• Speaker can move to suspend SO, make PSC proceedings public – PAC Chairman
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 – Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Harun has the power to initiate for the suspension of Standing Order by referring it to the Parliament for a decision pursuant to Standing Order 90(2) and with the suspension of Standing Order 85, any Parliamentary Committees proceedings can be aired online and be opened to…
  • Letter
    Malaysia in Dire Need of Clean, Trustworthy Officials In the past decade, Malaysians have been dealing with news of corrupted leaders, officials and a tainted civil service almost on a daily basis. Many wrong doings and crimes have been exposed, some dealt with in the courts and some get some coverage in the media, only…
  • COVID-19: Tamil Nadu goes for complete lockdown on Sundays
    By Sanjay Kumar NEW DELHI, Jan 16 – The Indian state of Tamil Nadu will go under a complete lockdown on all Sundays in view of the rising cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). State capital Chennai, Madurai along with other major cities observed a total lockdown and wore a deserted look with hardly any traffic on…
  • Stop persecuting opposition politicians – Guan Eng
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – The police should best focus their resources on stopping serial custodial deaths instead of intimidating Opposition politicians with meaningless investigations, DAP Secretary-General And Member of Parliament For Bagan Lim Guan Eng said today. Condemning the sudden probe by the police into a social media post shared by DAP Kulai MP…
  • Fast food operator among 6 best Malaysian employers
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 – Human resources consulting firm Kincentric Malaysia today announced its list of six best employers in the country, citing the companies’ above average performances in the areas of leadership, talent focus, staff engagement and agility during the challenging pandemic period. The six employers were Gerbang Alaf Restaurants (McDonalds), SP Setia Group,…
  • Embassy invites application for Japanese studies scholarships
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 – The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships for Japanese Studies and Teacher Training are now open for application until February 18 this year. The Embassy of Japan here in a statement recently called on Malaysians wishing to pursue their studies in Japan to apply for the scholarships. During the term of…
  • How effective is your mask when nobody else is wearing it?
    By Sanjay Kumar NEW DELHI, Jan 11 – Omicron — the new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 — is spreading globally faster than any other virus. The latest report from the UK shows that patients with the Omicron are less likely to be admitted to hospitals, however, observations in Europe and US show…
  • TFA’s ASLI scores big in music, puppet tales and environment
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 – The Temple of Fine Arts (TFA)’ collaborative production “ASLI – The Resonance in Our Roots”, a digitalised live performance that combined music, puppetry and folklore to tell the tales inspired by the Malaysian rainforest and its many residents, was a winner on many fronts, notably its creative use of puppetry,…
  • Malaysian Bar calls for a revamp of oversight mechanism at MACC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – The Malaysian Bar has called for a revamp of the oversight mechanism in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), citing the recent developments concerning the leaders of the agency as serious cause for concern. The MACC, already embroiled in a scandal following allegations that its Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki…
  • India sets 7-day home quarantine for international travelers
    NEW DELHI, Jan 9 – International passengers coming to India will have to undergo mandatory seven-day home quarantine. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India issued these fresh guidelines in supersession of all other earlier guidelines on the subject. The revised guidelines for international arrivals in India will be valid…
  • Youths from Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China to join UM Young Leaders Carnival
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 – The youth leaders and students behind the UM Young Leaders club hope to gain from networking with other young leaders from Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and China who will be gathering virtually at the UM Young Leaders Carnival this Sunday, January 9. Speaking to Weekly Echo recently, Lim San Shien, the…
  • Azam Case: Abu Zahar’s statement did not speak for us – 6 ACAB members say now
    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 – Six board members of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB) today released a press statement saying that a statement made by ACAB Chairman Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang at a press conference on January 5, did not reflect their views on the matter of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s chief commissioner Tan Sri…
  • DAP lawyers ready to defend whistleblower Lalitha
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 – The legal team of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has offered to defend Lalitha Kunaratnam following a report that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki has initiated a defamation suit against her in relation to allegations that he owned shares in two public listed companies. In…
  • Selangor so far pays out RM19.2 mln to 19,176 families affected by floods
    SHAH ALAM, Jan 8 – A total of 19,176 families have received cash assistance amounting to RM19.236 million under the Selangor Bangkit (BSB) Assistance programme as of January 7, said Selangor Menteri Besar Dato Seri Amirudin Shari at a press conference on Friday. In total more than 30,000 families in the state are expected receive…
  • Azam Baki’s answer leaves more questions
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 – The Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Tan Sri Azam Baki’s answer that he had allowed his brother to use his trading account to acquire shares in two companies in 2015 in response to allegations that he owned two million shares in a public listed companies, has resulted in a…