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Police have arrested a 49-year-old man over a Facebook post calling for Muslims to ready parangs as "infidels (kafir) may want to become like sacrificial cows".
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Social activist Chandra Muzaffar today said questions need to be asked about the murder trials of three Russians and a Ukrainian suspected of gunning down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine fi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik accused critics of manipulating his comments on the local Indian community last week to portray him as questioning their loyalty to Malaysia.
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Klang MP Charles Santiago has fired a fresh salvo in the skirmish over whether Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad makes unilateral decisions on sensitive issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall (DBKL) is in the process of replacing lifts older than 10 years at people’s housing projects (PPR), Lembah Pantai lawmaker Fahmi Fadzil said on Sunday (Aug 11).
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KUALA LUMPUR (DPA) - Malaysia's highest court has ruled that former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will face trial as scheduled next week, despite a last-ditch attempt by his defence team to del...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 12): City Hall (DBKL) is in the process of replacing lifts older than 10 years at people’s housing projects (PPR), Lembah Pantai lawmaker Fahmi Fadzil said yesterday.
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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari should explain to the public and Pakatan Harapan his push for the unilateral conversion of minors, said PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Police have yet to close their investigation into former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim he was targeted by an unidentified sniper in Pekan, Pahang in 2017.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should disclose how much of a stake it will have in the company behind the third national car, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong The MCA president asked how much of a stake the government will have in the company once its shares have been converted to ordinary shares.
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IPOH, August 9 — A lawyer is suing the government over the recent departure levy imposed on Malaysians travelling overseas, claiming that this is unconstitutional in nature.
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said Pakatan Harapan lawmakers Fuziah Salleh (above, left) and Wong Tack (above, second right) should resign over the Lynas controversy, should they have “dig...
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Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman today confirmed that a former aide accused of taking an upskirt video of a woman with his smartphone will be charged in court.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman confirmed today that charges will be brought against his former aide, who had allegedly taken an upskirt video of a woman.
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Ramkarpal Singh (above) has denied claims by an unnamed DAP leader that party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was unhappy with members who had “whacked” the government policy on khat (calligraphy) ...
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A Sabah minister believes that learning khat (Jawi calligraphy) ought to be optional and has urged the Education Ministry to focus on more pressing issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — DAP members were given free rein to express their views about the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s controversial introduction of jawi calligraphy in vernacular primary schoo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has labelled opponents to teaching khat art to standard four students as descendants or proxies of British colonialists, amid sweeping...
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Former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin (above) has backed a needs-based approach to help the country's poor.
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Putrajaya's decision to allow Lynas Corp to propose the construction of a permanent disposal facility (PDF) is the right move in resolving the issue of its low-level radioactive waste, says Mohd Redzu...
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Former minister Rais Yatim (photo) has called for a cultural struggle to counter the spread of "Arabism" for the sake of preserving Malay culture.
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PAS is in favour of Dr Mahathir Mohamad staying on as prime minister for a full term over PKR president Anwar Ibrahim because the Islamist party believes Mahathir is not influenced by any party aside ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Malaysia is working on reforms to its decades-old forestry laws, and will consider suggestions from green activists on how to better protect its rainforests, a minister said on...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― Islamist party PAS vehemently rejected today Hindu mother M. Indira Gandhi’s allegation that it was helping controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik and a Thai separati...
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The Kota Kinabalu High Court has dismissed former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee’s suit to stop the government from setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to probe allegations of judicia...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — MIC Youth chief R. Thinalan today said that the government should not fund electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 since it was no longer politically neutral.
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LETTER | In reference to the comments by traffic consultant Goh Bok Yen on the need for a traffic impact assessment (TIA) study for the proposed takeover of four toll highways, I wish to state, with a...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have arrested six individuals, including former ministerial aide Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, over a sex video allegedly involving a minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — A magistrate granted an order today for the police to remand former political aide Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and five others over sex videos allegedly involving a federal min...
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Former Pantai Manis assemblyperson Abdul Rahim Ismail, who joined Bersatu three months ago, rejoined Umno yesterday after claiming that he has been left "politically paralysed." It is learned that oth...
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The Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has assured its citizens here that steps are being taken to prevent a repeat of the death in custody incident involving doctorate student Orhions Ewansiha ...
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy (photo, above) says he is seeking a meeting with Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad to discuss allegations that Orang Asli women were coerced...
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Clare Rewcastle-Brown (photo, above), the editor of whistleblower website The Sarawak Report, is unaware of an RM100 million defamation lawsuit filed against her by V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secreta...
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PUTRAJAYA: Suspects arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will no longer wear the distinctive orange lock-up uniform when appearing in court.
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GEORGE TOWN (July 4): It has now been confirmed that the state government here will demolish the 50-year-old Mahsuri flats in Bayan Baru “under an urban regeneration initiative”, the Free Malaysia...
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The Malaysian Youth Council (MBM) has argued against the government’s move to reduce the maximum age limit of those defined as ‘youth’ to 30, saying 35 was a more acceptable age.
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Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari has called on his Jelutong counterpart RSN Rayer to specify exactly why his entry in MACC's asset declaration portal was initially 'empty.' "This is what I really wan...
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa has denied issuing a statement, saying that the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China was “false news”.According to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's defacto Islamic Affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa is on the defensive after being accused of visiting an internment camp built by Chinese authorities for its Uighur minorit...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Rawa’s office is disputing an article portraying him as saying reports on China’s policies against Muslims...
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PETALING JAYA: It was a victory for the Temiar Orang Asli community from Gua Musang, Kelantan, when the High Court ruled against a company accused of encroaching into their land.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed today the receipt of India’s formal extradition request for preacher Dr Zakir Naik who is wanted there for money launder...
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Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has confirmed that the Malaysian government received an extradition request for preacher Zakir Naik from India.
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PAS will be leaving it to the court of law, and not the MACC, to determine if money sought by the latter did indeed belong to 1MDB. Party deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said this was so as the...
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LETTER | We refer to the article published yesterday by Free Malaysia Today under the heading AGC rules Mar Thoma Church not governed by ROS.
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The Penang Press Club will convene an emergency meeting to discuss the possible return of an RM50,000 1MDB-linked donation the group received several years ago.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed the resignation of Felda chairperson Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor (above), which he said was due to health reasons.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied an international news report that quoted him as saying that he would step down in three years.
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KUCHING: Sarawak will not go bankrupt in three years' time, contrary to the claim made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang and former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar were instructed to make an appearance in court on Aug 28, after both...
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has shown his inability to understand budgeting, said Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri (photo, above).
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Penang High Court judge Akhtar Tahir said he decided to acquit 61-year-old Ambika MA Shan of murdering her domestic worker, because the deputy public prosecutor was unable to justify requesting a disc...
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KUANTAN, June 22 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) is only performing its job as a government agency in proselytising the religion to the Orang Asli within the state,...
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KUALA LUMPUR • SRC International, a former subsidiary of scandal-tainted state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, owes Malaysian pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) RM4.15 billion (S$1.36 bi...
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UPDATE (19 June / 2:50 PM): The Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has made an official statement regarding the blocking of the smoking ban hotline.
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PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry will soon meet with Facebook over reports that its subsidiary WhatsApp has blocked the ministry’s smoking ban hotline on its app.
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PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has once again rubbished talk that his faction is behind the plot to topple Datuk Seri Azmin Ali by releasing sex video clips implicating his deputy.
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Petrol dealers say they have not been briefed about the upcoming targeted fuel subsidy system, which is set to be implemented in July.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, the man who claimed that he had sex with Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, was on Friday (June 14) arrested by police at the Kuala Lumpur Intern...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced today that it will investigate an Umno member’s allegations that an engineering company had transferred about RM3....
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): An environmental group based in Sungai Petani, Kedah has claimed that the air pollution levels in many parts of town and in Kuala Muda district are at “very unhealthy” leve...
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PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has criticised Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision not to deport controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki said the commission has pledged to give their full support to their newly appointed chief Latheefa Koya.
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Rather than conduct a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram (above) believes the government ought to hold an internal inquiry to probe alleged wrongdoings by the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The Immigration Department has lifted a travel ban against former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, his lawyer said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Former intelligence chief Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid has one less worry after the High Court cancelled the warrant for her arrest it issued last week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The Federal Court today granted Samirah Muzaffar, the widow of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan, bail of RM500,000 pending her murder trial in September.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Just several hours after DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang withdrew from debating with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Jelutong MP RSN Rayer has offered himself as replacement instead.
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Senior Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed will perform the duties and functions as chief judge of Malaya until the vacancy is filled.
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KUALA LUMPUR: DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang (pix) and former Inspector-General of Police Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar will try to settle their legal dispute out of court.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang and former inspector-general of police Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar will try to settle their legal dispute out of court.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): The defamation suit filed by DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang over a speech by the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar at a convention last Se...
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has challenged his number one critic Lim Kit Siang to a “freestyle” debate.
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Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has warned against speculating on matters affecting his ministry, such as the purchase of helicopters.
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PETALING JAYA (May 15): Residents of Kim Teng Park, Johor Bahru are living in fear of losing their homes.
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PETALING JAYA (May 15): Over-development issues could be stopped if the Members of the Parliament (MPs) in Kuala Lumpur listen to the feedback of residents in their constituencies and speak up for the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The office of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today said that an unnamed blogger is trying to pit Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) against the police’s Spec...
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The office of Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has accused an unnamed blogger of trying to pit his party Warisan against the Special Branch.
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PETALING JAYA (May 13): Ex-prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has slammed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) silence over the Ministry of Defence’s four land swap deals that took place during Tun Dr Mahath...
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PETALING JAYA (May 13): Ex-prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has slammed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) silence over the Ministry of Defence’s four land swap deals that took place during Tun Dr Mahath...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today said that Special Branch (SB) officers are meant to safeguard the security, irregardless of political affiliatio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Thirteen of the 16 land swap deals carried out during Barisan Nasional’s (BN) rule of Putrajaya involved his “predecessor, as well as the previous prime minister”, Defence ...
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PETALING JAYA (May 9): Recent controversies surrounding the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) has led Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Fahmi Fadzil to support a probe into the Federal Territories (F...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Thirteen of the 16 land swap deals carried out during Barisan Nasional’s (BN) rule of Putrajaya involved his “predecessor as well as the previous prime minister”, Defence M...
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BANTING (May 2): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the government will review the build-then-sell (BTS) scheme for property ownership this year, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT)...
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PETALING JAYA (April 30): The Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) decision to appeal against a court ruling favouring the residents of Taman Tiara Titiwangsa has upset Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Ahmad.
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Police have arrested 35-year-old Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu for allegedly insulting Hinduism.
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PETALING JAYA (April 24): It looks like the water cuts in the Klang Valley are hitting the pockets of diners in a popular nasi kandar restaurant in SS2. According to a report by Free Malaysia Today, t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad yesterday “defended” the proposed “scaled down” Taman Rimba Kiara development after criticism from Segambut lawmaker Ha...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd will shut down its office in London, UK, managing director Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan confirmed yesterday.
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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: Putrajaya's claim that it reduced costs after the re-negotiation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is confusing, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KLANG (April 12): The former president of the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and his wife claimed trial to three charges of exploitation and forced labour at the Session...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Prominent businessman Tan Sri Kenneth Eswaran and his wife, Puan Sri Vivienne Ketheeswaran, were charged today with three counts of allegedly exploiting their three Indonesi...
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PETALING JAYA: Felda has lodged a police report, claiming that Datuk Seri Najib Razak cheated them into investing US$505mil (RM2.07bil) in Eagle High Plantations TBK (EHP), reported Free Malaysia Today.
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Wai Foo Sing and Chow Mun Fai, both of whom were under detention while facing charges for insulting Islam on social media, claimed today that they were assaulted in prison.
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PETALING JAYA (April 4): Remember The Loaf, the bakery once owned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad?
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KUALA LUMPUR: One hundred passes have been prepared for local and foreign media members covering the case former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, involving the funds of SRC International S...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): One hundred passes have been prepared for local and foreign media practitioners covering the case former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving the funds of SRC In...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Negri Sembilan menteri besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun has found himself in a rather complicated situation as the Seremban International Golf Club’s (SIGC) constitution p...