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Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 9:42 AM
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Zainuddin appointed Bukit Aman CCID director
KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah Police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob (pix) has been appointed as the new Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director effective Aug 10.
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Abd Latiff’s statement not reflective of Bersatu stand - Ismail Sabri
KOTA KINABALU: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday that Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad’s statement belittling Sabah Umno was his personal opinion ...
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Nik Faisal detected in Hong Kong, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday confirmed that former SRC International chief executive officer Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and his family have been spotted in...
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Elderly woman found dead in her Taman Skudai home
JOHOR BARU: An elderly woman who lived alone was found dead in her house in Taman Skudai here yesterday, according to the Fire & Rescue Service.
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Understanding your Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik Tambahan statement
TENAGA Nasional Berhad (TNB) will issue a detailed statement of the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik (BPE) to domestic consumers in their July bill.
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IGP: Border security personnel who take bribes are traitors
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 ― Security forces personnel placed at the country's borders who conspire with and take bribes from migrant smuggling syndicates are traitors to the country, says Inspector-Gene...
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Yapiem has spent RM7.11m on food bank programme since 2019 - Zulkifli
ALOR GAJAH: The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has spent RM7.11 million on its food bank initiative which has benefited 386,977 people from September 2019 till June this ye...
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Haniza Talha no more state exco member from yesterday - S’gor MB
SHAH ALAM: Yesterday was Haniza Mohamed Talha’s (pix) last day of service as Selangor Housing and Urban Living Committee Chairman, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said.
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Re-evaluate safety aspects at nurseries - Halimah
KUCHING: All state and district Unity Departments have been directed to re-evaluate the safety aspects at their respective nurseries, said National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique.
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Neelofa wants to help people fulfil Raya Haji duties
ACTRESS, host and entrepreneur Neelofa (pic) wants to help people fulfil their duties during the upcoming Hari Raya Haji celebrations, reported Sinar Harian.
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Loke urges Rahang rep to retract decision to quit
SEREMBAN: Rahang assemblyman Mary Josephine Prittam Singh should retract her decision to quit DAP and accept the fact that the decision of the majority is supreme in the running of any organisation, says state party chief Anthony Loke.
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Sahabat set for full recovery
KOTA KINABALU: An injured baby pygmy elephant rescued from an estate in Lahad Datu in April is now a friendly and happy calf.
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Aviation centre to train first batch of technicians
KOTA KINABALU: A training centre here is set to train the first batch of aircraft technicians in preparation for a revival of the aviation industry, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.“We need to start training so that we can overcome any shortage of aircraft engineers and technicians in this region,” he said, adding that Sabah aimed to provide maintenance manpower even though it may not be a conducive time now.
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Secret lies in the source of the fire
GEORGE TOWN: Wood has fuelled stoves for millennia before modern day options took over, but one hawker here still sticks with wood because she is certain it makes food taste better.
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Tailor assistance for tourism players, Sabah govt told
KOTA KINABALU: A tourism group has urged the state government to use different approaches to help industry players in the state amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Fans rally behind Grace Chow and her surgical scars
CHINESE Internet celebrity Grace Chow, whose popularity skyrocketed following her breakup from
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Debunking Covid-19 myths, Malaysian style
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 ― Fed up with the sheer volume of fake news being spread on social media in the age of the Covid-19 infodemic, husband-and-wife team Zan Azlee and Sheril A. Bustaman came up wi...
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Govt willing to consider business community’s additional needs - Azmin
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is always prepared to consider requests from the business community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including the need for wage subsidy, said International Trade and In...
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205 Malaysians in India, Saudi Arabia arrive home
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 205 Malaysians from Chennai, India and Saudi Arabia have arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via Malindo Air and Saudia Airlines.
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Richard recalls traumatic day identifying his brother
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Richard Morais, the youngest brother of Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais, recalled the day he had to identify his dead brother’s body five years ago.
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National poverty line revised
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from a monthly household income of RM980 to RM2,208, thus pushing up the country’s poverty rate from 0.4% in 2016 to 5.6% last year.
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King and Queen delight mural artists with royal visit
SHAH ALAM: When they painted the portraits of the nation’s leaders on the wall of a building in Shah Alam, little did three young muralists knew what awaited them.
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Tronoh rep: DAP wants me back
BATU GAJAH: Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong has claimed that DAP had approached him to rejoin the party, but a state DAP leader indicated later that he was unaware of such an overture.
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‘We’ll focus on screening high-risk groups’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will not screen every person above the age of 50 for now as suggested by one of the eight Chinese health experts who came to Malaysia recently, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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Student and boyfriend held over death of newborn
GEORGE TOWN: A college student and her boyfriend were picked up in connection with the death of a newborn after the baby was thrown out from a 13th floor apartment unit in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam.
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Lure investors, envoys told
PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister has reminded Malaysian diplomats on the need to boost bilateral trade and investment, which has become challenging in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Foreign missions get creative
KUALA LUMPUR: Many foreign missions here have been getting creative as they celebrate their national days during the recove­ry movement control order period.
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School bus drivers to get aid
PETALING JAYA: The government has approved RM600 in special aid for each of the 35,000 school bus drivers nationwide, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Malaysians urged to avoid ‘high-risk’ activities
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have been cautioned against activities seen as “high risk” amid the increasing number of business and leisure events allowed to resume in the recovery movement control order period.
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Many wish Dr M happy birthday, including his rivals
PUTRAJAYA: Birthday wishes for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turned 95 yesterday, have been pouring all over social media.
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We will talk with Barisan, says Azmin
GOMBAK: Plans for Barisan Nasional to defend all its traditional seats in the next general election should be negotiated, says Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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Troubled borrowers, pay heed
PETALING JAYA: With the six-month moratorium on loan repayments ending on Sept 30, financial experts have advised borrowers in the “distressed” group to prepare ahead while there is still time.
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Entrepreneurs urged to review cash flow capabilities
KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneurs who have taken loans from financial institutions or banks should review their cash flow capabilities and financial preparedness to repay their loans by the end of the moratorium period in September, said the Association of Development Finance Institutions Malaysia (Adfim).
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Govt urged to extend WSP to year-end
PETALING JAYA: Bosses are urging the government to extend applications for the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) to the end of this year to help them maintain company operations and spare employees from losing their jobs.
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Fitness centres losing out to home gyms for now
PETALING JAYA: A surge in many setting up their own home gyms during the movement control order (MCO) period is one of the reasons why people have yet to return to the fitness centres.
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‘Malaysia Cares’ theme for National Day and Malaysia Day
KUCHING: The National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations this year will be themed “Malaysia Prihatin” (Malaysia Cares) to mark the nation’s efforts in fighting Covid-19, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Media camped out at MACC
GEORGE TOWN: The state Mal­ay­sian Anti-Corruption Comm­ission (MACC) office in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here became the focal point for the press after talk circulated on social media that a big-name politician had been summoned by graft-busters to give a statement over the controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.
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Six get death for murder of DPP
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has convicted six men, including an army pathologist, for the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais, who was found dead in a gruesome manner almost five years ago.
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Ministry prepares consolidated form to speed up registration of private preschools
Fatimah speaks during the press conference held at her office in Bangunan Baitulmakmur.
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Bomba Miri makes history as zone, station heads get APC
(From left) Mohamad Hamdani, Law, Sim and Terry show their 2019 APC awards.
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Man doing time in Miri Central Prison sentenced to jail, whipping for cheating
MIRI: A prison inmate was sentenced to 18 months’ jail and ordered to be whipped three times for cheating a man over the sale of a non-existent car.
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Sibu cops carry out disposal of seized firearms, ammo
Collin (fourth left) and other police officers seen during the disposal of the firearms and ammunition.
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Eight fined RM25,000 each for illegally having forest produce
The four accused from the third case walk out of the courtroom.
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Newborn baby thrown out from 13th floor apartment in Air Itam
GEORGE TOWN: A teenage girl threw out her newborn baby girl from the 13th floor of her family’s apartment unit in Bandar Baru, Air Itam here yesterday.
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Dr M says thank you for birthday wishes, happy that he is still remembered
PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thanked everyone including his nemesis Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the well-wishes on his 95th birthday.
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Anwar says Malaysia rich, but many people still poor due to ingrained rent seeking culture
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Malaysia is a country blessed with many natural resources that is seeing poverty growing due to a deeply entrenched culture that prioritises self-profit among a small band of...
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Public, private skills training institutes resuming operations in stages
PUTRAJAYA, July 10 — With the fight against Covid-19 in the country almost won, the 1,301 skills training institutes comprising 784 Public Skills Training Institutes (ILKA) and 517 Private Skills Tr...
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MAIPk sponsored students have until July 17 to decide on USAS offer
IPOH, July 10 — Perak Islamic Religious Council & Malay Customs (MAIPK) sponsored students in the Middle East, who have returned home following the Covid-19 pandemic, have until July 17 to accept or...
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‘Malaysia Prihatin’ is theme for 2020 National Day, Malaysia Day Celebrations, says minister
KUCHING, July 10 — ‘Malaysia Prihatin’ (Malaysia Cares) has been chosen as the theme for this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Dat...
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MMEA detects syndicates selling fish bombing devices in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, July 10 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detected syndicates from neighbouring countries that brought in fish bombing equipment before selling it to foreign fish...
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Having named top 50 in the world, UM declares holiday on July 30
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Universiti Malaya (UM) has declared July 30 as “cuti peristiwa” (occasional holiday) in conjunction with the university’s achievement of being named as one of the world...
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Aidiladha tickets on sale from tomorrow: KTMB
KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) tickets for the Aidiladha “balik kampung” exodus out of cities and back will be on sale from tomorrow (July 11), online and at all railway station...
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Netherlands takes Russia to European rights court over MH17 downing
THE HAGUE (AFP): The Netherlands said on Friday (July 10) it would take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in bringing down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014.
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Three judges including two women elevated to Federal Court
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Three Court of Appeal judges including two women were elevated to the Federal Court.
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Serving the community: Dr Wee thanks Johor Sultan for giving land to MCA Crisis Relief Squad
JOHOR BARU: Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has thanked Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar for giving a piece of land to the MCA Crisis Relief Squad (CRSM).
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Dr M: Thank you for your heartening birthday wishes, gives me incentive to do something for Malaysia (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who turned 95 today has found a new “incentive” to continue living and do “something” for the country.
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Malaysian households spent RM4,534 per month on average in 2019, latest statistics show
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Households in Malaysia spent RM4,534 on average per month in 2019, an increase from RM4,033 in 2016, the latest statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) s...
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Come meet Agong with me to talk interfaith harmony, federal unity minister tells Sarawak DCM
KUCHING, July 10 — Federal Minister of National Unity Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sidique today invited Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas to a discussion on ways to improve interfait...
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Malaysia sees 36.8pc drop in international tourist arrivals in first quarter of this year
PUTRAJAYA, July 10 — Malaysia recorded 4.23 million tourist arrivals in the first quarter of this year, a drop of 36.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, said the Malaysia Tourism Promoti...
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Police looking for witness in drug case
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for a witness to assist in a case investigation conducted by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division of the Brickfields district police headquarters.
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Just what is it about Anwar’s Malaysian dream isn’t good enough to name him Pakatan’s PM-to-be? PKR MP asks Dr M
JOHOR BARU, July 10 — Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim believes PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is Pakatan Harapan’s best candidate for prime minister as he encapsulates the dreams Malays...
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B40, M40 and T20 households classified into 10 categories
PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Statistics Malaysia has developed more detailed household classification under its Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey 2019 to enable focused planning and monitori...
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Free entry for frontliners at Melaka water theme park
MELAKA: Frontliners will get to enter a Melaka water theme park for free as an appreciation for their commitment during the movement control order (MCO).
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Safety and security aspects for kindergartens, nurseries under state JPNIN to be improved – Halimah
Halimah (left) gestures during her working visit to Taska Genius Perpaduan.
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CJ: Court has no power to get prosecutor to withdraw charges
PUTRAJAYA, July 10 — The court does not have the power to direct or urge the public prosecutor to file or withdraw charges against any party in criminal cases,” said Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku M...
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Dr Noor Hisham: 115 detainees at immigration depot awaiting second Covid-19 test results before deportation
PUTRAJAYA, July 10 — A total of 115 foreigners at the Sepang Immigration Detention Depot are awaiting the results of their second Covid-19 screening test before their deportation.
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Sisters in Simpang Ampat house fire succumb to injuries
NIBONG TEBAL: The two sisters who suffered serious burns in a fire at their home in Bandar Tasek Mutiara, Simpang Ampat near here yesterday, died today.
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DAP’s Anthony Loke urges Rahang rep to rethink leaving party, says no time limit, no pressure
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Rahang assemblyman Mary Josephine Prittam Singh who announced her resignation from DAP and stunned its leaders today has been asked to reconsider her decision by the party’...
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Sarawak says two new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, Kuching now a yellow zone
KUCHING, July 10 — After registering zero new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases over the last 14 days, Kuching district recorded two positive cases over the last 24 hours.
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Poverty eradication & uplifting standard of living main agenda of the nation: Mustapa
KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts to eradicate poverty and uplifting the standard of living of the people would remain as among the country’s main agenda, said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department ...
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S’wak to host Malaysia Day celebrations for second consecutive year
Saifuddin (third left) and Dr Rundi (third right), joined by assistant ministers and ministry officials, hold aloft the logo and theme for this year’s National Month celebrations.
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Businesses in Miri and Limbang to take hit from Brunei’s border charge, says group
Limbang geographically sandwiched by Brunei.
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Boat mishap: Body of former navy man found in Omadal waters
KOTA KINABALU: The body of an ex-navy man has been found one week after he went missing following a boat capsize incident.
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Govt to increase annual grants by RM500 for KRT – Halimah
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Rabies Prevention Operation to catch strays to be held in Sibu
Dog owners having their pets vaccinated at a rabies vaccination drive.
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Malaysia to hold inquest into Franco-Irish teen's death
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will next month open an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, her family's lawyer said Frida...
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RON95, RON97 up seven sen, diesel up three sen per litre
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The retail prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol will go up by seven sen to RM1.72 and RM2.02 per litre respectively while that of diesel will increase by three sen to RM1.87 per ...
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85% of consumers in Labuan face water supply disruption
LABUAN: An estimated 85% of consumers in Labuan including in the town centre and nearly all 27 villages on the duty-free island have been experiencing water supply disruption since Tuesday (July 4).
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Pathologist, among six men sentenced to death for murdering Kevin Morais (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: After nearly five years since the tragic death of deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais (pix), whose body was found in a barrel filled with concrete, six men were sen...
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US committed to stronger defence ties with Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The United States (US) strongly valued its long and established partnership with Malaysia in the security and defence sector, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence fo...
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Robbery at furniture shop, assistant gets 11 stitches for head wound
KOTA TINGGI: A Pakistani furniture shop assistant received 11 stitches on the head after he was slashed with a parang in a robbery at Felda Sungai Sibol, Bandar Tenggara, here yesterday.
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Fuel prices: Petrol up 7 sen, diesel up 3 sen
Harga Runcit Produk Petroleum Bagi Tempoh 11 Julai 2020 Sehingga 17 Julai 2020.
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Covid-19: Sarawak no longer all ‘green’, two new cases in Kuching
KUCHING: Kuching’s status as a Covid-19 green zone has ended in just two days after two new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded here today.
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Enforcement personnel deployment at border areas limited to five years, says Bukit Aman
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — To ensure that enforcement personnel assigned at the borders are not exposed to abuse of power, Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) will see to...
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Former housing minister's wife Cheong Guek Mee dies at 63
ALOR SETAR: Puan Sri Cheong Guek Mee, wife of former housing & local government minister Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung passed away on July 8 at Kedah Medical Centre (KMC) here.
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Statistics Dept: Malaysia’s new poverty line income is RM2,208, over 400k households considered poor
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Malaysia revised the national poverty line income from RM980 to RM2,208, which means that over 400,000 households in the country with monthly incomes below this level were co...
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Inquest on Nora Anne to begin on Aug 24
SEREMBAN, July 10 — The Coroner’s Court here today set August 24 to begin the inquest proceeding on a Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing and later found dead during a family ...
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Finas looking to empower payment to local film producers under Compulsory Screening Scheme
(From left) Norman, Zakaria, Ahmad Idham and Norhyati fielding questions from reporters during the press conference.
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SMK Agama Sibu dedicated to ensuring students strictly adhere with SOPs
The bed in the hostels that have been arranged one metre apart according to the SOPs. SIBU: SMK Agama Sibu will ensure its students will strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in...
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Minister: After revising poverty line index, Malaysia records 5.6pc poverty rate from 0.4pc in 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Malaysia’s poverty line index (PLI) has increased by a whopping five percentage points to 5.6 per cent or 405,441 households from 0.4 per cent or 24,700 households in 2016 ...
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Six including former pathologist sentenced to death over DPP Kevin Morais murder
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The High Court has sentenced six men to death over the 2015 murder of deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Kevin Morais.
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MOH, architects to further improve hospital infrastructure: Health DG
KUALA LUMPUR: Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) hopes architects and consultants involved in building hospitals will continue to work together with the Ministry of Health (MO...
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Actress Zarina Anjoulie obtains judgment in default against Amyza
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has an application by actress-cum-model Zarina Anjoulie Mohamad Fahizul for a judgment in default in a RM3mil defamation suit filed against actress Amyza Aznan.
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Statistics Dept revises M’sia poverty line to RM2,208
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Fridays now ‘Jawi Day’, beginning today – Zulkifli
Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri KUALA LUMPUR: In a move to boost a tradition and culture that has shaped Malaysia, Fridays have now been declared ‘Jawi Day’, effective today.
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Azmin Ali: Govt focusing on reviving the economy within a year
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― The government is focusing its efforts to revive the economy within a year, said Senior Minister cum Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali...
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Johor MP claims Parliament sitting on Monday will focus on removal of Dewan Rakyat’s speaker and deputy instead of current issues post Covid-19
JOHOR BARU, July 10 — Johor Baru MP Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir today claimed that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government will focus on the appointment of the new Dewan Rakyat speaker instead of disc...
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Stranded containers at Miri Port resolved, fault found in documentation
Lee (left) chairing the meeting at Miri Islamic Department this morning.
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Man arrested for alleged incest with own daughter resulting in pregnancy
File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: A 52-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly committing incest with his 23-year-old daughter since January, 2016.
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MCMC, SMA to collaborate on improving 4G broadband connectivity in Sarawak
There will be further discussions after this on how to speed things up as well as collaborations between the MCMC and SMA.
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Johor DAP Youth chief: Matter of time before Umno betrays Bersatu and Muhyiddin
JOHOR BARU, July 10 — Johor DAP Youth chief Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali said the latest “verbal” spat between Rural Development Minister Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad and Umno leaders is a clear signal ...
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Inquest into Nora Anne's death to start on Aug 24
SEREMBAN: The Coroner's Court here will hold a two-week inquest beginning Aug 24 to determine the cause of death of 15-year-old Irish schoolgirl Nora Anne Quoirin.
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PKR will contest same seats if snap polls called … but no, state assemblies unlikely to be dissolved, says Penang chief
GEORGE TOWN: PKR will contest mainly in Bayan Baru, Balik Pulau, Permatang Pauh and Nibong Tebal if a snap election is called, says Balik Pulau MP Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
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KL freelance town planner charged with insulting Agong
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — A freelance town planner pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today with making and initiating offensive communications on Facebook against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong...
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Court rejects MACC's bid to forfeit RM3mil from AGA Touch
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has failed in its bid to forfeit RM3mil that was seized from a bank account belonging to AGA Touch (M) Sdn Bhd, an IT firm, allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund scandal.
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Company director, a former senator, fined RM340k for having illegal immigrants at his business
ALOR GAJAH (Bernama): A former senator has been fined a total of RM340,000, in default 68 months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here after he pleaded guilty to allowing 68 illegal immigrants to enter his premises in January this year.
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CSR programme to help schools in digital drive
A total of 500 schools nationwide are set to benefit from the implementation of cashless solutions and artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition over the next few months, thanks to a joint co...
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Covid-19: Melaka CM thanks locals for making state a green zone
MELAKA: Melaka Chief Minister has thanked the locals for doing their part in turning the state into a Covid-19 green zone.
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Dead: Newborn baby thrown out of apartment
GEORGE TOWN: A newborn baby, believed to have been thrown out of a building, was found dead on the grounds of an apartment block in Farlim early on Friday morning (July 10).
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Najib: Victory in Chini by-election proves Malay voters prefer Muafakat Nasional
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said voter sentiments, especially in Malay heartlands, are still with Barisan Nasional (BN) and Muafakat Nasional (MN). He said t...
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Refusal to accept reality on poverty Malaysia’s biggest challenge
PETALING JAYA: The government’s refusal to accept criticism and engage with experts and stakeholders seems to be its biggest obstacle in addressing the issue of poverty in the country.
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Prosecution seeks stay of decision on forfeiture of RM1.59m belonging to Johor Baru BN, Jakel Trading
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sought for a stay of the High Court’s decision in dismissing its application to forfeit RM1.59 million that was seized from Jakel Tr...
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Consumers, smugglers to blame for e-waste dumping
AN attempt to smuggle a container of electronic waste (e-waste) into the country was foiled on June 7 after a tip-off from BAN (Basel Action Network).
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Parents encouraged to check SOP compliance by schools
Misterine (front, left) and teachers at the state-level Teachers Day celebration yesterday.
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20 years’ jail, 10 lashes for impregnating young girl
KOTA KINABALU: A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane for raping a teenager.
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Too early to say Kota Belud padi project has failed – Kiandee
Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee KOTA BELUD: It is too early to describe the  Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA) project in the district as a ‘failure’, said Federal Agriculture and Foo...
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Income inequality in Malaysia widened even while median household income rose to RM5,873 in 2019, according to latest statistics
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― As the median household income continues to grow in Malaysia, the latest official statistics showed that income inequality in the country has gone up in 2019 when compared to...
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Rise in room bookings encouraging: Hoteliers
PETALING JAYA: Hoteliers are pleased by the increase in the number of room bookings since the government lifted restrictions on local holidays.
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Cops detain three teenage bikers for riding dangerously
KEPALA BATAS: Three Mat Rempit, including a 15-year-old, were detained here early on Friday morning (July 10) for reckless and dangerous riding.
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Najib denies using ‘cybertroopers’, says social media postings are factual
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he has never engaged with “cybertroopers” to help with his postings on social media.
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Monitor customers, pub owners told
PETALING JAYA: For purveyors of booze, the more you drink, the better it is for them.
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Need to curb illegal e-trash imports
PETALING JAYA: Taking ownership and strengthening enforcement are vital steps to curb the illegal import of electronic waste (e-waste) into Malaysia.
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Cops nab man in Penang for attempting to hit son in lift with a hammer
GEORGE TOWN, July 10 ― Police have arrested a man who was featured in a video attempting to hit his eight-year-old son with a hammer in a lift of an apartment in Bandar Baru Farlim, Air Itam, here y...
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Retiree claims scammed in non-existent bitcoin investment venture
KUANTAN: A retiree has lodged a police report claiming he lost RM53,500 after he was scammed in a non-existent bitcoin investment venture since three years ago.
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No good reason to remove speaker
PETALING JAYA: The Dewan Rakyat has the power under the Federal Constitution to remove the speaker of the House.
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Highway by-passing Brunei must be priority after fee hike by sultanate, says politician
MIRI: The Federal Government and Sarawak state government must start construction of a new highway linking northern Borneo that will by-pass Brunei, following the latest move by the sultanate to impose new exorbitant travel charges on land commuters.
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BN will defend all traditional seats in GE15, says Annuar Musa
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa today said the coalition will defend all of its traditional seats in the next general election.
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Twin plan needed
PETALING JAYA: Requiring employers to advertise job vacancies for locals for at least 30 days before they can hire foreigners is commendable, although its effectiveness remains in question.
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UM's Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman appointed president of International AIDS Society
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman has been appointed the International AIDS Society's (IAS) president for the 2020-2022 term.
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Sexual harassment in the workplace: More than 30 Malaysian civil societies call for zero tolerance in wake of allegations against IRF activist
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― More than 30 local civil society organisations (CSO) say they are standing in solidarity with all sexual harassment survivors today, following allegations involving a senior ...
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Report: Annual haze may return, possible further complications to Covid-19 patients
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Medical experts have warned that the annual haze which normally occurs between June and October may return if neighbouring countries and Malaysia failed to control open burni...
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Three men died, two seriously injured in Jalan Kuala Jeneris accident
KUALA BERANG: Three men died and two others were seriously injured in an accident involving a trailer lorry and a Toyota Vios car at Kilometre 42, Jalan Kuala Jeneris-Sungai Gawi (Aring), yesterday ev...
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Malaysia completes term as chair of G77 Vienna Chapter
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has successfully completed its term as the chair of the Group of 77 and China (G77) Vienna Chapter on June 30, says the permanent mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in Vienna.
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AirAsia to emerge stronger from pandemic: Fernandes
AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes told AFP the top budget carrier would emerge ‘stronger’ from the coronavirus pandemic despite a warning about its future.
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Wee: 7 initiatives by PKA to revive Port Klang’s logistics, shipping sectors
PORT KLANG: Seven initiatives have been introduced by the Port Klang Authority (PKA) in an effort to alleviate the financial burden of players in the logistics and shipping sectors affected by the Cov...
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Iconic nasi kandar shop recognised
THE famous Hameediyah Restaurant in Penang went into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the country’s ‘Oldest Nasi Kandar Restaurant’ after 114 years in business.
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IRF director accused of sexual harassment welcomes police investigation, claims to be victim of targeted attack
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) director accused of sexual harassment by the think tank’s former members said he is a victim of a “concerted effort” to tarnish his ...
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Experts: Rethink on urban design much needed as Covid-19 reshapes what Malaysians want, need
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — One unexpected thing that came about because of the Covid-19 pandemic is an appreciation for a better quality lifestyle.
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MOH recognises media role in fighting Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has acknowledged the role of the media in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
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Water supply issue: Sharing between states to overcome shortages - Tuan Ibrahim
MALACCA: The Environment and Water Ministry (Kasa) is in the midst of discussion on sharing of water between states, in efforts to resolve the country’s water supply problem, its Minister Tuan Ibrah...
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Wesley’s ‘Borneo Barbie’ dolls get noticed by Motac
KUALA LUMPUR: Wesley Anak Juntan, an Iban youth whose customised ‘Borneo Barbie’ dolls have been trending on social media recently, has received the attention of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and ...
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Initiatives announced by govt provide relief to Felda settlers - GWGF
SHAH ALAM: The Felda Vision Generation Alliance (GWGF) has described the various initiatives announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during the launching of the national-level Felda Settl...
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MYC offers to act as facilitator in handling Parlimen Digital issue
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) has offered itself as facilitator in addressing the issue over Parlimen Digital, a platform to bring together youth aspirations, which had recently spar...
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Minister: It’s misleading to say cost will go down if ECRL scale reduced
PETALING JAYA: Reducing the scale of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project does not mean there will be effective cost savings, says the Transport Minister.
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Armenian Street traders offer discounts to entice visitors
GEORGE TOWN: The heritage city still has much to offer, with shop and stall traders now bringing down their prices for holidaymakers during the recovery phase of the movement control order (MCO).
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Let Malaysian students continue with online studies, US urged
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government is hoping that the United States will find a “feasible solution” for Malaysian students to continue pursuing their studies online and remain in the country.
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Desperate for a lifeline
PETALING JAYA: Twelve Viet­namese seafarers, including the captain, have been stranded in Malaysian waters in deplorable conditions since they started work aboard the vessel in mid-March this year.
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