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January 21, 2018 5:42 AM Kluang hit by floods, 348 people evacuated

JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — The Kluang district has been hit by by floods following non-stop rain the last 24 hours and saw 348 people from 82 families evacuated to three flood relief centres. Johor Health , Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the areas hit were Kampung Chokro, Kampung Shaari and Kampung Kolam Air, all in Simpang 2

January 20, 2018 3:38 PM Customs identify thousands of firms cheating on GST

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 20 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has identified more than 5,000 companies involved in fraud over payments of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) since it was implemented on April 1, 2015. Customs director-general, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam said the department had also opened investigation papers against all the companies 3

January 20, 2018 12:18 PM Fisherman recipient of BN Besut 200th community home

BESUT: A fisherman's dream to own a house came true today when he was selected as the recipient of the 200th community home, an initiative introduced by Besut member of parliament Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh . Kamarudin Azmin, 32, who was accompanied by his wife, Sulaila Mat Idris, 30, and their four children, received the keys to his new home from Idris 5

January 20, 2018 9:14 AM Don't make viral videos of cross-dresses: Asyraf Wajdi

KOTA BARU: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has urged the public not to make viral videos which were of no value or benefit, including those involving cross-dressers. Asyraf Wajdi said such videos did not benefit the community or help built a good mindset and sense of identity. "There are many more important 3

January 19, 2018 9:15 AM Entrepreneurship among main agendas of KPT

SINTOK: Enhancing entrepreneurial skills among students of the institutions of higher learning (IPT) is one of the main agendas of the Higher Education Ministry (KPT) to produce graduates who would create job opportunities in the future. Its secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said for that reason, the ministry was collaborating with Alibaba 4

January 19, 2018 8:22 AM Future of country's would-be leaders in hands of teachers

TANJUNG MALIM: Teachers in this country should always remember that the future of its prospective leaders lies in their hands, says Kirkby International College (KIC) president, Bismillah Khatoon Abdul Kader. She opined that teachers should, therefore, teach their students the importance of preserving peace and of voicing their ideas and thoughts articulately 3

January 18, 2018 7:01 AM Faster payout for Edusave Award recipients via Singapore’s new PayNow trial

Recipients currently receive cheques at the award ceremonies, which they have to deposit with a bank before the money can be credited to their accounts in about two working days. — TODAY pic SINGAPORE, Jan 18 — Some 34,000 winners of Edusave Awards can look forward to a faster and more convenient way of receiving the funds via e-payment when a new trial 8

January 16, 2018 3:27 PM India ends decades-old subsidy for hajj pilgrims

NEW DELHI: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced Tuesday. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in the Congress party — who introduced the hajj assistance scheme in the 1950s — of trying to woo Muslim voters 8

January 16, 2018 10:29 AM Flood situation in Segamat improves further

JOHOR BARU, Jan 16 — The situation in Segamat is showing signs of returning to normalcy with more flood evacuees at the two relief centres having returned to their home. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said as at 4pm today, only 34 people from nine families were still at the two relief centres 7

January 16, 2018 8:38 AM Jakarta Stock Exchange collapse: Malaysian students, officials safe

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian students and officials who were in the vicinity of the Jakarta Stock Exchange when its mezzanine floor collapsed on Monday are reportedly safe, Wisma Putra said today. Wisma Putra said 22 Malaysian students from the Management Science University, representing Malaysia at the Asean CIMB Stock Challenge 2.0 Competition, and Higher 5