PLUS: Traffic Congestion Expected Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 – Traffic flow on the North- South Expressway (Plus) was reported to be slow as of 9am today as most of the city dwellers began their journey to their respective hometowns in conjunction with the Chinese New Year to be celebrated tomorrow. A spokesman of the

Liow’s Three Wishes

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 – MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he would like to see unprecedented solidarity in politics demonstrated through moderation for the sake of the country’s future generation. This is one of his three wishes for the year ahead – the other two being to see a

Heavy Vehicles Banned From Entering Toward Penang Island

GEORGE TOWN, FEB 18 –  Heavy vehicles are banned from entering the Penang Island during the Chinese New Year holiday to avoid traffic congestion. State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the move was to ensure traffic flows smoothly for holidaymakers on the island. “During festive season,

Wife Splashes Acid On Sleeping Husband

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 18 – The Chinese New Year celebrations tomorrow is going to be a bleak one for a plumber after he lost his sight when he was splashed with acid in the eyes allegedly by his wife from Thailand. The Thai woman is now on the police wanted list after she allegedly

KL Tower Targets One Million Visitors In 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower) targets one million domestic and foreign visitors this year compared to 850,000 last year. Its chief executive officer, Meor Shahril Anuar Ahmad Rathuan, said KL Tower was offering a variety of interesting activities this year, including the setting up of a

Shell Refining Posts Pre-Tax Loss

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – Shell Refining (FOM) Co Bhd reported a higher pre-tax loss of RM1.22 billion for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2014 against a pre-tax loss of RM223.34 million registered in 2013. Revenue fell to RM14.26 billion during the period under review from RM14.69 billion registered previously

2014 SPM Results Out On March 3

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – The results of the 2014 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will be announced on March 3, the Education Ministry said today. It said in a statement that students can obtain their results at their schools after 10am. Private candidates will get their results by mail, it said, adding

Anwar Denies Try Bringing Anifah Into Opposition

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied having sent a businessman to entice Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman with RM100 million. The Pakatan Rakyat leader told the High Court today that the allegation was politically-motivated as he did not meet businessman Datuk Ishak Ismail after

Call To Abolish By-Elections – Pahang Youth Council

KUANTAN, Feb 17 – Pahang State Youth Council suggests that the government abolishes the by-election system in order to save the government’s finances and not to waste the time and energy of all stakeholders. Council president, Khairul Amin Osman hoped the government would study the proposal in line with the times and

Ministry To Launch Price Reduction Programme Nationwide On March 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 – The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry will launch the price reduction programme nationwide on March 1. Its minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said this followed his meeting with hypermarket operators, wholesalers, traders, retailers, restaurant operators and food and beverage manufacturers last week. “They have agreed

Nora Danish To Lodge Police Report Over YouTube Video

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 – Local actress Nora Danish will lodge a police report over the use of her picture in threatening video uploaded on YouTube yesterday. Speaking to Harian Metro, 33-year-old Nora said she was initially unaware that her photograph was depicted in the one-minute video which featured four masked men, presumably Malaysian,

EC To Meet Wednesday On Chempaka By-Election

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 16 – The Election Commission (EC) is to meet on Wednesday to set the dates for nomination and polling for the Chempaka state seat by-election in Kelantan, EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said today. The seat fell vacant following the death of PAS spiritual leader and former Kelantan Menteri

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