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GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has said that the federal government has yet to approve a plan to raise three new islands in the south, saying the media ...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known for not mincing words even when commenting on a subject which most consider sensitive such as the Malay rulers.
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I REFER to the report “Debate report, govt urged” (The Star, April 20; online at bit.ly/star_report).
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There is no feedback yet from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the new chief justice, says Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hopes to see the country’s economic performance return to that of the roaring 90s, or the zenith of his previous stint as prime minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad acknowledged the inexperience of some ministers in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration but said he is always ready to provide guid...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad admits that he is now burdened with "three times more work" than during his first tenure as prime minister, due to the relative inexperience of his current cabinet lineup.
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In an exclusive interview with The Star, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the people must be able to stand up to the Rulers if their action goes against the Constitution.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A year into its leadership, Pakatan Harapan is focusing on what it can actually achieve from its manifesto.
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HIS workload is now three times more compared to his first round as Prime Minister.
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PETALING JAYA • The water levels at three dams in Johor, which supply raw water to treatment plants that serve about one million people in the state, are below the critical mark.
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In an exclusive interview with The Star, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is not a moderate Muslim, but all Muslims should practice moderation.
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In an exclusive interview with The Star, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said what he is doing now is three times more than what he did when he was the Prime Minister for the first time as he is now leading a...
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With the mounting concern of debt towards China, the Prime Minister said Malaysia will not be losing its sovereignty to China as long as the country does not borrow beyond what it can afford.In an exc...
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In an exclusive interview with The Star, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he wished the country’s growth could be at a faster pace when asked if Malaysia was on track one year on, accordi...
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In an exclusive interview with The Star, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that since he was appointed as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister, he has to sacrifice his sleep to work but his healthy life...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Foreign Affairs Ministry says no Malaysians are among the fatalities in the bomb blasts that have rocked Sri Lanka.
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The Johor Bahru Sessions Court has acquitted Abd Latif Bandi and two others of 37 corruption and money laundering charges.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three dams in Johor, which supply raw water to treatment plants that serve about one million people in the state, are below the critical mark.
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PETALING JAYA: Three dams in Johor, which supply raw water to treatment plants that serve about one million people in the state, are below the critical mark.
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EXCLUSIVE:ALOR SETAR: Logging has been spotted near one of the four major dams in Kedah, triggering concerns that such activities so close to the lake could dry up its tributaries and affect the water catchment area.
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PUTRAJAYA : After arresting 46 Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers, graft busters are not done with “cleaning up” the office.
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KOTA KINABALU - Remarks by a prominent woman politician from Peninsula Malaysia over a Good Friday greeting in Sabah has drawn public ire, after she questioned the use of the large advertising board, ...
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PETALING JAYA (April 20): Lorong Perbandaran in Klang, which had been scheduled to reopen on April 23, has had its closure extended until the end of May.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― The police said today it will lodge report in order to initiate a probe against a Court Recording and Transcription (CRT) video of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s SRC Internation...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — State governments are responsible for the protection of water catchment areas, Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said today amid claims that Putrajaya owes them compensation for land loss...
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PETALING JAYA (April 20): The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) proposal has not received the green light from The National Physical Planning Council (NPPC), said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Sama...
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I READ with a heavy heart some of the responses to the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.
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PUTRAJAYA • Over four million consumers in Malaysia have been advised to store two days' worth of water, ahead of the biggest water cut so far in Selangor state beginning next Wednesday.
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Expert says rain can interfere with high speed 5G, though more towers could overcome the issue.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Bandar Malaysia project will be revived.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Over four million consumers in Malaysia have been advised to store two days' worth of water ahead of the biggest water cut so far in Selangor state that begins...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Pahang state government has today announced an additional condition for business licences and permits: Unconditional respect and loyalty to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and...
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KRISHNASAMY Veloo, 74, is a former Olympian who represented Malaysia at the 1972 Munich Olympics in football.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is gathering information to charge landowners in court for operating the illegal dumpsite in Bukit Teh near Machang Bubok here.
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GEORGE TOWN • Malaysia's federal government has given the green light for reclamation works for three new islands off the southern coast of Penang island, a project that has been panned by environme...
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Formula 1 might make a come back to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (SIC) if Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has his way.
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An audio clip is making the rounds on social media and Umno has denied having a hand in the matter.
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PETALING JAYA: Do you want to enjoy scrolling through Facebook without the fear of your “friends” spoiling the Avengers: Endgame for you?
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GEORGE TOWN - Malaysia's federal government has given the green light for the reclamation of three islands off the southern coast of Penang island, a project that has been panned by environmentalists ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (April 18) that there was no need for a travel advisory against visiting the country, as it is a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The fluctuation in ringgit value is nothing to worry about, because it will be addressed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met Dr Sahruddin Jamal, the newly appointed Johor Menteri Besar, at his office in Putrajaya on Thursday (April 18...
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I REFER to the letter “Protect private care patients” (The Star, April 4) by Datuk Dr S. H. Lee and the response from Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, “Patients free to cho...
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Police have sought Interpol assistance to track down a man, believed to be a Singaporean, in connection with last month’s chemical waste pollution of Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Described as a formidable old warhorse, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been listed in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people this...
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Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming revealed that Malaysians are the preferred recruits for Chinese telco giant Huawei due to the diverse and flexibility of talent in ter...
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MIRI: Big mechanical pumps that can draw water from 2km away are being used to fight the forest fires in northern Sarawak, as firemen continue working round the clock.
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KUALA LUMPUR • It was a one-two punch that has turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia's worst performer this month.
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The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has collected RM4.23 billion in revenue for last year, the bulk of which was from road tax renewals, said transport minister Anthony Loke.
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PETALING JAYA (April 17): Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) director Ahmad Zailan Azizuddin says the residential market has now stabilised, and should remain flat until the end of 2019...
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PETALING JAYA (April 17): New housing developments in Kuala Lumpur will be limited to a population density not exceeding 1,000 people per 0.4ha (one acre).
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CYBERJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Efforts by Pakatan Harapan to deliver the promises it made during the last general election have been hindered by financial constraints, says Prime Minister Ma...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will get a clearer picture within the next six months on the ways to overcome congestion at the Causeway.
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PETALING JAYA: The Star’s eTuition programme, its latest education offering which covers all subjects from preschool to secondary school, is now available on the video-on-demand service dimsum.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang will go ahead with the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) despite criticisms that the project was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.
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I CAN understand the frustration of the writer of the letter “Real struggle to get mum’s aid money” (The Star, April 11).
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KUALA LUMPUR • A planned concert in Malaysia by Singapore-based black metal band Devouror has been cancelled after the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) raised concerns over the gig, which was t...
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The government might have just given the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) the green light, but it looks like the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project won’t be happening, for now.
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The audit of alleged wrongdoings in the Socioeconomic Development of the Indian Community (Sedic) programme is still ongoing, according to Minister in Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy.
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PETALING JAYA: Gay rights activist Numan Afifi has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva in March.
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GEORGE TOWN: The state government has disclosed a summary of the 56 conditions required by Department of Environment (DoE), in relation to Penang's upcoming PIL 1 highway project connecting Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway near the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone Phase IV.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has launched its Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) infoline to receive WhatsApp and SMS messages from the public.
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Ampang (April 16): Selangor Housing and Urban Living Committee chairman Haniza Talha disclosed they are discussing with a bank to work out a scheme to allow 100% loans for state housing projects, repo...
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A real estate agent was forced to flee naked after being assaulted and robbed, reported the China Press, cited by The Star.
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Click to enlarge Now that the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is back on track and running through Putrajaya as one of its 20 stops, the federal administrative capital is set to be a rail hub, The Star ...
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I HAVE been following developments of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project very closely.
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KUALA LUMPUR - A concert by Singapore-based black metal band Devouror in Malaysia has been cancelled after the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) raised concerns over the gig that was to take place...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project could generate over RM70 billion that would pay for an ambitious transport network and drive the state’s economy, said sources.
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EXCLUSIVE: PUTRAJAYA: Grants amounting to millions of ringgit channelled to hundreds of non-governmental organisations (NGO) to help the Indian community were misused and a part of it taken up for “personal gain.”
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PETALING JAYA: They made history last year as the first-ever Malaysian outfit to be nominated for the prestigious Peabody Awards, and now, they’ve done it again.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) has been given the green light and is expected to start in July next year to help disperse traffic in Penang.
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GEORGE TOWN: Over RM70bil is expected to be raised from the three man-made islands under the Penang South Reclamation Scheme (PSR), enough to spearhead the state’s economic development for the next 30 years.
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The government says there are no plans to implement a Vehicle End of Life (ELV) policy to eliminate old vehicles from the road, The Star reports.
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There are plans to revive the abandoned Putrajaya rail link project and extend it to the Kajang MRT station, according to a report by The Star.
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PETALING JAYA (April 15): The long-abandoned RM400 million Putrajaya rail link is highly likely to be revived, a source was quoted today.
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REFERRING to a letter in The Star dated April 6 titled “MM2H an excellent government initiative” (online at bit.ly/star_home), the Mini­stry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (Motac) would li...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) in Penang has been approved by the Environment Department (DOE).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has not received the funds needed to overhaul Penang’s ageing ferry service nearly eight months after the Transport Ministry said it would allocate ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The price of the costly trastuzumab, a breast cancer drug for HER2-positive patients has dropped by more than half in the tender to the Health Ministry, resulting in more patients expected to be treated in the ministry hospitals.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have arrested two men and are looking for three more suspects who stopped and inspected a police car at a by-election in Negeri Sembilan.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian police are working with their Indonesian counterparts as part of their probe into the discovery of stray postal voting papers in Selangor la...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Will racist tendencies be a thing of the past in the home rental market soon?
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Local elections in Malaysia are still a work in progress.
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MELAKA: Two stateless siblings from Klebang here have had their hopes of getting MyKad renewed after discovering that National Unity and Social Wellbeing Minister P. Waytha Moorthy will look into their predicament.
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JOHOR BARU - Dr Sahruddin Jamal, a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) assemblyman representing the seat of Bukit Kepong, was sworn in to replace Datuk Osman Sapian as the state's 17th Menteri Besa...
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MIRI: The night and early morning hours saw many parts of Miri City choking in a thick veil of smog.
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PETALING JAYA • Malaysian police have pieced together the money trail behind the purchase of a pink diamond that allegedly used funds from scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The fe...
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RANTAU - Barisan Nasional (BN)'s candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has retained his state seat of Rantau in Negeri Sembilan comfortably, in a closely-watched by-election on Saturday (April 13), accor...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 13): A moratorium has been proposed on new developments in Mont'Kiara and Sri Hartamas, and has been sent to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, says Segambut MP Hann...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian as Mentri Besar.
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PETALING JAYA - Malaysian police have pieced together the money trail behind the purchase of a pink diamond that allegedly used 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.
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SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 20,000 voters in Rantau are chosing a new assemblyman on Saturday (April 13) in a key by-election.
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PETALING JAYA (April 13): Bukit Aman says they have traced the money trail behind the purchase of a pink diamond, allegedly using 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.
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Grab Malaysia has announced the implementation of a passenger verification feature as part of its plan to improve safety for drivers and reduce preventable on-road incidents to zero.
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PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd, which publishes The Star daily newspaper and The Star Online portal, would like to emphasise that it does not use freelancers for its social media channels or campaigns.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Malaysia was saving enough to pay for two more Petronas Twin Towers with the new price for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Tun Daim Zainuddin trumpeted today.
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Construction Company Ltd have signed a supplementary agreement that will pave the way for the resumption of ...