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August 21, 2018 5:52 AM Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

TEHRAN: Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday. Images on state television showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new "Kowsar" plane at the National Defence Industry exhibition. It is a fourth-generation fighter, with "advanced avionics" and multi-purpose radar, the Tasnim news agency 12

August 16, 2018 2:28 PM Dewan Rakyat adjourns after 20-day sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat adjourned today after sitting for 20 days from July 16. Before adjourning the meeting, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said it could be described as historical because the transition of power took place smoothly. "This proves the maturity of the members of Parliament in managing the diversity that exists 11

August 16, 2018 10:31 AM Johor govt committed to continuing Iskandar M'sia BRT project

ISKANDAR PUTRI: The Johor government is committed to continuing the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to provide convenience to the people. Johor Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said the state government would ensure the project is given due priority by the Federal government. "We are trying 13

August 15, 2018 9:21 AM Japan toddler missing for 3 days found alive

TOKYO: A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him. Yoshiki Fujimoto disappeared on Sunday morning in the Yamaguchi region while out walking with his brother and grandfather, and the search for him made headlines 17

August 13, 2018 10:41 AM Sabah State Assembly approves additional budget of over RM592.3 million for this year

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Legislative Assembly has approved an additional budget of RM592,310,727 for government administrative expenditures this year. The First Supplementary Supply Bill 2018 tabled by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who is also State Finance Minister, was passed unanimously after its third reading at the State Assembly 14

August 13, 2018 10:06 AM Sabah govt to continue providing allocation to non-Muslim religious bodies, schools

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today said that the state government will continue to provide annual allocation to non-Muslim religious bodies, missionary schools and Chinese private schools in Sabah. Mohd Shafie, who is also Sabah Finance Minister, said the objective of such allocation was to ease the financial burden of the institutions 14

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 6, 2018 2:23 PM State assemblymen told not to discuss unrelated matters in Penang Assembly sitting

GEORGE TOWN: Speaker of the Penang Legislative Assembly Datuk Law Choo Kiang today reminded the people's representatives to abide by the ethics of the assembly by only discussing matters pertaining to the state during the question-and-answer session. Law said all the members of the state assembly were advised not to use this opportunity to ask questions 191

August 6, 2018 3:52 AM 30 in protest against PIL 1 outside State Assembly

GEORGE TOWN: A small group of people from residents' associations, environmental activists and non-governmental organisations gathered outside the Penang State Legislative Assembly today to protest against the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge. About 30 of them held placards and banners 31

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