Indonesia hopes LRT launch in Jakarta will ease traffic and pollution

JAKARTA (Reuters): Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday (Aug 28) launched the first elevated rail line for Greater Jakarta, hailing the US$2.13 billion project as a step towards easing the capital's chronic road congestion and worsening air pollution. The driverless, 41.2km (25.6 miles) Light Rail Transit (LRT) system connects central Jakarta and its satellites cities...

Umno man shows up at Perikatan event, says it’s on behalf of Muafakat Nasional

MUAR: A Melaka Umno assemblyman's presence at a Perikatan Nasional event here has raised eyebrows. Rembia representative Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis was among attendees at the Perikatan machinery launch for the Simpang Jeram by-election on Wednesday (Aug 23) night. Muhammad Jailani said he was attending the event under Muafakat Nasional, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) led by...

Empowering the people: PM to launch Budget 2024 theme ‘Madani Economy’ on July 27

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is set to launch "Madani Economy: Empowering the People", the theme for Budget 2024 which will steer the economy to safeguard the country’s future. The launch will be held at the Securities Commission’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur at 9am on Thursday (July 27). “Wait for it, God willing,”...