Tourism A Major Casualty Of China Quake

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JIUZHAIGOU, Aug 10 – Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. Twenty people were killed by Tuesday’s 6.5-magnitude quake in Sichuan province, a comparatively low toll – thanks

Chow: Drainage Collection By MPSP Not Misappropriated

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 10 – The drainage contribution collected by the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) under the “Wang Amanah Saliran Negeri Pulau Pinang” is not misappropriated for other purpose, but spent to overcome flooding in Penang, State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said.

Retiree Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

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IPOH, Aug 10 – A former officer at the Perak Mineral and Geoscience Department pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to corruption. R.Thangavelu, 61, who was then with the department’s Technical Service Division, was alleged to have accepted RM300 without consideration from one Mohamad Imran Abdullah, whom he knew

Dewan Rakyat Passes Prevention Of Crime (Admendment) Act

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 – The Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) Act 2017 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat early this morning. The bill was passed at 4.05am by voice votes after the third reading was made by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed and seconded by Deputy Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Govermnent Minister Datuk

Russian Helicopters To Test Ka-226T In Iran

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MOSCOW, August 10 – The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) together with Iran Helicopters Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) will test the light utility helicopter Ka-226T for its usability at extremely high temperatures. The tests will be conducted on the Iranian company site within the framework of a memorandum signed by

Two Burnt To Death After Car Collision

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PONTIAN, Aug 9 – Two people were burnt to death after their car collided with another vehicle at Km51 Jalan Pekan Nenas to Pontian today. Pontian OCPD Supt Zakaria Abd Rahman said the two deceased’s identities had yet to be determined as the two vehicles were completely damaged in the fire. He

Malaysia To Benefit From Enhanced Internet Connection

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 – Malaysia is poised to benefit immensely from the full potentials of the digital economy by enhancing the speed of Internet connection. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) Director, Professor Dr Tharek Abd Rahman, said the demand for larger wireless spectrum to support mobile broadband systems

Salleh: Malaysia, Singapore Ties Have Grown Stronger

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 – Relations between Malaysia and Singapore have grown stronger over the 52 years following the republic’s independence on Aug 9, 1965, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said many factors contributed to the strengthening of the relations, including their shared history, being the closest

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