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THE Malaysia Indian Event Man­agement Association successfully hosted a 38-hour wedding planning and services exhibition, setting a new Malaysian record, reported Makkal Osai.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research has upgraded Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd to market perform with a higher target price of RM23 from RM21.80 previously.
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Sri Lanka said on Wednesday all those responsible for anti-Muslim rioting this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants had been arrested.Minister of plantation industri...
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RONALD Crelinsten states in his book Counterterrorism (2009) that three important pillars play a vital role in counterterrorism strategies – surveillance, intelligence gathering and monitoring.
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a Islamic State (IS) terror cell wanted by the authorities for planning a jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan have been circul...
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NORWAY’S Telenor Group and Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd are in discussions regarding a potential merger of their telecom and infrastructure assets in the Asian region.
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a terror cell “Islamic State” wanted by the authorities in the country for planning jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan ha...
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ADUN SPEAKS | Four men linked to an Islamic State “wolf pack” cell were arrested this week, thanks to the vigilance of the Royal Malaysian Police force.
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COLOMBO, May 14 — The International Monetary Fund today released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings...
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Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since E...
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Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today Malaysia will hold steadfast to its international agreements with China or any other countries, so long as it is principle...
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The building of a Hong Kong-style metropolis on reclaimed land in Colombo using US$1.4 billion of Chinese money sits uneasily with some Sri Lankans. They are still smarting from the loss of sovereignty involved in their last encounter with what critics call Beijing’s "debt diplomacy".
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AXIATA Group Bhd’s tower company, edotco Group, is expected to be a major beneficiary of the mega-merger between Axiata and Telenor ASA’s Asian assets.
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Earlier this week, Axiata Group Berhad and Telenor Group had announced that they are in talks to merge their Asian operations.
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The Prime Minister’s Office today dismissed as “baseless” a report by an India-based TV channel which claimed that the Malaysian government had rewarded controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The Prime Minister's Office has denied claims that controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been rewarded by the Malaysian government with a piece of land and a slot on M...
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All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd announced yesterday that it is in talks with Norway’s Telenor Group to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its Hold rating on Digi.com with a 7% higher target price of RM4.70, which is its discounted cashflow based fair value (RM4.42) plus synergies from a Digi-Celcom merger.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research has upgraded Axiata Group from Hold to Add and raised the target price by 9% to RM4.80 following Axiata/Telenor’s proposed non-cash merger of their Asia operations under a new entity (MergedCo).
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State-controlled telco giant Axiata revealed yesterday it will take a minority stake in a merger of Asian operations with Norwegian counterpart Telenor, in a huge deal expected to unlock the value of ...
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Roslan with winner Leong KUALA LUMPUR: The first motorcycle reality show in Malaysia - Pulsar Dareventure powered by Modenas, has crowned its first Malaysian Pulsar Dareventure.
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Norway’s Telenor is in talks with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, the companies said on May 6.
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Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group are in talks to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, in a push to cut costs and boost growth, the companies sai...
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Axiata Group Berhad and Digi.com have suspended trading today pending a release of a material announcement.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The rumoured merger of Axiata Group Bhd's and Telenor Group's operations in Asia could enable the merged entities to leapfrog to top positions in terms of market share in countri...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional is set to monetise its stake in telco giant Axiata in a deal with Norway's Telenor, with a major tie-up of their Asian operations to be announced...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research expects Norwegian telco Telenor Group, which maintains a 49% stake in Digi.com, to have a majority stake in the merger of the Asian operations with Axiata Group Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two Asian telco giants — Malaysia-based Axiata Group Bhd and Norwegian Telenor Group — are in talks to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government recognises Tamil is an important language and is committed to improving Tamil Language Education (TLE), says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Controversial Muslim televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has been charged by Indian authorities with money laundering, even as he has sought refuge and made public appearances in Malay...
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India has charged Zakir Naik with money laundering, reported the BBC.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service says that China's (A1 stable) Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- through investments in large transportation and energy projects -- helps to expand productive capacity by closing critical infrastructure gaps.
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PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the Peduli Kesihatan scheme for the bottom 40 or B40 group (Peka B40) has been a game changer throughout the one year since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took fe...
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On April 21, 2019, the calm of Easter Sunday was shattered by gruesome bombings at several churches and high-end hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leaving some 250 people dead and at least 500 more injure...
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Cable operators in Sri Lanka have allegedly blocked Peace TV, the television network founded by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, just over a week after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 2...
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Last Sunday, on April 28, it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.
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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, a warning by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) last month that Malaysia was becoming a hub for foreign militants has taken on added signif...
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APRIL 29 — Last Sunday (April 28, 2019), it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter atta...
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Sometimes, I admit, we fail to appreciate the good work done by the police.
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The wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 253 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house where they had been ho...
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Islamic State’s media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadi...
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PETALING JAYA: This Saturday, thousands of Malaysians will be standing together against hate and intolerance at the first-ever #StandTogether Kindness Concert.
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In study after study, civil society organisations have documented the human rights problems caused by Internet shutdowns and the economic damage they produce.
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LETTER | Why are certain Muslims destroying so much of what our merciful and kind God has given to us, all of us?
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Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians may quarrel among themselves but they are not prepared to allow the exploitation of religious and ethnic differences by individuals or groups to create tension and animosity ...
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A week after the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday, some are pointing to rifts within Sri Lanka's government and a lack of preparedness by the country's military that made the country a target.
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The world has seen yet another episode of violence where over 250 innocent people died in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21.
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PETALING JAYA: In the true spirit of solidarity, a Muslim group visited a church, a Hindu temple and a Buddhist temple.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following the deadly terrorist attack at multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21, a Muslim group showed solidarity in the best way possible – by visiting a church themsel...
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The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of...
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PETALING JAYA: A licensed security company is ready to deploy bomb-sniffing dogs to any religious institution within 48 hours to beef up security after places of worships were advised to take precautionary measures following bomb blasts in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
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PETALING JAYA: A Muslim group visited a church as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kuala Lumpur Sunday (April 28) to show solidarity with non-Muslims following the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.
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Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass as security concerns remained high a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels across the island nation.
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Places of worship in Malaysia have been advised to take extra precautionary measures to safeguard its premises following the bombings of several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
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THE series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have not only devastated Sri Lankans but others as well, including those in Malaysia.
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Sri Lanka's president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels, while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded dur...
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A gunman walked into a San Diego-area synagogue crowded with Sabbath worshipers on Saturday and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing one woman inside and wounding three others in a hate cr...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several Cabinet ministers and fellow Malaysians came together to show support and solidarity for Sri Lanka after the terror attacks that killed hundreds of people there.
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APRIL 28 — At around 9am on Easter Sunday, a man walked into a crowded restaurant in the Shangri La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and blew himself up.
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HATE, intimidation, abuse, domestic violence, body shaming, racist chants, peer pressure, religious coercion, disrespectful remarks from bosses, sexual harassment and indifference.
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Sri Lanka's police chief has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president's office said on Saturday,...
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof has urged all peace-loving Malaysians to join the #SalamSriLanka rally to be held in the capital tonight.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof has urged all peace-loving Malaysians to join the #SalamSriLanka rally to be held in the capital tonight.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof has urged all peace-loving Malaysians to join the #SalamSriLanka rally to be held in the capital to...
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The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suic...
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Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College.
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COLOMBO, April 26 —Sri Lanka fears its lucrative tourism industry could see arrivals drop up to 30 per cent, with losses of US$1.5 billion this year, after deadly Easter attacks, the finance ministe...
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Last Sunday, Sri Lanka was under siege.
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LETTER | The recent horrific shootings and bombing incidents in New Zealand and Sri Lanka sent shock waves to people all over the world, including Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― MIC Youth today called for the Malaysian government to provide Sri Lanka with assistance, the party’s Youth leader R. Thinalan said today.
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THE carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere.
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Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory violen...
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Malaysian rock band Kyoto Protocol has performed hundreds of times, but never at a concert with a cause like this – to stand against growing hate and intolerance, with love and compassion.
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COLOMBO, April 26 ― A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka’s capital is laying down another marker for China’s global infrastructure ambitions whos...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have stepped up security at houses of worship and diplomatic missions throughout the country following the deadly attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka last Sunday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have stepped up security at houses of worship and diplomatic missions throughout the country following the deadly attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka last Sunday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police have stepped up security at houses of worship and diplomatic missions throughout the country following the deadly attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (April 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Police have stepped up security at houses of worship and diplomatic missions throughout the country following the deadly attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka last ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador is expected to take over as inspector-general of police when Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun retires next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that introducing laws specifically to control social media might not be the right move.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Isl...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatics and extremist groups that promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Islam.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Islam.
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As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country’s west coast where comm...
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COLOMBO, April 25 — A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka’s capital is laying down another marker for China’s global infrastructure ambitions whos...
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COLOMBO (AFP) - A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka's capital is laying down another marker for China's global infrastructure ambitions whose epic sc...
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I refer to Tajuddin Rasdi’s article, “Time to close down our 20 public universities?” with much consternation.
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The carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere.
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THE bomb attacks on churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday would surely have raised questions among Malaysians as to how prepared we are if such a devastating incident occurred in ...
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Standing under a black flag of the Islamic State, eight men declare their loyalty to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. “We pledge allegiance ...
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Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bom...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has called for greater vigilance against the threat of ISIS in cyberspace, warning that it “keeps the virtual form of caliphate alive through...
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PETALING JAYA: The police are investigating claims that Malaysians were involved in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka that left more than 300 dead and hundreds more injured.