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Shafie Apdal says important to be on ground to win rakyat's support
KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 21 — Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has stressed the importance of taking a proactive stance in winning the rakyat’s support during the state campaigning p...
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Dismissal of Lahad Datu attack incident an insult to security forces, says Ismail Sabri
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The allegation of Party Warisan Sabah candidate Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi that the intrusion in Tanduo, Lahad Datu in Sabah in 2013 was just a farce and a political ploy, is an...
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MCMC to strengthen function of community internet centres across Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Community Internet Centres (PIK) nationwide will continue to be strengthened to provide opportunities for people to enjoy quality broadband services while improving their soc...
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Seven vehicles catch fire in open space near SMK Durian Daun in Melaka
MELAKA, Sept 21 — Seven vehicles including six cars belonging to students caught fire in an open space in front of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Durian Daun here, at about 7.45am today.
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Body of man feared drowned in Tanjung Emas found
JOHOR BARU, Sept 21 — The body of a man who was feared drowned after he was reported missing along with his father while looking for clams in the coastal area of Tanjung Emas near Muar two days ago ...
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Tabung Haji-owned hotel Movenpick Klia wins two awards
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre (MHCC) KLIA, owned by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), recently received two recognitions — eco-friendly property and Muslim-friendly accommoda...
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Niosh: Carbon monoxide leakage can also happen to new vehicles
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The general notion that carbon monoxide leakage can only occur in old vehicles is not true as it can also happen to new vehicles.
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Covid-19: Govt must prioritise high-risk groups in vaccine plan, says MMA
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) welcomes the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation’s (Mosti) suggestion that Covid-19 vaccines be made available at no cost...
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Man survives shooting in Bandar Kinrara
KUALA LUMPUR: A 35 year-old-man was shot in front of his house at Jalan BK 5/3 Bandar Kinrara, Serdang today.
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MACC's Mandarin portal not new, merely reactivated with few improvements, says deputy commissioner
PUTRAJAYA: The Mandarin version of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) official portal was not newly created but recently reactivated following a few improvements, says the anti-graft body.
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Growing strains in debt-laden companies stir concerns about corporate Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - The financial woes of two large and prominent local companies are stirring concerns about the overall health of corporate Malaysia - particularly debt-laden publicly listed entities - a...
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Deputy minister: Metered-parking being considered in Brickfields
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Federal Territories Ministry is looking at introducing a metered parking system in Brickfields here to address parking problems and traffic congestion.
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Dewan Negara approves Reallocation of Appropriate Expenditure Bill 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Dewan Negara today approved the Supply (Reallocation of Appropriated Expenditure) Bill 2020 amounting to RM7.18 billion.
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Police: Senior citizen in Samariang suspected of being murdered by grandson over financial dispute
KUCHING, Sept 21 — A 66-year-old woman was found dead at her house in Kampung Rampangi, Samariang here at around 6.30am this morning.
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SDMC: Foreigners entering Sarawak via KLIA required to undergo Covid-19 quarantine in KL first
KUCHING, Sept 21 —All non-Malaysians entering Sarawak through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be required to undergo quarantine in Kuala Lumpur before their entry into the state, ...
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Police call off search for ‘crashed’ aircraft in Penang until they get fresh leads
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — Police have called off the search for a light aircraft believed to have crashed into the sea near Tanjung Bungah until they get fresh information on the incident that is said ...
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Sabah state election: Hajiji reveals his secret for staying relevant in Sulaman
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 — Datuk Hajiji Noor, 65, is a household name especially in the Sulaman constituency for being a humble leader who keeps his cool and is always ready with a smile.
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Ahmad Zahid undergoes Covid-19 screening, tomorrow’s trial postponed
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today allowed an application by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to have his trial scheduled this afternoon and tomorrow postponed, as the former deputy prime ministe...
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Prosecution applies for ‘in-camera’ proceedings in ex-spy chief’s criminal breach of trust trial
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The prosecution in the former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid’s criminal breach of trust (CBT) case is applyi...
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WWF-Malaysia report: ‘Tapau’ culture major contributor to country’s plastic waste problems
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A recent report by WWF-Malaysia has pinpointed the “bungkus” or “tapau” (takeaway) culture as one of the major contributors to plastic waste in the country.
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Airbus reveals zero-emission concept aircraft
KUALA LUMPUR: European multinational aircraft manufacturer Airbus has revealed three zero-emission aircraft concepts that could enter service by 2035.
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Court advises Khalid Samad, FMT to settle defamation suit amicably
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today advised that the defamation suit filed by former Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad against online news portal, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) and its f...
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Johor police: Six Indonesians found dead on beach free of Covid-19
JOHOR BARU, Sept 21 — The six Indonesian undocumented migrants who drowned and washed ashore at Pantai Teluk C in Bandar Penawar near Kota Tinggi yesterday did not have Covid-19, according to state ...
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YPNM calls on PM to address alleged leakage in oil palm industry
PUTRAJAYA: The National Consumer Foundation or Yayasan Pengguna Negara Malaysia (YPNM) today submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, calling for action on the alleged leakag...
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Ex-counselling teacher’s seven years’ jail for supporting Daesh upheld
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has upheld the seven years’ jail sentence imposed on a former secondary school counselling teacher for supporting Daesh and keeping pictures of the terror group in 201...
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Pasir Gudang’s Sungai Kim Kim rehabilitation project proposed for inclusion in state Budget, says Johor rep
JOHOR BARU, Sept 21 — The Sungai Kim Kim rehabilitation project in Pasir Gudang, which will be undertaken by four universities, has been proposed as part of next year’s state Budget, said Johor He...
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Welfare Dept, school PTA inspection found three siblings living in squalor in Kuantan
KUANTAN, Sept 21 — Three sisters aged 12, 10 and nine have been discovered to be living in horrifying conditions on the upper floor of a business premises at Batu 6, Jalan Gambang here.
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Sabah Polls: Sabahans want solution to lack of employment opportunities
KUALA LUMPUR: Any party wishing to form the new Sabah state government needs to offer a solution to the lack of employment opportunities that has prompted many young Sabahans to move to the peninsula...
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Matta Fair goes online from Sept 23-30
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has announced its first-ever online MATTA Fair that will take place from Sept 23-30 featuring domestic and future internation...
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Malaysia committed to ensuring at least half of country is covered with forests
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is committed to ensuring that at least half of the country’s land area is covered with forests and trees, says the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
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Malaysia’s exports to benefit from improving Chinese import demand
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s exports are set to benefit from improving Chinese import demand and the electronics cycle, according to the Global Economic Outlook report from Oxford Economics.
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Many still flouting RMCO, nightclub activities top offences – Ismail Sabri
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Action was taken against 293 individuals yesterday for flouting Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) directives.
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Sharifah Hasidah: No discount offered to Petronas, subsidiaries for SST payment
Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali KUCHING (Sept 21): The state government of Sarawak did not offer any discount or reduction at all to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and its subsidiaries whe...
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Covid-19: No new positive cases reported in Sarawak today, total tally at 701, says SDMC
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Sarawak recorded zero new Covid-19 positive cases today, marking its fourth consecutive day of zero infections and maintaining the total cumulative cases at 701, said the Sarawak ...
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548 items listed as intangible heritage
KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (MOTAC) through the National Heritage Department (JWN), has gazetted 548 items as ‘Intangible Heritage’ under the National Heritage Act 2005.
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Company initiates RM34mil mini-hydropower CSR project
PETALING JAYA: A local company has initiated a RM34mil mini-hydropower project in Perak to provide green energy for the local community.
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Terengganu people will remember Wan Mokthar for his services
KUALA TERENGGANU: The services and sacrifices of former Terengganu Menteri Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad, who died this morning, will always be remembered by Terengganu people from all walks of lif...
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Queen Elizabeth II conveys condolences to Awang Raweng's family
KUCHING (Bernama): Queen Elizabeth II, the ruler of Great Britain and her government on Monday (Sept 21), conveyed their condolences to the family of Malaysian war hero, the late Datuk Awang Raweng, who died at the age of 91 on Friday (Sept 18).
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Reveal terms and conditions of Petronas SST payment, PSB Youth urges Sarawak chief minister
KUCHING, Sept 21 — The Youth wing of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) today asked the state government to make public the terms and conditions of Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) RM2.96 billion p...
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IJM plantations cautiously optimistic of 2021 outlook
KUALA LUMPUR: IJM Plantations Bhd (IJMP) is cautiously optimistic of its 2021 outlook due to lingering uncertainties in the palm oil global market.
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No criminal element found in home of missing couple, Suhakam inquiry hears
KUALA LUMPUR: The police did not discover any criminal element in the residence of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Hilmy, the Human Right Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry heard.
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Tumpat police seize methamphetamine pills worth RM3.1m
TUMPAT, Sept 21 — A district police team seized two sacks of methamphetamine pills worth RM3.1 million at a house in Kampung Chabang Empat here, Friday.
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Sarawak minister: Report every serious act of corruption involving state’s Youth and Sports Ministry employees
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has called on heads of departments and divisions under the ministry to be firm and and not tolerate any employee who are ...
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Safiey Ilias fined for owning, selling unregistered health product
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A company owned by cosmetic entrepreneur Safiey Ilias was fined RM23,000 by the Magistrate Court on Monday (Sept 21), for possessing and selling a health product not registered under the Health Ministry.
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MMEA Sarawak to receive new OPV latest by first quarter of next year – MMEA DG
Teh (left) handing over an instrument symbolising handing over of duties to Zin Azman and witnessed by Mohd Zubil (centre).
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Muhyiddin to make UN General Assembly debut as prime minister today
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is set to make his maiden address, virtually, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York as Malaysia’s Prime Minister later today.
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Dewan Negara approves appointment of Select Committee members
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Dewan Negara today approved a motion to appoint five Select Committee members for the Third Session of the 14th Parliament.
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Three sisters living in filth-strewn shophouse sent to children's home
KUANTAN: Three sisters living in extreme squalor in a shophouse space with animals have been sent to a children's home until their guardian can provide a better living environment.
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Ismail Sabri: Almost 300 people arrested for RMCO violation on Sunday, mostly nightclub goers
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The authorities continue to report high daily cases of offences under the movement control order (MCO), with close to 300 people arrested yesterday for breaching regulations ...
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Open call for old photos and stories of Penang’s Sia Boey
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — Penang is calling on those with memories of Sia Boey to share their old photos and stories of the site for a project documenting the history of the old market site.
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A day to strengthen the voices for Global Peace
KUALA LUMPUR: While some parts of the world continue to spend billions of dollars in arms to keep their defence plans in optimum shape, and others engaged in armed conflicts, there will also be a goo...
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PCS Dark Horse going full tilt in Sabah polls
BONGAWAN: Some 90 per cent of its candidates are in their 40s, it champions the rights of Sabahans, and none of its candidates are among the much-maligned “political frogs”.
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Three Myanmar men arrested over murder of fellow countryman
SERDANG: Three men from Myanmar have been arrested in connection with the murder of a fellow countryman.
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Sabah east coast safe, under control – ESSCom Commander
The Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) is safe and under control, Commander of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Datuk Ahmad Fuad Othman said. – Bernama file photo LAHAD DATU (Sep...
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Penang CM: Too early to decide on EMCO for Ara Covid-19 cluster
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — It is still too early for Penang to implement an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) due to the new Ara cluster at the southwest district of the island, said Penang Chief M...
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Former Kedup assemblyman Datuk Frederick Bayoi Manggie passes away
SERIAN, Sept 21 — Former Kedup assemblyman Datuk Frederick Bayoi Manggie has passed away at his residence in Taman Pasir in Serian today.
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Covid-19: Everyone involved in campaigning must be vigilant, says Sabah MCA chief
KOTA KINABALU: All campaigners, supporters and candidates need to be more vigilant and abide by Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) following news that an Umno leader may have been infected, says Sabah Wanita MCA chief Dr Pamela Yong.
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Police sergeant fined RM20,000 for accepting RM4,000 bribe
MELAKA (Bernama): A policeman with the rank of sergeant was fined RM20,000 by the Sessions Court here on an alternative charge of receiving RM4,000 from a woman in connection with a drug case, last year.
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Sulu intrusion in Tanduo was not a 'show' for BN to win GE13, says Zahid
PETALING JAYA: Former defence minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dismissed allegations that the 2013 Sulu militant intrusion in Tanduo was “just a show” to gain votes and help Barisan Nasional win the 13th General Election.
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RM11.5 million to supply treated water to Kuala Penyu in Sabah
KUALA LUMPUR: A sum of RM11.5 million has been allocated this year for the project to provide treated water supply to Kuala Penyu District in the interior of Sabah, according to Rural Development Mini...
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SMEs still need financial assistance to stay afloat, says RAM
KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses need more supportive policies to stay afloat, says RAM Ratings.
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Firms in security, cleaning and logistics sectors face labour crunch amid Covid-19 pandemic
SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (The Straits Times/ANN) - It is not doom and gloom on the jobs front for some sectors in Singapore, eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Cyberbullying, fake social media accounts under the spotlight at Dewan Negara
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Cyberbullying and fake social media accounts came under the spotlight in the Dewan Negara today.
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Gender group slams political parties for lack of women representatives in Sabah election
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) today criticised political parties in Malaysia for a lack of women political participation in the ongoing Sabah state electio...
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Sibu police detain couple over 4kg of ketamine seized from entertainment outlet
SIBU, Sept 21 — A married couple was detained on suspicion of being involved in drug trafficking in the Sungai Merah bazaar here on Saturday, said Sarawak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Departm...
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Unveiling: Malaysian activist fights for hijab freedom
KUALA LUMPUR: Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities — activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure in Malaysia.
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Three companies freed of charge of exporting silica sand
KOTA TINGGI: The Magistrate’s Court here on Monday (Sept 21) ordered the release of three companies from the charge of exporting silica sand after the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case against them.
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PBDSB: Awang Raweng should be posthumously awarded with Tan Sri or Tun title
Bobby William and Datuk Paul Kiong MIRI (Sept 23): The great Iban warrior, late Dato Awang Raweng deserves a recognition from the federal government and should be posthumously awarded with the  Tan ...
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Difficult to curb stalking due to absence of law: NGO
PETALING JAYA: The absence of an anti-stalking law has made it difficult to deter the act, said the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO). “There is little the law can do if someone is following you, co...
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26,572 Malaysians stranded in 94 countries brought home - deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry has facilitated 26,572 Malaysians stranded abroad to return home following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, said its Deputy Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaafar.
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Advocating the importance of education
IN a place like Kuala Selangor, where fishing and farming are the mainstay of the economy, getting children to go to school is a challenge.
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JBALB: Certain areas along Pan Borneo Highway to experience water interruption on Sept 23
(Seated from second left) Chieng, Chang, Sempurai, Wong and others at the press conference.
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Bad weather, labour shortage push greens prices up
A DROP in production caused by unfavourable weather conditions and labour shortage has driven prices of most vegetables up by between 30% and 50%.
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FinCEN Leaks: Public Bank, AmBank lead Malaysia’s transactions flagged ‘suspicious’ by US banks
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A total of 23 transactions involving Malaysian banks were flagged as “suspicious” by United States banks in a recent document leaks, with over US$4.88 million (RM20 milli...
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Correct upload speed for 500Mbps package is 100Mbps, not 200Mbps -- TM
KUALA LUMPUR,: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has clarified that the correct upload speed configuration for its 500Mbps package is 100Mbps and not 200Mbps as stated in the earlier version of the Frequently...
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Is Malaysia ready for full implementation of virtual learning
KUALA LUMPUR: If not for the incident that went viral involving Universiti Malaysia Sabah student Veveonah Mosibin who was forced to climb a tree to get an Internet connection to sit for an online exa...
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Home for elderly needs help
PETALING JAYA: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Shan Ai Handicapped Welfare Home in Cheras, Selangor, has found its number of visitors and supporters declining, and its residents are in urgent need o...
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Illicit fag sales a burning issue
PETALING JAYA: Tighter scrutiny by enforcement agencies during the movement control order (MCO) to curb Covid-19 has failed to stub out the illicit cigarettes trade.
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Don’t touch rights of Sabahans, Shafie tells Putrajaya
TENOM, Sept 21 — Touch the hearts of Sabahans but keep your hands away from our rights, said Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
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PN govt questioned over approved flood mitigation projects in Sabah
KEPAYAN, Sept 21 — Warisan-DAP candidate for N.25 Kapayan, Jannie Lasimbang, has questioned why hasn’t the Perikatan Nasional government implemented flood mitigation projects approved by Pakatan H...
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Times are difficult but we can still help each other
THESE are stressful times as the novel coronavirus has brought humanity to its knees.
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Tok Mat: Umno may as well close shop in Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah if PAS stakes claim to them
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — PAS can say whatever it wants during its muktamar, or annual congress, but any negotiations on seats for elections must be done with other Muafakat Nasional (MN) partners, Um...
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Human interaction on the decline
PETALING JAYA: Face-to-face conversations is becoming the exception rather than the norm, and a chat over afternoon tea is in danger of becoming a thing of the past.
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SMEs, traders to benefit under foundation program
Dr Vinod KOTA KINABALU: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local traders in Sabah stand to be enhanced under the Sekhar Economic Initiative, under the Vinod Sekhar Foundation Petra Kasih program...
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Former Terengganu MB Wan Mokhtar dies
KUALA TERENGGANU: Former Terengganu Menteri Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad died at 6.20 am this morning at Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur due to heart complications.
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Undesired decider
PETALING JAYA: An ongoing pandemic and individual financial constraints may very well decide the outcome of some seats in the Sabah election this Saturday.
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Sabah’s economy promising
Anthony KOTA KINABALU: A recent statement on Sabahís economic outlook from Datuk Dr Mohd Yaakub Johari, a member of IDS Board is his own personal opinion, said IDS CEO Anthony Kiob.
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Giant killer, kingmaker never takes election lightly
Jeffrey TAMBUNAN: He is known as the giant killer and a kingmaker, but this Harvard University graduate knows that he must not take the 16th Sabah state election lightly, especially in defending his ...
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Plans to cause trouble Sept 26
Hazani KOTA KINABALU: Police have received intelligence that certain elements from a neighbouring are planning to enter Sabah in big numbers to create trouble during polling on Saturday, said Sabah p...
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Malaysia's Covid-19 reproduction number highest in South-east Asian region on Sept 15, according to UK model
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia had the highest Covid-19 reproduction number (Rt) of 1.57 on Sept 15 among six other countries in the region, according to a disease modelling cen...
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PKR’s campaign in Inanam halted
Sim (standing) during a press conference following Anwar’s departure at last night’s meeting with Inanam constituents.
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Ewon has good track record in developing Kadamaian
Dr Rizoh, Sanial, Janus. WITH an estimated RM18 million development brought into Kadamaian for the past two years, incumbent Datuk Ewon Benedick – one of the youngest ministers in the previous stat...
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Police monitor ‘dark side’ trend closely
KUALA LUMPUR: The use of the Internet has transformed how we live our lives in various ways.
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Car damaged by crane in road collision, not falling debris, say cops
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have determined that it was a crane, and not falling debris from a construction site, that damaged a car during a Sunday evening (Sept 20) incident on Jalan Len San.
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How can the young generation learn to deal with fake news if we don’t educate them?
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Lawyers divided over Nazri’s proposed law against party-hopping, some see need for constitutional amendment
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz proposal to amend the Election Commission Act 1957 to end the political defection menace must be accompanied by a change to the Federal Co...
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Repeated vandalism of telco tower near Bengoh Resettlement Scheme has incurred RM500,000 in losses, says MP
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Repeated vandalism of a telecommunication tower near Bengoh Resettlement Scheme (BRS) has caused more than half a million ringgit in losses.
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Foreigner found stabbed to death in Seri Kembangan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A man was found dead believed to have been stabbed during a brawl at an apartment in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan here yesterday.
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Newly-discovered air-raid shelter in Miri has potential to be tourist attraction, says rep
MIRI, Sept 21 — The newly-discovered air-raid shelter, believed to have been used by the Japanese army during World War II (WWII), has the potential to become the city’s next tourist attraction, p...
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ACCCIS: Call for larger share for Sarawak under Budget 2021 ‘justified’
KUCHING, Sept 21 — The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) hopes that Sarawak would be given a larger allocation in the national Budget 2021, which is scheduled ...
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Former Sarawak DCM: Iban war hero Awang Raweng was fighting communist terrorists in Malaya in 1951
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Malaysia’s sole George Cross medal recipient, the late Datuk Awang Raweng’s contribution and sacrifices during the Emergency, a counter-insurgency against communist terrorists...
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Kedah to have 200 more telecommunication towers - MB
JITRA: A total of 200 communication towers will be built in Kedah soon to enhance the capacity of the telecommunications system in the state, said Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor today.
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Illegal utility pipes in drains among causes of floods in Lebuh Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR: Utility pipes installed in the drainage system without the approval of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have been found to be among the causes of flash floods in Lebuh Ampang recently.
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Artisans create ‘10km radius’ temple bell
ARTISANS in Tamil Nadu, India, have created a bell which can be heard about 10km away for the Ayodhya Ram temple, Makkal Osai reported.
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It pays to accept each other’s faiths
KUALA LUMPUR: A better understanding of each other’s religions can help foster unity, say several religious leaders.
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Timely boost for orphanage in need
JOHOR BARU: The Care Haven home for orphans and underprivileged children here is one step closer to reaching its goal of building a nature farm.
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Chang aims for change by empowering Likas folk
KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasio­nal’s Likas candidate Dr Chang Kee Ying pledges to empower the Likas community and protect the surrounding environment of this urban seat should she secure the seat.
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Manggis is the talk of Kemabong
TENOM: The talk in the interior seat of Kemabong is manggis (mangosteen) may win.
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Aida rejects RM20mil marriage proposal
DRAMA producer Datuk A. Aida (pic) turned down a marriage proposal despite the suitor offering her RM20mil to become his second wife, Metro Ahad reported.
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Selangor has highest number of dengue hotspots in the country
PETALING JAYA: The authorities have identified 28 dengue hotspots nationwide, with Selangor taking the lead with the highest number of cases.
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HKL staff put out storeroom fire
KUALA LUMPUR: A fire that broke out in a Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) storeroom has been extinguished and medical services are operating as usual, says HKL director Datuk Dr Heric Corray.
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IWK denies pollution came from sewage plant
PETALING JAYA: Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) has dispelled talk that its sewage treatment plant in Rawang discharged effluent into Sungai Gong, causing the river to turn black on Saturday.
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High tide fizzles out quickly
KLANG: The high tide along Selangor coastal areas which was expected to be damaging has turned out to be a tame affair.
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Go for health check-ups, hikers told
GEORGE TOWN: Hikers should have their annual medical check-up to detect any underlying illness and health issues.
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Ismail Sabri: Many still violate govt’s SOP
PETALING JAYA: Despite repeated reminders, there are some who continue to violate standard operating procedure (SOP) mandated by the authorities.
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Take extra care, mothers-to-be told
PETALING JAYA: Amid a global pandemic that shows no signs of abating, expectant mothers have been advised to take extra precautions and ensure that they attend their antenatal appointments with the doctor.
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Calls for paedophile registry return
IPOH: Calls for a national paedophile registry to be set up have resumed following several recent cases involving child sex offenders in Malaysia.
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Kindness Week makes timely comeback
PETALING JAYA: Students and teachers can finally mark the long-awaited #StandTogether National Kindness Week, which kicks off today after a five-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Midges bugging the neighbourhood
GEORGE TOWN: Instead of enjoying the sunset, the owner of a bicycle repair shop here has to spend his evenings warding off swarms of midges.
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Expert: Aedes mozzies adapting to survive
AEDES mosquitoes in Malaysia have adapted their behaviour in the last 20 years to circumvent efforts to extinguish them, Sin Chew Daily reported, quoting an expert in medical entomology.
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First hurdle of Unesco biosphere reserve bid cleared
GEORGE TOWN: The application to have Penang Hill and its surrounding areas declared as Unesco biosphere reserve has been signed by the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.
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Chinese voters returning to Barisan
PETALING JAYA: Chinese voters are slowly returning their support for Barisan Nasional, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).
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Zuraida: Airbnb issue to be finalised by year-end
ALOR GAJAH: The standardisation of several issues, including regulations, licensing and taxes involving the hotel sector and global online accommodation service provider, Airbnb, will be finalised by the end of this year.
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Malaysia’s Rt on the high side
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Rt – an indicator of how fast Covid-19 is spreading – has risen with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah recently tweeting his alarm.
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'Help us get back our jobs': Rebuilding tourism sector a hot button issue in Sabah state election
KOTA KINABALU: Revianna Jamlius, a mother of two, made a living over the last 15 years working as a scuba divemaster at Sabah’s famous Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park.
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Implementation of Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package and (PRIHATIN) and National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana)
Government’s aid for Sabah and Sarawak A total of 1.93 million Sabahans and Sarawakians have received over RM2.1 billion in PRIHATIN and PENJANA aid.
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Young homeseekers driving property technology growth
Demand for property in Malaysia remains healthy despite the Covid-19 outbreak and resulting MCO according to the PropertyGuru Malaysia Consumer Sentiment Study for 2H20, with 81 per cent of Malaysian ...
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Galaxy Z Fold2, Samsung’s latest foldable device with refined features
KUCHING: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the next generation of its category-defining foldable device, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. Packed with enhanced refinements, the Galaxy Z Fold2 delivers ne...
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WHO endorses protocol for virus herbal medicine trials
BRAZZAVILLE: The World Health Organisation endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.
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US$13,000 fine for breaking virus rules in England
People sit outside as they enjoy the weather in southwest London.
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Thai protesters defy monarchy with ‘People’s Plaque’
Water trucks are parked in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, following an overnight pro-democracy rally in Sanam Luang.
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Man dies after falling from tree
The body being transported to the morgue.
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SMC calls on residents to help keep Sibu clean
Ting (sixth right) with the association members at the launching of the cleaning campaign.
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Health Ministry conducts depression test on frontliners
BAGAN SERAI, Sept 20 — The Ministry of Health has conducted the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) test on frontliners involved in efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Socso to collaborate with Psychiatry Dept to help former mental patients
SEREMBAN: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) hopes to collaborate with the Psychiatry Department in government hospitals through the Restart (Re-employment support, treatment and rehabilitation ...
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Anwar expresses confidence in garnering enough support to be PM
KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident he is able to garner enough support to be prime minister, if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election.
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Syed Saddiq announces scholarship entry into Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman revealed today he has been offered a scholarship placement at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Si...
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Sandakan to receive RM140,000 from Covid-19 Musa’adah Fund
SANDAKAN, Sept 20 — A total of RM140,000 from the Covid-19 Musa’adah Fund will be channeled to those affected by the pandemic in Sandakan, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Relig...
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PKR event in Sabah shut down by cops, EC for not having permit
INANAM, Sept 20 — A PKR event was cut short when the Election Commission (EC) enforcement officers and police here said they did not have the permit to have an event.
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