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June 22, 2018 12:05 PM Sabah ministry proposes one district, one industry concept

TUARAN: The Sabah Trade and Industry Ministry is currently conducting a study to create a sustainable industry for each district in the state. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the ministry would be visiting a number of districts soon. "Initially, we will hold a 'Tamparuli Fest' in Tuaran district next month, which will be launched 4

June 21, 2018 9:00 AM Ambrin to audit all federal ministries: Salahuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no escape for errant civil servants as the special investigation committee headed by former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang will be looking into a full audit of all ministries, according to Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub. He said the decision to audit all federal ministries was made during 8

June 21, 2018 5:56 AM Special committee to discuss with Bernas on monopoly issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syarikat Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to study Bernas' monopoly over the country's rice supply, including its sole right to import rice until 2021. Its minister 5

June 20, 2018 3:54 PM Communications and Multimedia Ministry to audit two MCMC funds

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia will conduct an audit on two Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) fund groups following enquiries regarding their management. Its minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) revealed the two funds as MCMC Fund, established under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, and the Universal 5

June 19, 2018 11:26 AM Investigate any price hike in Sabah: Mohd Shafie

TAWAU: The state government wants the relevant authorities and the body that monitors prices of goods in Sabah to investigate if there is still a hike in the price of of goods in the state despite implementation of the 0% goods and services tax (GST). Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the check was necessary to address the problem 4

June 18, 2018 7:56 AM Full cabinet line-up end of this week?

PUTRAJAYA: The full cabinet list will likely be announced by end of this week, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah told reporters she posed the question of when the full cabinet line-up will be announced to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. "PM told me that the list will probably take some time but my best guess 5

June 17, 2018 4:00 PM We are one with the nation, says Cathodic church

PUTRAJAYA: The Catholic church's contribution to Tabung Harapan should be seen as a gesture that the community is one with the nation in times of need. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Julian Leow said the contribution is an important initiative by the Catholic church to pay a portion of the country's debts of RM1 trillion. "We are all Malaysians and we are part of the nation 5

June 17, 2018 8:36 AM Mohamad Sabu confident of senators from Kelantan, Terengganu being appointed

KOTA BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan Harapan (PH) not winning any seats in these two states in the 14th General Election. Mohamad, who is also Defence Minister 5

June 16, 2018 9:06 AM Probe into alleged malpractices in defence ministry after Aidilfitri: Mat Sabu

TASEK GELUGOR: Investigations into alleged misconduct and malpractices in the Defence Ministry will commence after Aidilfitri, says Mohamad Sabu. The Defence Minister said a Special Investigation Committee headed by former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang would be set up for this purpose. This committee would also probe irregularities and misappropriation 4

June 12, 2018 4:45 AM National Affordable Housing Council to begin work on August

PUTRAJAYA: The National Affordable Housing Council is expected to begin its work by August once papers regarding its setting up are finalised by the Cabinet next month, said Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pix). The council, she said is part of Pakatan Harapan's manifesto which will be tasked to monitor the construction 5