Kelantan hospitals aim to be shariah-compliant

KELANTAN hospitals are seeking to be shariah-compliant under the Health Ministry (MOH), said its state health director Zaini Hussin. He said their current operations do not involve gender separation between staff and patients due to the lack of staff but patients are still allowed to perform prayers.

Muhyiddin becomes 2nd ex-PM to face corruption charges

BERSATU president Muhyiddin Yassin is set to have an unwanted record: the second former prime minister to be charged with corruption. Muhyiddin, who in 2015 was sacked by then prime minister Najib Razak as his deputy over criticism of the latter’s involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, will now join the former Pekan MP […]

Farmers defend use of pesticides

FARMERS have defended their use of pesticides, citing a lack of awareness among farm hands and consumer demand for “perfect” greens as the main reasons for their application. However, the farmers said their produce is safe for consumption. They also urged the public not to panic after a Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) study revealed […]

In Israel, Pentagon chief says US ‘disturbed’ by settler violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, on a visit to Israel, expressed concerns yesterday about Jewish settler violence against Palestinians and warned against acts that could trigger more insecurity. Austin held talks in Israel as flaring violence killed three suspected Palestinian militants in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and protesters rallied against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right […]

Muhyiddin seeks court order to quash travel ban

KUALA LUMPUR: A judicial review application to challenge restrictions imposed by the Malay­sian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Bersatu has been filed. Read full story

This gritty grandma packs power

IPOH: She has 16 grandchildren, yet Saparisah Abdul Rahman is still able to lift, carry and deliver a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-filled cylin­der as heavy as 14kg to her customers. Read full story

‘Green’ hospital in Cyberjaya gets royal blessings

CYBERJAYA: Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah officiated the RM508.8mil Hospital Cyberjaya, which is the first platinum-rated government hospital under the Green Building Index certification. Read full story

‘Northern lights’ beckon Penangites

GEORGE TOWN: To find out where Penang­ites are travelling to this school holidays, just ask the money­changers. Of late, they want the baht. Read full story

Second ex-PM to be charged

PUTRAJAYA: Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is set to become the second former prime minister to be hit with corruption charges when he is taken to court today. Read full story

Town planners must do good

KUALA LUMPUR: All local authorities across the country have been asked to give attention to and address issues relating to urban or town planning to ensure balanced development that meets the needs of city dwellers. Read full story