Malaysia News
More action needed to stop EU’s palm oil ban, says expert
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:22:23 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― More engagements, consultations and follow-up actions are needed to remove the European Union's (EU) threat to ban palm oil use in biofuels, said industry veteran Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron. The former Malaysian Palm Oil...
Ipoh’s Concubine Lane turns festive for Chinese New Year
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:22:22 +0000
IPOH, Feb 18 — The “Concubine Lane” tourist spot in Ipoh’s Old Town was made merrier today by the Chinese New Year celebrations organised by traders here. Around 500 visitors including foreign tourists watched the various Chinese...
Heli app available for smartphone users in three months
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:14:43 +0000
LANGKAWI, Feb 18 ― In the next three months, a new app called Heli Taxi will be available for smartphone users to book helicopter service that will fly them to their destinations. Currently being developed by Heli Outpost Sdn Bhd, the app...
Selangor BN, settlers to lodge MACC report on Ijok land issue next week
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:07:16 +0000
SEPANG, Feb 18 ― The Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) will lodge a report on the land issue in the mukim (sub-district) of Ijok to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) within a period of one week. Selangor BN information chief, Datuk...
Man kills self after stabbing co-worker to death
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:39:53 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― A 32-year-old Indian national fatally stabbed a co-worker and compatriot, before hanging himself at a sundry store in Taman Selayang where both worked. According to Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad,...
Rosmah says won’t step down as Permata patron even if pressured
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:32:52 +0000
LANGKAWI, Feb 18 ― The prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today points out that she will not step down as patron of the Permata programme even if there is pressure from the Opposition to do so. Rosmah said this was because all...
Housewife loses RM15,200 to Facebook acquaintance
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:28:15 +0000
KUANTAN, Feb 18 ― A housewife suffered losses of RM15,200 after being deceived by her Facebook “friend” allegedly working in Scotland, who promised to send various branded items to her as their friendship gifts. Pahang Commercial CID chief...
Minister says enhancing digital infrastructure important for growth of digital economy
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:54:38 +0000
KOTA BELUD, Feb 18 — The government’s recent push to have more private sector investments in fiber deployment is meant to achieve the national objective of increasing broadband speeds and lowering prices, said Communications and Multimedia...
Malaysia, Ukraine to boost bilateral trade
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:36:01 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― Malaysia and Ukraine plan to ramp up trade promotional activities in an effort to boost bilateral trade between both nations, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) Deputy Chief Executive Officer...
MMEA detains six passenger boats over flouting conditions
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:19:25 +0000
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 18 ― The Kota Kinabalu branch of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained six passenger boats on suspicion of violating the conditions of their permits in a Special Operation in the waters of Rampayan,...
PLUS reports smooth traffic flow at all major highways
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:09:49 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― All major highways recorded smooth traffic flow as of 10am today. To date, no area was moving slowly or was congested on the North-South Expressway, said a PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman. “However, a motorcycle...
Namewee under investigation over latest music video
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:55:12 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said an investigation paper has been opened on rapper Namewee's video clip which allegedly rode roughshod on the sensitivities of the multi-racial society in the...
Dead maid’s kin demands three years’ pay as recompense
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:49:45 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — The family of the Indonesian maid whose death has renewed her country's concern about sending domestic workers to Malaysia is demanding three years of her salary as compensation. According to the Jakarta Globe, Adelina...
MCMC exec wants 10-fold hike for fake news penalties
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:55:20 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― New laws to curb fake news should include deterrent punishments, said Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chief operating officer Datuk Mazlan Ismail. According to Berita Harian, Mazlan said the...
Get to know our boys in blue this Year of the Dog
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:23:28 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Our dogs in blues also deserve some love from us this Year of the Dog Chinese New Year celebration apart from the normal furry friends among us. Established in 1968, the Royal Malaysian Police K9 Unit located at the...
‘Ang pows’: For some, it’s what’s on the outside that counts
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:06:10 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 ― Typically the value of an ang pow is measured by the amount of cash tucked inside the red packet. There’s a pretty penny to be made exchanging the red packets at Chinese New Year but conversely, a little fortune to be...
DPM: 100 food trucks to be provided for traders in Bagan Datuk
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:28:12 +0000
BAGAN DATUK, Feb 17 — A total of 100 food trucks will be provided to traders in the district to facilitate their business and increase income, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the food truck facility which...
Five Indonesians detained for drug trafficking
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:25:57 +0000
KUCHING, Feb 17  —  The General Operations Force (GOF) detained five Indonesian men and seized five packets containing white crystal, believed to be syabu, worth RM1.4 million, at Pos Jawatankuasa Perancangan Gerakan (JPG) Telok Melano in...
Greater things in store for Langkawi with BN at helm
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:22:31 +0000
LANGKAWI, Feb 17 — Langkawi has always been one of the country’s leading tourist destinations and during a visit here, Datuk Seri Najib Razak vowed to take the resort island to greater heights while giving his assurance that the well-being...
Chinese national found dead in house
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:19:09 +0000
JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 17 — A Chinese national was found dead in a house at Jalan Terubuk 3, Kahang, near Kluang today. Kluang district police chief  ACP Mohamad Laham said Wang Weihang, 37, was found dead by his 52-year-old Malaysian housemate at...

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