Singapore, Malaysia to allow quarantine-free travel between KLIA and Changi from Nov 29
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 8): Malaysia and Singapore will allow quarantine-free travel between both countries for individuals fully inoculated against Covid-19 at the end of this month. In a joint statement this evening, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong announced that a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) would be launched between Kuala Lumpur International Airport
National Family Month now called Malaysian Family Month – Ismail Sabri
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 7): The National Family Month will be called Malaysian Family Month (BKM) beginning this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the event, celebrated in November, would be a platform to strengthen family ties and embrace the spirit of inclusion among the Malaysian Family.
PM Ismail Sabri seeks leniency in case of Malaysian in death row
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 7): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has written to his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong seeking leniency in the case of a Malaysian scheduled to be hanged for drug trafficking, it was learned today. Bernama understands that Ismail Sabri has asked the Singapore government to look into staying the execution and seeks a fresh application for
Melaka election to be barometer for PAS direction in GE15, says Tuan Ibrahim
KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 7 — The Melaka state election on November 20 will be the barometer to determine the direction of PAS with Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the 15th general election (GE15), said its deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. Tuan Ibrahim said the results of Melaka election...
PM Ismail Sabri seeks leniency in case of intellectually-disabled Malaysian on death row in Singapore
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has written to his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong seeking leniency in the case of a Malaysian scheduled to be hanged for drug trafficking, it was learned today. Bernama understands that Ismail Sabri has asked the Singapore...
Challenger fails to dislodge PAS veeps in party election
KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 7 — All three PAS vice-president incumbents successfully defended their posts in the party’s election at the 67th Muktamar (general assembly) for the 2021 -2023 session. They are Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad, Terengganu...
Govt reviewing laws related to gambling – Home Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 8): The government is reviewing the existing laws related to gambling for improvements to ensure that they are relevant to changes in the modus operandi of gambling syndicates, especially online gambling. according to the Home Ministry. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Mohamed Said said the Home Ministry is involved in the study which is being conducted
Home Ministry: Govt reviewing laws related to gambling
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — The government is reviewing the existing laws related to gambling for improvements to ensure that they are relevant to changes in the modus operandi of gambling syndicates, especially online gambling. according to the Home Ministry. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Ismail...
PAS election: Three vice-president incumbents retain posts
KUALA TERENGGANU (Nov 7): All three PAS vice-president incumbents successfully defended their posts in the party’s election at the 67th Muktamar (general assembly) for the 2021-2023 session. They are Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad, Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar and Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. In announcing the results, PAS Central Election Committee
Bung Moktar calls on all MPs to support anti-party hopping law
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — A Member of Parliament has called on all MPs to support the anti-party hopping Bill proposed by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (BN-Pengerang), when it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat. When debating on the 2022 Supply Bill at Dewan Rakyat today, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar...
Bung Moktar urges all MPs to support anti-party hopping law
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): A Member of Parliament has called on all MPs to support the anti-party hopping bill proposed by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (BN-Pengerang), when it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat. When debating on the 2022 Supply Bill at Dewan Rakyat today, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said the proposal should be accepted to ensure political and
Now contesting under Pakatan, Idris Haron says winning comes before taking back Melaka CM post
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — With Pakatan Harapan fielding two former Melaka chief ministers for the state election, many have been curious whether the coalition will stick with stalwart Adly Zahari or pick its newest recruit Datuk Seri Idris Haron as its chief ministerial candidate. To Idris who is...
Student awards in line with Malaysia’s Education Blueprint, says Higher Education minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad said today the objectives of the annual Anugerah Tokoh Siswa (ATS) are in line with Malaysia’s Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025. The awards recognise students who work hard to become well-rounded...
GE15: PAS will field candidates to win, not merely to be represented, says Hadi
KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 7 — PAS will not field candidates merely to be represented, but instead have the potential to win in the 15th General Election (GE15), said its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. He said although there were representatives from the party’s wings calling on the...
Need for a law for gig workers under study, says HR minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — The Ministry of Human Resources is looking into the need for a law, specifically to regulate gig workers and protect their welfare as this group is not covered by the Employment Act 1955. Its minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan said so far, gig workers only received social...
Hadi: Decision to contest under Perikatan flag in Melaka not without precedent
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — The decision to contest under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) banner during the Melaka state polls is not unusual, but in fact a tried-and-tested method for the party, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. The party’s official mouthpiece Harakah Daily reported Hadi...
PM rebrands National Family Day in November as ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ month
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — November will be known as “Keluarga Malaysia” month from this year onwards, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob declared today. He said the rebranding is to tie in with the “Keluarga Malaysia” concept he came up with after his appointment as prime minister...
Pakatan MPs throw scorn at FT minister for ‘passing the buck’ on KL liquor sale ban
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — Seven Kuala Lumpur MPs have called out Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim for absolving himself of the city’s ongoing liquor sale ban controversy. They said Shahidan should not blame the Excise Licensing Board for the ban on the sale of hard liquor at...
Zahid promises to consider fielding BN reps left out of Melaka state race for federal seats in GE15
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — Incumbents who were not selected to contest in the Melaka state election will be considered as candidates for parliamentary seats in the next general election, Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. Ahmad Zahid who is also Umno president said he was...
Zahid promises to consider fielding BN reps left out of Melaka state race for federal seats in GE15
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 7): Incumbents who were not selected to contest in the Melaka state election will be considered as candidates for parliamentary seats in the next general election, Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. Ahmad Zahid who is also Umno president said he was compelled to provide an explanation over BN’s pick of the 28 candidates in
Dewan Rakyat to focus on contract doctors issue today
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): The issue on permanent appointments for contract doctors and the government’s move in facing the second wave of the Hartal Doktor Kontrak, a movement by Health Ministry contract doctors. will be among the focus at today’s Dewan Rakyat sitting. According to the Order Paper on the Parliament’s official website, they will be raised by Datuk Seri Anwar
Dewan Rakyat shines spotlight on issues facing contract doctors today
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — The issue on permanent appointments for contract doctors and the government’s move in facing the second wave of the Hartal Doktor Kontrak, a movement by Health Ministry contract doctors. will be among the focus at today’s Dewan Rakyat sitting. According to the Order...
Govt developing national plan to counter violent extremism, says deputy home minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — The government is developing a national action plan to prevent and counter violent extremism to contain the spread of violent extremism ideology that would increase the threat of terrorism in the country. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Mohamed Said said this was...
1MDB runs like a ‘Petaling Street Chinese coffee shop’ – Sri Ram
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): Operation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is likened to running a Chinese coffee shop, the High Court here was told today. The analogy was made by senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram during the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for alleged misappropriation of RM2.3 billion from 1MDB funds. Sri Ram,
Need to formulate law for gig workers being studied – Saravanan
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): The Ministry of Human Resources is looking into the need for a law, specifically to regulate gig workers and protect their welfare as this group is not covered by the Employment Act 1955. Its minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said so far, gig workers only received social protection under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme of the Social Security
PN has proven it can fulfil its responsibilities, says Abdul Hadi
MELAKA, Nov 7 — The previous Perikatan Nasional (PN) had proven that it can still serve the people and fulfil its responsibilties without having to resort to promises, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said. In a video recording uploaded on Facebook with the caption ‘PAS President’s...
Nazir Razak to release debut book tomorrow on childhood surrounded by politics and building up CIMB
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 — Datuk Seri Nazir Razak is making his debut as a writer with his book What’s in a Name: Family, career and the heart of Malaysia which will be sold at major bookstores and online booksellers from tomorrow. In it, the former top banker shares his life growing up in one of...
Perak MB says 369 teachers in state yet to be vaccinated; 279 rejected Covid jabs outright
KUALA KANGSAR, Nov 9 — A total of 369 teachers in Perak have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 even as the clock ticks to schools reopening from November 22. Of that figure, 279 have refused the vaccination, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad told a news conference here today....
Govt fails court bid to forfeit luxury items belonging to Najib, Rosmah and family
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 8): The Malaysian government today failed to forfeit assets it believes were bought with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money that had been seized in 2018 from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their children. High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said he found serious gaps in the elaboration of events
Govt fails court bid to forfeit luxury items belonging to Najib, Rosmah and family
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — The Malaysian government today failed to forfeit assets it believes were bought with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money that had been seized in 2018 from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their children. High Court...
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