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Dr Maszlee rejects appointment as Mara Corp Advisory Committee chairman

Dr Maszlee rejects appointment as Mara Corp Advisory Committee chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Simpang Renggam MP Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) has rejected his appointment as Mara Corp Advisory Committee chairman. The former Education Minister said he had taken note of the news report which linked him to the appointment as a committee chairman in a government agency. “I cannot accept the appointment right now. We have yet to win the war against Covid-19. Our country must win this wa... »

NRD opens all ID-related transactions by appointment during CMCO

NRD opens all ID-related transactions by appointment during CMCO

PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has opened its offices nationwide to assist the public with pending identification document (ID) transaction on an appointment basis. In a statement today, the NRD said most of its offices have been operating by appointment since the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on May 4, except the offices located at urban tr... »

Socso’s PSP for Covid-19 screening : Only RT-PCR tests will do

Socso’s PSP for Covid-19 screening : Only RT-PCR tests will do

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation will only accept the ‘Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction’ (RT-PCR) method for Covid-19 screening under its Program Saringan Prihatin (PSP) initiative and not the ‘Rapid Test Kit (RTK) Antibody’ methodology. Socso said it was taking this measure based on the latest guidelines from the Health Ministry (KKM) on Covid-19 screening which only ... »

Motion of No Confidence against the PM

Motion of No Confidence against the PM

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) has accepted a motion by Tun Dr Mahathir, Member of Parliament for Langkawi, that the present PM does not command the confidence of the majority of the Dewan. The Speaker said he made this decision to be fair and just and to uphold the integrity of the Dewan and Parliament. He is perfectly within his right to so decide. What next? The moti... »

Labourer found drowned in Lipis river

Labourer found drowned in Lipis river

KUANTAN: The body of a labourer suspected to have slipped and fallen into Sungai Jelai in Lipis was found by rescuers today. Lipis district police chief Supt Azli Mohd Noor said the body of Asri Sallih, 47, was found at 8.45 am at a spot about eight kilometres from where he had fallen into the river. “The incident is believed to have happened when he was at the jetty in Kampung Tanjung Jati at 12.... »

Treasury approves 2.3m new application for BPN, total payout RM1.7bln

Treasury approves 2.3m new application for BPN, total payout RM1.7bln

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2.3 million new applications and appeals for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) have been approved, with a cumulative total payout of RM1.7 billion, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (pix) announced today. The approval came after the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) completed its review of these new applications and appeals, he said. “With the a... »

Free psychological help extended to May 15

Free psychological help extended to May 15

GEORGE TOWN: The free psychological first aid offered by Wawasan Open University (WOU) in partnership with the International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioners (ICCHP) Asia will now be extended until May 15 owing to the overwhelming response received. The aid comes in view of the mental challenges that the people, especially families, are experiencing during the movement control order ... »

Sarawak’s second active Covid-19 detection operation covers 2,100 people

Sarawak’s second active Covid-19 detection operation covers 2,100 people

KUCHING: A Covid-19 case detection operation is being conducted in Kampung Tabuan Lot here today involving more than 2,100 people from 423 houses, said Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said the operation, the second such exercise in Sarawak, was being undertaken from 8.30am to 5pm to screen the close contacts of Covid-19 positive patien... »

Two men burnt to death after car caught fire in Bintulu

Two men burnt to death after car caught fire in Bintulu

BINTULU: Two men met with a fiery end when the four-wheel-drive they were travelling in skidded, crashed into a concrete wall and caught fire near the Sungai Adai Bridge in Jalan Sangan/Merit near hear late yesterday afternoon. Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said the duo were identified as Nelson Kana Meliu, 32, and his brother-in-law Ginol Sanyu, 42. “... »

Amcham supports gov’t plan to enforce S17A of the MACC Act 2009

Amcham supports gov’t plan to enforce S17A of the MACC Act 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) supports the Malaysian Government plan to enforce S17A from June 2020 to bring the level of compliance by Malaysian companies on par with that of the United States and the rest of the developed world. It said, the Malaysian Government introduced corporate liability for companies committing acts of bribery through Section 17A of the ... »