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Sarawak vs Petronas: Judicial Commissioner dismisses firm’s bid to recuse him
Christopher Chin KUCHING: Judicial Commissioner Christopher Chin has dismissed Petronas’ application to recuse him from hearing the Sarawak government’s civil suit against the oil corporation ove...
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Najib tells court all money from his account used for CSR programmes
KUALA LUMPUR - The High Court heard that Datuk Seri Najib Razak spent tens of millions of ringgit that were credited into his personal bank accounts between 2014 and 2015 for corporate social respons...
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Former MAS MD Tan Sri Abdul Aziz dies
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia Airlines Bhd (now known as Malaysia Airlines) managing director Tan Sri Dr Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman died shortly before midnight yesterday.
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Early CNY treat for elderly residents of two homes in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Elderly folks from two homes were given an early Chinese New Year treat during visits by Petronas staff and volunteers recently.
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2019 was a good year for law enforcement, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police has commended the men and women in blue for various accomplishments last year.
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Lee urges AirAsia to use aerobridges in all Sarawak airports
Lee (centre) and Buckland (second left) after a discussion with representatives from MAB and AirAsia. KUCHING: Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin has urged AirAsia Bhd’s management to us...
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Stringent screening of visitors to Johor
KULAI - China tourists and tour operators entering Johor are now required to follow stringent health regulations, due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
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Malindo flight suffered 'minor engine fire', passengers safe
Malindo Air has confirmed that one of the engines on Flight OD1231 suffered a minor fire event when the engine was starting up at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bharu about 8.10 last night.
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Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more sugar from India to help resolve palm oil spat - sources
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's top sugar refiner said it will increase purchases of the commodity from India, which according to two sources is part of efforts to placate New Delhi amid an ongoing spat over...
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50 flights delayed, 9 diverted due to evacuation at Changi control tower
SINGAPORE: Flight operations at Singapore’s Changi Airport were disrupted at 12.10am today due to evacuation at the Changi Control Tower.
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18 made homeless after fire destroys squatter house in Miri
The squatter house at Jalan Pujut 1 being consumed by the fire leaving 18 people homeless.
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Penang on high alert for possible spread of coronavirus
GEORGE TOWN - The state government has instructed the Penang Health Department to be on high alert for the possibility of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Use West-Coast Expressway when going home during CNY, Malaysian travellers told
PETALING JAYA - Travellers using the North-South Expressway (NSE) during Chinese New Year can opt to use alternative routes such as the West Coast Expressway (WCE). To date, the sections of WCE that...
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School association denies parents' claims of excessive religious rituals
The solat classes at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) are in line with the Rukun Negara which speaks of belief in God, said the Parents-Teachers Leadership Association (Muafakat) of MRSM.
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Bargain hunters eye Malaysian assets after a terrible 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Investors are going bargain hunting in Malaysia as they expect government policy changes to start bearing fruit.
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Sabah urged to use every doctor in the state in anti-polio effort
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association has called for the mobilisation of all doctors in Sabah to ensure the success of the state’s mass immunisation programme against polio.
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Education ministry terminates members of committee on UUCA abolition
PUTRAJAYA: The education ministry has terminated members of a working committee made up of student activists to study the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA), FMT has learned.
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Should Dr M be made a mentor minister?
PETALING JAYA: Two economists have suggested that Dr Mahathir Mohamad become a mentor minister once he leaves the prime minister’s post, saying an announcement of such a plan may allay the concerns ...
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Coronavirus outbreak: Wuhan under quarantine - Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: China has imposed a quarantine on Wuhan in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak there, the Health Ministry shared on its official Twitter site today.
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Man found dead in front of food stall
Police investigating at the scene of the crime at Kampung Inanam Laut.
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KTC takes over Gardenia
Dexter KOTA KINABALU: Consumer packaged goods distributor Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Berhad (KTC) has signed a licensing agreement with Tong Hing Holdings to manage the famous household bakery bran...
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Welfare Dept looking for Indonesian girl's next of kin
The Social Welfare Department (JKM) is looking for the next of kin of an eight-year-old Indonesian girl who has been abandoned by her mother in George Town.
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199 express bus drivers undergo urine test
MALACCA: A total of 199 drivers of express buses operating at the Central Malacca bus terminal underwent urine tests for drugs in an operation conducted beginning four days ago in conjunction with the...
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Beware of man impersonating TNB contractor: PDRM
KAJANG: Police have warned of a thief preying on homes and offices under the guise of being a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) contractor.
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11 Kelantan Exco, 3 ex-officio members get RM50k payout each
KOTA BARU: Eleven members of the Kelantan State Executive Council and its three ex-officio members have received a special payout of RM50,000 each.
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Measures taken to avoid CNY congestion in Johor checkpoints
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) has embarked on several measures to address traffic congestion at the two entry points into the country here following the long holiday in conjun...
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Hannah a bright spark in welding
WELDING is often a job associated with men but for Hannah Sarah Nordeen, it is a passion, Harian Metro reported.
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Washington Post, Amazon boss Bezos ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’
UN experts have demanded an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washingt...
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Ex-MD of Malaysia Airlines Abdul Aziz dies, aged 87
PETALING JAYA: Former Malaysia Airlines managing director Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, passed away in his sleep at the Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur hospital in Ampang last night.
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Analyst tells why Zuraida’s sacking could kill Anwar’s prime ministerial ambition
PETALING JAYA: Any decision to sack Zuraida Kamaruddin could backfire on PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, and ultimately affect his chances of taking over from Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said an analyst.
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Ops Selamat: Four days, 60 deaths
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 57 fatal accidents were recorded during the four days of Op Selamat 16/2020 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration from Saturday to yesterday, involving 60 death...
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Selangorians to continue getting free water
HULU LANGAT: The Selangor State Government does not intend to terminate the free water programme in the future despite the increasing cost every year.
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Soleimani assassination adds dangerous new dimension to Iraq unrest
Iranian-backed Shiite factions have exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a “million-strong” march on Friday aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the United States’ struggle with Iran plays...
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Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige would suff...
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Weinstein rape trial opens with clashing portrayals of ex-Hollywood producer
Prosecutors on Monday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defence argued that his acc...
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Muslim teachers group urges ministry to relook segregation at training institute
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — The Education Ministry should review the racial segregation of candidates applying to the Institute of Teacher Education (IPGM) to promote harmony, said the Malaysia Muslim Te...
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McDonald’s Malaysia spreads goodwill and good cheer for senior folks
IN celebrating the upcoming festivities of Chinese New Year, McDonald’s Malaysia continues its tradition of embracing the True Meaning of Prosperity for the fourth year, with restaurant crew members visiting more than 60 old folks’ homes across the nation ahead of Chinese New Year 2020.
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Muslim community help Hindu couple marry
IT was a heart-warming union of two lovebirds made possible by communities of different faiths.
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HK actress’ weight loss raises talk of depression
THERE has been no end to the scrutiny on actress Jacqueline Wong, who is now speculated to be suffering from depression.
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WHO says will decide on Thursday if China virus is a global health emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China.
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Abang Iskandar the next chief justice of Sabah and Sarawak?
PETALING JAYA: Federal Court Judge Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim is said to be the front runner to be appointed the 10th chief justice of Sabah and Sarawak (CJSS) next month, sources said.
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Man dies in accident on way home to Sibu
SIBU: Two teenagers walked 500m to the nearest longhouse to seek help after the motorcycle they were riding pillion was involved in an accident in Bintangor Wednesday (Jan 22) night which killed their father.
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Charges against ex-AIAC chief quashed
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court has quashed three criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving more than RM1mil against the former director of Asian Interna­tional Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Datuk Dr N. Sundra Rajoo.
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M’sia ‘14th most photogenic place’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia ranked among the top 20 global cities when it comes to shining on Instagram, declared a travel channel.
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Perak looking to boost people’s income to resolve housing issue
BATU GAJAH: The Perak government is trying to bring in more investments to boost the income of the people so that they can afford to buy homes, says Paul Yong.
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A splashing good time
Children having a whale of a time in a stream in the tropical forest in Ulu Bendul, Kuala Pilah about 25km from Seremban.
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Sahabat Alam Malaysia worried over impact of landfill fires in Kedah
SUNGAI PETANI: Environmental NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia has voiced its concern over the impact of the landfill fires in Kedah.
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Entrepreneur Development Ministry renamed
PETALING JAYA: The Entrep­reneur Development Ministry has been renamed as the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry as part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the cooperatives movement.
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Malaysian couple return home to find thieves' vehicle blocking their driveway
PETALING JAYA - A married couple were shocked to find an unknown vehicle parked in their driveway, and realised that thieves had entered their landed house in broad daylight.
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Perak Bersatu Youth chief hits out at DAP Youth leaders over statement on PM transition
IPOH: Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth chief Mohd Hafez Mubin Mohd Salleh slams eight DAP Youth leaders who criticised Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over the power transition issue between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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Man breaks into cop’s home, caught red-handed
KLANG: A robber got more than he bargained for when the house he broke into turned out to be occupied by a policeman.
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Drug ring using WeChat to sell Ecstasy busted
KUALA LUMPUR: A drug syndicate had been offering the sale and delivery of Ecstasy-laced soft drinks, Ecstasy powder and pills via the WeChat mobile phone app.
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‘Drop action against Zuraida’
PETALING JAYA: PKR’s number two Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is leading the charge of a group of party leaders in demanding the party to immediately drop all actions against PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamarudin.
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Perak to build jetty complex in Pangkor
IPOH: Perak plans to build a jetty complex at Pangkor to resolve the congestion issue at the current main jetty.
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Puspakom: Vehicles need periodical checks
PETALING JAYA: Vehicles need to undergo periodical checks even though there seem to be no inherent problems with them, said Puspakom, a computerised vehicle inspection company owned by DRB-HICOM Bhd.
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Yoursay: Alas, it’s much easier to be in the opposition than to govern
YOURSAY | ‘Many do not come with a ready mindset and capabilities.’ Ambiga: I don't recognise some in gov't who were so fearless before Mazilamani: Former Bersih coordinator Ambiga Sreenevasan, ev...
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Yoursay: Kudos to the judge for upholding Najib’s entitlement
YOURSAY | ‘In allowing the application, Nazlan has protected the integrity of the trial.’ Judge allows Najib to call expert witness to examine signatures Muhibah 76: With the presence of the defen...
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‘No meat products from Wuhan sold here’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has never imported any live animals or associated products from Wuhan, China, which is now seeing the emergence of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus strain, said the Veterinary Services Department (VSD).
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More terminations surface
SIBU: Less than a week after the case of four medical officers (MOs) who had their contracts terminated, another six voiced out their frustration of having to suffer the same fate when their respective hospitals abruptly ended their contracts.
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Safety must come first, urges Miros
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) has urged the public to be mindful on roads, saying that defensive practices while driving plays a big role in curbing accidents.
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Be patient while on the road, motorists urged
PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has reminded motorists to be patient and abide by traffic rules while making their way back to their hometown for the Chinese New Year holidays.
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Age not a factor as 99-year-old gears up for CNY
KUALA TERENGGANU: Despite her advanced age, Lim Sheng not only looks after herself but also takes care of her appearance besides going about her usual chores of sewing and cooking.
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Retiree unleashes his creative side
GEORGE TOWN: Retiree Lim Guan Sooi can fold and craft just about anything out of ang pow packets.
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Diplomatic relations
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are pictured here with foreign ambassadors and high commissioners to Malaysia after attending a royal luncheon at Istana Negara.
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Melaka JCI aims to boost state’s growth
MELAKA: Melaka’s chapter of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) 2020 is hoping to work with young entrepreneurs from various races to revive the state’s history as a successful entreport, says its president Vincent Leng.
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Car insurance claims up during festive seasons
PETALING JAYA: The balik kampung rush in conjunction with festive seasons is a busy time for motor vehicle insurance claims because of road accidents.
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More portable toilets on standby this CNY
PETALING JAYA: With the anticipated balik kampung rush happening on major highways this Chinese New Year, highway companies have prepared initiatives to manage the big volume of vehicles on the road.
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OTR joy for drivers eyeing new car
PETALING JAYA: The government’s decision to retain on-the-road (OTR) prices of vehicles for a year has brought joy for those looking to buy new cars.
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Anwar tells Harapan to stop fighting over PM transition and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Grab, Razer among firms eyeing digital bank licence in Malaysia
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR • Ride-hailing group Grab, gaming firm Razer, AirAsia, telecoms firm Axiata and lender CIMB are among companies looking to apply for digital banking licences in Malaysia, sour...
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Malaysia unexpectedly cuts benchmark rate in 'pre-emptive measure'
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate in a surprise move yesterday, the first in South-east Asia to do so this year as it seeks to support its economy amid lingering...
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Singapore, KL to begin talks on borders around Pedra Branca
Singapore and Malaysia will begin negotiations on delimiting the maritime boundaries around Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
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Last bumiputera-only digital mall struggles to stay afloat
Malaysia's bumiputera-only digital malls have struggled to stay open, just four years after they were set up to help the majority community enter and compete in a local technology market dominated by ...
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Analysts agree gig industry brings opportunities, but only few will reap rewards
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — Whether or not the promises of the gig industry holds true depends on where gig workers stand in the employment hierarchy.
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Call to consider suspending all Wuhan direct flights affects tourism — Satta
Datuk Seri Winston Liaw KOTA KINABALU: Kiulu assemblyman cum Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) information chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai’s call to the State Government to consider suspending all daily dire...
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Pos Malaysia’s new stamp collection to usher in Year of the Rat
KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) yesterday unveiled its first festive stamp collection for 2020, in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat.
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Primary source verification for international medical graduates from June 1 — MMC
KUALA LUMPUR: International medical graduates  who wish to register with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), have to go through the Primary Source Verification process effective June 1 to verify the...
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Fighter jets in training exercise cause of explosions, Gua Musang residents told
GUA MUSANG: Police here have asked residents not to panic when they hear loud explosion-like noises as it is part of a series of fighter jet training exercises in the area.
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Govt revises criteria for first phase of i-Suri 2020 eligibility
PUTRAJAY: The government has revised the criteria for the eligibility of the first phase of this year’s Suri Incentive Scheme (i-Suri), said Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
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Young motorcyclist dies in collision with SUV, driver unhurt
The sports utility vehicle that was involved in the accident.
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Preserve open house concept — Ting
Ting (right) performs the eye dotting on one of the school’s ‘lions’ while others look on.
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Perodua suppliers, dealers laud carmaker’s 2019 performance
Musa Zahidin Ahmad Zaidee KUALA LUMPUR: The Perodua Suppliers Association (P2SA) and the Perodua Dealers Association (PDA) have congratulated Perodua on its 2019 record and reaffirmed their commitmen...
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All public bus terminals to go cashless
KUALA LUMPUR: All public bus terminals in the country will implement a cashless ticket purchase system by using e-wallets, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said.
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Hamas leader calls on Dr M in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call from Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his delegation at his office in Perdana Putra here today.
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Expect defeat again if constitution amendment wording not changed, GPS warns
KUCHING: A Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leader has warned the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to expect defeat again in Parliament if the wording of the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Consti...
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46 PKR leaders demand disciplinary action be dropped against Zuraida
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — A group of 46 PKR leaders today have come out in defence of PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin and demanded that the party drop all disciplinary proceedings against her.
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Pay heed to electrical safety before leaving home: TNB
KUALA LUMPUR: With only two more days to Chinese New Year celebration, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has come up with electrical safety guidelines for the public to observe before leaving home for the ...
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Nine vehicles destroyed in fire in Johor Baru
JOHOR BARU: Nine vehicles were destroyed in a fire at a garage in Jalan Cantik 7, Taman Pelangi, here today.
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Ex-journalist Tajuddin Saman dies
PUTRAJAYA: The winner of the 1990 Kajai Award, former Berita Harian journalist, Tajuddin Saman, passed away at his house in Precinct 9, here today.
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Man arrested for stealing money from mosque
IPOH: Being banished from the state before and having 13 previous criminal records did not change a man who was arrested for allegedly stealing money from the donation box at Shukuriah Mosque in Telok...
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Police arrest m-cylist for hitting man with helmet
GOMBAK: Police arrested a motorcyclist who allegedly assaulted another man with his motorcycle helmet.
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Vehicle sales to rise by small margin this year
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has forecast a 0.45% rise in total industry sales volume (TIV) from 604,287 vehicles last year to 607,000 this year.
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Socso urges the self-employed to open accounts
KLANG: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) wants more people who are self-employed to open accounts with the organisation.
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Selangor targets RM12b investments this year
Selangor targets to achieve investments worth RM12 billion in 2020 compared with RM10 billion last year, says state investment, industry and commerce, and small and medium enterprises committee chairp...
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Toll reduction: Pakatan has made good where BN failed, says Tony Pua
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The restructuring of PLUS Malaysia Bhd's (PLUS) highway toll rates starting Feb 1 will be the first time in the history of the highway concessionaire in which toll rates have been reduced without the government having to make compensation, in the process saving RM26bil for the benefit of the people and for economic development, says Tony Pua.
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46 PKR leaders: Stop targeting Zuraida, provocation persists despite olive branch
Forty-six PKR leaders today issued a joint statement criticising what they claimed was a persistent effort to undermine unity in the party despite attempts at reconciliation.
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10% toll discount on second Penang bridge for CNY
BATU KAWAN: Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB), the concessionaire for the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge (JSAHMS), is offering a 10% discount on toll for motorists using the bridge on Chinese New...
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No time to waste 'fighting yesterday's battles', says Vivian Balakrishnan on ties with neighbours
SINGAPORE: Rather than "fighting yesterday's battles", Singapore needs to look to the future to see how it can cooperate with immediate neighbours, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishn...
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Veterinary Dept will ban six antibiotics on livestock on Aug 31
PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Veterinary Services has banned six antibiotics from being used on livestock from Aug 31.
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Malaysia makes democratic progress: Report
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian democracy has improved on the international scale, jumping nine spots up from 52nd to 43rd as reported in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) democracy index.
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Man gets five years jail, whipping for robbing convenience stores
KUALA LUMPUR: A 21-year-old man, currently serving time at a correctional centre for theft, was today sentenced to five years jail and two strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here for robbery.
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Pua: Lest you forget Najib, you raised toll prices in 2015
The federal government led by Najib Abdul Razak had failed to fulfil its promise of reducing toll rates and instead raised toll charges in the Klang Valley in 2015, said Damansara MP Tony Pua.
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Student finds RM1.6k banked into account by mistake, returns money
Some may consider RM1,600 mysteriously appearing in their bank account as a "windfall" or "donation" but not for student Wendy Lim who decided to return the money.
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Mercedes-Benz most popular luxury car brand in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Mercedes-Benz has retained its position as the most popular premium luxury car brand in the nation for 2019, with a total of 10,020 cars being sold the past year.
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Federal Court dismisses Kelana Megah's appeal for additional compensation
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has dismissed MPHB Capital Bhd wholly-owned subsidiary Kelana Megah Development Sdn Bhd's appeal pertaining to its claim for additional compensation over the acquisition o...
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Country Garden: We either reassigned or compensated workers
Country Garden Real Estate Sdn Bhd has clarified that some of its staff were either reassigned or given compensation packages as part of an integration process.
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Kluang MP urges authorities to investigate tapir's death
KLUANG, Jan 22 — A Johor-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Pertubuhan Sahabat Alam Sekitar Kluang has lodged a report requesting the relevant authorities to look into the death of a female t...
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Police to revoke licences for owning rifles: IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: All firearm licences granted for the ownership of rifles will be revoked in stages, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pix).
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Trailer catches fire near Menora Tunnel on PLUS Highway, causes massive traffic jam
IPOH (Bernama): A trailer transporting recycled goods caught fire on the north-bound stretch of the North-South Expressway just after the Menora Tunnel, causing massive traffic congestion for up to six kilometres.
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Report: Malaysia Airlines needs RM21b to continue operations
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — National carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is expected to run at a loss and will need up to RM21 billion of taxpayers’ money for it to stay afloat until 2025 unless it ...
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Ambiga slams Ramkarpal for comments on Mahathir after Kimanis
PETALING JAYA: Lawyer and activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has slammed DAP lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh for chiding Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over Pakatan Harapan's defeat in five by-elections.
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'Baby boy' - Ramasamy courts friendly fire over 'cybertrooper-like' remark
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy's has courted flak for ridiculing Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
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Moody’s A3 credit rating shows economy is sound, says Guan Eng
PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has welcomed credit rating agency Moody’s reaffirmation of the country’s A3 credit rating, saying it proves the economy has “solid fundamentals”.
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Over 8,000 firefighters to be on duty during CNY
IPOH: More than 8,000 personnel and officers of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) will be on duty during the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration this year.
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Dr Yii: MoE must take bullying cases seriously, investigate further
Dr Kelvin Yii KUCHING: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has been urged to further investigate a bullying case involving three students at a boarding school here.
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Soon Koh still in mourning, will not be celebrating Chinese New Year
Wong (seated centre) during a group photo with members of the media at Saradise, Kuching today.
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Gadek assemblyman claims trial to charge of supporting LTTE
KUALA LUMPUR: Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today to a charge of giving support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group via his Faceb...
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MMA: Screen all travellers from China
KUALA LUMPUR: Travellers from areas in China where new coronavirus infections have been reported should undergo health screening upon arrival in Malaysia, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said ...
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Wee unfazed by unrequited love for Guan Eng
PETALING JAYA: In a case of unrequited love, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says he will love everyone the same regardless of their political beliefs, even DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
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Malaysia ranks 14th most Instagrammable place in the world
PETALING JAYA: Travel channel "Big Seven Travel" has placed Malaysia in its Top 20 list of most Instagrammable places in the world.
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Malay lion dance troupe will be busy as a bee during CNY
MARANG: With their lively execution of technical movements, great drum beats and almost perfect acrobatic feats, spectators should be forgiven for thinking that the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Jerong lion...
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Glovemaker WRP to hold rock concert for staff
Amid a corporate restructuring exercise, glove maker WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd will hold a free rock concert for all employees tonight.
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Hamas chief Ismail Haniya to meet Mahathir over Palestinian issues
PETALING JAYA: The chief of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Ismail Haniya is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya today to discuss further support for the Pal...
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Family seeks missing daughter with depression
"Please come home" - that was the plea from Tee Siew Bee after her daughter went missing for almost two weeks.
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First Thai woman infected with coronavirus
BANGKOK (Bernama): Thailand has detected four cases of Wuhan coronavirus including one Thai woman, health authorities said on Wednesday (Jan 22).
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Malaysia's handmade incense craftwork a declining art
Thousands of giant incense sticks, many decorated with dragon heads, line the walls at a Malaysian business where they are made by hand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
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Dept of Statistics: 2019 saw inflation of 0.7pct
Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.7 percent between January to December 2018, according to the Department of Statistics.
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GM's Cruise unit unveils driverless prototype vehicle for ride-sharing service
General Motors' self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled a prototype electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service.
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US Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan
The Republican-controlled US Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ens...
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NEA: Three containers of plastic waste sent back to Singapore as Malaysian importer failed to get permits
SINGAPORE, Jan 22 — Malaysia returned three containers of plastic waste to Singapore earlier this month because the Malaysian importer had failed to obtain the required permits, and not because the ...
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8,505 Sarawakian senior citizens sign up for Kenyalang gold card
KUCHING: Some 8,505 Sarawakian senior citizens have signed up for the state's Kenyalang Gold Card since applications opened this month.
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Hydrogen bus service hits the streets of Kuching, allows free rides all the way to Damai
The hydrogen bus will take commuters along two routes, namely the Kuching Downtown Heritage Loop and the Damai Loop.
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Fatimah: 8,505 application forms for Kenyalang Gold Card received as of Jan 21
Wee (right) handing over the KGC application forms to Joni (left) during the press conference, which was witnessed by Fatimah (centre) today.
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I was in a rush: Driver arrested for hitting motorcyclist on KL-Seremban Highway
KUALA KUBU BARU, Malaysia - The driver of the Ford Ranger who was captured on dashcam footage driving recklessly and hitting a motorcyclist along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway has been arrested.
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China virus toll rises to nine as pandemic fears grow
The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine today with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discoura...
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Bank Negara cuts key rate in surprise move
Bank Negara unexpectedly cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points today, as it looks to spur private spending and protect economic growth.
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No mutation of influenza virus despite growing cases in schools, says Malaysian Health Ministry
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite an increasing number of influenza cases in Malaysia, there has been no change or mutation of the virus, said the Health Ministry on Tuesday (Jan 21) amid fears of an outbreak in...
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Country Garden Malaysia clarifies restructuring exercise amid claim ‘hundreds’ laid off
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Property developer Country Garden Real Estate Sdn Bhd has denied that “hundreds of jobs” were cut in its recent restructuring exercise as reported earlier today.
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Malaysia's 50 shades of grey problem
PETALING JAYA - Penang, the second top greying state in the country, will overtake Perak in 20 years to become Malaysia's "oldest" state.
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