Govt to identify new system to provide clean water to three states

  PUTRAJAYA: The government is identifying a new system that can be used to provide clean water supply to the people in the interior of Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak in five years’ time. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar said the system would be developed in collaboration with the private sector. “The clean water sources in (the […]

Country’s revenue affected by presence of counterfeit products

  KUALA LUMPUR: Counterfeit goods flooding the market are impacting the country’s revenue, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He said products should go through a registration process for authentication that would provide revenue to the country. “Non-genuine products do not undergo any pre-condition (to authenticate them and bring them here) but can be found in the market, and this indirectly leads to […]

Malaysia alert to import product dumping from trade diversion – Darell

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will take cautious steps to prevent product dumping in the local market created by the diversion from the trade wars, Minister of International Trade and Industry Darell Leiking said. He said the ministry was also aware of the possibility of import product dumping in the local market as global traders seek to elude […]

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, […]

Marshalls not allowed to control traffic – PDRM

  KUALA LUMPUR: Marshalls are not allowed to control traffic at events like competitions or convoy activities, according to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). In a statement here yesterday, PDRM said  that if such services were required, traffic police must be enlisted. Members of the public and road users can  disregard instructions from such marshalls if they take on […]

Each state to have at least one incinerator within two years

SHAH ALAM: The government is targetting each state to have at least one incinerator of waste-to-energy (WTE) plant within the next two years in a move to do away with solid waste disposal sites. Minister of Housing and Local Government Zuraida Kamaruddin said this would make for a cleaner process of solid waste disposal which […]

Malaysia to launch road map on zero single-use plastic next month

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will launch its ‘Road map towards zero single-use plastic 2018-2030’ next month which aims to reduce Malaysia’s plastic waste including the policy on plastic straws nationwide during the International Greentech and Ecoproducts Exhibition Malaysia (IGEM) in Kuala Lumpur. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said under the new […]

MyKad issued via Mobile Bus service in 45 minutes — JPN DG

PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (JPN) through its JPN Mobile Bus service will be issuing MyKad in 45 minutes to an hour, says its director-general Datuk Mohamad Razin Abdullah. He said the pioneer service which began in July would enable clients to apply for MyKad at the bus, have it printed and handed over to […]

Need for more flexible tertiary education institutions to face global competition

NIBONG TEBAL: Malaysia needs more flexible institutions of higher education which are ready to take on new challenges so as not to lag behind in global competition, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the challenges of new and complex technologies should also be given appropriate emphasis so […]