PM Launches Bumiputera Education Tour 2018

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched a convoy of 100 youth and student leaders who will seek out 200,000 bumiputera SPM leavers in the country and assist them to pursue their studies at tertiary institutions and skills institutes. The ‘Jelajah Pendidikan Bumiputera 2018’ (Bumiputera

Ministry Opens Tender To Pick English Textbooks

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 – The Education Ministry has opened a tender for English textbooks conforming to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) guide and having local content, said Deputy Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon. Chong said this was to replace two imported textbooks, ‘Super Mind’ and ‘Pulse 2’,

EC: RM400m To Conduct GE14

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 14 – An estimated RM400 million is needed to conduct the 14th General Election (GE14), according to the Election Commission. Its chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said the expenditure included rental costs, procurement of equipment, payment of allowances and honorarium. “All nomination centres, polling centres and counting centres have

Professor Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

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LONDON, Mar 14 – Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement on Wednesday confirming his death at his home in Cambridge. “We are deeply saddened that our

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

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