KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The issue of Malaysian participant Zaleha Kadir Olpin who was eliminated from the MasterChef UK programme recently, has caught the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak . In his Twitter account today, Najib sarcastically posted the comment: “Who eats crispy chicken for rendang? #MalaysianFood”.
GEORGE TOWN, Apr 3 – Some 145 schoolchildren turned ardent adventurers for a day as they rummaged around the Straits Green public park for green treasures during the third series of the Think Green Treasure Hunt. The cheer and laughter of the 10-member teams rang through the park as they strove to
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The work to dismantle and remove the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas, where toll collection had been abolished, was completed last Saturday, according to PLUS Malaysia Berhad. The final phase of the dismantling and removal of the structures was carried out after the main
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has questioned whether Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted to bring the country along the democratic path or otherwise. He said the former prime minister who was previously an autocrat and believed in a strong government to protect
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The ringgit strengthened further against the US dollar today on renewed buying interest for the local unit, said a dealer. At 9.07am, the local note stood at 3.8520/8560 against the US dollar from Friday’s close of 3.8620/8650. OANDA Head of Trading Asia-Pacific, Stephen Innes said the local unit
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – Shares on Bursa Malaysia were slightly higher in the early session today, as trader took cue from gains on Asian stocks. At 9.08am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was trading at 1,863.52, up 0.06 of-a-point from last Friday’s 1,863.46. The benchmark index opened 0.4
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd (HIBISCS; MYX: 5199) is pleased to announce that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd (SEA Hibiscus) has completed its acquisition of a 50% participating interest in the 2011 North Sabah Enhanced Oil Recovery Production Sharing Contract (North Sabah PSC
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The government will provide RM2.7 million in aid for the purchase of content and funding for the development of the country’s cartoon and animation industry. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said of the amount, RM2 million would be channelled to the Malaysian
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 – Police will be summoning the organisers of the illegal anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) rally which took place around the Sogo Shopping Complex here today. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah said police did not receive any application for a permit to stage the rally.
GEORGE TOWN, Apr 1 – Penang police recorded a statement from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today to assist investigations into the case where he allegedly tried to indoctrinate children with “hate politics” by poking fun at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a parody of the “ABC” song recently.
SEREMBAN, Mar 31 – The Chinese community’s support for the Barisan Nasional (BN) is increasingly positive and getting stronger, says MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon. He said the group was now aware that only the BN would be capable of providing them the best service, though the coalition
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 – A copy of the report on the review of the electoral boundaries, approved by the Dewan Rakyat on March 28 can be downloaded from the Election Commission (EC) official website, beginning today. In a statement today, EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said following
LABUAN, Mar 31 – Tourism Malaysia is confident that its forecast of 39% or 36 million visitor arrival and RM168 billion earnings in tourism receipts for 2020 is achievable with well-planned programmes and promotions. Its Visit Malaysia 2020 secretariat chief Datuk Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar said Malaysia was still among the
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 – The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, is seen capable of producing a generation with the first-class mentality. Malaysian Muslim Consumer Association (PPIM) chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said the bill could educate the public to share only true information, especially on
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 30 – The usage of e-book on driver education curriculum (KPP) at driving institutes will be fully implemented by 2020, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said in the transition period, driving students could choose to learn from physical book or online. Liow said e-book would be fully
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 – Abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be an easy task as it will require raising other taxes, reducing expenditure or run on a deficit, says World Bank Poverty and Equity Senior Economist Kenneth Simler. “You need to look at it as a whole picture
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 – The organisers of a protest held outside Parliament building last Wednesday have been urged to surrender themselves at the Dang Wangi police station for the police to record his/her statement. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah said the notice for them to appear at
JOHOR BARU, Mar 30 – Measures are being taken to replace the buildings of several police headquarters to ensure that all such premises are not more than 40 years old in 2021, according to Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said some of the buildings housing police
LABUAN, Mar 30 – The proposed Labuan-Menumbok Bridge linking the island to mainland Sabah is scheduled for completion in 2023, said Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli. The study on the method of implementing the project would be completed in Dec this year, he said, adding that the project would be implemented
GEORGE TOWN, Mar 30 – Four godowns near the Batu Maung Second Air Cargo Complex, near here were destroyed in a fire last night. Penang Fire and Rescue Department Director Saadon Moktar said the four godowns stored used items, light snacks, furniture and electrical goods. He said the department received a