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Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Petaling Jaya: Malaysia is looking at amending Article 14 of the Federal Constitution to allow Malaysian mothers to pass on automatically their citizenship to their children born overseas. Under the current law, only Malaysian fathers are allowed to obtain automatically the Malaysian citizenship for their children born overseas whereas mothers have to submit applications. “Today, […]

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Kuala Lumpur: The success of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) in getting a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) today has boosted confidence in the national news agency to face challenges in the current media industry. Bernama Editor-in-Chief Mokhtar Hussain said the team spirit demonstrated by Bernama staff in all platforms in […]

Malaysia Day mirrors concept of ‘Malaysia’

  Shah Alam: The participation of Malaysians from different cultures, religions and race in the celebrations for Malaysia Day on Sept 16 mirrors the concept of ‘Malaysia’. Deputy director of the Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya, associate professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said the people should celebrate Malaysia Day so that they will […]

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will use high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development to restructure its economy in a more progressive direction, the Economic Affairs Ministry has said. The aim of the move is to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision goal of achieving a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030, the ministry […]

Malaysia spending $840,000 per month on illegal immigrants awaiting deportation

Malaysia spending $840,000 per month on illegal immigrants awaiting deportation

Putrajaya: Malaysia is holding 9,532 illegal immigrants at 14 immigration detention centers across the nation. Based on the figure, the government spends about RM3.5 million ($840,000) per month to feed them, Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said. “This does not include the cost of medication for sick detainees as well as the cost of utilities […]

Malaysia: Note to Indonesia is to offer assistance, not to protest

Malaysia: Note to Indonesia is to offer assistance, not to protest

Jakarta: Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Zainal Abidin Bakar stressed that Kuala Lumpur is not pointing fingers at Jakarta over the current haze problems. Malaysia in fact is offering some forms of assistance in tackling the forest fires in several provinces in Indonesia, he said referring to a recent official letter from the Malaysian government through […]

Malaysia supports Indonesia’s proposed ASEAN identity narrative

Malaysia supports Indonesia’s proposed ASEAN identity narrative

Yogyakarta: Malaysia has vowed to back Indonesia’s idea regarding the ASEAN identity narrative “What Indonesia initiated about the ASEAN as a single identity is a good thing, and we support it,” Malaysian Deputy General Secretary of Tourism, Art, and Culture Ministry Saraya Binti Arbi said on the sidelines of the 15th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting […]

Malaysian teen develops app to motivate planting among younger generations

Malaysian teen develops app to motivate planting among younger generations

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian teenager Loganetraa Kulothunakan has understood that even though planting is a crucial part of creating a sustainable and healthy environment for the community, most people do not plant anymore. “Nowadays, if you visit the housing areas, you do not see any plants, so it is not that cheerful,” Loganetraa, 15, said. “Plants […]

Malaysia gearing up for all national, international challenges

Malaysia gearing up for all national, international challenges

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad pledged his government would continue to engage the young people and instill in them the spirit of volunteerism, entrepreneurship and good values so that they would be more productive and competitive in the face of the fourth Industrial Revolution. He also stressed that the government had drawn […]

Malaysia moves towards greater control over vaping, electronic cigarettes

Malaysia moves towards greater control over vaping, electronic cigarettes

Kuching: Malaysia is working on introducing a new bill on the use of tobacco, vape, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and shisha that will be debated at to the parliament by March 2020 Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the ministry is now in final phase of study to formulate the bill, described as more comprehensive to […]

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