Thursday, May 21, 2009



Jobless man claims trial to causing death
BATU PAHAT: A jobless man accused of causing the death of apregnant woman in a snatch theft incident in Air Hitam early this monthhad a criminal record, the Sessions Court heard yesterday.

Ex-convict held over murder of 3
A murder suspect was run over and nabbed minutes after awoman, her son and their maid were found hacked to death in theirsingle-storey house in Taman Pinji Seni here yesterday.

Najib has ‘power’ to serve folk well
PUTRAJAYA:Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he does not crave power for the sake ofpower but rather needs power to serve the people and ensure thatnation-building efforts are successful.

Najib to mark 35 years of bilateral ties with China visit
PUTRAJAYA:Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be travelling to China for a four-dayofficial visit to cement bilateral ties – 35 years after his father TunAbdul Razak Hussein had laid the foundation for diplomatic relationsbetween Malaysia and the republic.

Time to start afresh
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s hardball way and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s golfdiplomacy when dealing with Singapore led nowhere in efforts to resolve outstandingbilateral issues. How will Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak deal with the Singaporeans toget things moving?

Home turns into a slaughterhouse
IPOH:The peaceful neighbourhood of Taman Pinji Seni here was rocked by theshocking news of a brutal triple murder in a house during a robbery –in broad daylight, just after lunchtime.

Ex-aide claims trial to e-mailing lewd photos to reporter
KUALALUMPUR: A former special assistant to a minister claimed trial in theSessions Court here to sending an e-mail containing 55 files of obscenephotographs to a magazine reporter nine years ago.

Nazri: Strictly no Hindraf-linked rally or activities
PUTRAJAYA:Anyone taking part in an illegal rally or protesting in the name of thebanned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) will have to face policeaction, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri NazriAziz said.

‘Uthaya not required to appear before ISA panel’
PUTRAJAYA:No action will be taken against former Internal Security Act (ISA)detainee P. Uthayakumar for failing to appear before an ISA advisorypanel meeting at the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping on Tuesday.

Tour buses get LCCT warning
PUTRAJAYA:Tour bus operators that allow their buses to pick up individualtravellers at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang will riskhaving their permits revoked, Minister in the Prime Minister’sDepartment Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said yesterday.

MACC begins PKFZ probe
PETALINGJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has startedinvestigations into the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) controversy.

Major security risk at Nusajaya
JOHORBARU: Kota Iskandar, the sprawling new state administrative capital inNusajaya, faces a major security risk as it is located near a Singaporefiring range.

Padi farmer mentally fit to claim trial to killing girl
IPOH:A padi farmer, who was found unfit to stand trial for murder last year,claimed trial confidently yesterday to killing a 13-year-old schoolgirlafter a new medical report said that he was fit to plead.

Students come up with software programme for better padi yield
PETALINGJAYA: The latest effort to increase padi yield has come, not fromagricultural experts but, from three Universiti Sains Malaysiafinal-year Computer Science students.

Charged with ‘snatching’ life
BATUPAHAT: A jobless man was charged in the Sessions Court here yesterdaywith causing the death of a pregnant woman in a snatch theft incidentearlier this month.

Clean bill for flu patients
PUTRAJAYA:The two patients who were down with A (H1N1) flu will be dischargedtoday and tomorrow because they have recovered from the disease, saysHealth director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican.

Ministry raises alert on Influenza B
PETALINGJAYA: The Health Ministry has sent out an alert about the spread ofsuspected Influenza B at the national service camp in Setia Ikhlas,Semenyih.

Another 100 hit by food poisoning at NS camp
KOTABARU: Three cases of food poisoning involving 127 trainees have beenreported at the national service training camp in Cancun Park, PasirMas, in the past two months.

Woman with high fever hospitalised in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A woman was warded for observation at the Penang Hospital after developing high fever and displaying flu symptoms.

No contest for key PAS posts
PETALINGJAYA: There will be no contest for the three main posts in the PASDewan Ulama following the withdrawal of its current deputy Hashim Jasinfrom the race.

Dads plead for lower bail in sons’ cases
KUALALUMPUR: Two fathers pleaded for lower bail at the Sessions Courtyesterday after their sons were charged with armed robbery, kidnappingand abetting.

Kelantan leader considers pros and cons of running for veep
KOTABARU: State PAS leader Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah will decidewithin the next few days whether to contest for a national-level partypost.

Wing lodges report against Salahuddin
IPOH:Perak Umno Youth has lodged a police report against PAS Youth chiefSalahuddin Ayub for allegedly insulting the integrity and reputation ofthe judiciary.

Court orders media not to disclose address
BUTTERWORTH:The couple who were charged in a Sessions Court here with forwardingoffensive comments against the Sultan of Perak on the Internet haveobtained an order prohibiting the media from disclosing their address.

FT PPP wants Kayveas to step down
KUALALUMPUR: Exco members of the Federal Territory People’s ProgressiveParty (PPP) have asked its president Datuk M. Kayveas to step down tomake way for new leaders.

Selangor to put up list of those ineligible for plots in Bukit Botak
PETALINGJAYA: The names of hundreds of ineligible individuals – including twowho were only five years old when they were allocated land – who wereoffered lots in the Bukit Botak squatter resettlement area in Selayangwill be made public.

Police disperse protesters near embassy
KUALALUMPUR: Police dispersed a group of people who had planned todemonstrate outside the Chinese Embassy in Jalan Ampang here yesterdayas a protest against China for allegedly supplying arms to Sri Lanka.

Zambry slams Pakatan tactic
IPOH:Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir has lashed out atPakatan Rakyat for making press statements before the court gives itsdecision.

NGOs want royal inquiry into impasse
IPOH:Fifty-seven non-govern-men­tal organisations (NGOs) in Perak arecalling for a royal inquiry into the political impasse in the state.

Council wants Suhakam to probe lawyers’ arrest
KUALALUMPUR: The Bar Coun­cil wants Suhakam to conduct a public inquiry intothe arrest of five Legal Aid Centre lawyers at a police stationrecently.

Ex-MB: Speaker Teng in a tit-for-tat move
SHAHALAM: Former Selangor Men­tri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo hasdescribed his one-year sus­pension from the state assembly with­outprivileges as an act of re­­venge.

Give incentives to restore Penang’s pre-war buildings, urges rep
GEORGETOWN: Alhtough the in­­ner city has attained Unesco World Heritage Sitestatus, there still exists about 150 dilapidated pre-war buildings inthe heart of the state’s enclave that need to be restored.

Permata scheme impresses Emir’s consort
KUALALUMPUR: The consort of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikha Mo­­zah Nasser AlMissned, has ex­­pressed interest in the implementation of Malaysia’sPermata Nega­ra programme.

Parents fume over gas leak near primary school
SHAHALAM: Angry parents gathered at a gas station in Bukit Kemuningyesterday to protest against a gas leak that resulted in their childrenbeing rushed to hospital on Tuesday.

Man uses house as gas depot
MALACCA:A 43-year-old man here has run foul of the law for allowing his home,which is next to a primary school in Pokok Mangga, to be used as anillegal gas depot.

Families tricked by fake kidnaps
PONTIAN:Six families have fallen victim to a syndicate that demanded ransomafter tricking them into believing that their children had beenkidnapped.

Five held during 227kg ganja deal
GEORGETOWN: Police made the state’s biggest drug bust with the arrest of fivemen and the sei­zure of 227kg of ganja worth more than RM900,000 inBagan Dalam, Butterworth, here.

Dr Chan: More briefings scheduled to attract FDIs into SCORE
KUCHING:The state government has organised roadshows in several countries toattract foreign investments in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy(SCORE).

Were you spotted by the G Squad?
IF YOU have been reading the new Galaxie, you might just get yourself rewarded for doing so.

Eye in the sky to zero in on WW2 bombs
KENINGAU:Police in this interior district are considering harnessing satellitetechnology to locate more World War Two bombs at a construction sitenear the hospital here.

Work to build Bakun power towers begins
MIRI:The project to construct hundreds of kilometres of transmission towersto channel electricity from the Bakun hydro-electric dam in centralSarawak to the rest of the state has begun in earnest.

Bid to smuggle out RM300,000 worth of sandalwood foiled
BUKITKAYU HITAM: The state Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) foiled an attempt bytwo men, including a Thai national, to smuggle RM300,000 worth ofsandalwood out of the country.

Pocong mystery turns out to be teen prank
THE mystery behind the appearance of a pocong,a corpse-like ghost which has been haunting road users near KampungPadang Temu in Malacca, was solved after one of the victims caught the“phantom”, reported Harian Metro.

Penang Govt ready to allocate land for Tamil schools
MAKKAL Osai reportedPenang De-puty Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy as saying that thestate was ready to allocate land for Tamil schools.

Report lodged by woman over sex clip
A27-year-old woman lodged a police report after her former boyfriendthreatened to upload her naked pictures and sex video clips online inMiri, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Hand-held convenience
The eKL Initiative to boost service delivery is centred on the ‘OneGovernment, Many Agencies, No Wrong Door’ principle to better link thepublic to the ‘back-end’ services of all government agencies.

SSM taking care of business
Companies Commission of Malaysia has introduced severaltools under its public service portal to make it easier forbusinesses and companies.

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