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Mohd Merdeka now wears his name with pride

By Kenny Teng Khoon Hock

KEPALA BATAS, Aug 21 -- Mohd Merdeka Ismail now carries the name given by a village midwife proudly, although there was a point in time he used to feel ashamed of it.

At 7am on Aug 31, 1957, while Malayans were celebrating the day the nation gained Independence from the British, his mother Puteh Husin gave birth to him in Tasek Gelugor in Penang's mainland. 

He was delivered by a village midwife known as Tok Esah, who also coined the name in conjunction with his birth on that historic day.....

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Kedah give incentives to National Handicapped Football Squad


ALOR SETAR, Aug 21 -- The Kedah government today handed over incentives to the National Handicapped Football Squad which emerged as champions in the Special Olympics International  Football Championship in Chennai, India on Aug 2-8.

 
 

Man held for stabbing ex-girlfriend's new lover


GEORGE TOWN, Aug 21 -- A jealous trader was nabbed today for  allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new lover in the stomach in an incident at an entertainment centre in Lorong Abu Sitti, here, early this morning.

 
 

Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy case : Court sets Sept 27 for mention


GEORGE TOWN, Aug 21 --The Sessions Court here today fixed Sept 27 for the mention of a case involving the construction company responsible for the Paya Terubong Paired Road project at Jalan Bukit Kukus, where a landslide occurred killing nine foreign workers on Oct 19 last year.

 
 

Water spout phenomenon seen in Langkawi


LANGKAWI, Aug 21 - A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok here for 10 minutes earlier today.

 
 

Op Gegar: Immigrations nab 12 women including one Laotian


ALOR SETAR, Aug 20 -- The Kedah Immigration Department arrested Thai (11) and Laotian (one) women illegals in Op Gegar at an entertainment centre in Alor Setar yesterday.

 
 

Finding fault over Japanese soldier models


PARIT BUNTAR, Aug 20 -- A Perak state executive councillor has hit out at the circulation on social media of a picture of two Japanese soldier models put up in the compound of the Kerian District Council building as part of the decoration for the National Day celebration.

 
 

PBAPP denies claim about 72-hour water supply disruption


GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 -- Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) denies a rumour today claiming that a major water pipeline between Butterworth and the island here had burst and would disrupt supply over the next 72 hours.

 
 

Process of public inspection of LRT project begins


GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 -- The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Transit (LRT) construction project approved by the government.

 
 

Drug trafficking: Two women ordered to enter defence


GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 -- The High Court here today ordered two women to enter their defence on a charge of trafficking in 294.9 grammes of heroin and monoacetylmorphine, three years ago.

 
 

Boy showcases creativity by making replicas of heavy machinery


PENDANG, Aug 20 -- A 13-year-old boy from Padang Pusing, here is showing incredible creativity and talent by producing small replicas of various types of heavy machinery and vehicles using shoe boxes.

 
 
 

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No issue with Azmin attending Bersatu programme - Anwar

 
     

Country's oldest fire station chosen as first Interactive Fire Station

 
     

Seberang Perai now has a City Council

 
     

Two couples blessed with Malaysia Day babies in Batu Pahat

 
     
 
     
 

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