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Akil Yunus

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1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia and Singapore to sign deal on rail travel to JB

MALAYSIA and Singapore are expected to sign a bilateral agreement for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project in December, which will improve travel between the island republic and Johor.

1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘176 to be closed or merged'

Some 176 schools nationwide may be closed or merged because they each have fewer than 20 students said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

238 underage marriages approved in KL in six years

A TOTAL of 238 marriage applications involving underage Muslims were approved in the city over the past six years.

1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

PAC to decide on which ministries to haul up soon

PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee will decide soon which ministries and departments are to be hauled up following the release of the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1 in Parliament.

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1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

3.7 million yet to sign up to vote, says PM

OVER three million Malaysians who are eligible to vote have not registered yet, says the Prime Minister.

1 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Belaun: Civil service hired 133,282 people from 2013

THERE were 133,282 new appointments in the civil service between 2013 and June this year, with Malays making up the bulk of the recruitment, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

31 Jul 2017 | 3:05 PM

PAC to decide ministries and departments to be called up by week's end

PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee will decide by Friday the ministries and departments to be hauled up following the release of the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1 in Parliament on Monday.

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28 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Nancy: E-hailing services now legal

E-hailing services like Uber and Grab are now legal after amendments to the Land Public Transport Act 2010 and Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) Act 1987 were passed in the Dewan Rakyat. Both Uber Malaysia and their rivals, the regular cabbies, welcome the move which requires the e-hailing providers to have licences and health screenings.

27 Jul 2017 | 1:59 PM

Brief us on Marawi siege, Hisham tells Manila

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has called on the Philippines to convene a special meeting of Asean Defence Ministers to brief them on latest developments in the Marawi conflict.

27 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

MSPO cert needs European Parliament nod to have legal force

THE Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification has no legal force unless it is accepted by the European Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

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