Topic: June 9
Another Kuala Koh death due to measles
KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry said there is another death in Kuala Koh village in Gua Musang due to measles, bringing the death toll among Orang Asli to 4.
Many Hong Kong youths look to flee to Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand
HONG KONG: Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China from the Asian financial hub for trial.
Kazakh leader to wipe out debt of the poor, end bank rescues
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Bloomberg): Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he’ll write off bad loans held by as much as a sixth of the central Asian country’s population, while signaling a sharp change in policy to end costly state bailouts of private banks.
14 show symptoms of Chikungunya in Alor Setar
KUANTAN, June 23 — Fourteen people living in a row of shophouses near City Plaza here are suspected to be infected with chikungunya after displaying symptoms of the disease such as fever, joint pai...
Burying our noses in books
It’s the Internet age, but Malaysians still hold dear to physical books. More people are applying to be members of the national Library of Malaysia and thronging book fairs.
Asean leaders open two-day summit in Bangkok
Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethni...
‘Borderlands 3’ makes the most of E3 2019 opportunity
As the latest entry to its publisher's biggest franchise, Borderlands 3 was given a huge platform at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo: trailers, teases, hands-on demos for the public, and the promise of more to come in August ahead of its September launch.
Witness: No malice against Guan Eng
Lim Guan Eng
GEORGE TOWN: A witness in former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s defamation suit told the High Court here yesterday that it was not his intention to disparage the plaintiff when h...
Engineer to meet teacher who fed him Milo
THEY say that a teacher takes a hand and touches a heart, and this is seen in the case of a Malaysian engineer in the United States who wants to meet his teacher once he returns home this month.
Orang Asli toddler Nasri still critical at HRPZII
KOTA BARU: An Orang Asli toddler, Nasri Rosli (pix), three, who is undergoing treatment at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the Raja Perempuan Zainab 11 Hospital (HRPZ11), is still in criti...
Rest areas closed to reduce jam
I REFER to the report “Chef’s wife forced to relieve herself by the side of highway” (The Star, June 12; https://bit.ly/2R9Hk0Y). PLUS takes this opportunity to thank The Star for its continuou...
Ops Selamat 15 – 207 fatalities recorded in 12 days
The police has announced that 207 road fatalities were recorded within a 12-day period of Ops Selamat 15 since the road safety operation was launched on May 29 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilf...
Caged eagle freed thanks to The Star report
SUBANG JAYA: The Brahminy Kite, or "Helang Merah", that was spotted in a cage at a house in Putra Heights is believed to have been released by its owner on Tuesday (June 11) following a report by The Star.
Fisherman arrested over 'altar worship' viral video
BAGAN SERAI (Bernama): The police have detained a fisherman to assist with investigations into a recent viral video purportedly showing a man donning a sarong, white T-shirt and cap worshipping a "Dato Kong" altar in Taman Piandang Indah, Tanjung Piandang, here.
207 road fatalities within 12 days
KUALA LUMPUR: There were 207 road fatalities within a 12-day period of “Op Selamat 15” since it was launched on May 29 in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration.
Aurora partners with Fiat Chrysler over self-driving tech
Self-driving car software startup Aurora said on June 9 it would partner with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles, the latest collaboration with an automaker for the fast-growing Silicon Valley company.
Man missing after suspected crocodile attack
KOTA KINABALU: Firemen have launched a search-and-rescue operation for a plantation worker who has gone missing after he was attacked by a crocodile at a river in east coast Lahad Datu.
Appointment committee a good idea
THE proposal to have an open competition for all public appointments and appointing ministerial selection committees to shortlist candidates and conduct interviews has strong merits (“Reforming the ...