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September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 75

September 1, 2018 4:13 AM Pahang targets 32 gold medals at Sukma

KUANTAN: Pahang targets 32 gold, 27 silver and 54 bronze medals in the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perak from Sept 11 to 22. State Human Resource, Youth, Sports and Non-Governmental Organisations Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Hussain said the target was expected to place Pahang in the top five contingents in the overall medal tally 7

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 11

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 7

August 27, 2018 5:49 AM 12 take oath as senators

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve people were sworn in today as senators, 11 of them from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and one from Parti Warisan Sabah. The PH senators comprise four from PKR, four from DAP, two from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and one from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). The four from PKR are Ismail Yusop (PKR National Congress permanent chairman) 16

August 25, 2018 1:21 PM Perak not rushing to terminate contracts of political appointees

TAPAH: The Pakatan Harapan-led state government is in no hurry to terminate the contracts of individuals who served the previous government as political appointees, including those in government-linked companies (GLCs), according to Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. He said the state government was taking a more rational approach by considering the impact 9

August 23, 2018 4:51 AM PKR newsletter attacks Perak Pribumi MB

He said Abdul Aziz Bari, who chairs the state education, technology, science and environment committee, should have stated his opinion when given the opportunity at the meeting of the state executive council. The issue was about giving 999-year land titles to residents of new villages. Faizal had said that the state government would not issue 999-year 16

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 9

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 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