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January 19, 2018 10:36 AM Najib approves construction of new school in Kota Marudu

KOTA MARUDU (Sabah), Jan 19 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced the approval for the construction of a new school here. The prime minister said Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Marak Parak would be built at a cost of RM35 million. The request for the construction of SMK Marak Parak was made by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister and Kota Marudu 2

January 18, 2018 11:20 AM Sunway theme parks records visitor growth in 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Sunway Group’s two theme parks recorded a growth in the number of visitors for 2017 despite the softening economy, signalling higher tourist spending. Sunway Malls and Theme Parks chief executive HC Chan said Sunway Lagoon and Lost World of Tambun theme parks recorded 1.6 million and 1.1 million visitors respectively 8

January 18, 2018 8:30 AM Water vending machine salesman charged with misappropriating RM58,000

PETALING JAYA, Jan 18 — A water vending machine salesman claimed trial in two Magistrate’s Court here today to two counts of misappropriation involving RM58,000. On the first charge, Muhammad Ashraf Johari, 29, allegedly withdrew for personal use, RM38,000 deposited by Jafri Othman, 48, into the account of Pro Vending One (M) Sdn Bhd. On the second charge 5

January 17, 2018 7:27 AM Samsung Malaysia unveils 2018 Galaxy A8, A8+

Screengrab of the Samsung Galaxy A8 from www.samsung.com/my/smartphonesKUALA LUMPUR Jan 17 — Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd today unveiled its water-resistant dual-front camera smartphones – 2018 Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+. Product Marketing IT and Mobile Business Unit senior manager, Julien Thean, said the consumers had an array of three colours 11

January 16, 2018 1:21 PM Teachers wade through flood water to get to school in Pekan

Pupils at SK Temai in Pekan appear cheerful after wading through floodwaters to attend class, January 16, 2018. — BernamaPEKAN, Jan 16 — The flood water at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Temai has yet to completely subside, and the road to the school is still flooded, but it does not hamper six teachers from wading through the flood water, just so their students 9

January 15, 2018 2:54 AM Floods cause three Sarawak schools to close temporarily

MIRI, Jan 15 — Three Sarawak primary schools with a population of 223 had to be closed temporarily as a result of floods caused by continuous heavy rain since yesterday. The State Disaster Management Committee in a statement today said two of the schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Bong and SK Kuala Bok in Baram, Miri, while the third was SK Kuala 6

January 15, 2018 1:37 AM Flash floods hit several parts of Labuan

LABUAN, Jan 15 — A heavy downpour early today caused flash floods in several parts of the duty-free-island here. The worst affected is Kg Rancha-Rancha Darat with at least two houses submerged, damaging furniture and electrical appliances. Villager Mohd Rezuan Abd Hassan, 37, said flash floods frequently occurred when there was continuous rain. “We have forwarded 8

January 14, 2018 9:24 AM Flood situation improves in Johor, Pahang

The number of people in shelters in Johor at midday stood at 1,374 as compared to 1,395 people in the morning. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — The flood situation in Johor and Pahang slightly improved at midday, according to the Welfare Department's flood application Infobanjir. The number of people in shelters in Johor at midday 12

January 12, 2018 3:14 AM Directors Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

‘Lady Bird’ director Greta Gerwig and actress Saoirse Ronan arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles January 7, 2018. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 12 — Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of colour for their 2018 movie awards yesterday in a line-up that favoured newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg. Lady Bird director 7

January 10, 2018 11:47 PM Storm damages PAS headquarters, six houses in Penang

One of the houses damaged due to the storm in Pinang Tunggal. — Picture via Facebook/Kepala Batas No1KEPALA BATAS, Jan 11 — Six houses and a PAS headquarters in Kampung Paya Keladi Hujung, Pinang Tunggal here were damaged in a storm yesterday. In the 6.30pm incident, several roads were also blocked by felled tree trunks. A victim, Mohd Azman Jamal 12