Syed Azhar

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4 Dec 2017 | 1:29 PM

Zahid: MACC should also investigate private sector, state governments

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should also investigate the private sector and state governments, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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1 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Floods in Southern Thailand spilling over to Kelantan

KOTA BARU: The southern Thai provinces of Narathiwat declared all its 13 districts disaster zones, even while flood waters continued to rise in Kelantan.

Giving a helping hand: Rescue personnel transporting a sick elderly woman to the hospital at Rantau Panjang, Kelantan. — Bernama
30 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Cambodian maids arriving in three months

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians desperately seeking maids for their households can rest easy with the first batch of Cambodian domestic workers expected to arrive in the next three months after a six-year freeze.

29 Nov 2017 | 6:12 PM

Cambodian domestic workers set to arrive in Malaysia early next year

KUALA LUMPUR: The first batch of Cambodian domestic workers are expected to arrive in Malaysia in the next three months.

Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (PAPA) and Cambodia Labour and Vocational Training Ministry director general Seng Sakda witnessed by his minister Dr Ith Sam Heng while Malaysia is represented by the Malaysian Association of Foreign Maids Agencies Jeffrey Foo. - SHAARI CHEMAT / The Star
29 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Royal ASFA50 takes on Musang King

KUALA LUMPUR: The supreme durian Musang King is set to meet its right royal challenger – Royal ASFA50, the new “king” on the block.

25 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Still feeling the loss of their young ones

KUALA LUMPUR: Sisters, Emmi Farizah, 37, and Nor Azlin Abdul Aziz, 36, hugged and comforted each other when they heard their children had died in the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz fire, on Sept 14.

Giving support: Shahidan handing over aid from the National Disaster Management Agency to Emmi. Looking on are Nor Azlin (second right) and other family members of tahfiz tragedy victims. — Bernama
23 Nov 2017 | 4:09 PM

Vincent Tan donates RM500,000 to help out Penang flood victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Philanthropist and billionaire Tan Sri Vincent Tan donated a sum of RM500,000 to two non-government organisations to aid those who were affected by the Penang floods recently.

Tan Sri Vincent Tan. -The Star filepic
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21 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Puspakom to probe vehicle tests graft claims

PETALING JAYA: Puspakom will investigate claims that its employees are getting illegal payments to allow vehicle owners to pass tests.

'They should lodge a report with us (MACC) as soon as possible. All relevant information pertaining to the matter should also be handed over to the commission.' - Datuk Simi Abdul Ghani
19 Nov 2017 | 4:03 PM

MATTA welcomes move to boost rural tourism in Sabah

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is glad that the Sabah state government is channelling funds for infrastructure development to boost rural tourism.

17 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian maid agencies in a fix

KUALA LUMPUR: The Philippine government’s decision to suspend its domestic workers from working abroad has put Malaysians who want them in a quandary.

Big business: Filipinos are currently the second largest group of domestic workers in Malaysia.