Book on memoirs of retired cop launched
Clement (left), who describes Shanmugam (right) as a hero, spoke about the latter overpowering 13 MNLF with 15 policemen during a heavy gun battle in Sandakan’s Bakungan Island in June 1976.
Aeon transforming with the times
KUALA LUMPUR: Recognising that Asia is set to become a global economy centre, Aeon is transforming itself to move with the times, says Aeon Japan vice-president...
New PSD DG to be known soon
KUALA LUMPUR: A number of candidates have already been identified to replace outgoing Public Service Department (PSD) director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah, says Chief Secretary to the Government (...
Ministry mulls amending National Forestry Act 1984
KUALA LUMPUR: The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is considering to amend the National Forestry Act 1984 to ensure there are more stringent measures taken against those who encroach into fo...
After 35 years, he’s calling it a day
GEORGE TOWN: The last Penang Hill funicular railway conductor who can trace his lineage back to the Great Depression has called it a day. He retired yesterday.
Retired deputy Health DG Dr Jeyaindran dies
KUALA LUMPUR: Retired deputy director-general of health Datuk Seri Dr S. Jeyaindran (pix), a well-known figure among the medical fraternity in the country, died of a heart attack early today.
‘Praise freedom’ is the new press freedom
PRESS freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and the dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions. There used to be a competition of sorts to highlight media freedoms in developing countries to gain respectability in the international fora. Jailing a newsperson was quite rare and closing down a media outlet was even more so. Sadly, not anymore.
Seven toxic beauty products called off the shelf
KUALA LUMPUR: Those seeking facial, beauty or anti-ageing treatments, especially that which involve skin lightening, reducing or removing of freckles, blemishes and wrinkles, are urged to take heed.
Shutdown of analogue TV to be announced today
Another milestone will be recorded in the nations’ broadcast industry today with the announcement of the gradual shutdown of analogue television to allow consumers to fully switch to MyFreeview digi...
Major shootings in the US
Two mass shootings within 13 hours of each other left 20 people dead in Texas and killed nine people in Ohio, carnage that shocked a country that has become grimly accustomed to mass shootings and hei...
All systems go for King's installation
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysians are all ready to witness yet another historic ceremony that takes place every five years – the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
PGA8 seize smuggled goods worth RM1.8m
PASIR MAS: Within two weeks operation at the Malaysia-Thailand border in Kelantan, the General Operations Force, Eighth Battalion (PGA8) made a record haul with the seizure of RM1.8 million worth of c...
The Body Shop retailer InNature to launch IPO
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): To further expand its operations, InNature Bhd, the retailer and distributor of The Body Shop products, is offering up to 177.27 million shares in an initial public offering (I...
Protecting children at care centres
PETALING JAYA: Mandatory registration for child minders, stricter enforcement of the law and training are among the steps that must be taken to ensure a safe environment for children left in the care ...
Chrysler saviour Lee Iacocca dies at 94
LOS ANGELES: Lee Iacocca, the US auto executive and television pitchman whose feel for consumers’ changing tastes helped produce the Ford Mustang and the Chrysler minivan and made him one of the fir...
The Sony Walkman is 40 years old
Sony brought out its first Walkman, the TPS-L2, in Japan on July 1, 1979. The very first portable audiocassette player allowed its user to privately enjoy music through headphones plugged directly into the unit. This was revolutionary, and it soon won over the world.