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August 27, 2018 9:48 AM Malaysians a model of cleanliness in Mecca

MECCA: After seeing how Malaysian pilgrims kept their surroundings neat and tidy in the Masyair Prime Cleanliness Campaign by Tabung Haji (TH), Saudi Arabia is now proposing the same programme be implemented for all pilgrims in the future. Saudi Arabia Haj and Umrah vice minister, Dr Abdulfattah Suliman Mashat, considers Malaysia a model of cleanliness 101

August 24, 2018 5:17 AM 'Malaysia 1' number plate collects record RM1.1m

PUTRAJAYA: The "Malaysia 1" special number plate received a bid of RM1.1 million, making it the highest amount paid for a single car plate. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government has collected over RM13.16 million for the "Malaysia" special plate series, with a total of 3,353 successful tenders from an overall 9,166 bidders 70

August 22, 2018 5:52 AM Kit Siang challenges MCA to reform before talking about being PH's check and balance

BANGI: DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang has called for MCA to reform its own party before they can be considered to be a credible check and balance for the Pakatan Harapan government. He said that MCA should focus on the abuse of power that has been going on for 60 years rather than focusing on becoming a check and balance. "At present, what is important is to change 72

August 17, 2018 11:35 AM National Housing Policy aims to provide cheaper, comfortable homes for B40, M40

PUTRAJAYA: The National Housing Policy, which is expected to be rolled out in Sept, aims to provide cheaper and comfortable affordable homes for the Bottom 40% (B40) and the Middle 40% (M40) households, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the policy, which is being reviewed and now at the final stage, would address 65

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 132

August 9, 2018 8:24 AM Judicial staff forced to attend Lokman’s talk, says Surendran

KUALA LUMPUR: Judicial officers and court registrars were forced to attend a talk by Barisan Nasional's Datuk Lokman Noor Adam when the coalition was in power, Lawyers for Liberty said. Its advisor N. Surendran said the order came from Chief Registrar of the Federal Court Datuk Latifah Mohd and attendance was compulsory. "The Chief Registrar of the Federal 46

August 2, 2018 1:32 PM Open tender exemption for RTM

KUALA LUMPUR: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has been exempted from implementing the open tender process to procure programmes from local production companies, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) said today. The exemption was to enable the local production companies which had received the letter of intent for RTM contracts 50

August 2, 2018 1:18 PM 5,082 specialist doctors serving Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: There are a total of 5,082 specialist doctors in various fields currently serving the Health Ministry, as of May 31 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said of the total, surgeons made up the biggest number with 300. He said the ministry had always encouraged medical officers to undergo specialist 36

August 1, 2018 1:11 PM Four new captives for Labuan IBFC

KUALA LUMPUR: Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) envisages a positive trend in the take-up of captive insurance following four approvals in the first half of the year. The midshore centre is also one of the financial centres in the Asian region to approve the most captive entities last year. To date, there are a total of 47 captives 97

August 1, 2018 12:51 PM Datasonic to pursue amicable settlement with Fima Corp

PETALING JAYA: Datasonic Group Bhd said it will pursue an amicable settlement with Fima Corp Bhd’s Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd (PKN) with regards to a RM24.98 million suit for unpaid dues filed by PKN. The group told the stock exchange that its unit Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB) will leave it to the court to determine the fair price 87