NATIONTuesday, January 01, 2013
PEKAN: Four men were killed and four others were injured in two separate accidents, near here and in Kuantan early Tuesday morning.
JOHOR BARU: A couple and their son were found dead at their house in Kampung Jawa, Pengerang, near Kota Tinggi on Tuesday.
ALOR SETAR: A teacher has filed a suit against the Langkawi District Education officer and four others over his transfer to another school, saying the transfer caused him to suffer from depression last year.
KOTA TINGGI: A suspected wire thief was found dead at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tun Dr Syed Nasir, Felda Pasak, here on Tuesday, apparently having fallen from a three-storey building of the school.
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) wants the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to investigate as soon as possible the dropped calls often experienced by users of mobile telephones.
KUANTAN: The Enforcement Division of the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) caught 13 unmarried couples between 18 and 25 years old in a Syariah crime prevention operation after the 2013 New Year Eve celebrations.
SHAH ALAM: A 15-year-old Johorean and five Indonesians were arrested following a commotion at a New Year's eve concert Monday.
SEREMBAN: A supermarket technician here was shot to death by one of two men on a motorcycle as he was on his way home in Taman Merpati, Rahang, Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The second wave of floods has sent 1,524 people to evacuation centres in Terengganu and Kelantan, while Pahang saw a drop in the number of evacuees to 59 as at 9am Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Setiawangsa residents have alerted the police about attempted burglaries at the houses evacuated after a landslide on Friday.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Thirty-one schools in Terengganu are closed Tuesday due to the second wave of floods which hit the state Monday, affecting 12,000 school children.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians around the country welcomed the New Year with a big bang, cramming the streets and the hotspots to ring in Jan 1.
KUALA LUMPUR: The houses of two Members of Parliament are likely to be demolished following the collapse of the retaining wall in Puncak Setiawangsa, says the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram).
NO more guessing when the general election will be held – it will definitely be on this year.
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on Malaysians to stand by him and work together to ensure a brighter outlook for Malaysia in 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a raucous start to the New Year in the city’s Golden Triangle as thousands of revellers blew vuvuzelas and air horns in merriment.
PETALING JAYA: Maxis Berhad is kicking off the New Year with the launch of its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) telecommunications service, boasting wireless speeds of up to 75Mbps.
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign exchange student Isabella Tan had been hesitant about joining the massive crowd numbering in the thousands for the national-level Christmas celebration at Dataran Merdeka.
KUALA LUMPUR: Demolition work has begun at house No 39 on the edge of the collapsed retaining wall in Bukit Setiawangsa.
PETALING JAYA: It is safe to stay above an anchored slope but regular maintenance is required to ensure the slope’s safety, said engineer and geo-technical consultant Dr Gue See Sew.
SHAH ALAM: A semi-retired accountant’s new year got off to a great start when he won two highly-coveted Business Class return air tickets from Kuala Lumpur to London, worth RM15,000 each, on Malaysia Airlines newly-introduced A380 aircraft.
PUTRAJAYA: The Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) 2.0 cash aid will be distributed next month, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
SHAH ALAM: Former hypermarket sales manager Mohana Kishen Krishnan was jobless for two years because of serious knee injuries.
PETALING JAYA: Anti-Lynas protesters on a 100-hour hunger strike at Dataran Merdeka have allegedly been caught on camera sneaking out to eat.
GEORGE TOWN: Five journalist organisations in the state have condemned the attack on reporter Ang Kean Siang.
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang voluntary patrol unit (PPS) has shortlisted the panel members for an inquiry into the attack on a journalist.
GEORGE TOWN: The police will call up suspects and relevant witnesses to give their statements regarding the case where a journalist covering a suspected suicide was allegedly beaten up.
PETALING JAYA: Enrolment of Chinese students born in the year of the dragon is at least 20% higher compared to that of students born in other years, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.
GEORGE TOWN: It is a new year blessing for T. Brameela, 23, who received a loan of RM10,000 from the 1MCA Micro Credit Scheme for Youths to expand her family business.
BATU PAHAT: PAS is neglecting issues that matter to the country’s social and economic development, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
LANGKAWI: Another 30 illegal immigrants have been rounded up, bringing the total of detained Myanmar nationals, who attempted a mass entry into Malaysia, to 481.
NEWS of a nasty road accident involving Malaysian Idol Daniel Lee caused shock waves across the entertainment industry until the singer himself had to post on his Facebook page that he was safe.
AFTER about two weeks in a New Zealand hospital following a motorcycle accident in Queenstown, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin’s husband is back home in Malaysia.
A MAN beheaded his daughter in a brutal case of honour killing after finding out that she had been dating a man at their village in north India.