Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said he has directed the coal mine in Selantik, Pantu to stop operations until the ongoing probe into last Saturday’s blast is completed.

He revealed that investigations into the disaster – which so far killed four foreign workers – are now undertaken by the relevant agencies including the Mineral and Geoscience Department.

He pointed out that any actions to be taken against the operators of the coal mine will be decided on the findings of the investigations. Awang Tengah also disclosed that he will brief the State Cabinet regarding the incident during their meeting today.

Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Pua berkata kerugian syarikat penerbangan Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) berpunca daripada ketidaktelusan dan kronisme  yang diamalkan kerajaan Umno BN.

Katanya, kerugian MAS sejak 1996 yang meningkat hampir RM9 bilion itu akhirnya ditanggung rakyat hari ini.

Malah, ditambah pula dengan kerugian besar melibatkan syarikat-syarikat lain seperti 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) dan pembinaan KLIA 2 yang turut dilapor Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC) mengalami kerugian sehingga 98 peratus.

In a response to concerns over rising attacks on race and religious issues, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the Sedition Act 1948 would stay.

The Prime Minister said that the Act would also be fortified with the inclusion of some new provisions.

His announcement at the opening of the Umno general assembly yesterday was received with thunderous applause by more than 2,000 delegates and thousands of observers at the Putra World Trade Centre.

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)  mengajak peminjam tegar yang tidak pernah buat sebarang bayaran balik untuk segera bertemu mereka sebelum penyenaraian nama peminjam tegar dalam Sistem Maklumat Rujukan Kredit Pusat (CCRIS) dikuatkuasakan.

Pengerusinya, Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah berkata, masih ada tempoh lebih kurang sebulan sebelum 1 Januari 2015 untuk tindakan itu dikuatkuasakan, dan sepatutnya 173,985 peminjam yang tersenarai pada peringkat awal itu tampil berunding dengan pihaknya.

“Sejak daripada dahulu PTPTN mengamalkan sikap mesra pelanggan dan faham dengan situasi yang ada dan kita harap peminjam kita tidak terus menjauhkan diri.

In a hard-hitting opening speech during the Umno wings gathering, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) has told "warlord" party leaders to step down gracefully from their positions, in a bid believed to attract youth to the party.

"Do or be dead!" exclaimed the Umno deputy president to resounding approval from Umno wings delegates present at the Putra World Trade Centre, here.

"Put the party before ourselves. I would like to remind myself and all Umno leaders from all divisions, if you feel you are becoming a stumbling block in our effort to rejuvenate the party, step down gracefully!" said Muhyiddin, who is also Deputy Prime Minister.