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    I did not kill Kevin Morais, accused told court

    I did not kill Kevin Morais, accused told courtKUALA LUMPUR: The third accused in the deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais’s murder trial yesterday told the High Court that he did not kill Kevin Morais and that he did not know why he was accused of doing that.R.Dinishwaran, 26, said he

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    Goat gets head stuck in steering wheel while chasing Negri Sembilan woman

    KUALA PILAH: An angry billy goat got its head stuck in the steering wheel while trying to chase a woman out of a car in Kampung Gentam, here, today.In the 3pm incident, the woman, identified as Mysha, 45, had just returned home from work and parked her car in front of her house.She then got out of the

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    TH appoints 19 travel agencies as haj pilgrims operators this year

    KUALA LUMPUR: Tabung Haji (TH) has authorised 19 local travel companies as its Haj Pilgrims Operators (PJHs) and allowed them to offer private haj packages for the 1439H/2018 season.TH in a statement today said those who received the Haj offer letter and opted to perform the pilgrimage via the private

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    Gov't provides numerous subsidies to improve Malaysians' lifestyles: Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government has provided numerous subsidies to help to improve the livelihood of the people.Najib in his blog post said the subsidies that the government provided were high.For instances, hospital maternity care at semi-government hospitals would only cost

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    Ku Nan: Umno fielding old and new faces for GE14

    PUTRAJAYA: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today described the party's candidate list for the 14th General Election (GE14) as "having a balance between old and new faces." Tengku Adnan, popularly known as Ku Nan, also confirmed that the party's two top leaders

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    Local Sekinchan boy named MCA's candidate in GE14

    SABAK BERNAM: Local Sekinchan boy, Lee Yee Yuan, has been shortlisted as MCA's candidate who will be contesting in the Sekinchan state seat in the 14th General Election. This was announced by MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today after launching the Chinese version of Sungai Besar Kini,

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    Maintenance works at dilapidated schools to start immediately: Education Ministry

    SEREMBAN: The Education Ministry will speed up maintenance works at dilapidated schools to avoid untoward incidents in the future. Deputy Education Minister II Senator Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the decision was made by minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid during a meeting held recently.

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    Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

    SHAH ALAM: An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday. Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong are on trial for the

  • Federal Territories to build 80,000 units of affordable homes under RUMAWIP
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    Federal Territories to build 80,000 units of affordable homes under RUMAWIP

    KUALA LUMPUR: Having a home is considered one of the most basic necessities in life. A good home is one that will provide comfort and security for its occupants.As such, the Federal Territories Ministry had, on April 8, 2013, launched the Federal Territories Affordable Home Programme (RUMAWIP) to provide

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    Dr M, Mukhriz lack confidence in PPBM's political ability: Liow

    SABAK BERNAM: Claims that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz, to contest the general election on DAP ticket, shows that the two Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) leaders have lost faith in their own party's ability. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this appeared

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    Everybody equal under proposed fake news law

    KUALA LUMPUR: No one will be exempted, be they VIP, politicians or celebrities or the man on the street once the new law governing the dissemination of fake news takes effect. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Network Security, New Media Monitoring, Compliance and Advocacy Sector

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    Harness digital technology in waqf management, says Sultan Nazrin

    KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today called on waqf managers to embrace digital finance in order to enhance the efficiency of waqf collection and distribution. "In time of rapid change and discovery, we must consider how digital finance can be harness to enhance the

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    Namewee arrested over controversial CNY video

    KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial rapper Namewee, was arrested at the Federal Police Headquarters, here today after police recorded his statement over a music video entitled 'Like a Dog' which was deemed insensitive. Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin

  • Preparations underway for the grand celebration of the Jade Emperor’s birthday
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    Preparations underway for the grand celebration of the Jade Emperor’s birthday

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — Taoists and some Buddhists today started preparing for one of the most important days of Chinese New Year, the Jade Emperor’s birthday, which falls on the ninth day of the...

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    Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over 'obscene' Lunar New Year video

    Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an "obscene" Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya. Police said in a brief statement that Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was

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    Pakatan should not oppose re-delineation if it does not benefit BN: Ahmad Bashah

    ALOR STAR: Pakatan Harapan should not object to the re-delineation of constituencies as carried out by the Election Commission (EC) if it feels that the exercise will not benefit Barisan Nasional (BN) in Kedah. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the pact should not be worried by the

  • Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's murder was 'paid to fly to Macau', his home in exile
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    Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's murder was 'paid to fly to Macau', his home in exile

    A woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport had been paid to fly to Macau, Kim's home at the time, just days before the killing took place, her lawyer told a court on Thursday. Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim

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    SC charges duo for insider trading involving JLand shares

    KUALA LUMPUR: A former managing director of a company and another person were charged at two separate Sessions Courts today with insider trading and acquiring 346,500 units of shares while in possession of non-public information. A.F.M Shafiqul Hafiz, 71, and businessman Datuk Harjit Singh, 60, however

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    Royal seal of approval for young entrepreneur's

    PETALING JAYA: The Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today took part in a pitching session for local product placement in local and markets abroad by young entrepreneurs. The products ranged from sustainable wood to biodegradable sanitary pads to halal cream cheese

  • Elephant-human conflict: Sabah Wildlife Dept captures aggressive female elephant in Telupid
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    Elephant-human conflict: Sabah Wildlife Dept captures aggressive female elephant in Telupid

    TELUPID: Sabah Wildlife Department has captured an aggressive female elephant Wednesday following villagers’ complaints. This was made possible by the department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit. NSTP has recently reported that the human-elephant conflict here has grown rampant with sightings of two herds of

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    24 heritage sites gazetted in Sabah [NSTTV]

    KOTA KINABALU: A total of 24 heritage sites have been gazetted in Sabah, in efforts to conserve heritage and culture, as well as turning them into tourism products. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the gazetted heritage sites included the Sabah Tourism Board building

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    24 heritage sites gazetted in Sabah

    KOTA KINABALU: A total of 24 heritage sites have been gazetted in Sabah, in efforts to conserve heritage and culture, as well as turning them into tourism products. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the gazetted heritage sites included the Sabah Tourism Board building

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    Be wary of 'celebrity ustaz' spreading fake hadith, Muslims told

    KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims must be wary of religious teachings by 'celebrity ustaz', to ensure that they do not become disseminators of unverified information, a religious expert said today. "Take the words of these 'celebrity ustaz' - who became overnight social media sensation - with

  • In Shariah trial, Ezra Zaid gets to see books seized six years ago
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    In Shariah trial, Ezra Zaid gets to see books seized six years ago

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 22 — Mohd Ezra Mohd Zaid today finally sighted the books that the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) seized six year ago from his publishing company ZI Publications...

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    Latest CPI ranking does not reflect our efforts in battling graft, says MACC

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) believes that Malaysia’s latest ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) does not reflect the commission’s various efforts in battling graft. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli