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    Penang sees drop in road fatalities, more accidents during Op Selamat

    GEORGE TOWN: Penang has seen a significant drop in the number of fatal road accidents during the Ops Selamat, held in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This is despite the state recording a higher number of road accidents at 1,845 cases. State police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said motorcyclists

  • Najib, son win Pekan Umno division polls uncontested
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    Najib, son win Pekan Umno division polls uncontested

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister and ex-Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak is among the 74 party division chiefs who won uncontested at the Umno divisional polls today.Aside from Najib who is also Pekan MP, Umno vice president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also shouldering the responsibilities

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    UPDATE 3-European Tour BMW International Open Scores

    Jun 23 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour BMW International Open on Saturday -5 Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) 72 72 67 Scott Hend (Australia) 71 67 73 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 72 68 71 Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 71 69 71 Chris Paisley (England) 72 71 68 Aaron Rai (England) 69 71 71 -4 Nico Geyger

  • Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized after pain in shoulder and back
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    Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized after pain in shoulder and back

    Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, was rushed to hospital late on Saturday night after he complained of a pain in his shoulder and back on his return from Turkey. "He (Anwar) is being transported using an ambulance from his home in Bukit Segambut to the emergency ward,"

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    Anwar rushed to hospital following shoulder and back complain

    KUALA LUMPUR: PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been rushed to hospital after complaining pain in his shoulder and back.PKR Communications director Fahmi Fadzil said Anwar was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre."He is being transported using an ambulance from his home

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    Anwar rushed to hospital following shoulder, back pain

    KUALA LUMPUR: PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been rushed to hospital after complaining pain in his shoulder and back.PKR Communications director Fahmi Fadzil said Anwar was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre."He is being transported using an ambulance from his home

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    Smooth going for Umno division meetings, 74 division chiefs win uncontested

    KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 74 Umno Division chiefs from the 191 divisions nationwide retained their posts without a contest, today. Rauf Yusoh the contests which took place in the party divisions nationwide with the exception of Sarawak also saw 66 deputy division chiefs retained without a contest.

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    MRR2, Ampang hit by flash floods

    KUALA LUMPUR: Low-lying areas at the fringes of the city particularly MRR2 and Ampang have been hit by flash floods following a downpour that lasted more than two hours.A Selangor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman told Bernama that the rain, which started around 3 pm, inundated the areas with about

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    Education Ministry allocates RM500,000 to fix storm-damaged SMK Seri Pantai [NSTTV]

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has allocated about RM500,000 to repair 10 classrooms at SMK Seri Pantai, damaged following a heavy storm yesterday. Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Gazali Abas said the ministry and Public Works Department will assess the damages within two weeks and come up with

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    Azizah leads race for Wanita Umno top post, Shahar top choice for Youth chief

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun is ahead in the race for the post of Wanita Umno chief. As of 8pm, the Wanita vice chief, who is also Beaufort Member of Parliament, received the support of 16 divisions and garnered the votes of 3,683 delegates. Trailing closely behind her was Parit Sulong MP Datuk

  • Najib and son win Pekan Umno election uncontested
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    Najib and son win Pekan Umno election uncontested

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Despite leading Barisan Nasional (BN) to its first-ever loss of federal power, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak won the Pekan Umno chief post uncontested. The...

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    (Updated) Ex-Bank Negara assistant governor dies of cancer

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Datuk Latifah Merican Cheong, 67, died of breast cancer last night.Latifah breathed her last at Subang Jaya Medical Centre at about 10.15pm, surrounded by family members, said a relative who declined to be named.She was admitted to the medical

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    Ex-Bank Negara assistant governor dies of cancer

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Datuk Latifah Merican Cheong, 67, died of breast cancer last night.Latifah breathed her last at Subang Jaya Medical Centre at about 10.15pm, surrounded by family members, said a relative who declined to be named.She was admitted to the medical

  • Kit Siang wants BN senators to quit
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    Kit Siang wants BN senators to quit

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang urged Barisan Nasional (BN) senators today to quit the Dewan Negara, following the party’s defeat in the 14th general elections. The...

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    Jamal picked as Umno Youth wing chief candidate

    SUNGAI BESAR: Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos has been chosen as the national level Umno Youth wing chief candidate. The Sungai Besar Umno Youth wing had unanimously chosen Jamal at the party’s delegates meeting held in Sekin Hotel and Resort today. Jamal had garnered 152 votes, beating eight of his contenders

  • Sarawak ministers accept PM’s Hari Raya invite
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    Sarawak ministers accept PM’s Hari Raya invite

    KUCHING, June 23 — Sarawak state Cabinet ministers have accepted invitations from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to attend his Hari Raya gathering in Putrajaya tomorrow. “Yes, I think the...

  • Quitting BN not magical solution, Gerakan told
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    Quitting BN not magical solution, Gerakan told

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — A former officer from a Gerakan think tank told the party today that leaving Barisan Nasional (BN) would not help. Ng Yeen Seen, former deputy director-general of SEDAR...

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    Gabungan Parti Sarawak expects to be launched on July 22

    KUCHING: A technical committee for the formation of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), a new political coalition formed by parties in the state that left the Barisan Nasional (BN) on June 12, set its target for the official launch on July 22. The committee’s meeting was chaired by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera

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    Reject money politics in party elections - Ku Li

    The Gua Musang Umno division chief said money politics should not happen when the party was in the process of recovery after being rejected by the people in the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9. “We have to remember that money politics is very dangerous and sometimes, it can bring losses because

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    MIC: 'Its not a good idea to leave BN'

    KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S Subramaniam said Gerakan’s decision to leave Barisan Nasional (BN) should be respected. “All parties including Umno are finding new pathways and strategies to remain relevant and to bolster their support base to regain political space before GE15. “In that aspect

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    Don't threaten government servants who don't support Pakatan Harapan

    The government must not threaten civil servants who don't support Pakatan Harapan (PH) as by doing so, it is showing its dictatorial side. Umno Strategic Communication Unit has accused the PH-led government under Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as other ministers of threatening government

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    Penang hawkers share 'locals only cook' policy experience

    GEORGE TOWN: Despite 'hiccups' during the early stage of implementation, hawkers in Penang have generally warmed up to the idea of banning foreigners from being the main cooks at their eateries. Mohd Yunus Abdul Kuda, 50, an employee at a pasembor stall at Padang Brown food court, here, said

  • Penang hawkers share 'locals only cook' policy experience
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    Penang hawkers share 'locals only cook' policy experience

    GEORGE TOWN: Despite 'hiccups' during the early stage of implementation, hawkers in Penang have generally warmed up to the idea of banning foreigners from being the main cooks at their eateries. Mohd Yunus Abdul Kuda, 50, an employee at a pasembor stall at Padang Brown food court, here, said

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    Zahid will stay with Umno no matter what the election outcome

    KUALA LUMPUR: Win or lose Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will not abandon Umno. Zahid who is the party’s presidential candidate has pledged to remain with the party even if he is defeated in the race next week. “And if I win I will leave no man behind,” Zahid said referring to his contenders Gua

  • Chef Wan: Banning foreign cooks is racist
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    Chef Wan: Banning foreign cooks is racist

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail slammed today the government’s proposal to ban foreign cooks in restaurants. Redzuawan, better known as Chef Wan, pointed out that he...