High Court orders Tengku Adnan to enter defence on RM2 million bribery case

KUALA LUMPUR, The High Court here today ordered former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to enter his defence on the charge of accepting a bribe of RM2 million from a businessman, three years ago.Judge Mohamed Zaini

Life challenges not a hindrance to obtain degree for UniSZA graduates

KUALA NERUS, Poverty and family issues did not stop a graduate from Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA) from achieving excellence in his studies.Instead, the shortcomings prompted Mohd Aswan Mohd Amin, 24, to work harder and secure a degree in Soc...

June 8 next year hearing of Waytha Moorthy’s defamation suit against Ibrahim Ali

KUALA LUMPUR, The High Court today fixed three days, from June 8 to 10 next year, to hear the defamation suit filed by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy against Perkasa President Datuk Ibrahim Ali.The defamation suit

LTTE arrests: I am satisfied with reasons given by police – Dr Mahathir

PETALING JAYA, The police have their own reasons as to why they arrested the individuals suspected of having links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group, Tun Dr Mahathir said.The Prime Minister said police had briefed him

Govt to be more conservative in managing public finance – Kenanga Research

KUALA LUMPUR, The government is expected to be more conservative in managing public finance, more inclined towards promoting fiscal discipline, optimisation and maintaining budget predictability, said Kenanga Research.In a note today, the research hous...

Govt intends to extend service of council members to one term

GEORGE TOWN, The government intends to extend the term of service of local authority council (PBT) members to one term instead of one or two years as currently practised, said housing and local government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.She said the tenure...

Seize opportunities in biomass sector – Mohd Shafie

KOTA KINABALU, Palm oil industry players in Sabah have been urged to seize value-added opportunities in the biomass sector to boost Sabah's industrialisation efforts.Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state's palm oil and forest...

Issue of suspended bridge in Bingkor: MPKK not aware of project

KENINGAU, The construction of a suspended bridge in a riverless area in Kampung Kamansi, Bingkor was carried out without the knowledge of the Village Commmunity Management Council, its community development leader Peter Daigo said.He said the bridge sh...

Utusan veterans urge new management to prioritise employees’ wellbeing

KUALA LUMPUR, The Utusan Melayu Malaysia Veterans Club (KVUM) today called on the company's new management, Aurora Mulia Sdn Bhd, to focus on several issues to safeguard the wellbeing of 862 employees who lost their jobs following the company's decisio...

MMEA detains two boats, tanker in Johor waters

JOHOR BAHRU, The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained 14 Indonesian men and seized two boats and a tanker in the waters off East Johor here yesterday.MMEA Tanjung Sedili maritime zone director Maritime Captain Mohd Zulfadli Nayan s...