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Joanne Timbuong

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16 Feb 2019 | 12:31 PM

Semenyih by-election: Mohamad urges voters to pick BN for dissenting voice at state assembly

SEMENYIH: As campaigning for the Semenyih by-election officially kicked off Saturday (Feb 16), acting Umno president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan urges locals to vote Barisan Nasional for a dissenting voice in the state assembly.

16 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Candidates to file papers today

PETALING JAYA: Candidates for the Semenyih by-election will file their nomination papers today and a multi-cornered fight is anticipated. Political analysts are predicting that Pakatan Harapan will retain the seat in a close battle.

9 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

MIC: Camerons seat still ours

PETALING JAYA: The MIC says it will not give up its right to contest the Cameron Highlands seat amid talk that Barisan Nasional may field an Umno candidate for the parliamentary by-election.

14 Oct 2017 | 4:36 PM

Anti-kleptocracy rally off to slow start

PETALING JAYA: The “Love Malaysia, Anti Kleptocracy” rally at Padang Timur is off to a slow start as the hot weather seems to have convinced most protesters to wait out the midday heat before turning up.

16 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

PM: Safety of students our priority

KUALA LUMPUR: An allocation of RM30mil to upgrade the infrastructure of private religious schools will be provi­ded by the Government to ensure students’ safety, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Attentive: Sultan Muhammad V (in black T-shirt), Najib and his wife Rosmah being briefed by a Fire and Rescue Department officer during the visit to the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz in Kampung Datuk Keramat in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama
15 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Trapped behind grilles, and burnt to death

KUALA LUMPUR: Trapped behind fixed metal grilles, and with no access to any escape route, 21 students – three of them siblings – and two teachers of a tahfiz died in an early morning blaze that swept through the top floor of the three-storey building.

Looking for clues:  Fire and Rescue Department personnel removing gas canisters from the top floor of the building. Questions are being raised over the presence of the canisters.
8 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM

Insightful MPs

Our reporter was almost gleeful at the thought of putting MPs to the test.

Journalist Jo Timbuong managed to sit down with Tumpat MP, Kamarudin Jaafar, who also gave her a small culinary lesson on Kelantanese food. — AZMAN GHANI/ The Star
18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

GE13: State Reform Party to release manifesto ahead of candidates list

KOTA KINABALU: Sarawak-based State Reform Party (Star) has delayed the release of its candidates list for the general election.

16 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

GE13: Musa Aman breaks nine-year CM jinx

KOTA KINABALU: After breaking Sabah’s infamous nine-year jinx that has haunted past chief ministers, state Umno chief Datuk Musa Aman is set to lead the Barisan Nasional for a record third term.

27 Jul 2011 | 7:24 PM

Lost in Tambun

A newly-opened hotel and spa in Tambun beckons you to lose yourself in its natural surroundings.I love road trips but we all know the drive can be a very frenzied and stressful one.So, on my trip to s...