M’sian MP Says “Singaporeans Are Not Very Fluent In English”, Believes There Are More M’sians Who Are Better At The Language

He was responding to plans for Malaysia to get help from Singaporeans to teach English in their country. In a Malaysia parliamentary session on July 16, a politician from the People’s Justice Party made a shockingly controversial statement regarding the standard of English in Singapore. Malaysia's Minister of Education Fadhlina Sidek spoke about the government’s decision to recruit Singaporean...

Russian Artist Upset Her Mural In M’sia Was Painted Over Without Explanation

While Singaporeans got deep into conversations over a mural depicting a smoking samsui woman here, an artist over in Malaysia wasn’t so lucky. Russian street artist Julia Volchkova took to social media to share about one of her murals in Kuala Lumpur being whitewashed without an explanation. Previously, the wall showcased the 35-year-old’s painting of a goldsmith...

Fans Of Jackson Wang Gather Outside KL Gym To Watch Him Work Out

After a whirlwind couple of days in Singapore last week, Hong Kong star Jackson Wang was spotted in Malaysia for a little downtime. Though his socials didn’t hint at any activities in Kuala Lumpur, some media reports have speculated that the 30-year-old is set to appear at the opening of a luxury brand at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur later this...

Man trying to smuggle 160 star tortoises to Malaysia held at Chennai airport

NEW DELHI (Bernama): A man trying to smuggle 160 star tortoises to Malaysia was held at India's Chennai International Airport. Security staff handed over the passenger and tortoises, which were kept in cardboard boxes, to the Customs Department, local media reported on Monday. The man, travelling to Malaysia on a tourist visa, reportedly bought the tortoises for...

QuickCheck: Did bare-chested durian sellers stir up an official inquiry?

AS THE durian season arrives, the heat isn't the only thing turning up in Kajang. A trio of shirtless "strongmen" selling the King of Fruits in Kajang has caught the public's attention. With muscles flexed and cleavers in hand, these vendors have stirred more than just social media buzz—they've prompted an official response. But is the Health...

Malaysia’s BRICS entry, anti-corruption efforts among highlights in Parliament today

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s direction following its intention to join BRICS, and how this move could benefit the country’s economic development, will be discussed in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (July 9). According to the Order Paper on Parliament’s official website, the matter will be raised by Lee Chuan How (PH-Ipoh Timor) in a question to the...

Malaysia studied all implications before seeking BRICS membership, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has studied all the implications and possibilities before expressing its intention to join BRICS, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Prime Minister said the current priority was strengthening trade and the economy, as well as expanding the country's economic network to benefit the country and the people, particularly traders, the business sector, and...

Asean Express Freight Train arrives in Laos with KTMB’s Rolling Stock, boosting regional trade

VIENTIANE: A freight train launched as part of the Asean Express, an international rail freight system connecting Malaysia to Thailand, Laos and China, arrived at the Thanaleng Dry Port in Vientiane on Friday (July 5), marking a significant step in boosting trade among these countries. The cargo wagons departed Malaysia’s Selangor state on June 27 and...

Selangor Menteri Besar inaugurates Bandar Saujana Putra flyover

PETALING JAYA: LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) held a ceremony today to launch the Bandar Saujana Putra (BSP) flyover, a long-awaited project for the residents of Bandar Saujana Putra and surrounding users. The ceremony was officiated by Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. Present to witness the auspicious ceremony were Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd chief executive...

Azeem gets the nod for Olympic wild card

KUALA LUMPUR: National sprinter Mohd Azeem Fahmi has been granted the sole universality ticket, also known as wild card, for the Paris Olympics. The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) selection panel today picked the 20-year-old to go for his Olympic debut in Paris over track queen Shereen Samson Vallabouy. ALSO READ: Azeem and Shereen won’t go wild over who...