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
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
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
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – The police are ready to deal with any possible terrorist threat during the SEA Games, which officially open on Saturday, and the National Day celebrations on Aug 31, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said there were enough police personnel for duty at
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.
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
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today urged all eligible Malaysians, particularly the young, to register as voters, saying it was the duty of citizens to elect a government for the next five years. Secondly, he said, voting was a right of
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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – The same regulations imposed on conventional taxi drivers and e-hailing service providers are aimed at ensuring the safety of the passengers, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. She said there was no issue that the e-hailing taxi drivers should be exempted from
Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhones as soon as September: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD models we call iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a 5.8-inch OLED model we call iPhone 8. While the iPhone 8 will feature an all-new bezel-less design, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s
PETALING JAYA, Aug 15 – Kim Jong-nam was looking to defect just days before he was assassinated on Feb 13, according a BBC documentary. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wanted to become a citizen in Switzerland amid growing fears for his safety. He reportedly said he wanted to move
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 – The High Court here was told today that the decision by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) in dismissing former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s application to disqualify the appointment of two members of the inquiry was correct. The RCI was set up to investigate the
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 15 – The Penang Umno Liaison Committee today urged the DAP-led state government to be firmer and bolder in acting against illegal factories that pose a threat to public health and safety. Its chairman, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, said the state government should show that it adhered to
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
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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 – The Ministry of Health has issued a code of ethics on social media usage among its staff to ensure the integrity of health personnel is at its highest level. Its deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the code of ethics was issued last year as
TAIPEI, Aug 15 – Taiwan is about to host its largest ever sporting event, attracting thousands of athletes from around the world, but the World University Games, dubbed the “Little Olympics”, has highlighted tensions with China and Taiwan’s struggle for international recognition. The biennial Summer Universiade will draw more than 7,000
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
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
WASHINGTON, Aug 15 – Nasa is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its launch. The US space agency wants input via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media, and the public