‘Why Not Debate Transgender Issue?’

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 – Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has lambasted those who accused him of trying to attract public attention for wanting the transgender issue to be debated during the Umno General Assembly at the end of this month. He said the General Assembly held yearly was a platform for

OCBC Aims To Ride On Growing Services Sector

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd intends to ride on the growth wave of Penang’s services sector via the expansion of its premier banking offerings. Its chief executive officer Ong Eng Bin said while the manufacturing sector remains the state’s economic backbone, the bank had noted the emergence of sectors such as

SPAD Detained 97 Lorries On SILK Highway Since January

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 – The Land Public Transport Comission (SPAD) detained 97 lorries over various traffic offences in operations conducted on the SILK Highway linking Puchong and Kajang since January. SPAD in a statement here today said the operations were conducted following complaints lorries were posing safety risks to other

Removal Of Wreckage From Flight MH17 Starts In Ukraine

GRABOVE, Nov 16 – Work began Sunday to remove the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, four months after it was shot down claiming 298 lives. An AFP journalist saw workers from the emergency ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic begin cutting pieces of the

PTPTN Loan Cut Will Not Affect Borrowers Before Nov 1

LENGGONG, Nov 16 – The National Higher Education Fund Corporation’s (PTPTN) decision to cut its loan amount by five and 15 percent, will only affect approximately 200,000 students who receive the loan from Nov 1, 2014, PTPTN chairman Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said. As such, he said some 400,000 existing PTPTN borrowers,

Penang UMNO Denies Door Tax Increase

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 16 – Penang UMNO denied if the Penang state government’s intention to continue to raise taxes in this country. Umno liaison chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, said the increase would burden the people as a whole because of the need to pay high taxes due to the

Johor Prepared To Handle Ebola Cases

NUSAJAYA, Nov 16 – Government hospitals in Johor are prepared to treat and have quarantine procedures to suspected Ebola cases here. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said medical officers in the state are also competent in treating Ebola-related symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, vomiting,

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