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July 15, 2018 1:04 PM 2,000 Kalabakan Umno members quit party

TAWAU: About 2,000 Umno members in the Kalabakan Parliamentary constituency today unanimously announced that they were leaving the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah. The move was led by seven members of the Kalabakan Umno divisional committee who were recently appointed at the divisional election meeting, including the Umno Permanent Chairman of the area, Mohd Nazri 4

July 15, 2018 1:53 AM Mahathir attends briefing on Sarawak development

KUCHING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today attended a closed-door briefing on the development of Sarawak at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya, here. The briefing was given by state secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani. Dr Mahathir arrived at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, the state government administration building, at 7.55am and was welcomed 5

July 13, 2018 7:53 AM Pan Island Link highway to cut travelling time

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge, which passes through Gottlieb Road, will help solve traffic woes and cut travelling time. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed highway will alleviate the heavy traffic load at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Pengkalan 5

July 12, 2018 12:54 AM Do not send children with HFMD symptoms to school

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Parents are asked not to send their children to school if they have symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said schools were advised not to allow pupils with the symptoms to attend classes to prevent other pupils from getting infected 5

July 11, 2018 3:38 PM Amanah spreads its wings to Labuan

LABUAN: Peninsula-based Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) is making inroads into the duty-free-island of Labuan to expand its political influence with the establishment of a pro-tem area chapter. Labuan Amanah pro-tem committee chairman Dr Ramli Tahir said the chapter now had 250 members with two branches established. "We established the Amanah Labuan on June 18, initially 6

July 11, 2018 9:35 AM Two schools closed in Penang amidst fear of HFMD (Updated)

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Health Department has ordered two more schools to be shut down following the hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease outbreak. Health director Dr Wan Mansor Wan Hamzah said the two schools were SJK (C) Shih Chung branch and Tenby International School. "The closure has to be made after some of the students were infected by the virus 5

July 11, 2018 9:23 AM Tun Zaki appointed pro-chancellor of USIM

NILAI: Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has been appointed as the pro-chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) for a period of three years from July 15. Zaki, a barrister-at-law from Lincoln's Inn, London, has extensive experience of 37 years in law and the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services. He is also the chancellor of the Multimedia 5

July 10, 2018 2:41 PM Pay cut for new Mavcom head

PUTRAJAYA: The new Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) chairman will take a pay cut, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today. "Whoever takes over must agree to a pay cut. As for the quantum, I will announce that later," Loke said. He confirmed that several names have been submitted to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to replace Mavcom executive 5

July 10, 2018 9:38 AM Lawyers call on govt to end practice of child marriages

PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called on the government to put an end to the practice of child marriages. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president Prof. Datuk Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar (pix) said the move was imperative in the quest to push for new laws to ban and criminalise the act. "It is not sufficient that laws allowing child marriages to be repealed 3

July 10, 2018 6:08 AM DAP opens seven new branches in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: DAP is opening seven new branches in Kelantan in efforts to spread its wings in the state controlled by PAS for the last 28 years. Kelantan DAP chairman Chua Chin Hui said the branches are at Pengkalan Chepa and Suara Muda here, Kampung Balai (Bachok), Kampung Lemal (Pasir Mas), Tumpat, Kuala Krai and Machang. "DAP has branches in Kampung 5