MACC Proposes A Circular Suggestion To Improve Govt Agencies

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 27 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is proposing that a new circular be issued to government agencies on suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the commission in eliminating opportunities for corrupt practices. Its Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the circular would become the

World Sailing To Probe Israeli Visa Refusal In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 – World Sailing said Sunday it will investigate reports that two Israeli windsurfers and their coach have been refused visas to compete at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia, saying all international sailors should be allowed to compete. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin earlier

Strong Wind Expected To Continue Until Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 – Strong winds and choppy seas in the waters of Condore and Reef North are expected to continue until Wednesday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement here on Sunday that strong north-easterly winds with speeds of between 40 and 50 kmph and waves reaching up

Curfew In ESSZone Extended To Jan 12

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 27 – The Phase 33 curfew in the waters of the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which is supposed to end on Sunday, has been extended to Jan 12 (7pm-5am). Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the decision to extend the curfew order was to ensure the

Hamim Samuri: RM13.4 Million Allocated To Upgrade Pulau Payar

LANGKAWI, Dec 27 – The government has allocated RM13.4 million under the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (RMK11) to upgrade facilities in Pulau Payar, situated about 40km southwest of Langkawi. Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri said, the allocation was to upgrade facilities to preserve biodiversity and upgrade interesting places in

Zahir Mosque Turns 100 Years Old

ALOR SETAR, Dec 27 – On Oct 15, the Zahir Mosque was located in the heart of the city which had turned 100 years old and the anniversary celebration is scheduled on April next year. Surely, the mosque which is also the Royal Mosque has many uniqueness. Recalling the history of the mosque,

River Bank Areas To Be Developed With Economic Projects

BERA, Dec 27 – The Rural and Regional Development Ministry is prepared to collaborate with other government agencies to develop village areas along the country’s river banks with various economic projects. Its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, besides agriculture projects, tourism and fish breeding could also be developed to improve

MAHB: Flight Operations Running Normally At ISGIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 – Security at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) and the surrounding area remains at a high level following an explosion at the airport on Dec 23, says Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The airport operator said the safety and security of the airport perimeters were immediately

Woman Remanded For Insulting Police On Facebook

JOHOR BAHARU, Dec 26 – A woman was arrested early Friday in Kluang and then remanded for maligning the police through Facebook. Kluang district police chief, ACP Mohamad Laham said the 44-year-old woman, a trader, was arrested at a house in Taman Seri Impian at 12.05 am. “The arrest was made because

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