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No report lodged about sexual assault on Nur Sajat, says police
PETALING JAYA: The police have not received any report that cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat was sexually assaulted by enforcement officers when she was arrested earlier in 2021.
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CovidNow: 94.2pc of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — A total of 22,047,448 individuals or 94.2 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday, according to the Mini...
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'Warped mindsets' behind rape jokes, whisky controversies, says Rafidah
PETALING JAYA: Recent controversies over homegrown whisky Timah and making jokes about rape arose because of people with "warped mindsets", says Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
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Respond to calls to confirm date for debate, Wee urges Guan Eng
PETALING JAYA: Lim Guan Eng should answer telephone calls seeking his confirmation that he will attend a debate on the cabotage policy on Nov 2, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Minister briefs Johor Sultan on Pulau Batu Puteh issue
JOHOR BARU, Oct 21 — Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today granted an audience to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Jun...
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Court allows Shafee’s appeal against the Bar
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has allowed senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s appeal over his defamation suit against the Malaysian Bar and two others relating to his conduct as the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II case.
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Witness: Najib requested 1MDB audit report
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has been told that the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report was the one special audit report requested by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for him to have a look-through despite there being other special audit reports.
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Defence: Zahid did not commit CBT
KUALA LUMPUR: One of the charges against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the alleged embezzlement of Yayasan Akalbudi’s (YAB) funds made no mention of the sales agreement and purchase of a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, the High Court heard.
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Muda gets offer to stand on Warisan ticket for GE15
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah is prepared to offer itself as a vehicle to the yet-to-be-registered Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) to contest in the 15th general election.
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No to normalised ties with Israel, says Saifuddin
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has categorically rejected a statement reportedly made by an Israeli minister during a recent interview claiming that the country may normalise relations with Israel.
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Floods recede in Kedah, relief centres in four other states remain open
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Floods in Kedah have receded but the situation remains unchanged in Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka, which also recorded a rise in the number of evacuees and relief centres in operation.
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Over 27,000 tourists visited Penang from Oct 11-19 after travel ban lifted, says state exco
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — A total of 27,059 people visited Penang in the period from October 11 to 19 after the interstate travel ban was lifted.
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Deputy minister: Govt studying best mechanism to implement digital economy tax
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The government is studying the mechanisms to implement taxation on digital economy businesses that have recorded billions of ringgit in profit in the country.
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Sibu in position to become Sarawak central region’s centre of development, says CM
SIBU, Oct 21 — Once known for its timber industry which flourished during the 1940s and 1950s, Sibu, which rely mostly on commercial activities, now need to put itself on the right track so as not t...
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Court allows prosecution's bid to impeach Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has allowed the prosecution's attempt to impeach Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's credibility following contradictions in her testimony in the ongoing solar project trial and statement she gave to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in her money laundering case.
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Businessmen with palace as address plead not guilty to giving false information
IPOH (Bernama): Two businessmen were charged in the Sessions Court here Thursday (Oct 21) with giving false information on their identity cards by using Kediaman Diraja Istana Kinta as their address.
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Two MACC officers charged with cheating
JOHOR BARU, Oct 21 —Two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers were charged in the Sessions Court here today with cheating an individual of RM40,000 to help solve a case.
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Anti-fake news portal records 260% increase in number of visits during pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of visits to the Sebenarnya.my portal has increased drastically since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in January last year with 198.31 million visits or an average of 9.4 million hits per month, compared to 63.7 million visits or an average of 2.65 million hits per month before the pandemic, the Dewan Negara was told Thursday (Oct 21).
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Najib, son Nazifuddin get stay on RM1.7b tax arrears suit
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 21 — The Court of Appeal today allowed the applications by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his son Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin for an interim stay of the summary judgment...
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Perikatan ready for three-cornered fights in Melaka polls, says Muhyiddin
PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional is prepared to face three-cornered fights in the upcoming Melaka state elections, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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Foreign minister urges Asean to rethink non-interference policy amid Myanmar crisis
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) should rethink its decades-long policy of non-interference in the affairs of member states, amid a worsening human rights c...
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Cops arrest jobless man for allegedly breaking mother's wrist
PETALING JAYA: Police here have arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly breaking his mother's wrist.
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Environment minister: Malaysia to send delegation to climate change conference in Scotland
SHAH ALAM, Oct 21 ― Malaysia will send a delegation to attend the Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, starting on October 31 to conclude negotiations on several is...
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Wild elephants spotted roaming through Johor town
JOHOR BARU: Two wild elephants were detected roaming around Taman Bandar Tiram here in the early hours of Wednesday (Oct 20) morning.
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SOP breach: Neelofa, husband send representation to AGC
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Celebrity Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, have sent a representation to the Attorney-General’s Chambers over charges made against them for breaching standard operating procedures (SOP) of the conditional movement control order at a carpet shop, in Nilai, in May this year.
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Sultan Nazrin: A wise ruler needs no additional power
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today said that a wise Ruler does not need any additional power if the three rights as a Constitutional Monarch are...
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US bars Malaysian glove maker Supermax over alleged labour abuses
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The United States has barred imports from Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp over alleged forced labour practices at the company, the fourth Malaysian firm to face such a ban...
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Negri state assembly to sit Nov 26, says MB
SEREMBAN, Oct 21 — The Negri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly sitting is scheduled to be held this Nov 26, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
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160 homes affected by flash floods in Yan
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A total of 160 homes in several villages in Yan district were hit by flash floods following heavy downpours since Wednesday (Oct 20) afternoon.
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M’sian creates Cambridge history
PETALING JAYA: The University of Cambridge has appointed the first-ever professor of urology in its 812-year history, and he happens to be a Malaysian.
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Statistics play a vital social role
KUALA LUMPUR: In dealing with the health and economic consequences of Covid-19, the government has learnt that statistics can help ensure there is food for all Malaysians, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
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Perikatan allocation of seats to be finalised soon
MELAKA: The allocation of seats among Perikatan Nasional component parties for the upcoming Melaka state election is expected to be finalised this week.
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M’sia committed towards developing maritime industry
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is committed to the development of its maritime industry and to protect seafarers passing through its waters, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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