FPDA needs to stay nimble amid new threats: PM Lee
SINGAPORE - The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), which turns 50 this year, needs to remain nimble amid a challenging environment, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Oct 21).
EC to present SOPs for Melaka election on Friday (Oct 22), says Khairy
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Election Commission (EC) will present standard operating procedures (SOP) for the upcoming Melaka state election at the Covid-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, on Friday (Oct 22).
Dewan Negara approves 12MP motion
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Dewan Negara today approved the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) motion, the country’s new five-year plan for the period from 2021 to 2025.
Papar declared African Swine Fever zone
KOTA KINABALU: Papar became the latest district to be declared an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak zone in Sabah after the virus was detected in Kampung Kogopon and Kampung Purak last month.
Court allows prosecution's bid to impeach Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has allowed the prosecution's attempt to impeach Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's credibility following contradictions in her testimony in the ongoing solar project trial and statement she gave to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in her money laundering case.
Two MACC officers charged with cheating
JOHOR BARU, Oct 21 —Two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers were charged in the Sessions Court here today with cheating an individual of RM40,000 to help solve a case.
Senate conveys condolences to fireman Mohd Diya's family
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Senate on Thursday (Oct 21) conveyed its condolences to the family of fireman Mohd Diya Che Jusoh, who died early today after a mishap during a flood evacuation operation in Melaka on Wednesday (Oct 20).
Anti-fake news portal records 260% increase in number of visits during pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of visits to the Sebenarnya.my portal has increased drastically since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in January last year with 198.31 million visits or an average of 9.4 million hits per month, compared to 63.7 million visits or an average of 2.65 million hits per month before the pandemic, the Dewan Negara was told Thursday (Oct 21).
UM law students put Malaysia on world map
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A team of law students from University Malaya have done Malaysia proud by winning the Best Paper award at the International Youth Legal Exchange Conference 2021 in Hong Kong.
SOP breach: Neelofa, husband send representation to AGC
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Celebrity Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, have sent a representation to the Attorney-General’s Chambers over charges made against them for breaching standard operating procedures (SOP) of the conditional movement control order at a carpet shop, in Nilai, in May this year.
Water cuts in some areas in Port Dickson
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Some areas in Port Dickson are currently experiencing water supply disruptions due to the decline in the production of treated water at the Sungai Linggi Water Treatment Plant due to heavy rain Wednesday (Oct 20) evening.
A bandaged Andy Lau sparks concern
FANS of Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau got worried after he appeared in public with a heavily-bandaged right hand, reported Sin Chew Daily.
160 homes affected by flash floods in Yan
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A total of 160 homes in several villages in Yan district were hit by flash floods following heavy downpours since Wednesday (Oct 20) afternoon.
Court allows Shafee’s appeal against the Bar
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has allowed senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s appeal over his defamation suit against the Malaysian Bar and two others relating to his conduct as the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II case.
Witness: Najib requested 1MDB audit report
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has been told that the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report was the one special audit report requested by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for him to have a look-through despite there being other special audit reports.
Police tighten drug control
JOHOR BARU: Bukit Aman will hold a discussion with the Customs Department to ensure that the country does not become a transit point for drug smuggling.
Acute shortage of manual harvesters
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman is urging the government to address the labour shortage in the country, especially in the palm oil industry which is continuing to experience losses for planters and the nation, due to an acute shortage of manual harvesters.
400 invited for job interviews, none turned up
PETALING JAYA: There are many vacancies at most Indian-Muslim restaurants, which need an estimated 10,000 locals in managerial and supervisory roles and 20,000 to 25,000 foreign workers for operations, says the Malaysian Indian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma).
M’sia facing labour shortage
PETALING JAYA: There are many jobs available for Malaysians as employers urgently require workers in certain critical sectors, such as manufacturing and construction, as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
Defence: Zahid did not commit CBT
KUALA LUMPUR: One of the charges against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the alleged embezzlement of Yayasan Akalbudi’s (YAB) funds made no mention of the sales agreement and purchase of a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, the High Court heard.
M’sian creates Cambridge history
PETALING JAYA: The University of Cambridge has appointed the first-ever professor of urology in its 812-year history, and he happens to be a Malaysian.
Hopeful for more business
PETALING JAYA: Nomination day for the Melaka polls is more than a fortnight away but hotels of all sizes, homestays and restaurants in the state are already hoping for brisk business ahead.
Statistics play a vital social role
KUALA LUMPUR: In dealing with the health and economic consequences of Covid-19, the government has learnt that statistics can help ensure there is food for all Malaysians, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Equal status looks feasible
PETALING JAYA: The second attempt to amend the Federal Constitution to return Sabah and Sarawak to a position of equal status with Peninsular Malaysia is likely to gain bipartisan support from MPs across the political divide.
MPs: We will support whatever benefits Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MPs across the aisle look set to give their backing to the second attempt to amend Article 1 (2) of the Constitution to its original description of the federation.
Govt to roll out digital ID
PETALING JAYA: The government will introduce a digital identity (digital ID) for use in online services and transactions, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
Senior corporate lawyer freed of four insider dealing charges
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Senior corporate lawyer, Datuk Sreesanthan Eliathamby was acquitted and discharged of four charges of insider dealing in three Sessions Courts here today after the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and Securities Commission (SC) withdrew all the charges against him.
SDMC to improve EnterSarawak
KUCHING, Oct 20 — The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) will improve the entry procedure via EnterSarawak as a border control measure, after taking cognisance of the proposal mooted by th...
Mersing Umno Youth chief dies at 40
JOHOR BARU: Mersing Umno Youth chief Azmir Zainal Abidin has died at the Sultan Ismail Hospital here at the age of 40 years after being admitted due to high blood pressure.
RON95, RON97 and diesel prices unchanged
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel will remain unchanged from tomorrow until October 27, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said today.
MATTA hopes Budget 2022 will be generous towards tourism industry
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes the upcoming Budget 2022 will be “generous” towards the tourism industry, with specific assistance for tour operators and travel agencies who have contributed significantly to its development.
Awas traffic system still in force, says Deputy Transport Minister
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas), formerly known as the Automatic Enforcement System (AES), is still operating and enforced based on standard operating procedures and guidelines set by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).