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

TPPA: Tackle Inflow Of Foreign Workers First

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 – The issue concerning inflow of foreign workers in the country should be tackled first, before the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is signed, to prevent it from becoming worse. ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council secretary-general Mohamed Shafie BP Mammal said under the agreement, more job opportunities would

PM Advises Against Raising People’s Anxiety Over Security

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak advised the people against engaging in speculation or disseminating information that can raise public anxiety over national security. He said the security agencies had been instructed to step up efforts to check terrorist threats in the country following militant attacks

USM Opens Applications For Undergraduate Programmes

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 19 – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has opened the application process for its Bachelor’s Degree programmes for the 2016/2017 session. USM, in a statement here Monday, said the applications for both its full-time and long distance learning programmes could be made online. Applications for Long Distance Learning Programme

Penang Government Urged To State Stand On TPPA

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 19 – The Penang DAP led government is urged to state their stand on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTPA), said Penang Federal Action Council chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman. He said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, as the federal government representative, was in Penang

Police Nab ‘High Profile’ Drug Trafficker

JOHOR BAHARU, Jan 19 – Johor police nabbed a suspect believed to be actively involved in drug trafficking activities in Johor Baharu and Singapore and seized assets worth more than half a million Ringgit on Saturday (Jan 16). Johor Baharu Selatan police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh said the suspect, in his 30s,

Launching Ceremony Of My Fin My Life Campaign 2016

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 18 – The Penang government is collaborating with non-governmental organisation, World Wide Fund (WWF) Malaysia launched the “My Fin My Life” campaign at First Avenue Mall today to reduce shark fin consumption and promote sustainable seafood.The campaign was launched by state Welfare, Caring Community and Environment Committee chairman, Phee

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