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June 24, 2018 7:07 AM Penang may ban plastic straws and disposable containers

GEORGE TOWN: Penang government may ban plastic straws and disposable containers to make the state cleaner, greener and healthier. "This policy by the government is for Penang and Mother Earth," Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said during the launch of the state-level Plogclean programme at Karpal Singh Drive near here today. He said community involvement 6

June 24, 2018 3:15 AM Same-sex relationship game banned in seven countries

SEVEN countries have banned the Sims FreePlay because it embraces gay relationship in the game. On Wednesday, the game's developer posted a notice informing users that "in light of regional standards", starting on July 5, the game will no longer be available in seven countries — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and China 6

June 23, 2018 10:46 AM Wan Azizah has audience with Pahang Regent

KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had an audience with Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Abdulaziz here in conjunction with her first visit to the state after being appointed as deputy prime minister. Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, arrived at the palace with Pahang PKR chairman 5

June 23, 2018 5:10 AM Rozman not defending labuan Umno chief's post

LABUAN: Labuan Member of Parliament Datuk Rozman Isli has confirmed he will not defend the post of Labuan Umno division chief in the party elections on June 30. Senator Datuk Bashir Alias, who is Rozman's deputy, is expected to vie for the post. Rozman said he was now focusing on putting Labuan's economy back on track both in the short and long term development 4

June 21, 2018 7:53 AM Children's Wellbeing Roadmap to be released in a month: Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA: An integrated and comprehensive Children's Wellbeing Roadmap will be drawn out in a month to address various problems plaguing children, including refugees and the marginalised. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stressed that the country had failed to ensure the wellbeing of children, despite the millions spent for almost 3

June 21, 2018 5:19 AM Bukit Permai assemblyman proposes setting up of state Felda Affairs Development Committee

JOHOR BARU: Bukit Permai assemblyman Tosrin Jarvanthi has suggested the Johor government set up a Felda Affairs Development Committee to better serve the interests of the settlers community. He said the committee should be headed by someone with the status of a state executive council (exco) member. "If implemented, I think Johor will be the first state 4

June 20, 2018 12:24 AM Tapping the Peranakan experience

WE lost a "true" Malaysian last week – Datuk Kenny Chan of Baba Nyonya fame. He was 68 when he passed away in Malacca. Better known as Bibik Kim Neo in TV1's longest-running series, Chan captivated his audience with his skilful acting and wit. He brought much laughter to Malaysians. It is no wonder the series lasted from the late 1980s till the turn of the century 5

June 18, 2018 10:36 AM Formation of single multi-racial party takes time to implement: Abang Johari

KUCHING: The view to form a single multi-racial party in Sarawak has been taken into consideration but such a proposal will take time to be implemented, said Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. "We take into account the proposal, but it is an evolution that we should not rush into even if the people have views on it or say the time has come ... Understand 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 18, 2018 7:38 AM Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

GUATEMALA CITY: Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another 197 remain unaccounted for. A spokesman for the government's 5