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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Defence Ministry is currently in talks with several countries, including Russia, China and Pakistan on the possibility of acquiring new assets in exchange for palm oil.
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The Pahang government will formulate new enactment to compel business operators to show loyalty to the state ruler and the Yang Dipertuan Agong before permits and licences are issued.
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The fight that broke out outside Pakatan Harapan's operations centre in Rantau last night was due to a payment dispute, according to police.Negeri Sembilan acting police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said a...
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The fight that broke out outside Pakatan Harapan's operations centre in Rantau last night was due to a payment dispute, according to police.
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The RM21.5 billion savings from the reduced cost of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is enough to build two more Petronas Twin Towers, said former finance minister Daim Zainuddin.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Pakatan Harapan Government yesterday failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country'...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Pakatan Harapan Government on Tuesday (April 9) failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in th...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Parliament is amending the federal Constitution to fulfil the government's electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country's federation, Prime...
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It is better to have the Malays unite via the PAS-Umno alliance, than through Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's co-operation with DAP, said Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
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The Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) programme in government schools has been reintroduced without any announcement being made, accoding to Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad (above) today lamented the change overtaking the party he once helmed for over two decades, saying Umno is now “becoming PAS”. Commenting on the performance of t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — The current education system is in need of a revamp, including Islamic studies as the curriculum is overly focused on rituals rather than life values, Prime Minister Tun Dr M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s praise of PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a leader was met with gratitude by the latter.
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SEREMBAN: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim concurs with Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he (Anwar) will make a better prime minister than Najib Razak.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Working with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting, is more important than allowing Najib Razak to continue administering the coun...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has justified allegations of his administration's flip-flops on various issues, as something necessary, to right wrong decisions made.
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PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad said his one-time nemesis turned ally Anwar Ibrahim makes for a better leader compared to Najib Razak despite his past reservations about the PKR president.
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PETALING JAYA: Working with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is more important than allowing Datuk Seri Najib Razak to continue administering the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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The Pakatan Harapan government has managed to reduce corruption in the country by about 90 percent since taking over Putrajaya last year, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 ― Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a more “acceptable” leader than Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will decide on whether to make the closure of the 1km-long Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) “a permanent or semi-permanent fixture” after Hari ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is confident the public will soon warm to the concept of a private vehicle-free Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) on weekends that begins to...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Drivers with Riding Pink are already abandoning the e-hailing service ahead of the July 12 deadline for them to get public service vehicle (PSV) licences, the firm asserted.
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Ride-hailing service providers warn that there could be major service issues and potentially high fares if many ride hailing drivers are not able to register for a public service vehicle (PSV) licence...
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PETALING JAYA (April 5): Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, is making Malaysia its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub in Southeast Asia, following the integrati...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Drivers of e-hailing services urged the government to extend the July 12 deadline for them to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, saying many among them will not...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak used cheques issued from his AmPrivate banking account to pay for home renovation projects in addition to contributions to other Barisan Nasional parti...
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PETALING JAYA: A third link to ease traffic congestion between Johor and Singapore could take the form of a tunnel or rail link, an economist said today amid renewed talk of a third bridge across the ...
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PETALING JAYA: A third bridge betweeen Johor and Singapore will be on the agenda next month when the Johor state government holds discussions with federal officials about easing traffic congestion at ...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad concurs with the disappointment voiced by Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar in a recent interview, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The water line at the Bukit Merah dam in Taiping, Perak has reached the alert level due to the heatwave and dry spell affecting the state, according to the Department of Irr...
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JOHOR BARU • Two directors of a used tyre-processing company were yesterday slapped with more charges for polluting.
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GEORGE TOWN: Lim Guan Eng today denied a suggestion that he might have “provoked” former state Barisan Nasional chief Teng Chang Yeow into uttering remarks deemed defamatory so that he could sue h...
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GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng told the High Court today that Teng Chang Yeow, the ex-chairman of Penang Barisan Nasional, had editorial control over two mainstream newspapers ...
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PETALING JAYA (March 25): Fugitive businesman/dealmaker Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low has condemned the seizure of his family home in Tanjung Bungah Park, Penang by the authorities.
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JOHOR BARU • Two directors and a lorry driver of a used tyre-processing company were charged in the Sessions Court in Johor Baru yesterday with being involved in the dumping of chemicals into Sungai...
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PETALING JAYA (March 24): Fugitive businesman/dealmaker Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low (pictured) has condemned the seizure of his family home in Tanjung Bungah Park, Penang by the authorities.
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Fugitive businessperson Jho Low has condemned the seizure of his family home in Penang as an attempt by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to score political points.
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GEORGE TOWN (March 23): It has been reported that the family bungalow owned by the family of fugitive businessman/dealmaker Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low (pictured) has been seized by the police over inves...
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Authorities have seized the family house of businessperson Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is accused of being a key player in the 1MDB scandal.
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TAWAU (March 20): The Tawau municipal council is sweeping down on illegal settlements by identifying and demolishing the shelters they built.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Co. expects to submit the so-called Regulated Asset Base Framework that would set out the financing model for local airport development to the government and Malaysian Aviatio...
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Bersatu Youth executive committee member Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir and activist Zikri Zulkifli were charged in a magistrate’s court in Butterworth yesterday with obstructing public officials...
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KOTA KINABALU (March 18): Sabah Fire and Rescue Department has called on members of the public to stop open burning in the current dry spell.
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The air quality in Rompin, Pahang reached "very unhealthy" levels early this morning, according to the Malaysian Air Pollutant Index (APIMS). The Environment Department website revealed that Rompin's ...
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Recently in Pasir Gudang, it is reported that an illegal tyre recycling factory had allegedly dumped chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang on the 6th March 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Putrajaya needs to come up with emergency measures to fight rising xenophobia and extremism, Klang MP Charles Santiago said today after the mass shooting in two New Zealand ...
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New Zeland mosque attack victim Rahimi Ahmad was believed to be in "very critical" condition, according to his family members in Penang.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The Malaysian injured in mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand was a former student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), a person claiming to be a former classma...
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Umno will sell its stake in Media Prima, the country's biggest conglomerate, according to the party's acting president Mohamad Hasan.
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JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stressed on Thursday (Mar 14) that there was no need to declare an emergency in the wake of the toxic waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, which h...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) said today that in accordance with the company’s practice, any material statement on changes in the state-owned utility's leadership or matters tha...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Tenaga Nasional Bhd's share price fell as much as 10 sen or 0.79% to RM12.60 so far today on profit taking and amid speculation the state-owned utility's president and chief e...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Tenaga Nasional Bhd's share price fell as much as 10 sen or 0.79% to RM12.60 so far today on profit taking and amid speculation the state-owned utility's president and chief e...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The illegal dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor, has sickened 506 people and forced the closure of all 111 schools in the area.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — As of today, the illegal dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor has forced the closure of all 111 schools in the area and made 506 people sick.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Malaysia’s state-owned utility CEO Azman Mohd was given notice to resign last Friday (March 8), New Straits Times reports, citing unidentified people close to the company.
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JOHOR BAHRU: The Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar has pledged RM1 million (US$244,700) to help aid efforts after a suspected illegal toxic waste dumping in Pasir Gudang left more than 500 people ill.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia can use the returning Islamic State (IS) recruits to study the mindset of militants, said counterterrorism expert Andrin Raj.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — A Kelantan state executive councillor (exco) said today that a special committee has been formed to study whether the traditional dance theatre called Mak Yong is Shariah-co...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — One of the causes of accidents on expressways are lorry drivers who park at the emergency lane to rest or sleep, according to PLUS Expressway Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Umno is reportedly pushing for a new “coalition government” with PAS, in four states, to be governed jointly by the two parties.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) will only be closed to private vehicles during weekends, reported the New Straits Times (NST). A source told NST the decision was made yesterday...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s (MAB) Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail today defended the airline against the negative reports surrounding the national carrier, citing its past and recent achie...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― The one-kilometre stretch along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) here will only be closed to private vehicles during weekends, said an unidentified source.
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I get excited when Penang gets ever more connected to the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Thursday (Mar 7) that the government will not impose compulsory childhood vaccination, adding that parents should be free to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 ― Rare earth mining company Lynas faces challenges in exporting waste stockpile from its Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) facility, based on a report by the New Straits Times.
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GEORGE TOWN • An information technology manager from Ireland was found murdered in his Penang condominium unit, along with a cryptic note.
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia on Tuesday (March 5) formed a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to formally probe the shocking discovery in 2015 of mass graves and human trafficking activities in northern Perlis...
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GEORGE TOWN - An information technology manager from Ireland was found murdered on Monday evening (March 4) in his Penang condominium unit at Bangunan MBF along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here, along wit...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has urged for cooler heads to prevail, following MCA and MIC’s announcement that they would seek a new political alliance earlier today.
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BN acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan has called for a BN supreme council meeting after MCA and MIC said they are exploring a new political alliance.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim should take over as prime minister immediately following back-to-back by-election losses suffered by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (Mar 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a yea...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (March 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a y...
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IPOH, Feb 28 — The government should monitor migrant workers from India and Pakistan here to ensure their countries’ growing conflict does not expand to Malaysia, said a geostrategist.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Government handouts made many settlers too dependent on Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) loans, causing its debt to stack up and disrupt cash flow, New Straits Times...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): The Transport Ministry is serious about improving the “safety level at public transport stations”, reported the New Straits Times yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Netizens are over the moon with the arrest of a man believed to have assaulted and robbed a woman in a lift at the Taman Mutiara MRT station in Cheras on Valentine’s Day last ...