PKR Contesting For 15 State Seats In Kelantan

KOTA BARU, Jan 20 – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) wants to contest in 15 state and two parliamentary constituencies in Kelantan in the 14th general election. Kelantan PKR chairman Abdul Aziz Abdul Kadir said the contest for the 15 state seats was made on the grounds that there were 45 state seats

Creation Of Greater KL Spurs Economic Growth

BENTONG, Jan 20 – The step taken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak of transforming the capital city into Greater Kuala Lumpur by implementing various mega projects has been a catalyst for the country’s economic growth. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this was proven when Malaysia’s economic growth

Mustapa: PM Deeply Cares About Siamese Community

TUMPAT, Jan 20 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak cares deeply about the Siamese community in the country, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Mustapa, who is also Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said this was evident when he approved a multi-purpose hall for the community

Proton Defends Discount Offers To Hokkien Guild

PETALING JAYA, Jan 19 – National carmaker Proton has today defended its discount offer to Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia member guilds after accusations of racial discrimination. In a statement today, Proton defended its discount policy for corporate sales and fleet sales customers. “It is a common business practice in the

MACC Seeks Man To Assist Probe Into Case

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking a 31-year-old man by the name of Kalaichelvan Selvarajee to assist in the investigation into a case. The MACC said in a statement today that his last known address was 118, Block N, Low-Cost Public Housing, Jalan Bemban II, Batu Gajah, Perak.

Penang Undersea Tunnel: Two ‘Datuks’ Released On Bail

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 – Two individuals with the honorific title of ‘Datuk’ who were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption in the construction of the Penang undersea tunnel project were released on bail today. Magistrate Aida Kharuleen Azli ordered that the 59-year-old senior

MH122 Passengers Tell Of Loud Noise, Shaking

PETALING JAYA, Jan 19 – Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was diverted to Alice Springs after suffering technical issues in the air yesterday. Flight MH122, an A330-300, left Sydney Airport at 1.06pm local time and was meant to arrive at its destination at 6.30pm. When the flight landed

Thaipusam To Draw Thousands Of Devotees To Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 19 – Preparations for the Thaipusam festival which falls on Jan 31, are underway as scheduled, with thousands of Hindu devotees from across the country expected to flood the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga here. Temple chairman Datuk R. Subramaniam said there would be a difference in

Salleh: Who Labelled Mahathir A Dictator?

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak today questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on who were those labeling him a dictator. Salleh said the former prime minister had come out with a blog posting titled ‘The Dictator’ yesterday, which was basically an exercise in

Super Blue Blood Moon Phenomenon On Jan 31

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 – On Jan 31, the people in Malaysia will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular combination of three lunar phenomena dubbed the Super Blue Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse which last occurred 152 years ago. The Super Blue Blood Moon phenomenon, which was last observed

Yew Appointed As Penang’s New Mayor

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 17 – Penang Island City Council (MBPP) secretary Yew Tung Seang has been appointed as the new mayor of Penang Island to succeed retiring Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif. Yew, 54, whose earlier position was the council secretary, replaced Datuk Maimunah Mohd Shariff, who has taken the post of director-

Fama Targets Sales Of RM3.5b This Year

PORT DICKSON, Jan 17 – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) is targeting to record sales of RM3.5 billion this year, backed by the increase in online sales activities and in the number of marketing outlets, such as the farmers’ market and the AgroBazaar Rakyat. Fama chairman Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin

Pos Malaysia Issues Stamp Series Themed Working Dogs

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) issued the first stamp series of 2018 themed “Animals with Various Special Roles – Working Dogs”. Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philately Unit commercial postal and courier head, Diyana Lean Abdullah said the stamp series would be available from Thursday (Jan 18), featuring

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