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Indonesia posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in August
JAKARTA: Indonesia swung back to a trade surplus in August after posting a deficit a month earlier, data from the country's statistics bureau showed on Monday.
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Cloud seeding in Peninsular Malaysia scheduled today
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Efforts will be made to reduce the haze in several states in Peninsular Malaysia which have high Air Pollutant Index (API) readings through cloud seeding scheduled today.
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Yeo: Cloud seeding only fights symptoms of haze, doesn’t address root issue
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 14 — Efforts such as cloud seeding to combat the transboundary haze plaguing the region are only temporary relief measures, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Chang...
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Commentary: The East Malaysia secession grapevine, an absolute headache for Malaysia Day
HOBART: This coming Monday (Sep 16) marks Malaysia Day, a public holiday that commemorates the formation of the Federation of Malaysia – when the states of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merge...
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Smuggled cigarettes worth RM64,000 seized in Kalabakan
TAWAU: The General Operations Force (PGA) through its 14th Battalion 14 here seized cigarettes worth RM64,000 from a car by the roadside near a roundabout in Kalabakan near yesterday.
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Measure poverty reliably, but address other dimensions of wellbeing too — Mohammad Abdul Hamid
SEPTEMBER 6 — It is well recognised that GDP or another economic indicator alone is inadequate to measure wellbeing of society.
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Indonesian man feared drowned after boat capsizes in Sungai Iran
Bomba personnel in a search and rescue operation to locate Yanto in Sungai Iran, Niah earlier today.
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Here’s what you need to know about 5G on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
With up to 100 times faster data speeds than 4G, 5G will support more connected devices used by commuters.
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What you need to know about 5G on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
China’s commercial 5G network development plans are off to a fast start, as the next-generation mobile system will be deployed on the high-speed rail link connecting Guangzhou and Shenzhen to Hong K...
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KPJ Pasir Gudang allocates RM10m for upgrades
JOHOR BARU: KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospital has allocated about RM10 million to upgrade the hospital to meet the needs of patients and improve its services.
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KK police detain 54 individuals for various drug offences
KOTA KINABALU: Fifty-four individuals were nabbed for various drug-related offences in week-long operations around Kota Kinabalu (KK) including in Sembulan and Manggatal from Aug 17.
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Manhunt for two criminals after shootout at condo
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are hot on the heels of two criminals who managed to flee after a shootout.
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One arrested, two escape in shootout with police
KUALA LUMPUR: A shootout between the police and three suspects ended with one arrest, with the remaining two managing to escape.
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Four dead, two seriously hurt in car-lorry collision on Pan Borneo Highway
MIRI: Four people were crushed to death while two others suffered critical injuries when their car collided with a cargo-lorry in southern Sarawak.
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Soil, sand used to put out chemical waste fire in Pontian
JOHOR BARU: Efforts to put out the fire that engulfed 24 bags containing aluminium dross chemical waste at Jalan Perindustrian 5, Pontian Industrial Area, near Pontian, using soil and sand, are still ...
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AirAsia X's 2Q losses balloon amid weaker ringgit, aircraft disposal loss
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Low-cost long-haul carrier AirAsia X Bhd’s net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) ballooned to RM207.11 million from RM57.46 million recorded in the corr...
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Perak exco to be charged tomorrow over alleged rape
Paul Yong IPOH: Perak state executive councillor, Paul Yong Choo Kiong, is expected to be charged in the Sessions Court here tomorrow morning in connection with the alleged rape case involving an Ind...
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Firefighters still battling to put out chemical waste blaze in Pontian
JOHOR BARU, Aug 22 — Efforts to put out the fire that engulfed 24 bags containing aluminium dross chemical waste along Jalan Perindustrian 5 in the Pontian Industrial Area, near Pontian, using soil ...
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KPDNHEP to hand over power on supervision of gas distribution in S’wak to state govt – PM office
Dr Mahathir speaks to reporters after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee Meeting at Perdana Putra in March.— Bernama file photo KUCHING: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPD...
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Frankly Speaking: Any follow-up action at Bank Pembangunan?
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd recently uploaded its audited financial statements for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY2018). What stood out is the development financial institution’s high gr...
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Fire fighters focus on reducing smoke before new school term starts
Khirudin (right) and Miri Bomba chief Law Poh Kiong speaking to reporters when met during the Bomba Run 2019.
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Abdul Karim: Efforts underway to increase flight connectivity between Singapore and Sarawak
Abdul Karim speaks to reporters after flagging off the 2019 Kuching Marathon’s full marathon categories at Padang Merdeka, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg here yesterday.
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Sabotage suspected in Pulau Bruit as Bomba says peat fires aggravated by irresponsible individuals
Bomba personnel are working around the clock to help extinguish the fires.
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‘MACC interviewed Jho Low in 2015’
KUALA LUMPUR: Two central figures in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, who remain as fugitives, were found by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis-sion (MACC) in 2015, the High Court heard.
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MACC recorded statements of Nik Faisal, Jho Low overseas in 2015 — Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has met former chief executive officer of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is...
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MACC recorded statements of Nik Faisal, Jho Low overseas in 2015: Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has met former CEO of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, o...
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Poor conditions affecting firefighting efforts as peat soil fires continue to rage across Kuala Baram
Firefighters working to extinguish the forest and peat soil fire currently raging in Kuala Baram.
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Sarawak on full alert for transboundary haze: Deputy CM
MIRI: Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Sarawak girds for possible transboundary haze
MIRI: Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Deputy CM: Sarawak on full alert for transboundary haze
MIRI, Aug 3 — Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Vote 18: Rukun Negara programme to instill political literacy among school students
KUALA LUMPUR: The move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 will now be followed by efforts to educate young voters through the Rukun Negara School programme to enable them to perform their duties re...
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Rukun Negara school programme to enhance young voters' political literacy
The move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 is now followed by efforts to educate young voters through the Rukun Negara school programme to enable them to perform their duties responsibly.
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Illegal waste dumping needs continuous action to be tackled
KUALA LUMPUR: Pollution is becoming a hot issue with the topic making headlines in the media and getting the attention of various quarters as it not only affects the environment but also involves the ...
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Mahathir pledges loyalty to Agong, says govt committed to shared prosperity
KUALA LUMPUR: Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prosperous, dignified...
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Dr Mahathir pledges loyalty to new king, says govt committed to shared prosperity
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prosperous, di...
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Mahathir pledges loyalty to new King says govt committed to shared prosperity
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah listening to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivering the address of congratulations and pledge of loyalty o...
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Dr Mahathir pledges loyalty to new king, says govt committed to shared...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prosperous, di...
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Dr M says gov't to redouble economic efforts in Agong installation speech
Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prosperous, dignified and independe...
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Dr M pledges loyalty to new king
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in designing programmes and polic...
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PM pledges loyalty to new King, says govt committed to Malaysia’s continued prosperity
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Shared prosperity of the people is the basis of the commitment of the government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in designing programmes and policies to make Malaysia a prospero...
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River quality needs to improve to provide source of clean water
KUALA SELANGOR: Efforts are under way to make the country’s rivers a reliable alternative source of clean water.
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Move forward from forced conversion issue, Shafie urges people
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal has urged the people to move on from the row over his deputy Wilfred Madius Tangau’s remarks on forced conversions to Islam by a former state leader.
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Sports facilities in Perak to be maintained even without corporation
IPOH: The maintenance and upgrading works on the sports infrastructure in the state is still ongoing although the Perak State Sports Corporation is still in the process of establishment.
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WWF urges Indonesia to work with Sabah to save rhinos
WWF-Malaysia has urged Indonesia to accept the eggs from the last remaining Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia for fertilisation work.
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Two soldiers missing whilst on duty since July 19
PETALING JAYA: Two army personnel members have been missing since last Friday (July 19) while on duty in Pulau Perak.
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Health Ministry strengthens surveillance after Ebola outbreak in Congo
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will continue to strengthen surveillance and preparedness to cope with the potential spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as the epidemic is declared a Public Heal...
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Ebola virus in Congo: Health Ministry steps up preparedness
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah -File photo KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will continue to strengthen surveillance and preparedness to cope with the potential spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD...
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Man found dead in front of temple at Siniawan
The man was found unconscious in front of a temple at Siniawan, and was later declared dead by medical personnel.
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Water disruption: 86 housing areas in Kuala Selangor affected
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Up to 86 housing areas involving 18,200 accounts, including Unisel in Kuala Selangor, are expected to face water shortages and low water pressure.
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EC chairman doubtful 18-year-olds can vote in 2021 Sarawak polls
PUTRAJAYA: Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Harun doubts if automatic voter registration can be implemented, and 18-year-olds able to vote, during the Sarawak state election, which must be call...
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Turkey's restructuring stalls as banks, government wrestle with bad debt
ISTANBUL, July 18 — Efforts to clean up Turkey's bad debt have stalled after bankers rejected or put on hold initial plans, according to people familiar with the matter, frustrating the country’s ...
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Will new voting age be in time for Sarawak elections?
KUCHING: A Sarawak minister wonders if the proposed new voting age of 18 will come into force in time for the Sarawak state elections, which must be held by 2021.
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Group wants lower voting age, automatic registration in place before Sarawak state poll
KUCHING, July 17 — A citizens group urged the federal government to ensure that the lower voting age and automatic registration of eligible voters are implemented before the Sarawak state election d...
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Finas film incentives hits target for foreign filmmakers but failed to attract local productions, audit report finds
KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Efforts by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) to promote film-making in Malaysia have only been partially successful, as Film in Malaysia Incentive programme (...
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Minister: KPDNHEP develops e-commerce system to help reduce prices of essential goods
GEORGE TOWN, July 14 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is developing an e-commerce system in order to reduce the prices of essential goods, and help to cope with the ...
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Police on the lookout for alleged child molester in Gombak
GOMBAK: Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly molested a nine-year-old girl at a convenience store in Bandar Country Homes, here, two days ago.
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Dutch tourist found dead in Mulu National Park after flash floods hit Deer Cave, guide still missing
File photo of Deer Cave at Mulu National Park.
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RM925mil of 1MDB funds recovered, says Lim
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM925.1mil of money related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has been returned to the government to-date, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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RM925 mln of funds related to 1MDB has been returned — MOF
The funds recovered were in various currencies of different denominations.
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RM925m of funds related to 1MDB have been returned: MoF
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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RM925m of funds related to 1MDB has been returned: MOF
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
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MoF: RM925mil of funds related to 1MDB has been returned
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Finance Ministry: RM925m of funds related to 1MDB returned
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Get ready for longer wait times when you order Grab or MyCar from today
Grab Malaysia is recommending that users plan their booking in advance in order to avoid long waiting times starting from today.
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Book rides earlier after tomorrow: Grab
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): E-hailing operator Grab has told passengers to brace for longer waiting times from tomorrow, as new e-hailing rules taking effect are expected to reduce the number of driver-pa...
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Grab says here's what passengers can do to avoid longer waits after July 12
KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): E-hailing operator Grab has told its passengers to brace for longer waiting times from July 12, as new e-hailing regulations taking effect are expected to reduce the number of ...
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Pre-plan bookings to avoid long waiting times, Grab Malaysia tells customers
IPOH, July 9 — Grab Malaysia has suggested customers pre-plan their booking in order to avoid long waiting times due to fewer drivers following new regulations for the e-hailing industry which kicks...
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Wimbledon reworks AI tech to reduce bias in game highlights
Efforts to make artificial intelligence fairer now extend to Wimbledon’s courts.
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US-China trade officials aim to talk next week, officials say
WASHINGTON, July 6 — US and Chinese officials are working to schedule a top-level trade talks by telephone next week but a face-to-face encounter has not been scheduled yet, US officials said yester...
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MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone
PORT DICKSON (July 4): Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.
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MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone
PORT DICKSON (July 4): Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone, in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.
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MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone
PORT DICKSON (Bernama): Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone, in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.
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MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone
PORT DICKSON (July 4): Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone, in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.
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MPPD: Port Dickson could become duty-free zone
PORT DICKSON: Efforts are underway to look into the possibility of making Port Dickson a duty-free zone, in a bid to attract more overnight local and foreign tourists.
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Muhyiddin: Economic growth should not come at the expense of environment, public health
ISKANDAR PUTERI, July 3 — Efforts to boost the economic growth in Johor should not be done at the expense of the environment and the people’s rights to a safe and healthy life.
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Motion to compel Malaysian MPs to declare assets passed
All Malaysian parliamentarians must declare their assets or face censure, as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government won a unanimous vote yesterday that should ease criticism of walking back on promises o...
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DPM: Give flexibility to couples staying apart
BANGI: Employers should play their role by addressing issues on married couples having to stay apart due to work commitments, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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It's time we focus on unity and not some writing on the wall ― Zakiah Hanum Kassim
JUNE 28 ― The Chinese calligraphy couplets that are displayed in the office of the Minister of Finance should never have been a news item.
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Its time to focus on unity, not some writing on the wall
COMMENT | The Chinese calligraphy couplets that are displayed in the finance minister Lim Guan Eng's office should not be a topical issue for the media to report.
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High-stakes G20 opens with trade tensions looming
OSAKA, June 28 — World leaders gathered in Japan today for one of the most high-stakes and fractious G20 meetings in years, with a bruising US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and climate cha...
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Towards safer workplaces
KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts will continue to create a safe workplace environment despite the government abstaining from voting on an international convention on workplace harassment, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minis­ter Hannah Yeoh.
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Tree root thwarts Batu Ferringhi landslide rescue efforts
GEORGE TOWN, June 26 — Efforts to extricate the victims of the landslide near a resort in Jalan Tanjung Bungah last night faced difficulty due to a tap root that prevented the operation from being c...
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Year One pupil found drowned
MIRI: A Year One pupil from SK Long Banga was found drowned in a river behind his school.
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Jakoa says doing its best to respond to Orang Asli plight
PETALING JAYA: Responding to criticisms about its supposed lack of empathy for the Orang Asli, the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) listed out several initiatives it has carried out to improve the lives of the Bateq in Kuala Koh.
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Health minister: Vitamins for measles-afflicted Orang Asli children, immunisation ongoing
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The Health Ministry is fighting a measles outbreak among an Orang Asli community in Kelantan by continuing immunisation efforts and giving all affected children vitamin A as ...
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Lorry-trailer collision causes oil spill on Bintulu-Miri highway
MIRI: A collision between a lorry and trailer caused an oil spill at the Kemena Industrial Estate along the Bintulu-Miri coastal highway on Monday (June 17).
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Time to rein in divisive politicians
PUSAT Komunikasi Masyarakat (Komas) applauds the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s acknowledgment that the rise of racial and religious hatred in this country today is cause...
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Time for politicians to be disciplined for a better M'sia
LETTER | Pusat Komas applauds the Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador’s acknowledgement that the rise of racial and religious hatred in the nation today is caused by politicians who were p...
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Where art thou, Haziq?
KUCHING: It has been three days since the country’s political scene was rocked by shocking allegations that a federal minister was one of two men involved in several gay sex video clips that went vi...
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Media waited to get a statement from minister linked to video
PUTRAJAYA: Efforts by a group of media practitioners who had waited at Perdana Putra, here to get a statement from a minister alleged to be linked to the dissemination of photographs and intimate vide...
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Cat found hanged at KL apartment staircase; police investigating
PETALING JAYA - Police are investigating the killing of a cat by hanging at an apartment in Section 2, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.
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Police investigating case of cat hanged at Wangsa Maju apartment staircase
PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating the killing of a cat by hanging at an apartment in Section 2, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.
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Cops nab 2 over violent attack on Pakistani man and wife in KK
KOTA KINABALU: City police have arrested two men who were captured on video attacking a Pakistani shop owner and his local wife near their shop here.
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Trump says US likely to go ahead with tariffs on Mexico over immigration
LONDON, June 4 — President Donald Trump today said he would probably order new tariffs on all Mexican goods imported to the United States next week despite a diplomatic push to avoid the levies, ci...
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Lim: Drop in nation’s overall debts
PETALING JAYA: Efforts to carry out more efficient management of overpriced projects were why the Federal Government has been successful in reducing the nation’s overall debt and liabilities, says Lim Guan Eng.
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Cops urged to probe Apandi, and 5 things that happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief 1.
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Don’t go looking for trouble, KTMB tells people trespassing railway tracks
KUALA LUMPUR: On April 14, two men believed to be Myanmar nationals were killed after they were struck by a KTM commuter at Km371.7 of the Sungai Buloh-Kepong track.
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Wan Saiful: In face of many challenges, debating bumi privileges not a priority
Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan said debating about bumiputera privileges was not a priority amid the many challenges the country was facing.
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Experts: We’ve lost battle on rhino conservation
KOTA KINABALU: Efforts to preserve the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction in Malaysia have reached the “end of the road”, say senior conservationists.
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Efforts of new IGP very timely, says Lam Thye
PETALING JAYA: Efforts by the new Inspector-General of Police, including going after police personnel who are involved in graft and syndicates, are very timely, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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