NATIONTuesday, May 08, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: About 76,200 graduates are still unemployed because they do not possess job hunting skills and are too dependent on others to convey information about job opportunities.
KUALA LUMPUR: A senator proposed in Dewan Negara that a comprehensive study be done to review the speed limit for all roads in Malaysia to suit the current situation.
KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia is contemplating whether to impose restrictions or suspension against Malaysian haj or umrah pilgrims over unlawful Bersih 3.0 assemblies held in Mecca and Medina recently.
PUTRAJAYA: Two-hundred and seventy three settlers of Felda Kemahang 3 in Kelantan succeeded Tuesday in their appeal at the Appeals Court here to reinstate their civil suit against their former lawyers and a legal firm over payment of RM11.23mil which they won in a settlement against Felda.
MUAR: A 96-year-old bedridden woman was burnt to death in a fire that broke out at her house in Taman Mahkota, Parit Raja here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ranked 41st in the world as the best place to be a mother, according to Save the Children's 13th State of the World's Mothers Report.
IPOH: A Rukun Tetangga chairman from Bercham managed to save a newborn baby boy who was wrapped in a plastic, from being eaten by a stray dog, in front of a house at Bercham Indah here Monday night.
KLANG: A vehicle, specially designed to carry out critical rescue missions has been launched.
KOTA BARU: The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) inspected over 50 polling and counting centres to ensure safety for the general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: A teenage mum who killed her newborn by flinging the baby out of the window continues to languish in jail even though the court granted her a stay of execution pending an appeal on the sentence because she could not pay the RM15,000 bail.
KUALA LUMPUR: About 2.5 million of Malaysians aged 25 and above are unmarried and more men are unmarried than women.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Information Communications and Culture Ministry is preparing a paper on the setting up of an old age scheme for artists to meet their special needs arising from disability or old age, the Dewan Negara was told Tuesday.
SHAH ALAM: The Sessions court here has set Sept 25, 27 and 28 to hear the case of Hasbie Satar, the former political secretary to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.
KOTA KINABALU: Terms of reference are being prepared for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into find a lasting solution for the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah.
SUBANG JAYA: A 74-year-old man died after he was attacked by a pit bull while jogging near his housing area here early Tuesday.
PETALING JAYA: The recently-announced national minimum wage is justified and took into consideration factors proposed by the World Bank, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
KUALA LUMPUR: A car washer who slashed a man he was robbing nearly four years ago, was sentenced by a Sessions court here Tuesday to three years in jail.
JERANTUT (Pahang): All 112,635 Felda settlers will get RM15,000 per family, to be paid out in three payments.
ABU DHABI: The Malaysian Government is focusing on how the education system can produce skilled and qualified manpower in the future, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
SHAH ALAM: No one working in Selangor government-linked companies (GLCs) falls below the poverty level, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said Tuesday.
TANJUNG KARANG: While most of their schoolmates go to school by either bus or car, some 90 pupils of SJK (C) Yit Khwan here catch the fishing boat every morning.
KUALA LUMPUR: A chef who did not have money to buy medicine for his mother “cooked up” a plan to steal from a club and has landed himself in prison for a month.
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian businessman’s gift of a white Ferrari to former celebrity couple – reality star Kim Kardashian and basketball player Kris Humphries – for their wedding is set to steal the limelight in their divorce proceedings.
PUTRAJAYA: Felda settlers can expect a windfall of several thousand ringgit and substantial shares in Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning next year, all government servants from the Sikh community will be given a day off on Vaisakhi Day.
KUALA LUMPUR: Most people who have spy cameras use them for the wrong reasons, said MCA Public Complaints and Services Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
KUALA LUMPUR: Just as easily available as the spy camera is a countermeasure capable of detecting the hidden devices – and at an affordable price.
KUALA LUMPUR: Government agencies must not be offended or suspicious of complaints made against them, Public Complaints Bureau director-general Datuk Dr Tam Weng Wah said.
PETALING JAYA: While many Malaysians wait for Indonesian maids to arrive, Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez has advised Jakarta not to send workers of any category to this country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez said many of the statements attributed to her in a Jakarta Post interview were correctly portrayed.
The Jakarta Post’s Ridwan Max Sijabat spoke with Rights activist Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez at her office in Kuala Lumpur.
ALOR SETAR: Twenty houses and a surau in Taman Wira, Mergong here were badly damaged in a storm.
PETALING JAYA: The police have defended their use of tear gas during the Bersih 3.0 rally, saying it was not harmful to humans.
SHAH ALAM: Members of 23 non-governmental bodies, led by the Shah Alam Umno division, gathered outside the district police headquarters here to pledge their support for the force in its handling of the Bersih 3.0 rally.
PETALING JAYA: Former Bar Council president Datuk S. Ambiga has denied that her Bersih movement has been hijacked by political parties.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have released photographs of 25 more people sought for various offences committed during the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
PETALING JAYA: It is time the police and the Home Ministry paid serious attention to all inquiry findings on the police use of excessive force, says the Association for the Promotion of Human Rights.
PETALING JAYA: The mass gathering to celebrate Umno’s 66th anniversary on Friday will reflect not just the party’s strength but will prove that peaceful assemblies – even those by political parties – are possible, vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism Ministry stressed that it has no intention of allowing taxi drivers to become tour guides, at least not without going through the right procedures and training.
GEORGE TOWN: Excitement is clearly growing with the state’s second Penang Bridge having passed its three-quarter completion mark.
SINTOK (Kedah): The Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Society expects more than 20 companies to take part in the discount card project for students due next month.
PETALING JAYA: Azmin Ali has denied being a disloyal son, saying he had “never betrayed” his mother.
KUALA LUMPUR: It is safer in a rare earth plant than trying to cross the street, says a leading authority in strategic rare metals.
KUALA LUMPUR: Any move to build a rare earth plant should be made with consultation with the people, an international panel of rare earth experts said.
GEORGE TOWN: Ten Opposition assemblymen walked out of the state assembly after Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng refused to retract his statement that Hindu shrines might be threatened if Umno returns to power.
KUALA LUMPUR: More translations of Malaysian books into Chinese will help spread the understanding of the 1Malaysia vision to the community, said Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit.
SEPANG: A believer of “now everyone can fly”, AirAsia Bhd now wants every flight attendant to “soar” in their service – speaking correct English.
KUANTAN: Thieves broke into the office of the PKR in Jalan Beserah here over the weekend.
KUALA LUMPUR: Some borrowers are resorting to false information to get loans from moneylenders.
PETALING JAYA: Scores of businesses in Batang Kali suffered losses when it was hit by flash floods.
JOHOR BARU: Police have identified five suspects involved in a fracas with national boxer Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron that led to the athlete being hospitalised.
KUALA LUMPUR: The owners of 16 out of 24 properties situated in Jalan Sultan here have signed the Points of Agreement (POA) with MRT Corporation (MRT Corp) for the development of the MY Rapid Transit project.
KUALA LUMPUR: A former Iraqi detainee told a War Crimes Tribunal that he was tortured in Baghdad during questioning by American troops, who had demanded names of “terrorists” in his neighbourhood during the invasion to oust strongman Saddam Hussein in August 2005.
Retiree Kamarudin Salleh, 60, showing off his wild animal-themed motorcycle in George Town.
TANJUNG MALIM: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been conferred an honorary doctorate in Early Childhood Education by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI).
PETALING JAYA: Students with Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent who have applied for entry into public universities (IPTA) and premier polytechnics can check their application status online, via phone call or short messaging service (SMS).
A 14-year-old boy used the premises of a primary school in Alor Gajah to rape a nine-year-old girl on three separate occasions during the past week, reported Harian Metro.
A MAN sold off his two-month-old nephew for 50,000 rupees (RM2,880) after he took the baby out.
A LONELY teenager in Singapore, not allowed to leave home without his mum’s permission, invited another boy to his house one day and the two eventually became lovers, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.