Pakatan can use BN’s logo in Terengganu polls

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) can use Barisan Nasional’s (BN) dacing logo in the Terengganu state elections, state Umno information chief Nik Dir Nik Wan Ku said.  He said Terengganu BN had no objection if PH – a former rival turned political ally – wanted to use the dacing logo in the state polls. 

Pakatan eyeing urban seats in Kelantan, Terengganu elections

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) will be focusing on urban seats in the state elections in Kelantan and Terengganu while its new ally, Barisan Nasional (BN), will continue to bank on the rural constituencies. This is the understanding state leaders of both coalitions agreed upon in their initial discussions to ensure a straight fight against Perikatan Nasional (PN).

Suspected Texas shooter kicked out of US Army in 2008

THE man suspected of murdering eight people at a Texas shopping mall was kicked out of the US Army in 2008 less than three months after joining, a spokesman said yesterday. Police shot Mauricio Garcia, 33, dead after he opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the parking lot of Allen Premium Outlets north of […]

Malaysia add 4 more golds in SEA Games, stay 7th

MALAYSIA remained seventh in the medal tally at the end of the third day of the 2023 SEA Games, with the national contingent only able to add four more gold medals yesterday. The latest medal haul sees the national camp raking in 10 golds, 13 silvers and 25 bronzes.

Thousands rally against violence in Serbia after mass shootings

TENS of thousands demonstrated in the Serbian capital Belgrade yesterday, with the protesters calling for the resignation of top officials and the curtailing of violence in the media, after back-to-back shootings stunned the Balkan country. The “Serbia against violence” demonstration saw members from across the country’s political divide come together after last week’s shootings – where […]

Ombudsman practice not new in SEA region

PETALING JAYA: The practice of establishing an Ombudsman to investigate public complaints against maladministration is not something new in the South-East Asia region, with the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia already having such offices. Read full story

No more room for poor service

PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants, including department heads, will soon come under the scrutiny of the Ombudsmen if they slack off in managing the delivery system for the rakyat, says Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. Read full story

‘Ombudsman must be structured to be truly independent’

PETALING JAYA: The proposed Ombudsman to investigate public complaints against civil servants, department heads and government agencies must be a truly independent watchdog free of government influence, say civil society organisations. Read full story

Hike still just a proposal, says PM

PETALING JAYA: A proposal for employers to contribute 20% towards their workers’ retirement funds has not been discussed by the Cabinet, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Penang dams only half-full

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is recommending a ­second wave of cloud seeding operations here as the raw water reserves of the Ayer Itam and Teluk Bahang dams are still below 50%. Read full story