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July 18, 2018 3:08 AM Mexico's next government to weigh legalising drugs

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalising drugs in a bid to curb violent crime, she said Tuesday. Olga Sanchez Cordero, a former Supreme Court judge tapped to lead the interior ministry, drew applause when she made the comment at a university 3

July 15, 2018 9:52 AM Ministry to review rejected applications for Bumiputera affordable homes: Zuraida

SEPANG: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will review applications for affordable homes by Bumiputera that were rejected by financial institutions, according to its minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin. The move, she said, was to ensure they were already house owners and to avoid a glut in unsold affordable houses under the Bumiputera quota. "The ministry 8

July 6, 2018 6:47 AM Return to 'core purpose', PM tells Khazanah

KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the country's sovereign wealth fund, should go back to one of its core purposes of helping the Bumiputras, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. He said the fund was initially formed to buy shares allocated to the Bumiputras, who would normally buy shares and sell them to others immediately. "So to stop them from doing 15

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM Sabah strategises to reduce urban squatter problem

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Local Government and Housing Ministry is to develop new industries and build affordable houses in the rural areas as part of a strategy to reduce the squatter problem, especially in this capital city, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong said today. "We will build houses in the rural areas and provide employment 5

June 25, 2018 7:52 AM Why would we need Umno when we have Pakatan?

There are those who feel Malaysia needs a ‘New Umno’ to fit in with the ‘New Malaysia’ that Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and the rest of the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan are talking about. Actually, we already have a New Umno or Umno Baru, which was formed in 1988 to replace the ‘Original Umno’ or ‘Umno Asli’ that was formed 42 years earlier in 1946. They say Umno is 72 years 14

June 15, 2018 9:42 AM Perak govt host Hari Raya open-house at theme park

IPOH: More than 50,000 people thronged the state government's Hari Raya open house celebration at the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Bandar Meru Raya here today. Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said due to the overwhelming response, the visiting hours had been extended to 8pm. "Initially the open house was supposed to start from 3pm to 6pm," he told reporters 10

June 13, 2018 10:07 AM Man suspected of taking bets on World Cup held

SIBU: A 62-year-old man has been picked up from a house in Taman Rajang here at 8pm last night for suspected involvement in 2018 World Cup football betting. A raid by a Sibu CID team also recovered several betting slips from the man who was also taking bets for an illegal four digit syndicate. Sarawak CID chief SAC Dennis Leong in a statement here said a mobile 8

June 8, 2018 9:34 AM Evicted PPR residents get alternative homes

GEORGE TOWN: After much protest over their eviction from a public housing scheme, five families from the Padang Tembak People's Housing Project (PPR) have been given a respite by the authorities. Following discussions carried out between state housing exco Jagdeep Singh Deo, the affected families and representatives from non-governmental organisations 7

June 1, 2018 4:58 AM Housewife who wanted to ram car into voters arrested: IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a housewife on polling day on May 9 on suspicion of planning to ram a car into voters at a polling station, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pix) revealed today. The 51-year-old woman, who was arrested by a Special Branch Counter Terrorism squad in Puchong, had planned to ram the car into non-Muslim 8

May 31, 2018 7:15 AM Evacuations urged in Hawaii as lava flow advances

LOS ANGELES: Authorities urged people in Hawaii Wednesday to evacuate an area at risk of being cut off by a flood of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano. "Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area," a Civil Defence message said, referencing an area that was devastated during a 1960 eruption 6