Four Schools Remain Closed Due To Floods In Sarawak

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MIRI, Aug 17 – Four primary schools remained closed here today,  including two which were closed since Monday, due to the floods. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the two schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Kebulu and SK Bukit Balai, while the other two schools were SK Long Lenei and SK Nanga Kain, which were closed since

Oil Price: Weekly Fuel Price Determination Stays

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – The weekly determination of the retail prices of petrol and diesel will stay, and the government has no plan to revert to the monthly determination of fuel prices. Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said this was because the weekly determination was

MH370 Response Team Assesses Proposals From Interested Parties

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – The MH370 Response Team is assessing several proposals from the interested parties to search for the vanished Flight MH370 jetliner, says Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. He said this in light of all available information including the newly-released Commonwealth Scientific and

MACC Arrests Two Policemen Over Bribery

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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested two policemen on suspicion of having accepted bribes. A MACC source said the corporal and lance corporal, aged 39 and 32 respectively, were held at the Penampang District Police headquarters just after noon yesterday following a complaint received on Aug 14.

Malaysia Grabs First Gold Of KL SEA Games

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – Malaysia won its first gold medal from ‘chinlone linking’ which was also the first Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games gold medal today. In the final match at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium here, the national chinlone squad which was led by Muhammad Faiz Roslan performed like heroes to grab the gold by collecting

Third 2017 BR1M payment starts today

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 – The third and final phase of the 2017 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payment will be made from today in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration, which falls on Sept 1. In a statement today, the Finance Ministry said payment for those who passed the appeal stage, however, would be made on Aug 29.

Police Nab Six Suspects,Seize Syabu

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KUCHING, Au 15 – The federal police detained six people including two foreigners to facilitate investigations into drug distribution activities. The suspects aged between 21 and 47 were picked up about 1.20am today, during a raid at a house in Jalan Bukit Penyau, Sibu. Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Amer Awal said the

China Runners Brave Gawps, Pollution And Deadly Driving

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SHANGHAI, Aug 15 – A group of elderly Chinese joggers are pounding along a deserted motorway when suddenly a taxi ploughs into the back of them, knocking them over like skittles. At least one person was killed and the footage from the eastern province of Shandong went viral on Chinese social media.

Mahathir Asked For It, Says Nazri

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 15 – Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz today said PPBM and Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad had “asked for it” when asked if the former prime minister deserved to be treated in such a manner. He was commenting on the fracas at the

North Korea Leader Holds Off On Guam Missile Plan

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SEOUL, Aug 15 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further “reckless actions” by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim’s comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a

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