Malaysia News
Loke defends Negri Sembilan DAP chairman’s post
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:50:11 +0800
SEREMBAN, Oct 22 ― Seremban Member of Parliament Anthony Loke Siew Fook retained his post as the chairman of Negri Sembilan DAP, after the party's delegates voted for him in the Negri Sembilan DAP Convention and Election for the 18th term at the...
Laksa poisoning caused by bacteria, Health Ministry confirms
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:39:37 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― The Health Ministry has confirmed that the agent that caused food poisoning in laksa recently was due to a type of batreria known as “salmonella enterica serovar weltevreden”. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham...
Corruption curbed after change in government, says Dr M
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:35:50 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the corruption scourge prior to the change in government has been curbed, to an extent that the people are no longer discussing about the topic. The prime minister said this was because the...
Budget 2019: Can it solve some of Malaysia's housing woes?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:58:38 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Owning a home is a priority for many Malaysians who await each year to see if the federal government will introduce measures in the Budget to make such a dream more achievable. Ahead of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's...
Johor MB confirms new minimum marriage age 18 for men and women
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:59:12 +0800
JOHOR BARU, Oct 21 — The minimum age limit for marriages in Johor has been fixed at 18 years for Muslim and non-Muslim men and women as had been coordinated at the central level. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said previously the marriage...
Heavy rain ends search for Penang landslide victims on third day, three more still missing
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:55:48 +0800
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — The search and rescue operation for victims of the landslide in Jalan Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong which enters its third day today found the bodies of three more victims. The three bodies found today were Bangladeshis Mithu...
M. Saravanan is new MIC deputy president
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:50:51 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Tapah Member of Parliament Datuk Seri M. Saravanan was today declared the winner of the contest for the MIC deputy president’s post for the 2018-2021 term. He garnered 9,391 votes and defeated former Perak MIC chairman Tan...
MTUC calls on DOSH to issue stop work order on all hillslope projects in Penang
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:26:37 +0800
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — The Penang division of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants the Department of Occupational Health And Safety (DOSH) to issue a stop work order on all hill site developments in Penang until the developers concerned...
Melaka cliffhanger in PKR race for No. 2, Azmin leading now
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:18:14 +0800
PETALING JAYA, Oct 21 — Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli are neck and neck in the race for the PKR deputy president’s post after the party polls held in Perlis, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and seven divisions in Selangor. Rafizi claimed to be in...
MIC remains as BN component party, says Vigneswaran
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:54:58 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — MIC remains as a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party says its president Tan Sri S. Vigneswaran. He said although BN was no longer the ruling party, MIC would continue to stay as a coalition partner until a decision was...
Malaysia-Saudi Arabia ties remain strong despite uncertainties over Khashoggi killing
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:53:03 +0800
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 21 —  Malaysia’s bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia remain strong despite the international community putting pressure on Riyadh following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said...
Seventh Penang landslide victim found without head, say police
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:30:48 +0800
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — The body of the seventh victim in the landslide in Jalan Bukit Kukus, Paya Terubong near here was found with the body separated from the head, buried under 10 metres of earth. The body of Md Abdul Jalil, 34, was found at...
Female pilots make debut in Malaysia Airlines
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:47:51 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Three local women have broken traditional gender stereotypes by pursuing their dreams to become the first batch of female pilots with Malaysia Airlines. Pearl Wendy Mak, Wang Wen Chien and Nur Waie Hidayah Mohamad Rasidin...
Report on drowning of six firemen by year end, says Fire and Rescue Dept
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:41:04 +0800
KAJANG, Oct 21 — The full report on the investigation into the drowning of six Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Underwater Rescue Unit (PPDA) divers in a former mining pool is expected to be announced before the end of the year. JBPM...
Johor royals announce project to build homes under RM200,000 for Johoreans
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:34:58 +0800
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — For the average Johorean, owning a three-bedroom, two-bathroom landed house priced below RM200,000 may soon be within reach, thanks to the state royal family. Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibrahim today announced the...
Relook transport plan, Wanita Umno tells Penang after latest landslide
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:50:41 +0800
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — Wanita Umno has urged the Penang state government to re-evaluate and postpone the mega projects under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) following the recurrence of landslides in the state. Wanita Umno vice-president...
Only one ‘stubborn’ DAP ‘Datuk’ yet to apologise for accepting award, says Guan Eng
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:37:50 +0800
SEREMBAN, Oct 21 — DAP has yet to receive an apology from one of its members who was awarded ‘Datuk’ in Melaka recently. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the Melaka party leader need not return the award he had received but he only has...
I will quit if there is proof Warisan issued IC to illegals, says Leiking
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:26:30 +0800
PENAMPANG, Oct 21 — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) deputy president Datuk Darell Leiking said he will quit the party if there is proof that Warisan had been giving out identity cards (IC) to illegal immigrants in the state. He said he was tired of...
Airports to improve on-time performance next year, says Loke
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:17:23 +0800
SEREMBAN, Oct 21 — To ensure the efficiency of airports in the country, the Transport Ministry has set the performance indicator for on-time performance (OTP) at 85 per cent from next year. Its Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said through the OTP,...
MIC president describes current political landscape a boon
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:50:06 +0800
SHAH ALAM, Oct 21 — MIC president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran describes the current political landscape a boon for the party as it has more time to unite grassroot members under one umbrella to become a formidable opposition party under Barisan...

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