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KUALA LUMPUR: A Christian group and the family of Pastor Raymond Koh, one of the victims of alleged “enforced disappearances”, have urged the government to act on the recommendations of an inquiry...
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BUKIT JALIL: Up to half a million people use the Kuala Lumpur Light Rail Transit system every day.
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah’s (PBS) youth wing has panned the proposal by Chief Minister Shafie Apdal to place refugees on a border island, urging the state government to focus on stabilising...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today said the Pahang government had the right to impose conditions on business licences, including an eyebrow-raising requirement to have business owners pledge allegiance to ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Former PPBM Women chief Anina Saadudin was roundly criticised by netizens, mostly from Sabah, after she questioned the use of billboards here to promote the Christian holy week of Easte...
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PETALING JAYA: Investors who bought gold from a company may be entitled to make claims following a final ruling by a court on money laundering and illegal deposit taking, lawyer Fahmi Abdul Moin said.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Judicial and Legal Service Officers Association (Jalsoa) says it will obtain feedback from its members on separating the roles of attorney-general (AG) and public prosecutor (PP). Jalso...
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KUALA LUMPUR: You’ll be surprised to meet Tareq Nassri if you think everyone living with HIV/AIDS looks like the emaciated, raggedy and ghostly figures seen on posters warning of the ailment.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) says there is a lack of training at many companies following a survey showing that the hire of contract workers is on the rise, in part to fil...
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PETALING JAYA: Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri has rejected a federal minister’s claim that it was unnecessary to have the phrase “pursuant to the Malaysia Agreement 1963” in the constitutional am...
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Amanah's Morib assemblyperson Hasnul Baharuddin has denied being a bankrupt, after a notice of insolvency served by the Shah Alam High Court was published in a newspaper on Monday.
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PETALING JAYA: Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin today denied reports that he is a bankrupt after a bankruptcy notice with his name was published in a daily newspaper on Monday.
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KOTA KINABALU: Tourism players here have expressed shock over the sudden removal of the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) general manager who they say had been doing a good job improving the state’s tourism...
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PETALING JAYA: A group representing Rohingya concerns in Malaysia has spoken in defence of hundreds of its countrymen who went on a hunger strike to protest their seven-year detention in Saudi Arabia.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has dismissed a deputy minister’s suggestion that the drop in imports in February was due to the Chinese New Year celebrations, saying it was more likely a continuation o...
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) says it has pledged to work with Sabah PPBM on a number of issues including food security in the state and full implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA...
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GEORGE TOWN: An official of the Penang Forum has questioned the professionalism of federal regulators who approved the environmental study report for a highway project that contained drawing errors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) is working hard to reduce the reluctance of healthcare providers to treat HIV and AIDS.
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KOTA KINABALU: A former state minister today urged the Sabah government to freeze the commercialisation of state land within urban areas, and reserve the land for affordable government housing project...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized documents belonging to Maika Holdings yesterday, a source close to the investigations said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Swiss government had offered assistance to authorities in Malaysia in the investigation of the 1MDB scandal, but it was turned down by the previous administration, said the Swiss amb...
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PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional’s Maran MP Ismail Abd Muttalib has urged the authorities to investigate those behind a claim on social media that he has died.
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PETALING JAYA: An Umno leader has questioned the decision to set up a joint venture company in the operations and maintenance of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, following the government’s g...
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PETALING JAYA: Bahrain has voiced interest in developing the global halal industry with Malaysia, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof.
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PETALING JAYA: Amnesty International has urged authorities to take punitive action against the officials who decided early last month to deport six Egyptians, four of whom are said to have disappeared...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA president Wee Ka Siong has scoffed at Putrajaya’s claim that it has “achieved cost savings” after renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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PETALING JAYA: The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) says strict conditions imposed by banks on home loan applicants remain the biggest hurdle in the property market, even as t...
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PETALING JAYA: A news commentary on Malaysia’s ageing air force fleet has prompted a former scholar in defence studies to call for the expeditious purchase of new fighter jets.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth vice-chief Shahril Hamdan has cautioned the leaders and ordinary members of Barisan Nasional (BN) against giving in to the temptation to gloat over Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) d...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian E-hailing Drivers Association is crying foul over Puspakom Sdn Bhd’s call for them to send their vehicles for inspection when there is uncertainty about drivers obtainin...
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KOTA KINABALU: It was only a brief moment with Chief Minister Shafie Apdal but a grassroots movement hopes the short meeting will eventually put an end to a mega dam in Papar they have been against.
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PETALING JAYA: The biggest challenge for the new Johor menteri besar, Dr Sahruddin Jamal, is to see himself as the representative of the people while acting as a bridge between Putrajaya and the palac...
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PETALING JAYA: A prominent rights activist said he sensed frustration in the resignation of Razali Ismail as chairman of the government’s Humans Rights Commission (Suhakam), just about two weeks sho...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Coroner’s Court here will need to submit to the High Court its notes of proceedings throughout the inquest into the death of Dutch model Ivana Smit, says family lawyer SN Nair.
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PETALING JAYA: A former judge says the next in line in the judicial ladder should take over the duties of chief justice without the need for formal appointment, amid speculation over who will be made ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The sole Siamese senator in the Dewan Negara today panned a PAS Youth leader who portrayed Songkran, the Thai new year festival, as an event looked down by Muslims.
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SEREMBAN: She may have garnered only 83 votes in the Rantau by-election yesterday, but independent candidate Malar Rajaram is unfazed by her loss, saying she will still serve her fellow constituents i...
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KOTA KINABALU: Environmentalists in Sabah have called for a review of the system for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), citing a lack of transparency and accountability on the part of the Environ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Rantau by-election result does not augur well for PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as it shows that non-Malay voters are losing faith with Pakatan Harapan, according to a political analy...
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SEREMBAN: Independent candidate Malar Rajaram has chided her Pakatan Harapan rival in the Rantau by-election, Dr Streram Sinnasamy, for allegedly campaigning for votes after polling began this morning...
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RANTAU: Polling day is never without the trademark drama and excitement as party supporters officially end their campaigning and wait for the voting to be over and the results to be announced.
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RANTAU: The Election Commission said it is “disappointing” if the Pakatan Harapan candidate in the Rantau by-election, Dr Streram Sinnasamy, had appealed to voters today to support PH.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia does not have to look far in its move to review the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010, a cyber security expert said.
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PETALING JAYA: Critics of the multi-billion ringgit East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) appear to be not convinced with the multi-billion ringgit project despite the Pakatan Harapan government’s go-ahead to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) now says it has not formalised the appointment of an individual who once worked for Low Taek Jho, the businessman who has been on the run over his i...
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PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not be going to Rantau to help Pakatan Harapan in last-minute campaigning ahead of polling day tomorrow.
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PETALING JAYA: An analyst says the success of the departure levy law recently passed in the Dewan Rakyat depends on the method of collection used by the government.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former assistant minister Ramlee Marhaban has dismissed reports that he and four of his friends were arrested for trying to sneak into Malaysian waters near Mataking Island in Semporna ...
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PETALING JAYA: Seasoned Felda activist Mazlan Aliman says the agency and the government must be transparent in how the RM6 billion it recently received will be utilised.
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PETALING JAYA: Hundreds of drug traffickers could escape the death penalty and have their charges reduced following a Federal Court ruling last week that stopped the prosecution from relying on double...
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PETALING JAYA: An expert in transport economics has panned RapidKL’s decision to go entirely cashless with its buses, describing it as a demonstration of bad judgement.
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SHAH ALAM: M Kanagi begins her mornings with a prayer for her family as she has always done.
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PETALING JAYA: The controversial East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be back on track with an expected announcement to be made tomorrow in Beijing.
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PETALING JAYA: The Kelantan palace has revoked the “Dato” title that Baling MP and former Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim received from state ruler Sultan Muhammad V. A letter affirmi...
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PETALING JAYA: Constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan says the Johor sultan has no absolute discretion in appointing the state’s menteri besar, amid the dispute over the role of the palace.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah chief minister Harris Salleh says the defeat of a bill to amend the Federal Constitution on the status of Sabah and Sarawak is not the end of the road as it will be tabled ...
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PETALING JAYA: Former law minister Azalina Othman Said has drawn scorn from former law lecturer Abdul Aziz Bari over a remark she made following the defeat of a government-sponsored bill to restore th...
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PETALING JAYA: An individual who was once linked to wanted businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, has been appointed as the chief operating officer of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). Ung Su Ling...
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PETALING JAYA: The White Paper on Felda was posted on the Parliament website on Tuesday – hours before it was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.
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SEREMBAN: Negeri Sembilan MCA expects to see a slight increase in Chinese support for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Rantau by-election this Saturday.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has asked the government to delay the proposed departure levy for six months to enable air travellers and the travel industry t...
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KUCHING: Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri said the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 would have passed in Parliament if the government had allotted more time for the leaders of Sabah and Sarawak...
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PETALING JAYA: A Sabah MP has accused opposition MPs of opposing the bill to amend the Federal Constitution “for the sake of opposing”, saying they should have voted according to their conscience ...
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PETALING JAYA: Indonesia’s Rajawali Group, which sold 37% of its Eagle High Plantations TBK (EHP) to Felda, is attempting to walk away from fulfilling an option to buy back the shares, according to ...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic specialising in international relations has suggested that Malaysia and Singapore take a piecemeal approach to resolving longstanding disagreements.
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GEORGE TOWN: An academic has urged state governments to reveal the accounts of subsidiaries such as the Menteri Besar Inc (MBI) or Chief Minister Inc (CMI) to ensure transparency of transactions to ta...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah leaders from the ruling coalition have criticised the 59 MPs who chose to abstain from voting on the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which sought to restore the status...
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SEREMBAN: A former aide to Mohamad Hasan has defended the ex-menteri besar in the controversy over the sale of alcohol at a golf club here, saying his rivals are bringing up the issue in the Rantau by...
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I refer to the report “Putrajaya mulling urban renewal law, says FT minister”.
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PETALING JAYA: PPBM’s Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal is tipped to be named as Johor menteri besar following the resignation of Osman Sapian today.
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PETALING JAYA - The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has lodged a police report claiming that former premier Najib Razak had cheated it into investing US$505 million (S$684 million) in an In...
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PETALING JAYA: Johor’s vocal crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today said the state palace had requested that Osman Sapian be removed as the menteri besar long before current speculations tha...
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PETALING JAYA: An analyst has agreed with the findings of a US-based global consultant that Southeast Asian countries will not benefit from the US-China trade dispute which could see the exit of multi...
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PETALING JAYA: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof has withdrawn a countersuit filed against the government in 2015 when he was still a businessman.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of student activists have urged the federal government to uphold academic freedom and rebut the arguments of four academicians who are said to have written a report that caused M...
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PETALING JAYA: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today confirmed that his son who was arrested for a drug offence early this year will be charged in court.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Sarawak DAP leader has accused the state’s ruling coalition of playing politics in its decision not to support a bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution on the status ...
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PETALING JAYA: Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian is in the media spotlight amid speculation about his political future, hours before he has a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajay...
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SUBANG JAYA: Following a long struggle and public protests, the national cricket governing body can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the Cabinet has given the green light for the Kinrara Oval to re...
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PETALING JAYA: Analysts agree that PPBM’s expansion into Sabah will eat into Warisan’s power base but have different views on how it should “handle” Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s part...
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GEORGE TOWN: A Bayan Lepas resident who has spent the past 10 years complaining about 100 car park bays at the driveway of his apartment building has questioned why orders to remove them have been ign...
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KOTA KINABALU: As many as 30,000 to 40,000 people attended the launching of Sabah PPBM today at a new shopping mall in Penampang, about 10km from here.
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has sought to assure the public that it is diligent in monitoring the online sale of medicines and health supplements, saying it has issued thousands of notices to e...
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SEREMBAN: Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran last night claimed Pakatan Harapan (PH) has fulfilled most or all of the 10 election promises it had pledged to do in the first 100 days of its adminis...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malay rulers have nothing to fear from Malaysia’s ratification of the Rome Statute, said prominent thinker Chandra Muzaffar, after the prime minister hinted yesterday that the gov...
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SEREMBAN: Ng Zhi Hui’s orchid nursery is a riot of colours but it’s easy to miss if you’re driving around Seremban, or on the way to nearby Port Dickson.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) N Sundra Rajoo, who is facing three counts of misappropriating RM1 million, has filed an appeal to get a ruling that ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government administration complex of Komtar was evacuated today after heavy smoke was detected coming from an unoccupied unit on the third floor which is the lobby of the state...
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya should be more transparent in determining electricity prices, an investment analyst says amid calls on national power company Tenaga Nasional to reduce tariffs.
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GEORGE TOWN: A group of express bus operators here claim they have been “terrorised” by touts demanding a commission for every ticket sold over the past two years.
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KUCHING: A Sarawak lawmaker has described the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as a “trap”, accusing the government of putting it forward just to fulfil the promises ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An environmental activist has urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to come clean on works taking place at the Titiwangsa Lake, some six months after the landmark recreation park was close...
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PETALING JAYA: A group fighting for wholesome city planning has accused the federal territories minister and Kuala Lumpur MPs of reneging on their promise to keep the public informed of the status of ...
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PETALING JAYA: A PAS MP has urged Cabinet members to stop quarrelling over the Lynas issue and to instead work on finding a solution based on facts and scientific data.
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry will look into the sale of “mini-cigars” in East Malaysia using the brand of a prominent tobacco company which are believed to be smuggled or illicit as they do ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah rights activists have slammed the proposed constitutional amendment to Article 1(2) tabled in Parliament yesterday, calling it an insult to those in Sabah and Sarawak.
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PETALING JAYA: Construction company Ekovest Bhd has reopened The Loaf, a bakery formerly owned by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof has dismissed claims that he is prioritising profit over safety in his statements on the Lynas rare earths processing plant in Kuantan, P...
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RANTAU: Housewife Malar Rajaram is in the thick of the campaign for the Rantau by-election here, meeting with people and making up for the first two days of the campaign period when she was on a silen...
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KOTA KINABALU: DAP winning the Sandakan parliamentary seat – made vacant recently by the death of Stephen Wong – is a foregone conclusion, as the Chinese-majority seat has long been a stronghold f...