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Putrajaya to sell properties it doesn’t need, says Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated concerns over the country’s financial situation, saying Putrajaya is looking to sell non-essential properties both locally and abroad which are ab...
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Haze: Sri Aman in S'wak records 'hazardous' air level
The Air Pollution Index (API) reading in several areas of Sarawak recorded unsafe readings this morning, with Sri Aman near Kuching hitting the hazardous level.
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Malaysian budget to address high cost of living issue
PETALING JAYA: The upcoming Budget 2020 will emphasise on new growth measures to address the high cost of living issue and improve the purchasing power of...
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Malaysians are 2nd largest buyers of S'pore properties
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians continue to be the second-largest group of buyers of Singapore’s non-landed residential properties by nationality year-to-date, after the Chinese.
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QSR Brands reinventing KFC and Pizza Hut via new initiatives
PETALING JAYA: QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, which operates the KFC and Pizza Hut chain of restaurant in Malaysia and neighbouring countries, has kicked off...
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Teens sing for a better Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: A shared vision for a better Malaysia brought together more than 3,500 students from 100 schools for a music video that celebrates the country’s...
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Rojak Projek highlights ‘Dan Lain-Lain’
PETALING JAYA: Malay, Chinese, Indian. These are the ethnicities that are commonly named in Malaysia while the rest are classified as “Dan Lain-Lain”. Very rarely would...
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‘More needs to be done for unity’
PETALING JAYA: Even as the #SaySomethingNice unity campaign goes into its ninth year, organisers see that more work still needs to be done to repair the fractures within...
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Leaders wish all a happy Malaysia Day
PETALING JAYA: Leaders from across the political divide wished the rakyat a happy Malaysia Day and called for unity to be strengthened among the various races in the...
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Cloud seeding operation a success
PETALING JAYA: Despite some hiccups, the cloud seeding operation was conducted successfully with rain reported over several areas in Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Melaka.
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Aiyoh, i-Kad is more convenient than passport lah
PETALING JAYA: Requiring fo­­reign workers to carry their passport around is dangerous as it could be lost, stolen or lead to runaway workers, say bosses.
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Wee: Why was direct negotiation allowed?
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has questioned the Finance Ministry whether a RM450mil project in Tunjong, Kelantan, was awarded through direct...
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Suspension of i-Kad leaves bosses in a bind
PETALING JAYA: The i-Kad is no longer available for foreign workers, leaving emplo­yers in a bind about documentation for their workers.
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Tax amnesty ends on Sept 30
PETALING JAYA: Taxpayers who have yet to make their tax declaration under the Inland Revenue Board’s (LHDN) Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) has until the end of this month to do so.
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From clicks to bricks
Petaling Jaya: Retail Group Malaysia managing director Tan Hai Hsin said more Malaysians are shopping online but the market size is “still insignificant” to affect retail...
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Supermarkets and hypermarkets in Malaysia going through consolidation
PETALING JAYA: Supermarket and hypermarket operators in Malaysia are going through a consolidation stage, Retail Group Malaysia managing director Tan Hai...
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Boon for O&G stocks and Govt revenue
PETALING JAYA: The spike in the Brent crude oil price due to the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities could be a boon for the local stock market and lead to...
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Wee to Guan Eng: Tell MACC about RM450 million project letter
PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been urged to lodge an MACC report if he really had no knowledge of a ministry letter regarding the award of a RM450 million project in Kota Bharu, Kel...
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Pakatan leaders: Malaysia was built on principles of tolerance and respect
PETALING JAYA: Let us not question the loyalty and identity of any ethnic group as it could threaten the peace and prosperity of the country, said Pakatan Harapan top...
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Education Ministry: 138 schools in Selangor to close Tuesday (Sept 17)
PETALING JAYA: A total of 138 schools in Selangor will be closed on Tuesday (Sept 17) due to the ongoing haze situation.
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Man dies fleeing after taking upskirt photo at Bangsar eatery
PETALING JAYA: A 53-year-old man fell and died after being confronted about a complaint that he had taken up-skirt photos of a woman customer at the popular Devi’s Corner Restaurant in Bangsar, Kual...
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Putrajaya schools to close Tuesday (Sept 17) as haze hits 'very unhealthy' levels
PETALING JAYA: Schools in Putrajaya will close due to the haze on Tuesday (Sept 17).
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Family of man killed in shootout wants cops to reveal wife’s whereabouts
PETALING JAYA: Family members of a man killed in a shootout with police on Saturday claim that authorities are withholding information on his wife who was present during the incident and has not been ...
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It wasn’t signed by me, LGE said on direct negotiation project
PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) has denied giving approval for a company to be awarded a RM450 million construction project in Kota Baru, Kelantan, through direct negotiation.
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Petronas revenue, govt fuel subsidy to increase as oil prices spike - Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) revenue and the Malaysian government's fuel subsidy will increase after crude oil prices spiked fol...
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Wahid calls for unity among Malaysians
PETALING JAYA: The country is facing some challenges especially the fragility of our relationship among Malaysians, according to Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, the former Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) chai...
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Guan Eng: Petrol price stays despite global spike
PETALING JAYA: The price of RON95 fuel will remain the same for the time being, according the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix), as global prices spiked following attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facili...
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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Seberang Perai becomes country’s largest city
BUTTERWORTH: Penang’s mainland Seberang Perai was declared a city today, making it the country’s largest city council covering 747sq km.
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IRB: Disclose undeclared income by Sept 30 to avoid heavier penalties
PETALING JAYA: Taxpayers can benefit from low-rate penalty if they disclose any undeclared income by Sept 30.
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Dr Wee asks Finance Ministry if RM450mil project awarded through direct negotiation
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned the Finance Ministry on whether a RM450mil project was awarded through direct negotiation in...
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53 become millionaires after winning lottery
PETALING JAYA: A total of 53 millionaires were created so far this year through lottery games.
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Farhash questions Perak MB over council member appointments
PETALING JAYA: The Perak PKR leadership yesterday questioned Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu on his function in administering the state responsibly.
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Tony Fernandes expects ringgit to strengthen on firmer oil prices
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PAS-Umno pact must woo both Malay and non-Muslim voters: Analysts
PETALING JAYA: The support of Malaysians beyond the Malay-Muslim community will decide which coalition has the upper hand at the next general election, politicians and analysts said yesterday.
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Guan Eng: Tax evaders have two more weeks before special voluntary disclosure programme ends
PETALING JAYA: Tax payers who have yet to declare their taxes have 14 days left to do so before the end of the Inland Revenue Board's (IRB) Special Voluntary...
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Malaysian man held over murder of ex-wife found wrapped in blankets
PETALING JAYA - The ongoing investigation into the murder of single mother Nor Hidayah Ahmad has led to the arrest of her former husband.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, 4 other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze worsened in several parts of the country this morning with Putrajaya and four other areas registering “very unhealthy” air quality.
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Guan Eng on RM450m direct negotiation project: I have to discuss with the PM first
PETALING JAYA, Sept 16 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that he would be discussing with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a now viral letter, purportedly from the Ministry of Finance...
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in various parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya was one of the five places in Malaysia where the air quality was registered as "very unhealthy" as of 9am on Monday (Sep 16) due to the haze.
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Rakyat being consumed by ‘extremist’ politics, says Salleh
PETALING JAYA: Former Sabah chief minister and federal minister Salleh Said Keruak said the current “extremist” politics was worrying, as it was leading to the waning of unity among races.
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Guan Eng: RON95 price cap to stay for now, despite drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants
PETALING JAYA, Sept 16 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that the current price limit on RON95 petrol would stay for now, despite the drone attacks on two of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oi...
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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Kit Siang: Develop new ‘Malaysia boleh’ spirit to achieve golden age
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must develop a new “Malaysia Boleh” spirit to exorcise the fears and demons for the country to excel itself in various fields of human endeavour to achieve a golden age f...
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Ti: MCA will not declare war on Umno-PAS pact like DAP
PETALING JAYA: MCA will not follow DAP’s declaration of war against the political cooperation between Umno and PAS, its vice-president Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said today.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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Kit Siang proposes ‘Malaysia Unity Season’ between Merdeka and Malaysia Day
PETALING JAYA: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has proposed a Malaysia Unity Season to be held for 15 days from Merdeka Day on Aug 31 to Malaysia Day on Sept 16 each year.
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Unity campaign to reflect on way forward next
PETALING JAYA: The unity #SaySomethingNice campaign celebrated its ninth year on Malaysia Day, with its organisers reflecting on the need to bring the movement forward next year for its 10th anniversary.
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Wee wishes Malaysians a prosperous and peaceful Malaysia Day
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has shared his best wishes for the country in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
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‘Yemenis cannot work on visit pass’
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is against the government’s move in allowing Yemenis holding social visit pass to work in the country.
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Continuous learning key to growth
IN addition to empowering and investing in employees, business owners must also be open to lifelong learning to be able to innovate, say successful small and medium...
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Move to hold rates may attract foreign inflows into Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The move to hold the key benchmark rate unchanged may attract foreign capital flows into Malaysian bonds but much will be dictated by external...
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Retired colonel laments lack of unity of nation he lost leg defending
PETALING JAYA: Lieutenant Zulkifli Tahir had a bad feeling when he discovered that one of his men had forgotten to pack vital batteries for their squad mine detector.
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Nepalis may seek work in Malaysia again, says report
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian and Nepalese officials are reported to have worked out terms of a foreign-worker agreement that will allow Nepali citizens to seek employment in Malaysia.
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Man held over murder of ex-wife
PETALING JAYA: The ongoing investigation into the murder of single mother Nor Hidayah Ahmad has led to the arrest of her former husband.
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Melaka suspends outdoor activities
PETALING JAYA: All sports and outdoor activities in Melaka have been suspended due to the worsening haze situation in the state.
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Cement prices may go up by year-end
PETALING JAYA: Cement prices are expected to go up by the end of the year, following early signs of recovery that have come about as a result of the acquisition of Lafarge...
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Now banks face digital disruption
PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia embarks on its digital banking licensing framework, incumbent banks are feeling the pressure as more non-bank players enter the digital...
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Second largest tobacco firm in Malaysia may cut 40% of workers
PETALING JAYA: The second largest tobacco company in the country will be undertaking a significant downsizing exercise, just two years after it shut down its...
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Tourism Malaysia expects 8pc increase in tourist expenditure this year
PETALING JAYA, Sept 15 — Tourism Malaysia is expecting tourist expenditure to rise by eight per cent this year from RM28.1 billion recorded last year.
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Najib rues Sell, Sell, Sell mentality of PH govt
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has accused the Pakatan Harapan-run federal government of a Sell, Sell, Sell mentality by constantly seeking to dispose of national assets to foreigner...
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'Woman in blanket' murder suspect remanded for a week
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A man who surrendered himself to the police in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in...
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We won’t be hypocritical like DAP about narrowing racial divide, says MCA
PETALING JAYA: MCA is not going to be “hypocritical or two-faced” like DAP about the need to seek common grounds and narrow the racial and religious divide in Malaysia, MCA vice-president Ti Lian ...
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Suspect in murder of ‘woman in blanket’ surrenders
KUALA LUMPUR: The man believed to be involved in the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in an apartment in Prima Damansara, Petaling Jaya, last Wednesday, has surrendered hims...
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‘Woman in blanket’ murder suspect surrenders
KUALA LUMPUR: A man is being held for investigations into the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in an apartment in Prima Damansara, Petaling Jaya, last Wednesday.
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Cops to question Charles tomorrow over Zakir report
PETALING JAYA: The police will question Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) tomorrow over a report lodged by controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik last month.
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‘Woman in blanket’ murder suspect surrenders to police in N. Sembilan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — The man believed to be involved in the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in an apartment in Prima Damansara, Petaling Jaya, last Wednesday, has surr...
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Reject racist policies, Guan Eng tells East Malaysians after Umno-PAS charter
PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said Sabahans and Sarawakians should be the key decision-makers in the rejection of “irresponsible, fascist and racist politics”, a day afte...
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Santiago at Bukit Aman Monday over Zakir Naik’s police report
PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago will be at Bukit Aman tomorrow morning to facilitate investigations by the police over a report filed against him by controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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Mahathir goes horse riding as morning drizzle partially clears air in Klang Valley
PETALING JAYA: The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities - horse riding.
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Haze worsens in Melaka, events cancelled
PETALING JAYA: All sports and outdoor activities in Melaka have been postponed due to the worsening haze situation in the state.
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MTUC: Govt should not allow Yemeni refugees to work here
PETALING JAYA: The Government should not sideline the law and the legal hiring process by enabling 10,000 Yemeni citizens holding social visit passes to work in the country...
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Upcycling fabrics gives a chance for B40 women to stand on their feet
PETALING JAYA: A student-led social enterprise, known as the Kain Movement, wants to empower women, especially those in the B40 group, to generate a side income by upcycling old fabrics into new, ever...
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Local celebs to usher in Malaysia Day with run and concert
PETALING JAYA: Usher in the Malaysia Day by glowing in the dark together with our home-grown celebrities during the Semarak Merdeka Night Run 2019 Sunday (Sept 15)...
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Fuziah: Halal certification has always been under Jakim's purview
PETALING JAYA: Issuing halal certification has always been the purview of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and has never fallen under the...
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Dr M goes horse riding as morning drizzle partially clears air
PETALING JAYA: The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities –...
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Fuziah: Halal certification has always been under Jakim's purview
PETALING JAYA: Issuing halal certification has always been the purview of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and has never fallen under the...
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Don’t try to out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS, Kit Siang tells PH
PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has cautioned the ruling coalition against attempting to “out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS” to counter the alliance formally forged by the country’s two biggest Mala...
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Male suspect, 40, arrested over murder of single mother Nor Hidayah
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a suspect during investigations into the murder of 28-year-old Nor Hidayah Ahmad.
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Umno-PAS charter ‘moderate’, in line with Federal Constitution, says analyst
PETALING JAYA: The charter signed between Umno and PAS, formalising the cooperation between the country’s two largest Malay Muslim parties, is “moderate” in nature, despite initial fears it woul...
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Umno-PAS alliance for benefit of Najib, Zahid and their supporters, veteran newsman says
PETALING JAYA: The historic charter signed by Umno and PAS to formalise their political cooperation was, in fact, for the benefit of Najib Razak and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a veteran journalist claimed.
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‘Products boycott will affect all’
PETALING JAYA: The call to boycott non-Muslim products is not only unhealthy for the nation but will adversely impact wor­kers and their employers, says the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.
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Thai wildlife poachers caught in anti-poaching operation
PETALING JAYA: Two Thai wildlife poachers were detained in Royal Belum State Park in Perak in an anti-poaching operation, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Zuraida urged to let developers handle their high-end glut
PETALING JAYA: Private developers, and not the government, should be the ones to find a solution to the glut of high-end property, says the National House Buyers Association.
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Clearer skies and improved visibility a big relief for airlines
PETALING JAYA: All flights in and out of the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh have resumed following improved visibility.
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Firm confirms forest fire in its estate
PETALING JAYA: Plantation company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has confirmed that there was a forest fire in one of its estates in Riau, Indonesia.
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More kids diagnosed with autism
PETALING JAYA: More Malaysian children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year, sparking a demand for places in autism-focused...
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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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NRD D-G told to assist probe into sale of Mykad
PETALING JAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) director-general has been instructed to give his full cooperation with investigators in connection with the alleged sale of MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin...
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Pact no cause for concern, say PH Youth chiefs
PETALING JAYA: The Umno-PAS pact should have no bearing on Pakatan Harapan’s cause, say the Youth chiefs of its four component parties.
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Change the law on Sabah, Sarawak appeal cases, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer for Iban communities who lost a case over native customary rights has urged the Cabinet and Parliament to take action so that appeal cases from Sabah and Sarawak are heard by j...
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DNA confirms charred remains to be of senior citizen
KUANTAN: A deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test carried out on bone specimens found at the site of a fire at Sungai Lembing on Aug 31 confirmed them to belong to an elderly woman.
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Mestecc to focus on curbing open burning
KLANG: The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) will focus on curbing open burning activities in Selangor as part of efforts to address the haze problem pl...
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Malaysia's Queen back on Twitter, expresses disappointment
PETALING JAYA • The Queen of Malaysia yesterday reactivated her Twitter account to express disappointment over the arrest of a man who had allegedly posted a seditious tweet aimed at her.
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Missing activist Bruno Manser’s life goes on big screen
PETALING JAYA: A film about missing Swiss environmental activist Bruno Manser will open the 15th Zurich Film Festival later this month in honour of the man who had campaigned to preserve the Penan way...
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MyKad sale to foreigners is treachery, says Muhyiddin
PETALING JAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today slammed the sale of MyKads and Malaysian birth certificates to foreigners as an act of treachery, after police nabbed syndicate members including a ...
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Mujahid doesn’t believe Nik Aziz agreed to PAS-Umno tie-up
PETALING JAYA: Amanah vice-president Mujahid Yusof Rawa has scoffed at a PAS claim that the party’s late spiritual adviser, Nik Aziz Nik Mat, had agreed to an alliance with Umno.
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MAHB learns ‘hard lessons’ from KLIA disruption
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd is working on improving its contingency plans to prevent a recurrence of last month’s systems disruption at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which re...
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Sg Lembing fire: DNA test confirms charred remains are that of senior citizen
KUANTAN (Bernama): A DNA test carried out on bone specimens found at the site of a fire in Sungai Lembing on Aug 31 confirmed them to belong to an elderly woman.
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Mah Sing to introduce park-and-live concept at M Arisa
PETALING JAYA: Following the success of M Centura, Mah Sing Group Bhd will be launching its second project in Sentul called M Arisa in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an estimated GDV of RM656 million...
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