NATIONSaturday, July 21, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: The Kampung Baru "Bubur Lambuk Agong" porridge was declared a tourism icon in conjunction with the Ramadan month.
PETALING JAYA: MCA has delivered a stinging rebuke towards Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his intolerance towards unfavourable media coverage.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry will monitor Jemaah Islamiah and communist activities eventhough they have not posed a threat to national security, said Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
KUALA LUMPUR: The family of 12-year-old Dutch boy Nayati Moodliar, who was kidnapped in June, has been roped in to fight crime.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students and workers in Syria will be evacuated as a precautionary measure in view of escalating violence in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran actor Datuk Ismail Hutson, 73, has passed away due to heart complications at 1.13am on Saturday at the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya.
PEKAN: Bonus payment for civil servants in conjunction with the Aidilfitri will depend on the capability of the government to do so.
PEKAN: Barisan Nasional has not finalised the list of candidates for the general election, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah plans to provide a service known as a 'baby hatch' in an effort to reduce baby-dumping incidents in the state.
SHAH ALAM: A group of seven foreigners have been arrested over the theft of RM2mil worth of diamond jewellery from a Hong Kong national at the KL International Airport.
KUCHING : Rescuers found the body of the second victim of Friday's helicopter crash on Saturday.
KUCHING: The fate of three victims of the helicopter crash in the estuary of Sungai Lingga Friday morning could not be confirmed as of 11pm Friday night.
KUALA LUMPUR: United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sent their warm Ramadan greetings to Muslims around the world, especially American Muslims.
KUALA LUMPUR: A corporate lawyer involved in almost all major corporate deals in the country has been charged in the Sessions Court here with seven counts of insider trading involving Sime Darby, UEM, VADS and Maxis shares.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reminded Muslims to set aside their political differences for the sake of unity of the ummah during the holy month of Ramadan.
KAJANG: Pet owners can obtain a “passport” with their animal’s medical history from the Veterinary Services Department.
JOHOR BARU: Civil servants should not accept invitations to break fast at hotels or restaurants during Ramadan, or accept gifts and hampers for Hari Raya.
KUCHING: Three passengers are missing after a private helicopter crashed into the river mouth of Sungai Lingga in Sri Aman Division, about 190km from here.
KUALA LUMPUR: A magistrate’s court here postponed to Aug 27 a case involving three friends charged with the kidnapping of 12-year-old Dutch national Nayati Moodliar.
JERANTUT: A sum of RM5,000 will be allocated to each family living in traditional houses in villages near Felda schemes so they can refurbish their homes.
SHAH ALAM: Renowned animal rescuer Sabrina Yeap was taken on her final journey to the Nirvana Memorial Park accompanied by two of her most favourite rescued dogs – shih tzu Meow Meow and Pulau Ketam hero mixed-breed dog Kuning.
GOMBAK: The Government is increasing access to education in health sciences to meet growing demand for professionals in the field.
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of international schools will exceed the target of 84 by 2020, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Cuepacs has suggested that workers be given the option to withdraw EPF contributions at age 55 or 60.
SHAH ALAM: Muslims hope they will be able to enjoy their favourite meat dishes when they break fast during Ramadan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bakti members continued an annual tradition by personally packing 39,040 boxes of Hari Raya goodies for the security forces.
PETALING JAYA: Neither the Securities Commission (SC) nor Bursa Malaysia approved the land valuation amounts put forward by Talam Corp.
KUALA SELANGOR: The Selangor Government may have paid RM100mil more to Talam Corp (now known as Trinity Corp Bhd) for about 904ha of land in Bestari Jaya instead of the RM42mil alleged earlier by MCA.
KUALA LUMPUR: Corporate lawyer Datuk E. Sreesanthan is the second person to be charged with insider trading by the Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia.
ALOR SETAR: Hosting the two giant Chinese pandas for 10 years is not a waste of government money, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.
IPOH: The parents of a religious school student who was allegedly assaulted by 18 schoolmates are mulling legal action against the school for negligence.
PETALING JAYA: WWF Malaysia is working closely with the Kedah Government to gazette parts of the Pedu forest reserve as a state park.
ALOR SETAR: The Kedah state government has been given three months to correct weaknesses in the Ladang Rakyat project which involved the felling of timber at Gunung Inas forest reserve.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor police will hold a weekly media briefing to ensure the public receive accurate information on crime.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) has signed a mutual recognition agreement with the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (Heeact).
KUALA LUMPUR: Penang police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Wira Ayub Yaacob (pic) has been appointed chairman of the National Key Result Area (NKRA) secretariat to monitor the security of the country.
PETALING JAYA: MCA treasurer general Datuk Seri Tan Chai Ho said the opposition coalition’s refusal to list their Chinese education promises in the Buku Jingga showed it was “a sham”.
KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran lawyer Karpal Singh wants the Attorney-General’s Chambers to reconsider a sedition charge against him in light of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s announcement to repeal the Sedition Act 1948.
PETALING JAYA: Controversial actor-director Namewee’s upcoming flick Hantu Gangster is mostly based on his grandfather’s experience while managing his coffee shop in Muar, Johor.
PETALING JAYA: Five diehard Arsenal fans camped out at Menara Star on Thursday night so they could be first in line to get complimentary tickets for the Malaysia versus Arsenal match.
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng should give up his Penang Chief Minister’s post and concentrate on strengthening the party to ensure its competitiveness in the coming general election, said former vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.
PETALING JAYA: Fitness equipment are among the prizes Sungai Buloh Hospital staff receive for bringing their body mass index (BMI) down to acceptable levels.
GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will become the first institution of higher education in the country to have its own chief integrity officer (CIO).
CHERAS: A father’s plan to bring his two children back from Thailand failed when he found out they are now Thai citizens.
KOTA KINABALU: The Transport Ministry is ready to approve a flying school to train helicopter pilots in the northern Kudat district.
KOTA KINABALU: A modern interpretation of the kuda-kuda dance of Sabah’s Bajau community will be Malaysia’s entry at an international cultural folklore festival for youths in South Korea.
BAHAU: Four people were killed in a freak accident along the Keratong highway near here in a collision between a lorry transporting diesel and a four-wheel drive.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government wants the executive chairman and the chief executive officer of water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to be sacked.
IPOH: Haramaini Mohd Idris earned his living in politics but in 2007, a stroke brought his world crashing down.
PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-one Filipinos who were suspected of being victims of a human trafficking syndicate were rescued by the Immigration Department during an operation on Thursday.
A 40-year-old man from Jinjang Utara who told his neighbour not to mistreat his dog was later attacked by 20 unidentified people.
TWO sisters’ complaints of incest by their brothers were not heeded by their parents, reported Guang Ming Daily.
AN Arab tourist died in a freak parasailing accident in Langkawi, reported Harian Metro.