NATIONThursday, July 05, 2012
PETALING JAYA: All government hospitals may soon be able to function as “hatches” for unwanted babies once a standard operating procedure is put in place.
YOGYAKARTA: Malaysia is willing to take the leading role in the Regional Credit Transfer System Harmonisation project to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and learning and student mobility in the ASEAN region and beyond.
PUTRAJAYA: Bright Rims Manufacturing Sdn Bhd was fined RM60,000 or two years' jail for tampering with the electrical meter belonging to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), thus preventing it from recording the actual electricity used.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Retirement Fund Inc's (KWAP) aims to achieve RM100bil in fund size by the end of 2013.
YOGYAKARTA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Form Six education would undergo rebranding to raise its image by being in tune with pre-university education like at the matriculation colleges and science foundation centres.
MIRI: The Sarawak Women for Women Society, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, are reaching out to rural women and young girls in interior Sarawak to "empower" them with the correct knowledge to help themselves and develop themselves socio-economically and to prevent themselves from being sexually victimised.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce (DPIM) has proposed the setting up of a professional 'halal' audit body to monitor the implementation of 'halal' compliance in the food industry in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei on Thursday received the honorary lieutenant commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy Volunteer Reserve (PSSTLDM) award from Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
SHAH ALAM: Two brothers were hauled to a Sessions Court here on a charge of causing grievous hurt to a security guard who is now in a coma.
PUTRAJAYA: Eatery operators are not required to apply for the Malaysia Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) halal certificate and logo but instead encouraged to do so.
KUALA LUMPUR: The razor blade barbed wires used to cordon off several areas around Dataran Merdeka during the Bersih 3.0 rally should not have been used towards the public, the Suhakam's public inquiry into the rally was told.
IPOH: Four youths waylaid and assaulted a bus driver who was ferrying five school pupils, before hijacking the vehicle in Jalan Lim Boon Seng here.
SHAH ALAM: The Petaling Jaya local plan (RTPJ2) should be revoked as it is tainted, said Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 23.6km Second Penang Bridge reflects the federal government’s strong commitment to spur the state’s economic growth although the “Pearl of the Orient” is now under opposition rule.
KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members, including Sungai Siput MP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, over false imprisonment and misfeasance has been set for three days from March 25.
PUTRAJAYA: The Higher Education Ministry distributed more than RM170mil in funds to 1,425 research projects at private and public higher learning institutes (IPT).
RAWANG: A suspected car thief, who is also behind a prostitution ring, has been arrested for a string of ATM vandalism cases.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Thursday paid a courtesy call on President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus and his wife, Livia Klausova, at the hotel here.
KUALA LUMPUR: The panel on Bersih 3.0 headed by former IGP Tun Hanif Omar on Thursday visited several locations of the April 28 rally.
IPOH: A co-driver was killed after he got down to open the emergency door after an accident and was hit by a trailer at KM303 on the North South Expressway on Thursday.
JOHOR BARU: Paranormal practitioner Syed Abdullah Hussein Al-Attas or better known as Uncle Seekers was arrested at the Senawang Tol Plaza at around 9.45pm on Wednesday.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will fly to Nepal with the introduction of a thrice weekly Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu route from Sept 1.
ALOR SETAR: Kedah will be the first state to limit the sale of houses to locals if its new housing policy is approved by the PAS-led state government.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government says it will sue MCA and anyone else who has questioned it about deals amounting to more than RM1bil involving the public-listed Talam Corporation.
PETALING JAYA: Talam Corporation Bhd, which has been linked to the Selangor Government’s controversial deals, has come out to say that it did not benefit from any transaction.
PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government has come under fire for threatening to sue MCA for highlighting questionable deals worth more than RM1bil.
PUTRAJAYA: A well-trained stable of taxi drivers will help shape and improve tourists’ perception of the country, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
PETALING JAYA: RON97 petrol will cost 20 sen less at RM2.60 per litre from today, the Government announced.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s first pair of donated cadavers were given a grand send off by their loved ones and the doctors who practised on them at the University Malaya Medical Centre.
MALACCA: While a murder suspect languishes in a police cell, his 30 dogs are going hungry at his house – and policemen are coming to their rescue.
JOHOR BARU: It was a nightmare for housewife Nor Nadia Abdul Samad who could only listen in horror as her two-year-old son called out to her before he was burnt to death in a fire at their home in Permas Jaya here.
SUBANG: A theft suspect grabbed a policeman’s gun and held him at gunpoint after a scuffle near Jalan PJS11 here.
SUBANG JAYA: Police believe they have solved the murder of clerk P. Yoga Ambiga who was brutally attacked and set on fire, with the arrest of three men.
KOTA KINABALU: A businessman caused a stir when he went on a 10-minute rampage at an electrical and electronic appliance store here.
KUALA LUMPUR: The police are proposing a system to rate the level of security at shopping malls and high-rise buildings.
KUALA LUMPUR: The second debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng this Sunday is expected to be a decorous affair.
PETALING JAYA: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) will summon officials of a company allegedly operating as Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), a non-governmental organisation, to produce documents to verify compliance with the Companies Act 1965.
KOTA KINABALU: A stint with National Service may just be the answer for youths with weight issues.
GEORGE TOWN: Police are calling on victims of a scam who paid for fake Universiti Sains Malaysia degrees to give their statements.
PETALING JAYA: Looking for your first car, or planning to upgrade your current one to a newer model?
KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 100 bookies who handled more than RM49mil in bets during the recent Euro 2012, CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted a syndicate that diverted banker’s cheques meant for the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) with the arrest of 10 men.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng broke his silence over reports that his wife had assaulted his former staff member because of an alleged relationship between the two.
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has questioned whether Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has the courage to admit, apologise and resign from his post if the latter’s alleged relationship with a former female senior staff member is true.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have set up a task force to investigate the leak of confidential documents on the Ampang Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project.
MALACCA: The state assembly proceedings were cut short after a commotion erupted, leading Speaker Datuk Othman Muhamad to suspend all five DAP representatives for six months.
PETALING JAYA: DAP accused MCA of conspiracy and staged “a walk-out drama” at the Malacca state assembly because its representatives did not dare answer question over a purported “abrupt transfer” of a female senior staff in the Penang Chief Minister’s Office.
PENGERANG: A fisherman jumped into the sea when his boat was hit by another vessel and thought his brother-in-law had died in the crash.
PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government support letter scandal involving the Mentri Besar’s political secretary Faekah Hussin should be investigated by a public inquiry instead of a party disciplinary meeting, said Selangor MCA state liaison committee secretary Wong Koon Mun.
HULU LANGAT: The Hulu Langat MCA division has passed a resolution calling on the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) to withdraw allegations made against the party pertaining to Chinese education.
GEORGE TOWN: Touted as being the best Tamil school in the state when it comes to UPSR results, SJK(T) Subramaniya Barathee has been falling apart for the past two decades.
PETALING JAYA: Cuepacs is against the Public Service Commission’s move to allow degree holders to apply for positions meant for SPM holders as it will limit job opportunities for those holding the certificate.
SUBANG JAYA: Police have crippled a burglary and luxury car theft syndicate following the arrest of five men and recovery of six stolen cars worth RM1mil.
LONDON: Deputy health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has received a prestigious honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians of London in recognition of his work in breast and endocrine surgery.
SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been asked to look into possible abuse of power resulting in the reclassification of the land status of the PKNS field in Kelana Jaya.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional chief Teng Chang Yeow has been taken to task for “washing his hands of” hillslope development projects approved by the previous administration.
MALACCA: The state Welfare Department will leave it to the police to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of some 150 residents of a boys’ home in Durian Daun here.
THIS is to confirm that the parties have come to an agreement for full and final settlement of all proceedings related to our report titled “Former anti-vice chief under probe” dated 19.6.1997. Any inconvenience caused is much regretted.
A YOUNG mother was forced to become a teenager’s sex slave after he allegedly used black magic to coerce her into giving in to him.
A 76-YEAR-OLD man from Hong Kong suffered heart failure and other complications after eating over 20 oysters in one meal, reported China Press.
INDIAN Muslims have been urged to take action to safeguard their mother tongue – Tamil.