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Topic: July 7

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Malaysia’s turn to kick off Global Climate Strike today in KL
KUALA LUMPUR Sept 21 ― Today, Malaysians will finally join Global Climate Strike which kicked off in various major cities around the world yesterday to protest climate change.
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Seven charged for gangraping underage girl at beach
KUCHING: Seven men, including two brothers, were charged yesterday for gangraping a 15-year-old girl at a beach here in July.
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Abolish nuclear weapons for humanity’s sake
AT the time of writing, it has been almost two years since Malaysia signed the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It is commendable that Malaysia signed this treaty at the earliest ...
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Eight million households to be interviewed for census
PETALING JAYA: The government will be asking Malaysia’s eight million households for detailed information ranging from our age to income as it...
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Reply to Ridhuan Tee’s challenge for debate — Wong Ang Peng
AUGUST 30 — Ridhuan Tee Abdullah had the audacity to challenge me to a debate in a news article, ‘Kalau berani, tutup mulut saya kalau tak mahu tampar’, published on August 22 in the Malay langu...
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Suhakam urges govt to ratify international convention on enforced disappearances
PETALING JAYA: The ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) will ensure that legal recognition and remedies are put in place for victims of enforced disappearance, says the Human Rights...
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Perak Exco accused of rape to go on leave (Updated)
IPOH: Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong Choo Kiong has decided to take leave to focus on his trial in which he is accused of rape.
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Yong to go on leave to focus on rape trial
Yong during his appearance at court recently.
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Taking leave is honourable, governance watchdog tells Perak exco charged with rape
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong should take leave from official duties pending the outcome of his rape trial to show his commitment towards good governance, the Cen...
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Where are your principles of accountability? Umno asks DAP as Perak exco charged with rape refuses to go on leave
IPOH, Aug 23 — DAP should explain why its Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong has refused to go on leave despite being charged with raping his Indonesian maid, Perak Umno liaison committee ch...
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Ismail Sabri: Ngeh trying to 'subvert justice'
Opposition leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob has torn into DAP's Ngeh Koo Ham for lodging a police report on the eve of the rape case against his party colleague Paul Yong.
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DAP’s CEC will decide on exco man’s fate, says Loke
GEORGE TOWN: DAP national organising secretary Loke Siew Fook said the party has yet to decide on the fate of Paul Yong Choo Kiong, the Perak executive councillor who was today charged with raping an ...
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No decision from DAP on Perak exco Paul Yong, following rape charge
IPOH, Aug 23 —The fate of DAP lawmaker Paul Yong, who today was charged with raping his Indonesian maid, within the party is still unknown as Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming remains mum on the matte...
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Perak exco man Paul Yong claims trial to raping Indonesian maid
Perak exco member Paul Yong Choo Kiong pleaded not guilty at the Ipoh Sessions Court on Friday to a charge of raping his Indonesian maid.The Tronoh assemblyman allegedly committed the act at his house...
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Do the decent thing and step aside, NGO leader tells exco
Perak exco Paul Yong, who has been charged with raping his former Indonesian domestic worker, must go on leave pending his trial, according to an NGO leader.
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Woman who accused exco of rape ready for hearing - embassy rep
The 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker who accused Perak exco member Paul Yong of raping her is prepared to face the court when the trial commences.
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Rape: Perak Exco denies pleads not guilty
IPOH: A Perak Executive Council chairman was charged in the sessions court here today with raping a 23-year-old woman.
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Perak exco claims trial to rape charge
IPOH: Perak executive councillor Paul Yong was charged in the Sessions Court here today with raping a 23-year-old woman.
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Perak exco member Paul Yong unhappy with cops' handling of rape probe
IPOH: Perak executive council member Paul Yong has lashed out at the police for not being professional with the investigation of his rape case.
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Perak exco denies rape charge
IPOH (Aug 23): A Perak Executive Council chairman was charged in the Sessions Court here today with raping a 23-year-old woman.
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Perak exco denies rape charge
IPOH: A Perak Executive Council chairman was charged in the Sessions Court here today with raping a 23-year-old woman.
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Perak exco Paul Yong claims trial to raping Indonesian
IPOH, Aug 23 — DAP state lawmaker Paul Yong was today charged at the Sessions Court with raping an Indonesian woman formerly in his employ.
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Perak exco man Paul Yong pleads not guilty to rape charge
IPOH: Perak executive council member Paul Yong Choo Kiong has been charged with allegedly raping his Indonesian maid at the Sessions Court here Friday (Aug 23).
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Ridhuan's argument petty and lacking substance
LETTER | Patriot is made aware that there is currently an organised personal attack on our president Mohamed Arshad Raji (photo, above) and also our association.
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Housewife claims trial to cheating two women over umrah package
SUNGAI PETANI: A housewife was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with four counts of cheating over umrah packages involving losses of RM12,000 in 2012 and 2013.
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Housewife claims trial to cheating two women over umrah package
SUNGAI PETANI (Bernama): A housewife has been charged at the magistrate’s court here with four counts of cheating over umrah packages involving losses of RM12, 000 in 2012 and 2013.
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Sungai Petani housewife claims trial to cheating two women over umrah package
SUNGAI PETANI, Aug 13 — A housewife was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with four counts of cheating over umrah packages involving losses of RM12,000 in 2012 and 2013.
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Barakah Offshore chairman resigns
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd’s independent non-executive chairman Datuk Mohamed Sabri Mohamed Zain, has stepped down “due to personal reasons”.
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In Penang, a visit to Western Road Cemetery is a walk back in time
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 4 — While it may be a cultural taboo to wander around cemeteries and study the headstones of those buried there, a visit to the Western Road Cemetery here is a wonderful history les...
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Cerisologo is new Kapit DO
Elvis (left) hands over the instrument of office to Cerisologo, while Galong (centre) and others witness.
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Umno Youth questions delay in prosecuting Perak exco's alleged rape case
Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (photo, above) has questioned the apparent delay in prosecuting Perak exco Paul Yong's alleged rape case involving his domestic helper.
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Govt urged tohand out aid to pollution victims
JOHOR BARU: Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim has called on the government to disperse aid and funds to those affected by the chemical pollution in his constituency.
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Barclays eyes up to US$20b chunk of Deutsche Bank prime finance book, say sources
LONDON, July 25 — Barclays is looking to take on a US$20 billion (RM82.3 billion) portion of Deutsche Bank’s prime brokerage business, sources told Reuters, under plans to become Europe’s premie...
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U-Thant residents seek to bring SPE highway photos to court, govt will object
PUTRAJAYA, July 25 — The Jalan U-Thant residents challenging a portion of the ongoing Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) project will seek to show the court photos of the highway to prove that it d...
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Dept working non-stop to fix Labuan water woes
The low water level at Sg Pagar water catchment is among causes of water shortage in Labuan.
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Labuan Water Department to resolve water woes
LABUAN: The Labuan Water Department is working round the clock as the people in the duty-free-island have been hit hard by the water shortage since July 8.
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Labuan Water Department to resolve water woes
LABUAN (July 24): The Labuan Water Department is working round the clock as the people in the duty-free-island have been hard hit by the water shortage since July 8.
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PC gaming charts – Valve Index VR Kit, Octopath Traveler, 3dSenVR, FlowScape
The high-end Valve Index virtual reality headset stays atop Steam's sales chart thanks to revenue-based ranking while interest in retro-JRPG Octopath Traveler outlasts the Summer Sales.
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Work faster to ratify treaty
THE article “Eminent Buddhist leader urges halt to nuclear weapons and killer robots” (Sunday Star, July 7) is timely as this year marks the second anniversary of the adoption of the UN Treaty on ...
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Man gets 45 years' jail for sexual crimes against underage daughter
A father was sentenced to 45 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to 38 charges of committing sexual harassment, attempted rape and unnatural sex on his underage daughter.
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Man get 45 years, 24 strokes for harassment, attempting to rape daughter
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A man was sentenced to 45 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to 38 charges of committing sexual harassment, attempted rape and unnatural sex against his underage daughter.
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45 years’ jail and whipping for sex with young daughter
PUTRAJAYA: A 35-year-old burger seller was sentenced to 45 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to 38 charges of committing sexual harassment, attempted rape and unnatural ...
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Man gets 45 years’ jail, whipping for sexual crimes against underage daughter
PUTRAJAYA: A father was sentenced to 45 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to 38 charges of committing sexual harassment, attempted rape and unnatural sex on his underage...
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Road ahead still uncertain
The Batek Orang Asli community in a village in Kelantan is still grappling with the multiple deaths and illnesses that it suffered.
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MCA urges Johor govt to meet Pasir Gudang victims
PASIR GUDANG: MCA has urged the state government to open its communication channel to victims of the Pasir Gudang air pollution.
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Two Indian nationals charged with separate crimes in Labuan
LABUAN: Two Indian nationals were charged with two separate crimes before magistrate’s court registrar Azimah Mohd Yusof, here today.
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Umno reminds Johor of town hall meet promise over Pasir Gudang air pollution
JOHOR BARU, July 19 — Pasir Gudang Umno Youth wants to know when the Johor government plans to call for a town hall meeting to discuss the air pollution in the industrial district that has resulted ...
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Woman arrested for allegedly beating daughter's classmate in Malaysia school
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested a woman for allegedly beating a Year Five pupil at a school in Taman Shamelin, Cheras, here.
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Woman arrested for allegedly beating 11-year-old girl in Cheras school
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested a woman for allegedly beating a Year Five pupil at a school in Taman Shamelin, Cheras, here.
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu becomes highest-grossing video game movie
Theaters in five remaining territories still showing Pokémon Detective Pikachu propelled the adventure movie past US$436mil (RM1.79bil) worldwide, a new record for films based on video games.
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Sabah minister confirms JE virus found in pig
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong today confirmed that the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus had been detected in a pig in the state’s interior Tambunan district.
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S&P reaffirms Deutsche Bank ratings after restructuring
NEW YORK, July 16 — S&P reaffirmed Deutsche Bank’s credit ratings yesterday, calling a restructuring plan “necessary,” while noting that the bank still faces a challenging economic environment...
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Dr Wee takes to Facebook to remind Kit Siang of his previous statements against Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: 78-year-old Lim Kit Siang was taken on "a trip down memory lane" by Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on Facebook Sunday (July 14).
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Five Perak alcohol-poisoning cases positive for methanol, says health exco
PUSING, July 15 — State Health, Consumer Affairs, National Integration and Human Resources Committee chairman A. Sivanesan today confirmed that out of the 28 samples taken from alcohol-poisoning cas...
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Celebrity DJ Tenashar arrested twice in three days - in Johor, then Singapore
SINGAPORE (ANN): Celebrity DJ Tenashar has been arrested twice in the space of three days - for drug offences in Johor, then trespass and drug-related offences in Singapore.
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Cops record statement of two activists over climate change rally
KUALA LUMPUR: Two members of Klima Action Malaysia (Kamy) have had their statements recorded over the #MYClimateRally that the non-governmental organisation held last Sunday (July 7).
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Manyin: Meeting with Ministry of Finance, Education on RM1 bln contra loan to take place next week
Michael Manyin Jawong KUCHING: Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong said today that a meeting had been arranged with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) ...
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Goldsmith among eight nabbed over spate of burglaries
MALACCA: A goldsmith, who acted as the leader of a burglary gang suspected of being behind 30 home break-in cases involving losses amounting to RM900,000 in Malacca and Negri Sembilan, was among eight...
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It’s not all right to rotan the children
I’M referring to the video, which went viral recently, of a mother of a secondary schoolgirl questioning a teacher for caning her daughter, and the report “Yes! It’s all right to rotan the kids!...
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Guan Eng: EPF, Khazanah oppose PLUS acquisition by Maju Holdings
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Fierce storms hit Greece, killing six foreigners
Damages at the beach at a hotel in Porto Carras, Halkidki, Greece after severe weather hit Greece.
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Goldsmith among eight nabbed over spate of burglaries: Malacca cops
MALACCA: A goldsmith, who acted as the leader of a burglary gang suspected of being behind 30 home break-in cases involving losses amounting to RM900,000 in Malacca and Negri Sembilan, was among eight...
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Goldsmith among eight nabbed over spate of burglaries in Melaka, Negri Sembilan
MELAKA (Bernama): A goldsmith, who acted as the leader of a burglary gang suspected of being behind 30 home break-in cases involving losses amounting to RM900,000 in Melaka and Negeri Sembilan, was among eight men arrested in an operation involving separate raids here over the past few days.
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Online gambling syndicates busted in Penang, nine detained
BALIK PULAU: A total of nine people, including five Indonesian nationals, have been arrested for allegedly running illegal online gambling syndicates following three raids here.
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Urgent need to deal with encroachment into Sarawak waters
Datuk Talib Zulpilip KUCHING: Complaints by local fishermen that their fishing activities were badly affected by foreign vessels’ encroachment into Sarawak waters required the immediate attention o...
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Urgent need to deal with encroachment into Sarawak waters
KUCHING: Complaints by local fishermen that their fishing activities were badly affected by foreign vessels’ encroachment into Sarawak waters required the immediate attention of various authorities,...
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Kelantan ruler's Russian wife opens up about her life on Instagram
PETALING JAYA: The wife of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V, Oksana Rihana Petra, has allowed her followers a peek into her life.
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PC download charts: ‘PUBG’, ‘Monster Hunter World’, ‘GTA V’ head sale week ranking
Three of the biggest games from recent years recaptured the Steam top three during the second week of the PC retailer’s annual Summer Sale.
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Another death recorded
KUALA LUMPUR: Another death relating to the measles outbreak among the Orang Asli has been reported, making it the fourth death confirmed by the Health Ministry.
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EPS holders reminded to comply with the law
Hanizam (seated centre), Salihin (seated left) and Muslimun (seated right) give the thumbs up as they pose for a group photo with KPDNHEP enforcement officers and local EPS permit holders.
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Measles claims life of yet another Orang Asli in Terengganu
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — A Orang Asli woman is reported to have died due to measles in Terengganu yesterday, bringing  the number of deaths due to an outbreak of the disease along the state’s bord...
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Negri Sembilan police cripple syndicate, arrest 15 Nigerians
SEREMBAN: It was an online romance syndicate that also acted as a recruitment agency, but Negeri Sembilan police managed to cripple its activities involving RM1.55 milliion with the arrests of 15 Nige...
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Measles claims life of one more orang asli
KUALA LUMPUR: A Orang Asli woman is reported to have died due to measles in Terengganu yesterday, bringing the number of deaths due to an outbreak of the disease along the state’s border with Kelant...
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Measles claims another Orang Asli life
An Orang Asli woman is reported to have died due to measles in Terengganu yesterday, bringing the number of deaths due to an outbreak of the disease along the state’s border with Kelantan to four so...
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Health Ministry confirms fourth Orang Asli death due to measles
KUALA LUMPUR: Another death related to the measles outbreak among the Orang Asli has been reported, making it the fourth death confirmed by the Health Ministry.
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MMEA sting rounds up 58 illegal fishermen, 4 Vietnamese vessels in Sarawak waters
Teh holds up some of the marine resources seized from the Vietnamese fishing vessel that encroached into Malaysian waters.
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Just follow the guidelines
I REFER to the Sunday Star article on July 7, “Spare not the rod” (online at bit.ly/star_spare).
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Families of 2 Chinese tourists believed killed by fish bombs arrive in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU - The families of two Chinese tourists who were believed to be killed by fish bombs while diving in waters off Semporna district have arrived in Sabah.
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US police issue warning on ‘ice cream challenge’ after making another arrest
A week after a woman was wanted by police for posting a video of herself licking ice cream and putting it back on the supermarket shelf in Texas, another man has been arrested for doing the same, an act which US police say is illegal.
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Felda land merger scheme: Azmin says ownership will remain with settlers
KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali assured that the government’s plan to merge Felda settlers’ lands will not affect their ownership.
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Families of two Chinese tourists believed killed by fish bombs arrive in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: The families of two Chinese tourists who were believed to be killed by fish bombs while diving in waters off Semporna district have arrived in Sabah.
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Sabah city council to probe viral posts of tourists letting kids to pee, defecate at malls
KOTA KINABALU - Kota Kinabalu City Hall will investigate incidents of tourists letting their children pee and defecate at public spaces inside and outside malls, following Facebook posts shared by so...
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Azmin: Jeers at Felda Rompin weren't aimed at me
KUALA LUMPUR: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has denied that he was jeered when he attended a Felda event in Rompin, Pahang on Sunday (July 7).
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Genting's private jet chartered by Manchester United for Perth soccer game
KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Genting group-owned luxury private jet Crystal Skye has been chartered by Manchester United Football Club for a 16-hour direct flight to Perth, Australia, from Manchester in the...
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The Dugong Show: 24-hour webcast shows star Thai sea cows
A round-the-clock webcast starring two beloved baby dugongs in Thailand named Mariam and Jamil went live on July 7, allowing a more in-depth look at the celebrity sea cows.
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KK City Hall to probe viral posts of tourists letting kids to pee, defecate at malls
KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall will investigate incidents of tourists letting their children pee and defecate at public spaces inside and outside malls, following Facebook posts shared by social media users.
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Malaysia's former youth and sports minister Khairy turns down Bersatu invite, says he is happy where he is
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's former youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin has turned down an invite by his successor Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to cross over to the ...
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Two-week crackdown nets 27 suspected drug addicts in Tuaran
KOTA KINABALU: A total of 27 suspected drug addicts were nabbed during a two-week crackdown in the Tuaran district not far from here.
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More positive ways to change bad behaviour
“PARENTS say caning necessary but counselling also needed” (Sunday Star, July 7; online at bit.ly/star_counsel) has some merits.
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How you discipline leaves a lasting memory
HAVING read “Yes! It’s all right to rotan the kids” (Sunday Star, July 7; online at bit.ly/star_discipline), I had to write in as I feel deeply about the issue of inflicting corporal punishment ...
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Khairy turns down Syed Saddiq's Bersatu invite, says he is happy where he is
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno stalwart Khairy Jamaluddin has turned down an invite by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to cross over, saying he is happy to be with Barisan Nasional.
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Roman holiday costs technician RM28,510 after he gets scammed
KUANTAN (Bernama): A technician’s wish to visit Rome was dashed after he was believed to have been deceived by the owner of a travel company he had known for the last two years.
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Miri cops seize 50 motorcycles in weekend ops against 'road samseng'
MIRI: Miri police seize dozens of motorbikes during an operation against illegal racers that have become a growing menace on the streets during an operation over Saturday (July 6) and Sunday (July 7).
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Teenage girl, boyfriend held over murder of student in Taiping
TAIPING, July 7 — Police detained a teenage couple this evening after they admitted to having been involved in the murder of a Form Four student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan King Edward VII here, ...
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Dr Mahathir looks beyond Malaysia's first century
(July 7): One year after a historic regime change, Malaysia’s politics remain a combustible cocktail of sleaze and power lust.
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Saudi carrier flyadeal ditches grounded Boeing MAX for Airbus
RIYADH, July 7 — Saudi budget carrier flyadeal has withdrawn a provisional order for Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX jets, the US plane maker said today, as the airline confirmed a new order for Airbus ...
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Muhyiddin, Zahid deny supporting Anwar to immediately replace Dr M as PM
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has denied today signing a statutory declaration (SD) supporting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to take over as prime minister effective immed...
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Sugar tax: SME traders can file postponement appeal
PARIT BUNTAR, July 7 — Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant autho...
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Red zone restriction in Kuala Koh to be lifted on Monday (July 8), say Kelantan police
GUA MUSANG (Bernama): The red zone restriction imposed in the Orang Asli settlement of Kuala Koh here will be lifted from 8am Monday (July 8).
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Muhyiddin: Probe into sex video implicating a minister ongoing
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — Police are still investigating the sex video case linked to a minister and there is no specified time period for completion of the investigation, said Home Minister Tan Sri Mu...
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