Malaysia

  • PAC to call in former auditor-general, says deputy chairman

    9 hours ago

    PAC to call in former auditor-general, says deputy chairman

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Former auditor-general (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang will be called by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as it conducts its investigations into the...

  • Dr M: Can’t avoid differences, competition between Malaysia, Singapore

    12 hours ago

    Dr M: Can’t avoid differences, competition between Malaysia, Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Nov 12 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad conceded today that Malaysia and Singapore cannot avoid having differences and will remain in a state of competition. However, the...

  • Singapore names reddish-brown, purple orchid after Dr M, wife

    11 hours ago

    Singapore names reddish-brown, purple orchid after Dr M, wife

    SINGAPORE, Nov 12 — The Singaporean government announced a variety of orchid hybrid is to be named after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah...

  • CM: Penang Pakatan reps to declare assets every two years

    9 hours ago

    CM: Penang Pakatan reps to declare assets every two years

    GEORGE TOWN, Nov 12 — Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) state assemblymen will publicly declare their assets every two years, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. The Penang...

  • PPBM rejects Ali Tinju’s membership bid, says looking for members with ‘quality’

    11 hours ago

    PPBM rejects Ali Tinju’s membership bid, says looking for members with ‘quality’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Controversial rally leader Mohd Ali Baharom’s application to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has been rejected, The Star reported today. The...

  • 9 hours ago

    MMEA rescues Singaporean diver who drifted off course

    JOHOR BARU, Nov 12 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued a diver who drifted off course from Singaporean waters to Tanjung Pengelih, Kota Tinggi yesterday...

  • Guan Eng says ‘happy’ if Putrajaya able to claim back 30pc of 1MDB assets

    13 hours ago

    Guan Eng says ‘happy’ if Putrajaya able to claim back 30pc of 1MDB assets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12— Lim Guan Eng said today he would be glad if the government manages to claim back 30 per cent of assets purchased with stolen funds from 1Malaysia...

  • EPF extends Mohamad Nasir’s term

    9 hours ago

    EPF extends Mohamad Nasir’s term

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), with the approval from the Ministry of Finance, has agreed to extend Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif’s term as Deputy...

  • Dr Afif to propose PKR election overhaul at youth congress

    10 hours ago

    Dr Afif to propose PKR election overhaul at youth congress

    GEORGE TOWN, Nov 12 — PKR outgoing deputy youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin will be proposing a motion during the PKR Youth Congress this Friday to reform the party’s election...

  • Umno reps continuously receiving ‘proposals’ to quit party, sec-gen claims

    13 hours ago

    Umno reps continuously receiving ‘proposals’ to quit party, sec-gen claims

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today Umno representatives are continuously being approached and “proposed” by other parties to jump...

  • PKNS: Uptown Shah Alam to be closed temporarily following early morning blaze

    10 hours ago

    PKNS: Uptown Shah Alam to be closed temporarily following early morning blaze

    SHAH ALAM, Nov 12 — The ‘Uptown’ Shah Alam site will be closed temporarily to facilitate investigation on a fire which damaged 35 business lots at the night bazaar early...

  • Jeffrey Kitingan nearly booted out of Sabah assembly over ‘alternative budget’

    11 hours ago

    Jeffrey Kitingan nearly booted out of Sabah assembly over ‘alternative budget’

    KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12 — A verbal showdown occurred in the Sabah State Assembly sitting today when state Opposition Leader Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan tried to “table an alternative...

  • Curfew in seven districts in ESSZone extended to Nov 27

    10 hours ago

    Curfew in seven districts in ESSZone extended to Nov 27

    KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12 — The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) has been extended to Nov 27, said Sabah Police Commissioner...

  • Sabah Umno denies flying some members going solo

    11 hours ago

    Sabah Umno denies flying some members going solo

    KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12 — Sabah Umno today rubbished as rumours hearsay that some of its representatives will be exiting the party to become independent lawmakers. Its state...

  • At lunch with Dr M, Singapore’s Lee reminisces about Bidor’s ‘wantan mee’

    12 hours ago

    At lunch with Dr M, Singapore’s Lee reminisces about Bidor’s ‘wantan mee’

    SINGAPORE, Nov 12 — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recalled enjoying wantan noodles in Bidor, Perak as a child at the official lunch with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad...

  • Third national car blueprint to be presented to Dr M in two weeks, says minister

    13 hours ago

    Third national car blueprint to be presented to Dr M in two weeks, says minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The blueprint to drive the third national car project will be presented to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in two weeks. Entrepreneur...

  • Sweetened beverages excise tax should be in phases, says F&N

    12 hours ago

    Sweetened beverages excise tax should be in phases, says F&N

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The government's decision to impose excise duty on sweetened beverages beginning April 1, 2019 is too early and should be done in phases, said Fraser and...

  • Silo programmes a reason aid not reaching B40 households, says deputy minister

    12 hours ago

    Silo programmes a reason aid not reaching B40 households, says deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The implementation of social security network programmes which are conducted silo as well as the loose selection of target groups by various agencies were...

  • Sandakan Oktoberfest celebration may have overlooked religious sensitivities, says DAP rep

    13 hours ago

    Sandakan Oktoberfest celebration may have overlooked religious sensitivities, says DAP rep

    KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12 — An Oktoberfest celebration on a street in Sandakan last weekend may have overlooked some religious sensitivities, Sabah DAP chairman Datuk Stephen Wong...

  • Now, Sarawak PKR claims proof massive vote buying occurred in Julau poll

    15 hours ago

    Now, Sarawak PKR claims proof massive vote buying occurred in Julau poll

    KUCHING, Nov 12 — Sarawak PKR today produced what it believes to be “damning evidence” of massive vote buying involving its Julau branch to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption...

  • Ex-cop escapes death sentence for murder

    12 hours ago

    Ex-cop escapes death sentence for murder

    SHAH ALAM, Nov 12 — Two men, including a former police lance corporal, escaped the death sentence when the High Court here today acquitted and discharged them on a murder charge...

  • Viral pictures of SMART Tunnel flooding untrue, says minister

    13 hours ago

    Viral pictures of SMART Tunnel flooding untrue, says minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Pictures allegedly of the SMART Tunnel flooding which went viral on social media is untrue, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today. He...

  • Amanah: Oktoberfest fine as long as Muslims not part of it

    13 hours ago

    Amanah: Oktoberfest fine as long as Muslims not part of it

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — Amanah communications director Khalid Samad said today his party had no objections to the Oktoberfest celebration taking place as long as it did not...

  • Don’t stop criticising previous BN govt, Anwar tells Pakatan

    13 hours ago

    Don’t stop criticising previous BN govt, Anwar tells Pakatan

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Pakatan Harapan leaders should not stop criticising the previous Barisan Nasional administration, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. This is following...

  • Time for ‘reconciliation’, Tian Chua says after divisive PKR election

    14 hours ago

    Time for ‘reconciliation’, Tian Chua says after divisive PKR election

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12— It is time for reconciliation between the different factions in PKR now that the party elections are over, vice-president Chua Tian Chang has said on the...

  • Penang govt to clamp down on illegal plastic factories

    14 hours ago

    Penang govt to clamp down on illegal plastic factories

    GEORGE TOWN, Nov 12 — Penang is proposing strict measures to clamp down on illegal plastic waste processing factories here. Sungai Puyu assemblyman Phee Boon Poh told the state...

  • Dr M urges big companies to help smaller counterparts tap global markets via online trade

    14 hours ago

    Dr M urges big companies to help smaller counterparts tap global markets via online trade

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that big companies extend help to their smaller counterparts to tap global markets via online trade...

  • Cabinet to reshuffle? Rumours, says Guan Eng

    14 hours ago

    Cabinet to reshuffle? Rumours, says Guan Eng

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today dismissed speculation that the federal Cabinet would be changed soon, barely half a year after being sworn in. “I...

  • Musa Aman on medical leave, Sabah Speaker tells state assembly

    14 hours ago

    Musa Aman on medical leave, Sabah Speaker tells state assembly

    KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12 — Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman is on medical leave, Sabah Speaker Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali told the state assembly today. Syed Abas said...

  • Report: New law in pipeline with stiffer penalties for food, beverage meddlers

    15 hours ago

    Report: New law in pipeline with stiffer penalties for food, beverage meddlers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The Health Ministry is working on a new law that will impose longer jail terms and increase tenfold the fines against those convicted of adulterating food...