NATIONMonday, June 25, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Indonesian Embassy's charge d'affaires to express the government's regret and concerns over violent acts by protesters at Malaysian buildings in the republic and provocative comments against Malaysia by an Indonesian politician.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday urged the public and private sector to provide job opportunities for disabled persons so that they can lead dignified lives.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Service Department (PSD) is offering 12 people the chance to pursue their post-graduate studies under the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship programme this year.
PETALING JAYA: Several rest and recreation (R&R) stops and lay-bys along the North-South Expressway will be temporarily closed from Tuesday to Thursday for maintenance work.
MALACCA: Malacca MCA has dismissed unfounded postings in the cyberspace that it has ousted its Wanita chief Datuk Kian Sit Har for supporting Bersih 3.0 rally that was held at Dataran Pahlawan here on April 28.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The troubled marriage of 278 couples did not end up in divorce after they went through the Second Honeymoon-Smart Start programme, organised by the Terengganu Family Development Foundation (YPK) since it started in 2009.
KUALA LUMPUR: Certain parties who were still protesting Felda Global Venture Holdings (FGVH)’s upcoming listing on the Bursa Malaysia were doing so in an attempt to confuse Felda settlers before the upcoming general elections, Felda Group Chairman Tan Sri Haji Mohd Isa said.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Syariah High Court here has adjourned to Sept 24 the trial of a divorce claim involving Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud's former daughter-in-law Datin Seri Shahnaz A. Majid against his eldest son.
ALOR SETAR: Kedah Gerakan has taken the state government to task for turning the Flat Seri Impian in Megong Industrial Area here into a hostel for Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) students.
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court maintained the Court of Appeal decision to dismiss lawyer P. Uthayakumar's application to declare the Sedition Act unconstitutional.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent RM221.81bil on food imports in the last 10 years, the Dewan Rakyat was told Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The SMART highway here will be closed to traffic from 11 pm on June 27 to 6 am on June 28 for maintenance, Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir & Terowong Sdn Bhd said Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, 58, has been appointed Kuala Lumpur mayor for a two-year term starting July 18.
PETALING JAYA: An accountant, whose dog mauled to death a 74-year-old senior citizen in Subang Jaya last month, was fined RM2,000 or, in default, two months' jail by a Magistrate's court here on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Those who drive without a licence may be fined up to RM2,000 if an amendment to the Road Transport Act 1987 is passed.
JOHOR BARU: Two men, including a VIP, were charged in a Session's Court here Monday over the assault on 24-year-old national boxer Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron in May.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police from the anti narcotics division crippled various syndicates in a series of raids over three days including a mini Syabu drug lab operating out of an apartment complex.
SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested another suspect believed to be directly involved in the kidnapping of a sand supplier and his worker in Ijok, Kuala Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions court here has ordered the extradition of an Iranian suspected of being involved in an alleged bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in Thailand and detained here, AFP reports.
PETALING JAYA: Actor and comedian Mohd Saifulazam Mohamed Yusof, better known as Saiful Apek, and his three friends have been acquitted and discharged by a Magistrate's court here for consuming cannabis in 2010.
KUALA LUMPUR: About 200 Perkasa supporters gathered outside the Singapore High Commission at Jalan Tun Razak to hand over a protest letter.
KUALA LUMPUR: Three men who lost their way while trekking in the Taman Tun Abdul Razak forest hills in Ampang Jaya, Sunday night, were found safe by a rescue team at 10.55am on Monday.
PETALING JAYA: PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli has confirmed that he will be contesting a parliamentary seat in the next general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector companies will get a 100% tax rebate on expenses to hold their 1Malaysia Family Day celebrations in conjunction with the national-level celebration in November this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd has been allowed to challenge the raid and search on its Borders bookstore and seizure of Irshad Manji's controversial book from the store by the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: Taxi drivers can rake in better earnings now that a new model aimed at enabling more drivers to get individual permits is being put in place.
KUALA LUMPUR: Taxi drivers rejoiced at the announcement of the RM520 tyre subsidy and gave the thumbs up to the personal accident insurance scheme.
PETALING JAYA: The deluge of newborns by aspiring parents in the Year of the Dragon has created a demand for confinement ladies which has made them “precious commodities”.
KUALA LUMPUR: Lone women approaching their cars appear to be the target of armed robbers.
PETALING JAYA: There are only five days left to ensure you get to vote if the general election is held between August and November.
SUNGAI PETANI: Business rivalry is believed to have been the motive behind the parcel bomb blast that killed a 49-year-old housewife at Taman Angsana Sari here.
BATU PAHAT: The Government is planning to abolish over 400 types of licences as part of efforts to boost Malaysia’s competitive edge, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: Wisma Putra will summon the Indonesian embassy’s charge d’affaires to express the Government’s serious concern over the violent acts by protesters at Malaysia Hall and provocative remarks by an Indonesian politician in Jakarta.
KLUANG: MIC wants to reach out to the youths through the social media such as Facebook.
KUALA LUMPUR: All allocations and aid given by the Government are meant to help those who deserve assistance, regardless of race and religion, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
BATU PAHAT: An argument between two friends on Facebook spilled over from cyberspace and led to the killing of a teenager outside a shopping complex here.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 28-year-old physiotherapist claimed that a botched blood test at Penang Hospital has injured the nerve in her right hand, causing severe pain.
KUANTAN: Six divers who went missing after a trip off Pulau Tioman have been found safe after 21 hours adrift at sea.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional is banking on youth volunteers to jazz up its election campaign.
IPOH: The reduction of corporate and individual taxes requires more than just a discussion with focus groups, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said.
PETALING JAYA: With the 13th general election approaching, local socio-political blogs and news portals are continuing to see a rapid growth due to a high demand for online commentary and views on Malaysian politics.
KUANTAN: All agencies involved must immediately look into the 31 recommendations made by the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Lynas rare earth plant, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
KUCHING: RHB-The Star Mighty Minds Sarawak state challenge upper secondary champions from SM Lodge showed that a lamp stand can use a “biological concept” and still be a creative piece of art.
SEPANG: A couple’s desire for a really special wedding saw them getting hitched on the fast track when they became the first couple to host their wedding at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
PETALING JAYA: The Euro 2012 tournament is helping to cool general election fever in football-crazy Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was the biggest prize for marathon runner Scully Pak when her boyfriend, kneeling in the middle of Dataran Merdeka and watched by a huge admiring crowd, proposed to her at the end of the race.
MALACCA: Barely a day after its opening, the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Jalan Tan Chay Yan here is already a hit among Malaccans.
JOHOR BARU: Nine-year-old Mohd Raffi Yan has the best excuse to stay glued to the TV and watch The Transformers.
KLANG: Frequent water disruptions and extremely low levels at treatment plants are causing anxiety among consumers in the Klang Valley.
JOHOR BARU: For more than two months, a former top policeman comes to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital daily and sits by his wife’s bedside to hold her hands and soothe her.
KULAIJAYA: A villager who saw a motorcycle lying atop something by the roadside rushed to lift the machine and was shocked to see a body with gunshot wounds on the neck and chest.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced a 14% dividend for the 2011 financial year for Armed Forces Cooperative members.
BANGI: The Permatapintar programme marked another milestone by organising an All-Girls Summer Camp participated by Saudi Arabian and Indonesian students at its centre in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have formed a task force to investigate the theft of hospital medical equipment from three hospitals amounting to over RM5mil.
KUALA LUMPUR: A mob allegedly attacked a man and left him dead near a water treatment plant in Batu Caves, near here.
KOTA BARU: Anti-corruption officers are monitoring the allegations of power abuse by political secretary Faekah Husin, who is said to be embroiled in a spat with Selangor PKR bigwigs.
GOMBAK: Police believe that with the arrest of the 26-year-old mother of the two-year-old girl who died of suspected abuse, they have solved the case.
KUALA LUMPUR: Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd (Mydin), which is the managing company of the government-initiated Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) outlets, plans to set up at least 85 stores nationwide by end of this year.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has put forth the proposal for requiring ministers and civil servants to declare to the Cabinet, should their family members apply for any government facility.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry will extend its joint patrol programme to all school compounds including international schools in the Klang Valley.
BUTTERWORTH: The government has, to date, spent RM707.6mil in carrying out various 1Azam programmes since its introduction.
PUTRAJAYA: As part of the Education NKRA, there is a strong focus on ensuring that every Malaysian has access to quality and affordable pre-school education.
KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of overcrowding, which is a common occurrence aboard the KL Monorail will soon be a thing of the past with the introduction of four-car train sets that are scheduled to make its debut in November this year.
THE feud between two popular actresses seems to have fizzled out after they apparently called for a truce, reported Metro Ahad.
A WAITRESS at a restaurant in Shandong, China, swallowed a dead fly that a customer had found in his food, China Press reported.
A FOUR-year-old girl who was playing with her cousin fell 21.3m down a well in Guargaon, northern India.