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LUMUT - The state government will continue with its Perak Foundation Education Bursary to assist students from families earning less than RM3,000 a month to help further their education to higher level.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said to date, the state government had assisted more than 14,000 students since it was introduced in 2009.

He said the aid was given to needy Perak-born students at public and private institutions of higher learning at diploma and degree levels.

"Students in need of assistance to further their studies at recognised universities or colleges, can inform us to obtain aid from existing provisions.

"The bursary rate is RM300 (Certificate/Matriculation), RM500 (Diploma), RM1,000 (Bachelor's Degree) and RM1,200 (Professional Bachelor's Degree) and the assistance will be given to the student directly," he said when closing the 2017 Amanjaya Student Leader Camp at Outward Bound School here Sunday. 


KUALA LUMPUR - The DNA used to identify Kim Jong-nam’s body was from his son, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said Malaysian officials had gone to the location of the son to retrieve the DNA.

“We went there and collected the DNA,” he said.

Asked on the whereabouts of the son and what DNA it was, he said he could not reveal the details.

The Deputy Prime Minister added that he would check on the consent documents submitted by the next of kin through the Foreign


PUTRAJAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged Myanmar to immediately end the crisis faced by the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the International Rohingya Conference 2017 here, he said the action would prove to the ASEAN communities that Myanmar had a big heart and could accept Muslim minority Rohingya as one of their citizens.

"If Myanmar does not want to recognise the Rohingya as their citizens, then they

KOTA BARU - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained a former Kelantan International, Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) director for allegedly making fraudulent claims totalling to about RM600,000.

According to a source, the 35-year-old former director was detained at his office at the Public Services Department in Putrajaya on Tuesday afternoon by a Kelantan MACC team.

The source said MACC received reports on the alleged false claims made by the former director since holding

PUTRAJAYA - Police have obtained an Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of four North Koreans believed to be involved in the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said this was the latest development in the investigation into the case, which he said was ongoing.

“We have obtained the red notice for the four North Korean men who were at the airport during the incident. We believe they have since left for Pyongyang. We are hoping to get them through

KUALA LUMPUR - A total of 1,129 of the 7,370 students in the Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM) obtained 9As in all subjects in the 2016 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

This was 15.31 percent of the total number of students, compared to 14.69 percent in 2015.

"Once again, the MRSMs have achieved excellent results, with all 48 MRSMs attaining the same performance as before, with 100 percent passes," Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a

KUALA LUMPUR - Housing is a top agenda of the government in championing the interests and wellbeing of the people, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the proliferation of affordable housing projects was proof of the government's commitment to facilitate home ownership according to the people's means.

"We have many agencies managing affordable housing programmes which have received overwhelming response like the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Scheme (PPA1M), 1 Malaysia

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