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Visually impaired Malaysian student shows grit and determination
GEORGE TOWN - Being partially blind is no hindrance to Felicia Pui in her academic pursuits.
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Haze: PT3 listening test could be postponed until Oct 31
KUALA LUMPUR: Schools in areas affected by the haze may postpone the Form Three Assessment (PT3) Listening Test for Malay Language, English and Al-Lughah Al-Arabiah Al-Muasirah until Oct 31.
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True grit and determination
GEORGE TOWN: Being partially blind is no hindrance to Felicia Pui in her academic pursuits.
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Haze: Still no respite for Malaysians
PETALING JAYA: There is no respite for Malaysians from the haze, as many areas are recording pollu­ted air levels or are at the brink of breaching the “unhealthy” mark.
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Who is Najib’s most-hated opponent in Pakatan?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today has named Pakatan Harapan (PH) politicians whom he liked and disliked, singling out one MP that grinds his gears the most.
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Business Of Sports: Rughopes to blossom in Japan
Not since an English public schoolboy picked up the ball and ran with it during a football match in 1823 has rugmade such an audacious move.
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Time to address labour market shortages
WHAT skills do you need to become a sought-after employee in Malaysia's current labour market?
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The voice of progressive Malays
IN between the balanced English-language news portals and the Malay-centric Malay-language news websites and Facebook pages, OrangKata.my wants to be the middle ground.
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Real estate agents deliver
KUALA LUMPUR: The StarProperty.my Real Estate Awards (SREA) 2019 was more than a glamorous night to honour deserving negotiators and agencies but heralded...
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Education Ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 20): Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, said Education Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching today.
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Education Ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed
PUTRAJAYA: Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said today.
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Education Ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie...
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Education ministry: Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 20) Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, said Education Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching today.
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Google celebrates Friends TV series' anniversary with seven Easter eggs
The Easter egg surprise is in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of popular television show.
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Online lessons for students if haze keeps schools closed, says Education Ministry
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 ― Teaching and learning sessions will be undertaken via the Internet if schools remain closed due to the haze, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today.
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Berjaya Corp founder helps to launch striker Luqman’s European football career
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian will be in action in European football after Belgian club KV Kortrijk agreed to sign striker Luqman Hakim Shamsudin on a five-year deal.
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BCG vaccine for long term protection, yes or no? — Boo Soon Yew
SEPTEMBER 19 — I write in sad response to the predicament of the family that is mourning the loss of their 19-year-old girl due to tuberculosis and indeed my sincere condolences to them.
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Amazon’s Alexa masters Hindi (and Hinglish) in time for Deepavali
The voice assistant introduced to India in 2017 gets a major local makeover for one of the largest retail markets.
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Deep irony of the haze situation
I READ with much interest the report “Jokowi calls for culprits to be punished” (The Star, Sept 18).
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Quick take: MNC shares up on diversification into film-making industry
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in MNC Wireless Bhd rose 4.5% in early trade Thursday after the company announced its diversification plan into film-making industry.
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'Every year we go through this': Malaysians urge Putrajaya and Jakarta to tackle haze
KUALA LUMPUR: Frustrated by the recurrence of haze, Malaysians have been left helpless in dealing with the choking air.
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MNC Wireless diversifies into film-making industry
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): MNC Wireless Bhd, which saw tycoon T Ananda Krishnan's nephew Robbie Hari Krishnan Tatparanandam join the board of directors last week, has teamed up with New Zealand-based pro...
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Adviser reminds Pakatan leaders not to pressure Perak MB over administrative matters
IPOH: State Pakatan Harapan component party leaders are reminded not to pressure the Perak Mentri Besar in making decisions over administrative matters, says...
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Nioh 2 open beta dated for November 2019
Just as 2017 breakout action game Nioh took note of player feedback in the lead up to release, 2020 sequel Nioh 2 will continue the tradition with a November public beta...
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Jacqueline Wong changes her name
TVB actress Jacqueline Wong (pic) has reportedly changed her English name and is said to be working as a real estate agent, Guang Ming Daily reported.
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Zakir is still here as not many nations want him, says Mahathir
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia conti­nues to host controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik because not many countries want him, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Brothers from India charged with elderly couple’s murder
PETALING JAYA: Two Indian nationals were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of a married couple, believed to be their landlord and whose bodies were found in two suitcases ...
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Beauty and the brains: the Alatas family love story
Today is the anniversary of the birth of my father, Syed Hussein Alatas.
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Two brothers charged in husband and wife suitcase murder
PETALING JAYA: A pair of brothers have been jointly charged with murder at the Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday (Sept 17), in connection with the murder of a...
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Rais urges Malays to don the songkok to reflect identity
SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chief Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim has urged the Malays in the country to wear the songkok (headdress) to reflect their cultural identity.
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South Indian leaders oppose the 'imposition' of Hindi language
South Indian leaders say they will oppose any imposition of Hindi on their states after India's home minister spoke about having one language that becomes India's identity internationally.
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Sangkar earns $3.4m after 17 days in Malaysian cinemas
Sangkar has earned RM10.3million (S$3.4million) since opening at cinemas on Aug 29.
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Night school cares for kids
JOHOR BARU: He left his job and opened a night school to help children stay off the streets.
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Rais Yatim urges Malays to don the Songkok to reflect identity
SEREMBAN, Sept 16 — Negri Sembilan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chief Tan Sri Rais Yatim has urged the Malays in the country to wear the songkok (headdress) to reflect their cultural ide...
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Use National Language to promote new technologies: Johor MB
JOHOR BARU: In promoting innovation and new technologies everyone should use the National Language or Bahasa Melayu, to prevent the language from teetering on the brink of extinction, said Johor Mentr...
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Johor MB urges Malaysians to actively use Bahasa Melayu to promote new technologies
JOHOR BARU, Sept 16 — In promoting innovation and new technologies everyone should use the National Language or Bahasa Melayu, to prevent the language from teetering on the brink of extinction, said...
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Want to ‘borrow’ a ‘human book’? Check out Taman Tugu’s Human Library in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Fancy “borrowing” a human being to listen to his/her life story, and even better ask questions?
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Let's all stand up for the Malaysian Unity Season
MP SPEAKS | Malaysians of diverse races, religions and cultures were in Taman Teratai in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, last night to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
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Progress in next few days key to Brexit deal chances
LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the next few days would be key to his chances of securing a Brexit deal, and that an agreement with the...
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Waiting for green light on land to run English programme
The programme incorporates the use of games to teach English to the children.
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Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea to Britain
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “God Save the Queen” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China hon...
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The Star tops frequently read list
PETALING JAYA: The Star and The Star Online have come out tops as Malaysia’s most frequently read English language newspaper and online news portal, a media consumption study has found.
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Welcome to your digital future
The #mydigitalmaker movement, launched by MDEC in 2016, has gone on to see promising results, opening doors for young Malaysian students everywhere. Come to the...
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AirAsia now flies to Manila, Cebu — Gateways to the Philippines
KUCHING: The Philippines is AirAsia’s latest destination in Southeast Asia, with capital city Manila and Cebu Province being added to its network of flights.
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Don’t focus solely on race and religion, youth leader tells Umno, PAS
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth vice-chief Shahril Hamdan tonight reminded PAS and his party not to focus solely on race and religious issues once the two Malay-based parties formalise their alliance tomorro...
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Survey: Star most read English newspaper, online news site
PETALING JAYA: The Star, Harian Metro and Sin Chew Jit Poh are the most frequently read newspapers and news portals in their respective language categories, according...
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Singer Chaw teases belly good news on social media
MALAYSIAN singer Gary Chaw (pic) unintentionally confused his fans by posting a photo of his wife with what appeared to be a baby bump, China Press reported.
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M’sia ready for Global Climate Strike
PETALING JAYA: Haze or no haze, Malaysia will be joining the Global Climate Strike this month, starting with a month-long Ops Darurat Iklim (Climate Emergency...
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‘Death Stranding’ showcases cinematic trailer, gameplay, poster imagery at Tokyo Game Show (VIDEO)
TOKYO, Sept 12 — A seven-minute trailer and 50 minutes’ worth of Death Stranding gameplay footage was debuted at the Tokyo Game Show ahead of a well-anticipated November 8 release on PlayStation 4...
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Curtin Malaysia, SM Pei Min sign MoU to enhance collaboration
Giridharan (secont left) and Wong (second right) exchange the MoU in the presence of Leong (left) and Liau.
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No-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder
The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and say that protests and c...
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Retired teachers roped in for English initiative
PETALING JAYA: A pilot project with retired English Language teachers, who are being roped in to get students to interact more using the language, will be evaluated soon.
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Share, disseminate stories on national unity — Md Farid
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should share and disseminate positive stories that can boost national unity through the social media, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity...
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Malaysians should share, disseminate stories on national unity, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept — Malaysians should share and disseminate positive stories that can boost national unity through the social media, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Na...
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'I don't know why I'm here' - Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case
A Chinese national arrested for bluffing her way onto US President Donald Trump's Florida resort went on trial acting as her own attorney on Monday, telling jurors in her brief opening statement, "I d...
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Jack Ma ends 20-year reign over Alibaba wealth creation empire
HONG KONG: Jack Ma is giving up the reins of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd after presiding over one of the most spectacular creations of wealth the world has ever seen.
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New era at Alibaba as Jack Ma rides into the sunset
Jack Ma steps aside on Sept 10 as chairman of Alibaba, ending a spectacularly successful 20-year run during which the charismatic former English teacher's e-commerce...
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Alibaba set for ‘big challenge’ as flamboyant chairman Jack Ma departs
Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma will step down from the Chinese firm on Sept 10, leaving his handpicked successor a daunting task of steering the US$460bil juggernaut at a...
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New era at Alibaba as Jack Ma rides into the sunset
SHANGHAI, Sept 10 — Jack Ma steps aside today as chairman of Alibaba, ending a spectacularly successful 20-year run during which the charismatic former English teacher’s e-commerce company left a ...
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Tawau school scores 100% passes in IGCSE exam
Yapp Sook Min Mercy and Foo Jing Tze with Charis International School principal Professor Dr Debra Sim.
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Find an EasyJet flight by simple voice command
The low-cost airline has added a new tool to its mobile application, which allows for tickets to be reserved by voice command.
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Raising retirement age will not hurt youth employment
IN 2018, Malaysia had its first change of government since independence from the British over six decades ago.
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Media groups condemn death threat against journalist
PETALING JAYA: Media groups have condemned the death threat made against an English daily reporter.
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PE firm mulls options for Singapore’s Canadian school
SINGAPORE: One of Singapore’s largest international schools could be up for grabs, with its private-equity owner exploring options including a potential sale...
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‘Continuous learning culture key to Japan staying relevant in current times’
KYOTO, Japan: Japan is renowned as a developed nation spearheading the development of technology in various fields, among which are manufacturing, information technology and computers.
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Continuous learning culture key to Japan staying relevant
Japan is renowned as a developed nation spearheading the development of technology in various fields, among which are manufacturing, information technology and computers.
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Smooth succession: Jack Ma eases out of a thriving Alibaba
SHANGHAI, Sept 8 — Jack Ma steps down next week as chairman of Alibaba, but the start-up he built into an online retail behemoth is expected to keep thriving into a new era thanks to a culture of in...
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Japanese angle on English dictionary development
IN developing dictionaries for English learners, it is important to incorporate words that reflect practical and contemporary use, suggested a Japanese associate professor specialising in English ling...
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Command of Bahasa Melayu among people should be improved: Anwar
BATU PAHAT: The command of Bahasa Melayu among the people at both federal and state levels should be further improved.
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12 candidates lined up for Johor PKR chairmanship, says Anwar
BATU PAHAT: There are 12 candidates capable of filling the Johor PKR chairman’s post vacated by Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim, said party president Anwar Ibrahim today.
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Command of Bahasa Melayu among people should be improved
BATU PAHAT: The command of Bahasa Melayu among the people at both federal and state levels should be further improved.
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Two Syrian women, Turkish man nabbed for allegedly stealing RM20,000 in jewellery
SIBU: Two women from Syria and a man from Turkey, who were alleged to have been involved in the theft of RM20,000 worth of jewellery from a goldsmith in Miri...
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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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Anwar: Command of Bahasa Malaysia among the people should be improved
The command of Bahasa Melayu among the people at both federal and state levels should be further improved.
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Anwar: People’s command of Bahasa Melayu could be improved further
BATU PAHAT, Sept 7 — The command of Bahasa Melayu among the people at both federal and state levels should be further improved.
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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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Here’s the official Visit Malaysia 2020 song (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 — The myriad of traditional musical instruments used in producing the official “Visit Truly Asia-Malaysia” song resonate with the rich Malaysian musical heritage and reflect...
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Why China’s farmers rocketed to fame as livestreaming stars
It was on top of a hill, in the orange orchards on the outskirts of Zhangjiajie, a city in northwestern China’s Hunan province, where Zhong Haihui took a big leap from being a fruit farmer to becomi...
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WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums to...
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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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Modi tweets in BM after meeting with Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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FT Minister pays The Star a visit
PETALING JAYA: Federal Terri­tories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad along with staff from his ministry visited Star Media Group (SMG) at its headquarters in Menara Star...
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Fighting depression with the power of positivity
PETALING JAYA: A 27-year-old former teacher has revealed an inspiring story of how he battled depression by teaching students using creative education techniques...
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India PM tweets in BM after meeting Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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Merdeka: Where is Malaysia at 62?
ON National Day 2019, my mother sang Negaraku twice.
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India PM Modi tweets in Bahasa Malaysia about Russian meet with Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 ― Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia of his bilateral meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ahead of the three-day Eastern Economic Summit in Vl...
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Penang manufacturers want computer classes in primary school syllabus ‘now’
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 5 ― The Penang branch of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) today urged Putrajaya to introduce computer classes into the syllabus of primary schools without delay.
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AIBD focuses on combating fake news
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is focusing on combating the growing problem of disinformation and misinformation, also known as 'fake news' that ...
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Catch the world premiere of Porsche Taycan tonight
STUTTGART: Porsche's first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, will celebrate its world premiere on Sept 4 September from 3pm CEST (9pm Malaysia) – on three continents at the same time at NewsTV. ...
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'Dr M's filthiest parasite' – Kit Siang reveals venomous letters
Continuing his campaign against fake news and hate speech, Lim Kit Siang revealed that he received two letters yesterday, one in Chinese and the other, penned in English.
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Bath residents urge curbs on Airbnb party houses, Times reports
Residents in the western English city of Bath want the government to control the growing trend of "party houses” listed on short-term rental websites such as...
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Enliven city lanes with book stalls for avid readers
RECENTLY, Kuala Lumpur was declared the world’s 39th most Instagrammed tourist destination in the world by Hoppa, a transport company based in the United Kingdom.
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Hong Kong leader says she would 'quit' if she could
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (photo, above) said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to a...
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Pupils get first-hand introduction to S. Korea
PASIR GUDANG: For the next three months, primary school pupils here will get to learn first-hand about South Korea from two teachers participating in the...
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USM welcomes 237 foreign students in new intake
GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has 237 foreign students from 75 countries enrolled for the new academic year at its three main campuses in Penang and Kelantan.
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Boxer Manny Pacquiao Launches His Own Cryptocurrency Called Pac
Just in case you thought there weren’t enough cryptocurrencies going around, there’s a new one now.
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Excella to perform at NY Fashion Week
PETALING JAYA: Artiste and entrepreneur Excella Chong (pic) will be performing her new single Broken Heart at the upcoming New York Fashion Week, but she won’t be...
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Ordinary Malaysians, too, show their love and care every day
The Foundation’s top priority is education. Its Albukhary Tuition Programme reached out to poor rural students weak in Mathematics, Science and English, which are...
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‘Saya Malaysia, Kita Malaysia’
WHEN they see my name, many Malaysians ask me questions about my family heritage. I proudly answer: “Born in Brooklyn. I’m American.” Of course, like almost...
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'I became an accidental celebrity 6,000 miles from home'
As soon as Mohammed Kareef Daniel Abdullah steps out of his front door in Malaysia's capital, it doesn't take long before heads start turning and for his nickname to be shouted.
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