April 7, 2008

Today's News at Malaysia Kini

Nik Aziz wants DAP to experience Kelantan
KOTA BARU: Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat has asked DAP leaders why they cannot accept Pas' struggle to set up an Islamic state in Malaysia and has invited them to Kelantan to see how things are here. Full Story

Larry Sng's fate still uncertain
KUCHING: The Parti Rakyat Sarawak supreme council has put on hold its order to expel assistant minister in the Chief Minister's Office Larry Sng Wei Shien as he is the elected state assemblyman for Pelagus. Full Story

Brothers in the arms of politics
Accusations of nepotism have been plagued Datuk Ong Ka Chuan since he took over as housing and local government minister from younger brother Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting on March 17. It did not help that he was appointed MCA secretary-general in 2005 by his sibling who assumed the top party post at the same time. EILEEN NG and DAVID YEOW ask Ka Chuan where he stands on the controversy and other issues Full Story

Pahang assembly to see more fiery debates
KUANTAN: The state assembly sitting this time is expected to have more provocative questions being raised besides fiery debates. Full Story

Know Your MPs: Azan to help folks adjust
KUANTAN: Indera Mahkota member of parliament Azan Ismail has a huge task ahead of him as the constituency covers an area being developed into a major township. Full Story

She gets 'epidemiologist' right and wins RM2,000
KOTA KINABALU: Bessima Jamal was SMK Lok Yuk Likas' top student when the Penilaian Menengah Rendah results were announced two years ago. Full Story

130 policemen leave for UN duty in Timor Leste
KOTA KINABALU: Four-year-old Nurul Syafiqa was all happiness, carefully chewing whatever her father, Sergeant Rasid Abdul Malik, fed her yesterday morning. Full Story

Be on the side of angels and help the disabled
SUBANG JAYA: Program-mes and activities to help the public understand the special needs of the disabled are crucial. Full Story

Drive-in bays for Savvy inspection
KUALA LUMPUR: National carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd said it aimed to inspect all 34,000 of its new Proton Savvy cars by the end of this month. Full Story

Fundraising through pedal power
Law Tzuo Hann, who calls himself ’crazy guy on bike’, showing the crowd in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, the winter jacket that he uses to keep warm while cycling through snowstorms. Full Story

Penang govt wants a stop to bus leasing
GEORGE TOWN: The state government has ordered all bus operators here to stop leasing their buses to individual drivers as the practice was not only illegal but also caused chaos to the public transport system. Full Story

Experts share their craft
KUALA LUMPUR: Flowers made from fish scales, and banana fibre lampshades were among the array of crafts on display at the National Craft Complex in Jalan Conlay here. Full Story

Funds raised for new home
IPOH: The first Sikh single mothers' home will be ready by December. Full Story

222 endangered lizards rescued
MARAN: A total of 222 endangered clouded monitor lizards (biawak tikus), believed to be destined for the cooking pots in exotic meat restaurants overseas, were rescued at Seri Jaya here on Saturday. Full Story

In debt and his lorry's idle
KUALA LUMPUR: A lorry driver is struggling to make ends meet since his vehicle was seized by Road Transport Department officers last year for suspected tampering of the chassis number. Full Story

PM to hear out Sabah BN leaders
KOTA KINABALU: A host of issues await Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at today's visit to gather feedback from Barisan Nasional leaders in Sabah. Full Story

'BN needs a change'
MUAR: Barisan Nasional must be reformed and a new working relationship established between its component parties if it hopes to do better in the next general election, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. Full Story

Hands off the civil service, wakil rakyat told
MANJONG: Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin called on elected representatives not to interfere with the administration of the state and instead let the civil servants do their job. Full Story

I'm not the reason BN lost, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denied that he was a factor in the Barisan Nasional's electoral setback, saying Umno members would not believe it. Full Story

RM65m offer via SMS to defect
IPOH: The DAP's assemblyman for Tronoh, V. Sivakumar claims that he has been offered up to RM65 million to cross over to Barisan Nasional. Full Story

Terengganu exco to be named tomorrow
KUALA TERENGGANU: The line-up of state Exco members, which is likely to be revealed tomorrow, is likely to have a mix of new and old faces. Full Story

Mum honoured for bravery
KUALA LUMPUR: A mother who is protecting her young can be as fierce as a lioness. And that's exactly what Azizah Abdul Aziz was like last month when a man tried to rob her and her 26-year-old son. Full Story

Woman nabbed after kidnapping daughter
PETALING JAYA: Police arrested three men and a woman 10 hours after they kidnapped the latter's 6-year-old daughter from her estranged husband early yesterday. Full Story

Bulldozer owner in dispute with Indonesians
KUCHING: A bulldozer has become the bone of contention between a logging company and the Indonesian authorities. Full Story

Shocking pictures 'more effective'
KUALA LUMPUR: The inclusion of pictorial graphic health warnings on cigarette packs is to create a stronger message on the detrimental effects of smoking. Full Story

Claims of Malaysia being a drug transit point 'baseless'
KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday rubbished claims by Indian authorities that drug lords were using Malaysia as a transit point to distribute heroin to the international market. Full Story

Salamon hopes for a second shot
KUANTAN: Barisan Nasional's Salamon Ali Rizal Abdul Rahman who was defeated in the contest for the Indera Mohkota parliamentary seat, is philosophical about his loss. Full Story

'Most wanted' man nabbed
KOTA TINGGI: A man high on the police wanted list was arrested in a remote corner of the district. Full Story

Rich will still benefit at the pump
KUALA LUMPUR: Economists and consumers alike are not in favour of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Abdul Shahrir Samad's proposal to revise petrol subsidies. Full Story

Suhakam to probe cancelled show
KUALA LUMPUR: The organiser of a touring Chinese musical show has asked the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to look into the cancellation of its show permit after pressure from the Chinese embassy. Full Story

Taking batik back to its roots
KUALA LUMPUR: A member of the World Batik Council committee hopes to revitalise the industry by taking it back to its roots. Full Story

Shadow exco for Negri
SEREMBAN: The state opposition will form a shadow executive council (exco). Full Story

Smuggling of cockle spats foiled
RANTAU PANJANG: The General Operation Force (GOF) yesterday foiled an attempt to smuggle more than 5,000kg of cockle spats, valued about RM168,000, to Thailand. Full Story

MP to meet City Hall officials
KUALA LUMPUR: Lembah Pantai member of parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar will be meeting City Hall officials today to discuss issues concerning her constituency. Full Story

Hit by lightning but alive
SUNGAI PETANI: An 87-year-old grandfather was struck by lightning on Saturday, and fortunately, he lived to tell the tale. Full Story

Faeces found in condo water supply
KLANG: For two weeks, the 400 residents of the Golden Villa Condominium thought there was something fishy about their water. Full Story

3 rob eatery, then offer 'help'
PETALING JAYA: Greed and stupidity landed three robbers in hot water yesterday when they were arrested minutes after robbing a restaurant in Kota Damansara. Full Story

Mahdzir: Solve issues at branches
JITRA: Why have an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to find solutions to resolve Umno's problems at the division level when the branch meetings are to be held soon? Full Story

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