MRT-SBK Line Service Will Start Charging Fares

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – The Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang (MRT-SBK) line service will start charging fares to commuters tomorrow. The service involves the first phase between Sungai Buloh-Semantan stations, involving 12 stations for a 21-km stretch, which opened on Dec 16 last year offering free fares, including shuttle buses for

M’sia To Discuss Road Charge With S’pore

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – The Malaysian government respects Singapore’s decision to introduce a road charge (RC) for all foreign registered cars beginning Feb 15. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia will discuss with Singapore on its decision to match Malaysia’s road charge of RM20 for foreign registered vehicles

Tun M Advised Not To Politicise BR1M

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s so-called U-turn on the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) has elicited more comments from his political adversaries. Dr Mahathir had dismissed BR1M as bribery but said later that the opposition would institutionalise it as a form of statutory aid based on

Public Advised To Go Cashless On MRT

PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 – Go cashless for speed and convenience when commuting on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line beginning tomorrow after the one-month free ride expires, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said in a statement today. Although commuters have an option to use cash or Touch N Go cards for their ride

Hands-on With The Nintendo Switch

Moments after Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé finished his presentation, another exec took the stage to announce how things will go. The room is separated into sections; each section of attendees will follow a staff member with a Mario character on a placard. And just like that, we’re each

Salleh: BR1M, The Right Move To Assist Rakyat

PENAMPANG, Jan 15 – The implementation of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) to relieve the people’s burden is the correct measure taken by the government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today. He said the assistance introduced in 2012

One China Policy ‘Not Negotiable’

BEIJING, Jan 15 – Beijing on Saturday warned the US that the One China policy was non-negotiable, after Donald Trump suggested he could abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost ties with Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang in a statement said it is not up for negotiation. He said there

Najib: ‘Tun M Is Now U-turn Champion’

PEKAN, Jan 15 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak described Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a ‘U-turn champion’ as he often changed his stand lately including on the issue of giving the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M). Najib said that on Dec 26, Dr Mahathir himself had made a statement that

PPBM Is Officially Launched

SHAH ALAM, Jan 15 – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) was officially launched here tonight. The launching ceremony, which was performed by its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Malawati Stadium, was also attended by PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. In his speech, Dr Mahathir touched on, among others, how

Penang CNY Open House On Feb 5

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 14 – The DAP-led state government will hold the state Chinese New Year open house on Feb 5 at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Shang Wu, here from 12 noon to 2pm. State Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang said all Penangites and members

Trump Says Cabinet Picks Free To Express Own Ideas

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great

Encrypted Messaging Platform WhatsApp Denies “Backdoor” Claim

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. The Guardian report, which describes the vulnerability as a “backdoor”, notes that independent security researcher Tobias Boelter identified the issue in April 2016, when he says he reported it to

Obama Admits Trump Transition ‘Unusual’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – US President Barack Obama has admitted that the transition period leading to Donald Trump’s inauguration has been “unusual” and warned that the CEO’s “improvisational” style might not translate well to the presidency. In excerpts of an interview with the CBS news program “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Obama

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