Kedah’s REE royalty rate set at 15 pct starting 2024

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah state government has set a 15 per cent royalty rate from the mining of rare earth elements (REE) in the state starting next year. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said this is a new rate which will be collected if REE becomes the key ore deliverables of Kedah’s … Read more

Anwar, Srettha to convene bilateral talks on border development on Monday

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is set to meet his Thai counterpart, Srettha Thavisin, on Monday (Nov 27) in Sadao, Songkhla Province, with the aim of advancing cooperation for the development of the border area between Malaysia and Thailand. Thailand’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said the meeting will primarily focus on expediting … Read more

Bukit Aman siasat pengguna Tik Tok tawar RM5 juta bunuh PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Polis sedang menjalankan siasatan berhubung ugutan bunuh terhadap Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang tular di media sosial sejak pagi tadi. Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, ketika dihubungi, berkata setakat ini pihaknya menerima satu laporan berhubung perkara terbabit dan siasatan lanjut sedang dijalankan. Beliau berkata maklumat lanjut mengenai laporan kes … Read more

No cost to restore Bukit Jalil National stadium pitch

MELAKA: There is no cost involved in restoring the pitch of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, which was damaged after the Coldplay concert last Wednesday, said Minister of Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh. She said this is because there is a nursery site near the stadium with Zeon Zoysia grass that can be immediately replaced … Read more

187 schools in Johor ready to serve as temporary flood relief centres

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A total of 187 primary and secondary schools are ready to be activated as temporary relief centres (PPS) in Johor to prepare for the floods during the northeast monsoon season, which is expected to last until March 2024. State education, information, and communication committee chairman Norliza Noh said the PPS include two in … Read more

Anwar arrives in Sadao, Thailand for one-day working visit

SADAO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived at the Sadao Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex here today for a one-day working visit to discuss matters related to Malaysia-Thailand bilateral cooperation. Anwar was welcomed by his Thai counterpart Srettha Thavisin. The prime minister was accompanied by Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi; Tourism, … Read more

Youth population in South Korea to halve in 30 years: Data

SEOUL: The number of young South Koreans is forecast to halve in 30 years amid a rapid aging trend and a record low birthrate, the statistics agency said Monday. The number of people aged 19-34 was 10.21 million in 2020, and the figure is forecast to tumble to 5.21 million in 2050, Yonhap news agency … Read more

Here is a look back at the franchise’s movies and spinoffs

“The Karate Kid” has held on to the hype from the original films for decades. Since the first movies were created in the ’80s, there have been a multitude of spinoffs and reboots that have drawn attention and fans to the franchise, while also maintaining an original fanbase of the classics.  Sony Pictures officially announced … Read more

KUD@Putrajaya 2023 records over 600,000 visitors thus far

PUTRAJAYA: The Rural Entrepreneurs Carnival KUD@Putrajaya 2023 entered its fourth day today, and recorded more than 600,000 visitors, said Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Rubiah Wang. Speaking to reporters after the opening ceremony of KUD@Putrajaya 2023, which was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, today, Rubiah said that she was optimistic … Read more

Hyeri and Ryu split

IN a surprising turn of events, Lee Hyeri and Ryu Joon-yeol have reportedly broken up. Reports surfaced on Nov 13 revealing the end of a seven-year romantic journey between Girls’ Day’s vocalist and the actor. Sources suggest that the decision to part ways was mutual, emphasising that despite the breakup, the two stars will maintain … Read more