Fri04252014

LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 Apr 2014 10am

Express Bus Drivers Say Crashes Not Entirely Their Fault

Passengers board a bus at Pudu Sentral, April 23, 2014. The Transport Ministry is enforcing new guidelines to make express bus travel safer. (PIC: The Malay Mail)KUALA LUMPUR: Swift enforcement and a proper monitoring system must be put in place as bus drivers and passengers shared their views over the Transport Ministry’s latest guidelines on bus drivers and operators to minimise the number of accidents nationwide.

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Officers To Conduct Drug Tests At Bus Terminals

Deputy transport minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi announced that officers from the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) will be posted to main bus terminals nationwide to administer drug tests on bus drivers (PIC: The Malay Mail)PETALING JAYA: The National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) will field between three and five officers at main bus terminals nationwide for the drug test operations on bus drivers.

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MRT Works Cause Road Depression

Workers examining the depression which appeared beneath the pedestrian walkway. (PIC: The Malay Mail)KUALA LUMPUR: A stretch of road between Chulan Square and Menara Worldwide in Jalan Bukit Bintang was closed yesterday following a depression which occurred as a result of underground works by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp).

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Syabas Denies ‘Water For Sale’ Claims

PIC: The Malay MailPETALING JAYA: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has lodged a police report on allegations that it sold water to industrial and commercial consumers.

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RM10m To Buy Pumps To Raise Sg Selangor Dam Level

PIC: The Malay MailPETALING JAYA: The Selangor executive council has approved RM10 million to pump water into the Sungai Selangor dam from former mining pools nearby in a bid to raise the dam’s water level.

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Perak To Develop Its Southern Region Using Iskandar Malaysia Model

Zambry wants to develop Perak following Johor's example/www.lcct.com.myIPOH: The Perak government plans to create the Southern Perak Development Region encompassing the Batang Padang and Hilir Perak districts as the area is not within any economic development corridor.

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In Hudud Conflict, Analysts See Lasting Cracks In Pakatan

PAS’s stand on hudud suggests an irreconcilable difference within Pakatan Rakyat. File photo shows Lim Kit Siang, Anwar Ibrahim and Hadi Awang at PR’s fifth convention in Shah Alam March 8, 2014/Saw Siong Feng KUALA LUMPUR: PAS and DAP’s opposing stands on hudud suggest an irreconcilable difference that may boil to the surface should Pakatan Rakyat (PR) make it to Putrajaya, several political observers said.

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Hudud Impossible Without Islamic Revolution, Civil Rights Group Tells PAS

According to the menteri besar, the negative image of hudud was the result of Western media, which he claimed has been inflated by Malaysian media reports. Pic: ReutersKUALA LUMPUR: PAS will face too many legal and societal obstacles before it can bring hudud to Malaysia, civil rights group Lawyers for Liberty said, adding that without an Islamic revolution, the Islamist party’s plan would remain impossible.

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Philippines Arrests Extremist In Malaysia Resort Kidnapping

A Chinese tourist and a Filipina resort worker were seized by suspected Abu Sayyaf members from a Malaysian resort earlier this month. Pic: ReutersZAMBOANGA: Philippine forces today arrested a Muslim extremist believed to have taken part in the kidnapping of 21 people from a Malaysian resort in 2000, a senior commander said.

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Caps Declare May Day Anti-GST Protest Rally Illegal

Participants of an anti-GST rally holding banners in front of Parliament before the tabling of Budget 2014 in Kuala Lumpur October 25, 2013. Pic: Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR:  The police have declared the proposed anti-GST rally to be held on May 1 at Dataran Merdeka illegal.

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