‘Datuk Seri’ In Penang Tunnel Probe Freed On Bail

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 30 – The magistrate’s court here today released an engineering consultancy firm chairman who was remanded since Thursday to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its probe into a three-highway and undersea tunnel project in Penang. Magistrate Khir Niam Zemari ordered the 62-year-old man, who is a ‘Datuk Seri’

Tourism Revenue Up 10.3%

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 – The total value of the tourism industry rose 10.3% per annum to RM166 billion in 2015, compared to RM101.8 billion in 2010. It involves 510,874 establishments operating in 2015 with an annual growth rate of 6.4% from 375,457 establishments in 2010. Based on a statement on a report of the 2016 Economic Census on tourism

No Poisoned Mandarin Oranges

JOHOR BARU, Jan 30 – State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism executive committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong denied claims that contaminated mandarin oranges were being sold to the public. “Mandarin oranges are relatively cheap, so it is illogical for traders to bring in poisoned fruits,” Tee said after inspecting festive

Road Closures In Ipoh For Thaipusam

IPOH, Jan 29 – The police will close several major roads in the city in stages tomorrow and on Feb 1 in conjunction with the Thaipusam celebration, which will be centred at the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Gunung Cheroh on Jan 31.  Ipoh District Police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby said

Protest In Hong Kong Over Activist’s Election Ban

HONG KONG, Jan 29 – Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government’s headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections. The ban on 21-year-old Agnes Chow, who was at the forefront of mass 2014 Umbrella Movement rallies calling for political

Negri Sembilan Pakatan Convention Descends Into Chaos

SEREMBAN, Jan 29 – The Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan Convention here today descended into chaos after some 40 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members objected to the pact’s seat distribution in the state for the 14th General Election (GE14). They started protesting while Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah

Woman Held Over Penang Undersea Tunnel Probe Freed On Bail

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 – The magistrate’s court here today freed a woman consultant who was remanded since Wednesday to assist the Malaysian Anti-Coruption Commision’s (MACC) probe into a road and undersea tunnel project in Penang. Magistrate Nik Muhammad Azrin Hafiz Nik Mahmood ordered that the 50-year-old woman be released on bail of

Nazri: Minister Will Not Change Visit Malaysia 2020 Logo

PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 – Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz stressed that the ministry will stick with its Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) logo, despite it being panned as abuzz and poorly designed on social media. Nazri explained that the logo, launched during the Asean Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF), was

Ahmad Shabery: Mukhriz’s Patriotic Spirit Very Brittle

ALOR STAR, Jan 27 – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s patriotic spirit must be very brittle if he is ashamed to call himself a Malaysian when abroad, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister said that

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