By MARTIN CARVALHO, YUEN MEIKENG and RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: The King has reiterated his call for all parties to accept and respect the results of the 13th general election.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah said the election was conducted in accordance to the democratic system and it was now time to work together so that the country could move forward to achieve high income status by 2020.
“I am grateful that the 13th general election was held in a peaceful environment. I appreciate the role of all those responsible especially the Election Commission, security forces in ensuring the general election could be held smoothly,” he said. Read More
By HAN KAR KAY
GEORGE TOWN: The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings surged Tuesday to unhealthy levels on the island, a rise from the moderate readings recorded on Monday.
As of 7am, the API readings at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) hit 121, a major increase from 81 at 5pm Tuesday.
Elsewhere, in two other stations, Seberang Jaya 2 recorded up to 132 while in Prai, the readings increased to 118. Read More
By YUEN MEIKENG and RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in Malaysian history, the opening ceremony of the Parliament was held indoors due to the haze.
The customary inspection of the guard-of-honour was held at the banquet hall of the Parliament building. Read More