Two Penang couples claim trial to possession of stolen property

BUTTERWORTH: Two couples have pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of possessing stolen property. Muhammad Ezwan Syafiq Joha, 27, and his wife Nurul Hidayah Mahat, 24; and Endang Nur Nabila Suriana Mahat, 22, and her husband Muhammad Affizan Abdullah, 24; claimed trial before Sessions judge Noor Aini Yusof on Wednesday (June...

China-Malaysia ties at forefront among relations between regional countries, says Chinese Premier Li Qiang

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese Premier Li Qiang said Wednesday that China-Malaysia ties are at the forefront among relations between regional countries, and have set a benchmark and an example. He made the remarks in a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Chinese premier is paying his first official visit to the Southeast Asian country. Noting...

Durian diplomacy: Premier Li salutes Malaysia-China’s shared resilience, marks 50 years of fruitful relations

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian durian and mangosteens have become viral sensations among Chinese consumers, highlighting the ever-deepening and strong economic and trade relations between China and Malaysia, says Chinese Premier Li Qiang. He said that both nations have consistently embraced principles of cooperation and mutual benefit. “China has been Malaysia's largest trading partner for 15 consecutive years. Fruits...

UK PM Sunak forecast to lose his parliamentary seat, Savanta poll shows

LONDON (Reuters) -Rishi Sunak is forecast to become the first sitting British prime minister to lose their own parliamentary seat at an election, a Savanta opinion poll published by the Telegraph newspaper ahead of the July 4 national vote showed. Savanta polled around 18,000 people between June 7 and June 18. The polling showed Sunak's Conservatives on...

Malaysia-China works toward a single window trade initiative

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia and China have agreed to increase high-quality investment in the digital and green economies between the two countries. One of the focuses is to set up a single window system which enables the seamless digital exchange of trade-related information between customs authorities in both countries. "The single window trade initiative between Malaysia and China...

Anwar, Premier Li Qiang exchange coffee table books to commemorate 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China ties

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and China’s Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday exchanged coffee table books in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China, which was established on May 31, 1974. Li presented Anwar with the book titled ‘50th Anniversary of China-Malaysia Diplomatic Ties Hand in Hand for...

100,000 received RM200 cash aid to offset diesel price increase, says Finance Minister II

PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry has approved 100,000 applications for the monthly RM200 Budi Madani cash assistance under the diesel subsidy rationalisation as of Wednesday. The Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan said that the applications included individual diesel vehicle owners (Budi Individu), as well as farmers and small planters (Budi Agri-Komoditi). In a statement...

Five-year-old girl dies after hit by van in Johor

JOHOR BARU: A five-year-old preschool student died after being hit by a school van in front of her family’s house along Jalan Suria in Bandar Seri Alam here. Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said the accident happened around 11.35am on Wednesday (June 19). “The incident occurred when the 50-year-old female school van driver had dropped...

Two Penang couples claim trial to possession of stolen property

BUTTERWORTH: Two couples have pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of possessing stolen property. Muhammad Ezwan Syafiq Joha, 27, and his wife Nurul Hidayah Mahat, 24; and Endang Nur Nabila Suriana Mahat, 22, and her husband Muhammad Affizan Abdullah, 24; claimed trial before Sessions judge Noor Aini Yusof on Wednesday (June...

MACC nabs school clerk over power abuse allegations

KOTA KINABALU: A school clerk has been detained by graft busters for using her position to secure two contracts worth some RM40,000 for herself and a company linked to her husband in Sabah’s east coast Tawau district. According to a source, the suspect, in her 50s, had allegedly abused her position as an administrative assistant to...