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KUALA LUMPUR – Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief Martin Dolan said the underwater search off the West Australian coast for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 will be called off as soon as July, unless significant new evidence emerges.

Dolan who is the person in charge of the search for the missing plane, said the Australian government had commissioned a search covering 120,000 square kilometres and they had about 15,000 square kilometres left to go, ABC.net.au reported.

"At this stage I remain optimistic that we will find the aircraft in a defined search area," he told the portal.

"We are at the point of the search where we have to contemplate the possibility that we won't find it," he was quoted saying.

The Boeing 777 went missing in March 2014 on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew onboard.

Adding that it was a matter of probability, and not certainty, that the aircraft would be found in the area they were searching, Dolon acknowledged that the news would upset and disappoint families of those onboard MH370.

He told the portal that "they could only do what the Government gave them the resources to do."

Several debris had

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Auditor-General's Report 2015 Series 1 tabled in Dewan Rakyat Wednesday showed excellent financial management performance by government agencies compared to the previous year.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said 180 ministries, departments and federal government agencies received Excellent (5-star) ratings compared to only 114 in 2014.

"This significant achievement has indicated that the implementation of the Accountability Index has prompted Controlling Officers to

PUTRAJAYA - The image of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is no longer viewed as second class education, but rather the opposite, namely a career path for the nation's youth, says Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said, previously, TVET was often viewed negatively - only for youths who were backward, in that they had failed to finish their schooling until form five; expelled from school or had attended juvenile correction centres.

"However, with continued

DEMOCRATIC Action party (DAP) Voon Lee Shan said the slogan “Ubah” (change) should not be used again in this State election as it was already used in the last State election. Voon who was once DAP strong man and a former State Assemblyman for Batu Lintang is now keeping a low profile where politics is concerned.

The Ubah, he said in a statement, was adopted from President of America, Obama and was in some way successful in the last election when it was used. 

“But why use the same slogan when

PETALING JAYA - Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan has fired a salvo of questions at the Penang state government over the undersea tunnel project.

In a Facebook post, he said that in his original query, he did not ask if the entire RM6.34bil project was awarded based on open tender.

“I specifically asked if the three studies costing RM305mil were awarded based on an open tender,” said Abdul Rahman, who is Barisan Nasional strategic communications director.

In the Bursa Malaysia announcement on Astral

KUALA LUMPUR - People have been urged to reject in total the culture of spreading false information, including efforts to topple the government through social media.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Razali Ibrahim said there should be a massive rejection among the people to symbolise that the spreading negative sentiment, false and unauthentic information to the public through social media was an action that cannot be accepted.

"One way to block (the use of social

Sarawak has given RM10.3 million in compensation to 235 families, whose land was acquired for the Pan Borneo Highway.

Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem hoped those who received the compensation would be thankful to the government, Malaysiakini reported.

Speaking after attending an event at Kampung Sorak Sumpang, 70km from Kuching, Adenan said this proved wrong the lies spread by the Opposition that the state government had acquired the land without giving out due compensation.

“Every time

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