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August 28, 2018 6:58 AM Govt urged to set up independent GLC review committee

KUALA LUMPUR: The government must establish an independent government-linked company (GLC) review committee to undertake an assessment of all GLCs in the country. Universiti Malaya economics and administration faculty professor Edmund Terence Gomez said there is an urgent need to institute reforms to ensure GLCs function properly and in a transparent 87

August 27, 2018 11:05 AM Claim of 300,000 Malaysian Indians without ID untrue: Azis Jamman

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry today dismissed a claim that 300,000 Malaysian Indians did not have identification documents as was highlighted prior to the 14th General Election. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said only 3,853 applications for citizenship were received from Indians up to May 30 this year. "Of the total, 1,638 applications 77

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 116

August 27, 2018 9:48 AM Malaysians a model of cleanliness in Mecca

MECCA: After seeing how Malaysian pilgrims kept their surroundings neat and tidy in the Masyair Prime Cleanliness Campaign by Tabung Haji (TH), Saudi Arabia is now proposing the same programme be implemented for all pilgrims in the future. Saudi Arabia Haj and Umrah vice minister, Dr Abdulfattah Suliman Mashat, considers Malaysia a model of cleanliness 93

August 27, 2018 7:18 AM Wan Azizah, Zahid convey condolences to Zainal Abidin's family

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah has expressed her condolences to the family of a former deputy minister, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, who died today. "My condolences to the family of Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, former Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister. May his soul be blessed," she said through her Twitter 99

August 27, 2018 3:27 AM Telcos given until Aug 31 to finalise rates (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry has said that telecommunications companies have been given until Aug 31 to finalise talks on reducing broadband fees in the country. In a statement, the ministry said it decided to extend the deadline after receiving requests for more time from stakeholders. The statement was also in response to inaccurate 83

August 27, 2018 2:49 AM Zainal’s death a blow to Penang Umno

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno has lost one of its longest-serving leaders, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman (pix), who suffered from multiple myeloma which is a form of blood cancer. He was 58 years old. The lanky leader had served as a federal minister and an economic adviser to a regional development authority. He was regarded as a calming figure in Penang 94

August 26, 2018 12:49 PM BR1M issue: Pakatan Harapan reminded not to make mistakes

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) is reminded not to make mistakes on the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH), formerly known as 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M). PH Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said any reform should only be done with the consensus of all PH parties and the Cabinet especially since the party manifesto promised that the BR1M should be retained 94

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 94

August 26, 2018 6:13 AM Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana (pix) will undertake a working visit to Malaysia tomorrow. In a statement today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the Minister would be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. "This will be Tilak's inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming 93