MMEA Arrest Chinese Nationals For Illegal Sand Dredging

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SHAH ALAM, Jul 6 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) arrested nine Chinese nationals on suspicion of illegal sand dredging in Klang waters yesterday. Klang MMEA director Capt (M) Abu Zaki Mohammad said those arrested were the skipper and crew members of the vessel “Xin Zhou 1”, aged from 41 to

No More Pakatan Rakyat, Says Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 6 – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was no more. He said there is no Pakatan Rakyat anymore. He told this in a press conference after attending the Penang Development Corporation Aidilfitri ‘open house’ here. Lim’s statement  came a day after Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that Selangor would continue to be governed

Liow To Brief Next-Of-Kins Of Victims Of MH17 Thursday

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SEPANG, Jul 6 – The next-of-kins of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down in Ukraine in 2014 will be briefed on the prosecution process to be carried out in the Netherlands on Thursday (July 13) in Putrajaya. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry would

Sea Games Torch Run In Perak

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PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 6 – The 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) Torch Run arrived at Dewan Merdeka Parit Buntar at 10.40am today led by Sungai Acheh State Assemblyman Datuk Mahmud Zakaria. The arrival of Mahmud marked the start of the Perak leg of the SEA Games Torch Run. The assemblyman from

Students Parliament To Give Input On TN50 During Two-Day Sitting

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 – The two-day Students Parliament sitting scheduled to take place at the Parliament Building from July 18 will become the platform for varsity students to debate and voice out their opinions and aspirations on the 2015 National Transformation (TN50) initiative. Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak) president Tan Sri

Bursa Malaysia Ends Higher

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 – The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose in late trading today for a 2.37-point, or 0.13% gain, mainly due to interests in selected heavyweights led by IOI Corp. At 5pm, the FBM KLCI ended at an intra-day high of 1,770.53 points against Wednesday’s close of 1,768.18. The index moved between

No Fault Liability: Let The People Decide

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 6 – The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) strongly believes that consumers will benefit from the NFL just as employees benefit from the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) which operates on the principle of NFL. If SOCSO has been overwhelming successful for more than four decades why can’t

Chinese Deities Fly Business Class For SE Asia Tour

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SINGAPORE, Jul 5 – A statue of a Chinese goddess adorned in brightly coloured clothes and an extravagant headdress has become an online sensation after it was pictured flying business class to Malaysia. The 1.8m model of Chinese sea goddess Mazu was pictured strapped into the luxury seat on a flight from

EPF Members Can Settle Education Loans Under Account 2

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 5 – The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will allow its members to settle their outstanding education loans from July 21. This could benefit up to 70,000 members who have yet to repay these loans, The Star Online reported today.  Members can settle their outstanding education loan amount from

BM Pass In SPM Needed, Says Ahmad Zahid

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 5 – The Cabinet has decided to retain the compulsory pass for Bahasa Malaysia subject in the SPM examination for all public service positions and no waiver will be allowed. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced this today after the Cabinet meeting. Health Minister Datuk Seri

German Police Use Water Cannon On G20 Protestors

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HAMBURG, Jul 5 – Riot police used water cannon overnight Tuesday to disperse several gatherings of protesters ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Police first dislodged protesters who had set up tents in a park in the western district of Altona, according to police and media reports. “This is not a

Trial Of Any MH17 Suspects To Be Held In Dutch Court

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THE HAGUE, jul 5 – The trials of any suspects arrested in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be held in the Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday. All 298 people on board were killed when the plane was downed on July 17, 2014 on a

Jakim Urges Dog Lover To Repent

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 5 – The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has expressed regret over a video that shows a Muslim woman with her pet dog “Bubu”. Jakim director-general Tan Sri Othman Mustapha said Muslims owning dogs and their needless contact with canines were highly disturbing, adding that such actions were against

Can G19 Hold Firm Against Trump’s G1?

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PARIS, Jul 5 – Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defence of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump? This is the question for observers as the G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a

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