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Malaysians Urged To Join PM In Rally For Palestine

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PASIR PUTEH – Malaysians from various races and religions should join Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a massive rally to defend Palestine at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya next Friday. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the people should be united and cast aside their political…

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Jerusalem: Buy Local Products As Sign Of Protest

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KUALA LUMPUR – Consumers in the country are urged to give preference to local products as a sign of protest against the move by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Malaysia (Pekira) president Datuk Mohd Redzuan Abdullah said the solidarity with the Palestinian people was relevant and…

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Dumpsite Fire: Doe Will Take Enforcement Action

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Department of Environment (DOE) will take enforcement action under Section 29 (A) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 against landowners who are involved in the fire incident at illegal dumpsite in Jalan Ulu Yam, Gombak, Selangor. Natural Resource and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the DOE…

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Khairy Instructs MSN To Assist Dropped Sports

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Sports Council (MSN) has been instructed to assist three sports which have been dropped from the core sports list to enable their respective associations to formulate more robust development programmes. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he had ordered MSN director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail to meet the representatives…

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Remains Of IGP’s Wife Laid To Rest In Ipoh

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IPOH – The remains of Puan Sri Azizah Hamdi, wife of Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, were laid to rest at the Kampung Melayu Sungai Rapat Cemetery here at 10.30 am today. Her remains were buried next to the grave of her son who died in 2007. Apart from relatives and friends,…

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Girl Drowns While Trying To Save Sister

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KUANTAN – A disabled teenager drowned after she slipped and fell into the river at Lata Lembik, Ulu Sungai Cheroh, Raub near here yesterday while trying to save her sister from suffering from the same fate. Raub police chief Supt Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said Nor Dyana Abd Malek, 17, fell into the river…

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Selangor Sultan Gets A Closer Look At Prasarana’s Rail Facilities

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today spent time to get a closer look of the rail facilities run by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana). He took rides on the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Monorail. Sultan Sharafuddin arrived at the Glenmarie LRT Station at 10 am…

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Not Easy For Pulai To Fall – Nur Jazlan

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JOHOR BAHRU – Pulai Member of Parliament Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed today stressed that it woud not be that easy for the seat to fall to the opposition in the 14th General Election (GE14) as claimed by Singapore think tank ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. Nur Jazlan said a study made by the institute on GE14 outcome…

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Veteran Actor Latiff Borgiba Dies Of Old Age

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KUALA LUMPUR – Popular veteran actor Latiff Borgiba died of old age at his residence in Setapak, at 3 pm today. Latiff’s remains was brought to the Al Ehsaniah surau, Danau Kota apartment for prayers and buried at the Danau Kota Muslim Cemetery after Isya’ prayers tonight, said Hafiz Nafiah, secretary of the Association of…

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Qobin Seeks To Be First Grand Slam Explorer

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SEPANG – The country’s iconic sportsman Muhammad Muqharabbin Mokhtaruddin today left for France to embark on an exploration mission to the South Pole’s landmark zero degree point to qualify as the first Grand Slam Explorer among Malaysians. Speaking to reporters before departing at KL International Airport (KLIA) here, Muhammad Muqharabbin, or Qobin, 36, said he…

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Rahman Dahlan Appoints Counsel To Take Legal Action Against Rafizi

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KUALA LUMPUR – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has appointed a counsel to exhaust all legal means against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice- president, Rafizi Ramli. In a statement, Abdul Rahman said the action was taken to put Rafizi’s continuous slandering to rest. “On Monday, Rafizi Ramli, vice-president of…

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Jerusalem: Trump Completes Balfour Declaration

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KUALA LUMPUR – US president Donald Trump’s declaration of 2017 is no less dangerous than the 1917 Balfour Declaration, given the historical circumstances and political implications of both events, said the Congress of the Palestinian People Abroad. In a press release issued by the congress through the Palestine International Forum for Media and Communication today,…

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King Launches BNM’s Commemorative Banknotes

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today launched commemorative banknotes issued by Bank Negara in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. It was held at the Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) here. The commemorative banknotes were issued…

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BNM Moves To Make Digital Currencies Transparent

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KUALA LUMPUR – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is moving to make digital currencies transparent in Malaysia with the issuance today for public consultation, an exposure draft on the invocation of reporting obligations on the digital currency exchange business as reporting institutions under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).…

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Thai Police Seize Drugs Worth Half A Billion Ringgit

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BANGKOK – Thai police seized another 5.37 million “Yaba” pills and 120 kg of “Crystal Methaphetamine” (Ice) before they could be distributed around Bangkok as well as smuggled to neighbouring countries. National Police Chief Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said the drugs originated from southern Wa State, an autonomous region in Myanmar which has been known as…

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PM Najib, First Foreign Leader To Receive Bahrain’s Highest Award

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MANAMA – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be the first foreign leader to be conferred the newly-created Bahrain’s highest award, tomorrow. Malaysian ambassador to Bahrain, Agus Salim Yusof said the award was created two years ago and the past recipients comprised Bahrainis only. “This is the first time the country’s new highest award will…

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POCCA 2017 To Come Into Effect Tomorrow

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PUTRAJAYA – The Prevention of Crime (Amendment) Act 2017 (POCAA) will come into effect tomorrow. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the amendment to POCA 1959 (Act 297) was aimed at streamlining and improving the implementation and enforcement of the provision with regard to the use of electronic monitoring device (EMD)…

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EPF Reclassifies Data Of Members, Employers

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is reclassifying the data of employees and employers starting with the third quarter of 2017 (Q32017) operations results to distinguish between accounts with savings and those with zero savings (dormant accounts). Chief Executive Officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said the data on employers was reclassified between those…

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Application For MyDeposit 2018 Opens Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – The applications for the First House Deposit Financing Scheme or MyDeposit for next year will be opened from tomorrow (Dec 15) until Feb 15, 2018. Deputy Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said the public could register online at https://sprn.kpkt.gov.my “At the tabling of the 2018 Budget,…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Sabah Down To 1,617

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KOTA KINABALU – The number of flood evacuees at six relief centres in Kota Belud district and Membakut sub-district dropped to 1,617 (679 families) at noon from 1,685 (719 families) in the morning. The Sabah Disaster Management secretariat in a statement said in the Kota Belud district, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Taun Gusi 2 housed…

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Dr Subramaniam: Domestic Trade Ministry Can Confiscate Fake Milk

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KUALA LUMPUR – Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has the right to go ahead and confiscate baby formula milk suspected to be counterfeit milk off the shelves of shops and supermarkets. He said the domestic trade ministry could remove the formula milk because it…

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500 Rela Members To Be Deployed In ESSZone From Jan 2018

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LAHAD DATU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said 500 Rela members from the Volunteer Department will be deployed to assist in monitoring the security in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) from Jan 2018. “The mobilisation of 500 Rela members has already begun,” he told a press conference during a working…

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DPM Confirms Two Immigration Officers At KLIA Arrested

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LAHAD DATU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today confirmed that two Immigration Department officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have been arrested over the smuggling of Bangladesh nationals. He said the two officers were stationed at the KLIA Immigration counter. “A number of officers are suspected to be…

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Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme Charges Are Cheaper

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) to be implemented by the government next year is cheaper compared to the private health insurance scheme, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said the VHIS would be cheaper as it would be implemented by an agency under the Health Ministry and…

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Penang DAP Govt Demolishs Heritage Building At Peel Avenue

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GEORGE TOWN – Gerakan continued to question the Penang DAP-led government why it demolished a heritage building located on Peel Avenue land before the Ministry of Health (MOH) granted approval for the expansion project of the Island Hospital. Penang Gerakan acting Youth Chief Jason Loo said only two days ago he noticed that the heritage…

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Malaysia Airlines Named Leading ASEAN Airline In Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines was named the leading ASEAN Airline in Indonesia at the recent 8th Indonesia Travel Tourism Awards (ITTA) 2017/18. Featuring an impressive list of travel brands across the Indonesian tourism industry, the airline was among 160 nominees across 50 categories. Receiving the award on behalf of Malaysia Airlines was Regional Manager…

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Najib Meets With King Abdullah Of Jordan

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ISTANBUL – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak met with King Abdullah II of Jordan to discuss the importance of Jerusalem (Baitulmaqdis) as the holy city of Muslims and Malaysia-Jordan relations. The meeting took place during the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) here, today. Najib said during the 25-minute meeting,…

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Fuel Prices Drop Acress The Board

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KUALA LUMPUR – The weekly retail prices for RON95 and RON97 will be down by four and five cents to RM2.25 per litre and RM2.52 per litre respectively from midnight tonight to Dec 20. Diesel will go down by one sen to RM2.20 per litre, according to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism.…

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PhD Students To Be Given Extension Flexibility

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KUALA LUMPUR – Students who are currently pursuing PhD locally and abroad under the sponsorship of the Higher Education Ministry will be given the flexibility to extend the duration of their studies. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the move was in line with the goal of enhancing the people-friendly government delivery system…

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