Mahdzir: 92% Of Schools Exceed Parents’ Participation Target

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 11 – About 92% of 10,180 schools exceeded the target of 65% parents’ presence and involvement in school activities last year. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (pix) said the achievement involved six main activities under the Parents’ Toolkit, Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025). The activities are registration day, setting targets

Taiwan’s Ex-leader Ma Wins Libel Case

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TAIPEI, Apr 11 – Taiwan’s ex-president Ma Ying-jeou, who has faced a string of lawsuits since stepping down last year, scored a legal victory Tuesday in a defamation case against a commentator who claimed he had taken illicit donations. Ma filed the libel lawsuit in 2014 against radio show host Clara Chou

Trump Spokesman Apologises For ‘Insensitive’ Hitler Reference

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WASHINGTON, Apr 11 – White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised Tuesday for “insensitive” remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler’s actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar al-Assad in Syria. During a White House briefing Spicer sought to intensify criticism of Assad, painting

AirAsia Flies The Sea Games And Asean Para Games

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 – AirAsia has signed up as the Official Airline Partner for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and 9th Asean Para Games. As a Gold Sponsor, AirAsia will provide flights for Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) officials within the airline’s extensive Asean network for the purpose of organising the

Bird Flu: No New Infection Detected

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 – An operation to destroy fowls and eggs in a bid to stem the outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in Kelantan has been conducted at all 36 locations confirmed positive with the virus. Therefore, the 36 locations are in the six districts in the state.  The Veterinary Service

Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

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PARIS, Apr 9 – Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex. The protesters, mostly young women but including some men, held up banners saying “Stop the fines, our aggressors, AIDS, repression and

Kelantan H5N1: No New Locations And Infections Reported

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 – The Veterinary Services Department (JPV) announced there have been no new locations detected to be positive for the bird flu (H5N1) in Kelantan in the last 10 days. JPV in a statement today said, to date, 36 areas were confirmed positive for H5N1, which involved six districts,

Najib: BN Committed In Upholding Islam

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – Although much has been said about the position of Islam in the country, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government remains committed in supporting Islam in line with the Federal Constitution. The prime minister said this was in line with Article 3 of

Initial Reports Bordering On Fake News, Says Shabudin

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 – Following is the full statement issued today by Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament Datuk Shabudin Yahaya in response to reports of “Rapists asked to marry underage victims”:  Initial reports of “Rapists asked to marry underage victims” in Malaysia are inaccurate, bordering on Fake News. 1. Recently,

20 Dead In Myanmar Boat Crash

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YANGON, Apr 8 – At least 20 people were killed when their passenger boat collided with a river barge in western Myanmar, a state-run newspaper reported Saturday. The boat carrying 80 passengers sank shortly after a “head on collision” with the cargo ship on Friday evening in a river near Pathein, a

Trump Announces Army Secretary Pick

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WASHINGTON, Apr 8 – President Donald Trump on Friday announced his pick for the next secretary of the US Army, a state senator from Tennessee. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised the nomination of Mark Green for the top civilian job in the Army. “Mark will provide strong civilian leadership,

Trump’s Far-right Backers Rebel Over ‘Hoax’ Syria Attack

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WASHINGTON, Apr 9 – Far-right backers of US President Donald Trump rebelled Friday after he ordered a missile strike to punish Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people. Bandying the hashtag #Syriahoax, leaders of the “Alt-Right” white nationalist fringe lashed out at the president for abandoning his election

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