JOHOR BARU: The four-day JB Jazz Fest kicked off last night at the DoubleTree by Hilton here, making this a jazzy weekend gathering for Jazz lovers.
Some areas in the country are now experiencing hot and dry weather, a phenomenon of the final phase of the monsoon, known as the Equinox phenomenon. The situation is expected to occur until the end of March.
SEREMBAN: A seven-year-old student of an international school in Sedayan was killed, while seven of her school mates were injured in a crash involving the school van they were travelling in and a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle at Jalan Sendayan-Seremban, near Taman Mantau Indah today.
SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s Ruth Yeoh of YTL Singapore is among 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia named by Forbes in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list.
KUALA LUMPUR: Four men armed with a pistol and a machete managed to make off with RM25,000 in cash proceeds belonging to the Indian High Commission in Mont Kiara here today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia still faces a shortage of scientists involved in research and development (R&D) activities, Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Management Programme) senior director Dr Dahlan Mohd said today.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government today reiterated its assurance to the public that raw water obtained from alternative sources, particularly in several former mining pools in Bestari Jaya, was safe to be used.
PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong filed today a police report after his mother received a phone call from a man posing as a police officer telling her that her son had been “arrested” for drug possession.
KOTA BARU: A row of four shop houses were razed and another partially damaged in a fire at Berek 12 here earlier.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will not issue summonses to drivers of private cars who smoke but will book drivers of public service vehicle and tour buses or vans caught doing so, said its public relations officer Mohamad Sazali Baharudin.
KLANG: A ship registered in Free Town, Sierra Leone, has been detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) for suspicion of storing diesel without proper documentation and anchoring without permission in Pulau Indah waters.
SHAH ALAM: Two former Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo, today agreed to settle through mediation the defamation suits filed by the latter against the former over statements published in newspapers on the purchase of a Lexus car and 46 cows for sacrifice.
GELANG PATAH: A video recording of strong winds ripping off the roofs of several shop houses in Lima Kedai here on Wednesday at about 4.25pm went viral on a social networking site.
GEORGE TOWN: The Health Ministry is coming down hard on 56 construction sites in the Klang Valley, identified as Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, with possible legal action against them.