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August 18, 2018 6:06 AM PAS candidate: Selangor needs strong opposition

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government needs a strong opposition to prevent it from being complacent in carrying out its duties, said PAS candidate for the Seri Setia State Assembly by-election Dr Halimah Ali. She said that based on her experience as a Selangor Executive Councillor, it was difficult for government representatives to issue statements 4

August 16, 2018 3:45 AM British Council celebrates success of 'FameLab'

KUALA LUMPUR: British Council, which provides a platform to discuss science communication, celebrated the success of FameLab in Malaysia. The event titled "FameLab:Celebrating Science, Communicating Impact", also celebrated the partnership with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). "Communicating science effectively is a complex 3

August 14, 2018 1:37 PM No delay in responding to China's palm oil purchase

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Primary Industries has clarified that its Minister, Teresa Kok did not infer that a unit in the ministry was slow in responding to, or following up with, requests by buyers from China to purchase palm oil. The ministry said that Kok was referring to the failure by the company that was involved in the trade talk with China 6

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 6

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Govt yet to finalise terms, conditions of Tan's appointment as special envoy to China

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the appointment of DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai (pix) as the special envoy to China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the terms and conditions would only be decided upon at the coming Pakatan Harapan 5

August 13, 2018 12:23 PM Use of own party logo to help strengthen BN: Mohamad Hasan

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA's use of its own logo in the upcoming Balakong state by-election does not mean that the Barisan Nasional (BN) is breaking up, according to BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. The Umno deputy president said it was a BN effort to strengthen the component parties following the defeat of the coalition in the 14th general election 6

August 13, 2018 11:48 AM Samenta voices concern over possible move to new ministry

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises association of Malaysia (Samenta) has voiced its concern over the possibility of government agencies such as SME Corp and SME Bank, moved to the newly resurrected Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. "The current arrangement of placing SME Corp and the National SME Development Council within the Ministry of International 7

August 13, 2018 7:46 AM Support federal government efforts to address debt issue: Mohd Khalil

MALACCA: Malacca Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob today urged the people of Malacca to support the federal governments efforts to address the huge national debt. He said he had confidence in the capability of the federal government to solve the debt issue based on its corporate experience and expertise to raise the economic status of the country 9

August 10, 2018 8:10 AM 24 new Seremban municipal councillors sworn in today

SEREMBAN: A total of 24 new members of Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) were sworn in before MPS president Datuk Zazali Salehudin here today. The new councillors will serve for the 2018-2019 session from today until Dec 31, 2019. They comprised eight representatives from DAP, seven from PKR and three each from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), Parti Pribumi 7

August 9, 2018 8:00 AM Govt to table report on Felda financial woes

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will table a report on the financial problems that have afflicted the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) as well as the government's plans to recover the agency. According to Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, the government wants to get to the crux of the agency's cash flow problem which he largely attributed 6