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June 21, 2018 1:24 PM Zahid willing to declare assets before Umno elections

KUALA NERUS: Umno acting president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today he was willing to declare his assets before the Umno elections scheduled for June 30. Ahmad Zahid, the Bagan Datuk MP, faces a challenge from six other candidates in the contest for the post of Umno president, including Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Rembau MP Khairy 3

June 21, 2018 7:53 AM Children's Wellbeing Roadmap to be released in a month: Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA: An integrated and comprehensive Children's Wellbeing Roadmap will be drawn out in a month to address various problems plaguing children, including refugees and the marginalised. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stressed that the country had failed to ensure the wellbeing of children, despite the millions spent for almost 3

June 20, 2018 9:09 AM Syndicates offer black market licences at inflated prices

FANCY getting a driving licence without the hassle of registering with a driving school and taking the driving test? Questions of legality aside, the so-called genuine driving licence does not come cheap on the black market. According to a report in China Press today, a syndicate is selling them online from RM350 to RM2,900 each, depending on the class 3

June 20, 2018 6:21 AM Malaysia to blame for losing Najib?

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is to blame for losing a liberal and inclusive leader in embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, an Umno Supreme Council contestant was reported as saying today. Datuk Lokman Noor Adam (pix) told a news portal today that Malaysians would regret rejecting Najib. Lokman, who is vying for an Umno Supreme Council 4

June 19, 2018 11:26 AM Investigate any price hike in Sabah: Mohd Shafie

TAWAU: The state government wants the relevant authorities and the body that monitors prices of goods in Sabah to investigate if there is still a hike in the price of of goods in the state despite implementation of the 0% goods and services tax (GST). Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the check was necessary to address the problem 4

June 14, 2018 12:01 AM People smugglers make billions: UN report

VIENNA: People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people smuggling rings earned some US$7.0 billion (RM 27.96 billion) in 2016 – an amount 9

June 10, 2018 10:40 AM Car clubs donate RM311,000 to THM

PUTRAJAYA: Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM) today received RM311,000 from 17 car clubs from across the country through the organising of the "Drive To A Greater Malaysia" charity convoy. The handover of the donation from the event, organised by the Weekend Drive Group (WDG) involving 320 drivers of various types of vehicles, was done by its chairman Datuk 5

June 9, 2018 10:38 AM Standby pumps to overcome water shortage woes in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Ministry of Infrastructure Development will provide standby pumps in each district to overcome the problem of water shortage. Its minister, Datuk Peter Anthony, said the ministry will provide at least one or two standby pumps in each district to replace faulty standby pumps. "This matter will be carried out immediately and will take a period 6

June 5, 2018 3:07 PM Industry players want clearer foreign workers policy

PETALING JAYA: Industry players have urged the Pakatan Harapan government to meet all stakeholders to come up with a clearer policy on the hiring of foreign workers. A few trade associations contacted by China Press for their response to the government decision to stop the foreign workers rehiring programme on June 30 said the new government should take a serious 4

June 5, 2018 9:19 AM Sabah ministry welcomes rubber–based road construction technology proposal

TAWAU: The Sabah Infrastructure Development Ministry has welcomed the proposal to use rubber-based road construction technology in the state. Its Minister Datuk Peter Anthony said the ministry had no problem in considering the use of such technology if it could benefit the state government. "It is something new for our ministry and has never been implemented 4