- BANTING MURDERS: N. Pathmanabhan, three farm hands gets death
- Police classify death of man in lock-up as murder
- British soldier hacked to death by Muslim terrorist
- RON97 price down by 20 sen
- S. Korean girl killed by suicide jumper
- 18 protestors detain for ignoring police orders to disperse
- KL vehicle number plates to start with W, ends with A
- 'Opposition reps are anarchists': Tunku Aziz
- IGP: Zero tolerance for street crimes
- Moyes is the real deal
- Immigrations Dept keeping watchful eye over foreigners
- Apek back in the dock
- US soldier accused of secretly taping naked women
- Public advised not to visit places with leptospirosis cases
- Police deny photo of Adam Adli being handcuffed was taken at the Jinjang police station More
KUALA LUMPUR: The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will be closed on Monday( May 27) in observance of Memorial Day in the US.
KIEV: Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov backed down on Thursday from his order to revoke the official accreditation of a dozen local reporters after they displayed slogans at a cabinet meeting to protest against an attack on two colleagues.
CLEVELAND: The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown.
BEIRUT: Opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad traded heavy machine gun fire and mortar shells in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, leaving five people dead in what was described as some of the heaviest fighting there in years, officials said Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have set up a special team from Bukit Aman to investigate the death of a 32-year suspect at the Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters lockup on Tuesday due to the presence of criminal elements.
PUTRAJAYA: The big question of new registration for Kuala Lumpur vehicles once the WFY series ends has been answered.
Following is the 15-page judgement by Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir
NIAMEY, Niger: Attackers in Niger detonated two car bombs at dawn on Thursday, one in the city of Agadez where a military barracks was targeted and one in Arlit where a French company operates a uranium mine, injuring more than a dozen people.
HELSINKI/LONDON: GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday.
ORLANDO: A Chechen immigrant shot to death in central Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent had ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and was being questioned at the time of the shooting.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several roads in the city will be closed from 7pm till midnight tomorrow to facilitate a float parade in conjunction with Wesak Day.
PUTRAJAYA: The police must surely have the basis and solid evidence to detain Pakatan Rakyat vice-president Tian Chua and two others today under the Sedition Act 1948, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
LONDON: British authorities have established that one and possibly both of the men who hacked a soldier to death on a London street was born in Britain of Nigerian descent, a source with knowledge of the investigation said on Thursday.
PRAGUE: An American man suspected of killing four people is on the run in the Czech Republic and likely armed, officials said Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A section of road in Kuala Lumpur CBD will be closed to traffic for several hours starting from midnight to 5.00am from May 23-31.
SOFIA: Bulgaria’s largest party GERB declined on Thursday to try to form a new government, opening the way for the rival Socialists to put together a technocrat administration and end a political impasse.
REMBAU: Two best friends died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an oncoming car at KM18 of Jalan Seremban Tampin here yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur: Three lanes of a section of Jalan Damansara heading towards Bangsar will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. to 12 noon on May 24-26.
SEREMBAN: 10 Indonesian women were among 21 illegal immigrants detained by Negri Sembilan Immigration department in four separate raids at Nilai and Seremban for violating the immigration acts.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should adopt a zero tolerance attitute towards crime in order to further reduce crime in the country.
SHAH ALAM: Erni Dekritawati Yuliana Buhari can now heave a sigh of relief after waiting for three years because the four men accused of murdering her mother, Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, have been found guilty.
KUALA LUMPUR: The son of former deputy Prime Minister Tun Ghafar Baba is the latest arrest made by police for allegedly making seditious remarks during a forum on May 13 making it three arrest so far.
Aug 30, 2010: Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, her lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, banker Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and driver Kamarudin Shansudin, 44, went missing.
KUCHING, May 23 (Bernama) -- The proposed construction of the 35km Ulu Tubai road to Mentawai in the state constituency of Batu Danau in northern Sarawak at an estimated cost of RM84 million is expected to benefit about 2,500 people, mostly Iban and Tagal.
PRAGUE: Police are searching for an American man suspected of killing four members of a family in the Czech Republic’s second-largest city Brno, police said on Thursday.
TOKYO: Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands.
PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today called on members of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) to participate actively in activities organised by the association.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang Immigration Department has advised illegal immigrants and those who have overstayed to opt for deportation under the 6P amnesty programme which has been extended indefinitely.
SHAH ALAM: The police investigators in the Banting murder trial were commended for their work which was viewed to be of world-class investigations.
KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisation Kelab Warisan Malaysia (KERIS) today lodged a police report against news portal Malaysiakini.com for publishing the text of a speech of a panellist at a closed forum held here on May 12.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's top amateur golfer, Kelly Tan won the 30th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open (MLAO) crown at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Bukit Kiara, here today.
DUBAI: Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has accused Iran’s leadership of incompetence and ignorance just days after he was barred from standing in an election next month, the opposition Kaleme website reported on Thursday.
GEORGE TOWN: Police caught a 44-year-old man who was behind a spate of car break-ins in Pulau Tikus in the past few months.
JOHOR BARU: A labourer was today ordered by the High Court here to enter his defence on a charge of murdering five-year-old Nurul Nadirah Abdullah or Dirang, whose skeletal remains was found in an oil palm plantation in Nusa Damai, Masai, in March last year.
KABUL, Afghanistan: Gunmen kidnapped the father of Afghanistan’s national cricket team captain near his home in an eastern city, officials said Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin wants all state football associations to set up an integrity committee in their respective states, to combat bribery and match-fixing.
BEIJING: Malaysia continues to be China's top trading partner in Asean, with bilateral trade between both countries hitting US$33.88 billion (RM102.21 billion) in the first quarter of this year, up 23.9 per cent year-on-year.
MOSCOW: Beatles frontman Paul McCartney has asked a Russian judge to release members of the Pussy Riot punk group from prison.
SINGAPORE: Forbes today announced its 10th annual ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel topping this year’s list for the third consecutive year and eight times in total.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 23-year old mountaineer from Felda Jerai I Scheme, Gemas, Negri Sembilan reached the top of Mount Everest at 7.41 local time (9.56 am Malaysian time) to become Malaysia's youngest female climber to conquer the world's highest peak.
KUANTAN: A male Form Three student died after falling from the third floor of his school building block at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tok Sira near here this morning.
KUALA LUMPUR: The new chief to helm the country's largest bank must be equipped with sound banking knowledge, be experienced in handling large corporations and possess the ability to further regionalise the bank.
LONDON: An unlikely hero has emerged from the apparent terror attack that left one man dead on the streets of London.
LONDON: The British government’s emergency committee is set to meet Thursday after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London that raised fears terrorism had returned to the capital.
KATHMANDU: An 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber who has had four heart surgeries reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday becoming the oldest person to conquer the world’s highest mountain.
PARIS: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over a controversial financial deal that she oversaw as French finance minister.
HANOI, Vietnam: One mistake by a clumsy crane operator caused a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam, exposing the fragility of the nation’s power grid.
NIAMEY, Niger: Attackers in Niger detonated two car bombs, one in the city of Agadez where a military barracks was targeted and one in Arlit where a French company operates a uranium mine, injuring more than a dozen people.
KUALA LUMPUR: Political parties have yet to file their election petitions after the results were gazetted yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: A study on the redelineanation of electoral constituencies, which was postponed two years ago, will begin soon, said Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praised the Sino-Pakistan relationship to the hilt on Thursday, urging the “all-weather friends” to boost cooperation in business, trade, energy and infrastructure and build a long-vaunted economic corridor.
PUTRAJAYA: Six state islamic religious councils and an association were allowed to be made parties in a dispute over the use of "Allah" in a Catholic weekly paper, Herald.
MANILA: Dan Brown’s description of Manila as “the gates of hell” in the American novelist’s latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital.
JERUSALEM: The United States and Israel are raising hopes for a restart of the Middle East peace process after more than four years of hardly any talks.
DHAKA: The defects and errors that led to the world’s deadliest garment-industry accident extend from the swampy ground the doomed Rana Plaza was built on, to “extremely poor quality” construction materials, to the massive, vibrating equipment operating when the eight-story building collapsed, a committee appointed by Bangladesh’s government concluded.
GOMA: Rebels in eastern Congo announced a ceasefire on Thursday in fighting with government troops hours before a visit to the conflict-plagued zone by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
TRIPOLI: Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese gunmen backing rival factions in Syria’s civil war, doctors and security sources said on Thursday.
LUCKNOW, India: A blistering heat wave has caused massive power cuts and water shortages across much of north and western India, and some people are taking to the streets to express their anger with the government.
KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud wants the Sarawak Social Development Ministry to set up a taskforce to devise a strategic long-term plan for the development of the state's museums from social and cultural aspects apart from focusing on anthropology.
QUETTA, Pakistan: A car bomb targeting a police vehicle killed 11 policemen and one civilian Thursday in an area of southwest Pakistan wracked by a separatist insurgency and Islamic militancy, police said.
JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they have arrested two suspected militants in connection with an alleged plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy.
JOHOR BARU: The accused in the murder of four-year old Nurul Nadirah Abdullah, Muidin Maidin, 26, chose to give an unsworn statement from the dock after High Court Judge Datuk Abd Halim Aman ordered him to enter the defence.
JERUSALEM: Israel’s government is divided on the issue of peace with the Palestinians, its top negotiator and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said Thursday ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
STOCKHOLM: Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.
LONDON: A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street, in what Prime Minister David Cameron said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
MAPUTO: Human Rights Watch accused Mozambique’s government and foreign mining companies on Thursday of “serious shortcomings” in resettling communities to make way for coal mines, leaving thousands without proper homes, food or sources of income.
MEDAN: The Kota Medan Community Information Cluster (KIM) here wants to learn Malaysia's approach in developing the local community, particularly in the rural areas, through its agriculture and food production socio-economic initiatives.
JERUSALEM - Israel’s government is divided on the issue of peace with the Palestinians, its top negotiator and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said Thursday ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
PUTRAJAYA: The Immigrations Department is keeping a watchful eye over foreigners in the country and has vowed swift and stern action against those who abused their visas.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is to file 27 petitions in court soon over the results of the 13th General Election, its vice-president Tian Chua said today.
PUTRAJAYA: The new car registration number (plate number) for all vehicles in Kuala Lumpur will start with a W, followed by a number up to four digits, and end with an 'A', starting this July.
KUALA LUMPUR: Two more people arrested under Section 4(1) of Sedition Act 1948 today.
QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, police said.
BALIK PULAU: A high-level Lembaga Tabung Haji officer and a staff were today charged at the Lower Syariah Court here with committing khalwat (close proximity).
NINGBO (Zhejiang Province, China): Six people have been confirmed dead since a ship they were aboard overturned on Wednesday afternoon in east China's Zhejiang Province, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting local authorities as saying on Thursday.
MERCEDES, Argentina: Sometimes you can’t go home: hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday to protest against the possible burial of the late former dictator Jorge Videla in his home town.
KOTA KINABALU: State Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib was called on as a witness in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on immigrants in Sabah hearing, this morning.
DHAKA, Bangladesh: A government investigation says poor quality construction materials and building code violations contributed to the collapse of building housing garment factories last month in Bangladesh.
KATMANDU, Nepal: An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.
KUALA LUMPUR: Student activist Adam Adli Abd Halim pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court with giving seditious speech in a forum on May 13.
SHAH ALAM: It was greed that drove lawyer N. Pathmanabhan to kill cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya in a brutal manner three years ago.
SEOUL: A seven-year-old South Korean girl was killed instantly after being struck by the body of a man as he plunged from his tenth-floor apartment in an apparent suicide, a report said Thursday.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says music is often one place where people turn during trying times, both for comfort and for inspiration.
MELBOURNE: Car manufacturer Ford announced Thursday it will cease making vehicles in Australia in 2016 and axe 1,200 jobs, having produced its first car in the country in 1925.
WELLINGTON - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said Thursday he was considering taking legal action against tech giants such as Twitter, Google and Facebook for infringing copyright on a security measure he invented.
LONDON: A woman who challenged knife-wielding assailants suspected of hacking to death a British soldier in London on Wednesday said she intervened because “it was better having them (the weapons) aimed on one person”.
Twitter Inc unveiled technology to boost security for its users, following a spate of attacks on accounts of prominent media outlets including the Associated Press, the Financial Times and The Onion.
WARSAW, Poland: A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Army said a soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy, including in a bathroom.
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration acknowledged publicly for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
LONDON - A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist.
LONDON - Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng and Venezuela centre back Fernando Amorebieta have both joined Premier League Fulham on free transfers, the club said on Wednesday
MADRID - Barcelona utility player Adriano Correia has agreed a four-year contract extension until 2017, the La Liga champions said in a statement on Wednesday.
PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat may postpone its annual party elections which is due this November, said its secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution.
NEW YORK: This time “you’re fired” is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week.
TRENTON, New Jersey: New Jersey officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold low-quality liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.
FRANKFURT: German software company SAP is looking to recruit people with autism as programmers and product testers, drawing on skills that can include a close attention to detail and an ability to solve complex problems.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia: A leaking acetylene tank is blamed for a blast early Wednesday that tore apart a car parked on a street in Vancouver, British Columbia.
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting of his government’s emergency Cobra security committee after the killing of a man in south London, his office said on Wednesday.
PARIS: Neanderthals may have started weaning their young from seven months of age and transferred them to solid food by just over a year, a fossil tooth study said Wednesday.