Drop In Number Of Flood Evacuees In Malacca

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MALACCA, Aug 12 – The number of flood victims in Malacca dropped to 311 as of 12.30pm compared to 512 this morning. Malacca Civil Defence Force director Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said all the victims from the 80 families were still housed in seven flood relief centres in Malacca Tengah, Jasin

Najib: Federal Govt Does Not Abuse Opposition-Run States

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JELI, Aug 12 – The federal government under the Barisan Nasional (BN) has never abused opposition-ruled states, especially Kelantan, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said as prime minister and head of government, he could not harbour vengeance although the BN failed to rule in the states in question.

Noh: KPKT Plans To Build PPR Homes For M40 Group

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 12 – The urban wellbeing, housing and local government ministry (KPKT) is planning to introduce homes under the People’s Housing Project (PPR) to cater to the needs of the middle income group (M40). Minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar said at the moment, the PPR had only been targeted for the

Perseids Meteor Shower On Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 – The highlight of the Perseids meteor shower will be visible in the sky about 1am this Sunday. The National Space Agency (Angkasa) in a statement today said Malaysians would be able to see between 60 and 100 meteors an hour or up to 150 meteors per hour for

Presidential Press Passes For Bloggers In Philippines

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MANILA, Aug 10 – Bloggers and other social media “influencers” who have more than 5,000 followers will be eligible for official press passes to cover Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, his aides said Thursday. The announcement caused a stir with some journalists in traditional media, amid a debate in which pro-Duterte bloggers have

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Quits Amid Bond Scam Probe

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COLOMBO, Aug 10 – Sri Lanka’s foreign minister resigned Thursday after being linked to a controversial financial trader under investigation for allegedly causing millions of dollars of losses to the island’s coffers. Ravi Karunanayake, 54, stepped down from cabinet amid questioning over his connection to an insider trading scandal at Sri Lanka’s

Tourism A Major Casualty Of China Quake

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JIUZHAIGOU, Aug 10 – Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. Twenty people were killed by Tuesday’s 6.5-magnitude quake in Sichuan province, a comparatively low toll – thanks

Chow: Drainage Collection By MPSP Not Misappropriated

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 10 – The drainage contribution collected by the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) under the “Wang Amanah Saliran Negeri Pulau Pinang” is not misappropriated for other purpose, but spent to overcome flooding in Penang, State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said.

Retiree Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

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IPOH, Aug 10 – A former officer at the Perak Mineral and Geoscience Department pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to corruption. R.Thangavelu, 61, who was then with the department’s Technical Service Division, was alleged to have accepted RM300 without consideration from one Mohamad Imran Abdullah, whom he knew

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