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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 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 5

August 7, 2018 4:42 AM Lim: What a joke, Trump’s think-tank tried to derail ‘fave PM’

PETALING JAYA: Umno's accusation that US-based International Republican Institute (IRI) worked with Pakatan Harapan (PH) to topple Barisan Nasional (BN) is nothing but a joke, DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) said in Parliament today. "It qualifies as the international joke of the year that US President Donald Trump's think-tank in Republican Party worked 8

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 14

August 6, 2018 8:32 AM Online trader sent to jail for providing financial assistance to terrorist group

KUALA LUMPUR: An online trader was sentenced to two years and six months' jail by the High Court here today for contributing RM890 for the benefit of a terrorist group. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali handed down the sentence on Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 32, to be served from the date of arrest, which was May 25, 2017. Mohd Shaiful had initially pleaded 5

August 1, 2018 4:39 AM Courses organised by Palace of Justice not propaganda tool: Officer

PETALING JAYA: The courses organised by the Palace of Justice involving sessions court judges, magistrates and court officials are not propaganda courses aimed at indoctrinating these officers but more for team building, said the office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia. It said the course was part of the Capacity Building for Judicial 5

July 30, 2018 10:39 AM Five Malaysian climbers return from Lombok

SEPANG: Five Malaysian climbers have safely returned home following Sunday's powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok, Indonesia. One of the climbers, Siti Hidayah Zainuddin, 38, said during the tragedy, she was with 19 other and they were arranging their backpacks before continuing with their expedition to the top of Mount Rinjani. "We were scheduled 7

July 27, 2018 7:17 AM MSU instils national pride through Songket fest

MALAYSIA is known for its cultural diversity and traditional craft. In an effort to cultivate love and appreciation for local art and culture, focusing on traditional wear, handicraft and culture, the Management and Science University (MSU) held the Asean Songket Festival 2018. The objective of the festival was mainly to promote the value and heritage 6

July 21, 2018 12:20 PM Aid arrives in Syria as Putin, Macron discuss relief mission to Ghouta

CHÂTEAUROUX, France: Humanitarian aid sent by France and Russia arrived in Syria on Saturday as the two countries' leaders discussed a joint mission to distribute much-needed relief supplies in a ravaged former rebel enclave. The joint humanitarian aid operation — the first between Russia and a western country — was agreed by Russian President Vladimir 8

July 20, 2018 1:51 AM Death of Balakong rep great loss for Pakatan Harapan: Selangor MB

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari has described the death early today of Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee as a great loss to the Pakatan Harapan coalition. He said the void left behind by Ng, who is from the DAP, would be felt by the residents of Balakong and the people of Selangor. "Ng, better known as Eddie Ng, was an assemblyman 11