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Malaysia detains Vietnamese fishing boat off Terrengganu
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) A Vietnamese fishing vessel was detained for encroaching into Malaysian waters despite attempts by a Vietnamese enforcement agency boat to stop local authori...
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Johor may cut RM1m threshold for foreigners to buy homes
JOHOR BARU • The Johor government is looking at lowering the RM1 million (S$330,000) threshold for foreigners to buy property as it aims to clear 51,000 unsold properties in the southern Malaysian s...
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I will decide on the transition date: Dr Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that he would be setting the time and date when he would hand over the premiership to his successor Datuk Se...
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Johor govt mulling over lowering RM1m threshold for property purchases by foreign buyers
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor government is looking at lowering the current RM1 million (S$330,000) threshold for foreigners to buy property, as an incentive to clear 51,000 unso...
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Malaysia's biggest drug bust: 12 tonnes of cocaine worth S$791m seized in Penang
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In the biggest drug haul ever seen in Malaysia, police seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4 billion (S$791 million) here.
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Haze in Malaysia: Over 1.7m students affected by school closures; employers urged to allow workers to work from home
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A total of 2,646 schools in Malaysia will be closed on Friday (Sept 20) due to the haze situation, affecting over 1.7 million students.
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Haze taking its toll on eateries in Malaysia but online food delivery firms enjoy brisk business
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While restaurants and traders in Malaysia are suffering from the haze, online food delivery companies are laughing all the way to the bank.
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1MDB trial: Terengganu Sultan Mizan described Jho Low as an 'unsavoury character'
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin had his reservations about fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and once described him as an unsavoury character.
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Corruption trial adjourned as Tengku Adnan files motion for judge to recuse himself
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday (Sept 19) adjourned the corruption trial involving Umno MP Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to give time for the prosecuti...
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More schools closed in Malaysia's Sarawak as haze worsens, 138,384 students affected
MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The haze situation has worsened in Sarawak and forced 337 schools in nine districts to shut down on Wednesday morning (Sept 18).
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Haze shuts 298 schools in Sarawak, 128,291 students affected
MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The haze situation has worsened in Sarawak, forcing 298 schools in eight districts to shut down on Tuesday morning (Sept 17).
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Malaysian man suspected of taking upskirt pictures in KL dies trying to evade police
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 53-year old man who was suspected of taking upskirt pictures died in a struggle while trying to evade the police in upscale Bangsar district in Kuala Lump...
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Saudi oil facilities attack: No hike in petrol pump prices in Malaysia yet
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Any significant drop in Saudi Arabia's oil production due to the attacks on its facilities will have an upward effect on global oil prices, Prime Minister Maha...
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Lozenges, eye drops in high demand as Malaysians cope with adverse effects of haze
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Eye drops, throat lozenges and antihistamines for stuffy nose are in high demand as Malaysians try to stave off the adverse effects of the haze.
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21 loan sharks caught in major bust in Johor; many of their targets are those working in Singapore
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Illegal moneylenders now operate from luxury condominiums and high-end houses across the Johor state as they offer loans to those desperate for fast cash.
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Over 300 schools closed as Johor air quality hits unhealthy levels, affecting 90,000 students
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The worsening haze situation in Johor, Malaysia has led to the closure of more than 300 schools and kindergartens in Muar, Tangkak and Pontian, affecting abou...
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Malaysia's Queen back on Twitter, expresses disappointment
PETALING JAYA • The Queen of Malaysia yesterday reactivated her Twitter account to express disappointment over the arrest of a man who had allegedly posted a seditious tweet aimed at her.
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Northern Malaysia gets respite from haze but air quality in south still unhealthy
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Folks in northern Malaysia have the heavens to thank for as a steady wind blowing in from the northwest has taken much of the haze away.
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Malaysian Queen reactivates Twitter account, disappointed about arrest over alleged cyberbullying
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Queen of Malaysia has reactivated her Twitter account to express disappointment over the arrest of an individual who had allegedly posted a seditious t...
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Malaysian Cabinet holds special meeting to map out country's economic development
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's special Cabinet meeting on Saturday (Sept 14) to map out the economic development of the country will present one of Pakatan Harapan's biggest c...
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Gojek provides training to start-ups in search for Indonesia’s next unicorn
Indonesia’s on-demand services app Gojek has teamed up with start-up accelerator Digitaraya to provide training to start-ups.
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Malaysian government to re-table anti-fake news Bill
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will re-table a Bill to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act in the next parliamentary meeting, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Dep...
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Schools closed in several Malaysian states, face masks distributed to students amid worsening air quality
KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Amid the worsening air quality, a total of 29 schools in Selangor will be closed on Friday (Sept 13).
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Johor to conduct cloud-seeding operations to solve water shortage problems
ISKANDAR PUTERI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor state government is expected to conduct five cloud-seeding operations in the near future in an effort to solve water shortage issues, said stat...
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Man dubbed 'cosplay killer' gets 22 years' jail, instead of death, upon appeal
PUTRAJAYA (ANN): A self-employed man dubbed the "cosplay killer", escaped the gallows on Thursday (Sept 12) for the 2013 murder of his teenage girlfriend whose...
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Malaysians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get the Queen of Malaysia, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah ...
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Pahang school to be closed on Sept 12 due to worsening haze situation
KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - At least one school in Malaysia's Pahang state, SK Rompin in Kuala Rompin, will be closed on Thursday (Sept 12), due to the very unhealthy Air Pollution Index (A...
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'The facts speak for themselves': Malaysia minister Yeo Bee Yin slams Indonesia's denial of haze
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin says that data clearly shows that Indonesia is responsible for the haze i...
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Malaysians lament on social media as air quality deteriorates due to haze
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) - Malaysians have taken to social media to lament about how the haze is affecting them as air quality continued to worsen due to transboundary haze blan...
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Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu on side of Malaysia-born writer in fee fight with studio
SINGAPORE (ANN): Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) director Jon M. Chu came to the help of Adele Lim when the screenwriter and Hollywood movie studio Warner...
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Boycotts along racial, religious and nationalistic lines are hypocritical: The Star columnist
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -Regardless of their nationality, race and religion, it's irrational and impractical for anyone to still talk about boycott in the age of global economy.
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Malaysian blind football film to premiere in London
PETALING JAYA - An inspiring documentary on Malaysia's "Harimau Buta" national blind football team is set to captivate audiences in London, Manchester and Newcastle in the following weeks.
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To ease haze, Malaysia ready to give Indonesia a helping hand to put out forest fires
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia is all ready to help Indonesia put out its raging fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra in order to ease the severe haze in the region, said Energy, Scie...
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We must acknowledge government shortcomings, says Anwar Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim wants the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to recognise the failures of policies and the need to review s...
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Male jumbos may be evolving 'tuskless' to survive poaching
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hunted for their tusks, the Borneo pygmy elephant may be evolving without their tusks in Sabah's wild.
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Smart move: Man parks car in kitchen so storm won’t blow it away
JACKSONVILLE (Florida): It started as a light-hearted challenge between a Florida couple, can a Smart car fit into their kitchen?
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Umno and PAS to stage mammoth rally on Friday
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The stage is set for the inking of a formal political cooperation between Malaysia's two biggest Malay-based parties, with an open invitation to everyone a...
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Police urge Anwar's aide to surrender over Aug 31 armed brawl
PETALING JAYA • Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still required to surrender to the police over a brawl in Ampang on the night of Aug 31, even though th...
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Anwar's aide must still surrender even though victim in riot case has withdrawn report: Police
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still required to surrender to the police over a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka ...
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Haze in Malaysia to persist until end September
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The haze in Malaysia is likely to persist until the end of this month due to the low chances of heavy rains and the possibility of uncontrolled open burning...
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KL minister slams Indonesian police over football row
PETALING JAYA • Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister has chided the Indonesian police force for downplaying the violence that broke out at the Malaysia-Indonesia World Cup qualifying match as fans "...
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As haze worsens, Malaysia looking into cloud-seeding
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia is looking into the feasibility of cloud seeding to induce rain in areas which are currently affected by haze as more areas in Sarawak recorded unh...
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Malaysian sports minister Syed Saddiq slams Indonesian police for downplaying football violence
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister has chided the Indonesian police force for downplaying the violence that broke out at the Malaysia-Indonesia World Cup...
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Be careful what you wish for
LIFE is full of surprises and opportunities.On Tuesday, I received an intriguing message via Facebook messenger.“Philip, It’s me, CJ.
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Modi tweets in Malay after meeting Mahathir
PETALING JAYA • In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.
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Kelantan palace slams social media postings about Sultan's private life after Russian ex-wife posts on Instagram
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Kelantan palace on Friday (Sept 6) urged Malaysians not to be swayed by the dissemination of false and untrue information on social media about the roy...
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Malaysian commando shot dead as live-firing demonstration goes wrong
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - He was an elite commando who would have begun serving as a United Nations peacekeeper in Lebanon in a few weeks' time.
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Malaysian sports minister Syed Saddiq among fans quarantined after chaos broke out in Malaysia-Indonesia World Cup qualifier
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - What was supposed to be a sweet victory for Malaysians who witnessed their national football team Harimau Malaya beating Indonesia 3-2 in their World Cup q...
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Indian PM Modi tweets in Malay after meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir...
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Malaysia has doubts over some findings in MH17 probe, says PM Mahathir
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has doubts over some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Prime Minist...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim advises his aide to turn himself in over brawl case
SUBANG JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak to turn himself in to ...
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Eye on Malay show of force: The Star columnist
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Summer is almost over but Malaysia's long, hot summer will drag on for a while more.
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Malaysian King shows down-to-earth side as he enjoys casual meal at nasi lemak restaurant
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin has shown his down-to-earth side once again after he was seen having a meal at a restaurant.
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'Boss will take care': Fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low told Najib's aides in push to open Singapore accounts
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - "Boss will take care" - these were the exact words used by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho to convince two of former permier Najib Razak's aides to open ban...
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One-month water rationing planned for three Johor areas after dry spell
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A spell of hot weather with no rainfall for the past two weeks has caused the water level at the Machap dam to dip to a critical stage and disrupted supply to...
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Anwar Ibrahim: Calls to boycott non-Muslim products unhealthy
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has denounced a recent social media campaign calling for the boycott of non-Muslim products, describing t...
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Malaysia's National Day celebrations kick off in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's 62nd National Day celebrations kicked off in grand fashion on Saturday (Aug 31), with tens of thousands of peole gathered around Persiaran Perdana i...
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Couple's bodies found in suitcases: 2 arrested
SHAH ALAM • Malaysian police have arrested two brothers from Punjab, India, for the murder of a husband and wife whose bodies were found stuffed into two suitcases.
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Malaysian police arrest two brothers over couple found dead in suitcases
SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have arrested two brothers from Punjab, India, for the murder of a husband and wife whose dead bodies were found stuffed into two suitcases.
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Anwar Ibrahim: Thank you, I've never offered to join the Cabinet
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday (Aug 30) he has never offered himself to be a member of the Cabinet and would take over th...
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First chartered flight ferrying whole durian fruits to China takes off from Malaysia's Sepang
SEPANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The first chartered flight with shipments of whole Musang King durian fruits is on its way to Henan province in China and more are expected to follow soon.
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Najib's daughter questions tax charges, asks why cash for household expenses considered income
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's daughter Nooryana Najwa has vowed to fight the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), who have sued her for RM 10.3 mill...
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Malaysia's transport ministry forms committee to probe KLIA glitch
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's transport ministry has formed a committee to investigate the recent network failure at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Transport M...
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Malaysia can't cast out rare earth producer Lynas as it creates jobs, says Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Rare earth producer Lynas Corp cannot be treated as an outcast as it is a necessary investment that has created many quality jobs for Malaysia, said Prime M...
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Malaysian primary school children to get free breakfast from next January
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A free breakfast will be provided for all Malaysian primary school children beginning January next year, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.
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UN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to have low poverty
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's claim to having the world's lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, said United Nations hu...
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KL's airport still battling systems outage, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at th...
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Kuala Lumpur flights delayed as airport battles systems outage
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As many as 20 flights, including by Emirates and ANA Holdings Inc, from Kuala Lumpur International Airport are delayed after check-in and baggage...
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Mahathir expected to reshuffle Cabinet soon
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The first reshuffle of Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet is due anytime and a few ministers will be changing their portfolios.
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World Briefs: Bus accident in Laos kills 13 Chinese tourists
BANGKOK • At least 13 Chinese tourists were killed and dozens injured when their bus skidded off the road and plunged 30m into a ravine in Laos, a police officer said yesterday.
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Malaysia's oldest Malay paper Utusan not closing down, cover price to increase
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Utusan Group will not cease its newspaper operations on Wednesday (Aug 21) as reported earlier, but will instead increase the cover price of its ...
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Man charged in Malaysia with tweeting that Irish teen Nora Quoirin was raped prior to her death
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man who posted a tweet, alleging that Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was raped by Orang Asli, was taken to the Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday (Aug 2...
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Muslim preacher Zakir Naik apologises, says he isn't racist; barred from speaking in public across Malaysia
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Preacher Zakir Naik has apologised for his controversial remarks but maintains that he is not racist even as Malaysian police said he has been barred from ...
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Malaysia's oldest newspaper Utusan Malaysia calls it a day
PETALING JAYA • Utusan Malaysia, the oldest newspaper in Malaysia, will be laid to rest tomorrow after a sustained period of financial uncertainty.
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Utusan, Malaysia's oldest newspaper, and Kosmo! to cease publication
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The oldest newspaper in the country will be laid to rest on Wednesday (Aug 21) after a sustained period of financial uncertainty.
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Malaysia's ex-police chief urges government to rescind Muslim preacher Zakir Naik's PR status
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government should rescind controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Permanent Resident (PR) status and return him to India, said former police chie...
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Mahathir: Indian preacher stirred racial tensions in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR • A controversial preacher overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tensions in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.
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Muslim preacher Zakir Naik crossed the line when he touched on racial politics: Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Controversial preacher Zakir Naik overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tension in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir ...
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Hundreds of protesters gather to slam Malaysia's decision on Lynas
KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Anti-Lynas protesters slammed the Malaysian government's U-turn in allowing an operating licence extension for the rare earth company at a three-hour rally on Su...
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Siti Nurhaliza hosts gathering to mark Dr Mahathir's 63rd wedding anniversary
PETALING JAYA (ANN): One-year-old Siti Aafiyah mingled with a very important person - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad - on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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Clooney’s sis-in-law faces drink-driving charge in Singapore
SINGAPORE: The sister-in-law of Hollywood movie star George Clooney is facing a drink-driving charge in Singapore.
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NTU probing inappropriate student behaviour
SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is investigating inappropriate student behaviour at one of the university’s freshman orientation camps.
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Malaysian cops probe firebrand preacher Zakir Naik after 115 police reports filed against him
SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is under investigation for the intent to provoke a breach of the peace, Malaysian police have said.
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Grieving family of Nora Quoirin grateful for love and support
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - The grieving family of Nora Anne Quoirin has paid tribute to the teenager, saying she had "truly touched the whole world".
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Malaysian tourist faces charge after five Thai workers killed in road accident
SONGKHLA (ANN): A Malaysian woman was charged with reckless driving after her car allegedly ploughed into six highway workers, killing five and injuring the other in Songkhla on Tuesday, police said.
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Malaysian ministers tell Mahathir they want controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik out
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Malaysian ministers have told Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik must be booted out of the country.
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Irish teen Nora Anne's family to decide next course of action after postmortem
SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The family of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose body was found in a hilly area of the jungle in Negeri Sembilan after she went missing last week, will onl...
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Team searching for missing Irish teen Nora Anne in Malaysia stumbles upon human remains, say reports
SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A search-and-rescue team looking for Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin, who has been missing from a resort since Aug 4, found human remains near Mount Berembun in Pa...
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Family offers RM50,000 reward for info on missing Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A reward of RM50,000 (S$16,500) has been offered for information leading to the return of missing Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin.
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Traffic jam at Johor checkpoints as Singaporeans return home after holidaying in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji ...
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More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32 deg C compared to 10 years ago.
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Johor Crown Prince appointed Regent of Johor
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has appointed his son, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the Regent of Johor.
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Malaysia lashed by storm, causing havoc in Penang, Kedah, Perlis
BUTTERWORTH/ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parts of Malaysia were lashed by a severe storm on Friday (Aug 9) leaving uprooted trees and debris in several states including Penang, where five...
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Dengue cases at an all-time high in Malaysia; hot weather, littering a cause
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January till Aug 3.
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Two Singaporean kayakers missing off Mersing
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Singaporeans have been reported missing while kayaking at the Endau waters in Mersing, Johor.
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Lost in a jungle? Stay calm
PETALING JAYA - Lost and alone in the jungle for two weeks, a ranger got through the ordeal by keeping calm and relying on what he had learnt from survival training.
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US university sued over Malaysian PhD student's suicide after months of racist abuse
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - She was a bright young Malaysian pursuing a doctorate in clinical and counselling psychology because she wanted to help children the world over.
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Huge fish from Amazon found dead in Sabah lake
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A huge fish weighing more than 100kg was found floating in a lake in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
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Malaysia calls on Asean to fight haze as Indonesia battles forest fires
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia will call on Asean member countries to take proactive measures to avoid trans-boundary haze during a two-day meeting in Brunei beginning Tuesday (...
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