February 28

Special funds for Bumiputera contractors

Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman yesterday announced a Pan Borneo Highway Contractor Financing Facility specifically for Bumiputera contractors in Sabah. Musa said eligible Sabahan Bumiputera contractors could receive financing facility and financial guarantee worth RM500 million to carry out sub-contract work packages under the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway project. He said the federal and […]

February 26

Reserved parking bays only valid during business hours, says DBKL

Those renting reserved parking bays in front of their premises from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will face action from the local council if they refuse to adhere to the designated hours. Reena Raj of MalayMail Online reports .. Economic Planning and Development Department director Azmi Abdul Hamid said the bays are only rented to […]

February 21

Two Myvi drivers in fatal crash on DUKE jailed 3 years

Two motorists charged with reckless driving that resulted in the death of three family members on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) three years ago were found guilty of the offence and sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM10,000 each by the Magistrate’s Court here today. The two accused were found guilty of reckless driving […]

February 21

TV now Malaysians’ most trusted news source, study reveals

Malaysians still prefer traditional press for trusted news over social media, with television taking top spot as the medium with the highest degree of confidence, according to a recent study. The nationwide study conducted by International Islamic University Malaysia’s (IIUM) Electoral Study Group also ranked social media platform Twitter as the least trustworthy source, with […]

February 12

Proton responds to PEKEMA’s criticisms of its actions

You may have read about the complaints and criticisms by PEKEMA (the Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders) concerning Proton and suggestions that some actions being taken by the carmaker are discriminatory. In response, Proton has issued a statement this evening to provide clarification and explanation of the various issues raised. Veteran motoring […]

February 07

No evidence to support wild allegations | Summary Dismissal of Norwich Order – Bruno Manser Fund Claim Rejected

The Ontario Superior Court has Monday summarily dismissed an application by the Swiss-based Activist group, the Bruno Manser Fund [BMF] for a Norwich Pharmacal Order which sought banking records of a private Canadian company, Sakto Corporation. In a statement issued today by GRA Communications, legal counsel for Sakto Corporation, Duncan Fraser said: “Justice Dunphy was […]

February 04

How to overcome lack of English proficiency

FMT’s Nurul Azwa Aris reports an activist says the best thing to do is to bring back English medium schools. The Parent Action Group for Education (Page) has called for the revival of English medium schools in the country, saying there is no better way of improving the command of the English language among Malaysians. […]