• Prioritise renewable energy, Putrajaya urged
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    Prioritise renewable energy, Putrajaya urged

    IPOH, Sept 19 ― The government should prioritise renewable energy options over non-renewable resources, non-governmental organisation Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (KUASA) said. Chairman Hafizudin...

  • After Anifah’s exit, KJ says Umno ignoring reality
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    After Anifah’s exit, KJ says Umno ignoring reality

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 19 ― Khairy Jamaluddin mocked his Umno party today over the sudden departure of Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. “Sand. Bury. Head,” he wrote on Twitter. Anifah confirmed his...

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    New Straits Times

    Hishammuddin meets Dr M?

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussien met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya yesterday, according to sources.It is not yet known what the meeting was about as attempts to get the former Defence Minister for comments have so far been unsuccessful.Meanwhile, on Facebook, veteran

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    New Straits Times

    Kelantan child marriage draws UN condemnation

    KUALA LUMPUR: The marriage of a 15-year-old Malaysian girl to a man almost three times her age drew condemnation from the United Nations Wednesday, putting fresh pressure on the Muslim-majority country to halt such unions. The teenager became the second wife of the 44-year-old in July after an Islamic

  • Inexcusable to cite party weakness to quit Umno, Zahid says after Tok Pa, Anifah leave
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    Inexcusable to cite party weakness to quit Umno, Zahid says after Tok Pa, Anifah leave

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed regret today over the resignation of two senior party members, saying their reasons given were inexcusable. He...

  • Kadir asks Hishammuddin about Putrajaya trip
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    Kadir asks Hishammuddin about Putrajaya trip

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ― Datuk A. Kadir Jasin teased Umno leader Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein over word of the latter’s visit to Putrajaya. Unverified news report suggest the Sembrong MP met...

  • Nine from Gang 24 plead guilty, 18 others claim trial
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    Nine from Gang 24 plead guilty, 18 others claim trial

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 — Nine men admitted to being part of the notorious Gang 24 and were sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment by the High Court here today. The men, who were initially detained...

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    Methanol level in compounded hard liquor to be determined: Health D-G

    DAWN CHAN SHAH ALAM: The Health Ministry is in the midst of identifying the percentage of methanol as well as other elements contained in several brands of compounded hard liquor which had caused the death of 19 people. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said more tests on samples were

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    New Straits Times

    Dr M: 'We won't use nuclear power'

    KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA will not use nuclear power plants to generate energy, as science has yet to find ways to manage nuclear waste and the effects of radiation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Dr Mahathir said there had been numerous incidents related to nuclear use worldwide, such as

  • After fatalities, cops reclassify alcohol poisoning case as homicide, nab seven
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    After fatalities, cops reclassify alcohol poisoning case as homicide, nab seven

    SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 — Police are now investigating the sale of tainted alcoholic beverages as culpable homicide not amounting to murder, following the deaths of 17 who consumed the drinks since...

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    Anwar open to special role for post retirement Dr Mahathir

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a special position could be created for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after he steps down as Prime Minister. Anwar said he was open to the idea of such a position to enable Dr Mahathir to continue contributing to the country. In an interview with Channel News Asia

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    Anifah Aman quits Umno

    KOTA KINABALU: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has confirmed that he has quit Umno.The Kimanis member of parliament (MP) however denied that he resigned at the same time as Jeli MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed who announced his departure from the party yesterday.“The decision to quit

  • After Tok Pa, Anifah Aman quits Umno
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    After Tok Pa, Anifah Aman quits Umno

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Kimanis MP and former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman resigned from Umno today, less than 24 hours after fellow senior MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed left the...

  • KL Sentral to switch off air conditioners from this Fri night to Sat noon
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    KL Sentral to switch off air conditioners from this Fri night to Sat noon

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The air-conditioning system for the capital city’s main transport hub KL Sentral will be temporarily disabled for maintenance from this Friday night to this Saturday noon,...

  • Court orders NST to apologise, pay Guan Eng RM130,000 over two defamatory articles
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    Court orders NST to apologise, pay Guan Eng RM130,000 over two defamatory articles

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 ― New Straits Times (NST) was ordered to pay RM130,000 in damages and costs to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in a consent judgement at the High Court here today. The local...

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    New Straits Times

    Take immediate action to restore Umno's image: Shahaniza

    KUANTAN: The Umno leadership must take swift action to restore the image of the party following its veteran leader and Jeli Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed’s decision to quit. Maran Umno division head Datuk Seri Shahaniza Shamsuddin said Mustapa’s decision came as a surprise and many

  • Why not pick up where you left off in 1997? Rais tells Anwar, Dr M
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    Why not pick up where you left off in 1997? Rais tells Anwar, Dr M

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should resume their roles from 1997 as prime minister and deputy prime minister, former Umno minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim...

  • Malaysia’s cross-border trade payments startup EasyPay raises US$500K funding
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    Malaysia’s cross-border trade payments startup EasyPay raises US$500K funding

    EasyPay helps remove the hassle of visiting banks, filling up physical forms, or the three to five days’ processing wait time via Bank Telegraphic Transfers EasyPay Transfers, a cross-border trade payments company in Malaysia, has raised US$500,000 (~RM2 million) in seed funding from a group of unnamed

  • Digital tax will raise prices, dampen e-commerce, says think tank
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    Digital tax will raise prices, dampen e-commerce, says think tank

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) warned the government today that introducing a new digital tax could increase prices for consumers and businesses...

  • Najib backs Zahid over PAS courtship, but cautions against tie-up
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    Najib backs Zahid over PAS courtship, but cautions against tie-up

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak offered his support to Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is trying to seal an alliance with PAS against the wishes of some party...

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    Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands

    Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia's rainforests despite repeated pledges to clean up their supply chains. The environmental group said in a report released Wednesday that 25 palm oil producing groups it has investigated

  • Thomas says no plans to pursue Apandi over 1MDB inaction
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    Thomas says no plans to pursue Apandi over 1MDB inaction

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas is not actively pursuing his predecessor accused of covering up the 1MDB corruption scandal. Although saying there is no plan now to...

  • Away from glitz of criminal trials, AG says real work on 1MDB happens behind scenes
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    Away from glitz of criminal trials, AG says real work on 1MDB happens behind scenes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The main effort to undo the damage of the 1MDB scandal takes place in the mundane setting of civil actions aimed at recouping money stolen from the state investment firm,...

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    Two detained in alleged RM4m embezzlement of fund and training contracts

    PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained two men to assist in a probe into alleged misappropriation of fund and distribution of training contracts worth RM4 million yesterday. Sources said the first suspect, a 53-year-old senior manager, was detained at the MACC headquarters

  • AG says didn’t fully grasp what it means to hold the post
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    AG says didn’t fully grasp what it means to hold the post

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Despite years of private practice, Tommy Thomas conceded he did not fully appreciate the gravity of the office of the attorney general (AG) until he assumed the position. In...