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Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 10:48 AM
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CM: Govt firm on nuclear weapons devt
Phoong (seventh right) officiates at the Run for Peace.
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MVV 2.0's first venture to focus on development of high tech industries
SEREMBAN (Sept 20): The first project of the Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 (MVV 2.0) will focus on the development of high technology industries in Parcel A, Nilai, covering an area of 1,149.39 hectares ...
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Penang Government to table deficit Budget for 2020, says Chow
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Sept 20): The Penang Government will be tabling a deficit Budget for next year, which is expected to be lower than the 2018 and 2019 Budgets, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Adly: Melaka not declaring emergency over water shortage
MELAKA (Sept 19): Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari today denied a viral social media message alleging that an emergency would be declared in the State tomorrow, following the shortage of water supply...
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Sabah needs Federal Govt's assistance to boost development — Shafie
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 19): Sabah needs the Federal Government’s assistance to empower the State’s development and economic growth, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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Staff ethical, hardworking, says Penang NRD after No. 2 charged
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang National Registration Department (NRD) today said its staff were hardworking and ethical after an assistant director and five others were charged with various offences recently...
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Tawau, Lahad Datu airports need urgent upgrading
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 19): Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today called for facilities at the Tawau and Lahad Datu airports to be upgraded in the soonest time possible to accommodate a...
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We will not meddle in appointment of local councillors: Bersatu
PUTRAJAYA: Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) said it did not want any political leaders in the state to interfere in administrative matters, especially in the appointment of local council...
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma
IPOH: The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to the worsening haze situation ...
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma due to worsening haze situation
IPOH, Sept 19 ― The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to worsening haze si...
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Melaka set to overcome water supply disruptions — Chief Minister
MELAKA (Sept 18): The Malacca State Government has provided a medium and long-term plan to address the shortage of water supply in the State, especially during droughts in the future, said Chief Minis...
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Haze: All schools in Selangor, Penang, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will be...
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All schools and kindergartens in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang will be closed for two days until Friday due to the haze, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malek announc...
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EIA report of PSR project approved in two years, not two days — Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 18): The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report took two years to be approved, not two working days as claimed by an independent senior...
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Adviser reminds Pakatan leaders not to pressure Perak MB over administrative matters
IPOH: State Pakatan Harapan component party leaders are reminded not to pressure the Perak Mentri Besar in making decisions over administrative matters, says...
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50 take part in women’s art exhibition
Jennifer (standing, fourth left) and Assaffal (standing, sixth left) with participants of the 12th Sabah Women’s Art Exhibition 2019.
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Sarawak will always be in Malaysia, says CM
KUCHING: Sarawak will always be in Malaysia and problems that may arise will be resolved in the family spirit through the MA63 Special Cabinet Steering Committee, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Ab...
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India’s mega mergers fail to lure funds to bank stocks
SINGAPORE: India’s biggest bank overhaul in decades to merge state-run lenders beset with bad loans and low capital hasn’t convinced investors to increase holdings of...
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Technological revolution must be handled wisely to maintain unity: CM
BUTTERWORTH: The technological revolution needs to be handled wisely for the sake of national unity, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix).
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Penang CM: Technological revolution must be handled wisely to maintain unity
BUTTERWORTH, Sept 16 — The technological revolution needs to be handled wisely for the sake of national unity, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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Sabah leaders’ wishlist for unity of nation to prevail
KOTA KINABALU: Leaders in Sabah have their own wishlist for the future that includes hope for unity to prevail and that the country’s top leaders honour the...
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Samarahan second division to record ‘very unhealthy’ API reading in S’wak
The haze situation in Kuching today.
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STP will prevent falsification of documents – Junz
Wong (fourth left) and the committee inviting Junz (fifth left) to the Gaya Street Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival today (Sept 15).
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Ascot Academy holds ‘Colours of Nation’ program
Abdul Razak and Gordon (centre) shortly before painting the flags, accompanied by Marriott Hotel guests and Ascot Academy trainees.
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Muhyiddin warns of stern action over race, religious issues on social media
MUAR (Sept 13): Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today warned of stern action against those who raise or circulate racial and religious issues on social media.
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Asfia: Bintulu Port is Sarawak’s from a legal, constitutional perspective
Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar KUCHING: The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) has neither relinquished Sarawak’s rights over Bintulu Port nor has it consented to its establishment, said DUN Speaker Datuk A...
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Johor religious dept denies brutal treatment during Syiah raid
JOHOR BARU: Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations its officers acted brutally towards a group of Syiah Muslims during a raid here.
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Lifestyle and shopping activities of foreign tourists rake in RM28.1 billion
NILAI (Sept 12): Lifestyle and shopping activities of foreign tourists were the biggest contributors to the tourism sector’s earnings last year, at RM28.1 billion or 33.4 percent.
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Jealousy led wife to slash husband’s neck and penis in Perak
IPOH: A woman driven by jealousy this morning attacked her husband and slashed his neck and penis while he was asleep in their house in Meru, here today.
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Jealousy leads wife to slash husband's neck and penis in Perak
A woman driven by jealousy this morning attacked her husband and slashed his neck and penis while he was asleep in their house in Meru, Ipoh today.
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Lawyer’s group backs Sabah govt’s ‘progressive’ temporary pass for foreigners
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 12 ― The Sabah Law Society (SLS) is supporting the government’s move to introduce the Sabah temporary pass (PSS), describing it as a “bold and progressive initiative” towar...
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See: State govt should set up State Sovereign Wealth Fund for petroleum related projects
See Chee How KUCHING: Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has applauded the Sarawak government for initiating the Sarawak Petchem Methanol project in Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu to transform the town...
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Budget hotels expect higher occupancy rate
Liew (centre) receiving a book on SHA from Terence.
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MACC will investigate sale of MyKad to foreigners if there is clear evidence —...
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 11): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will conduct investigations into recent claims that the MyKad was being sold to Chinese nationals in Penang if there is clear e...
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NRD assistant director in Penang to be charged for selling MyKad
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 11): An assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD) in Penang will be charged at the Sessions Court here tomorrow (Thursday) for being involved in a syndicate se...
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Perak gov't repairs slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands
IPOH (Sept 11): The Perak government is repairing six collapsed slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands to avoid any untoward incident in these areas.
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Perak govt repairs slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands
IPOH: The Perak government is repairing six collapsed slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands to avoid any untoward incident in these areas.
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Awang Tengah: National-level Malaysia Day celebrations moved to Stadium Perpaduan due to haze over downtown Kuching
Awang Tengah (right) said the venue was changed due to health concerns brought about by the ongoing haze situation.
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Perak govt repairs slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands
IPOH, Sept 11 — The Perak government is repairing six collapsed slopes along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands to avoid any untoward incident in these areas.
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Careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications - Pahang MB
LIPIS (Sept 10): Careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications will be undertaken to prevent incidents of environmental pollution from recurring in the state, said Pahang Menteri Besar Dat...
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Sent for analysis: Audio recording of Perak exco member’s aide trying to ‘settle’ case with police
PERAK TENGAH: The audio recording allegedly of an aide to a Perak executive council member trying to “settle” a case with a police officer has been sent for analysis, says...
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Careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications: Pahang MB
LIPIS: Careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications will be undertaken to prevent incidents of environmental pollution from recurring in the state, said Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan R...
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Sabah Opposition leaders question special pass for foreigners
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 9 — Opposition politicians here criticised the government’s move to introduce a special temporary pass (PSS) to be issued to foreign nationals in the state, saying that it will...
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Pahang MB vows to screen bauxite mining permit applications carefully
LIPIS, Sept 9 — Careful screening of bauxite mining permit applications will be undertaken to prevent incidents of environmental pollution from recurring in the state, said Pahang Mentri Besar Da...
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Uggah: Cloud seeding can only be carried out earliest on Thursday
Uggah speaking to reporters after attending the State-level official birthday celebration of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in Serian today.
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Polluted Sungai Ichat waters to be diverted for clean water supply
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The Pahang state government will conduct diversion activities at polluted Sungai Ichat to ensure that only clean water flows from the river to the intake point of the Kuala Terla wa...
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Pahang govt to divert polluted Sungai Ichat waters for clean water supply
CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Sept 7 — The Pahang government will conduct diversion activities at polluted Sungai Ichat to ensure that only clean water flows from the river to the intake point of the Kuala Ter...
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Only one temporary pass for foreigners
Muhyiddin (second left) and Shafie (third left) speaking to reporters.
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Govt to issue Sabah Temporary Pass from June 2020 — Muhyiddin
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 6): The Committee on the Management of Foreign Nationals today agreed to issue Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to foreign nationals residing in the State, starting from June 1 next year...
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Hap Seng praised for developing more than 3,000 affordable homes in Sabah
TAWAU (Sept 6): The Sabah Government has lauded Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd for being immensely supportive in building affordable homes in the State, an effort which is in line with the Go...
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Smog hits six districts in Sarawak, visibility below 1km in Kuching
MIRI: The Air Pollutant Index (API) has surged to unhealthy levels in six districts in Sarawak on Friday (Sept 6) morning.
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Trading ideas: Lotte Chemical Titan, Affin Bank, Suria Capital and Priceworth
KUALA LUMPUR: Stocks to watch for in Friday trading include Lotte Chemical Titan, Affin Bank, Suria Capital and Priceworth, said JF Apex research in its daily highlights...
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Talent pool, robust ecosystem lure investments to Penang — CM
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 5): Penang's success in attracting huge investments in the manufacturing sector is due to the State's ability to prepare a strong talent pool and a robust ecosystem required for the ...
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Hap Seng praised for developing more than 3,000 affordable homes in Sabah
TAWAU (Sept 5): The Sabah Government has lauded Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd for being immensely supportive in building affordable homes in the State, an effort which is in line with the Go...
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Ex-Sabah minister wants pump boats banned after latest shootout
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah Umno leader has urged the state government to review its decision to allow the use of pump boats, following a revelation that cross-border criminals are actively hunting for pot...
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PKR to hold ‘Two Decades of Reformation’ convention in October
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): PKR will be touring to all States and hold a convention themed “Two Decades of Reformation” from October.
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Kedah hopes Federal Govt will review previous Govt's policies
ALOR SETAR (Sept 4): The Kedah State Government hopes the Federal Government will consider reviewing the policies of the previous Government towards assisting States with low incomes but burdened with...
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Road tax renewal process being studied to check leakages
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 4): The Transport Ministry is studying a new initiative including using the existing information and technology system to process Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) in the country which ...
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Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students
KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yes...
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Penang allocate RM1.3m in financial aid for unversity students
The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Sabah govt to ban fishing trawlers in bid to protect environment
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 3 — Sabah, a known seafood haven, is working on its own fisheries enactment that will increase regulation on fishing activities, including banning fishing trawlers in the future,...
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Pele Peter Tingg sworn in as State Legislative Assembly secretary
Pele (left) taking his oath of office in front of Awang Asfia during the ceremony.
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Loke puts a damper on Sarawak’s aim to take over Bintulu Port
Loke (right) signing the new DAP Miri headquarters office sign board.
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Illegals nabbed in Penang
BUTTERWORTH: Eighteen illegal migrants were nabbed by the Immigration Department at Penang Sentral here, reported Bernama.
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Sabah Day celebrated in Papar
Jeffrey speaking at the Sabah Day celebration.
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Immigration rope 18 foreigners at Penang Sentral
BUTTERWORTH: A group of foreigners who used the Maal Hijrah holiday to meet up with their friends landed in trouble when Penang Immigration Department swooped in on them at Penang Sentral, here today.
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What holds Asian nations together
WHAT is a nation? If it’s just a random grouping of people – what brings and then keeps them together?
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Appreciate the spirit of togetherness: Gobind
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 31): Malaysians should appreciate the way country was built and transformed into a successful nation based on the spirit of togetherness and by respecting the Federal Constitution, said...
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Appreciate the spirit of togetherness: Gobind
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians should appreciate the way the country was built and transformed into a successful nation based on the spirit of togetherness and by respecting the Federal Constitution, said Comm...
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Our Merdeka, Our Malaysia ― Ramkarpal Singh
AUGUST 31 ― Many say the May 9, 2018 witnessed the biggest event in this country’s history which saw a change of government after 6 decades, something thought of as impossible and unimaginable bef...
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Appreciate the spirit of togetherness, Gobind urges Malaysians
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 31 — Malaysians should appreciate the way country was built and transformed into a successful nation based on the spirit of togetherness and by respecting the Federal Constitution, sa...
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POIC Lahad Datu to receive legal landing place licence – Madius
Madius (second right) at the press conference.
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Car dress-up, tuning show contest in Likas Sept 28-29
Reza (third right) and Yamin with IAMKK2019 crew members after the press conference in Likas.
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Goldsmith shop robbers flee empty-handed after spotting armed security guard
IPOH, Aug 31 — A group of robbers fled empty-handed after see the nozzle of a security guard’s shotgun pointed at them in their bungling attempt to rob a goldsmith shop in Jalan Lapangan Terbang, ...
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Penang Govt ready to assist schools to start aquaponics farming
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Aug 30): The Penang Government is prepared to assist any school in the State which requires funds to start aquaponics farming, an environmental-friendly agriculture method, Chief Minis...
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Aid for Pahang Government in water management
KUANTAN (Aug 29): The Federal Government has given its assurance on aid for the Pahang Government in the aspect of water management, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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MACC: Perak elected reps must submit asset declaration form to speaker
IPOH, Aug 28 — Perak state elected representatives will have to submit their asset declaration forms to the state legislative assembly speaker with a copy attached to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption C...
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CM thanks Finance, Education ministries for proceeding with repair of dilapidated schools
Abang Johari Tun Openg KUCHING: Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has expressed his appreciation to the Federal Finance and Education ministries for the commencement of the projects to repair dil...
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Happy 98th Birthday, Abang Salahuddin!
Former Head of State Abang Salahuddin flashes a thumbs-up as he celebrates his 98th birthday.
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Federal, Sabah ministries need to work together for people’s benefit – Zuraida
Zuraida (seated, second right) addressing the press after the courtesy call while Jaujan (seated, second left) looks on.
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RM146 mln to build, upgrade markets, stalls in rural areas – Zuraida
Zuraida (left) presenting a souvenir to Shafie at the courtesy call.
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Sarawak CM taken to task over school repairs
KUCHING: Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chairman Chong Chieng Jen has taken Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg to task for blaming Putrajaya for the delay in repairing dilapidated schools in the state.
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Proceeds from JPJ’s number plate e-bidding system exceeds RM16m
KOTA BARU (Bernama): The proceeds from the online vehicle number plate bidding system (JPJeBid) implemented by the Road Transport Department (JPJ)...
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519 arrested for terrorism activities as of July: Malaysian home minister
KUALA LUMPUR: As of July, the Malaysian police have arrested 519 people suspected of having been involved in terrorism, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (Aug 26).
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Sharifah Hasidah blames DAP for ‘political game’ over dilapidated schools
Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali KUCHING: An assistant minister has today lashed out at DAP Sarawak Youth Secretary Dr Kelvin Yii for claiming that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun ...
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Sandakan folks challenged to keep Sandakan town, toilets clean
(From left) Jaffari, Calvin Chong, Arunarnsin, Arifin, Johny, Hamsan and Pg Roslan during the launching ceremony of the Sandakan Festival 2019.
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Mukhriz heads honours list
ALOR SETAR: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir heads the list of recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the 77th birthday of the Kedah Ruler...
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Perak Exco accused of rape to go on leave (Updated)
IPOH: Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong Choo Kiong has decided to take leave to focus on his trial in which he is accused of rape.
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Yong to go on leave to focus on rape trial
Yong during his appearance at court recently.
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Perak exco Paul Yong to go on leave amid rape charge
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Perak state executive councillor (exco) Paul Yong Choo Kiong announced today that he will take a leave of absence after he claimed trial for allegedly raping his domestic work...
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Astro Megastar champion owes success to family support
Eiffel with his parents Clarice and Rudy Paul Pailus after returning from the Megastar Ministar competition.
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Eye on Pangkor
Blessed with an abundance of pristine beaches, Malaysia boasts some of the most idyllic and beautiful islands in the world, as the countless tourists who have visited our...
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Federal tourism ministry ‘illegal’ in Sabah, Sarawak, says activist
KUCHING: Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) activist Zainnal Ajamain is questioning the legality of the federal tourism, arts and culture ministry to regulate tourism in Sabah and Sarawak.
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Waytha suggests peninsular civil servants in Sabah be given permanent residency
KOTA KINABALU (Aug 24): Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waytha Moorthy today expressed hope that civil servants from Peninsular Malaysia who have served in Sabah for a long time and wish...
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One Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports enough, says Abang Johari
Snowdan Lawan KUCHING: Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today that one youth assistant minister in the State Cabinet would suffice, and that any more would be unconstitutional.
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Penang to issue RFP for research on airport facilities
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 23): The Penang State Government will issue a request for proposal (RFP) for research on the future needs of the State’s airport facilities next month, said Chief Minister Chow Kon ...
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Abang Johari: Dr Jerip has applied to join GPS, tight-lipped on which component party
Abang Johari speaking to reporters.
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RM109 mln for school developments returned to KL – Yusof
Yusof KOTA KINABALU: Some RM109 million out of the RM300 million allocation from the Federal Government under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) for school developments in Sabah has been withdrawn as the ...
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Desaru Coast, Legoland to be highlighted at upcoming MATTA Fair
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Desaru Coast and Legoland Malaysia Resort, which are among the country's most popular theme parks, will be highlighted at the 48th Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agent...
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'It’s an old clip', says Shafie Apdal on video equating Bersatu with UMNO
KOTA KINABALU (Aug 22): “It's an old video and story,” Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said about the video making the rounds on social media with him equating Parti Pribumi Bers...
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Penang to issue RFP for research on airport facilities
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Penang State Government will issue a request for proposal (RFP) for research on the future needs of the State’s airport facilities next month, said Chief Minister Chow Kon ...
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