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

MBPP Terminates Service Of Parking Management Company

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 16 – The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has terminated the service of parking management company, Perkhidmatan Alam Indah Sdn Bhd, effective today. City Mayor Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif said the service termination was due to the fact that the company, which was appointed to manage the parking system

Felda Land Issue: Forensic Audit Will Proceed, Says PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today confirmed that the forensic audit and police investigation into land worth RM200 million belonging to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Jalan Semarak here would proceed even though the agency had reclaimed ownership of it. “Alhamdulillah, Felda’s land in

PM Najib Starts Retreat With Meeting PM Lee At Istana

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak starts the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat today with a four-eye meeting with his counterpart, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana here. The meeting is expected to take about 45 minutes followed by a delegation meeting which will last about one

Fresh MH370 Search Faces Uphill Task – Aviation Experts

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – Interpreting sonar data into credible image scenes will be the primary challenge for the Seabed Constructor vessel during the fresh search for Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370 which went missing in March 2014, aviation experts opine. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) test pilot Prof Dr Mohd Harridon Mohamed Suffian

Asian Financial Forum 2018 Opens In Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Jan 15 – Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 11th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today and will run for two days (15-16 January) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Under the

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