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Blasting halted in Batu Musang

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

NIBONG TEBAL: Residents in Batu Kawan affected by strong blasting from a quarry in Batu Musang can now heave a sigh of relief. The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has terminated the tenancy of the quarry operator.A bird’s eye view of the rock blasting area of the quarry in Batu Kawan, Penang. Part of Pulau Aman and the second Penang bridge can be seen in the background (top). The state has come under fire for failing to act against the rampant quarrying works which have affected the peace and health of some 20,000 residents. — Dronepic by CHAN BOON KAI/ The Star

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Bersih decries voter campaign offering cash prize incentives

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 has decried a campaign by an NGO which is offering cash prizes to youths who submit the best slogan as a way to get them to register as voters.Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah described at the press conference on the nationwide BERSIH 5 Convoy.

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Miners caught in Catch-22 situation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

KUANTAN: Bauxite miners in the state are caught in a Catch-22, being told to clear their stockpiles or face a moratorium extension, but not being allowed to clear the stockpiles.

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Former Temuan tribe head and sons in a bind over aboriginal land

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

PUTRAJAYA: A Court of Appeal has ruled that a former village head of the Temuan tribe and his two sons have no locus standi (legal standing) to sue the Selangor government and four others for declarations to reclaim aboriginal land.

MACC to wrap up probe into RM7mil swindle case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) expects to soon wrap up its investigation into the alleged swindling of RM7mil from an oil company involving a pipeline project in Malacca.

Tian Chua convicted of sedition over remarks at May 13 forum

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:32 +08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Tian Chua has been convicted of sedition over remarks he uttered at a May 13 forum following the 13th general election three years ago.

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DRB-Hicom to sell as much as 51% stake in Proton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:27:15 +08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd., the Malaysian automaker privatized three years ago, has shortlisted carmakers including Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit and Suzuki Motor Corp. to sell a stake and raise money to turn around, people familiar with the process said.

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Malaysian student missing in Paris

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:01:45 +08:00

ALOR SETAR: Malaysian student Norsakinah Naim is reported missing in Paris.Missing: Norsakinah Naim.

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Boat with 10 on board sinks off Tawau

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:52:40 +08:00

TAWAU: A boat capsized in the waters off Tawau Wednesday, but all 10 people on board were rescued.

Farmer arrested for allegedly murdering paralysed mum

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:24:07 +08:00

IPOH: A 55-year-old farmer has been arrested for allegedly murdering his own paralysed mother in Kampung Baru Air Kuning, Tapah near here Tuesday night.

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