Johor oil spill clean-up in high gear as fishermen rue losses5 January 2017 @ 9:17 AM
JOHOR BARU: Fishermen at six villages near the Pasir Gudang Port might suffer losses amounting to RM130,000 due to an oil spill following the collision of two container vessels on Tuesday.
Southern Johor Fishermen Association chairman Azli Mohd Aziz said the 137 fishermen are from Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru, Kampung Pasir Putih, Kampung Kuala Masai, Kampung Asli Kuala Masai, Kampung Asli Pasir Putih and Kampung Asli Teluk Kabung.
Sungai Golok bursts its banks, northern Kelantan on alert3 January 2017 @ 7:40 PM
PASIR MAS: The flood situation in Rantau Panjang was made worse after Sungai Golok burst its banks and overflowed into the drainage system, causing extensive flooding.
Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department director Azmi Osman said the rain, which has not abated since yesterday, resulted in Sungai Golok overflowing its banks and a massive amount of water flowing into the drainage system.
Typhoon Nock-Ten detected off Kudat, Sabah26 December 2016 @ 11:34 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Typhoon Nock-Ten has been detected 852-kilometres north east of Kudat, Sabah at 8pm tonight.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, said the typhoon was detected at a latitude of 14.4 North and latitude of 118.4 East, moving in a westerly direction at a speed of 25-kilometres an hour.
The department said strong northeast winds, measuring between 50 to 60 kmh, and waves as high as 4.5-metres, are expected to occur along Condore and Reef North waters until Saturday.
Police probing cause of fatal Pagoh bus crash26 December 2016 @ 3:50 PM
JOHOR BARU: Police will investigate thoroughly to identify the actual cause of the fatal accident involving an express bus which plunged into a deep ravine at KM137.3 of the North-South Expressway (northbound), near the Pagoh R&R area, last Saturday.
Johor deputy police chief, Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said the investigation would be from all aspects to ascertain the actual cause of the accident, whether it was the bus driver himself, mechanical failure or the road condition.
(Football) Malaysia slips five spots in December FIFA ranking22 December 2016 @ 9:34 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's football fortunes suffered another blow when the December FIFA ranking list saw the country's position drop by another five spots.
According to the FIFA ranking list released on the FIFA website www.fifa.com today, Malaysia dropped from 156 in November to 161 in December.
However, it was not the worst position for Malaysia as in Jan and Feb, the country stood at 171, March 166, April & May (174), June (173), July & Aug (167), Sept (158) and Oct (164).
2 M'sian tourists injured in deadly Jordan castle shootout: Wisma Putra19 December 2016 @ 12:57 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Eighteen Malaysian tourists who were at Karak Castle in Jordan when a shootout took place yesterday are safe, but two suffered injuries.
Wisma Putra said the 20 were brought to safety by Jordan security forces and are being sheltered and provided assistance by the local authorities.
Two of the Malaysians who were injured received treatment at a nearby hospital and are reported to be stable.
Wisma Putra said the Malaysian embassy in Amman had contacted Jordan authorities, who confirmed that the Malaysian visitors are in a secure location.
(Badminton) V Shem-Wee Kiong advances to Dubai World Superseries finals18 December 2016 @ 9:25 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton men’s doubles hopeful, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have advanced to the finals of the Dubai World Superseries being held in United Arab Emirates.
Early this morning, the pair took only 37 minutes to trounce China’s Chai Biao-Hong Wei, 21-18; 21-16.
They will today face Japan’s Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda who defeated Mads Conrad-Petersen-Made Pieler Kolding from Denmark, 21-17; 21-19.
Sultan Muhammad V takes oath of office as Yang Di-Pertuan Agong13 December 2016 @ 12:51 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, today took the oath of office as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in tradition and customs at Istana Negara.
The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, also took the oath of office as the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Their Majesties were elected by the Conference of Rulers at its 243rd (Special) Meeting at Istana Negara on October 14, and will reign for five years from today.
Unity precious to nation - King11 December 2016 @ 12:38 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah said unity is extremely valuable to the country and not something that can be bought and sold.
On this, His Majesty said that he hoped and prayed that all quarters would realise the importance of maintaining the current unity and solidarity.
Don't link Datuk Ong's shooting case with gang activity, say Penang police5 December 2016 @ 7:13 PM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have asked the people to stop speculating on last Thursday's shooting incident at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in which three people were killed and five injured.
State Police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab, when contacted by Bernama, said the shooting was an isolated incident triggered by a mentally unstable person.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had confirmed that the assailant, who was a bodyguard of slain Datuk Ong Teik Kwang, was mentally unstable, he said.