2,485 Temporary Work Permits Issued To Chinese Workers In Johor

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KOTA ISKANDAR, May 14 – The Immigration Department has issued 2,485 temporary work permits as well as 1,682 employment and professional visit passes to foreign workers of Chinese nationals working in four construction locations in Johor.  State Unity and Human Resources Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the four locations, included Forest

Johor Introduces Six Measures To Upgrade State Education Quality

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KOTA ISKANDAR, May 14 – Six long term measures have been planned to upgrade the quality of education in Johor, including the capacity of teachers and school administrators for the 21st Millennium Learning (PAK21). Johor Environment, Health, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat (pix) said the state government wanted to

Thai Forces Kill 9 ‘Drug Smugglers’ In Golden Triangle

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BANGKOK, May 14 – A gunfight between Thai security forces and a band of Golden Triangle drug smugglers left nine traffickers dead, a senior official said Sunday, the latest clash sparked by the booming regional trade in narcotics. Narongsak Osotthanakorn, governor of northern Chiang Rai province, said the firefight broke out on

Manhunt For Hackers Behind Global Cyberattack

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LONDON, May 14 – International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout.  The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack,

Bribery: TNB Project Manager, Woman Released On Bail

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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 – A Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) project manager and a woman who were remanded for five days by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption, have been released today. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the duo aged 55 and 51, to be

MCMC: No Ransomware Attack In Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says no ransomware attacks have been reported in Malaysia as at 10am today amidst a massive global cyber-attack which hit nearly 100 countries. The commission in a statement today said MCMC is continuing to monitor the situation together with other enforcement

Nepal Votes In First Local Election In 20 Years

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KATHMANDU, May 13 – Voting began in Nepal on Sunday in its first local elections in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy. Polls opened in three provinces at 7 am (9:15am Malaysia Time) with nearly 50,000 candidates vying for the position of mayor, deputy mayor, ward

N. Korea Test-fires Ballistic Missile

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SEOUL, May 13 – North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in an apparent test of the South’s new president who backs engagement with Pyongyang. The missile flew about 700km before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The US Pacific Command said it did

Najib: Malaysia And China Are Trusted Friends

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BEIJING, May 13 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, here today. Najib, on a five-day working visit to China, will also attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 and

N. Korea Willing To Meet With US If Conditions Right

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BEIJING, May 13 – A senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday Pyongyang would be willing to hold talks with the United States if the conditions are right. Choe Son-Hui, head of the foreign ministry’s North America bureau, told reporters at Beijing’s international airport that her country “will hold dialogue under right conditions”

Tengku Adnan: BN Expects More Split In Opposition Coalition

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PUTRAJAYA, May 13 – The Barisan Nasional (BN) expects to see more split in the opposition coalition ahead of the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). Its secretary-general, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the breaking up of PAS-PKR was expected as the parties could not get along. “They (opposition) formed the

Up To 50% Off All AirAsia Destinations

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Tumultuous Week Puts Trump Presidency On Perilous Path

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WASHINGTON, May 13 – Another self-inflicted crisis has left Donald Trump’s critics outraged and some of his Republican allies dismayed, but a bedrock of support for the billionaire US leader means the political endgame is far in the distance. A few weeks ago, only Trump’s most rabid opponents would have predicted an

Hamilton Back On Top In Spain

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BARCELONA, May 12 – Lewis Hamilton bounced back from his Sochi setback on Friday when he topped the times for Mercedes in opening practice for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The three-time world champion led the way ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who claimed his maiden win in Russia two weeks

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