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Dr M: Functions of cooperative institutions need to be strengthened
The function of cooperative institutions, especially those in rural areas, need to be strengthened as a platform for the development of smallholders, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M: Gov’t would scrap ECRL, if given the choice
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government would choose to scrap the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), if they were given a choice, after launching the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 o...
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Dr M: Malaysia aims to emulate Tokyo station’s efficiency
In efforts to ensure Malaysia’s rail system is fully utilised, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government would seek advice from specialists in Japan to emulate Tokyo Station’s ef...
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Disappointed students gather outside parliament, chant ‘destroy Harapan’ | KiniFlash - 17 Oct
Students part of a group called Gerakan Desak Janji Pakatan Harapan (DESAK),held a protest outside of the Parliament building today over Harapan’s failure tokeep some of its election promises.The gr...
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Hishammudin dismisses claims on new gov't plot and blocking Anwar's rise as PM | KiniFlash - 16 Oct
Hishammuddin Hussein has dismissed the claim that he is pushing for a newgovernment which would exclude DAP and Amanah.The Sembrong MP also saidAnwar Ibrahim's remarks about him in the Dewan Rakyat ye...
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Dr M: RTS will continue but will take time
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS), which was said to be suspended in May will continue, however it will take time.He said this after...
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EXCLUSIVE: Turkey bus crash victims heard unusual sounds before mishap
A Malaysian says those involved in the bus crash in Turkey that killed one Malaysian, heard unusual sounds at the back of the vehicle, 10 minutes before the mishap happened.READ MORE: https://www.the...
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Traffic in the sky? Flying police? Quips Dr M
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad joked on the possibility of traffic jams in the sky when answering a question on the flying car.At a press conference after the launch of the National Transport ...
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Opposition Leader slams Pakatan MPs for short of quorum again in Dewan Rakyat
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob suggested to the Pakatan government to just dissolve the Parliament if they are not interested in attending the Dewan Rakyat proceedings.Ismail Sabri, ...
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They can try, says Mahathir on 'new government' plot
In a brief response, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said those accused ofplanning to form a new government without DAP and Amanah could attempt to doso."They can try," he told journalists when qui...
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Cancer awareness: Early detection can be a lifesaver
In conjunction with Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Star Media Group (SMG) organised the Cancer Awareness Day programme on Thursday to create awareness on the importance of cancer screenin...
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Compulsory vaccinations for newborns on the cards, says Health Minister
The Health Ministry is mulling to make vaccination for newborns compulsory, following the return of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and measles.Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahm...
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Better cities for a better tomorrow
The 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) held in Bayan Lepas, Penang on Tuesday, addressed the need for a strong call for cities to embrace a 'can do' spirit in driving sustainable development commit...
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'Gov't without DAP, Amanah' - We will maintain multi-racial DNA, says Saifuddin
Harapan secretary-general Saifuddin Abdullah has attempted to clarify whyPakatan Harapan claimed that Umno's Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein ispushing for the formation of a government that will excl...
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Convocations aren't for protests, Syed Saddiq echoes Dr M
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said, while herespects the graduates’ freedom of expression and opposes action being takenagainst them, convocation ceremonies are not the app...
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Muhyiddin: Give task force time to probe Amri, Koh disappearances
Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called on the public to accord thespecial task force time to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh andsocial activist Amri Che Mat.The task force, w...
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Push for new government will haunt PH long as Anwar not PM, says Maslan
Pontian MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on Thursday said as long as there is no clear transition of power for PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to become Prime Minister, the push for a new government ...
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Dr M tells smallholders: Merge plots of land into bigger estates for better profits
Even with subsidies, small plots of land will not be profitable if they are not run professionally, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.The Prime Minister said merging smaller plots of land to create a bigge...
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HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day
Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of pol...
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Rafidah: Racial division must be stopped from festering
Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has slammed the racial division in the country, saying the needs of diverse segments have to be accounted for.The former minister, who is a member of the Economic Action Council,...
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Hong Kong human rights leader attacked by armed men
About five masked men wearing black and believed to be of non-Chinese origin attacked Civil Human Rights Front leader Jimmy Sham with hammers and knives in the Mongkok district in Hong Kong on Wednesd...
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Dr M: Govt to set up National Digital Inclusion Council
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who will be heading the National Digital Inclusion Council said the government must focus on creating digital economy income opportunities for the people.He said...
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Malaysians touched by video of woman feeding strays
Malaysians are praising a woman after a video of her fearlessly feeding stray dogswent viral on social media.In a video posted on Facebook by Clement Wong, thewoman was asked whether she felt scared,...
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Penang Remand Prison hits capacity limit
The Penang Remand Prison is facing an overcrowding of inmates due to repeated offenders returning to serve time.Many of them are drug addicts.
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Erdogan defies Trump, no ceasefire in Syria
Turkey vowed to press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesdaydespite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backedarmy moved on the key city of Manbij that...
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Dr M: They can demonstrate but there are other places to do that
Students have the right to demonstrate, but a convocation ceremony is neither thetime nor place to carry out such an action."We have certain procedures and rulesand regulations.
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Taufik: I’ve not seen Lee Zii Jia’s famous backhand smash!
Lee Zii Jia's deadly backhand smash that stunned world No. 1 Kento Momota twice at the Korean Open about a month ago has become the talk of the badminton world recently.However, retired shuttler Taufi...
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It's still gallows for tow truck driver convicted for murdering Najadi
The Court of Appeal on Wednesday (Oct 16), upheld the death sentence on tow truck driver Koong Swee Kwan for murdering Arab-Malaysian Bank (AmBank) founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.A three-member bench le...
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Muhyiddin: We will announce candidate for Tanjung Piai next week
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed that the candidates contesting for the Tanjung Piai seat will be finalized in a week, adding that it will be announ...
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Don't try to use back door to become a cabinet member, says Loke to opposition
DAP has warned those defeated in the last general election not to attempt toreturn to power using the back door, following claims that Umno lawmakerHishammuddin Hussein is pushing for a new government...
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Dr Wee to PPDUEC: Be clear on the definition of ‘recognising UEC’
There must be proper definition of the word "recognition" with regard to the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.Wee, who is Ayer Hitam MP, advised cau...
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Zuraida: Residents did not submit applications through the right channel
A ceremony to hand over Rent-to-Buy homes in Kampung Permatang Tok Suboh, on Wednesday went south after more than 50 people claimed they had been cheated by the Penang state government.According to Ho...
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Kelantan MPs urge govt to pay up RM1bil oil royalty
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man on Wednesday said PAS lawmakers are disappointed in the recent statement made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on the oil royalty for Kelantan which av...
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North Korea's Kim rides white stallion ahead of 'great operation'
Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a whit...
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DURIAN ADVENTURE: Red durian takes centre stage
How does the rare red durian actually taste?
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BN has yet to discuss on appointing Hisham as sec-gen, says Zahid
Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the coalition has yet to discuss about appointing Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as secretary-general.When asked about the talks that t...
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Hong Kong policy address halted after heckling
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering "five demands, not one less" as Lam started her s...
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Tabung Haji’s financial position is stronger now, says Fuziah
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh on Wednesday said in the first half of this year, Tabung Haji (TH) generated RM1.3bil while its net profits increased to RM815mil on th...
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Stop trying to find a 'backdoor' into Cabinet, Loke tells opposition MPs
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday that the Opposition had lost the mandate from the people in GE14 and they should stop trying to find a "backdoor" to be part of the Government.He said...
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Hishammuddin: Who am I to block Anwar from becoming PM?
Sembrong MP Hishammuddin Hussein has dismissed the claim that he blockingPKR president Anwar Ibrahim from becoming the next prime minister.He saidAnwar's remarks about him in the Dewan Rakyat yesterda...
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Azmin Ali: I won't leave PKR, unless someone wants to kick me out
PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali has dismissed speculation that he wasplanning to leave for another party, as claimed by his predecessor Syed HusinAli."I was elected (deputy president) and was g...
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White Paper on LTTE? Ramasamy also wants one on 1MDB and Zakir Naik
In a rare move, DAP has thrown its support behind PAS' proposal for a WhitePaper to be tabled in Parliament on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam(LTTE).However, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Rama...
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One poverty line will not show the real numbers of the poor, says PM
The government will not use only one line to measure poverty as this may not show the real number of poor in the country, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Dr M: A convocation ceremony is not the right place to protest
A convocation ceremony is not the right time nor place to voice dissent as it can lead to chaos, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.The Prime Minister told reporters after launching a community development ...
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We talked about the economy, says Azmin on meeting with Anwar
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali said that the meeting with PKR president AnwarIbrahim in Parliament yesterday was centred on poverty and ways to achieve theShared Prosperity Vision 2030.Azmin, when met...
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Dr Mahathir: If Ramasamy isn't satisfied, that's okay
Dr Mahathir Mohamad brushed aside a DAP leader's dissatisfaction with hisdefence of the police using the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012(Sosma) to arrest those suspected of having links...
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Illegal wildlife farm near Sibu raided, over two dozen endangered animals rescued
The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) raided an illegal wildlife farm near Sibu, Sarawak and rescued more than two dozen rare mammals, endangered birds and crocodiles.Read more at https://www.thesta...
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Venture into integrated plantation, farmers urged
Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim Tze Tzin said the government had allocated RM150mil in the Budget 2020 to encourage farmers to venture into integrated plantation.Sim said that ...
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Most M'sian Muslim women okay with polygamy, but not in their marriage
A survey by Sisters in Islam (SIS) found among others that although as many as 70% of Muslim women agree with men practising polygamy, only 32% of these women are actually agreeable to allowing it in ...
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Tommy Thomas uses 1MDB as example of poor corporate governance
Attorney-General Tommy Thomas used the 1MDB scandal as an example of poorcorporate governance during his speech at the International Directors Summit2019 in Kuala Lumpur today. ...
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Oldest and first black female Booker Prize winners
Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo's "Girl, Woman, Other" jointly won the Booker Prize on Monday in a surprise double award in which the literary prize recognised its oldest an...
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MPs urge Utusan management not to betray its staff
Several MPs called for Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd management as well as the incoming management to be responsible for all staff laid off.This include those who took the voluntary separation scheme (VSS).In...
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Mat Sabu: No need to abolish Sosma, but it needs improvement
Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said he favours an amendment to the SecurityOffences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), which allows for detentionwithout trial up to 28 days, instead of a complete rep...
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Hong Kong leader slams US senator for 'police state' remark
Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish Beijing over sliding freedoms in the int...
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Anwar-Azmin coffee meet get tongues wagging
A chat over a cup of coffee between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at the Parliament on Tuesday set tongues wagging over a possible reconciliation between t...
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Two cops claim trial to accepting RM6,500 bribe to reduce weight of syabu seized
Two police officers have claimed trial at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Court in Kuantan, Pahang to accepting a total of RM6,500 to reduce the weight of syabu seized by police earlie...
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Dr M: Medical device industry is expected to impact positively on the Malaysian economy
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the medical device industry is expected to impact positively on the Malaysian economy.
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Umno's Lokman charged with incitement over YouTube video
Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam was been charged at the Shah Alam magistrate's court on Tuesday for incitement over a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on the fatal Bangi roa...
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Azmin committed to PKR? Alhamdullilah, attend meetings, reminds Wan Azizah
PKR advisory council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail cheekily reminded Datuk Seri Mohd Azmin Ali to attend the party’s meetings.She was asked to comment on the party’s deputy presiden...
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Dr M: Lower rate offered to Kg Baru landowners to ensure property prices are affordable to Malays
A higher price can be offered to Kampung Baru landowners for their plots, but that would mean their descendants might not be able to afford to live in that area anymore, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.S...
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