Dr Hilmi: Blood Donation Awareness Still Weak

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BALIK PULAU, May 17 – Blood donation awareness is still weak, with only 660,000 people or just 2.2% of the entire Malaysian population donating blood last year. According to Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya, about 2,000 pints of blood is needed daily to treat 1,000 patients and a shortage

India Allows Abortion For 10-year-old Rape Victim

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NEW DELHI, May 17 – A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday. The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been arrested. Her

PAS: PKR Appointees Can Remain In Kelantan PAS Administration

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KOTA BARU, May 17 – PAS said today appointed PKR party members are at liberty to remain in the PAS-led Kelantan administration or resign as per their party order. Its secretary-general, Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, said they could continue to hold their posts although the PKR Political Bureau had ordered them to resign.

Raja Of Perlis Happy State’s Development In Line With TN50

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ARAU, May 17 – The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail is happy that the state’s development is in line with National Transformation 2050 (TN50) , which will put Perlis on par with other developed states in the country. He said this projects such as the Chuping Valley Industrial Area

Laptop Ban On Flights To US ‘Likely’ To Expand

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WASHINGTON, May 17 – A ban on laptops and other electronics in the cabin of flights from Europe to America will likely be further expanded to include additional countries, a US official said Tuesday. In March, US authorities banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight

Disclose Sources Of Pollution Of River And Lakes In Pahang

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PAHANG, May 17 – Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to immediately disclose the findings of investigations by the Department of Environment (DOE) of Pahang on the sources of pollution of Sungai Pahang, Sungai Temerloh, Tasik Chini and Tasik Mentiga. Disclosure regarding the sources of pollution is

Zhao Chuan 30th Anniversary Concert In Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 – Taiwanese pop ‘n’ rock singer Zhao Chuan is celebrating his 30th year in the music industry with a live performance on 23rd September, at 8:30pm at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting! Zhao Chuan made his first 30th anniversary stop in Singapore on New

Razif Aziz: Skills Can Be Taught But Not Attitude

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This week we get thoughts and views from government agency Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd COO and Malaysian Business Angels Network executive director Razif Aziz. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Over the last 22 years I have had the privilege of being involved in a

Flash Flood Caused By Retention Pond

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GEORGE TOWN, May 15 – The flash flood which struck Lebuhraya Thean Teik here last Saturday was due to the nearby retention pond which is badly maintained. State local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the state government’s engineers had identified the cause to be the

Remand Extended On Two Suspects In PUZ Case

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GEORGE TOWN, May 15 – The remand order on the 50-year-old Penang Tithes Management Centre (PUZ) high-ranking officer and one of his personnel has been extended for four days. Magistrate Mohamed Amin Shahul Hamid today allowed the extension until May 18. Both of them were brought to Penang Court Complex handcuffed at

N. Korea’s ‘New Missile’ Has Unprecedented Range

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SEOUL, May 15 – North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested a new type of rocket in its latest missile launch, as analysts said it showed an unprecedented range that brought US bases in the Pacific within reach. Sunday’s launch was of a “new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket” named

Japanese Military Plane With Four Crew Missing

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TOKYO, May 15 – Japan’s defence ministry sent planes and helicopters to search for a military aircraft with four crew members aboard that went missing earlier Monday. The LR-2 reconnaissance plane disappeared from radar near Hakodate airport on the northern island of Hokkaido while flying to pick up a patient in Hakodate

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