NATIONSaturday, February 18, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s reputation should not be tarnished by the issues created by the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC).
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be another debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng soon.
KUALA LUMPUR: The debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was not a battle of wits, and there was "no loser or winner".
KUALA LUMPUR: If the opposition is strengthened, it essentially means that PAS is strengthened, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek in his debate with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sleeping disorders affect 30 percent of 300 bus drivers in the country, with eight percent categorised as chronic, raising fears about their driving performance.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two elderly men from the audience caused a stir at the Malaysian Chinese at the Political Crossroads forum as emotions ran high, with one of them storming out mid-way through the second session.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian billionaires became rich because of the country's policy and stability, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday.
SIBU: Some 2,000 remote locations in Sarawak where there is no television and radio coverage will soon receive free decoders and satellite dishes to enable the rural population to access 18 television and 19 radio channels.
PASIR MAS: Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali has announced that he will contest in the next general election.
SEPANG: A businesswoman who masterminded the smuggling of drugs using her travel agency and fellow workers was nabbed in her house in Kepong by Customs officers.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Universiti Malaya (UM) survey shows that there is a general acceptance of the 1Malaysia concept by Malaysians overall, although each ethnic group in the country has its own narrow reservations.
GEORGE TOWN: Ivory Properties Group Berhad (IPGB) has maintained that it won the bidding for the 41.5ha of land in Bayan Mutiara near here in an open competitive tender by the Penang Government.
KUALA LUMPUR: The outcome of the next general election will determine the country's future, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS will be the main beneficiary if Pakatan Rakyat comes into power in the coming general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Chinese at a Political Crossroads forum kicked off with a bang Saturday with MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek's fiery opening speech.
LAHAD DATU: Sabah is no longer the country’s poorest state because of various government initiatives to boost the income of its people, said the Prime Minister.
KLUANG: The extradition of an Iranian believed to be linked to terrorist bombings in Bangkok will be handled according to existing legal procedures, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Commission (EC) will not carry out a redelineation of electoral boundaries until after the 13th general election, said Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.
PETALING JAYA: Former Hulu Langat MP Datuk Badrul Hisham Abdul Aziz, 53, (pic) died at Hospital Serdang at about 3.30pm yesterday.
ALOR SETAR: A 46-year-old fortune teller was killed in an attack by her ex-husband during his late night visit to her Taman Saga house here.
MALACCA: Police here are looking for a wanted man who fled in a police multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) from its Alor Gajah traffic police station.
KUALA LUMPUR: The debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is to give the rakyat a clearer understanding of the stand of the two parties on the issues confronting them, particularly the economy and education.
PETALING JAYA: Excitement over the debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has reached fever pitch, with organisers having to add 150 seats to accommodate the overwhelming response.
PETALING JAYA: Tune in to The Star’s 988 FM for the only live commercial radio broadcast of the year’s hottest debate – the highly-anticipated verbal smackdown between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
PETALING JAYA: MCA has helped secure Chinese interests in the country since before Merdeka, said Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
PETALING JAYA: Five simultaneous translators will provide viewers of The Star’s webtv SwitchUp.TV and Astro Awani a United Nations-style translation of the showdown between Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Lim Guan Eng.
ANYONE who has ever taken part in a school debate knows the opening line, “Mr Chair-man, honourable judges, my worthy opponent, members of the floor...”
PASIR GUDANG: Visitors scrambled for shelter after 11 out of 13 tents at the 17th World Kite Festival toppled over and collapsed during a thunderstorm.
PETALING JAYA: Bangi assemblyman Dr Shafie Abu Bakar has clarified that it was his constituents and not PAS that had objected to a cinema in the constituency.
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Balok Makmor, a village near the controversial Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Kuantan, Pahang, have applied for leave to quash the temporary operating licence (TOL) awarded to the facility.
IPOH: The rotavirus outbreak at Hilir Perak and Batang Padang is under control and is settling down.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two PKR leaders have been ordered to enter their defence in the RM100mil defamation suit filed by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
ALOR SETAR: The 30% kickback issue involving state government allocations to Chinese organisations has become a joke among the local community, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.
PETALING JAYA: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be on an official visit to Malaysia on Monday.
CHANGLUN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry has allocated RM30mil to develop 607 new villages.
SUBANG JAYA: “Whitney Houston!” the pupils of SJK (C) Tun Tan Cheng Lock exclaimed when asked what the latest news was about.
PETALING JAYA: A DAP leader has apologised over his remarks on Facebook in which he likened journalists to prostitutes.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman has produced a document which he claims proves that the Bayan Mutiara land sale was not done via open tender.
PETALING JAYA: In a surprise move, Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Bhd (KHSB) and its parent company, Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd which are embroiled in a controversy over the loss of land worth RM250mil, have removed their company secretary.
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS Youth says there is no rift between the party and PKR over Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s alleged statement supporting action to safeguard Israel.
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian student has done the country proud by scoring the highest marks in the Accredited Chartered Accountant (ACA) examinations.
GEORGE TOWN: American tourist Dr Edgar Arc, who was trapped in the Penang Museum after closing hours on Thursday, had mentally prepared himself to stay the night before he was rescued.
PETALING JAYA: A father and son were among six people arrested in connection with the murder of lorry driver L. Ganesan who was ambushed and slashed to death by armed intruders.
KOTA KINABALU: An Indian national has claimed trial to a charge of reckless driving which led to a bus mishap that killed seven Bruneians.
WHEN Datuk Chua Jui Meng sent out feelers that he wanted to contest the Bakri parliamentary seat, he did not expect DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to shoot down the idea.
PETALING JAYA: The school involved in a molestation controversy said it would ask police to conduct background checks on those organising extra-curricular activities for students.
BATU PAHAT: The family of a teenage boy killed in a road accident here on the eve of Valentine’s Day has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
A corruption scandal is brewing in the Kedah Government regarding a certain ‘Mr 30%’ who allegedly demanded commissions from Chinese associations applying for state allocations.
THE National Union of Journalists will call for an EGM on March 3 to discuss issues arising from the statement made by DAP election publicity chief Hew Kuan Yau, who labelled journalists “prostitutes”, Sin Chew Daily reported.
A FREAK incident involving an ambulance in Chennai caused a commotion after a body it was ferrying slipped out of the vehicle and landed on a busy road, reported Makkal Osai.
A FARMER mistook his cousin for a bear and shot and killed him in Sabah, Harian Metro reported.