Malaysia

  • Rina: New MARA chairman to be announced on Wednesday

    14 hours ago

    Rina: New MARA chairman to be announced on Wednesday

    MELAKA, Sept 22 — Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will announce its new chairman on Wednesday, said Rural Development Minister Rina Mohd Harun. She said a special press conference...

  • Mat Sabu welcomes ex-Umno leaders at Amanah event

    17 hours ago

    Mat Sabu welcomes ex-Umno leaders at Amanah event

    TEMERLOH, Sept 22 — The presence of former Umno leaders and members at the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) 3rd Anniversary Celebrations at Dewan Tun Razak here today indicates that...

  • NUJ slams VSS offer to Utusan staff

    18 hours ago

    NUJ slams VSS offer to Utusan staff

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) criticised Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad’s voluntary separation scheme (VSS) today as a dishonest, insincere...

  • Anifah has no plans to form new party

    18 hours ago

    Anifah has no plans to form new party

    KOTA KINABALU, Sept 22 — Three days after Kimanis Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anifah Aman announced his resignation from Umno, rumours began to spread that he would be...

  • Disabled people concerned about plastic straw ban

    21 hours ago

    Disabled people concerned about plastic straw ban

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Banning plastic straws will affect people with physical disabilities as reusable alternatives are not safe for them, a spinal cord injury association has...

  • PH confident opposition block will contest in Port Dickson by-election

    15 hours ago

    PH confident opposition block will contest in Port Dickson by-election

    SEREMBAN, Sept 22 — Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Aminuddin Harun is confident the opposition block will put its candidate to challenge Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,...

  • Clowning around with K-Pop

    22 hours ago

    Clowning around with K-Pop

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — Graphic artist Fahmi Reza’s clown caricature of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, a popular symbol of dissent against the former prime minister for corruption,...

  • Sabah Mufti wants marriage age reduced to 14 for girls

    20 hours ago

    Sabah Mufti wants marriage age reduced to 14 for girls

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Sabah Mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar called for the legal marriage age to be lowered to 14 and 16 for girls and boys respectively to follow Shariah...

  • Selangor PKR yet to endorse Anwar for president, Rafizi claims

    1 day ago

    Selangor PKR yet to endorse Anwar for president, Rafizi claims

    SHAH ALAM, Sept 22 — Rafizi Ramli yesterday claimed that Selangor PKR has yet to issue a letter of support to back Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the party presidency. At PKR’s...

  • Debating EC appointment in Parliament pointless without amendments, says lawyer

    20 hours ago

    Debating EC appointment in Parliament pointless without amendments, says lawyer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Tabling a motion to debate the appointment of a new Election Commission (EC) chairman is pointless if the Federal Constitution is not amended to accord...

  • Mat Sabu’s trials and tribulations penned in latest biography

    15 hours ago

    Mat Sabu’s trials and tribulations penned in latest biography

    TEMERLOH, Sept 22 — The trials and tribulations of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu’s political career which began 43 years ago has been penned in a book...

  • Will Turkey’s Erdogan be a role model? Anwar says he’s a friend

    23 hours ago

    Will Turkey’s Erdogan be a role model? Anwar says he’s a friend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he considers Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “friend”, but did not directly say whether he considers him...

  • Sarawak DAP vice chair calls for probe into Tanjung Manis Water Supply Project

    16 hours ago

    Sarawak DAP vice chair calls for probe into Tanjung Manis Water Supply Project

    SIBU, Sept 22 — Sarawak DAP vice chairman David Wong Kee Woan wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the Tanjung Manis Water Supply Project. The Pelawan...

  • Voters unhappy PKR election not well-prepared

    17 hours ago

    Voters unhappy PKR election not well-prepared

    BUTTERWORTH, Sept 22 — Members of the Permatang Pauh PKR division are disappointed that the 2018 party elections there began late although it was scheduled at 10 am. Voters who...

  • Anwar: DPM’s remarks on LGBT community don’t contradict mine

    1 day ago

    Anwar: DPM’s remarks on LGBT community don’t contradict mine

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has insisted that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s views about the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

  • Sesco, Sarawak govt urged to lower electricity connection charge

    15 hours ago

    Sesco, Sarawak govt urged to lower electricity connection charge

    SIBU, Sept 22 — Syarikat Sesco Berhad and the Sarawak state government have been urged to look into the possibility of lowering the connection charge of electricity to houses,...

  • Communications Ministry aims to provide high-speed broadband in high-impact areas

    17 hours ago

    Communications Ministry aims to provide high-speed broadband in high-impact areas

    ALOR SETAR, Sept 22 — The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) aims to provide high-speed broadband in high-impact areas with speeds of up to 100Mbps through the...

  • MACC identifies three main causes of corruption in Malaysia

    18 hours ago

    MACC identifies three main causes of corruption in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has identified the procurement and enforcement sectors as well as individuals with power who have vested...

  • Sarawak Report founder relieved action taken on 1MDB

    18 hours ago

    Sarawak Report founder relieved action taken on 1MDB

    IPOH, Sept 22 — Sarawak Report founder Clare Rewcastle-Brown expressed relief today that Malaysians authorities were finally investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad...

  • No reason to demand ‘popular’ Dr M’s early resignation, says Anwar

    1 day ago

    No reason to demand ‘popular’ Dr M’s early resignation, says Anwar

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is highly popular now as prime minister, prime minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said. In the interview with Al...

  • Singaporean developer releases ‘whack-a-mole’ game featuring Najib

    19 hours ago

    Singaporean developer releases ‘whack-a-mole’ game featuring Najib

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 – Need a quick break from a stressful day at work? Download Where Is Najib?, a satirical game by Singaporean company Glassfire Games featuring former...

  • Plastic straw ban effective 2020, ministry clarifies

    19 hours ago

    Plastic straw ban effective 2020, ministry clarifies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The ban on the use of plastic drinking straws effective Jan 1, 2020, is aimed at traders and operators of food outlets who are licence holders, and not...

  • About 30pc of cases reviewed by MACC panel led to prosecutions, says officer

    20 hours ago

    About 30pc of cases reviewed by MACC panel led to prosecutions, says officer

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — Almost a third of cases that were reopened upon review by independent bodies overseeing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has led to...

  • Heavier penalties for poachers, says Wildlife Department

    22 hours ago

    Heavier penalties for poachers, says Wildlife Department

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Poachers who install and own snares will face more severe penalties when the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 [Act 716] is reviewed, says Wildlife and...

  • Report: Penang will carry on with LRT project

    1 day ago

    Report: Penang will carry on with LRT project

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Penang will carry out its plan to build a light rail transit system on the Island, New Straits Times reported today. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow was...

  • Over 55,000 Penang PKR members go to polls today

    1 day ago

    Over 55,000 Penang PKR members go to polls today

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 22 — A total of 55,132 PKR members from 13 divisions in Penang are eligible to vote today. State PKR Leadership Council secretary Zulkiefly Saad said the...

  • Storytelling as a tool for social change

    1 day ago

    Storytelling as a tool for social change

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — Films are a powerful medium, and storytelling on the screen can be used to help raise awareness for a cause. Orang Itu is a unique example of local film...

  • Businessman Deepak, brother sue Rosmah for RM50m

    1 day ago

    Businessman Deepak, brother sue Rosmah for RM50m

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — A businessman, who was once close to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, yesterday filed a lawsuit against her to seek RM50 million in damages over an alleged...

  • PKR elections begin today

    1 day ago

    PKR elections begin today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The elections for various posts in PKR began today, with members in Kedah and Penang were the first to go to the polls as early as 9am. The focus will...

  • Zuraida accused of cronyism in Selangor local government appointments

    1 day ago

    Zuraida accused of cronyism in Selangor local government appointments

    SHAH ALAM, Sept 22 — Two PKR leaders have accused Zuraida Kamaruddin of cronyism when filling local government positions in Selangor. Klang PKR branch chief Boon Hoi and...