KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received a courtesy call from Singapore’s Minister of Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Parliament building here, Monday. In the meeting which began around noon, Ng was accompanied by Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vanu Gopala Menon.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 – 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has prepaid in full and in advance of the repayment date a RM2 billion facility from Marstan Investments NV. This facility was entered into in February 2015 and proceeds were used to repay RM2 billion of debt owing to a syndicate of
MELAKA, April 18 – More than 20,000 people attended the talk by famed Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka here Sunday night. Since he arrived in the country on April 9, the religious scholar from India has held four talks in Terengganu and one in Kuala Lumpur.
SEBUYAU, April 18 – Projects to upgrade six more old and dilapidated schools in Sarawak is expected to be completed in May, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said the project under the National Blue Ocean Strategy-Program Inisiatif Libat Sama (NBOS-PILS) was now 30 per cent complete. “We reckon work
KANGAR, April 18 – Cloud Seeding Operations (CSO) conducted at 12 locations in five states in the peninsula on Saturday, managed to produce rain in two areas, namely Beris (Kedah) and Padang Besar (Perlis). Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said 10 dams namely Muda, Pedu and
GEORGE TOWN, Apr 17 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had flag off the 4th Penang International Triathlon and Duathlon 2016 (PgiTD) which happen at Pantai Jubilee, Teluk Bahang this morning. While, SPONSOR sports drink which is the world’s No. 1 selling energy drink is the main sponsor for this event.
GEORGE TOWN, Apr 17 – Penang Fashion Week with the theme of Street Vogue which happening at Gurney Paragon yesterday evening with 15 local and international Asia Most Talented Designers. The gala night was began with an opening dance by Euphoria Penang. Present were Penang State EXCO for Tourism Development, YB Danny
NARATHIWAT, April 17 – The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) plans to sell controlled items in Malaysia to the Thai market to curb smuggling activities from continuing, said its Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin. “Over the years, a wide range of subsidised goods such as cooking oil and
GEORGE TOWN, April 17 – A baby girl, with her umbilical cord still intact, was found in front of an ironmonger’s shop at Lorong Perak, here Sunday. Northeast District Police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said they received a call from the public at 8.10am informing them that a baby was
LARUT, April 17 – Social media users must be ethical and stop spreading lies or hurl baseless accusations against others including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said Information Department director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman. He said there were certain parties with vested interests who used social media unethically
ALOR SETAR, April 17 – The water in Beris Dam, Kedah, is now at the critical level and can only last for 30 days, while at the Muda Dam, Muda dam has reached the alert level and can last for 50 days. Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah
BETONG , April 17 – All parties must respect the Sarawak government’s entry ban on certain individuals as they may threaten peace and harmony in the state, said Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the state had the right to impose the entry ban as
IPOH, April 17 – All quarters should accept the fact and the explanation given by the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on the RM2.6 billion political fund as the final full stop to the issue, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. He said apart from accepting
NIBONG TEBAL, April 17 – Fire destroyed a section of a factory producing egg trays in Jalan Dato Keramat here today, causing loss estimated at over RM1 million. Penang Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Nafis Ariff Abdullah said no one was injured in the fire which occurred at about
IPOH, April 17 – The installation of the Automated Enforcement System (ARS) cameras should not be politicised as it is an effort by the government to reduce road accidents, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said implementation of the system was not aimed to penalise, but
PUTRAJAYA, April 17 – Eleven of the 18 Malaysian students who were affected by the earthquake which struck Kumamoto prefecture in Japan had arrived in Fukuoka. A statement issued by Wisma Putra said the remaining seven students are still at their respective evacuation centres and awaiting further instruction from the authorities.
PUTRAJAYA, April 17 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission had advised all quarters to stop issuing any statement pertaining to the issue on the purchase of a bungalow by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. In a statement here today, MACC said it was to avoid confusing the public as investigation on
TOKYO, Apr 17 – Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan’s Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centers. At least 32 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to Kumamoto Prefecture’s disaster management office.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 – After the conversion to Islam of a Christian teenager by international preacher Dr Zakir Naik in Kemaman last Thursday, another four non-Muslims recited the syahadah (declaration of the Islamic faith) Saturday night. One of them was 23-year-old Hurender Bal Singh, from India, who made the decision
ECUADOR, Apr 17 – A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles, or 14 kilometers, north-northwest of Pedernales, Ecuador killing at least 28 people. The massive quake struck at about 6:58 p.m. local time Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake’s epicenter was just under 100 miles (about