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August 30, 2018 2:00 PM Two official events in conjunction with Agong's birthday celebration cancelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara have been cancelled. Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement 8

August 25, 2018 6:56 AM Awards not merely for those who support leaders in power: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: Awards will only be given to those who serve the nation and not for individuals whose only contribution is supporting leaders in power, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the conferring of honours should not be taken lightly as had been done by the previous Barisan Nasional government. "When Najib was in power, everyone got rewarded 7

August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 8

August 23, 2018 5:10 AM King participates in Aidiladha sacrificial ritual

KOTA BARU: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today slaughtered several cows as part of the Aidiladha sacrificial ritual of the Kelantan Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) at the grounds of the Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Islamic Complex here. His Majesty arrived at the complex at 11.35am accompanied by the Regent of Kelantan 13

August 22, 2018 3:53 AM Muslims celebrate Aidiladha in peace, moderation

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country celebrated Aidiladha today in peace and moderation in the spirit of sacrifice and gratitude. Aidiladha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God 's command. Before the prophet could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead. The fine weather in most parts 13

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Govt yet to finalise terms, conditions of Tan's appointment as special envoy to China

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the appointment of DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai (pix) as the special envoy to China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the terms and conditions would only be decided upon at the coming Pakatan Harapan 13

August 2, 2018 9:52 AM National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land: Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar (pix). Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own land. "If we want to do something 11

August 1, 2018 3:19 PM No plans to change ruling on uniforms for air stewardess: Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The uniforms of air steward and stewardess or flight attendants of airline companies in the country should be in compliance with the criteria stipulated by the aviation authority, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He said it also depended on the policy of the airline companies concerned where they were also required to comply with the stipulated 11

July 31, 2018 7:41 AM Full military ceremony marks 2018 Warriors' Day celebration

PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, attended the Warriors' Day celebration today at Dataran Pahlawan Negara, Precinct 1, here. The ceremony began with a parade of the colours of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment. This was followed by the playing of the national anthem 'Negaraku', and the firing 11

July 30, 2018 11:31 AM Nurul Izzah proposes establishment of parliamentary committee on Syariah law empowerment

KUALA LUMPUR: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has proposed the establishment of a parliamentary committee pertaining to the empowerment of Syariah law. She said the committee could serve as a platform for the MPs to discuss various matters holistically and comprehensively the problems faced by the people on related issues including child marriages 19