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March 21, 2018 4:00 AM February CPI up 1.4%, below market expectation

PUTRAJAYA: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.4% in February 2018 compared to the same month last year, according to the Statistics Department. Chief statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said among the main groups, the increases were food and non-alcoholic beverages index (+3.0%), furnishings, household equipment & routine household 3

March 20, 2018 10:07 AM Guan Eng promises Liew Chin Tong ministerial post if Opposition wins

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan deputy president Lim Guan Eng has promised DAP Johor chief Liew Chin Tong (pix) a ministerial position should he win in Ayer Hitam and the opposition secures a victory in the forthcoming elections. The Penang Chief Minister said the party would propose Liew's name to the coalition's top leadership in the event the latter 3

March 20, 2018 6:50 AM M'sia deeply concerned over deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria

PUTRAJAYA: Deeply concerned over the continued deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, Malaysia stands in solidarity with the international community in addressing the issue. Wisma Putra in a statement today, said Malaysia echoed the statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on March 16, expressing his profound regret that the United 4

March 20, 2018 5:12 AM We have to win seats like Ayer Hitam to win GE14, says Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan can forget about forming the federal government if it cannot secure victory in a Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold seat such as Ayer Hitam in Johor, said Lim Guan Eng (pix). The DAP secretary-general said Pakatan Harapan's (PH) decision to field incumbent Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong in Ayer Hitam for the forthcoming General 3

March 20, 2018 4:57 AM DAP: Pakatan’s dream lives or dies on Ayer Hitam result

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng speaks during a press conference at the DAP Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur March 20, 2018. ― Picture by Firdaus LatifKUALA LUMPUR, March 20 ― The Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat will determine if Pakatan Harapan can win in the 14th general election, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng declared today. Lim said PH can only hope to win federal 3

March 20, 2018 4:01 AM Putrajaya says snubbed Israeli rep at World Urban Forum

Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the Israeli diplomat was the only participant not received by Wisma Putra and security officials at the World Urban Forum last month. ― Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, March 20 ― The Israeli diplomat who attended the World Urban Forum here last month was the only participant not received by Wisma Putra and security 3

March 20, 2018 1:00 AM Gerakan finalising seat swap with MCA: Mah

PUTRAJAYA: Gerakan is finalising the negotiation to swap five parliamentary and state seats with component party MCA, ahead of the looming 14th General Election (GE14). Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the move was necessary to ensure that Barisan Nasional (BN) wins with a bigger majority. "If we feel that by swapping seats can help either 5

March 19, 2018 1:22 PM In historic first, senate sitting to run concurrently with Dewan Rakyat next week

The upper House will sit at the same time as the lower House for the first time in Malaysian history. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The Dewan Negara sitting has been brought forward by three weeks and will be held concurrently with the Dewan Rakyat beginning next week. The Parliament today issued a circular to senators on the new dates, which means 3

March 19, 2018 4:20 AM Putrajaya seeks additional RM7b in supplementary supply Bill

The Bill was tabled for first reading by Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani at Dewan Rakyat today. — Picture by Azneal IshakKUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Putrajaya today sought an additional RM7.122 billion for its expenditure under Budget 2017, in a supplementary supply Bill tabled in Parliament. The Supplementary Supply Bill 2018 is aimed 2

March 18, 2018 12:22 PM PKPMP refutes statement by Auctioneers Council of Malaysia president

PUTRAJAYA: The office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court (PKPMP) Malaysia has refuted the statement by the president of the Malaysian Auctioneers Council Mustafa Osman that the e-Lelong (e-Auction) had been implemented without appropriate consultation with the relevant parties. The Chief Registrar of the Federal Court Datuk Seri Latifah Mohd Tahar 4