Saturday, May 16, 2009



Influenza A: Student is country's first case
PUTRAJAYA: The country's first case of influenza A has beendetected after a student, who returned from the United States, testedpositive for the virus at Sungai Buloh Hospital yesterday morning.

Influenza A: Malaysia pushes for exit screening
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is pushing for the World Health Organisation(WHO) to adopt a requirement for affected countries to implement exitscreening to stop the spread of the new influenza A, following concernsthat a second wave of H1N1 could be more deadly.

Influenza A: Hospital staff on high alert
KUALA LUMPUR: Staff and medical officers were on high alertyesterday as Sungai Buloh Hospital prepared to handle its firstinfluenza A (H1N1) case.

Outbreak of leptospirosis
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A Myanmar illegal immigrant from the Juru detention centre here died of leptospirosis at Bukit Mertajam Hospital on Tuesday.

RM3.54m for CTI fund
MANADO:Malaysia will contribute US$1mil (RM3.54mil) to the Coral TriangleInitiative which aims to save the marine life in the region’s seas,dubbed the “Amazon of the oceans.”

Najib on Perak pow-wow ‘at right time’
MANADO:Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak is ready to meet with the oppositionparty leaders to discuss the Perak political crisis when “the time isright”.

Khairy ticks off PKR leaders on ‘hotel democracy’
BUKITMERTAJAM: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has chided PKR leaders fortreating democracy like a hotel where they can check in and outwhenever they wished.

Outbreak of leptospirosis at Juru detention camp
BUTTERWORTH:Twenty-six detainees from the Juru detention camp for illegalimmigrants have been admitted to two hospitals here following anoutbreak of leptospirosis at the camp.

29 police trainees under observation
SEREMBAN:Twenty-nine trainees from the Police Training Centre (Pulapah) in AirHitam, near here, have been placed under observation at the JempolHospital after a colleague died from acute pericarditis, which isinflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. The inflammation isusually caused by a viral infection.

Revamp and more funds for Youth and Sports Ministry
MALACCA:The Youth and Sports Ministry is likely to undergo restructuring andgiven an additional allocation to implement its 1Youth 1Malaysiaconcept.

Hanoi offers to help in criminal probes involving Vietnamese
HANOI:Vietnamese police are willing to help their Malaysian counterpartsinvestigate crimes involving their nationals in Malaysia.

Focus on teachers’ welfare
PUTRAJAYA:The welfare and promotion of teachers will be among the main concernsof Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

US looks for Malaysian answers
WASHINGTON:The United States will reach out to Malaysia for lessons learnt insolving the country’s financial crisis during the Asian meltdown, saidUS state secretary Hillary Clinton.

Anwar offered me the DPM’s post, says Anifah
WASHINGTON:Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman has revealed that Opposition leaderDatuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had offered him the post of Deputy PrimeMinister as bait to switch sides after the general election last year.

21-year-old student from US has H1N1
PUTRAJAYA: The influenza A(H1N1) virus has landed in Malaysia.

Malaysia wants WHO to make exit-screening mandatory
PUTRAJAYA:Malaysia is pushing for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to adopt arequirement for affected countries to implement exit-screening to stopthe spread of the influenza A(H1N1), following concerns that a secondwave of the disease could be more deadly.

Business as usual at hospital despite flu case
KUALALUMPUR: The situation at the Sungai Buloh Hospital was calm andbusiness continued as usual yesterday despite Malaysia’s firstinfluenza A(H1N1) patient being warded there.

Three from infected passenger’s flight under observation
GEORGETOWN: Three passengers on the same flight from United States as thestudent who contracted influenza A(H1N1) have been placed underobservation at the Penang Hospital.

No reason to panic over A (H1N1)
Withmore than 7,000 people afflicted with the A (H1N1) virus and Malaysiarecording its first confirmed case, we have to act to keep it fromspreading. But there’s little reason to fear as the virus can bequelled and sent into the footnotes of his

10 discharged from Malacca Hospital
PUTRAJAYA:Ten of the 42 patients being treated in the isolation ward at theMalacca Hospital for suspected meningitis have returned home, Healthdirector-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said.

Appeals Court to decide on mentri besar’s post on Thursday
PETALINGJAYA: The Court of Appeal will hear on Thursday Datuk Seri Dr ZambryAbd Kadir’s appeal against the High Court ruling that Datuk SeriMohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is the rightful mentri besar of Perak.

Ong: Offer scholarships on merit
TANAHMERAH: MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has expressed concernagain that brilliant students are missing out on governmentscholarships.

30 stolen luxury cars recovered
SHAHALAM: Singapore police have recovered 30 luxury cars, mostly 4WDs, thatwere stolen from various parts of Malaysia since last year. Thevehicles are worth RM2.3mil.

It’s Speaker vs Speaker now
IPOH:Another legal battle has been added to the pile of suits filed in thePerak crisis and this time, it is Speaker vs Speaker.

Twenty-two Ipoh councillors picked by BN sworn in
IPOH:Despite the current political instability, the state Barisan Nasional’s22 local councillors were sworn in at the Ipoh City Council here.

Sultan in stable condition
KOTABARU: The Sultan of Kelantan Tuanku Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum SultanYahya Petra, who is under treatment at the Universiti Sains MalaysiaHospital in Kubang Kerian here, is in stable condition.

Cops seize RM101,000 cigs
JOHORBARU: A tip-off turned up trumps for police when they raided a premisesand found contraband cigarettes worth over RM101,000 in unpaid duties.They also arrested a man in his 30s.

RM100,000 crime spree
MIRI:More than a hundred thousand ringgit – that is how much a snatch thiefmanaged to amass from his thieving spree on the streets of Miri city.

PPP set to oust Murugiah today
KUALA LUMPUR: The PPP is expected to expel supreme council member Datuk T. Murugiah from the party today.

Bar wants IGP and Minister to resign over arrests
PETALINGJAYA: The Malaysian Bar has called for the Home Minister and theInspector-General of Police (IGP) to resign over the recent allegedunlawful detention of its five Legal Aid Centre (LAC) lawyers.

TV show producers say sorry
PETALING JAYA: The producers of reality television show Expedition Robinson have apologised to all Malaysians for shooting a race in the nude on an island off Johor on May 3.

New campaign to get people to adopt fire hydrants
PUTRAJAYA:The Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to revamp the campaignto get communities to adopt fire hydrants in their areas to stop peoplefrom vandalising them.

Cabbie held over gang-rape
SHAH ALAM: A 27-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for raping an underaged girl and forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

Chong denies SMS on ‘bleeding hand’ robbery
PETALING JAYA: Even the MCA’s Mr Fix-It isn’t spared in SMS lies.

Sabah Govt to start new private hospital
KOTAKINABALU: The Sabah Government is getting back into the healthcarebusiness by establishing a private medical centre at the now disusedWisma Khidmat office block and supermarket here.

Woman hides her dead baby under bed
AFAMILY in Sungai Petani, puzzled by a stench in their house, wasshocked to discover that the smell came from the corpse of a baby boyrotting under their daughter’s bed.

Ka Chuan ‘proposed for job as ambassador to China’
APARTY veteran has proposed that former Housing and Local GovernmentMinister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan be appointed Malaysian Ambassador toChina, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Indians must make use of opportunities, says Murugiah
TAMILNESAN reported that deputy minister in Prime Minister’s departmentSenator Datuk T. Murugiah had called upon the Indian community not tomoan over the lack of opportunities but to strive to identify and grabthe many programmes that are being offered by various ministries.

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