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26 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hisham: Asylum deal will deter people smugglers

PUTRAJAYA: The refugee exchange deal with Australia was to send a 'clear message' to syndicates that they can no longer rely on easy smuggling through either countries, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

24 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

New rules to check ‘rubbish’ pork and illegal abattoirs

PUTRAJAYA: New regulations will be implemented to stop pig farmers from sending livestock to illegal abattoirs, resulting in low quality pork, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Chua Tee Yong.

24 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Councils to adopt new regulations

PUTRAJAYA: Twelve local authorities nationwide will adopt several new regulations, including on mandatory broadband infrastructure and universal design for the physically-challenged and aged folk.

20 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Postal ballots for uniformed corps redefined for transparency

PUTRAJAYA: Postal voting for military and police personnel has been redefined as advance voting and will be handled only by Election Com­mission (EC) officers in the next general election.

19 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

New voting process for armed forces and police

PUTRAJAYA: Postal voting for police and armed forces personnel has been redefined as advance voting from the next general election, said Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar

17 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Subsidies could grow to RM20bil this year

PUTRAJAYA: The Government is expected to fork out RM20.58bil in subsidies this year, with RM18bil to subsidise the rising cost of petroleum-related products.

16 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

DPM: Subsidy expected to double this year to RM20.58bil

PUTRAJAYA: Government subsidy is expected to double this year to RM20.58bil due to rising price of petroleum products.

14 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

New guidebook to ensure proper eating habits among NS trainees

PUTRAJAYA: National Service (NS) training camps will be given a 480-page nutritional guidebook which they will have to follow strictly.

13 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nutritional guidebook issued for NS camps

PUTRAJAYA: National Service (NS) training camps will be given a 480-page nutritional guidebook to follow strictly from the upcoming May intake.

13 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Najib: Christians not challenging Constitution’s provisions

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Christian leaders in the country respected the position of Islam as the official religion and were not challenging the provision enshrined in the Federal Constitution.