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Bintulu Records 48 Measles Cases Since April

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KUCHING — Forty-eight cases of measles recorded in Bintulu from April 13 to May 21 this year. Sarawak Health Department director Dr Jamilah Hashim said of the total, 19 cases were epidemic while the rest were sporadic (single) cases. She said it involved eight areas comprising residential areas, workers quarters at sawmill and kindergartens. “Of…

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Nurul Izzah: Yes, I’ll Bring Radiohead To Malaysia – But After Ramadan, Yah

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PETALING JAYA- Now that Pakatan Harapan has won the general election, Malaysians are wondering if Nurul Izzah Anwar will fulfil her promise to bring English band Radiohead to Kuala Lumpur. The Star’s Malay-language portal mStar reported that the Permatang Pauh MP said she would fulfil her promise after Ramadan was over as she had to…

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MACC Believed To Have Raided Jeffrey Kitingan’s Home

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KOTA KINABALU- Graft investigators are believed to have raided the house of Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic) in Keningau. However, neither Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers in Kota Kinabalu nor Dr Jeffrey himself could be reached for confirmation of the raid that allegedly occurred late Monday (May 21) night. It is believed…

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Shafie Confident Sabah Will Be Represented In The Federal Government

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On the closed-door meeting with the departmental heads, Shafie said it was to discuss ways on how to improve effeciency in the delivery system. State secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman was also present. “I’ve also focused on the new ministries and we are looking at various areas such as some structural changes to be done…

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Permata To Be Retained After Auditing And Review: Wan Azizah

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PUTRAJAYA- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has given her assurance that the new Pakatan Harapan government will retain the National Permata Programme (Permata) for gifted children. However, she said, the programme will first be audited and reviewed before any further decisions are made. “The Permata programme is one of the…

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Dr Maszlee: Education Blueprints Will Continue But Subject To Mid-Term Reviews

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PUTRAJAYA- Both the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 and the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) will be continued, says Dr Maszlee Malik. The new Education Minister said, however, that the blueprints will undergo mid-term reviews. “The evaluations are part of the efforts to strengthen the implementation of both blueprints and ensure they are understood by…

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Sabah Water Dept Money-Laundering Trial Adjourned Pending Appeal Decision

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KOTA KINABALU- The sessions court here has adjourned the joint trial of four individuals accused of laundering money from the Sabah Water Department (SWD) pending a decision from the Court of Appeal on an application made by the Department’s former deputy director, Teo Chee Kong. Judge Abu Bakar Manat adjourned the trial for this week…

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Rejects Artiste Serina’s Ex-Husband Application For a Notice To Show Cause

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SHAH ALAM- The Syariah High Court today dismissed an application for notice to show cause filed by celebrity Serina Redzuawan’s ex-husband, Gavin Edward O’Luanaigh. Gavin, whose Muslim name is Salahudin Ghaffar, had filed the application due to violations of the custodian agreement. Judge Salehan Yatim in delivering the decision, asked the plaintif to resubmit the…

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‘Long Police Search Not Suitable In Ramadan’

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KOTA BARU- The long police search on former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence that lasted through the night was not suitable especially when conducted in the holy month of Ramadan. PAS vice-president and Kelantan deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the move would also bring negative responses among society. “It…

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LTAT Withdraws Suit Against Rafizi

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has withdrawn its suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli over statements that the former had withheld gratuity payments to army retirees. The withdrawal has come to a close when the LTAT withdrew the legal action yesterday against the former Pandan member of parliament. Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim…

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Council Of Eminent Persons To Meet Felcra, Felda Reps

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Council of Eminent Persons headed by former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin is expected to meet Felcra and Felda representatives at Menara Ilham, here, today. The meeting with the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) representatives is expected to begin at 10am. Among those believed to attend the meeting are former Felda General…

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Police Search Continues At Najib’s Residence As Of Noon

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KUALA LUMPUR- The police who started a search last night at the private residence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Taman Duta here were still at the home up to noon today. Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed this but declined…

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KK Waterfront Investors Vent Fury Over RM38 Million In Unpaid Rental

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KOTA KINABALU- Over 230 investors of the Kota Kinabalu Waterfront project here are seeking justice over unpaid rental of over RM38 million, as promised to them by guarantors. Calling themselves the “Oceanus 50,” the group said that commercial units at the Oceanus Mall were sold on a “lease back” basis, with rental payable to purchasers…

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Former MACC Chief Meets Dr Mahathir

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PUTRAJAYA- ‘‘Let the prime minister make all (relevant) announcements.’’ Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said this when asked on what had transpired during his meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “I have expressed my views on things that Tun (Dr Mahathir) wanted to know,” he said,…

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Finance Ministry: Fiscal Reform Under Way, SST To Be Re-Introduced

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PETALING JAYA- The fiscal reform initiative is under way following the announcement that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be zero-rated from June 1, says the Finance Ministry. “The shortfall from GST which is to be zero-rated effective June 1, 2018 will be cushioned by specific revenue and expenditure measures that shall be announced…

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GST Goes ‘Zero Per Cent’ From June 1

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Goods and Services Tax will be zero-rated effective June 1. The Finance Ministry, announcing this in a statement today, said the change goes into effect nationwide and will remain until further notice. Only items which are GST-exempted will not be zero-rated. “As such, all registered traders should abide by the zero-rating directive.…

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Sarawak Chief Minister Defends His Proposed LRT Project

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KUCHING- Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg defended his plan to build the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project for Kuching City. “Many critics are convinced that I am wrong in building the LRT for Kuching City. “I will show you that I am right because I am thinking of the future of…

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Malaysia Needs GST: Former Finance Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR- Former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin has admitted that he used to propose the idea of introducing Goods and Services Tax (GST) when holding the position in 1984. Daim said Malaysia needed GST as one of the major sources of national income. “I really wanted to introduce the GST as our country’s revenue…

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