Thailand, Malaysia Launch Transnational Train Service

BANGKOK, Dec 22 – Thailand has launched the Hatyai-Padang Besar railway service to connect with Malaysia’s express trains, reports Thai News Agency (TNA). Wuthichart Kalyanamitra, Governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), and his Malaysian counterpart Sarbini Tijan, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) President, jointly presided over a ceremony to launch

Jan 5 Re-Mention For Child Kidnap Case

KAJANG, Dec 22 – The case involving three men charged with kidnapping a contractor’s son aged five for a RM300,000 ransom in October has been set for re mention on Jan 5. The case was earlier fixed for mention Monday. Counsel Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent who is representing one of the accused, Siow

UTCs Nationwide To Close From Dec 24 To 27

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 22 – Urban transformation centres (UTCs) nationwide will be closed from Dec 24 to 27, according to the Finance Ministry. The closure of the UTCs is in conjunction with the public holidays for Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Maulidur Rasul) on Dec 24 and Christmas on Dec 25 as well as the

Three Highway Concessionaires Offer Christmas Toll Rebates

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 – Three highway concessionaires are offering toll rebates on selected roads in conjunction with Christmas on Friday. They are PLUS Malaysia Berhad, Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir & Terowong Sdn Bhd (SMART) and Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd. PLUS Malaysia Berhad chief operating officer Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said users of

Razif Orders Belukar Bukit Picnic Site Closed

KUALA NERUS, Dec 21 – The Terengganu Government has temporarily closed down the Belukar Bukit picnic site following the tragedy where five in a family drowned while on holiday there. Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said he had ordered the Hulu Terengganu District Office to temporarily close the site

Suspect In Brawl In Kota Raya Shopping Complex Detained

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 – The police have detained a suspect in connection with Sunday’s brawl between customers and cellphone salesmen at the Kota Raya Shopping Complex here. They are also in the midst of tracking down 14 other people to facilitate investigations into the fracas which occurred just before 5pm,

Technical Problem Halts KLIA Aerotrain Service For An Hour

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 21 – A technical problem resulted in a temporary halt to the aerotrain service at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for about an hour today, according to airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd. A spokesman said the problem was rectified by about 3pm. During the halt in the aerotrain

Lee Lam Thye Urges Government To Set Up NWSC

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 – The government should duly act to set up a National Water Safety Council (NWSC) in light of the growing number of drowning cases in the country, said Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. Lee who is National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) chairman described the

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