Fuel subsidy details missing from PM’s speech, says Hamzah

PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s national address has done little to alleviate the concerns of the people, who are already feeling the pinch from the rising cost of living, says Opposition leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. "The elephant in the room is when will the fuel subsidy rationalisation come into effect and what will the government’s...

SQ321: Three Malaysians in ICU, stable but closely monitored

BANGKOK (Bernama): Three of the Malaysian passengers from Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ321 are currently warded in the Intensive Care unit (ICU), but none are in critical condition. Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel said he has been informed that although their condition is not life-threatening, the passengers have to be closely monitored in the...

Diesel subsidy rationalisation to be done this year, says Domestic Trade Minister (Poll Inside)

KLANG: The rationalization of diesel subsidies will be done this year, says Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali. However, he added that the date has yet to be confirmed. “The Cabinet has agreed in principle to rationalise diesel subsidies this year. For now, the government is ironing out the details on how...

Penang CM must resolve water tariff hike issue, says MCA

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow should explain to Penangites and immediately resolve the high water tariff in the state, says Penang MCA. It said the alarming hike in Penang’s water tariffs was causing widespread public discontent. "Several ruling party assemblymen are unhappy with the hike and have voiced out about the jump in the tariffs,"...

Pulau Gaya islanders catch 200kg croc lurking off KK city waters

KOTA KINABALU: A crocodile measuring over three metres was caught by islanders after trying to attack a child in the waters of Kampung Lok Baru on Pulau Gaya, off the city here. The 200kg reptile, which was believed to have been lurking in the waters off the city for months, was trapped by the villagers at...

Malaysian Harvard law student wins prestigious US award for helping poor clients

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Arjun Gananathan, a Doctor of Law candidate at Harvard Law School in the United States, has won the 2024 Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Award. The award recognises a student dedicated to improving access to justice and equity. It was established in 2021 to honour the late Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief and...

Four foreigners arrested over derogatory message mocking religion on pizzeria receipt

GEORGE TOWN: Four foreigners have been arrested over a derogatory message mocking religion printed on a pizzeria receipt. Penang police chief Comm Datuk Hamzah Ahmad said the arrests were made after 17 police reports were lodged regarding the incident. "A woman and three men aged 19 to 67 have been arrested to facilitate the investigation. They were...

Soon Huat-Shevon earn first win after marriage

KUALA LUMPUR: Newlyweds Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie have every reason to be happy after successfully clearing their first-round hurdle in the Malaysian Masters today. The world No. 18 independent mixed doubles pair broke their duck by securing their first win over South Korea’s world No. 103 Ko Sung-hyun-Eom Hye-won 21-19, 21-17 in the third meeting...

Shaken passengers arrive in Singapore after deadly turbulence-hit flight

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -More than 140 passengers and crew from a Singapore Airlines flight on which one person died during heavy turbulence finally reached Singapore on Wednesday, with 20 still fighting for their lives in a Bangkok hospital. The London-Singapore flight on a Boeing 777-300ER plane diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing on Tuesday after the...