• Twitter users wonder how Malaysian car got stuck at toll booth. We solve the mystery

    A 26-year-old Malaysian smashed his car into a toll booth gantry in Butterworth, Penang on May 19. But the position in which his car ended up became the latest internet mystery. In a tweet yesterday (May 21), Jason Ng posted a photo of the car with the toll booth barrier stuck inside it....
  • Woman flamed online after calling Johor Bahru firefighters ‘idiots’

    As flames engulfed a car in Johor Bahru, a woman fuelled the fire with her mouth. In a Facebook video posted on Thursday (May 9), she can be heard yelling in Malay, “You’re late getting here and you’re slow in putting out the fire” at firemen who are seen...
  • Malaysian cops looking for man who slapped, punched woman in viral video

    PETALING JAYA – Police are looking for a man caught on video slapping and punching a woman in a fit of road rage. The viral video of the incident, which took place around 4pm on Wednesday (May 1) along Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, showed the man getting off...
  • For bargain deals, download govt’s ‘Price Catcher’ app

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 ― “It’s easy, time-saving and helps consumers to be thrifty,” were the positive comments received from consumers on the initiative taken by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in developing the “Price Catcher” application. The application which can be downloaded free through...
  • One taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Tampines Mall’s atrium fair

    One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at Tampines Mall on Thursday afternoon (Apr 18). It was extinguished by members of the public using five powder extinguishers and a hose reel, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in response to a...
  • Explosion at Petronas oil and gas facility in Johor

    KUALA LUMPUR – A fire and explosion occurred early Friday morning at the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor. According to a statement by Petronas, the incident took place at 1.25am whereby an emergency and fire response team was deployed and contained the fire within 30 minutes. “The situation is...
  • Taps run dry in 141 locations in Johor due to ammonia pollution

    JOHOR BARU – Three districts have been hit with water disruption due to the high-level of ammonia pollution found in Sungai Sayong. The affected districts are Johor Baru, Kulai and parts of Kota Tinggi since Thursday (April 4). The pollution disrupted water supply to 141 locations within the three...
  • Malaysian man loses cool after failing to withdraw money from bank, chases cop with knife

    THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK – 03 April 2019 KLANG – A man, suspected to be under the influence of drugs, was shot after he chased a policeman with a knife when he was unable to withdraw money from a bank here. South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli said...
  • Policeman in Kuala Lumpur rammed by car while directing traffic

    KUALA LUMPUR – A policeman escaped serious injury when a car rammed into him while he was directing traffic at a busy intersection on Jalan Raja Laut here. In the incident that occurred at 8.11am Tuesday (April 2), the policeman was directing traffic at the busy intersection near Dataran...
  • Waterspout spotted in Penang, whips up big wave and sends zinc sheets flying

    GEORGE TOWN – A waterspout was seen near the UDA low-cost flats near Tanjung Tokong in Penang on Monday (April 1). Photos and videos of the weather phenomenon, forming out of dark storm clouds, are going viral on WhatsApp and Facebook. In video footage, what looks like zinc sheets from...
  • Grab confirms GrabFoodCopter is April Fool’s prank

    Those dreaming of getting food delivered by helicopter using Grab Malaysia’s GrabFoodCopter service will have those hopes crashed, as the company confirms it is an April Fools’ Day joke. In a video posted last Friday, GrabFood claimed the service would fly food over the border from Singapore to Malaysia,...
  • Face masks and herbal tea flying off the shelves in Malaysia

    PETALING JAYA – The prolonged hot weather and deteriorating air quality are driving up the sales of face masks and Chinese herbal tea. Pharmacy staff Yuvan Raajj Samanthan said he noticed there are more customers buying face masks in recent days as the air quality in the Klang Valley...