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PETALING JAYA: More than a half a billion ringgit worth of ketamine and cocaine have been seized in a joint operation between Bukit Aman and the Customs Department at Pusat Perdagangan Alam Jaya, Puncak Alam.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The oldest newspaper in the country will be laid to rest on Wednesday (Aug 21) after a sustained period of financial uncertainty.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial preacher Zakir Naik has given Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and three others a 48-hour notice to apologise and pay a reasonable settlement sum to avoid being sued for defamation.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Council (BEBC) has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to move its capital into the "heart of Borneo".
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The number of states where preacher Zakir Naik is free to speak is reducing following the controversy emerging from his recent speaking engagement in Kelantan.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Tan Sri Abd Rahim Noor has joined the calls by several leaders to have fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik deported back to India.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been barred from holding religious talks in the state.
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SEREMBAN, Malaysia - Time is running out for 18-month-old Abinash Sai who is in dire need of a liver transplant.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Tan Sri Abd Rahim Noor has joined the calls by several leaders to have fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik deported back to India.
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A former top cop has urged Putrajaya to revoke Dr Zakir Naik's permanent residency and deport him to India.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government should rescind controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Permanent Resident (PR) status and return him to India, said former police chie...
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SEREMBAN: Time is running out for 18-month-old Abinash Sai who is in dire need of a liver transplant.
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KUALA LUMPUR • A controversial preacher overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tensions in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Controversial preacher Zakir Naik overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tension in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir ...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 18): The Penang Smart Parking System (PSP) app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
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KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Anti-Lynas protesters slammed the Malaysian government's U-turn in allowing an operating licence extension for the rare earth company at a three-hour rally on Su...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 18): An elderly woman sustained injuries to 15% of her body when an explosion rocked her home in Desa Green, Jalan Paya Terubong this morning at 8am.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians will have the opportunity to meet The Star columnist June HL Wong for a book-reading and signing session Sunday (Aug 18).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 17): There will be a “multi-agency meeting” to discuss the future of Carcosa Seri Negara (pictured), Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad was reported saying by The St...
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 17): The flash flood that hit parts of Subang Jaya and USJ on Thursday evening was caused “intense rainfall during the short period”, and not clogged drains.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rukun Tetangga, with some 7, 000 members as well as senior citizens associations, will be roped in to assist people with dementia as well as their families, says Hannah Yeoh.
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The body of Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, was transported by undertakers back to Singapore yesterday, accompanied by her son Louis Pang and five relatives.
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Police have detained a suspect in a probe against a Twitter user who claimed that Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was raped and murdered by Orang Asli.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 16): Police might have gone to the wrong house in the 999 call incident over a house break incident on Aug 5 in Rawang where cops were alleged to have arrived almost an hour late.
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KOTA KINABALU: Borneo island is expected to be an engine of growth in this region as Indonesia gears efforts towards moving its capital to Kalimantan, according to an Economics professor.
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A mother raised her 16 children and also took care of her paralysed husband with just RM150 a month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Dr Zakir Naik will not be allowed to speak publicly at a two-day Muslim camp in Perlis scheduled to start tomorrow, police said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Anyone who insults and belittles the Malaysian Armed Forces are “enemies”, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today as recent remarks by two prominent public figures take ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rukun Tetangga, with some 7, 000-strong members, as well as senior citizens associations, will be roped in to assist people with dementia as well as their families, says Hannah Yeoh.
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PETALING JAYA: Leaders of the G25 group of eminent Malays have urged the people to be calm and stop racially manipulating issues.
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PETALING JAYA: A mother raised her 16 children and also took care of her paralysed husband with just RM150 a month. The Star’s Malay-language portal mStar reported that entrepreneur Mohd Yazid Ismail shared his family’s story of survival of caring for 16 siblings.
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SO the prime minister has confirmed that a group of opposition politicians met him recently.
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SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is under investigation for the intent to provoke a breach of the peace, Malaysian police have said.
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PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - The grieving family of Nora Anne Quoirin has paid tribute to the teenager, saying she had "truly touched the whole world".
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PUTRAJAYA: Umno intends to sue the remaining 14 of its former lawmakers who have defected from the party after the 14th General Election following the filing of a suit against three Bersatu MPs.
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Last week, the ministry of trade and industry (MITI) named DreamEdge as the anchor company for the new national car project, and that announcement was followed by a post on social media by MCA preside...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah does not need a new wildlife breeding area and should focus on enforcement efforts against poaching and wildlife trade instead, says Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy chief Datuk Masidi Manjun.
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DreamEdge CEO Khairil Adri Adnan explaining the use of a virtual reality simulator to speed up the building of prototype vehicles and robotic arms, among others, in this 2015 file pic.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Malaysian ministers have told Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik must be booted out of the country.
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SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The family of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose body was found in a hilly area of the jungle in Negeri Sembilan after she went missing last week, will onl...
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Dearest Dad, It’s been three years since you left us on Aug 7, 2016.
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GEORGE TOWN: It was hard enough coping with the losses incurred due to the mass fish die-off in Teluk Bahang. Now, there is the huge and costly task of properly disposing of the carcasses.
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PETALING JAYA: Robbers broke into her house in the wee hours of the morning. She called 999.
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PETALING JAYA: There have been numerous “clean toilet campaigns” organised all over the country in the past.
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Kajang (Aug 13): Cracking walls and sudden sinkholes are worrying residents of Bandar Damai Perdana 2 in Kajang, who claimed the damage is caused by rock blasting activities at two project sites nearb...
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Search and rescue (SAR) personnel have discovered the body of a "white" female in the course of the search for missing Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin in Negeri Sembilan.
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SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A search-and-rescue team looking for Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin, who has been missing from a resort since Aug 4, found human remains near Mount Berembun in Pa...
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 13 — A tour driver was arrested here for allegedly molesting his Japanese passenger after a trip to the city mosque over the weekend.
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JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 13): Dead or dying rivers in the state require urgent action to ensure long-term water resources.
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The government’s open tender to companies to manage its fleet of vehicles has attracted the attention of Malaysia’s most prominent automotive groups, The Star reports.
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SMALL and medium-sized companies with high revenue growth in the period between 2015-2018 currently have the chance to apply for inclusion in the ranking Malaysia’s Growth Champions.
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PETALING JAYA: The federal police has warned the public against spreading news that the road rage murder case at Bangi was racial in nature.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of a bank manager who died in a road rage last Saturday has appealed to the public not to turn the case into a racial issue.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A reward of RM50,000 (S$16,500) has been offered for information leading to the return of missing Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has approved a deaf teacher’s leave to do his doctorate in the United States.
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Home-sharing operators in Penang are enjoying “booming business” during the Hari Raya Haji weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Seven companies are set to bid for the lucrative contract to supply fleet vehicles to the government once Spanco Sdn Bhd’s existing contract expires at the end of 2019.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32 deg C compared to 10 years ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — In another case of water pollution, an estimated 50,000 fish were found dead in Teluk Bahang yesterday.
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Some tech users are fast becoming the new generation of hoarders – storing thousands of digital files on their devices and never letting them go.
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GEORGE TOWN: Business is booming for home-sharing operators in Penang over the long Hari Raya Haji weekend as over half of Penang’s Airbnb inventory were booked.
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GEORGE TOWN: At least 50, 000 fishes have died in Teluk Bahang, the second such case within three months.
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has appointed his son, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the Regent of Johor.
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“LET me get a copy of the Constitution, ” said Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi on Monday before my interview with the Constitutional law expert.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government should fund more dengue research, including testing whether the prescription of effective mosquito repellents to dengue patients can reduce the spread of the viral disease, said a virologist.
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Checks by The Star revealed the trail of destruction in many areas in the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia after the tail-end of Typhoon Lekima struck on Friday night.
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 57 compounds and charges have been brought against various offences committed by lift owners and maintenance firms for the period between January 2018 to June 2019 involving fine...
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BUTTERWORTH/ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parts of Malaysia were lashed by a severe storm on Friday (Aug 9) leaving uprooted trees and debris in several states including Penang, where five...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January till Aug 3.
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PETALING JAYA: The Manpower Department Training Institutes (ILJTM) is ready to train Malaysians to face future job demands.
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PETALING JAYA: The intrusion of elephants into Orang Asli villages in Kelantan is an indication of failure by authorities to provide secure wildlife corridor for these animals, says an environmental group.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The spike in dengue cases reported mostly in the Western Pacific and Asian region is alarming, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Singaporeans have been reported missing while kayaking at the Endau waters in Mersing, Johor.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 9): China’s recent economic slowdown has not seemed to curtail its citizens from holidaying abroad, and Malaysia has been one of the beneficiairies of it.
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Prayers have been said for missing Nora Quoirin and her mother's voice played over loudspeakers during a search of the Malaysian jungle for the teenager.
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Last month, it was reported that Grab was set to refund excess commission levied on its drivers, following complaints from drivers that the ride-hailing provider had been taking more than 20% in commi...
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PETALING JAYA - Lost and alone in the jungle for two weeks, a ranger got through the ordeal by keeping calm and relying on what he had learnt from survival training.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) today revealed that an average of RM2 billion is lost annually to white-collar crimes.
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PETALING JAYA: Grab drivers are crying foul over the company's alleged failure to refund the additional 5% commission and service fee charges on Monday, as promised.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - She was a bright young Malaysian pursuing a doctorate in clinical and counselling psychology because she wanted to help children the world over.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Biotropics Malaysia Berhad's patent is for ‘new scientific uses' of Tongkat Ali and not the plant itself.
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The search has been extended for a vulnerable 15-year-old London girl who vanished in Malaysia on a family "trip of a lifetime".
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PSM is seeing red over a legal warning made by a Khazanah Nasional subsidiary against manufacturers of Tongkat Ali products.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Tourists from Hong Kong were stranded in Kuala Lumpur after several return flights were either delayed or even cancelled following a mass strike that paralysed the east Asian f...
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A huge fish weighing more than 100kg was found floating in a lake in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia will call on Asean member countries to take proactive measures to avoid trans-boundary haze during a two-day meeting in Brunei beginning Tuesday (...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have detained a total of 28 men in connection with a fight that broke out at a temple in Kuala Selangor on Sunday morning (Aug 4).
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin once again showed his caring side when he stopped his motorcade to check on an accident victim while en route ...
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Residents of a Kepong condominium want action taken to resolve the issue of double parking at a nearby restaurant.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — The police are now treating the disappearance 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Quoirin as an abduction, charity group The Lucie Blackman Trust has confirmed today.
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Police have confirmed that a 15-year-old Irish girl who has special needs went missing while on a holiday with her family in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Division chiefs from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have expressed their support to Anwar Ibrahim as the party president and as the country's next Prime Minis...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 15-year-old girl with special needs from the United Kingdom has gone missing while holidaying in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A patient and an ambulance driver were killed after the ambulance they were in met with an accident on the way from Ipoh to Slim River Hospital.
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Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal today apologised to Pasir Gudang residents affected by toxic waste pollution.
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Former Universiti Malaya anthropologist Dr Juli Edo has been serving as the director-general of the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) for about four months.
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KUALA LUMPUR - The falling lift incident at a People's Housing Project (PPR) flats in Kampung Kerinchi, Pantai Dalam here, was a freak accident that should not have happened, says Federal Territories ...
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GEORGE TOWN • The deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Mr Azmin Ali, has denied that he is not supporting his party chief Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia's next prime minister.