Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 30

Fifteen new LRT stations in Klang Valley begin operations today

As of 6am today, 15 new Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations began their operations in the Klang Valley, including the Putra Heights interchange station, which connects both the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling Lines. Announcing this today, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said the public can now opt to take the Putra Heights LRT service to travel […]

June 29

Sparks from static electricity may have ignited fumes

Static electricity or frequency from the mobile phone might have caused the explosion at a petrol station, causing a woman to suffer severe burns. Petrol Dealers Association Malay­sia president Datuk Hashim Othman said static electricity could cause sparks to occur and this could have led to a fire or explosion due to the fumes in […]

June 28

Woman on fire after using handphone while filling up petrol

A woman sustained burns on 60 per cent of her body when she was engulfed by flames after using her handphone at a petrol station in Setapak Indah this afternoon. The woman, 25, was using her handphone while filling petrol in the car when the accident occurred. “A spark ignited from the pump and triggered […]

June 28

As Sacked Staff Of Bread Factory Face Bleak Raya, High-5 Explains 24-Hour Termination Notice

Employees of SilverBird group, which makes the popular High-5 brand of bakery products, received a shock when they turned up for work last week. Workers employed in High 5 marketing and distribution in Shah Alam were allegedly handed 24-hour termination notices when they showed up for work on 22 June last week. “How are we […]

June 28

Eight injured in ‘hand-grenade explosion’ outside nightspot

Eight people were injured in an explosion at the front porch of a nightspot in IOI Boulevard in Puchong early this morning. Selangor deputy CPO Abdul Rahim Jaafar was quoted by The Star Online this morning as saying that the incident occurred about 1.30am. Rahim also confirmed that the explosion was caused by a hand […]

June 25

Malaysian students in UK won’t be affected by Brexit

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, will not affect Malaysian students currently studying in the United Kingdom. Education Malaysia United Kingdom & Ireland Associate Prof Dr Zainal Abidin Sanusi said the decision on EU referendum would not have much of an impact on the students as their tuition fees will not face any changes. […]

June 24

National feedlot chief mulls bank suit settlement

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail will consider the possibility of settling a suit with Public Bank Bhd over alleged leak of his and his companies’ the banking information. The Star reports: His lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said they would first study 20 missing […]

June 23

Kuala Lumpur High Court compels Public Bank for full disclosure of investigation papers that led to banking leak

Lawyers acting for National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd, its group of companies and its chairman (plaintiffs) today successfully obtained the full investigation papers of Public Bank Berhad in connection with the confidential banking leaks in February 2012. Twenty-five bank accounts and eight collateral accounts of the plaintiffs had been leaked and disclosed by a bank […]

June 22

Defective passports causing long lines at airports

Travelers have been facing long queues at immigration counters at airports nationwide over the past three weeks due to faulty security chips in passports issued by the Immigration Department. Hundreds of Malaysia passport holders have had trouble scanning their passports, especially at KL International Airport (KLIA) and klia2, irking passengers and airline operators. The latest […]

June 21

Superstar goalie barred from leaving Malaysia after failing to settle income tax

THE secret is finally out. The mystery behind goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat’s absence from the national team’s Oceania tour was finally revealed by the FA of Malaysia (FAM). Khairul Fahmi, who plays for Kelantan, was left red-faced at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on June 11 after he was told by […]

June 20

Editors of defunct news portal apologise to ex-MB, admit libel

Two ex-editors of The Malaysian Insider news portal today apologised to former Selangor mentri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim over two articles for which he sued them for defamation. Former chief executive of the now-closed news portal, Jahabar Sadiq, and its Malay section’s news editor, Amin Shah Iskandar, acknowledged in open court today that the […]

June 19

Flash floods in Kuala Lumpur

Heavy rain which fell at about 6 pm in the federal capital caused flash floods at three road stretches. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue operation chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said the road affected by the floods are Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Kelapa Muda and Jalan Duta. “Heavy rain which started in the late afternoon caused […]

June 19

Cops put brakes on illegal traffic escorts in KL

The police have identified several groups operating illegal traffic vehicle escort services in the city, with some even making a bolder move by impersonating as traffic police.     Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police chief ACP Mohd Nadzri Hussain said the irresponsible quarters had been offering their ‘services’ for as low as RM300 per trip. “Based […]

June 17

IGP contradicts Zahid, claims police never received RM12m ransom

National police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar denied today that the police had received the RM12 million ransom raised to secure the freedom of four Sarawakians abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) claimed that the money was instead handed directly to an unknown “third party” that helped to negotiate the […]

June 16

Man terrorises hotel staff after suspected sex party

A suspected drug-fuelled sex party led to a 20-year-old man terrorising staff of a five-star hotel with a gun. He brandished a semi-automatic Walther P99 at four employees, forcing one of them to stare down the barrel of the gun. The gun belongs to his relative, a 53-year-old Assistant Superintendent (ASP), who was transferred from […]

June 14

Threat to diesel-engine warranty

Owners of diesel-powered cars face the possibility of the engine warranty on their vehicles becoming void if a plan by the government to push through the roll-out of B10 biodiesel nationwide materialises. The policy is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. While the Finance Ministry (MOF), at press time, has yet to give […]

June 13

Many skip bazaar as prices shoot up

Buying food from the bazaar Ramadan is something many Malaysians look forward to. Muslims throng these bazaars to get food and drinks to break fast. MalayMail Online Puteri Sabira Ab Ghani reports: However, many are irked by some unscrupulous traders who raise their prices exorbitantly. Nur Munirah Ramli, 31, a lecturer from Kepong, prepares her […]

June 12

Former NST boss Abdullah Ahmad dies of cancer

Former New Straits Times (NST) editor-in-chief Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (pic) lost his battle with cancer at the age of 83.   He passed away at 1.15pm on Sunday at Pantai Medical Centre. According to his close friend, Abdullah’s remains will be brought to his home in Kuala Lumpur at about 3pm and is expected to […]

June 11

Malaysian retail industry sales falls 4.4% in Q1

The Malaysian retail industry recorded a 4.4% fall in sales in the first quarter of this year compared with a 4.6% growth a year ago, according to Retail Group Malaysia. The fall was attributed to higher pre-goods and services tax (GST) sales a year ago, as well as the weak Chinese New Year sales in […]

June 10

See a doctor if you fall sick after outdoor water activities

Members of the public are advised to urgently seek treatment if they experience fever, headache and muscle pain within two weeks after an outdoor water activity such as swimming at a recreational park. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said it is also imperative for patients to inform the attending doctor that they had […]

June 09

Public Bank Berhad fails to fully disclose investigation report – 20 pages excluded

Lawyers acting for National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd, its group of companies and its chairman (plaintiffs), have today raised a complaint on Public Bank Berhad to the Kuala Lumpur High Court for failing to fully comply with a discovery order for its investigation papers on a banking leak. Twenty pages had been removed and excluded […]

June 08

Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said today. Among the objects seized during last week’s raids were “apparently explosive papers” which Dutch investigators hope may narrow down the search for those behind the 2014 tragedy, […]

June 07

Traffic at standstill after road loader carrying new cars overturns

Social media is filled with updates on an accident along the North South Expressway at Km421.7, near Bukit Tagar, in which a road loader, carrying new Honda cars, overturned. Free Malaysia Today has this report: In the 11.30am incident on the southbound side of the PLUS highway, traffic was brought to a complete standstill. PLUS […]

June 05

Passengers, crew injured due to turbulence on MAS flight

Severe turbulence during a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight from London to Kuala Lumpur caused around 34 people to be injured. According to a statement by MAS, MH1 encountered turbulence over the Bay of Bengal during its flight from Heathrow on Sunday. “During the flight, the passenger seatbelt light was turned on due to air turbulence,” […]

June 04

Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, a family spokesman said. Ali, 74, had been at a Phoenix hospital since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue. “After a 32-year […]

June 04

ERL line services disrupted due to hail storm

Some trees were blown onto both Express Rail Link (ERL) tracks between Bandar Tasik Selatan and Putrajaya, causing all train services to be suspended due to a severe storm hitting the city yesterday evening. ERL Sdn Bhd in a statement through it’s facebook status to date said the service also snapped the power line on […]

June 03

Govt offices open from 7.30am during Ramadan

The government has agreed to reduce the break time for public servants by half an hour during the month of Ramadan, said chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa. “This step was taken to allow them to take advantage of the holy month of Ramadan and perform their religious obligations,” he said […]

June 03

Prince died of accidental overdose of opioid fentanyl, medical examiner says

Toxicology tests for Prince concluded that the entertainer died from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to a report on his death by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Fentanyl, prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment, can be made illicitly and is blamed for a spike in overdose deaths in the United States. It’s […]