TH Hoping For 10,000 Additional Places For Haj This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 7 –Tabung Haji (TH) hopes to receive an additional 10,000 haj pilgrims for this year’s quota compared to only 5,000 extra places last year. Its chairman Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said TH would seek the assistance of the Prime Minister’s Office to send an application to the King of Saudi Arabia. “Normally a

Budiman: Representing Two Constituencies Not An Issue

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SUNGAI BESAR, Jun 6 – Sungai Panjang state assemblyman Budiman Mohd Zohdi has called on all quarters not to use the Barisan Nasional Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election candidate as an issue. He said an elected representative wearing two hats – as state assemblyman and Member of Parliament – is normal in politics and

No Agenda In Backing Amanah, Says DAP

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 6 – The DAP backs Parti Amanah Negara in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections because Amanah is its partner, along with PKR, in the Pakatan Harapan pact, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. He said DAP did not have any agenda in supporting Amanah.  He said it

Penang Gerakan To Hold Public Debate With YB Lim Hock Seng

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 6 – Penang Gerakan Youth Legal and Public Complaints Bureau Cheif, Jason Loo Jieh Sheng will organise a public debate on the proposed of RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project on this Saturday, and State Works, Utility and Transport committee chairman Lim Hock Seng will be invited to to the debate.

Muslims In Malaysia Observe Fasting Month Beginning Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 5 – Muslims throughout the country will observe the fasting month beginning tomorrow. The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad when making the announcement, said the date for the beginning of fast for states throughout Malaysia had been set for Monday, June 6, 2016 according to the decree

14,150 SPM Resit Candidates For Examination On June 13

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 5 – A total of 14,150 registered candidates will be sitting for the 2016 Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) repeat written examination which will be held from June 13 to 15. In a statement here today, the education ministry said 232 examination centres would be open nationwide and 1,756 officers

Singer Gary Chaw Is Sabah Tourism Ambassador

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KOTA KINABALU, Jun 5 – Local-born singer Gary Chaw has been appointed Sabah tourism ambassador. Sabah Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Pang Yuk Ming made the announcement at a welcome dinner he hosted for the singer at a hotel last night. Chaw, 37, a singer-cum-songwriter based in Taiwan will

Japanese Man, 96, Becomes World’s Oldest College Graduate

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TOKYO, Jun 5 – A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world’s oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts. Spritely senior Shigemi Hirata received his Guinness World Records certificate on Friday after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree

Apple Users Experience Services Outage

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 5 – An array of Apple services including the App Store and Apple TV were knocked offline for several hours on Thursday due to an unexplained technical glitch. An official Apple status webpage confirmed the outage, which appeared to have started shortly before 1300 local time (2000 GMT).

Four Perish In Heli Crash At Papua, Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Jun 4 – Four people were killed when a Bell 206 helicopter crashed in the district of Nabire, in the Papua province of eastern Indonesia. According to online media reports, in the 8.15am crash, the helicopter belonging to PT Amur had lost contact with the control tower in Bayabiru, a

Govt Yet To Decide Aidilfitri Incentive For Civil Servants

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PASIR PUTEH, Jun 4 – The government has yet to decide on the incentive for civil servants and government retirees for the coming Aidilfitri, said Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah today. He said the government has to look into various aspects, including its financial situation, before making its

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