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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

THE STAR : TUESDAY 06 JULY 2010

Unfair to criticise cops for not apprehending Raja Petra: Hishammuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: It is unfair to criticise the police for not apprehending Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin when he is in now in another country, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

Corporate governance must start with political leadership, says Raja Nazrin
KUALA LUMPUR: Good corporate governance in Malaysia cannot happen without full and complete accountability, said the Raja Muda of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah.

Report: Seven more Penans tell of rape (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Seven more Penan teenagers and young women came forward to relate their stories of rape, the Penan Support Group said in its latest report.

Issuance of collective document for group travel to Indonesia stopped
KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department has temporarily stopped the issuance of the 1M.101 collective travel document in lieu of passport for group travel to Indonesia, effective immediately.

Ex-PKR division head lodges report against former comrades
IPOH: Former Ipoh Barat PKR division chief has lodged a police report against his former comrades over claims that three Barisan Nasional state assemblymen are crossing over to Pakatan Rakyat.

2011 Budget will set the pace for Malaysia to transform
PUTRAJAYA: The 2011 Budget, which will be tabled on Oct 15, will set the pace to transform Malaysia into a developed and high-income economy by 2020, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Malays may lose political power, warns Muhyiddin
MUAR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reminded the Malays that they face the possibility of losing political power if they continue to be divided.

Suara Keadilan: PKR faces legal action
PUTRAJAYA: PKR faces the risk of legal action if it continues publishing Suara Keadilan whose publication permit has expired.

Debt-ridden man goes missing with daughter
KUALA LUMPUR: A man who joked about selling his daughter to settle his huge gambling debts has taken off with the three-year-old girl, and the mother is fearing the worst.

PM: System is needed to reward nation builders
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia needs to have a system to recognise potential high and excellent performers, who are innovative and have contributed towards nation-building, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Pahang exco member foils armed robbery after son’s SMS
KUANTAN: Police shot dead four armed men who tried to flee after committing a robbery at the home of Pahang executive councillor Datuk Wan Adnan Wan Mamat here early yesterday.

Stiffer fines for human traffickers under changes to Act
KUALA LUMPUR: Human traffickers will be fined between RM500,000 and RM1mil under pro­posed amendments to the Anti-Trafficking in Per­sons Act.

Boy caught placing illegal bets for dad
JOHOR BARU: An 11-year-old boy was picked up when police raided an illegal four-digit betting outlet.

Chua: Chinese schools get govt aid
SEREMBAN: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has brushed aside Opposition claims that the Government had not given any financial aid to Chinese schools.

Probe into palace workers’ plight inconclusive
MALACCA: The initial findings of an investigation into the plight of migrant workers at the construction site of the new palace are not conclusive, said Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor.

MoU on closer education ties with Iran
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in various areas of education.

Ministry to seek clemency for death row man in S’pore
KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry will write to the Singapore government to plead for clemency for Sabahan Yong Vui Kong who was sentenced to death last year for drug trafficking.

Suara Perkasa let off the hook
PUTRAJAYA: Suara Perkasa, which risked its licence being revoked after publishing an article that called for the arrest of Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong in its maiden issue, has been let off the hook with a stern warning from the Home Ministry.

No permit, but PKR defiant on publishing newspaper
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s official newspaper – Suara Keadilan – will be published tomorrow although its permit has expired, party strategic director Tian Chua said.

Report lodged against Wee, Chen
KUALA LUMPUR: Malay rights group Perkasa has lodged a police report against Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and DAP life adviser Dr Chen Man Hin for allegedly questioning Malay rights.

Hit-and-run driver an auxiliary cop at K9
SUBANG JAYA: The van driver who knocked down a four-year-old boy in Saujana Puchong on Saturday is an auxiliary policeman attached with the canine unit (K9) based in Gemencheh.

Trainee cop rescued after floating for hours in sea
GEORGE TOWN: A police trainee clung to a piece of polyfoam for four hours at sea before being rescued.

Businessman dies after car hits divider
PETALING JAYA: A businessman was killed after his car crashed into a divider at the 456.2km stretch of the North-South Expressway and fell 20m from a flyover.

Suhakam to meet woman who lost citizenship
PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will be meeting with officers from the Home Ministry on the case of a Malaysian-born woman whose citizenship was revoked after she supposedly registered as a voter in India.

Duo to challenge Negri law
PUTRAJAYA: A Muslim cleric and an architect have been granted leave by the Federal Court here to challenge the Negri Sembilan state laws requiring them to have tauliah (accreditation) to teach Islam.

Khairy chides cops for not going after blogger Raja Petra
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has criticised the police for not being serious enough in apprehending fugitive blogger Raja Petra Raja Kama­rud­din.

Anti-fraud steps in place
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has taken significant strides in reducing fraud and corruption risks through rigorous preventive measures, Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said.

Ng: Homestay is more than just accommodation
KUALA LUMPUR: Homestay operators who only rent out their premises to tourists will not be recognised by the Tourism Ministry, said minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Unexpected ‘rain’ in hospital pharmacy
MALACCA: There were unexpected showers yesterday but not the kind related to the weather.

Blood donor died of heart attack
GEORGE TOWN: A post-mortem conducted on a plumber who died while donating blood showed that he had a heart attack.

Kuching High wins big
KUCHING: A cooling hat with a built-in fan “zany enough to appeal to Lady Gaga” and “tall enough to help the vertically challenged feel less inferior” won SMK Kuching High the golden ticket to represent Sarawak at the national finals of the RHB-The Star Mighty Minds Challenge in Kuala Lumpur in October.

Suicide horror for three kids
ALOR SETAR: Following an argument with her husband, a 51-year-old babysitter took several plastic chairs, used a cloth cradle rope and hanged herself – right in front of three children.

Dwindling supply of renowned Bario rice
KUCHING: World-famous Bario rice, cultivated on the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak, has practically cut exports outside the village due to reduced production volume over the last couple of years.

PAS rep threatens to sue Keshvinder for defamation
IPOH: Malim Nawar assemblyman Keshvinder Singh has been given 14 days to apologise and pay RM500,000 to PAS assemblyman Dr Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah for allegedly defaming him or face legal action.

Given time, Chua will deliver
A lot has to change for us to win people over again, says MCA president.

MACC questions Suhaimi again over sand mining issue
KLANG: PKR Sri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafie was recalled by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for questioning over alleged illegal sand mining in Selangor.

Murder suspect and underage girlfriend nabbed
KUALA TERENGGANU: A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a teenager after a heated argument over a 15-year-old girl.

Archives dept gets tough
GEORGE TOWN: A few government servants may be prosecuted for negligence in the destruction of government records and information.

CIMB very much into community projects
KUALA TERENGGANU: Commu-nity projects ranging from education advancement to cultural and heritage conservation have been carried out by CIMB Bank as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme since 2007.

Learning his ABCs at 102
KUALA BERANG: Scaring off marauding wildlife is nothing compared to what centenarian Mohd Saman has to do next – learning his ABCs.

Perak seeks ministry aid to boost state park
IPOH: The Perak government is seeking RM20mil from the Tourism Ministry to turn the Royal Belum State Park into an international tourist destination.

Corporate leaders told not to be content with ‘status quo’
KUALA LUMPUR: Corporate leaders should not be content with the “status quo” and must strive for efficiency, competitiveness and good corporate governance, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Robbery victim suffers agonising experience
KLANG: Three men sprayed aerosol in the face of an insurance manager, as he was about to enter his SUV, before pushing him into the backseat and driving off in the vehicle.

Fresh prey as scratch-and-win rings make a comeback in JB
JOHOR BARU: Scratch-and-win syndicates are making a comeback in the city and many have fallen victim, swayed by promises of free cars, holidays trips and other merchandise.

Musa: We will tackle key issues to avoid polls backlash
KOTA KINABALU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) state government is tackling issues like illegal immigrants, customary land and imbalance in power sharing to ensure the coalition government is not under threat in the next polls, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said.

Shahrizat hits out at Anwar’s lies
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR supremo Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has made all sorts of slander and allegations against the Government, forgetting that people have minds of their own to judge between right and wrong, said Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

New bridge can be an icon
JOHOR BARU: A bridge to replace the Causeway will complement operations at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and JB Central complex, the assembly here was heard.

Khalil says his piece on Admiral Zheng He
MALACCA: State Governor Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob stunned participants of an international conference on China’s Admiral Zheng He, when instead of merely launching it, he took the opportunity to give his opinion on the subject.

Johor dengue cases up 22% this year
JOHOR BARU: Johor recorded a 22% increase in dengue cases between January and July compared to the same period last year.

Perak Assembly sitting on Aug 3
IPOH: The Perak State Assembly sitting has been set for Aug 3.

Teen runs off with mum’s restaurant worker
UTUSAN Malaysia highlighted the affair of a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man who worked in her mother’s restaurant.

S’porean seeks sponsor to enlarge breasts
A YOUNG Singaporean is seeking sponsorship for breast enlargement to enable her to sport a bikini for an online show, China Press reported.

Find ways to increase Indian population, groups urged
INDIAN religious and welfare organisations must come together to find ways to increase the Indian population in the country, Tamil Nesan quoted former Perak MIC chief Tan Sri K. Kumaran as saying.

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