RM1,000 minimum wage to kick-start on July 1

By ALIZA SHAH - Sunday, 1 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM1,000 minimum wage for Peninsular Malaysia and RM920 for Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan, will come into effect on July 1.


Rural folks of S'wak were never neglected: Ismail Sabri

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 14:10

KUCHING: The Federal Government never neglected the welfare of rural folks in Sarawak as claimed by the opposition pact, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

Two dead, two injured when car skids into ditch in Pokok Sena

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 13:49

POKOK SENA: Two people died while another two were seriously injured when the car they were in skidded into a drain at Jalan Naka, here this morning.

Azmin should study Malaysia Agreement: Santubong MP

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 13:43

LUNDU: PKR deputy president Azmin Ali should study the Malaysia Agreement first before making a statement related to Sarawak's rights, said Santubong member of parliament Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today.

Umno members must be proactive in tackling criticism against party & leaders: Pahang MB

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 13:35

KUANTAN: Umno members must be more proactive in addressing criticisms against the party and its leaders.

Ahmad Razif to remain Terengganu MB

By ALIZA SHAH - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 13:28

KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman will remain as the Terengganu Menteri Besar.

Rela members play unique role at rural airstrips in S'wak

By Roy Goh - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 13:05

MIRI: Deep in the Sarawak heartland, Rela members play a unique role in ensuring the continued operations of rural airstrips.

Hundreds of passengers fume after cancellations, delays ground AirAsia flights

By James Sivalingam - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:51

KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of AirAsia passengers were left fuming yesterday following a raft of flight cancellations and delays by the low-cost carrier.

Vote for Cyberjaya Mosque for The Plan Int'l Award 2016

By ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:13

KUALA LUMPUR: The new state-of-the-art Cyberjaya Mosque has been shortlisted for The Plan International Award 2016 for its groundbreaking green technology and sustainable design.

A picture speaks a thousand words

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:02

FOR software developer Wilson Teo, capturing life through the lens of his camera has been an enriching discovery of new people and cultures.

When the dead speak to the living

By David Christy - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:01

There is a special place in the city of Busan where regret, hate, fear, hope and forgiveness rise from the earth like the rushing waters of a fountain, and fall into the hearts of the living like the nourishing dew of heaven.

'Tamu' treat in Sabah

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:01

PENAMPANG: IT is cheaper to buy groceries from the weekly open markets, or tamu, in Sabah.

Be part of the solution

By SUZANNA PILLAY - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:00

WHEN Jake graduated as an engineer in 1998, his hopes of securing his dream job plunged.

Illegal racers slam into highway fence in escape attempt

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:53

BAGAN SERAI: In their bid to escape, more than 30 illegal motorcycle racers forced open the fence of the North-South Expressway (NSE) by crashing their machines into the structure early today.

BN can win more than 70 seats: Abang Johari

By AVILA GERALDINE - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:45

KUCHING: Barisan Nasional has a good chance of winning more than 70 seats, including two former opposition seats won in the previous election, said BN incumbent for Satok Datuk Abang Johari Openg.

Weak earthquake near Ranau

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 09:51

KUALA LUMPUR: A weak earthquake with magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Ranau, Sabah at 11.39 last night.

Uggah: My priority is big win for BN

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 09:07

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas, who is tipped to be Deputy Chief Minister if he wins in Bukit Saban, said he would not be concentrating only on the seat assigned to him in the Sarawak election.

Malaysian arrested at New Delhi airport for drug possession

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on suspicion of possessing drugs.

Police arrest suspect in slashing of two policemen

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 07:30

KUALA LUMPUR: One of two suspects believed involved in the slashing of two policemen yesterday was arrested in Jalan Kuari, Cheras, here, yesterday.

Malaysia needs to transform workforce to remain resilient, says Najib

By Bernama - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 00:14

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to change its approach and transform the workforce to meet its needs, and ensure the country remains resilient and on the right track, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

BN can win by two-third majority in Sarawak, says PAS

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:41

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS, regarded as Barisan Nasional’s biggest rival in the mainland, has conceded that BN will win the Sarawak election by a two-third majority.

Long-staying patients and staff get free haircut

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:39

IPOH: Long-staying patients and employees of Pantai Hospital Ipoh (PHI) who have worked there for 20 years were given free haircuts by professional hairstylists yesterday.

Sarawak Elections: CM's wife joins campaign

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:27

KUCHING: While Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem was busy campaigning in Sibu today, his wife Puan Sri Jamilah Anu went down the ground to give the Barisan Nasional a hand in Lundu, located 80km south of Kuching.

Police arrest two men, seize 1.4kg of methamphetamine worth RM110,000

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:16

TAWAU: Police arrested two Indonesian men and seized 1.4 kg of drug, believed to be methamphetamine worth RM110,000, the second largest seizure here this year.

Sarawak Elections: Opposition only knows how to talk, says Zahid

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 21:52

LAWAS: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today condemned the opposition for criticising the government yet had not done anything for the people.

Standard Six boy riding motorcycle dies after being rammed by lorry

By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 21:27

SHAH ALAM: A Standard Six pupil who was illegally riding a motorcycle was killed instantly when a lorry crashed into him.

Contingency plan in place to manage Perlis water crisis -MB

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:57

ARAU: The state government of Perlis has drawn up a contingency plan to properly manage the water crisis and distribution of treated water supply to areas affected by water rationing in the northern part of the state.

No Upko party election this year

By Kristy Inus - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:32

KOTA KINABALU: United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) will not hold its party election this year, said its secretary-general Datuk Donald Mojuntin.

PM calls on people to reject outside interference

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:19

MUKAH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak today called on the people to reject any form of foreign interference in the politics of the country.

DPM approves RM2 mil to upgrade roads, set up RTC in Bario

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 20:08

BARIO: A Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) will be set up in Bario to enable the people to obtain services from the government without having to go elsewhere, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

BN candidates chosen for their quality: Fadillah

By Bernama - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 19:48

KUCHING: Barisan Nasional picked its candidates for the 11th state election based on their outstanding service, said Sarawak BN Youth chief Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.