Four Godowns In Batu Maung Razed In Fire

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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

RM67m In AWAS Compounds Collected From 2015 To Jan

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – A total of RM67 million in compounds were collected through the implementation of the Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) from 2015 until Jan this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told. The Transport Ministry said this in a written reply to M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) who wanted

EC: Election Academy Branches To Be Increased

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The Election Commission (EC) will open more branches of the Election Academy at the zone or state levels to help the public understand better the functions of the EC and election-related matters. Its chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said the academy would no longer just

PAC Calls For More Allowance To Senior Citizens

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is proposing that the monthly allowance for senior citizens be increased in accordance with the rising cost of living. PAC chairman Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin said it was also recommending that the relevant ministry, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community

Salleh: Fake News Law Not To Silence Debate On 1MDB

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 – The allegation by some parties that the new fake news law is aimed at silencing debate regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is not true, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. Salleh said there was nothing to stop anyone from debating or talking

BMW Faces U.S. Class Action Lawsuit Over Emissions

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FRANKFURT, March 27 – German carmaker BMW faces a class-action lawsuit filed in a New Jersey court on Tuesday for alleged emissions cheating on diesel vehicles including its X5 and 330d models. “BMW’s representations were misleading for failure to disclose its emissions manipulations,” the suit, which was filed in the

Protest Mounts Over PM’s Plan To Redraw Electoral Map

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 – Hundreds protested today against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s plan to push through a controversial proposal to redraw electoral boundaries just months ahead of the 14th general election. The opposition and critics say Najib is trying to bulldoze through parliament changes to electoral boundaries

Facebook Introduces Local News Boost

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 – Facebook has announced local news boost internationally for people to connect to their communities about the issues that are closest to home. Earlier this year, Facebook announced a change in the US to prioritise local news, so people can see topics that have a direct impact

Uber Agrees To Sell Southeast Asia Business To Grab

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SINGAPORE, Mar 25 – Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what would be the U.S. company’s second retreat from Asia. The deal, which could be announced

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