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Sarawak state election: PBB has identified candidates, says Nanta
KUCHING, Oct 21 — Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) has identified its candidates for the 12th Sarawak state election, said its secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, here, today.
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FPDA needs to stay nimble amid new threats: PM Lee
SINGAPORE - The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), which turns 50 this year, needs to remain nimble amid a challenging environment, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Oct 21).
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Melaka polls: Umno-PAS multi-way contests will make things difficult in Selangor
KLANG: Selangor PAS will be in a difficult position if the Islamist party is involved in multi-way fights that also include Umno in the upcoming Melaka polls.
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Fadillah: National Centre for Disease Control expected to be completed by end 2025
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The construction of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), costing RM284 million and located in the Enstek industrial area, Negri Sembilan, is expected to take three ...
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We've met several party leaders but no rush to sign up, says Idris Haron
PETALING JAYA: The four assemblymen who triggered the collapse of the Melaka state government claim they have met several party leaders and are in no rush to join any political party, says Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
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Malaysia's Health Minister warns of rising hospitalisations as interstate travel resumes
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Thursday (Oct 21) warned of rising hospitalisations even though the overall Covid-19 situation continued to show signs of improvement despite the easing of travel restrictio...
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Najib’s application for stay of SRC’s civil case to be heard on Dec 3
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The application of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib  Razak for a stay of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s civil suit proceeding against him over alleged breach of trust an...
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EMCO at Kampung Orang Asli Ruai, Pahang from Oct 22, says NSC
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be enforced at Kampung Orang Asli Ruai, Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang from October 22 to November 4.
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Don't hurry into Sarawak polls, says local civil society group
KUCHING: The Sarawak government should not hurry into the state election before the Emergency in the state ends next February, says a local civil society organisation.
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Aukus military pact will go on, says Australia and UK
KUALA LUMPUR: The Aukus pact involving Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States will go on, says Defence Ministers from two of the three partner nations.
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Dewan Negara approves 12MP motion
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Dewan Negara today approved the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) motion, the country’s new five-year plan for the period from 2021 to 2025.
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Sabah gives RM1.2m in aid to B40 tertiary students, says CM
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 21 – The Sabah government has distributed RM1.2 million in financial aid under the Budi programme (tertiary institution registration assistance) to help 670 students pursue higher...
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HR minister: Malaysia studying UAE’s foreign worker salary payment system
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 21 — The foreign worker salary payment system implemented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the systems that Malaysia is studying to improve the management of foreign worker...
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Govt looking at project cooperation opportunities in Afghanistan's reconstruction, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The government is looking at cooperation opportunities with some countries including in infrastructure development and capacity building in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
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Two-year-old killed as lorry hits m-cycle from behind in Kota Tinggi
KOTA TINGGI: A two-year-old toddler was killed while her mother was badly injured in an accident at KM4, Jalan Mawai-Kuala Sedeli here.
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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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Yan residents traumatised after homes flooded three times in two months
YAN, Oct 21 — Residents here are traumatised after the district was struck by flash floods again yesterday—the third time after the mudflow tragedy last August 18.
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SDMC: New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak remain below 1,000
KUCHING, Oct 21 — The number of new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak remained below four figures for five consecutive days when 725 cases were reported today.
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Supermax seeking clarity from US Customs and Border Protection on Withhold Release Order issuance
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Supermax Corporation Bhd’s representatives in the United States are currently in touch in the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to obtain more clarity and information o...
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Muhyiddin: States should establish councils to speed up post-Covid-19 recovery
MELAKA, Oct 21 — National Recovery Council (MPN) chairman, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, said a recovery council should be established in every state to speed up the country’s recovery process followi...
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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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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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Covid-19: Cases rise above 6,000, says Health DG
PETALING JAYA: The number of new Covid-19 cases has gone up to 6,210, after staying below the 6,000 mark for three days, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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Man's death sentence for murder of woman in confinement upheld
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Federal Court has upheld the death sentence of a former security guard assistant for the charge of murdering a woman in confinement six years ago.
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PM: Committees set up to organise northern peninsular states’ development under 4th National Physical Plan
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the establishment of Regional Planning Committees for states in the north of Peninsular Malaysia, after approving the 4...
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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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Papar declared African Swine Fever zone
KOTA KINABALU: Papar became the latest district to be declared an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak zone in Sabah after the virus was detected in Kampung Kogopon and Kampung Purak last month.
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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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Minister: Islamic tourism entrepreneurs urged to raise understanding of halal aspects
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Entrepreneurs in the Islamic tourism segment need to improve their understanding of the halal aspects to enable them to identify unique selling points for their respective tou...
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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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Khairy: Hospitalisations due to Covid-19 is on the increase in S'gor, Putrajaya and Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of hospitalisations due to Covid-19 has increased in Selangor, Putrajaya and Sarawak after the government allowed interstate travel on Oct 11, said the Health Ministry.
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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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Cyber security among key aspects in future planning of FPDA, says Hishammuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: A focus on cyber security, joint exercises and 5th generation assets are among key aspects that should be included in the future planning of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
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Dewan Negara Speaker: Senate members can now wear batik shirts on Thursdays
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Dewan Negara has allowed all members of the Senate and officials to wear batik shirts on Thursdays, announced its president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim.
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Nurul Izzah moots new multidimensional index to measure true scale of post-pandemic poverty
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar said a new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) developed in collaboration with former Professor of Economics and Director of the School of...
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All national parks in Johor to reopen on Nov 1
JOHOR BARU: All parks under Johor National Parks will reopen for visitors on Nov 1 after closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Johor JPJ issues 170 compound notices amounting to RM50,000 in one-day operation
JOHOR BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued 170 compounds to 131 vehicles amounting to more than RM50,000 for various offences during a special operation dubbed 'Ops Caliper' at Jalan Skudai-Pontian interchange here.
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Two Sabah cops plead not guilty to corruption charges
KOTA KINABALU: Two police corporals claimed trial at the Special Corruption Court here to bribery charges.
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Law minister must criminalise stalking in Malaysia now, say NGOs
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and 50 other NGOs are calling on the government and de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to make stalking a crime in...
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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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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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Johor cops seeking father-son duo who allegedly forged documents using TMJ's name
JOHOR BARU: Johor police are searching for a father and son duo in connection with a forgery case involving forged foreign currency exchange documents using the name of Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.
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Covid-19: Over RM8mil spent so far on equipment to manage bodies, says Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Health Ministry (MOH) has spent RM8.128mil on the procurement of medical equipment, especially for the management of bodies related to Covid-19 deaths, at the forensic departments of its hospitals nationwide, from last year to Sept 10.
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In court, Malaysian govt says Sabah-born man should not be granted citizenship, must do more to prove stateless
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Malaysian government today objected in court to the granting of citizenship to a man who was born 26 years ago in Sabah to a Sarawakian father and a mother of uncertain na...
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KJ orders enforcement officers to stamp out smoking at eateries
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has called for stricter enforcement against smoking at food premises in line with the Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
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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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Virtual exhibition of Sabah Governor's art on display in conjunction with his 68th birthday
KOTA KINABALU: Are you interested in seeing what Sabah head of state Tun Juhar Mahiruddin can do with paintbrushes?
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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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UM law students put Malaysia on world map
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A team of law students from University Malaya have done Malaysia proud by winning the Best Paper award at the International Youth Legal Exchange Conference 2021 in Hong Kong.
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US Embassy gives RM3.3mil booster to Malaysian vaccination outreach programme
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s efforts to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities has received a boost of RM3.3mil from the United States.
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Rehda: Six to 24 months for Malaysia’s property market to fully recover post-pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Housing developers revealed today that it could take anywhere from half a year to two years for the Malaysian property market to fully recover from the tumultuous effects of t...
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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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Johor cops bust training centre for Macau scam syndicate recruits
JOHOR BARU: Police here have busted a training centre that was actively recruiting people to work for a Macau scam syndicate, arresting eight people.
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Be wary of maids wanting to quit to return home quickly, says Michael Chong
PETALING JAYA: Employers should be wary after several cases were reported of foreign domestic helpers borrowing money from illegal moneylenders before absconding to their country of origin.
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Water disruption to several areas in Negri due to power issues at treatment plant
SEREMBAN: The water supply to several areas here has been disrupted due to power supply problems at the Ngoi-ngoi treatment plant.
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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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Transgender woman flees Malaysia after prison threat for wearing hijab
KUALA LUMPUR (NYTIMES) - In February 2018, on her birthday, Ms Nur Sajat put on a demure hijab and attended a Muslim prayer session at a new building she was inaugurating near the Malaysian capital, K...
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Rape jokes are not funny, says Malaysian Olympic diver Pandelela Rinong
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — National diver Pandelela Rinong has hit out at those who make light of sexual violence, stating rape is no laughing matter.
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Developers urge Putrajaya to extend home ownership campaign beyond Dec
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) today asked the government for a second extension to the ongoing Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) that is to end in De...
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Budget 2022: Stakeholders call for 4pc of GDP to be allocated to public healthcare system
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 ― Stakeholders in the health sector have expressed hope that the government will allocate at least four per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the public healthcare sys...
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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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Deal or no deal? Malaysian PM Ismail's stability hinges on budget outcomes
KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's inaugural budget on Oct 29 will be the first major test of whether his efforts to shake off the instability that plagued his predecessors have succe...
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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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AirAsia named Asia’s top low-cost airline, cabin crew at 28th World Travel Awards
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — AirAsia has been awarded Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year and Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew for the sixth year running at the ...
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Beauties lend helping hand to Sabah flood victims
KOTA KINABALU: They are not only beautiful, but strong and kind as well.
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Fitch unit: Malaysian consumer spending set to rebound in 2022 as sentiment recovers from Covid weigh-down
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Consumer appetite is set to rebound next year with household spending expected to grow by some 5.1 per cent after two years of contraction as the coronavirus kept people indoo...
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Elephant sanctuary in Kota Tinggi set to welcome visitors in 2025
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Elephant Sanctuary (JES) in Kota Tinggi is expected to open its gates to the public in 2025.
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Floods: Over 1,000 people in five states evacuated to relief centres
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Heavy rainfall in several states on Wednesday (Oct 20) had caused flash floods with more than 1,000 people evacuated to temporary relief centres (PPS).
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Report: Bersatu’s Redzuan says whoever wins Melaka will win Putrajaya in GE15
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council member Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said whoever prevails in the upcoming Melaka state election stands a good chan...
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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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Johor MB meets with Opposition over state's 2022 Budget
JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad has met with several Opposition leaders over the state's 2022 Budget, which will be tabled next month.
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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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Report: Amanah eyes eight to 10 seats in Nov 20 Melaka poll
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Amanah has said it intends to field candidates in at least eight to 10 seats in the Melaka state poll that will take place on November 20.
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Floods cause Klang residents to evacuate homes
KLANG: Heavy rain wreaked havoc in several locations in Klang, Pandamaran and Port Klang Wednesday (Oct 20) evening with several people having to be evacuated from their homes.
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Singer Mila Jirin glad to be back in business
SINGER and entrepreneur Mila Jirin is relieved that her catering business is gradually picking up again, Berita Harian reported.
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Eight boys caught for riding modified bicycles in dangerous manner
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Eight boys, aged from 10 to 15, were detained by police when they were caught riding their modified bicycles, commonly known as "basikal lajak” in a dangerous manner in a group a separate locations last week.
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Water cuts in some areas in Port Dickson
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Some areas in Port Dickson are currently experiencing water supply disruptions due to the decline in the production of treated water at the Sungai Linggi Water Treatment Plant due to heavy rain Wednesday (Oct 20) evening.
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Do you know... about Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher?
Some info about Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
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A bandaged Andy Lau sparks concern
FANS of Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau got worried after he appeared in public with a heavily-bandaged right hand, reported Sin Chew Daily.
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The lead at last after decades in showbiz
A VETERAN actor who has appeared in more than 100 films in supporting roles will play the hero for the first time in his latest film, Makkal Osai reported.
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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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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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Malaysia records another 79 deaths from Covid-19 today, 14 brought in dead
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) registered another 79 Covid-19 deaths today, bringing the total number of fatalities in Malaysia since the pandemic began to 28,138.
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Acute shortage of manual harvesters
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman is urging the government to address the labour shortage in the country, especially in the palm oil industry which is continuing to experience losses for planters and the nation, due to an acute shortage of manual harvesters.
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400 invited for job interviews, none turned up
PETALING JAYA: There are many vacancies at most Indian-Muslim restaurants, which need an estima­ted 10,000 locals in managerial and supervisory roles and 20,000 to 25,000 foreign workers for operations, says the Malaysian Indian Muslim Restaurant Owners Asso­ciation (Presma).
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M’sia facing labour shortage
PETALING JAYA: There are many jobs available for Malaysians as employers urgently require wor­kers in certain critical sectors, such as manufacturing and construction, as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
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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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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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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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Hopeful for more business
PETALING JAYA: Nomination day for the Melaka polls is more than a fortnight away but hotels of all sizes, homestays and restaurants in the state are already hoping for brisk business ahead.
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Single mums get early Deepavali joy
GEORGE TOWN: Seven poor families can now look forward to the Deepavali celebration after they received food aid and clothes.
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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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Equal status looks feasible
PETALING JAYA: The second attempt to amend the Federal Constitution to return Sabah and Sarawak to a position of equal status with Peninsular Malaysia is likely to gain bipartisan support from MPs across the political divide.
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MPs: We will support whatever benefits Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MPs across the aisle look set to give their backing to the second attempt to amend Article 1 (2) of the Constitution to its original description of the federation.
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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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Govt to roll out digital ID
PETALING JAYA: The government will introduce a digital identity (digital ID) for use in online services and transactions, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
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Cases stay below 6,000 for third straight day
PETALING JAYA: For the third consecutive day, the country’s daily Covid-19 cases stayed below the 6K mark as the country reported 5,516 new infections.
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Sabah booster jab rollout on until Nov 20
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor was among the first batch to receive the Covid-19 vaccine booster shot here.
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Creeping complacency could undo efforts to suppress Covid-19, medical experts warn
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Increasingly apparent complacency among Malaysians towards Covid-19 could expose the country to new waves of infections, doctors have warned despite the declining number of ne...
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Rina Harun: ‘Wanita Bangkit’ programme aims to assist over 2,000 women nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will launch the Wanita Bangkit programme tomorrow, which focuses on income generation, job opportunities and economic empo...
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PM congratulates Yadim over Malaysia Book of Records recognition
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob congratulated Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) for successfully organising a 24-hour non-stop tazkirah programme which ma...
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Police probe case of burnt Quran in Kluang
KLUANG, Oct 20 — Police are investigating an incident where a burnt copy of the Quran was found in Tasik Taman Sri Impian, near here, today.
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Umno yet to decide on electoral pact for Melaka polls, says Tok Mat
SEREMBAN (Bernama): Umno has yet to decide whether to go solo or form a pact with other parties when contesting the Melaka state election on Nov 20, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
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FGV expects to formalise appointment of independent auditor by Nov 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) has identified an independent auditor to carry out the audit work of FGV’s operations against the 11 International Labour Organization (ILO) Indicator...
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Senior corporate lawyer freed of four insider dealing charges
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Senior corporate lawyer, Datuk Sreesanthan Eliathamby was acquitted and discharged of four charges of insider dealing in three Sessions Courts here today after the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and Securities Commission (SC) withdrew all the charges against him.
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Tengku Zafrul: Budget 2022 will contain Malaysia’s economic sector recovery strategies
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 — The economic sector recovery strategies will be realised through Budget 2022 that has been formulated based on the country’s current scenario, said Finance Minister  Datuk Ser...
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In NYT, Nur Sajat alleges molest during Jais arrest, says officer told mum OK to sexually assault ‘man’
KUALA LUMPUR, October 20 — Transgender entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman has alleged that she was touched on her breasts and private parts while being arrested by Selangor Islamic Religious Depart...
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Flash floods hit several neighbourhoods in Klang, 31 evacuated to relief shelters
KLANG: Continuous rains with intermittent heavy showers for six hours from 1pm Wednesday (Oct 20) caused several neighbourhoods in Klang to experience flash floods that inundated their homes.
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Man, woman found dead at PPR in Setapak Jaya
KUALA LUMPUR: A man and a woman were found dead at the Sri Semarak People's Housing Project (PPR) in Setapak Jaya on Wednesday (Oct 20).
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PAS torn between supporting Umno or Bersatu in the next election
KUALA LUMPUR - Islamist party PAS, which has played a key role in propping up the federal government in parliament since March last year, will have to decide soon on its stance for the next general el...
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National Registration Dept forms special task force to check on status of Malaysians aged 90 and above
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 — The National Registration Department (NRD) has formed a special task force to check and update information on Malaysians aged 90 and above, and their status, said Home Minister D...
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SDMC to improve EnterSarawak
KUCHING, Oct 20 — The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) will improve the entry procedure via EnterSarawak as a border control measure, after taking cognisance of the proposal mooted by th...
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Sales go up for some businesses as Malaysia reopens further but recovery takes time
KUALA LUMPUR - Business owner Ravi Rajamoney's clothing shop was on the brink of permanent closure, but that changed after Malaysia announced the reopening of more economic sectors in states with high...
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With new EC gazette, Melaka voters in nearby countries can now cast postal votes
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Melaka’s constituents who live abroad in countries close to Malaysia’s borders are now allowed to register as postal voters, after a law prohibiting them was rescinded by ...
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Mersing Umno Youth chief dies at 40
JOHOR BARU: Mersing Umno Youth chief Azmir Zainal Abidin has died at the Sultan Ismail Hospital here at the age of 40 years after being admitted due to high blood pressure.
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National Digital Identity to be fully implemented in 2024, says home minister
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 — The National Digital Identity (IDN) will be fully implemented in 2024, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
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Relief efforts alone not enough to tackle poverty in Malaysia, says Muhyiddin
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Relief efforts alone cannot break the vicious cycle of poverty, but opportunity, innovation and integration can turn recipients of economic aid into participants in overall ec...
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‘Ailisi Acne Purifying Cream’ found to contain scheduled poison clindamycin, says Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The public has been reminded not to purchase or use the cosmetic product ‘Ailisi Acne Purifying Cream’ as it has been found to contain the scheduled poison clindamycin.
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Johor Sultan expresses disappointment in those who dump garbage into drains, causing floods
JOHOR BARU: (Bernama) Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar expresses his disappointment with certain quarters for throwing garbage into drains and rivers, saying their actions had caused flash floods in the city of Johor Baru.
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Transport Ministry in final phase of gazetting vehicle plates for persons with disabilities
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is in the final stage of gazetting the implementation of vehicle plates for Persons with Disabilities’ (PwD) to replace the existing vehicle ...
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As Covid-19 infectivity rate increase, MB urges N. Sembilan residents urged to obey SOPs
SEREMBAN, Oct 20 — Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun, has reminded Negri Sembilan residents and tourists to always adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs), to reduce the spread of Covi...
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Cops nab man who used fake IDs to transfer mobile phone credit from other users
KUALA LUMPUR: A man has been arrested for fraudulently transferring mobile phone credit from other users to pre-paid accounts that he had registered.
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Umrah: Malaysia still discussing with Saudi Arabia on Covid-19 vaccine discrimination, says Khairy
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 — Malaysia is still discussing with the Saudi Arabian government on not to impose vaccine discrimination against its individuals wanting to perform the Umrah pilgrimage in the king...
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RON95, RON97 and diesel prices unchanged
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel will remain unchanged from tomorrow until October 27, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said today.
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Visiting non-S'wakians must use EnterSarawak to facilitate contact tracing, say state authorities
KUCHING: The Sarawak disaster management committee's requirements for non-Sarawakians to apply for entry via EnterSarawak is meant to facilitate contact tracing should there be positive cases among visitors to the state.
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LUAS: Landowner told to stop earthworks near Sungai Remok to avoid affecting water quality
PETALING JAYA: A landowner in Hulu Selangor has been ordered to stop earthworks near Sungai Remok to prevent pollutants from affecting the river’s water quality.
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Decision on party election to be known next week, says PAS veep
KOTA BARU, Oct 20— The decision on whether there will be an election for the PAS central committee at the party’s 67th muktamar (general assembly) this November will be known next week, said vice-...
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Penang Health Dept: Food factories operating in unhygienic conditions ordered to close for two weeks
BUTTERWORTH, Oct 20 — Two factories processing beancurd and belacan (shrimp paste) near here were ordered closed for two weeks for operating in unhygienic conditions following raids conducted by the...
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Man stabbed to death with umbrella after accusing wife of having an affair
GOMBAK: A 45-year-old man died after he was stabbed with an umbrella, allegedly by his wife whom he thought was having an affair.
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Kelantan govt awaiting detailed report on encroachment at Ulu Galas forest reserve, says deputy MB
KOTA BARU, Oct 20 — The state government is waiting for an official report from the State Forestry Department (JPNK) over the issue of farm operators found encroaching on land at the Ulu Galas Fores...
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MMEA seizes fishing boat, one tonne of fish off Mukah, Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Fourteen Thai citizens on a local fishing vessel were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Tuesday (Oct 19).
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Security guard fined RM3,000 over offensive social media post
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A security guard was fined RM3,000 by the Sessions Court here Wednesday (Oct 20) for posting a video on Facebook that insulted Inland Revenue Board Advisory Board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh Randhay two years ago.
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Remand for suspect in ex-soldier's murder extended by seven days
TAIPING (Bernama): The remand of a soldier believed to be involved in the murder of an army retiree has been extended for another seven days until Oct 27.
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MATTA hopes Budget 2022 will be generous towards tourism industry
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes the upcoming Budget 2022 will be “generous” towards the tourism industry, with specific assistance for tour operators and travel agencies who have contributed significantly to its development.
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Flood: 680 healthcare workers to be mobilised in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): A total of 680 Terengganu Health Department staff members will be mobilised to help flood victims at the temporary evacuation centres (PPS) statewide this year.
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Awas traffic system still in force, says Deputy Transport Minister
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas), formerly known as the Automatic Enforcement System (AES), is still operating and enforced based on standard operating procedures and guidelines set by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
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Covid-19: Latest batch of 604,100 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrives in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: An additional 604,100 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine were delivered to Malaysia on Wednesday (Oct 20).
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