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GEORGE TOWN - A viral video of an unidentified woman, lamenting how things have changed for the worse in Penang in recent years under DAP, has struck a chord with youths in the state.

Trader Muhammad Yusuf Abdul Ghani, 27, said the video accurately captured local sentiments that the state government had failed to deliver its promises to the people.

Accusing the government of paying lip service, he claimed the DAP-led administration had failed the resolve numerous issues despite helming the state for almost a decade.

“The state government failed to address the issue of affordable housing and is more interested in luxury housing projects, which will only profit the developers and the elites,” he said when met today.

Yusuf claimed there was a development gap between the island and the mainland, and that unscrupulous development had contributed to the recent severe floods.

In the three-minute, 16-second video, the woman questioned the credibility of Penang government and complained about the unaffordability of homes in the state, among others.

Yusuf said the situation in Penang was made worse following the controversial land swap deal to fund the feasibility studies of the

KUALA LUMPUR - Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic) has refuted an allegation on the withdrawal of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's Special Action Unit (UTK) officers.

He said the Royal Malaysia Police still maintained the service of the UTK personnel to accompany and protect the former prime minister, including at his home.

"The police still maintain the UTK members for Dr Mahathir," he said when contacted by Bernama here on Sunday (Nov 5) night.

Mohamad Fuzi said this in

KUALA NERUS - The desire of a 73-year-old grandmother to obtain a driving licence came true when she finally passed a driving test organised by the Road Transport Department (RTD) today.

Fatimah Hassan, 73, had taken a driving test on Oct 4 but failed and was determined to retake the test.

"I am so grateful to Allah, words cannot describe my feelings of happiness. It was as if a heavy burden is lifted from my shoulders when RTD announced that I have passed the test.

"Now that I have obtained

KOTA KINABALU - The distribution of the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) has assisted those in the lower income group in the state, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (pic) said.

He said the state government fully supports BR1M as a “sound government policy” because it provides relief for those who need some form of financial assistance.

"BR1M payments may seem insignificant to some but they go a long way to help those whose earnings are low or non-existent,” he said in a statement

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched two books promoting loyalty in Islamic jurisprudence and rebutting allegations that the country is a failed state.

A simple ceremony was held in the Parliament building by Najib after he chaired the National Moderation Policy Implementation Committee meeting.

The books, published by Institut Wasatiyyah Malaysia, were entitled Fiqh Wala dan Taat: Peranan Dalam Mensejahtera Negara and Malaysia Bukan Negara Gagal.

The first book

KUALA LUMPUR - Visitors to the Malaysian International Halal Showcase (Mihas) 2017 had the rare opportunity to watch a tuna cutting demonstration at Japan Pavillion yesterday.

The event was organised by global logistics company, Nippon Express, the first Japanese logistics company to acquire halal logistics certification from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).

The 50kg blue-fin tuna was specially flown to Kuala Lumpur from Uwajima City in Japan for the 14th edition of

KUALA LUMPUR - Thirty umrah pilgrims who have been stranded in Madinah, Saudi Arabia since Jan 2, have not been told of their return flight to Malaysia.

Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia president Amir Amsaa Alla Pitchay said they received a complaint from a son of one of the pilgrims who bought the packages from a local travel agency based in Setapak.

"They flew to Madinah on Dec 23 after paying RM3,500 for each umrah package and was scheduled to return home on Jan 2. They experienced

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