KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Several highways and major roads in Kuala Lumpur are expected to be closed for the progressively from 3pm to 7pm today to make way for US President Barack Obama to visit in Malaysia. He is expected to be arrive in the late afternoon for the 27th Asean Summit.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting will no longer hold press conferences at Parliament House. PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin said the decision was made following the ‘saya pun cari makan’ (I too need to make a living) remark he had made which was wrongly reported by
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Against the backdrop of rising threats from global terrorism, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today voiced his determination to defeat militant groups and their extremist ideology emerging in this region. The Prime Minister stressed that there was no place for extremism in society. “Many countries across
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said that the Education Ministry has never neglected the importance of mastering the English language among students and teachers, but is constantly striving to improve usage of the language. “Ministry’s efforts could be seen through the Empowering Bahasa Melayu and
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 20 – The Higher Education Ministry will be conducting a study from the health and social aspects before making a decision to ban electronic cigarettes or vape in universities. Its Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the study needed to be done to get views from different perspectives to
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The hearing of the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against Harakah and Harakahdaily pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will begin on March 16 next year. High Court judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng fixed the date in her chambers on Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – PAS declared to be an opposition in Penang following the action of the state government which sacked 300 members of the Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) from among members of PAS in the state. “PAS have no choice and must take the action to act
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – Penang’s water supply authority asserted that it had the right to raw the water from within the state boundaries and will continue to take the water from Sungai Muda on a daily basis, free of charge. Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ir.
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – Several DAP assemblymen on Thursday requested an additional session of the state assembly in a year, saying this will give more time for discussions and alleviate the need to meet till late into the night. Ong Chin Wen (DAP-Bukit Tengah) said the additional session was necessary to
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 19 – Penanti state assembly woman Dr Norlela Ariffin broke down in tears during the state legislative assembly sitting here on Thursday with claiming that the state government had been neglected her constituency which no development taken for the people in her area. In the meantime, Dr Norlela also
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – Reports of imminent terrorist threats in Malaysia have yet to be confirmed, Inspector-general of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement here on Thursday (Nov 19). This comes after independent news outlet Malaysiakini reported an internal police memo had been leaked indicating there were as
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The alleged mastermind of last week’s deadly Paris attacks was killed Wednesday during a raid carried out by French police, the Paris prosecutor confirmed on Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was identified by his fingerprints collected at the scene in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. His body was found “riddled with impacts,” according
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified as one of those killed in Tuesday’s raid in the suburb of Saint Denis, the Paris prosecutor says. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the shattered apartment in the northern suburb.
WASHINGTON, NOV 19 – President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days. The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill which sets high hurdles for
POLAND, Nov 19 – The flight from Warsaw to Hurghada in Egpyt has made an unscheduled landing in Bulgaria after the threat. The Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov told Radio FOCUS that the plane landed normally at the airport in the coastal city of Burgas. He commented further that there were 161 passengers
BEIJING, Nov 19 – The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has executed a Chinese national in the Middle East. The ministry has vowed to bring the perpetrators “to justice.” Beijing has confirmed the identity of the victim as Fan Jinghui, according to Reuters. The man
SAINT-DENIS, Nov 19 – The death of a police dog named Diesel during a raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis evoked an outpouring of grief on social media on Wednesday. The raid, which targeted the suspected Paris attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud, also resulted in the death of a woman suicide bomber and
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said that the National Unity Action Plan framework is currently being discussed to be tabled before the ‘away day’ cabinet meeting in February on next year. He said the plan, which is prepared by the National Unity
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – The High Court here has suspended an application by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to strike out a former UMNO member’s suit against him over the RM2.6 billion donation issue. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the ruling here on Wednesday after allowing ex-UMNO
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister said Malaysia is awaiting official information from the Philippines on the validity of reports that a Malaysian hostage has been beheaded by a Philippine militant group. “The police would get detailed information