BENTONG, April 16 (Bernama) -- The driver of the double-decker express bus which was involved in an accident that claimed the lives of three passengers at KM11 Jalan Bentong-Raub on Saturday, was charged in the Magistrate's Court on Wednesday with consuming morphine.

SANDAKAN, April 16 (Bernama) -- The setting up of the Taman Cahaya Training Centre for the blind near here has succeeded in helping trainees find jobs amd and stand on their own feet, said its supervisor Ibrahim Abdul Hamid.

KUALA TERENGGANU, April 16 (Bernama) -- Terengganu's tourism cash register is expected to ring to the tune of RM2.5 billion, based on the projected five million tourists by year-end.

SERI ISKANDAR, April 16 (Bernama) -- The proposal by PAS to introduce a private motion on the Hudud Law in the Dewan Rakyat is their right, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

SERI ISKANDAR (Perak), April 16 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested the removal of the Johor Causeway in order to build the Friendship Bridge proposed by the government.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- Actress Zahida Rafik today failed to strike out a lawsuit filed by her former personal driver for allegedly defaming him in a Malay tabloid over the loss of RM200,000.

KOTA KINABALU, April 16 (Bernama) -- An assemblyman proposed at the State Legislative Assembly here today that national security-based educational institutions be set up in Lahad Datu.