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Topic: March 8

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Court cuts jail time for Sarawakian convicted of insulting Islam, retains RM50,000 fine
KUCHING, Sept 13 — Alister Cogia, 22, will now spend six years of his life in prison instead of 10 after he was found guilty of insulting Islam and the religion’s prophet on Facebook.
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Yeo's defamation suit against Jamal likely to be settled amicably - lawyer
The defamation suit filed by Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos in connection with the Yayasan Warisan A...
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M’sia is getting more popular
KUALA LUMPUR: Tourists are sta­ying longer and spending more in Malaysia, with Saudi Arabia as the nation with the highest expendi­ture per capita, says...
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Visit M'sia 2020 targets scaled down after 2014 triple plane tragedies
KUALA LUMPUR: The Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) target of 30mil tourist arrivals and RM100bil in tourism receipts has been scaled down from a much higher figure...
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Mining firm in Perak fined RM40,000 for negligence in worker’s death
IPOH, Sept 3 — The Sessions Court here fined a mining firm RM40,000 after its chief safety officer pleaded guilty to negligence in the accidental death of a senior supervisor.
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5,000 complaints relating to insulting religion, Prophet lodged with police, MCMC
BANGI: About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
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About 5,000 complaints lodged with Jakim - Mujahid
About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
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Minister: 5,000 complaints lodged with police, MCMC over insults against Prophet Muhammad, Islam
BANGI, Aug 27 — About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and Prophet Muhamma...
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Manufacturers cautious on business activities outlook for H2 2019, says FMM
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) remained cautious on the business activities outlook for the second half (H2) 2019 due to external factors such as t...
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Family of factory worker who died in Tapah Prison under unlawful detention wins suit
IPOH, Aug 13 — The family of a general worker in a sugar refinery factory in Penang, who died in police custody five years ago, has won their civil suit against 12 individuals and the government.
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Prosecution applies to transfer Abdul Azeez, brother’s cases to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution will file an application to transfer cases involving Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Azeez Abdul Rahim to the High Court.
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Prosecution applies to transfer Abdul Azeez, brother’s cases to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution will file an application to transfer cases involving Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Azeez Abdul Rahim (pix) to the High Court.
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Prosecution applies to transfer Abdul Azeez, brother’s cases to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The prosecution will file an application to transfer cases involving Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim to the High Court.
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Hawker gets 30 months’ jail for insulting Islam, fireman Adib
KUALA LUMPUR: A hawker was sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for posting insulting remarks on social media on Prophet Muhammad, Islam and the death of firefighter Muhamma...
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Hawker sentenced to 30 months’ jail for insulting Islam, firefighter Adib
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — A hawker was sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for posting insulting remarks on social media on Prophet Muhammad, Islam and the death of firefight...
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30 months’ jail for hawker who insulted Islam, Adib’s death
KUALA LUMPUR: A hawker was sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for posting insulting remarks on social media on Prophet Muhammad, Islam and the death of firefighter Muhamma...
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Up to sports commissioner to solve disputes plaguing sports associations: Syed Saddiq
KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is leaving it completely to the newly–appointed Sports Commissioner, Dr Wirdawati Mohd Radzi to solve all disputes that have bee...
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Syed Saddiq stays out of national sporting bodies’ problems
KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is leaving it completely to the newly-appointed Sports Commissioner, Dr Wirdawati Mohd Radzi, to solve all disputes plaguing sever...
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No decision yet on CPTPP ratification – Deputy MITI Minister
Dr Ong Kian Ming – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (C...
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No decision yet on CTPTPP ratification: Deputy Miti minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara was told t...
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New trial dates for Teresa Kok's defamation suit against Jamal Yunos
KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The High Court has fixed new trial dates in February and March next year to hear the defamation suit filed by Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok against Umno leader Datuk S...
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No decision yet on CPTPP ratification — Deputy Miti Minister
KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara ...
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Osaka Gas invests to develop natural gas infrastructure proceeds
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Osaka Gas Co Ltd (Osaka Gas) wholly-owned subsidiary, Osaka Gas Singapore Pte Ltd, in conjunction with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation has invested capital in AG...
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Two incidents of pollution in Pasir Gudang affected thousands: Here’s what we know so far
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Pasir Gudang in Johor has been thrust into the spotlight once again after another pollution incident made the headlines just months after the Sungai Kim Kim disaster.
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Nazri: MAS brand synonymous with tragedies, time to change name
KUALA LUMPUR: Former tourism minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has proposed that Malaysian Airlines Bhd (MAS) does away with its name in order to revive the national carrier.
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US-China trade war in 10 dates
PARIS, June 26 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping are to hold an “extended” meeting on the sidelines of the G20 with the world watching to see if they can thrash out a deal ove...
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Man pleads guilty to insulting Prophet Muhammad
KUALA LUMPUR: A food stall operator pleaded guilty to eight charges of insulting Prophet Muhammad at the Sessions Court here today.
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Stop speculation on Chong Wei's future, says sports minister
SEPANG (June 12): Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is urging the public to stop any speculation on the future of national badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who was reporte...
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Stop speculating on Chong Wei’s future, says Syed Saddiq
SEPANG: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has urged the public to stop speculating on the future of national badminton champion Lee Chong Wei, who is said to be mulling retiremen...
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Syed Saddiq: Stop speculation on Chong Wei’s future
SEPANG, June 11 — Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is urging the public to stop any speculation on the future of national badminton champion, Datuk Lee Chong Wei who was repo...
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Faster & even more furious: Mean Mower V2 sets Guinness world record
DRESDEN: Honda’s Mean Mower has re-entered the record books after setting a brand new Guinness World Records title for the "Fastest Acceleration 0-100mph for a Lawnmower". The new record was set at...
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FTSE at multi-month low, profit alert sinks Kier
LONDON, June 3 — London’s main stock market index fell to a near three-month low today as an exchange of trade threats between Washington and Beijing stoked fears of a slide into recession as econ...
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Health Ministry to examine 6,000 victims of Sungai Kim Kim toxic fumes incident
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — The Health Ministry has formed a medical team to examine about 6,000 victims from the Sungai Kim Kim toxic fumes incident in Pasir Gudang, according to a report by news portal...
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Lau Kin Wai steps down as Peterlabs director ahead of AGM
KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Peterlabs Holdings Bhd's non-independent and non-executive director Lau Kin Wai, who recently failed in his bid to remove seven directors and redesignate himself as the sole man...
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Where is our RM15.3 mil, mining company asks Terengganu government
PUTRAJAYA: An iron ore mining company has taken the Terengganu authorities to task for saying that a state government subsidiary that was supposed to pay it RM15.3 million has ceased operations.
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Parti Dayak’s new president Bobby William wants state govt to upgrade Native Courts
SIBU, May 18 — Businessman Bobby William has been elected the new president of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS Baru) at its triennial delegates conference (TDC) held today.
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Maybank grants extension to Scomi for the sixth time over unit's default
KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Scomi Group Bhd has secured an extension until May 29 to respond to Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) regarding the bank’s demand for RM201.91 million and RM113.96 million from th...
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MIFF 2019 crosses billion dollar sales mark
KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the industry’s largest marketplace in Southeast Asia, has topped the billion-dollar sales mark for the first time in its 25-year...
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Chinese airlines start test flights at Beijing's new mega-airport
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the industry’s largest marketplace in Southeast Asia, has topped the billion-dollar sales mark for the first time in its 25-ye...
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Rosmah says requirement for her to declare assets infringes her right to fair trial
KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): Lawyers representing Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor claimed today that a legal provision that requires their client to declare her assets before her trial for 17 counts of money laund...
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Rosmah says requirement for her to declare assets infringes her right to fair...
KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): Lawyers representing Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor claimed today that a legal provision that requires their client to declare her assets before her trial for 17 counts of money laund...
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Research skills for doctors
WE read the letter “On the track of the silent killer” (The Star, March 6) by Professor Datuk Dr Ahmad Ibrahim with great interest, and we agree that proper research on the major health problems f...
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Penang abandons legal battle on election boundaries
PUTRAJAYA: The Penang government has abandoned its legal battle in the Federal Court against the Election Commission’s (EC) conduct in the redelineation exercise, FMT has learnt.
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Singaporean wanted in Sg Kim Kim pollution case surrenders
JOHOR BARU: A Singaporean company director wanted in connection with the chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last month has surrendered to police.
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Wang Kelian RCI: ASP was told not to investigate after first body was found
A witness in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the discovery of mass graves and transit camps in Wang Kelian, Perlis today testified that he was instructed not to proceed with the investigation...
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China signals less stimulus, undermining world's hottest stocks
SHANGHAI: The world’s best performing stock market is looking vulnerable after Beijing officials signaled they’re less comfortable about adding stimulus.
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MH370 search teams ignored ‘Stokes drift’, say researchers
PETALING JAYA: Researchers say ignoring “Stokes drift” – or ocean drift – can lead to major errors in the search for missing aircraft, as in the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. A study...
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Another month's mental test for FB user jailed 10 years for insulting Islam
KUCHING: Alister Cogia, the Sarawakian Facebook user jailed 10 years for insulting Islam, will undergo another month's mental evaluation following an extension by the High Court.
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Pegasus cuts free warrants' exercise price from 1.5 sen to 1 sen
KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Pegasus Heights Bhd has cut the exercise price of its free warrants that are offered as sweeteners to its rights issue from 1.5 sen to 1 sen in view of current weak market con...
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CCM queries why black metal group allowed to perform in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) wants to know why the authorities have allowed Singapore-based black metal group Devouror to perfom in Malaysia on Easter Sunday (April 21).
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Ivana case documents to be handed over to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The Coroner’s Court here will need to submit to the High Court its notes of proceedings throughout the inquest into the death of Dutch model Ivana Smit, says family lawyer SN Nair.
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Review: The Galaxy S10+, a worthy 10th anniversary champ
THIS is the one the world’s been waiting for – Samsung’s 10th anniversary iteration of its hugely popular Galaxy smartphone.
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MCA v Lim Lip Eng: Court of Appeal fixes hearing on Nov 11
PUTRAJAYA (April 8): The Court of Appeal fixed November 11 to hear an appeal filed by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng against the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision which refused to strike out a defamation su...
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TV3 appeals RM1.1m award to Anwar in defamation suit
PUTRAJAYA (April 8): TV3 is appealing the High Court's decision on awarding RM1.1 million to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over a defamatory report accusing him as one of the masterminds of t...
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Ringgit falls on dollar strength, Norway plan
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Ringgit falls to a one-month low after the dollar gained and Norway said its sovereign wealth fund will drop emerging-market debt including Malaysian securities from its index.
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Duo accused of insulting Islam claim assault in prison
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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Duo accused of insulting Islam claim assaulted in prison
KUALA LUMPUR: A senior citizen who was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook today claimed he was assaulted while in detention.
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Give the public open data — Aziff Azuddin
MARCH 8 — Recently, Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh highlighted a major issue that’s been the stumbling block for policy research: Open, accessible data.
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Why is no one talking about the Port of Tanjung Pelepas? — Brian Lee
MARCH 8 — Of late, there have been many criticisms on environmental issues in Johor, specifically about polluted rivers, mangroves and also the development of Forest City near the Sungai Pulai area.
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Storm in a Singapore tea cup — Rais Hussin
MARCH 8 — Singapore is a power that is capable of punching well above its weight.
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Make greater investment in policies and legal and social frameworks for gender equality and inclusion — UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
MARCH 8 — We join our voices as women colleagues who have worked in governments and in multilateral organisations in support of promoting humanitarian relief, advocating for human rights principles ...
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MCA and MIC: You must leave BN if you have any dignity — P. Ramakrishnan
MARCH 8 — “Knowing when to walk away is wisdom.
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Vaccination, education, and smoking — Hafidz Baharom
MARCH 8 — In the past week, news has come out that the government, initially being gung-ho in making vaccination mandatory for children in public schools, is now reversing the decision.
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Industry Revolution 4.0 and social-emotional learning in schools — Brendan J. Gomez
MARCH 8 — Schools are a centrepiece in nurturing the skills and talents required for Industry 4.0 (IR4.0). In meeting this need, Education Minister Maszlee Malik’s recent speech in London on the i...
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The Chinese dilemma
MARCH 8 ― A Chinese friend once told me that he would only vote for a Chinese representative, no matter which party they came from.
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