- PM launches new-look Proton Perdana as govt's official car
- MCA's '3 kingdom' battle
- Restaurant owner survives shooting
- 'Fake' interpreter at Mandela event claims illness
- IKEA recalls lamp following death of child
- 20 years on, no one forgets Highland Towers
- 2nd Penang bridge to be opened in Feb 2014
- Manhunt launched for bogus interpreter at Mandela’s memorial service
- New-look Perdana is govt official car
- Asiana crash victim was run over twice
- Saudi beheads man for incest
- Celebrations on hold
- Haniff Omar's son dies after falling into drain
- 'Anwar unfit to be leader'
- 'Time to put the past behind us' More
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has implemented security measures to protect the data, documents and official secrets to prevent them from falling into the hands of foreign countries or irresponsible parties.
TOKYO: A Japanese man went on a year-long burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $185,000 to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police said Thursday.
JOHOR BARU: Johor continues to see a marked improvement today as only 100 flood evacuees from 25 families remained due to the floods.
KUALA LUMPUR: Citibank (M) Bhd has become the first foreign bank to offer private retirement savings in Malaysia, via partnering CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd as the distributor for the latter’s Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) to its customers.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to implement a vehicle life expectancy policy like in developing countries.
VATICAN CITY: European evaluators have given the Vatican a mixed report card in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing.
JOHOR BARU: Employers in the country are urged to accord serious attention to the promotion of mental health at the workplace in order to enhance productivity of their workforce.
GEORGE TOWN: The Home Ministry will come down hard on several security service companies found illegally supplying firearms to secret societies, said its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
SYDNEY: Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata has denied claims that former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero is unhappy and will leave the A-League during his second season.
TOKYO: A transsexual man, who was born a woman, has been recognised by Japan’s top court as the legal father of his wife’s child, in a national first.
BEIJING: Fifteen Chinese lawyers are protesting being blocked from meeting an officially-backed Christian pastor and several of his aides detained in a crackdown that highlights the ruling Communist Party’s often prickly attitude toward religious groups.
JOHANNESBURG: The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral has said a schizophrenic episode was to blame for accusations that he was an imposter who gesticulated nonsense during the entire service.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on track to achieving a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.5 and 5.0 per cent this year and 5.0 to 5.5 per cent in 2014 on improved external factors, said Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has announced 10 new projects worth RM1.09 billion under the healthcare national key economic area (NKEA) today.
BINTULU: A Sikorsky S-76 helicopter with two flight crew together with six passengers were forced to land their aircraft 92 nautical miles off coast Bintulu.
TEHRAN: Iran released the last two of eight Slovak paragliders who were arrested in May for allegedly spying, the official news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new chief justice took his oath of office on Thursday after his outspoken predecessor retired, ending an eight-year turbulent and at times controversial era.
ALOR STAR: Alor Star City Council (MBAS) is giving away 62 prizes worth more than RM50,000 including Proton Saga to ratepayers who settle their next year's assessment tax on time.
BUTTERWORTH: A leading nasi kandar operator in the country, Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd, has donated RM10,000 to the Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima to help flood victims in the east coast states.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the Human Resource Ministry to hold a tripartite meeting between the government, employers and employees to work out a strategy to prevent rioting by foreign workers.
HONG KONG: A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out was discharged from a Shenzhen hospital Thursday, after being fitted with prosthetic eyeballs.
PRETORIA: Nelson Mandela’s funeral cortege wound through the streets of Pretoria on Thursday to the seat of government where it will lie in state for a second straight day.
TOKYO: Japan hanged two men on Thursday, bringing to eight the number of prisoners executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power a year ago.
SEOUL: South Korea has condemned Japan for publishing a video in 10 languages challenging its sovereignty over a tiny group of islets at the heart of a territorial dispute, demanding Tokyo remove it.
TOKYO: Malaysia is moving into the second phase of the Look East Policy (LEP) which will emphasise on deepening and strengthening certain areas including institutional relationship.
GEORGE TOWN: The RM4.5 billion Second Penang Bridge is expected to be opened to public in February next year.
KARACHI: A bomb explosion wounded seven paramilitary ranger officials in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said.
BANGKOK: A small group of Thai anti-govt protesters climbed over the walls into the grounds of the prime minister's office on Thursday but quickly left after they moved aside internal barricades, a Reuters reporter said.
MELBOURNE: And Iranian student may never know why she has been blacklisted by Australian authorities over weapons of mass destruction, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's Lanus scored two first half goals to beat Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 on Wednesday and win the regional Copa Sudamericana 3-1 on aggregate.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Torrential rains caused chaos and at least two deaths in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN: A manhunt has been launched for a bogus sign language interpreter who gesticulated gibberish during the memorial service honouring former South African President Nelson Mandela, Xinhua news agency reported.
KUANTAN: The number of flood victims in Pahang rose slightly to 5,607 this morning from 5,376 last night.
ALOR STAR: The Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) chairman Datuk Othman Aziz today flagged off a convoy to deliver food supplies to flood victims in Kemaman, Terengganu.
BUTTERWORTH: A 52-year-old restaurant owner cheated death after he survived an attempted murder outside his house here yesterday.
SYDNEY: Australia’s highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand’s government on Thursday dropped all charges against the former boss of a coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion and instead accepted a financial settlement — a decision that left some of the victim’s relatives angry.
TOKYO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here this morning for a four-day working visit in conjunction with the summit marking the 40th anniversary of Asean-Japan dialogue relations.
SAN FRANCISCO: A government report has determined a fleet of aircraft owned by Google’s founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A superb all-round performance by Shahid Afridi put Sri Lanka’s world No. 1 ranking on the line as Pakistan recorded a three-wicket victory in their first Twenty20 international on Wednesday.
MILAN: Italian media report that two Ajax fans are in hospital after being stabbed in the buildup to the Dutch club’s Champions League match at AC Milan on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON: Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident’s chaotic aftermath.
WASHINGTON: NASA says it is looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there is no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.
MILAN: AC Milan is through to the Champions League last 16 after holding Ajax to a goalless draw despite playing most of the match with 10 men after captain Riccardo Montolivo was sent off.
VIENNA: Zenit St. Petersburg advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League despite slumping to a 4-1 defeat at already eliminated Austria Vienna on Wednesday.
NAPLES, Italy: Ten-man Arsenal advanced to the Champions League knockout phase for the 14th consecutive year despite a 2-0 loss Wednesday at Napoli, which was eliminated.
MADRID: Atletico Madrid denied FC Porto a chance to reach the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory to close out Group G on Tuesday.
BARCELONA, Spain: Neymar scored a Champions League hat trick in a 6-1 rout of Celtic on help Barcelona forget about Lionel Messi — for one night at least.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany: Schalke took advantage of questionable refereeing decisions to beat 10-man Basel 2-0 on Wednesday and advance to last 16 of the Champions League.
LONDON: Demba Ba scored a rare goal as Chelsea advanced in the Champions League as group winners with a 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Borussia Dortmund beat 10-man Marseille 2-1 with a late goal from Kevin Grosskreutz on Wednesday to top Group F and advance to the Champions League knockout stage.
WASHINGTON: IKEA is recalling millions of children’s lamps following the death of a child who choked on the lamp’s cord. Another child was injured.
NEW YORK: An official with the Mexican Consulate in New York City and his wife are being questioned by police after the death of their 4-month-old son, authorities said Wednesday.
LONDON: Greenpeace says it succeeded with two more protests Wednesday at Champions League matches against competition sponsor Gazprom.
PRETORIA: Nelson Mandela’s family on Wednesday said they were humbled by the thousands of people who braved terrible weather to attend the South African anti-apartheid icon’s memorial service.
SEPANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak left for Tokyo tonight for a four-day working visit in conjunction with the 40th Asean-Japan Commemorative Summit.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu government channels aid only to private schools that are registered with the Education Ministry.
OSLO: Three of the six countries not covered by the Chemical Weapons Convention are close to joining the agreement, the head of the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON: Former US national security contractor Edward Snowden hopes his leaks of classified documents will lead to greater transparency by governments, he said in rare comments published Wednesday.
NAYPYITAW: Following are the results of events involving Malaysian participation on the eighth day of the 27th SEA Games here:
INSTANBUL: An 85th minute strike from Wesley Sneijder secured what will go down as a controversial 1-0 win for Galatasaray over Juventus and a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A fishing company director involved in giving RM250,000 to a man to release two of his fishing vessels impounded by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge at the Sessions Court today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes that his working visit to Tokyo, Japan will further boost the cordial relations between the two countries.
PRETORIA: Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of mourners who paid their last respects before his open casket Wednesday, as the much-loved leader lay in state.
CAPE TOWN: Burglars broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, an aide said Wednesday
ALOR STAR: Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir today launched Kedah Alumni of Mara Junior Science College (Ansara) Club.
KUANTAN: The remand order on "Tuhan Harun" sect leader Harun Mat Saat and his two followers has been extended for a third time till Dec 16.
KUALA LUMPUR: Three police officers were charged at the magistrate’s court today with extorting an Indonesian tourist last week.
MALACCA: The state government will award the Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB) to the 11 commando trainees and their two instructors who were stranded in the Straits of Malacca for 29 hours before coming ashore on Sunday.
SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan Road Tansport Department (RTD) has confiscated 24 vehicles in a joint operation on Tuesday night.
REMBAU: A car, some ropes and duct tapes were the tools used by thieves to steal three goats from a farm in Kampung Ampang Batu, Seperi, here at 4am this morning.
TEMERLOH: A 56-year-old Road Transport Department(RTD) officer was among 11 suspects detained by the police in connection with stealing heavy machinery worth RM2.6m since early this year.
ALOR STAR: The private developer who demolished the Candi No. 11 in Sungai Batu, Lembah Bujang, has agreed to rebuild the foundation structure on the same site.
ROME: Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday vowed to rescue Italy from populism amid simmering social tensions, ahead of a confidence vote triggered by the fall of disgraced billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.
ALOR STAR: Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir today flagged-off a convoy to deliver clean water and food supply to flood victims in Pahang and Terengganu.
JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor has continued to see a marked improvement from previous days.
KEMAMAN: As at 5.33pm, there are 5623 victims from 1188 families taking refuge at 26 shelters throughout Kemaman.
YANGON: Myanmar on Wednesday freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser said, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country’s reformist regime.
KUANTAN:The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry has set the target to clear all bulk refuse from the flood-hit areas in this town before the new school session begins next year.
BEIJING: A dozen central Chinese city residents protesting the demolition of their homes have drunk pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system.
BANGKOK: Four Thai soldiers were killed and at least a dozen more wounded, some critically, when a powerful roadside bomb went off Wednesday in Thailand’s unrest-plagued south, police said.
MELBOURNE: Promoting golf will swing an ace in favour of Malaysia's tourism coffers, says Malaysian Golf Association president Admiral (Ret) Tan Sri Datuk Setia Mohd Anwar Nor.
KOTA BARU: Weather in Kelantan significantly improved with no rain over the last 12 hours but the water level of Sungai Golok still remained above the warning level.
KUALA LUMPUR: Casabello Consortium Bhd, under a two-year service agreement with Telekom Malaysia Bhd, will invest RM40 million for the first phase of the 1Malaysia Banking Kiosk.
SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea’s government says it will tackle massive debts at inefficient state-owned companies by ending lax management and cutting excessive benefits for workers.
BERLIN: Bavaria’s state government says it will try to keep Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” out of publication in Germany after the copyright expires in 2015 — reversing a previous decision to support new editions with critical commentary.
KUALA LUMPUR: Convicts serving sentences in prison will be given the opportunity to further their studies until Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master's Degree soon.
KUALA LUMPU: Thirty non-Muslim couples in the city have taken advantage of the special date of December, 11, 2013, (11/12/13) to register for marriage today.
KOTA KINABALU: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) registered 628 complaints nationwide since it was formed three years ago.
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here today fixed Jan 23 to hear an appeal by PKR's former strategic director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad who is challenging his charge under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched the new-look Proton Perdana as the official car of the government.
KUALA LUMPUR: Checks by the Ministry of Health (MOH) found that used cooking oil is not sold freely in the local market, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman civilian staff at the Kedah police contingent headquarters died of complications from Thyroid disease and not Influenza A (H1N1), it was revealed today.
LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant’s comeback from an Achilles injury gained momentum on Tuesday as he scored 20 points, but it wasn’t enough to end the Los Angeles Lakers losing skid at home.
YANGON: Myanmar on Wednesday freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser said, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country’s reformist regime.
PRETORIA: The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela arrived early on Wednesday at the Union Buildings in the country's capital of Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero will lie in state.
KOTA KINABALU: Three people were arrested for selling illegal wild meat at the weekly Nabawan tamu.
TOKYO: Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.
MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have recovered dangerous radioactive cancer-treating material that was being transported on a truck stolen at a gas station, authorities said Tuesday.