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Topic: Straits of Malacca

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Schools to close when API hits 200
PETALING JAYA: Schools in Selangor are reminded to close immediately once the Air Pollutant Index (API) goes over 200.
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Putrajaya preparing ‘Defence White Paper’ to ensure country’s defence becomes national effort – PM
Dr Mahathir delivering his speech.
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Time to get serious in clearing the air
“THE haze is so bad this year!” It is easy to agree with this exclamation that has become ubiquitous in the last few days, confirmed by Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.
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Penang to ensure no open burning
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will ensure there is no open burning as haze continues to envelope which has enveloped many parts of the country.
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ACCCIM: Malaysia is best option for China firms looking to relocate operations
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the best option for business from China that are looking to relocate their manufacturing operations because of its strategic geographical location, said the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM).
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Malaysia aims to boost bunkering industry, says transport minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is currently reviewing its regulations on bunkering services in a bid to attract vessels passing through the Straits of Malacca to refuel in the country, Transport Minister Anth...
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Govt reviewing regulations to make refuelling ships in M'sia attractive
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is currently reviewing regulations pertaining to bunkering services to make refuelling ships in Malaysia attractive, says Transport...
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Transport minister seeks to overtake Singapore as bunkering hub
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The Transport Ministry is in the process of reviewing regulations and restrictions to allow Malaysia to become a bunker hub for vessels passing through the busy Straits of Ma...
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Apparent ‘red tide’ sighted in waters off Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Something is brewing in the seas off the northern region where three unusual incidents have occurred.
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Five strategic underpinnings of the Malaysian economy
LETTER | Bank Negara usually retains more than 7 months of reserves in US dollar, which is considered healthy.
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‘Reclamation unlinked to Teluk Bahang woes’
GEORGE TOWN: Environmental experts have ascertained that the reclamation in Gurney Drive has no connection with the pollution and mass deaths of fish affecting Teluk Bahang.
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Ship captain and engineer held for dumping coal dust at sea
A skipper and an engineer of a cargo ship were detained by maritime authorities on Friday for allegedly dumping coal dust into the Straits of Malacca in Melaka.
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Consider bird migration route in development plans for Tanjung Tuan: MNS
ALOR GAJAH: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has called on the local authorities to take into account the routes of bird migration across the Straits of Malacca in planning development for Tanjung T...
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Industrial trainee feared to have fallen off ship
MALACCA: A 20-year-old student undergoing industrial training with a shipping company is feared to have fallen off a ship while on duty in the Straits of Malacca.
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Reshaping the Muslim world order
COMMENT | An alliance of Muslim nations may not have been raised by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad in any specific form, yet it carries the potential to reshape the world order.
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Reshaping the Muslim world order
COMMENT: By Dr Rais Hussin.
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ATM denies viral image is of missing soldiers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has denied that a picture that has gone viral on social media is of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) members who went missing from Pulau Perak on July 19.
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ECRL works officially back on track after year-long suspension
DUNGUN, July 25 ― China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia today, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cu...
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China, Malaysia restart East Coast Rail Link project after year-long suspension
DUNGUN, Terengganu: China and Malaysia resumed construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in peninsula Malaysia on Thursday (Jul 25), after a year-long suspension and following a rare ag...
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Military officer’s mother hopes her son and colleague are safe and sound
KUCHING: The mother of a military officer reported missing is having sleepless nights and hopes her son will be found safe.
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Mother hopes missing army men in Pulau Perak safe and sound
"I hope my son is found safe and well," said mother of Moses Logers who was reported lost on Pulau Perak, which is located about 122.3km southwest of Langkawi, last Friday.
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Melaka straits safe, no external threats: Armed Forces chief
KUALA LUMPUR: The Straits of Melaka is safe and there have been no external security threats, said Chief of Armed Forces (ATM) Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin.
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No external security threats in Straits of Malacca, says ATM chief
The Straits of Malacca is safe and there have been no external security threats, said Chief of Armed Forces (ATM) Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin (photo, above).
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Scores of fishermen protest Penang artificial islands project outside Parliament
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Carrying colourful placards in three languages as well as pots of fishbones, some 200 fishermen from Perak and Penang together with environmental activists demonstrated outsi...
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No immediate threats to ships transiting Straits of Malacca and Singapore
SINGAPORE (July 5): Singapore has not received any information on immediate threats to ships transiting the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) or to Singapore-registered ships.
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Maritime authority: No immediate threats to ships transiting Straits of Malacca and Singapore
SINGAPORE, July 5 — Singapore has not received any information on immediate threats to ships transiting the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) or to Singapore-registered ships.
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Penang CM says yet to get official approval for its man-made islands plan
GEORGE TOWN, July 4 — The Penang government has not officially received approval for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR), Chow Kon Yeow clarifie...
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'Eksesais' the best platform to test Navy's preparedness
Eksesais the best platform for navy preparedness The ‘Eksesais Kerismas’ and ‘Eksesais Taming Sari’ are the best platforms to assess the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)'s preparedness to tackle thr...
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Dr M hopes US-China will see ‘enough sense’ to end trade war, accept healthy competition
KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed hope that the US and China would see “enough sense” to end its long drawn trade war, and reminded of the importance...
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Tranquility hits the open ocean for first time in 16 months
PETALING JAYA: Tranquility, the superyacht formerly known as Equanimity that once belonged to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has set sail again after being grounded for 16 months.
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US giving M’sia UAV drones
PETALING JAYA: The 12 surveillance drones worth nearly RM80mil to be used by the country’s navy and army were funded by the United States under the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme.
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Defence Ministry says purchase of US drones needed to improve security
KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — The Defence Ministry today said that Malaysia’s position as a maritime nation means it requires the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capacity to monitor its wi...
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Defence Ministry: US govt paid for drones
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government is not incurring any cost in the acquisition of 12 surveillance drones worth almost RM80mil from the United States, says the Defence Ministry.
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Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole language
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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Malacca’s Eurasian community fights to preserve language
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old language.
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Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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MMEA nabs 11 foreigners for theft in Malaysia's waters
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has arrested 11 foreigners for committing thefts within the country's waters.
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Missing fishermen found drowned in waters off Johor
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has found the bodies of two fishermen who went missing three days ago in two different locations in the Straits of Malacca.
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New bunkering operator to operate at Lumut Port
KUALA LUMPUR: GF Offshore Sdn Bhd will start providing bunkering services at Lumut Port in Perak for cargo ships that are traversing the Straits of Malacca.
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Kisah lanun diraja
Sekiranya membaca teks Melayu lama yang terhasil dari rahim istana seperti Sejarah Melayu, Hikayat Siak, atau Tuhfat al-Nafis, kita sulit menemukan kutukan terhadap kegiatan merompak di laut, atau pel...
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Winning over the young and old
HE came, he heard, he saw and now Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a clearer picture of what the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about.
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Man saves dolphin tangled in fishing net
LANGKAWI: A tourist boat skipper saved a dolphin which was tang­led in fishing nets at the Sungai Kilim estuary here.
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Dr M: BRI beneficial for all
TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is “equality” among all countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) despite their varied sizes and wealth.
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Dr M: Belt and road initiative not China's plan to dominate
The "One Belt, One Road" (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Belt and Road Initiative not China’s plan to dominate: Dr Mahathir (Updated)
BEIJING: The “One Belt, One Road” (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mo...
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PM extends support for BRI, says it's shared responsibility for keeping seas...
BEIJING (April 26): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has today extended his full support for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying that Malaysia will benefit from the project.
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ECRL boost for Westports
PETALING JAYA: Westports Holdings Bhd is poised to be one of the beneficiaries of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) once it is built and ready.
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Seafood lovers should eat less shellfish due to heavy metal poisoning risk
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.
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Heavy metal in Straits of Malacca shellfish
KUALA LUMPUR: Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.
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Environmental groups urge Perak to gazette Pulau Sembilan as marine park
IPOH, April 2 — Environmental groups today reiterated their call for the Perak government to gazette Pulau Sembilan, a cluster of islands off the coast of Bagan Datuk, as a marine park following the...
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Perak may keep Pulau Sembilan shuttered over tour operators’ trespass
IPOH, April 1 — The cluster of islands known as Pulau Sembilan that had been due for reopening last December may stay indefinitely closed after Perak authorities found tour operators and tourists to...
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Thivakar can’t get a job, or the tale of the Umno think tank
MARCH 14 — Four groups entered a bar to solve Malaysia’s race problems.
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Lethal jellyfish may migrate to Malaysia (Updated)
KUALA NERUS: A species of jellyfish called the Physalia, whose sting is extremely painful, has been discovered in local waters, said Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) School of Fisheries and Aquacu...
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Lacking a national strategy, Malaysian ports lose out to Singapore
DESPITE their strategic locations along the Straits of Malacca — one of the most important waterways in the world — Malaysian ports continue to play second fiddle to Singapore’s terminals as the...
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Lim: Talks are ongoing with China to revive ECRL
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is optimistic that a deal can be finalised with China to revive the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) by April.
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Is Singapore what London ought to be?
FEBRUARY 10 — “Our country is going to be like Singapore.” This sort of statement is trotted out by the governments of various countries (typically developing ones) all the time.
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Business of Sports: Pirates beware football’s bounty hunter
Einstein never surfed the Net; nor did he play Whack-A-Mole. But as a bit of a cynic, he would have noted the similarities between attempts to stop online piracy and to win that children’s game — ...
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Melaka Gateway project still ours, says KAJD
MELAKA (Feb 1): The Melaka Gateway project on Melaka Island is still developed by KAJ Development Sdn Bhd (KAJD), the master developer of the RM43 billion project, and there is no change in ownership,...
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Lima ‘19 to focus on UAVs, cyber warfare: Mat Sabu
ALOR STAR : The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (Lima ‘19) in March is expected to focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cyberwar elements which are now a priori...
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Lima '19 to focus on UAVs, cyber warfare
The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (Lima '19) in March is expected to focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cyberwar elements which are now a priority in the defe...
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Doublethink is our ideology
JANUARY 3 — I’m a danger to every other Malaysian, if you followed the speeches at the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) Annual General Meeting last weekend.
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