100,000 PPA1M homes to be completed by 2018

By ADRIAN LAI - Thursday, 26 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is expected to complete 100,000 housing units under the 1Malaysia Housing Projects for Civil Servants (PPA1M) nationwide by 2018, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.


Proposal to amend National Forestry Act in final review - Wan Junaidi

By Bernama - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 00:27

KEPONG: The proposed amendments to the National Forestry Act 1984 will be tabled in Parliament by early next year, says Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Woman dies after car rams into back of lorry

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 23:28

SIK: A 48-year-old woman died after a car she was travelling in rammed into the back of a stalled lorry at Jalan Jeneri - Padang Chicak this evening.

Jordan celebrates 70th independence day anniversary

By Nuradzimmah Daim - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 23:05

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 500 people attended the 70th anniversary celebration of the independence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Two teenagers die after slipping into ditch

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 22:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Two teenagers drowned when they slipped into a large ditch near Jalan Sungai Panjang in Selangor today.

Amanah will analyse Pas' Private Member's Bill on hudud: Khalid

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 21:53

KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah will analyse Pas’ Private Member's Bill on hudud, and support it if it benefits Islam, said Amanah communication director Khalid Samad.

DAP not anti-Islam or anti-Syariah, just defending constitution: Guan Eng

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 21:23

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP said that it is not anti-Islam or anti-Syariah, but was defending the principles of the Federal Constitution when it disagreed on Pas’ bid to amend the constitution to implement hudud law in Kelantan

Why is PKR staying silent on hudud, asks MIC

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 21:17

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC Youth chief Sivaraajh Chandran said PKR should make a stand on hudud and not stay silent on the crucial issue.

Cooperation between Umno and Pas exists, says Nik Abduh

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas admits that cooperation between BN and Pas does exist, and among them was the tabling of this Private Member's Bill on the implementation of Islamic law in the state.

Smugglers seized with RM500k of cooking oil

By Awang Ali Omar - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 19:16

SANDAKAN: Marine police foiled an attempt to smuggle out 1,200 packets of cooking oil worth almost half a million ringgit near here, today.

Hudud law will only apply to Muslims in Kelantan, says Zahid

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:57

KUALA LUMPUR: The bill for Pas to implement hudud law is only applicable to Muslims in Kelantan.

Two women saved from sexual slavery in Klang

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:54

PUTRAJAYA: Two Indonesian women, suspected to be victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, were rescued by the Putrajaya Immigration Department Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Unit.

Girl breaks leg, brother injured after motorcycle hits MPV

By Zarina Abdullah - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:29

MARANG: A 15-year-old girl broke her right leg while her 11-year-old brother suffered bruises and minor injuries on his leg after their motorcycle grazed an MPV near Kampung Mak Kemas, Bukit Payong, here today.

Advantage to BN if PKR, Pas and Amanah all contest Sg Besar, K. Kangsar

By MASRIWANIE MUHAMADING - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:24

ALOR STAR: Barisan Nasional (BN) will have the advantage if Pas, Amanah and PKR each place their own candidate in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections, said Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.

Man claims Dr Mahathir-Kit Siang declaration camp bought voter database to boost numbers

By SITI NURSURAYA ALI - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:08

KUALA LUMPUR: A man, claiming to be a former volunteer with the Election Commission (EC), has admitted to selling confidential voter information to various parties, including private companies and other individuals.

4 dead, 2 injured in multi-vehicle collision

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:07

PAPAR: Four people died and two were injured when a minivan collided with a lorry at Papar- Beaufort here this morning.

Pas' hudud bill sparks war of words between Speaker and MPs

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Heated arguments broke out between lawmakers and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia after he approved the motion to elevate Pas’ hudud bill today.

Public holiday for Sarawak on July 22

By Goh Pei Pei - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 17:01

KUCHING: Sarawak will have an additional public holiday as July 22 has been declared a state-wide holiday, commencing this year.

'Wasatiyyah' best approach to tackle terrorism, says Zambry

By M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:44

OXFORD (United Kingdom): The concept of holistic "wasatiyyah" or Islamic moderation is the best possible approach to combat terrorism, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

Salesmen stole electrical goods and sold them off at cheaper prices

By EMBUN MAJID - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:13

ALOR STAR: Two men who had been stealing electrical appliances before selling them off at low prices were arrested after their employer got wind of their activities.

We need more time to debate hudud bill, says Hadi

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said he had requested for the tabling of the 'hudud' bill to be postponed due to time constraints.

Agong presents instruments of appointment to Yang Dipertua Negeri Malacca for fourth term

By Bernama - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah today presented the instruments of appointment to Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob as Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri for the fourth term, at Istana Negara, here.

PM Najib to file defence against lawsuit by Tun M and two others

By HIDIR REDUAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been ordered to file by June 9 his defence against a lawsuit by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two others.

Hadi asks for hudud bill to be postponed

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas President and Marang MP Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who submitted the Private Member's Bill on the implementation of hudud in Kelantan, has asked for the debate on the bill to be postponed to the next Parliament sitting.

Mercury spill in classroom triggers panic

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:11

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Some 56 students at a secondary school here had a scare today when they spotted spilled mercury inside their classroom.

2 women among 23 detained by MACC for false claims

By Bernama - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:35

KANGAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Perlis detained 23 civil servants on May 24 and May 25 in connection with fraudulent claims in 2015.

Plan on regulating political funding to be completed in August

By KOI KYE LEE - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Consultative Committee on Political Funds (JKNMPP) is in the process of completing a plan that touches on political funding in the country.

Rafizi to lodge MACC report over graft claims within Selangor govt

By SYED UMAR ARIFF - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:29

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Monday over allegations of graft taking place in the Selangor state government.

GLCs, G20 shine in implementation of Bumiputera Empowerment Agenda initiatives

By TASNIM LOKMAN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Five government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and 17 government -linked companies (GLCs) or G20, have passed their Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in implementing key initiatives for the Bumiputera Empowerment Agenda (BEA) for 2015.

Penang Gerakan man applies to take a peek at RM6.34b mega project info

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:21

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Gerakan leader today paid RM500 to apply for confidential information pertaining to the state's RM6.34 billion mega project.

Ola Bola can collect RM500k 'bonus' as part of govt incentive

By FERNANDO FONG - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Football movie 'Ola Bola' stands to collect RM500,000 under the Incentive Feature Film (ITFC) initiative, which provides rebate for cinema receipts, said Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari.