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  • MAHB has given almost everything AirAsia asked for to operate at KLIA2

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 6– Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has complied with almost everything requested by AirAsia Bhd for it to operate from the new low-cost carrier terminal , KLIA2. MAHB Senior General Manager (Operations Services) Datuk Azmi Murad, said that the low-cost carrier — which has expressed reservations about moving to KLIA2 and citing several concerns including [.. [...]

  • List of areas under second phase of water rationing plan (Update)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Following are the areas involved in the second phase of the water rationing plan in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor from Sunday to March 31, as announced by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) today: It is based on the rotation concept of two days [...]

  • EC to study need to amend penalty on elected reps who quit without valid reason

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 13– The Election Commission (EC) will study the need and proposal to amend the penalty on elected representatives who resign without any logical reason. Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said an amendment for a heavier penalty was necessary to check the spread of the “disease” to other elected representatives, as [...]

  • China orders real name register for online video uploads

    BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Chinese Internet users are now required to register their real names to upload videos to Chinese online video sites, an official body said, as the Communist Party tightens its control of the Internet and media to suppress anti-government sentiment. The new rule has been implemented to “prevent vulgar content, base [...]

  • Sitarist Ravi Shankar dies at age 92

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, died near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

  • Muhyiddin on power of moderation in multiracial society

    KUALA LUMPUR- The prevalence of peace and prosperity in Malaysia for more than five decades after independence speaks volume about the validity and power of moderation in a multiracial society, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the country took pride in efforts spearheaded by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in advocating the concept of moderation throu [...]

  • Jonas Brothers bank on popularity in Malaysia

    As desperate as it may sound, Jonas Brothers hope their comeback tour in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night will rejuvenate their stagnated career in pop culture.

  • Europe wins Ryder Cup in amazing comeback

    Inspired by the spirit of Seve Ballesteros, Europe's big guns all delivered as Jose Maria Olazabal's players produced one of the greatest comebacks on a golf course to win the Ryder Cup by 14-1/2 points to 13-1/2 on Sunday.

  • First ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition now in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 21-– Google today announced its first “Doodle 4 Google” competition in Malaysia, welcoming school students to showcase fun, creativity and originality by submitting unique doodle designs with a local flavour. In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, Google has themed it “Malaysia to me is…”. The competition has four age categories: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and  16-17 [...]

  • Karpal Singh’s passing a great loss to legal fraternity – Chief Justice

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17– Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said the passing of prominent lawyer Karpal Singh was a great loss to the legal fraternity, being a powerhouse on the judicial front that he was. He described Karpal Singh as a “great lawyer” whose courtroom prowess would always be remembered. Arifin noted that Karpal Singh was always [...]

  • Borderless vehicle registration system expected to be implemented nationwide May 1

    MELAKA, April 16– The borderless vehicle registration system is expected to be implemented throughout the country beginning May 1, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi. He said that under the system, vehicle suppliers could obtain the registration number for the state required without having to go to the state concerned. For example, he said, a vehicle buyer [...]

  • Durian odour triggers patient evacuation at Melbourne hospital

    MELBOURNE, April 16 — The smell of a durian caused patients to be evacuated from a hospital here. Firefighters were called to the Mitcham Private Hospital in Doncaster East Road, Mitcham, about 10 pm on Monday amid concerns there had been a gas leak in one of the wards for the elderly. But the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) [...]

  • Emergency laws can be enforced if water supply still at critical level

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16– Malaysia can enforce emergency laws if treated water supply is still at a dangerous stage during the dry spell in mid-May, said Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia president S. Piarapakaran. He said Malaysia was likely to be affected by the dry spell for the second time even though the reservoir level had not [...]

  • Eswaran wishes all Indians and Sikhs a prosperous year ahead

    PUCHONG, April 11–Tan Sri K.K. Eswaran today extended his new year greetings to the Indian and Sikh communities in the country. The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) president said he hoped that they enjoy greater success and prosperity in the coming new year which falls on Monday. “I am positive that [...]

  • 122,169 Malaysians declared bankrupt between 2007 and 2013

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — A total 122,169 Malaysians were declared bankrupt between 2007 and 2013 based on records at the Department of Insolvency, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said the figure had increased annually, with 13,238 in 2007; 13,855 in 2008; 16,228 in 2009; 18,119 in 2010; 19,167 in [...]

  • MH370: Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

    SYDNEY (AP) — Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water? Exactly how the [...]

  • Military Court refers five objections in indelible ink case against RMAF officer

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 8–A Court Martial today allowed the preliminary objection by the defence in the case of Major Zaidi Ahmad, who is charged with lodging a report on electoral irregularity during last year’s general election. The RMAF officer, who appeared at the Military Court at Sungai Besi for his trial today, faces seven counts [...]

  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?

    BANGKOK (AP) — At the time — the evening of March 24 — it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for. In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “ended” deep in the Indian [...]