Najib Visits Balai Berita Booth

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s tight schedule at the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre yesterday saw him going from place to place, including launching a book, titled Politik Islam dan Melayu (Islamic Politics and the Malays). The prime minister and Umno president launched the

Impeachment Process Begins For Ousted Thai PM Yingluck

THAILAND, Nov 28 – Thailand’s military-appointed legislature today started impeachment proceedings against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a loss-making rice subsidy programme, seen as a further step to try to end the political influence of her powerful family. Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found

Syabas Launches Smartphone Application

SHAH ALAM, Nov 28 – Now water consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be able to get the latest update on water supply, billing and other water related matters at the tip of their fingers. Today, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd launched a consumer services portal and

Najib To Launch Education Fund For Indians

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will launch the Indus Education Foundation (IEF), aimed at helping Indian students to pursue their tertiary education here tomorrow. IEF director Datuk Ravin Ponniah said the foundation wanted to uplift the socio-economic status of Indians. He said it aimed

MAS Recovery Plan Well On Track, Says Khazanah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 – Khazanah Nasional Bhd said there has been progress on all fronts towards the complete overhaul of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), under the five-year 12-point MAS Recovery Plan (MRP) announced on Aug 29. Khazanah in a statement today, issued its first progress update on the MRP. The government investment

Kit Siang: Najib Buckled Under Pressure To Extremists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Lim Kit Siang has described Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s sudden “U-turn” to retain the Sedition Act as “buckling under pressure” and succumbing to threats by Umno rightists and extremists. Not mincing his words in a press statement released this evening, the Gelang Patah Member of Parliament

Sedition Act Permanent, Reinforced – Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier announced that the Sedition Act 1948 will be maintained and strengthened to protect the wellbeing of the country. The Prime Minister said, the act would be improved by incorporating two important provisions that protect the sanctity of Islam and other

Ebola Shows WHO Needs Revamp, Says UN Reformer Rudd

AUSTRALIA, Nov 27 – The World Health Organization (WHO) needs reform to prevent a recurrence of crises such as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd said on Thursday. Rudd is leading a two-year study to suggest ways to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations system and

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