Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|The American One Direction.|
The American boy band suing One Direction for “stealing” their name revealed last night they have received death threats from British fans.
The California five-piece demanding a million dollars for alleged copyright breaches say they have faced a furious backlash from followers of Simon Cowell’s X Factor heart-throbs.
Friday, April 13, 2012
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A couple have been charged with the murder of a Cambodian maid between Jan 1 and April 1.
Soh Chew Tong, 43, and his wife Chin Chui Ling, 41, were jointly charged with the murder of Mey Sichan, 24, a Cambodian national, at 2190 Taman Asas Murni, Jalan Bukit Minyak.
Both the accused were charged Friday under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which provides for a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
The couple were represented by counsel Michael K.L Chee but no plea was recorded when the charge was read.
Magistrate Chiang Kian Hong fixed June 7 for remention of the case.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurdeenie Abdul Rashid appeared for the prosecution.
The deceased had been working for the couple since September last year and the abuse allegedly started several months ago.
The body of the victim was found on a bed in a store room on the second floor of the business premises belonging to both the accused. - Bernama
|File pix by Aizuddin Saad.|
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia yesterday announced that new Malaysian banknotes will enter circulation from July 16.
In a statement, the central bank said the banknotes series, themed, "distinctively Malaysia", is in denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100."
The current RM50 banknote has been in circulation since December 2007 and will continue to do so.
"Bank Negara said in preparation for the issuance of the new banknotes, it had been working closely with financial institutions, businesses, cash handling vendors and local councils since December last year, to facilitate a smooth transition."
Numerous engagement sessions were held with these stakeholders."- Bernama
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A policeman who was pursuing a car, died after his motorcycle skidded and was run over by a lorry in Permatang Tinggi, near here last night.
Penang police chief Datuk Ayub Yaakob said 23-year-old Constable Nan Ruazlan Zulkefle from the Machang Bubok Police Station had seen a suspicious looking car while patrolling the area with a colleague, both on motorcycles, in the 8.45am incident.
Nan Ruazlan intercepted the car to stop it for inspection, but the male driver accelerated and grazed the victim's motorcycle," he told reporters after visiting the victim's body at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital (HBM) last night.
"Following that, the motorcycle crashed into the road divider and he (Nan Ruazlan) was thrown onto the road before a passing lorry ran over him," he said.
Ayub said the constable from Felda Kahang Barat, Kluang, Johor who suffered critical head injuries, died on the spot. His body was sent to the HBM for post-mortem.
He said the Proton Saga and lorry involved in the incident had fled the scene and efforts to track its drivers were ongoing.
"We believe the driver of the Proton Saga is guilty of an offence based on his unwillingness to stop for inspection. Police have also identified the car owner based on the registration plate," he added.
Ayub said police have checked the car owner's house in Lunas, Kedah last night, but he was not home and believed to have fled.
He added that anyone with information on the incident are urged to contact Investigating Officer Insp Azwan Kamaruddin at 04-5301977 to help shed light on the case. -- BERNAMA
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
|The crowd, including motorists, jostling to collect the cooking oil leaking from a tanker after the vehicle’s main pipe broke. Pic by Rahmat Othman|
|Pos Malaysia’s Maisara Noor Ahmad showing the new stamps and first-day covers to commemorate the installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Pemaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The stamps go on sale on Thursday.|
Three pictures in the collection are the portrait of Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in his official installation attire, a portrait of him as head of the armed forces and portrait of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah in their official attires.
|A tow-truck operator preparing to tow away the wrecked van after the accident at Km27 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuantan, near Marang, yesterday. Pic by Nazdy Harun|
Noor Asma Abdullah, 43, who was with four others, was on the way to attend a course at the Kuala Terengganu Religious Department office when the incident occurred at 8.15am.
The driver was said to have lost control of the van, which swerved to the roadside, grazed a signpost and then rammed into the tree.The driver and three other passengers were warded at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu.
Acting district police chief Assistant Superintendent Mohammad Zuhan Seman said the injured were driver Mohd Rozi Awang Bakar, 40, Huriah Omar, 50, Mahara Abd Ghani, 45, and Mohd Nazmy Mohd Nawawi, 26.- NST