• Lessons from Batu Caves bus incident
    by Rahim Said The recent incident involving German tourists at a bus stop in Batu Caves highlights several critical issues that impact the tourism sector and the country’s image. The tourists’ frustration at being unable to board a bus due to a lack of information about the payment system and the uncomfortable conditions at the…
  • Little Runners
    by Cordelia Lee At the end of a recent run, an orange flag was raised proudly, to signify strength, hope and inclusivity for their children. In the centre of the flag, was an image of a smiling turtle with a headband and sneakers pushing a stroller.Despite everything they had gone through as a family, they…
  • New Columbia Asia Hospital in Bukit Jalil hopes to grow its Prediabetic Care Programme
    By D.Viswa KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29: The newly opened Columbia Asia Hospital (CA) in Bukit Jalil here expects to continue to raise awareness on the possibility for people to prevent diabetes through the Prediabetic Care Program (PCP) that the hospital piloted and currently runs in its hospitals nationwide. Speaking at the launch of the new…
  • Reforms across the board needed in Industrial Court – Sim
    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 (Bernama) — Reforms are needed in the Industrial Court of Malaysia (MPM) across its operations, processes, legal policies and infrastructure to boost its effectiveness, Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong said. Sim said this following the increasing number of complaints regarding unfair dismissal cases and disputes over employment agreements received by the court…
  • More than 3.6 mln people registered with PADU
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) — A total of 3,683,944 Malaysian citizens and permanent residents have registered with the Central Database Hub (PADU) system as of Feb 21, according to the Economy Ministry. In a written reply published on the Parliament website today, it said of this number, 1,699,771 people have updated and verified their information and data.…
  • MPs urge for AI Technology study, education quality enhancement
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) — The government has been urged to establish a task force to study the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technology before its widespread use in the country. Syahredzan Johan (PH-Bangi) pointed out that the introduction of AI technology could bring about various challenges, including copyright and intellectual property infringements, affecting the…
  • Starlink urged to open office in M’sia
    BARCELONA, Feb 28 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Communications has proposed to SpaceX’s satellite internet service, Starlink, to open its office in Malaysia to facilitate transactions for those seeking their services within the country. Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said the matter was conveyed during a meeting with Starlink Global Licensing and Market Activation director Rebecca…
  • Japan to discharge Fukushima nuclear wastewater over 17 days
    TOKYO, Feb 28: Japan on Wednesday started its fourth round of release of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, despite opposition from local fishermen and residents, as well as backlash from the international community, reports Xinhua.  As Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the plant’s operator, started discharging the radioactive wastewater at…
  • Klang man allegedly kills mum with safety boot and hammer
    SHAH ALAM, Feb 28: Police have arrested a man suspected of beating his mother to death using a safety boot and a hammer in a house in Kampung Jawa, Klang near here this morning. Shah Alam District Police Chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the 33-year-old suspect, a barber, was arrested at his workplace in Taman…
  • Tumpat’s Pantai Jubakar, a favourite among shutterbugs
    TUMPAT, Feb 28: Among landscape shutterbugs, Pantai Jubakar stands as a revered gem facing the majestic South China Sea. It’s not merely a destination; it’s a coveted dream for those seeking the extraordinary. Here, amidst this exotic locale, every sunrise becomes an awe-inspiring spectacle, a canvas of unparalleled beauty waiting to be captured. Full-time photographer,…
  • Prabowo, now a four-star general
    JAKARTA, Feb 28: Indonesian Defence Minister and presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto was awarded the rank of four-star honorary general by President Joko Widodo today. The ceremony took place during the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI)-Indonesian National Police event at TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta. Widodo told reporters that the star award had been verified…
  • Nga Kor Ming on enhancing urban livability
    KERTEH, Feb 28: The government, through the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), consistently prioritises enhancing urban livability which is crucial for residents’ comfort in their living environment. Minister Nga Kor Ming said since December last year, the ministry, in collaboration with the National Landscape Department (JLN), has established 60 public parks nationwide to provide recreational…
  • Malaysia welcomes opening of HK’s Trade Office in KL
    PUTRAJAYA, Feb. 28: Malaysia has welcomed the announcement by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to establish a Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Kuala Lumpur, as it signifies the strong economic and trade ties between Hong Kong and Malaysia. Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry or widely known as Wisma Putra in a statement on Wednesday…
  • Anwar says Unity Gov’t open to Bersih’s recommendations
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) — The Unity Government is open to recommendations or suggestions from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), especially regarding the improvement of the electoral process and institutional reforms. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, in a Facebook post today, said several of Bersih’s recommendations were under the government’s consideration. “Some of the recommendations…
  • Another 6,000 gov’t doctors to be appointed to permanent positions
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28: The government will appoint another 6,000 medical officers to permanent positions throughout 2024 and 2025, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said, that between 2019 and 2023, the government had already appointed a total of 9,822 medical officers to permanent positions. He said among the pull factors or initiatives…