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Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 4:35 AM
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23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe’s biggest haul
Combo pix shows a detail of the 16 tonnes cocaine shipment they seized, the biggest-ever haul of the drug in Europe, in Hamburg, northern Germany.  – AFP photo BERLIN: Germany and Belgium have sei...
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Mid-term NACP report expected to be released in first term of 2021
PUTRAJAYA: The mid-term review report of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) is expected to be released in the first term of 2021, said the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corr...
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SDDMC proposes lockdown in Tiong Hua, Sentosa zones
Dr Annuar explaining the Covid-19 situation in Sibu Division.
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Tourism Malaysia prepares to woo back Indian tourists when borders reopen
NEW DELHI: Tourism Malaysia held discussions with tour operators and airlines for wooing back tourists from India when international travel restrictions are relaxed.
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Man fined RM500 for shouting at, provoking cops
SIBU: A man, 30, was fined RM500 by a magistrates’ court in Mukah yesterday after he pleaded guilty to acting indecently, to wit, shouting and provoking police personnel on duty.
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Rosey: Government supportive of tourism-agro concept venture
Rosey (seated centre) and others pose for a photo call after during a discussion at her service centre.
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Meradong folk told to stick to regimented living to fight Covid-19
DSP Sekam Anoi SARIKEI: Meradong folk have been advised to stick to regimented living as the district is a Covid-19 red zone for a second time.
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MCMC clarifies purpose of government special purpose vehicle in 5G deployment
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has further clarified and reiterated the information shared at the recent analyst briefing with regard to the purpose of the...
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MACC fails to stay decision on forfeiture of RM100,000 from former minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution, namely the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), today failed in its bid to stay the execution of the High Court decision in dismissing its application to forfeit...
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Exemption for 2020 strata management AGMs to be gazetted, says ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: The housing and local government ministry is in the process of gazetting an exemption for strata managements with regard to their 2020 annual general meetings (AGM) which could not be he...
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No need to fear Covid-19 vaccine, say early recipients
PUTRAJAYA: Frontliners who are the early recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine shots have urged the public not to be afraid as it was just like other regular vaccine shots to protect oneself from various...
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Decision to reconvene Parliament proves Agong upholds Constitution, says Umno information chief
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 —  The view of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah that Parliament can convene during the Emergency period proves that His Majesty pr...
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Sabah Umno joins chorus against PPBM Youth chief’s ‘time is over’ remark
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has waded into the controversy over the claim by PPBM Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal that Umno is no longer a major force in politics.
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Survey: Unlike others around the world, more Malaysians lost weight amid Covid-19 lockdown
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Malaysians surveyed had been practicing a relatively healthy lifestyle and lost weight during the lockdown caused by Covid-19, contrary to the worldwide trend of weight gain a...
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Appointing the public as protection officers among amendments to Atipsom, says Social Welfare Dept division director
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Appointing protection officers among members of the public is one of the amendments that will be made under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act ...
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Kelantan media practitioners recommended for vaccine in first phase, says deputy MB
KOTA BARU, Feb 24 — Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has proposed that media practitioners in the state be included in the first phase of the Covid-19 immunisation programme...
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DBKL receives 1,224 complaints via Potholes Complaint Whatsapp
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) calls on city dwellers to continue to be its ‘eyes and ears’ to disseminate information related to road damage in the capital through its WhatsApp appli...
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Malaysia Airlines to introduce Digital Travel Health Pass
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — National carrier Malaysia Airlines plans to introduce a Digital Travel Health Pass to enable safer air travel in a post-pandemic era.
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Granduncle gets 13 years, six lashes for raping teen in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 24 — A granduncle was jailed for a total of 13 years plus six strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here for committing sexual assault against a teenage girl and raping her.
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Kokila makes history as first woman Selangor Bar chairman
SHAH ALAM: Long-time committee member V Kokila Vaani was today elected as the first woman chairman of the Selangor Bar in its 56-year history.
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After a funeral, a Covid-19 cluster forms in Sabah’s far-flung Nabawan
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 24 — The remote district of Nabawan, located deep in the interior of Sabah, chalked up its first Covid-19 cluster today.
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181,000 food baskets distributed in Sabah
Shahelmey handing over the food basket to one of the recipients.
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15 gambling suspects detained, power supply cut
Haris overseeing the operation to cut off electricity supply to one of the illegal gambling premises.
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MySejahtera Covid-19 vaccine registration for dependents starts in March
PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 vaccine registration for dependents through the MySejahtera application will be introduced in mid-March, coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khai...
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Lorry driver to hang for trafficking RM22 million worth of drugs
KUALA TERENGGANU: The High Court here today sentenced a lorry driver to death by hanging after he was found guilty of distributing methamphetamine worth RM22 million four years ago.
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Love triangle leads to man being arrested after abusing, robbing lover in Melaka
MELAKA: A love triangle saga led to a 28-year-old man being arrested for physically abusing and robbing his lover, who is a legal firm clerk.
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Safe to send children back to school, says council
Tai KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu SJK(C) Headmasters Council chairman, Tai Nyit Wun reassured parents that it is safe to send their children back to school next month.
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Malaysia Airlines says fully prepared to transport Covid-19 vaccine
PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) said it is fully prepared and ready to handle the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines.
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MY E.G. Services did not abuse dominant position, appeals court heard
PUTRAJAYA: MY E.G. Services Berhad and MYEG Commerce Sdn Bhd did not abuse their dominant position pertaining to the sale of mandatory insurance policies for online renewal of temporary employment per...
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Educate employees on benefits of Covid-19 vaccination, MEF tells employers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged employers to educate and encourage their employees on the benefits of being inoculated against Covid-19. President Datuk Dr Syed Hussa...
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Covid-19: Sibu committee to propose EMCO for Zone 7 following surge in cases
SIBU: A densely populated Zone 7, comprising Jalan Tiong Hua and its surroundings, here and Zone 15 (Sentosa) may come under an enhanced movement control order, following a spike in cases on Wednesday (Feb 24).
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Hillside forest in Pulau Aman catches fire
NIBONG TEBAL: A hillside forest with an estimated area of 1.2ha in Pulau Aman has caught fire.
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Sabah parents double up as teachers to help with PdPR
Zennenia teaching her children at home.
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Malaysia under fire after controversial Myanmar deportation
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's government faced mounting criticism from opposition MPs and rights groups on Wednesday (Feb 24) over its decision to deport over 1,000 Myanmar nationals in defiance of ...
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Caring School 2.0 programme launched to accelerate Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025
PETALING JAYA: The Caring School programme, which was shelved in 2018, was officially relaunched on Feb 22 under the name Caring School 2.0 Programme.
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Ringgit marginally higher versus US Dollar on improved sentiment
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed marginally higher against the US dollar on Wednesday on improved sentiment for the local note as Malaysia started its nationwide exercise to provide Covid-19 immunisat...
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Sand miner found drowned after boat capsizes
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): An employee of a sand mining company was found drowned at about 11.35am Wednesday (Feb 24), after the boat he was riding in capsized in a 14m-deep sand mine in Kampung Labuan Dagang, Kuala Langat, near here.
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School uniforms not mandatory till March 26
MOE says pupils will be permitted to wear everyday clothes for school when it reopens for the 2021 school year If they have not got their uniforms yet.
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Businessman who sent obscene photos to woman fined RM8,000
BUTTERWORTH: A businessman was fined a total of RM8,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to five counts of sending obscene photos to a 46-year-old woman four years ago.
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Apostasy abroad not a crime here, says shariah chief judge
PETALING JAYA: A recent claim by a man that his foreign Muslim wife had embraced Hinduism, in a video that went viral, may be out of the jurisdiction of local Islamic authorities.
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10,000-year-old Perak Man has a face now
PETALING JAYA: The Perak Man, a 10,000-year-old remains found in 1990 in Lenggong Valley, finally has a face.
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Health Ministry: Malaysia registers jump in new Covid-19 cases to 3,545, alongside 12 deaths
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The number of new Covid-19 cases today spiked to 3,545, increasing by more than half of yesterday’s cases.
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Covid: Penang to adopt targeted measures against factories to ensure compliance
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government may have to explore targeted measures against factories to ensure that the standard operating procedures (SOP) are strictly in place to flatten the Covid-19 curve.
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Covid-19 pandemic shows domestic violence no longer just a 'women's issue', says Wanita MCA chief
PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 pandemic showed that domestic violence should no longer be seen solely as a "women's issue", says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie.
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Melaka cops: Voice-cloning technology possibly used to cheat 60-year-old
MELAKA: A 60-year-old retiree from Klebang here has been cheated by scammers, possibly using voice-cloning technology.
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Online gambling bust: 31 arrested, including four China nationals in Hulu Langat house
HULU LANGAT: Police have arrested 31 people, including four China nationals, after raiding an online gambling call centre at a house here.
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Let’s talk about the Bill to let 18-year-old Malaysians vote, young politicians across the divide tell Election Commission
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Young political leaders from both the ruling coalition and the Opposition today questioned the Election Commission (EC) on the status of the Undi18 Bill that would make Malays...
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In Sarawak, labourer to hang for nephew’s murder after losing appeal in Federal Court
KUCHING, Feb 24 —  A labourer who was convicted for the murder of his nephew on Gawai Dayak eve five years ago has failed in a bid to overturn the death penalty.
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Bursa ends lower as vaccination programme intensifies selling in glove counters
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia closed at its intraday low for the third consecutive day today, as selling in glove heavyweights intensified in conjunction with the implementation of the National Covid-1...
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Covid-19: 7 of 25 active clusters in Sarawak record new cases as state sees daily record broken
File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: Seven of the 25 active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak recorded new cases today with the Sungai Bakong Cluster in Meradong being the highest with 65 cases, ...
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ECK group announces that it would be building new Kulim airport
ALOR SETAR: A developer with links to the Penang undersea tunnel project announced today that it has entered into a joint-venture with the Kedah government to build a new international airport in Kuli...
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Hostel in Sitiawan, Perak, to go under EMCO
PETALING JAYA: The Centennial hostel in Sitiawan, Perak, will be under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from tomorrow until March 10.
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PTPTN targets RM1.8b in National Education Savings Scheme deposits this year, says chairman
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is targeting to receive RM1.8 billion deposits this year through its National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN). PTPTN cha...
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TNB advises public to avoid activities that disrupt electricity supply during Covid-19 immunisation exercise
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) advises the public, especially contractors, to be more careful when conducting excavation which could disrupt electricity supply during the implem...
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Johor govt urged to review maintenance contracts awarded to concessionaire
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor state government has been urged to review maintenance projects in several districts in the state purportedly awarded to a concessionaire.
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AGC objects to NGOs application to challenge govt’s decision on Myanmar refugees
KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) today raised an objection against the application for judicial review by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to challenge the Malaysian gove...
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Dental aligners as alternatives to traditional braces
PETALING JAYA: In an age where technology is constantly adapting to integrate naturally into people’s lives, clear dental aligners or invisible braces are becoming popular alternatives to traditiona...
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New palm oil cess damages economic recovery – Yong
Yong KOTA KINABALU: Hitting the palm oil industry with an additional cess of RM2 per ton of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil is damaging the economic recovery of the country, especially oil palm pr...
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Gas tanks without price tags: Four shop operators penalised
One the shops in Kudat where the operator was found to have failed to display price tags on the LPG tanks.
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SDMC approves RBA’s request to operate 2 chartered flights from Miri to Brunei – Lee
One of the two chartered flights belonging to RBA getting ready for take off from Miri Airport today.
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Do your research before making claims, Maszlee tells Asyraf
PETALING JAYA: Former education minister Maszlee Malik has slammed Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki over his claims that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration had a hand in changes to the conten...
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RM1.26bil disbursed under Penjana SME scheme, says finance minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved 6,731 applications involving an allocation of RM1.259 billion under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing ...
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Pakatan govt manipulated history textbooks? Curriculum revision started in 2014 when BN was in power, Maszlee tells Umno Youth chief
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Changes to the current Form Four History Textbook began back in 2014 when Barisan Nasional (BN) was government, former education minister Maszlee Malik said today.
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List of SPM History Paper 2 topics leaked
PETALING JAYA: A list of topics students were tested on in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) History Paper 2 was leaked on messaging platforms moments before the paper began at 10am Wednesday (Feb 24).
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Sabah’s UK students celebrate CNY virtually with families
Christine (right) held a video call with her younger siblings who live in Kepayan.
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Manager jailed and fined for failing to report bribery
KUALA LUMPUR: A former technical account manager at a telecommunications company was reduced to tears at the sessions court here today, after being sentenced to three days in jail and fined RM30,000 f...
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Umno Youth accuse Pakatan of revising history syllabus to implant ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ ideology promoting socialism, communism
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The current Form Four history syllabus has been revised to promote the idea that socialists and communists had contributed to Malaya’s independence struggle, Umno Youth alle...
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Ampang Jaya police station fully sanitised, open to public again
AMPANG: The Ampang Jaya police station is now open to the public after a thorough sanitisation process, says Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak.
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First batch of 23,400 doses of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Pahang
KUANTAN: The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Pahang.
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MDDMC releases infographics on Covid-19 vaccination registration, vaccine information in 7 languages
An infographic in Bahasa Malaysia on the five ways how to register for the Covid-19 vaccination issued by MDDMC today.
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KPDNHEP: Online fraud, identity theft cases on the rise
Alexander Nanta Linggi KUCHING (Feb 24): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs (KPDNHEP) said cases of identity theft, theft of credit card information and fraudulent offers and transa...
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Nanta’s ministry to launch five-year strategic plan to boost domestic trade, consumer rights
Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi KUCHING (Feb 24): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs (KPDNHEP) will launch its five-year strategic plan soon that will further strengthen the domesti...
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Sungai Serai estate in Niah Sawai Land District under lockdown after 8 Covid-19 positive cases detected
Lee together with the head of departments under MDDMC in a meeting via Zoom with the State Disaster Management Committee this morning.
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Malaysia on track for economic recovery with rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programme, says finance minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Malaysia’s economic recovery plan is on the right track with the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme that begins today, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul A...
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Fishermen’s appeal against environmental impact assessment will not affect Penang reclamation work, says deputy CM
GEORGE TOWN, Feb 24 — The appeal process by a group of fishermen against the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will not affect work to be implemente...
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Sarawak to hold talks with Petronas over discovery of gas fields
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (standing, second right) shares a light moment with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the signing of the commercial settlement agreement l...
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Court allows MACC to forfeit RM1.5mil from MonSpace director
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit RM1.5 million from MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd director Jessy Lai Chai Suang, believed to be proceeds ...
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Woman’s body removed from car that plunged into Sungai Sarawak
KUCHING, Feb 24 — The body of an unidentified woman who was in a car that plunged into Sungai Sarawak near the Satok Suspension Bridge here was removed from the vehicle at noon today.
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Sarawak Fire Dept: 17-month-old child rescued after being locked inside house
KUCHING, Feb 24 — A 17-month-old child who was locked inside his own house, was rescued by the personnel from Fire and Rescue Department last night.
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Penang Island City Council staff jailed a day, fined RM20,000 for graft
SEBERANG PERAI, Feb 24 — The Butterworth Sessions Court jailed a Penang Island City Council (MBPP) worker for a day and fined her RM20,000 after she admitted to five charges of graft involving RM16,...
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Five arrested for stealing oil palm bunches at Machap Baru estate
ALOR GAJAH: Five people have been detained for allegedly stealing oil palm fresh fruit bunches from an estate at Machap Baru here.
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Youth suicide a public health crisis, say mental health advocates
PETALING JAYA: Mental health advocates have urged the government to tackle youth suicide more aggressively and urgently, calling it a “public health crisis”.
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Umno leaders tear into PPBM Youth chief over ‘time is over’ remarks
PETALING JAYA: Several Umno leaders have hit back at PPBM Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fahysal Wan Ahmad Kamal who had claimed that the 75-year-old party was no longer a major force in politics.
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Distressed Altantuya lodged report of Razak’s threat to her life, says cop
SHAH ALAM: Murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu lodged a police report hours before she went missing that her lover Abdul Razak Baginda was a threat to her life although she had come to Malaysia to...
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Sarawak to discuss gas field discovery with Petronas, says CM's Office
KUCHING, Feb 24 — The state government will hold a discussion with state-owned oil and gas giant Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) on the discovery of two gas fields off Sarawak shores, the Chief...
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Malaysia 'sugar daddy' website boss charged after outcry
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: The head of a controversial Malaysian "sugar daddy" dating website was charged on Wednesday (Feb 24) with causing public alarm after his claims that university students were usin...
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Penang city council officer fined a day and fined RM20,000 for taking bribes
BUTTERWORTH: An officer with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) was jailed for a day and fined RM20,000 by the sessions court today for accepting bribes amounting to RM16,800. She admitted acceptin...
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PM Muhyiddin receives first Covid-19 vaccine as Malaysia kicks off mass inoculation campaign
KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin became the first person in Malaysia to receive a Covid-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday (Feb 24), as the country rolled out its nationwide vaccination campa...
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Car driven by smuggler plunges into river in Pasir Mas
PASIR MAS, Feb 24: A smuggler escaped death after his car plunged into a river near Kampung Slow Machang here in his bid to evade arrest yesterday.
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Driver in Puchong accident released on bail
SERDANG:The driver who was involved in a viral accident in Puchong has been released on bail.
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Survey: E-payment preference rose during Covid-19 pandemic but cash still king
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Malaysians’ acceptance of electronic and contactless payments has increased since the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by Netizen eXperience (NX). “Post MCOs, e-wal...
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Cop charged with falsifying pay slips, misappropriating fund from pharma firm in Ipoh
IPOH, Feb 24 — A 31-year-old policeman claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to abetting in falsifying salary slips and misappropriating RM263,810.85 from a pharmaceutical company in Ipoh.
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Base road tax on vehicle weight
VEHICLES for use on public roads must have valid road tax, regardless of how often they are on the road.
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Ex-speaker now heads lawyers’ disciplinary body
PETALING JAYA: Former Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has been appointed chairman of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (ASDB), an independent body that arbitrates complaints ...
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IIUM president Daud Bakar appointed FT religious council head
KUALA LUMPUR: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president Mohd Daud Bakar has been appointed chairman of the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) effective Feb 10.
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Automate, woo young Malaysians, palm oil sector told
PETALING JAYA: The labour shortage in the palm oil sector is the biggest problem facing the industry at the moment, say researchers who believe greater efforts have to be taken to reduce the over-reli...
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Industries Unite: Police give green light for restaurants to serve alcohol with food
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The police have clarified that restaurants with alcohol licences may serve alcoholic drinks with food as long as applicable SOPs are observed, according to Industries Unite.
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Aviation safety intact despite pandemic
THE public should not assume that due to limited flying as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, flight safety is being eroded and consequently air travel might be unsafe now.
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NGO groups say deportation of 1,086 Myanmar nationals akin to contempt of court
PETALING JAYA: The deportation of 1,086 Myanmar nationals by the Immigration Department despite a court order to stay their repatriation until Wednesday (Feb 24) contravened international human rights and humanitarian laws, says civil society groups.
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Covid-19 billionaires’ fortunes are fading with vaccine rollout
KUALA LUMPUR: In the healthcare industry, the Covid-19 pandemic led to big fortunes, fast.
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Have clear road map for post-vaccine period, say Sarawak developers
KUCHING: A grouping of property developers has urged Putrajaya to come up with a “clear and transparent” Covid-19 exit plan as the country begins its immunisation programme.
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Opposition MPs urge Putrajaya to explain ‘contempt of court’ move by Immigration to deport Myanmar nationals
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — A decision by the government and Immigration Department to deport some 1,086 Myanmar nationals yesterday evening, despite a court order temporarily blocking it, could be deeme...
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theSun lauded for winning award
PETALING JAYA: Recognition in the Media Networks category of the prestigious Putra Brand Awards (PBA) 2020 is well-deserved for theSun, its readers said yesterday.
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Report: Suicide a prevalent trend among Malaysian youths
PETALING JAYA: A new study has found that suicide is a prevalent trend among teenagers – especially males – which has caused economic losses of RM346.2mil in 2019 alone.
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Human Rights Watch urges full investigation into deportation of Myanmar migrants in violation of court order
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Human Rights Watch has called on the Malaysian government to initiate an investigation into the deportation of the 1,086 Myanmar nationals by the Immigration Department in def...
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Statistics Dept sees positive economic outlook in coming months
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — A healthier economic outlook is anticipated in the coming months based on the latest Malaysia’s Leading Index (LI) performance and the implementation of the National Co...
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Former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Ariff appointed chairman of disciplinary board for lawyers
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Retired judge Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, who was also the former Dewan Rakyat Speaker, has been appointed as chairman of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (...
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Actress-cum-model wows customers with local dishes
SINGAPORE: Malaysian actress and model Nurlisasqia Ahmad Dahuri, popularly known as Sasqia Dahuri, is pulling in the crowds not with her acting or modelling, but culinary skills.
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COVID: Octogenarian shares experience after 24 days in ICU
MELAKA, Feb 24: Octogenarian K (not his real name) from Tanjung Kling here is one of many people of his age who recovered after being infected with the COVID-19 virus in December last year.
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Chinese court orders man to compensate ex-wife for housework
PETALING JAYA: In a first ruling of its kind in China, a divorce court has ordered a man to pay his former wife 50,000 yuan (RM31,200) for the housework she did during their five-year marriage.
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Orang Asli student secures engineering seat at renowned Japanese University
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23: An Orang Asli student, Jome Cheng, from the Jakun tribe of Kampung Orang Asli Sg Soi, Kuantan, Pahang has secured a place to study engineering at a renowned university in Japan.
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Polio survivor’s wish for a sewing machine fulfilled
PETALING JAYA: Polio survivor Yee Peng Yeng’s wish to buy a sewing machine so that she could start to earn a living as a seamstress has just come true.
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Fitch unit: Putrajaya SPV for spectrum sale could drive 5G costs up, deter adoption and development
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The government’s move to use a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to auction off the 5G spectrum will raise adoption costs for companies and slow down development of the technolo...
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Forged stronger by prison life
PETALING JAYA: Time spent in prison, no matter how short, is life-changing.
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Covid-19: Eight teaching hospitals to assist with vaccinations, says Higher Education Minister
PETALING JAYA: A total of eight teaching hospitals and their clinical staff are ready to assist with the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, says Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad.
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Duo nabbed for drug possession worth RM19,000 at fast food outlet
KULAI: The police have arrested two male suspects and seized RM19,000 worth of drugs at a fast food restaurant in Impian Senai here.
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Eyeing comeback
PETALING JAYA: A decade in the wilderness has done little to diminish Dr Mohd Khir Toyo’s passion for political office.
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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine vital for persons with disabilities -paediatrician
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23: A senior consultant paediatrician believed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would reduce the risk of persons with disabilities (PwD) getting infected with COVID-19. Head Clinica...
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Media, entertainment industry loses RM3 billion annually through piracy
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23: The local media and entertainment Industry has suffered about RM3 billion in losses annually due to digital piracy.
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Invest in long-term economic recovery, not short-term gains, Putrajaya told
PETALING JAYA: Two economists have urged the government to invest stimulus package money in long-term economic recovery efforts and to be cautious against tunnelling in on short-term economic effects.
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Introducing Air Selangor’s new water treatment plant: Rasau Water Supply Scheme
Air Selangor embarks on biggest off-river storage project in Malaysia
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Review foreign worker policies for brain gain, Putrajaya told
PETALING JAYA: Two economists are calling for a review of migrant worker policies that will result in a gain of top talents from other countries and a reduction in the import of unskilled labour.
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Body of man, believed to be murdered, discovered near school
ALOR SETAR, Feb 23: The body of an elderly man, believed to have been murdered, was found by members of the public near Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Suka Menanti, here today.
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Selayang council to help solve small-time florist’s woes
PETALING JAYA: The Selayang Municipal Council has promised to help a small-time florist who has been unable to do any business for several months because a lorry driver has been persistently parking i...
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Police nab couple for stealing from pharmacies, convenient stores, supermarkets
KLANG, Feb 23: Police have nabbed a married couple suspected of being involved in stealing expensive items at pharmacies, convenient outlets and supermarkets in North Klang district, on Friday.
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Mimi Vape gang behind Langkawi shop, house break-ins busted
LANGKAWI, Feb 23: Langkawi police have managed to take down a criminal group known as the Mimi Vape gang that was believed to be behind shop and house break-ins after arresting five members in two sep...
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1,161 employers in Melaka have not screened 14,016 foreign workers for COVID-19
MELAKA, Feb 23: A total of 1,161 employers in Melaka hiring foreign workers have not conducted COVID-19 screening on 14,016 of these workers within the period from Feb 1 until yesterday.
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NUTP: Schools ready for reopening
PETALING JAYA: Schools have been preparing for reopening since the start of this year and are ready to welcome pupils back for face-to-face learning, said National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan Huat Hock.Although schools are ready for the March 1 reopening, the union – which has 220,000 members – hopes the government will consider implementing a rotational system to ensure schools with a large student enrolment will be able to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure.
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Closing CNY with a bang
PETALING JAYA: Restaurants and eateries are now seizing the last golden opportunity in view of Chap Goh Meh this Friday to promote festive menus and dining packages to make up for loss of income over the past two weeks.
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Vehicles with insurance can be used without road tax
PETALING JAYA: Motorists may still operate their vehicles with a valid insurance certificate (e-cover note) although the renewal of road tax for private vehicles at post offices nationwide has been suspended until March 31.
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DHPP rep resigns from all party positions
PAS Supporters Assembly (DHPP) national secretary S.Barathidasan has resigned from all his positions in the party, citing difficulties in voicing out non-Muslim issues, Makkal Osai reported.
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Hans advisory donates RM100k to help needy kids
PETALING JAYA: Needy and ill children who require surgery can thank Labuan-based Hans Advisory & Trust Co Ltd for donating RM100,000 to the Star Foundation.
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Firework rocket misfire causes severe damage of assets
A misfirE of firework rocket caused several thousand ringgit worth of damage to vehicles and houses believed to be in Bukit Mertajam, reports Sin Chew Daily.
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‘Heat won’t kill virus’
GEORGE TOWN: The hot weather currently being experienced in the country, may reduce the survivability of the SARS-Cov-2 virus but will not kill it, says Universiti Sains Malaysia virologist Prof Dr Yahya Mat Arip.
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Female drug baron, five henchmen arrested
KUALA LUMPUR: A female drug baron along with five henchmen were arrested in a major swoop which also saw the seizure of heroin-based materials worth RM7.8mil.
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Putting on a great show
BEIJING: A “super junior” lion dance troupe took centre stage at the Chinese New Year reception hosted by the Malaysian Embassy here.
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‘Snap elections possible’
PETALING JAYA: With tension brewing between Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional, political analysts believe that a snap general election may be held as early as in the middle of this year once the Covid-19 pandemic shows signs of improvement.
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Contractor fined for falsifying documents
IPOH: A contractor was fined RM10,000 for falsifying documents over completion of jobs at a polytechnic in the state three years ago.
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