600 workers to be paid RM3.8mil in back wages

KOTA KINABALU: Some 600 workers at a construction project in the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) here will receive their overdue salaries, totalling RM3.8mil, says Mustapha Sakmud. Read full story

Newcomer Sahal Zaman wins Hong Kong Film Award

TEN-year-old Sahal Zaman, who starred in Malaysian director Lau Kok Rui’s first feature film, The Sunny Side of the Street, won Best New Performer at the Hong Kong Film Award, reported China Press. Read full story

Temple reading predicts bleak times for India

THE much-awaited “panjangam” (almanac) reading at one of the most revered temples in Tamil Nadu, India, has left Hindus in shock with its bleak predictions, Malaysia Nanban reported. Read full story

Malacca police predict Raya traffic to top 81,000 vehicles

AN estimated 81,550 vehicles are set to hit the roads in Malacca during the first two days of Hari Raya, state police chief Zainol Samah said. He added that 48,930 vehicles are set to enter the state two days before Syawal and, as such, police will implement Ops Selamat 20 for eight days from April […]

SpaceX scrubs test flight of Starship

A FROZEN valve forced a postponement today of the first test flight of SpaceX’s Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, designed to send astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Lift-off of the gigantic rocket was called off less than 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled launch because of a pressurisation issue in the […]

Coastal shellfish ‘colonise’ Pacific garbage

SCIENTISTS found coastal species of shellfish and anemones living and breeding on floating islands of garbage in the Pacific thousands of kilometres from home, a study revealed today. Environmentalists have for years been eyeing what they call the “great Pacific garbage patch” – masses of plastic rubbish combining bottles, fishing nets and much more.

Wisma Putra working to repatriate Malaysians in Sudan

THE government will make every effort to ensure the safety of Malaysians in Sudan and bring them home safely as conflict escalates in the African country, Foreign Minister Zambry Abd Kadir said. He added that his ministry will co-operate with the National Disaster Management Agency, the National Security Council and the police.