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Dec 5 decision day for Pan Borneo Highway project

KOTA KINABALU: A decision is expected to be made Wednesday (Dec 5) on whether to continue the Pan Borneo Highway project under the current contractors as Sabah believes that a saving of up to RM2bil could be chalked up if it was done under the Public Works Department (PWD).


PAC not ruling out possibility of Najib being questioned over alleged tampering with 1MDB report

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee is not ruling out the possibility that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak might be called up for questioning in its investigation over the alleged tampering into the Auditor General’s 1MDB final audit report.


In 'New Malaysia', race continues to cast a long shadow

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Just months after a stunning election victory, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has had to step in to mollify the country's majority Malay Muslims in recent weeks, underlining a weighty challenge confronting his multi-ethnic, reformist coalition: race.


Nazri not taking part in anti-ICERD rally, says happy with govt decision

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is sitting out the anti-ICERD rally as he is satisfied with the government's decision to not ratify the anti-racial discrimination convention.


Cops fully prepared for anti-Icerd rally

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are fully prepared and ready to prevent any untoward incidents from happening during the anti-Icerd rally on Saturday (Dec 8), says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.


Najib gives his full backing to the anti-Icerd rally

PETALING JAYA: Pekan MP Datuk Seri Najib Razak has endorsed the rally against the UN International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) scheduled to take place on Dec 8.


Turning the page: Japan’s last pager service ends after 50 years

The end of the pager era is nigh in Japan after five decades as the country's last provider announced on Dec 3 it would be scrapping its service next year.


'Just the beginning': Andalusia vote upends Spanish politics

MADRID (Reuters) - Buoyant right-wingers and downcast Socialists agreed on one thing on Monday in Spain: politics will not be the same again after the surprise election in Andalusia's regional parliament of 12 far-right lawmakers.


Japan varsities eye Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan’s Educa­tion Ministry has amended its policy to allow for its universities to set up branch campuses overseas, and Malaysia will likely be the first country to have a Tsukuba Univer­sity branch.


Don’t abuse political power, PM warns colleagues

PUTRAJAYA: In a stern warning to his colleagues, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said political power is given to the government – not for their self-interests but to serve the rakyat.