MIC Monitors Candidates Shortlisted For GE14

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KULIM, Jul 11 – The MIC is monitoring shortlisted potential candidates in preparation for the next general election, said party president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the monitoring encompassed evaluating the performance of the candidates and determining whether they were acceptable to their constituents. “Although we have identified the

16 Dead In US Military Plane Crash In Mississippi

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WASHINGTON, Jul 11 – A US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported Monday. The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred

Trump Son Met Russian To Get Dirt On Clinton

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WASHINGTON, Jul 11 – Donald Trump’s eldest son on Monday admitted meeting a Russian lawyer to get dirt on his father’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, thrusting the White House deep into another Russia-related scandal. Trump junior confirmed reports that he was on the trail of damaging information on the Democrat vying

MACC To Open New Investigation Paper On Felda

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 11 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will open a new investigation paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), according to its chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad. He said the move followed a new lead in an issue involving Felda received by the commission recently. He said

14 Injured In Moscow Shopping Centre Blaze

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MOSCOW, Jul 11 – A huge fire broke out at a Moscow shopping centre Monday, injuring 14 people, and involving more than 200 firefighters and 60 trucks to put out. Several thousand people had to be evacuated from the Rio shopping mall in the northeast of the Russian capital, and four

S. Korea To Build ‘Comfort Women’ Museum In Seoul

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SEOUL, Jul 10 – South Korea intends to build a museum in memory of wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, a government minister said Monday, re-igniting a perennial diplomatic thorn in the two neighbours’ sides. The plight of the so-called “comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during

Zambry: Perak Government Plans For New Airport

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IPOH, Jul 10 – The Perak government plans to build a new airport to further boost the tourism and industry sectors in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the state government had made preliminary discussions and conducted research on the matter. “I will announce it when the

19-year-old Set To Be Malaysia’s Youngest Doctor

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 10 – Chan Hao Shan, 19, will be Malaysia’s youngest doctor when she graduates with her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Taylor’s University next year. She found her calling when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just eight years old. That motivated

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

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