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LOS ANGELES (ANN): He is known for directing horror movies such as Saw (2004), Insidious (2010) and The Conjuring (2013), but James Wan's latest post on social media is a happy one.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government has vowed to take stern action against the culprits behind the chemical pollution incident in the Pasir Gudang district in Johor, s...
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LANGKAWI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had wanted to run for public office in the future but his dreams have been dashed following the recent sex video scandal.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to face 40 counts of corruption involving the foreign visa system (VLN) when he is brought to court this week.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A teacher in Malaysia has been accused of caning a secondary schoolgirl repeatedly, leaving ugly red welts on her arms and legs.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - All educational institutions in Johor's Pasir Gudang district have been ordered to close for three days following chemical pollution in the area.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali has brushed aside calls for him to take a polygraph test following the sex video controversy engulfing him.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Member of Parliament for Johor's Pasir Gudang district, Hassan Abdul Karim, has called for all chemical factories there to be directed to cease operations...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will step down from office within three years, handing over the reins to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PK...
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CHENGDU • At least 19 people were confirmed injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian county in south-west China's Sichuan province last Saturday, local authorities said yesterday.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor government is still unsure what caused the Malaysian state's latest air pollution incident, which saw 15 people - including 13 students - facing bre...
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein showed up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for questioning on land swap deals invol...
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LANGKAWI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Mr Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has dared Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to take legal action against him if the Economic Affairs Minister is confident of his own innocence.
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PASIR GUDANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three schools and two kindergartens in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to close for two days from Sunday (June 23) as a safety precaution following possible ...
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PASIR GUDANG • The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals - including 13 students - were admitted to hospital following breathing difficulties an...
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PASIR GUDANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals - including 13 students - were admitted to hospital followi...
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KRABI: Cars to be used in the filming of Fast and Furious 9 have arrived in Krabi.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two video clips were released on Tuesday (June 18), which allegedly implicate Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali.
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Suspected Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen are believed to have abducted 10 fishermen from two boats off Sabah close to the Tawi Tawi chain of islands in southern ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A task force comprising police, forensic experts and personnel from the internet regulator has been set up to determine the authenticity of the sex video th...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The appearance of a man in a red cap behind Mr Haziq Aziz, upon the latter's release by police after he was picked up over a sex video, has set tongues wa...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Haziq Aziz, who claims to be one of the two individuals in a viral sex video, is free to leave Malaysia following his release on police bail on Saturday (Ju...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali has brushed off calls by certain parties for him to go on leave as the authorities investigate a sex video implicating h...
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BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT). State director Datuk Saidi Isma...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A major breakdown in the computer system for the collection of levies caused massive traffic jams involving lorries travelling to Singapore via the Bangunan S...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, who claims to be one of the two individuals in a viral sex video, is expected to be released on police bail on Saturday (June 15)...
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PETALING JAYA • The father of a man at the centre of an explosive gay sex video scandal has said that he does not think his son is the person seen in the video clips purportedly involving Malaysian ...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The father of Santubong PKR Youth chief Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz does not think his son is the person in the sex video purportedly involving Malaysian Ec...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Otai Reformasi is now pressuring Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to set a clear time frame to hand over the premiership to Datuk Seri Anwa...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should take a break from his official duties as Economic Affairs Minister until investigations into a sex video implicating him and a ...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz says a police report has been lodged by his family after their home in Sarawak was "broken into" by five people at 5pm on Thursda...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam was arrested after refusing to cooperate with the police when they went to search his house on Thursday ...
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz's actions were "shocking" and unlike him, says his boss, Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Telekom Malaysia on Thursday (June 13) announced the appointment of its group CEO, after a year without a permanent chief and amid questions whether politi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has confirmed his retirement from the sport.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Datuk Seri Azmin Ali must have lived through possibly the worst two days of his life after being accused of being one of two men engaged in a sex act in a d...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian official who confessed he was featured in a widely circulated gay sex video that involved a man resembling Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Al...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR /ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A singer who made headlines for allegedly keeping a sun bear in her apartment has claimed trial at a Sessions Court in Malaysia to two charges.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), a key member of Malaysia's ruling coalition, said it rejected "gutter politics" after the surfacing of a gay sex video and lew...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Close friends of the man who was allegedly in a gay sex video with a Malaysian minister said they never knew their friend was gay.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian minister said to be the individual in a gay sex video attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as usual on Wednesday (June 12).
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man has confessed that it was him and a minister in a gay sex video that has gone viral.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Mohd Shukri Abdull said he wasn't fired or pressured to step down from his job, as he addre...
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SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It will be a "no-go zone" for all mobile phones and other digital devices at Malaysia's Cabinet, post-Cabinet and state executive council meetings where policy ...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The daily lives of residents at Sentrio Suites Condominium in Kuala Lumpur were temporarily disrupted when a sun bear cub was spotted sticking its head out...
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MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Devastating floods have caused widespread damage in northern and central Sarawak over the past two days.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In keeping with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri spirit of seeking forgiveness, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has asked Malaysians for forgiveness for any shortcomin...
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MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Widespread floods have inundated numerous settlements in northern and central Sarawak, following heavy rain over the past 24 hours.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor police have called on the suspect involved in a road rage incident in Johor Baru on Monday (June 3) involving a parang (machete) and a blue car to turn ...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Speculation that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, has been arrested is incorrect, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 26-year-old man from Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state, who was infected with rabies, has died.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian MP has said that parts of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's remarks in Tokyo about renewing the Malaysian operating licence of Australian rare-...
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KUALA LUMPUR • Three suspected Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have been detained following anti-terror swoops across Malaysia, said national police chief Abdul Hamid Bador yesterda...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants have been detained following anti-terror swoops in three Malaysian states, said national police chief Abdul Ham...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-w...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim, widely regarded as Malaysia's national historian, died of lung failure on Tuesday morning (May 28) at the Unive...
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SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, has been implicated in a burgeoning scandal in South Korea where sexual services were a...
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on T...
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GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino Tam has died on Monday (May 27) afternoon.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong has denied interfering with the Singapore Court of Appeal's decision to stay the execution of P. Pannir Sel...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A curious climb into a washing machine turned into an ordeal for a nine-year-old girl here on Saturday (May 25) when she got stuck in it.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A hip-hop music video featuring former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to be released on Sunday (May 26), said entrepreneur Mohd Nor Kharoni Ka...
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PETALING JAYA • McDonald's billboards featuring iconic Malaysian landmarks have gone viral.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - McDonald's billboard images featuring iconic landmarks across the country have gone viral.
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SINGAPORE: Since Pakatan Har­a­pan took power, it has made three requests to stop executions of Mal­aysians in Singapore, two of whom are drug traffickers, says Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shan­mugam.But he said Singapore could not make exceptions for Malaysians sentenced to death as it would undermine the rule of law here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's police chief Abdul Hamid Bador has said he knows of the whereabouts of fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho and that of his family, as he ...
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video showing an Ipoh City Hall worker shooting a dog in a housing estate has raised hackles online.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two militant expert bomb makers arrested in Kedah recently have managed to conduct tests on their home-made explosives as authorities continue to search fo...
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KUANTAN • The former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, 88, died yesterday.
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KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, 88, passed away on Wednesday (May 22).
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tam, Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino, has just a few more weeks, if not days, to live due to old age.
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MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead at the historic Sungai Melaka waterway after a major pollution incident that was partly caused by the discharge o...
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SINGAPORE (ANN): Singapore and Malaysia will defer construction of a cross-border MRT link up till Sept 30 this year.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5 million (S$1.6 million) fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There are still 65 Malaysians trapped in Syria and 39 of them are pleading for Malaysian authorities to bring them home, police said.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While authorities believe that there are about 400 plastic recycling factories in Penang's Seberang Prai alone, the number of illegal operators may easily...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three temples in Kuala Lumpur have tightened security following the arrest of four suspects linked to an extremist religious group said to be linked to the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Some RM42 million (S$13.8 million) from the bank account of Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd was transferred to two AmBank accounts belonging to former Malaysian prim...
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BANGI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will still play a vital role as a statesman even after a change of leadership, says Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) pr...
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PUTRAJAYA • He owns a cellphone but does not understand how to use it, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad admits.
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PETALING JAYA • As Muslim Malaysians break fast in the comfort of their homes and restaurants, a group of firemen did so by the roadside, after carrying out their duties.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has extradited a woman wanted by the authorities in Thailand over her anti-monarchy views following a request for her deportation, said Prime Ministe...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As Malaysians break fast in the comfort of their homes and restaurants, a group of firemen did so on the roadside, after carrying out their duties.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - He owns a mobile phone but he does not understand how to use it, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad admits.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said many times, and in different ways, too, so the message is clear and consistent - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be his succe...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Four suspected militants have been detained in Malaysia in connection with terror and assassination plots to "avenge" the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Moh...
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SANDAKAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election in Sabah state have recorded a 37 per cent voter turnout as of 1pm on Saturday (May 11).
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has expressed regret over the arrest of a social media activist on Thursday night (May 9).
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - State awards conferred upon former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor by Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah have been suspended.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The problems surrounding the 1MDB issue would have been less severe had it been tackled years earlier by then premier Najib Razak, says Malaysia MP Anwar I...
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A kindergarten teacher lost her car to a robber while she was withdrawing money from a bank in Inanam near Kota Kinabalu early on Thursday (May 9).
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Opposition leaders and supporters have marked Pakatan Harapan's first year anniversary in power by wearing black as a sign of protest against the governmen...
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Sedition Act will be either be repealed or replaced with a new law, or its provisions placed under the Penal Code, the government announced.
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SONGKHLA (ANN): Soldiers and customs officials stopped 15 vehicles and seized some 5,100 litres of petrol and diesel allegedly being smuggled into Songkhla’s Sadao district on Wednesday morning at the Tha Khoi-Padang Bezar crossing.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will not see out a full term and will step aside after fixing problems his Pakatan Harapan coalition claims it inherited after forming the government exactly a year ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR • MyHSR Corp will call a tender for the appointment of a commercial advisory consultant for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project review exercise today.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has denied taking a selfie during proceedings at his corruption trial.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd will call for a tender for the appointment of a commercial advisory consultant (CAC) for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail (HSR)...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has denied taking selfies during court proceedings.