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August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 5

August 14, 2018 11:44 PM More ‘pocket parks’ for KL folks

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is identifying more areas to be turned into 'pocket parks' otherwise known as mini urban jungles. Its executive director (Planning) Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah said that so far 20 'pocket parks' had been made available around the metropolis. "Pocket parks not only add beauty to the landscape but also function to control 4

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Mercy to focus on Mon State where 10,166 people in 10 villages are hit

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercy Malaysia will focus its Myanmar humanitarian effort on the Mon State which had been hit by the most severe floods in 40 years. Mercy Malaysia Myanmar country manager Shah Fiesal Hussain said the first phase of its relief efforts started in late May when a team of four assessed the situations in Mon, Kayin and Bago states. He said 10 villages 4

August 13, 2018 10:15 AM No to paying MRSM: Rina Harun

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry does not intend to continue with the proposal of the previous government to set up paying for Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM). Minister Rina Harun said this was because the ministry now saw the role of MRSM as only belonging to the elite group. "Therefore MRSM's role has to return to assist 7

August 13, 2018 2:04 AM Curfew in ESSZone extended to Aug 29

KOTA KINABALU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which ends at 6pm today, has been extended to Aug 29, according to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din (pix). Wth the extension of the curfew, he said, those living in the affected areas should remain indoors, while outsiders would not be allowed 5

August 9, 2018 12:22 PM Govt to upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals nationwide to minor specialist hospitals to further extend medical specialist services to those living in rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, said among the hospitals were Gerik Hospital, Kuala Kangsar Hospital and Taiping Hospital in Perak 5

August 8, 2018 3:30 AM TNB: Special incentive in conjunction with National Day celebrations

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the 61st National Day celebrations, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), is once again offering a special incentive towards encouraging commercial consumers to light up their buildings and the surrounding areas with decorative lighting. In a statement here today, TNB said the incentive, in place since 2000, is for all commercial 4

August 7, 2018 12:29 PM Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

BENI, DR Congo: Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region 5

August 7, 2018 2:30 AM Evacuation of 179 Malaysians in Lombok

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Embassy has managed to locate 179 Malaysians in Lombok and they are reported to be safe. As of 10pm yesterday, the embassy said the Malaysians were in various parts of Lombok, especially in Gili Trawangan. "Some Malaysians have headed home via the Lombok International Airport while some also headed to Bali to take flights 11

August 6, 2018 2:31 PM 2018 Land Malphi military exercise to focus on urban warfare

IPOH: The Philippine military is set to share its experience of fighting in the town of Marawi, Mindanao last year with Malaysian troops during the 19th series of the Malaysian-Philippine (Malphi) military exercise here. Second Division Commander Major-General Datuk Mohd Ramli Jaafar said the 14-day training exercise would focus on fighting in built-up 22