Malaysia

  • Rafidah derides Najib’s legacy as ‘rubbish’, governance by slogans

    5 hours ago

    Rafidah derides Najib’s legacy as ‘rubbish’, governance by slogans

    PETALING JAYA, May 24 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has only himself to blame for turning his legacy to “rubbish”, said Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. The former...

  • Rafidah: Supermax, AirAsia bosses pressured to support BN

    5 hours ago

    Rafidah: Supermax, AirAsia bosses pressured to support BN

    PETALING JAYA, May 24 — Glovemaker Supermax Corporation Bhd was pressured into showing its support for the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz...

  • Umno: Closure of govt departments, agencies a ‘punishment’

    4 hours ago

    Umno: Closure of govt departments, agencies a ‘punishment’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Umno has described the decision by the Pakatan Rakyat (PH) government to dissolve several government departments and agencies as a form of a...

  • Najib govt used money raised from Khazanah to pay 1MDB dues, sources say

    9 hours ago

    Najib govt used money raised from Khazanah to pay 1MDB dues, sources say

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak used money raised from a deal with sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad...

  • Kit Siang: BN’s popular vote could have been lower

    4 hours ago

    Kit Siang: BN’s popular vote could have been lower

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang said today that Barisan Nasional (BN) would not have secured its low popular vote of 33.9 per cent had its voters...

  • Aminuddin announces portfolios for 10 exco

    4 hours ago

    Aminuddin announces portfolios for 10 exco

    SEREMBAN, May 24 — Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun today announced 15 portfolios would be created to ensure the state government’s policies could be implemented...

  • ‘Looking East’ again: Dr M to visit Japan next month

    5 hours ago

    ‘Looking East’ again: Dr M to visit Japan next month

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be making an official visit to Japan next month for the annual Nikkei Conference, in a move to strengthen...

  • Dr Subramaniam: MIC must change to stay relevant

    4 hours ago

    Dr Subramaniam: MIC must change to stay relevant

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will embark on a nationwide tour to explain to party members on the need to realign themselves in line with the...

  • Syed Saddiq urges PTPTN borrowers to prioritise repayments

    4 hours ago

    Syed Saddiq urges PTPTN borrowers to prioritise repayments

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who have the means to repay their loans despite earning less than RM4,000 a month must be...

  • Bank Negara says has handed details of land purchase to MACC

    10 hours ago

    Bank Negara says has handed details of land purchase to MACC

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Malaysia’s central bank said today that it has handed details of a transaction to purchase land from the government to the anti-graft agency, after...

  • JMM accuses Dr M of alleged abuse

    5 hours ago

    JMM accuses Dr M of alleged abuse

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — Around 50 Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) members delivered a memorandum alleging power abuse by the prime minister to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption...

  • Minister gives Industrial Court a month to clear backlog

    6 hours ago

    Minister gives Industrial Court a month to clear backlog

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — New Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran has instructed the Industrial Court to solve a backlog of over 2,000 cases in a month, a tone intended to...

  • Musa Aman sought by police over alleged criminal intimidation of Sabah Governor

    9 hours ago

    Musa Aman sought by police over alleged criminal intimidation of Sabah Governor

    KOTA KINABALU, May 24 — Sabah police are seeking former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to provide his statement on allegations of criminal intimidation against the Head of...

  • Raja Kamarul: Pakatan ready to work with PAS to rebuild Terengganu

    4 hours ago

    Raja Kamarul: Pakatan ready to work with PAS to rebuild Terengganu

    KUALA TERENGGANU, May 24 — Terengganu Pakatan Harapan (PH) is ready to work with the PAS-ruled state government to rebuild the state. Its chairman Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah...

  • Rafidah: Pakatan should relook delivery timeline

    6 hours ago

    Rafidah: Pakatan should relook delivery timeline

    PETALING JAYA, May 24 — Pakatan Harapan should carefully evaluate which election pledges it can realistically deliver instead of attempting to meet all of these hastily, said...

  • Justo seen leaving MACC HQ again

    7 hours ago

    Justo seen leaving MACC HQ again

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — Former Petrosaudi International executive Andre Xavier Justo has been spotted exiting the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters, after...

  • Sarawak DAP rebukes youth leader over call for DPM II posts

    6 hours ago

    Sarawak DAP rebukes youth leader over call for DPM II posts

    KUCHING, May 24 — Sarawak DAP has shot down its youth wing’s call for their state chairman Chong Chieng Jen, who is also Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chief, to be appointed deputy...

  • Perak’s new tourism exco out to improve promotion

    7 hours ago

    Perak’s new tourism exco out to improve promotion

    IPOH, May 24 — It is only his first week in office, but Perak’s newly-appointed tourism exco Tan Kar Hing already has plans to make big changes to the state’s tourism...

  • Putrajaya to review 1.5 million Bangladeshi worker intake

    9 hours ago

    Putrajaya to review 1.5 million Bangladeshi worker intake

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — All policies pertaining to foreign workers will be reviewed, including the plan by the defeated Barisan Nasional administration to import 1.5 million...

  • Taxi group asks CEP to shut down Grab

    7 hours ago

    Taxi group asks CEP to shut down Grab

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The new government should end e-hailing services in Malaysia and focus on improving the taxi industry, says the Malaysian Taxi, Limousine and Car Rental...

  • Sand-dredging in Kota Belud's rivers halted

    6 hours ago

    Sand-dredging in Kota Belud's rivers halted

    KOTA KINABALU, May 24 — The Sabah state government has suspended a company awarded with an RM18.8 million sand-dredging contract in flood prone Kota Belud’s rivers affected by...

  • Annuar supports investigations against Umno members

    7 hours ago

    Annuar supports investigations against Umno members

    KOTA BARU, May 24 — Umno Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa supports investigations by enforcement agencies against any Umno member who has violated the law....

  • Loke vows to crack down on ‘lesen kopi’

    7 hours ago

    Loke vows to crack down on ‘lesen kopi’

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — New Transport Minister Anthony Loke warned driving schools nationwide to stop offering “guaranteed to settle (pau kautim)” arrangements for students...

  • Najib still at MACC headquarters as of noon

    8 hours ago

    Najib still at MACC headquarters as of noon

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — As of 12.20pm today, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was still at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters where he had arrived...

  • Malaysia-China trade group to submit ECRL report to CEP in fortnight

    8 hours ago

    Malaysia-China trade group to submit ECRL report to CEP in fortnight

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The Malaysia China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) is expected to submit an evaluation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project to the Council of Eminent...

  • Loan shark threatens victim who unwittingly ‘borrowed’ money from him

    8 hours ago

    Loan shark threatens victim who unwittingly ‘borrowed’ money from him

    IPOH, May 24 — A 41-year-old private sector worker unwilttingly borrowed money from a loan shark after he allegedly banked in a sum of money into the victim’s account and...

  • Mukhriz urges civil servants to help build a ‘new Kedah’

    8 hours ago

    Mukhriz urges civil servants to help build a ‘new Kedah’

    ALOR SETAR, May 24 — Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has called on civil servants in the state to help him establish a “New Kedah” in line with the “New...

  • Minister: Retrenchment protection scheme to stay for now

    8 hours ago

    Minister: Retrenchment protection scheme to stay for now

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The Pakatan Harapan government will not scrap the Employees Insurance Scheme (EIS) introduced by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN), new Human Resources...

  • Loke: Plenty of vacancies to absorb SPAD staff

    8 hours ago

    Loke: Plenty of vacancies to absorb SPAD staff

    PUTRAJAYA, May 24 — The Road Transport Department (RTD) alone has over 1,000 vacancies that can be used to employ workers from the discontinued Land Public Transport Commission...

  • Ipoh hawker to dish out free noodles to celebrate Pakatan’s GE14 win

    9 hours ago

    Ipoh hawker to dish out free noodles to celebrate Pakatan’s GE14 win

    IPOH, May 24 — To celebrate Pakatan Harapan’s win in the 14th general election, a hawker here is offering his pork noodles to the people for free. Leong Kok Kin will be giving...