Salleh: Malaysia, Singapore Ties Have Grown Stronger

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 – Relations between Malaysia and Singapore have grown stronger over the 52 years following the republic’s independence on Aug 9, 1965, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said many factors contributed to the strengthening of the relations, including their shared history, being the closest

Johor Baru-Singapore RTS Based On Comprehensive Study

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 – The Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project and its route is based on a series of discussions and comprehensive studies. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, in a statement, today said it covered technical aspects, alignment and also the viability of the project which has

Saudis Pledge US$33.7m To UN To Battle Cholera In Yemen

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JEDDAH, Aug 7 – Saudi Arabia has pledged US$33.7 million (RM144.15 million) to help the World Health Organization eradicate cholera in war-wracked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday. Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the organisation, confirmed that Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition

Beaches Shut After Palm Oil Spill In Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, Aug 7 – Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend were closed in Hong Kong on Sunday due to a palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters. Photographs showed styrofoam-like clumps lining the shores, while the waters at a fishing village popular with tourists were

Investigations Underway On Muslims Joining Atheist Club

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KUANTAN, Aug 7 – The government will investigate if there are Muslims who have joined the Kuala Lumpur Atheist Club, as made viral on the social media recently, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.  He stressed the importance for a detailed investigation to be conducted

Najib Congratulates Hoo-Woon Over New Zealand Open Win

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak congratulated the country’s top women’s doubles pair Vivian Hoo Kah Mun and Woon Khe Wei for their victorious outing at the New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand today. “Congratulations Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei for clinching

Announce List Of GE14 Candidates Early, DAP Told

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 6 – Gerakan today challenged DAP to announce its potential candidates for the 14th general election (GE14) much earlier. Its president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said this was important so that the people could evaluate the seriousness and capabilities of the candidates in serving the people. “We have made our announcements, we have worked hard so people

Work Hard To Win Wangsa Maju Parliament Seat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 – Umno members and the component parties of Barisan Nasional (BN) must work hard to ensure BN can wrest back the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat from the opposition, said Federal Territory Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said that he was always keeping up with developments in the Wangsa Maju constituency because it

Maduro Ally: ‘Terrorists’ Attack Venezuela Military Base

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CARACAS, Aug 6 – “Terrorists” attacked a military base in Venezuela’s third-biggest city of Valencia on Sunday, but soldiers defended it and arrested several people, officials said. “In the early morning hours, terrorist attackers entered the Paramacay Fort in Valencia … ,” Diosdado Cabello, a Socialist Party leader, said on his Twitter

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