Early Voting Opens In Sungai Besar And Kuala Kangsar

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SUNGAI BESAR, Jun 14 – Early voting in the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election begins at 8 am today involving a total of 286 policemen and their spouses. They will cast their votes at two polling centres at the Sabak Bernam Police District headquarters here – each for early voters in Sungai Panjang

Najib Hails Inter-Religious Tolerance Among Malaysians

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak hailed the inter-religious tolerance and understanding among the majority of Malaysians. Writing in his blog, www.najibrazak.com, he related the incident where a non-Muslim customer handed a bottle of water to a Muslim counter clerk who continued working without breaking fast at

Stolen Car Used In Two Robberies Recovered

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KUCHING, Jun 14 – A stolen Nissan Almera which was used by four men in two robberies last Friday, was found abandoned in a parking area near a private hospital here. Sarawak CID chief SAC Dev Kumar M. M. Sree Shanmugam said the car was spotted on Saturday, a day after the

Price Of Raw Foods In Penang Increase Drastically

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 14 – Prices of several raw foods such as vegetables, chillies and chicken at markets in the state have increased drastically since the last fortnight. A Bernama survey at the Batu Lancang day market here today, found the price of chicken was RM8.70 a kilogramme while red and green

Ismail Sabri: Focus On Clean Water Supply In Kedah

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 14 – The Rural and Regional Development Ministry will give priority in providing clean water supply to rural areas in Kedah, said its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said this was decided after state executive council members briefed him that clean water supply was an urgent matter in

Perlis Has Nine Aedes Breeding Areas

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KANGAR, Jun 14 – Nine areas in Perlis contributed to the high Aedes breeding index with potential for occurrence of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever from May 28 to June 4 this year. Perlis Health director Dr Zaini Hussin said, “Week 22 recorded three less cases of dengue outbreak compared to

SSM To Crack Down On Illegal Investment Schemes

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 – The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) is ready to work with the police and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to crack down on illegal investment schemes. The SSM, in a statement, said it would take appropriate action under its jurisdiction to ensure that business entities do not

Microsoft Agrees To Buy LinkedIn For US$26.2 Billion

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WASHINGTON, Jun 13 – Microsoft Corp agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp for US$26.2 billion (S$35.6 billion) in cash, the companies said in a statement on Monday. The offer of US$196 per share represents a premium of 49.5 per cent to LinkedIn’s Friday closing price. “Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn,”

Malaysia Condemns Shooting Incident In Orlando

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 13 – Malaysia has strongly condemned Sunday’s shooting incident in Orlando, Florida, which killed 50 people and injured as many as 53 others. The Malaysian Government extends its condolences to the government and people of the United States, particularly the victims’ families, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in statement. It also

IGP: Unlawful To Sell Firecrackers Online

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 – Selling firecrackers online, including on social media, is unlawful and stern action will be taken against anyone found doing so, said Inspector-general of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today. However, he said, the police have not received any report on the sale of firecrackers through the

AirAsia Giving Away Promotion Seats

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 – AirAsia is giving away up to three million promotional seats in its latest Free Seats campaign across its entire short- and long-haul network. Starting from a base fare of RM0, excluding taxes and fees, guests can fly to any of the more than 120 destinations in 24

120 Houses In Temerloh Damaged By Storm

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TEMERLOH, Jun 13 – A total of 120 houses and shops at eight villages in the district were damaged, half of them severely, when a storm battered the area yesterday evening. Temerloh security council committee secretary Mohd Amin Shafie said the incident occurred about 6.20pm. The storm which struck Kampung Desa Murni

DAP Admits That Voters Confused With Amanah

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SUNGAI BESAR, Jun 13 – The DAP concedes that it is facing a major challenge in campaigning for Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) because there are still Chinese voters who are confused that the party is contesting in the Sungai Besar Parliamentary by-election. Its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said a handful

Remains Of Former National Cyclist Mohd Adris Laid To Rest

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 13 – The remains of former national cyclist Mohd Adris Ahairi were laid to rest at Datuk Keramat Muslim Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Mohd Adris died at 9.10pm in Penang Hospital on Saturday night after undergoing a month’s treatment for kidney disease. The national cyclist who made his name in the 1950s

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