Address issues in KL structure plan, says group

POSTPONING the gazetting of the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040 (PSKL 2040) is good but issues that were raised must be addressed, Save Kuala Lumpur (SKL) chairman M. Ali said. He said SKL has identified 56 pages of issues after studying the original draft plan in July 2020 but Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has […]

Affected parties say abolition of mandatory death penalty unfair

DISCHARGING clemency by abolishing the mandatory death penalty for murderers may cause more trauma to the victims’ families, Gerakan Pembela Ummah said. Its spokesman, Aminuddin Yahaya, told The Malaysian Insight the abolition of the mandatory death penalty is unfair to the families of victims, despite judges having the discretion to impose capital punishment in exceptional cases.

Pardon for Najib could hurt Pakatan, analysts say

GETTING a royal pardon for incarcerated former prime minister Najib Razak would be considered a failure for the current Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led unity government, political pundits said. Although no PH component parties had backed the former Pekan MP’s pardon bid, supporters, however, would view the coalition as a “toothless tiger” in the government, and that […]

4 killed, 9 hurt in Kentucky bank shooting

A 23-YEAR-OLD bank employee opened fire at his workplace yesterday in Louisville, in the US state of Kentucky, killing four people and wounding nine in a live-streamed attack before police shot and killed him. Police identified the gunman in America’s latest mass killing as a white man named Connor Sturgeon and said he was an […]

Biden ends US Covid emergency status

PRESIDENT Joe Biden yesterday officially ended the Covid national health emergency that for more than three years underpinned extraordinary efforts to provide care for a country where more than a million people died from the disease. The White House said Biden signed a law passed earlier by Congress “which terminates the national emergency related to […]

Najib’s pardon may cut both ways, say analysts

PETALING JAYA: The attempt to get former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak a royal pardon could be a sword that cuts both ways, strengthening Umno’s hand while, at the same time, denting the reformist image of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, say analysts. Read full story

‘Umno’s ask won’t affect relations with other govt parties’

JOHOR BARU: Umno’s decision to seek a royal pardon for Datuk Seri Najib Razak will not affect its relationship with political parties in the present ruling government, says supreme council member Mohd Hairi Mad Shah.He defended the party’s move to ask for the pardon from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Read full story

SESB: We need your help

KOTA KINABALU: The public can play its part by helping utility company Sabah Electric Sdn Bhd (SESB) deal with the rampant cable theft problem in the state, says the Sabah West Coast Smart Consu-mers Association. Read full story