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Johan Setia Klang very unhealthy API, 40 stations nationwide unhealthy
Johan Setia Klang has the worst air quality in Malaysia this morning, although a majority of stations in the peninsula have unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.
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On track to achieving Vision 2020
MANY who strive to succeed in business or even life, in general, have consistently turned to leadership courses in recent years.
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MCA ready to wrest Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat from Pakatan
SEREMBAN: The MCA, which narrowly lost the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat in the last general election, is ready to wrest it from Pakatan Harapan in an impending...
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Who is Najib’s most-hated opponent in Pakatan?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today has named Pakatan Harapan (PH) politicians whom he liked and disliked, singling out one MP that grinds his gears the most.
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State govt prioritizes job creation – Phoong
Cheng (left) and Phoong signing the plaque to mark the launch of Proton 3S Putatan.
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RM5b goes out of country through remittances from foreign construction workers
KUCHING: Almost RM5 billion of the nation’s money flows out in a year through foreign workers working in the country’s construction sector.
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RM5 billion a year outflow from foreign construction workers
KUCHING: As much as RM5 billion a year flows out of the country through foreign construction workers, it was revealed today.
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Construction industry chief: Foreign workers remit RM5bil out of the country annually
KUCHING (Bernama): Almost RM5bil flows out of the country every year by foreign workers working in the country's construction sector remitting the money home.
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CIDB: RM5b goes out of country through remittances from foreign construction workers
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Almost RM5 billion of the nation’s money flows out in a year through foreign workers working in the country’s construction sector.
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Make History more relevant
THE study of History as an academic discipline needs some changes in our modern setting.
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Mara Digital Mall sees little boost from ‘Buy Muslim-made First’ campaign
KUALA LUMPUR: Although the “Buy Muslim-made First” (BMF) campaign has been gaining traction in some circles in the country, it does not appear to have translated into better business for an inform...
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Yes, diversification needed for property investment. Not just where we are based.
Three conversations stood out during my recent two talks, one in Penang island and another in Ipoh.
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Indonesia arrests 230 for starting fires in forests
PETALING JAYA: Indonesia has arrested 230 people for starting fires in forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan, The Straits Times (ST) reported today.
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Investment in R&D must be stepped up
OUR nation is blessed with many assets.
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Duty to help stateless kids
THE heartbreaking plight of stateless persons, especially children, in this country was well explained in the column “Resolving statelessness in Malaysia” by Eric Paulsen, Malaysia’s representat...
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Won’t Cry raking in millions
A SURPRISE new single by Mandopop king Jay Chou and rock band Mayday frontman Ashin became one of the fastest selling songs on Chinese streaming platforms, Sin...
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Ban on slot machines won’t solve Sabah’s gambling problem, says ex-CM
KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee warned that a total ban on all licensed slot machines will only encourage illegal slot machine operators if the government failed to plan what to do ...
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Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens.
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Najib’s newfound social media savvy unlikely to pave way for resurgence, say experts
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak called in sick to a 1MDB corruption trial for the second time in a month last week, but this was no barrier to his growing proclivity for needling oppo...
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Selangor tops Muslim divorce cases
SHAH ALAM: The number of divorce cases among Muslims in Selangor is serious and worrisome.
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Poignant speeches are sometimes meaningless
LETTER | Another Merdeka and Malaysia Day has come and gone.
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JPMorgan tells worried clients rising yields can help stocks
LONDON: Many of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s clients are worried that the rise in bond yields threatens the stock market rally. For the broker and a number of major fund...
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More operations needed to weed out loan sharks, say Johor MCA
JOHOR BARU: The efforts of putting a stop to ah long syndicates in the state have been described as timely, but more operations should be carried out to weed out the problem.
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Hadi's hate speech not welcomed in S'wak, says DAP's Bidayuh leader
A Bidayuh leader from DAP has chastised PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for what he claimed was the spreading of hate speech in Sarawak.
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My nation, and here I’ll stand
AS I sit here today in my twilight years, I can’t help but reflect on how far we have come: 56 years of nationhood (not counting from independent Malaya, but from when Malaysia was formed), and the ...
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India’s mega mergers fail to lure funds to bank stocks
SINGAPORE: India’s biggest bank overhaul in decades to merge state-run lenders beset with bad loans and low capital hasn’t convinced investors to increase holdings of...
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Malaysian police nab 21 for loan shark activities in Johor
JOHOR BARU • Illegal moneylenders are operating from luxury condominiums and high-end houses across the southern Malaysian state of Johor, offering loans to those desperate for fast cash.
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21 loan sharks caught in Johor bust; many of their targets are those working in Singapore
JOHOR BARU - Illegal moneylenders now operate from luxury condominiums and high-end houses across Johor state as they offer loans to those desperate for fast cash.
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21 loan sharks caught in major bust in Johor; many of their targets are those working in Singapore
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Illegal moneylenders now operate from luxury condominiums and high-end houses across the Johor state as they offer loans to those desperate for fast cash.
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21 loan sharks caught in major bust
JOHOR BARU: Illegal moneylenders now operate from luxury condominiums and high-end houses around the state as they offer loans to the desperate.
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Other races also needed, says Khaled amidst Umno-PAS euphoria
Umno vice-president Khaled Nordin has reminded his partners in the Umno-PAS accord that the political alliance needs the support of Malaysians beyond the Muslim-Malay community.
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‘M for Malaysia’ a story of foes-turned-allies who saved the country from BN, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — The movie M for Malaysia is an excellent portrayal of how Malaysians and politicians put aside their differences to save the country from kleptocracy, said deputy defence min...
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Resolving statelessness in Malaysia
The government’s mischaracterisation of statelessness and lack of urgency have allowed misconceptions to persist, obscuring and complicating what are essentially...
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Man happy to go bald for charity
GEORGE TOWN: While most men would dread losing their hair as they get older, Lee Thuan Chye celebrated his 60th birthday by shaving completely bald to raise funds...
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Queen unfazed by detractors
PETALING JAYA: The King and Queen have never made any police report on “bad things said about us,” said Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah...
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Political financing and the Arab donor
LETTER | Did you know that political parties in Malaysia need not disclose who their donors are?
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Pentecostal Night: Christian politicians invited, urged by community to attend
KUCHING: Thousands of Dayaks who arrived yesterday from longhouses and villages for the Pentecostal Night are hopeful they will be joined by Sarawak Christian politicians from both sides of the politi...
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Arrest of activist Khalid Ismath a form of intimidation, says PSM
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia is urging authorities to not detain its former party youth chief, activist Khalid Ismath, and views his arrest as a form of...
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Spooky uncertainties await Sabah
AT first glance, a viral 1.53-minute video spooking Sabahans looked like a prank or a poorly produced movie.The scene was shot at night in an unknown jungle location.A man in a black shirt and jeans h...
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia
There are syndicates that are trying to bring people in as female tourists from China, but authorities have measures in place to stop them, says Khairul.
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia – Khairul Dzaimee
Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy for foreigners to slip into M'sia, says Immigration DG
Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy to sneak into Malaysia: Immigration DG
PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Cover Story: Property overhang dominates Iskandar Malaysia narrative
DURING a visit by The Edge to one of UEM Sunrise Bhd’s show units in Estuari Gardens in Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Malaysia, a representative of the property developer said the unit had been purchased...
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Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke
Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency report...
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'Time to stop vaping': US reports sixth death linked to mystery illness
A Kansas resident was the sixth person to die in the United States of a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, state officials said on Tuesday, as public health officials scrambled to under...
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‘Genetic counsellors needed’
KUALA LUMPUR: More genetic counsellors are needed to address preventable genetic-related health issues but there is a lack of government recognition of such a post, said Genetic Counselling Society Malaysia (GCSM) special adviser Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong.
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Trump’s approval rating sinks amid worry over economy, poll finds
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 — US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped sharply amid growing public concern about the prospects of a recession, according to a Washington Post/ABC poll publis...
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Life After Twenty3: How Sherlyn Tan’s Pets Were Crucial In Helping Her Through Depression
A year ago, Sherlyn Tan who founded popular Malaysian fashion label Twenty3, announced that she would be ceasing operations for the brand to focus on her mental health.
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Authorities urged to solve environmental and health issues of Orang Asli
We are a group of doctors who served the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli (JHEOA), stationed at Hospital JHEO, at Batu 6 Jalan Gombak in the late Seventies.
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Is a single-stream school system the solution to national unity?
COMMENT | Lately, the call to close down vernacular schools as the way to foster national unity has gained traction again.
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Save the Orang Asli, our fellow Malaysians
WE are a group of doctors who served the Orang Asli Affairs Department (Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli or JHEOA) while stationed at Hospital JHEOA, at Batu 6, Jalan Gombak, in the late 1970s.
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UK fears health crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs
More and more Britons are being prescribed potentially addictive medicines like sleeping pills, opioids and other painkillers, raising the risk of a drug crisis like the one in the United States, heal...
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iPhone to share the spotlight with services at Apple’s big event
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 — The iPhone will be front and centre at Apple’s upcoming media presentation even as the California tech giant steps up its efforts in content and services for its devices.
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Jazz up your home with great decor ideas
PETALING JAYA: It does not matter if you live in a studio apartment or bungalow because the Perfect Livin Home Expo is ready to provide the best home decor solutions...
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Control – A weird horror game with a dash of humour
An office building full of ghosts, an involuntary heroine, and a bit of weird humour: These are the ingredients Control uses to cook up an exciting-yet-creepy adventure.
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Alibaba-backed AI startup SenseTime sees over $7.5b valuation
China’s SenseTime Group, currently regarded as the world’s most valuable AI startup, has seen its valuation breach US$7.5 billion this year, following massive investments from the likes of SoftBan...
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China stocks log best week since June on hopes of trade talks, stimulus
SHANGHAI: China stocks ended higher on Friday, posting their best weekly gains since late June, as Beijing vowed to further boost the economy, while China-US trade...
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Dira thought about getting her jaw fixed
ACTRESS Dira Abu Zahar says she had thought about fixing her “crooked” jaw, Utusan Malaysia reported.ACTRESS Dira Abu Zahar says she had thought...
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Putrajaya may merge 2 Terengganu universities
PETALING JAYA: Two universities in Terengganu may be merged as part of Putrajaya’s austerity measures for higher-learning institutions.
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China stocks rally on stimulus hopes, trade talks; Hong Kong up
SHANGHAI: China stocks rallied on Thursday, boosted by hopes Beijing will cut a key ratio to shore up the economy, while another round of talks between China and the U.S...
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YouTube to pay US$170mil fine after violating kids' privacy law
Google will pay US$170mil (RM712.81mil) to settle allegations its YouTube video service collected personal data on children without their parents' consent.
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Malaysia Baru confronts Malay/Muslim Consolidation
Some months before the last general election, I attended an intimate dialogue organised by a friend who is also a public policy specialist.
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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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Some suggestions to boost revenue and help the poor for Budget 2020
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will be presenting the 2020 budget on Oct 11, and the government is seeking new ways to increase revenues to meet the pressing demand for greater expenditure to boost the...
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Penangites brace for sore throat season as dry weather, haze roll in
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is bracing for sore throat season, what with the dry weather and hazy sky this week.
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Fighting drug menace demands national will and ownership
LETTER | The largely swept under the carpet truth is, drug smuggling and addiction have swelled in the country to an alarming degree.
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Pound hits three-year low as election threat adds to Brexit jeopardy
LONDON, Sept 4 ― Sterling sank to a three-year low below US$1.20 (RM5.05) yesterday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's implicit threat to lawmakers to support him on Brexit or face an election sent i...
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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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Gojek riders raise funds in Jakarta for Blue Taxi boss to say sorry in person
JAKARTA: Gojek riders, who held a demonstration outside the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta today, also raised money to fund the travel expenses of Big Blue Taxi Facilities Sdn Bhd founder Shamsubahrin I...
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Anwar’s aide wanted for questioning in rioting probe
The Selangor police have asked PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, to come forward to assist investigations.
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Boeing MAX 737 likely biggest ever insurance payout, says SP
PARIS, Sept 3 — The insurance payout on the beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two crashes claimed 346 lives will likely be the biggest ever, S&P Global Ratings said today.
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Myanmar forcing Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a righ...
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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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7 nabbed for online loan scams in Selangor
SHAH ALAM: Seven locals have been nabbed for carrying out online loan scams in Selangor involving over RM600,000, police said today.
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Race + religion + recession = trouble
I don’t know how many people are celebrating Merdeka – I mean really celebrating, not just going through the motions.
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Family planning the answer to alleviating poverty
Recently, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights claimed that Malaysia’s poverty rate at 0.4% was inaccurate, and pointed out that a poverty rate of between 15% an...
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Yoursay: Kit Siang, fighters don’t quit easily
YOURSAY | ‘DAP and PKR should start standing up to Mahathir and his racist ministers.’ Kit Siang: Should I just forget about New M'sia and quit?
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Pound dives as UK election speculation mounts before Brexit showdown
LONDON, Sept 2 — Sterling fell sharply today as Boris Johnson summoned his ministers for an emergency meeting, fuelling expectations the prime minister was preparing to call a snap election should l...
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Call for end to tunnel project
GEORGE TOWN: Residents at Mount Erskine, upset that their homes would be affected by the proposed RM30mil underground tunnel project from the middle of Mount...
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Media company apologises for mixing up Sarawak, Sabah on national day show
A screenshot of the misleading prop that was aired by a local TV station.
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Sex at Sixty-too
Dear Dr. G,I am from the generation of baby boomer who has just passed my sixth decade of life.Born shortly after Malaysian Independence, I am reflecting on my life’s journey from midlife crisis and...
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Do Malaysian political parties have real values or direction?
AT the National Economic Forum 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Former Minister Mustapa Mohamed asked attendees to raise their hands if they agreed that there was too much internal politicking right now in Malay...
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Ordinary Malaysians, too, show their love and care every day
The Foundation’s top priority is education. Its Albukhary Tuition Programme reached out to poor rural students weak in Mathematics, Science and English, which are...
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The right recipe key for PSP’s success
THE Government’s plan to offer breakfast to all pupils in both government and government-aided primary schools beginning next year is certainly well-intentioned.
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Our Merdeka, Our Malaysia ― Ramkarpal Singh
AUGUST 31 ― Many say the May 9, 2018 witnessed the biggest event in this country’s history which saw a change of government after 6 decades, something thought of as impossible and unimaginable bef...
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Infighting, ignoring manifesto will seal Pakatan’s fate in GE15, analysts warn
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Political bickering within Pakatan Harapan (PH) and its inability to implement sound policies as enshrined in their campaign manifesto will result in a possible GE15 loss, ana...
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The incredible shrinking Frankfurt car show: Where are the big names?
The Frankfurt Motor Show of 2017.
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Gojek 'only for the poor' resistance in Malaysia is part and parcel of expansion
Now an esteemed home-grown decacorn, multi-billion dollar ride-hailing giant Gojek used to be rejected at home.
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Start off on solid ground
AS a former teacher, I highly welcome the Education Minister’s announcement that free breakfast would be provided to all national primary school pupils beginning January 2020.
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Group slams Malaysia ministry's proposal to impose community service on errant smokers
PETALING JAYA - The proposal by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad to impose community service work such as cleaning toilets and collecting rubbish on errant smokers has kicked up a storm ...
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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (photo) has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at h...
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Group slams ministry’s proposal
PETALING JAYA: The proposal by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad to impose community service work such as cleaning toilets and collecting rubbish on...
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Slow and steady the way for Maideasy as it looks to offer more value
BACK in 2015, Meriza Mustapha (pic) and her husband, Azrul Rahim, founded Maideasy, a mobile or web platform for homeowners to easily and quickly hire part-time cleaners.
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What happened to 'rule of law'?
LETTER | The intrigues of the 1MDB scandal finally are unfolding in court, coming a full circle in that those responsible will be brought to justice.
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Free Breakfast Programme: targeting, social status and social stigma
COMMENT | As technology progresses with information becoming richer and more accessible, it becomes easier and easier to do targeted policy.
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Report: 33,000 Malaysians seek asylum in Australia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — As many as 33,000 Malaysians have applied to be refugees in Australia over the last few years, according to its High Commissioner to Malaysia Andrew Goledzinowski The Australi...
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China is at the crossroads of semiconductor development, says US expert
China’s heavy dependence on foreign chips has worried Beijing for decades.
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6 shopping centres in JB worth braving the Causeway jam for that's not City Square, KSL or Komtar JBCC
Our Causeway jams can be notorious, entrapping thousands of Singaporeans for hours on their way to or coming back from a jaunt in neighbouring Malaysia.
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