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70 individuals lodge reports over digital money investment scam - 22/11 12:10 am

KOTA BARU: Seventy individuals have lodged police reports claiming they have been cheated about RM300,000 in digital money investment by an investment company. The reports were lodged at the Kota Baru police headquarters here on Nov 19. Kelantan Malaysian Islamic Consumers Association chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Fared Ab Ghani said the company promised the participants a return of 10% of their investment every month for 12 consecutive months. He said most of the participants only received the ..

Tun Mahathir's claim inaccurate: ROS - 21/11 11:20 pm

MALACCA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has denied Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that the delay in the Pakatan Harapan registration was because the department did not inform them of the terms and conditions earlier. Its director-general, Surayati Ibrahim said the Pakatan Harapan application for registration needed to be scrutinised as there were outstanding issues with regard to DAP earlier this year, as with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM). "We are examining all aspects thoroughly ..

Malaysia to host 2019 World Summit on Arts, Culture - 21/11 10:57 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is to host the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture in March 2019. The summit, carrying the theme "Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change", will see the participation of 73 countries and will be jointly organised by the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). IFACCA board member Tan Sri Norliza Rofli said the four-day summit from March 11, 2019, would be a platform for leading ..

RMAF plans to use high-tech UAV to strengthen national air defence - 21/11 10:43 pm

KOTA BELUD: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is planning to use high technology unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as one of its key components in air defence especially in monitoring national waters in future. Air Force chief Tan Sri Affendi Buang said RMAF was aware the uses of UAV technology had many advantages apart from functioning more extensively. "RMAF is planning to use UAV in future especially in monitoring strategic areas such as South China Sea, Straits of Malacca and Sulu Sea near ..

Final report on MH370 crash depends on negotiation with Ocean Infinity - 21/11 10:08 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A comprehensive and detailed final investigation report on the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean is being prepared, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi. He said the date for the final report depended in the negotiation between the government and the seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity to commence a new mission to search for the aircraft. "As enshrined in Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention, a ..

No compromise with civil servants not registered with EC: Malacca CM - 21/11 10:01 pm

MALACCA: Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron today reminded civil servants in the state who have not registered with the Election Commission (EC) to do so as soon as possible. He said the state government would not compromise with civil servants who failed to register as voters as doing so was part of their responsibility. "I can accept the excuse given by the public on why they have yet to register, but there is no excuse for civil servants who have not done so," he told reporters ..

Thailand seeks Malaysia's help to send back Uighur escapees - 21/11 9:56 pm

BANGKOK: Thailand is seeking Malaysia's cooperation in sending back Uighurs who are believed to have slipped into the neighbouring country, after escaping from an Immigration detention centre in Sadao yesterday. According to Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, five of the 20 Uighurs escapees had been recaptured, but he did not furnish details on it, the location of their recapture or which country arrested them. "Five of them have been recaptured and the rest have crossed the border ..

Heavy rains warning for west coast - 21/11 9:55 pm

PETALING JAYA: The Meteorological Department (MET) warned that thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan and Malacca is expected to persist until late afternoon. Specific areas in Kedah are Yan, Kuala Muda, Baling, Kulim and Bandar Baru districts, while in Negri Sembilan are Jelebu, Tampin, Kuala Pilah, Rembau, Seremban and Port Dickson. More information is accessible at or its Facebook page @malaysiamet.

Perak civil servants to get RM2,000 special aid - 21/11 8:50 pm

IPOH: The Perak government today announced a special financial aid of RM2,000 to civil servants in the state involving an allocation of almost RM22 million. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the special assistance was also extended to teachers of I'dadi, Thanawi, Islamic kindergartens, untrained temporary teachers and daily part-time officers. He said all teachers of Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA), takmir, imam, bilal, siak, kampung heads and tok batin who would obtain RM1,500 ..

No U-turn on luxury property project freeze: Johari - 21/11 8:49 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not do an about-turn from its decision to freeze approvals for luxury property projects which came into effect on Nov 1, unless there is "something significant" which warrants reassessment, said Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani. "There is no such thing as u-turn. This is a cabinet's decision. Unless there is something that is significant, we will look at it," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research's ..

RM26.6b to GDP from local franchise industry - 21/11 2:12 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The local franchise industry contributed RM26.6 billion to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016 compared to RM26.8 billion in 2015. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (pix) said since the government introduced the Franchise Development Assistance Fund (DBPF) in 2005, 85 local franchise companies had received RM5.65 million in funds from the programme so far. "The performance of local franchise companies has been encouraging. The DBPF ..

Respect decision on Budget bill, Azalina tells MPs - 21/11 11:55 am

KUALA LUMPUR: All MPs must respect the decision to pass the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry's (KPDNKK) portion of the 2018 Budget. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the decision was made in line with the procedure under the Dewan Rakyat's Standing Order. "The opposition seems to disagree with the decision when they created a ruckus in the Dewan, even after the deputy speaker had ruled on the matter. "The split decision in the ..

Wanita Umno's role important in moving party - 21/11 10:55 am

ALOR STAR: Wanita Umno, the women's wing of the United Malays National Organisation has a significant role to play in ensuring that the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) continue to be the people's choice as state government in Kedah. To this end, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah who is also Kedah Umno liaison chief expressed confidence that the wing's members were capable of doing their part in securing victory for Umno and BN in the 14th general election. While extolling the ..

PR1MA not on track with objectives - 21/11 7:50 am

PETALING JAYA: The 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA), which was meant to alleviate the affordability issue in Malaysia, is facing difficulties in achieving its objective due to the way it is implemented. National House Buyers Association (HBA) secretary-general Chang Kim Loong told SunBiz that the noble idea of the government setting aside land for PR1MA homes was meant to reduce the cost of the home and therefore ensure that they were affordable. In order to ensure that PR1MA homes ..

Higher education ministry impose moratorium for building new campus - 21/11 12:16 am

PUTRAJAYA: The Higher Education Ministry has imposed on the opening of new campus by local or foreign universities said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. "No more building or opening of new campus," he told reporters when asked about the number of foreign universities that have opened campuses in Malaysia this year, after celebrating the success of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia which was announced as the International University of The Year by Times and Sunday Times Good ..

MACC nabs project manager over alleged misappropriation of gov't funds - 21/11 12:13 am

MALACCA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has detained a Malacca Area Farmers' Organisation (PPK) project manager for allegedly misappropriating RM2.54 million from the Federal Government Paddy Fertilisation Scheme since the beginning of last year. The 38-year-old man was nabbed at the State Farmers' Organisation Authority Office in Jalan Hang Tuah here about 3pm today. According to sources, the suspect was believed to have made 23 false claims amounting to RM2.54 million involving ..

Landslide damages 11 cars in Seri Kembangan - 20/11 11:57 pm

SERDANG: A landslide damaged 11 vehicles that were parked at Taman Lestari Perdana, Seri Kembangan. A spokesperson from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department said the department received a distress call at 6.20pm about the incident. "No one was hurt in the incident and there was no structural damage to the buildings. "We have closed off the area for further action by the authorities," he said. On Saturday, it was reported that a high rise building on a hillslope may be the cause of a ..

Prices of fish, vegetables have gone up by 300%: CAP - 20/11 11:50 pm

GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) and the Lembaga Pemasaran Pertanian Persekutuan (Fama) to take immediate action to reduce the prices of vegetables, fruits and fish as a study has shown that prices have increased by up to 300% within a week. CAP president S. M. Mohamed Idris said it was reported on Nov 15, that the increase in prices was due to a shortage of the said items due to the rainy spell over ..

Customs seize 3 million cigarette stubs at KLIA - 20/11 11:22 pm

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Customs Department seized three million stubs of "Canyon" branded cigarettes with a tax value of RM2.1 million. State Customs director Datuk Abdullah Jaapar said the seizure was done by MAS Cargo Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at about 6pm on Monday. "The result of a raid on merchandise arriving from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, found that a total of three million cigarettes were at the loading and unloading bay. "The goods were declared as 'Console Items' ..

TLDM, APMM rescue fishing boat harassed by ship - 20/11 11:05 pm

BERUAS: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued a local fishing boat which was said to have been harassed by a foreign maritime enforcement agency about 70 nautical miles north west of Pulau Pangkor, on Wednesday. RMN Western Armada Command Headquarters Operations Chief Of Staff Capt Azman Rabani said his side received a report about the incident through the Maritime Community Safety Awareness Application (K3M) at around 12pm on the day of the ..

Daesh needs social media, not base to recruit Malaysians: Ayub Khan - 20/11 11:02 pm

IPOH: Daesh militants do not need a base to spread their ideology. The Daesh brand of ideology can rage through the social media with a view to recruit Malaysians. Bukit Aman Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division principle assistant director Datuk Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay warns the threat of terrorism in the country is still serious despite Daesh losing its main 'government' in Raqqa, Syria. "The influence of the internet is still widespread as reflected by the arrests of three Daesh ..

Road safety campaigns fail to reduce road accidents - 20/11 10:32 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Road safety campaigns have failed to reduce the number of accidents in the country, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi. He said the Road Safety Plan 2014-2020 targeted a reduction of 50% in the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from road accidents by 2020, but instead, the number of deaths increased each year. As such, he said, all the relevant agencies and parties, including the Road Safety Department, Road Transport Department, and Malaysian ..

Extend paternity leave from seven days to 30 days for fathers: Azizah - 20/11 9:45 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry Of Women, Family And Community Development will be advocating to the government to extend paternity leave from seven days to 30 days for fathers in Malaysia, said its deputy minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun. She said it was a good step to bring this matter forward as it could create good bonding between the parents and their children besides helping them to build a good family environment. "Through this effort, parents can carry out their duties at home during the ..

Naivety of Macau scam victims baffling - 20/11 7:32 pm

PETALING JAYA: Police are puzzled why victims of the so-called "Macau scams" do not refer to the nearest police station or bank authorities before parting with their money. "These scammers use several ways to fool victims. Do not panic and blindly follow instructions given by the caller without first calling the police or financial institutions. "If every person verifies these calls with the nearest police station or bank, the scammers would go out of business," Selangor police chief ..

Govt seeking measures to stem tide of increase in petrol prices - 20/11 7:25 pm

PETALING JAYA: The government will be seeking appropriate measures to reduce the impact following the increase of petroleum prices globally should the price of RON95 and diesel in the country exceed RM2.50 per liter consecutively for the next three months. In a statement by the Finance Ministry, today, without further elaborating, the ministry said the measures taken will ensure that the people are not burdened with the rise in world oil prices and the inflation rate in the mid-term and long ..

Robbers dump injured elderly woman on road shoulder in crash-and-rob case - 20/11 7:18 pm

KAJANG: Robbers crashed into a 67-year-old woman's car and relieved her of her valuables before dumping her by a road shoulder in Bandar Baru Bangi on Sunday. As she laid injured and unconscious by the roadside in Section 3, the robbers took over the wheels of her grey Mini Cooper and fled the scene. Kajang deputy police chief Supt Mohd Sabri Abdullah said the victim was driving not far from her house and on arriving at a road shoulder, an unidentified car behind her crashed into her car at ..

Six charged with murder of Kevin Morais ordered to enter their defence - 20/11 7:02 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Six men, who were charged with the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Kevin Morais were ordered to enter their defence by the High Court, today. High Court judge Datuk Paduka Azman Abdullah said after maximum evaluation of the evidence presented in the case, the prosecution has succeeded in establishing a "prima facie" case against all the six accused. He ordered the six, including army pathologist, Dr. R.Kunaseegaran Ragavanaidu to enter their defence. The trial will ..

Public projects worth RM100m and more must use BIM system from 2019 - 20/11 6:16 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning 2019, public projects worth RM100 million and above would be required to use the Building Information Modelling (BIM) system, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said the use of BIM would improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of the construction process as well as reduce costs and avoid problems in design at the planning stage. "BIM will enable all parties involved in a project to visualise, coordinate and analyse the physical aspects and main ..

Call for Sabah govt to consider renewing supply contract for Kosan - 20/11 6:09 pm

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has been asked to consider renewing the supply contract for Koperasi Serbaguna Sanya Sdn Bhd (Kosan) for another 10 years from 2018 to enable the underprivileged Sabahan children statewide to continue enjoying the free distribution of school shoes and uniforms. Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail (BN-Pantai Manis) when making the call said that since the contract ended this year, Kosan workers had also been badly affected. "Kosan has given jobs to no less than 400 ..

Court allows application by four Amanah members to strike out suit by Batu .. - 20/11 6:01 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today allowed an application by four Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members to strike out a suit by PAS and it's Batu divisional leader Azhar Yahya for the return of two units of shop lots in Batu. Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim made the decision in chambers in the presence of lawyers Ahmad Zamri Asa'ad Khuzami, representing the four Amanah members, and Wan Rohimi Wan Daud, who appeared for PAS and Azhar. Rosden Mohd Yassin, M. Suhaimi A. Rahaman, Ismail Yahaya ..

Ministry sets up cyber crime special committee - 20/11 5:51 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A special committee has been set up by the government to combat cybercrime in the country. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the Cyber Crime Special Committee was necessary for enforcement such as investigation and prosecution to be placed under one committee that could report directly to the Cabinet. "Presently there is no enforcement agency that deals specifically with cybercrime," he said in a statement issued after the first committee ..

Young Muslims must come out with road map for next 30 years: Khairy - 20/11 5:46 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Muslims around the world should prepare a roadmap for the next three decades to face the various challenges in the future, especially to create a job for the future, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. "National Transformation 2050 (TN50) is a 30 years roadmap that we have started for Malaysia. And it is just important for the Muslim world, I believe we need to have a roadmap for the future. "If you are silent as young Muslims and young people in your country ..

Pahang does not intend to raise water tariff - 20/11 5:36 pm

KUANTAN: The Pahang state government does not intend to raise water tariff even though Pahang Water Management Berhad (Paip) incurred a deficit of about RM10 million a month. State Basic Facilities and Environmental Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak said the decision was made by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob who did not want to burden the people with an increase in water tariff. He added that Paip only earned a revenue of RM13 million a month, compared to the monthly ..

KJ takes Hsien Loong to task over latter's remark on Pulau Batu Puteh .. - 20/11 5:15 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin took Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to task over the latter's comment on Malaysia's latest bid to challenge Singapore's sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh. Khairy said the comments made by Lee were "irresponsible" and "could damage the good ties" between the two neighbours. Last Sunday, Lee said Malaysia's decision to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to reinterpret and revise the judgment over Pulau Batu Puteh "may have ..

Police arrest taxi drivers for gambling in S'wak - 20/11 5:13 pm

MIRI: Taxi drivers were among 45 individuals arrested by the police in raids on illegal gambling conducted statewide from Nov 13 to 19. Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Dev Kumar said six taxi drivers were arrested in a raid conducted by Sibu CID at a taxi stand at Khoo Peng Loong Road for gambling in a public place. A pack of cards, cash amounting to RM185 was seized during the raid. "The 45 individuals arrested, aged between 16 and 69, included one foreigner, and 33 ..

128 come down with food poisoning after end-of-school party - 20/11 5:06 pm

MUAR: Three students from the Muar Vocational College here were admitted to the hospital here for severe food poising after consuming seafood at its end of school party last Saturday. Johor Health and Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the three were among 128 who came down with food poisoning after consuming seafood at the party. "The three have been hospitalised but the others were given outpatient treatment and sent back. The initial ..

ESSCom succeeds in keeping ESSZone safe and secure: Musa - 20/11 5:04 pm

KOTA KINABALU: The preparedness and measures taken by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) have succeeded in keeping the East Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) safe and secure, said Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman. Replying to questions from Datuk Abd Muis Picho (BN-Sebatik), Datuk Samsudin Yahya (BN-Sekong) and Datuk Limus Jury (BN-Kuala Penyu), he said the effectiveness of the security measures was evident when there was no abduction cases reported since the beginning of 2017. He ..

TTS, DBP sign MoU to continue book publication collaboration - 20/11 4:56 pm

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Parks, better known as Taman-Taman Sabah (TTS), and the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) today signed a memorandum of understanding to continue collaborative efforts in the publication of books on the parks. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the collaboration established also enabled TTS to seek guidance from DBP in improving the quality of the book produced. "I thank DBP for choosing to work with TTS, as it is highly sought-after by ..

Call for return of English medium schools - 20/11 4:14 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The government needs the support of all stakeholders, especially parents, teachers and parent-teacher associations, to reinstate English-medium schools, said Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan. He said English is an international language and it will give children a competitive edge, adding that Malaysia was once considered a nation of high English proficiency. "My main worry is it will be turned into a political issue if the government goes ..

Guan Eng touts success of Penang welfare schemes - 20/11 4:10 pm

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has touted the success of its welfare schemes here by declaring that the RM412.63 million state allocation since 2008, was the largest ever amount given out to the unfortunate and needy groups in Penang. The state government was able to dish out such an allocation because it enjoyed a surplus budget since 2008 due to the concept of competency, accountability and transparency (CAT) of which corruption was not tolerated at any levels, he said. And from it, ..

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