NATIONFriday, September 21, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should not be taken in by the Opposition's promises which cannot possibly be fulfilled, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
PUTRAJAYA: Judges must decide on the cases they are hearing without fear but based on the sovereignty of the law, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heart Institute's (IJN) Paediatric Congenital Heart Centre (PCHC), which is under construction, is expected to be fully completed by 2015.
ALOR SETAR: Budget 2013 will incorporate several new approaches in efforts to strengthen the economy and ensure the welfare of the people, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be temporary night closures of lanes on two roads in the Bukit Bintang area from Sept 23 to 27 to facilitate construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is among 40 countries which failed to convince the Saudi Arabian government to increase the Haj pilgrim quota this year.
PUTRAJAYA: The Monsoon Cup, which enters its eighth edition this year, has spurred economic activities for local businesses in Terengganu during the monsoon season, former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
IPOH: Six non-governmental organisations (NGOs) held a protest here Friday, calling for action to be taken against Perak DAP chairman Ngeh Koo Ham for his Twitter remark on the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.
PUTRAJAYA: The Appeals Court has ordered the defamation suit against Wanita Umno information chief Datuk Hamidah Osman over the posting of an alleged 'superimposed' photograph of Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad clad in a priest's robe to proceed for trial at the High Court.
SHAH ALAM: A 55-year-old 'bomoh' convicted of rape appealed for a lighter sentence but was hit with an enhanced sentenced jail term and more strokes of the rotan.
NANNING: Malaysia is opening its doors wide open to Chinese investors to explore the numerous investment opportunities in key economic sectors.
KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam commissioners went on foot to several parts of the city Friday where the Bersih rally took place to gather information for the ongoing public inquiry on the incident.
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Umno protestors gathered outside Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru after Friday prayers, holding banners and placards protesting an anti-Islam video that has inflamed Muslims worldwide.
PUTRAJAYA: Election Commission chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof slammed the opposition for allegedly giving misleading information on dubious voters in Selangor.
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission is waiting for the green light from the Attorney-General's Chambers to proceed with plans for overseas Malaysians to become postal voters in the coming general election.
MELBOURNE: Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has called for "New Politics" as "a path for a better Malaysia".
PETALING JAYA: A father and his son were charged in a Sessions Court here with causing the death of a trader in Seri Kembangan last month after fight about the placing of a table.
KUALA LUMPUR: The commuter rail service between Rawang and Sungai Gadut will end at the Serdang and Kajang stations Saturday following the construction of a culvert near Kajang station.
NANNING: Five companies which are among the first batch of investors in the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park have expressed their intention to start with a total investment of 2.5 billion yuan (RM1.2bil).
KUALA LUMPUR: Complaints on electrical, electronic and IT products topped the list of cases reported by consumers to the National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC) last year.
PETALING JAYA: One man proved that no act is too extravagant if it’s for his sweetheart when he orchestrated an elaborate K-pop-themed flash mob wedding proposal.
PETALING JAYA: Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Khoo Ham has apologised to Muslims over his Twitter posting which questioned whether Muslims were “wasting time and energy” in protesting a film deemed insulting to them.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno general assembly has been fixed from Nov 27 to Dec 1 but Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak maintained this does not necessarily mean the general election has been pushed to next year.
GEORGE TOWN: Some 5,000 residents are living in fear after rainwater burst through the wall beneath the 26-storey Green Garden Apartments.
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has questioned the sincerity of Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham who apologised for a tweet that implied Muslims in the country were wasting time protesting against an anti-Islam movie.
PETALING JAYA: PAS has accused Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Khoo Ham of not acting like a leader when he posted a tweet questioning whether Muslims were “wasting time and energy” in protesting a controversial anti-Islam video clip.
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth and its PAS counterpart will hold separate rallies to protest against an anti-Islam film and the satirical cartoon of Prophet Muhammad in a French magazine.
PETALING JAYA: Marketing the Malaysian baju kebaya to the global fashion market will draw more “shopaholics” to the country, said Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit.
PETALING JAYA: Pro-establishment student groups have swept campus polls held in five public universities.
PETALING JAYA: Police reports have been lodged against Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob over the issue of “suspicious transactions” that implicated human rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram).
KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations are being conducted on Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd, the company linked to non-governmental organisation Suaram, to determine the source and extent of its foreign funding.
KUANTAN: The Higher Education Ministry is tightening the use of the word “international” in the names of private higher education institutions (IPTS).
KUALA LUMPUR: A technician working at an LRT construction site here died after he was trapped beneath a bulky machinery.
PETALING JAYA: Two Klang DAP members have come to the defence of party chairman Karpal Singh over his strong objections against the move by PAS to implement hudud and also hit out at the party leadership for keeping mum on the matter.
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Chief Minister’s political secretary has asked the district police chief to pay RM3,300 for the cost of repairing his official car after holding the officer “responsible” for a ruckus that led to the damage.
PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has been challenged to another round of debate over the Talamgate controversy – this time, on policy.
PETALING JAYA: Unlike most people his age who enjoy a slower pace in life, Adnan Osman, 70, likes climbing mountains and long distance endurance travelling.
SHAH ALAM: Pop-rock band Maroon 5 certainly had the crowd “moving like Jagger” at their Overexposed Tour 2012 concert here.
BUTTERWORTH: A 29-year-old woman, who is a slow learner, is alleged to have been pushed out of a car and left by the roadside in Mak Mandin by her mother.
KUALA LUMPUR: A number of areas in the west coast of the peninsula were affected by hazy weather.
BATU PAHAT: Dina Bato Sam Bua cried out the name of her beloved daughter as a priestess carried out the last rites for miracle heart girl Tee Hui Yi.
KUALA LUMPUR: Heart disease is the number one killer among Malaysian women and is two and a half times as common than dying from all cancers combined, warned the National Heart Association of Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA: When confronting snatch thieves, muggers or other criminals, take care of your safety first, experts suggest.
PETALING JAYA: The third annual Maybank Global Corporate Responsibility (CR) Day is expected to be the biggest yet, drawing on the support of over 18,000 Maybank employees from all over the world.
BUTTERWORTH: Foreign workers in the construction industry should be issued with special identification cards to enable the authorities to have better control over them.
PETALING JAYA: Make a paper aeroplane that can stay the longest in the air and stand to win travel tickets and exclusive merchandise from Firefly under the 1Malaysia Paper Airplane Contest (1MPAC) to be held tomorrow.
SUBANG JAYA: About 1,000 students and teachers were asked to go home after a storeroom in their school caught fire.
KUALA LUMPUR: A special gathering was held at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple hall where veteran MIC members pledged their continued support and contribution to the party.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bernama has conducted an initial investigation into allegations that one of its recent photographs was manipulated, said its editor-in-chief Datuk Yong Soo Heong.
SEREMBAN: A 42-year-old man was killed and two others seriously injured when they were attacked by three men armed with machetes at separate locations in Tampin near here.
MALACCA: A lorry driver caused a stir when he continued driving with a tipper which was raised.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The state Health department raided a private clinic where a male patient was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male medical assistant.
KUALA LUMPUR: National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) and Public Bank Bhd have been asked to sort out their court papers over a suit by the cattle-rearing company against the bank over alleged breach of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (Bafia).
KUANTAN: Today’s youngsters need to be creative and innovative, qualities that can help them face future challenges.
KUALA LUMPUR: Employers need to set up a Commuting Safety Management System as a step towards reducing accidents involving workers going to and from work, said National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
A KELANTAN palace guard was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing a laptop belonging to Kelantan Princess Tengku Amalin A’ishah Putri Sultan Ismail Petra.
SOME 1,500 families living in five housing estates in Rahang, Seremban, are facing transport woes after the sole bus operator plying their area stopped service, reported Malaysia Nanban.
ERRORS in spelling and titles were spotted on the series of stamps issued to celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal visit to Malaysia in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.