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  • Singapore Airlines to take 25% Air India stake in merger deal
    SINGAPORE Airlines announced today it will take a 25% stake in Air India, streamlining its aviation partnership with Tata Group as the industrial behemoth works to revive the beleaguered national carrier’s fortunes. Air India was in January returned to the ownership of its founders at Tata, a sprawling family-owned conglomerate… Read more »
  • Moscow blasts pope over ‘cruel’ Russian minorities jab
    RUSSIA has expressed “indignation” at comments by Pope Francis singling out the alleged role of Russian ethnic minorities in Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine, news agencies reported today. Pope Francis, in an interview published Monday, said some of the “cruelest” actors among Russia’s ranks in Ukraine “are not of the… Read more »
  • DID advises 3 states to brace for floods
    THE Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has issued a notice of preparedness for the possibility of flash floods in several areas in Penang, Perak and Johor. In a statement today, DID said based on the rain forecast information from the Department of Meteorology Malaysia, the Southeastern Asia-Oceania Flash Flood… Read more »
  • BN, Pakatan candidates to discuss campaign strategy for Tioman polls
    BARISAN Nasional’s (BN) candidate for the Tioman state seat, Mohd Johari Hussain, said he will meet Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly soon to discuss the framework and campaign strategy. He said this follows a decision by the Amanah candidate, who is representing PH, to give way to… Read more »
  • Ex-boxing referee admits cheating to help Pacquiao win fight 22 years ago
    FORMER boxing referee Carlos Padilla has admitted cheating to help fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeat Australian Nedal “Skinny” Hussein in a fight more than two decades ago. Pacquiao was 21 and a rising star when he went 10 rounds against Hussein for the WBC International super-bantamweight title near the Philippine… Read more »
  • Boy dies after being crushed by electric poles
    A PILE of electric poles that were stacked near a construction site came crashing down, killing a boy who was playing nearby while two of his friends were found unconscious at Kampung Belukar Changlun, Bukit Kayu Hitam near Kubang Pasu today. Kedah Fire and Rescue Department senior deputy commissioner Sayani… Read more »
  • UK summons China envoy after arrest of BBC journalist
    THE UK today summoned the Chinese ambassador in London for a rebuke after the arrest and alleged assault of a BBC journalist covering Covid protests. Zheng Zeguang was called in to the foreign office after the incident involving Ed Lawrence in Shanghai, which Foreign Secretary James Cleverly had called “deeply… Read more »
  • Singapore repeals colonial-era gay sex law
    SINGAPORE’S parliament today repealed a law criminalising sex between men, striking down colonial-era legislation that has long been criticised as discriminatory and stigmatising to the LGBTQ community. The law, section 377A, penalised sex between men with up to two years in jail, although the statute was not actively enforced. Read more »
  • Kelana Jaya LRT service disrupted after lightning strike
    The Kelana Jaya LRT line was disrupted this afternoon after the platform intrusion emergency stop was suddenly activated due to a suspected lightning strike at the Kerinchi station. In a statement today, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) said the 5.46pm incident resulted in a technical glitch that caused the inability… Read more »
  • Don’t forget us, Afghan women tell Pakistani minister
    A LEADING Afghan women’s group urged a Pakistani minister not to forget their plight as she visited Kabul today to discuss relations with the country’s Taliban rulers. The trip by Hina Rabbani Khar, Islamabad’s first woman foreign minister in 2011 but now a minister of state, comes weeks after the… Read more »
  • PM issues letter to Baling MP demanding apology over ‘Israeli link’ claim
    ANWAR Ibrahim has given Baling MP Hassan Saad three days to apologise over allegations on social media that the prime minister was in contact with Israel. In a letter of demand issued today by law firm SN Nair & Partners to Hassan, Anwar is also seeking a retraction of the audio… Read more »
  • Israel kills three Palestinians in West Bank clashes
    ISRAELI troops shot dead three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank today, the Palestinian health ministry said, with the Israeli army confirming troops fired on “rioters” who attacked soldiers. Two brothers were killed by Israeli fire in Kafr Ein, near Ramallah, while a third man died of bullet wounds to… Read more »
  • Sarawak to issue temporary papers for stateless people under 21
    THE Sarawak government will issue temporary documents for state-born individuals without citizenship aged below 21. State Women, Childhood and Community Well-being Development Minister Fatimah Abdullah said the document is important, especially for children, to have access to education and health services. Read more »
  • Anwar meets with Al-Sultan Abdullah
    YANG di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah met with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim this evening, the first such meeting since Anwar took office last Thursday. Istana Negara posted pictures on Facebook of the Agong and Anwar talking at the royal palace. Read more »
  • Qatar agrees long-term gas supply deal with Germany
    QATAR has agreed to send Germany two million tons of liquefied natural gas a year for at least 15 years, officials said today, as Europe’s biggest economy scrambles for alternative supplies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With the long-awaited deal, Qatar aims to “contribute to efforts to support energy security… Read more »
  • Open letter to the prime minister
    DEAR Sir, Right to Food Association Malaysia (Hadam) would like to congratulate you on your appointment as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia. Read more »
  • China to accelerate push to vaccinate elderly against Covid-19
    CHINA said today it would speed up a push to vaccinate people aged 60 and older against Covid-19 after the country posted record daily case numbers in recent days. Beijing’s National Health Commission (NHC) pledged to “accelerate the increase in the vaccination rate for people over the age of 80,… Read more »
  • Perikatan polls candidate gives statement to cops over ‘govt of adultery’ remarks
    PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) candidate for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat Azman Nasrudin said today he has given his statement to the police over his remarks that the recently formed government was “kerajaan zina” (government of adultery). Azman said he had his statement recorded at the Kulim Hi-Tech police station at… Read more »
  • Expect delays on Kelana Jaya LRT line, commuters told
    COMMUTERS have been told to expect a reduction in train frequencies at several stations on the Kelana Jaya LRT line after one of its trains developed a glitch and had to be taken out of service.  In a Facebook post, RapidKL said the frequency of train services at several stations… Read more »
  • Australia scraps 33,000 Covid fines
    AUSTRALIA’S most populous state scrapped 33,000 fines issued for breaking Covid-19 rules today, after a top court ruled they were invalid. New South Wales authorities were forced to retract more than half their pandemic-era fines, which were found to be too vague in describing the offence. Read more »
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  • Pencalonan Bersama Kebaya Ke UNESCO Bawah Kategori Representative List Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity Bagi Tahun 2023
    23 November 2022 - Malaysia melalui Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya sedang menerajui inisiatif untuk mengangkat Kebaya sebagai pencalonan bersama ke UNESCO di bawah kategori Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity bagi tahun 2023. Warisan kebudayaan yang dikongsi oleh negara-negara serantau akan dicalonkan secara bersama negara Brunei,… Read more »
  • Pelancaran Tourism Licensing And Enforcement System (TOURLIST)
    9 November 2022 - Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) telah melancarkan Sistem Pelesenan & Penguatkuasaan Pelancongan atau Tourism Licensing and Enforcement System (TOURLIST) bagi menggantikan Sistem Pelesenan Industri Pelancongan (SPIP) bermula 9 November 2022.Projek ini mempunyai 9 modul aplikasi yang merangkumi 5 aplikasi teras dan 4 aplikasi sokongan. Capaian… Read more »
  • Bajet 2023: Sokong Kemampanan Sektor Pelancongan, Seni Dan Budaya
    8 Oktober 2022 - Bajet 2023 yang dibentangkan oleh YB Menteri Kewangan merupakan kesinambungan usaha kerajaan dalam memulih dan memantapkan ekonomi negara pasca pandemik yang telah dijalankan sejak 2021.Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) menyambut baik dan merakamkan terima kasih kepada Kerajaan di bawah pimpinan YAB Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri… Read more »
  • MOTAC Champions Sustainable Practices For Hotel Waste Management In ASEAN Tourism Industry
    4 October 2022 - The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of (MOTAC), in collaboration with ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) is organising Sustainable Practices for Hotel Waste Management in ASEAN Tourism Industry Workshop from 4th to 7th October 2022. The workshop aims to promote sustainable practices in hotel waste… Read more »
  • MOTAC Memandang Serius Berhubung Isu Kesihatan Pelancong Semasa Berada Di Pulau Perhentian
    1 Oktober 2022 - Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) ingin merujuk kepada beberapa laporan portal berita dalam talian berhubung isu sekumpulan pelancong mengalami gejala pening, muntah serta demam selepas pulang bercuti dari Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu baru-baru ini.Ekoran dari itu, MOTAC telah menghubungi Jabatan Pelancongan Negeri Terengganu (JPNT) bagi mendapatkan… Read more »
  • Menteri MOTAC Wakili Malaysia Ke Unesco World Conference On Cultural Policies And Sustainable Development (MONDIACULT) 2022 Di Mexico City, Mexico
    1 Oktober 2022 - YB Dato' Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya mewakili Malaysia ke UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development (MONDIACULT 2022) yang diadakan di Mexico City, Mexico bermula 28 hingga 30 September 2022. Persidangan utama dalam bidang kebudayaan ini diadakan selepas 24 tahun… Read more »
  • Peralihan Sistem Pelesenan Industri Pelancongan (SPIP) Kepada Tourism Licensing And Enforcement System (TOURLIST)
    19 September 2022 - Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) akan melancarkan Sistem Pelesenan & Penguatkuasaan Pelancongan atau Tourism Licensing and Enforcement System (TOURLIST) yang bakal menggantikan Sistem Pelesenan Industri Pelancongan (SPIP) bermula 1 November 2022. Inisiatif projek pembangunan Sistem TOURLIST ini adalah bertepatan dengan landskap industri pelancongan negara yang terus berkembang… Read more »
  • Pengiktirafan Kepada Produk Pelancongan Melalui Program Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance (MyTQA)
    12 September 2022 - Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) hari ini telah melancarkan Program Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance (MyTQA) Versi Baharu bertempat di Panggung Sari, Kompleks Kraftangan Malaysia.Program MyTQA yang mula diperkenalkan pada tahun 2014 merupakan inisiatif bagi memberikan pengiktirafan kepada produk pelancongan serta memberi penekanan kepada penggiat industri… Read more »
  • MOTAC Sasar 9.2 Juta Kedatangan Pelancong Dengan Anggaran 26.8 Bilion Pendapatan Bagi Tahun 2022
    29 Ogos 2022 - Pelbagai usaha strategik yang dilakukan oleh Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) bagi memulihkan kembali sektor pelancongan selepas menerima kesan teruk akibat penularan pandemik Covid-19 telah membuahkan hasil berdasarkan pencapaian sasaran awal ketibaan pelancong mencatatkan jumlah sebanyak 3.21 juta dengan nilai pendapatan pelancongan sebanyak RM9.35 bilion… Read more »
  • Menteri MOTAC Wakili Malaysia Dalam Mesyuarat Peringkat Menteri Pelancongan APEC Ke-11
    19 Ogos 2022 - YB Dato' Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya mewakili Malaysia dalam Mesyuarat Menteri-Menteri anggota Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia-Pasifik (APEC) bagi Pelancongan atau the 11th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM11) yang diadakan di Bangkok, Thailand. Mesyuarat yang pertama kali diadakan selepas tahun 2018 itu akan… Read more »
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