KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 – The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) supports the Kelantan government’s move to table amendments to Act 355 through a private member’s bill to expand the jurisdiction of Syariah courts to pass sentences. Its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha, said the move had been the cause fought
BANGKOK, April 24 – The Thailand government is increasing its investment budget for next year, seeing it as a key engine to boost the country’s economy. The government investment budget has been increased to 20 per cent of the total budget or 540 billion baht for the 2016 fiscal year from
PUTRAJAYA, April 24 – All hotels and restaurants must display notices on service charge at their entrance door according to the format gazetted in the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Marking of Service Charge for Hotel and Restaurants) Order 2015 beginning May 1. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry secretary-general Datuk
BANDUNG, April 24 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia will continue to play its roles in assisting members of the South South Cooperation (SSC) in various fields especially in technical areas. He said the country’s major contributions were in training under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP),
IPOH, April 24 – Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam has advised the public not to listen to rumours relating to the government’s proposal to separate the functions of the pharmacy and clinic. He said his ministry was still discussing the matter and any speculation regarding the issue was not correct.
PERMATANG PAUH, April 25 – Nomination Day was held at IKBN Bukit Mertajam this morning 8:00am. Both candidates reached at IKBN Bukit Mertajam this morning 8:45am. Suhaimi walked in with Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyddin Yassin, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Khairy and Teng Chang Yeow.
BEIJING, April 24 – China will lift the retail prices for petrol by 300 yuan (US$49) per tonne and diesel by 285 yuan per tonne, effective Saturday. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said today that with the increase, the third this year, petrol and diesel prices would rise by
BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 24 – About 400 media representatives from within and outside the country are covering the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary by-election scheduled for May 7. The figure was based on the number of media representatives who had registered with the Information Department so far, said Information Department director-general Datuk Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 – There will be a traffic diversion for vehicles from Shah Alam, Damansara and Petaling Jaya on the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) towards the Jalan Duta Toll Plaza starting Monday (April 27) until April 29. In a statement from Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad (PLUS) on Thursday,
PERMATANG PAUH, April 25 – PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had toned down the threat of internal sabotage among Pakatan Rakyat allies in the Permatang Pauh by-election. When asked by reporters whether there were any attempt to sabotage her campaigns, she said: “Tak, alhamdulillah (No, thank God).”
GEORGETOWN, April 25 – In tune with the mall’s celebration of Green Gratitude month, Straits Quay Retail Marina organised Think Green Go Green, in collaboration with Penang Green Council (PGC), today. The event marks the highlight of the two month celebration, Green Gratitude. Aimed to create awareness among Penangites, YB Chow
BANDUNG, April 24 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday participated in the Historical Walk, the highlight of the 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration (AACC) and 10th Asian African Strategic Partnership, held here. Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were at the frontline together with Indonesian President Joko
GEORGETOWN, April 24 – As dance enthusiasts from around the world celebrate the World Dance Day, this marks another milestone in Penang’s cultural dance development with the official launch of Pertubuhan Tarian Euphoria Pulau Pinang at St. Jo’s, Gurney Paragon Mall. Led by Aida Redza, a professional artist who possesses vast
GEORGETOWN, April 24 – Penang’s Pakatan Rakyat-led (PR) government will cost Penang additional money this year because of added expenses to state infrastructure works after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and this also would be the first supplementary budget to be tabled under his rule, Lim Guan Eng said today.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced today that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members will retain their right to withdraw their savings at the age of 55. He said the EPF would ensure that any new enhancement would only apply to new contributions if
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he does not feel lonely when so many respected international bodies, individuals and institutions have confirmed their belief in Malaysia’s success. These bodies have also honoured Malaysia by rating it so highly. “I dont feel lonely at all.
BANDUNG, April 23 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here Thursday for a two-day working visit to attend the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Asia-Africa Conference and 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership. The special aircraft carrying Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor
PUTRAJAYA, April 23 – The government has decided that the hotel and restaurant industry can impose service charge as practised previously, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad. However, he said only hotels or restaurants with collective agreements (CA) with workers unions or as
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – The two-day 26th ASEAN Summit, which kicks off here this Sunday (April 26), will focus among others on the progress made towards establishing the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015 and charting the next course to propel the regional grouping to greater heights. The
KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 – The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members’ consultation exercise announced on Monday has received encouraging response. In a statement in Kuala Lumpur, the EPF said more than 30,000 had provided their feedback as at 1 pm on Wednesday, in an online survey via myEPF website (www.kwsp.gov.my). The