Sarawak CM Denies Meeting Zahid Over GPS’ Formation

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KUCHING, Jun 21 – Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg denied that he ever had any meeting with former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to discuss the formation of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information chief Datuk Idris Bujang said

Penang Govt To Monitor, Supervise State’s PR1MA Project

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 21 – On behalf of the Federal agency, the Penang Government can now monitor and supervise the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Project (PR1MA) in the state. State local government, housing, urban and rural planning committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the PR1MA project in the state was long overdue

Broadband Rate To Drop By 25 Per Cent By Year-End

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 20 – The price of broadband in Malaysia is expected to fall by at least 25 per cent by year-end, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. This followed the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) since June 8 this year, he told a

PAS Calls On Umno Members To Join Party

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KOTA BARU, Jun 20 – PAS is calling on UMNO members to join the party in its struggle to uphold Islam. Party vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said PAS’ door was always open to anyone who could accept the party’s policies. “We do not have any plan to draw UMNO

Vital For Government Officials To Master English

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – The declining standard of English in Malaysia has once again drawn public attention, this time after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said top government officials would have to take English competency tests. In announcing this on June 6, the prime minister said senior civil servants must have

Amirudin Shari Clocks In As Selangor MB Today

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 20 – Amirudin Shari started his official duty as the new Menteri Besar of Selangor today. He arrived at the state secretariat building at 7.50am before clocking in at the Menteri Besar office at 8.01am. On arrival, Amirudin who is also Sungai Tua state assemblyman was greeted by state

Penang Police Cripple Three Drug Syndicates

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 19 – Police crippled three drug smuggling syndicates and seized RM300,000 worth of the contraband in raids conducted at three locations in Penang over the past week. State police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the first raid was conducted at 12.45am on June 10, during which police arrested

Almost Perfect Case Against Najib, Says Dr M

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 – Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

Give Us Time To Fulfil Our Promises, Says Guan Eng

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CYBERJAYA, Jun 19 – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng hopes the people can give the government time, at least until the country’s financial situation improves, before fulfilling the promises made in its election manifesto. He said the current national financial situation is not good due to government debt of RM1 trillion. “We

Bersatu To Hold Annual General Assembly On Dec 16

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 – The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will convene its annual general assembly on Dec 16. Bersatu secretary general Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh said it would commence with the branch meeting from Sept 1 to Sept 15, and to be followed by the divisional conference from Sept

Azmin Presents Name Of New Selangor MB To Sultan

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 18 – Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today he had presented to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the name of the new mentri besar of the state for the Ruler’s consent. Mohamed Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, has to give

Alert On Strong Winds And Rough Seas

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 – The Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia) today issued an alert on strong Southwesterly winds of 40kph-50kph with waves up to 3.5m over the waters of Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Tuesday (June 19). Met Malaysia in a statement issued here today said the strong winds and rough

Muhyiddin: Immigration, Police To Be Revamped

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MUAR, Jun 17 – The Immigration Department and the Royal Malaysia Police will be revamped due to its ‘confusing’ structure, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the revamp would only be undertaken after he meets with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to give an explanation on

Khairy To Contest For Umno President

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 17 – As the Umno party election nomination closes this evening, Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin made a last minute dash to contest for the president post. Khairy announced through his Instagram site that he had uploaded his nomination form to join the fray for the number one post in the party. Earlier, the Rembau MP stated that he was only contesting for the

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