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The Truth Behind Khazanah Nasional’s Financials

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KUALA LUMPUR – With net assets worth well over RM100 billion, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, is in the best position to outdo most other corporate entities on the media front if it wants to. But instead, it chooses to go about its work quietly and shows humility by not shouting out its…

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Maju Holdings’ Dedak Game

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I read with laughter about  Maju Holdings’ Tan Sri Abu Sahid’s eagerness to buy all of PLUS Malaysia Bhd. Here’s another rich man trying to buy a national asset. Not that it hasn’t been attempted before. A quick Google search revealed that another individual (Halim Saad) has tried to buy the highway operator before, but…

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After Viral ‘Faulty Pump’ Video, Petronas Says Only Isolated Case

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KUALA LUMPUR — Petronas has denied that a faulty fuel pump dispensed less petrol than paid for as alleged on social media, saying that problem was instead with the rate of dispensing. The oil company said the problematic pump at the Petronas station at the southbound Simpang Pulai rest area at the North-South Expressway has…

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Zahid In Cox’s Bazar To Assess Refugees’ Condition

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here today to visit the Rohingya refugee camp. Accompanied by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot, he arrived at the Cox’s Bazar Airport at 9.10 am local time (11.10 Malaysian time). Ahmad Zahid will visit the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, about…

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72 Dead, 30 Missing In Floods, Landslides

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HANOI – Landslides and floods triggered by downpour last week in Vietnam’s northern and central regions have killed 72, left 30 missing and injured 33 others, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control as saying on Monday. The victims included 23 people in northern Hoa Binh province,…

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Businesswomen Claims Trial To Fraud

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KANGAR – A 42-year-old businesswoman claimed trial in the Magistrate’s Court here today to a charge of cheating an individual involving the sale of a RM30,000 ‘bungalow’, two years ago. Siti Nurbaiyah Yahya or ‘Anggun’, who was one of the individuals detained recently to facilitate investigations related to DBI Properties (DBI) and Juta Kelulut Global…

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Show Us The Money, Maju Holdings!

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I guess this would be the first time for me to agree with Perkasa. Last week, it was reported that the Malay rights pressure group has urged the government to snub the offer by Maju Holdings to buy the country’s largest highway operator, PLUS. PLUS Malaysia Bhd is owned by UEM Group Bhd, a subsidiary…

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6 Suspects Expelled From School Several Years Ago

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KUALA LUMPUR – Seven suspects who were involved in the fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz attended school at one time, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. Mahdzir said the suspects aged 11-18 year-old were reportedly expelled from school due to disciplinary problems. “The suspects did not attend school for a large number of…

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Six, Including 4 Students Nabbed For Drug Trafficking

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KUALA LUMPUR – Four students from private higher education institutions were among six people detained for suspected involvement in drug trafficking at a house in Section 3, Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang last Monday. Kajang police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusof said the suspects, aged between 21 and 26, were picked up at 11.45pm. “Upon…

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‘If Guilty, They Should Get Death Penalty’

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KUALA LUMPUR – “If the seven suspects are indeed guilty, they should be sentenced to death.” Those were the words of 38-year old Ermayani Normatias, who had expressed her anguish over the fate of her son Indrakurniawan Mohd Amirul, who is fighting for his life at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital burn care intensive care unit…

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Not Clowning Around, ‘It’ Again Dominates Box Office

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LOS ANGELES – Record-setting horror film It continued its winning ways over the weekend, accounting for nearly three times the combined ticket sales of the next two films in North American theatres, industry websites reported Sunday. The Warner Bros. film, based on a Stephen King novel and starring Bill Skarsgard as a creepy clown who…

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It’s Rubbish, That’s Not Their (BNM’s) Role – Tun Daim

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PUTRAJAYA – Former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) investigating Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) foreign exchange (forex) losses in the 1980s and 1990s that he had never spoken to then-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad about the central bank’s forex dealings. Appearing as the 23rd witness in the proceedings…

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3 Russian Women Arrested For Offering Sex Via WeChat

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KOTA KINABALU – Three Russian women were arrested for offering sex services to locals via the WeChat application, and abusing their social visit passes. Police, who uncovered the prostitution activity following a tip-off, had been monitoring the women’s movements over the past few days. A police team raided a hotel room at Plaza Wawasan here…

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DBKL Pulls The Plug On Beer Festival

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PETALING JAYA – The Better Beer Festival, which has been held five years in a row, has been officially cancelled this year. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) confirmed it has rejected the organisers’ application to hold the event, which would have been Malaysia’s largest craft beer festival. In a statement on Monday, DBKL corporate communications…

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‘I was Not Informed Of BNM’s Forex Trading’ – Tun Daim

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PUTRAJAYA – Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin today said he was not informed and was not aware of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s massive foreign exchange (forex) losses of the 1990s. In his written statement and later cross examined by Conducting Officer, Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim; Daim insisted that BNM was given the full mandate to…

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‘No, I Won’t Forgive Them’ – Mother

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SEREMBAN – The mother of Muhammad Fahmie Abdullah, 11, one of the 23 victims died in the fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school said, an apology from the suspects, believed to be involved behind the tragic incident means nothing as it won’t bring her son back. “I won’t forgive what they did to the…

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Opposition Did Not Fight For Malay Agenda – Mat Taib

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib said he returned to Umno because the opposition did not fight for the Malay agenda. The former Umno vice-president said the position made him feel that the struggle of the opposition especially PKR in the past five years had been in futile. “After…

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Malaysia’s Foreign Policy A Catalyst To Economic Growth

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s open foreign policy towards other countries has spurred investment and trade opportunities to become a catalyst to its economic growth, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. The Prime Minister said Malaysia has benefited from investment and trade worth tens of billions of ringgit with several countries, including the US. Hence, he…

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MPs Call For Probe Into State Media Agency

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CAPE TOWN – Members of Parliament have proposed either a forensic investigation or a Parliamentary ad hoc committee be set to carry out an enquiry into the on-going shenanigans at South Africa’s Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo had confirmed during a briefing in Parliament here Thursday that the agency is…

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Perak, Quangxi To Have Office In Either Capital

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NANNING (China) – Malaysia’s state of Perak and the Guangxi province in southern China have agreed to open offices in each other’s capital as a commitment to strengthen their cooperation forged in 2000. The agreement provides for Perak, through the Ipoh City Council (MBI), to open an office here while the Nanning authorities would open…

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18,000 Haitian Farmers Lose Crops To Hurricane Irma

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PORT-AU-PRINCE – While Haiti was spared the eye of Hurricane Irma, heavy rain and winds swept away fields blooming with rice and plantains along coastal areas, leaving thousands of Haitian farmers in dire straits. The agricultural ministry said that the subsistence food crops of roughly 18,000 family farms, all located in the Caribbean island’s northern…

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President Lungu Expected In South Africa On Saturday

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LUSAKA – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will attend Saturday’s South African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika summit to discuss the security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho to be hosted in Pretoria by South African President Jacob Zuma, the current Chair of the 15-nation sub-regional bloc Zambian Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba, who confirmed this at…

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Ghana To Launch Plan To Enhance Food Production

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GENEVA – The government of Ghana will launch a plan in November to enhance food production in the country, says Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. The plan will focus on the use of scientific skills and knowledge approaches, provision of fertilizer to farmers and requisite storage and irrigation facilities to ensure high productivity, he told the…

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Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Targeted In Corruption Probe

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BRASILIA – Brazilian federal police have raided the home of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi after corruption allegations were launched against the official by former state Governor Mato Grosso Silval Barbosa. As part of the large scale investigation known as Operation Car Wash, Federal Supreme Court Minister Luiz Fux issued the order for a search and…

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For Immediate Release

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On EPF & Malaysia Airlines (MAS) 1. I view with incredulity that scores of Pakatan leaders appear to be shocked that Prime Minister Najib had highlighted that Malaysia has also contributed to trade and investment flows to the USA. 2. It is as if these Pakatan leaders have not been reading the news for the…

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Criticisms Of YAB PM’s Visit To The United States

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I am perplexed and bemused at the lack of understanding of international relations as recently displayed by certain quarters in their unfounded allegations regarding Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak’s visit to the United States. As Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, I feel compelled to address some of the statements made by…

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UPNM Cadet Murder Case Transferred To High Court

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KUALA LUMPUR – The case involving six Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) students who are accused of murdering their fellow Navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain and other related charges has been transferred to the High Court. Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin ordered the case to be transferred to the High Court on the application of…

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Ectinct Species Of Turtle Is Making A Comeback In Galapagos Islands

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QUITO – A species of turtle, extinct for more than 150 years in the Galapagos Islands, is being resurrected thanks to a new program. The joint project is being run by the Galapagos National Park Management (DPNG) and the US non-governmental organization Galapagos Conservancy. The journal, Scientific Reports, says a remote volcano in the Islands…

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Mother Visited Son, Just One Day Before The Tragedy

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KUALA LUMPUR – “Mom, sometimes I perform Solat Hajat (special prayer) for you and dad, for good health,” Amiel Asyraf Abdul Rashid had told his mother Norhayati Khalid. “He always says that to me,” recalled Norhayati, when met at Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary today. Her son was one of the 23 victims of a pre-dawn…

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