Dengue Cases In Pahang And Penang On The Rise

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KUANTAN, March 6 – Pahang recorded 618 cases of dengue fever for the first two months of this year compared to 201 cases posted in the same period last year – a 200 per cent increase. Pahang Health director Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said, two deaths were reported during the period

Harrison Ford Badly Hurt In Los Angeles Plane Crash

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LOS ANGELES, March 6 – “Indiana Jones” star Harrison Ford was critically injured Thursday when his small plane crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, media reports and officials said. The 72-year-old suffered multiple gashes to his head and was left bleeding after the crash of a vintage two-seater plane, according

Obama Calls Injured Ambassador After S.Korea Attack

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WASHINGTON, March 5 – US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called a former aide and now US ambassador in South Korea to wish him well following a bloody attack that Washington strongly condemned. The president called Mark Lippert “to tell him that he and his wife Robyn are in his thoughts and

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Hospitalized After Attack

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SEOUL, March 5 — The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark W. Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint American-South Korean military exercises, according to Korean journalists and officials who were at the scene. Mr. Lippert was taken to a Seoul hospital in stable

Penang Free WiFi Service Gets An Upgrade

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GEORGETOWN, March 4 – Penang Free WiFi service users in the island and mainland can now expect faster speed when they access the Internet following the Penang State Government’s move to upgrade the backhaul bandwidth by 500%. With the 5-fold increase in backhaul bandwidth from 75Mbps to 375Mbps, users of the

MH370 Families Trapped In ‘Black Hole’ One Year Later

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – Chinese businessman Li Hua suffered a stroke, has considered suicide, and his wife has been hospitalised with heart trouble, all since their daughter went missing on flight MH370. A. Amirtham, a retired Malaysian clinic worker, suffers fainting spells and a lack of sleep and appetite over the

Anwar’s Request To Attend Parliament Rejected

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – PKR lawyer Latheefa Koya has confirmed that Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s request to attend the parliamentary sitting starting March 9 had been rejected by Malaysian Prisons director-general Datuk Zulkifli Omar. When contacted by The Rakyat Post, she said that PKR had received the letter from

Suit Is To Maintain My Reputation, Says Khalid Ibrahim

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SHAH ALAM, March 4 – The results of the mediation process on two lawsuits concerning two former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo will be decided on March 25. The suits involve the purchase of a Lexus car and 46 cows to be sacrificed six years ago. Abdul

Water Disruption In Selangor Starts Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – More than 400,000 households in around 400 areas at four districts in Selangor will face a three-day water disruption starting today following the shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih treatment plant yesterday. There are 216 areas in Hulu Langat (146,954 households), 61 areas in Sepang (148,236 households),

Apple, Google Rush To Fix Smartphone Security Flaws

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 – Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.” There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving

AmBank: Ashok Not Joining 1MDB

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – AmBank Group yesterday said outgoing group managing director Ashok Ramamurthy is not leaving the group, one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia, for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). “The board of directors of AmBank Group wish to clarify that online media reports today linking the planned departure

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