Stakeholders urge govt to raise ceiling price of white rice

PUTRAJAYA must raise the ceiling price of local white rice, which has remained unchanged for the last 15 years, said the Malaysian Rice Grain Wholesalers Association.  The association said it had proposed to the government to increase the price by 5% (including sales and service tax) from RM26 to RM32 per 10kg. 

Experts say Sarawak’s boutique airline may encounter ‘turbulence’

AS THOSE in the aviation industry eagerly await Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg’s business model for the state’s boutique airline, one thing they all agree on is that the airline will fly straight into turbulence. The yet-to-be named airline will be entering a tough market, Henry Sia, who has been in the aviation industry for […]

Anwar rubbishes victimisation allegations

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed allegations from Muslim conservatives that his government is victimising states ruled by the opposition. He said the federal government had increased funding for opposition-controlled states, including Kedah, which is led by Perikatan Nasional (PN).

Russian strikes kill 26 including 5 children

RUSSIAN strikes battered cities across Ukraine yesterday, killing 26 people including five children, as Kyiv said preparations for a counter-offensive against Moscow’s forces were nearly complete. The deadly new attacks included a strike on a residential block in the historic city of Uman in central Ukraine, where AFP journalists saw rescue workers extracting victims’ remains […]

Zahid pledges to solve Kedah water problems

THE government will resolve the water supply problems in Kedah if it is given a mandate in the state elections due in June, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said last night. “We know the water problem is not solved. How many areas in Kedah did not have enough water during Aidilfitri?

Spain opens probe into Russian diesel imports

THE Spanish government said yesterday it had opened a probe into the possible importation of Russian diesel via third countries to avoid sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The European Union banned Russian crude imports from December 5 and Russian oil products from February 5 in an attempt to deprive Moscow of energy revenue.

Giving strays a good life

IPOH: Animal rescuer Nor Hazira Jalik has learnt to ignore all the haters on social media. Read full story

Man pleads not guilty to insulting Johor Sultan

KUALA LUMPUR: A jobless man pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of making and initiating offensive communication against the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar through his Facebook page last week. Read full story