Philippines Blames Media For US Rights Concerns

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MANILA, Aug 4 – The Philippines said Friday it would tell visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson his concerns over its drug war that has claimed thousands of lives were due to “exaggerated media reports”. Tillerson is due to meet President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of a regional security forum

Rabies: 26,228 Pets Vaccinated As Of Today

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KUCHING, Aug 4 – To date 26,228 pets have been vaccinated to curb the spread of rabies, which has claimed five lives in Sarawak.   Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN), in a statement, today said the breakdown of pets vaccinated are for 18,587 dogs, 7,596 cats and 45 other animals. “Today as many as 1,196 dogs

Hundreds Go On Strike At Indonesia’s Largest Cargo Terminal

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JAKARTA, Aug 4 – Hundreds of workers have gone on strike at Indonesia’s largest container terminal, a union official said Friday, paralysing operations and forcing incoming shipments to be diverted. Nearly 700 employees at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), the bulk of the workforce, stopped work Thursday for a strike intended

Mahdzir: Mahathir’s Main Intention To Split UMNO

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PASIR MAS, Aug 4 –UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid regards the accusations by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against the current leadership of the country as an attempt to split UMNO. He said the former prime minister does not actually have any evidence for every accusation,

Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Blazes Its Way To AirAsia RedQ

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SEPANG, Aug 4 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, is proud to welcome the prestigious Kuala Lumpur 2017 torch to our RedQ headquarters today in conjunction with the KL2017 Torch Run. AirAsia is the Official Airline Partner and Gold Sponsor for the upcoming 29th SEA Games and 9th Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, collectively known as Kuala Lumpur 2017. The torch has toured Malaysia, with the run

100 Penang NGO Sign IBR

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 4 – The representatives of 100 non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Penang today signed and read out the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) as their commitment to fight corruption and abuse of power. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said the initiative was the first among NGOs as

BN Embarking On Second MRT Route

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government was now working at embarking on the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) route, the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line. The prime minister said the BN government’s effort did not stop with the completion of the MRT Sungai

Entrepreneurs Urged To Use 1Malaysia Internet Centre

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KUALA NERANG, Aug 4 – The Rural entrepreneurs in the country are urged to use the 1Malaysia Internet Centre (Pi1M) in the transforming local products in the tandem with the rapid development of the information technology currently that taking the place.  Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Digital and Ecosystem Sector

Buy Monthly Parking Pass To Avoid DBKL Compounds

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 – Residents, including those staying at shophouses who do not have special parking facilities in the federal capital, are advised to purchase Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)’s monthly parking passes to prevent their vehicles from being compounded for exceeding the parking time. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku

‘No Response Yet On Penang PPR’

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 3 – The Penang government has yet to receive a response from the federal government for an application to have more People’s Housing Project (PPR) to be built in the state. Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said a letter dated April 20 on

Legal Companion Service For Child Sexual Crime Victims

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 – The provision of a legal companion service for sexual misconduct victims is among the new concepts introduced in the Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Act 26), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. dShe said the service would be given specifically to the

Love Our Country, Keep It Clean!

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 3 – In an effort to instil the patriotic spirit and environmental awareness for the upcoming 60th Merdeka celebrations, the Great Heart Charity Association and its partners will be organising the 2017 Great Heart Earth Warriors Day. Themed “Love our Country, Keep it Clean!”, the event will involve

Kamalanathan: 1,214 Schools To Implement Dual Language Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 – As many as 1,214 schools nationwide have opted to implement the Dual Language Programme (DLP) to date, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan. He said of the total, 394 were rural schools comprising 218 primary schools and 176 secondary schools. “In urban areas, the DLP has been adopted by 367

CAP: Imported Food Products Should Use BM Labels

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 3 – The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges authorities, especially the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KDPNKK) to ensure overseas food products are sold using labels in Bahasa Malaysia to ensure consumers get accurate information. CAP president, S.M. Mohamed Idris said a survey by the association found

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