Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30

MidValley bridge collapse: Worker’s leg amputated on scene to save his life

 A construction worker had to have his leg amputated at the scene of the pedestrian bridge collapse at KL Eco City near Mid Valley Megamall, today. It is learnt that the worker, identified as 23-year old Rais Anjum from Pakistan, found himself trapped when the under-construction bridge collapsed at 3.30pm today. A fellow construction worker, […]

November 30

At least one dead, nine injured in under-construction pedestrian bridge collapse near Mid Valley mall

A pedestrian bridge under construction at KL Eco City near Midvalley Megamall collapsed today, killing at least one person. A traffic spokesman said at least nine construction workers were injured in the 3.30pm incident. The spokesman said among those injured were four Vietnamese, four Bangladeshis and a Sabahan. Several other workers are feared trapped underneath […]

November 29

Shahrizat goes with the flow

WANITA Umno chief Datuk Seri Shah­rizat Jalil is now a grandmo­ther of two with one more on the way. The grandchildren feature quite prominently in her Instagram along­­side pictures of her activities as the Wanita chief and her role as the women’s affairs adviser in the Prime Minister’s Department. But this grandmother has not lost […]

November 26

Couple get jail for roughing up MBSA personnel

A couple captured on video harassing a council officer for issuing them a parking summons have been jailed 14 days and fined RM3,000 each. Lor Ka Hoo, 35, and his wife Tan Sit Fun, 30, admitted at the Shah Alam magistrate’s court to using criminal force to prevent 23-year-old Nurul Ain Isa of Shah Alam […]

November 23

Amendment to Income Tax Act 1967 passed to help individuals, businesses cope with challenging times

A bill to amend the Income Tax Act 1967 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat today, providing various tax reliefs for individuals and businesses to face a more challenging economic situation next year. Among others, a lifestyle relief was introduced where taxpayers could claim up to RM2,500 for the purchase of reading materials, computer and […]

November 22

You will be legally wrong even if you are morally right, Rafizi – Raja Sara

One must remember that morally right does not mean legally right, said political critic Raja Sara Petra, referring to Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli’s conviction by Sessions Court on Monday. In a blog posting in Malaysia Outlook, Raja Sara tells us .. Raja Sara said the PKR leader can argue all day long that he deliberately […]

November 18

7,000 Policemen To Ensure Security, Public Order In KL Tomorrow

Approximately 7,000 policemen will be on duty to ensure security and public order during the Bersih 5 and Red Shirt rallies in the city tomorrow. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police were prepared to discharge their duties and would not hesitate to act against anyone who violates the law and […]

November 18

Flash floods swallow roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur

Heavy rain in the city this evening caused flash floods on three major roads, namely Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Kuching. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Service operations centre chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said the rain, which started at about 4pm, caused floods up to a depth of one metre at certain stretches […]

November 14

Department of Occupational Safety and Health discovered 800 ‘unsafe’ escalators

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) found 806 escalators had breached safety standards. Free Malaysia Today’s Minderjeet Kaur reports: It then directed the owners to repair and replace them under its “Safe Escalator Usage” campaign. In a written reply, the human resources ministry told the Dewan Rakyat, checks were carried out on 7,632 […]

November 09

Police nab drug addict who towed away cars from KL hospital, and demanded payment for vehicles’ release

Police arrested a 35 year-old man for illegally towing cars parked along the roadside of Kuala Lumpur hospital and extorting money from car owners in exchange for getting their vehicles released. City police Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Nadzri Hussain said they received complaints from victims of the suspect. “The victims’ […]

November 08

MCMC raids M’kini, confiscates two computers

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) raided the Malaysiakini office in Petaling Jaya and confiscated two computers this afternoon. This is to facilitate its investigations on two videos uploaded by KiniTV in July under Section 233 (1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) for alleged improper network use. The videos – one in Bahasa Malaysia and […]

November 07

Gruesome murder: Body of teenager found chopped up in plastic bags

Police have found the chopped-up body of a teenage boy in five plastic bags near Kampung Kesang Laut here. Tangkak OCPD Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said that police were alerted to the crime by a person who discovered an ankle while clearing the yard of his house on Sunday afternoon. “The five plastic bags containing […]

November 06

Pacquiao beats Vargas to claim WBO welterweight title

Manny Pacquiao put on a dazzling display in his return to the ring after a brief retirement, scoring a unanimous decision over champion Jessie Vargas to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. Despite giving away 10 years to his opponent, the 37-year-old Pacquiao fought with more intensity and energy, and dominated […]