Admiralty Court to resolve maritime disputes

KUALA LUMPUR: An Admiralty Court, dealing with all admiralty and maritime claims which will commence operations today, is expected to resolve maritime industry disputes competently and expeditiously. Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi said the court, located at the Jalan Duta … Continue reading

SPM exam will begin on Nov 23, not Nov 22

KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will begin on Nov 23 and not on Nov 22 following Nov 22 being a public holiday in Johor. The Education Ministry in a statement here yesterday said the Malaysian Examinations … Continue reading

Taib receives Federal Territory award

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad headed a list of 256 recipients of the 2008 Federal Territory awards, decorations and medals in conjunction with Federal Territory Day yesterday at the Istana Negara here. He was conferred the Seri … Continue reading

Malaysia’s economy stable, says Abdullah

Country continues to attract foreign investment despite global crisis PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s economy is largely stable even though the country is faced with global crisis such as the increase in prices of fuel and food, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said. … Continue reading

New National Service trainees in high spirit

KUALA KUBU BHARU: A total of 174 National Service trainees had checked into the Kuala Kubu Bharu camp in Selangor under Kumpulan 3 Siri 5/2008. Director-general of Jabatan Latihan Khidmat Negara (JLKN), Dato’ Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil welcomed the new … Continue reading

Lower loan repayment instalments expected

KUALA LUMPUR: All commercial banks will take immediate steps to reduce the monthly loan repayment instalments for facilities with interest rates pegged to the base lending rate (BLR). This is to help borrowers in the current challenging environment, the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said in a statement yesterday. The move … Continue reading

Partial lunar eclipse expected tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: A partial lunar eclipse is expected to happen tomorrow from 1.17am to 5.28am. According to a statement from the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia yesterday, the eclipse will start at 1.17am and reach its maximum phase at 3.24am. “It … Continue reading

A bigger voice for Malaysian women

KUALA LUMPUR: The year 2009 witnessed women in the country making great strides in the field of administration, entrepreneurship, education and employment. The earliest recognition for women came as soon as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took office … Continue reading

LRT presents new year gift for commuters

PETALING JAYA: Commuters yesterday received a New Year gift from Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) which rolled out its new four-car trains for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. The new coaches can carry 800 passengers, twice the number of … Continue reading

IPTs urged to set up pidato corners for students

KUALA LUMPUR: The Higher Education Ministry wants Higher Learning Institutions (IPT) in the country to set up pidato corners at their respective varsities to encourage public speaking and debate activities among students. Deputy Minister of Higher Education Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah … Continue reading

Not all graduates can be accepted: Puad

PUTRAJAYA : Placement of Bachelor of Education graduates of public institutions of higher learning is dependent on their chosen specialisation as well as vacancies in the posts applied for, Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zakarshi said yesterday. He said … Continue reading