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Govt allows bus operators to increase fares by 10% during CNY

PETALING JAYA: Those intending to take a bus ride back during the Chinese New Year exodus will have to fork out 10% more for their fares.

Mat Sabu: Defence white paper to be unclassified

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence White Paper (DWP) to be tabled in Parliament in July will be an unclassified document, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

IGP: Increase in drug busts lessens crime rate

KOTA KINABALU: The police have recorded a remarkable increase in the number of successful drug busts this year compared to 2017, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

MB: Perak orang asli well-cared for

IPOH: Some 13,000ha of land has been gazetted for the orang asli, and there is continuous effort to uplift their livelihood, says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

Malaysia in bid to increase rice production by 5%

PUTRAJAYA: The production rate of local rice will be increased to 75% from the current 70% as Malaysia looks to reduce dependency on imports, said Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.

Bosses get fine for failing to report deaths to Socso

JOHOR BARU: Two business owners were fined RM2,500 each by a magistrate’s court for failing to report accidental deaths involving their workers to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).

Tengku Hassanal will be heir apparent to Pahang throne

PEKAN: Tengku Panglima Besar Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah will be proclaimed Tengku Mahkota Pahang, replacing his father Al-Sultan Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, who is now the Sultan of Pahang.

Organisers of event in a twist over speech

PETALING JAYA: The organisers of an event where Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was invited as the guest of honour have put it down to “miscommunication” after she denied approving a speech that was attributed to her.

Suicidal man jumps off second bridge

GEORGE TOWN: The Marine Police, already with their hands full trying to retrieve the SUV wreckage from the bottom of the first Penang bridge, received an SOS about a man who had fallen from the second Penang bridge about 9km away.

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Up to RM300 fine for six traffic offences

SEREMBAN: The maximum RM300 fine will be slapped on motorists for six major offences during Ops Selamat this Chinese New Year, says Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

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