It’s like a licence to vape, says Umno Youth chief

PETALING JAYA: The move to remove liquid or gel containing nicotine from the Poisons Act 1952 should be withdrawn until Parliament has approved the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill 2023, says Umno Youth’s chief. Read full story

Malaysian vet hurt by elephant in Cambodia

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian veterinarian working for WWF Cambodia was severely injured after an elephant gored him during a conservation operation to place cameras on the animal. Read full story

A modest celebration

GEORGE TOWN: Palm Sunday celebration was observed on a modest scale at several churches here.A morning downpour had disrupted processions scheduled to be held as part of the celebration, with the St George’s Church here seeing more than 150 people taking part in a mini procession and singing hymns and waving palm fronds at the […]

Chinese FM says Japanese chip curbs to drive Beijing’s self-reliance

CHINESE Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his Japanese counterpart today that Tokyo’s new export controls on semiconductor equipment will only further drive Beijing’s quest “to become self-reliant”.   Yoshimasa Hayashi’s visit to China is the first by a Japanese foreign minister since December 2019, ending a gap of over three years during which bilateral ties have […]

Cops warn of misleading sales promotions

TRADERS are advised to avoid issuing misleading sales promotions, especially during festive seasons, said Shah Alam police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim. Iqbal said this following a commotion that broke out yesterday at a clothing store in Section 7, Shah Alam, due to a promotional claim that the shop would sell clothes for as low as […]

Pope presides over Palm Sunday after hospital stay

POPE Francis presided over mass in St Peter’s Square today, as he kicked off events leading to Easter, just a day after leaving hospital following a bout of bronchitis.   The 86-year-old’s admittance to hospital on Wednesday with breathing difficulties sparked concerns he may not be well enough to attend a series of rites in the […]

Govt will ensure win-win solution in contract doctors issue

THE government will ensure the implementation of a win-win solution so that no party will be at a loss or feel left out in resolving the contract doctor issue, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.  Ahmad Zahid, who is also the high-level committee chairman to resolve the issue, said he would present the details of the situation […]

New Malacca exco will include unity govt partners

THE new Malacca state executive council (exco) lineup will include other political parties under the unity government, said Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.  The deputy prime minister said the state exco list was presented to him by Malacca Chief Minister Ab Rauf Yusoh today.