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Community 12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Underground bypasses will improve traffic conditions, says mayor

TRAFFIC at the intersection of Jalan Pudu, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Hang Tuah is expected to improve from Phase E to Phase B and Phase C now that the multi-level intersection is opened, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said.

World 11 Dec 2014 | 7:10 PM

Italy arrests Calabrian mobsters as Rome mob probe widens

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police arrested two suspected mobsters on Thursday as part of a widening investigation into a mafia-like group in Rome that allegedly bribed senior city officials to obtain lucrative contracts.

China 11 Dec 2014 | 2:58 PM

China sentences state-owned firm chief to death for graft

BEIJING, Dec 11, 2014 (AFP) - China has sentenced the head of a state-owned company to death for corruption involving nearly 400 million yuan ($64.8 million), state media reported, in a rare instance of an official being condemned to die.

World 11 Dec 2014 | 1:10 PM

U.S. chokehold protesters stage 'die-ins', issue demands in NY

BERKELEY, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students at medical schools around the United States staged "die-ins" to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man, and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.

Community 11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Residents want MBPJ to revert to two-way system

PETALING Jaya residents who attended the one-way loop (OWL) briefing on Tuesday night unanimously expressed their dislike for the OWL and want the route reverted to two ways.

World 10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM

Ghosts of lawsuits past prompt light touch on protests by NY police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City, still paying for lawsuits over mass arrests during the 2004 Republican convention and Occupy Wall Street, is using a light touch on the latest wave of protests over police use of force, the police commissioner said on Tuesday.

World 10 Dec 2014 | 3:30 AM

Italy's Renzi vows crackdown on corruption after Rome scandals

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposed changes to the law to crack down on corruption on Tuesday, after dozens of arrests last week uncovered a "Mafia Capitale" criminal network in Rome.

World 10 Dec 2014 | 12:09 AM

Romanian PM loses second ally after election defeat

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta lost a second ally on Tuesday when a small party led by a media tycoon withdrew its parliamentary support, days after another party quit his ruling coalition, making further exits seem possible.

Community 10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Report on MBPJ’s billboard contract revealed XXX

COUNCILLORS from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) have made available a report by MBPJ’s Internal Audit Department detailing the controversy surrounding the contract for a outdoor billboard company.

Community 10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Kept out of the loop

The controversial one-way loop (OWL) system around the heart of Petaling Jaya hit the headlines last week with a plea from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to give the system a chance.