NATIONMonday, March 12, 2012
JOHOR BARU: Family members of Nurul Nadhirah Abdullah could not contain their sorrow when police told them that the charred remains of a person found at an oil palm plantation in Nusa Damai, Pasir Gudang near here on March 8, were her's.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Monday strongly condemned the latest Israeli air strikes on Gaza that claimed the lives of 18 Palestinians, among them children.
PETALING JAYA: Do not take the law into your own hands when monitoring the elections. This is the advice Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar has for volunteers enlisted by candidates.
KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP disciplinary committee has found Penang DAP deputy chairman Dr P. Ramasamy not guilty of breaching party discipline.
JOHOR BARU: Charred remains of 5-year-old Nurul Nadirah, missing since March 1, was found at a plantation in Nusa Damai, Johor.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is still drafting the replacement of the two new security laws of the controversial Internal Security Act (ISA), said the Home Ministry.
JAKARTA: In a move to boost productivity and business, Indonesia, which is currently split into three time zones, is considering using only one time zone.
KUALA LUMPUR: The police believe they have an 'ace up their sleeve' to block local websites from being accessed by international gambling syndicates.
KUALA LUMPUR: National Feedlot Corporation executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail claimed trial at the Sessions court here Monday to two counts of criminal breach of trust and two counts of violating the Companies Act.
KOTA BARU: Former national bodybuilder and twice Mr Universe finalist Datuk Malek Noor finally ended his bachelorhood at the age of 56, when he wed 52-year-old paediatrician and single mother Dr Wan Asma Wan Ismail.
SUBANG: Community airline Firefly will reintroduce the fuel surcharge for flight bookings made from March 21 to offset persisting high jet fuel prices.
KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Monday opened the first meeting of the fifth session of the 12th Parliament.
SERDANG: A man and his daughter who had been missing for four days were found murdered in their house in Taman Kinrara, Puchong, here late Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel (SMART) highway was reopened to traffic at 2am Monday after it was closed for four days to divert excessive river water following heavy rain in the Klang Valley.
PEKAN: It’s not enough for the Government to have the good intention of helping the people without having good governance and ability to generate income, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
PETALING JAYA: With the last triple date of the century just nine months away, couples planning for a 12.12.12 baby have about a week left to conceive and increase their chances.
KUALA LUMPUR: Natalie Dong is a bubbly eight-year-old school monitor and top pupil in her class.
KUALA LUMPUR: Babies with totally impaired hearing have a good chance of speaking and attending a normal school if their hearing loss is diagnosed early.
KLANG: The Government might need to team up with more non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including religion-linked ones, to find a sustainable way to care for the hardcore poor and low-income households to help them stand on their own feet, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala.
MALACCA: The Education Ministry wants the views of “former students” during its roadshows for input to review Malaysia’s education system.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has announced she will relinquish her post as Women, Family and Community Development Minister when her senatorship ends on April 8.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s resignation is a big loss to Wanita Umno, said the wing’s Jerlun head Datuk Maznah Hamid.
PEKAN: The decision by Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to step down as the Women, Family and Community Development Minister is appropriate and correct, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
PETALING JAYA: Umno has welcomed Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s decision to step down as Women, Family and Community Development Minister, saying that she has done it in the party’s interest.
PETALING JAYA: PKR has welcomed Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s intention to step down.
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s decision to step aside may be a little too late in the day but she has done the right thing.
PETALING JAYA: Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau will be welcomed to Malaysia with open arms should he apply for permanent resident (PR) status.
PEKAN: Women organisations need to empower the roles of women in the various fields, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
PETALING JAYA: The MCA has not formally requested to contest the Kepong parliamentary seat in the next general election, said MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
KUALA LUMPUR: Laws governing organ transplantation for living unrelated cases must be drafted carefully to prevent abuse, said the Health Ministry.
PUTRAJAYA: The public should exercise their rights as consumers and boycott traders who hike prices indiscriminately, especially after the Prime Minister’s announcement of a pay rise for civil servants.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will embark on a nationwide roadshow to get public feedback on how to improve the country’s health system.
SHAH ALAM: Putrajaya does not agree with the intention of the Selangor Government to sell off part of the Shah Alam National Botanical Garden.
JOHOR BARU: Actor Que Haidar is waiting for the big day when he becomes a father again.
ALOR SETAR: Datuk Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi and Dr Ismail Salleh will have to deal with groups in their divisions that are unhappy with their rebellion against Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.
PARIT BUNTAR: The decision of the driver of a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) to stop on the emergency lane of the North-South Expressway led to tragedy when his vehicle was hit in the rear by another vehicle.
IPOH: The RM6bil needed to finance the 7% to 13% salary adjustments for civil servants will be obtained from government collection agencies, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
KUALA LUMPUR: All the victims of Wednesday’s floods should be exempted from paying the bill for water used to clean their homes and surroundings, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said.
GEORGETOWN: Pakatan Rakyat hopes to reach a consensus among its partners tomorrow on holding simultaneous parliamentary and state elections in Opposition-held states, said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.
KOTA BARU: A foreign trainee doctor attached with a hospital here has been detained over molest claims by a 23-year-old university student.
IPOH: A senior citizen was found dead with his throat slashed, at his house in Eastern Garden, Teluk Intan near here.
KUALA TERENGGANU: School dropout Chong Fah Ming lives by his triple H motto – honour, honesty and hard work.
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor’s consort Tuanku Raja Zarith Sofia Sultan Idris Shah urged parents to be more cautious and monitor their children’s activities to prevent any untoward incident.
PETALING JAYA: The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has criticised Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob for calling three reporters “stupid” during a press conference on the Lynas rare earth processing plant.
AMPANG JAYA: A cyber cafe technician was stabbed to death after he got into an argument with his colleague.
KOTA KINABALU: The recent rescue of a male tarsier from an area in Sabah’s east coast has enabled wildlife researchers to conduct more detailed studies on one of the smallest primates in the world.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah bumiputra parents unhappy with their children who ignore adat or customary laws when getting married can summon them to the Native Court.
PETALING JAYA: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan refuted allegations that he and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail were involved with underworld elements.
GEORGE TOWN: Police have nabbed three people for allegedly collecting football bets where the stakes are believed to amount to RM500,000 a week.
BLOGGERS have called for a boycott of a noodle stall in Petaling Jaya after a hawker allegedly poured hot water on a stray dog, Guang Ming Daily reported.
THE announcement by actress Fasha Sandha on the location of her wedding ended speculation that she had secretly married her boyfriend Rizal Ashram Ramli, fondly known as Jejai, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
MALAYSIA may vote against a United Nations resolution on war crimes committed by Sri Lanka security forces against the Tamil community, Makkal Osai reported.