• 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...
  • Grab’s new policy irks Malaysians

    PETALING JAYA – Local rideshare users are up in arms over Grab Malaysia’s updated Passenger Can­cel­­lation Policy which goes into effect on March 25. The policy, which states that passengers who cancel rides five minutes after getting a driver will be charged a fee ranging from RM3 to RM5 (S$1...
  • Malaysia bans Boeing 737 Max planes in its air space

    KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia on Tuesday (March 12) banned Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from its airspace, becoming the latest country to do so following a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. “The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia with immediate effect is suspending the operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8...
  • Now travellers can get to KLIA for just $3

    SUBANG JAYA – Travellers who want an alternate way to get to KL Inter­national Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 can opt for an airport shuttle service from the Putra Heights LRT station for only RM10 (S$3.33). Those who wish to get to the two airports can just buy the combo...
  • Asia’s first Legoland may be sold for $333 million

    KUALA LUMPUR – Fancy owning a Legoland theme park complete with 15,000 models made of millions of plastic bricks and dozens of attractions? It could all be yours for just US$245 million (S$333 million) if the owners of Malaysia Legoland push ahead with a sale. Malaysian sovereign wealth fund...
  • Malaysian police confirm missing Irishman Stephen Warde has been found

    PETALING JAYA – Irishman Stephen Warde, who went missing in Malaysia on Jan 1, has been found. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Shaharuddin Abdullah confirmed the news that was announced on the “Help Find Stephen Warde – in Malaysia” Facebook page. The message – “Stephen Warde has been found safe...
  • 5 held over rampage at Malaysia restaurant

    SIBU – Police have detained five men who went on a rampage and damaged a restaurant here over food issues. In the incident on Tuesday night, the men, part of a group, were apprehended shortly after the restaurant owner lodged a police report. Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan...