PETALING JAYA: A food delivery man was scolded and punched by a road bully during a traffic jam at Bandar Utama here. In the 6.30pm incident on Tuesday (Oct 17), the victim was riding his motorcycle when he was forced to slow down due to a minor accident which caused a traffic jam on Jalan Tengkat Bandar Utama. The driver of the vehicle got out and started yelling at the victim to keep moving before kicking his motorcycle. He then punched the victim several times before an auxiliary policeman managed to break up the scuffle. The road bully quickly left the area after the incident.
October 19, 2017 08:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finding the right balance of individual talent and tactical discipline remains a challenge for Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery, even after the side's convincing Champions League win at Anderlecht on Wednesday. It's my job is to give this balance to the team." But in the dressing room at half-time, we emphasised that it was necessary to improve our control of the game," Emery said. We want to have this control, with the possession and transition, but it's still missing in a lot of our performances." Last month's goalless draw at Montpellier remains the only blemish on their otherwise perfect record.
October 19, 2017 07:41 UTC
KOTA BARU: The Federal Government has allocated more than RM700 million to the Kelantan government to help run the state. State Federal Development Department director Yahaya Mamat said the amount was given for two-year period beginning 2015. “This proves that the Kelantan government was never left out by the Federal Government as claimed by certain quarters. Present were National Traders Association (NTA) deputy president Husin Mohamad and Kelantan NTA president Abdullah Ibrahim. Yahaya said the allocation was distributed to the state government through his department, which received the fund from the respective federal departments and agencies.
October 19, 2017 07:41 UTC
A year ago, after his fruit trees and flowering plants matured, Ahmad started buying stingless bee hives, which he placed at his garden. Ahmad pointed out that the stingless bees were harmless compared to the more aggressive and deadly subspecies of honeybees. He currently owns 240 bee hives, which mostly consist of the Geniotrigona thoracica, Trigona terminata and Heterotrigona itama subspecies. “I am doing this not for the money but to show the people that stingless bee are a lucrative venture that can provide steady income. They cooperates to produce the honey but we can cooperate to sell the honey.”Ahmad also expressed belief that Kemaman would one day be the state’s single largest producer of stingless bee honey.
October 19, 2017 07:30 UTC
KLANG: A wedding planner claimed trial to two counts of cheating a client of a total of RM7,000. Zurin Jundi, 34, whose real name is Zurina Ahmad Jundi, from Kota Raja here pleaded not guilty at the magistrate's court Thursday. In the first charge, she was said to have deceived one Zainon Ali, 54, into believing that she offered wedding package services. This induced Zainon to hand over RM5,000 as deposits for her daughter’s wedding. It was reported in September that over 100 couples went to her boutique in late August to demand their money back following claims of unfulfilled wedding packages.
October 19, 2017 07:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has set up a taskforce to investigate allegations involving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad. It was reported that there has been allegations, which surfaced online recently, accusing Dzulkifli of having an extramarital affair. Dzulkifli said the allegations were made to tarnish his reputation and to discredit MACC’s efforts in combating corruption. In a statement today, Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali said he received queries from the public and journalists relating to reports made against Dzulkifli. He added that police are investigating the allegations under Section 498 of the Penal Code.
October 19, 2017 07:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A 31-year-old cashier burst into tears when she was fined RM6,000 in default of eight months imprisonment for the unauthorised access of an automated teller machine (ATM) card and withdrawing RM10,000 belonging to a customer earlier this month. Judge Syed Faisal Syed Amir meted out the sentence against Zuraidah Abdullah after she pleaded guilty to the offence at the Sessions Court here today. Zuraidah admitted to have withdrawn RM10,000 from an unauthorised ATM card belonging to housewife Malkeet Kaur at Sports Planet Odeon Walk, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman at 6pm on Oct 1. According to the facts of the case, Zuraidah was manning the cash counter when Malkeet left her ATM card after she had paid for her items. However, instead of returning the card to Malkeet, Zuraidah kept the card for herself and withdrew RM10,000 from the card.
October 19, 2017 07:18 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has set up a task force over reports made against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief. In a statement, Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pic) said the task force was formed on Monday (Oct 16). "In view of the seriousness of the allegation that can affect the integrity of the chief commissioner of the MACC, the AGC has formed a task force... to closely monitor the investigations of the alleged offences under section 498 of the Penal Code and other related offences." On Tuesday, Bernama quoted Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Keruak urging that MACC chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad not to succumb to underhanded tactics to undermine him. Related story:IGP: Police investigating alleged affair involving senior MACC officer
October 19, 2017 07:07 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: A teenager is feared to have drowned when swimming at Pantai Miami, Batu Ferringhi on Thursday. The 18-year-old was swimming with his 15-year-old brother when the incident happened about noon. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they received a distress call about 12.17pm and rushed to the scene within 18 minutes. “However, members of the public managed to save the younger brother and rushed him to the Penang Hospital for treatment,” he said. An operation has been launched to search for the other missing teenager.
October 19, 2017 06:56 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Police arrested a 43-year-old man as part of investigations into a property investment syndicate targeting China, Hong Kong and Taiwanese nationals. The syndicate is said to have collected millions of ringgit from the "investors", even throwing a lavish gala dinner at a five-star resort when it launched the "tourism centre project" last week. The scam was uncovered after a senior City Hall officer lodged a police report that the company set up by the syndicate had no approval to undertake and market the project. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the suspect, who was arrested on Oct 17, from Kedah has a record for gang robbery and kidnapping. Also seized were files and copies of trading licences bearing the names Sky World Holdings, Sky World Global and Sky World City City Sdn Bhd.
October 19, 2017 06:55 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has revised upward the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.4 per cent from 4.8 per cent previously, this year. On the upcoming budget wishlish, Zakariah believes the government would address the issue of cost of living with the possibility of increasing the household income. "We expect through reduction in income and corporate taxes would help to increase the household income," he said. Zakariah added it is important to increase workers salary to address the problem of low household income. On another note, MIER indicated the crude oil prices is expected to trade at US$55 per barrel this year and US$60 per barrel in 2018.
October 19, 2017 06:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A cashier was fined RM6,000 in default of eight months jail by a Sessions Court here for making an unauthorised withdrawal of RM10,000 using an ATM card that belonged to a customer. According to the statement of facts, Zuraidah was manning the till when the victim used her debit card to pay for her purchase. A check on Sports Planet CCTV footage revealed the accused taking the card and another CCTV footage showed the accused making the withdrawal. DPP Amira Sariaty Zainal told the court that the accused had committed a serious offence and asked for a just sentence. Sessions Court judge Syed Faisal Syed Amir then passed the sentence.
October 19, 2017 06:22 UTC
BATU PAHAT: The mother of the 16-months-old toddler who was bitten by a dog in an incident in Taman Banang Heights on Monday evening, is still traumatised. Noor Fazilah Ishak, 30, said she clearly remembers the moment her daughter Ainin Syuhadah Syahrul Nizam was bitten by the dog after she, Ainin Syuhadah, another daughter Ainul Safiya, 4, and her (Noor Fazilah's) brother, 17, were involved in an accident. Ainin Syuhadah was taken to the hospital where she received several stitches on her head and ear. "We have lodged a police report and refered the incident to the Veterinary Department regarding the dog. It is also believed that the dog has been handed over to the Veterinary Department.
October 19, 2017 06:00 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s oldest civil servant, who served as a personal assistant to three Chief Ministers, has passed away. Ong See Fook, 83, who was attached to the office of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, died on Wednesday. He continued to serve a personal assistant for Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who succeeded Chong Eu, followed subsequently by Guan Eng. During a visit by Guan Eng at his wake, the chief minister expressed his condolences and thanked the late civil servant for his excellent service to Penang. “He worked as a civil servant for 61 years - which is a record,” Guan Eng said.
October 19, 2017 05:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group will relocate operations at Singapore Changi Airport from Terminal 1 to fully-automated Terminal 4 effective November 7. AirAsia Singapore chief executive officer Logan Velaitham said the move to the new state-of-the-art, fully-automated Terminal 4 for all flights departing and arriving in Singapore is in line with AirAsia’s vision of becoming a digital airline. We collaborated with Changi Airport Group (CAG) to automate and innovate our check-in and airport experience,” he said. Meanwhile, AirAsia X Bhd’s 2016 annual report has won the Best of Malaysia category in the 31st Annual International Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards. AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said: ”The award recognises AirAsia X as an airline that encourages AllStars push boundaries and challenge convention to turn their great ideas and passion into reality and work together as a team to achieve greater heights.”
October 19, 2017 04:41 UTC