Reconsider decision to legalise fireworks, say consumer groups

PUTRAJAYA should reconsider its decision to legalise and regulate the sale of fireworks and firecrackers, consumer groups said. They said the government should first strengthen enforcement to curb the smuggling of fireworks into the country before deciding to regulate the goods.

Lorry ban in Cameron Highlands can hit vegetable supply, says rep

ANY move to prohibit commercial vehicles from using part of the Tapah-Cameron Highlands route can impact the supply of vegetables to consumers, Tanah Rata assemblyman Ho Chi Yang said. The DAP lawmaker said the Public Works Department (PWD) posted a notice last month on its plan to ban commercial vehicles from using the route from […]

Advantage PAS, Bersatu from Umno’s ‘cleansing’

THE forthcoming state elections in six peninsular states will be a political wind vane for embattled Umno, political analysts told The Malaysian Insight. They said the elections will show if the Malay nationalist party – which recently purged leaders critical of party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi – still has support.

Anger, grief in Quebec after bus rams day care centre, killing 2

A DRIVER charged with first-degree murder after ramming his bus into a day care centre in Canada and killing two children was ordered yesterday to undergo psychiatric evaluation, as mourners laid flowers and lit candles for the victims. Pierre Ny St-Amand, 51, faces nine counts and is scheduled to appear in court again on February […]

‘Violence not way to end discord’

BANGKOK: Malaysia will not condone violence to resolve any conflict in southern Thailand, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story