Gerakan To Leave BN

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 – Gerakan has decided to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition as part of its aim to consolidate the party and members after the disappointment and shock that took place in the 14th General Election (GE14). In a statement today, Gerakan Central Committee (GCC) said it has made an unanimous decision

Zahid Finally Agrees To Umno Presidential Debate

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 – Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has finally agreed to participate in the Umno Presidential Debate which will be telecast live over Astro Awani channel on June 29. However, Ahmad Zahid who is currently carrying out the duties of party president said he would

Gobind Singh To Meet Astro Reps Next Week Over Service

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 –  Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today he would meet Astro representatives next week to discuss public complaints on the pay-TV service. The meeting would take place at his office, he tweeted in response to ‘@NPeriasamy5’ who had complained about the Astro service on

Terengganu KPDNKK: 22 Festive Season Price Control Offences Detected

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 21 – The Terengganu Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) detected 22 offences committed under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme operations carried out during the recent Hari Raya Puasa for 15 days from June 8. Its director Shaharuddin Mohd Kia said this included 16 offences of not displaying the pink special price

Sarawak CM Denies Meeting Zahid Over GPS’ Formation

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KUCHING, Jun 21 – Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg denied that he ever had any meeting with former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to discuss the formation of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information chief Datuk Idris Bujang said

Penang Govt To Monitor, Supervise State’s PR1MA Project

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 21 – On behalf of the Federal agency, the Penang Government can now monitor and supervise the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Project (PR1MA) in the state. State local government, housing, urban and rural planning committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the PR1MA project in the state was long overdue

Broadband Rate To Drop By 25 Per Cent By Year-End

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 20 – The price of broadband in Malaysia is expected to fall by at least 25 per cent by year-end, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. This followed the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) since June 8 this year, he told a

PAS Calls On Umno Members To Join Party

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KOTA BARU, Jun 20 – PAS is calling on UMNO members to join the party in its struggle to uphold Islam. Party vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said PAS’ door was always open to anyone who could accept the party’s policies. “We do not have any plan to draw UMNO

Vital For Government Officials To Master English

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – The declining standard of English in Malaysia has once again drawn public attention, this time after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said top government officials would have to take English competency tests. In announcing this on June 6, the prime minister said senior civil servants must have

Amirudin Shari Clocks In As Selangor MB Today

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SHAH ALAM, Jun 20 – Amirudin Shari started his official duty as the new Menteri Besar of Selangor today. He arrived at the state secretariat building at 7.50am before clocking in at the Menteri Besar office at 8.01am. On arrival, Amirudin who is also Sungai Tua state assemblyman was greeted by state

Penang Police Cripple Three Drug Syndicates

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 19 – Police crippled three drug smuggling syndicates and seized RM300,000 worth of the contraband in raids conducted at three locations in Penang over the past week. State police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the first raid was conducted at 12.45am on June 10, during which police arrested

Almost Perfect Case Against Najib, Says Dr M

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 – Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

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