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    Court upholds Salvadoran woman's 30-year sentence after stillbirth

    SAN SALVADOR: A Salvadoran court on Wednesday upheld a 30-year prison sentence being served by a woman whose miscarriage in 2007 was prosecuted as homicide under draconian anti-abortion laws, prompting outrage from rights groups. The San Salvador tribunal rejected an appeal filed by Teodora Vasquez,

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    Najib meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

    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 (

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    Proposal to have 1 mayor for Kuching

    KUCHING: The proposal that there be only one mayor for Kuching City was among matters raised during the two-day City of Unity workshop, organised by the Yayasan 1Malaysia (Y1M), also known as 1Malaysia Foundation. Y1M chairman Prof Dr Chandra Muzaffar said he felt the proposal should be given attention

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    New threats may surface with looming Jerusalem issue

    KUALA LUMPUR: The United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would change the landscape of violence across the globe. Federal police's Counter-Terrorism Division assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay in an interview on TV3’s Soal Jawab programme said the current

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    MCPF to set up branches at all 28 police districts

    SIBU: The Sarawak chapter of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) will set up branches at all 28 police districts in the state. Its chairman Dr Annuar Rapaee said the branches would look into the disciplinary problems among teenage schoolchildren, especially involving drug abuse. “For the

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    'Sabah Islamic library set to be global centre of reference'

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Islamic library, which is now more than 60 per cent complete, will become the international centre of reference for books on Islamic sciences and the archipelago. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif said the library, worth RM3 million

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    Hopes shattered, Dutch model’s family now seeking justice

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 14 — “Her hopes were shattered. She wanted to be a famous model, now she is ‘famous’ but not alive to see it.” These were the words of Hendrik Smit, 78, grandfather...

  • Residents unaware of nursing home’s illegal status
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    Residents unaware of nursing home’s illegal status

    KAJANG, Dec 14 — Residents in Persiaran SL6, Bandar Sungai Long expressed their disbelief after it was revealed the double-storey bungalow converted into a nursing home was operating illegally....

  • Longhouse settlers’ housing rights unaffected by TTDI residents’ lawsuit, lawyer says
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    Longhouse settlers’ housing rights unaffected by TTDI residents’ lawsuit, lawyer says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 ― Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents’ lawsuit against a condominium project will not affect the rights of longhouse settlers in the neighbourhood to permanent housing,...

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    Exclusive - Saudi Aramco to push ahead with market share, expansion strategy: CEO

    Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, aims to regain its lost market share after the OPEC-led supply-cut pact ends and plans to push ahead with a downstream expansion strategy to be on par with Big Oil, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Amin Nasser, the CEO of the state oil giant,

  • Call to release Anwar by Mahathir a political gimmick
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    Call to release Anwar by Mahathir a political gimmick

    KUALA LUMPUR: A call by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to release Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was described as a gimmick aimed at winning support from components within the opposition pact. Special Affairs Department (Jasa) director general Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said it was a political ploy by the Parti

  • Girl killed in shotgun mishap's last wish was for a new school uniform
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    Girl killed in shotgun mishap's last wish was for a new school uniform

    POKOK SENA: "Mama, please come and take me to buy my school uniform." The request by Puteri Intan Sharini Mohd Hishamuddin will forever haunt her mother when the eight-year-old child was killed in a fatal shotgun mishap in Kampung Empa, Pokok Sena near here today. Wan Nor Suriati Wan Masri

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    Employers must allow female staff 90 days maternity leave

    KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector employers can be investigated and prosecuted if they dismiss female staff taking 90 days maternity leave. Deputy Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said such action was in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Constitution of which everyone

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    Employers must allow female staff 90 days maternity leave

    KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector employers can be investigated and prosecuted if they dismiss female staff taking 90 days maternity leave. Deputy Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said such action was in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Constitution of which everyone

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    Police to investigate Klang City International Marathon 2017 for failure to apply, obtain license

    KLANG: Police will investigate the organiser of Klang City International Marathon 2017 for its failure to apply and obtain a license from the Sports Commissioner to hold the event. Klang Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said this was following a report received

  • M'sia condemns US move to proclaim Jerusalem as Israeli capital
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    M'sia condemns US move to proclaim Jerusalem as Israeli capital

    ISTANBUL: Malaysia condemned and rejected the United States’ move to proclaim Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) as the capital city of Israel, while calling for it to ultimately become the capital of Palestine. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the move undermines all efforts towards finding a

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    Landfill blaze ends after 13 days

    PONTIAN, Dec 13 — The operation to extinguish a large-scale fire at a 10-hectare waste disposal landfill in Kampung Air Putih, Pekan Nenas here has ended, 13 days after it first broke out. A...

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    Seremban to get city status in 2018 - MB

    SEREMBAN: Seremban district will get city status next year, says Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. Towards this, he said, the state government was in the final stage of merging the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) and Nilai Municipal Council (MPN), whose respective areas of jurisdiction were located

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    More than 400,000 smallholders and tappers now registered with Rubber Fund Board

    KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 420,878 rubber smallholders and tappers have been registered and issued with Rubber Transaction Authority Permit (PAT-G). Plantation Industries and Commodities deputy minister Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur said of the total, 282,643 were registered in Pninsular Malaysia, 56,121

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    Zimbabwe seizes 200 kg of ivory destined for Malaysia

    An illegal shipment of 200 kg (440 lb) of ivory destined for Malaysia has been seized at Zimbabwe's main airport, an official said on Wednesday. Security agents from Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife Management Authority intercepted the shipment on Monday, its spokesman Tinashe Farawo said. Controlled

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    MCMC invested RM13.7bil into telecommunication access since 2008

    KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to increase telecommunication access to people, an amount of RM13.7 billion was spent by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) since 2008. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Jailani Johari said through the Universal Service Provision

  • TTDI residents seek court order to prevent irreversible harm to Taman Rimba Kiara
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    TTDI residents seek court order to prevent irreversible harm to Taman Rimba Kiara

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents today asked the courts to temporarily freeze all actions for a condominium project in the Rimba Kiara park pending the end of a lawsuit...

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    Movie Animation Park Studios expect to draw a million visitors

    IPOH: Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is targeting one million visitors within a year of its operations. Perak Industrial, Investment and Corridor Development Committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid said the theme park, which opened its doors last June, would be in full operation next

  • Tanjung Sepat fire victims had just returned from family trip to Vietnam
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    Tanjung Sepat fire victims had just returned from family trip to Vietnam

    SHAH ALAM: Grandparents Chia Tee Nang and Lim Mai Shak, who were killed in a pre-dawn fire along with their two grandsons today, had just returned from a holiday in Vietnam. Lim’s younger brother, who did not want to be named, said the couple had just arrived back in Malaysia on Saturday. “It was a

  • Tanjung Sepat fire victims had just returned from family trip to Vietnam
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    Tanjung Sepat fire victims had just returned from family trip to Vietnam

    SHAH ALAM: Grandparents Chia Tee Nang and Lim Mai Shak, who were killed in a pre-dawn fire along with their two grandsons today, had just returned from a holiday in Vietnam. Lim’s younger brother, who did not want to be named, said the couple had just arrived back in Malaysia on Saturday. “It was a