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

China Warns It ‘Won’t Sit Idle’ If US Harms Trade Ties

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BEIJING, Aug 15 – China warned on Tuesday that it “will not sit idle” if the United States takes actions that impair trade ties after President Donald Trump launched a probe into Beijing’s intellectual property practices. The commerce ministry issued a statement voicing “serious concern” and warning that any US trade protectionism

Malaysia Does Not Import Eggs From Europe

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 – Malaysia is not importing chicken eggs from Europe that are allegedly contaminated with fipronil chemicals as published by the media recently. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, tonight said the European Union delegates to Malaysia had also confirmed that no eggs or egg

Three Youths Remanded Over Ruckus At PPBM Event

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 14 – Three male teenagers who were detained for allegedly causing pandemonium at the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ programme yesterday, have been remanded for four days to facilitate police investigation. The remand orders on the three suspects – aged 17, 18 and 19

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