November 2011

  • ros
14 Nov 2011 - 1:45pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has the highest obesity rate among Southeast-Asian countries and ranks sixth in the Asia-Pacific, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said. "This is something which we should think together and to promote awareness among the people to take action to reduce sugar intake....
  • sing
13 Nov 2011 - 2:23pm
SINGAPORE: Civil servant Joanne Yan, 24, was looking for ways to spice up a private party for a girlfriend who was about to get married when she found just the right idea after trawling websites and forums.   After a booze-fuelled girls' night out at one of Singapore's premier clubs, shrieks of joy erupted when they were joined in their room...
  • LKY
13 Nov 2011 - 12:47pm
When all is said and done, my father has led a meaningful and purposeful life.   About 20 years ago, when I was still of marriageable age, my father Lee Kuan Yew had a serious conversation with me one day.   He told me that he and my mother would benefit if I remained single and took care of them in their old age....
  • tic
11 Nov 2011 - 7:00pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is offering enticing fares to 10 European and North Asian destinations for 14 days, beginning Saturday, via its own distribution channels and travel agents in Malaysia. In a statement Friday, the national carrier said it is offering these fares for all clases for this promotion through www.malaysiaairlines.com...
  • China Wedding
11 Nov 2011 - 5:15pm
SHANGHAI, November 11, 2011 (AFP) - Thousands of couples across Asia swamped marriage registries and held mass weddings on Friday, believing that the quirk of the calendar makes 11/11/11 the most auspicious date in a century.   In China, the world's most populous country, registries were packed with couples wanting to wed on the date that has...
  • segi
10 Nov 2011 - 3:38pm
PUTRAJAYA: Only three or 1.4 per cent of 120 active private colleges in the country attain a 6-star rating while 34.3 per cent (72) are below satisfactory. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin disclosed that the three 6-star colleges are Penang Medical College, Segi College Subang Jaya and Taylor's College also in Subang Jaya...
  • Conrad Murray
10 Nov 2011 - 12:38pm
LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2011 (AFP) - Michael Jackson's estate condemned as "reprehensible" Wednesday a TV documentary featuring convicted doctor Conrad Murray, set to be aired after the medic was found guilty over the star's death.   Jackson's executors demanded broadcaster MSNBC withdraw plans to screen the program -- along with an...
  • muf
9 Nov 2011 - 5:34pm
PEKAN: Pahang mufti Datuk Abdul Rahman Osman said that any activity which is opposed to Islam, especially same sex relations, can lead to apostasy. "Same sex relation is not allowed in Islam because it can lead to an extinction of the human race," he told reporters here Wednesday. He was commenting on the Seksualiti Merdeka 2011 programme which...
  • nige
9 Nov 2011 - 3:44pm
SABON YELWA: The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them.   Not literally, but almost.   What a group of activists did was come up with a plan to build a house using those bottles, providing what they say is an...
  • work
8 Nov 2011 - 6:34pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Almost half of the workers in Malaysia work well over eight hours a day and regularly take work home to finish in the evening, according to the latest global survey findings from Regus. Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible work-places, canvassed the opinions of over 12,000 business people in 85 countries....