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17 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Half of MCA candidates are new faces under 50’

KUALA TERENGGANU: More than 50% of the candidates to be fielded by MCA in the general election are new faces and under 50, said party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Meet and greet: Liow (standing, second from left) chatting with people during his visit to a hawker centre at Jalan Kebun Sultan in Kelantan. With him is Chua (standing, right). — Bernama
17 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

BN to offer targeted election manifesto

PUTRAJAYA: Barisan Nasional is set to offer its most “targeted” election manifesto yet for the coming general election.

Sea of blue: A file photo showing people walking pass a Barisan banner and flags at Lundu town, Tanjong Datu, Sarawak.
12 Mar 2018 | 5:17 PM

46 illegal foreign workers nabbed in Felda settlements

KOTA BARU: Some 46 illegal foreign workers were rounded up in a three-day operation at a metal ore mine and a night market at Felda settlements in Gua Musang.

12 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mapan: Tough for Pakatan to wrest control of Kelantan

KOTA BARU: It will be tough for Pakatan Harapan to wrest control of Kelantan, as the real battle is between traditional rivals PAS and Umno, said Malaysian Political Analysis Institute (Mapan) director Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff.

9 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

PAS to focus on marginal seats in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: PAS is focusing on marginal seats to maintain its grip on Kelantan, as 69% of the state constituencies appeared grey and black for the Islamist party.

8 Mar 2018 | 7:13 PM

Siblings plead not guilty to snatch theft

KOTA BARU: Two brothers, one of them a civil servant, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court to snatching an elderly woman's handbag in Taman Limau Manis last month.

8 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

ETAs making waves at schools throughout Malaysia

KOTA BARU: The American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), who are on a mission to promote conversational skills, are making waves at schools in Kelantan and other states.

Hard at work: Roller keeping an eye on the SMK Enggang Newspaper Club members as they work on their newspaper at their school in Kota Baru.
6 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Viral post on culling rings alarm bells

PETALING JAYA: Photos of cattle being euthanised and buried by Selangor Veterinary Services Department officers, circulating on social media now, have people worried about a bovine disease outbreak.

Not true: The Veterinary Services Department has refuted a social media posting that claims several thousand dairy cows were infected with TB in Selangor.
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

PM to decide on seats for Mustapa, says Kelantan Umno

KOTA BARU: Kelantan Umno has left it to the Prime Minister whether Datuk Seri Mustapa Moha­med should contest both state and parliamentary seats in the upcoming general election.

5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Barisan speakers urged to mind their words

KOTA BARU: Barisan Nasional leaders have been advised to mind their words in public to avoid having their statements manipulated by the Opposition who may want to spread fake or distorted news to tarnish the coalition, says Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.