Dr Mahathir Chairs National Finance Council 2018 Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 7 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is at the Finance Ministry here today to chair a National Finance Council meeting. Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Auditor-General

Additional Flights, ETS For Aidilfitri

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PUTRAJAYA, June 6 – A total of 458 additional flights involving 140,264 seats and 26 routes will be provided for Malaysians to fly home in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) had approved three airlines – namely Malaysia

Anwar Not Taking Over Pandan Seat

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 8 – PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has refuted speculation that he will be taking over the Pandan parliamentary seat, which is being held by his wife PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Deputy Prime Minister. Anwar, who is also Pakatan

PKR Polls In August

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 6 – Parti Keadilan Rakyat will be holding its polls at the end of August, said its secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He said that although the term of office of its leaders at the divisional and central level only ended on Feb 22 next year, the polls could

List Of 22 Controlled Items For Aidilfitri 2018

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 6 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced the list of 22 controlled items listed under the Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri 2018. In a statement today, Mahathir said the implementation of the scheme will take effect from June 8 to 22 under the the Price Control and

Penang Umno Chief Calls It A Day

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 6 – Penang Umno chief Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman has announced that he will not be contesting any posts in the party polls this time. The Nibong Tebal Umno head also said that he is stepping down as Penang Umno chief (an appointed position). “I wish to make

Better Not To Have Warships In Malaysian Waters

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 6 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is better not to have any warships present in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea. Speaking at a media conference after chairing the Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra here today, he said the presence of warships

BNM Governor Submits Resignation Letter

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 6 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim has submitted his resignation letter, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. He said however the government had not yet decided on his successor, as the replacement needed the approval from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan

Indonesian Media Applauds Malaysian Crowdfunding Response

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JAKARTA, Jun 5 – The Indonesian media is impressed with the caring attitude of Malaysian citizens in helping their government towards settling the country’s debts and called on Indonesians to follow the example. The Malaysian government’s efforts to set up “Tabung Harapan Malaysia” should be an inspiration for Indonesian nationals to

Rais Yatim Joins Bersatu

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 – Former Umno Supreme Council member Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim yesterday officially became a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). Bersatu chairman cum Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad presented the membership card to Rais at the party’s breaking of fast event here last night. The handing

Dr M: Government Will Continue To Safeguard Islam

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed as untrue any opinion that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will not safeguard Islam. He said this was because Islam was the official religion of the country embodied in the Federal Constitution and the government would continue to be

Beware Of Fake MACC Telephone Calls

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 5 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cautioned the public to be wary and not fall prey to dubious telephone calls claiming to be from the commission and asking for personal details, including classified information. In a statement here today, the MACC suspected the telephone calls might

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