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Hornet Sting Forces Malaysian Off Road

December 13, 2006
By EN-LAI YEOH / Associated Press Writer
A sting from a hornet caused a truck driver to lose control of his vehicle, and sent his 16.5 ton load of hydrochloric acid all over an expressway in northern Malaysia, an official and a news report said Thursday. The accident midday Wednesday sparked a…
Malaysia’s 13th King Is Crowned

December 13, 2006
By Associated Press
Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was crowned Malaysia’s 13th king Wednesday in a traditional ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry, becoming the second youngest monarch. Mizan, the sultan of the oil-and-gas rich Terengganu state, was sworn in at the palace as…
Lawsuits pile up after eye infection link to contact lens cleaner

December 13, 2006
By BEN DOBBIN / Associated Press Writer
The brown iris of Janice McConnell’s ravaged left eye has turned pale blue. The vision in Gina Macchia’s right eye, with its grossly enlarged pupil, is limited to light and shadows. Both women underwent eye-saving, cornea-transplant surgery
this year….
Asian Athletes Have ‘Golden’ Incentives

December 12, 2006
By ERIC TALMADGE / Associated Press Writer
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are expected to put in 26 months of mandatory military service. Jo Nam-yi bowled his way out of that by winning a gold medal at the Asian Games. When Malaysia’s Nicol David won the British Open,
the most prestigious…
Malaysia’s MEASAT Launches 3rd Satellite

December 12, 2006
By Associated Press
Malaysia’s sole commercial satellite operator launched its third satellite Tuesday in what the government said was a landmark effort to extend the country’s communications reach. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak and other dignitaries watched a live video…
Court: OK to Gossip Behind Boss’ Back

December 8, 2006
By Associated Press
It’s OK to use derogatory and vulgar language about your superiors in the office as long as it is done behind their backs, a Malaysian court has ruled. The Industrial Court said a secretary at Malaysia National Insurance Bhd. was not guilty of misconduct…
Genting to Build Singapore’s 2nd Casino

December 8, 2006
By TANALEE SMITH / Associated Press Writer
Singapore on Friday awarded its second casino resort contract to Genting International, whose $3.38 billion proposal promises to lure family tourists with a Universal Studios theme park and a huge outdoor marine park. Malaysia’s Genting, partnered with…


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