Turkey Newspaper Staff Walk Free After Over 8 Months Jail

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ISTANBUL, Jul 29 – Seven staff from the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet walked free from jail early Saturday after over eight months behind bars, expressing hope four colleagues still in prison would be released soon. An Istanbul court had Friday ordered the release of the seven people in the trial – seen

Republican Women Keep Trump In Check

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WASHINGTON, Jul 29 – The stunning collapse of President Donald Trump’s health reforms was due in large part to the defiance of two Republican women who resisted relentless White House pressure to toe the party line. While Senator John McCain’s revolt grabbed the headlines, the votes of the lesser-known Susan Collins and

Thumbs Up From Grab And Uber

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 – Well known e-hailing service companies, Uber and Grab welcome the Malaysian Government’s recognition for their services following the passing of the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2017 and the Commercial Vehicles Licencing Board Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. Both companies described the achievement as a milestone

30 More Umno Branches In Silam, Sabah Shows BN Is People’s Choice

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LAHAD DATU, Jul 28 – The setting  up of 30 new Umno branches in the Silam division indicates that the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) government is still the people’s preferred choice, especially in Sabah, says division chief Datuk Mohd Yusof Apdal. Describing this as a positive development, he said it also proved that Umno was getting even stronger here as it already had 480 branches, covering

Hill Slope Development: Full Study Required – Chant

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 28 – The Penang Citizens Awareness Chant Group today proposed that the state government do a whole study for any hill slope development in the state in future. Its adviser Yan Lee said the DAP-led Penang state government had to do geotechnical study for the whole hill to ensure

Strong Winds, Rough Seas Warning

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 – Strong winds of 40kph-50kph with huge waves up to 3.5m are expected in waters off Phuket, Reef  North and Palawan until this Tuesday. The Meteorological Department said such a condition is dangerous to small boats, recreational sea activities and sea sports. It also said thunderstorm in waters

Salleh Keruak: Members Of Parliament Should Argue With Facts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 – Members of parliament (MP) have been urged to show their wisdom when putting across their arguments and views in the Dewan Rakyat. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pix) said this was necessary since the arguments and views were geared toward drafting, defending  and amending the

Court Rejects Mukhriz’s Application To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 – The High Court here today rejected former Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s ex-parte application for leave to initiate contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. Mukhriz filed the application against Najib for allegedly issuing a statement through his blog relating to the defamation suit filed by Mukhriz against the Prime

Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 Tabled In Dewan Rakyat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 27 – The Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 which, among others, aims to ensure underage victims of sexual violence have access to legal advice was tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat  today. The bill tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said will include the term ‘legal companion’ services

UK Parliamentarians Visit Malacca State Legislative Assembly

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MALLACA, Jul 27 – A delegation of four parliamentarians from the United Kingdom visited the Malacca State Legislative Assembly at Seri Negri complex, Ayer Keroh here, today. The arrival of Baroness Northover from the House of Lords and three members from the House of Commons, namely Sir David Amess, John Whittingdale

Nancy: Over 50% Taxi Passengers Use E-hailing Apps

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – More than 50% of taxi users use the smart phones or e-hailing applications to get taxi service, said Minister in the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. However, she said, only 14% of taxi drivers used the same service to obtain passengers. Nancy said taxi drivers

RM5.7 Billion Unclaimed Since 1977

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 26 – A total of RM5.7 billion in unclaimed monies from 1977 till June 30 this year is still being kept by the Accountant-General’s Department, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the amount involved more than 55 million account records such

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