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Rural infrastructure, online class by public universities among issues in Parliament today
KUALA LUMPUR: Issues on basic infrastructure in the rural areas of Sabah and online classes by institutions of higher learning are expected to be raised at the Dewan Rakyat today.
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Senior Praaq, top choice of Orang Asli community to serve the police
KUALA LUMPUR: The prowess, agility and efficiency of the Orang Asli in forest knowledge makes the community the ideal choice to be recruited in the police as a member of the General Operations Force (...
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False news inluencing public not to undergo free Covid-19 screening in Sandakan
SANDAKAN: Fake news that a Covid-19 vaccine will be available soon that went viral on social media is believed to be one of the reasons that many Sandakan residents chose not to undergo free Covid-19 ...
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Budget 2021: Allocation to ensure conducive learning environment
KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2021, which includes a RM620 million allocation for school maintenance, should be approved to ensure a conducive learning environment for students.
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Trio injured in accident involving two cars
GEORGE TOWN: A man, a woman and a child were injured in an accident at Jalan Sungai Dua in Taman Pekaka here on Tuesday (Nov 24).
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Flood season is sick season: Melaka govt takes steps to stop spread of diseases
MELAKA: The Melaka government is taking precautionary measures against the spread of water and vector-borne diseases after torrential rains have caused massive floods in the state.
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GRIT: THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN LIFE
In recent times, you may have come across the word ‘grit’ in the context of raising successful kids, or mentioned as a sought-after requirement by an employer on how he or she hires.
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BN Ministers, Deputy Ministers pledge full support for Muhyiddin’s leadership
Muhyiddin Yassin KUALA LUMPUR: Ministers and Deputy Ministers from Barisan Nasional have pledged their full support to the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in implementing the pl...
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First Tamil work to earn a national book award
LOCAL Indian writer Paramasivam Maruthai’s book has become the first Tamil work to receive a national award, reported Makkal Osai. The book, Malainaatin Thavasilar Swami Satyananda, tells the story of a man who is a revered yoga teacher and spiritual guru in his native India and later in Europe.
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Bird’s nests among popular M’sian items in China
Bird’s nests, instant coffee and latex mattresses were among the top three Malaysian consumer goods exported to China during the Nov 11 Singles’ Day sale, reports Sin Chew Daily.
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‘Doula not allowed to handle medical procedures’
INDIVIDUALS offering doula servi­ces are not allowed to handle medical procedures, the Health Minister warned.
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PAC finds weaknesses in foreign worker intake process
IDENTITY theft, the use of middlemen and “special applications” for the supply of foreign workers were among issues uncovered during a probe by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on foreign worker intake, it was revealed.
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KVDT2 awarded against govt procedures, says Wee
TRANSPORT Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong took a swipe at the former Pakatan Harapan administration for what he said was awar­ding the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) to a company against government procurement procedures.
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TV Pendidikan a big hit
TV Pendidikan educational programmes chalked up some 6.3 million views since this April, the House was told.
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Mitec to hibernate from December
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) will temporarily hibernate its operations from next month to minimise operating losses due to the impact of Covid-19 on the business events industry.
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Jagdeep: Blanket testing of all foreign workers a huge burden
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has appealed to the Fede­ral Government to help identify foreign workers in high-risk sectors.
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Activists call for more efforts to address child marriages in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s child marriages remain a serious concern with activists, calling for more awa­r­e­­ness among youths and parents.
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Puteri accidentally slices off a chunk of her finger
ACTRESS Puteri Aishah had to be admitted into a private healthcare facility after she accidentally sliced off a chunk of her finger, Berita Harian reported.
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Not home for 118 days
GEORGE TOWN: Although his Teluk Bahang home is just a 20-minute drive from work, Malaysian Civil Defence Force staff member Rozihan Razni Abdul Rahim, 32, does not dare to go home.
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Ras Adiba is Bernama’s first woman chief
SENATOR Ras Adiba Radzi has been appointed chairman of national news agency Bernama for a three-year term, making her the first woman to hold the post.
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Top Glove working with authorities to fight pandemic
KLANG: Top Glove Corporation Bhd will continue carrying the necessary measures to curb the Covid-19 infection among its workers.
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Traumatic time for cop and family
PETALING JAYA: It had been a distressing time for police officer Azizi Othman when he was stricken with Covid-19 along with 15 family members and relatives.
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‘Nothing spared in glove factory probe’
PETALING JAYA: The Labour Department has been told to completely focus on probing working and housing conditions at Top Glove factories to contain the outbreak of the nations’s most active Covid-19 clus­­ter, said Human Resource Minis­ter Datuk Seri M Saravanan.
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No weddings or engagements in Kelantan during CMCO
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Depart­ment has decided to not allow engagement ceremonies and wedding receptions to be held in the state during enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
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Yap’s labour of love for langurs
PETALING JAYA: As a Penangnite, Yap Jo Leen wanted more people to see the dusky langurs found on the island’s treetops for what they are – adorable, charismatic and intelligent.
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MAIWP AIMS TO COLLECT RM700MIL IN ZAKAT
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Ter­ri­tories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) is targeting to collect RM700mil in zakat (tithe) this year.
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The high price of not passing the Budget
THE adage “be careful what you wish for” exists for a reason, even if the point is lost on some of us.
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Infrastructure projects will drive growth, says expert
PETALING JAYA: Budget 2021 has set aside provisions for infrastructure projects that will trigger economic growth, said Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim.
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Pneumococcal vaccine plan to kick off
PUTRAJAYA: The national pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) programme against diseases like pneumonia and meningitis will kick off on Dec 1.
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Special EC meeting Friday to discuss Gerik, Bugaya by-elections
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) will hold a special meeting to discuss important dates for the by-elections scheduled to take place in the Gerik parliamentary constituency in Perak and Bugaya state constituency in Sabah, this Friday.
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M’sian-born doctor hailed for stopping Adelaide outbreak
ADELAIDE: A Malaysian-born doctor is being praised as a “heroine” in Australia for preventing a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide.
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Three rivers in Kelantan breach alert level after continuous rain
KOTA BARU: The water levels at three rivers in Kelantan have exceeded the alert level following continuous rain in several areas since Monday.
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Ex-CEO denies CBT and false claim charges
SHAH ALAM: A former chief executive officer of a glove manufacturing company was charged in the Sessions Court here with 11 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and making false claims involving a total of RM145.4mil between 2013 and 2018.
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Govt to standardise distribution of school funds
KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will be implementing a standardised distribution of the RM800mil for school maintenance and upgrading of all vernacular schools for the first time in history, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.
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Parents welcome bigger, fairer funds allocations
PETALING JAYA: Parents welcome the additional allocation in Budget 2021 for the maintenance of schools. The aggregation in the allocation is also fairer, they said.
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‘Allocation to depend on school type’
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM620mil of the RM800mil allocation for the maintenance of institutions that fall under the Education Ministry has been set aside for schools in Budget 2021.
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Wage Subsidy Programme helps maintain jobs, keep businesses afloat amid Covid-19 challenges
KUCHING: Business groups here have lauded the Perikatan Nasional government’s Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) as it has helped employers retain their workers amid the difficulties caused by the Covid-1...
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Stateless teen born here and adopted by Malaysians wins chance to take citizenship bid to Federal Court
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — A stateless Malaysia-born boy who has been legally adopted by a Malaysian couple in Penang will now get another attempt in court to seek to be recognised as a Malaysian citize...
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New taxes will only be introduced when economy recovers – Tengku Zafrul
Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz KUALA LUMPUR: The introduction of any new taxes will only be implemented when the economy has recovered, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdu...
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Formula for  school maintenance allocation distribution, says Radzi
KUALA LUMPUR: The school maintenance allocation under Budget 2021 will be distributed according to a formula based on the number of schools as well as the category such as government school or governm...
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AirAsia group’s net loss widens to RM851.78 million in Q3
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd’s net loss widened to RM851.78 million in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2020 (Q3 2020) from RM51.44 million recorded in the same quarter last year.
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‘Covid-19: Undergo screening 3 days before leaving Sabah’
KUALA LUMPUR: Effective today (25 Nov), all travellers from Sabah will have to undergo Covid-19 screenings three days before leaving for other states, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
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MP questions price of computers in state govt’s bulk purchase
KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii thanked Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong on the transparency in his answer to important queries on the s...
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Riot: M’sia seeks guidance from innovative countries like Japan
A screenshot of the Zoom meeting between those participating in the discussion.
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Youth environmental organisations get US$20,000 grant
Photo shows youths who cleaned Mount Santubong trails and set up signs.
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Reformed ex-convict looks forward to new life as a tailor
Dennis is seen with Peter during the handing over.
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Longhouse chief quits PKR to join PBB
Michael Biggol (third right) submits his PBB membership application form to Gerawat (fourth right).
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Internet as third utility a value-add for state govt, developers — Saifuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to make the provision of internet connectivity as the third public utility will give a value-add to state governments and the developers of an area, said Communications and ...
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JBALB: State govt aware of water supply woes in Sri Aman division
Dr Abdul Rahman (centre) cuts the ribbon to symbolically officiate the opening of JBALB Sri Aman Division’s new office alongside Simoi (second left) and Malcolm (right).
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Sabah records more than 800 covid-19 patient recoveries today, says Masidi
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 24 — The Sabah Health Department (JKNS) today recorded 833 Covid-19 patient recoveries from hospitals today, said State Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun.
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Assemblyman offers discounted rate for Covid-19 test
PETALING JAYA: Playing his part in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran (pix) is offering the public screening for the coronavirus at a discounted rate of just ...
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HR ministry proposes self-employed, gig economy contribute to Socso
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the existing act, the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 (Act 789), must to be amended to enable the safety and interests of workers in the ...
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Keningau MP Kitingan shows release letter to refute claims he broke quarantine
He published a letter of release signed by a medical officer from the Lembah Pantai Health Office and dated November 23, 2020.
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Police: Medan 88 EMCO frontliners undergo Covid-19 screening
Sepang District Police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said in a statement today that 67 of them were from the Royal Malaysia Police, 19 from the Civil Defence Force, 16 from the People’s Volu...
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Perak govt guarantees the welfare of flood evacuees
PASIR SALAK: The welfare and needs of all flood evacuees at temporary flood evacuation centres in Perak will be attended to, including their meals.
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Scheduled water cut in 27 areas in Kuala Langat, Sepang for valve replacement
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 27 areas in Kuala Langat and Sepang will experience scheduled water supply disruption from 9pm Tuesday (Nov 24) until 5.30pm Wednesday (Nov 25).
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Grab drivers, delivery riders’ complaints get Muhyiddin’s attention
In a Facebook posting, the prime minister said he would discuss with the relevant ministries several issues raised by Grab drivers and delivery riders concerning the difficulty in getting loans and go...
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Call for stricter patrol to curb cross-border crimes in Asean
Chief of Army, Gen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain said Malaysia itself was carrying out Op Benteng with the cooperation of other enforcement agencies to curb the entry of illegal immigrants as a preventive...
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Tobacco excise tax in duty-free areas may cause up to 40pc revenue loss, says Langkawi Chinese Chamber
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The proposal to impose excise duty on cigarettes in duty-free areas may cause retailers to lose up to between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of their annual revenue, Langkawi Chi...
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Customs Dept seize white cigarettes worth RM1.9m in N. Sembilan
MELAKA, Nov 24 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s (RMCD) Narcotics Branch, together with the Melaka RMCD, seized 130,000 packets containing 2.6 million sticks of white cigarettes, believed...
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Green zone travel bubble will keep Sarawak tourism afloat - Abdul Karim
KUCHING: Introduction of the Green Zone Domestic Travel Bubble initiative by the federal government, aimed at expediting Malaysia’s tourism sector recovery, could keep Sarawak tourism afloat, state ...
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Johor police to work with state Forestry Department to tackle illegal logging activities
KLUANG, Nov 24 — Johor police today gave their full commitment that the department will make every effort to stamp out illegal logging activities in the state.
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Constable hurt in crash after motorcycle kicked by mat rempit
NIBONG TEBAL: A police constable was injured after his motorcycle crashed when it was kicked by a mat rempit he was chasing in Kampung Tanjung Berembang here yesterday.
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Covid-19: Threats, curses, criticisms among mental challenges for healthcare personnel
LABUAN: Threats, curses and criticisms are among the mental challenges faced by Labuan healthcare personnel while conducting Covid-19 screening in the two United Nations High Commission for Refugees (...
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Police on the hunt for snatch thief in Sibu
ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit SIBU (Nov 24): The police are on the hunt for a 38-year-old unemployed man who tried snatching a woman’s gold necklace while she was riding pillion on a motorcycle.
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Police: Korean priest held for allegedly molesting disabled men in Penang
BUTTERWORTH, Nov 24 — Police have arrested a Korean priest suspected of molesting several disabled men in Penang.
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Ismail Sabri: Number of people held for violating RMCO drops to 329
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — There was a significant drop in the number of individuals detained for flouting the Recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday, with 329 held compared to 807 the previou...
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Health Ministry says 167 Covid-19 clusters still active, Bah Layangan cluster ending today
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) said the country has recorded a total of 334 Covid-19 clusters since the start of the pandemic here.
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Ringgit ends higher against US dollar for third day running
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar for the third consecutive day today, as optimism over Covid-19 vaccine curbed appetite for the safe-haven greenback, dealers said.
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KL shares slide on Budget 2021 voting pressure
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended in the negative territory today as the ACE market index recorded a sharp decline with most counters in the red, as the market was weighed by intensified pressure on ...
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Johor authorities investigate report of illegal logging at Lenggor Forest Reserve
KLUANG: The Johor state police, together with the state Forestry Department, have conducted an operation at Lenggor Forest Reserve, Kahang, here following a report of illegal logging in the area.
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Zaid Ibrahim sues Zaid Ibrahim & Co for wrongful termination
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim filed the writ of summons and statement of claim against the legal firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co to stop the firm from using his name in legal practice and to demand the return of the firm’s name.
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KL Court orders DAP Batu Kitang chief to pay lecturer RM8 mil for defamation
Abdul Aziz Isa KUCHING (Nov 24): A Kuala Lumpur High Court has ordered DAP Batu Kitang chairman Abdul Aziz Isa Marindo to pay Universiti Utara Malaysia lecturer Kamarul Zaman Yusoff RM8 million in da...
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Law firm Zaid Ibrahim & Co denies founder’s allegations, says will respond in court
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Zaid Ibrahim & Co today denied its founder and former chairman Datuk Zaid Ibrahim’s allegations against it, over the continued use of his name for the law firm’s name, and...
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‘Radicalised’ Malaysian among 16 foreigners repatriated from Singapore over terrorism concerns
SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — A Malaysian was among 16 foreigners who were repatriated from Singapore as part of heightened security posture following a spate of terror attacks in France and elsewhere.
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Nora Anne’s body found with scratch marks, insect bites - Witness
SEREMBAN: A witness told the Coroner’s Court here today that an examination carried out on Nora Anne Quoirin’s (pix) body at the location where the Irish-French teenager was found showed no seriou...
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Two workshops demolished in anti-river pollution ops in Rawang
RAWANG: Two heavy machinery workshops located near Sungai Rawang were demolished by the authorities today in an operation to weed out premises suspected of polluting water sources and causing water su...
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Mustapa: Country needs policies to ensure Malaysians can support themselves in old age
PETALING JAYA: With a rapidly ageing society, Malaysia needs comprehensive policies that will ensure its people have adequate financial protection in old age, says Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
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Education minister explains formula for school maintenance budget
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Education Ministry has allocated RM800 million from its RM50.36 billion allocation in Budget 2021 to maintain national as well as government-aided schools and institutions...
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Former Armed Forces chief opposes ban on liquor sales in KL shops
PETALING JAYA: Former Armed Forces chief General (Rtd) Tan Sri Dr Hashim Mohd Ali voiced his opposition to the ban on the sale of hard liquor at sundry and grocery shops, as well as convenience stores and Chinese medicine shops in Kuala Lumpur.
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Report: Former CEO of glove maker WRP and wife charged with CBT, false claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The former chief executive officer of a major glove-manufacturing company WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd has been charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and making false claims...
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Perhilitan: Beware of crocodiles in Sungai Lalang, Sungai Petani
ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has confirmed that there are several crocodiles in Sungai Lalang, Taman Aman Suria, near Sungai Petani as viraled on social...
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Monitoring stations to detect various types of pollution - Minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty monitoring stations to be set up under a RM40 million 2021 Budget allocation are not limited to detecting water contamination but are also capable of detecting various types of en...
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40 production companies in the creative industry get RM13.9mil from Finas
The fund aims to help strengthen the industry affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Search ongoing for boy who fell into river in Ipoh
IPOH: The search is continuing for a 10-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned after falling into Sungai Chepor Dalam despite heavy rain since Tuesday (Nov 24) morning.
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Covid-19: 1 new case involving local transmission in Kuching District recorded in Sarawak
KUCHING (Nov 24): Sarawak recorded one new Covid-19 case today, involving a local transmission in Kuching, bringing the total cumulative tally of positive cases in the state to 1,056, said the Sarawak...
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Terengganu assemblyman proposes three-month pay cut for MB, exco members to address Covid-19 challenges
KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 24 — An assemblyman today proposed a three-month cut in salaries and allowances for Mentri Besar, state executive council members (exco) and assemblymen to address challenges b...
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Govt disburses RM1.033 bln loans under Penjana SME financing as at Nov 13
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved 4,937 loan applications from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) worth RM1.033 billion to support businesses under the Penjana SME Financing Scheme until Nov ...
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Unemployed man sentenced to three years jail for cheating
KUCHING (Nov 24): An unemployed man was today sentenced to three years in jail for cheating a pensioner of RM50,000 by deceiving him that he could assist with 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) applicati...
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Health ministry cleared me to attend parliament, says Sabah MP after uproar over early discharge from COVID-19 quarantine
KUALA LUMPUR: A federal lawmaker from Sabah state on Tuesday (Nov 24) denied that he had failed to finish serving his COVID-19 quarantine, stating that he was cleared by the Ministry of Health to atte...
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HR minister: Over 90,000 Employment Insurance System contributors laid off as of Nov 13
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — A total of 95,995 workers who contributed under the Employment Insurance System (SIP) have been laid off as of November 13, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan tol...
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Covid-19: 19 Sabah KRT contribute PPE to frontliners
KOTA KINABALU: A total 19 Rukun Tetangga areas (KRT) statewide handed over 3,674 personal protection (PPE) gowns to the Sabah Health Department (JKNS) for the use of the frontliners in Sabah in facing...
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Alleged drug dealers nabbed in waters off Semporna
KOTA KINABALU: Two alleged drug dealers have been arrested by security forces during anti-crime and operations to check on illegal immigrants in Semporna.
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Ismail Sabri: 131 people fined for not wearing face masks
PETALING JAYA: Despite nine months of “new normal”, there are still those who remain indifferent to following standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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RM4 mln in MRP grants channelled in Kemena constituency, says Dr Rundi
Dr Rundi (second right) presents MRP fund to a recipient today.
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Seven-man bench to hear appeal if political parties can sue individuals for defamation
File photo of the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya – Bernama photo PUTRAJAYA (Nov 24): A seven-member Federal Court bench will hear the appeal by Kepong member of parliament Lim Lip Eng in a defamati...
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Malaysian MP calls for hate speech law after Reuters Rohingya report
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition lawmaker Chan Foong Hin called on Tuesday (Nov 24) for Malaysia to outlaw online hate speech, accusing authorities of downplaying the gravity of an issue highlighted by a Reut...
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Sarawak-born candidates given priority for positions in home state — Dr Adham
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has always given Sarawak-born candidates priority when it comes to filling up vacancies for jobs in the state’s health facilities.
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Pharmacy robbery suspects arrested
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men who went on a robbery spree here recently were arrested by police at a hotel on Jalan Pudu early today.
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Palm oil industry adapts to new norm, business model despite Covid-19 — MPOB DG
KUALA LUMPUR: The palm oil industry seems to have quickly adapted to the new norm and new business model driven by the Covid-19 scenario after experiencing a slowdown in exports and prices in the firs...
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M'sian Army chief suggests increased border patrols, more cooperation among Asean
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Army chief has suggested increasing border patrol operations to curb illegal crossings and smuggling activities that could lead to a spike in Covid-19 infections in the reg...
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Chief statistician: Decrease in live births sees number of children in Malaysia drop to 9.24 million in 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Children comprise 28.3 per cent of Malaysia’s population of 32.7 million in 2020, or a drop of 78,100 to 9.24 million from 9.32 million in the previous year, according to...
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Johor govt warns state’s Covid-19 cases on the rise, with a new cluster identified yesterday
JOHOR BARU, Nov 24 — Johor saw an increase of 15 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, including the emergence of a new cluster, called the Kobena Cluster.
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Environment Ministry sec-gen: Malaysia wants a united Asean over environment issue at UNFCCC
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 24 — Malaysia wants Asean countries to be united in their views on environmental issues at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
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Orange level weather alert for states in peninsular Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) today issued an orange level weather alert with heavy rain expected to occur over several states in the peninsula until Nov 27.
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MITI disburses MDG grants worth RM20.85 mln till Oct 31
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has disbursed RM20.85 million to local companies under the Market Development Grant (MDG) scheme during the Jan 1-Oct 31 202...
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Malaysia adopts comprehensive approach to ensure Covid-19 under control
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has adopted a comprehensive approach based on fundamental public health measures, the whole-of-government, as well as the whole-of-society to ensure that the Covid-19 can be bro...
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Covid-19: Royal Lake Club and Gamuda Walk confirm a case each, measures being taken
PETALING JAYA: The Royal Lake Club Kuala Lumpur has confirmed that one of its members tested positive for Covid-19, and Gamuda Walk confirmed the same with one of its staff members.
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EPF cautions public against fake i-Sinar apps
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) warns on their Facebook page that there are several fake i-Sinar apps.
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Nora Anne Quoirin inquest: Crime scene investigator says teen’s body only had scratch marks, insect bites when found, no serious injuries observed otherwise
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Nora Anne Quoirin, who went missing from The Dusun resort in Negri Sembilan last year and was later found deceased, was initially discovered with minor scratches on her legs a...
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Muhyiddin appreciates Abu Kassim’s contributions in tackling corruption
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix) expressed his appreciation to the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim ...
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141 illegal immigrants held at Hentian Kajang
KAJANG: Up to 141 illegal immigrants, among them six children, were detained in an immigration integrated enforcement operation at Hentian Kajang which has been under an Enhanced Movement Control Orde...
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Extend loan repayment periods, Cuepacs urges the govt
PETALING JAYA: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) says it hopes the Finance Ministry and Bank Negara Malaysia can consider extending loan repayment periods to help ease some difficulties faced by civil servants during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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PM Muhyiddin's budget looks shaky, but if not him, then who?
KUALA LUMPUR - It has become abundantly clear that there are Umno MPs willing to defeat their own government's budget.
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‘IATA Travel pass’ will support safe reopening of borders - Association
KUALA LUMPUR: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in the final development phase of its IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.
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Singapore’s largest job portal Monster keen to bring people back to work
KUALA LUMPUR: Asia’s leading job site, Monster has supported Covid-19 impacted employees through specific campaigns aimed at finding alternate employment at the earliest and is committed to playing ...
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World Bank report: More than half of those aged 50 to 74 in Malaysia struggle to find proper employment, especially women
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — World Bank Malaysia has issued a report on the country’s employment rate for those aged 50 to 74, revealing that more than half in that group struggle to secure a proper job...
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Medac to collaborate with Maxis on Digital Readiness Index
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) will be collaborating with Maxis Bhd on the Digital Readiness Index (DRI) platform to spur the country’s digital trans...
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RM1.92mil project for 800 educational TV programmes given through open tender, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has rubbished allegations that a project worth RM1.92mil to produce a total of 800 educational TV programmes was awarded via direct tender.
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Fadillah: Works Ministry appointing Project Management Consultant to expedite Pan Borneo Highway implementation
fadillah says the Ministry of Works will expedite the implementation of the Pan Borneo Highway project by appointing a Project Management Consultant (PMC). – File photo KUCHING (Nov 24): The Minist...
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Umno supreme council member calls for ‘honest politics’ ahead of Budget 2021 vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi today said the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is on rocky ground due to the absence of honest politics.
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Cash-strapped Johor bus operators call for govt to help
KULAI: Frustrated bus operators and drivers in Johor are pressing for the Federal Government’s intervention to help alleviate their financial woes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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World Bank data shows Malaysians not saving enough for pension, three-quarters will have less than RM1,050 monthly benefit at age 54
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Only 60.8 per cent of working Malaysians are actively contributing their monthly income to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), according to data from the World Bank in its cou...
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Johor Pakatan urges govt to address rise in suicide rate nationwide
JOHOR BARU, Nov 24 — Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) has urged the government to pay urgent attention to the increasing number of suicides in Malaysia, after 266 cases were reported nationwide during the...
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Forex scam busted with arrest of 10
KUALA LUMPUR: A foreign exchange (forex) scam syndicate that fleeced its investors of close to RM21 million was busted by police last week with the arrest of 10 people.
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Water sabotage prosecution shows govt’s seriousness — Tuan Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution of two individuals under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) for sabotaging water services in Selangor yesterday clearly demonstrates that the Minis...
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Ahmad Maslan moots bringing back National Service, Ismail Sabri says govt looking into it
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The government is looking at reviving the National Service Training Programme (PLKN), Parliament heard today.
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Royal Lake Club in KL says one member has Covid-19, four others pending test results
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — A member of the 130-year-old Royal Lake Club (RLC) here has been found Covid-19 positive, according to a memo sighted by Malay Mail today.
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Shining light for those in the dark
PETALING JAYA: Being a visually impaired teacher in charge of guiding visually handicapped children is already a major challenge.
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SIRIM develops innovative solutions for biogas production
KUALA LUMPUR: In supporting the biogas industry, SIRIM Bhd has developed innovative solutions for the production of biogas and to upgrade its quality to natural gas-like fuel or Bio Natural Gas (BioNG...
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Bring it on: Annuar Musa tells Nur Jazlan he’s willing to challenge for Pulai seat
PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Annuar Musa says he is willing to accept Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed's challenge to try to win the Pulai parliamentary seat back from Pakatan Harapan.
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Coronavirus: Government may ask King to declare emergency to delay by-elections in Perak and Sabah, says Malaysian minister
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will consider advising the King to declare a state of emergency in Gerik, Perak and Bugaya in Sabah, which face by-elections, if th...
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PGA personnel shot dead at Malaysia-Thai border
KUALA LUMPUR: A General Operations Force (PGA) personnel, on duty at the Malaysia-Thailand border in Perlis has died, believed to be shot, early this morning.
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Use airline crew as frontliners: Union
PETALING JAYA: Airline cabin crew should be employed as frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19, said the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam).
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24 Indonesian illegal immigrants detained in Serudong
KALABAKAN: A total of 24 Indonesian illegal immigrants were detained in operations under the ‘Ops Benteng’ conducted by the army in Serudong area near here on Sunday.
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Covid-19: Man arrested after breaking quarantine in Miri
MIRI: A local man was arrested after he left the hotel he was being quarantined following his arrival from overseas.
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Sabah NRD at KK UTC reopens on Wednesday (Nov 25)
KOTA KINABALU: The state National Registration Department (NRD) office at the Sabah Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here will resume its operation on Wednesday (Nov 25) following the reopening of the centre.
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Malaysia's Top Glove shares tumble after government says factories to be shut
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in Malaysia's Top Glove slumped 7.5 per cent on Tuesday (Nov 24), after the government said some of its factories would be closed in stages for COVID-19 screening and quarantine,...
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Not fast enough
PETALING JAYA: Cliche as it sounds, the digital transformation that will lead to high speed internet has certainly sped up.
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MOTAC rolls out recovery plan in collaboration with industry players to revive Malaysia’s tourism sector
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced a detailed recovery plan in its efforts to reinvigorate the national economy through the tourism sector that had been impacted by the Cov...
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Minister: Greed, living beyond means among top reasons for corruption among govt officials
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Being greedy and wanting to live a lifestyle beyond what they can afford have been identified as being among the primary causes of corruption among public officers, a minister...
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Social security net vital for p-hailing riders
KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Nazirul Azrie Ahmad Noh was unemployed for a year after getting a diploma in Malaysian Automotive Skills Technology from Sungai Buloh Vocational College in 2018.
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Bursa Malaysia opens lower on Budget 2021 vote concerns
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened on a lower note today on lingering concerns over the Budget 2021 voting on Thursday.
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Jho Low ‘not to be trusted’, ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng says in US court filing
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — A former executive with Goldman Sachs claims to have warned higher-ups at the US investment bank against dealing with Jho Low as early as March 2020, despite having introduced...
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Ringgit retreats to open lower against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR:- The ringgit retreated from yesterday’s gains to open lower against the US dollar today on a cautious mode, despite the weaker performance of the greenback.
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Development of green technology to tackle Selangor’s river pollution at final stage
SHAH ALAM: Selangor is in the final stages of developing an environment-friendly and high-tech method to address the issue of river pollution in the state.
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PDPD urges Muslim Pro to protect users personal data
KUALA LUMPUR: The Personal Data Protection Department (PDPD) yesterday urged Muslim Pro, an Islamic mobile app, to ensure the safety of its users’ personal data so that it will not be abused.
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