Govt To Ensure Strong Policy Framework For Oil Palm Sector

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KAJANG, Jul 3 – The government will lay down a strong policy framework to further develop the oil palm industry and provide assistance, as well as a supporting environment, to ensure sustainable development alongside the industry’s competitiveness. Newly-appointed Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (pix) said the oil palm industry continued to

Ngeh Appointed Perak State Assembly Speaker

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IPOH, Jul 3 – Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has been appointed the Speaker at the First Meeting of the First Session of the 14th Perak State Assembly. The former chairman of Perak DAP was elected after obtaining 31 votes. He defeated two other candidates, PAS Perak deputy commissioner Mohd Misbahul

Indonesian Police Arrest Fugitive Jamal Yunos

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 – Indonesian police have arrested fugitive UMNO Sungai Besar Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, said Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. They arrested Jamal at 6.15 pm today and contacted the Malaysian police to coordinate his repatriation to the country, he said in

Zahid Has Finished Giving Statement On 1MDB To MACC

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 2 – UMNO President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi completed giving his statement on the 1Malaysia Berhad Development´s (1MDB) case to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for today after spending nine hours at its headquarters here. In a statement, Ahmad Zahid said the statement included the details

1MDB Task Force Freezes 408 Bank Accounts Involving RM1.1 Billion

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 2 – The 1MDB Special Task Force has frozen 408 bank accounts belonging to individuals, political parties and non-governmental organisations involving funds amounting to RM1.1 billion on June 26 and 29. In its statement issued here today, the Task Force said the 81 individuals and 55 organisations which had their bank accounts

Penang Government Proposes City Status For MPSP

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jul 2 – The Penang government intends to apply to the federal government to upgrade the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) to a city council. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government had earlier wanted to apply for MPSP to be upgraded together with the Penang Municipal

1MDB Probe: Najib’s Former Special Officer Freed On Bail

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 1 – The former special officer to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who was remanded since last Monday to assist in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation into the case related to 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), was released today. Magistrate Muhammad Bukhari Md Ruslan ordered the

UMNO Picks Ahmad Zahid As New President

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 30 – Bagan Datuk MP Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was elected as the new UMNO President for the 2018-2021 session today.  UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said Ahmad Zahid, who was previously the vice president discharging the duties of party president, won

Najib Questions Freezing Of Umno Accounts Over 1MDB Probe

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PEKAN, Jun 30 – Former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today questioned the Pakatan Harapan government’s freezing of numerous accounts allegedly traced to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), including Umno’s. The former prime minister said the authorities should have only frozen the accounts of individuals under investigation and not ‘target’

Relocation, Construction Of SJKC Were Objectively Studied

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 30 – The Education Ministry will implement the relocation of six National Type Chinese Schools (SJKC) approved by the previous government, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. He said the construction of 10 more 10 SJKCs which were approved by the previous government would be studied objectively subject to

Ku Li: Umno Will Be More Open And Democratic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 30 – Umno presidential candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said Umno would rise again as a stronger party if its grassroots members were prepared for cleansing and truly want change.  The 81-year-old veteran leader said the setbacks suffered by the party was not that bad but it needed a

Dr M: Najib To Be Prosecuted Soon

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JAKARTA, Jun 29 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will be charged in court soon, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir said the authorities were currently investigating and gathering strong evidence on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) as well as the murder case of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. “I

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