Malacca CM: I'm not being investigated by MACC10 January 2017 @ 5:35 PM
MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron today denied that he is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
Idris said a meeting with MACC officers yesterday was to facilitate the graft buster's probe into his officers.
"The officers came (to see me) to complete their investigations into several cases which were raised one and a half months ago," he said.
Three killed, six injured when building floor collapsed22 June 2015 @ 4:54 PM
ALOR GAJAH: Three foreign construction workers were killed while six others sustained injuries, including three serious when the mezzanine floor of a building under construction collapsed in Pulau Sebang near here at 2.15pm today.
State Police Chief, Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said all of the three men died on the spot.
“The trio killed were two Myanmar and an Indonesian national,” he said.
No plastic bags on Sundays22 December 2014 @ 8:10 AM
MALACCA: THE state government plans to include Sundays, on top of Fridays and Saturdays, in its No Plastic Day campaign, effective next year.
The move is part of the state government’s plan to prepare Malaccans to become a plastic bag-free society by 2016.
Ong Teng Chu, 75, a grocer, however, was not in favour of the idea, saying that biodegradable bags were too costly.
“It costs RM3.50 to purchase 50 paper bags but getting 100 plastic bags costs only RM1.90,” he said.
Six nabbed in Pulau Besar drug bust27 February 2017 @ 9:33 PM
MALACCA: Six drugs addicts were arrested by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officers in a raid on the coast of Pulau Besar, about 13km from the mainland, on Saturday.
Kuala Linggi's MMEA disrict director Captain Mazlan Mat Rejab said the arrest was made at 7.30pm during a joint operation with the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA).
"We have arrested six men, aged between 30 and 60, who were all tested positive for morphine during a joint operation with NADA which began at 5pm.
Intrudu water festival makes a splash at Malacca's Portuguese Settlement27 February 2017 @ 7:27 PM
MALACCA: The air in the quaint Portuguese Settlement here was filled with shrieks and sounds of laughter as residents engaged in a 'water war' to mark their unique 'Intrudu' or Water Festival yesterday.
As early as 9am, residents both young and old began gathering in the village streets clad in shirts, shorts and slippers, including some who were in their swimwear.
Most were 'armed' with pails, balloons filled with water, water guns and hoses connected to direct water sources, and given license to douse and splash anyone in sight, with no one spared a good drenching.
Startled robber stabs nurse during home invasion in Malacca26 February 2017 @ 1:26 PM
ALOR GAJAH: A freelance nurse was stabbed in the stomach by a robber who broke into her home in Kampung Panchor yesterday afternoon.
In the 2.30pm incident, the 26-year-old woman had returned home to dry her laundry not knowing that the man had entered the house.
The startled robber, in his bid to escape, then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her. She sustained a two centimetre-deep gash in her stomach from the attack.
Malaysia should not sever ties with N. Korea because of one incident, says Idris25 February 2017 @ 6:43 PM
MALACCA: Severing ties with North Korea should be the 'last resort' extreme measure and Malaysia should not be doing so merely due to one incident, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
Idris said as a country that practices moderation, Malaysia has always respected diplomatic ties with other nations.
"Malaysia embraces the spirit of moderation and is not extreme in its international relations.
"We also respected one another and it is not to the extent of 'membakar kelambu kerana nyamuk seekor' (burning one's bridge)," he said.
Viral social media post on rotavirus outbreak rattles Malacca [VIDEO]21 February 2017 @ 2:12 PM
MALACCA: Health authorities here are investigating the source of a possible rotavirus cluster infection in the state – but advised members of the public not to panic over unfounded social media reports alleging that cases of the disease have been officially confirmed.
State Health Department director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said investigations are being conducted to verify claims on social media that several children contracted the virus after playing at a fountain located at the Klebang coastal recreation area.
Compete with others to penetrate global halal market, Ong reminds local manufacturers20 February 2017 @ 8:58 PM
ALOR GAJAH: Malaysia must compete with other nations to effectively penetrate the global halal market, said Second Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan today.
He said Malaysia is trailing behind other countries that have been actively developing halal products for the global market.
"We are concerned because our neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia are actively developing halal products.
Media Prima-NSTP Malacca steal limelight at media awards ceremony20 February 2017 @ 10:53 AM
MALACCA: Media Prima-NSTP Malacca stole the show at the Malacca Media Night 2017 yesterday by bagging four prestigious prizes.
The 'Rock & Roll' media event, hosted by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, saw Berita Harian's Fairuz Zaidan winning the 'Best Bahasa Malaysia Article Award' (Anugerah Penulisan Rencana Bahasa Malaysia terbaik), titled 'Visi Melaka Maju 2010 Tingkat Pelaburan Asing' (Malacca 2010's vision increases foreign investment).