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

PAS Can’t Stay In Pakatan, DAP MP Says

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 ― PAS cannot remain in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) after Kelantan passed the hudud amendment bill today as the Islamist party has “betrayed” the pact, DAP lawmaker Gobind Singh Deo said today. The DAP national legal bureau chairman said PAS Kelantan’s action was a deal breaker and that

Penang Water Tariffs Review Start On 1st April 2015

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GEORGETOWN, March 19 – The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) will implement a revised water tariff come Apr 1 to curb wastage. PBA chief executive officer Jaseni Maidinsa said the tariff review, announced last year, was needed to avoid a possible water rationing and to reduce excess consumption. This review is in line

Malaysian Open Loses Glamour Without Chong Wei

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PETALING JAYA, March 19 – Without the presence of Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is still under temporary suspension, the 2015 Malaysian Open Badminton Championships may lose its lacklustre and excitement.  Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Chong Wei is a legend of the

17 Tourists Killed As Gunmen Attack Tunisia Museum

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TUNIS, March 19 – Gunmen stormed Tunisia’s national museum, killing 17 tourists of various nationalities and two Tunisians on Wednesday (Mar 18) in an attack that raised fears for the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The brazen daylight assault sparked panic at the nearby parliament and the National Bardo Museum itself,

Lee Kuan Yew’s Condition Has Deteriorated Further

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 – Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s condition has deteriorated further, the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office said today. “He remains critically ill in the ICU,” it said in a one-paragraph statement. Yesterday, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reported that the elder Lee’s condition had worsened due

Pas Tables Hudud Bill At Kelantan State Assembly

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KOTA BARU, March 18 – Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob tabled the amendments to the Shariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993 at the state assembly meeting today. He proposed to amend the enactment shortly after 11am, after the assembly took a break. His proposal was seconded by deputy menteri besar Datuk

Anal Sex Between Married Couples Is A Crime In Kelantan

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KELANTAN, March 18 – The amendments to the Kelantan’s Shariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993 tabled today has dropped sex between lesbians, necrophilia and bestiality as crimes. But anal sex between married couples has been considered an offence whereas before the section in the enactment only covered offences between men or

Ku Li’s Speech A Too Little, Too late

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 – Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s speech criticising Putrajaya will have little to no impact on Barisan Nasional (BN) as none of his remarks was new and the ruling coalition is too set in its own ways, analysts said, hours after the Kelantan prince urged his colleagues to

Opening Of The New PMC Clinical Skills & Education Centre

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GEORGETOWN, 17 March – The Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng today officiated at the official opening ceremony of Penang Medical College’s new PMC Clinical Skills & Education Centre, next to Seberang Jaya General Hospital. As Penang MedicalCollege is jointly-owned bythe RoyalCollege of Surgeons in lreland (RCSI)and University

Nurul Izzah Freed On Police Bail

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KUALA LUMPUR, March17 – Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday for an alleged remark in the Dewan Rakyat, was released today on police bail, said her lawyer and Subang MP R. Sivarasa. “Nurul Izzah was released at 12.30 pm. We are not sure

Najib Launches LIMA’15

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LANGKAWI, March 17 – A new aerospace blueprint will chart the growth of Malaysia’s aerospace industry till 2030, announced Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today. In his opening speech at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition 2015 (Lima 2015), Najib said that the new blueprint is aimed at making

Malaysia Not Ready For GST, Ku Li Tells Putrajaya

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Putrajaya must defer its April 1 plan to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as Malaysians are not yet able to handle the added strain on their finances, senior Barisan Nasional MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today. The Gua Musang MP claimed that Putrajaya has

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