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Most agree to up water tariff, says Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The water tariff is expected to be increased this year with most state governments having agreed to it, said Water, Land Natural Resources Minister Dr A Xavier Jayakumar. He said the matter was still being discussed and the...

Abdullah proclaimed Pahang Sultan

PEKAN: Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah (pic)was yesterday proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding his father Paduka Ayahanda Sultan Ahmad Shah. The Tengku Muda of Pahang, Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ahmad Shah, made the proclamation in a ceremony steeped in tradition at the Balairung Seri...

Committee re-looks MA63

PUTRAJAYA: The first meeting of the Technical Meeting to look into the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 was held here on Monday. The meeting was jointly chaired by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong and...

‘Don’t equate offenders with monkeys’

KUALA LUMPUR: Putting the word “monkey” on the vest worn by individuals who have been punished to do community service, is not appropriate as it is demeaning to them. According to social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye although the...

Incest: Stepfather gets lesser sentence after appeal

PUTRAJAYA: A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal yesterday allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently. Following a decision by...

Think-tank needed to tackle teenage pregnancy

World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics have revealed that about 16 million adolescent girls give birth every year, with most of them from low- and middle-income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year....

No human rabies case in Taiping, says Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: No human rabies case has been recorded in Taiping, Perak, since Dec 25 when two people were bitten by a rabid dog in the mukim, Health Minister Datuk Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said yesterday. He said the two people did...

Getting misty-eyed over his parents

PEKAN: Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, proclaimed yesterday as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, expressed his deep feeling of sadness thinking of the good deeds and sacrifices of his father, whom he replaced, and his late mother, Tengku Ampuan...

Sultan promises to continue father’s legacy

PEKAN: Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who was proclaimed the sixth Sultan of Pahang yesterday, promised to continue giving priority to the people’s interests under his reign. Sultan Abdullah, who inherited the throne from his ailing father, Sultan Ahmad Shah...

Pahang MB pledges loyalty to new ruler on behalf of the people

PEKAN: Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail represented the people of the state in declaring the pledge of loyalty to Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah who was proclaimed...

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