Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement Leaders Jailed

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HONG KONG, Aug 17 – Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong’s huge Umbrella Movement rallies in 2014 were jailed Thursday for their role in the pro-democracy protests. Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced to six months, eight months and seven months respectively after the Court of

Terengganu To Set Up Digital Hubs

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 17 – The Terengganu government has identified two locations, namely Kampung Ladang here and Kampung Telaga Papan in Setiu to be developed as digital hubs in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said development of the digital hub in Ladang would be carried out through an allocation of RM17 million from the

DPM: Malaysia Targets US Visa Waiver Through SKIN

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – Malaysia targets to be the third Asean country accepted into the United States Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) through the implementation of the National Immigration Control System or SKIN (Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional) by 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government was optimistic of achieving this mission following the

IGP: No Time Frame For Curfew In ESSZone

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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 17 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said there was no time frame to impose the curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone). He said the curfew would be imposed for as long as there were threats in the east

KL Is Second Most Liveable City In Southeast Asia

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 17 – Kuala Lumpur has been ranked as Southeast Asia’s second most liveable city after Singapore. The Malaysian city is placed No. 70 in a global ranking of liveable cities. The latest Global Liveability Ranking released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on Wednesday puts Kuala Lumpur ahead of

Four Schools Remain Closed Due To Floods In Sarawak

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MIRI, Aug 17 – Four primary schools remained closed here today,  including two which were closed since Monday, due to the floods. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the two schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Kebulu and SK Bukit Balai, while the other two schools were SK Long Lenei and SK Nanga Kain, which were closed since

Oil Price: Weekly Fuel Price Determination Stays

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – The weekly determination of the retail prices of petrol and diesel will stay, and the government has no plan to revert to the monthly determination of fuel prices. Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said this was because the weekly determination was

MH370 Response Team Assesses Proposals From Interested Parties

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – The MH370 Response Team is assessing several proposals from the interested parties to search for the vanished Flight MH370 jetliner, says Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. He said this in light of all available information including the newly-released Commonwealth Scientific and

MACC Arrests Two Policemen Over Bribery

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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested two policemen on suspicion of having accepted bribes. A MACC source said the corporal and lance corporal, aged 39 and 32 respectively, were held at the Penampang District Police headquarters just after noon yesterday following a complaint received on Aug 14.

Malaysia Grabs First Gold Of KL SEA Games

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – Malaysia won its first gold medal from ‘chinlone linking’ which was also the first Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games gold medal today. In the final match at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium here, the national chinlone squad which was led by Muhammad Faiz Roslan performed like heroes to grab the gold by collecting

Third 2017 BR1M payment starts today

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 – The third and final phase of the 2017 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payment will be made from today in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration, which falls on Sept 1. In a statement today, the Finance Ministry said payment for those who passed the appeal stage, however, would be made on Aug 29.

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