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July 20, 2018 6:38 AM Next-of-kin to be presented full report on MH370 on July 30: Transport Minister

PUTRAJAYA: A full report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be presented to the families of the victims at a closed-door meeting on July 30, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said the presentation would be made by Datuk Kok Soo Chon, the head of the Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation 8

July 18, 2018 6:45 AM Penang can look to civil societies for check and balance, says Gerakan man

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will have to look to civil societies apart from the three backbenchers from Umno and PAS to play the role of the Opposition in the state, veteran Gerakan leader Wong Mun Hoe said today. There is not a strong Opposition at the state assembly as Pakatan Harapan (PH) won 37 of the 40 state seats, said Wong. However, DAP assemblymen should 4

July 17, 2018 10:32 AM Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a 'crime'

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote. Strongman leader Hun Sen is set to extend his 33-year grip on power in the upcoming election after supporting the dissolution of the main opposition 6

July 16, 2018 3:30 PM Salcon clinches RM71m storm water pumping station job in Sri Lanka

PETALING JAYA: Salcon Bhd has bagged a US$6.8 million (RM27.7 million) and 1.718 billion rupees (RM43.6 million) storm water pumping station contract in Sri Lanka. The group said in a statement today that its wholly owned subsidiary Salcon Engineering Bhd received a letter of acceptance dated July 12 from the Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development 5

July 16, 2018 4:31 AM Najib withdraws suits against AG, MACC and CCID chiefs

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has withdrawn his suits against three main figures in investigations pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad. Najib filed three civil suits against MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, police commercial crimes head Datuk Seri Amar Singh and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas 5

July 16, 2018 1:04 AM ‘Makkah Route’ to facilitate Hajj journey for Malaysians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has officially launched the "Makkah Route" initiative in Malaysia, allowing the country's pilgrims to benefit from immigration pre-clearance and other services that will facilitate their journey to perform the Islamic pilgrimage. Saudi and Malaysian officials attended the launch of the initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 10

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 8

July 11, 2018 6:50 AM Rain, winds wreak havoc in Labuan

LABUAN: Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds hit this duty-free-island today, toppling several trees and lamp posts and damaging property. The rain and winds struck this city from about 8am to 10am. The winds lasted until early afternoon. No casualties or injuries were reported. Several trees toppled and branches fell onto roads in various areas 6

July 6, 2018 2:24 PM Negri Sembilan creates history by appointing first female district officer

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government created history by appointing its first female district officer, said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun. "This is the first time we have appointed a female district officer, Suhaiza Sharudin, to helm Tampin District, effective July 2. "Suhaiza is a native of Negri Sembilan and a mother of four children, and we hope with her appointment 7

July 3, 2018 5:45 AM Riza shows up for questioning by MACC

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz today appeared at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for questioning over his alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. The film producer, 48, arrived at 1.31pm in a silver Kia Sorento, donning a black suit and yellow polo shirt. He did not speak 10