NATIONMonday, September 10, 2012
MALACCA: A student's screams scared away a would-be rapist at the toilet of a university, here.
SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Monday the Universiti Selangor (Unisel) audited financial report which purportedly showed an after-tax loss of RM54.8mil, was not finalised.
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail was given RM1.7mil to bribe officers involved in the investigation of the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC), the Session Court heard during the first day of his trial.
PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister's Department has asked the Saudi Arabian government to increase the Haj quota of 28,000 by 10,000.
JOHOR BARU: A personal bodyguard to a member of the royalty was fined RM10,000 or 36 months jail in default and ordered to pay RM40,000 in compensation to his victim at the Magistrates Court here Monday, after he was found guilty of blackmailing a contractor, two years ago.
KOTA BARU: The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) is gearing up for floods at the end of the year as more rain is expected during the monsoon season starting October.
KUCHING: Schools must accept children without proper identification papers, said state Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah on Monday.
PETALING JAYA: Three Nigerian students pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court Monday to robbing a fellow Nigerian, last month.
KUALA LANGAT: Medical schools should get serious about offering high quality medical education to lessen the need to send students abroad, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
TEMERLOH: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will blacklist only loan borrowers who are summoned by the court and served with a Letter of Demand (LOD).
PETALING JAYA: Vehicles on the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) near the Damansara toll plaza were held up for an hour after an accident Monday afternoon.
SEGAMAT: The Human Resources Ministry is in discussions with the Singapore government to resolve the uncertainty faced by under-35 male natives from Sabah and Sarawak, following the island republic's new ruling on work permits.
JAKARTA: An Indonesian army border patrol team detained two Malaysian fishing boats on Friday night for allegedly fishing in Indonesian waters, off the coast of Nunukan Island, East Kalimantan.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is confident of achieving a lower rate of power supply disruption this year through many improvements implemented.
PETALING JAYA: More than US$180,000 was allegedly channelled to Suaram by an American organisation said to be linked to George Soros.
BESUT: Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar or Pak Man, believed to be Malaysia’s oldest man, has died at an age of 117.
SHAH ALAM: A pump and three shotgun shells were stolen after a break-in at the office of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) in Sungai Buloh early Saturday.
PUTRAJAYA: Ten anti-Lynas residents, who challenged a decision by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) to grant a temporary operating licence (TOL) to the rare earth company, have failed in their appeal to get leave for a judicial review on the matter.
SHAH ALAM: PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli filed a motion in the High Court here Monday to quash the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (Bafia) charges against him.
PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional component parties have come up in support of sacking members who sabotage the coalition’s candidates in the general election.
PETALING JAYA: Umno is placing so much emphasis on loyalty in the run-up to the general election because of the bitter experience of 2008, according to its secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
JOHOR BARU: Malaysians above the age of 18 are allowed to work in Singapore except for male natives from Sabah and Sarawak whose age limit has been raised to 35.
JOHOR BARU: Sabahans and Sarawakians are upset with Singapore for tightening employment regulations which bar those below 35 years of age from working in the republic.
GEORGE TOWN: The merriment of more than 150 Mat Rempit and about 100 of their pillion riders was cut short when they were rounded up by the police in Jalan Bukit Gambier here.
VLADIVOSTOK (Eastern Russia): Malaysia is set to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ summit in 2020, some 22 years after doing so for the first time.
VLADIVOSTOK (Eastern Russia): Peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which is being facilitated by Malaysia, is expected to be concluded soon.
PETALING JAYA: Wherever they go, the press follows and so, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s inaugural visit in Malaysia will be no different.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Mentri Besar has come under fire for not keeping the promises he made to the public ever since the state government’s purchase of land worth hundreds of millions of ringgit from Talam Corporation was exposed.
LABIS: Pakatan Rakyat should not sidetrack from the Talamgate controversy by raising the National Feedlot Corporation issue, said Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
MALACCA: A blogger who had an automatic pistol pointed at his face by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s bodyguard is still in trauma over the incident.
GEORGE TOWN: Komtar DAP assemblyman Ng Wei Aik has courted another controversy, this time for allegedly “encroaching” into a fellow Pakatan Rakyat assemblyman’s constituency.
GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of people turned up at the Balik Pulau Sports Complex to be part of the 10,000 People Walking 10,000 Steps Each programme to enter the Malaysia Book of Records.
KUALA LUMPUR: The body of a man believed to have been beaten and left for dead was found near his car at Bukit Mahkota here.
MUAR: Johor police raided a drug laboratory at a condominium near Jalan Junid here and seized more than RM1mil worth of drugs early yesterday.
KOTA KINABALU: A comprehensive approach is being taken to prevent suicides amid an increasing number of such cases over the past four years, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.
JOHOR BARU: More than 20 houses and six vehicles have been damaged by uprooted trees and broken branches during a freak storm in Taman Megah Ria and Taman Kota Putri here.
SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan PAS has come under fire from several quarters here for segregating men and women at their Hari Raya open house held at Dataran Senawang on Saturday, who said that the move would only derail efforts to strengthen national unity.
NILAI: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is investigating whether an American non-governmental organisation allegedly funding Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) is linked to currency speculator George Soros.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) will go on a nationwide campaign to explain the Government’s special allocation to the community.
TANJUNG KARANG: The Home Ministry may review the police’s standard operating procedure when detaining those who surrender themselves, said its minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
KUALA LUMPUR: With the general election speculated to be held in November, most Malaysians seem willing to put off their holiday plans in order to vote.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Gangnam Style YouTube craze has put the affluent Seoul suburb of Gangnam into the spotlight among Malaysian travellers visiting South Korea.
PETALING JAYA: Fresh from its launch at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Friday, the latest version of Volkswagen’s best-selling Beetle model will be showcased at The Star Motor Carnival 2012 at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur from Sept 14-17.
GEORGE TOWN: A “special purpose” company will be set up to buy the Taman Manggis land from the state government, said state Barisan Youth information chief H’ng Khoon Leng.
PETALING JAYA: Students of SMK USJ 12, joined by their teachers, recently took part in a mini celebration by dressing up in traditional outfits and re-enacting scenes that led to the country’s independence.
TANJUNG KARANG: Selangor Umno is calling on Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to explain a RM54.8mil debt incurred by state-owned Universiti Selangor.
PETALING JAYA: Although slightly overweight, external affairs manager Engku Isyamuddin did not think too much about his health until he was forced to undergo knee surgery earlier this year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is hosting the second Roundtable Meeting of Asean Chief Justices (CJs) on the Environment and Enforcement in December.
LUBOK ANTU: Thirty-five staff members from the Marine Department and two drivers cheated death when their chartered bus skidded and landed in a ditch at KM42 in Jalan Sri Aman-Sarikei.
KLANG: The authorities are searching for two teenage sisters who went missing after they were dropped off at their schools.
KUALA LUMPUR: A short spell in an Iban village in his youth has inspired a man to set up an educational centre for the poor in Sentul.
RAUB: Unity at all levels is vital in ensuring that tourism thrives and local products are marketed effectively, says Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
TAWAU: Over a decade ago, fishermen on the east coast of Sabah often had sleepless nights fearing attacks by pirates, known by the locals as “mundu” .
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 1,038 mothers across the country simultaneously breastfed their babies for a minute in an event that promoted the importance of breastfeeding.
BUTTERWORTH: The Putra 1Malaysia Club is waiting for the green light from the Myanmar government to proceed with its humanitarian mission to send aid to the Rohingya.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government Transformation Programme (GTP) Roadmap 2.0 is set to bring more changes via the Improving Urban Public Transport (UPT) National Key Results Area (NKRA) for Klang Valley commuters.
SEMPORNA: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry is committed to develop more infrastructure facilities in villages nationwide.
KUALA LUMPUR: Martin Kreutner, the President of European Partners Against Corruption (EPAC) network and a prominent figure in the international anti-corruption circle, has praised the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as one of the world’s most esteemed organisation of its kind among the international community.
SUBANG JAYA: Increased police presence can be witnessed in Subang Jaya through the Ops Payung initiative as they help in the effort to reduce crime in the area.
OVER 110 representatives from Pahang Chinese primary schools’ board of directors as well as their parent-teacher associations slammed Dong Zong chairman Yap Sin Tian and his deputy Chow Siew Hon for misusing the organisation’s resources to call for a rally for their personal agenda, reported Sin Chew Daily.
STEAMY bedroom scenes between starlet Nora Danish and local actor Rusdi Ramli in the soon-to-be-released movie Mencari Cinta is expected to court much controversy.
MIC deputy president and Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam has urged the community to be wary of the promises made by the Opposition, reported Makkal Osai.