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    Landslide buries up to 20 at Penang, Malaysia, construction site

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A landslide at a construction site has buried between 15 and 20 people in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday.

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    New Straits Times

    Set up RCI to probe deadly landslide, demands Tanjung Bungah RA

    GEORGE TOWN: Rescuers are still combing the scene of a deadly landslide which struck a construction site at Lengkok Lembah, Tanjung Bungah here this morning – but angry reaction to the accident is already emerging. Tanjung Bungah Residents Association chairman Meenakshi Raman has demanded that the state

  • Floods in Kota Belud after effects of 2015 earthquake
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    Floods in Kota Belud after effects of 2015 earthquake

    KOTA KINABALU: The severe flooding at villages along the Kadamaian river in Kota Belud was partly attributed to the post impact of the June 2015 earthquake at neighbouring Ranau, according to a geologist here. Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Professor Dr Felix Tongkul said the series of debris or mud flows

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    New Straits Times

    Rescuers recover two bodies from Penang landslide; 14 workers still missing

    GEORGE TOWN: Rescuers have retrieved two bodies from the site of a landslide at Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here. The bodies, believed to be those of foreign workers, were found at a construction site which was hit by the landslide shortly after 8am today. “Fire and Rescue Department personnel

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    New Straits Times

    Use discretion when revealing information on criminal gangs, NGOs told

    JOHOR BARU: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) should not be overzealous in revealing information about criminal gangs and their activities, as this could endanger the lives of NGO members. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said NGOs should instead lodge police reports if they have credible

  • Deputy minister: Test results won’t be prime indicator of school performance anymore
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    The Malay Mail Online

    Deputy minister: Test results won’t be prime indicator of school performance anymore

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Local schools will no longer be ranked primarily on the academic results of their students from next year onwards, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon has...

  • After initial slip, Sea stock recovers in IPO debut
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    After initial slip, Sea stock recovers in IPO debut

    The price recovered from a disaster in the first hour to end the day in a solid position   The initial public offering for SEA Group, formerly known as Garena, stumbled out of the gate before recovering and finishing the day in a position the company should find acceptable. When the stock listed at around

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    New Straits Times

    Woman killed, 4 seriously injured in Lahad Datu crash

    LAHAD DATU: A woman died while four others including a toddler were seriously injured when the Perodua Axia they were travelling in collided with another vehicle at Kilometre 45 of Jalan Lahad Datu-Tungku near here yesterday afternoon. Lahad Datu police chief ACP Hamzah Ahmad said in the incident at

  • (BREAKING) Landslide strikes Penang construction site; 15 people feared buried
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    (BREAKING) Landslide strikes Penang construction site; 15 people feared buried

    GEORGE TOWN: At least 15 people are feared trapped after a landslide struck a construction site at Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah here this morning. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said at least two people have been rescued. “When we arrived at the scene at about 9.10am, we found that

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    New Straits Times

    Sybil Kathigasu's story should be studied by all, says filmmaker

    KUALA LUMPUR: Sybil Kathigasu’s story is one that should be studied by everyone, says filmmaker Bernard Chauly. The interview comes on the heels of a series of New Straits Times reports on the subject of Sybil and how she should be commemorated. Chauly wrote and directed Apa Dosaku, an eight part biopic

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    New Straits Times

    KL-bound Malaysia Airlines aircraft returns to London over lavatory trouble

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur made a turn back to London today due to malfunctioning lavatories, said Flight Alerts on Twitter today. It said the pilot of flight MH1 performed a U-turn over Belgian airspace after departing from London’s Heathrow Airport at 8.36pm

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    New Straits Times

    (Update) KL-bound Malaysia Airlines aircraft returns to London over lavatory trouble

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur made a turn back to London today due to malfunctioning lavatories, said Flight Alerts on Twitter today. It said the pilot of flight MH1 performed a U-turn over Belgian airspace after departing from London’s Heathrow Airport at 8.36pm

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    New Straits Times

    Meet Adam Mikail, 10, Malaysia's Asian Karting champion

    ADAM Mikail Mazrul Haizad, 10, gets excited whenever racing and supercars are mentioned. The shy Year Five pupil of SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 2 here is the country’s latest Asian karting champion. As the Micromax (under-12 cadet) class continental champion, he will represent Asia at the Rotax World Grand

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    New Straits Times

    Dyslexic boy to race in finals in Portugal

    ADAM Mikail Mazrul Haizad, 10, gets excited whenever racing and supercars are mentioned. The shy Year Five pupil of SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 2 here is the country’s latest Asian karting champion. As the Micromax (under-12 cadet) class continental champion, he will represent Asia at the Rotax World Grand

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    New Straits Times

    Developing Kudat

    KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Teo Chee Kang is taking his inspiration from China when it comes to pushing for development. Citing the Asian giant’s philosophy that for any place to develop, good roads have to be built to and from it, the Tanjong Kapor assemblyman said the roads and other infrastructure

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    New Straits Times

    Teacher wins Everest Ultra Marathon

    RANAU: A teacher from here who won the first place in the International men’s category during the Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon in Nepal at Everest Point received recognition from the state government recently. Sapirin Sumping, 37, received US$1,000 (RM4,200) and an appreciation certificate from Sabah

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    New Straits Times

    Only 572 registered stem cell donors in Sarawak

    SIBU: The number of stem cell donors in Sarawak is still relatively low, the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCR) has warned. The organisation, in a statement, said there were only 29,300 registered volunteers with the Malaysian Stem Cell Registry (MSCR) as of last month. “Of the number of donors

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    New Straits Times

    Rain fails to put damper on climbathon

    RANAU: The 30th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon, which was hit by the worst weather in recent years, saw more than 250 personnel on duty. Race director Zachary Mobijohan said the preparation for the mountain race was difficult as it had been raining non-stop two days before the event on Sunday

  • In Penampang, voters spoilt for choice with so many splintered KDM parties
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    The Malay Mail Online

    In Penampang, voters spoilt for choice with so many splintered KDM parties

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 21 — At the weekly Donggongon tamu here, you can feel the buzz of business being done between traders and buyers and everyone else in between. The tamu is not just a market,...

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    AFP

    Malaysia Airlines picks new CEO after shock departure

    Malaysia Airlines on Friday named veteran senior executive Izham Ismail as its new CEO after his predecessor's shock departure dealt a fresh blow to the struggling carrier. Izham, currently Malaysia Airlines ...

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    New Straits Times

    Najib confident in Capt Izham's ability to steer MAS

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed confidence in Captain Izham Ismail’s abilities to steer Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) to greater heights, following the latter’s appointment as its executive director and group chief executive officer-designate. In a Twitter post last night

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    New Straits Times

    I wasn't insulting Bugis community, says Dr M

    ALOR STAR: Pakatan Harapan pro-tem chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied that he had insulted the Bugis community. Instead, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman claimed that he was referring to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, whom he described as a 'Bugis pirate'.

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    New Straits Times

    Buginese community in Indonesia urge Tun M to apologise over alleged racial slur

    JAKARTA: The Buginese Youth Assembly of Macassar, Indonesia (PPBMI) here today urged Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to issue an open apology following his statement that allegedly insulted people of Buginese descent at an opposition gathering in Selangor recently. PPBMI made the call through a protest memorandum

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    New Straits Times

    Kuching woman has close brush with death when tree falls on car

    KUCHING: A woman had a close brush with death when an uprooted tree smashed onto the roof of her car during a storm yesterday. The woman escaped with minor injuries to her head and body during the incident, which occurred near Kampung Sungai Lumut in Santubong near here at about 3pm. “The victim was

  • Scott Haze lands mystery role in "Spider-Man" spinoff
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    Cinema Online

    Scott Haze lands mystery role in "Spider-Man" spinoff

    There are talks of the "Only The Brave" actor joining the Tom Hardy-starring "Venom"