Saturday, May 23, 2009



Najib to discuss new JB link with Singapore
NUSAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will todayre-start talks with his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, on asuitable bridge to replace the 85-year-old Causeway.

Green technology 'to spearhead growth'
NUSAJAYA: Green technology is crucial in spearheading the country's development and creating a sustainable environment.

Najib: Court ruling proves BN acted within the law
BN to contest Manik Urai by-election

SINGAPORE: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razaksaid the Court of Appeal ruling in Putrajaya today declaring Datuk SeriDr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the rightful Perak Menteri Besar proved thatthe Barisan Nasional (BN) had acted within the law in the matter.

Nizar to file appeal to Federal Court

Court declares Zambry as Perak MB
UPDATED: A three-man bench ofthe Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, today declared Datuk SeriDr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the rightful Menteri Besar of Perak.

Pas assemblyman dies
ManikUrai State Assemblyman Ismail Yaacob passed away at Raja PerempuanZainab II Hospital at about 5.55am today after a heart attack.

Malaysia proposes third bridge link to Singapore
SINGAPORE: Malaysia has proposed to Singapore that a new bridge be built to link the eastern side of Johor to the island republic

Two killed in shootout, nine suspected drug traffickers held
JOHORBARU: Two men, believed to be involved in a shooting spree in TamanPerling two months ago, were shot dead by alert policemen.

Raja Petra fails to turn up in court again
PETALINGJAYA: Online news portal Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudinagain failed to appear for his sedition trial at the Sessions Courthere.

Record fine for restaurant that hired illegals from Malaysia
PETALINGJAYA: The Temptations Chinese Restaurant in Colchester has been slappedwith a £96,000 (RM526,000) fine – the biggest ever handed down by acourt in Britain – for employing illegal workers from Malaysia, Chinaand Indonesia.

Quarantined American travellers can leave today, too
PUTRAJAYA: Both Malaysians who were infected with influenza A (H1N1) have been discharged from hospital.

Triple murder suspect remanded for a week
IPOH:The 26-year-old suspect in the triple murder in Taman Pinji Seni hasbeen detained at the Ipoh police station lockup after being dischargedfrom the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.

Foreign varsities prefer those who excelled in extra-curricular activities
PETALINGJAYA: Foreign universities are looking beyond a string of A’s in SPM asthey prefer all-rounders who also excelled in extra-curricularactivities.

Ungku Aziz: Stress on teaching Bahasa and English
PUTRAJAYA:Gagasan Veteran Malaysia (GVM) has proposed that the education systemfocus on teaching English and Bahasa Malaysia and not just use them asa medium to learn other subjects.

Wee: Subject limit and PSD scholarships are separate issues
KUALALUMPUR: The review on the choice and number of subjects for SijilPelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination and the award of Public ServiceDepartment (PSD) scholarships are two separate issues, Deputy EducationMinister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.

Malaysia proposes third link
SINGAPORE:Malaysia has proposed a third bridge to link Malaysia and Singaporewhich the island republic is willing to discuss – a signal that leaderswant to move bilateral relations forward and not be bogged down byproblematic legacy issues.

Two iconic projects mulled for Iskandar Malaysia
SINGAPORE:Malaysia and Singapore will look into two “iconic projects” in IskandarMalaysia involving a wellness centre and a mixed development township.

Court rules Zambry is valid MB
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir is the valid Mentri Besar of Perak, the Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled.

Najib: Barisan to focus on serving the people of Perak
SINGAPORE:The Barisan Nasional government in Perak will continue to serve therakyat and win back their confidence following the Court of Appeal’sdecision which declared Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir the rightfulMentri Besar.

Let BN carry out duties, Pakatan told
SLIMRIVER: Pakatan Rakyat should respect the Court of Appeal’s decisionwhich declared Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir the rightful Perak MentriBesar.

Nizar disappointed but not surprised
IPOH:Rather than sit in the Court of Appeal and wait for the loss heexpected, former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddinspent his day attending to prior engagements.

Large crowd turns up to hear decision
PUTRAJAYA:A large crowd turned up at the Palace of Justice here to hear firsthand who would be the rightful Mentri Besar of Perak.

Zambry’s toughest battle – winning over voters
DatukSeri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has won this round of Perak’s yo-yo politicsbut his ultimate plan is to win over the voters. And that will be amonumental task.

Penanti may see four-cornered fight
BUKITMERTAJAM: The Penanti state by-election here is likely to see afour-cornered fight between state deputy PKR chief Mansor Othman andthree independent candidates.

Groups fed up with by-elections
KUALALUMPUR: Barisan Nasional grassroots leaders and business groups haveexpressed support for the decision not to contest the Penantiby-election.

Win over urban Malays, Muhyiddin tells FT Umno
KUALALUMPUR: Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has told FederalTerritory Umno to work hard to increase the support of the urban Malaysfor Barisan Nasional.

Five-term PAS state rep in Kelantan suffers heart attack while ill in hospital
KOTA BARU: Manek Urai state as­­semblyman Ismail Yaacob died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 60.

Barisan Nasional will contest in by-election, says Najib
SINGAPORE:Barisan Nasional will be contesting in the Manek Urai by-election asthe seat fell vacant following the death of the assemblyman, PrimeMinister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

MACC quizzes PAS ulama chief over his warning
PETALINGJAYA: PAS Ulama Council chief Datuk Mohamed Daud Iraqi has beenquestioned by the Malaysian Anti Corrup-tion Agency following hisrecent remark alleging money politics has crept into the party.

Wanita MCA’s centre to focus on empowering women
KUALALUMPUR: Wanita MCA will set up a women entrepreneur development centreto focus on empowering women with career and financial skills.

Lau: Recognise students’ achievements
PETALINGJAYA: Students will lose confidence in the education system if theiracademic achievements are not recognised by their own country.

DPM: Asean can rival EU as economic powerhouse
PETALINGJAYA: Asean can rival the European Union as an economic powerhouse byintegrating its economies, particularly in the retail, franchise andtourism sectors.

More choices to buy insurance
KUALALUMPUR: Insurance agents will remain a vital part of the generalinsurance industry even with the introduction of mandatory rebates fordirect purchase of motor insurance, said the General InsuranceAssociation of Malaysia (PIAM).

Student wins contest with speech on mum’s love of recycling and organ donation
LONDON:After shocking Malaysian judges with her mother’s “affair”, SitiKhadija Jaafar floored the jury enough at the International PublicSpeaking Competition here to walk away with the Best Non-NativeEng­lish Speaker award.

Triple death in family shock
KAJANG: A woman and her two daughters have been found dead inside their house.

Cops nab two rape suspects from school
MIRI:The police went into a school in Bintulu town in northern Sarawak toarrest two 14-year-olds suspected of raping a 13-year-old student fromthe same school.

Five Klang robbers caught in hotel raid
KLANG:Five people, including a Thai woman, have been arrested in connectionwith a series of robberies and house break-ins in the Klang district inthe past five months.

Turnout by 30 at station puzzles cops
KUALALUMPUR: The police are puzzled why some 30 people turned up in front ofthe Brickfields police headquarters at around 10am yesterday.

Penang: Say no to plastic bags
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government plans to make every first Monday of the month a “no to plastic bags” day starting from July.

Kayveas heads PPP in Selangor
PETALINGJAYA: PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas has taken over the partyleadership in Selangor in a move to strengthen grassroots support inopposition states.

PSD scholarships for 323 Indians this year
PETALING JAYA: The Public Service Department (PSD) has awarded scholarships to 323 Indian students this year.

Preserve mangrove forests, says leader
KOTAKINABALU: A senior Sabah Umno leader wants the state government topreserve the remaining tracts of mangrove forests north of the citythat is under threat from development.

Jenice Lee among 16 remanded
KUALALUMPUR: Sixteen people including Teratai state assemblyman Jenice Lee,who were detained by police for holding a candlelight vigil, have beenremanded for two days.

Heat on human traffickers
KUALALUMPUR: Some 30 cases of human trafficking involving 123 victims havebeen investigated following the enforcement of the Anti-Trafficking inPersons Act in February last year, said Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

Mas Selamat used disguises
JEMAAHIslamiah militant Mas Selamat Kastari took to wearing women’s clothesto escape detection after breaking out from the Whitley Road DetentionCentre in Singapore last year.

Elderly man appeals to bank to rehire his son
A78-YEAR-OLD man wrote to a Chinese daily in Singapore appealing to aninternational bank to re-employ his 50-year-old son who wasre­­trenched early this year, China Press reported.

Selangor has failed to help Indians, says PKR man
THESelangor government has failed to give the necessary economic aid andjob opportunities to the Indian community, PJ Selatan PKR divisiondeputy chief A. Thiruvenggadam said.

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