Zainuddin appointed Bukit Aman CCID director
KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah Police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob (pix) has been appointed as the new Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director effective Aug 10.
Nik Faisal detected in Hong Kong, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday confirmed that former SRC International chief executive officer Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and his family have been spotted in...
Loke urges Rahang rep to retract decision to quit
SEREMBAN: Rahang assemblyman Mary Josephine Prittam Singh should retract her decision to quit DAP and accept the fact that the decision of the majority is supreme in the running of any organisation, says state party chief Anthony Loke.
Sahabat set for full recovery
KOTA KINABALU: An injured baby pygmy elephant rescued from an estate in Lahad Datu in April is now a friendly and happy calf.
Aviation centre to train first batch of technicians
KOTA KINABALU: A training centre here is set to train the first batch of aircraft technicians in preparation for a revival of the aviation industry, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.“We need to start training so that we can overcome any shortage of aircraft engineers and technicians in this region,” he said, adding that Sabah aimed to provide maintenance manpower even though it may not be a conducive time now.
Secret lies in the source of the fire
GEORGE TOWN: Wood has fuelled stoves for millennia before modern day options took over, but one hawker here still sticks with wood because she is certain it makes food taste better.
Debunking Covid-19 myths, Malaysian style
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 ― Fed up with the sheer volume of fake news being spread on social media in the age of the Covid-19 infodemic, husband-and-wife team Zan Azlee and Sheril A. Bustaman came up wi...
National poverty line revised
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from a monthly household income of RM980 to RM2,208, thus pushing up the country’s poverty rate from 0.4% in 2016 to 5.6% last year.
Tronoh rep: DAP wants me back
BATU GAJAH: Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong has claimed that DAP had approached him to rejoin the party, but a state DAP leader indicated later that he was unaware of such an overture.
‘We’ll focus on screening high-risk groups’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will not screen every person above the age of 50 for now as suggested by one of the eight Chinese health experts who came to Malaysia recently, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Student and boyfriend held over death of newborn
GEORGE TOWN: A college student and her boyfriend were picked up in connection with the death of a newborn after the baby was thrown out from a 13th floor apartment unit in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam.
Lure investors, envoys told
PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister has reminded Malaysian diplomats on the need to boost bilateral trade and investment, which has become challenging in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Foreign missions get creative
KUALA LUMPUR: Many foreign missions here have been getting creative as they celebrate their national days during the recovery movement control order period.
School bus drivers to get aid
PETALING JAYA: The government has approved RM600 in special aid for each of the 35,000 school bus drivers nationwide, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
Malaysians urged to avoid ‘high-risk’ activities
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have been cautioned against activities seen as “high risk” amid the increasing number of business and leisure events allowed to resume in the recovery movement control order period.
‘We will remain an independent bloc’
PETALING JAYA: Ahead of the highly anticipated Dewan Rakyat sitting on Monday, the group of six former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia MPs, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has declared it will remain as an independent bloc together with Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan).
We will talk with Barisan, says Azmin
GOMBAK: Plans for Barisan Nasional to defend all its traditional seats in the next general election should be negotiated, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Troubled borrowers, pay heed
PETALING JAYA: With the six-month moratorium on loan repayments ending on Sept 30, financial experts have advised borrowers in the “distressed” group to prepare ahead while there is still time.
Entrepreneurs urged to review cash flow capabilities
KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneurs who have taken loans from financial institutions or banks should review their cash flow capabilities and financial preparedness to repay their loans by the end of the moratorium period in September, said the Association of Development Finance Institutions Malaysia (Adfim).
Govt urged to extend WSP to year-end
PETALING JAYA: Bosses are urging the government to extend applications for the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) to the end of this year to help them maintain company operations and spare employees from losing their jobs.
Media camped out at MACC
GEORGE TOWN: The state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here became the focal point for the press after talk circulated on social media that a big-name politician had been summoned by graft-busters to give a statement over the controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.
Six get death for murder of DPP
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has convicted six men, including an army pathologist, for the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais, who was found dead in a gruesome manner almost five years ago.
Aidiladha tickets on sale from tomorrow: KTMB
KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) tickets for the Aidiladha “balik kampung” exodus out of cities and back will be on sale from tomorrow (July 11), online and at all railway station...
Police looking for witness in drug case
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for a witness to assist in a case investigation conducted by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division of the Brickfields district police headquarters.
US committed to stronger defence ties with Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The United States (US) strongly valued its long and established partnership with Malaysia in the security and defence sector, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence fo...
Inquest on Nora Anne to begin on Aug 24
SEREMBAN, July 10 — The Coroner’s Court here today set August 24 to begin the inquest proceeding on a Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing and later found dead during a family ...
Court rejects MACC's bid to forfeit RM3mil from AGA Touch
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has failed in its bid to forfeit RM3mil that was seized from a bank account belonging to AGA Touch (M) Sdn Bhd, an IT firm, allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund scandal.
CSR programme to help schools in digital drive
A total of 500 schools nationwide are set to benefit from the implementation of cashless solutions and artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition over the next few months, thanks to a joint co...
Dead: Newborn baby thrown out of apartment
GEORGE TOWN: A newborn baby, believed to have been thrown out of a building, was found dead on the grounds of an apartment block in Farlim early on Friday morning (July 10).
Need to curb illegal e-trash imports
PETALING JAYA: Taking ownership and strengthening enforcement are vital steps to curb the illegal import of electronic waste (e-waste) into Malaysia.
Twin plan needed
PETALING JAYA: Requiring employers to advertise job vacancies for locals for at least 30 days before they can hire foreigners is commendable, although its effectiveness remains in question.
Iconic nasi kandar shop recognised
THE famous Hameediyah Restaurant in Penang went into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the country’s ‘Oldest Nasi Kandar Restaurant’ after 114 years in business.
Desperate for a lifeline
PETALING JAYA: Twelve Vietnamese seafarers, including the captain, have been stranded in Malaysian waters in deplorable conditions since they started work aboard the vessel in mid-March this year.