PWD To Intensify Monitoring Of Hill Slopes

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 22 – The Public Works Department (PWD) will intensify monitoring of hill slopes with risk of landslide as part of measures in facing the weather havoc brought by Typhoon Doksuri which is expected to bring heavy rain. State PWD director Ahmad Redza Ghulam Rasool said landslides had been reported

Malaysian Ports Remain Efficient, Says Liow

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 22 – Malaysian ports are among the most efficient in the world with the capability to meet the requirements of shipping lines at very competitive charges, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The country’s competitiveness, particularly Port Klang, remains unaffected despite the move by Ocean Alliance, led by

MIC AGM To Discuss Preparation For GE14

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 – The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) holds its 71st annual general meeting this weekend at the Putra World Trade Centre, and the hot topic is expected to be the Barisan Nasional party’s preparations for the next general election. MIC secretary-general Datuk A. Sakthivel advised the delegates to make

Trump’s Travel Ban To Expire On Sunday

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 – President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Based on the policy, US embassies or representatives in Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen should resume granting visas to their nationals planning to

Apply For Monsoon Season Aid By Sept 29

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 – A total of 279,000 rubber smalholders and tappers who have Rubber Transaction Authority Permit (PAT-G) cards are urged to apply for the Monsoon Season Aid (BMT) (Bantuan Musim Tengkujuh) no later than Sept 29. Malaysian Rubber Board (Research & Innovation) deputy director-general Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor said

Eight Underaged Youths Among 25 Held For Possessing Drugs

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Sept 21 – Eight underaged youths were among 25 individuals charged in the Bukit Mertajam Magistrate’s Court here today for possessing drugs. The individuals are Muhammad Firdaus Rosley, 18; Mohamad Akmal Shamsudin, 22; Amzar Fahim Rosli, 22; Muhammad Zulhaili Zafrullah Zulkifli, 21; Mohamad Azri Hisyam Mohd Ariff, 21; Mohammad Shaqirin

EPF’S Overseas Investments Show Positive Figures

SHAH ALAM, Sept 21 – The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) overseas investments have shown positive figures with contributors receiving high returns, said Finance Ministry Strategic Communications Director Datuk Lokman Noor Adam. He said the EPF’s achievements proved that it did not make unwise investments, instead it took into account the risk factor

Malaysia Airlines Confirms 25 Boeing 737 Orders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 – Malaysia Airlines reiterated that it has a firm order of 25 Boeing 737 aircraft with further decision to purchase additional aircraft which best suits its operational environment. The national-carrier said it would continue to carefully evaluate all options available to ensure the purchases make both business and

1,500 To Sign For Corruption-Free Pledge

ALOR STAR, Sept 21 – A total of 1,500 participants from the state’s government agencies and local councils will take and sign the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) in a ceremony at the Combating Corruption Together (Sehati Sejiwa Memerangi Rasuah) programme in Sungai Petani on Tuesday. Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Datuk

Grand Opening For Samsung Note8 In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 – Hundreds of Samsung fans gathered here at Pavilion KL today for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and the appearance of Korean celebrity, Song Ji-Hyo. Lines began as early as 7am. The first 100 customers to purchase the brand new Galaxy Note8 at the Pavilion (Kuala

EU Seeks Post-Brexit Powers Over Foreign Finance Firms

BRUSSELS, Sept 20 – The EU on Wednesday unveiled plans for sweeping new powers over foreign financial firms in Europe that would give the bloc strict oversight over the London financial hub after Brexit. The draft law, presented by European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis, is intended to toughen EU financial rules and

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