Tawau heli crash: Eight students injured, two traumatised4 October 2016 @ 4:20 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has confirmed that eight students and a school cleaner sustained minor injuries while two other students suffered trauma in the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Nuri helicopter crash at SMK Balung, Tawau, this morning.
In a statement today, the ministry said the school took immediate action by sending the students to the Tawau Hospital for outpatient treatment.
“Six out of the eight students have been discharged and were allowed to go home after receiving treatment.
MACC quizzes Tourism Malaysia officers linked to 'Datuk Seri' probe22 September 2016 @ 7:08 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Four Tourism Malaysia officers have been called in by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for questioning over its ongoing probe involving a top official in the agency’s advertising division.
The top official, said to hold a ‘Datuk Seri’ title, is being investigated for abuse of power over the purchase of flight tickets, a job allegedly given to a company belonging to his family member.
MACC had questioned the officers at noon today and are believed to have visited the agency’s office several times since Tuesday.
Government agrees to hire security guards from countries other than Nepal6 September 2016 @ 5:24 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The government has agreed to allow the hiring of security guards from two other countries apart from Nepal.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, announcing this today, said the two countries will be decided upon soon.
The ministry will identify the countries and bring the matter to the Cabinet.
“We have not finalised the countries but the basic requirements have been prepared.
Dengue cases on decline despite five deaths7 August 2016 @ 12:45 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Dengue cases continue to decline nationwide in week 30 (July 24 to 30) with only 1,896 cases recorded compared to 2,188 cases in the previous week.
However, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said six states showed an increase in the number of cases compared to previous week.
They are Kelantan (44 cases), Sarawak (14) Pahang (11), Malacca (11), Terengganu (2) and Perlis (one).
As for the cumulative number of cases, from Jan 30 to July 31, the total number of cases declined 7.2 per cent (5,062 cases) compared to the same period last year.
Measles cases in Malaysia up by 340 percent from last year26 June 2016 @ 2:29 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The number of measles cases have increased by 340 percent (873 cases) compared to the same period in 2015 with only 197 cases.
Health Department director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, in the first week of June this year, a total of 66 measles outbreaks were reported, which is four to five more cases reported in the same period last year.
In a statement, Dr Noor Hisham said in 2014, there were only 11 reported measles outbreaks and outbreak rose to 57 in 2015.
Rafizi lodges MACC report over Selangor govt 'money and women' claims30 May 2016 @ 2:10 PM
PUTRAJAYA: PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and submitted evidence pertaining to allegations of graft and ‘requests for women’ in dealings involving the Selangor government.
Rafizi, who was accompanied by several PKR members of parliament and Pakatan secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, arrived at noon today to submit the papers to MACC.
He spent about an hour submitting the report and evidence to MACC’s investigation division.
Delays expected in issuance of international passports, says Immigration15 May 2016 @ 1:58 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department will be upgrading its international passport issuing system with new safety features, in stages nationwide.
As such, this will lead to delays in the issuance of international passports at some Immigration offices.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said they are already in the midst of upgrading works at all of its offices in Malaysia.
"In line with the upgrading work, there will be some technical changes to the system.
Brace yourselves, the haze is coming next month11 May 2016 @ 3:02 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia can expect to experience transboundary haze from next month until October, due to the hot and dry weather in Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia.
However, the severity of the haze is expected to be moderate due to the La Nina phenomenon, which will hit Malaysia within the same period.
Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Wan Dr Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said La Nina is expected to bring heavy rainfall, thus reducing the impact of the haze.
Saudi Arabia's confirmation proves there was no wrongdoing by Najib15 April 2016 @ 5:52 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The confirmation by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister relating to the donation received by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak proves there was no wrongdoing all along, said his press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad today.
“We note the statement by Al-Jubeir that the donation to the Prime Minister was genuine and nothing was expected in return… the Attorney General has also thoroughly investigated the matter and found no wrongdoing, and Saudi Arabia considers the matter closed.
Mastermind among 9 nabbed in RM100m graft syndicate19 March 2016 @ 2:08 PM
PUTRAJAYA: A division secretary of a government agency is among nine people arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on March 17, believed to be part of a syndicate involving misappropriation of state funds amounting to RM100 million.
MACC investigation division director Datuk Azam Baki said the syndicate, which had been operating since 2010, hosted non-existing programmes with payments made to a contractor through the division secretary as the mastermind.