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TRANSPORT Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook offers us a firm handshake as he gets off the escalator at the swanky hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur where we are meeting him for an interview.
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PETALING JAYA: An academic has urged the national teachers’ union to acknowledge that bad teaching is a primary reason for poor English proficiency among students.
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PETALING JAYA: Setting up a trust fund where contributions can be used towards better protection of the environment is a good move, say environmentalists. However, it must have a comprehensive structure and guidelines to prevent misuse.
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PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim urged Malaysian youths to master the field of digital technology or risk getting left behind as jobs related to the digital economy have been and are expected to...
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While welcoming the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that a youth representative will be appointed as senator, a youth group says that one representative is not enough.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today handed RM1.35mil contribution from the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) to 14 hospitals in the federal territories.
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BANGI: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman wants to jump-start an honest national discussion on mental health, following the suicide of a Sarawakian teenager two days ago.
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BANGI (May 15): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field a...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today that the government has agreed to appoint a youth representative as a senator.
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BANGI: Putrajaya has agreed to appoint someone young as a senator to give a bigger voice to youths in decision making.
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BANGI, May 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that it is now necessary to hold on to the principle that one is never too young to shoulder responsibilities, especially to the cou...
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BANGI: More than RM150mil will be allocated to develop the Youth Power programme, including sports and recreation facilities for the youth, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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BANGI, May 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field...
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BANGI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a fair procedure should be followed in allowing Cabinet ministers and public officials who are party leaders to campaign duri...
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BANGI (May 15): Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a fair procedure should be followed in allowing Cabinet Ministers and public officials who are party leaders to camp...
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BANGI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will continue to play a pivotal role as a statesman should there be a change in the country’s leadership, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim...
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BANGI (May 15): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will continue to play a pivotal role as a statesman should there be a change in the country's leadership, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datuk Seri Anwar ...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said today that a fair procedure should be followed in allowing ministers and public officials who are party leaders to campaign during working hours.
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MELAKA: SPM high-achiever Shannen Lovenia Kamal Abdullah, who found it hard to pay for her enrolment fee into a local university, got a helping hand from a man who went through the same thing three decades earlier.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today handed over contribution amounting RM1.35 million from the Federal Territ...
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BANGI: Anwar Ibrahim has urged PAS to come clean on allegations that at least five party leaders had received money from Umno and were part of what has come to be known as the “dedak cartel”.
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BANGI, May 15 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the specifics of his succession of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister are currently being discussed.
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BANGI, May 15 — Foreigners should not dictate to Malaysia about its laws, civil or religious, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in response to US actor George Clooney’s “warning shot” to the count...
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BANGI, May 15 — Malaysians have a right to know about the alleged “dedak cartel” within PAS now that it has been exposed, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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BANGI, May 15 — Lawmakers across the political divide should support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for all MPs to declare their assets if they are serious about transparency, D...
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan leaders have lost the plot in dealing with national unity, an ethnic studies scholar said today, on the 50th anniversary of the May 13 racial riots in 1969.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The bloody May 13 racial riots of 1969 should show Malaysians the truth of the Malay proverb kalah jadi abu, menang jadi arang (the loser turns to ashes, the winner to charcoal) that the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The bloody May 13 racial riots of 1969 should be a lesson for the multiracial people in the country to recognise the importance of staying united in order to maintain peace an...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A non-Malay novelist, a pro-Pakatan Harapan (PH) writer and a banned author are among five candidates in the running for the Sasterawan Negara award, according to people familiar with th...
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PUTRAJAYA: A member of the Royal Commission of Inquiry formed in 2004 to look into police misconduct has welcomed Bukit Aman’s consent to the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
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PETALING JAYA: Thunderstorms are likely now especially in the evenings, but Malaysians should brace themselves for dry and hot weather with the onset of the southwest monsoon.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Food Bank Siswa programme held at several public universities has helped students from the low-income (B40) group or poor families to have access to food.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Being the son of a constable, he grew up in the police quarters.
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PUTRAJAYA: Beginning this year, the Form Three Assessment (PT3) English Language papers will be aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This will be followed by the...
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PUTRAJAYA: Beginning this year, the Form Three Assessment (PT3) English Language papers will be aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), followed by the Sijil Pelaja...
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KUALA LUMPUR: It would not be fair to judge Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) performance based on the country’s less-than-stellar short-term economic outlook, just one year after coming into power, accordin...
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GOMBAK, May 2 — Several economists today said it is unfair to judge the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration based on the poor short-term economic outlook in almost a year since it swept to p...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s oldest university has made it into the top 40 universities in Asia. Universiti Malaya (UM) now ranks 38, up from 46 last year, and shares the rank with China’s Sun Yat-sen University.
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KUALA NERUS: The Food Bank Siswa programme will be extended to more students from B40 families at both public and private institutions of higher learning.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Malu apa bossku phenomenon was generated by a public relations machinery, which might have taken advantage of dissatisfaction with the ruling Paka...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Police today confirmed receiving a report against former PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali for allegedly uttering a seditious remark against the Malay rulers during a publ...
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BANGI: An increase in English language requirements is on the cards for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The four law lecturers who prepared a paper to warn the Malay rulers of the alleged danger of Malaysia’s acceptance of the Rome Statute were today criticised in a forum as...
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PETALING JAYA: An employers’ group today urged the government to synchronise the matriculation programme, the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination, and pre-university courses, sayin...
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PETALING JAYA: Academic Teo Kok Seong says the matriculation programme was created to boost the participation of Bumiputera students in public universities, which became a priority after the New Econo...
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SHAH ALAM: The impressions on a mannequin after it was hit by the door of the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van matched the injury marks on firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s chest, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Main Market-listed Brahim's Holdings Bhd is aiming to double the revenue contribution from its non-airline catering services in the next three to five years.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s win at the recently-concluded Rantau polls earned him moral and political legitimacy.
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KUCHING: The Health Ministry will consider proposals from universities or the industrial sector to conduct medical science research on the treatment of rabies, particularly in Sarawak, said its deputy...
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KUCHING, April 13 ― The Health Ministry will consider proposals from universities or the industrial sector to conduct medical science research on the treatment of Rabies, particularly in Sarawak, sa...
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PETALING JAYA: The problem of poor students having to starve or eat less will end soon when the national food bank initiative targeting to help some 20,000 is rolled out in 20 public universities by the end of the year.
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PETALING JAYA (April 5): Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar was sworn in yesterday as the new Petaling Jaya mayor, and has said that his top priority will be to keep every part of the city clean, including hous...
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KUALA LUMPUR • A recent interview with The Straits Times in which Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar - the daughter of Malaysia's premier-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim - publicly criticised Prime Minister Mahathir Moh...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Nurul Izzah Anwar’s recent interview in The Straits Times where she publicly criticised the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leadership has exposed the growing fissure between componen...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): A group of experts have concluded that the “hedging behaviour” of ASEAN member states and the bloc’s lack of cohesiveness are among the weaknesses that needed to be overc...
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KOTA KINABALU, March 25 — The education system in the country needs to address the current racial polemic that is becoming more divisive, an academic said.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Food Bank Malaysia programme has benefited 48, 850 households nationwide since its launch in December last year, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Ser...
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PETALING JAYA: Equinox, a phenomenon where the sun is positioned on top of the head in the equatorial region, is expected to have a weaker impact on Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — MCA may be banking on a bad economy to snatch some Chinese support away from DAP, analysts believe.
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PETALING JAYA: An educationist has given a list of issues for Putrajaya to tackle if it wants to improve the standard of national schools, following the prime minister’s call to make these great aga...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is setting up food banks in public universities, following reports of students surviving on as little as one meal per day.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has approved a special allocation of RM3 million to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to implement the Foodbank Malaysia programme for the bo...
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The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has decided to extend its Food Bank Malaysia programme to university campuses in an effort to help starving students.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government today announced that it has approved a RM3 million allocation for the provision of 14 lorries equipped with chillers for the Food Bank Malaysia programme for the B40 group an...
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PUTRAJAYA: The national food bank initiative has been extended to university campuses in an effort to help students from poor families.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) will begin her five-day working visit to Paris, France today to attend the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of ...
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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will begin her five-day working visit to Paris, France, tomorrow to attend the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations Prog...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will begin her five-day working visit to Paris, France today to attend the Intergovernmental Council of the Mana...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will begin her five-day working visit to Paris, France today to attend the Intergovernmental Council of the Mana...
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BANGI: There is no need for the government to amend the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia, former Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): An atmospheric science and climate change expert has urged the authorities to continuously monitor the air in not only Pasir Gudang but also other areas nearby to determine th...
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PETALING JAYA: The mix of chemicals dumped into Sg Kim Kim could prove to be a deadly concoction, with experts warning of serious long-term health effects.
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ALOR SETAR, March 11 — Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob has been appointed new Kedah police chief effective today.
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Posting children's photographs and their personal details on social media and giving them the freedom to access the Internet are an open invitation to online sexual grooming.
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BANGI, March 10 — The Prime Minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, today expressed her wish to see Malaysia take home the All England title through national men’s doubles pair Aaron Chi...
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MARCH 10 — The recent study by Cent-GPS on racial discrimination in private sector recruitment has provoked many responses.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s imminent opportunity to retain the Rantau will only further consolidate his leadership in Umno despite his only being an acting president for now...
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PUTRAJAYA: The nation’s administrative capital is pursuing several key objectives aimed at bringing prosperity for its residents.
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PETALING JAYA: An academic has urged the government to include stateless children as beneficiaries of its zero-reject education policy.
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FRESH from a defeat in the Cameron Highlands by-election in January, Pakatan Harapan needs to avoid a repeat outcome in the upcoming Semenyih polls on March 2.
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PETALING JAYA: An academic, who is against multistream schools, has urged Putrajaya to look into the reasons why parents are shunning national schools.
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BANGI, Feb 24 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) now has a special section to monitor its manifesto to ensure it is not merely aimed at winning the people’s heart during the 14th general election (GE-14), s...
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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia today postponed a student-run event titled "Sembang Santai Bossku" citing the lack of security personnel available to ensure a smooth event.The event was supposed to fea...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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BANGI: Najib Razak today took his newfound battlecry “Malu Apa Bossku” to the campus, interacting with students at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia here while accusing the government of trying to st...
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BANGI, Feb 22 — It may be known as the world’s biggest financial scandal.
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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has clarified that its decision to postpone a student-organised event featuring former premier Najib Abdul Razak this afternoon was not related to politics.
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BANGI, Feb 22 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed the government forced Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia to postpone this evening’s dialogue with the university’s pro-Barisan Nasional students.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― Organisers of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Sembang Santai Bossku dialogue are moving the event to a cafe in Bangi after Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia delayed the programme it h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed today that he may be barred from a dialogue session with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) students for “trolling” Education Minister Mas...
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YAN (Feb 21): Rice yields for farmers are expected to increase up to eight tonnes per hectare with the introduction of new varieties — UKMRC-2 and UKMRC-8 — by the research team from the Universit...
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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today presented Federal Territory awards and medals at Istana Negara in conjunction with Federal Territory Day 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pix), today presented Federal Territory awards and medals to 200 people at Istana Negara in conjuncti...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 19): The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, today presented Federal Territory awards and medals to 200 people at Istana Negara in conjunct...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic says Putrajaya does not need to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in order to allocate funding for independent Chinese schools, following the call for the ...
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KAJANG: The Election Commission (EC) has appointed 134 observers for the Semenyih by-election.
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SEMENYIH, Feb 16 — Umno’s acting president Datuk Seri S today urged Semenyih voters to support Barisan Nasional (BN) in the by-election to strengthen the Opposition’s voice in the Selangor state...
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PETALING JAYA: Candidates for the Semenyih by-election will file their nomination papers today and a multi-cornered fight is anticipated. Political analysts are predicting that Pakatan Harapan will retain the seat in a close battle.