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Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 7:15 PM
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Mindef no leadership, direction under Mat Sabu, says Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR: Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) under his successor Mohamad Sabu lacks leadership and a clear direction.
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Chargesheet lists Nasharudin Mat Isa spending public money on car, son’s wedding, daughter’s loan, son’s college fees and many more
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Former PAS deputy president Datuk Nasharudin Mat Isa who had fashioned himself a pious intellectual Islamic man during his political career and while he was head of the Global...
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Putrajaya says forking out RM5.1b to settle 1MDB, SRC interests for 2019, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — The federal government has set aside RM5.1 billion to settle 1MDB’s debt obligations for 2019 and 2020.
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AG gets leave to commence committal proceedings against Lokman Adam
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today obtained leave from the High Court to initiate committal proceedings against Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Ada...
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Mahathir: We stand by what we said on Kashmir
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said he is not retracting his comments on Kashmir at the 74th UN General Assembly despite an Indian trade body urging its members to stop imp...
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Escape attempt: Accused jumps off the third floor of court building
JOHOR BARU: The suspect in a robbery case was injured when he tried to escape being remanded by jumping off the third floor detention room at the Johor Baru Court here yesterday, injuring his thigh an...
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Mahathir joins criticism of comic linking Malay youths to extremism over Uygurs
A Malaysian-made, pro-Beijing comic book distributed in schools in the Southeast Asian nation has sparked outrage for suggesting Malays who support China's Muslim Uygurs are radicals, with Prime Minis...
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3,000 sex crimes against children brought to court since 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,738 cases of sex crimes against children were brought to court from 2017 to August of this year, de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakyat today.
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AG gets leave for contempt proceedings against Umno’s Lokman Adam
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to initiate committal proceedings against Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam for allegedly threatening a witness in the...
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RSPO offers RM50,000 reward for info leading to elephant killers arrest
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 22 — The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has condemned the latest killing of endangered Borneo pygmy elephant and has offered up a RM50,000 reward for information leadin...
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Agong grants audience to Shinzo Abe
TOKYO, Oct 22 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today granted an audience to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guesthouse here t...
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Dancing over obstacles: A day in the life of a hearing impaired Grab Food deliveryman
PETALING JAYA: For Mior Syamel Mior Razi, a day at work is no different from that of other food delivery riders.
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Man nabbed after crashing BMW into container lorry at NBCT
BUTTERWORTH: An event manager accidentally entered the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) before crashing his vehicle into a container lorry in the area earlier today.
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Najib's 'shocked reaction' over RM42mil was a mere drama, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak's "shocked reaction" upon finding out that RM42mil was in his personal bank account was described as a mere "drama"...
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Malaysia Airlines launches MHholidays Big Sale
FOR a limited time only, Malaysia Airlines is offering customers huge discounts on flight + hotel stays on its MHholidays Big Sale from Oct 22 to 28,2019 – applicable...
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Man sentenced to death for murdering colleague over tasteless food
The accused, who appeared calm when the judge handed down the sentence, was charged with killing R. Devadas, 60.
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10 poachers detained, almost $300k worth of wildlife parts seized
KUALA LUMPUR - A total of 10 men, including seven Cambodians, were detained for poaching, resulting in the seizure of various wildlife parts worth RM908,000 (S$295,000), says Deputy Comm Datuk Mastor...
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Malaysian couple caught having sex in car crashes into longkang while trying to escape police
Perhaps the movie Titanic is to blame for popularising certain activities in the car.
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Ministry instructs Utusan to pay outstanding salaries, VSS payments
PETALING JAYA: The human resources ministry has ordered Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad to pay its former employees wages owed to them after more than 800 staff lost their jobs when the media company ...
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Sabah settles RM1 bil federal govt bond ahead of schedule
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has paid off a RM1 billion federal government bond to Putrajaya ahead of its maturity date, Dec 9, Chief Minister Shafie Apdal said today, describing the “bullet payment” as q...
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Construction of road, bridges across Sg Pulai will benefit many: Exco
PONTIAN: The ongoing construction of three bridges and a road across Sungai Pulai from Tanjung Pelepas Port (PTP) to Tanjung Bin, is seen to boost the economic potential of the local community once co...
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Azmin: MAS’ fate to be known by early 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: A final decision on the ailing national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) is expected by early next year, according to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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Dedicated rail line to transport freight needs to be built: Expert
KUALA LUMPUR: The famous Japanese “Shinkansen” or bullet train, the world’s leading high-speed rail network, with speed that can reach up to 320 kilometres per hour, showcases the country’s te...
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Police nab man over bound body found in lake on Sunday (Oct 20)
KUANTAN (Bernama): Police have arrested a 23-year-old man to assist in investigations into the discovery of a man’s body in Tasik Paya Bungor at KM50 of Jalan...
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Current civil servants entitled to pension, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants currently in service will be entitled to a pension upon retirement, assures Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Agropreneurs have benefited from Agrobank's financial schemes, says Salahuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: Agropreneurs in the country have become successful through Agrobank's financing schemes, says Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.
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Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew extended until Nov 7
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew which ends on Tuesday (Oct 22), will be extended for another two weeks until Nov 7, says Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.
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Azmin: Federal Govt to fulfil promise of oil royalty payments to states
KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government will fulfil its promise regarding the issue of royalty payments to oil-producing states based on current laws, says Economic...
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Green group sounds alarm over heavy metal pollution in Sg Petani
SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group has sounded the alarm over high levels of toxic heavy metals found in piles of sludge dumped near a residential area here.
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Amanah’s loyalty to DAP impressive, says Perlis mufti
PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin took a shot today at Amanah’s relationship with DAP, saying the PAS splinter party appears very loyal to its Pakatan Harapan (PH) counterpart.
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Experts: Tax identification number a solution to prevent losses in govt revenue
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― While details of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) initiative announced in the 2020 Budget are still forthcoming, tax experts believe it will increase the number of register...
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PAS Ulama wants stern action over ‘Superman’ Hew’s comic
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — The PAS Ulama demanded stern action taken those responsible for former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau's comic on the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Improve education system to face socio-economic realities
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should take a very programmatic attitude in improving its education system to prepare the younger generation to face socio-economic realities.
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Maszlee: Debating events in schools to be vetted to avoid sensitive topics
KUALA LUMPUR: Future school debating events will be vetted beforehand to avoid sensitive religious issues being raised as topics, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee...
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Perlis immigration detain 27 foreign traders
PADANG BESAR: The Perlis Immigration Department has detained 27 foreign traders including six from Thailand in three separate operations through the Op Belanja after they were believed to have misused...
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Terengganu RTD denies its personnel causing accident
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Road Transport Department (RTD) has refuted the allegations that its personnel caused an accident in which a boy’s right foot was severed in the collision in Kampung...
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Oct 31 hearing of prosecution’s application to transfer Goldman Sachs’ case to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution has filed an application to transfer the case of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which is facing criminal charges involving US$6.5 billion (RM27.2 billion) worth of bonds linked...
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Sungai Sik Sik drowning victim found, another still missing
ALOR STAR: A 16-year-old boy was found drowned today after falling into Sungai Sik Sik, here last night.
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Najib planned to divert RM42 million from pensioners fund, says prosecution
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in Najib Razak’s corruption and abuse of power trial told the High Court here today that the siphoning of RM42 million in public funds from SRC International was done w...
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Azmin says Dr M should serve full term
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be allowed to serve as prime minister for the remainder of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s mandate, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali told reporters ...
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Authorities nab six Cambodians in Terengganu for possession of wild animal parts
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Six Cambodian nationals were apprehended in Tembat forest reserve, Terengganu last Saturday for crimes involving wildlife and trespassing into the forest reserve.
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Cuepacs wants govt to look into teachers’ welfare
SEMPORNA: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cuepacs) wants the government to look into the welfare, including the allowance of teachers in the country, esp...
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New EU rules could hurt palm oil used in food, says Kok
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer and exporter of palm oil, warned today against new European Union (EU) rules that could hurt demand for a commodity used in foods from sna...
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Dr M should stay on as PM, says Azmin
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali today repeated his call for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as prime minister throughout Pakatan Harapan’s five-year mandate, amid claims that he s...
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First of former Malaysian PM Najib's trials hinge on whether he knew of 1MDB sum
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Najib Razak engaged in a "planned, premeditated criminal breach of trust case" that ran over many years, prosecutors said in the first of two trials investigating Malaysia's...
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Universiti Malaysia Terengganu to launch more expeditions to find fossils
KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 22 — The Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) will be spearheading more specialised expeditions in search of fossils that yet to be discovered in the state.
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Govt to continue protecting retirement benefits of civil servants, says PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that civil servants currently in service and has confirmed their status in the pension scheme will continue to receive the...
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Suspect gives info on grenades, bullets at Penang apartment: Police
GEORGE TOWN: The discovery of two hand grenades and 689 bullets in a fire hydrant storage room at an apartment in Bukit Dumbar here Sunday was made following information received from a drug trafficke...
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Desperate' parties trying to form back-door government, says Azmin
KUALA LUMPUR: "Desperate" parties who are calling for a change of the country's top leadership are the ones who are trying to form a back-door goverment, says Economic...
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28 students and teachers in Alor Setar school suffer food poisoning
ALOR SETAR: Twenty-four pupils and four teachers of SK Iskandar here were down with food poisoning after breakfast at the school on Tuesday (Oct 22).
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite India palm oil boycott
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday (Oct 22) that he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi's actions in disputed Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for a...
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SRC trial: Prosecution insists Najib knew RM42m entered account
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was complicit in the deposits totalling RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd in his private bank accounts, the prosecution ...
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Survey: Three in five people across ethnic groups ‘very dissatisfied’ with UM protest
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Roughly 60 per cent of respondents in a recent survey said they were “very dissatisfied” with the solo protest of engineering graduate Wong Yan Ke during the University of...
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Indonesian to testify privately in DAP lawmaker Paul Yong’s rape trial
IPOH, Oct 22 — The 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker who accused DAP assemblyman Paul Yong of rape will be allowed to testify against him in closed proceedings.
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Ronnie Liu takes a swipe at Dr M, says Pakatan will still be fine without Bersatu
PETALING JAYA: Ronnie Liu has taken a swipe at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying that the Pakatan Harapan coalition will still be able to form the government without...
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No interesting bids for Plus Highway takeover yet, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: There have been no interesting bids to take over highway operator Plus Malaysia Bhd, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Dr M: Everyone, including Kadir Jasin, is allowed to bash the govt
KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone, including the public, media, MPs, and even Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, is welcome to criticise the Pakatan Harapan government if it is not doing...
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Govt looking at law to protect gig economy workers
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying the formulation of legislation to prevent employers from oppressing workers in the gig economy and to look afte...
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‘Billion Dollar Whale’ author claims Jho Low developed taste for riches at prestigious UK school
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho's drive to embezzle billions from the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) fund may have been inspired by his time as a student in one of the Uni...
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Home minister: Dr Zakir's PR application was by the book
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said procedures were followed to grant controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik's permanent resident (PR) status here about five years ago.
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Body of man in his 30s found in Rajang River
KANOWIT: The body of a man was found floating in the Rajang River near Kampung Hilir at 7.10am on Tuesday (Oct 22).
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Cops arrest four in drug syndicate bust, 6.2kg of heroin seized
SHAH ALAM: A drug processing lab operating out of a condominium was shuttered by the police after a raid.
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Syed Saddiq denies meeting 'transgender' in e-sports meeting
KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has rejected talk that he met with a transgender in a recent meeting, the pictures of which...
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CAP defends Mavcom over immigration congestion issue
PETALING JAYA: The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) came out in support of the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) today following fresh criticism from AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes over th...
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Changes will be made to Mavcom if necessary, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government is looking into recent complaints about the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) and will make changes to the airline industry re...
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Ultimate honour: Policewoman who helped deliver baby in taxi has child named after her
KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of a newborn have named their child after the policewoman who went out of her way to help the mother safely deliver her child in a taxi two weeks ago.
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Regulations needed to protect those in gig economy, Dr M says
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that regulations are needed to protect the rights of those in the gig economy where employees work on short-term contracts or freelance basis such as Foodp...
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Warriors Fund collection exceeds expectations: Mohamad Sabu
KUALA LUMPUR: The 2019 Warriors Fund Campaign (KTP) organised by the Malaysian Armed Forces Veteran Affairs Department (JHEV) has managed to raise RM9.1 million in donations, far exceeding its initial...
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PM: Gig economy to be included in 12th Malaysia Plan
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Gig economy has been identified as a new source of economic growth and will be made part of the 12th Malaysia Plan, (RMP12), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in Parliament today.
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Welfare of Food Panda staff, MAS get Dewan Rakyat’s attention
KUALA LUMPUR: The question on whether the government is prepared to regulate the gig economy to protect the welfare of workers in the sector is among the issues which will be raised at Dewan Rakyat to...
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Food Bank Siswa programme to include IPTS from next year
SHAH ALAM: The Food Bank Siswa programme will be expanded to include private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) from next year as there is strong demand following its success in helping students f...
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45,000 BSH recipients eligible for PSP do not have bank accounts
KUALA LUMPUR: About 45,000 of 2.9 million recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are eligible for fuel subsidy under the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) do not have bank accounts through which ...
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Ding continues to look for evidence confirming full recognition of 7 Taiwanese dental schools
(Seated from fourth left) Liow, Ding, Wong (standing third left) and others at a group photo during their meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
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Malaysian man invents muruku machine ahead of Deepavali
A man in Ipoh invented a muruku making machine that could churn out 60 pieces of the snack in two minutes.
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Malaysian Grab driver loses $16,000 after being duped by passenger
ISKANDAR PUTERI, Malaysia - A 40-year-old Grab driver was duped by his passenger over a purported financial loan.
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No turning back for Hong Kong woman who bought condos in Penang
GEORGE TOWN - On the third day of her first holiday in Penang, Hong Konger Ginny So bought her first condominium here.
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Muslim scholars’ ignorance behind anti-Shia fatwa, says Penang mufti
PETALING JAYA: The mufti of Penang said the fatwa declaring Shia teachings as deviant is subject to revision, as such pronouncements are not sacrosanct in Islam.
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PKNS shrouded in gloom and sadness as it welcomes home victims of Turkey accident
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) Headquarters Complex in Section 14 here yesterday was shrouded in gloom and sadness when a group of 26 employees and their spouses arrived ...
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Authorities hunting suspects who made death threats against Sarawak leaders
MIRI: Sarawak police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are hunting down a social media writer who allegedly posted death threats...
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Unidentified man’s body found floating in Sungai Rajang
Bomba personnel transporting the unidentified body back to the shore using a boat.
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MP moots ketum farming to boost smallholders’ income
PETALING JAYA: An MP from Perlis has suggested that local smallholders be allowed to grow ketum plants, saying it could help boost their economic standing.
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Welder killed in fuel tank explosion
SHAH ALAM: A 31-year-old welder was killed when a diesel tank of a vessel in Telok Panglima Garang near here exploded yesterday morning.
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Lower price ceiling for foreigners looking to buy property in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA - The Budget 2020 announcement that the threshold for foreign ownership of high rise property would be lowered from RM1million (S$325,500) to RM600,000 caught many by surprise.
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DAP’s Hannah Yeoh says against both ‘Superman’s’ comic and UM vice-chancellor
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — DAP’s Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has joined parts of her party critical of former member Hew Kuan Yau’s distribution of a pro-China propaganda comic to local schools.
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Cross-border luxury car theft ring crippled, gang leader arrested
KEPALA BATAS: Police crippled a luxury car theft gang dubbed ‘Geng Acu’ with the arrest of the 39-year-old gang leader at his house in Tamam Bertam Ria, here last Friday.
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(Video) Nepali security guard assaulted for clamping car
KUALA LUMPUR: A 24-year-old man who assaulted a Nepali security guard with a golf club for clamping his parked car was arrested just hours after the attack on Sunday.
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Gambling on fraud and scam-busting success
GEORGE TOWN: From snatching back a kidnapped child in Egypt and reuniting her with her mother in Australia, busting a vacation scam targeting holidaymakers, to busting an Olympic ticketing scam to arr...
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Seberang Prai hit by flash floods after non-stop rain
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Several areas in Seberang Prai especially those in the central district has been reported flooded after continuous rainfall Monday (Oct 21).
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DAP trying to evade election promises, says PBB man
KUCHING: Sarawak Pakatan Harapan’s chairman, Chong Chieng Jen, was reminded today about his “unconditional” offer of 50% tax revenues and 20% oil royalties to be paid to the state if PH won powe...
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Siti Hasmah and Siti Nurhaliza team up to honour servicemen at charity dinner
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali played four songs on the violin and dedicated them to the fallen, past and present servicemen in the country.
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Experts: Increasing excise duty can curb smoking
PETALING JAYA: As the battle against tobacco continues, there have also been growing calls to raise the excise duty on cigarettes.
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‘Rise in tobacco tax will lead to higher use of illegal ciggies’
PETALING JAYA: Tobacco companies contend that increasing excise taxes could lead to increased consumption of illegal cigarettes.
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Polygraph tests don’t detect lies, says criminologist
PETALING JAYA: A criminologist contends that polygraph (“lie detector”) tests should not be admissible in court because of its controversial and unreliable nature.
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Police force bugged by ‘system down’ syndrome
PETALING JAYA: Frequent breakdowns of the reporting system in police stations makes work difficult for cops who are already bogged down by the lack of the most basic office supplies, according to offi...
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What would it take to make Malaysians wear (our own) batik again?
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― While local batik industry players have called for it to be showcased and promoted during Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY20), there seems to be a resurgence of the print’s pop...
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142 former inmates successfully employed since mid-April
KAJANG: A total of 142 former inmates from the Kajang Prison have been successfully employed in several private and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through the resettlement programme since its i...
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No NFDP trainee will be left behind: Syed Saddiq
SERDANG: The future of trainees under the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) is now more secure as a clear blueprint is part of nine new initiatives to improve the programmes agenda.
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Review salary scheme for policemen, firemen: Batu Kawan MP
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is urged to review and revise the salary scheme for policemen and firemen.
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Singer Wani gets busy with family business
SINGER Wani Syaz, whose music video Pendusta Video chalked up over 24 million views on YouTube, is also busy helping her family’s restaurant business.
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‘Prepare for trade sanctions’
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must brace itself for possible trade sanctions if it is caught in the US-China trade war which may be the next Cold War, says Prime Minister Tun...
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Stateless man from Sabah finally granted citizenship
KUALA LUMPUR: For the last 11 years, Wong Kueng Hui (pic), a stateless man, lived in fear of being arrested by the authorities, until the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted...
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Traffic: More shops selling sun bear bile and its by-products
PETALING JAYA: Sun bears are still under threat as the number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) shops selling the animal’s bile and by-products has increased compared to four years ago, says wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.
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Cops recover grenades and 600 bullets
GEORGE TOWN: Police are waiting for bomb disposal experts to determine if two recovered grenades are live explosive weapons.
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Killing the mood for love
KOTA TINGGI: A gravel road to some plantations and dairy farms here has encroached into the habitat of endangered gibbon families, disrupting their mating...
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‘No foreign ideologies in schools’
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not allow Chinese ideology to be taught in schools although the country will remain friendly to China for trade purposes, says Tun Dr...
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Mandarin literacy in demand
WITH a large influx of foreign direct investment into Malaysia, the demand for Mandarin-literate talents has shot up, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.Recruitment...
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Over 250,000 received MyPR in last few years
MORE than 250,000 MyPR identity cards for permanent residents were issued over a five-year period, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.
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Selangor MB: Show proof of plot to topple govt
KUALA LUMPUR: A call by the Selangor Mentri Besar to show proof of a plot to topple the government via “back door” has added a twist to the controversy.
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All systems go to handle floods
PETALING JAYA: A total of 80,672 officers and personnel from various agencies are on standby for the flood season.
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Hoteliers: Racial and political discord hurting tourism
MELAKA: A group of hoteliers got together to moot an initiative to quell rising discord among the people, saying that harping on differences – both political and racial – is...
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Star post press manager Ravi passes away at 57
PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group’s post press section manager 2 R. Ravindran has passed away after suffering from a heart attack.He was 57.
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Rashid: Write in to check MP’s attendance
CONSTITUENTS can write in to Parliament to check the attendance of their respective MPs, says Deputy Speaker Datuk Rashid Hasnon.
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Brace for trade war or get trampled, says expert
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will be the “grass” that will get trampled when “elephants” like the United States and China fight each other, says an academic.
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Costly meds a bitter pill to swallow
PETALING JAYA: High prices of medication charged by private clinics and private hospitals has forced companies to deal directly with pharmacies in an effort to reduce...
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Smaller buses means more ridership
PETALING JAYA: The country can expect to see smaller buses that run more frequently to reach more underserved areas in future, going by the results of the ongoing midi bus trial by Prasarana in Klang Valley.
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Mahathir notes Asean's success in keeping region stable
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said Asean has done a good job in maintaining the region's stability despite coming up against "big powers".
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Lee: Clear low-lying drains before monsoon season starts
The area which triggered flooding at Miri By-pass road.
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MLNG gifts more medical equipment to Bintulu Hospital
Petronas management personnel view the Clinical Chemistry Analyser at the hospital’s lab.
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Penguang: I have never sacked any tuai rumah
Datu Dr Penguang Manggil MIRI: Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Datu Dr Penguang Manggil has denied ever having sacked or terminated the services of any tuai rumah in his constitue...
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Community leaders, longhouse chiefs from Poyut/Lubok Nibong oppose MPKK
Randi (seated sixth left) and Wong (fifth right) posing with the Tuai Rumah of longhouses in the area.
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Contraband cigarettes worth RM229,640 seized
Part of the contraband cigarettes seized by Customs during the raid.
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Appeals court sets aside former teacher’s jail sentence for molest
Ahamit (second left) with his lawyers Abdul Rahman (left) and Christopher (right) seen after the Court of Appeal proceeding.
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‘Mini’ bus service to start next year, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and Rapid KL will have a strategic alliance with bus companies to expand and improve a “mini” bus service using shorter buses which went on tria...
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Isa Samad solicited for RM3m from GAPSB: Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was today told that former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad (pix) solicited RM3 million from Gegasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd (GAPSB) in the purchase of Me...
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Cops: Suspect in murder, rape of octogenarian in Ampang to be charged tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — A man suspected to be involved in the murder of a senior citizen at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) apartment at Jalan Tasik Tambahan 2, Ampang on September ...
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Man apologises for insulting Sultan of Kelantan’s sister
KOTA BARU: A man who uploaded a comment on Facebook about the Sultan of Kelantan’s sister, Tengku Amalin A’ishah Putri Almarhum Sultan Ismail Petra, apologised publicly about it today.
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No application for land swap so far for Kulim Airport project: Kedah MB
ALOR STAR: KXP AirportCity Holdings Sdn Bhd (KXP AirportCity) has not submitted a land-swap application for the construction of the Kulim International Airport (KXP). Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz ...
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Sultan Nazrin launches Sungai Perak river bank restoration programme
KUALA KANGSAR: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah launched the Sungai Perak River Bank Restoration Programme at Persiaran Tebing Sungai Perak, Sayong here today.
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Malaysia needs 8,000 family medicine specialists for 1:4000 target
GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia needs 8,000 more family medicine specialists (FMS) to fulfil its FMS-population target ratio of 1:4,000.
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Mavcom: We never got documentation on immigration congestion from AirAsia
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) says that it never received the details of the daily documentation requested from AirAsia Bhd, which the low-cost carrier claimed consisted of ...
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Perak Forestry Dept to cooperate with MACC in alleged bribery probe
KUALA KANGSAR: The Perak Forestry Department will give full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the investigation over alleged bribery involving a logging company and a g...
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Students escape Mukah school hostel fire
MUKAH (Bernama): All 202 occupants of the boys’ hostel of SMK Mukah escaped a fire at the three-storey building, says the police.
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Guan Eng sues RPK over claims of tunnel project corruption
PETALING JAYA: Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng is suing blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for defamation over allegations of corruption in an undersea tunnel project by the state government.
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ILKKM fresh graduates can serve in public sectors, says Deputy Health Minister
IPOH, Oct 21 — Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today said that graduates from the Health Ministry Training Institute (ILKKM) who have not received any job offers within the 12 months of grad...
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MCA criticises attitude of government officers over handling of comic book gift
PETALING JAYA: The MCA has criticised the lackadaisical attitude of government officers regarding the handling of a controversial comic book titled "Belt and Road Initiative...
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After PKR criticism, Shafie hints of ‘bad things’ by party
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal has taken a veiled swipe at Sabah PKR after rejecting criticism by the party’s Wanita leader about the Sabah Water Department.
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All illegally issued MyKads declared null and void
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Affairs Ministry has cancelled all the MyKad that were sold to Chinese nationals in Penang recently, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Man expected to be charged with disorderly conduct at police station
KUALA LUMPUR: A man ended up being locked up by police after behaving badly at a police station.
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Study on free university education in final stages, says Maszlee
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Education Ministry is in the final stages of finding the best mechanism for implementing free university level-education, says its...
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Sarawak urged to give more scholarships for overseas studies
KUCHING: The state government was urged today to consider providing more scholarships for deserving Sarawakians to study abroad.
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Bung Moktar asks when DAP will be deregistered over LTTE link
KUALA LUMPUR: A Barisan Nasional MP caused a stir in the Dewan Rakyat after he asked when the Home Ministry will deregister the DAP which he implied had links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
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