NATIONMonday, May 21, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno is not a provocative party, the High Court hearing the defamation suit by Penang Umno liaison chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was told.
PETALING JAYA: There will not be any muzakarah (discussions) with Umno, said PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali.
PUTRAJAYA: There was no laughter coming from two men who got their jail terms enhanced for robbery and rape.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has invited his Facebook fans to join the "1 in a Million" campaign to get the chance to meet the prime minister.
KUALA LUMPUR: Three men are to be charged on Tuesday with the kidnapping of 12-year-old Nayati Shamelin Moodliar who was abducted while walking to school on Apr 27.
KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall (DBKL) will not allow a group calling itself "Bersih 4.0" to open a night market in front of Bersih 3.0 co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga's house in Bukit Damansara.
KUALA LUMPUR: The emergence of a fake Facebook account of top cop Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin has received a rebuke from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director
KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam has decided to hold a public inquiry into the allegations of unnecessary use of force by the police during the Bersih 3.0 gathering on April 28.
KUALA LUMPUR: A counsel for an Australian man charged with drug trafficking told a Magistrate's court he was not informed as to when the accused would be charged.
KUANTAN: Those who have registered as voters, especially in the first quarter of this year, are urged to check their details with the Election Commission (EC).
KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliamentary Select Committee on Lynas concluded its public hearing on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Students who participate in the 1Malaysia Letter Writing Contest 2012 will receive 10 percent of the marks for co-curricular activities.
KUALA LUMPUR: An accountant was jailed three years and ordered to be given two strokes of the cane for committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM250,000 ten years ago.
PETALING JAYA: PKR leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali are expected to be charged on Tuesday in relation to the Bersih rally on April 28.
BUTTERWORTH: A factory worker on his way home from work died after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in an accident at KM 134.9 of the North-South Expressway near Seberang Jaya here on Monday.
SHAH ALAM: The level of water reserve in the state is at a critical 2.4%, said Selangor Barisan Nasional coordinator Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bersih 3.0 rally drew a crowd of about 22,000 and the figure is way off from what the Opposition has claimed.
KUALA LUMPUR: The existing U-turn in front of SetiaWalk project at KM 23.0 Southbound (towards Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur) of Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) will be temporarily closed from 12 midnight to 6am on May 22 and 24.
PUTRAJAYA: The Medical Devices Authority (MDA) is set to function next month, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court has postponed the mention date of Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail’s alleged cheating case regarding the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) to June 12.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian fans of the Bee Gees mourned the loss of Robin Gibb, who died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of former Transport Minister Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project has been postponed for a third time to Oct 31.
PORT DICKSON: People with unusual names have become the latest headache for the Election Commission with critics ridiculing their existence but the commission says National Registration Department records prove that they are genuine voters.
KOTA KINABALU: Those who are not from Sabah have often been confounded by the unusual names of some locals in the multi-ethnic state.
JOHOR BARU: S Rusli has gotten used to getting strange looks when she introduces herself to others.
WASHINGTON: In recalling a rare visit to his son’s dorm room in the US capital, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he was “horrified” when he did not see any books.
ALOR SETAR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom has called on the Home Ministry to carry out an immediate probe into a book authored by liberal Islamic activist Irshad Manji.
GEORGE TOWN: Want to know about the world of spices? Take “The Hot and Spicy Penang – The Spice Trail” here.
SHAH ALAM: Consuming raisins daily is the secret to Azimah Abu Bakar’s educational success.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two paintings by late National Art Laureate Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, entitled Ronggeng and Pemudi dalam Hujan, worth RM1.1mil each, are among the works being showcased at the Nuansa Nusantara exhibition at the RA Fine Arts Gallery in Solaris Dutamas here.
PETALING JAYA: With a baby in her arms, she looks sweet and innocent but appearances can be deceiving – she is actually a murderer who kills her victims after seducing them.
PETALING JAYA: Taxi drivers are not in favour of a website that enables passengers to post reviews of cab services as it can be defamatory to them.
KLANG: PAS has to explain if it has the blessings of its Pakatan Rakyat partners for the planned unity talks with Umno, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
KLANG: MCA’s elected representatives provide good service to the people but they need to make their voices heard in Parliament and the state assemblies to complement their hard work on the ground, party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
BANGI: The conditions for muzakarah (discussion) between Umno and PAS as set by Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat are difficult to meet, said PAS’ former deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa.
PETALING JAYA: PAS should not set any preconditions if it is sincere about having a muzakarah (discussion) with Umno, said Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
BENTONG: The Health and Education ministries are working towards resolving the problem of tainted 1Malaysia milk supply in some schools.
MUAR: A quick-thinking cybercafe patron managed to stop a wild boar from rampaging in the premises in a freak incident here.
KOTA BARU: Cuepacs has asked the authorities to release the names of three civil servants who took part in the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
AMPANG: The Deputy Inspector-General of Police has turned down the egg thosai offer by WargaAMAN. Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said he did not want WargaAMAN to go out of its way to bring him a thosai since it had called off its threat to demonstrate against him.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty petty traders are planning to open up stalls in front of electoral reform group Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga’s house in Bukit Damansara here on Thursday and Friday.
KUANTAN: Thousands of people, mostly clad in red T-shirts, turned up at a rally in the city to push for the setting up of a Chinese independent school here.
KAJANG: An enforcement team from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry raided a hotel here to stop a promotion of a suspected pryamid scheme by a direct selling company.
KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors to the Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam “Raja Kita” photo exhibition are given a “guided” tour through the history of the royal houses in both countries.
KLANG: Human Rights Party (HRP) secretary-general P. Uthayakumar will contest as an independent candidate in the Kota Raja parliamentary and Seri Andalas state seats in the coming elections.
SABAK BERNAM: An 80-year-old woman died after the metal grille gate of her house fell on her in Taman Ria, Sekinchan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Parts of the Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park were unusually quiet for a weekend, due to a scheduled power disruption.
PORT KLANG: The Government pays almost RM9bil for damages and medical expenses that were incurred from road accidents every year, the Transport Minister said.
KLANG: The Selangor government has not been able to resolve the state’s sand and flood woes ever since the Pakatan Rakyat took over the state and this has to be explained to the rakyat, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
KLANG: Residents of flood-prone areas are encouraged to install a rainwater harvesting system in their respective houses.
JOHOR BARU: MIC has submitted to the Barisan Nasional chairman the names of two potential candidates for each of the nine parliamentary and 19 state seats it will contest in the general election.
KUALA TERENGGANU: WWF Malaysia and the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (Ikim) are working together to produce a handbook on conserving the environment with an Islamic perspective.
PETALING JAYA: The Insolvency Department will have special rooms at its offices to encourage more bankrupts to come forward to discuss their problems.
KOTA KINABALU: Villagers hit by a landslide at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu finally have something to smile about – electricity has been restored after more than a week.
MARANG: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry has spent almost RM8bil this year in developing rural areas nationwide, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said.
SELAMA: Former Federal Criminal Investigations Department (CID) director Datuk Fauzi Shaari has joined PAS.
MALACCA: The city’s famous tourist attraction Jonker Walk is likely to pair up with Chinatown in Singapore as “twin streets” to promote them as tourism destination.
KOTA KINABALU: A group of climbers committed towards raising awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be back in Sabah this year to conquer Mount Kinabalu for the second time.
KUALA LUMPUR: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the government, through its education transformation programme, is working towards enhancing the quality of childcare education.
KUALA LUMPUR: Commuters using the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail services will now be able to enjoy safer and more comfortable walks between stations and adjacent buildings.
NUSAJAYA: The Royal Malaysian Police force is emphasising a quick response time in relaying information between the public and its patrolmen to solve cases as soon as possible.
MUAR: An estimated 1,500 residents in the Jorak constituency of Pagoh, Muar in Johor received the cash aid of RM500 under the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) programme’s fourth phase of payment.
RAUB: The Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) has been placed in charge of carrying out the Azam Tani programme in collaboration with the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry in Raub, Pahang.
A COUPLE who had sex in a car in broad daylight while waiting for their client were busted for possession of drugs, reported Metro Ahad.
SIXTEEN women have been duped into parting with their money and jewellery to a man who befriended them over social networking and matrimonial sites, Makkal Osai reported.
GIGOLOS – men who escort women for sexual favours – are being offered for hire by a sex syndicate in Singapore via phone messages, Sin Chew Daily reported.