Sisters among 3 killed in head-on collision

THREE people, including two sisters, were killed in a horrific head-on collision on the Pan-Borneo Highway near the Maruk quarry on the Sri Aman-Engkilili stretch last night. Four others were reported to be seriously injured in the collision between a Perodua Viva and a Proton Saga.

Travel industry looks to Chinese tourists to cap post-Covid rebound

THE return of Chinese tourists to destinations worldwide will top off a spectacular post-coronavirus global tourism revival this year, industry leaders said. Jet makers, airline executives and hotel tycoons at this week’s Qatar Economic Forum spoke of an apparently insatiable demand for travel. Chinese tourists, now unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, will complete the boom, they […]

Contractor loses RM571,000 in ‘Datuk Seri’ title scam

A CONTRACTOR lost RM571,000 since mid-February after being duped by a caller the money would get him the honorific title of “Datuk Seri”. Pahang police chief Yahaya Othman said the victim, aged 63, alleged he was contacted by the suspect who identified himself as “Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Istana Pahang” (Comptroller of the Royal Household for the Sultan […]

FBI files uncover plot to kill Queen Elizabeth II

A NEWLY released cache of FBI files has revealed a potential plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her 1983 visit to California. The possible threat followed a phone call made by “a man who claimed that his daughter had been killed in Northern Ireland by a rubber bullet”, according to the document that also […]

No Umno, DAP logo on ballot papers, says Ahmad Maslan

THERE will be no Umno or DAP logo on the ballot papers in the state elections, said Umno Supreme Council member Ahmad Maslan.  The Pontian member of parliament said only two major coalitions would run in the state elections, namely Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH), against Perikatan Nasional (PN). 

Grab repayment discount offer before May 31, PTPTN tells borrowers

THE National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has called on borrowers to take advantage of the loan repayment discount incentive of up to 20% that it is offering until May 31. PTPTN chief executive Ahmad Dasuki Abdul Majid said the offer, since March 1, covers four categories – a 20% discount on the remaining debt for full settlement of the […]