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August 21, 2018 10:28 AM MACC raids Sabah Forestry Dept offices, officers' homes

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized documents from several offices of the Sabah Forestry Department (JPS) and its officers' homes as part of the agency's ongoing corruption probe. According to a source, the MACC had carried out simultaneous raids at several locations in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau and Tambunan 3

August 21, 2018 7:52 AM Man jailed 12 years, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession

KUALA TERENGGANU: A man was sentenced to 12 years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today for possession of 96.88gm of Methamphetamine. Judge Datuk Zainal Azman Ab Aziz meted out the sentence on Mohd Hakimin Kamarudin, 25, after the man pleaded guilty to the amended charge. He was jointly charged with Wan Hasanah Wan Salleh, 32, of committing 4

August 21, 2018 4:42 AM New board members expected to restore TH reputation: Mujahid

MINA, Saudi Arabia: The four new directors appointed to the Tabung Haji (TH) board are expected to help restore the image of the pilgrims management and fund board as a reputable institution trusted by Malaysians, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. It was also hoped that the board of directors would be able to revive 4

August 20, 2018 11:16 AM TH Plantations' CEO and executive director resigns

PETALING JAYA: TH Plantations Bhd’s CEO and executive director Datuk Seri Zainal Azwar Zainal Aminuddin who has been on garden leave since August 14 has quit from his post. In a filing with the stock exchange, the group’s board of directors said that he had voluntarily resigned. The board also did not disclose the reason for Zainal's, 60, garden leave 3

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 3

August 20, 2018 9:59 AM PAS needs to work with BN parties, says its sec-gen

GEORGE TOWN: PAS will use next month's annual muktamar (gathering) to drive through the point that the party needs to informally work with all Opposition parties, including those in the once-dominant Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said it was similar to PAS partnering with DAP and PKR in the Pakatan Harapan 3

August 20, 2018 4:31 AM Govt studying prices of basic necessities: Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the underlying cause of rising prices of basic necessities in the country. Citing sugar prices as an example, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said the product was retailing at RM1.40 per kilogramme (kg) in the international market, but sold at RM2.90 per kg in Malaysia. "This is a structural and monopoly problem 8

August 20, 2018 4:18 AM Abu Talib appointed to TH board

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Attorney General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman has been appointed a member of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) board. TH, in an announcement on its website, said Abu Talib began his directorship on Aug 10, together with Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre chief executive officer Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan and the Deputy Chairman, Shariah 8

August 20, 2018 3:22 AM Sabah should be given same attention as peninsula: Rafizi

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should be given the same attention as the peninsula, particularly in terms of development, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Rafizi Ramli (pix). He said this being that Sabah was one of the three regions involved in the formation of Malaysia. "I see that infrastructure development, especially roads, in Sabah is behind 4

August 19, 2018 5:51 AM AES fines: Now everyone can break the law, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) should apologise for making a "foolish" and "wrong" decision to cancel all Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses. He warned that motorists are free to break traffic rules for two weeks. MCA Youth secretary-general Datuk Leong Kim Soon said the decision was aimed at satisfying the public and it encourages 11