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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Faces Impeachment By Parliament

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  HARARE – The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, and the process could take just two days. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of charges including allowing his…

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Zero Kidnappings This Year Prove Effectiveness Of ESSCom

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  KOTA KINABALU – Zero kidnapping cases in Sabah this year is proof of the effectiveness of Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) area, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman. He said the improvement is due to the preparedness and measures taken by ESSCom. “We are confident and…

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No Regrets Over Hosting World Cup, Says Qatar 2022 Chief

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  DOHA – Qatar’s most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the “abuse” he claims the country has received since being chosen as host. Speaking at a press conference to mark the eve of the five-year anniversary before the tournament starts, Hassan Al Thawadi…

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Trump Declares North Korea State Sponsor Of Terror

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  WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un’s regime. Trump promised a rapid ramp-up of US Treasury sanctions against the isolated pariah state, after…

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Muslim Countries Must Relentlessly Fight Terrorism

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  KUCHING – Malaysia has called for relentless commitment from Muslim countries in dealing with terrorism and violent extremism as well as fighting Daesh. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak quoted the continued death and destruction in Iraq and Syria, Daesh attack on Marawi, the Philippines, and the humanitarian tragedy in Rakhine State, Myanmar.…

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Wanita UMNO’s Role Important In Moving Party

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  ALOR SETAR – Wanita UMNO, the women’s wing of the United Malays National Organisation has a significant role to play in ensuring that the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) continue to be the people’s choice as state government in Kedah. To this end, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah who is also…

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Sarawak Woos Global Business Community Through Digital Economy

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  KUCHING – Digital economy will be a strong platform and the catalyst for Sarawak to reach out to the global business community as well as forge international collaboration, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He reiterated that the state government would do everything possible to transform Sarawak into a digital economy…

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Gerakan To Field 60 Per Cent New Faces In GE14

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  GEORGE TOWN – Gerakan will field 60 per cent new faces to contest 45 parliamentary and state seats across the country in the coming 14th general election (GE14). Its vice-president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai said the candidates would be contesting 12 parliamentary seats and 33 state seats. According to him, the party…

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Jeffrey Tambor Quits ‘Transparent’ After Sex Assault Claims

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  LOS ANGELES – After two women on the set of Transparent accused him of sexual harassment, Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor announced Sunday he is leaving the Amazon series, the latest star felled by similar accusations. “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,”…

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Umno Youth Raps Singapore PM For ‘Belittling’ Malaysia’s Pulau Batu Puteh Claim

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  KUALA LUMPUR — Umno Youth criticised Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today for suggesting that Malaysia’s fresh bid to reclaim Pulau Batu Puteh from the republic will be used as political mileage for the upcoming 14th general election. In a statement, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said Lee’s remarks “belittled” Malaysia’s application for…

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Carey Island Port Project To Go On As Planned

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  BENTONG – The Malaysian government will develop the Carey Island port as planned, contrary to reports that the project has been put on hold, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said. Mr Liow said the mega port project was vital as it would add another 30 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in container throughput.…

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World Now Less Peaceful – Sultan Nazrin

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  IPOH – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said that the world is now less peaceful compared to 10 years ago, according to the 2017 Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Sultan Nazrin noted that there had been a 247 per cent increase in the number of deaths caused…

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Pakatan Registration Delay Due To Issues Involving DAP, PPBM – Mahathir

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  PUTRAJAYA – The registration of Pakatan Harapan (PH) under the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has hit a snag due to issues involving both DAP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), said its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, today. Following a brief meeting with the Home Ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim, today, to inquire…

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Only 7 Per Cent Take Up TVET After Form Three

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Only seven per cent of students across the country take up Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) after their Form Three. Deputy Education Minister, Datuk P. Kamalanathan said various efforts had been implemented to increase the entry of students into TVET institutions and vocational colleges, besides giving them exposure on…

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PAS-UMNO Collaboration Will Promote Ummah Unity

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  KUALA LUMPUR – If UMNO and PAS were to forge a cooperation, this will promote unity among the ummah, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said unity among Muslim political leaders was crucial in ensuring the continuity of Islam and for the successful implementation of related policies in the…

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Figueroa Comes Out Of Retirement To Rejoin JDT

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Reigning Super League champions, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) continued to made an early preparation for the 2018 Malaysian League by announcing the inclusion of former Argentina international, Luciano Figueroa back into their main team. JDT sporting director, Martin Prest said the decision made by the 36-year to come out of retirement…

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Kedah Has ‘No Licence’ To Play In AFC Cup Next Season – FAM

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Kedah will not be playing in the AFC Cup competition next year despite having won the FA Cup after the Kedah Football Association (KFA) had failed to meet the criteria set by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and submit the relevant documents within the stipulated time. Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)…

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7 Out Of 10 Malaysian Children Worry A Lot About Bullying – UNICEF

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Almost seven out of ten children in Malaysia worry a lot about bullying, according to a new global survey issued by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with World Children’s Day today. This is compared to only three out of 10 in Japan or close to four in 10…

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Hong Kong Football Fans Take A Stand As Chinese Anthem Law Looms

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  HONG KONG – Dressed in red and armed with flags, fans of Hong Kong’s national football team politely applauded the Lebanese anthem while they waited to seize their moment. As the Chinese national anthem “March of the Volunteers” boomed from the loudspeakers at Hong Kong Stadium, fans erupted into full-throated boos, some waving flags,…

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Femina Miss India Manushi Chhillar Crowned As Miss World

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  SANYA – It was a proud moment for India as Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 among 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China, on Saturday. Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico, was crowned first runner-up and Stephanie Hill, Miss England, second runner-up. Manushi, a…

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Johor’s Malays Tilt Towards Conservative Islam – Singapore Survey

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  SINGAPORE – A survey commissioned by a Singaporean think tank has found that most Malays in Johor are becoming more conservative in their views, such as preferring Muslims for their leaders and growing support for hudud, the Straits Times reports. The survey by Singapore’s ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute examined the role of Islam and its…

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Fashion Giant Azzedine Alaia Dies At 77

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  PARIS – French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France’s fashion federation said Saturday. Alaia, who rose to fame in the 1980s, refused to march to the beat of international fashion weeks, releasing his collections in his own time…

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JDT Secures Services Of Two Young Calibre Players

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Reigning Super League champion, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has made an early preparation in their bid to chase for more glory in the Malaysian League, next season by snapping up the services of two young players – Adam Nor Azlin of Selangor and Mohamed Syamer Kutty Abba of Penang. JDT sporting…

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Two Unidentified Bodies Found In Pulau Kapas Waters

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  KUALA TERENGGANU – Two unidentified bodies were found by fishermen separately in Pulau Kapas waters here today. The fishermen found the first body clad only in a sports outfit at 4.6 nautical miles from Pulau Kapas and later contacted the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Operational Centre to inform about the discovery. Director of…

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MIC Branch, Division Heads Must Support BN Candidates In GE

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  SHAH ALAM – MIC wants all its division and branch heads in Selangor to give their full support to Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates who are selected to stand in the coming general election. MIC vice-president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran (pic) said he wanted all division leaders in Selangor to accept the candidates selected by…

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Pan Borneo Highway, Catalyst For New Leap In Sabah & Sarawak

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he believed the Pan Borneo Highway project would be the catalyst for a new leap to the demography and socio-economy of Sabah and Sarawak encompassing a higher quality of life, the development of a new economic corridor and the opening of new opportunities for the…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Kedah 930

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ALOR SETAR – The number of flood evacuees in several areas in Kedah rose to 930 as at 8 am today compared to 718 last night. Kubang Pasu Civil Defence Force officer Capt (PA) Kamalruzamal Kasa said all the 930 people from 250 families were being housed at six evacuation centres in the Kubang Pasu…

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