KFR group demand RM4 million for release of Indonesian fishermen

KOTA KINABALU: The kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) group have demanded RM4 million for the release of the two Indonesian fishermen who were taken hostage near Gaya Island off Semporna waters on September 11. State Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the information was obtain following a telephone call received by one of the victim’s wife from the […]

Corrupt people must be punished, says Mahathir

LONDON: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Monday that corrupt people must be punished but he did not think that it has reached a stage in Malaysia where the corrupt should be sentenced to life imprisonment. “They (corrupt individuals) might be jailed. How long they need to be jailed depends on the extent of the corruption, […]

JPJ licensing system and procedures to be tightened

PONTIAN: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be tightening the system and procedure of producing licence to ensure the issuance of driving licence not according to procedures will no recur. Its director-general Datuk Seri Shaharudin Khalid said the department had set up a special committee to study and monitor the overall mechanism and methodology of obtaining national and […]

Methanol poisoning death toll rises to 33

  KUALA LUMPUR: The latest death toll in the methanol poisoning case – till 12pm yesterday – have risen to 33. Of the numbers, 20 cases were recorded in Selangor, 10 in Kuala Lumpur, and three in Perak. Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Ministry of Health (MoH) have received 87 notifications of methanol poisoning cases from […]

Reduce house prices or SST exemption will be revised – Lim

  KUALA LUMPUR: The government might reconsider the Sales and Services Tax (SST) exemption on construction materials and services if developers fail to reduce house prices, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the government has taken a positive step with the exemption and is now waiting for property players to reduce house prices. “We want to […]

No affair but a malicious attempt to discredit me, says Munirah

KOTA KINABALU: Kota Belud member of parliament, Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis has lodged a police report urging the authorities to investigate the writer of a blog who alleged an affair between the MP and her public relations officer. The Deputy Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment made the report yesterday in Subang Jaya. […]

Govt to focus on restoring administration machinery, national financial position

  LONDON: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be concentrating on the restoring the country in two key areas namely restoring damage in the administration machinery and the country’s financial position which is hampered by huge debts, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In a dialogue session with almost 200 Malaysians in the United […]

NPC most common cancer among Malaysian Chinese

  KUALA LUMPUR: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) is a type of nose cancer that  is most common among Malaysian Chinese, followed by the Malay and Indian community, said Ipoh Pantai Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant and Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr Rekha Balachandran. She said there was also high incidence of NPC among the ​​​​Bidayuh in Sarawak. “Heredity, lifestyle […]