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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A curious climb into a washing machine turned into an ordeal for a nine-year-old girl here on Saturday (May 25) when she got stuck in it.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A hip-hop music video featuring former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to be released on Sunday (May 26), said entrepreneur Mohd Nor Kharoni Ka...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — A Filipino domestic worker was left hospitalised after she was allegedly kicked in the head and limbs by her employer’s daughter earlier this month.
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MIRI: The native market in Sarikei town in central Sarawak has been found to be a venue for selling live tarsier and slaughtered pangolin.
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EXCLUSIVE: It's been a year since the general election, but many of our politicians are still in full swing fighting foes and attracting supporters not just personally but online on social media channels including Facebook.
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GEORGE TOWN: Their sunset years are spent rummaging through rubbish bins, searching for aluminium cans and plastic bottles with their bare hands.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians, from political leaders to ordinary netizens, are horrified that a former company CEO had been accused of sexually molesting his own children for years.
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IPOH: Operators of illegal clinics and pharmacies in Kuala Lumpur will be brought to book, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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PETALING JAYA • McDonald's billboards featuring iconic Malaysian landmarks have gone viral.
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The police have pledged to investigate allegations that a teenager and a mentally challenged man were tortured in detention to confess to a crime they did not commit.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is leaving the case of a former telco chief executive officer accused of molesting his children to the police, says its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 25): The residents of houses along Jalan Union 1 to 3 in Sentul have been enduring flash floods originating from Sungai Untut recently.
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TRAINEES at Institutes of Teacher Education were stunned at reading Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching’s statement that “there are 6,000 new admissions into IPGs (Institut Pendidikan Guru) fo...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - McDonald's billboard images featuring iconic landmarks across the country have gone viral.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― A former telecommunications company (telco) chief executive who was arrested last week was found to have a history of abuse and sexual misconduct that was traced back as far a...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites looking for leech oil, said to be able to boost one’s libido, need not travel to the Klang Valley as locals and foreigners are also offering the stimulant product in the state.
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EXCLUSIVE:PETALING JAYA: The arrest of a former telco chief executive officer last week for alleged trespass and threats against his ex-wife and her family was just the tip of the iceberg.
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There is nothing wrong with emulating Barisan’s way of collecting debt, if it works.  SOMEONE sent me a screenshot tweet by a Pakatan Harapan leader who some on social media say should be the Educ...
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KLANG (May 24): After 10 years of putting up with the foul stench, the residents in Bandar Botanic and Ambang Botanic 1 can finally see some light at the end of the (sewage) tunnel.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's police chief Abdul Hamid Bador has said he knows of the whereabouts of fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho and that of his family, as he ...
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video showing an Ipoh City Hall worker shooting a dog in a housing estate has raised hackles online.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two militant expert bomb makers arrested in Kedah recently have managed to conduct tests on their home-made explosives as authorities continue to search fo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Audit firm Deloitte Malaysia has confirmed that its office in Taman Tun Dr Ismail here was raided by police yesterday, as authorities here continue its probe into the multibillion-ringgi...
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PETALING JAYA: Besides foreign doctors illegally operating clinics in Malaysia, there are also no shortage of Malaysian vendors peddling unregistered local health products and supplements.
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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet will most likely reinstate the foreign workers replacement system for all sectors to help resolve the shortage of labour in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police on Thursday (MAy 23) raided the Kuala Lumpur offices of auditor Deloitte as they ramp up investigations into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal, an official said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Thursday raided the offices of auditor Deloitte as they ramped up investigations into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal, an official said.
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PETALING JAYA (May 23): The cops have swooped in on the office Deloitte Malaysia here in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, reported The Star today.
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A High Court order effectively makes it illegal for local councils to tow away vehicles for non-payment of traffic summonses.
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Police today raided the office of Deloitte Malaysia in the capital, a move believed linked to the 1MDB investigation, reported The Star.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Budget hotels in the country are struggling to keep afloat mainly because of an oversupply of hotels in cities such as KL, lower tourism arrivals last year, completion from Airb...
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THOUGH Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retired as Chief Justice of the Federal Court on April 12, the tributes are still pouring in.
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I REFER to the letter “Malaysia’s general practitioners need help” (The Star, May 20) pertaining to the recent Cabinet decision to turn down the request of general practitioners (GP) in clinics ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Local budget hotels called for a review of tax policies to help them cope with competition against Airbnb and low profit margins from online hotel booking sites.
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PETALING JAYA: The Defence Ministry’s move to expose weaknesses in the land swap deals that have caused the government RM500mil in losses is aimed at plugging the loopholes in the planning and procurement processes to avoid future leakages.
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KUANTAN • The former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, 88, died yesterday.
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SEREMBAN (May 22): The state government wants to know how “exclusive chalets” near here have been allowed to operate “for more than a decade” without approvals According to a report by The Sta...
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KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, 88, passed away on Wednesday (May 22).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 22): Jalan Melayu and Jalan Masjid India bazaar traders here will be temporarily relocated after an early morning fire yesterday, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pic...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 22):  The two hydraulic projects or collapsible weirs installed for the city’s River of Life (RoL) project are not working, reported The Star today.
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I REFER to the letter “Youths needed in food production” (The Star, May 10).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysians have to change their mindset and start caring for rivers, the developer of the River of Life (RoL) project said.
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THAT’S it. I am joining the chorus calling for a new education minister. Dr Maszlee Malik’s latest foot-in-the-mouth is the last straw for me.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): In response to recent news reports, MAA Group Bhd said the offer price made by Melewar Industrial Group Bhd to privatise MAA is not set in stone.
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tam, Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino, has just a few more weeks, if not days, to live due to old age.
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BUTTERWORTH (May 21): The Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will speed up its infrastructure development plan following its upgrade to city council status.
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MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead at the historic Sungai Melaka waterway after a major pollution incident that was partly caused by the discharge o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not ruled out the possibility of calling individuals, including Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was defence minister from 2009 to 2013, to assist in its probe over questionable land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry (Mindef).
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PETALING JAYA: Just as his book titled Corruption and Crime in Malaysia, Perception or Reality has been nominated in this year’s Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA), author Datuk Seri Akhbar Satar has already wrapped up its second edition.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman meets a guy online; he claims he is from abroad; his profile picture looks good; he says all the right things and is everything she dreams about.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mule bank account holders have also not been spared by love scam syndicates.
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PETALING JAYA: As the south-west monsoon sweeps across the country, more states will be experiencing more dry days, said the Malaysian Meteorological Depart­ment (MetMalaysia).
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government is seeking the repayment of a loan of more than RM250 million (S$83 million) to private company National Feedlot Corp (NFC), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian government is seeking repayment of more than RM250 million (S$82.4 million) lent out to private company National Feedlot Corp (NFC), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has just turned three and many are still unclear about what it does and often; there is a misconception that Mavcom’s role overlaps with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and even that of the Transport Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: A video of a woman feeding two abandoned dogs in her housing area in Puchong has gone viral on Twitter.
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To further improve road safety, the transport ministry plans to install Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras at 11 new locations along the North-South Expressway.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5 million (S$1.6 million) fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There are still 65 Malaysians trapped in Syria and 39 of them are pleading for Malaysian authorities to bring them home, police said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — The subject of Design and Technology (RBT) related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer programming and robotics will be introduced to Year Four Pupils beginning 2020.
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MELAKA: An environmental group has called on the Melaka government to conserve the remaining 3% of its forest reserve following news that fresh contracts have been awarded for sand dredging activities at a 200ha forest reserve in Jasin.
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PETALING JAYA: With the onset of technology, Star Media Group Bhd (SMG) is also set to use its digital education platform to help 20,000 English language teachers who will need to ace their Malaysian University English Test (MUET) by the end of the year.
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HE was simply S.M. Mohamed Idris to everyone. He didn’t need to be addressed as Tuan Idris. He didn’t even believe in being titled; he was happy being referred to as just S.M. Idris. In fact, to many, he was Uncle Idris.
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PETALING JAYA: A suggestion to bring back the travel ban for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan defaulters was not made by the corporation itself.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Arunachalam Kasi is expected to be released from prison on Tuesday (May 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Segambut lawmaker Hannah Yeoh (centre) has revealed that she did meet with Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad over the controversial the Taman Rimba Kiara project “but ...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While authorities believe that there are about 400 plastic recycling factories in Penang's Seberang Prai alone, the number of illegal operators may easily...
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THE Social Security Organisation (Socso) wishes to thank readers of The Star for their comments in the letters, “Socso portal needs to be more user-friendly” (May 16) and “Old Socso portal was m...
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LAST month I had the nerve racking task of standing in front of a large room of strangers in Johor Baru to talk to them about the wonders of analytics.
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PETALING JAYA: Those approached by organisations on the pretext of awarding them for their hard work and achievements should first determine if the said award is based on quantifiable and measurable elements.
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PETALING JAYA: A former aide of a Perak MP has filed a police report against the lawmaker for allegedly sexually harassing her.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Earlier this month, the High Court recorded a consent judgment between the Securities Commission Malaysia and businessman Datuk Ishak Ismail, requiring him to pay a fine just sh...
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PETALING JAYA: Tourism Malaysia has clarified that it is not associated or involved with the Asia Pacific Tourism and Travel Federation (APTTF), and has never endorsed its Asia Pacific Tour and Travel Awards.
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PETALING JAYA: A former aide of a Perak PKR MP has filed a police report against him for allegedly sexually harassing her.
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PETALING JAYA (May 17): In light of the ongoing back-and-forth between Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad and Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh over the proposed development in Taman Rimba Kiara, T...
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KUALA LUMPUR - A court has granted a divorce to Bella Astillah, wife of popular singer and actor Aliff Aziz.
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I WOULD like to say a big thank you to Frustrated Assist User for raising the issues faced by employers and human resources personnel in using the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Assist por...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Only two million out of eight million homes in the country are insured.
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MIRI: Mulu natives who had gone to Europe to highlight their fight against forest clearing near Mulu National Park have collected about 191,000 signatures supporting their cause.
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Those who use names of any ministers for publicity without permission from the ministries involved can be subjected to the law, said Tourism, Culture and Arts Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi (above, with r...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three temples in Kuala Lumpur have tightened security following the arrest of four suspects linked to an extremist religious group said to be linked to the...
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DR Manimalar Selvi Naicker’s letter “When diagnoses are wrong” (The Star, May 14) has made a pivotal observation on research projects done at universities by postgraduate students who have no or...
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I REFER to the letter “Do the right course in aircraft maintenance” (The Star, April 19).
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PETALING JAYA: Your organisation may deserve an award but be aware of vanity awards disguised as legitimate prizes.
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PETALING JAYA: Asia Pacific Tourism and Travel Federation (APTTF) chief executive officer Adeva Sangkuni claimed that its recent awards event received verbal support from the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry but conversations went silent after last year’s change of government.
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PETALING JAYA: It started as a proud achievement for Mike, Farouq, Shantini (not their real names) when they found out that they were receiving awards at the Asia Pacific Tourism and Travel Award. But these tourism players are no longer bragging about their prizes. In fact, they have distanced themselves from the awards event.
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PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd is adopting and transforming quickly into the digital platform to cater to the ever-demanding requirements of the digital world.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim stressed the importance for Malaysia not to cave in to international pressure with regard to the LGBT issue.
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Users can now start paying for meal purchases at KFC outlets nationwide with the Boost eWallet.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Some RM42 million (S$13.8 million) from the bank account of Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd was transferred to two AmBank accounts belonging to former Malaysian prim...
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BANGI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will still play a vital role as a statesman even after a change of leadership, says Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) pr...
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PETALING JAYA: The Star’s eTuition programme which provides content via video is the future of education.
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GEORGE TOWN: A cracked underground drain caused rainwater to flood the earth beneath a road in Tanjung Bungah, causing a retaining wall to burst open and creating a 10m-wide “cavern” beneath the road.
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PUTRAJAYA • He owns a cellphone but does not understand how to use it, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad admits.
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PETALING JAYA • As Muslim Malaysians break fast in the comfort of their homes and restaurants, a group of firemen did so by the roadside, after carrying out their duties.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has extradited a woman wanted by the authorities in Thailand over her anti-monarchy views following a request for her deportation, said Prime Ministe...
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KLANG (May 14): Residents of Taman Palm Grove here are unhappy that they have to live in proximity to a stalled project building site and they want something done about it.
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GEORGE TOWN (May 14): The proposed Kulim International Airport will compete with the existing Penang International Airport (PIA) and badly impact the state’s economy in the long run, Gerakan was rep...
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KLANG (May 14): Good news for motorists here who have still not paid their parking fines.