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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The government is planning to buy 15 highways for a total of RM43 billion through the issuance of debt papers to concessionaires.
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It happens every festive season, the increase in traffic volume on highways resulting in the inevitable, familiar congestion, with a journey that would usually take four to five hours to accomplish en...
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Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong (photo, above) has urged members of the public to better understand the role played by the armed forces in preserving peace in the country.
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Big plans need good timing. When timing is not conducive, perhaps we need to step back and decide.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has cancelled an RM1.3 billion business outsourcing project (BPO) with the Penang government, New Straits Times reported today.
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The Perak government has gazetted almost 14,000ha of land for 70 Orang Asli settlements in the state under the Aboriginal People’s Act 1954, Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.
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A suggestion has been made for Cyberjaya to be revived as the testbed for new inventions, which will include flying cars, the New Straits Times reports.
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis state assemblyman Ismail Kassim, younger brother of former menteri besar Shahidan Kassim, has confirmed that he has joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
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Tambun Tulang assemblyperson Ismail Kassim, the brother of former minister and BN stalwart Shahidan Kassim, has joined Bersatu.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said objections to introducing khat to the Bahasa Melayu primary school syllabus were "not right." He said this was as the written scripts of other languages were ne...
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian police have found an incomplete improvised explosive device (IED) in a house in an upmarket residential area in Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police found an incomplete Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a house in an upmarket residential area located at the fringe of Kuala Lumpur on T...
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Hond Tat Industries Sdn Bhd has denied issuing a directive barring its staff from praying during work hours.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): A Malaysian senator on Thursday apologised after proposing a sexual harassment law to protect men from being "seduced" by women into committing sexual crimes.
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The new national car project (NNCP) continues to progress quietly in the background, with new names continuing to pop up in the picture, but something more exotic is being eyed as a possible future de...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Over 100,000 real estate agents are operating without a licence in the country, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) president Lim Boon Ping said.
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Coverage of the JPJeBid online vehicle number plate bidding system continues to grow, with Penang the next state in line to begin using it for vehicle registration transactions, the New Straits Times ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The federal government’s refusal to extradite Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik to India is based on concerns about justice and fairness, Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa said.
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Days after the New Straits Times reported that Berjaya Group could be reviving the Suzuki marque here in Malaysia, Berjaya Group has denied such rumours.
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Well-known singer Jamal Abdillah's 25-year-old wife is pregnant after suffering three miscarriages.
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Those excited by the prospect of the new Suzuki Jimny becoming a reality here might have to wait a bit longer, because Berjaya Corporation has come out to deny that its executive chairman Tan Sri Vinc...
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After a 3-year hiatus from the Malaysian market, Suzuki could make a return here under the Berjaya Group.  According to a report by New Straits Times, Berjaya Group’s Vincent Tan is expected to fly...
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You might be able to get your hands on a new fourth-gen Suzuki Jimny in the near future, and through official channels at that, if what being indicated by a news report is right.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina said she is still married to former Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, days after news emerged that the couple had divorced foll...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina said she is still married to former Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, days after news emerged that the couple had divorced foll...
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PORT DICKSON: At least 24 students in Port Dickson received treatment after inhaling pesticide fumes on Thursday (Jul 18), causing them to experience nausea, dizziness and vomiting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — DAP’s Liew Chin Tong has praised Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman for rallying MPs from both sides of the aisle to work together for the successful push t...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The former Malaysian King, Sultan Muham-mad V of Kelantan, has divorced former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, according to local media reports - an apparent abrupt end to the ...
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KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan government, to date, have not received any official information from the Kelantan palace on the divorce of Sultan Muhammad V from his wife Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko, 27, as rep...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The former Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, has divorced Russian ex-beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, according to local media reports - an apparent abrupt end to the whirlwi...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The former Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has divorced Russian ex-beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, according to local media reports - an apparent abrupt end to the whirlwin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi brought predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak on as an adviser to have another accused person keep him company, Datuk A. ...
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The social media pages for celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail's restaurant is being peppered with liberal doses of negative reviews.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail or Chef Wan said he will not hold grudges against critics who denounced him for chastising Felda settlers over their alleged lack of ind...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang believes there will be a future Malaysian Prime Minister who is not Malay but not during his lifetime.
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has stepped back from his invitation last week for members of other Malay parties to join his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), saying yesterday that his...
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The village of Kampung Tengah in Durian Tunggal, in Melaka's Alor Gajah district, was covered in muddy flood waters yesterday after continuous rain that began on Sunday morning.
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mohamad has stepped back from his invitation last week for members of all other Malay parties to join his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), saying on Monday ...
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PASIR GUDANG: A group of 160 victims of the Sungai Kim Kim pollution will take the Johor chief minister and the state government to court to seek monetary compensation for damages caused by the illega...
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian police are looking for the fishermen who allegedly used "fish bombs" that are believed to have killed three people in waters off Semporna, Sabah on Friday (Jul 5).
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Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration has paid out millions of ringgit in petroleum royalties to Terengganu, in a radical departure from the previous federal government's practice of blocking...
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PASIR PUTEH, Kelantan: A 12-year-old boy in the Malaysian state of Kelantan was killed on Thursday (Jul 4) when the rotting floorboard of the bus he was in gave way.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Umno had to dispose of an 11.09% stake in Media Prima Bhd as the latter's English daily, the New Straits Times, is no longer fr...
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Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Thursday said it was necessary for Umno to get rid of its shares in the country’s largest media conglomerate, Media Prima Bhd, as the New Straits Times was...
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JUST where did the magic figure of “2” come from?
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LETTER | “We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone” – “Another Brick in the Wall”, Pink Floyd So, now we ha...
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PETALING JAYA - Media-shy Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary is the new media mogul in town, after he is believed to have acquired a major stake in the country's largest media group, Media Prima Bhd, fo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was necessary for Umno to get rid of its shares in Media Prima, because New Straits Times is no longer friendly with Barisan Nasional, says former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno is the midst of restructuring its investment portfolios, as the party plans for its future, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — A group of businessmen led by former AirAsia Group Bhd chairman Datuk Pahamin Rajab is understood to have met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday to discuss takin...
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PETALING JAYA: Media-shy Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary is the new media mogul in town, after he is believed to have acquired a major stake in the country’s largest media group, Media Prima Bhd, for about RM74mil.
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Around middle of last month, it was reported the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has made a visit to the headquarters of Telekom Malaysia (TM) regarding an on-going investigation.
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SINGAPORE - The Malaysian Ministry of Health has suspended the licence of bottled water company Starfresh after several samples were found contaminated with bacteria commonly found in faeces, soil and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — FGV Holdings Bhd’s board of directors should only be paid half of the proposed remuneration fees if they were serious about tightening the budget, key shareholder Koperasi ...
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PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian Cabinet was told on Wednesday (June 26) that toxic fumes that sickened dozens of people in Pasir Gudang district in Johor had nothing to do with earlier pollution of Sungai K...
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PUTRAJAYA - The airborne pollution that has affected dozens of students in Johor's Pasir Gudang district were caused by leftover chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim that was supposed to have been cleaned...
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BANGKOK, June 22 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said the long queues at the at Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam and Customs, Immigration and Q...
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MELAKA, June 21 — Former New Straits Times (NST) journalist in Melaka, Jason Gerald John, was killed after the car he was travelling in skidded and crashed into a tree at the Ayer Keroh Expressway h...
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MELAKA: Former NST journalist Jason Gerald John has died in an accident at Ayer Keroh, Melaka, on early Friday (June 21) morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Three of Malaysia’s biggest cement producers have been suffering losses close to RM1 billion over the past nine quarters, a cement group said today.
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PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad today said that the 15 students who fell ill in Pasir Gudang Johor may have inhaled poisonous gas.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd has dismissed US writer William Langewiesche’s recent article on the mysterious disappearance of Flight MH370 as a baseless ...
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Police have rubbished the claim of American aviation writer William Langewiesche that they have been withholding details about their investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370. One of invest...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A two-year-old girl from Myanmar died in Malaysia after she hit a rotating ceiling fan while playing with her uncle, the police said on Wednesday (Jun 19).
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IPOH, June 17 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had insulted young voters who helped elect Pakatan Harapan (PH) into power last year, Amanah’s Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim alleged today.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) decided not to investigate an alleged “coordinated cover-up” by the police in the discovery of human trafficking camps and graves in P...
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A police constable found himself faced with disciplinary action after he tried to solicit a bribe from a farmer – who went on to become the inspector-general of police.
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DAP central executive committee member Teng Chang Khim has criticised Education Minister Maszlee Malik for his comments justifying his defence of the matriculation programme.
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Education Minister Maszlee Malik has weighed in on the brickbats he has received over his comment on the racial quota in the matriculation programme, insisting that it has been "blown out of proportio...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Faced with backlash and labelled “racist”, Education Minister Maszlee Malik today defended his remarks about the Chinese community during a town hall session in Universiti...
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Datuk Dahlan Zainuddin’s demise is also the passing of an era where many non-Malay singers could deliver hit songs in Bahasa Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) director-general Siti Zaharah Ishak yesterday named the Batu Pahat district in Johor as having the highest number of vehicu...
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros died on Monday (May 27) following a bout of ill-health, leaving behind only one female in the country and pushing the critically-e...
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PETALING JAYA: Federal police are to reopen investigations into allegations that a former company chief executive had molested his daughters, according to a news report.
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PETALING JAYA: A new master plan is being drawn up for Kampung Baru, which might result in the 120-year-old village in the heart of Kuala Lumpur being redeveloped to be on par with the KLCC (Kuala Lum...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities are aware of the location of fugitive Low Taek Jho, said Malaysia’s police chief Abdul Hamid Bador on Friday (May 24), while assuring the businessman that it is safe to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are eyeing a stake in a Malaysian team to add to their growing portfolio of clubs, a sports official said Friday (May 24).
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters in an attempt to catch Muslims who do not fast during Ramadan, with a rights group yesterday blasting the "disgracef...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don't fast during Ramadan, with a rights group Thursday (May 23) blasting the "disgraceful ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — The Segamat Municipal Council (MPS) has today denied reports of its officers disguising themselves as food stall operators, cooks and waiters in a special operation to catch M...
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Enforcement officers with added skills in the kitchen are among those recruited by the Segamat Municipal Council as undercover operatives to nab Muslims caught eating, especially at food stalls throug...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Segamat Municipal Council (MPS) officers are disguising themselves as food stall operators, cooks and waiters in a bid to catch Muslims who do not fast during Ramadan.
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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros is deteriorating, said Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew on Sunday (May 19).
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PETALING JAYA: Muslim women’s rights group Sisters in Islam (SIS) today slammed the Kelantan religious authorities for issuing summonses to 39 women for dressing sexily and behaving indecently in pu...
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LETTER | Sisters in Islam (SIS) demands that Kelantan’s Islamic Affairs and Religious Department (Jaheaik) stops its operations to police and summon women for their clothing, and expunge those whom ...
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Felda director-general Othman Omar said today that employees of the plantation authority cannot simply clock in and out like regular workers, as the right attitude is needed to uplift people from pove...
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IPOH (May 13): A man was beaten to death by his two sons over an alleged property dispute at Taman Bercham Sinar here last week, reported the New Straits Times (NST). The 56-year-old man died while re...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― Life as Malaysia's prime minister for the second time means hardly any private time for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as his bodyguards trail along everywhere, his wife has shared.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― At age 93, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is well-known for his strong work ethics and seemingly boundless energy.
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of temporary transit camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis was told that the Malaysian authorities were...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 9 — Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was fully aware of the existence of the illegal transit camps and mass graves of emigrants in Wang Kelian, Perlis at least since January 2015, journalist ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Teng Chang Yeow retracted his statements deemed defamatory to DAP’s Lim Guan Eng at the High Court here today.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 6 — Former Penang Gerakan chief Teng Chang Yeow retracted his statements about Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in a consent judgment at the High Court here today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Several financial institutions have increased their base rate (BR) ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia’s review of the overnight policy rate (OPR) next month, according to industry...
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A parcel of land intended for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) between Johor Bahru and Singapore was transferred to the Johor sultan just two days after he consented to its realignment.
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SANDAKAN: Independent Sandakan by-election candidate Hamzah Abdullah claims he has more than half of the support of both the Chinese and Muslim communities, suggesting he's the frontrunner and favourite.
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LETTER | As we celebrate Labour Day this year, I want to reflect on the participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the local employment sector.
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SANDAKAN POLLS | Hamzah Abdullah, who is contesting the Sandakan by-election as an independent candidate, said he can ask Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu for projects in the state constituency.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): The Selangor authorities will soon draft new guidelines on rebuilding landed and multi-level properties, said state Housing and Urban Living Committee chairman Haniza Mohd Tal...
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LETTER | The recent announcement to increase the matriculation intake to 40,000 attests the Education Ministry as being oblivious in addressing the elephant in the room.