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KUALA LUMPUR - National motorcycle racer Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has received a pat on the back from none other than Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for becoming the first Malaysian to compete in the 2018 World MotoGP Championship.

“Congratulations Hafizh Syahrin, Malaysia’s first rider to compete in MotoGP for entire season,” Najib tweeted last night.

Hafizh, nicknamed ‘Pescao 55’, made history after competing for the full season with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team.

The 23-year-old Selangorian will team up with 2016 Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco as the second rider, replacing Jonas Folger, who pulled out over health concerns. 


KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said an additional allocation of RM3 million would be provided to improve the facilities at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP)- Hospital Selayang Cataract Surgery Centre here in a bid to help the people, especially the underprivileged members of the community.

The prime minister said the allocation was for the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment to enable the centre, located in Jalan Kuching here, to improve its

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is questioning whether Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) has ever held a 10% share in the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the Penang undersea tunnel and three main roads project.

In yet another episode of the project saga, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department pointed out that searches on the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) showed that BUCG only held less than 1% – 0.00571% to be exact – in the SPV, before it was eventually

PETALING JAYA - In the latest episode of the Penang undersea tunnel project controversy, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng misunderstood him.

Dr Wee, the MCA deputy chief, did not say that the Penang government had awarded the RM6.3bil project to an 82-day-old special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZCSB) – as claimed by Lim in a statement on his website recently.

Dr Wee said he was referring to the major shareholder and

MUAR - The Johor government, through Digital Johor, will help Felda realise its efforts to provide high-speed Internet connectivity as well as to modernise farming methods at all settlements statewide, said Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin (pic).

Digital Johor is a state government agency under Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), which has been tasked to improve digital connectivity in the state.

According to the Johor Mentri Besar, the state government would ensure that not a single Felda

KUALA LUMPUR - Construction giant China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC) did not ink any contract directly with the Penang government for the undersea tunnel and the three main roads mega project, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The Transport Minister said CRCC top leaders confirmed this with him during his visit to China recently.

Liow said the construction giant had never given approval nor did it know why the state government considered CRCC as shareholders of the special

PETALING JAYA - Another question has been raised over Penang’s RM6.3bil mega project – the controversial Penang undersea tunnel project and three main roads – with the spotlight trained on the alleged “reapportionment” of the contract value of these four projects.

Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications deputy director Datuk Eric See-To said the total contract value for the three roads has increased significantly while that of the undersea tunnel has decreased in one of the special purpose

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