China Floods Leave Scores Dead, Displace 1.6 Million

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BEIJING, Jul 10 – Floods and landslides have killed scores of people in China’s central Hunan province as two weeks of torrential rains forced 1.6 million to flee, authorities said Monday. Some 53,000 homes have collapsed while nearly 350,000 others were seriously or partially damaged after 11 straight days of rain, according

‘Sarawak Celebrates’ To Empower Harmony

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SIBU, Jul 10 – Sarawak has introduced ‘Sarawak Celebrates’ to enhance harmony among the local population. In this regard, ‘open houses’ organised by the government in conjunction with the four main celebrations in the state – Chinese New Year, Gawai Dayak, Aidilfitri and Christmas are no longer held separately but integrated as

29th SEA Games Torch Run In Kuala Kangsar Today

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KUALA KANGSAR, Jul 10 – The Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) torch run held in conjunction with the coming 29th SEA Games, continued in Kuala Kangsar district today, starting from Dataran Pavilion, here. Kuala Kangsar district officer Mior Muhammad Jamil Mior Zakaria, carrying the torch, began the run at 8.30am, flagged off by

Mahathir Turns 92 Today

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 10 – Former prime minster Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad turns 92 today. His son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir posted a picture of his father standing in front of a mural featuring himself on Facebook, and wished him happy 92nd birthday. “May you have long life and health, and continue to

MyIX To Finalise Deal With Netflix By End Of August

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 – Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) will finalise its deal with America’s popular online entertainment company Netflix to provide its video and movie content in Malaysia by end-August, says chairman Chiew Kok Hin. Non-profit MyIX is the first neutral internet exchange where local internet service providers and content providers

Bursa Opens Slightly Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 – Bursa Malaysia opened slightly lower today on lack of catalysts. The market players, however, anticipated it to rise tracking the positive Wall Street performance last week, said dealers. At 9.15am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,759.04, down 0.89 of-a-point from Friday’s close

Ringgit Higher In Early Trade

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 – The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on the back of a firmer domestic economic data released by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) last Friday and the strengthening of the crude oil price, said a dealer. At 9.04am, the local note

Najib: Stop Treating Women As Objects

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants all parties to stop treating women as objects and be more aware of society’s sensitivities. The Prime Minister said he regretted the incident of the poster advertisement by a petrol company of a woman which went viral recently, even though some

Wildfires Rage As California Sizzles

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LOS ANGELES, Jul 9 – The first major wildfires after the end of California’s five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as the state was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave. Around 2,300 firefighters were battling several blazes with triple-digit temperatures recorded in valleys and inland areas. A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada

Salleh: Dr Mahathir’s Statement Is Shocking And Comical

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was unjustly convicted for sodomy and the decision of the court was influenced by the government is shocking and comical. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said

Tun M Must Apologise To Anwar

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TEMERLOH, Jul 8 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must apologise openly to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if he agrees to appoint Anwar as prime minister. Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Samsudin said Mahathir had to do so as he was responsible for sacking Anwar and imprisoning

Rabies Victim Able To Speak, Says Mother

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 8 – Another rabies victim has been warded at the paediatric intensive care unit (ICU) of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) after developing symptoms related to the virus. The five-year-old girl is from one of the five villages categorised as a rabies-infected area in Serian, Sarawak. Her mother said the

US Bombers Drill Near Korea DMZ In Show Of Force

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SEOUL, Jul 8 – US bombers carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea Saturday, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang’s latest missile test, the South’s defence ministry said. After the drill, the B-1B Lancers, deployed from the Anderson Air Base in Guam, flew

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