New Immigration DG to focus on integrity, curb power abuse among staff

NEWLY appointed Immigration director-general Ruslin Jusoh said he will focus on integrity issues among the staff to overcome abuse of power in the department.  Speaking at his first media conference today after his appointment on March 22, Ruslin said he will also emphasise on the need for each officer, especially those assigned to the enforcement […]

6 stations on Ampang-Sri Petaling LRT line to close from April 2

OPERATIONS at six LRT stations on the Ampang-Sri Petaling line will be suspended beginning April 2. The affected stations are Bandaraya, Sultan Ismail, PWTC, Titiwangsa, Sentul and Sentul Timur. Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said the trains used for services between the Bandaraya and Sentul Timur stations no longer meet the operational criteria and therefore have to be […]

Malawi’s cyclone toll to reach 1,200 as hopes fade

THE death toll from Cyclone Freddy in Malawi is slated to surpass 1,200 after authorities said today hundreds of missing people would be declared dead as hopes of finding survivors fade. Freddy dumped six months’ worth of rainfall on southern Malawi in six days earlier this month, triggering floods and mudslides that swept away homes, […]

Cops receive report of man hitting, burning dog alive

POLICE have confirmed receiving a report about a man believed to have beaten and burned a stray dog alive recently. Acting Johor Bahru Utara district police chief Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the police were informed of the incident which allegedly took place near an animal clinic in Taman Impian Emas, Skudai.

EU parliament backs new rules to tackle gender pay gap

THE European Parliament adopted tough rules today that will force EU businesses to be transparent about salaries to ensure equal pay between women and men, and introduce potential fines for wage discrimination. Women earn on average nearly 13% less per hour than men for the same work in the 27-nation European Union, according to official […]