Terengganu govt ban of ‘Pulau’ abuse of power, say filmmakers

FILMMAKERS fear the Terengganu government’s move to ban the screening of the film “Pulau” will open the way for more productions to be blocked under the Mandatory Screening Scheme. Their concern is that other films in the scheme will also face the same fate due to the conflict between existing laws and the state government.

Muhyiddin case will harm govt in state polls, say Armada members

BERSATU Youth members believe that the prosecution of party president Muhyiddin Yassin will give the party and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition an advantage in the state elections expected in June. They said Muhyiddin was a victim of political persecution after he was charged with four counts of abuse of power for receiving gratification totalling […]

Should women beg for their rights, Nancy asks companies

WOMEN, Family and Community Development Minister Nancy Shukri asked if women should beg the corporate world to adopt the government’s 30% female decision-makers policy. Nancy, in addressing the matter said, a loud voice is needed to ensure that women continue to be empowered and be presented with opportunities to further develop themselves and their families.

PM wants more selawat, munajat events

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim has recommended that more selawat and munajat (praise and salutations to the prophet) events be held to increase knowledge and understanding of Islam. He said such programmes could help Muslims to get closer to God and to continually remember his grace upon the community.

PM: Pay rise likely when economy picks up

IPOH: Civil servants deserve an increase in salary and this will be the priority when the country’s economy improves, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

PM: No excuse for water cuts

IPOH: There should be enough water supply in the country even during droughts, says the Prime Minister who has tasked the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry with looking at ways to address problems during the dry weather. Read full story

Durian lovers, rejoice!

GEORGE TOWN: Good news for durian lovers. This year’s season is expected to be a bumper harvest due to the hot spell and they will probably start dropping by next month. Read full story

‘Don’t step down Abah!’

CHERAS: A day after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was slapped with six charges in court, the Bersatu leadership has rallied around its president, urging him to remain in command of the party. Read full story