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Time to draft a transboundary haze law
THE haze crisis in Malaysia is nothing new.
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Accept neighbours’ help to fight haze now, Jakarta Post urges Indonesia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — In its second piece criticising Indonesia’s handling of the open fires leading to transboundary haze in the region, The Jakarta Post pressed its country’s government to a...
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No citizenship for foreign home buyers under Malaysia's 'My Second Home' programme: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not offering citizenship to foreigners who buy luxury homes in the country through the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail s...
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Ku Nan got RM39,000 as minister and MP from 2013 until last year, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court in the RM1 million graft trial of Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor heard today that he had received about RM39,000 in monthly salary and allowances as federal territories minist...
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What happened to the Asean haze agreement? Experts say deal is toothless
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ― The recurring haze season afflicting neighbours Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore will unlikely to abate if the countries rely solely on the Asean Agreement on Transboundary ...
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Stop local companies’ green crimes
THE Malaysian government has announced that it may consider enacting a law that allows action to be taken against Malaysian companies operating overseas that are found guilty of contributing to the ha...
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Malaysia’s income growth success story is an unequal one, and here’s why
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The country’s richest 10 per cent controlled nearly half of total income share from 2002 to 2014 with ultra-wealthy Bumiputeras registering a remarkable 8.3 per cent growth...
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Body cameras for Malaysia's front-line officers
Malaysian law enforcers working on the front line, such as police and immigration officers, will be equipped with body-mounted cameras in a bid to curb corruption and reinforce professionalism.
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Identify Malaysian companies responsible for haze: Lam thye
KUALA LUMPUR: A thorough investigation must be done to confirm whether Malaysian plantation companies have failed to put out forest fires in neighbouring countries and are, therefore, partly responsib...
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Malaysia to equip frontline officers with body-mounted cameras
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian law enforcers working on the frontline such as the police and immigration officers will be equipped with body-mounted cameras in a bid to curb corruption and reinforce profess...
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Malaysia lacks will to exercise anti-pollution legislation: Environmentalist
PETALING JAYA: A law to take local companies to court for causing pollution abroad will be effective only if it is properly enforced, carries a deterrent sentence and there is a change in mindset, acc...
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Tackling transboundary haze: Does Malaysia need its own laws when Asean has a deal?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Some lawyers think Malaysia has been long overdue in drawing up its own laws to deal with air pollution caused by other countries as residents continue to choke on thick smok...
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Nothing stopping Putrajaya from enacting its own Transboundary Haze Pollution Act, say lawyers
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — There are no obstacles at hand preventing the government from enacting its own Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (THPA), said lawyer Kiu Jia Yaw who is well versed in environm...
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Report: Malaysia is world's second-largest importer of shark fin
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the second-largest importer of shark fin, according to a report by wildlife trade organisation Traffic.
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Oil-price shock couldn’t come at worse time for world economy
Hong Kong: The record oil-price surge after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility couldn’t come at a worse time for a world economy already in the grip of a deepening...
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China's economy slows again, adding pressure for policy response
BEIJING: China’s slowdown is deepening just as risks for the global economy mount, piling pressure on the authorities to do more to support growth.
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Stop polemics over luxury home glut: Raja Bahrin
KUALA TERENGGANU: All parties should stop the polemic over the issue of unsold luxury properties in the country as they are being promoted abroad under the procedures and conditions of Malaysia My Sec...
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Stop polemics over luxury home glut: Raja Bahrin
KUALA TERENGGANU (Sept 14): All parties should stop the polemic over the issue of unsold luxury properties in the country as they are being promoted abroad under the procedures and conditions of Ma...
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Stop polemics over luxury home glut, says deputy housing minister
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 14 — All parties should stop the polemic over the issue of unsold luxury properties in the country as they are being promoted abroad under the procedures and conditions of Mal...
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Zuraida clarifies ‘confusion’ over selling properties to China, HK
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has clarified that the government is proposing to resolve the glut in high-end properties by marketing it abroad through the Malaysia My Second...
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Veteran journalist Johan Fernandez dies
PETALING JAYA: Veteran journalist Johan Fernandez (pix), 71, has passed away at 6am today.
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China lifts investment quota limit for QFII, RQFII amid financial opening-up
BEIJING: China's forex regulator on Tuesday announced it would abolish the investment quota restrictions for Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) and...
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Ex-StarMetro editor Johan Fernandez dies
PETALING JAYA: Veteran journalist and former StarMetro editor Johan Fernandez, 71, has died.
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Death row inmate in video plea could escape gallows, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA: An inmate who released a video clip from jail pleading with the public to help him escape the death penalty may be able to get his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, a laywer said.
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Meet stakeholders, Indonesia to address transboundary haze, Kuching MP tells Putrajaya
KUCHING, Sept 8 — DAP’s Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii today urged the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change to call for a meeting among stakeholders, including Indonesia, to...
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Mestecc urged to convene meetings with stakeholders to address haze situation in S’wak
Dr Kelvin Yii KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has suggested for the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change (Mestecc) to convene further meetings with stakeholders includi...
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Karim Habib lands design chief job with Kia
SEOUL: There's no dearth of jobs waiting for Karim Habib.
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New Indonesian capital double-edged sword for Malaysia, says ex-Sabah CM
KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee is optimistic the relocation of Indonesia’s capital to Kalimantan will bring more good than harm to Sabah but cautions it can also be a double-edge...
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PM arrives in Vladivostok for eastern economic forum, packed schedule awaits
VLADIVOSTOK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has landed here to take part in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.
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PM arrives in Vladivostok for Eastern Economic Forum, packed schedule awaits
VLADIVOSTOK (Sept 4): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has landed here to take part in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.
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Shot which killed commando missed bulletproof plate, says circular
The shot which killed army commando Major Mohd Zahir Armaya (above) during a counter-terrorism demonstration in Kota Kinabalu had missed the bulletproof plate in his vest, according to a circular.
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Death row inmate maintains innocence in video plea from jail
PETALING JAYA: A video plea by a death row inmate who was convicted of murder 17 years ago is making the rounds on social media.
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Pele Peter Tingg sworn in as State Legislative Assembly secretary
Pele (left) taking his oath of office in front of Awang Asfia during the ceremony.
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Argentines wait at banks to withdraw cash as currency controls kick in
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 3 ― In the early hours of yesterday morning in Buenos Aires, before banks had opened their doors, winding lines of customers waited to withdraw savings after Argentina's governmen...
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Sabah MMEA detains local fishing boat with illegal foreign workers
KOTA KINABALU: A local fishing boat was detained at 0.6 nautical miles off southwest Pulau Gaya by the Sabah Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) yesterday morning for employing illegal foreig...
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King dollar is left, right and centre of emerging-market malaise
ISTANBUL: Rather than weaken, the world’s reserve currency has strengthened against all but one major emerging-market peers since the Federal Reserve cut...
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Min...
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The Perodua Kancil turns 25 – tracking the evolution, and stubborn base price, of Malaysia’s cheapest car
Tomorrow is the 25th birthday of the Perodua Kancil.
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Cu...
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Puchong: Town that keeps expanding
Puchong is a town that never seems to stop expanding and a popular location to set up home for many.
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No spike in application for Malaysia My Second Home Programme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Min...
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Tourism Ministry planning a study on impact of MM2H programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is planning a study on the comprehensive impact of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme.
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Cu...
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No spike in MM2H applications from Hong Kong, says Tourism sec-gen
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts an...
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Vietnam and M’sia all for peace in region
HANOI: Vietnam and Malaysia have agreed to work closely with other Asean members to ensure peace, stability, freedom of navigation and overflight in disputed...
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Tourism Ministry planning a study on impact of MM2H programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is planning a study on the comprehensive impact of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme.
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Vietnam, Malaysia to work closely to ensure peace in South China Sea
Dr Mahathir (left) and Nguyen Xuan Phuc during their meeting in Hanoi.
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SJA chief Francis Chan receives Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation award
Orikasa (left) presents Chan with an award certificate, while Lau (second right) and Nyam look on.
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Everspace 2 and Humankind: The biggest games launched at Gamescom
Video games trade fair Gamescom is reclaiming its place as a major event for new games announcements.
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Missing hiker in Italy spotlights need for new phone geolocation tech
Badly injured on a cliffside in southern Italy, a French hiker called emergency services this month, but he could not tell them exactly where he was after a fall that broke his legs.
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London Biscuits' assets are worth over RM845m but it can't settle a RM9.83m loan
This article first appeared as "Transactions at London Biscuits raise eyebrows" in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019.
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Confiscated Bejing skyscraper sold via online auction
BEIJING, Aug 20 — A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction today for 5.18 billion yuan (RM3.07 billion), the latest twist in a salacious sag...
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Transactions at London Biscuits raise eyebrows
CONFECTIONERY maker London Biscuits Bhd’s share price has been on the decline since the beginning of the year, closing at 14 sen last Thursday — its lowest level since debuting on the local stock ...
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NRD received 8,490 applications through Ehsan Mobile unit — DG
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Registration Department (NRD) has received 8,940 applications through the Ehsan Mobile unit from January to July this year, said its director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh.
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Chong calls for action on dengue, clogged drains
KUCHING: The state Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has been urged to take immediate action on complaints of clogged drains in Taman Sri Cahaya Tondong, Batu Kawah, in view of the dengue menace.
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IMF’s latest victims
The process of selecting the International Monetary Fund’s next managing director must change.
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Weak outlook at 1, 600 mark
REVIEW: The FBM KLCI clung stubbornly to the 1, 600 mark, ending just a fraction of a point under by yesterday’s close.
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Weight of history: Chongqing Steel and China’s state sector dilemma
CHONGQING, Aug 16 — A year and a half ago, Chongqing Iron and Steel Corp (CISC), China’s oldest steelmaker, was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in a deal hailed as a shining example of how st...
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China industrial output growth falls
BEIJING: China posted the weakest industrial output growth since 2002 and slumping retail sales in July, as a cyclical slowdown and trade tensions add to the case to roll out more stimulus.
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Stocks, oil plunge on growing signs of global slowdown
NEW YORK, Aug 15 — Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply yesterday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a US recession that was heightened by data showin...
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Global stocks plunge on growing signs of global slowdown
NEW YORK: Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a U.S. recession that was heightened by data showing Germany's economy in contraction and China's worsening.
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Disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail - source
US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein took his own life overnight in a lower Manhattan jail cell where he was being held without bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, a source said on Saturday, adding tha...
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Arcane secrets city slickers need to survive the jungle, direct from the Orang Asli
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian jungle is famously beautiful.
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Malaysia expected to experience hot and dry weather until October
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to experience a hot and dry weather with less rainfall until October, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change deputy minister, Isnaraissah M...
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‘Too much bureaucracy’ hindering inclusion of corruption module in schools
“Too much bureaucracy” within the Education Ministry is hindering the inclusion of a module on corruption in the national school syllabus, MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (above) has said.
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Haze: Malaysia to push for proactive action at ASEAN meeting
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 6): The regional haze issue will be raised at the ASEAN 21st Technical Working Group and Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee meeting on Transboundary Haze Pollution which commen...
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Haze: Malaysia to push for proactive action at ASEAN meeting
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 5): The regional haze issue will be raised at the ASEAN 21st Technical Working Group and Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee meeting on Transboundary Haze Pollution which commen...
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Malaysia calls for Asean action on forest fires
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is to urge its Asean partners to take action on forest and peat fires to prevent smog in the form of transboundary haze from affecting neighbouring countries.
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Malaysia to push for proactive action on haze at Asean meet
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 5 — The regional haze issue will be raised at the Asean 21st Technical Working Group and Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee meeting on Transboundary Haze Pollution which co...
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Frankly Speaking: Young and corrupt
Last Wednesday, it was revealed that more than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years were aged 40 and below.
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Suhakam reminds Putrajaya of Harapan's promise to Orang Asli
The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has reminded Pakatan Harapan that its election manifesto had committed to resolving Orang Asli land issues.
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below: MACC
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 1): More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years were those aged 40 and below.
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Rising tensions in South China Sea erode trust, confidence
BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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Asean says land reclamation in South China Sea erodes mutual trust
Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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China confident of Code of Conduct for South China Sea within 3 years
Asean and China have finished the first reading of the single draft negotiating text on the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea, ahead of schedule, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minist...
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below — MACC
GEORGE TOWN (July 31): More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years were those aged 40 and below.
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MACC: More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below
GEORGE TOWN, July 31 — More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years are those aged 40 and below.
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below: MACC
GEORGE TOWN: More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years are those aged 40 and below.
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Honda launches the Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone Campaign – Win 9 New Honda Vehicles
In the run-up to its milestone of achieving 900,000 unit sales since its establishment in 2002, Honda Malaysia launched the “Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone Campaign” where lucky Malaysian custom...
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Kelantan Sultan’s lawyers refute reports that marriage with Russian ex-beauty queen is still valid
SINGAPORE: The solicitors acting on behalf of Kelantan’s Sultan Muhammad V have refuted reports that the marriage between him and a Russian-born woman is still valid.
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GKN Automotive delivers one-millionth eDrive system
LONDON: GKN Automotive, the world’s leading supplier of automotive all-wheel drive and electric driveline technology and systems, has delivered its one-millionth eDrive system.
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Continuous water supply, no rationing is PBAPP’s best achievement: CM
GEORGE TOWN: Delivering continuous water supply with no rationing and at reasonable tariffs has been the most important achievement for Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) in the last ...
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#Undi18 brings youth empowerment to life
MP SPEAKS | I first discussed youth empowerment in a keynote address presented at an international conference organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme in 1996.
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We need G.A.S, not flip-flops in the teaching of Science and Maths
It is truly amazing that we are still flip-flopping over the language medium to teach maths and science in 2019.
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Still flip-flopping over the teaching of maths and science
COMMENT | It is truly amazing that we are still flip-flopping over the language medium to teach mathematics and science in 2019.
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Yoursay: Sabotage claim over Sg S'gor pollution needs thorough probe
YOURSAY | 'Any encroachment of this nature is beyond serious and ought to be considered a national emergency.' Minister: Police find elements of sabotage in Sg S'gor contamination Kural: Water, Land a...
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UK paper highlights doubts about paternity of Oksana’s son
PETALING JAYA: A British newspaper has highlighted doubts about the paternity of a child born to Russian beauty queen Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko, who is reported to have been irrevocably divorced by Sul...
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KSL’s founders tighten grip on company
THE last few months have seen the founders of KSL Holdings Bhd acquiring more shares in the Johor-based property developer, at a time when its share price can be considered rather depressed.
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After 20 long years SM St Francis’ Convent finally has new home
Jenifer releasing balloons to launch the new St Francis Convent secondary school building.
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Insightful workshop for entrepreneurs
A KEY success factor for any entrepreneur is embracing lifelong learning to ensure business sustainability in changing times. That mindset was evident from the interest shown by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who tapped into the collective wisdom of experienced entrepreneurs at the recent SOBA LAB held in Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.
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A 'shy, talented drawer' - mourner remembers friend lost in Japan arson attack
The two men, friends since high school, were in touch on social media a week ago about getting together for a drink.
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IMF/World Bank: 75 years as the world's financial firefighters
WASHINGTON, July 21 — At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia's newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty...
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Sultan of Kelantan has divorced Russian ex-beauty queen, Singapore lawyer confirms
SINGAPORE: Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has divorced Russian-born Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko, the sultan's lawyer confirmed on Saturday (Jul 20).
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Sultan of Kelantan has divorced Russian ex-beauty queen, Singapore lawyer confirms
SINGAPORE: Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has divorced Russian-born Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko, the sultan's lawyer confirmed on Saturday (Jul 20).
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Putting rumours to rest, lawyer confirms Kelantan Sultan divorced his Russian wife in Singapore
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Kelantan’s Sultan Muhammad V has divorced former Russian beauty queen Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko last month in Singapore according to Islamic laws, his lawyers in Singapore co...
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Exempt the poor applying for citizenship from DNA test fee — Assistant Minister
Lee checks the documents brought by Ida.
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Sabah orangutan decline not due to palm oil industry, says council
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) says the reported 30% decline in orangutan population in the forested areas of oil palm estates in Sabah is not due to the industry.
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SOBA LAB in Ipoh next week
IPOH: SOBA LAB will be making its next stop at M Roof Hotel & Residences here on July 24.
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‘Orangutan safe in protected areas’
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s orangutan population of about 11,000 has remained stable in protected areas for the past 15 years but the state needs to ensure conservation measures continue to be in place.
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Ex-Singapore envoy launches biography
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia K. Kesavapany launched his biography about his life and work in the diplomatic world.
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