19 April 2019, Friday | 03:33am


Vacant CJ’s post set to be latest flash point between Putrajaya, royals

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — The federal government and the Malay rulers could again tangle over another crucial appointment, with a report suggesting that the latter were holding up the replacement for Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who retired as Chief Justice last week.

Jho Low’s name brought up for the first time in Najib’s SRC trial

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho, who is central to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, was mentioned on the fourth day of the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who is accused of misappropriating RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds.

Fire Department put out blaze in 70ha area in Miri

MIRI: The plantation, bush and peat fire, which caused Kuala Baram to be hazy, has been brought under control, with the blaze covering 70ha extinguished late this evening.

Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival April 26-28

KUCHING: The Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival will be held from April 26 to 28 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong near here and will complement the ongoing Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC).

BNM conducted probes on 12 bank accounts including Najib’s, High Court told

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today was told that the raid at Ambank Jalan Raja Chulan was conducted in regard to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), SRC International Sdn Bhd and other companies’ accounts and transactions in relation to purported breaches of Part IV of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (AMLATFPUA) Act 2001.

Pahang government urged to implement 15-min Maghrib prayer break at business premises

KUANTAN: The Pahang state government has been urged to follow the governments of Kelantan and Terengganu in implementing a 15-minute break for Mahgrib prayers at business premises and night markets.

Sabah government plans to create refugee relocation island

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is planning to set up a relocation centre for conflict refugees on a remote island located far from the mainland.

Amendments to OSH Act will see higher penalties for bosses

LANGKAWI: The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.

Saving Klang Gates Quartz Ridge good move, says environmentalist

KUALA LUMPUR: An environmentalist has hailed the government move to leave untouched the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge in Gombak, Selangor, under the renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.

Fire at MCKIP caused by short circuit

KUANTAN, April 16 (Bernama) -- The fire at Alliance Steel (M) Sdn Bhd (ASSB) located at the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) in Gebeng here tonight was caused by a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) short-circuit, according to ASSB.