Women leadership initiative to boost women’s capabilities in corporate sector — Dr Wan Azizah

SUBANG JAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of setting up a Women Development Initiative to boost women’s competitiveness in the public and corporate sectors. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said through this initiative, women will be given training, encouragement and leadership skills to hold […]

RSPO members agree on new palm oil standard

KOTA KINABALU: The 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil has closed its curtains yesterday with over 850 representatives from the global palm oil industry agreeing to a newly ratified and adopted certification standard. It is aimed to universally strengthen social development, economic prosperity and protect the environment across the sustainable palm oil value […]

Rosmah, Tengku Adnan, Rizal and businessman Tan post bail

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and her former special officer, Datuk Rizal Mansor who were charged with corruption yesterday posted half of the RM1 million bail. A check at the bail payment counter at the Court Complex building here revealed that Rosmah and Rizal, each […]

Moving embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ‘not helpful’ — Dr M

SINGAPORE: Malaysia yesterday described an Australian plan to move its embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as something that is not going to be helpful. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that adding to the cause of terrorism is not going to be helpful. He said he pointed this out during his bilateral meeting […]

Tengku Adnan claims trial to 2 counts of bribery

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here yesterday to two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the plot for development at Jalan Semarak here […]

Implement online voter registration, says former EC chairman

SERDANG: Former Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof has proposed that online registration for voters be introduced in the country. Speaking at a dialogue session on election reformations at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) here yesterday, Abdul Aziz, who headed the EC from 2008 to 2016, said online registrations would increase the […]

Sarawak school solar project: Rosmah, Rizal plead not guilty to corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here yesterday to two counts of soliciting and accepting bribes totalling RM1.5 million in connection with the supply and installation of solar energy panels at 369 rural schools in Sarawak two years […]

Ministries looking into female genital mutilation – Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in discussion with the Health Ministry on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. “We will discuss and look at it. If it doesn’t give any benefit, then we should do something (about it),” she said […]

Ministries looking into female genital mutilation – Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in discussion with the Health Ministry on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. “We will discuss and look at it. If it doesn’t give any benefit, then we should do something (about it),” she said […]

Rosmah charged with two counts of corruption over S’wak rural school solar project

KUCHING: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was charged today in the sessions court alongside her former aide for receiving bribes in connection to the RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak. According to various online new portals, Rosmah, 66, was charged with two counts […]