Category Archives: Key Issues

Government to consider setting up RCI over Tabung Haji issue

KUALA LUMPUR The government will consider the need for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be set up to investigate alleged misappropriation of funds in Tabung Haji (TH).   Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri

Government mulls re-establishment of National Mineral Council

  KUALA LUMPUR The government is looking to re-establish the National Mineral Council as outlined in the National Mineral Industry Transformation Plan (TIM) 2020-2030, says Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.   He said this was

MMA urges govt to raise allocation for robust healthcare system

    KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is urging the government to consider increasing allocations and to prioritise spending on preventive medicine, education and upgrading of primary care facilities.   Its president, Dr N. Ganabaskaran said a higher

Jainudin Dijimin re-elected Labuan Media Practitioners Association president

  LABUAN Jainudin Dijimin of Borneo Daily Bulletin has been re-elected for a fifth term as the president of the Labuan Media Practitioners Association.   Jailani Hasan of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) was also re-elected as the deputy

Water supply woes In Seduku, Stumbin Bijat over soon with new pipeline

  KUCHING About 7,500 residents in Seduku and Stumbin Bijat, two settlements along the Lupar River in the Sri Aman Division, about 210 kilometres from here, can soon look forward to regular water supply with the installation of a new

Syed Anuar named National GPMS Alumni president

  KUALA LUMPUR Former Federation of Peninsular Malay Students (GPMS) deputy president Datuk Syed Anuar Syed Mohamad has been named as the National GPMS Alumni president for the 2020-2023 term.   He was elected at the alumni’s 8th Annual General

Government prepared to consider proposal to require fire drills for tahfiz schools

  KUALA LANGAT The government may consider the proposal to require registered tahfiz schools to conduct fire drills in the future.   Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said fire drills were

Govt in process of finalising ECRL Section C line

KUALA LUMPUR The government is in the process of finalising the Section C line of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) from Mentakab, Pahang to Port Klang in Selangor, according to the Transport Ministry.   “This process must be carried

Kedah govt to channel food supplies in areas under administrative EMCO – MB

ALOR SETAR, The Kedah government will channel food supplies to residents in four mukim (sub-district) currently under the Administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order as a result of the COVID-19 Sivaganga cluster.   Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the

KASA aims to build 10,000 km of river trail routes by 2030

SHAH ALAM, The Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) aims to develop the National River Trails project by building 10,000 kilometres of river trail routes across the country by 2030.   Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang said