Egg farmers hail free float

PUTRAJAYA’s plans to remove price controls for chicken and eggs after June has seen unanimous support, but since June is a long way off, egg farmers fear the government U-turn on its decision. Selangor Egg Wholesalers Association president Low Hin Ching said the concern is causing his members sleepless nights.

Anwar needs to win Malays over, say analysts

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s main challenge seems to be winning over Malay voters, who mainly sided with his former allies in the last election, analysts said. They pointed out he inherited a nation with a weak ringgit, high cost of living and low salaries but the opposition is focused on perceived Malay needs.

Train catches fire near Tanah Merah

A KTMB Ekspres Rakyat Timuran passenger train travelling from Tumpat to Johor Baru caught fire at Taman Tasek Kiara, Tanah Merah, last night. Tanah Merah Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Zulkifli Osman said the station was alerted to the incident at 10.36pm, and dispatched 12 firefighters in two trucks from Tanah Merah and Machang […]

Taiwan welcomes more M’sian tourists to its shores

KUALA LUMPUR: Taiwan attracted 60,742 Malaysian visitors after it opened its borders to tourists last October, making Malaysia a significant source of visitors from South-East Asia, says the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Read full story

Aerotrains out of action again

SEPANG: The 25-year-old aerotrains at the KL International Airport (KLIA) will be taken off service until further notice following yet another breakdown this week, says Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). Read full story

New ‘leash’ on life for K9 unit

DOGS serving with the Fire and Rescue Department’s K9 Dog Detection Unit will not be put down even after passing their 10-year mark. Read full story

Ex-military man fined for seducing married woman

PETALING JAYA: A former senior military officer was fined RM6,000, in default five months in jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here for seducing a married woman seven years ago. Read full story

‘GRS now a truly Sabah bloc’

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s push for local agendas at the national level is set to be strengthened with the launch of Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor. Read full story

Fans shocked over anime singer’s death

FANS are shocked by the news that anisong (anime song) singer Maon Kurosaki succumbed to a long-term chronic illness last month, as reported by Sin Chew Daily. Read full story