Bangkok To Ban Street Food Stalls In Clean-up Crusade

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BANGKOK, Apr 18 – Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok’s main roads in a sweeping clean-up crusade, a city hall official said Tuesday, prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine. For months city officials have hemmed in hawkers of all kinds

Fire Destroys Nilai Paint Factory

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SEREMBAN, Apr 17 – A fire had destroyed a factory processing paint for vehicles in Nilai early today. Nilai Fire and Rescue operations officer Ahmad Ridhwan Yahya said the station had rushed 12 fire-fighters to the scene after being summoned at 4.32am. These fire-fighters were assisted by 13 more from the Seremban

Five Die As Light Aircraft Crashes In Portugal

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LISBON, Apr 17 – Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday, rescue services said. The fatalities comprised the pilot and all three passengers – a Swiss and three French nationals – who were aboard the aircraft, plus a Portuguese

Home Ministry Will Not Take Action Against Nanyang Siang Pau

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JOHOR BARU, Apr 17 – The Home Ministry will not take action against Chinese-language daily Nanyang Siang Pau for its controversial caricature but wants it to to take act against the staff responsible for it said Datuk Nur Jazlan. The deputy Home Minister said the ministry had considered the newspaper’s long history

Malaysian Oldest Climber Reaches Lobuche

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 – James Lee Chong Meng, the oldest Malaysian who attempted to capture the peak of Mount Everest, arrived at Lobuche today. The 69-year-old climber said he and his team arrived at Lobuche from the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at about 7pm today (Nepal local time). “Today, we attended

Analysts Try To Identify N. Korean Failed Missile Type

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WASHINGTON, Apr 17 – The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un’s regime, a weapons expert said Monday. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up “almost immediately” after launch early Sunday from near Sinpo on the North’s

Vasakhi Festival Nurtures Racial Unity

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TAIPING, Apr 16 – The Vasakhi festival celebrated by the Sikh community can foster unity and understanding among people of various races in the country, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Aziz. Vasakhi highlights the tradition of the Sikh community in Malaysia to domestic and foreign tourists, including ‘Langar’

N. Korea Missile Test Fails After Showcase Parade

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SEOUL, Apr 16 – A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade. The failure, which is likely to be seen as something of a public embarrassment for the regime,

T’ganu Health Dept Confirms Pregnant Woman Died Of H1N1

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Apr 16 – The Terengganu Health Department has confirmed that a pregnant woman has died of the Influenza A virus (H1N1), as circulated on social media recently. Its director Dr Mohammad Omar however, denied that the outbreak was worsening in the state. “The woman was admitted to the hospital on

Anti-Trump Protesters Across US Press Him On Tax Returns

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WASHINGTON, Apr 16 – Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual tax filings, a massive date

Khairy: BAM Gentleman Agreement Crisis Almost Over

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 16 – The crisis of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in deciding on a presidential candidate at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 29 is almost resolved. Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said a discussion with the two candidates, namely, BAM acting president, Tan Sri Mohamed

Khairy: BAM Gentleman Agreement Crisis Almost Over

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 15 – The crisis of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in deciding on a presidential candidate at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 29 is almost resolved. Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said a discussion with the two candidates, namely, BAM acting president, Tan Sri Mohamed

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