Indonesian passport saved me, says Malaysian cancer survivor

A 62-YEAR-OLD Sarawak housewife believed she would have been dead by now from the cancer in her right breast if it had not been for the Indonesian passport she was forced to take. The document enabled Mebpung Akup, a Lun Bawang from Long Lutok, Lawas, to travel from this the state’s northern-most district to Miri […]

Taman Rimba Kiara longhouse residents demand townhouses

FOLLOWING a major victory in the Federal Court, settlers at the Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) longhouse in Kuala Lumpur now look forward to receiving permanent housing.  The residents, who have lived in their wooden homes for 42 years, are hoping that 200 houses will be built on the 1.6ha site they currently occupy. 

Stocks jump as jobs data soothes US recession worries

DATA showing that the US economy added more than a quarter of a million jobs last month soothed recession worries yesterday, bringing a rebound in stocks including for troubled midsized American banks. Just a day before, equities took a lashing over worries surrounding the economic impact of interest rate hikes – including on smaller US […]

PM: Traffic jams affect productivity

PUTRAJAYA: Traffic jams have become a major inconvenience and affects productivity which results in losses to the country and this issue must be resolved, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Bunkering sector can boost maritime industry, says Loke

PETALING JAYA: The growth potential of the bunkering industry is a positive for the country’s economy, especially because it can act as a catalyst for a more dynamic and competitive maritime ecosystem, says Anthony Loke. Read full story

Let school heads decide on outdoor activities

PETALING JAYA: Most parents agree with the Education Ministry’s move to temporarily ban outdoor activities at all schools to prevent heatstroke, with some saying that it would be even better to allow schools the autonomy to make such decisions during a hot spell. Read full story

Teluk Intan to get RM82.5mil worth of shine

TELUK INTAN: A total of RM82.5mil has been set aside by the government for development projects and infrastructure upgrading works around Teluk Intan, says Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming. Read full story