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September 1, 2018 10:30 AM Seri Setia by-election: Dr Halimah's statement not true, says Halimey

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Seri Setia by-election, Halimey Abu Bakar, today denied having received an invitation to appear as a guest on a television talk show programme. He said this in response to a claim by PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali that he was not able to be at the Astro Awani's talk show programme "Awani Agenda" that was to be aired 122

August 30, 2018 9:44 AM Balakong by-election: Abolish the tolls? Ask me: Guan Eng

BALAKONG: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said MCA should bring up the issue of toll abolishment with him if they are really concerned about the plight of the people. He said the party should not be asking Pakatan Harapan (PH)'s candidate in the Balakong state seat by-election Wong Siew Ki in their campaigning as she is not a minister. "(Wong) Siew Ki is not a minister 94

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 107

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 61

August 16, 2018 3:10 PM Govt saves RM38.5m annually with dissolution of SPAD: Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The dissolution of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) can save the government RM38.5 million annually in terms of the cost of management expenditure, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said the transition of SPAD to the Land Public Transport Agency would no longer need the involvement of personnel as members of the commission 52

August 13, 2018 12:41 PM Fed govt needs to provide alternatives for rejecting PTMP: Chow

GEORGE TOWN: Penang hopes the federal government will provide alternatives to the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) if its application for the mega project is rejected. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government had started the project in 2013 and the first phase of PTMP, which is the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) and the light rail transit 36

August 7, 2018 5:37 AM 'F*ck you!' Bung Moktar shouts in Dewan

KUALA LUMPUR: The insults have been taken up another notch at the Dewan Rakyat today as Bung Moktar Radin (BN–Kinabatangan) said "F**k you!" twice to Pakatan Harapan MPs after a debate on the SST became heated. Bung Moktar interjected when Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin was speaking about the SST by saying the price of goods in the Selayang wet market had gone up despite 39

August 4, 2018 12:31 PM Ronald Kiandee confirms being offered post of PAC chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee today confirmed that he has been offered the post of new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman. He said he was unofficially informed about the matter by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong in a meeting at the Parliament last Thursday, which 42

August 3, 2018 6:59 AM Perak state assembly to grant Opposition more time and respect

IPOH: The Perak state government will give the Opposition what the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) had never accorded to the other side of the political divide when the State Assembly sits on Monday. The Opposition leader will have an office, an official car with driver, two officers to assist him, and an additional allowance. BN had nominated Perak Umno Liaison 42

August 2, 2018 9:52 AM National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land: Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar (pix). Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own land. "If we want to do something 31