Turnout At Chempaka By-Election Estimated At 55%

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KELANTAN, March 22 – An EC spokesman said the actual turnout would be announced after the vote-tallying process at Dewan Bitara Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM), Pengkalan Chepa, which include figures for postal and early votes. The Chempaka by-election is a five-cornered contest among a PAS candidate, Ahmad Fathan Mahmood alias

Make A Stand Now On Hudud, Musa Hitam Tells Umno

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 – Umno should make a stand now on PAS’s hudud and not pretend to be surprised with the Islamist party’s push for the implementation of the Islamic criminal law in Kelantan, says Tun Musa Hitam. The former deputy prime minister said hudud is not suitable for a

Tian Chua Freed Without Bail

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 –  PKR vice-president Tian Chua has been released from the Dang Wangi police station today. A brief press statement from the party’s communication wing said the Batu member of parliament was also released without any bail. “The magistrate has rejected the police’s request to extend PKR vice-president Tian Chua’s

Video Criticising Hudud Goes Viral

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – A video by BFM Kupas a channel by business radio station BFM89.9 that appeared to poke fun at PAS’ hudud implementation plan in Kelantan is being shared on social media. The video, being shared on various Facebook pages, has however been labelled “private” on BFM Kupas’ YouTube

PR Organised Rally Against The IGP

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 –  Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will be holding two protests today demanding the resignation of the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. The protests will kick-off with PR’s weekly KitaLawan rally at the Sogo shopping complex at 4pm today while later at 8pm tonight, the second

Putrajaya, Selangor Officers To Meet Monday On Water Deal

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 – An officers-level meeting will be held on Monday to discuss solutions to the stalled Selangor water restructuring deal between the state government and Putrajaya, Mohamed Azmin Ali said today. The Selangor menteri besar said that after receiving a letter from the Energy, Water and Green Technology

Gerakan Chief Says BN To Declare Hudud Stand Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 ― Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong confirmed today that Barisan Nasional (BN) member parties will soon release a joint statement declaring their position on hudud, following a report claiming that most of the pact’s partners are opposed to the Islamic penal code. In a press conference

Don’t Hide Behind The Free Speech

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 –  The right of free speech should not be used to legitimise seditious statements, says the nation’s top cop. National news agency Bernama quoted Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as saying that despite the numerous police warnings on the matter some still persisted on

Water Cuts In 20 Areas In Klang, Shah Alam

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – A total 20 areas involving 65,796 homes in Klang and Shah Alam are expected to experience water disruption and low-pressure water flow because of a leaky pipe. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) in a statement said the disruption was due to a leakage involving a 1700mm

1MDB May Scrap Energy IPO

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – Troubled 1Malaysia Development Bhd may call off the much bandied about and long-delayed initial public offering (IPO) of its energy assets and instead divest the entire portfolio of 16 power and desalination plants to tackle its hefty debt woes, the Business Times reported, citing unnamed

Malaysia Can Achieve High Income Status By 2020 Says IMF

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – Malaysia’s target of achieving high income status by 2020 with GDP per capita rising to about US$15,000 (RM55,695) is within reach, said the International Monetary Fund’s first deputy managing director David Lipton. During his keynote address at a dinner organised by Bank Negara Malaysia in conjunction

FIFA Begins Meeting To Decide 2022 World Cup Dates

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ZURICH, March 20 – FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting on Thursday where they were expected to decide the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending a saga that has lasted for more than four years. The committee is expected to ratify a recommendation from a FIFA task force

Penang World Music Festival 2015 Launching

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GEORGETOWN, March 19 – A very warm welcome everyone to the Launching of Penang World Music Festival 2015. The Penang World Music Festival (PWMF) 2015 will be returning on the 11th & 12th of April 2015. The festival had been organised by the Penang State Tourism since 2012. For the very

Taxi And Express Bus Fares To Increase

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 – The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has announced new rates for taxi and express bus fares. The base rate for both Klang Valley and Penang budget taxis remains unchanged at RM3. However, for Teksi1M the base rate goes up from RM3 to RM4. Distance fares for budget

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