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Sira Habibu

sira@thestar.com.my

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20 May 2019 | 6:41 PM

Ampang residents slam move to build waste processing plant next to condo

PETALING JAYA: Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin has come under fire after local authorities were given the green light to build a proposed anaerobic digestion plant in a densely populated residential area in Mukim Ampang.

Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin
19 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Aussies keep election tradition alive

KUALA LUMPUR: About 200 Aust­ralian citizens turned up to vote in their country’s federal elections at the high commission here.





Hot off the grill: Goledzinowski passing a sausage to a child during the ‘democracy sausage sizzle’ fundraiser at the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur.
18 May 2019 | 2:21 PM

Australia ups contribution to polls reform in M'sia as Aussies vote at High Comm

KUALA LUMPUR: Australia has increased its contribution to UNDP's electoral reform assistance project in Malaysia from RM1.8mil to RM3mil.

16 May 2019 | 10:06 PM

Land swap: EPU did not terminate contract of Brigade Complex contractor, despite advice

PETALING JAYA: The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) was taken to task for disregarding the Defence Ministry's repeated request over the years to terminate the contract of a "slow coach" contractor involved in a proposed construction of the RM256mil Skudai 7 Brigade Complex in Pulai, Johor.

15 May 2019 | 9:01 PM

Mindef report: 21 years – but contractor yet to complete National Defence Institute project

PETALING JAYA: It has been 21 years – but a contractor has yet to complete the National Defence Institute (Puspahanas) project in Putrajaya, according to the Defence Ministry's audit report on land swaps.

A file picture of then-prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (left) looking a model of the National Defence Institute (Puspahanas) project in Putrajaya back in November 2008.
15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mindef lodges reports with MACC

PETALING JAYA: The Defence Ministry (Mindef) has lodged two reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), requesting investigations into

14 May 2019 | 11:36 AM

PAS imposes gag order after 'dedak cartel' issue

PETALING JAYA: PAS has imposed a gag order on its members to stop discussing or debating issues related to party matters across all media platform.

13 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Govt mulling over providing on-demand healthcare services

PETALING JAYA: The government is mulling over providing on-demand healthcare services to decongest public hospitals and clinics, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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12 May 2019 | 3:57 PM

Wan Azizah pays tribute to nurses

PETALING JAYA: Patients can be a pain, and nurses often "rescue" doctors from tight situations, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Dr Wan Azizah being greeted by some of the nurses present as Dr Dzulkefly looks on.
12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

IBS academy to be set up

SHAH ALAM: An Industrialised Building System (IBS) Academy will be set up by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to train Malaysians on the latest technology in building pre-fabricated houses.