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The Works Ministry confirmed that the Penang state government has yet to submit documents or fixed any dates to meet the ministry regarding the third bridge project.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof in a statement today reiterated that his ministry was committed to a fair evaluation of the third bridge proposal that will link the Penang island to the mainland.

"We remind the Penang government to share with us all the relevant documents so that we are able to make an informed decision in the best interest of the rakyat," he said.

One major document would be the almost-completed RM305 million feasibility and detailed design studies commissioned and paid for by the Penang Government for the undersea tunnel project and associated linked roads.

It was revealed then, by the Penang Government had comfirmed that the feasibility and detailed design studies were 100% complete while the undersea tunnel feasibility studies was itself 83% completed.

Therefore it was important that the Penang administration submit these documents soonest possible to assist the ministry in the decision making and to allow more productive discussions in a professional manner.

KUALA KANGSAR - The Election Commission expects a 75% voter turnout in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections on Saturday, a lower estimate compared to the 13th General Election.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah, said the expected lower turnout was due to voters who are unable to return to cast their ballots.

“The turnout was 88% in Sungai Besar during the last general election, but this time we expect about 75% in both areas.

“Voters living outside Perak may not want

THE HAGUE - German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.

Among the objects seized during last week’s raids were “apparently explosive papers” which Dutch investigators hope may narrow down the search for those behind the 2014 tragedy, said the daily De Telegraaf.

All 298 passengers and crew -- the majority of them Dutch -- died when Malaysia

Malaysia's mesmerising culture and mouth-watering cuisine took centre stage at the recently-organised 'Malaysia Culture Day' in Krakow, Poland.

Presided over by Malaysian ambassador to Poland Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the event also featured a Malaysian traditional fashion show as well as a Malay wedding presentation, narrated in English and Polish.

The Malaysian traditional dance segment was performed by Polish and Malaysian medical students from Warsaw University and Jagiellonian

Putrajaya should take the election pledges made by federal ministers seriously and not assume Sarawak would always be BN’s “fixed deposit”, said Sarawak BN Backbenchers Club Chairman Abdullah Saidol.

He also told reporters in the state assembly here today that the Federal Government should not take lightly Sarawak’s efforts to pursue greater autonomy rights and devolution of powers.

“Any promise made by the federal ministers during the state elections should not be taken for granted.

KUALA KANGSAR - Barisan Nasional candidate in the Kuala Kangsar by-election Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid remains strong, despite the various accusations aimed at her on the social media and websites, said her son, Wan Emir Astar Wan Mohammad Khair-il.

Wan Emir, 26, who is the oldest sibling, has taken onto himself the responsibility of campaigning for his mother, who is still observing the "iddah" (the mourning period which Muslim women have to observe following their death of their spouse, or

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has been urged to furnish proof on his allegations of demand for money and women in dealings with the PKR-led Selangor government to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

PKR president Datuk Seri Datin Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, at the same time, the party's political bureau would also scrutinise the claims which were raised by the Pandan Member of Parliament several days ago.

"If it involves a party member, the member will

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