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King, Queen leave for state visit to China

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SEPANG – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah left Wednesday for a three-day state visit to China. The special aircraft carrying Their Majesties took off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.20 am. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, Dewan Negara ... Read More »

Terengganu MB’s father laid to rest

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KUALA TERENGGANU - The father of Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman was laid to rest at the Kampung Seberang Takir Muslim cemetery at about 11.30am today. The late Abdul Rahman Mohammad, 86, passed away at the mentri besar’s official residence, Seri Iman, at 6.15pm yesterday from lung complications. Ahmad Razif and his brothers were seen going down into the ... Read More »

DAP lodges police report against Zahid Hamidi

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A DAP MP has lodged a police report against Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for defaming the party and provoking a breach of public peace. Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng  lodged the report at the Sentul police station last night, after Zahid backtracked on remarks he made about non-Malays at a recent Segambut Umno division meeting, saying that ... Read More »

NUJ condemns attack on photographer

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KUALA LUMPUR - The National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJ) strongly condemns the attack made onNew Straits Times(NST) photographerMohd Aizuddin Akmalwhich took place at the Nirvana Memorial Centre, Sungai Besi on Tuesday morning. Its president Chin Sung Chew said, the union — with its 1500 members — does not tolerate any kind of uncivilised violence especially when journalists are conducting their ... Read More »

MH17: First report due in next two weeks

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Dutch air crash investigators said yesterday an initial report into what brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine will be released “this week or the next”. Of the 298 passengers killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over strife-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 193 were Dutch citizens. The Dutch government has been placed in charge of victim identification and probing ... Read More »

Malaysia ranks 20th in Global Competitiveness Report

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Malaysia’s ranking in the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 has improved by four places to 20th position out of 144 economies, Bernama reported. Last year, the country was ranked at 24th position out of 148 countries. In the latest report, Malaysia is ranked ahead of developed economies such as Austria, Australia, France and South Korea. Malaysia Productivity Corp director-general, Datuk Mohd Razali ... Read More »

Anwar claims Sedition Act being misused

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PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has claimed that the Sedition Act is being used selectively, which represents a gross affront to the democratic process. “To date, five Members of Parliament, two state assemblymen as well as several other Pakatan leaders have been prosecuted,” said the Opposition leader on Tuesday. “If the prosecutions are successful, it is likely that ... Read More »

English a must pass subject soon, says Muhyiddin

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CYBERJAYA - English will soon be made into a mandatory pass subject at the university level. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced this new policy here today. Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said the new policy would be introduced but date of its implementation has yet to be set.   The decision, Muhyiddin said, was made after meeting ... Read More »

Kit Siang: Has the government gone bonkers?

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PETALING JAYA – As they reflect on events in the past week, right-thinking Malaysians want to know whether the government has gone bonkers, according to DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang. Tomorrow’s cabinet meeting must address this question, he said today in a media statement. He said the week leading to the 57th Merdeka Anniversary gives new cause for concern as ... Read More »

Dr M praises Malaysian trade union movement

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KUALA LUMPUR - Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tuesday paid a glowing tribute to the Malaysian trade union movement for maintaining industrial harmony in the country which contributed tremendously towards development. “We were fortunate to have trade union leaders who were reasonable in their demands and knew the consequences of industrial unrest and worked with the government to maintain ... Read More »

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