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PETALING JAYA - Drawing up and enforcing stricter rules on motorcycle exhaust systems will be a better way to curb emissions, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

He said the management of carbon emissions by vehicles is under the jurisdiction of the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Natural Resources and Environment Ministry.

"JPJ could carry out enforcement on all motorcycles that have modified their exhaust systems which are not in accordance with the law," he told The Star Online Monday.

Abdul Aziz added that if emissions are really the concern, then lorries and buses are bigger culprits.

"If it's about emissions, lorries and buses are worse offenders," he said.

He was responding to a suggestion by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to ban "kap chai (small)" motorcycles in the city to reduce emissions.

Making the suggestion Sunday, Tengku Adnan had also said that snatch thieves usually used "kap chai" bikes to commit crime.

Responding to this, Abdul Aziz said "snatch thieves even used cars".

He also said that the Government should first ensure that there are other convenient options for transport for the people

KUCHING - People have started arriving at Masjid Jamek in Petra Jaya here for the state funeral of the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Abdul Ghani was among the early arrivals. Also present are uniformed personnel and members of various organisations.

A member of the public, who wanted to known as Premala, said she came to say goodbye to the well-loved chief minister.

"As a Sarawakian, I am deeply saddened to see him go. I will always remember his humbleness and

KUCHING - Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Sarawak General Hospital in Kota Samarahan.

He would have turned 73 on Jan 27.

He was born in 1944.

Adenan became the fifth chief minister on Feb 28, 2014, replacing Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Many have attributed Barisan Nasional's landslide victory in the 2016 Sarawak state election to Adenan's leadership.

Barisan won 72 out of the 82 state seats, while DAP won seven and PKR won three seats.

The

KUALA LUMPUR - The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) warned traders to not deliberately raise the price of school supplies.

Its Enforcement Director Mohd Roslan Mahayuddin said the ministry conducted checks at supermarkets and shops and found the increase in prices of school supplies namely school uniform.

"We have carried out operations to check prices across the country to ensure traders do not increase the price of school supplies indiscriminately. We will

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has conveyed his condolences to the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem who died today at the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, Kuching.

Najib, in a post on his official Twitter account, said the death of Adenan had deprived Malaysia of a competent leader.

"Received the sad news of the demise of Tan Sri Adenan Satem," he posted.

Najib said Adenan's contribution to Sarawak was huge and Malaysia had lost a leader

KLANG - The government views the shortage in manpower faced by the country's furniture manufacturers due to technical issues in the sourcing of foreign workers from Bangladesh, seriously.

Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) Minister, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the ministry was currently in discussion with the Ministry of Home Affairs to resolve the issue faced by local furniture manufacturers, as an effort to avoid the industry from encountering losses.

"Some manufacturers still

KUALA LUMPUR - Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said today Christmas, like the other festivals, is a platform that keeps the people united.

He said the 'open house' and people calling on one another would strengthen unity, foster understanding and consolidate goodwill.

In the Sabah context, he said, Christmas was felt to be all the more significant among the various races and religions, and was something that should be emulated.

"The seeds of respect

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