Dr Mahathir Once Again Shares Stage With Opposition

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GEORGE TOWN, May 9 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad once again shared a stage with the opposition when he delivered a lecture at the Straits Quay Convention Centre here Sunday. He delivered a Penang Institute-organised lecture entitled, ‘Quo Vadis, Malaysia? What’s next, Malaysia?’ for an hour before about 1,000

N Carolina Sues US Justice Dept Over LGBT Law

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UNITED STATES, May 9 – North Carolina is suing the US Department of Justice over its attempts to bar the state from upholding its anti-LGBT “bathroom bill”. The justice department had given the state a Monday deadline to respond to a letter demanding it abandon the controversial law. The law violates federal

New Bank Negara Governor Calls On PM

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PUTRAJAYA, May 9 – The new governor of Bank Negara, Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim, on Monday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at his office at Perdana Putra here. Muhammad assumed the post on May 1 for a five-year period, succeeding Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar

Bank Rakyat Aims To Increase Customer Base In 2016 By 30 Pct

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 – Malaysia’s largest cooperative bank, Bank Rakyat, aims to increase its customer base by 30 per cent this year via its partnership with Takaful Ikhlas Bhd. The bank has currently about six million customers. Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal said under the cooperation, Bank Rakyat would promote

MCA Postpones Party Polls Until After GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 – MCA will postpone its party election until after the 14th general election (GE14), said its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said the party was supposed to hold its election this year but had decided to postpone it to enable its members to concentrate on the

Sarawak CM Expresses Condolence

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KUCHING, May 9 – Sarawak’s Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his wife expressed their heartful condolences to family members of victims of the helicopter mishap near Sebuyau, some 250km from here last Thursday. In the helicopter crash, five people died including the Plantation Industries and Commodities deputy minister Datuk Noriah

58 Foreigners Working In Shopping Centre In Bayan Lepas Detained

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GEORGE TOWN, May 9 – The Penang Immigration Department (JIPP) detained 58 foreigners from various countries in a special operation at a shopping centre in Queensbay, Bayan lepas, here Sunday. JIPP Enforcement Head Abdul Rahman Hassan said that in the operation beginning at 11.30am, the department inspected the food court and business

SAR Operation Resumes For Helicopter Tragedy Victim

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SRI AMAN, May 8 – The search and rescue operation to locate another victim of the helicopter tragedy in Batang Lupar resumed at 8.05 am Sunday. The SAR team left the operations centre at Lingga to scour the waters off Batang Lupar. Twenty-nine fire and rescue, armed forces and Civil Defence Department

Penang Uber Drivers Cry Foul Against Unfair Rates

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GEORGE TOWN, May 8 – Around 50 Penang Uber drivers are crying foul against the company for not taking their grievances into account. The group gathered here in a meeting at Hotel Continental here this morning is to vent their frustration following a discussion with the management in Kuala Lumpur that they claimed had

PKR Fails To Increase Seats, Retain Original Three

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KUCHING, May 8 – The PKR clash with DAP in six constituencies during the 11th Sarawak state election has resulted in the BN winning all the six seats. The DAP-PKR electoral understanding broke down as they fielded candidates against each other in disputed constituencies including three new seats – Batu Kitang,

BN Makes A Clean Sweep Of All 11 New Seats

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KUCHING, May 8 – Barisan Nasional made a clean sweep of the 11 new seats in the 11th state election, with four of the seats – Gedong, Kabong, Tellian and Stakan – going to PBB. In three straight fights, Mohammad Ali Mahmud won by an impressive majority of 7,042 votes against Leslie

PAS, Amanah Wiped Out

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KUCHING, May 8 – PAS and its splinter Amanah not only failed to win any seats in the 11th Sarawak state election yesterday but seven PAS abd nine Amanah lost their RM5,000 deposits. PAS contested 11 seats and its candidates lost their deposits in all except for the Pantai Damai, Samariang,

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