Daily Archives: July 19, 2020

Minority to be well represented in Singapore 14th Parliament

SINGAPORE Minority groups in Singapore will be well represented in the upcoming 14th Parliament following the general election held on July 10.   Twenty-seven MPs from these groups will occupy as many parliamentary seats or 29 per cent of the

Rukun Negara not just to be displayed on book covers – Education D-G

PUTRAJAYA The people’s acceptance and understanding of Rukun Negara which was introduced 50 years ago is part of the compass which has guided them.   Whether they realise it or not, the five principles which form the national philosophy were

LRT3 due for completion in February 2024 – Tajuddin

Construction work on the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) is due for full completion on Feb 28, 2024, said Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) chairman, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.   He said as of June 30, 33.12 per cent of

Flood victims in Johor remain at five in Muar

JOHOR BAHRU The number of flood victims in Johor remained at five from two families who are still at the temporary evacuation centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan  Parit Keroma Darat, near Muar.   Chairman of the Johor Health and Environment Committee, 

PM never said govt would recognise UEC, says PMO

KUALA LUMPUR Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had never said that the government would recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) at his recent meeting with leaders of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zhong), the Prime Minister’s Office

5.6-magnitude quake strikes South Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the South Indian Ocean at 10.15 am today. According to a statement issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department today, the quake occurred at 1,212 kilometres southwest of Siberut,

MMEA foils syabu smuggling attempt with arrest of transporter

  The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) of Johor has foiled an attempt to smuggle out 3.2 kg of drugs, suspected to be syabu, worth an estimated RM160,000 following the arrest of a transporter in the waters off Tanjung Piai,

110 containers with toxic waste from Romania abandoned at PTP

ISKANDAR PUTERI A total of 110 containers filled with toxic electric arc furnace dust (EAFD) from Romania were found abandoned at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) last month.   Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said

Prices of chicken showing downward trend

PUTRAJAYA The monitoring of current chicken prices by the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) found that the retail prices of standard chicken has started to show a downward trend in public markets and

Perak Fire Brigade proposes placing LiSA along state coastline

  The Perak Fire and Rescue Department is proposing placing life-saving appliances (LiSA) along the state’s coastline to help people in times of emergency.   Its director, Azmi Osman said these include life jackets, emergency kits and rescue buoys.