NATIONTuesday, September 18, 2012
NILAI: A three-month-old foetus was found dumped at a staircase in Block C of the KLIA quarters near here Tuesday.
IPOH: Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has drawn flak for a tweet on Muslim opposition to the "Innocence of Muslims" film which insulted Prophet Muhammad and Islam.
KUALA LUMPUR: Part of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock here will be closed from 12 midnight on Thursday to 6 am Monday to accommodate preparations for the official launching of the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) at Pudu Sentral.
KUALA LUMPUR: A man and his fiancee were hurt after their car was hit by a stray bullet accidentally discharged by a policeman during an arrest attempt in Subang Jaya Tuesday.
PUTRAJAYA: The amended Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950 still holds the prosecution responsible to carry out a comprehensive investigation before making charges, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.
SUNGAI PETANI: The police have detained four men in connection with the killing of a rubber tapper and three injured in Ladang Bukit Lembu, Gurun.
TAIPING: An armoured van driver was fatally shot, apparently by his security guard colleague who escaped with the RM1.2mil cash-in-transit on Tuesday.
KUANTAN: Three policemen were severely injured while transporting a convict when they crashed into a parked lorry at Jalan Kuantan near Taman Dato Rashid, here Tuesday.
PETALING JAYA: The Government hopes to build 30,000 to 50,000 affordable houses by next year for middle-income earners.
PUTRAJAYA: Despite the positive expansion of small and medium enterprises (SME), the productivity of the workers lags behind those in large corporations.
PUTRAJAYA: A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer, who was forcibly retired four years ago, lost his final appeal at the Federal Court for reinstatement to his post.
PETALING JAYA: A coalition of Malaysian-Indian businessmen have called on the Government to help the community reach the goal of 3% equity by allocating RM1bil to them in Budget 2013.
SINTOK: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah wishes to see more Malaysians with doctorate degrees (PhD).
KUANTAN: The Bukit Koman cyanide gold mining issue is not a health issue but rather a political one, said Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
SHAH ALAM: It is not a certainty that Selangor will hold separate state and parliamentary elections, said Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali expressed sadness Tuesday over the recent incident of a newborn baby being thrown from a third floor apartment.
PUTRAJAYA: Terengganu goalkeeper Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramlie has been cleared of corruption allegations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
PUTRAJAYA: The joint patrol between the police and Rela at schools will start on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Higher Education Ministry has brushed aside demands by a group of student protesters for reforms prior to the campus polls.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Immigration Department detained 164 foreigners for various offences during a four-hour operation in the vicinity of the old bus station in Klang Monday.
PETALING JAYA: Miracle heart transplant girl Tee Hui Yi, who survived two transplant surgeries, passed away Tuesday at the Batu Pahat hospital. She was 19.
SUNGAI PETANI: A woman rubber tapper was shot dead and her son injured after they were attacked by a group of men near their house in Ladang Bukit Lembu, Gurun, Monday night.
SHAH ALAM: Police will be referring for psychological evaluation, the 20-year-old woman who threw her newborn baby from the third floor a flat in Petaling Jaya on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) will meet the Attorney-General on Tuesday to submit the results of its investigations into Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd, a company linked to human rights non-governmental organisation Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).
PETALING JAYA: Twenty-one people, including Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and Selangor exco member Ronnie Liu, were acquitted by the Sessions Court here Tuesday on a charge of participating in an illegal rally four years ago.
DUNGUN: Bukit Besi in Terengganu, which used to be the largest producer of iron ore in Southeast Asia, has been a dead town since mining activities ceased in 1971.
PETALING JAYA: The “Innocence of Muslims” videoclip can still be viewed on YouTube by Malaysian Internet users despite a move to block access to the offending content in the country.
NEW YORK: The United States can learn a lot from the “exemplary” racial harmony in Malaysia, said a New York City politician.
PETALING JAYA: The newborn baby girl was still alive when she was flung out from one of the upper floors of the Desa Mentari flats on Malaysia Day.
KUANTAN: Many private zoos and animal parks in the country are likely to close shop soon as they are finding it difficult to comply with the guidelines provided under the Wildlife Conservation Act.
MUAR: Johor is set to become a major producer of high-grade caviar from beluga sturgeon, which can fetch between RM20,000 and RM25,000 per kilo.
PETALING JAYA: We have seen it all before: motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic, zooming past suddenly without regard to vehicles and pedestrians, and ignoring red lights. Not to mention refusing to use the motorcycle lane at highways.
PETALING JAYA: Freelance photographer Jesse Lim was nearly hit by a motorcyclist who was paying more attention to his handphone than the road.
PETALING JAYA: Motorcyclists, many of whom have been blamed for recklessness and dangerous riding, said they have to endure bad road conditions and complain of the amount of time they have to spend on the road.
PETALING JAYA: PAS will push for the implementation of hudud law in states where it has been given the mandate to rule, said the party’s ulama chief Datuk Harun Taib.
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has warned DAP chairman Karpal Singh to not interfere in its internal affairs although the party is part of Pakatan Rakyat.
GEORGE TOWN: The service centre of Pulau Tikus Gerakan coordinator Rowena Yam in Burmah Road was pelted with eggs and splashed with black coffee.
KUALA LUMPUR: There was no bad intention involved in the distribution of “guidelines” during a seminar on how to spot lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tendencies in children, said Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR: A temporary shelter for the homeless has given a man and his teenage children a chance to turn around their lives.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has commenced haj flights from the KL International Airport (KLIA).
PORT KLANG: In a ceremony steeped in tradition and colour, G. Kanama, 75, was ordained as the main elder of the local Indian transgender community over the weekend here.
PETALING JAYA: An eyewitness of a drowning said she was traumatised after seeing a civil servant die during a training programme for administrative and diplomatic officers.
KOTA KINABALU: Three main roads in Sabah will undergo upgrading at a cost of more than RM1bil, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor.
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Starwalk, which marked its 35th edition with a total of 21,672 registered walkers, recorded its biggest number of participants ever.
PETALING JAYA: What was supposed to be a simple meal at a fast-food outlet became a nightmare for a 56-year-old woman when she found a shard of glass in her food.
KUALA LUMPUR: People looking to buy or sell their vehicles should be cautious of scams, warned MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
IPOH: Perak Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie has denied being the deputy minister lobbying through another Barisan Nasional component party to contest in the Gopeng Parliamentary constituency.
PETALING JAYA: Worms, motorcycle accident statistics and rising electricity bills were the unlikely sources of inspiration for the inventors who excelled at the Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (Einix) 2012.
GEORGE TOWN: A 28-year-old man who married just three months ago and his cousin were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a concrete beam of a flyover at Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.
KUALA LUMPUR: Watching his friends modify their cars piqued Gary Lau Chee Kion’s interest to “pimp up” his own car – a hobby that has now won him a living room full of trophies.
BUKIT JALIL: A single click on his digital camera won Soorya Muttu a new Sunrise electric moped worth RM8,000.
PETALING JAYA: The policy of allowing local councils to equip their enforcement personnel with firearms will not be implemented nationwide, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.
GEORGE TOWN: Two cartoon mooncakes weighing 10kg each were the centre of attention in Prangin Mall here during a celebration held in conjunction with the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.
SUNGAI PETANI: The victim who was injured when a train hit her while crossing a railway track has regained consciousness, but is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital (HSAH) here.
JOHOR BARU: A man who wanted to clear debris from a rubbish chute of their flat by burning them was hurt when an explosion from the fire occurred.
SEREMBAN: A man who claimed to be an Islamic medicine practitioner was arrested by the Negri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (Jheains) while trying to have sex with the patient he was treating at her house in Kampung LBJ, here.
KUALA TERENGGANU: When his music career failed to take off, Yunus Mamat found his true calling in becoming the state’s renowned wau (kite) maker.
KUALA TERENGGANU: A Thai fisherman drowned after he fell off a boat near the Chendering jetty here.
KUALA LIPIS: Pahang Housing and Transport Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sofi Tan Sri Razak has described the housing situation in the state as critical, with more than 40,000 applications pending for low- and medium-cost houses.
SETIU: A security guard was killed in a horrific accident in which he was run over by four cars after he fell off his motorcycle.
IPOH: A quarrel between two Myanmar nationals ended with one of them being stabbed to death at a factory in Jalan Bercham near here.
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor will face a critical water crisis if the state government continues to block the construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant, water management expert Dr Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Ahmad Sabri said.
MENTRI Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak’s fragile health and the rifts in his party are two key reasons why Kedah is likely to go along with the general election.
EVERYONE should work together and minimise differences among themselves for the sake of Chinese education, said Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zong) president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah.
A MOTHER of four, nicknamed Minah Gyver, has been breaking into parked cars using only a paper clip.
Makkal Osai reported that a 32-year-old woman was purposely confined in a house and starved by her in-laws for over two and a half months.