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HBO Preparing Julia Roberts’ First TV Series

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TODAY Will Be Different has been picked up by HBO, which as a result will be broadcasting the TV series debut of film star Julia Roberts. Adapted from the Maria Semple novel, limited series Today Will Be Different centres upon Eleanor Flood, an ambitious woman determined to take control of her life over the course…

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Death Toll Rises To Six In London Attacks, Three Suspects Shot Dead

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LONDON – At least six people were killed by attackers near London Bridge on Saturday, police said. Police said three attackers drove a vehicle into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market. “Armed response officers then responded very quickly and bravely and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and…

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With Geely, Proton Can Achieve Economies Of Scale

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KUALA LUMPUR – The economies of scale factor which has eluded national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd for a long time, can be achieved via its newly-signed strategic partnership agreement with China’s Geely, a research institute director said today. Dr Irwan Shah Zainal Abidin, Director of the Asian Institute of Banking and Finance at Universiti Utara…

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5,000 People To Benefit Through Imarah Ramadan 1438 Programme

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SIK – About 5,000 local and foreign needy Muslims are expected to benefit from the Imarah Ramadan 1438/2017 Humanitarian programme jointly organised by the Islamic Aid Malaysia (IAM) and Radio Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM.fm), this year. IAM president Zawahir Abdullah said through the programme, being organised for the sixth year, aid would be distributed…

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Kota Kinabalu MMEA Seize Fishing Boat Off Pulau Sepanggar 

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KOTA KINABALU – The Kota Kinabalu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized a local fishing boat suspected to be involved in fish bombing activities in the waters off Pulau Sepanggar yesterday. Kota Kinabalu Maritime director First Admiral Adam Aziz said the boat was detected at around 9.40am when it was located 0.2 nautical miles from…

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Najib Announces ‘Duit Raya’ Of RM106.81 Mln For 33,864 Smallholders

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PEKAN – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Saturday announced a windfall of RM106.81 million in ‘duit raya’ via dividends for 33,864 smallholders nationwide. Of the amount, RM38.16 million is allocated to 16,080 participants of the Cluster New Planting Scheme (RTBB), while RM68.64 million for 17.784 participants of the Commercial Replanting Scheme (TSK). Najib…

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GE14: PAS To Contest 17 Parliamentary, 40 State Seats In Johor

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JOHOR BAHRU – PAS will be contesting 17 parliamentary and 40 state seats in Johor in the 14th General Election (GE14), according to state PAS commissioner Abdullah Husin. He said that the party had identified the seats but would not reveal them for now. “The candidates are from various backgrounds including religious scholars, professionals and…

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Zahid Performs Tarawih Prayers With 500 Worshippers At Masjid Al-Wastiah

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BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi performed tarawih prayers at Masjid Al-Wastiah in Kampung Sungai Haji Muhammad last night. He arrived at 8.30 pm and was received by the committee members of the mosque and worshippers. Earlier, Ahmad Zahid performed isyak prayers with about 500 worshippers before performing tarawih…

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Embrace Principle Of ‘Wala’, PM Tells Security Forces

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KUANTAN – The security forces in the country including the police and military have been asked to embrace the principle of ‘wala’ or loyalty to the leader to ensure that the peace and progress achieved by the nation are maintained. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that in Islam, such a principle has…

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UN Security Council Agrees To Blacklist North Korea Individuals

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UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to add more individuals and entities of the North Korea to its sanction list in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to impose travel bans and asset freezes on 14…

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US President’s Decision Not To Move Embassy To Jerusalem Welcomed

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AMMAN – Jordan on Friday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s decision not to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and praised his commitment to working to reach a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the state-run Petra news agency as saying. Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs…

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Two Men Nabbed For Impersonating As Policemen

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KUALA LUMPUR – The police have detained two men for impersonating as policemen and extorting RM1,000 from two Bangladeshis at a 24-hour restaurant in Taman Cempaka, Ampang near here yesterday. Initial investigations revealed the suspects, aged 28 and 50, had claimed to be members of the force by producing so-called police authority cards to the…

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Men Who Impersonated Military Officers Not Linked To Daesh

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TAIPING – The two men who impersonated as military officers and tried to trespass into the Perdana Sungei Besi Camp here early today are not linked to the Daesh terrorist group, said Army chief Gen Datuk Seri Zulkiple Kassim. However, he said the Army was still trying to establish their motives. “So far there are…

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Proton To Lose RM1 Billion Annually If Not Restructured- PM

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SEREMBAN – National automotive company Proton is expected to lose RM1 billion annually if not restructured, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said last year, the company suffered a loss of RM500 million on the back of discouraging sales of about 72,000 units at 6,000 monthly. “The government in 2016 assisted with…

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Sivarasa, You Have Crossed The Line – Sultan Of Selangor

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SHAH ALAM – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has expressed profound disappointment in Subang MP R. Sivarasa for having given a speech at the prayer hall of An-Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang here recently. Sultan Sharafuddin said he had reminded many times that the mosque should not be a place for…

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President Trump Back Home, Angry And All Alone

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WASHINGTON – It’s not that President Trump was excited about his first foreign trip. He complained to friends beforehand it was going to be too long; he just wasn’t looking forward to it. Besides, he was “in a pretty glum mood” when he left, according to one source who speaks with the President. His homecoming,…

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Bomber Took Advantage Of Malaysian Students’ Hospitality?

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KUALA LUMPUR – The three Malaysians questioned by British police over the Manchester attack are believed to be innocent students who may have been taken advantage of by bombing suspect Salman Abedi. In a report on Wednesday, British newspaper The Times said that a raid on the home of the students, all in their 20s,…

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Ariana To Return To Manchester For Star-Studded Benefit Gig

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US pop star Ariana Grande announced Tuesday she would return to Manchester to headline a star-studded benefit concert for the victims of the deadly attack on her show last week. Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher and Take That will join her for Sunday’s concert in memory of the 22 people…

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Three Malaysian Students Detained By Manchester Police

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PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received reports that on 29 May 2017 at 5.40 pm (local time), three (3) Malaysian students were detained by the Greater Manchester Police. It is believed that the students were brought to the Longsight Police Station in Manchester, for questioning. All three (3) students were later released…

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The Star Suspends Editor-In-Chief And Executive Editor

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two top editors of The Star newspaper have been suspended following investigations into the paper’s front page on May 27. According to The Star Online, the two editors were editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh Lee Yen and executive editor Dorairaj Nadason. It said both would cease to function in their respective roles until…

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Kelantan Police Gun Down 2 Foreign Criminals, Detain 2 Others

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KOTA BHARU – Kelantan police gunned down two of four foreign criminals in a shootout at Jalan Salor Baru here, last night. State Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Mohamad Fakri Che Sulaiman said in the incident at 10pm, police intercepted the car that the suspects were in, at Wakaf Che Yeh here. The suspects then…

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Muslims Must Reject Teachings Which Lead To Destruction

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PUTRAJAYA – Muslims in Malaysia must reject all forms of extreme teachings which could lead to destruction such as animosity with each other or taking their own lives in the name of Islam, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Commenting on the suicide bombing incident in Manchester, England and clashes between Philippine security…

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Selangor Sultan Angry, Disappointed With Subang MP

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KLANG – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is angry and disappointed with Subang Member of Parliament R. Sivarasa who is alleged to have smeared the sanctity of the An Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang near here when he delivered a political talk inside the mosque last Wednesday. Selangor Islamic Religious Department…

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Travolta Donates His Qantas Plane To Australia Museum

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HOLLYWOOD star John Travolta has donated his “beloved” Boeing 707 plane to an Australian aviation museum and is aiming to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage aircraft. Made for Qantas Airways in 1964, the Saturday Night Fever heartthrob and qualified pilot acquired the jet when Australia’s national carrier retired it more than…

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The Great White Father Comes To Saudi Arabia…

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THE Great White Father came to Saudi Arabia recently to harangue some 50 Arab and African despots on the glories of Trumpism, democracy and the need to fight what the Americans call terrorism. Having covered the Middle East for many decades, I cannot think of a more bizarre or comical spectacle. Here was Saudi Arabia,…

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Swedish Satire ‘The Square’ Is Surprise Cannes Winner

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SWEDISH satire The Square, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Hollywood stars Jessica Chastain and Will Smith awarded the trophy to…

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73-Year-Old Doctor Pleads Guilty To Deceiving RTD

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BUTTERWORTH – A 73-year-old doctor today pleaded guilty to a charge of deceiving the Road Transport Department (RTD) when charged at the Sessions Court here for the offence. Dr Ding Yong Chaung was accused of trying to deceive the RTD by letting them believe he conducted a physical health examination on one Mohd Firdaues Azizan,…

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