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‘Pocket Rocketman’ All For Malaysis’s Plan To Host World Championship

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NILAI – World keirin champion, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang fully supports the country’s intention to host one of the World Cup series for the 2019-2020 International Cycling Union (UCI) calendar at the National Velodrome here. Mohd Azizulhasni, better known as the ‘Pocket Rocketman’ said organising the event would become a new benchmark for the track cycling…

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Malaysia’s Economic Policies Recognised Internationally

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s economic policies continue to be recognised internationally with the latest praise coming from the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “Recently, @WTO praised our successful diversification and economic reforms which had contributed to continued growth despite external challenges,” he tweeted. On top of this, BMI…

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Noh Raps Azmin For Allegedly Washing Hands Of Ijok Land Issues

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KUALA SELANGOR – Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government today rapped Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali for allegedly washing his hands of the compensation and land issues raised by Ijok settlers. He said Mohamed Azmin seemed to have washed his hands and left it to the developers to negotiate the…

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Chronology Of Drowning Cases Since 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The country was shocked by the drowning tragedies which have claimed many lives in the past few days with the latest case involving five anglers who were swept away by strong currents in Sungai Gasi near Sungai Buloh Camp near here yesterday. The fifth and final drowning victim was found by the…

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Kelantan Folks Clearly Want BN To Rule The State

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KOTA BHARU – The people of Kelantan clearly wants Barisan Nasional (BN) to rule the state and bring about improvements, said Chairman of Kelantan UMNO Liaison body Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the people now realised that the PAS-led Kelantan government had not been able to improve the state as it had hoped. “They…

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36 Gang Members Charged In Ipoh

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IPOH – Thirty-six members of a secret society known as ‘Geng 04’ were charged in the Sessions Court here today with becoming members of an organised criminal group. However, no plea was recorded from them after the charge, read out in Malay and Tamil, was read out before judge Murtazadi Amran. All of them, who…

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KPKT Approves RM11 Million Through TP1M For Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has approved an allocation of RM11 million through the 1Malaysia Maintenance Fund (TP1M) for upgrading and beautification of 17 medium-low and low cost flat housing in Terengganu since 2014 until last year. Its deputy minister, Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique said the allocation…

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Butcher Fined For Threatening To Kill Sister

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KUALA LUMPUR — A butcher was fined RM3,000 , in default five months’ jail, by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today for threatening to kill his sister after the woman told off against entering her daughter’s room. Magistrate’s Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali handed down the sentence on Mohd Rizal Shahsudz Zaman, 37, after he pleaded…

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VMY2020 Is Mission To Spur National Tourism Industry

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PUTRAJAYA – The Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is a national mission that will become a catalyst and a major driver of the country’s tourism industry, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. He said VMY2020, themed ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’, is also a key agenda in achieving targets under the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan…

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Fatehah Fails To Ride Her Way To Podium

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NILAI – National track cyclist, Fatehah Mustapa failed to finish on the podium after finishing sixth in the women’s keirin final at the Asian Track Cycling Championship (ATC) 2018 today. The 29-year-old rider started well at the start of the race, which took place at the National Velodrome here, but failed to overtake the front…

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Mahathir Not Sure PH Can Realise All Promises

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hinted that he was “uncertain” at the ability of Pakatan Harapan to implement all its general election manifestos. “We have made 60 promises and we hope we will be able to implement them even though they may not be like what are expected by the people,” he…

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Felda Managers Must Be Aggressive In Responding To Allegations

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BANGI – Felda scheme managers must be more aggressive and creative when responding to allegations and negative perceptions raised by certain quarters to create a negative impact on the agency, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Razali Ibrahim. He said with changes in the political landscape, groups closest to the settlers…

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Drowning Cases: DPM Instructs NIOSH To Prepare Cabinet Paper

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has instructed the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to prepare a Cabinet paper to curb drowning incidents. The Deputy Prime Minister said the paper would then be tabled by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot to the Cabinet meeting to discuss the…

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Graphic Designer Gets Jail, Fined RM30,000 For Impproper Use Of Network Facilities

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IPOH – A graphic designer was sentenced to a month’s jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country’s leader on his Facebook account two years ago. Judge Norashima Khalid handed down the sentence on Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin, 40, after finding that the defence…

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Drowning: Fourth Body Found

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KUALA LUMPUR – Another body was found at 3.45 pm today in the search operations for the missing persons who were feared drowned while fishing in a river near the Sungai Buloh Camp, near here yesterday. According to the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, the body of Jeleha Hashim, 48, was found 18km from…

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Bodies Of Two Youths Who Drowned At Waterfall Found

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KUANTAN – The bodies of two youths who were feared drowned during a picnic at a waterfall at Air Terjun Berkelah here yesterday were found at 8 am today. A senior officer with the Kuantan Fire and Rescue Department diving squad, Alif Hafizul Mohammad said the bodies of Muhammad Shahfaris Shahri and Azfan Muhammad, both…

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Husband Recalls Incident When Wife Was Swept Off By Strong Current

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KUALA LUMPUR – A victim who escaped from being drowned in the incident when anglers were swept off by the current in a river near the Sungai Buloh Camp today recalled the anxious moment when his wife slipped from his grip and was carried off by strong current which appeared in a flash. “I managed…

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Witness Claims Three Loud Explosions Before Fire Razes Homes

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PORT KLANG – One of the victims of a fire incident that destroyed 14 houses in the Bagan Hailam fishing village here, claimed to have heard three loud explosions before the flames started to engulf the houses. Loo Tien Seong, 55, said when he was with his four family members at home watching television when…

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Nur Azlia Makes Clean Sweep At ATC 2018

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NILAI – National paralympic women’s track cycling athlete, Nur Azlia Syafinaz Mohd Zais is in a league of her own after she made a clean sweep of gold medals in all events she participated with her pilot, Noraidilina Adilla J. Sam, at the Asian Track Cycling Championship (ATC) 2018. Nur Azlia maintained her winning streak…

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Big Floods Do Not Faze This Teacher

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TATAU – More than a week ago, this woman teacher was forced to face the worst flood situation since she was posted to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Muput on the banks of Sungai Anap in Tatau District here. Ina Rosyaida Yahya, 27, along with other members of the school, had to flee for their lives…

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Bank Rakyat Cancels LOI Issued To Microlink

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat) has cancelled a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) issued to Microlink Solutions Bhd to improve its core banking system. The cancellation was due to a change in project requirements and specifications, the information technology solutions provider said in an announcement to Bursa Malaysia today. Bank…

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Maid Abuse Case: Remand Extended For Elderly Woman

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – The remand on an elederly woman who was detained in the probe into the death of an Indonesian maid who was allegedly abused by her employers on Feb 11, has been extended by seven days beginning today. The extension of the remand order was issued by Bukit Mertajam Magistrate Court’s Registrar Nor…

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DPM Orders Random Identity Card Scan At Sabah Airports

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KOTA KINABALU – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has ordered the immigration department director-general to station officers at airports in Sabah to conduct random card scans to prevent any quarters flying to peninsular Malaysia using fake cards. The Deputy Prime Minister said through such an action, the authorities would be able to know or…

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MIC Hopes No Changes To Candidates List

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KUALA LUMPUR – MIC hopes there will be no changes to the finalised candidates list for the upcoming general election that was submitted to Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak two weeks ago. Its president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said the list comprised 60 per cent of new…

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Liow Unfazed Over Facing Kit Siang In Bentong

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BENTONG – MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai is ready to face DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang if it is true that the Gelang Patah MP intends to contest in Bentong. Liow said as a people’s representative who had done good work in the constituency since 1999, he was confident of the continued support…

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PM Najib Visits MAIWP’s Cataract Surgery Centre

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today said an additional allocation of RM3 million would be provided to improve the facilities at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP)-Hospital Selayang Cataract Surgery Centre here in a bid to help the people, especially the underprivileged members of the community. The prime minister said the…

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Malaysia To Continue Domination Of World Rubber Gloves Market

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KUALA LUMPUR – Given the strong export performance in 2017, Malaysia is expected to continue dominating the world market for rubber gloves, especially medical gloves, for use in the healthcare sector. Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the industry is confident of achieving the target of securing at least…

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DBKL Extends Traffic Compound Discount To June 30

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KUALA LUMPUR – Traffic offenders in the capital city who have yet to settle their outstanding compounds issued by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), have up to June 30 to do so at discounted rates. Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the extension was to give the people a chance to…

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Couple Dies In Four-Vehicle Accident In Kota Tinggi

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KOTA TINGGI – A husband and wife died in a traffic accident involving four vehicles at Kilometer 36, Jalan Johor Bahru-Mersing near the road entering Taman Daiman Jaya, near here yesterday afternoon. Edil Azhar Abdul Rahman @ Mohamed, 39, and his wife, Noraziah Mohamad Ali, 36, were in a Perodua Kancil car and were believed…

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