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Govt Committed To Eradicate Human Trafficking – Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has taken note of the U.S. Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2018 issued by the US State Department and is committed to eradicate the crime. Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin said the review covered prevention, prosecution and protection conducted on 187 countries including Malaysia now placed in Tier…

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Bribing People For Support Not Pakatan Harapan Way

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LANGKAWI – The Pakatan Harapan government will offer services that can increase employment and business opportunities for the people to improve their standard of living, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. This was different from the approach of the previous government which was more inclined to give money to the people to garner…

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Najib Admits Mistakes For UMNO’s Failure In GE14

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PEKAN – Former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak admits he is partly to be blamed for the party’s failure to win the 14th General Election. Najib said he took responsibility for the party’s failures and stepped down as Umno president even though there were shortcomings at every level of the party. “It is…

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1 Dead, Four Injured In Traffic Accident At Causeway On Saturday Morning

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SINGAPORE (Straits Times) – One person died and four were injured in a traffic accident at the Causeway on Saturday (June 30). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for an ambulance at 1am from Woodlands Causeway Bridge. It dispatched three ambulances and one fire engine to scene. Paramedics pronounced one…

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CEO Of GLC On Remand For Power Abuse Released Today

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PUTRAJAYA – A chief executive officer of a government-linked company (GLC) held for investigation into alleged power abuse involving several construction projects worth RM300 million was released by the Magistrate’s Court here today. Magistrate Mohammad Abduh Md Hafidz ordered the 59-year-old man to be released on bail of RM50,000 in one surety after the Malaysian…

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3,400 From Kelantan To Perform Haj Pilgrimage This Year

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BACHOK – Some 3,400 people in Kelantan have been selected to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year, with the first batch to leave for Makkah on July 14. Tabung Haji (TH) head of strategic management and transformation, Affan Mohd Nawi , said 60 per cent of the potential pilgrims were from Kota Bharu district. “The…

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MMEA Monitors Malaysian Waters For Victims Of Boat Collision In Indonesia

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TAWAU – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is monitoring the Malaysian territorial waters to locate four more missing victims of a boat-collision which occurred in waters off Indonesia last night. Tawau maritime director Captain Romli Mustafa said the agency had referred the matter to the Indonesian Consulate in Tawau, but had yet to receive…

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UMNO Can Regain People’s Trjust With Major Changes

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KANGAR – UMNO presidential candidate Khairy Jamaluddin said he hopes that delegates throughout the country will use the party elections tomorrow as an opportunity to bring about major changes to the party, and thus win back the people’s trust in UMNO. The former UMNO Youth chief said the elections this time were important because not…

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Three Men Freed On Murder Charge

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SHAH ALAM – Three men escaped the noose today when they were acquitted and discharged on a murder charge without calling for their defence. Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha ordered their release after finding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima case against M. Paramaguru, 41, K. Alagasuveeran, 42, and R. Sathies, 33. They…

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National Service Training Programme 2.0 Postponed

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Service Training Department (JLKN) today announced that the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) Third Group Series 15/2018 has been postponed until further notice. A statement issued by the department’s Corporate Communication division, said the training was postponed as the intake of trainees for the year exceeded the target, which was…

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Gunman Angry At Maryland Newspaper Kills 5 In Targeted Attack

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun on Thursday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said. The suspect fired through a glass door, looked for victims and…

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Khairy: I Do Not Want To Be A ‘Political God’

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BUTTERWORTH – Umno presidential candidate Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) has said that he does not want to be treated as a “political god” if he wins the party’s top post. “I do not want absolute power, I want to be criticised if I do something wrong. “I have spoken to the newly-elected Umno Youth chief Datuk…

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1MDB Sacks Arul Kanda, Say Sources

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PETALING JAYA – Troubled state investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has sacked its president and chief executive officer, Arul Kanda Kandasamy (pic), effective Thursday (June 28), according to a report by The Edge. The termination letter, hand delivered to Arul Kanda on Thursday and sighted by the financial daily, had purportedly said that Arul…

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Mount Agung Volcano Eruption: Bali Airport Closed

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JAKARTA – Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport has been closed due to the volcanic ashes from Bali’s Mount Agung volcano which erupted last Thursday. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the airport closure began early Friday, after a pilot report detected volcanic ash as high as 23,000 feet following Mount Agung’s eruption. The eruption of…

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Perak Preparing Working Paper On Pulau Sembilan

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IPOH – The Perak Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee is preparing a working paper on Pulau Sembilan, which was closed to visitors since April last year, to be tabled to the state government to decide whether it would remain close or be opened to visitors again. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar…

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Ministry Will Enhance Freedom, Professionalism At RTM & Bernama

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PUTRAJAYA – The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) will take immediate steps to enhance the freedom and professionalism of government-owned entities Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), said its minister Gobind Singh Deo. “This is to ensure that the media has the freedom to carry out checks and balances against…

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Former Army Personnel’s Sacrifices Bring Peace, Prosperity

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PADANG BESAR – The sacrifices of former army personnel have allowed the country to enjoy peace and prosperity that must be appreciated continuously, said Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail. Ha said those veterans not only defended the sovereignty and security of the nation but sacrificed their ‘lives’ so that the nation…

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Items Seized From Homes Linked To Najib Evaluated By Professionals

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KUALA LUMPUR – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today brushed aside claims by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that the valuation of items seized from homes linked to him was ‘subjective and unrealistic’, saying that third-party experts were called in for the task. “The valuation of the (luxury) items…

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Curfew In Esszone Extended Until July 14

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KOTA KINABALU – The curfew in the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ends at 6 pm today is extended until June 28, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said. Ramli said those living in the area were required to be in their houses and were not allowed to…

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Indonesian Man Dies In Road Accident In Miri

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MIRI – An Indonesian factory worker was killed after his motorcycle collided with a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle at Jalan Perlis 4-1 Kuala Beram by-pass, yesterday. Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said in the 7.35 pm incident, victim Kasim Sikki, 66, died at the scene while the 25-year-old male…

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UMNO Must Be Open And More Democratic – Ku Li

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IPOH – Umno must be open and more democratic and improve all weaknesses according to the aspirations of its members and voters, said UMNO presidential candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. He said every view raised by the grassroots level especially the lower rung group needed to be scrutinised by the leader at every level so that…

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3 Deaths In Mentakab Collision: Trailer Driver Pleaded Not Guilty

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TEMERLOH – A trailer driver pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here today to driving recklessly which caused three deaths in Mentakab on Sunday. A. Kumar, 31, made the plea after the charge was read out in Tamil before Magistrate Nordiana Abd Aziz. Kumar was alleged to have committed the offence when driving the…

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Tangga Batu UMNO Division Wants Idris Haron Out

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MELAKA -Tangga Batu UMNO division committee members are appealing to the UMNO central leadership to disqualify its division head Datuk Seri Idris Haron from defending his position for allegedly using money to win support from delegates in the June 30 party polls. Tangga Batu UMNO division deputy chief Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said…

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Naked Japanese Hermit, 82, Forced To Leave Remote Island

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AN 82-year-old hermit who has lived naked on a remote Japanese island for almost 30 years has been taken from his home because of concerns that his health might be failing. Masafumi Nagasaki had lived in Sotobanari, in a chain of islands near Taiwan, since 1989 and stuck to a strict daily regimen, according to…

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Value Of Cash & Goods Seized From Najib-Linked Residences Amounted To About RM1b

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KUALA LUMPUR – The cash and items seized from the six residences linked to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak amounted to between RM900mil and RM1.1bil, say the police. Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Seri Amar Singh told a press conference that it took police from May 21 to June 25 to ascertain…

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Shot Suspect Didn’t Know He Tailgated Cops

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NIBONG TEBAL – Despite being shot in the back and head, a man in a car chase with an unmarked police car survived. Police detectives had to shoot him because he tried to ram them, said Penang police chief Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan (pic). “After the shooting, detectives found him to be stable and able…

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Drop In PTPTN Repayments

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PETALING JAYA – There has been a drop in the average monthly collection by National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) this year. PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan said the drop began in January 2018, about the same time Pakatan Harapan released its manifesto for the 14th General Election. “Last time, the average monthly loan…

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Two Army Men Die After Tree Falls On Tent

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GERIK – Two military personnel involved in operations at the Royal Belum forest died, while two others were injured after their tents were crushed yesterday by a falling tree. In the incident at about 10.30pm last night, the four men were sleeping when a huge tree fell on the tent The victims were identified as…

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Sabah UMNO Still Relevant But Needs Changes – Khairy

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KOTA KINABALU – “Sabah UMNO is still relevant, but it has to be modified and strengthened in facing the next general election,” says UMNO presidency candidate Khairy Jamaluddin. He said claims by certain quarters that UMNO in Sabah was no longer relevant was inaccurate, as several party members were still attending the delegates’ meeting held…

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‘Seized Bombs Made In Malaysia’

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BANGKOK – The Thai Army concurs with a statement by the Narathiwat police, several days ago, that 41 home-made bombs seized in the Takbai district several days ago, were produced in neighbouring Malaysia and smuggled into the country. According to the Fourth Army Region commander, Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich, the home-made bombs were meant for…

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