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August 12, 2018 2:07 PM Remains of seven Kiwi soldiers from WWII to be repatriated

TAIPING: The remains of seven New Zealand soldiers who died in World War II were exhumed from the Commonwealth War Graves in the Kamunting Camp and transported to Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur today and will be flown home on Aug 20. The forensic analysis process and reconciliation was conducted at Taiping Hospital while identification was done at the camp. A total 8

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Special send-off for remains of 28 Kiwi soldiers on Aug 20

MALACCA: It may be a sombre event, but one that will be steeped in tradition as the remains of 28 New Zealand servicemen will be given honours at a special ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before they are repatriated home on Aug 20. The Defence Ministry in a statement today said the ceremony to be held at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex 5

July 17, 2018 1:28 PM Mohamed Hatta strengthens DBP, agenda to uphold Bahasa Melayu

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Prof Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom as chairman of the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Board of Governors will boost the core functions of the agency in upholding the status of Bahasa Melayu as the national language. DBP director-general Datuk Abdul Adzis Abas said the agency was confident that Mohamed Hatta's appointment will assist 5

July 12, 2018 5:20 AM Maszlee: No conflict on UEC in PH, only in BN

PETALING JAYA: There is no conflict in the federal government on recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. Pakatan Harapan (PH) would not reverse its decision on it. The only conflict in the matter is among the BN leaders, he said. "The only one in conflict is BN, with (MCA deputy president) Datuk 9

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 10

July 5, 2018 7:32 AM Osram to embark on high-end LED technology in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: German-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd is looking to embark on advanced lighting technology in Malaysia, particularly for automotive applications as it sees huge growth potential in the market. “There is more and more of real high-end (lighting) applications needed (in Malaysia) such as pixel 9

July 2, 2018 1:41 PM Perlis Raja Muda tells traders to go polystyrene-free

ARAU: The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail has called on traders in the state to cease the use of polystyrene food containers due to its adverse effect on health. He said the use of polystyrene that had been rampant at night markets and Ramadan bazaars recently showed that the traders and members of the public did not care less on the matter 6

June 25, 2018 7:52 AM Why would we need Umno when we have Pakatan?

There are those who feel Malaysia needs a ‘New Umno’ to fit in with the ‘New Malaysia’ that Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and the rest of the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan are talking about. Actually, we already have a New Umno or Umno Baru, which was formed in 1988 to replace the ‘Original Umno’ or ‘Umno Asli’ that was formed 42 years earlier in 1946. They say Umno is 72 years 21

June 21, 2018 9:09 AM USM is world’s 14th best young university

GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has been listed as the world's 14th best young university in the recently released Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 global rankings. It was ranked 23rd in 2016. USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said the significant improvement is a result of the university's continuous improvement as a learning 6

June 10, 2018 5:14 AM Six measures for best health services: Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health will implement six measures to address various issues related to health services and facilities to ensure the provision of best health services to the people, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pix). He said the first measure was to raise the capacity of public hospitals by building new facilities and at the same time upgrading 8