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Kedah BN Government Hopes For Indian Representative In Exco After GE14

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  ALOR SETAR – The Barisan Nasional-led Kedah government hopes that there will be a representative from the Indian community in the state executive council (Exco) after the 14th General Election (GE14). Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said due to the defeat of candidates from the Indian community in certain constituencies,…

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Kedah Floods: 651 Residents At Evacuation Centres

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  ALOR SETAR – The number of flash flood victims in Kedah remains at 651 as of 8 am this morning. The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said 192 families were being sheltered at six evacuation centres in Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu and Pendang. In Kota Setar, the centres that have remained…

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Low-Lying Areas In Kedah Hit By Flash Flood

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ALOR SETAR- Low-lying areas in several districts in Kedah have been hit by flash floods after a downpour. Among the affected areas are Langkawi, Bandar Baharu Kulim and Kuala Muda. A spokesman from the state Civil Defence Force said that the downpour started early Friday, resulting in the flash floods. “In Langkawi, it has been…

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Kedahans Mourn Beloved Ruler

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  ALOR SETAR – The people of Kedah are mourning the loss of a Ruler who was close to their hearts and who always held them close to his own. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who passed away at age 89 at the Anak Bukit palace yesterday, has been described by many as a Ruler…

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Kedah Registers Poverty Rate Of 2.23 Per Cent

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SIK – The Kedah government’s effort to implement various programmes to uplift the people’s living standard has made a positive impact when the state recorded a poverty rate of 2.23 per cent as of mid-May. Without disclosing the previous comparative percentage, state Information, Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Tajudin Abdullah said 22,260 people statewide were now out of the poverty line.…

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Kedah Lifts 2017 Charity Cup After Penalty-Shoot Out Win

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JOHOR BAHRU – Kedah lifted the Charity Cup, beating Johor Darul Ta’zim 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin here, tonight. JDT, coached by Benjamin Mora, who replaced the outgoing Mario Gomez, scored first through captain Safiq Rahim in the 40th minute from the…

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Body Of Boy,2, Found Preserved In Container

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SUNGAI PETANI: Police have arrested a 34-year-old man after the body of his girlfriend’s two-year-old son was found stored inside a container in his flat unit in Paya Nahu here. According to a source, police received a call at about 1.25am Thursday, informing them of a quarrel in the flat unit. When police arrived to…

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Grand Welcome For Kedah’s Red Eagles At Darul Aman Stadium On Tuesday

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ALOR SETAR – The Kedah Football Association (KFA) will hold a celebration at Darul Aman Stadium, here, tomorrow evening to welcome home its victorious Red Eagles who won the Malaysia Cup final last night. KFA honorary secretary, Datuk Aminuddin Omar said the celebration was to give the fans the opportunity to view the trophy brought…

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Kedah Will Field First Eleven Against Terengganu

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ALOR SETAR – Kedah will field their strongest line-up against Terengganu in a Super League match at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Terengganu on Saturday. This means that key players such as Shane Smeltz and Thiago Augusto are set to play as the Red Hawks aim to beat the Turtles to take home three…

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Queen Recieves Honorary Doctorate From University

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah, received an honorary Doctorate in Social Works from the Management and Science University in conjunction with its 19th convocation. Tuanku Hajah Haminah, who is the MSU Chancellor, received the award from MSU President Prof Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, at a special convocation held…

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Kedah Exco Retracts Resignation

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GEORGE TOWN: Kedah state exco member Dr Leong Yong Kong (pic), who resigned in protest over PAS’ Private Member’s Bill, have retracted his resignation from MCA. Dr Leong said in a statement he made the decision to return to MCA after seeing the party leadership’s commitment with other Barisan Nasional component parties in opposing the…

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Police Ask Witnesses Of Assault Incident Involving Assemblyman To Come Forward

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ALOR SETAR: Police are seeking the cooperation of those with information on the incident where a state assemblyman was alleged to have assaulted a man on May 15, to come forward to facilitate investigations. Kedah deputy police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan said investigations under Section 323 of the Penal Code were still ongoing and…

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Robbers Blow Up ATM In Jitra And Escape With RM300,000

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JITRA: Robbers blew up an automated teller machine at a bank in Pekan Jitra I here early today, escaping with a cash loot totaling more than RM300,000. Kubang Pasu district police chief Supt Abd Rahim Abdullah said based on the closed-circuit television recording, the crime was committed at 5.04 am by two masked men who…

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Kedah MB Ahmad Bashah Chairs First Exco Meeting Today

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ALOR SETAR: Kedah Menteri (MB) Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah chaired his first State Executive Council (exco) meeting today at 9.20 am, at Wisma Darulaman. The nine state councillors who had taken their oath of office before Kedah Regency Council chairman, Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah at Istana Anak Bukit on Monday were…

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Najib Expected To Present Endorsement Letter For New Kedah MB Today

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PETALING JAYA: The Kedah mentri besar crisis is about to come to an end with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expected to meet the Regency Council today. The Prime Minister has been granted an audience to present the official documents that will usher in a new mentri besar for Kedah. The audience will take place…

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Up To Party President To Resolve Kedah Political Crisis – Bashah

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ALOR SETAR – It is up to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to take immediate actions on the current political crisis in Kedah, said Kedah UMNO Liaison Committee deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah. He said the crisis could not be allowed to drag on as UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) needed…

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Kedah Moves To Help Poor Face Rising Cost Of Living

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ALOR SETAR: The Kedah government has taken the unprecedented move to allocate RM1 million to implement a rural housing rental aid programme in view of the rising cost of living. Information, Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah said today 555 households classified as poor and without housing aid would benefit…

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Kedah Confident Ringgit’s Depreciation Can Attract Tourists

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ALOR SETAR – Kedah remain confident that the state will meet its target of five million tourists this year despite the depreciation of the ringgit. Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the situation was actually a blessing as it would benefit the country’s tourism industry when tourists choose to visit local destinations.…

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Raja Muda Of Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik Passes Away

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ALOR SETAR – The Raja Muda of Kedah Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah passed away due to old age at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital’s royal ward here at about 1am this morning. He was 86. Tunku Abdul Malik who was invested as the Raja Muda of Kedah in 1981 is the brother of…

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Kedah Records 18 Incidents Of Dog Bites, Two Involving Rabid Dogs

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ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Health Department has recorded 18 incidents of dog bites until last Sept 20, with two of the cases involving rabid dogs. However, its director, Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said no rabies infection among human being had been reported in the state so far. On a married couple bitten by their pet…

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Raja Puan Muda Of Kedah Passes Away At 86

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ALOR STAR: ‎The Raja Puan Muda of Kedah, Tunku Raudzah Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah‎, passed away this morning at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital at 10.15am. She was 86. Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, in an official announcement this afternoon, said the body of Tunku Raudzah will lie in state at the Dewan Penghadapan,…

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Kedah Clinch 2015 Premier League, Return To Super League In 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kedah have lifted the 2015 Premier League title after thrashing DRB Hicom FC 5-1 in the last league match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, lastr night. The victory also saw Kedah gaining automatic promotion to the 2016 Super League with Penang which beat UiTM FC on an away game to…

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Kedah Assembly Approves Salary Hike For Elected Reps

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ALOR SETAR: Kedah state assemblymen, including the menteri besar and state executive councillors, will get a salary increase effective Jan 1 next year. The salaries of the assemblymen, the speaker of the legislative assembly and the state executive councillors were last revised 11 years ago, in 2004. The salary increase is provided for in the…

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Maintain State-Federal Goverment Relationships

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ALOR SETAR – The relationship between the Kedah state government and the federal government should always be looked after to ensure that all development plans could be realised, said the Chairman of the Kedah Council of Regency. According to Tunku Sallehuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, this was because the state government depended on the assistance…

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Kedah Maintains Premier League’s Top Position

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KUALA LUMPUR – The leader of the Premier League, Kedah maintaned its top position after recording a comfortable win of 3-0 on Kuala Lumpur at the Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar, tonight. The victory saw the Red Eagles winning 39 points after 18 matches, with a two point advantage over its closest challengers, T-Team that…

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Body Found Wrapped In Spongebob Plastic Mat In Irrigation Canal

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ALOR SETAR: A body wrapped in plastic mat was found floating in an irrigation canal on Thursday at Kampung Hutan Pulai near here. The body believed to be a Myanmar national in his 20s was discovered by padi farmers at about 8.30am. Kota Setar District Police Investigation Officers and personnel cordoned-off the scene to carry…

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Chine Firm Help To Build First Power Plant In Kedah

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QINGDAO: China CAMC Engineering Co Ltd (CAMCE),China’s state owned company, plans to build a power plant in Kedah through a cooperation with a Malaysian firm, KOSMO Group of Companies. KOSMO Group Chairman, Marzuki Yahya, said the two companies had identified several areas for this venture but their main focus right now is more towards energy. He said…

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Jail,Fine For Friday Prayer Truants

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Feelin’ lazy? Muslims who fail to perform Friday prayers three times in a row can be fined not exceeding RM1,000 or jailed for up to six months, or both, beginning June 1. According to the Kedah Islamic Religious Department (JAIK), the offence comes under Section 13 of the Kedah Darul Aman Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment…

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Perak, Kedah Top Full Passes Record In STPM

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IPOH: Perak recorded 98.01 per cent in full passes in last year’s STPM examination. Of the total 3,971 students who sat for the examination, 3,892 students scored full passes. State Education Department deputy director Zulkurnaini Hussin said this was a 0.8 per cent increase compared to 2013. He said 41 schools in the state recorded…

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Alor Setar Woman In Coma After Assaulted By Ex-Husband

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A woman in Jalan Bukit Pinang,Alor Setar, was kidnapped and brutally rammed with a car driven by her jilted ex-husband. The incident, which took place at 6.00 am this morning, occurred as Rorniza Fadzil victim riding a motorcycle, at which point she was rear-ended by her ex-husband. The victim sustained multiple injuries on her head,…

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