31 Houses Damaged By Storm In Yan, Kedah

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ALOR STAR, Mar 8 – Thirty houses in several villages in Yan, near here were severely damaged following a storm this afternoon. The Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) officer for Yan district, Capt (PA) Norlizawati Ismail said the incident occurred about 5.15pm. destroying the structures of several houses while roofs had been

Govt Prepared To Consider Higher BR1M For Urban Poor

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 7 – The government is prepared to consider increasing the quantum of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) for the urban poor, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. He said the government was aware that the cost of living in the town was higher than in the rural areas. “InsyaAllah

SPM 2017 Results On March 15

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 6 – Some 443,883 candidates of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2017 can obtain their examination results on March 15.  The Education Ministry in a statement said today, out of the total, 386,331 were candidates from government schools, government aided schools and government aided religious schools; schools under government

Robert Kuok Thanks Malaysians For Defending Him

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PETALING JAYA, Mar 6 – Billionaire Robert Kuok, also known as the “Sugar King”, thanked Malaysians who spoke up against the attempts to besmirch his reputation and supporting him after he came under criticism following allegations published against him in an online portal. Kuok’s office said the three articles on the online

Five Nabbed In RM6.2m Drug Bust

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 – Police have seized various types of drugs worth RM6.2 million following the arrests of five people, including a woman, in the Klang Valley and Johor. Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the suspects, aged between 28 and 48, were picked

Johor MACC Nabs Two Rapid Officers For Graft

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JOHOR BARU, Mar 5 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has picked up two officers of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) complex suspected of soliciting and receiving bribes from a restaurant owner. The arrests were made at about 3pm at Rapid in Pengerang, a source said. The source said the

Scheduled Water Disruption In George Town On Saturday

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 5 – Consumers in areas from Jalan Sungai Dua to Jalan Pekaka 1 here will be affected by the 12-hour water supply disruption scheduled for Saturday.  Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Ir Jaseni Maidinsa said the disruption would begin at 9am

RoS Approves Application For Extension Of Umno Election

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 5 – The Registrar of Societies (RoS) today confirmed the approval of extension application to hold the 2017 Umno Supreme Council election. In a statement issued today, the RoS said this was in line with Clause 10.17 of Umno’s constitution, which allows the postponement of the election at the

‘When’s The Election?’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 – “When’s the election?” This question was posed as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak was leaving Parliament House after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, opened the first meeting of the sixth session of the 13th Parliament today. But the person who asked the question

Reezal Merican: 1MDB Closure, A Business Decision

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KEPALA BATAS, Mar 4 – Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican viewed the closure of the investment company, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as a business decision. Reezal Merican, who was a former member of the Public Accounts Committee said decisions made by the 1MDB board of directors, including its

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