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June 22, 2018 7:20 AM Financial aid needed to repair damaged school roof

KUALA LUMPUR: Teachers and parents are relieved that financial aid will be given to a primary school along Jalan Ladang Perut Putih which had been hit by heavy rainstorm last month. The cost of repairs is estimated at RM50,000 and Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has pledged RM20,000 to help fund the cost of repairs. The rainstorm caused part of the school's roof to collapse 4

June 21, 2018 7:53 AM Children's Wellbeing Roadmap to be released in a month: Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA: An integrated and comprehensive Children's Wellbeing Roadmap will be drawn out in a month to address various problems plaguing children, including refugees and the marginalised. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stressed that the country had failed to ensure the wellbeing of children, despite the millions spent for almost 3

June 20, 2018 6:49 AM Toddler survives after falling from 14th floor of Puchong condo

PETALING JAYA: A four-year-old boy miraculously escaped death when he fell from the 14th floor of a condominium in Puchong here on Tuesday. The victim who was alone at home had slipped from the balcony of his father's house at the Koi Tropika condominiums on Jalan Puchong and plunged on a zinc roofing on the third floor before landing on the bonnet of a car parked 5

June 20, 2018 2:44 AM Police should investigate the role played by Najib's ex-aid: Ramkarpal

KUALA LUMPUR: Police should investigate the role played by DSP Musa Safri, a former aide de camp of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who was not called to give evidence in the case involving the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, said Lawyer Ramkarpal Singh. Ramkarpal said this before accompanying Altantuya's father 6

June 19, 2018 1:11 PM Guan Eng defends decision to publicise financial scandals

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defended himself against criticism from PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today by saying that his publicising of all the previous administration's financial scandals was carried out on the instruction of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and were not borne out of his own action. Lim was responding 5

June 16, 2018 10:19 AM UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida

SANAA: The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing government 6

June 14, 2018 12:01 AM People smugglers make billions: UN report

VIENNA: People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people smuggling rings earned some US$7.0 billion (RM 27.96 billion) in 2016 – an amount 9

June 13, 2018 7:27 AM Australia agrees Solomons internet cable after China concern

SYDNEY: Australia will help fund and build an undersea communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei. The impoverished country and Huawei inked a deal in late 2016 to construct the fibre-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often 11

June 12, 2018 7:13 AM APM to embark on six-day 'Ops Bantu' starting tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Civil Defence Force (APM) will conduct a six-day operation dubbed 'Ops Bantu' starting tomorrow, to render assistance to road users. Its chief commissioner Datuk Azmy Yahya, said the agency would be deploying 1,746 members and officers at 114 routes along federal and state roads which have been identified 5

May 31, 2018 12:56 PM PH will continue to champion cause of Orang Asli community in N. Sembilan

SEREMBAN: The cause of the Orang Asli community in Ngeri Sembilan will continue to be championed by the Pakatan Harapan government, said State Rural Development Committee chairman Ismail Ahmad. The Labu assemblyman said that the state government would also strive to ensure the community was not left out of development. "We will continue to champion the cause 3