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New Zealand Singer, Lorde Cancels Israel Show After Pressure

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  JERUSALEM – New Zealand singer Lorde has cancelled a planned show in Israel after facing pressure from supporters of a boycott of the Jewish state over its occupation of Palestinian territory. The 21-year-old, who enjoyed phenomenal success while still a teenager, announced last week a Tel Aviv performance in June as part of a…

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Bangladesh Film Director Held In KL On Human Trafficking Charge

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Police have reportedly detained a Bangladeshi film director, Anonno Mamun (pic), and his assistant Miraz on charge of human trafficking. The Bangladeshi director was detained on Sunday evening when he came to Kuala Lumpur to organise a cultural event, ‘Cinematic Bangladeshi Nights’, Bangladeshi news portal Prothom Alo reported yesterday. According to…

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High Cost Of Living In Selangor Due To Rise In Property-Related Taxes

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The Selangor government’s move in raising property-related taxes and other costs has led to the rise in the cost of living in the state, according to political economist Isham Jalil. He said when such costs went up, it gave pressure to the business sector, in terms of the cost of doing…

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National Laureate Shahnon Ahmad Dies At 84

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  KUALA LUMPUR – National laureate Professor Emeritus Datuk Shahnon Ahmad died today of pneumonia. He was 84. Shahnon died at the KPJ Kajang Hospital at about 7.30am, according to his son, Asrulsani. Shahnon’s remains would be brought to the Surau Al-Madani in Section 3, Bandar Baru Bangi, at noon for prayers and would be…

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PBS To Feature New, Old Faces As Candidates In GE14

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  PENAMPANG – Parti Berstatu Sabah (PBS) will submit a list of new and familiar faces to contest on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket in the 14th General Election (GE14). However, PBS acting president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili did not say how many of them would be first timers. “We will try (to list)…

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MyHSR’s EIA Report Ready For Public Viewing

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  KUALA LUMPUR – MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) is ready for public viewing, starting tomorrow until Jan 25, 2018. MyHSR Corp said the report would be displayed for public viewing at various locations, including the Land Public Transport Commission headquarters, Department of…

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Barisan Nasional Goes Into High Gear For GE14

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    KUALA LUMPUR – The year 2017 has seen the country’s political landscape goes into election mode with the ruling political coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) showing a strong determination and desire to retain power in the country. Despite the emergence of new parties challenging UMNO and BN’s ability to stay ahead at the 14th…

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Military Officer’s Body Recovered From Mining Pool

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  SEREMBAN – The body of a military officer who reportedly drowned in a mining pool in Kampung Pengkalan Durian, Linggi, Port Dickson, near here, yesterday was found this morning. Port Dickson District Police acting DSP Mohd Faisal Mohd Noor said the body of Lt Col Abdul Rashid Shahdan, 54, an officer with the Joint…

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MAVCOM Highly Effective In Resolving Air Passenger Complaints

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has proven to be a highly effective and independent agency in resolving air passenger complaints quickly and fulfilling its pivotal role of safeguarding the rights of consumers in the aviation industry. Its track record shows that MAVCOM managed to resolve 99 per cent of the staggering…

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KLIA Aerotrain Service Down Due To ‘Emergency Maintenance Works’

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  PUTRAJAYA – The aerotrain service at the KL International Airport has been shut down temporarily due to emergency maintenance works, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said in a post on its official Facebook page. It said the bus service was activated immediately to address the situation, with 16 buses ferrying passengers between the main…

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Mariah Carey Back To Times Square New Year’s After Debacle

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  MARIAH Carey (pic) must have made a New Year’s resolution to ensure a better sound system. The pop diva confirmed that she will return to Times Square in New York to ring in 2018, a year after she was humiliated by technical issues at the annual televised ball-drop. “We can all agree that last…

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North Korea Slams New UN Sanctions As An ‘Act Of War’

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  SEOUL – North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest UN sanctions imposed on it over the isolated country’s widely-condemned intercontinental ballistic missile tests, describing the move as an “act of war”. “We fully reject the latest UN sanctions … as a violent breach of our republic’s sovereignty and an act of war that destroys…

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Handyman Charged With Smuggling Of Migrants

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  PASIR MAS – A handyman was charged in the Sessions Court, here, today with the smuggling of four foreign migrants on Dec 12, this year. However, no plea was recorded from the accused, Radzi Halim, 37, when the charge was read to him by the court’s senior registrar, Mas Rashid Mustafa. The accused, from…

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37 Feared Dead In Philippine Mall Blaze: Vice Mayor

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  DAVAO, Philippines – Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were “zero”, Paolo Duterte, Davao’s vice mayor, who is also…

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Man City Claim 17th Straight Win, United 13 Points Adrift

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  LONDON – Manchester City racked up a 17th consecutive Premier League victory after Sergio Aguero’s 100th and 101st Etihad Stadium goals inspired a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Aguero scored twice and set up Raheem Sterling as Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 wins and one draw in the first half of the…

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PAS To Contest 38 State, 13 Parliamentary Seats In Pahang

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  TEMERLOH – PAS has set an ambitious plan for Pahang where the party plans to contest for at least 38 state and 13 parliamentary seats in the state in the 14th General Election (GE14). Pahang PAS commissioner Rosli Abdul Jabar said the party is aiming high and hopes to win 25 state seats and…

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PM Najib Wants People To Inculcate Value Of Love

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in his Christmas and New Year message today, has called on Malaysians to inculcate the value of love among them. “Time passes by so fast, as fast as the achievements we have enjoyed throughout the year 2017,” he said in a video message posted…

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Countries That Supported And Abstained On UN Jerusalem Vote

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  SOME 128 countries, including Malaysia, defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for Washington to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour of the resolution. After the…

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UN Chief Appoints Malaysian As New Head Of Un-Habitat

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  UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as new executive director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The appointment was made following her election by the UN General Assembly. Maimunah, who succeeds Joan Clos of Spain as UN-Habitat head, is…

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Datuk Hans Isaac, Baring His Soul

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  WHEN award-winning actor, producer and director Datuk Hans Isaac announced in February that he had found the love of his life, his fans and everyone who knew him were overjoyed. The wedding was supposed to take place in July. But a month before the event, he announced that it was postponed. Finally, in October,…

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Defying Trump Threat, UN Rejects US Decision On Jerusalem

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  UNITED NATIONS, United States – Defying President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off funding, the United Nations approved by a resounding vote on Thursday a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution by 128 to nine with 35 abstentions, in what Palestinian UN…

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MIC Not An Exclusive Party For Tamils Alone

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  MELAKA – The MIC is not an exclusive party for Tamil who are Hindus only, but an inclusive party based on racial and religious diversity among its members. MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said in line with the 1Malaysia concept and united under the long-standing diversity existing in the country, the MIC…

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Najib Calls On Muslims To Join ‘Save Jerusalem’ Solidarity Rally Today

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday called on Muslims to join the ‘Save Jerusalem’ solidarity rally at Putrajaya tomorrow to protest the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Insya Allah, I will join the ‘Save Jerusalem’ solidarity rally at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya after Friday prayers tomorrow (today).…

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President Trump Threatens Aid Withdrawal Over UN Jerusalem Vote

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  WASHINGTON – The US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withdraw financial aid from countries which back a United Nations resolution rejecting the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,”…

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PM Najib’s Visit Strengthens Malaysia-Maldives Ties, Collaborations

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  MALE (Maldives), – The close bilateral ties between Malaysia and the Maldives today have been strengthened through collaborative efforts and smart partnerships in various sectors which benefit both countries. Taking advantage of the multi shared values, religion and culture, Kuala Lumpur and Male want the 49-year diplomatic relations to be further enhanced to foster…

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Philippines Announces Reason For Navy Chief Removal

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  HANOI – The Philippines military relieved its navy commander, Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado (pic)  from his position on Tuesday due to a disagreement over the building of two new warships worth US$309 million. The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported Defence Secretary of the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana as saying this to reporters on Wednesday.…

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Six Suspects Remanded Over Grisly JB Murder

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  JOHOR BARU – Six suspects have been remanded for seven days under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code at the magistrate’s court here today over the grisly murder at a petrol station. The suspects, including one woman, are between 19 and 25 years old. They were arrested between yesterday and early this morning.…

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