Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 30

Buzzing sex toy delays AirAsia flight departure

An AirAsia flight was temporarily delayed after a buzzing sex toy in a passenger’s rucksack sent alarm bells ringing among airport security. A Daily Mail Online report said the incident involved AirAsia flight FD3438, which was scheduled to depart Chiang Mai International Airport for Bangkok on Wednesday at 8.25am. According to the report, an airport […]

September 27

Airport eGates crash leaves long queues at KLIA2

Travellers arriving at klia2 yesterday evening were forced to queue in long lines for Immigration clearance after the airport’s eGates malfunctioned.   Olympic Council of Asia Media committee member Tony Mariadass, who had returned from Da Nang, Vietnam at 4.15pm, said he was queueing at the eGates when he was told to move to the Immigration […]

September 26

Golf’s Most Beloved Figure, Arnold Palmer, Dies At 87

Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American […]

September 23

Canny Ong’s Murderer Hanged Today

Former aircraft cabin cleaner, Ahmad Najib Aris was hanged to death at dawn today for murdering IT analyst Canny Ong Lay Kian about 13 years ago. Local Malay daily, Utusan reported the execution was carried out at Kajang Prison and his body will be laid to rest at the Muslim Cemetery behind Kajang Hospital. According […]

September 21

Six cops needed to lift barrel with Morais’ body, court told in Kevin Morais murder trial

It took six policemen to lift the oil drum containing the body of former deputy public prosecutor Datuk Kevin Anthony Morais to the surface of a swamp in Subang Jaya, said a Bukit Aman officer. Even then, they had to tie the barrel to the back of the police vehicle and pull it before it […]

September 21

Brad Pitt is sad that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce

Hollywood super couple Angelina Jolie, 41, and Brad Pitt, 52, are getting a divorce. Actress Jolie had filed for a divorce petition on Sept 15; the news broke five days later when US entertainment website TMZ ran an article with details of the petition. The non-stop media frenzy has left many to speculate on the […]

September 20

1.2 Million Malaysians Do Not Have Driving Licence, says RTD Chief

The Road Transport Department (RTD) is conducting a campaign to get 1.2 million Malaysians without a driving licence to apply for them. Its director-general, Datuk Nadzri Siron said they wanted to know the reasons why these people do not possess a driving licence despite being eligible for a licence. “The RTD wants to know whether […]

September 19

Actor’s phone seized in probe – Remy Ishak threatened

ACTOR Remy Ishak’s handphone has been seized by the police in a probe into an alleged threat against him by a female member of a royal family, reported Kosmo! Police also confiscated the handphone of the female royal’s private bodyguard to help in the investigation into the threat, which was allegedly made on Aug 29. […]

September 13

Pilot neglect cause of 2015 chopper crash that killed Jamaluddin Jarjis

A Malaysia Air Accident Investigation Bureau report shows the pilot, who failed to check on the condition of the helicopter, may have been pressured by passengers. The final report on a helicopter crash that killed six people, including Umno lawmaker Jamaluddin Jarjis, last year shows pilot neglect is to blame. Free Malaysia Today’s Minderjeet Kaur […]

September 12

Rio Paralympics: Abd Latif delivers Malaysia’s 3rd gold, breaking world record three times

National para athletes continued to do the nation proud at the Rio Paralympics with long jumper Abdul Latif Romly delivering Malaysia’s third gold of the games in a commanding performance today. Latif broke his own world record three times en route to winning the men’s long jump T20 (intellectual disability) event at the Olympic Stadium. […]

September 11

New cars for Rio Paralympics gold medallists

Two Malaysian who won gold medals at the Rio Paralympics yesterday are to be rewarded with a new car for creating history. Naza Corporation boss Nasarudin Nasimuddin, who is president of the Paralympics Council of Malaysia, announced in a statement that his company would present a new Kia Sportage to each gold medallist. “I am […]

September 09

Senior DBKL officer slapped with 18 corruption charges

A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) executive director was today charged at the Sessions Court with 18 counts of accepting bribes and assets worth millions. Syed Afendy Ali Syed Abid Ali pleads not guilty to all charges of accepting bribes and assets worth millions, judge sets bail at RM1 million and orders passport to be surrendered. […]

September 07

Bank Rakyat chief didn’t see a sen from alleged RM15m CBT, court told

Bank Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal did not gain a sen from his alleged abetment of the purported criminal breach of trust involving RM15 million by the bank’s managing director, his lawyer claimed today. Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said this when arguing that the retired and decorated general could not afford […]

September 06

Ex-DPP Augustin and wife officially divorced

Former deputy public prosecutor Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and his businesswoman wife Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee are officially divorced. Augustin’s counsel S. Periasamy told reporters after both parties met Family Court judge Justice Mariah Ahmad in chambers Tuesday. Periasamy said the marriage was dissolved by mutual consent with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Gee’s counsel Choo Dee […]

September 06

Guan Eng, Ramasamy awarded RM200k each over defamatory report

Getting a verification after publication serves no purpose, says Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal today awarded RM200,000 each to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his deputy, P Ramasamy, against an Umno-linked publication and writer over a defamatory article published online. A three-man bench, chaired by Lim Yee Lan, said there was […]

September 06

Crackdown on crane drivers

The fatal accident in Bukit Bintang on Aug 25 was the last straw. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is cracking down on tower crane operators who do not operate by the book. Those who use fake certificates and competency licences may find themselves out on their ear. DOSH directors in Kuala Lumpur, […]

September 03

Sabah Zika patient dies from heart-related complications

A man from Sabah who tested positive for Zika has died from heart-related complications. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) confirmed that the 61-year-old from Taman Public Jaya in Likas died on Saturday afternoon from heart-related complications, not the virus. “He was scheduled for heart surgery next month. The death is not […]

September 03

Malaccan family tests negative for Zika

Blood and urine tests conducted on three members of a family in Malacca suspected to have been infected by the Zika virus have proved negative, according to state Health, Sports Development and Anti-Drugs Committee chairman Ab Rahaman Ab Karim. The state executive councillor (exco) said the confirmation was issued by the Malacca Health Department based on […]

September 02

Khairy lodges report at MACC

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) has lodged a report at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a pendrive said to contain corruption issues related to Malaysian football. Khairy was all smiles when he arrived at the MACC headquarters here at 11.15am, showing a USB stick and yellow-coloured file to the press. The USB […]