Monthly Archives: November 2016

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 […]