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 […]

Putin slams US forces ready to ‘sacrifice’ Russia-US ties

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday slammed ‘forces’ in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, two days after a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump who has since faced a storm of criticism. “We see that there are forces in the US that are easily ready to sacrifice Russian-American relations for […]

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 […]

Residents call for action to end water woes in Pekan Tatau areas

BINTULU: Residents in Pekan Tatau and longhouses along the Tatau-Selitut and Kelawit areas want urgent attention and action from the Sarawak and federal governments on the problem of clean water supply. The low water pressure during peak hours and murky water had plagued the residents in Tatau for the past five to six years due […]

Thai cave boys pray for good luck after first night home

MAE SAI, Thailand: Members of the ‘Wild Boars’ football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand prayed for good luck at a Buddhist temple yesterday morning after spending their first night back home with family. The teammates and coach were discharged from hospital Wednesday after recuperating for a week from their 18-day ordeal inside […]

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,” […]

SMC mulls community service for defaulting litterbugs

SIBU: Litterbugs here who default on their compound payment may be required to carry out community service in the near future. Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) deputy chairwoman Rogayah Jamain said the council is working towards coming up with such an action. “This morning, SMC had a discussion on parole action with Sibu Prison for anti-littering […]