Zahid Announces Another RM2m Allocation For TAWP

BAGAN DATUK, Feb 19 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced another RM2 million allocation to the Police Heritage Trust Fund (TAWP). Ahmad Zahid said with the allocation, the accumulated fund now stood at RM5 million. “Now, I leave the responsibility to Datuk Seri Zulkifli (Abdullah), via

Housewife Loses RM15,200 To Facebook Acquaintance

KUANTAN, Feb 18 – A housewife suffered losses of RM15,200 after being deceived by her Facebook “friend” allegedly working in Scotland, who promised to send various branded items to her as their friendship gifts. Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 54-year-old victim claimed to have became

60 Thai Policemen Under Probe For Receiving Angpow

BANGKOK, Feb 17 –Thai Police have launched an investigation on 60 policemen from Bangkok’s four police stations for receiving angpow from an alleged gambling outlet owner. Metropolitan Police Division 7 commander Maj Gen Boonyarit Rodma ordered the probe after a video clip of the policemen waiting in a long queue

Salleh: Let Najib Decide On Candidates For GE14

KOTA BELUD, Feb 17 – Leaders and members of the Barisan Nasional (BN) must leave it fully to BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to determine the candidates representing the coalition in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said Najib,

Ahmad Zahid Visits Good Friend On CNY

BAGAN DATUK, Feb 17 – Visiting his family friend Beh Song Wan is a must for Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the Chinese New Year celebration at Taman Desa Bersatu, Hutan Melintang this morning. Beh, 55, who is a close friend of Ahmad Zahid since 27

Over 250,000 Tourists From China During CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – More than 250,000 Chinese tourists are expected to visit Malaysia during this Chinese New Year celebration compared to nearly 200,000 during the celebration last year. Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) president Uzaidi Udanis said the association was confident of the arrival of more tourists from China

Mah Heartened By Support Against EU Palm Oil Ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 – Malaysia has received support from leading European Union (EU) countries over its stand in opposing any discriminatory measures against palm oil. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said this was conveyed to him during his just-concluded trip to Europe where he led

EC: No Need For By-Election In Paya Besar

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 16 – The Election Commission (EC) has decided there is no need for a by-election for the Paya Besar parliamentary seat in Pahang, which fell vacant following the death of its incumbent, Datuk Seri Abdul Manan Ismail. EC chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah (pix) said this was in

Coffee Mixture: Two Men Test Positive For Drugs

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 16 – The urine and blood samples of two more victims who experienced extreme fatigue and dizziness after drinking a type of pre-mixed coffee were found positive for syabu.  Penang police chief Datuk A.Thaiveegan said the results were obtained last week but police were still waiting for the

Ahmad Zahid Receives Courtesy Call From Four New M’sian Envoys

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from four newly-appointed Malaysian envoys at his office in Perdana Putra Building here today. They were Malaysian High Commissioner-designate to South Africa Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, Malaysian Ambassador-designate to Poland Chitra Devi V.Ramiah, Malaysian

Mini Turnado Tear Off Penang Supermarket Rooftop

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 15 – A mini turnado tear off part of a hypermarket’s rooftop in Air Itam here this afternoon. The incident happen at about  2.45pm, caused a fright among shoppers going about their last-minute shopping ahead of the Chinese New Year. No major injury nor casualty reported. — PN

E&O Appreciates Media With Merrymaking

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 15 – It was a pleasant picture of pressmen across the mediascape enjoying a night of merrymaking, taking a break from their usual pursuit of news stories. With pens and papers down, some 300 media members were busy engaging in incessant chatters and clinking wine glasses, a gathering

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