved banknotes that will be circulated from Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The British High Commission in Jalan Ampang is to be relocated to a spanking new complex nearby.
SHAH ALAM: The Mentri Besar Incorporated (MBI) received more than RM300mil from the monies owed by Talam Corporation, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who disclosed this at the Selangor State Assembly yesterday, said Talam still had an outstanding amount of over RM80mil to settle with MBI.
PETALING JAYA: If the Election Commission (EC) wants postal vote for all Malaysians overseas, the Cabinet will approve the request, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
KUCHING: A gunman fired at a group of men using a shotgun while they were drinking at a coffeeshop here.
MORE than a dozen people rushed to donate blood at the Ipoh hospital in a move to save teacher Chua Hui Thean, who is in critical condition following an accident on Monday.
Tamil Nesan reported that a four-year-old girl was branded indiscriminately in the body and face at a government midday meal centre in Surlipatti about 300km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on Monday after the centre’s assistant lost her cool over the child’s incessant crying for her mother.
MALAYSIA has been asked to come up with a shortlist of possible names for the two pandas that China will loan to Malaysia in 2014.