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August 18, 2018 6:06 AM PAS candidate: Selangor needs strong opposition

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government needs a strong opposition to prevent it from being complacent in carrying out its duties, said PAS candidate for the Seri Setia State Assembly by-election Dr Halimah Ali. She said that based on her experience as a Selangor Executive Councillor, it was difficult for government representatives to issue statements 4

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 4

August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 4

August 16, 2018 5:09 AM Dr M: Need to establish jet was bought with stolen money

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to establish if the jet belonging to fugitive Low Taek Jho was bought using money stolen from Malaysia. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said the government needs to establish if it was indeed about with "stolen money". "We will try to get the jet. We need to establish that the jet was bought with stolen money. If he did steal 3

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 5

August 15, 2018 9:49 AM PHEB considering expanding beyond Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) is mooting the establishment of similar institutions in other states to look into the welfare of the Indian community. Deputy Chief Minister II Prof P. Ramasamy, who is also PHEB chairman, said the establishment of such institutions requires for legislation to be passed in Parliament. Speaking to reporters 5

August 15, 2018 7:13 AM Paulsen, Arul freed from sedition charges

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and PSM's central committee member S. Arulchevan were freed from sedition charges at the sessions court today. They were acquitted and discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them. Judge Edwin Paramjothy Michael Muniandy delivered his order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Norinna Bahadun 6

August 14, 2018 8:14 AM Minimum wage increases to be implemented gradually: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He added that if Malaysia starts spending money which it does not have, it would not be good for the country in the long run. "If we push for higher minimum wages, cost of production 3

August 13, 2018 12:41 PM Fed govt needs to provide alternatives for rejecting PTMP: Chow

GEORGE TOWN: Penang hopes the federal government will provide alternatives to the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) if its application for the mega project is rejected. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government had started the project in 2013 and the first phase of PTMP, which is the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) and the light rail transit 5

August 12, 2018 5:06 AM Johor Opposition leader scoffs at office given to him

KOTA ISKANDAR: Johor Opposition leader Datuk Hasni Mohammad (Benut-Umno) was given an office at the State Assembly building but he scoffed at the size of it. Hasni said this showed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government doesn't recognise the status of opposition. He said this after receiving the key of the office from Johor Speaker Suhaizan Kaiat 7