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

KPDNKK Busts Online Store Selling Fake Branded Items

KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 14 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) office in Terengganu crippled an online business scam involving fake Adidas branded products. Its director Saharuddin Mad Kia said the operation conducted yesterday was based on information from a purchaser who found he was deceived after purchasing

No More Open Car Parks In KL In 20 Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 – There will no more open car park in the federal capital in 20 years as the city will be transformed into a green area with micro housing and pocket parks or urban jungles. Director of Knowledge Management and Advisory of Urban Wellbeing Centre of Excellence (Urbanice) Malaysia,

Landmark EPF Building Catches Fire

PETALING JAYA, Feb 13 – The 58-year-old Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building on Jalan Gasing here caught fire, with flames and thick smoke coming from its upper floors today. The incident happen at about 11.50am and engulfed about 40% of the six-floor building in flames. According to the Fire and Rescue

Paya Besar MP Dies After Falling In Bathroom

KUANTAN, Feb 13 – Paya Besar Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Manan Ismail died at his home in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, at 6.45pm today. He was 70. His brother, Datuk Seri Muhammad Safian said Abdul Manan, who is Paya Besar Umno chief, died after falling in the bathroom. “So far, the

Couple, Baby Scalded In House Fire

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 12 – A couple and their 11-month-old daughter were scalded in a fire which destroyed their house in Kampung Mempias, Jalan Sinua, about 80km from Keningau town last night. The victims were identified as Yesmin Jubilik, 26, who was scalded on the leg, his wife, Petronella Jems, 38,

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