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40 poor pupils take off on joy flight
FORTY Primary Six students from SJK (T) Bedong in Kedah took their first flight when they went on a school trip to Langkawi recently, reported Malaysia Nanban.
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Flights at Penang, Ipoh airports affected by haze
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 19 flights to and from Penang International Airport (LTAPP), Bayan Lepas, near here, were affected due to low visibility following worsening haze condition, reported Bernama.
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Flights at Penang, Ipoh airports affected by haze
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — A total of 19 flights to and from Penang International Airport (LTAPP), Bayan Lepas near here, were affected due to low visibility following worsening haze condition.
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Consider cloud seeding as haze is worsening, Penang pleads with Fed govt
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government hopes the worsening haze in the state will compel the Federal government to consider carrying out cloud seeding operations here, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) s...
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Penang pleads with Putrajaya to carry out cloud seeding operations as haze worsens
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — The Penang government hopes the worsening haze in the state will compel the Federal government to consider carrying out cloud seeding operations here, Chief Minister Chow Kon ...
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Haze forces six flight diversions in Penang, emergency centre activated
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — The Penang government has opened an emergency centre at the Penang International Airport (PIA) in Bayan Lepas after six flights were diverted due to the worsening haze in the ...
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Clear skies and everything is nice in Kedah and Perlis
ALOR SETAR: While thick haze is enveloping nearly most states in Malaysia, the Air Pollutant Index (API) was a mere 27 in Alor Setar and 21 in Kangar.
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How 'Hutan Kita' can snowball into a mass movement to combat the haze
LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini article A big 'wow' for our national tree, the merbau.
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This is why preserving our forests is so important
I REFER to the letter “Merbau good choice as national tree” (The Star, Sept 4; online at bit.ly/star_merbau).
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In Kuching, PM raises failed 'equal partner' constitutional amendment
The Pakatan Harapan-led federal government and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led Sarawak government have put on a united front for the jointly-organised Malaysia Day celebration in Kuching despite the ...
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Haze hasn’t put off tourists to Malaysia, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — The current haze situation in the country has not deterred tourists from traveling to Malaysia, Tourism, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said toda...
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How ‘Hutan Kita’ can snowball into a mass movement to combat haze — Lim Tian Foo
SEPTEMBER 16 — I refer to the Malay Mail piece, “A big wow for the merbau!“.
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Northern Malaysia gets respite from haze but air quality in south still unhealthy
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Folks in northern Malaysia have the heavens to thank for as a steady wind blowing in from the northwest has taken much of the haze away.
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Northerners get respite from haze
GEORGE TOWN: Folks in the northern region have the heavens to thank for as a steady wind blowing in from the northwest has taken much of the haze away.
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Tourists can now dress up in traditional Malay attire in Langkawi
LANGKAWI, Sept 14 — Local and foreign tourists who wish to wear traditional Malay attire inspired from Legendary Princesses and Malay Srikandi (female warriors) now have the opportunity to do so wit...
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Have more night-time cultural shows to attract tourists: Mukhriz
LANGKAWI: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir (pix) has urged tourism industry players to come up with creative ideas in offering packages to tourists, including having large-scale c...
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Five arrested for investigations into Langkawi riot case
LANGKAWI,  Sept 12 ― Five people including one woman were arrested to assist in investigations on a rioting incident at Teluk Baru Island Hopping Jetty, Jalan Teluk Baru, here yesterday afternoon.
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Biggest lesson from ‘M for Malaysia’? How to accept criticism, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today praised the M for Malaysia documentary, produced by his daughter and granddaughter on the workings of democracy in the country, a...
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‘M for Malaysia’: What it took to document GE14, and the importance of commemorating history
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― Activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir today talked about the challenges she and her crew faced in documenting Pakatan Harapan’s journey during the 14th general election cam...
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Langkawi ferry service to proceed unless weather forbids
LANGKAWI (Sept 10): Barring bad weather at sea, the ferry service between Langkawi and Kuala Kedah will proceed as usual.
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Fishermen must adapt to survive, says Sim
GEORGE TOWN: Climate change is among the factors impacting Malaysia’s fisheries industry, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Sim Tze Tzin.
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Foreign tourists to Langkawi on the rise while locals decline
PETALING JAYA: Langkawi’s tourist arrivals in 2018 dipped to 3.63 million visitors even as the number of foreign tourists increased significantly last year.
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Gov’t studying new ways to stop road tax leakages
The transport ministry is looking at new ways to plug revenue leakages from road tax collection, transport minister Anthony Loke said, adding that the ministry is also holding discussions with the JPJ...
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Road tax renewal process being studied to check leakages
PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry is studying a new initiative including using the existing information and technology system to process Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) in the country, which is alleg...
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‘Road tax can be paid at post office’
PUTRAJAYA: Road tax renewal can still be done at post offices for now while authorities find solutions to plug leakages caused by underpayment of road tax by certain...
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Road tax renewal process being studied to check leakages
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 4): The Transport Ministry is studying a new initiative including using the existing information and technology system to process Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) in the country which ...
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Ministry looking at new ways to curb road tax renewal leakages
The Transport Ministry is studying new initiatives, including using existing ICT systems, to process motor vehicle licences, which is allegedly suffering from leakages.
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Loke: Road tax renewal process being studied to check leakages
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — The Transport Ministry is studying a new initiative including using the existing information and technology system to process Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) in the country whic...
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Approval was for bike taxi services, not GoJek as sole operator: Loke
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): The Transport Ministry today made it clear that the Cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country, and not for any one particula...
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Road tax renewal at post offices to continue as govt mulls way to plug leakages
PUTRAJAYA: The public will be able to continue to renew road tax at post offices while a special task force look into ways to plug leakages caused by underpayment of road...
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Vehicle ownership transfers can be done online
KUALA LUMPUR: Motor vehicle buyers and sellers need not be present at Road Transport Department (RTD) offices for the transfer of ownership, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pix) yesterday.
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Approval was for bike taxi services, not Gojek as sole operator — Loke
KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry yesterday made it clear that the Cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country, and not for any one particular com...
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RTD task force to deal with motorists who underpay road tax
KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (RTD) has formed a task force to counter massive revenue leakages from motorists who underpay road tax charges for vehicles registered in four zones in the ...
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Transport Ministry to review JPJ’s decision to stop road tax renewals at post offices in East Malaysia
According to a report by Bernama, the Transport Ministry will review a recent order by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to discontinue road tax renewals for private vehicles with an engine capacity...
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Loke: Approval was for bike taxi services, not Go-jek as sole operator
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The Transport Ministry today made it clear that the Cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country, and not for any one particu...
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Approval was for motorcycle services, not Gojek as sole operator - Loke
The Transport Ministry today made it clear that the cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country and not for any one particular company to operate the...
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Appeals court upholds five-year jail sentence on two men for bribery
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal upheld the five-year jail sentence on a former National Anti-Drugs Agency assistant officer and his friend who were found guilty on three counts of bribery.
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JPJ forms task force to stem revenue loss from illegal renewal of vehicle licences
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The Road Transport Department (RTD) has established a task force whose main job is to catch those who attempt to renew their vehicle licences on the sly in Sabah, Sarawak, Lab...
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School for autistic children to open in Langkawi
Parents of children with autism in Langkawi can breathe a sigh of relief when a special school to be run by the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom) opens on the island in December.
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Govt to review road tax renewal suspension
MIRI: The Transport Ministry is prepared to review the order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles of 2,000cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah...
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Loke: We’ll review JPJ decision on post office road tax renewal
Loke (seated third right) during his interview at MIRIfm yesterday morning.
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Transport Ministry to review suspension of road tax renewals in post offices
MIRI: The Transport Ministry is prepared to review an order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles with a capacity of 2000cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, e...
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Govt to review suspension of road tax renewal in post offices
MIRI (Sept 2): The Transport Ministry is prepared to review the order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles of 2,000 cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, effec...
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Govt to review suspension of road tax renewal in post offices
MIRI: The Transport Ministry is prepared to review the order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles of 2,000 cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, effective yest...
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Govt to review suspension of road tax renewal in post offices
MIRI: The transport ministry is prepared to review the suspension of road tax renewal for private vehicles of 2,000 cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, effective yeste...
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Gov't to review suspension of road tax renewal in post offices
The Transport Ministry is prepared to review the order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles of 2,000cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah and Langkawi, effective yesterday.
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Transport minister: Govt to review suspension of road tax renewal in post offices
MIRI, Sept 2 ― The Transport Ministry is prepared to review the order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles of 2,000 cc and above at post offices in Sarawak, Sabah, Langkawi and Penang, eff...
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Transport Ministry to review suspension of road tax renewals in post offices
MIRI (Bernama): The Transport Ministry is prepared to review an order to stop road tax renewals for private vehicles with a capacity of 2000cc and above at post...
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JMR to turn property development into core business
GEORGE TOWN: JMR Conglomeration Bhd is focused on turning the group’s property development segment into the group’s core business.
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Elderly man and woman arrested for installing flags upside down
LANGKAWI: Police today arrested two individuals for placing the Jalur Gemilang and Kedah flags upside down at their premises in Jalan Pandak Mayah here.
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Elderly duo detained for installing Jalur Gemilang upside down
LANGKAWI, Sept 1 — Police yesterday arrested two individuals for placing the Jalur Gemilang and Kedah flags upside down at their premises in Jalan Pandak Mayah here.Langkawi district police chief Su...
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Elderly man and woman arrested for installing flags upside down
Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said police made the arrests at 5pm after receiving a report at 11.42am yesterday.
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Two held for flying flags upside down
LANGKAWI: Police yesterday arrested two individuals for placing the Jalur Gemilang and Kedah flag upside down at their premises on Jalan Pandak Mayah here.
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PSC cut from RM73 to RM50
PUTRAJAYA: The Passenger Ser­vice Charge (PSC) for non-Asean international flights out of all airports except KL International Airport (KLIA) has been reduced from...
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Road tax renewal at post offices halted in Sabah, Sarawak, Langkawi, Labuan for 2.0L and above cars
Pos Malaysia has announced that effective from September 1, 2019, it will discontinue road tax renewals for private vehicles with an engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above at all its post offices locat...
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Except KLIA, PSC for international flights cut to RM50 starting Oct 1
The government has reduced passenger service charges (PSC) for international flights to RM50 at all airports in Malaysia, except for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Transport Minister A...
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Transport minister confirms passenger service charge cut
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 — The Cabinet has agreed to lower the passenger service charge (PSC) for all non-Malaysians and non-Asean travellers flying out of the country from RM73 to RM50 with the exception ...
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Telco Deep Dive 2019: Gobind laser focused on ensuring no Malaysian left behind in Digital Economy
“This government is all about transparency and collaboration,” said Al-Ishsal Ishak, chairman of Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Commission at a lunch briefing yesterday on the just ann...
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Vivian's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the northern state of Kedah.
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Vivian Balakrishnan's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
ALOR SETAR - Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday (Aug 29) embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the ...
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Travel industry wants state-by-state tourism numbers
LANGKAWI: Local travel industry operators want the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry to break down the tourism arrivals by states and to include other demographics, including age groups.
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Bella has no bad blood with her ex
Compiled by NAZREEN IZAHAR, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANACTRESS and singer Bella Astillah (pic) has opened up about her relationship with her former husband, saying they are still in touch with each oth...
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Bella has no bad blood with her ex
Compiled by NAZREEN IZAHAR, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANACTRESS and singer Bella Astillah (pic) has opened up about her relationship with her former husband, saying they are still in touch with each oth...
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No more manual operations at KLIA
SEPANG: Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are back to normal with no more manual transactions over the counter as its network system has stabilised since the country’s main...
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No more manual operations at KLIA
SEPANG, Aug 28 — Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is back to normal with no more manual transactions over the counter as its network system has stabilised since the countr...
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Langkawi beaches 'besieged' by sea cucumbers after recent storms
LANGKAWI (Bernama): The recent heavy rains and strong winds here have caused the beaches along Kuala Teriang and Kuala Muda to be filled with sea cucumbers, much to...
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French tourist dies in accident in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: A French tourist was killed after a scooter he was riding was involved in a collision with a car along Jalan Temoyong here, early this morning.
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French tourist killed in scooter crash in Langkawi
LANGKAWI, Aug 27 — A French tourist was killed after a scooter he was riding was involved in a collision with a car along Jalan Temoyong here early this morning.
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French tourist dies in Langkawi road accident
LANGKAWI (Bernama): A French tourist was killed after a scooter he was riding was involved in a collision with a car along Jalan Temoyong here early Tuesday (Aug 27)...
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Second bid called for Tajudin Ramli-linked Langkawi assets
KUALALUMPUR: Investors keen on the 136-room five-star Tanjung Rhu Resort and the 1,000 acres (404.7ha) surrounding it in Langkawi will get a second shot at the assets worth an estimated RM2 billion.
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Body of Pakistani man feared drowned found off Tanjung Rhu beach
LANGKAWI: The body of a Pakistani man feared drowned while bathing at Tanjung Rhu beach here around 8.00pm yesterday was found late this afternoon.
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Call for salary increase for highly-qualified civil servants holding lower-level positions
LANGKAWI: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today proposed to the government to consider granting one annual salary increase to highly-qualified civil serv...
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Drug addicts still afraid of seeking treatment voluntarily: Nada DG
IPOH: The number of drug addicts who voluntarily seek treatment from the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) is still low, in part due to the stigma against the community.
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Drug addicts still afraid of seeking treatment voluntarily, says National Anti-Drug Agency D-G
IPOH, Aug 21 — The number of drug addicts who voluntarily seek treatment from the National Anti-Drug Agency (NADA) is still low, in part due to the stigma of the community.
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Waterspout phenomenon seen in Langkawi
LANGKAWI (Aug 21): A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok here for 10 minutes earlier today.
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Anti-drug agency's pioneer project designed to help drug addicts, says its DG
IPOH: Those with drug addiction problems are encouraged to come forward to the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) voluntarily to get help.
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(Video) Water spout seen in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok here for about 10 minutes, earlier today.
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Water spout phenomenon seen in Langkawi
LANGKAWI (Bernama): A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok here for 10 minutes earlier on Wednesday (Aug 21).
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Water spout phenomenon seen in Langkawi
LANGKAWI (Aug 21): A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok here for 10 minutes earlier today.
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Waterspout spotted in Langkawi
A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok, Langkawi for 10 minutes earlier today.
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Let’s develop Pangkor duty-free ‘correctly.’
I love the sun, the sea and the duty-free.
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New SOP to stop ferries from sailing in bad weather
ALOR STAR: The Kedah government will improve the standard operating procedure (SOP) for ferries sailing in bad weather to ensure the safety of passengers.
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Man detained for unruly behaviour on Malindo flight
PETALING JAYA - A 23-year-old man was detained after he became unruly during a Malindo Air flight from Langkawi to Subang on Sunday (Aug 19) night.
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Man under influence of alcohol detained for abusing cabin crew
PETALING JAYA: A man, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested for troubling and hurling profanities at a cabin crew member in a plane last night.
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Man detained for unruly behaviour on Malindo flight
PETALING JAYA: A 23-year-old man was detained after he became unruly during a Malindo Air flight from Langkawi to Subang on Sunday (Aug 19) night.
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Dr M takes a 11-km bicycle ride
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad showed his physical prowess despite his advanced age, Kosmo!
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Missing soldier Moses’ family meets Mohamad over matters related to search operation
Mohamad (seated, left) in a discussion with Moses’ father in law Michael.
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PM: Only the blind, dumb and deaf think PH and BN alike
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, only “the blind, dumb, and deaf” would liken the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to Barisan Nasional (BN). In a stinging...
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As protest over Lynas mounts, Dr M says rather listen to experts
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he would rather listen to experts than opponents of Lynas Corp, as the prime minister continues to defend his Cabinet’s decision to allow ...
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PM: It's quite clear Zakir wants to play racial politics, he overstepped the line
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today “it was quite clear” Dr Zakir Naik had attempted to incite racial hate by making racially-tinged remarks against Malaysians recently.
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More emphasis on tourism safety after drowning at Langkawi
PETALING JAYA: There will now be a greater emphasis on safety in recreational activities for tourists.
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Yemeni teen drowns while attempting to take a selfie on a jetski in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: A Yemeni teenager drowned after falling off his jetski while attempting to take a selfie at sea near the popular Cenang Beach here today.
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Yemeni teen drowns while attempting to take selfie on jet ski in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: A Yemeni teenager drowned after falling off his jet ski while attempting to take a selfie at sea near the popular Cenang Beach here today.
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Yemeni teen drowns while attempting to take a selfie on a jetski in Langkawi
LANGKAWI, Aug 17 — A Yemeni teenager drowned after falling off his jetski while attempting to take a selfie at sea near the popular Cenang Beach here today.
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2019 Renault Megane RS 280 CUP launched: RM280K (manual) and RM300K (auto)
KUALA LUMPUR: The 2019 Renault Megane RS 280 CUP has been launched by TC Euro Cars (TCEC), and is offered with a six-speed automatic Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission (AT) in addition to the cu...
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Lau disturbed by Dr Mahathir’s ‘racist’ remark on Dong Zong
Dato Vincent Lau SIBU: Former Dong Zong chief Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau says it was not right to brand the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Don Zong) as racist for objecti...
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Make use of opening for further consultation on Jawi: Kit Siang
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Lim Kit Siang (pix) said the Education Ministry’s previous statement that it still welcomes views on the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools is an opening fo...
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Make use of opening for further consultation on Jawi – Kit Siang
Lim Kit Siang – File photo KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said the Education Ministry’s previous statement that it still welcomes views on the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular ...
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Inappropriate to label Dong Zong as ‘racist’ over khat, says Sarawak DAP
KUCHING: Sarawak DAP has criticised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for labelling Chinese education group Dong Zong as “racists”, describing his statement as “inappropriate”.
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1,536 houses in Kedah damaged by Friday's storm
ALOR SETAR (Aug 13): The strong winds in the wake of Friday night’s storm which lashed the northern states of the peninsula damaged 1,536 houses in 12 districts in Kedah.
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