Road Closure For Thaipusam Procession In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Several roads in Penang to be closed for the progressively from 6am on Saturday to 6pm on Monday to make way for Thaipusam festival celebration here this weekend. About 1,500 police personnel will be working round the clock to ensure smooth celebration of Thaipusam festival. Penang deputy police chief

TPPA To Give Made-In-Malaysia Medical Devices Wider Access

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will provide wider market access for made-in-Malaysia medical devices into TPPA countries especially the US, with which Malaysia has no free trade agreement. “We believe the TPPA will enable medical device manufacturers

El Nino To Affect Yield, Quality Of Rice

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 – The high temperatures due to the El Nino phenomenon currently sweeping the country is expected to affect the quality of rice produced, resulting in cracked and chalky rice grains, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry. In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said that the

Chong Wei Fought His Way Into Quarterfinals

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 21 – World No. 5 Dato’ Lee Chong Wei fought his way into the Grand Prix (GP) Gold Malaysia Masters quarterfinals after beating Derek Wong Zi Liang of Singapore at the Arena Spice, here, today.  He took 28 minutes to defeat his opponent 21-10, 21-10 in the third round match. Dato’ Lee Chong

Lawyer: PM Najib Denies Receiving RM42m Into His Bank Account

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – Prime Minister Najib Razak denied receiving RM42 million from SRC International into his personal bank account, said the lawyer for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday. Based on a written statement, Najib had previously admitted to receiving the funds, according to The Malaysian Insider. “SRC International is

Najib To Table Syariah Index Report On March 28

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 20 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will table the Malaysian Syariah Index report, which will determine the implementation of Islamic agenda and the level of syariah-compliance in certain fields in Malaysia, on March 28. Najib said the index was important and close to his heart as

Penang Govt Rebrands Low-cost And Medium-cost Housing

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 – The DAP-led Penang government announced on Tuesday about the rebranding of low-cost and medium-cost houses to affordable housing types A and B. With the rebranding, low-cost houses costing RM42,000 each will now be known as affordable housing type A and medium-cost houses priced at RM72,500, as affordable

1MDB Chairman Lodin Appears Before PAC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chairman Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday over the PAC inquiry into the government investment company. Lodin, who was appointed chairman of 1MDB on Oct 20, 2010, would continue with his testimony tomorrow before the committee

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