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June 22, 2018 1:20 PM Call for probe over sale of illegal driving licence

PETALING JAYA: The police have been urged to investigate the claims over the sale of "lesen terbang" (illegally-obtained driving licence) to members of the public via social media, including Facebook. Special functions officer to the Transport Minister Chung Yi Fan said there had been an illegal syndicate offering such a licence on the social media with the price 5

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 21, 2018 5:02 AM Japan worker's pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

TOKYO: A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours — but only for around three minutes to buy lunch. The official, who works at the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, began his designated lunch break early 26 times over the space of seven months, according to a city spokesman 5

June 20, 2018 10:48 AM Najib, family return to KL after Langkawi holiday

ALOR STAR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix), his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and several family members returned to Kuala Lumpur this evening after a holiday in Langkawi. They left the legendary resort island at 3.30pm on board a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight, said Umno Langkawi Division chief Datuk Nawawi Ahmad 7

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 8:55 AM Book review: The Boy Who Saw

This is the second book from Simon Toyne's Solomon Creed series, which has a mysterious hero with an albino-like appearance, and almost supernatural-like abilities. The book begins with our hero, who still has no clue as to who he is – except for his name, Solomon – travelling to France after the events of the first book, The Searcher. Solomon is searching 4

June 20, 2018 6:32 AM PKR flag makes it to the World Cup

Although the Malaysian national team did not qualify for the finals held in Russia, the country is already a winner with a new government. A photograph of the party flag unfurled at one of the games has gone viral on social media. It shows Senegal's coach Aliou Cisse looking on during their match against Poland yesterday. Senegal won 2-1. A PKR flag can be seen at Moscow's 6

June 20, 2018 4:33 AM Penang CM wants good maintenance of markets, hawker centres

BALIK PULAU: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today instructed all local councils to maintain markets and hawker centres well to ensure they are "clean, green and safe" for the people. He also called on the traders and hawkers to demonstrate "a sense of ownership" in keeping the markets and hawker centres clean and safe, saying these places were their 5

June 20, 2018 12:39 AM Brazil Supreme Court to consider Lula appeal

BRASÍLIA: Brazil's Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Tuesday on the latest effort by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed, pending new appeals to his 12-year corruption sentence. Lula, 72, has been behind bars since April after being convicted of accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from the big Brazilian OAS construction company 7

June 20, 2018 12:24 AM Tapping the Peranakan experience

WE lost a "true" Malaysian last week – Datuk Kenny Chan of Baba Nyonya fame. He was 68 when he passed away in Malacca. Better known as Bibik Kim Neo in TV1's longest-running series, Chan captivated his audience with his skilful acting and wit. He brought much laughter to Malaysians. It is no wonder the series lasted from the late 1980s till the turn of the century 5