Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 Tabled In Dewan Rakyat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 27 – The Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 which, among others, aims to ensure underage victims of sexual violence have access to legal advice was tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat  today. The bill tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said will include the term ‘legal companion’ services

UK Parliamentarians Visit Malacca State Legislative Assembly

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MALLACA, Jul 27 – A delegation of four parliamentarians from the United Kingdom visited the Malacca State Legislative Assembly at Seri Negri complex, Ayer Keroh here, today. The arrival of Baroness Northover from the House of Lords and three members from the House of Commons, namely Sir David Amess, John Whittingdale

DPM: Tackle Personnel Integrity Issue At Entry Points

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 27 – The issue of the integrity of officers and personnel at all national entry points should be handled appropriately so as not to jeopardise the image and create a prejudice against the government’s enforcement efforts, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home

Nancy: Over 50% Taxi Passengers Use E-hailing Apps

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – More than 50% of taxi users use the smart phones or e-hailing applications to get taxi service, said Minister in the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. However, she said, only 14% of taxi drivers used the same service to obtain passengers. Nancy said taxi drivers

RM5.7 Billion Unclaimed Since 1977

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – A total of RM5.7 billion in unclaimed monies from 1977 till June 30 this year is still being kept by the Accountant-General’s Department, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the amount involved more than 55 million account records such

Translational Research Across Agencies, Discipline Nurture Academic Community

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 26 – Translational research across agencies and disciplines will nurture quality academic community, namely educators, researchers, institutional leaders, practitioners, academic support staff and students, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said Malaysia’s education ecosystem should strive to ensure that their teaching and learning, research and innovation

EU-Canada Air Passenger Data Deal Illegal

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LUXEMBOURG, Jul 26 – An EU-Canada deal to share air passenger data in a bid to fight terrorism cannot be passed in its present form as it would breach “fundamental” rights , the European Union’s top court said Wednesday. The deal which the European Union and Ottawa began negotiating in 2010 would

Petrol Prices Up By 6 Sen, Diesel Prices Up By 3 Sen

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 28 – The new retail price for petrol RON95 and RON97 will be increased by 6 sen per liter while diesel will increased by 3 sen per liter which will effective at midnight tonight. The new prices will come into effect on Thursday until Aug 2. The new price after Goods and Services Tax (GST),

UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

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LONDON, Jul 26 – Britain will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution, the government was set to announce later Wednesday. Enviroment minister Michael Gove is due to present the government’s keenly-awaited £3 billion (RM16 billion) air pollution plan,

Mumbai Building Collapse Death Toll Rises To 17

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MUMBAI, Jul 26 – Rescuers stepped up a desperate bid Wednesday to find victims buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in Mumbai as the death toll rose to 17. The disaster, which occurred in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning, was the latest to shine a spotlight on

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