Call for swapping, transfer of PBT staff to curb corruption in Johor

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor State Assembly Speaker Suhaizan Kaiat yesterday proposed for swapping and transfer of officers and members of local authorities (PBT) be implemented in the state to curb corruption. He said this was because working at the same local authority for too long would expose the PBT officers and members to possible corruption. “I […]

MBSB offers housing loans for joint applications

PUTRAJAYA: The Public Sector Housing Financing Board (LPPSA) is extending its loan facilities to joint applications between civil servants and private sector staff, said its chief executive officer Datuk Kamal Mohd Ali. He said the main condition for these joint applications which include husbands-wives as well as parents and children, was that one of them […]

Genomic editing is the future of health

CYBERJAYA: An Egyptian scholar asserted the vast potential of genomic editing in the care of patients and prevention of gene-related diseases among healthy people. In a public lecture titled ‘Public Health, Private Medicine: Reflections on the Impact of the New Genetics’ at the Malaysian Industry–Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) Partnership Hub here today, Dr […]

Deputy speaker reminds members of parliament to show proper decorum

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Nga Kor Ming yesterday reminded all Members of Parliament (MPs) from the government and the opposition to show proper decorum and prove their credibility as the people’s elected representatives. He said the MPs were given the mandate by the people and hence their every action and behaviour in […]

Fight stigma related to mental health and disorders — Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should stop stigmatising people with mental health problems and should instead boost their literacy on mental health, especially when the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pointed out a three-fold increase in the number of people with mental health issues in the country over the last two decades. The Patron of the Malaysian […]

3 Indonesians among 7 nabbed for terrorism

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police detained seven people including three Indonesians in Terengganu, Selangor, Perak and Johor from July 12 to last Tuesday for suspected involvement with terrorist groups. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the first arrest in Terengganu last Thursday involved a 26-year-old Indonesian businessman, who had professed allegiance to the […]

Police reopen investigation into Teoh Beng Hock’s death — IGP

PETALING JAYA: Police have confirmed that they had received orders from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to reopen probe into the death of former political aide Teoh Beng Hock in 2019. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the orders were received last Tuesday. “We will revisit the case and complete the probe papers,” […]

SST covers only 38 pct of CPI basket of goods – Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sales and Services Tax (SST) will cover only 38 per cent of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket of goods compared with the 60 per cent from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the implementation of the improved SST would “return” to the people RM23 billion in taxes […]