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August 7, 2018 10:00 AM MSN Board to be reactivated: Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) has decided to re-activate the National Sports Council (MSN) Board at the central level as a measure to ensure centralisation of power does not occur. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said that, with the move, all youth and sports development processes in each state could be done in tandem 9

August 6, 2018 3:52 AM 30 in protest against PIL 1 outside State Assembly

GEORGE TOWN: A small group of people from residents' associations, environmental activists and non-governmental organisations gathered outside the Penang State Legislative Assembly today to protest against the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge. About 30 of them held placards and banners 21

July 26, 2018 11:47 AM Perak exco dismisses claims that UEC will cause racial tension

IPOH: Perak exco for education Prof Abdul Aziz Bari dismissed claims by state mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria that the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) will cause racial tension. He said the recognition of UEC would not undermine Bahasa Malaysia as the national language. "We have come across instances where Malay students form the majority 7

July 13, 2018 7:53 AM Pan Island Link highway to cut travelling time

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge, which passes through Gottlieb Road, will help solve traffic woes and cut travelling time. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed highway will alleviate the heavy traffic load at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Pengkalan 8

July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Now, only one licence required for oil & gas exploration, prospecting and mining in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak State Assembly has passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill 2018 which requires only one licence for exploration, prospecting and mining of oil and gas, a move which Sarawak feels will encourage more investments into the state. According to the Hansard of that day’s sitting, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah 8

July 10, 2018 3:10 AM 1MDB says Exco chairman appointment part of services by PwC

PETALING JAYA: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) today clarified that the appointment of Datuk Mohammad Faiz Azmi as the chairman of the executive committee (Exco) is part of the scope and services provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (PwC) to 1MDB. "PwC is assisting the board and the Exco in recovering 1MDB's assets and in managing 5

July 2, 2018 5:47 AM 42 Pahang assemblymen sworn in

KUANTAN: All 42 members of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly were sworn in at the first sitting of the first term of the 14 State Legislative Assembly at the Wisma Seri Pahang, here today. The ceremony began with the swearing in of Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, who is also the Jelai Assemblyman, followed by 10 members of the State 16

June 29, 2018 7:20 AM Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, Hassan Ali settle defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: A defamation suit filed by Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Abdul Samad against former Selangor state executive council member Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali over the sale of liquor, gaming centres and massage parlours in Selangor has been settled amicably in the High Court here today. Lawyer Muhammad Faiz Fadzil, representing Khalid 4

June 24, 2018 7:07 AM Penang may ban plastic straws and disposable containers

GEORGE TOWN: Penang government may ban plastic straws and disposable containers to make the state cleaner, greener and healthier. "This policy by the government is for Penang and Mother Earth," Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said during the launch of the state-level Plogclean programme at Karpal Singh Drive near here today. He said community involvement 9

June 21, 2018 11:26 AM Penang to pilot rent-to-own scheme in bid to increase home-ownership

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be piloting a rent-to-own (RTO) scheme for those eligible to purchase low-cost (LC) and low-medium-cost (LMC) units to increase home-ownership in the state. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the initiative could also help to ease their financial burden as they would not have to service home loans. He said the scheme would also help address 6