NATIONSaturday, August 18, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Aidilfitri on Sunday, the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Datuk Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced Saturday night.
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality throughout the country was reported generally good as no areas recorded unhealthy readings on the Air Pollution Index (API) Saturday.
PETALING JAYA: In a bid to help reduce the financial burden on university students and their families, holders of the 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (KDS1M) will soon be given discounts on domestic flight tickets.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have advised motorists to ignore postings on blogs and facebook that claim to have details of speed trap locations in conjunction with Aidilfitri.
KUALA LUMPUR: An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Sulawesi, Indonesia at 5.41pm on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight which departed London's Heathrow Airport for the KL International Airport (KLIA) Friday night, returned to Heathrow Airport about an hour later, due to a technical glitch with the aircraft's No. 2 engine.
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urged the Muslims in the country to always be grateful to Allah SWT (God Almighty) by defending the peace, harmony and stability attained in the nation.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday urged all Malaysians and Muslims in the country to appreciate and realise that peace and harmony enjoyed today did not just come easy.
KUALA LUMPUR: An Iranian man was stabbed to death, following a quarrel involving two groups involving compatriots in front of an entertainment centre in Jalan P. Ramlee here early Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel on Saturday expressed disappointment over the Public Services Commission's (PSC) recruitment statement of 21 graduates with first class honours, as no top Indian students were recruited.
KUANTAN: A train heading towards Kelantan derailed suddenly, injuring 11 passengers.
KUALA LUMPUR: The North-South Expressway and highways throughout the country remained clogged as traffic volume increased in the afternoon due to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri 'Balik Kampung' exodus.
PETALING JAYA: The Public Service Commission (PSC) is going straight to universities to look for top talent under a new meritocracy-based and fast-track recruitment system.
SUNGAI BULOH: Twelve Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees were granted early release by the Government effective yesterday, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.
PUTRAJAYA: She has received a heroine’s welcome at every function since clinching an Olympic medal.
PETALING JAYA: There may be more millionaires in Malaysia now than before but they may not necessarily be feeling rich.
PETALING JAYA: Ganesh Kumar Bangah made his first million at the age of 23.
KUALA LUMPUR: Emerging economies don’t always get favourable observations from hard-boiled foreign journalists. But Malaysia seems to be getting more laudatory remarks from them these days.
PETALING JAYA: Nyonya Tan Abdullah, a prominent figure in the Baba Nyonya community who was named a National Heritage Living Icon by the Government in May, has died.
GEORGE TOWN: The month-long Phor Thor (Hungry Ghost Festival) has begun, which means politicians of all stripes will be working the dinner circuit to touch base with voters.
GEORGE TOWN: It was an eye-opener for a group of foreign tourists when they visited a Phor Thor (Hungry Ghost Festival) celebration.
SUBANG JAYA: Residents in Subang Jaya are happy that increased police presence under Ops Payung has managed to reduce crime in the area.
BACHOK,: An innovative idea to sell instant ketupat palas has resulted in a lucrative trade for Che Embong Mamat (pic).
KUALA LUMPUR: As a KTM Bhd ticketing clerk, Intan Norbaitillah has sold about 4,000 tickets to customers heading home this Hari Raya season. But she has not bought one for herself.
PETALING JAYA: Syasyasyamimi Syaifull will be spending Hari Raya at her mother’s hometown this year – one of the few times that the only child gets to meet her maternal grandfather.
KUALA LUMPUR: Technician Eng Chee Wai will not be sleeping for the few nights of Hari Raya. Instead, he will patrol the streets around his neighbourhood to watch out for robbers and thieves.
PETALING JAYA: It’s the Hari Raya break and pet owners, learning a lesson from the past, are more cautious about where to leave their cats while they are away.
KUALA LUMPUR: Travellers at the Integrated South-Bandar Tasik Selatan Transport Terminal were pleasantly surprised when they received goodie bags and flags from Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
JOHOR BARU: An attempt by a group of illegal immigrants to leave the country illegally went horribly wrong when their boat overturned due to strong waves, leaving one dead and another five missing.
KOTA KINABALU: A crackdown on peddlers of fireworks and firecrackers is paying off with a sharp decline in the number of people letting off such explosives, Sabah Customs Department director Dr Janathan Kandok said.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Meteorological Department has forecast fair weather in most states for the coming Hari Raya.
PETALING JAYA: Asian media companies are now more influential as demand for Asian news has more than doubled in the past 15 years.
KUALA LUMPUR: At least three police reports have been lodged against Winson Seow Yuan Sheng, accusing him of faking his academic qualifications to mislead the public.
KLANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s non-acceptance of a debate with MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong on the Talam-gate controversy shows that he is a coward, state MCA liaison committee secretary Wong Koon Mun said.
KUALA LUMPUR: For a young man in despair after a fractured spinal cord rendered him immobile, hope came when the National Welfare Foundation (YKM) contributed RM16,640 to cover the cost of his surgery.
PETALING JAYA: Sacked Sepang DAP parliamentary liaison committee member Tan Tuan Tat believes that he has been victimised for being a staunch supporter of Selangor Assembly Speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim.
KUALA LUMPUR: Reading should be inculcated as a habit and culture among Malaysians.
mALACCA: An odd-job labourer and his two young daughters have embarked on 937km walk from here to Alor Setar in Kedah to show their love for the country.
SHAH ALAM: The construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant is no longer an option but a necessity to avert a water crisis in Selangor, according to Universiti Teknologi Mara professor.
SEREMBAN: A school principal, who allegedly compelled her teachers to donate 2% of their bonus to be given as duit raya to students, will be asked to explain her act.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Putera 1Malaysia Club will leave for Myanmar next week to provide humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees affected by sectarian violence.
PETALING JAYA: A kindergarten teacher has been found dead with a stab wound to her neck.
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should make his stand clear on the party-hopping issue and be consistent about it, said a Penang Gerakan leader.
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik is embroiled in yet another controversy.
A SCHOOL bully twisted the left arm of a 10-year-old student until it broke – all for refusing to share a drink with him, Harian Metro reported.
SCRATCH-and-win syndicates have been accused of using drugs to control their workers.
A BUS driver suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel but managed to steer the vehicle to safety, saving the lives of 60 passengers.