Contract system to replace permanent, pension schemes for civil service

PUTRAJAYA: From next year onwards, new appointments in the public service will no longer be made under the permanent and pension schemes which will be replaced with an improved contractual scheme, said Public Service Department director-general Borhan Dolah. He said

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Three areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API

MIRI: Miri, Sri Aman and Samarahan have recorded an unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) as of 9 am today. Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat Major Ismail Mahedin from the Sarawak Civil Defence Corps said Sri Aman recorded an API

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Malaysia greenlights bauxite mining, with conditions

Malaysia announced today that it has finalised new operating procedures for bauxite mining and export activities based on an earlier draft proposal after discussions with various stakeholders including miners and green groups. The new operating procedures include capping monthly bauxite

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Najib in the dark about Amhari opening bank accounts directed by Jho Low

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was in the dark over instructions given by Jho Low to his ex-aide Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin to open a foreign bank account in BSI Singapore, revealed defence counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

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Dr Mahathir – Modi meet up in Russia

VLADIVOSTOK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting ahead of the three-day Eastern Economic Summit which begins this afternoon. Dr Mahathir, who arrived yesterday and Modi are attending the ongoing economic

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Boris Johnson’s call for general election rejected by MPs

Boris Johnson has faced a double defeat in the House of Commons after MPs turned down his motion for a general election. Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the prime minister had not agreed

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PSD, PSC merger in the works

PUTRAJAYA: There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, said PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah. At a townhall session in conjunction with the Public Sector Human Resource

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China Daily: HK protesters now have no excuse for violence

SHANGHAI: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that had sparked widespread protests was an olive branch that leaves demonstrators with no excuse to continue violence, the official China Daily said today. The withdrawal of the

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KLCI starts low before rising

KUALA LUMPUR: KLCI opened low today before rising as Asian equities rose amid an apparent easing in Brexit and Hong Kong’s political concerns. At 9am, the KLCI opened down 0.37 point at 1,599.52 before rising 2.42 points at 9:02am to

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Woman held after baby found in luggage

MANILA: An American woman was taken into custody at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the authorities found a baby inside her luggage. Bureau of Immigration deputy spokesperson Melvin Mabulac identified the foreigner as Jennifer Talbot, 43. She was subsequently

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