Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Call to grant visa-free entry to Chinese tourists hailed

LABUAN: The Labuan chapter for Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Council supports recent statement by Malaysia Travel and Tours Association (Matta) for the government to grant visa-free entry to Chinese tourists. Chairman Azhar Othman said Chinese...

Miti to expedite approval of new car pricing incentive

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) says it will expedite the approval of incentives for the pricing of new car models. “We recognise that this process needs to be made more efficient and are more than willing to work with the Malaysian Automotive...

Govt audit on rights of indigenous people proposed

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum yesterday proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration. “I hope the laws in...

DPM: Bill to address glue-sniffing in draft stage

PUTRAJAYA: A bill on hallucinogens will be formulated to address glue-sniffing and abuse of psychotropic medicine among teenagers, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said addiction to glue turned into a serious social problem...

Fisheries Dept to address fish bombing issue

LABUAN: The Fisheries Department has admitted that blast fishing is still going on in Labuan waters despite various efforts made to stop this illegal fishing activity. Its director Faizal Ibrahim Suhaili said his department would leave no stone unturned to...

Three dead in car-lorry collision

GUA MUSANG: A family of three died on the spot when their Perodua Viva car crashed into a lorry laden with groceries at Kilometre 63, Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai here yesterday morning. In the accident at about 8.35am, the victims...

Mavcom ensuring aviation industry grows in East M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) is committed to ensuring that the aviation industry in Sabah and Sarawak will be provided with the economic needs of the two states. For the two states to grow and become more competitive...

Sabah employers must comply with minimum wage ruling

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Labour Department (JTK) has urged all employers in the state to comply with the nation’s minimum wage requirements of RM1,100 or RM5.29 per hour effective Jan 1. JTK director Kamal Pardi said employers who failed to...

Prosecution objects bid to postpone Najib’s SRC trial

KUALA LUMPUR:  The prosecution in Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International trial vigorously objected to the defence’s request for postponement of the trial, saying the application is “frivolous and would cause an unreasonable delay to the scheduled trial”. In...

Missing teacher: Ministry awaits report

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Education Ministry is still awaiting the Penang State Education Department’s (JPN) report on the case of a religious teacher who went missing from SK Genting in Penang Monday. Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said he was not sure...

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