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July 21, 2018 12:49 AM Nomination for Sg Kandis by-election begins

SHAH ALAM: The nomination for the Sungai Kandis state by-election began at 9am today at Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 19 here. Potential candidates have one hour to submit their nomination papers, after which the Returning Officer, Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad, will announce the names of the candidates contesting the by-election 4

July 18, 2018 12:44 PM MACC clarifies move to lift freeze on Najib's accounts

PUTRAJAYA: The move to lift the freeze on the bank account of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was done as it was irrelevant to the investigations on financial scandals of the supposed donation of RM2.6 billion and SRC International Sdn Bhd, both that are related to the 1Malaysia Development 5

July 18, 2018 12:04 PM Review on prices of domestic flight tickets resolved end of the month

He said the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) was now in the final stages of finalising the prices of the tickets. "A comprehensive study was being finalised, we have not determined the approach for the ceiling price nor the other approaches, but in principle, the policy decision to be made would not have a negative impact on the people 5

July 17, 2018 3:32 PM Awer calls for audits of all power projects awarded from 2011 onwards

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer), which had consistently called on the Barisan Nasional government to abandon direct negotiations for power plant projects, has asked the Pakatan Harapan government to audit all approval processes and awards of power plant in KeTTHA, the Energy Commission and the Sustainable Energy 4

July 17, 2018 12:17 PM Najib's bank account no longer frozen: MACC

KUALA LUMPUR: The personal bank account of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is no longer frozen, according to a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) source. It said the account was no longer linked to politics or matters investigated by the authorities. "Since yesterday, Najib's account is no longer frozen because it is not linked 5

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 17, 2018 2:44 AM Five contractors detained for investigation into false claims (Updated)

JOHOR BARU: Five contractors were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for making fraudulent claims totalling RM400,000. Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias said in a statement that the five contractors from various companies had allegedly made the claims through the "One District One Industry" (SDSI) programme and the "Small 3

July 16, 2018 4:55 PM Youths invited to take part in AICHR Debate

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2018 Asean Youth Debate will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August to raise awareness among youths in the region on human rights issues. The three-day programme from Aug 25, organised by the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), will also provide opportunities for youths to voice their views and interact with human 3

July 16, 2018 3:25 AM Retired judge Mohamad Ariff new Dewan Rakyat speaker

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof took his oath of office as the ninth Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat today. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad proposed the nomination of Mohamad Ariff as soon as the Dewan Rakyat sitting began at 10am. The nomination was seconded by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah 5

July 16, 2018 1:54 AM Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

MANAGUA: Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said. The dead included six civilians – among them two children – and four police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH). The operation by police and paramilitaries 10