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September 3, 2018 5:03 AM Prasarana's new president is DRB-Hicom Bhd’s Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain

PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom Bhd’s group director of organisational support Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain is the new president and group CEO of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. He will succeed Masnizam Hisham whose tenure ended on September 2, after a eight month stint. Prior to his appointment, Mohamed Hazlan served as head of several departments in DRB-Hicom 128

August 31, 2018 6:11 AM Three motorcyclists killed in crash

BATU PAHAT: Three motorcyclists were killed in an accident at Jalan Simpang Lima-Parit Sulong here at 2 am today. Victims, Muhamad Hamizi Isak, 18, Muhammad Fikri Zulhizir, 18, and Hamirul Neeza Abdul Rahman Justin, 20, reportedly died at the scene due to severe head and body injuries. Batu Pahat District acting police chief Supt KS Mender Singh, when contacted 122

August 29, 2018 1:17 PM Malaysia targets 80% rice self-sufficiency by 2022

SERDANG: Malaysia targets to achieve 80% self-sufficiency in rice by 2022, moving up from the current 70%, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said efforts were being made in that direction, such as increasing the rice variants and fertiliser and opening the door for technology transfer from China, Taiwan and Japan 82

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 67

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 78

August 2, 2018 8:04 AM Pan Borneo Highway project's mechanism, direction to be finalised by Sept

KUALA LUMPUR: The mechanism and direction of the Pan Borneo Highway mega project in Sabah and Sarawak is expected to be finalised and a decision made at the latest by early September, said Works Minister Baru Bian (pix). He said his ministry would appoint an independent consultant to review the implementation of the project involving the work packages 34

August 2, 2018 4:14 AM AirAsia bullish on Indonesian market

JAKARTA: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia, which will start flights to Silangit Airport, Indonesia, the main gateway to Lake Toba from Oct 28, is looking to increase its services in Indonesia, a market in which it sees huge potential. Speaking at a press conference in conjunction with the official launch of the new route today, AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes 215

August 1, 2018 12:35 PM Man held to assist in Sentul motorcycle shop fire

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained a 33-year-old local man to assist investigation on a fire which broke out at a motorcycle shop in Jalan Sentul here yesterday. Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police believed there was an argument between the suspect and a woman at the shop before the fire broke out. "There is a criminal element in the incident 55

July 28, 2018 1:26 PM Teens die on-the-spot in Negri Sembilan accident

SEREMBAN: Two teenagers were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a vehicle at Kilometre 1, Jalan Seri Menanti-Tanjung Ipoh, Negri Sembilan, near here, today. Negri Sembilan Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Chief, Supt Ibrahim Mohd Abdul Kadir said the motorcyclist and his pillion rider died on-the-spot during 30

July 28, 2018 6:52 AM 551 Community based Rehabilitation Centres set up nationwide: Wan Azizah

BANGI: Some 551 Community based Rehabilitation Centres (PDK) have been established nationwide to provide equal opportunities for disabled people to integrate with the community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, said PDKs were being implemented through 16