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February 26, 2018 9:04 AM Johor govt begins heritage conservation programme

JOHOR BARU: The state government is embarking on a heritage conservation programme to turn Johor Baru into a living heritage city. Housing and Local Government committee chairman Datuk Md Jais Sarday said every city should preserve its own identity and culture. As an example, eight units of shophouses along Jalan Segget have been repainted to their original 19

February 26, 2018 7:52 AM We didn’t ask to conduct own corruption index, MACC chief clarifies

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad denies earlier media reports that MACC has suggested it conduct its own corruption index. — Bernama picPETALING JAYA, Feb 26 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) clarified today that it had suggested an independent body run a proposed corruption index. Chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli 29

February 26, 2018 7:51 AM Polices by BN govt give M'sia strong foundation: Najib

PORT DICKSON: Various policies implemented by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government have proven capable of giving Malaysia a strong foundation towards bringing the country to greater heights as aspired by the people, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said this was evident with foreign investors choosing Malaysia as the place to expand 26

February 26, 2018 4:20 AM Japan Lifeline invests RM70m in Penang Science Park

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks at the signing ceremony between JLL Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Penang Development Corporation in George Town February 26, 2018. — Pictures by Sayuti ZainudinGEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — Japan Lifeline Co Ltd’s Malaysian subsidiary, JLL Malaysia Sdn Bhd, signed a deal today with Penang Development Corporation (PDC) to acquire 23

February 26, 2018 12:52 AM Labour’s Corbyn to outline Brexit vision today

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party speaks at the Conferederation of British Industry's annual conference in London, Britain, November 6, 2017. — Reuters pic LONDON, Feb 26 — Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will later today call for Britain to keep tariff-free access to the EU after Brexit, arguing that withdrawal from the bloc is “what we make of it”, according 30

February 25, 2018 3:44 PM Malaysian Armed Forces veterans express support for Najib

A total of 374 members from the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM) in Kampung Gajah today expressed their support for the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaPASIR SALAK, Feb 25 — A total of 374 members from the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM) in Kampung Gajah today expressed 34

February 25, 2018 9:56 AM Sri Lanka PM takes over law and order after vote defeat

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stepped down from his prime ministerial post. — AFP picCOLOMBO, Feb 25 — Sri Lanka’s prime minister took over the key law and order ministry today as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after a local election defeat sparked calls for his resignation. Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in to the ministerial 27

February 25, 2018 9:22 AM Ice is most popular drug among addicts, police reveal

PETALING JAYA: Forty-five out of every 100 drug addicts picked up by police are hooked on "ice" (crystal meth or syabu), making it the number one enemy of the country. According to a report in China Press today, police arrested 24,454 drug pushers last year, 15% more compared with the 21,184 picked up in 2016. The top three drugs – ice, heroin and yaba (pil kuda) 28

February 25, 2018 7:45 AM 1,300 civil servants participate in Puspanita sports carnival

PUTRAJAYA: As many as 1,300 civil servants from throughout the country participated in the annual sports carnival of the National Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants (Puspanita) held at Taman Pancarona, Precinct 18 here today. The carnival was officiated by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa who is Puspanita 19

February 25, 2018 6:52 AM Government allocates RM564m for Bandar Pekan flood mitigation project

PEKAN: The government has set aside RM564 million for phase 2 of the Bandar Pekan Flood Mitigation Project (RTB) to address the flood problem which has been plaguing residents there since the 1920s. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the project, implemented since end of 2014, would benefit more than 83,000 people in an area covering 6,200ha. "This 22