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September 1, 2018 9:17 AM No SST on satay in food outlets

IPOH: There will be no Sales and Services Tax (SST) imposed on satay sold in food outlets, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the SST on the popular Malaysian food is imposed during the processing stage for the purpose of packaging and sales. "It is the sales that get the SST, not at the outlets," he told reporters after a briefing on the SST at a hotel 6

August 29, 2018 6:10 AM Human trafficking: Three members of a family in remand

IPOH: Three members of a family are in remand for six days from today in connection with a human trafficking case involving 18 foreigners who were rescued during a raid at a factory in Kepayang, here yesterday. The remand order, which expires on Sept 3, was issued by magistrate Siti Salwa Ja'afar. The suspects, all women in their 20s and 40s, are believed 10

August 29, 2018 12:04 AM Perak govt apologises over Sukma 2018 video debacle

IPOH: The Perak government has made an open apology over a 19-second video clip on the 2018 Perak Malaysia Games (Sukma) which is said to be copied from another clip titled Taipei in Motion 2017, made by a production company in Taiwan. State Youth, Sports and Human Capital Development Committee chairman Howard Lee Chuan How told a press conference here today 6

August 23, 2018 4:34 AM Factory worker nabbed over alleged theft of company's tablets

IPOH: An electronic factory worker was detained after he was believed to have been involved in the theft of 28 Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablets estimated at RM58,800, in a raid at an apartment in Bandar Seri Botani here, last Tuesday. Ipoh police chief ACP Mohd Ali Tamby said the 42-year-old man was picked up after the company management reported the loss from the company's 12

August 15, 2018 2:49 AM Babysitter pleads not guilty to causing hurt on three-month-old baby (Updated)

IPOH: A babysitter claimed trial at the sessions court today to a charge of neglecting a three-month-old baby under her care. Ros Azlina Mohd Ismail, 46, a mother of nine, was charged with neglecting Muhammad Zaheen Affan Mohamad Zulkarnain, resulting in injury to the child. The offence was alleged to have been committed at a home in Seri Iskandar here at 11.30am on Aug 8. The charge 11

August 13, 2018 9:44 AM Two Nepalese men jailed for bribing policeman

IPOH: Two Nepalese nationals were sentenced to a month jail and fined RM10,000 each by the sessions court here today after they pleaded guilty to bribing a policeman. Judge S. Indra Nehru meted out the sentence on Das Kanhaiya Lal, 40, and Chaudhary Satya Narayan, 30, effective July 24. They were jointly charged with offering bribe of RM150 to Lance 11

August 7, 2018 1:20 AM Building new residence for Perak MB nothing new: Zambry

IPOH: Former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (pix) said the matter of the official residence of the mentri besar had been raised when the Barisan Nasional administered the state. "I am sure the new MB has found out for himself the state it is in," he told reporters after attending the State Assembly sitting here today. He said that it was high time that a new residence 9

August 6, 2018 2:31 PM 2018 Land Malphi military exercise to focus on urban warfare

IPOH: The Philippine military is set to share its experience of fighting in the town of Marawi, Mindanao last year with Malaysian troops during the 19th series of the Malaysian-Philippine (Malphi) military exercise here. Second Division Commander Major-General Datuk Mohd Ramli Jaafar said the 14-day training exercise would focus on fighting in built-up 37

August 5, 2018 8:08 AM Govt to table health insurance scheme for B40 during budget sitting in September

IPOH: The Health Ministry is in the final stages of drawing up a health insurance protection scheme for those in the B40 group, to help them obtain health treatment at government and private hospitals. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the proposed insurance protection scheme would be tabled in Parliament during the 2019 budget sitting in October 8

August 4, 2018 12:31 PM Ronald Kiandee confirms being offered post of PAC chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee today confirmed that he has been offered the post of new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman. He said he was unofficially informed about the matter by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong in a meeting at the Parliament last Thursday, which 11