Thursday, May 14, 2009



Mat Rempit menace: Pain and shame tactic from RTD
KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department wants the power toarrest Mat Rempit who have struck fear in the hearts of Malaysians withtheir recent involvement in snatch thefts

Mat Rempit menace: Cops go all out to make those with drug links pay
KUALA LUMPUR: The police are using a new weapon in the war against Mat Rempit: their narcotics unit.

Plots given to five-year-olds and grassroots politicians
PETALINGJAYA: At least two five-year-olds are among 81 youngsters who wereallocated plots of land in a squatter resettlement area in TamanSelayang Mutiara, Selangor, in a land scam which began more than 20years ago.

PSD scholarship review
PUTRAJAYA:The Government will review the selection criteria for Public ServicesDepartment scholarships, said MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

Make sure drivers understand ethics, Rahim tells JPJ
KUALALUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has proposed that questionson ethics be included in the written test for those applying for adriving licence.

Protecting ‘Amazon of the Oceans’
MANADO(Indonesia): Lea-ders of six Asia-Pacific countries will gather todayin a bid to save the corals of the region, dubbed the “Amazon of theOceans”.

Malaysia to be base for Asean’s Interpol HQ
PUTRAJAYA:Malaysia will be the base for an Interpol-type agency to facilitatewider cooperation between security and enforcement agencies in Aseanmember countries.

Australian praise for our men in blue
HANOI: The Royal Australian Police (RAP) heaped praises on the Royal Malaysian Police for its role in combating terrorism.

30 Indonesians feared dead in waters off Pengerang
PENGERANG(Johor): A fibreglass boat with about 30 people, all believed to beIndonesians trying to slip out of the country illegally, sank in thechoppy waters off Pengerang here on Tuesday.

Monday hearing for Nizar
PUTRAJAYA:The Court of Appeal will hear on Monday Datuk Seri Mohammad NizarJamaluddin’s application to set aside the stay of execution ordergranted to Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

Siva lodges police report over ‘gun’ at assembly
IPOH:Former Speaker V. Sivakumar has lodged a police report over claims thatan object, believed to be a firearm, was brought into the Perak StateAssembly sitting on May 7.

Zambry chairs exco meeting a day after getting stay
IPOH:A day after the Court of Appeal granted a stay of execution of theKuala Lumpur High Court’s order on who is the rightful Perak MentriBesar, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir got down to business by chairingthe weekly executive council meeting.

Swearing-in of local councillors to proceed
IPOH:Perak executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon has unveiled thedates for the swearing-in of local councillors despite the uncertaintysurrounding the state’s administration.

Guan Eng: Let’s not play musical chairs
GEORGETOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has joined other leaders andgroups in calling for fresh state elections in Perak.

Penang Gerakan urges Zambry to dissolve assembly
PENANG:Penang Gerakan has urged Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry AbdulKadir to immediately request for dissolution of the State Assembly andpave the way for a fresh state election.

Stress on staff training
KUALALUMPUR: Employers must take advantage of the economic slowdown toconduct training and retraining for employees to achieve a highervalue-added economy.

Nurin’s dad seeks ruling in suit against cops
KUALALUMPUR: The father of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, the eight-year-old who wasabducted and murdered two years ago, has applied to the High Court torule on a negligence suit against the police and Govern-ment over theonline circulation of his daughter’s post-mortem photographs.

Four held over death threat to embattled Murugiah
KUALALUMPUR: Four people have been detained to assist in investigations intothe death threat sent recently to Datuk T. Murugiah, a Deputy Ministerin the Prime Minister’s Department.

RON95 to be priced 25 sen cheaper than RON97
PUTRAJAYA: RON95 petrol will be priced at RM1.75 per litre, five sen cheaper than the RON97 available now.

3,000 look for jobs with Dept
ALOR SETAR: Over 3,000 people turned up at the State Education Department to apply for various government contract jobs.

Cops shoot four dead minutes after robbery and meal in victim’s home
JOHORBARU: Four of the five robbers shot dead minutes after a robbery hadtime to raid their victim’s kitchen and enjoy the food there.

Closer KL-Beijing ties needed to overcome crisis
KUALALUMPUR: Malaysia should work with China to overcome the current globaleconomic crisis, the Malaysia-China Friendship Association said.

Job training scheme for restaurant workers
KUALALUMPUR: Two major restaurant owners associations will organise atraining and placement programme to encourage Malaysians to work inIndian and mamak restaurants.

Council: Only ulama should lead PAS
MACHANG:The PAS Ulama Council is expected to table a motion at the party’sannual assembly next month to defend its stand that only leaders whoare ulama should hold both the party presidency and deputy presidency.

Sultan Azlan Shah’s elder brother dies
IPOH:The elder brother of Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah, Raja Datuk SeriBaharom Shah Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah, died at his residence inTaman Canning here yesterday. He was 83.

Defaulters owe MIC RM60mil
KUALALUMPUR: Education loan defaulters owe the MIC about RM60mil and theparty-owned Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) will comedown hard on defaulters.

Number of suspected meningitis cases now stands at 46
PUTRAJAYA: Eight more people were warded at the Malacca Hospital yesterday for suspected meningitis, bringing the number to 46.

Man back from Thailand isolated in Ipoh hospital
IPOH:A 51-year-old man, who recently returned from Thailand and wasdiagnosed with acute gastroenteritis, has been isolated as aprecautionary measure against the A (H1N1) flu.

Now surf and ride with Rapid Penang
GEORGETOWN: Rapid Penang is believed to be the first bus company in thecountry to roll out a high-speed WiFi service which will be useful topassengers, especially during a traffic congestion.

Five detained for breaking into Pak Lah’s service centre
BUKITMERTAJAM: Police detained five men for allegedly breaking into formerprime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s service centre in JalanPerak, Kepala Batas, and escaping with a television set, a keris andRM200.

Malaysians held in Malta are well
KUALALUMPUR: The two Malaysian women detained on money-laundering and drugtrafficking charges in Malta are well, said the country’s honoraryconsul in Malaysia, Paul V. Galea.

KLIA, Penang airport awarded
PETALINGJAYA: Malaysia’s airports bagged two awards at the 2009 Asian Freightand Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) for Best Green Airport and BestEmerging Airport.

Top scorers discover again PSD scholarships are not guaranteed
SEREMBAN:A number of SPM top scorers have discovered yet again that a string ofA’s are no guarantee to a scholarship from the Public ServiceDepartment.

Chinese version of Dr M’s missives available
PETALING JAYA: There is now a Chinese version of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s book Selected Letters to World Leaders.

Don’t blame us, says Guan Eng
GEORGETOWN: Do not slam the state government for the Penang Hill funicularrailway upgrading project, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng insisted.

Ex-aide freed on RM50,000 police bail
KUALATERENGGANU: Datuk Dr Ahmad Ramzi Mohamad Zubir, the former politicalsecretary to former mentri besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, has beenreleased on police bail.

Is it all over for PPP’s rising star?
Itis never a good idea to cross swords with the chief, and Senator DatukT. Murugiah, the party’s most visible face these days, looks to befacing checkmate.

Coroner: Detainee’s death a misadventure
KUALALUMPUR: A coroner has ruled there was no criminal element in the deathof labourer N. Prakash Moses, who died while in police custody.

LDP gets back its DCM post
KOTAKINABALU: The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was handed back the DeputyChief Minister’s post after Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman named stateYouth and Sports Minister Datuk Peter Pang to the job in a minorCabinet reshuffle yesterday.

Nik Aziz spews rhetoric in rant against Umno
KOTABARU: What was touted in the blogsphere to be an important announcementby Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat fizzled out afterhe came out with a rhetorical statement about the racial riots on May13, 1969.

Suhakam: Let us help draft amendments
KUALALUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) is hoping for anopportunity to look at the proposed amendments to the Suhakam Act,scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in June, chairman Tan Sri AbuTalib Othman said.

Three kindies closed over HFM
PETALING JAYA: Three kindergartens in Kuala Lumpur have closed for several days following cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.

Busted – gang preying on new arrivals
KUALALUMPUR: An unarmed gang that preyed on express bus passengers arrivingin the city has been busted with the arrest of two key members.

Mum-to-be’s marriage annulled
KUALA TERENGGANU: An expectant member of a dikir barat troupe is in a limbo now that the Syariah High Court here has dissolved her marriage.

Abandoned kids have no birth certs, so cannot go to school
KUALALUMPUR: Four children abandoned by their parents now face anotherobstacle – they cannot go to school as they do not have birthcertificates.

Hubby had sex using cucumbers and brinjals
A MAN who misused cucumbers and brinjals while having sex with his wife is in trouble with the law.

‘Have projects to woo more tourists’
THEGovernment should concentrate on projects that will attract moreforeign tourists to the country and thus indirectly bring more foreignexchange into the country, Tamil Nesan said in an editorial.

63-year-old giving away free coffins to old folk
A 63-YEAR-old woman has designed simple coffins to be donated to the poor, reported Sin Chew Daily.

SPPII-ICU Project management
TheImplementation Coordination Unit is responsible for coordinating,monitoring and evaluating govt policies and development projects.

JPS Careline reaches out
The Drainage and Irrigation Dept service to improve delivery and resolve problems fast

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