KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 – 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president and executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy on Friday appeared before the the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the second time. Arul Kanda, however, did not stop his vehicle to speak to the media waiting outside the gates of Parliament House, where the
BARAM, Dec 19 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the Home Minister, has assured that he will ensure that all promises made to the people of Sarawak will be fulfilled, including providing additional allocations if needed. “Elected representatives please remember… when you make
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19- People who have converted to Islam should not be subjected to discrimination by the Muslim community or regarded as ‘second-class Muslims’, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Dr Mahathir, who is the patron of the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim), said Muslims should treat new
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today hit out at those people who confuse the public on purpose over the cause for the increase in the prices of goods and services. He said these people attempted to put the blame solely on the government when it
MELAKA, Dec 19 – The Melaka police advised netizens against using the social media to spread rumours that could create anxiety and unsafe feeling in the society. Melaka police chief Datuk Chua Ghee Lye said action under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 and the Sedition Act 1984 could be
MIRI, Dec 19 – It is too early to interpret the meeting between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as a move towards ‘tahaluf siyasi’ or political collaboration between Umno and PAS. Instead, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 – The metered taxi service from Kuala Lumpur to KL International Airport (KLIA) is expected to be the transport of choice of users following the fare hike by Express Rail Link (ERL) effective Jan 1. Syarikat Big Blue Premium Taxi advisor Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail said users in
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has now said it will not issue vape licences to traders, after the move by Johor and Kelantan to ban the sale of vape. DBKL licensing and petty traders management department director Ibrahim Yussof said DBKL had stopped accepting applications from retailers,
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 18 – The cooperative movement should be a catalyst to generate economic activities and boost prosperity apart from driving the local economy, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Najib, who is also Koperasi Profesional Putrajaya Bhd (Koprojaya) patron, said cooperatives should also be the platform to develop the
NANNING, Dec 18- A Chinese man has donated hemopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to a patient with blood disease in Malaysia, reports Xinhua news agency. Lu, 22, from south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, signed up to be a stem cell donor with the China Marrow Donor Programme (CMDP) in July, 2011.
KUALA NERUS, Dec 18 – Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has become the first university in Malaysia to adopt the ‘dual routing’ Internet protocol. UMT vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mukhtar said the application of the technology was based on a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to supply Internet Services at 1 Gigabit
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 – PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) advises users of its highways to follow its travel time advisory (TTA) during the year-end festive season. Its managing director Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said the concessionaire has issued the TTA which is applicable from tomorrow until Jan 3, 2016. “Meanwhile, the TTA
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 – Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS) is offering a 20 per cent reduction in toll rates for all class one vehicles making payments via the electronic toll collection system at Touch ‘n Go cards and SmartTAGs lanes on its highways in conjunction with Christmas Day.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will not approve or renew licences for stand-alone liquor shops, the Dewan Negara was told Thursday. Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan said it was part of a new effort undertaken by DBKL which had begun in the
JOHOR BAHARU, Dec 18 – A septuagenarian was among four people detained in connection with the seizure of 6,924 bottles of vape liquid believed to contain nicotine, and 190 units of vape acccessories here on Tuesday. The vape liquid and accessories worth about RM380,385 were confiscated in an integrated operation about 4pm,
SHAH ALAM, Dec 18 – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has lost about RM500,000 in revenue from water as a result of water theft by a developer at a construction site in Setia Alam since 2010. National Water Service Commission (SPAN) Corporate Communications Unit senior executive Loh Pit Mui said
SHAH ALAM, Dec 18 – The Selangor state government will be holding a special workshop early next year to discuss the effects of vaping especially on the health of the younger generation, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said the decision on whether to ban vaping in Selangor depended
GEORGE TOWN, Dec 18 – About 15,000 participants, including 300 people with disabilities (OKU), are expected to join the Penang City Walk 2016, in conjunction with City Day 2016, on Jan 1 at the Esplanade Field, here. Penang Adventurer’s Club (PAC) President Wong Pang Kong said the age of the participants ranged
SUNGAI BULOH, Dec 18 – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will visit Saudi Arabia in January to discuss the alliance of 34 Muslim nations against terrorism. He said the visit would serve as a show of Malaysia’s support for peace, and agreement that Muslim countries should unite to fight terrorism.
GEORGE TOWN, Dec 18 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng hold a press conference on Thursday told the reporters that the State Government does not have any power to refuse legal advice regarding the confidentiality clause in the privatization agreement signed by the previous state government during the administration of Barisan