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About 20,000 People Thronged Sabah Aidilfitri Open House

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KOTA KINABALU – About 20,000 people thronged the Sabah Cabinet ministers’ Aidifitri open house here today. The open house from 10 am to 1 pm served a variety of interesting dishes, including satay, ketupat, lemang and rendang, which was held at the compound of the Menara Tun Mustapha (Yayasan Sabah), Likas near here. Sabah Chief…

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Will Gabungan Parti Sarawak Succeed?

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KUCHING – Getting out of despised Barisan National (BN) was not difficult but will it be easy to market and sell Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to the people of Sarawak? And can Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Parry (PDP) that created GPS get…

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Mohamad Sabu Adapts To Role In Mindef

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KUALA LUMPUR – “Challenging, being challenged and for me it is one of the most crucial places in a government”. That was the reaction of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu when asked about his feelings when he first served the ministry. Mohamad or better known as Mat Sabu, however, said that after more than three weeks,…

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Eight BN Reps Sworn In As Perlis Executive Councillors

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ARAU – Eight Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblymen took their oath of office as Perlis state executive councillors today in what is seen as an end to the political crisis that had erupted over the choice of menteri besar. Only one assemblyman, Datuk Ismail Kassim of Tambun Tulang, did not attend the swearing-in before the…

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Pahang Young Players Surprise JDT – Dollah

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KUANTAN – Pahang coach Dollah Salleh was satisfied with the performance of his squad despite playing without six regular players in their Super League encounter with Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in Darul Makmur Stadium, here, last night. “Despite fielding six young players, we were still able to pressure JDT especially in the second half. “The…

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Neutral Impact On Industry Players If ECRL Cancelled

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KUALA LUMPUR – Neutral impact is expected on ports and last-mile delivery players if the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) is cancelled or delayed, according to analysts. This is due to the complexity of costs of intermodal logistics to be borne by companies in having to use other transportation such as trucks to transport cargo…

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Traffic Crawling Along Some Major Highways

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KUALA LUMPUR – Traffic flow along some major highways is at a crawl as more people begin their journey home for Aidilfitri that starts on Friday. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman told Bernama that traffic as at 1pm on both directions of the North-South Expressway was slow but under control. He said the congestion affected…

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Revision Of Passenger Services Charges Is Good News

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KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has hailed Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook’s call for a review of the passengers service charge (PSC) to reflect the respective airport facilities. On his latest post on Twitter, Fernandes said that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport…

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Create A Logo For National Day, Malaysia Day 2018

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PUTRAJAYA – The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is inviting the public to create a logo that can be used for this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations. It said in a statement that they could send the logo, created on the theme of ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku’ (Love My Malaysia), to the Merdeka 360 Facebook account…

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Online Shopping Consumption Soars During Ramadan

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KUALA LUMPUR – The online shopping consumption increased greatly during the fasting month, especially during the early hours of the morning for sahur. This was evident as iPrice Group, a price aggregator platform for hundreds of online merchants in Indonesia and Malaysia, experienced double-digit growth in online sessions. Its analysis suggested that online traffic at…

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Datuk Mohamed Husein Appointed New Mains Chairman

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SEREMBAN – Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun today announced the appointment of Datuk Mohamed Husein as the new chairman for the Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council (MAINS), replacing former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. Aminuddin also announced the appointment of Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Sheikh Kadir as MAINS deputy chairman. He said their…

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FAM Polls: Annuar Taking On Hamidin For Presidency

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MELAKA — FA of Malaysia secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin will be challenged by former Kelantan Football Association president Tan Sri Annuar Musa for the presidency at FAM’s polls. FAM acting president Datuk Mohd Yusoff Mahadi today confirmed that Annuar’s nomination papers were handed in this morning. “So now there are two candidates following National…

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Southern Tigers Edge Elephants 2-1 In Kuantan

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KUANTAN – Defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) edged Pahang 2-1 in their Super League match at the Darul Makmur Stadium here tonight. The result saw them further strengthening their grip at the top of the league with a difference of 11 points against nearest rivals Perak. The Southern Tigers opened scoring in the 6th…

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RM400 Aidilfitri Aid For KAFA Teachers, Mosque Officials

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BUTTERWORTH – The government today an Aidilfitri aid of RM400 for religious and Fardu Ain (KAFA) teachers and mosque officials, comprising the imam, muezzin (bilal) and caretaker (siak) nationwide. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the aid was approved today. “On the order of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I today approved a contribution…

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UMNO Polls: Azalina Going Fot MT Seat

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said today announced that she is offering herself for a Supreme Council (MT) seat in UMNO’s polls on June 30. In a statement uploaded on her Facebook account, the former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that she would “be the voice of the grassroots”.…

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19 Sabah Assemblymen Sworn In Today

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KOTA KINABALU – Nineteen of the 21 Sabah assemblymen who were absent at the special sitting of the State Legislative Assembly yesterday, were sworn in before Speaker Datuk Syed Abbas Syed Ali, today. The assemblymen involved were nine from UMNO; six (Parti Bersatu Sabah); two (Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku); and one each from Parti Bersatu…

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AGC Receives 1MDB Investigation Papers From MACC

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PUTRAJAYA – The Attorney-General Chambers has received the investigation papers relating to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas. Thomas, in a statement, said the AGC would require time to review the papers ‘but appreciate the urgency and sensitivity of its task’. “In order to effectively discharge…

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50 Per Cent Highway Toll Discount On June 13, 14

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 50 per cent discount on toll charges on major highways in view of Aidilfitri, as announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently, will take effect from 12.01 am on June 13 up to 11.59 pm on June 14. Concessionaire Kumpulan Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak) said today the…

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Affordable Housing Council Operational In August

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PUTRAJAYA – All affordable housing agencies will be placed under the proposed Affordable Housing Council to coordinate housing development especially the People’s Housing Project (PPR). Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the Cabinet paper on the proposed establishment of the council was being prepared and would be submitted to the government early next…

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Bersatu Invites GPS To Cooperate With PH

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bersatu has welcomed the formation of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and invited the coalition to work with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government. GPS was formed following the decision by four Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties – Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and…

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No Pressing Need For Snap State Election

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KUBANG PASU – Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir today said that there was no urgent need to hold a state election as the issue of the appointment of the State Assembly Speaker would be resolved in the best way possible. He said so far the process to resolve the issue between…

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Contract Civil Servants’ Lot Better If BN Won GE14

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PEKAN – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said contract civil servants including Quran and Fardu Ain (personal obligatory knowledge) (KAFA) teachers would enjoy a better fate had the Barisan Nasional (BN) remained as the government. According to the former prime minister, the BN government did not let go any of the 17,000 contracted civil servants.…

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Trump Says He Will Stop ‘War Games’ With S.Korea

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SINGAPORE – US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will stop “provocative and expensive” war games with South Korea in a surprise reference to the joint military exercises Pyongyang has criticised as a rehearsal of invasion. Trump made the remarks during a press conference that followed his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim…

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Perak Rep Lodges Report On Possible Crime

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IPOH – A Perak state assemblyman has lodged a police report against Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali for allegedly not carrying out his duties when he was the Attorney General. “He did not appropriately execute his responsibilities in his capacity as the Attorney General, in the investigation involving SRC International and the RM2.6bil donation,” said…

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US-North Korea Summit Will Help Lessen Tension

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TOKYO – Malaysia feels that Tuesday’s summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States will help lessen tension in this part of the world, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Malaysian prime minister said it would also contribute towards improving relations between the countries of East Asia such as Japan, China as…

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Traders Fighting With MPK Officers Did Not Have Licence

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KLANG – The two traders who were involved in a fight with a group of enforcement officers from the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) at a bazaar in Jalan Taiping here last Saturday had carried out their business without obtaining business licence from the local authority. MPK president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin said the two men…

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Musa Not In Position To Order Sabah AG To Intervene

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said Tan Sri Musa Aman was not in a position to direct the state’s Attorney-General to intervene in the Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas)’ legal application on right to country’s petroleum resources. He said Musa, who is also Sungai Sibuga assemblyman was no longer the…

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Malaysia Eyes Reducing Loans From China

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TOKYO – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia will remain friendly with China but it would not want to be indebted to that country. The prime minister pointed out that the previous government had borrowed large sums of money for big projects, and the only country willing to lend such big amounts was China.…

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US F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes Into Sea Off Okinawa

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TOKYO – A US F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Okinawa, Japan’s southern most prefecture on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. The pilot was rescued by a helicopter of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF), according to government sources. The crash of the F-15 jet, which belonged to Kadena Air Base, occurred at 6.40…

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