KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – Malaysia is dropping a plan for a high-speed rail link between its capital Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and will talk with its southern neighbour about the agreement to build it, Malaysia’s prime minister said in an interview published on Monday. Mahathir Mohamad, the 92-year-old who
ALOR SETAR, May 29 – Consumers are set to enjoy ‘double happiness’ with the drop in the price of vegetables of between five and 30% and the much-awaited implementation of the zero-rating of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) beginning June 1. A trader, Hafizah Zakaria, 24, said among the items
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said that he has been advised that it would be inappropriate to respond to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s questions regarding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) as the authorities have stated that investigations are ongoing. In a two paragraph statement today, the
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 – The government needs the people’s support to rebuild the country for a more secure future, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. In this regard, she said the people needed to be united and together with the government pursue a better future for the
TASEK GELUGOR, May 28 – Pakatan Harapan’s main priority is to fight corruption and abuse of power, and Amanah will only be making a stand on the Syariah Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill after holding internal consultations first, according to its president, Mohamad Sabu. “Will discuss it at Amanah’s next meeting and
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged the people to be critics of the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-ruled government’s performance. The PH de-facto chief said he would be with the community to monitor the government’s movements under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in ensuring that
PUTRAJAYA, May 27 – Traders nationwide are required to reduce the price of goods to correspond with the abolition of the 6% standard Goods and Services Tax (GST), starting June 1. Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said traders were also urged not to exploit the government’s intention to lower prices
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 – Sungai Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunus, who reportedly disappeared from Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital here a few hours after he was charged there on Friday, contacted his legal team today. The prosecution proceeding for Jamal, 48, charged with causing public nuisance when
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 – Several incidents such as the BOT attack on handphones that occurred on the May 9 election day as well as reports of directives issued such as the blocking of online portals on election night have caught the attention of Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 – The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) will be paid to recipients next month before the Aidilfitri celebration, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Through his official Twitter site today, he said the financial aid would be given a new name. He said further information on the aid would be
PUTRAJAYA, May 26 – The Transport Ministry and related departments and agencies are committed to empower the country’s land public transport sector. Minister Anthony Loke Siew Foo, who reported for his first day at the ministry last Tuesday, said various measures and mechanisms had and would be taken to strengthen the sector.
BUTTERWORTH, May 26 – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attributed the freedom he enjoyed today to the wisdom of the Malaysian people who wanted to see a change in the country. The PKR de facto leader said without the wisdom of the multi-racial people, it would be impossible to see a drastic change
Since the day Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the shocking revelation that Malaysia’s debt now stands at an alarming RM1 trillion, opposition parties have been asking for a clarification The RM1 trillion debt figure stood in stark contrast to the figure given by the former prime minister Najib
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Sungai Besar UMNO chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos is missing from the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital a few hours after he was charged there before Magistrate Raja Noor Adilla Raja Mahyaldin today. In the proceedings conducted at the Premier ward of the hospital at
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has asked the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to investigate financier Low Taek Jho and his family in relation to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the state fund at the heart of massive anti-corruption probe. Lim Guan Eng said in a tweet: “The
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – MyPPP maintains its stand that it will be a party independent of any coalition, including the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH), according to party president Tan Sri M. Kayveas. Speaking at a special press conference at Wisma MyPPP today, he said the party had no intention of joining
PUTRAJAYA, May 25 – The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal by Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament Maria Chin Abdullah over her legal challenge on her travel ban on grounds that the matter was academic. “We are of the view the matter has long been academic,” said Justice Datuk Umi
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Sungai Besar UMNO Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos was today charged with causing public nuisance over his alleged protest against smashing beer bottles in front of the Selangor State Secretary Building in Shah Alam last year during the proposed Better Beer Festival 2017.
PUTRAJAYA, May 25 – The Home Ministry today announced the appointment of Masyati Abang Ibrahim as the new director-general of the Registry of Societies (RoS) effective May 23. Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said in a statement that Masyati takes over from Surayati Ibrahim who was transferred to the
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – The police today revealed that 35 of the 72 bags seized at a luxury condominium in Jalan Raja Chulan here last Friday contained cash in 26 currencies equivalent to RM114 million. Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the 37