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Universities, colleges to fully reopen by October – Noraini

PUTRAJAYA The government today allowed four more categories of institutions of higher learning (IPT) students to return to their campuses in stages starting this month and the full student intake would be in October.   Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the group of students was in addition …

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RM835,258.19 seized from Pahang MCA forfeited to govt

KUALA LUMPUR A sum of RM835,258.19 seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) from Pahang MCA for allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund scandal, has been forfeited to the Malaysian government.   This followed a decision by High Court Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin in allowing the …

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Residents welcome online approach for Census 2020

  KUALA LUMPUR Members of the public have expressed their readiness to take part in the Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020) via the e-Census digital platform at https://ecensus.mycensus.gov.my which started yesterday until Sept 30.   Through observations in housing areas in the city, Bernama discovered that the general …

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CIJ urges govt to empower media freedom

  KUALA LUMPUR The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) today urged the government to empower media freedom in the country and push for the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council as a transparent and independent self-regulatory body for the industry.   In a statement here that was endorsed by 35 …

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MAIWP to launch “Jom Celik Al-Quran” programme on Monday

KUALA LUMPUR The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has introduced the ‘Jom Celik Al-Quran’ programme, aimed at improving Quran reciting skills among Muslims in the Federal Territories.   MAIWP chairman Datuk Seri Syed Hussien Alhabshee in a statement today said the programme which would be launched on July 13 …

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Federal chips in RM7.5 million for Sarawak’s land surveying exercise

  KUCHING The Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government has allocated RM7.5 million to Sarawak for its land perimeter survey initiative, said Deputy Chief Minister III Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.   He said the federal government had extended the allocation despite having to grapple with various challenges, especially those …

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70 Sabah KPDNHEP staff sign corruption-free pledge

KOTA KINABALU A total of 70 employees of the Sabah branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) today took their Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR).   The pledge reading was led by its director, Georgie Abas, and was witnessed by Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director, S. Karunanithy. …

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