Malacca CM: I'm not being investigated by MACC10 January 2017 @ 5:35 PM
MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron today denied that he is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
Idris said a meeting with MACC officers yesterday was to facilitate the graft buster's probe into his officers.
"The officers came (to see me) to complete their investigations into several cases which were raised one and a half months ago," he said.
Three killed, six injured when building floor collapsed22 June 2015 @ 4:54 PM
ALOR GAJAH: Three foreign construction workers were killed while six others sustained injuries, including three serious when the mezzanine floor of a building under construction collapsed in Pulau Sebang near here at 2.15pm today.
State Police Chief, Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said all of the three men died on the spot.
“The trio killed were two Myanmar and an Indonesian national,” he said.
No plastic bags on Sundays22 December 2014 @ 8:10 AM
MALACCA: THE state government plans to include Sundays, on top of Fridays and Saturdays, in its No Plastic Day campaign, effective next year.
The move is part of the state government’s plan to prepare Malaccans to become a plastic bag-free society by 2016.
Ong Teng Chu, 75, a grocer, however, was not in favour of the idea, saying that biodegradable bags were too costly.
“It costs RM3.50 to purchase 50 paper bags but getting 100 plastic bags costs only RM1.90,” he said.
MBMB will not take action yet against special officer in graft probe, mayor wants MACC's report12 January 2017 @ 8:14 PM
MALACCA: No action will be taken against special officer to the Malacca Historical City Council (MBMB) mayor Datuk Zainal Hussin until sufficient evidence and information is presented by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to the mayor.
Zainal said he was still waiting for reports from the MACC before deciding on the next course of action.
“I had written to the MACC earlier this month, asking them to furnish me with information on the case involving my special officer,” said Zainal, when met at his office at MBMB Graha Makmur in Ayer Keroh here, today.
State officials will face punishment if found guilty of corruption, pledges Malacca CM11 January 2017 @ 5:10 PM
MALACCA: Senior state officials ought to face punishment if they are found guilty of corruption, said Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
Idris gave his assurance that he would not protect any officers who are investigated for graft, and said he would give his utmost cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate their investigations.
Nam Hoe Villa restoration: Can Malacca govt pull it off?2 January 2017 @ 2:00 PM
MALACCA: HERITAGE enthusiasts have called for the state government to ensure proper restoration of the historic Nam Hoe Villa if it acquires the privately-owned property.
Cheng Hoon Teng temple advisory committee member Josephine Chua said she was concerned the mansion’s restoration project would not be done properly.
“It takes passion, love and good finances to restore a building to its original condition. If it is not properly restored, the mansion may not last.
If you want to save Nam Hoe Villa, put it in black and white1 January 2017 @ 4:12 PM
MALACCA: Surprised by Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron’s announcement that the state government plans to acquire the Nam Hoe Villa, the owners’ niece expects to see it put in black and white.
Fiona Tan, who acted as spokes-man for Tay Hock Seng and Tay Hock Beng — the two sons of Nam Hoe Villa’s late owner Tay Boon Seng — who live abroad, said they were not aware of the state government’s plans to acquire the property.
Malacca state govt to look at ways to acquire Nam Hoe Villa: CM31 December 2016 @ 9:10 PM
MALACCA: The state government is mulling acquisition of a privately-owned Nam Hoe Villa in Klebang here to preserve it as a heritage building and save it from demolition.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the state has a duty to preserve a property of historic significance from demolition so that the building could be shared with the future generations.
Council may gazette Nam Hoe Villa as heritage building31 December 2016 @ 1:54 PM
MALACCA: Nam Hoe Villa in Klebang could get a new lease of life as the Malacca Historical City Council (MBMB) considers invoking a provision under the National Heritage Act 2005 to save it.
The provisions could mean that despite the building being owned privately, its gazettement as a heritage building would protect it.
Mayor Datuk Zainal Hussin said the council was requesting the Malacca Museums Corporation (Perzim) to conduct in-depth research on the mansion to see if it had the potential to be gazetted as a heritage building.
Demolition of historic Malacca mansion halted29 December 2016 @ 1:00 PM
MALACCA: DEMOLITION work was halted on a historic building that once served as a pre-independence meeting place for Tunku Abdul Rahman.
The temporary stop-work order, issued yesterday by the Malacca Historical City Council, sought to clarify if the demolition had prior approval.
Council secretary Sheikh Mohd Nasir Sheikh Salim said it would get clarification from the owners of the building in Jalan Tay Boon Seng here.