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May 26, 2018 10:07 AM Need for national debt policy review: Ramon Navaratnam

KUALA LUMPUR: The national debt policy must be reviewed, revised and monitored more closely in order to avoid mistakes of the past, according to the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (Asli) Centre of Public Policy Studies. In making the suggestion, its chairperson Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam said this must be done to prevent the country from falling 3

May 26, 2018 2:17 AM Jamal turns fugitive out of ignorance, says lawyer

PETALING JAYA: Umno Sungai Besar chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has been urged by his lawyer to surrender to the police and assist in the completion of an ongoing bail proceeding. Sungai Panjang assemblyperson Mohd Imran Thamrin, in a statement, said Jamal's disappearance from his hospital ward yesterday was unintentional and could be due to unfamiliarity 4

May 25, 2018 11:17 AM More than 17,000 illegal immigrants nabbed this year: DG

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 17,869 illegal immigrants have been detained by the Immigration Department from January 1 to yesterday. Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the detainees were the results of 6,019 enforcement operations conducted during the period. "Apart from that, 455 employers were also nabbed for employing and harbouring illegal 11

May 25, 2018 10:25 AM Kit Siang schools Zahid on being a good Opposition leader

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang falls back on his years of experience as an Opposition leader to teach former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi on how to act like one. Lim told the acting Umno president that he has started off on the wrong footing in his new role as Opposition leader. "You are not starting off as a good Opposition 4

May 25, 2018 8:13 AM PNB rents out UK property to WeWork for 20 years

PETALING JAYA: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has inked a 20-year lease with WeWork Companies Inc for the entire office space of Aviation House (pix) measuring 130,000 square feet in London at an undisclosed sum. Located across the Holborn underground station with close proximity to the upcoming Crossrail that will be completed in December 2019, Aviation 3

May 25, 2018 5:13 AM Shahidan rude to ruler, says PAS Perlis

KANGAR: Perlis PAS has slammed the state Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (pix) for undermining the decision of the Perlis Ruler in appointing Bintong assemblyperson Datuk Seri Azlan Man as the mentri besar. In a statement, its state commissioner Mohd Shukri Ramli, who is the Sanglang assemblyperson, said Shahidan has disrespected the royal 6

May 25, 2018 5:07 AM Masyati Abang Ibrahim new chief at RoS

PUTRAJAYA: Civil Sector Transformation Division senior consultant Masyati Abang Ibrahim has been appointed as the Registrar of Societies director-general, effective May 23. In a brief statement today, Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said Masyati will replace Surayati Ibrahim, who has since been transferred to the Public Services 7

May 24, 2018 2:37 PM Pentagon denies reports US-led strike hit Syrian regime

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon denied reports Thursday that the US-led coalition had killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in Syria. "These reports are false, the coalition did not strike any Syrian army positions in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner said in a statement. "The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated 4

May 24, 2018 8:59 AM Former Karamunting assemblyman quits LDP

SANDAKAN: Former Karamunting assemblyman Datuk Charles O Pang Su Pin has resigned from all posts in the Parti Liberal Demokratik (LDP) with immediate effect. Charles, who is Elopura LDP Division chief and LDP supreme council member, announced his decision at the Elopura LDP Division meeting today. In a statement here today, he said 18 Elopura LDP Division 5

May 24, 2018 5:47 AM MoF asked for repayment of RM1.199b shareholder capital from Khazanah in 2017

PETALING JAYA: Khazanah Nasional Bhd today acknowledged that it had paid RM1.199 billion in shareholder capital to Ministry of Finance (MoF) in August 11, 2017, but explained that it has no control over the use of the funds by the Ministry. In a short statement issued earlier, the country's strategic investment arm stated that it had made a close to RM1.2 billion 3