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Ministry to introduce policy for data, AI — Gobind
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is studying a policy for data and artificial intelligence (AI) which play significant roles in Industrial Revolution 4.0.
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First woman head of AIBD to tackle fake news
KUALA LUMPUR: The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Deve­lopment (AIBD) is embarking on a comprehensive study to counter the global threat of fake...
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Broadcasting institute to undertake comprehensive study on fake news
KUALA LUMPUR: The Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is embarking on a comprehensive study on the global threat of fake news...
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Enliven city lanes with book stalls for avid readers
RECENTLY, Kuala Lumpur was declared the world’s 39th most Instagrammed tourist destination in the world by Hoppa, a transport company based in the United Kingdom.
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Agong, Permaisuri Agong climb to top of Borobudur Temple during Indonesia visit
MAGELANG, Aug 28 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today climbed the steep sta...
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My Say: The revolution in education is no walk in the park
Given the disruptions to school systems being brought by digitalisation and the new industrial revolution it fuels, the biggest concern for governments and parents throughout the world should be to wo...
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Archives with data on Holocaust victims digitised and posted online
A US genealogy company has digitised millions of records from an archive on victims of Nazi persecution and made them available online.
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Penang's Botanical Garden eyes UNESCO World Heritage listing
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 13): The Penang government is hopeful that the state will get the distinction of having the fourth botanical garden to be listed under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...
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More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago
PETALING JAYA - 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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More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago
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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Sungai Buloh Leprosy centre grounds still overrun by illegal immigrants
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Suspected illegal immigrants continue to occupy abandoned government homes at the National Leprosy Control Centre (PKKN) in Sungai Buloh three years after this was publicly ex...
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More hotter days now compared to 10 years ago
PETALING JAYA: Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32°C compared to 10 years ago.
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Clean up efforts begin in northern states after freak storm
GEORGE TOWN: Clean up efforts are underway in the northern region following a storm that swept through Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night.
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(Video) Thunderstorm wreaks havoc in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: Six localities on the island were struck by a strong thunderstorm which had uprooted trees and caused electric poles to fall.
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Royal Belum State Park on Unesco shortlist
GERIK: The Royal Belum State Park is on the short list of sites for Unesco world heritage status because it is a treasure trove of highly valued flora and fauna, as well as tropical rainforest ecology...
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Singapore mansion sets record with US$167m sale
SINGAPORE, Aug 1 ― A Singapore mansion sitting on a sprawling plot of land has been sold for a record S$230 million (RM692.8 million), the latest in a string of eye-catching property deals in the we...
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been
As vice-president of the Penang Heritage Trust and committee member of Penang Forum, I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation project.
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been
LETTER | I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation project.
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been — Khoo Salma Nasution
JULY 30 — As vice-president of the Penang Heritage Trust and committee member of Penang Forum, I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation pr...
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Ill-planned ‘inclusive education’ endangers our children
I notice the phrase “inclusive education” has become fashionable these days.
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An inclusive education minefield
I NOTICE the phrase “inclusive education” has become very fashionable these days.
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British inventor Dyson to buy second Singapore luxury property, says report
SINGAPORE, July 26 ― British inventor James Dyson is buying a luxury Singapore house with an indoor waterfall that was marketed for US$32 million (RM131 million), a report said today, weeks after he...
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Advance science, and nation
THE growth and advancement of scientific research are directly proportional to the wealth and developmental status of a nation.
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Dutch tourist killed in Malaysia cave floods, guide missing
KUALA LUMPUR: Flash floods killed a Dutch tourist in a popular cave located in the rugged Mulu National Park on Malaysia's Borneo island, an official said Saturday (Jul 13), as a search continues for...
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Plain facts on teenage pregnancy
HERE are the statistics on adolescent pregnancy.
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Christina visits tourist spots in Turkey
Christina (fourth from right), flanked by Pan and Noredah, with the rest of the delegation.
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What is needed to decrease adolescent pregnancies?
LETTER | Here are some statistics on adolescent pregnancy.
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Informed choice is best
THIS is in response to the letter by Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar that was published yesterday in The Star, “Sex education must be guided by our values” (July 8; online at bit.ly/star_sexeducate).
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Informed choice — Syirin Junisya
JULY 8 — This is in response to Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar’s letters published in Malaysiakini and The Star “Sex education should not disregard abstinence”.
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Hotels told to improve services to attract more tourists
IPOH: Hotels are encouraged to improve their services to bring in more tourists to Malaysia, says Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
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52 groups protest against 3 islands project
GEORGE TOWN: A coalition of 52 Malay-interest groups has written a protest note to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, asking him to cancel the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
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Few heirs for Dondang Sayang
MELAKA: Boon Kim Geok’s face always lights up whenever he talks about Dondang Sayang.
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Unesco geoparks may become one
LANGKAWI: Malaysia and Thailand may soon share the honour of caring for two 550-million-year-old assets joined as one.
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Perak govt hopes Royal Belum rainforest declared a Unesco heritage site by 2021
IPOH: The Perak government is aiming to have the Royal Belum rainforest declared as a Unesco heritage site by 2021.
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PAS chiefs should take stand on call to axe vernacular schools
ADUN SPEAKS | The 1950s and early 1960s were two critical periods in the development of this country's education system.
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Unesco reps to assess Royal Belum for possible heritage listing in October
IPOH, June 18 — The Perak government is upbeat about its Royal Belum State Park in Gerik being Malaysia’s new entry to the Unesco World Heritage Site list.
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Dayaks open permanent office in New York
KOTA KINABALU: The Dayaks have opened a United Nations (UN) permanent representation office in Harlem, New York, and are working to get the organisation officially registered with the US government.
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Sarawak eyes several location in Kuching as Unesco heritage sites
KUCHING, May 25 — The Sarawak government will be requesting for several locations in Kuching city to be listed as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) world heri...
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As tourism drives residents out, heritage city George Town turns to millennials
GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — The faded white walls and wooden door of Fong Lai Kheng’s hair salon in the heart of Malaysia’s George Town stand out on a street lined with souvenir shops, cafes and colou...
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Making the cut for Raya
GEORGE TOWN: Muslims are still fasting but many are already eager to look their best for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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Country needs quantum leap forward in education: PM
GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia is on the right track in providing quality education but more needs to be done for the country to make that quantum leap into an age of disruption brought on by technology.
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Debate rages over merits of Penang and Singapore food
GEORGE TOWN: Kopitiams here have lately become venues for debate on the merits of local hawker food in comparison to similar fare offered in Singapore.
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Activists take Mulu land dispute to Europe, release documentary
MIRI: A documentary on the massive forest clearing happening on land adjacent to Mulu National Park in northern Sarawak have been released to the public in Europe.
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Taib’s aide: MACC gave all-clear for S’wak governor
The Sarawak governor’s office has reiterated that the MACC has exonerated Abdul Taib Mahmud of any wrongdoing, in the wake of the latter being linked by an environmental activist group to an alleged...
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Penang official suggests Malaysia make Unesco bid without Singapore whose hawker culture is not 'so authentic'
GEORGE TOWN - A Penang official who called on Malaysia to rope in Singapore to seek Unesco recognition for hawker culture is now suggesting that his country make the bid alone.
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In bid for sole Unesco recognition, Penang govt says Singapore hawker culture not ‘so authentic’
GEORGE TOWN, May 9 — Penang has proposed that Malaysia nominate its hawker culture as an intangible cultural heritage under Unesco’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heri...
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Deputy minister pushes for joint Unesco listing on hawker culture despite Singapore silence
KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Putrajaya has not received word from Singapore on its suggestion for joint Unesco recognition for their shared hawker culture, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik has disclosed.
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Malaysia intends to follow up on a proposal made to Singapore last month for a joint listing of their hawker culture under Unesco.
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Instead of fighting EU on palm oil, Putrajaya should clean up S'wak: BMF
Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund said Putrajaya should focus on cleaning up land clearing and oil palm plantation practices in Sarawak instead of mounting a fight against the European Union (EU) which is...
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A celebration of rituals at the George Town Heritage Celebrations
GEORGE TOWN, May 7 — Ever want to dance the joget at a Peranakan wedding or visit a traditional Chettiar office?
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Mulu Penans bring their case against plantation to Europe
MIRI: Swiss environmental-activist group Bruno Manser Foundation has brought a group of Penans from Mulu National Park to Europe to stage public demonstrations.
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Sarawak activists take oil palm protest to Europe
PETALING JAYA: A delegation of indigenous representatives from Sarawak is currently in Europe to “expose the Malaysian palm oil industry’s detrimental practices”, the Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fu...
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Malaysia proposes joint nomination with Singapore to list hawker culture under Unesco
KUALA LUMPUR (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Penang state government has proposed Malaysia and Singapore to file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco.
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Penang asks Tourism Ministry to submit its hawker culture for Unesco listing
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Penang government has sent a letter to the National Heritage Department to nominate its hawker culture to the Unesco Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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Fight Singapore for hawker culture recognition, rep tells Penang govt
GEORGE TOWN: A backbencher urged the Penang government to fight tooth and nail to get Unesco recognition for its “hawker culture” so that it can have bragging rights as a hawker food paradise.
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Don’t let Singapore monopolise recognition of ‘hawker culture’, says Penang lawmaker
GEORGE TOWN, May 2 — The Penang government must be more aggressive and apply for Unesco recognition of local hawker culture, Machang Bubuk assemblyman Lee Khai Loon said in the state legislative ass...
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ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to east coast - Azmin
MELAKA (May 1): The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the people...
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ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to east coast: Mohamed Azmin
MALACCA: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the people, accor...
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ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to east coast, says Azmin
MELAKA: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the people, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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Azmin: ECRL needs to bring growth to East coast
The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast and spur economic growth that benefits the people.
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Azmin: ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to East Coast
MELAKA, April 30 ― The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the p...
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ECRL needs to bring industrial growth to east coast - Azmin
MELAKA (April 30): The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project needs to bring new industries and industrial sector development to the East Coast, which in turn, spurs economic growth that benefits the peo...
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S'wak to nominate songket keringkam for Unesco recognition
KUCHING: The Sarawak government welcomes the National Heritage Department's bid to nominate the state's songket keringkam for recognition on Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Heritage dept lobbying to get Bujang Valley on Unesco list
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heritage Department is in the midst of lobbying for Unesco to recognise Bujang Valley in Kedah as a world heritage site.
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Dr M is best ever PM, says tourism minister
PUTRAJAYA, April 25 — Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said, for him, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the “best prime minister ever”.
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Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame after devastating fire
PARIS, FRANCE (April 16): French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire caused the spire of the historic edifice to crash to the grou...
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YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to Sept 11 attacks
A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Maszlee was in Paris during vote on amendments
Education Minister Maszlee Malik has explained why he didn't attend the recent parliamentary sitting on proposed constitutional amendments to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak.According...
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Maszlee on official duty overseas during vote on amendments
Education Minister Maszlee Malik today clarified that he did not attend the recent parliamentary sitting on proposed constitutional amendments to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak becau...
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Plans to link George Town’s waterfronts in rejuvenation programme
GEORGE TOWN (April 14): The heritage city’s north and east seafronts will be linked and “made accessible” to the public under a masterplan to rejuvenate the areas, reported The Malay Mail tod...
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A masterplan to link George Town’s waterfronts for a pedestrian-friendly city
GEORGE TOWN, April 14 — The city’s north and east seafronts will soon be connected and made accessible to the public under a comprehensive masterplan to rejuvenate the areas.
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Less tunnelling work lowers ECRL cost
KUALA LUMPUR: The revised alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not require extensive tunnelling work, which was a major cost component of the project.
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Anti-graft group says Malaysia making progress in media freedom
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Anti-graft group, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), today said that media freedom in the country has improved since May last year.
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ECRL reroute: Why it may now go through N Sembilan
Announced in the middle of the Rantau polls campaign, news that the renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) may be rerouted to Negeri Sembilan has courted criticism and scepticism that it is merely a...
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Langkawi to focus on sustainable development
GEORGE TOWN: Langkawi will focus on sustainable development with the right balance between growth and conservation, newly appointed Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) CEO Dr Hezri Adnan said today.
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Malaysia Lauds Singapore’s Fake News Law
SINGAPORE: While critics remain concerned about the impact Singapore’s anti-fake news law, ‘the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill’ will have on free speech, their Malaysia...
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Anwar: Non-Muslims' right to drink, MB's right to resign golf club presidency
SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he agrees with the decision of Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun to step down as the president of a golf club here where beer was sold to non-Muslim members.
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Hawker food not just yours, deputy minister tells Singapore
GEORGE TOWN: A deputy minister today said hawker food is not unique to Singapore but something common to Malaysians, following the city-state’s decision to nominate its hawker culture as part of the...
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MOE: Ask employers why salaries for fresh grads on the decline
The Education Ministry says it is up to industries offering jobs to study the decline of the starting salaries of fresh graduates.
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Grab offers to solve Malaysia-Singapore food fight with GrabFoodCopter (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Food delivery service GrabFood waded into the row between Malaysia and Singapore over the ownership of hawker cuisine by teasing the launch of its GrabFoodCopter service soo...
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Singapore bids for Unesco listing of its hawker culture
SINGAPOREAN authorities have officially submitted their application to Unesco to list the nation’s hawker culture as a world intangible heritage.
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After raising Malaysia’s hackles, Singapore defends UN bid for street food honour
SINGAPORE, March 28 — Singapore today defended nominating its street food for UN recognition as a bid to “safeguard” local culture after the move sparked a cross-border culinary clash with Malay...
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No more approval for Environment Impact Assessment on wetlands
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will no longer consider approval for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) on all Ramsar sites to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...
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Ramsar wetlands to be protected from future development
KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): The government will no longer consider approval for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) on all Ramsar sites to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat wa...
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No more approval for EIAs on Ramsar sites
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will no longer consider approval for environmental impact assessments (EIA) on Ramsar sites, to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...
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Government won´t approve EIA for Ramsar sites - Yeo Bee Yin
KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): The government will no longer give approval for future Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies on development proposals at all Ramsar sites, the Dewan Rakyat was told to...
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SWCorp, JPSPN told to solve leachate problem in Langkawi
LANGKAWI (March 25): To maintain Langkawi’s status as the region’s first geopark, immediate action must be taken to address the “leachate” problem posed by the Kampung Belanga Pechah landfi...
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Minister runs out of time to answer question in Dewan Rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR: A minister was left bemused when the Deputy Speaker told him that he had run out of time to reply to her question.
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We’re working on it, govt says on making Kuala Kubu Bharu a Unesco site
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is studying a suggestion to have Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor listed as a heritage site under the National Heritage Act 2005, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Several French leaders admit negative campaign on Malaysian palm oil baseless...
PARIS (March 20): Several French Parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minist...
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DPM: French leaders admit campaign on M'sian palm oil baseless
Several French parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, says Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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French leaders admit negative campaign on Malaysian palm oil baseless - DPM
PARIS (March 20): Several French Parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk S...
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DPM: Even French leaders admit EU’s negative stance on palm oil groundless
PARIS, March 20 — Several French Parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk...
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French leaders admit negative campaign on Malaysian palm oil baseless
PARIS: Several French Parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan ...
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Govt doing its best to help Malaysian victims in NZ: Dr Wan Azizah
PARIS (March 19): The government, especially through the Foreign Ministry, has taken necessary steps to assist Malaysians who are the victims of mass shootings which took place at two mosques in Chris...
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Exco: Selangor needs two years to prep Klang quartz ridge for Unesco bid
SHAH ALAM, March 19 — The state government requires two years for preliminary preparations before submitting Permatang Kuarza Gombak, Selangor (PKGS) for certification as a Unesco heritage site, sai...
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Govt doing its best to help Malaysian victims in NZ: Wan Azizah
PARIS: The government, especially through the Foreign Ministry, has taken necessary steps to assist Malaysians who are the victims of mass shootings which took place at two mosques in Christchurch, Ne...
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Govt doing its best to help Malaysian victims in NZ - Dr Wan Azizah
PARIS (March 19): The government, especially through the Foreign Ministry, has taken necessary steps to assist Malaysians who are the victims of mass shootings which took place at two mosques in Chris...
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Govt doing its best to help Malaysian victims in NZ, DPM says
PARIS, March 19 — The government, especially through the Foreign Ministry, has taken necessary steps to assist Malaysians who are the victims of mass shootings which took place at two mosques in Chr...
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Wan Azizah arrives in Paris for four-day working visit to France
PARIS: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail arrived here Sunday for a four-day working visit to France.
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