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    DAP's Balakong rep Eddie Ng killed in car crash

    KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee was killed in an accident near Cheras early today. Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said Ng died at the scene. A police source said they have yet to determine if the crash happened because Ng lost control

  • Pakatan won’t build nuke plants, says minister
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    Pakatan won’t build nuke plants, says minister

    PUTRAJAYA, July 20 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government does not plan to build nuclear power plants or explore nuclear energy, minister Yeo Bee Yin said. The energy, green technology, science,...

  • Muslim child marriages declining in Malaysia, stats show
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    Muslim child marriages declining in Malaysia, stats show

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Applications to Shariah courts for approval to marry underage Muslims have been decreasing in recent years with less than 1,000 applications filed last year, statistics...

  • Balakong rep dies in crash
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    Balakong rep dies in crash

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee from the DAP has died in a traffic accident. Broadcaster Astro Awani cited police sources as saying that the 40-year-old man perished...

  • Zawawi is PKR’s Sungai Kandis candidate
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    Zawawi is PKR’s Sungai Kandis candidate

    SHAH ALAM, July 19 — New face “Ustaz” Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, a tahfiz school principal, has been named as PKR’s candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election. The announcement was made by...

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    Puad questions Zahid's inaction while Umno Youth springs to the party president's defence

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the party was left rudderless as its president had been slow in charting its course. “He will be seen as an incapable leader if he continues to remain silent and fails to deliver on the “Umno Bangkit” (Rise Umno) warcry.

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    TMJ wants Putrajaya to back off from Johor water deal with Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — The federal government should not interfere with Johor’s water agreement with Singapore since the resource belongs to the state government, Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail...

  • Idris Jala not passing himself off as 'Malaysian Official'
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    Idris Jala not passing himself off as 'Malaysian Official'

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Idris Jala being described as a 'Malaysian official' by a Vietnamese news outlet is nothing more than a media error. Highlighting the article from Vietnam was Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming on Twitter. "I hope that Idris is not

  • Graft probes involving Taib Mahmud closed way back in 2013 - Liew Vui Keong
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    Graft probes involving Taib Mahmud closed way back in 2013 - Liew Vui Keong

    KUALA LUMPUR: Graft investigations involving the Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud were closed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) during the previous administration. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC

  • Sabah govt welcomes announcement on increased oil royalty
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    Sabah govt welcomes announcement on increased oil royalty

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has welcomed the federal announcement of increasing the oil royalty to 20 per cent from the current five percent, for petroleum-producing states in this country. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal in thanking the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who made

  • RM400mil lawsuit against Musa Aman withdrawn
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    RM400mil lawsuit against Musa Aman withdrawn

    KOTA KINABALU: The RM400 million lawsuit filed against former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has been withdrawn today by the plaintiff Zulkifli Kassim, according to Musa’s lead legal counsel, Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad. Prior to this, the plantiff has initiated the legal action claiming Musa had misappropriated

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    Govt urged to explain 'dubious' items exempted from SST

    KUALA LUMPUR: Consumer associations are urging the government to explain the inclusion of certain “dubious” items in the list of goods exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST). Malaysian Consumers Association president Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill said the government must explain why items such as

  • Parents and teachers hail practical black school shoes
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    Parents and teachers hail practical black school shoes

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Teachers and parents supported today the government’s move to switch from white school shoes to black ones. Speaking to Malay Mail, National Union of Teaching Profession...

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    Jakim will not be dissolved, IKSIM's fund frozen

    KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not dissolve the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) but instead review its role and structure, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Dr Fuziah Salleh said the move was necessary to empower its position as a Federal-level

  • Malaysia's first 3R centre of excellence to be built in Putrajaya
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    Malaysia's first 3R centre of excellence to be built in Putrajaya

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s first 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) centre of excellence will be built in Presint 5, here, by the end of the year. Alam Flora Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zain Hassan said the centre would function as a recycling education hub, and would have a library and a reused

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    Spillover effect expected in AirAsia deal with Airbus

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd's US$30 billion deal with Airbus would create a spillover effect to the Malaysian economy should the European airframe manufacturer decided to invest in Malaysia. Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier was happy to facilitate foreign

  • Groceries are SST-exempted
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    Groceries are SST-exempted

    PETALING JAYA: Consumers can now heave a huge sigh of relief as groceries are among the items exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST), which comes into force this September.Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) director- general Datuk Sri T. Subromaniam issued a list of exempted items at the

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    Spillover effect expected in AirAsia deal with Airbus

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd's US$30 billion deal with Airbus would create a spillover effect to the Malaysian economy should the European airframe manufacturer decided to invest in Malaysia. Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier was happy to facilitate foreign

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    [Exclusive] Najib: GST more effective and transparent tax system than SST

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who introduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) during his administration, stands firm that the tax system is better than the Sales and Service Tax (SST). The effectiveness of the returns was also much better than SST. Najib said this in response

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    Spillover effect expected in AirAsia deal with Airbus

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd's US$30 billion deal with Airbus would create a spillover effect to the Malaysian economy should the European airframe manufacturer decided to invest in Malaysia. Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier was happy to facilitate foreign

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    New Straits Times

    Spillover effect expected in AirAsia deal with Airbus

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd's US$30 billion deal with Airbus would create a spillover effect to the Malaysian economy should the European airframe manufacturer decided to invest in Malaysia. Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier was happy to facilitate foreign

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    Negri entrepreneurs briefed about the importance of marketing via special NSTP packages

    SEREMBAN: Some 50 entrepreneurs from the state were given a talk on the importance of marketing their products through advertising packages offered by the New Straits Times Press. The Biz Talk seminar, held at Dewan D’curve Majlis Amanah Rakyat in Seremban Plaza also saw briefings held by Perbadanan

  • Cheras restaurant 'serving' GROs raided by police
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    Cheras restaurant 'serving' GROs raided by police

    The operation was conducted by a 143-man team from Kajang police district headquarters’ Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department. Selangor police Crime Prevention and Community Safety deputy head ACP Rahmat Othman said the raid was conducted following public complaints on the restaurant’s illegal

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    AirAsia concludes US$30 billion deal with Airbus for 100 A330neo

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd has concluded a US$30 billion aircraft deal with Airbus involving 100 units of the A330neo twin-aisle plane for its long-haul operator, AirAsia X Bhd. AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier took about two years of thorough