Only 15,000 Students Go For Science At Varsities

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SETIU, March 27 – Only 15,000 students opt for science, technology and innovation (STI) courses at public universities, according to Malaysian Science Academy acting chief executive officer Hazami Habib. He said this was resulting in a drying up of expertise in the field. “There were about 30,000 places are offered but

Dengue Fever Cases Drop Following Hot Weather

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GEORGE TOWN, March 27 – The total number of dengue fever cases nationwide was reported falling by 113 cases for the 12th week (March 20-26) compared to the 11th week this year, following the hot and dry weather due to the El Nino phenomenon. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi

Over 11,000 Fire-related Calls Since Jan 1

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PASIR PUTEH, March 27 – The Fire and Rescue Department received 11,837 fire-related calls from Jan 1 till yesterday, as compared to 11,296 calls during the corresponding period last year. Its director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said calls on bush fires numbered the highest at 8,363 followed by forest fires

IGP Wants Tony Pua Investigated Over Twitter Posting

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar wants the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) to investigate Selangor DAP chairman Tony Pua over his posting on his Twitter account yesterday, on the court’s decision on teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah’s case. “The Petaling Jaya Utara

Kurup: Rukun Tetangga To Be Assessed Through Star Rating System

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – A star rating system will be introduced for ‘Rukun Tetangga’ (neighbourhood watch) (RT) to enhance its image and identity, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup. He said the system was part of the transformation process by the National Unity and Integration Department

Maldives President To Visit Malaysia Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – President of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will undertake a two-day official visit to Malaysia beginning Monday. The Foreign Ministry Wisma Putra in a statement yesterday said the visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be the president’s

Najib: Government Endeavours To Uphold BM

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will continue to endeavour to uphold Bahasa Melayu (BM) not only as the premier language in the country but to also expand it to the international level. In his latest posting on his Facebook, Najib said

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