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August 9, 2018 12:22 PM Govt to upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will upgrade 11 non-specialist hospitals nationwide to minor specialist hospitals to further extend medical specialist services to those living in rural areas, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, said among the hospitals were Gerik Hospital, Kuala Kangsar Hospital and Taiping Hospital in Perak 6

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 7

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 5

August 3, 2018 10:59 AM Jobless man charged with possession of terrorism-related items

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed 22-year-old man pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today to two charges with possession of terrorism-related items, comprising images, videos and documents on his handphone and a pendrive. Muhammad Aabid Zarkasi made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali. On the first 6

August 3, 2018 6:59 AM Perak state assembly to grant Opposition more time and respect

IPOH: The Perak state government will give the Opposition what the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) had never accorded to the other side of the political divide when the State Assembly sits on Monday. The Opposition leader will have an office, an official car with driver, two officers to assist him, and an additional allowance. BN had nominated Perak Umno Liaison 6

August 2, 2018 9:05 AM Perak PKR declare support for Anwar

IPOH: Perak PKR today declared its support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) to assume the party's presidency with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to remain as the deputy. "This combination is the best choice to lead the party in the new Malaysia era," said state chairman Senator Dr Muhd Nur Manuty. "We decided to back them as it would 4

August 2, 2018 5:56 AM Up to delegates to nominate me for MIC post, says Sivarrajh

IPOH: MIC Youth chief Datuk C. Sivarrajh today said he will not offer himself for any post in the party after reaching the age limit of 40 for the youth wing's top post. He will leave it to the delegates to decide if he should contest any post in the party. Sivarrajh, 43, who is the Puchong branch chairman, is one of the two MPs from the party. He became 5

August 2, 2018 3:08 AM Associations urged to organise more recreational programmes for handicapped persons

IPOH: Non-governmental associations or organisations in Perak are urged to organise more recreational programs for the handicapped. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing (pix) said this would allow handicapped persons to enjoy life like normal people. He was speaking at a programme held for 60 visually-impaired persons at The Lost World 5

August 1, 2018 9:41 AM The rich get richer and the poor get poorer in Pakatan’s ‘New’ Malaysia

About 20% of Malaysia’s 32 million population live in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. There are about 14 million cars on Malaysian roads. More than 50% of the cars are in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Most of the toll highways are also in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Hence, if they remove toll charges, then 20% of Malaysians who own more than 50% of the cars will benefit 11

August 1, 2018 3:51 AM Sighting of Zulhijjah moon on Aug 11

KUALA LUMPUR: The sighting of the new moon of Zulhijjah to determine the date for Aidiladha is to be on Aug 11 or 29 Zulkaedah 1439 Hijri, according to a statement from the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal. The dates for the 1st and 10th of Zulhijjah which is the date for Aidiladha, would be announced on the same night over radio and television 5