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Sat, 18 Jan 2020, 1:53 PM
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Voters go to the polls in Kimanis by-election in Sabah
KIMANIS (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Voters in Sabah started streaming into polling centres for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election when polls opened at 7.30am on Saturday (Jan 18).
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E-tunai: Personal data kept in confidence by Khazanah Nasional, says Guan Eng
KUCHING: All personal data received through the e-Tunai Rakyat will be stored privately by the implementing agency, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
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Ku Nan admits receiving RM2mil from Chai
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor admitted in the High Court that he received a RM2mil cheque from businessman Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong almost four years ago.
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Polling picks up after slow start in Kimanis by-election
KIMANIS: Voting has picked up after a relatively slow start in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election after 19 polling centres involving 68 streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Johor finds third tapir roadkill this month
JOHOR BARU: A female tapir was found dead after it was believed to have been hit by a vehicle at Jalan Padang Tembak, near Kluang.
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Govt to review allowance for KAFA teachers
NIBONG TEBAL, Jan 17 — The government will continue to focus on the welfare of Quran and Fardhu Ain (KAFA) class teachers including reviewing the allowance given to them, said Minister in the Prime ...
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RON97 price falls 9 sen, RON95 and diesel unchanged
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail price of RON97 petrol fell 9 sen to RM2.53 a litre while the prices of RON95 and diesel remained at RM2.08 and RM2.18 a litre effective midnight tonight until Jan 24.
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Sabah, Sarawak Chief Justice Wong retires next month, no word on successor yet
David Wong Dak Wah KUCHING: The beginning of the Legal Year for Sabah and Sarawak in 2020 will be the last for its Chief Justice Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah.
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Singapore police: Man who questioned his arrest, extradition linked with Malaysian organised crime gang
SINGAPORE, Jan 18 — A Singaporean man who had questioned his arrest and extradition to Malaysia was associated with a gang involved in a shootout with the Malaysian police, the Singapore Police Forc...
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Govt sets 2023 for MRT2 to be up and running
PUTRAJAYA: The government wants the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (MRT2 or SSP Line) project to be on time so that it will be operational by 2023, while remaining within the revised cost of RM30.53bil, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Artificial Intelligence to be applied in Sarawak courts
Maimun and Wong co-chairing the press conference after the AI demonstration at the Courthouse complex in Kuching.
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RM5.4m aid for B40 Indians to buy food: Mitra
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) has allocated RM5.4 million under the Akshaya Patra aid programme for 3,000 recipients in the B40 group to buy basic food necessities.
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Federal govt never dictates how state govt should spend given allocations: Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government has never dictated how state governments should spend the financial allocation provided to them, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
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Malaysian woman seeks long-lost sister
IPOH - A former seamstress is hoping to have a Chinese New Year reunion with her younger sister whom she has lost contact with for about 30 years.
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Davos diplomacy between Malaysia, India likely amid palm oil row
KUALA LUMPUR: Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countri...
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Claim your RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat now with Boost – rep
Ginger (fourth right) with the other DAP leaders at Foh Sang meeting people to explain the e Tunai Rakyat.
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Cops solve 10 car break-in cases in south Klang
KLANG: South Klang district police have solved about 10 cases involving car break-ins and car-part thefts at a supermarket parking lot, with the arrest of two suspects last Monday.
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PM: Decision up to govt of the day
KUALA LUMPUR: After the PLUS toll concession ends in 38 years, it will be up to the government then to decide on what should be done, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.The Prime Minister said as far as Pakatan Harapan was concerned, there should be no more tolls on PLUS highways.
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Drug operation smokes out contraband instead
KUALA LUMPUR: Police checking the vicinity of the Chow Kit market for drugs stumbled upon smuggled cartons of cigarettes instead.
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Lawsuit filed against PM, Cabinet, Lynas over licence renewal
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Cabinet, Lynas Corp Ltd and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board have been named as respondents in a lawsuit challenging the decision to renew th...
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KD Keris boosts Navy’s east Armada fleet
Juhar (seated, centre) with the crew of KD Keris in a group photo.
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Media council on the road to fruition
KUALA LUMPUR: At last, the Malaysian Media Council is on the road to realisation.
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Farmer finds crying baby near banana tree
SIBU: A farmer in Sibu Jaya here who walked to a nearby area to throw out his garbage this morning was shocked when he found a crying baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached.
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Free breakfast programme for B40 children will prevent wastage: PTAs
KUALA LUMPUR: Several Parents-Teacher Associations (PTAs) described the first phase of the free breakfast programme (PSP) to be implemented on Jan 20 will have a positive impact on students from low-i...
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Malaysia’s 5G a step closer to reality
Malaysia’s 5G journey began with the setting up of the National 5G Task Force in November 2018, comprising 114 members from service providers, academia, ministries and agencies.
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No change in firecracker rules, say Johor police
JOHOR BARU - Johor police have denied giving any approval or permit to allow the use of firecrackers.
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Malaysia cops nab alleged rapist who found victims using smartphone app
KAJANG, Malaysia - Police have arrested a man who allegedly raped victims whom he befriended using a smartphone app.
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Firecrackers can be bought only with police consent
The police are allowing limited sale of fireworks this festive season.
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24-hour operation to prevent river pollution in Selangor, says state environment chief
SHAH ALAM, Jan 17 — The Selangor state government is conducting a 24-hour monitoring operation at river basin areas in the state starting today until January 31 in a bid to curb pollution.
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Woman killed, husband escaped with slight burns in house fire
JOHOR BARU: An elderly woman was killed, while her husband escaped with slight burns on his arm in a house fire in Jalan Kampung Belokok, near Pontian, early today.
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Plus toll charges to be lowered and frozen until 2058
Toll charges along highways under concessionaire Plus Malaysia Bhd will be 18 percent cheaper soon and will not be increased until 2058, the Prime Minister's Department said.
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Telenor in talks with Khazanah to buy stake in Axiata
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s sovereign fund and Telenor ASA have revived talks on a potential deal involving Axiata Group Bhd, people familiar with the matter said, just four months after the carriers s...
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Ukraine asks FBI to help probe suspected Russian hack of Burisma
Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help investigating a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of US President Don...
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Saudi Arabia keen to work with Malaysia to counter Islamophobia
Saudi Arabia is keen to work with Malaysia to provide a true picture of Islam in its fight against Islamophobia, radicalism and global extremism, said Saudi Ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud Hussien Saee...
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Local bodies to be scrutinised to check terror financing
PUTRAJAYA: Financial records of societies and organisations will be scrutinised for terrorism financing, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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