More Young Candidates To Be Fielded In GE14

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SEREMBAN, May 11 – MCA will field more young candidates in the 14th general election (GE14) after the party’s top leadership gave due consideration to the request of its Youth wing. MCA Youth chief, Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the wing was grateful for this as there would be more new

CIA Forms Special Unit Focused On North Korea Threat

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WASHINGTON, May 11 – The US Central Intelligence Agency said Wednesday it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat. The CIA created its first single country-focused mission centre, pulling together resources from a range of units to collect and analyse information on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and

Penang MACC Nab Woman Contractor To Help Investigate PUZ Case

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GEORGE TOWN, May 10 – The Penang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained another contractor to help in investigation on the misappropriation and criminal breach of trust case in involving the Penang Tithe Management Centre (PUZ). State MACC director Datuk Abdul Aziz Aban said the 42-year-old woman contractor was detained after turning

Trump Defies Critics After Sacking FBI Director

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WASHINGTON, May 10 – US President Donald Trump defied a storm of criticism Wednesday over his firing of FBI director James Comey, inviting Russia’s foreign minister to the White House even as Democrats demanded an independent probe of Moscow’s alleged meddling in the US elections. Trump’s decision to terminate Comey on Tuesday

Bangladesh Detains Rohingya Attempting Boat Trip To Malaysia

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DHAKA, May 10 – Bangladesh has arrested more than a dozen people from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority and two men accused of trying to smuggle them illegally into Malaysia by boat, police said Wednesday. The two Bangladeshis were charged with people smuggling offences after arranging the trip to Malaysia, the first time

Apartment Buyers Rage Over Project Delay

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JOHOR BARU, May 10 – Buyers of apartments of a housing project in Taman Seri Molek Perdana, Plentong near here are fuming that it is still not completed. The project undertaken by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) started in 2010 and was scheduled to be completed in May 2013. The spokesman of

FIFA Corruption Fight ‘Setback’ By Purge Of Ethics Team

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MANAMA, May 10 – FIFA’s decision to remove its ethics team was a “setback in the fight against corruption”, one of those dismissed, investigator Cornel Borbely, told a press conference in Bahrain on Wednesday. World football’s governing body has recommended that Borbely, along with the ethics judge who helped bring down Sepp

Tourism Malaysia And AirAsia Join Forces To Promote Tourism

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 – Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. The signing ceremony was held between Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Deputy Director General (Promotion), Tourism Malaysia and Spencer

Gemalto And Veridos Strengthen Citizen Identity Security With eID Cards For Macao SAR Government

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MACAU, May 10 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible

Express Bus Crashes Into 7 Vehicles After Losing Control

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JOHOR BAHRU, May 10 – Seven vehicles were badly damaged when an express bus ploughed into them at Km45.3 of Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing, Sri Lalang, near Kluang today. Kluang police chief ACP Mohamad Laham said the the incident occurred on a congested route in front of the district“s Road Transport Department

M’sia Expected To Be Haze-free This Year, Faces Flood Risk

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SUBANG, May 9 – Residents in low-lying areas need to be prepared following unpredictable heavy rain which may bring about floods this year due to the La Nina phenomenon. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said based on the recent reports of the Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), rain

Selangor PAS Excos Still In State Administration

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SHAH ALAM, May 9 – The Selangor state executive councillors (excos) from PAS have reiterated that they are still with the state administration because they were given the mandate in the 13th General Election (GE13). PAS’s senior state executive councillor in Selangor Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad said that they were remaining in

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