Then let’s talk about the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Photo: South Australia Tourism CommissionEver wonder what it’s like to be on a tram led by a horse? Photo: South Australia Tourism CommissionIf you love the water, or you're looking for new and exciting experiences, this in-sea aquarium is a must visit. Photo: South Australia Tourism CommissionWant to make some new furry friends on your holiday? Photo: South Australia Tourism CommissionThis five-storey building influenced by the famous Rubik’s cube is situated in the wine region of McLaren Vale, South Australia.
May 30, 2020 22:52 UTC
Stiffer punishment awaited drink-drivers, with amendments to the Road Transport Act being finalised in mid-June before tabling in Parliament, said Muhyiddin. “The number of road accidents involving drunk drivers are seen to be more worrying lately and I view this seriously. The amendments would set a heavier and more appropriate mandatory punishment on drink-drivers who caused injuries and deaths of other road users, he said. Dr Wee also gave assurance that all proposed amendments to the Road Transport Act would be finalised in mid-June. “As promised, a briefing session by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be held on June 1.
May 30, 2020 22:07 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333), which deals with drink driving, will be finalised in mid-June before being tabled at the next Parliament meeting, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic). The Prime Minister said he had directed the Transport Ministry to draft amendments to the Act to provide stiffer punishments for offenders found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. "The number of road accident cases involving drunk drivers is more worrying lately. Police statistics showed that there were 21 accidents involving drunk drivers in the first five months of this year, resulting in eight deaths, he said. Muhyiddin said he hoped that amendments to the Act would give justice to families of victims who have had their lives affected by drunk drivers.
May 30, 2020 09:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: SPM school leavers can check UPUOnline results for entrance into public higher learning institutions from 12pm on June 3, says the Higher Education Ministry. Applicants to public universities, Teachers' Training Institutes (IPG), matriculation colleges, polytechnics, community colleges and Public Skills Training Institutes (ILKA) can check their results through UPUPocket 2.0. As many as 205,972 applications by SPM school leavers to pursue higher education at public institutions were received, said the Ministry in a statement on Saturday (May 30). Applicants who failed to secure any offers to the public higher learning institutions can submit their appeals via UPUOnline Rayuan at http://upu.moe.gov.my within five working days starting June 3 until June 10, from 12pm to 5pm. "Approval of appeals will be made based on the vacancies at the respective public higher learning institutions, after the intake of new students," said the Ministry.
May 30, 2020 04:41 UTC
The five-day virtual expo also provided a structured approach for entrepreneurs and SMEs to accelerate e-commerce adoption through its Go-eCommerce programmes. Adoption may have been the first step, but the time has come for SMEs to realise the full potential that e-commerce has to offer. As for Malaysian SMEs that are in the B2B (business-to-business) space, they tend to be a little further ahead of the curve in terms of their e-commerce mastery. Long-term growth driversIn 2020, Malaysian SMEs have a unique opportunity to capitalise on the sea change in consumer behaviour around the world. As is, MDEC’s Go-eCommerce programmes will help facilitate the digitisation journey for Malaysian SMEs.
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May 30, 2020 03:33 UTC
Genting Highlands, the place where the Genting group has its theme park and Malaysia’s only casino, has been shut since mid-March. At Genting Highlands, Genting through its subsidiary, Genting Malaysia Bhd , is in the midst of constructing an outdoor theme park with Fox Entertainment features on a 26-acre land. In Japan, Genting through SGX-listed Genting Singapore Ltd has set its sights on an integrated resort-cum-casino in Yokohama city. Genting Singapore has strong credit metrics, but the weakening credit quality of Genting could pose downside risks to the former’s rating, says Moody’s. Genting Singapore is now the largest earnings contributor to Genting, accounting for 40% or more of the latter’s consolidated Ebitda over the last five years.
May 30, 2020 03:33 UTC
THE government has given employers three months to provide proper accommodation and living conditions for migrant workers in all sectors, as provided for under amendments passed by Parliament in July last year to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act, 1990 (“Housing boost for workers”, The Star, May 28; online at bit.ly/star_housing). Among others, the Act stipulates minimum standards for workers’ living quarters. Currently, most foreign workers are crowded into single housing units that also lack basic amenities. In addition to ensuring minimum standards of housing and basic amenities for foreign workers, what is also essential is for these workers to be educated on how to be hygienic and comply with SOPs (standard operating procedures) at worksites, especially with regard to physical distancing and wearing facemasks. The continued existence of Covid-19 threatens not only employers’ interests and workers’ safety and health, it also affects the health of the ordinary man-in-the-street.
May 29, 2020 22:18 UTC
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 22-year-old postman who fabricated information given to police about a donation scam on social media has been fined RM1,500 by a Magistrate’s Court here. Magistrate Sri Pracha Nanthini Balabedha then fined Muhamad Syazwan RM1,500 in default of three months’ jail yesterday. Syazwan and two other suspects aged 23 and 35, who were administrators of a Facebook page, were arrested after the donation scam went viral and police reports were lodged. The Facebook post, which claimed that the accused was not getting any bonus from his employer, went viral before those who sympathised with him started donating to a provided account number. Syazwan was detained after he made conflicting statements and tried to mislead police by saying that the person mentioned in the viral post was one “Amirul Megat” and not him.
May 29, 2020 22:18 UTC
Lim: I bought my first home in 2001 in Damansara Perdana, at Perdana Exclusive Condominium on Jalan PJU 8/1. It was a small 2-bedroom apartment with a built-up of 851 sq ft that cost about RM158,000. Plenty of residential options along Jalan PJU 8/1Bandar Damansara Perdana is a stone’s throw away from Mutiara Damansara, where The Curve shopping mall and Ikea are located. The commercial 3-storey Perdana Business Park shop offices average RM2.5 million each and have a land area of 1,650 sq ft and built-up of 4,750 sq ft. The positive is that with DASH, there will be an interchange for Damansara Perdana residents to use to get to Subang and Shah Alam,” See says.
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May 29, 2020 08:03 UTC
He said that public maternal and child health clinics are open as usual to serve our children’s immunisation needs. If your child has missed one or more vaccination appointments, do schedule a new appointment as soon as possible. She said: “In any case, parents will be comforted to know that not all health clinics conduct sampling for detection of Covid-19. She advised those who are still outstation to bring their children to any nearby public health clinic for their immunisation shots. After all, local transmission of Covid-19 in our country is still under control and our health system capacity remains intact.
May 29, 2020 04:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): An actor has been charged in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here with enticing a married woman to have illicit intercourse with him. However, Muhammad Shah Radhi Hazvee, 24, also known as “Shah Hazvee”, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before Magistrate Farah Nasihah Annuar on Friday (May 29). Shah Hazvee, who acted in the drama Monalisa and Hero, was charged with enticing the 36-year-old woman to have illicit intercourse with him despite knowing that she is the lawful wife of a 38-year-old man. The charge, framed under Section 498 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to two years, fine or both, upon conviction. Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Sangitaa prosecuted, while lawyer Harcharanjit Singh represented the actor.
May 29, 2020 04:19 UTC
Today, giant online travel agencies (OTAs) dominate global bookings for airline seats, hotel rooms, tourist attractions and travel services. But the honeymoon for travel agencies ended on Jan 1, 2008, when local airlines stopped paying commissions, forcing travel agencies to charge customers a service fee. Travel agents suffer like many other brick and mortar retailers when it comes to this. The Cuti Cuti Malaysia travel fairs promoted by Tourism Malaysia are bound to draw large crowds in future. Travel agents will miss the boat if they remain merely as middlemen by adding another layer of cost without increasing the value of their service.
May 29, 2020 02:26 UTC
SERDANG: Police have arrested eight men following a brawl between two groups believed to be from different tow truck companies. Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan said the incident occurred at around 2pm Thursday (May 28) near Serdang Raya 1/7 in Seri Kembangan. "The complainant, a 36-year-old tow truck driver, was instructed by his employer to tow a car which had been involved in an accident. "Investigations revealed the cause for the brawl was because the accident vehicle was insured by the same company the complainant worked at, but the vehicle owner had directed another company to manage the vehicle," he said. ACP Ismadi said they have arrested eight suspects so far and are working on tracing the whereabouts of those still at large.
May 29, 2020 00:52 UTC
Persatuan Restoran Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan Ku Su Shin Choong Hung chairman Datuk Lum Tuck Loy said there had been cases where enforcement officers came shortly before restaurants’ closing time at 10pm. Association vice-chairman Sia Boon Kong said the guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) were confusing and not standardised. Sia said there were apparent discrepancies between what were allowed in the guidelines and those during enforcement. “We are not against the government or trying to question the SOP but there should be clearer guidelines for restaurant operators, ” he said. “The enforcement officers should have been more considerate and reasonable, ” he said, adding that the restaurant operator settled all the compounds issued to the customers and workers.
May 28, 2020 23:26 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: More sectors including schools can be reopened if Malaysia continues to see low Covid-19 figures in the first week of June, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “We are very cautious before we make changes to our policies, ” he said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 press conference. Dr Noor Hisham stressed on the importance of Malaysians continuing to comply with the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP). “RT-PCR testing at the very beginning was only 7,000 to 8,000 a day but now it is almost 30,000, ” he said. For the antigen RTK method, 3,708 tests were done as of May 27, with 50 samples having tested positive for the virus.
May 28, 2020 22:18 UTC