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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 84

September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 6

August 30, 2018 9:28 AM Watch out for 'The Cycling Dead' on Oct 13

KUALA LUMPUR: If you spot a zombie on a bicycle – or a few hundred of them – on the roads of Seberang Perai Utara this Oct 13, don't run, they're not here to feast on your brains. They're just taking part in a fun ride by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Onn Butterworth (SMKDOB). SMKDOB PTA president, Jazman Shahar 9

August 26, 2018 10:44 AM Preparations for 2018 National Day in full swing

PUTRAJAYA: With only five days to go, the preparations for the 2018 National Day celebration are in full swing to ensure that the parade and procession on Aug 31 will run smoothly. Checks by Bernama at the Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 2 this morning found members of a marching band, dance performances as well as a contingent from the Malaysian Armed Forces 10

August 24, 2018 6:13 AM Saudi medical trainees' departure from Canada delayed

OTTAWA: Saudi medical students may remain in Canada and care for patients up to three weeks past a deadline that Riyadh had set for their departure amid a diplomatic spat, several universities confirmed Thursday. The extension to Sept 22 was granted after Saudi Arabia, outraged over Canadian calls for the release of activists, ordered all Saudi students 13

August 23, 2018 1:51 PM Final exam dates in Kedah cancelled, changed to new dates

PUTRAJAYA: The year-end final exams in a school in Kedah which was set for on Nov 7, a day after Deepavali, has been cancelled and moved to another date, said the Education Ministry. In a statement today, it said all schools had been instructed to abide by the guidelines set by the ministry and State Education Department. "The date of the examination 11

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 16

August 21, 2018 12:39 PM Ministry identifies 12 locations as drowning 'hotspots'

KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry, via the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM), has identified 12 hotspot locations nationwide as high-risk areas for drowning incidents. In a statement today, the ministry's Water Activities Safety Council said the JBPM had been ordered to be on standby mode at all the high-risk areas during 12

August 19, 2018 5:51 AM AES fines: Now everyone can break the law, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) should apologise for making a "foolish" and "wrong" decision to cancel all Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses. He warned that motorists are free to break traffic rules for two weeks. MCA Youth secretary-general Datuk Leong Kim Soon said the decision was aimed at satisfying the public and it encourages 24

August 18, 2018 10:08 AM Slow moving traffic reported on several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major expressways is reported slow moving since 3pm as more people are leaving for their hometowns in conjunction with the school holiday and the Aidiladha celebration which falls on Aug 22. A spokesman from PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic was slow moving from Slim River heading to Sungkai, Bidor to Gopeng and Simpang 19