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Mass immunization campaign for polio
Dr Christina Rundi KOTA KINABALU: The state Health Department will be conducting a mass immunization campaign for polio and is seeking public cooperation for its efforts to ensure that people are vac...
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Three teens held over rape of disabled girl
SEMPORNA: Police arrested three teenagers for allegedly raping a disabled girl at a hut near her house along Jalan Kalumpang here on Sunday.
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Man killed in road crash
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‘Shared Prosperity Vision’ dinner did not violate party discipline – Saifuddin Nasution
PUTRAJAYA: The ‘Shared Prosperity Vision’ dinner which was attended by several PKR leaders on Sunday, did not violate the party discipline, said PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution...
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Rumah Jalak chieftain stops attempt to remove blockade
The viral photo that shows the villagers attempting to remove the concrete blocks across the road that leads to the longhouses.
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RTM upgrades equipment to meet international standards — Eddin Syazlee
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Broadcasting Department (RTM) is now actively upgrading its equipment to meet the international standards and to effectively and efficiently disseminate information on gove...
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Inaugural Saref 2019 begins today
Yeoh waves to the camera as she is chauffeured in Sarawak Energy’s hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo.
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Yusoff Rawther: Police open investigation paper
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened an investigation paper over Muhammed Yussof Rawther’s allegations that he was sexually assaulted by PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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Police pledge detailed probe into burglary at Paul Yong’s house
IPOH: Police are conducting a detailed investigation into the recent burglary at the home of Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong Choo Kiong.
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Four restoration projects in Penang Hill completed: Chow
GEORGE TOWN: Four repair and stabilisation projects undertaken in Penang Hill following a landslide on Nov 4, 2017 have been completed, according to Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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Govt to set up SPV to monitor Kampong Baru redevelopment
KUALA LUMPUR: A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company will be set up to carry out the Kampong Baru redevelopment project, the Dewan Negara was told today.
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‘Ministry committed to delivering sustainable, reliable energy to Sarawak’
Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi KUCHING: The Ministry of Utilities is focused on ensuring the provision of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for Sarawak, says its minister Dato Sri Dr Ste...
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Issuance of sugar APs to end national monopoly of two refineries — Chong
KUCHING: The federal government is liberalising the supply of sugar in Sarawak to end the monopoly held by two sugar refiners, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen said...
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Saref a chance to share experience in renewable hydropower devt — Sharbini
Datu Sharbini Suhaili KUCHING: The Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (Saref) 2019 presents an opportunity for Sarawak Energy to share its unique experience in renewable hydropower development...
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Good turn for MISC’s new contract in international, Brazilian waters
With three vessels costing approximately RM875.4 million, it is estimated that MISC’s net gearing of 0.19 times as of September 30, 2019 will only increase to 0.21 times.
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CM: Saref a platform to discuss renewable, sustainable energy devt
Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg KUCHING: Sarawak Energy’s inaugural Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (Saref) is an important initiative to bring together key players and stakeholders...
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497 food packs sent to flood victims in Beluru district
Agencies distribute food packs to the flood victims in one of the longhouses in Beluru.
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GM: Masterplan study proposals to be presented to BDA management board
Rodziah shows the final report of the masterplan study.
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Another elephant found dead in Sabah, says Wildlife Dept
LAHAD DATU, Dec 9 — Another elephant was found dead in Sabah today.
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MACC needs to explain officer’s placement: Perlis MB
KANGAR: The Perlis government has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to come up with a detailed explanation if it wants to place a senior MACC officer in the state, according to Men...
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MACC urged to investigate Sarawak musical fountain project
KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has been urged to investigate the state government’s RM31 million Darul Hana musical fountain project, which came in for criticism in the recent Aud...
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After standoff, Segambut Permai residents to get alternative housing
PETALING JAYA: Residents of Kampung Segambut Permai will be provided alternative housing after they secured a two-week reprieve from the developer who claimed the rights to the land.
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Finas chief Ahmad Idham to leave in March, a year early
KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri, chief executive of Finas, the national film corporation, is to leave in March, a year short of his full contract period.
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Floods worsen in Johor while Kelantan fully recovers
JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims currently housed at the temporary relief centres (PPS) in Kota Tinggi has increased to 39, as of 5pm, compared to 19 victims recorded at noon today.
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Mahfuz: 59,689 cabbies, e-hailing drivers have signed up with Socso since October
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — About 59,689 taxi and e-hailing drivers have registered under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) since October this year, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfu...
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Elaine Daly 'extremely disappointed' over Best National Costume fiasco
PETALING JAYA: Actress Elaine Daly took to social media to express her "extreme disappointment'' over the Best National Costume announcement at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
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Lee, Kisona end M'sia's 46-year wait for badminton singles sweep
For the first time in 46 years, Malaysia captured both the men’s and women’s SEA Games badminton singles titles through Lee Zii Jia and Kisona Selvaduray in Manila today.
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RM164m monsoon aid allocation to be distributed to rubber smallholders, tappers
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — An allocation of RM164 million will be distributed to 274,639 rubber smallholders comprising 255,997 business owners and 18,642 rubber tappers through the 2019 Monsoon Season A...
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Customs busts drug trafficking syndicate, seizes RM5m worth of ketamine
NILAI: The Customs Department believes that an international drug trafficking syndicate has been crippled with the arrest of four men, including a local resident, in two separate raids in Selangor, ea...
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LTTE-linked terrorism support charges vague, say detained DAP reps
DAP’s elected representatives G Saminathan (above, left) and P Gunasekaran (above, right) contended that the terrorism charges against them for alleged support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eela...
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FGV Holdings ‘unaware’ of any talks involving Syed Mokhtar
PETALING JAYA: Plantation and agribusiness giant FGV Holdings Bhd told the stock exchange today that it is unaware of any proposals and discussions about tycoon Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary buying a stake ...
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Fake RM122k nasi kandar ‘robbery’ causes massive jams
GEORGE TOWN: Police said today that two workers at a popular nasi kandar restaurant had made up a story about a RM122,000 robbery which led to massive traffic disruption on the island because of polic...
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Communism claims a ploy to tarnish democratic process: Waytha
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy (pix) has expressed disappointment over allegations made by a Terengganu Umno member that communist elements have ...
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Brace for second wave of floods, evacuate when ordered: Kelantan police
KOTA BARU: Residents in low lying and flood prone-areas in Kelantan have been advised to prepare for a second wave of floods that is expected to hit on Dec 25 and 26.
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Call for import duty of fishing equipment to be abolished
KUALA LUMPUR: A Dewan Negara member today proposed the that the import duty on fishing equipment, such as net, fishing line and engines, to be abolished to help ease the burden of traditional fisherme...
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Amendments to Sosma to be tabled next Parliament session
KUALA LUMPUR: Amendments to the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) are expected to be tabled in the next Dewan Rakyat session, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said today...
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Farhash slams Azmin, allies for walking out on PKR congress
IPOH: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has chided party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and his allies for walking out midway at the party congress in Melaka.
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Take PPBM leaders into state cabinet, party man urges Shafie
PENAMPANG: A Sabah PPBM divisional leader has called for a reshuffle of the Warisan-led state Cabinet to include the party’s representatives.
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TAR College grant a legal obligation on federal govt, says think-tank
PETALING JAYA: An MCA-linked think-tank has accused finance minister Lim Guan Eng of turning TAR university college into a political pawn in a personal quest to get at the MCA.
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Mat Sabu: Defence White Paper to serve as roadmap for Malaysia’s defence industry for the next 10 years
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — The Defence White Paper (DWP) is the roadmap and strategic action plan for Malaysia’s defence and security industry in addressing the increasingly challenging and sophisticat...
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Dewan Negara members briefed on Defence White Paper
KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Negara members were today given a briefing on the Defence White Paper (DWP). The briefing by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu was held after the Oral Question-and-Answer session.
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Sugar supply liberalisation will benefit consumers in the long run: KPDNHEP
KUCHING: The liberalisation policy on sugar supply in Sarawak will not result in an immediate effect to the price of the commodity but will definitely benefit consumers in the long term, Domestic Trad...
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Police nab five, including married couple, seize drugs worth RM355,710
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police successfully dismantled a drug processing laboratory, with the arrest of five people, including a married couple and seized drugs worth RM355,710, in a raid on a house in Ke...
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TAR UC facing political castration by MOF
COMMENT | The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) issue has now become the interest of national debate with many versions and much spin surrounding the funding - or rather the renouncement ...
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Doctor escapes unhurt as car plunges into river near Segamat
JOHOR BARU: A doctor escaped unhurt when the Perodua Myvi car she was driving skidded and plunged into Sungai Redong at the Felda Redong bridge, near Segamat, today.
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Malaysians spend 70% of monthly income on goods, housing and transport: Report
KUALA LUMPUR: Almost 70% of Malaysians’ monthly income are spent on goods, housing and transport, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said.
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Dewan Negara observes moment’s silence for late senators
KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Negara today observed a minute of silence and extended its condolences to family members of senator Datuk M. Sambanthan and senator Datuk Ong Chong Swen, who died recently.
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Najib’s lawyers want Aussie expert to verify signatures, handwriting
KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s defence team in his SRC International trial wants to bring in a foreign expert to determine the authenticity of signatures and handwriting on certain court exhibits.
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80 families in Nibong Tebal estate to get free homes
GEORGE TOWN: The families of workers living as squatters in an estate in Nibong Tebal for nearly 60 years today heaved a sigh of relief after the Penang government clinched a deal with a developer to ...
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Doctor survives after car plunges into river due to flash flooding in Labis
JOHOR BARU, Dec 9 — A 25-year-old female doctor escaped with minor injuries after her car plunged into a metre-deep river along Jalan Felda Redong near Labis due to flash flooding in the area today.
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Waytha Moorthy’s suit against JMM president settled, Azwanddin to apologise
KUALA LUMPUR: The defamation suit filed by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Waytha Moorthy (pix) against Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Azwanddin Hamzah is settled after the lat...
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Insurance, road tax for Zahid's 20 vehicles paid by Yayasan Akalbudi, court told
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — The High Court today was told that the road tax and insurance for 20 vehicles belonging to former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi amounting RM107,509.55 was paid us...
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Ranau landslip due to land clearing and building of houses, says state minister
KOTA KINABALU: The state government has ordered a halt on all land clearing and housing development by villagers around the site of a massive Ranau landslide along the main road link between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.
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Judge's wife, five-year-old daughter killed in six-vehicle pile-up on NSE
KAMPAR: A mother and her five-year-old daughter were killed in a six-vehicle pile-up at km294, on the northbound lane of the North-South Expressway, near here.
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Finas confirms departure of CEO embroiled in Netflix censorship controversy
The National Film Development Corporation (Finas) today confirmed that its chief executive officer Ahmad Idham will be leaving the agency.
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NFCP project gets solid cooperation from state governments, says Gobind
CYBERJAYA, Dec 9 — The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) has received positive and solid cooperation from the state governments to help in achieving the targets of the project, said...
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Perak Amanah supports any decision made on land ownership
IPOH: Any decision to be made by the Perak state government in granting 999-year ownership or permanent titles to new villages, will have to be in line with Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) stance, according ...
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Govt to engage with stakeholders on new medical consultation fee
PUTRAJAYA: The government will hold engagement sessions with consumer associations and health practitioners to allay the fears and confusion pertaining to new consultation fees for private general med...
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State govt to check if waste dumped into drain at Taman Desa Rasah is toxic
SEREMBAN: The authorities are investigating if waste dumped into a monsoon drain in Taman Desa Rasah here, which eventually flowed into Sungai Anak Air Garam, is toxic.
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SRC trial: Najib's 'don't know' counter stands at 46 times
Najib Abdul Razak, the first former prime minister to be in the dock as an accused, concluded his witness statement to the Kuala Lumpur High Court in his SRC International graft trial today.
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Miss Philippines, not Miss Malaysia, is Miss Universe national costume winner: Organisers
Host Steve Harvey has stumbled again at the Miss Universe pageant - or so people thought at first.
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SRC Trial: Former AG Apandi to be called in as defence witness to verify 2016 statement vindicating Najib
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali will be called as a defence witness for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd corruption trial, t...
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National flag is not just a piece of cloth
KUALA LUMPUR: A flag is not just a piece of cloth which is hung or hoisted as decoration.
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Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus
LONDON (Reuters): A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South-East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential", global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday (Dec 9).
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Serian cops arrest foreign national over countryman’s murder
The suspect was arrested by police personnel at Balai Ringit market this morning.
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Police record Ronnie Liu’s statement over gathering with alleged communists
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — The police have summoned Sungai Pelek state assemblyman Ronnie Liu for questioning over a recent gathering purportedly held with former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) members.
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Lynas says investing in new plant to extract low-level radiation before shipping ore here
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Lynas Corporation Ltd said today it will open a new cracking and leaching plant in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia to extract low-level radioactivity from materials to be shipped...
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Malaysia and Indonesia willing to create joint fishery development area
JAKARTA: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed in principle to create a joint development area for the fishery industry in over-lapping maritime areas.
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CBP disbursing RM160,000 zakat to students from B40 families
KUALA LUMPUR: Co-opbank Pertama Persatuan Malaysia Bhd (CBP) has disbursed part of the RM160,000 in zakat (tithes) to help children from families in the bottom 40% of the household income group (B40) ...
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Feb 3 for management of Obyu Holdings forfeiture case: 1MDB
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Feb 3 next year for case management of a government’s application to forfeit assets worth RM680 million allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (...
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Lorry driver, pregnant wife charged after video of altercation with cop goes viral
IPOH: A 33-year-old lorry driver and his eight months pregnant wife were charged separately at a Magistrate’s Court here with obstructing a policeman from discharging his duties, and insulting him.
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Factory owner, manager nabbed after New Delhi's deadliest fire in 20 years
Police in New Delhi have arrested the owner and manager at a factory where 43 people perished in the Indian capital’s deadliest fire in 20 years, a spokesperson said today.
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80 get free houses in Taman Ladang Kalidonia
Eighty residents of the estate in Taman Ladang Kalidonia, South Seberang Perai, will receive free housing after a settlement was reached during negotiations initiated by the Penang government which be...
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Suaram: Police initiative needed for lasting solution to deaths in their custody
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — The police’s change in attitude to take charge is required if Malaysia is to have lasting changes to the problem of detainees dying in police custody, human rights watchdog S...
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Low lying areas in Limbang, Lawas flooded following heavy rain
The water level at SK RC Kubong was 0.4 metres as of 8am today.
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Police record Ronnie Liu's statement on peace accord memorial
Sungai Pelek assemblyperson Ronnie Liu (above) spent an hour at police headquarters at Bukit Aman to facilitate investigations into a gathering linked to former communist members which he attended ear...
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Young Malaysians experiencing slower income growth, says World Bank
KUALA LUMPUR: Younger workers in Malaysia experience slower income growth than their older counterparts, and the gap has widened in recent times, the 2019 World Bank report said.
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We agreed to let Warisan run in Kimanis, Sabah PH chief tells state PPBM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Christina Liew today questioned the move by the state’s PPBM chapter to lobby for its own candidate in the Kimanis by-election, saying the coalitio...
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Sabah opposition party blames ‘irresponsible’ clearing for Kundasang landslide
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah opposition leader has pinned the blame for a massive landslide which occurred last night on a nearby land clearing, urging the authorities to quickly locate those responsible.
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Heart patient needs RM15,000 for immediate surgery
BACHOK: A chronic heart disease patient who also suffers from leaking heart valve, Afrizam Drawi @ Md Arif, 40, needs about RM15,000 to cover the cost of treatment including immediate surgery which ha...
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More contributions from e-commerce sector this year: KKKM
KUALA LUMPUR: The eCommerce sector is expected to increase its contribution to the economy this year from the RM115.5 billion or eight per cent last year, given the strong momentum and greater partici...
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RM5mil of ketamine hidden in door frames of seized shipping containers
NILAI: Customs have seized 82kg of ketamine worth around RM5mil hidden in the door frames of six containers shipped in from Karachi, Pakistan.
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Five nabbed in Penang drug lab bust
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police busted a drug processing lab, arresting five people and seizing various drugs worth RM355,710 in a raid in a Kepala Batas house last Wednesday (Dec 4).
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Spending at luxury stores were for Rosmah and diplomacy, says Najib
Najib Abdul Razak was today asked to explain his spending at luxury stores in Hawaii and Sardinia, Italy, using funds which investigators claim originated from state-owned SRC International Bhd but wh...
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Suaram: Little change to human rights record under Harapan
Reforms introduced by the Pakatan Harapan government so far have done little to improve human rights as compared to during the time of Barisan Nasional (BN) rule, Suaram said today.
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Finas board approves CEO Ahmad Idham’s bid to shorten term to one year
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Actor Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri will continue as chief executive of the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) until March 10 next year, its board announced today.
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Celcom faces another network disruption, may last up to five days
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — If you’re using Celcom and Xpax, you may experience difficulty in making and receiving calls, as well as getting online.
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Agong on special visit to UK, to have lunch with Queen Elizabeth II
KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is making a special visit to the United Kingdom (UK) from today till Dec 16.
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Malay rights group leader says sorry for using P-word against Waytha
KUALA LUMPUR: Malay rights group leader Azwanddin Hamzah today apologised to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy for using a derogatory word against him in a gathering for f...
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World Bank revises Malaysia’s 2020 GDP growth forecast to 4.5%
KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank has revised Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020 to 4.5% from its earlier prediction of 4.6% due to weaker-than- anticipated investment and e...
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Pakistani journalist seeking refuge in Malaysia gets death threat
KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakistani journalist taking refuge in Malaysia under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is fearing for his life after receiving a death threat from Pakistani int...
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Cigarettes worth more than RM1.4m seized in Kuching
KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) seized contraband cigarettes of various brands, worth RM1,453,500, in an operation code-named “Ops Libas” at a godown in Batu Kitang, yesterday.
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Dr Wee questions Guan Eng's claims on fulfilling Pakatan’s manifesto promises
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned claims by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng that Pakatan Harapan has fulfilled 60% of the promises in its election manifesto.
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Tourists killed, injured, missing in New Zealand volcano eruption
At least one person was killed, several injured and others reported missing in New Zealand after a volcano erupted off the east coast of its North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of...
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Commit to probing deaths in custody, Suaram tells police force
Reforms to reduce deaths in police custody should begin with a willingness by the authority in charge to be held accountable, according to human rights group Suaram.
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Lokman Adam issued show cause letter
Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam was served a show-cause letter over his statements on social media that could purportedly disrupt ethnic peace and harmony in the country.
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12 workers hurt in Pasir Gudang chemical factory fire
JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 12 chemical factory workers in Jalan Nibong 1, Tanjung Langsat Industrial area near Pasir Gudang sustained burns on Sunday (Dec 8).
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World Bank: Malaysia’s consumer price inflation to rise to 1.5-2.0pc in 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Malaysia’s headline inflation is expected to increase modestly in 2020, with consumer price inflation to average higher in the range of 1.5-2.0 per cent next year as compared...
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Hearing of suit by Abdul Azeez against Guan Eng postponed to Feb 2
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here today postponed to Feb 21 next year to hear the defamation suit filed by Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim against former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng...
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China says many held in Xinjiang camps have 'graduated'
People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming ...
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PM transition – Aziz Bari claims Anwar leads Dr M in numbers game
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has an edge over Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad with regard to support from Pakatan Harapan lawmakers, according to Perak exco member Abdul Aziz Bari.
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Trump says Kim Jong Un risks losing 'everything' after N Korea claims major test
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearise after the North said it had carried ou...
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Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court
Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march over the weekend, ...
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‘Competition commission must ensure doctors do not agree to manipulate consultation fees’
PETALING JAYA: There are concerns that doctors could act as a cartel and fix a high consultation fee among themselves after the Cabinet decided not to control how much private medical practitioners ch...
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40% of millennials spend beyond means: World Bank
A World Bank report released today showed that 40 percent of millennials in Malaysia spend beyond their means due to impulsive buying behaviour, easy access to personal loans and credit card financing...
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Resolve water woes in one week, Malacca water authority ordered
The Malacca state government has given Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) one week to resolve water supply problems.
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Report shows low-income earners, millennials living beyond their means
KUALA LUMPUR: A new report by the World Bank says many low-income earners and millennials are living beyond their means, warning that this may lead to more bankruptcies due to personal financial loans...
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Only 1 ‘Datuk Seri’ among 19 recipients of Selangor ruler’s birthday awards
SHAH ALAM: There are only 19 recipients out of the 958 persons nominated for awards and titles in conjunction with the 74th birthday celebrations of Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah this Wed...
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Bestinet lauds HR minister for withdrawing claims about firm’s migrant worker system
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Bestinet Sdn Bhd expressed relief today over the human resources minister move to reverse his claims of wrongdoing about its foreign workers end-to-end platform.
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Hockey legend Liew Khiam Hon overcame epilepsy to become a star
PETALING JAYA: Being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age did not stop Liew Khiam Hon from realising his dream of representing the nation in hockey.
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Question remains on PKR: Analysts
AYER KEROH: The biggest question remains after the conclusion of PKR’s national congress – is everything fine in the party?
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Search and rescue on after two fishermen fail to return from sea
ALOR SETAR: Two fishermen are feared missing at sea after they failed to return from a fishing trip.
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Registration open for Kuching Run for Autism 2020
The KAA Training Centre currently has 121 students ages between three and 37 years old.
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Lau: Niosh to bring B40 Capacity Building Programme to Sabah, Sarawak next year
Lau speaking to reporters after the meet-and-greet session at Pullman Hotel today.
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Apec 2020 to focus on redefining trade and investment role
Apec 2020 Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) chair, Hairil Yahri Yaacob, said after 30 years of Bogor Goals’ direction for free and open trade and investment in the region, the region’s economy grew f...
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Jan 8 mention for stockbroker charged with murdering elderly couple in Nilai
SEREMBAN, Dec 9 — The Magistrate’s Court here fixed January 8 next year to mention a case involving a man charged with murdering an elderly married couple in July this year.
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Land at Sg Tabin Segama to be converted into wildlife corridor, conservation area
KOTA KINABALU: The Rhino and Forest Fund (RFF) has bought 31.87ha of oil palm land to be converted into a wildlife corridor and conservation area in an agreement signed Monday (Dec 9).
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Heavy rains cause flooding, evacuations in Johor
JOHOR BARU: People have been evacuated to temporary flood relief centres due to continuous heavy rainfall in some parts of the state, which has also resulted in some major roads in cities being flooded.
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What the National Worry Index is all about
COMMENT | When Emir Research unveiled its first-ever National Worry Index (NWI) last month, wherein Malaysia scored a co-efficient of 0.77 which denotes a marginally maximum-worried rakyat, reactions ...
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M'sia faces credibility, cronyism and climate crises
COMMENT | This is the first full year report card on the PH government’s human rights record.
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Zuraida feeling guilty, says Saifuddin as PKR bad blood continues
KUALA LUMPUR: The bad blood in PKR continued today after its divisive congress over the weekend, with secretary- general Saifuddin Nasution hitting out at vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin for saying ...
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Dangerous to use landline during storm: Met Dept
THE rainy season is upon us and with that comes thunderstorms and the risk posed by lightning strikes.
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‘Pak Li medicated plaster’ contains scheduled poison: Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry (KKM) has advised the public to avoid buying and using the traditional product ‘Pak Li Medicated Plaster’ after it was found to contain the scheduled poison diphe...
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Where is Santa?
Oh dear, Santa Claus has gone missing!
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Najib: Insane for me to willingly take SRC funds
SRC TRIAL | Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said he did not know funds originating from state-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd had entered his bank accounts and would be insane (tidak waras) to...
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Najib admits didn’t verify Saudi ‘donations’ with Wisma Putra
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Wisma Putra was not contacted in 2010 to check if the large sum from Saudi Arabia deposited into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s AmBank accounts were personally from the Middle East...
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Amanah National Convention shows its openness and maturity
SHAH ALAM: The Parti Amanah Negara’s (Amanah) National Convention 2019 which concluded yesterday had reflected the party’s maturity in the country’s political scene as well as gave a clear messa...
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Unprofitable Sushi King outlets in Malaysia to close
GEORGE TOWN - Texchem Resources Bhd will close down unprofitable Sushi King outlets in the country in 2020.
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'Ghost' ship seized at busy shipping lane in Johor waters
KOTA TINGGI, Malaysia - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Vietnamese-registered "ghost" ship, with only one crew member on board, for illegally anchoring at a busy shipp...
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Saudi suspect in Florida naval base rampage acted alone, say FBI
Investigators believe a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight at a US Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being fatally shot by a deputy sheriff, the...
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Kedah plans incentives for ketum growers to switch crop
ALOR STAR: The Kedah government is planning to give incentives to ketum growers in the state to switch to other crops.
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Couple hold wedding reception at Segamat food stall
They wanted a simple wedding to cut cost, so the newlyweds decided to have the reception at a food stall in Segamat, Johor.
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Fire breaks out at JB shopping mall
JOHOR BARU - A fire broke out at a popular shopping mall here causing damage to a clothing store.
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Finland's Social Democrats name Sanna Marin as youngest ever PM
Finland’s transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to become the country’s youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation of Antti...
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Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost
Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb co...
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Three things we learnt from: Parti Amanah Negara’s 4th National Convention
SHAH ALAM, Dec 9 — Parti Amanah Negara is no stranger to being overshadowed.
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Semporna gets 200 tourist boats boost for VM2020
Musa (centre) during the VM2020 flag handing out ceremony in Semporna yesterday.
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Cable car ride to Pulau Gaya
Shafie (front, second right) at the launching of the Regatta Lami Lami 2019.
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No comment, says Taib Mahmud's daughter to asset declaration poser
Mukah MP Hanifah Hajar Taib, the daughter of the Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, has declined to comment when asked whether she had declared her assets, as required by Parliament.
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