NATIONSunday, July 22, 2012
PUTRAJAYA: Umno has activated its 6,667 district polling centres throughout the country in a bid to strengthen the party's election machinery in view of the upcoming 13th general election.
KUALA LUMPUR: The All Malaysian Indian Progressive Front (IPF) has been urged to resolve its internal problems to help Barisan Nasional win big in the coming 13th general election.
BESUT: A tourist boat operator drowned in the waters off Pulau Perhentian Besar, near the Tuna Bay Island Resort here, Sunday.
ALOR SETAR: Police have detained a man in connection with the murder of a former Wanita Umno branch chief at her house in Jeneri, Sik on Friday night.
BACHOK: The Finance Ministry is studying a restructuring of all forms of subsidies, especially oil and gas, to ensure they benefit target groups and help reduce the burden of low-income earners.
IPOH: Making the installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) a requirement for the export of bird's nests to China is unfair to swiftlet farmhouse operators, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
SERDANG: A tailor who was battling depression finally snapped and attacked his youngest son before setting his house on fire.
PETALING JAYA: An early morning scuffle between a group of residents and police at Taman Medan here Sunday ended with the arrest of a 27-year-old man.
IPOH: Chinese education should not be viewed in a racial context but as a system that produces talents that contribute to the economic development of the country, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: The first 50 Malaysians to be evacuated from Syria due to the worsening security situation in the country are expected to arrive home on a special flight Tuesday, a Wisma Putra spokesman said Sunday.
PETALING JAYA: All logging activities at the Gunung Inas forest reserve in Kedah have ceased until a detailed environmental impact assessment (EIA) report is submitted, said the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the private sector to extend the retirement age from 55 to 60 years immediately, rather than wait for the law to be implemented.
KUCHING: The body of Henry Loh, 42, one of three passengers onboard the ill-fated helicopter that crashed in rural Sarawak on Friday, has been recovered.
Stop blame game and unite to protect nature from harm.
PETALING JAYA: Obese children face a high risk of suffering from liver cirrhosis or cancer as they get older unless parents intercept the problem early.
KOTA KINABALU: A realisation that part of her heritage is slowly dying made Suzane Samy act.
KUALA LUMPUR: A trainee at a private company was electrocuted while carrying out maintenance work at the KL Sentral.
PEKAN: The Government will evacuate Malaysian students in Syria after the country’s internal political crisis has become untenable for them.
PETALING JAYA: There is no slowing down Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak even during the fasting month.
PEKAN: Bonus payment for civil servants in conjunction with Hari Raya will depend on the capability of the Government.
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has been given the task of managing a RM180mil special government allocation meant to help Indian entrepreneurs.
THE telegram service run by Telekom Malaysia quietly made its exit at the beginning of this month but no one is crying.
SEREMBAN: Ryozo Mizutani always gets the loudest cheers whenever he takes part in a marathon. He is an 84-year-old man.
KUALA LUMPUR: The family of the Dutch boy who was kidnapped, Nayati Moodliar, has been roped in to help bust crime.
IPOH: Perak is not lagging behind other states in the property sector, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines is introducing new promotional fares for its recently launched Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu route, thanks to positive response from customers.
SEBUYAU (Sarawak): Friday’s deadly helicopter crash here has claimed its second victim.
PUTRAJAYA: Outlets offering Ramadan buffets will come under the scrutiny of the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim), which has warned that they cannot display halal signages without its approval.
KLUANG: Two convicts who had each served more than 30 years in jail are now free to go home to their loved ones after they were given a royal pardon by the Sultan of Johor on the first day of Ramadan.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Council has opened nine public counters to collect zakat (tithes) from Muslims during Ramadan.
GEORGE TOWN: Traders who have been setting up stalls outside their premises at the Penang Bazaar during Ramadan for the past 26 years are upset with the local authorities for not allowing them to do so this year.
PETALING JAYA: The managements of cinemas have assured movie-goers that there are sufficient security measures in place to handle any untoward incidents in their premises.
PETALING JAYA: While employers and workers union representatives laud the Health Ministry’s support of plans to reward employees who do not take sick leave, some feel the best way to encourage employees to stay healthy is to provide incentives for healthy lifestyles.
KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran actor Datuk Ismail Hutson, 73, has passed away due to heart complications.
PETALING JAYA: It was initially a small group of like-minded individuals who met on Facebook and helped each other to rescue, neuter and re-home stray animals.
KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 50,000 new members nationwide have signed up for the 1MCA Member Group Insurance Scheme.
PETALING JAYA: The move by the Government to allow school teachers to dress in the traditional costumes of other ethnicities has been welcomed by the teaching community.
ALOR SETAR: Chinese schools in Kedah that have been given pledges of federal aid will receive their allocation under the special stimulus package for education before Hari Raya.
GEORGE TOWN: Schoolteacher Yeoh Kar Tin, whose mother-in-law allegedly tried to kill her, says she is still traumatised by the incident which caused her to suffer 45% burns.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s bird’s nest industry has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to help lift the import ban on the product to China.
PETALING JAYA: Selangor PKR Youth plans to protest against water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) for its failure to run operations efficiently.
KUALA LUMPUR: Ramadan bazaars exemplify the 1Malaysia spirit, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Businessman Patrick Goh and his five siblings have been making the annual pilgrimage from Kuala Lumpur to the St Anne’s Novena and Feast Day celebrations here for the past 35 years.
ALOR SETAR: A 66-year-old former Wanita Umno branch chief died after she was slashed during an attempted robbery at her home in Jeneri, Sik.
KANGAR: The river cave of Wang Besar in Bintong here, once a famous picnic spot and a valuable source of water supply for villagers, needs to be restored to its former glory, said Kangar MP Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad.
SHAH ALAM: Despite several arrests, foreigners, mostly South Americans, are still operating in the KL International Airport using distraction tactics to steal suitcases containing valuables from travellers.
KOTA KINABALU: A pre-dawn fire destroyed four houses and left 50 people homeless as they were about to start their fasting on the first day of Ramadan.
It should not be an uphill task to preserve and safeguard Bukit Kiara as a natural heritage.
Loss of natural heritage is one of the reasons for the concerns voiced by residents and NGOs in past weeks on Penang’s hillside development.
More baby hatches are being planned to provide an avenue for desperate mothers to place their newborns in a safe environment.
IF YOU have time to stalk your former lover on Facebook, you have time to be kind.
Can our one-size-fits-all education system develop the type of Malaysians we aspire to become?
Are the doctors and nurses who treat and cure fellow Malaysians, in the pink of health?