KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said English proficiency in Science and Mathematics is important to ensure that the country is not left behind in the latest scientific fields. He said without English language proficiency the country would fail to develop rapidly, especially in economic terms.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 – Malaysia and Russia have cemented an agreement to set up a Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (ESTC). The ESTC agreement provides for a bilateral mechanism to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. Russian Economic Development First Deputy Minister Elexei
HULU TERENGGANU, Nov 23 – The Hulu Terengganu parliamentary constituency has allocated RM750,000 to provide hearses for five mosques at five villages here. Its member of parliament, Datuk Jailani Johari, who is also communications and multimedia deputy minister, said the vans costing RM150,000 each were distributed for use by villagers for
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 22 – Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said there are seventy per cent of children with cancer in Malaysia recovered from the illness each year, thanks to the improved cancer treatment technology. He also attributed the rising cancer survival rate to government’s efforts in setting up a
JOHOR BAHARU, Nov 22 – Tourism Malaysia, together with PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) had launched the English version of the guidebook ‘Jom Singgah’ for the benefit of tourists who use their own transport to plan their journeys and activities at the Gelang Patah rest area (north-bound) in the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link here
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – United States President Barack Obama left Malaysia Sunday after attending ASEAN-related meetings here in conjunction with the 27th ASEAN Summit. His Air Force One plane took off from the Royal Malaysian Air Force Base in Subang on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur at 5.20 pm. Present
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – United States president Barack Obama said he had raised the interest of transparency, accountability and combating corruption to Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to despite the controversy involved with 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and a donation of USD700 million. However, Obama declined to comment on
KEPALA BATAS, Nov 22 – Penang PAS wants all its remaining 1,083 Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) members in the state to quit their posts. State PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusof said a notice to the effect would be issued soon and that all those involved must abide by it.
SINGAPORE, Nov 22 – Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed that there was a bomb threat concerning flight SQ001, which originated from San Francisco and arrived at Changi Airport on Sunday afternoon (Nov 22). In a media statement, SIA said that the matter was referred to the authorities. It said they regret
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – US President Barack Obama today said he would host the leaders of 10 South-east Asian nations next year as he rejected accusations that Middle East turmoil was distracting him from focusing on Asia. He said he had invited leaders from the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Closing out the final leg of his 9-day trip overseas, U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday said the United States and its allies would not relent in its fight to combat Islamic State extremists and would hunt down their leaders and cut off the group’s financing. “Destroying Islamic State
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – In an effort to make Malaysia a developed high-income country, the government is targetting 71 scientists to every 10,000 workers by 2020. Sciece, Technology and Innovation deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the ratio was crucial in producing scientists who could create new technologies
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 22 – Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Teng Chang Yeow urged the State Government to make public all agreements and conduct a full public consultation on ongoing reclamation projects if their terms are far better than the ones agreed upon by the previous administration. “It had been
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – The Dewan Rakyat sitting this week saw unity among the Barisan National (BN) members of parliament (MPs), especially with the government’s success in thwarting the opposition pact’s efforts to reject the 2016 Supply Bill. The BN MPs proved their loyalty by giving full support for the
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 22 – Malaysia is aggressively gearing towards developing and upgrading its hubs for cruise tourism, says Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz. Following that, he said the government had given its full support towards establishing the country as the main cruise tourism playground of the East.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – After a series of highly-charged meetings, ASEAN leaders and its dialogue partners unwound themselves to a spectacular performance and mouth-watering cuisines at a gala dinner hosted by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The leaders all donning colourful Malaysian-designed songket jackets (songket is a
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – The ‘ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together’ document to be inked by the ASEAN leaders at the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here Sunday charts the path for ASEAN community-building over the next 10 years. According to a senior ASEAN
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the establishment of the ASEAN Community by year-end will not only benefit its people but propel the region to be a more developed and integrated bloc. He said to realise the vision, various plans had been undertaken
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – United States President Barack Obama has commended Malaysia for opening its doors and supporting refugees and asylum seekers from the world’s various troubled spots. Obama, who is in town for ASEAN-related meetings, noted that Malaysia was currently home to some 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers. “I
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – The 10 leaders of ASEAN cemented a key convention in the Malaysian capital Saturday to demostrate their commitment in protecting victims of trafficking and combating trafficking in persons in the region. The signing ceremony of the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children