IPOH: Claiming that he was “summoned’ to go to Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar, a 30-year-old man crashed into the palace compound when policemen manning the entrance stopped him. Kuala Kangsar OCPD Asst Comm Razali Ibrahim said the man, from Gerik, was asked to turn back his vehicle and told he could not go in. ACP Razali said the man then got into his car and crashed into the palace compound. “After his vehicle stopped, he pointed a toy gun at the police before a struggle ensued and he was arrested,” he said yesterday. “He claimed someone had called him to come to the palace, as the “Sultan” wanted to meet him.
May 25, 2020 22:18 UTC
All I can remember about that relationship was the days I cried myself to sleep, the emotional abuse and financial issues. I helped my ex sort out his financial issues and I know that he is still struggling with it. And if the emotional abuse happens again, I know I might hurt myself. You had two issues with this man: financial woes and emotional abuse. The emotional abuse is separate.
May 23, 2020 21:22 UTC
“Darling, since you can’t go outdoors and you have no space in your condominium, why don’t you jog on the spot on your balcony? It can be tweaked for low or high intensity, and you don’t need anyone to teach you how to jog – it comes naturally. With that revelation, I’ve also started incorporating jogging on the spot into my workout routines. jog in place for five minutes, do 10 crunches, jog for ano-ther five minutes, do 10 lunges, then rest for a minute. For added intensity, bring your knees up higher when you jog on the spot.
May 21, 2020 23:26 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The recording allegedly of Pakatan Harapan’s heated presidential council meeting in February is authentic, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said that he can attest to the authenticity of the recording as someone who was present at the meeting which took place on Feb 21. “During the meeting, some individuals from Bersatu and traitors from PKR were planning to object to any talks regarding the power transition. “Of course, our friends from Amanah, PKR, and DAP then said: ‘we support Dr Mahathir but we have an agreement. “They pointed it out that this was against the agreement between Pakatan member parties; and also to the rakyat, ” he said.
May 21, 2020 09:07 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the national inflation rate, is expected to continue declining until the third quarter of 2020. “In March and April this year, the CPI declined largely due to the ultra-low petrol and diesel prices amid the movement control order (MCO). The weightage of transportation costs to the CPI is about 15%, hence the decline in fuel prices dragged down CPI significantly. https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2020/05/21/690507.JPG“Moving forward, for the next several months, we will continue to see negative CPI. Despite the CPI decline in March and April, Bank Islam chief economist Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid said that Malaysia has not entered deflation yet.
May 21, 2020 00:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Fans of Asian shows can now catch their favourite series on Huawei Video, following a partnership between dimsum entertainment and Huawei. Video-on-demand service dimsum entertainment has partnered with the electronics giant to offer its content via Huawei Video, which is available on Huawei phones, including the flagship P40 range. “We are thrilled to be one of the first video-on-demand services on board Huawei Video for Malaysia and Singapore, ” said dimsum entertainment chief marketing officer Lam Swee Kim. — dimsum entertainment. dimsum entertainment is a Malaysian subscription video-on-demand service operated by SMG Entertainment Sdn Bhd, which is part of Star Media Group.
May 20, 2020 22:18 UTC
IPOH: A freak storm accompanied by torrential rain and strong winds, left a trail of destruction at several parts here. Firemen and the Ipoh City Council workers are at some of the sites at Kampung Simee, Jalan Raja Ashman Shah, Jalan Raja Muda Aziz, Jalan Pasir Putih, Taman Fair Park, and Jalan Too Kee Lin, removing the uprooted trees. A tree that fell on Jalan Raja Ashman Shah had blocked both sides of the road while hitting a Nissan X-trail parked nearby. I have notified the owner, and some workers were at the site figuring out how to remove the signboard. “It was raining very heavily, and thank God, no one was waiting anywhere near the incident site, ” she said.
May 20, 2020 11:26 UTC
IPOH: A fight involving a group of people at a housing area here escalated at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital when two women involved in a fight were seeking treatment separately here. In the 4pm incident on Tuesday (May 19), a 32-year-old woman and a 40 year-old woman were leaving after seeking treatment when the older woman’s husband and friends crossed path with the younger woman and her 20-year-old brother. “However, when the complainant (the younger woman’s brother) went to take his helmet from the motorcycle parking area, one of the men pulled his shirt and started to beat him. ACP Asmadi said the initial investigations revealed that the younger woman had been beaten earlier on that day by the group, and a police report on that incident was also lodged. He said the complainant had come to the hospital to meet his sister, when the wife of one of the accused was also at the same hospital seeking treatment.
May 20, 2020 05:48 UTC
WE regularly hear complaints about overcharging by private hospitals, the latest being “Private hospital investigated for increasing price of masks” (The Star, May 15; online at https://bit.ly/36el1P2). A significant part of private hospital revenues go towards capital expenditure and maintenance of the facility. There is no hospital fee but there are other categories of charges such as consumables, room rate, lab fees and pharmaceuticals. As there is no specific hospital fee, unlike in some countries, the income the private hospital generates will be largely from the percentage of mark-ups on items listed within the various categories. It’s more complex for private hospitals now with a price control mechanism for some items, as the recent complaint on the price of the mask suggests.
May 20, 2020 00:45 UTC
KOTA TINGGI: Police have recorded an increase of 20% in Macau scam cases during the movement control order (MCO) and conditional MCO from March 18 until May 18, with losses amounting close to half a million. Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ahsmon Bajah (pic) said that the syndicate usually targets pensioners and farmers who own land as their victims. “The case has increased to 34 cases during the period, compared with 28 cases from January until March 17 with recorded losses at RM480,000. The term "Macau Scam" was coined because it is believed that it originated from Macau or that the first victims came from there. The scam often starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be an officer from a bank, government agency or debt collector.
May 19, 2020 05:37 UTC
According to the study, women with unplanned pregnancies were 2.3 times more likely to experience PPD compared with those who had planned pregnancies. While there are families who would care for pregnant girl family members, not many are kind and supportive. Young girls who are unmarried and pregnant are often shunned, discriminated against and even disowned by their families and communities. In fact, we continue to expect that unintended teenage pregnancies and baby dumping can be resolved by moral policing and abstinence-based education. Many also think that sex is not a topic to be discussed by children, and we can protect them by not discussing it.
May 19, 2020 03:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Don’t write down “Superman”, “Batman” or “Badang” as your name when you register to enter business premises. “However, I have come to know that many do not give their real names and real contact numbers. “They write the details themselves and they write their names as Badang, Superman, Batman and as so on. He said this was why some premises have resorted to asking for the names on the MyKad. Most business premises were also found to be heeding the SOP set under the conditional MCO.
May 18, 2020 23:48 UTC
What is surprising is that expats with employment passes are still being refused entry. The government has opened up most businesses and these expats usually occupy management positions in some of them or have valued technical skills, so we cannot understand the logic of continuing to keep them out of Malaysia. I am also receiving emails from distressed dependents of working expats; these are students studying overseas whose schools have closed but they cannot return to theirparents in Malaysia. Is this a signal that the expat workforce is no longer valued? Now these same people who thought Malaysia really valued them, and made this country their home, are being banned from entering.
May 18, 2020 21:56 UTC
Many Malaysians are probably familiar with the classic Malay folk tale Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup (The Devouring Rock). Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup is the story of a mother who lives with her son and daughter. The recently released indie graphic novel Batu Belah: The Untold Story offers a different, darker version of this classic story. To reach an international audience, 'Batu Belah', just like Faezal's previous comics, is presented in English. 'Batu Belah' is a Malay folk tale adaptation has opened up new possibilities for Faezal to tap into local stories and myths.
May 17, 2020 01:52 UTC
In recent days, I have not observed any sign of morning erection at all. I read somewhere that lack of morning erection is a sign of erectile dysfunction. I am hoping this week will be my turn to put Dr. G on the spot about morning erection. Yours truly,Formerly Glorious GregoryThe "morning wood" or "morning glory" is a colloquial term commonly used to describe a phenomenon called nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT). The morning erections are common in the animal kingdom, especially among mammals.
May 17, 2020 00:50 UTC