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

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

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