KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – Opposition Member of Parliament Hee Loy Sian (PKR-Petaling Jaya Selatan) will be withrawing his vote of no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to make way for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to table the same motion. He said there
PETALING JAYA, Oct 21 – Malaysia will be sending a second mission to help put out forest fires in southern Sumatra, Indonesia which have continued to spread despite efforts to extinguish the flames. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said the decision to despatch the second team
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – The Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday that Malaysia wants Myanmar to play a big role and take concrete action in resolving the Rohingya issue. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said although Malaysia believed in non-interference, the Rohingya issue was serious and must be addressed together.
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 – Ten flights were called off in Penang due to worsening haze condition on 4pm today. Penang International Airport senior manager Ariff Jaafar said there were eight Firefly flights bound for Penang from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang were also cancelled due to low visibility. Meanwhile,
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – Schools in ten State will be closed tomorrow as Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Perlis, Bentong in Pahang, as well as Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman and Betong. This is according to a statement by the Education Ministry today based on Air Pollutant
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 – Schools in Penang are been ordered to cancel their afternoon session today due to the worsening haze. The announcement was made in this afternoon by the State Education Department deputy director Yeoh Kok Kheng after the Air Pollutant Index (API) had reached unhealthy levels. Yeoh said that the
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – As of 2 pm today, Shah Alam was recorded ‘very unhealthy’ Air Pollution Index (API) readings on 225. Meanwhile, 31 areas throughout the country still had ‘unhealthy’ Air Pollution Index (API) readings. According to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) portal, Port Klang recorded the highest reading at 198, followed by Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Hasan Ariffindoes hold a press conference at the Parliament Lobby here on Tuesday said PAC don’t not have any power to expel any of its members which also including Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament, Tony Pua. “There was no agenda to
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Tuesday that hobbyist drone operators will soon need to register their devices with the federal government. He said a task force was made up of government officials and industry representatives expects to establish a framework for a national drone registry by mid-November, with some
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has proposed the setting up of seven independent living centres for the disabled to be included in the 2016 Budget. Its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the need for such centres was deemed vital as an avenue
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – A total of 28 areas on several states are recorded an unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) as at 11 pm on Wednesday. According to the Department of Environment, the unhealthy areas were in Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sarawak, Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan. However,
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – Subang Member of Parliament (MP) R. Sivarasa was charged in the Sessions Court here on Tuesday with uttering seditious words during the #KitaLawan rally in the city last March. However, Sivarasa had also pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charge was read by the court’s
PETALING JAYA, Oct 21 – Schools term was set on Jan 4 next year to reopen the school in all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu due to they will open a day earlier. According to the Education Ministry website, there will be 215 school days and 71 holidays. School heads can apply
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – The High Court had been ordered Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad to pay RM200,000 in damages to former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a defamation suit which the court ruled in his favour two years ago. The suit was over two articles published by Utusan on Anwar’s
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 – Education Ministry today had been announced that there were a total of 2,528 schools in the areas of the several state with the air quality comes under the unhealthy category as per the Air Pollutants Index (API) have been ordered to close on tomorrow as well. The ministry
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has advised the public with health problems to get immediately medical treatment following the current severe haze. He said the haze is quite severe in several areas on Monday while, the children, the elderly and asthma patients must take precautionary steps. He said in
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is confident the appointment of a new Public Accounts Committee chairman will help to speed up resolution of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue. He believes that the new PAC chairman and other committee members would discharge their responsibilities effectively.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – The High Court has referred former Batu Kawan UMNO division vice chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang Wen Chieh’s case to the Federal Court on Monday to determine whether the charges they faced are triable under the Security Offences (Special Measures)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – Rompin Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Hasan Arifin was selected as the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after a motion was passed in Parliament on Monday afternoon. His selection was valid after it was agreed by the majority members of the Dewan Rakyat following
Parliament: PDRM With International Intelligence Agencies’ Cooperation Detained 132 Terrorism Suspects
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) with cooperation from international intelligence agencies detained 132 individuals suspected of associating with elements of terrorism including IS militants. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said action was taken against 22 of them under the Crime Prevention Act 1959.