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Selangor KPDNKK Disposes Of RM2.5Mln Worth Of Confiscated Products

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SHAH ALAM – The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry disposed of RM2.5 million worth of confiscated products in Selangor involving 43 cases between 2012 and early this month. Its Selangor enforcement chief Azman Adam said the goods included 22,135 units of fake football jerseys, fake branded shoes, fake branded women’s handbags, motorcycle engine oil,…

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Rolls-Royce Rolls Out Phantom In Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA – The Rolls-Royce Phantom made its debut in Malaysia today with a starting price of RM2.2 million. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur Managing Director, Datuk Michael Ong, said the car had always been a sign of success and a symbol of authority in Malaysia. “With its cutting-edge innovation and refurbished interior, the Phantom…

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Four Youth Missing At Gunung Soga Found

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JOHOR BAHRU – Four teenagers from Batu Pahat, who were reported missing at the Gunung Soga Recreational Forest, near Batu Pahat, yesterday evening, were found safe today. Batu Pahat District Police chief, ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said Mohd Amir Haziq Iqramudin, Mohd Azrul Azizi Mohd Zaidi, Mohd Khairul Muttaqim Mohd and Muhamad Afif Samsudin, all…

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Malaysia Builds Hospital For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Malaysia will build a field hospital at a cost of RM3.5 million in the refugees camp housing the Rohingya ethnic community here, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The deputy prime minister said the hospital would be built within a month’s time as soon as it was approved by the…

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Ex-JPJ Deputy D-G Fined For Using Emergency Lane

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PUTRAJAYA – A Road Transport Department (JPJ) former deputy director-general (Planning and Operations) was fined the maximum RM2,000 in default four months imprisonment for driving on the emergency lane. Magistrate Muhammad Zaki Abd Kudos meted out the penalty to Datuk Yusoff Ayob, 58, after finding him guilty of committing the offence at the Lingkaran Putrajaya…

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Malaysia, Qatar Sign Four MoU

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia and Qatar today signed four Memorandum of Understanding in the field of legal and judicial cooperation, training of diplomats, and higher education. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani in conjunction with his two-day state visit to Malaysia.…

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Housing Ministry To Build PPR For Former Estate Workers

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TANJONG KARANG – The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry is planning to build a People’s Housing Project (PPR) to alleviate problems faced by some 300 former workers of two estates here. Its minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said a plantation company in Bestari Jaya has agreed to provide 5.2 hectares of land to…

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FT BN Targets Four More Parliamentary Seats

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Federal Territories Barisan Nasional (BN) targets to win four more parliamentary seats at the 14th general election, says it chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said this would make the total number of parliamentary seats BN wanted to win at eight of the 13 parliamentary seats in the Federal…

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Puteri UMNO Members Told To Register As Voters

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SEREMBAN — Puteri UMNO leader Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin today said there are 50,548 members of the movement who have yet to register as voters and advised them to do so before the coming general election. She said some of them had not registered because they had yet to reach the age of 21 to…

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MACC Summons ‘Datuk’ Over Misappropriatoon Case In Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today summoned a businessman with the title of ‘Datuk’ to help in the investigation on the misappropriation of rural development funds in the state. According to sources, the businessman was said to have at least seven companies under his control, including his own, which obtained contracts…

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Some Quarters Trying To Destabilise Country

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PARIT – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today said that there are certain quarters who were always looking for ways to destabilise the country. He said this was proven through the arrest of several individuals suspected of being involved in terrorist activities or groups. “Recently, I read a statement by…

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Gerakan Will Be A Formidable Force In GE14

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SANDAKAN – Gerakan will be a formidable force in the 14th General Election (GE14), said its president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. He said the party had “licked its wounds” of GE13 and was now raring to face GE14. “The leadership and grassroots (Gerakan) are one solid team now and will do their part to…

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Five-Day Remand Extension For Shafie Apdal’s Brother

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KOTA KINABALU – The remand on the younger brother of former Rural and Regional Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been extended for another five days from today to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of rural development funds estimated at RM1.5 billion. Magistrate Afiq Agoes made the decision after hearing an application by…

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50% Of Tahfiz Centres In Malaysia Are Not Fire-Safety

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KUANTAN – Fifty per cent of the 956 tahfiz (Islamic religious) centres inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) throughout the country since last month are found not safe, said its director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim today. He said the premises occupied by the centres concerned had to be improved, including installed with…

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Man Stabbed To Death By Jealous Wife

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MUAR — Police have detained a 17-year-old woman woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death out of jealousy when he failed to come home for two days in Taman Pertama Indah, Sungai Abong, here yesterday. Muar district police chief ACP Zaharudin Rasip said Mohd Firdaus Md Salehuddin, 28, died in the 2 pm incident…

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Low Attendance At Rally Shows People Fed Up Of Opposition

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PADANG TERAP – The low attendance at the Opposition rally in Petaling Jaya yesterday proves that the people are fed up with their propaganda. The rally at Padang Timur which began at 4pm had targeted some 100,000 people but only 25,000 people attended the rally, as announced by the organisers. “The people are fed up…

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Puspanita Donates RM268,000 To HSA

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JOHOR BAHRU – Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) today received donation of RM268,000 from the National Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants (Puspanita) under its “Ziarah Kebajikan Puspanita” programme. The donation comprises medical and non-medical equipment for the intensive are unit (ICU), Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit,…

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Rohingya Imam Witnessed Wife, Daughter Killed By Soldiers

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Witnessing his wife and daughter die at the hands of the Myanmar military was a traumatic experience for Muhammad Sidiq, the imam of a mosque in Mondu Village, in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The tragedy forced the 78-year-old imam to flee to Bangladesh and become among the many ethnic Rohingya refugees who…

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Complementing Each Other Formula For Twins’ Success

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SERI ISKANDAR – Complementing each other since childhood is the secret behind the success of a pair of twins, Syed Amirul Alwi and Syed Amarul Adli Syed Mohd Zaki, 23, who completed their studies in the same field at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). The identical twins, who received their Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degrees,…

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Private Sector Urged To Open Kelulut Laboratories

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KEMAMAN – The private sector has been urged to open Kelulut (stingless bee) honey laboratories or processing centres, producing quality honey that is capable of generating profit. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) had the best method and studies and invented machines…

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Opposition Fails Because People Now Know Better

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JELI – The failure of the oposition to attract many participants to the ‘Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy‘ rally in Petaling Jaya, Selangor yesterday clearly proves that the people are getting a better understanding of the situation from the explanation given by the government in fending off numerous baseless accusations. UMNO Supreme Council member, and Kelantan…

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Ramdan Wins Against The Odds At Jempol

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ROUND 8 of the 2017 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship should have been the round where Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin was supposed to end the CP150 title chase. However, an uncharacteristic crash during the CP150 Final left the PETRONAS Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor rider out in the cold. In his absence, team mate Mohd Ramdan…

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Late Bloomer Perez Wins CIMB Classic To Cap Third PGA Tour Title

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pat Perez from the United States completed a stunning victory at the USD7 million (about RM29.50 million) CIMB Classic by closing with a three-under-par 69 to win by four shots at the TPC Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Kiara, here today. It was the American’s third victory in the PGA Tour after claiming…

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Crashed Aircraft Did Not Get Permission To Fly

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MELAKA – The microlight aircraft which crashed in Sungai Mati, Muar, Johor yesterday, did not get permission to fly from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Melaka Police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said that he was informed by the DCA that they did not receive any application to fly the GT500 microlight aircraft. “Based…

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Wan Junaidi Heads Melaka Honours List

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MELAKA – Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar heads a list of 1,047 people conferred state awards and medals in conjunction with the 79th birthday of the Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob, tomorrow. Wan Junaidi, who is also Santubong member of parliament, is one of…

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Sepang Circuit Safe For MotoGP Race – SIC

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has given an assurance that the track will be safe for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) to be held from Oct 27 to 29. SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali said daily monitoring and maintenance had been carried out by a team before International Motorcycling…

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Don’t Put Too Much Pressure On Primary School Pupils

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Textbooks provided by the Ministry of Education for primary school pupils are sufficient for their educational needs, said Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said primary school pupils, aged between seven and 12, should be given the opportunity to enjoy school life rather than being deluged with academic pressure. “The textbooks are…

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Mara Digital Mall To Be Expanded Nationwide

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IPOH – The opening of a business centre for ICT products like the Mara Digital mall will be expanded nationwide as a new benchmark for the participation of Bumiputera entrepreneurs in the industry. Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had identified suitable locations for the purpose in Johor,…

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Zamihan Remanded Over Racist Lecture

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pertubuhan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Malaysia (Aswaja) president Zamihan Mat Zin, who was arrested yesterday, is being remanded for two days over his alleged racist lecture at a mosque in Shah Alam on Sunday. Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd, when contacted by Bernama, said Zamihan was being…

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Beer Festival Not A Malaysian Culture – Mohamed Nazri

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KUALA LUMPUR – Having a big beer festival is never a Malaysian culture and should not be made a part of it in any way, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. He said the National Culture Policy drafted in 1971 had outlined, among others, that the national culture must be…

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