3,000 New Drug Addicts Detected In Penang Every Year

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BUTTERWORTH, Mar 14 – Three thousand new drug addicts are detected in Penang every year with 80% of them being youths below 20 years of age, according to Penang police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan. He said the statistics which had been obtained through urine tests conducted by the police and National Anti-Drug

Guan Eng Indicates Chow As Possible Successor

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 12 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has indicated that Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow will be the one to replace him if he was convicted of the corruption charges he faced. “We will fight till the end. We know they (Barisan Nasional) are targeting me. If

Shabery: RoS Request For PPBM Minutes Not Political

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JELEBU, Mar 11 – The request by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) asking Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to submit the minutes of the party meetings should not be seen as a political act. Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the RoS request was issued due to protests

80% 2018 BRIM Recipients Receive First Payment

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KUBANG PASU, Mar 11 – To date about 80% of this year’s 7.2 million 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) recipients have received the first phase of the payment, says Finance Deputy Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. He said the payment was made to the eligible recipients through their respective bank accounts beginning from Feb

Another Four PPBM Members Quit Party, Join Umno

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TAIPING, Mar 10 – Another four Larut Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) led by former Laurt PPBM divisional chief Mohd Radzi Ramli have quit the party and join Umno effective today.  “The party was only championing the interests of certain individuals and caused disunity among the committee members. I am the one

Lee Chong Wei Movie Hits Screen On March 15

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 10 – A biographical film on national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s life, ‘Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend’ will hit the cinemas on March 15.  Its director, Teng Bee, said the film, which took almost three years to complete, unfolded Chong Wei’s life journey, starting

Pakatan: Negotiations On Six Selangor Seats Ongoing

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SHAH ALAM, Mar 9 – Selangor Pakatan Harapan has yet to finalise the allocation of electoral state seats in the state because negotiations on six of the 56 seats are ongoing, according to the opposition pact’s election director Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar. He admitted that the four component parties were each

EC Targets 85% Voter Turnout

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 – The Election Commission has targeted an 85% voter turnout in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said this would only be achieved, however, with the support and cooperation of all quarters, particularly the media. The percentage of voter turnout would also

EC 100% Prepared For GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 8 – Election Commission (EC) workers nationwide are 100% ready to ensure that the 14th General Election (GE14) runs smoothly, says its chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. He said they were prepared in terms of workforce and logistics as well as in providing training and courses on the

Investigation Updates On MH370 To Be Released Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 8 – The Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) will release an interim statement pertaining to investigation updates involving the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 tomorrow, marking the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of the Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the

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