Some Smokers Ignore Ban, Continue To Puff Away At Eateries

Even though the smoking ban at eatery outlets has come into force, some smokers simply ignore it and continue to puff away. Checks by NSTP at a number of outlets on the mainland after midnight found that people were still smoking at restaurants and Nasi Kandar outlets here. A worker


800 Pupils In Telupid District Forced To Study In Makeshift Classrooms

Hundreds of pupils and their parents in Sabah’s Telupid district, some 200km from here, were shocked and disappointed to find no proper classrooms available on the first day of school. Some 800 pupils of SK Pekan Telupid had been studying in makeshift classrooms housed under canopies since the roof of


Ministry Supports Community Service Proposal for Vandals

The Housing and Local Government Ministry backs the proposal by senior vice-chairman of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, that vandals be subjected to fines and community service. Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said she also mentioned the matter in a statement a few months ago The


Dr. M Urges Public to Report Abuses of Power

Public complaints against those who abuse the rule of law are legitimate and do not breach any law, and neither should they be construed as sedition, says the Prime Minister. “(These complaints) will not be considered as sedition in any way. They will be regarded as free speech,” said Tun


Landslides kill at least 15 in Indonesia

Indonesian rescue teams were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year’s Day, officials said, after a year of natural disasters killed thousands. At least 20 people were missing after landslides during heavy rain buried 30 houses in Sukabumi regency, West


CIMB Denies Its Online Banking System Was Hacked

CIMB Bank Berhad has refuted allegations that there was a security flaw in its online banking portal. CIMB said its online banking portal, CIMBClicks, remains secure and all customers’ transactions continue to be protected. “The bank would like to inform that it had, over the weekend, introduced a few additional