Malaysia

  • Umno names Lokman Adam as Sungai Kandis candidate

    19 hours ago

    Umno names Lokman Adam as Sungai Kandis candidate

    KOTA RAJA, July 20 — Umno has selected Datuk Lokman Noor Adam as its candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election. Lokman, a former PKR member, will take on an unknown newcomer...

  • 12 hours ago

    Snatch theft victim dragged along road in Miri

    MIRI, July 20 — A 31-year-old pharmacy sales assistant sustained injuries and nearly had a tragic ending when she was dragged on the road in an attempted snatch theft here...

  • National housing policy to be introduced by year end, says minister

    16 hours ago

    National housing policy to be introduced by year end, says minister

    PUTRAJAYA, July 20 — The National Housing Policy which will facilitate home ownership for Malaysians will be introduced by the end of the year, Housing and Local...

  • Selangor Speaker will inform EC of Balakong vacancy, says Pua

    16 hours ago

    Selangor Speaker will inform EC of Balakong vacancy, says Pua

    PETALING JAYA, July 20 — The Selangor State Speaker will inform the Election Commission (EC) of the Balakong seat vacancy later, Selangor DAP chairman Tony Pua said today....

  • Education minister hopes 10th Asean School Games will produce more world-class talents

    15 hours ago

    Education minister hopes 10th Asean School Games will produce more world-class talents

    SHAH ALAM, July 20 — The Education Ministry today officiated the 10th Asean School Games (ASG) 2018, where 1,500 students from 10 countries are looking to unleash their sporting...

  • Tasek Gelugor election petition hearing fixed for Aug 15

    13 hours ago

    Tasek Gelugor election petition hearing fixed for Aug 15

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — The High Court here has fixed August 15 to hear the preliminary objection by incumbent Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya against an election petition...

  • 13 hours ago

    Melaka Gateway developer says paid more than RM3m in compensation

    MELAKA, July 20 — Melaka Gateway developer, KAJ Development Sdn Bhd (KAJD) paid out RM3.09 million in compensation to the state government in 2014 for the fishermen affected by...

  • Khalid: KL City Plan 2020-2040 to be drafted end-2019

    17 hours ago

    Khalid: KL City Plan 2020-2040 to be drafted end-2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The Kuala Lumpur City Plan (KLCP) 2020-2040 will be drafted by end of next year in a bid to turn the capital into a world-class city, said Federal...

  • Penang govt has fulfilled manifesto’s housing pledge, says Jagdeep

    15 hours ago

    Penang govt has fulfilled manifesto’s housing pledge, says Jagdeep

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — State Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the Penang government has fulfilled the Pakatan...

  • Sabah to host national-level Malaysia Day 2018 celebration

    15 hours ago

    Sabah to host national-level Malaysia Day 2018 celebration

    KOTA KINABALU, July 20 — Sabah will host the national-level Malaysia Day 2018 celebration on September 16, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. He...

  • 13 hours ago

    Yayasan Patriot Negara contributes RM650,000 to Tabung Harapan

    PETALING JAYA, July 20 — Yayasan Patriot Negara Malaysia (YPNM) today handed over its contribution of RM650,000 to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed for the Tabung Harapan...

  • Finance minister: Yes, GST was so ‘efficient’, ordinary Malaysians were burdened with tax

    20 hours ago

    Finance minister: Yes, GST was so ‘efficient’, ordinary Malaysians were burdened with tax

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was so much more efficient than the Sales and Services Tax (SST) that it caused ordinary Malaysians to be burdened with...

  • MOF: ‘Big-ticket’ items like helicopters, yachts should be taxed under SST too

    20 hours ago

    MOF: ‘Big-ticket’ items like helicopters, yachts should be taxed under SST too

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Big-ticket items such as helicopters and yachts should not be spared under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime that will kick in in September,...

  • This is inexcusable, Umno’s Azalina says of Razlan’s RIP tweet

    20 hours ago

    This is inexcusable, Umno’s Azalina says of Razlan’s RIP tweet

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Azalina Othman today took her own party colleague Razlan Rafii to task over his controversial tweet regarding the...

  • PKR candidate denies lobbying for Sg Kandis by-election candidacy

    18 hours ago

    PKR candidate denies lobbying for Sg Kandis by-election candidacy

    SHAH ALAM, July 20 — Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, the PKR candidate for the Sungai Kandis state by-election on August 4, today dismissed allegations that he had lobbied for the...

  • DAP’s Nga, Chin Tong get death threat on Facebook

    21 hours ago

    DAP’s Nga, Chin Tong get death threat on Facebook

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — DAP lawmakers Nga Kor Ming and Liew Chin Tong are learning that with great powers comes deadly enemies, as a Facebook user going by the handle “Jing...

  • Groups hold protest, demand action against Ramasamy over alleged terror links

    19 hours ago

    Groups hold protest, demand action against Ramasamy over alleged terror links

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — Several Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGO) held a protest at Masjid Jamek Shaik Eusoff after Friday prayers to demand that action be taken...

  • Chief minister: Melaka Gateway project will not displace Portuguese settlement

    17 hours ago

    Chief minister: Melaka Gateway project will not displace Portuguese settlement

    MELAKA, July 20 — The Portuguese Colony here will not be ruined or uprooted and moved to another place following the development of the RM43 billion Melaka Gateway in the...

  • Guan Eng: Govt focused on creating business-friendly economy

    19 hours ago

    Guan Eng: Govt focused on creating business-friendly economy

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration is focusing on creating a business-friendly economy as well as one that...

  • Tabung Harapan collects almost RM156m

    19 hours ago

    Tabung Harapan collects almost RM156m

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Tabung Harapan Malaysia today has collected almost RM156 million. According to the Ministry of Finance, the crowd fund has received RM155,999,126.02 as...

  • 17 hours ago

    HFMD in Labuan forces closure of two kindergartens, one nursery

    LABUAN, July 20 — Labuan recorded 246 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases from January to the middle of June this year, according to the Labuan Health Department. The...

  • Vasanthapiriya’s death was caused by hanging, forensic specialist tells court

    19 hours ago

    Vasanthapiriya’s death was caused by hanging, forensic specialist tells court

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — The Coroner’s Court was told that the death of M. Vasanthapiriya, the Form Two student accused of stealing a teacher’s smartphone, was due to suicidal...

  • Durians going for RM1 in Kulim

    19 hours ago

    Durians going for RM1 in Kulim

    KULIM, July 20 — Within 15 minutes after the fruit baskets were brought down from the lorries, all the durians were sold out as they were priced as low as RM1 each. According to...

  • Eddie Ng’s death huge loss to Balakong constituents, Loke says

    20 hours ago

    Eddie Ng’s death huge loss to Balakong constituents, Loke says

    PUTRAJAYA, July 20 — The death of Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee in a road accident early today is a huge loss to the DAP and the constituents of Balakong, said...

  • Probe those who falsely accuse me of terror links, Ramasamy tells cops

    20 hours ago

    Probe those who falsely accuse me of terror links, Ramasamy tells cops

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy wants the police to investigate groups that have falsely accused him of links to the Liberation Tigers of...

  • On social media, Umno leader panned over tweet on DAP rep’s death

    21 hours ago

    On social media, Umno leader panned over tweet on DAP rep’s death

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Former Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Razlan Rafii is facing a barrage of criticism online after his tweet on the death of DAP’s Balakong...

  • KD Mutiara decommissioned after 41 years of service

    21 hours ago

    KD Mutiara decommissioned after 41 years of service

    LUMUT, July 20 — After serving for 41 years, KD Mutiara, the first locally build hydrographic ship has been officially decommissioned from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). A...

  • IGP says still no news of Jho Low’s arrest from China

    21 hours ago

    IGP says still no news of Jho Low’s arrest from China

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20— Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today he is still unable to confirm a report that tycoon Low Taek Jho has been arrested in China. According to The Star...

  • Report: Ananda Krishnan, ex-lieutenant Marshall under graft charge in India

    22 hours ago

    Report: Ananda Krishnan, ex-lieutenant Marshall under graft charge in India

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 ― Telecommunications tycoon Tan Sri T. Ananda Krishnan and his former aide Ralph Marshall were charged by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) with...

  • Penang government says fulfilled all housing election pledges

    22 hours ago

    Penang government says fulfilled all housing election pledges

    GEORGE TOWN, July 20 ― Penang has fulfilled all four of its election pledges for housing within two months, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. The housing and local government...