End Of The Road For ‘Kopi-o’ Licence

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PUTRAJAYA, May 25 – Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has instructed all driving institutes to list driving test charges in their receipt to avoid any hidden charges and corrupt practices to obtain ‘kopi-o’ licences and ‘lesen terbang’. The new minister said the measure that would take effect immediately, was to

Guan Eng Prepared To Be Sued By Arul Kanda

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PUTRAJAYA, May 25 – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is prepared to be sued by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president and chief executive officer (CEO), Arul Kanda Kandasamy on his allegedly unfair and inaccurate statement on the investment company. He, however, reminded the CEO that he was the only one who was

Investigators In MH17 Crash To Make Public Appeal

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BUNNIK, May 24 – Investigators will appeal to the public on Thursday to assist in their inquiries into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) nearly four years ago over eastern Ukraine. The airliner was shot down with a Russian-made missile on July 17, 2014, with 298 people onboard, two-thirds

Analysts: Dr M Spurs Hope For Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 – With the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in place, Malaysians are looking to the future with high hopes and a confidence that is rooted in the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Voters in Malaysia at the recent 14th General Election turned their backs on more

Cabinet Agrees Search For MH370 To End May 29

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PUTRAJAYA, May 24 – The Cabinet meeting today agreed that the search mission for missing Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 by Ocean Infinity, a US-based underwater exploration company, be terminated on May 29. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said after that date no further extension would be given to Ocean Infinity. “After May

Guan Eng: 1MDB Unable To Repay Debts

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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 – 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) directors have confirmed that the company is unable to repay its debts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said former 1MDB Chief Financial Officer, Azmi Tahir, had written in March to the Ministry of Finance to state that 1MDB would not be

114,128 New Voters Registered In First Quarter

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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 – The Election Commission (EC) has received 114,128 new voter registration applications from eligible citizens and 48,763 applications for change of electoral division from registered voters in the first quarter of 2018 (ST1/2018). The EC in a statement today said that the Supplementary Electoral Roll Bill (RDPT)

Abdul Azeez Confirms MACC ‘Visit’ To His Houses, Office

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 – Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim confirmed today that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers had “visited” his houses and office yesterday and that part of the RM500,000 they took was to finance a mission to Gaza, Palestine, that he had planned. Another portion

Jamal Remanded For Three Days

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 – Sungai Besar UMNO division head Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos was remanded for three days to help in the investigation on a case concerning firearms. Selangor Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the politician was remanded beginning today until Friday. He said the remand process

Cabinet Ministers Take 10 Per Cent Pay Cut

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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that the Cabinet ministers would take a 10 per cent pay cut with immediate effect. The decision to reduce the salary was made at the first meeting of the new Cabinet at Perdana Putra here, he said. “We are

Dr Mahathir Chairs First Cabinet Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet at Perdana Putra here. The meeting, which began at 9.25 am, was attended by all the 13 ministers led by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who were

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