Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 Tabled In Dewan Rakyat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 27 – The Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 which, among others, aims to ensure underage victims of sexual violence have access to legal advice was tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat  today. The bill tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said will include the term ‘legal companion’ services

UK Parliamentarians Visit Malacca State Legislative Assembly

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MALLACA, Jul 27 – A delegation of four parliamentarians from the United Kingdom visited the Malacca State Legislative Assembly at Seri Negri complex, Ayer Keroh here, today. The arrival of Baroness Northover from the House of Lords and three members from the House of Commons, namely Sir David Amess, John Whittingdale

Nancy: Over 50% Taxi Passengers Use E-hailing Apps

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – More than 50% of taxi users use the smart phones or e-hailing applications to get taxi service, said Minister in the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. However, she said, only 14% of taxi drivers used the same service to obtain passengers. Nancy said taxi drivers

RM5.7 Billion Unclaimed Since 1977

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – A total of RM5.7 billion in unclaimed monies from 1977 till June 30 this year is still being kept by the Accountant-General’s Department, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the amount involved more than 55 million account records such

Translational Research Across Agencies, Discipline Nurture Academic Community

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 26 – Translational research across agencies and disciplines will nurture quality academic community, namely educators, researchers, institutional leaders, practitioners, academic support staff and students, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said Malaysia’s education ecosystem should strive to ensure that their teaching and learning, research and innovation

EU-Canada Air Passenger Data Deal Illegal

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LUXEMBOURG, Jul 26 – An EU-Canada deal to share air passenger data in a bid to fight terrorism cannot be passed in its present form as it would breach “fundamental” rights , the European Union’s top court said Wednesday. The deal which the European Union and Ottawa began negotiating in 2010 would

UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

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LONDON, Jul 26 – Britain will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution, the government was set to announce later Wednesday. Enviroment minister Michael Gove is due to present the government’s keenly-awaited £3 billion (RM16 billion) air pollution plan,

Mumbai Building Collapse Death Toll Rises To 17

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MUMBAI, Jul 26 – Rescuers stepped up a desperate bid Wednesday to find victims buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in Mumbai as the death toll rose to 17. The disaster, which occurred in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning, was the latest to shine a spotlight on

Moon Could Be Wetter Than Thought, Say Scientists

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THE Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. “We found the signature of the lunar interior water globally using satellite data,” Shuai Li, co-author of a study by

Trump Won’t Let Assad Get Away With ‘Horrible’ Crimes

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WASHINGTON, Jul 26 – US President Donald Trump accused Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing “horrible” crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks. Speaking at a White House press conference with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Trump also called the Lebanese

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