Sales of fans, air conditioners triple as temperatures peak

SALES of fans, air conditioners and other home-cooling appliances have increased three-fold since temperatures rose to unexpected levels recently. “Any appliance that generates cool air is in demand,” Malaysian Electrical Appliances Dealers’ Association (Fomeda) president Ng Chye Weng said.

More lessons needed for school year to start in January

PARENTS, teachers and students will need to sacrifice their time or double up on lessons in school if they want the academic year to start in January before 2026, National Parent-Teacher Association president Mohamad Ali Hasan said. He said this after the Education Ministry announced that the academic year will only begin in January in […]

Rock queen Tina Turner dies at 83

ROCK legend Tina Turner, the growling songstress who electrified audiences for decades, died yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” read a statement on the official Instagram page of the eight-time Grammy winner.

Mara vows no compromise on bullying

MAJLIS Amanah Rakyat (Mara) chairman Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the institution will not compromise with its students involved in acts of bullying. “I have received a report from the Education Division. All those involved are proposed to be expelled from MRSM (Mara Junior Science College).

Any material that misleads Muslims not allowed in Johor

JOHOR BARU: The publication, printing, broadcast and distribution of any material that misleads the people, especially Muslims, will not be allowed in Johor, says Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Read full story

EPF made RM46mil profit

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) raked in a profit of RM46mil through the sale of six retail assets in the Klang Valley and Johor, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Read full story

‘Empty bottles can save lives in water emergencies’

GEORGE TOWN: Empty water bottles and containers can save lives in water emergencies and floods.Just tape a few together – especially if they are 500ml bottles – and they become instant flotation devices, says Geh Thuan Tek, a board of trustee member with the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth. Read full story

Rare earth industry venture

IPOH: Three locations in Perak have been identified as possible sites to set up a non-radioactive rare earth element (NR-REE) processing plant, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad. Read full story