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January 19, 2018 10:37 AM Perlis Rela lodges police report against Shafie Apdal

KANGAR: The Perlis People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) has lodged a police report against Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for allegedly belittling the role of its members. Its spokesman Yahya Bakar said Perlis Rela also wanted the former Rural and Regional Development Minister to apologise to its members. "Do not underestimate 3

January 19, 2018 9:34 AM 11,406kg of LPG worth RM166,454 seized in Bukit Mertajam

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) has seized some 11,406kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) worth RM166,454 from a warehouse in Nibong Tebal. Penang KPDNKK director Mohd Ridzuan Ab Ghapar said the raid was held about 11.45pm yesterday after a surveillance on the building for a week. "We seized 2

January 19, 2018 9:15 AM Entrepreneurship among main agendas of KPT

SINTOK: Enhancing entrepreneurial skills among students of the institutions of higher learning (IPT) is one of the main agendas of the Higher Education Ministry (KPT) to produce graduates who would create job opportunities in the future. Its secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said for that reason, the ministry was collaborating with Alibaba 3

January 19, 2018 3:10 AM Ministry calls on rubber smallholders and rubber tappers to apply for monsoon aid

PUTRAJAYA: The Plantations Industries and Commodities Ministry has called upon the 152,696 rubber smallholders and rubber tappers in the country to apply for its "monsoon season aid" (BMT) by Jan 31 in order to enjoy an RM200 benefit for three months. Its minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Kong (pix) said the BMT amounting to RM261 million was approved during 3

January 19, 2018 12:14 AM Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur

This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during an United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York. — AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 19 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret yesterday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African 5

January 18, 2018 3:22 PM Thaipusam to draw thousands of devotees to Penang

File picture shows a Kavadi bearer’s body pierced with hooks during the Thaipusam celebrations in George Town February 9, 2017. ― Picture by KE OoiGEORGE TOWN, Jan 18 — Preparations for the Thaipusam festival which falls on Jan 31, are underway as scheduled with thousands of Hindu devotees from across the country expected to flood the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani 7

January 18, 2018 12:37 PM Malaysian palm oil output to rise 3% in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil production in Malaysia, the world’s No. 2 producer of the commodity, will rise by 3% in 2018, an industry body forecast today. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) expects production to climb to 20.5 million tonnes from 19.9 million tonnes in 2017, the group’s director-general, Datuk Ahmad Kushairi, said at an industry conference 7

January 18, 2018 10:17 AM Boy can now hear with Perak’s first private cochlear implant

Three-year-old Eric Leong plays with some toys while his cochlear implant is being tested, while his 10-year-old sister Jennie(left), his mother Chan Kah Lai(seated second left), KPJ ISH medical director Dr Luis Chen(second right), and audiologist Sylvia Lee Wai Hun(right) watch on. — Pix by Marcus PheongIPOH, Jan 18 — Eric Leong, three, could hear for the first 6

January 18, 2018 6:00 AM Malaysia says European move to ban palm oil from biofuels is ‘crop apartheid’

Malaysia is the world's second-biggest palm oil producer after Indonesia, and the two countries together account for nearly 90 per cent of global output. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 ― Malaysia today criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels, calling the move a protectionist trade barrier and a form of “crop apartheid 5

January 18, 2018 4:33 AM Thailand recommends daily minimum wage hikes up to 7pc

File photo of a bank cashier counting Thai baht notes in a bank in Bangkok. – AFP picBANGKOK, Jan 18 — Thailand’s Central Wage Committee has recommended that the daily minimum wage be increased by 7 per cent to 330 baht (US$10.33) in its two most industrialised provinces, Chonburi and Rayong. The committee recommended increases of between 5 to 22 baht across 6