Tumek: PKR Is Under DAP’s Thumb

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KUCHING, April 22 – Sarawak PKR has long been under the state DAP’s thumb, claimed Boniface Willy Tumek who has resigned as PKR vice chairman after failing to be selected as the opposition’s candidate for Tasik Biru. According to him, PKR was always the underdog during meetings between both parties, particularly in

PKR-DAP Seats Wrangle Drags On

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KUCHING, April 22 – Stick to the agreed allocation and don’t turn things ugly – that’s the message DAP has for PKR which today named 35 candidates and was still insisting on negotiating on five more seats in the upcoming state election. DAP state chief Chong Chieng Jen said the party

Zahid Hails Sarawak CM Adenan As Extraordinary Leader

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BALINGIAN, April 22 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today hailed Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem as an extraordinary leader. He said Adenan, fondly known as Tok Nan, was approachable and people-oriented, not greedy for position and had only asked to be the chief minister

Ghafar: Indonesian Robbers Might Fled Back Home

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 22 – Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab said police are not ruling out that the possibility of the two Indonesian robbers whose accomplices were shot dead near a cemetery at Jalan Mount Erskine earlier this week have fled back to their homeland. He said that the suspects could

Syabas Water Treatment Plant Open Day Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) invites the public to attend the Water Treatment Plant Open Day at the Wangsa Maju water treatment plant here tomorrow. The open day, being held in conjunction with World Water Day 2016, aimed to raise awareness on the importance

PTPTN Loan Repayment: RM2 Billion Expected To Be Collected This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 – The collection of loan repayment for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) this year is expected to rise to RM2 billion, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. To improve loan repayment performance, PTPTN has implemented various programmes including awareness campaigns, incentive reimbursement, enforcement actions

Ringgit Lower Against US Dollar In Early Session – FOREX

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 – The ringgit eased against the US dollar in the early session Thursday on profit-taking after recording gains for two consecutive days. As of 9.10 am, the domestic unit depreciated to 3.8900/8980 against the greenback from yesterday’s close at 3.8660/8720. Meanwhile, the ringgit was mostly lower versus other

PAS Has No Intention To Merge With UMNO

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KOTA BAHARU, April 21 – PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the party has no intention to merge or set up a coalition government with UMNO. He said the opinion of international preacher Dr Zakir Naik was his personal view and PAS accepted it in an open manner. “However, we

Indonesian Woman Remanded For Allegedly Abducting Girl

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 – An Indonesian woman has been remanded until Saturday to facilitate police investigations, in connection with abducting an 11-year-old dyslexic girl. Subang Jaya police chief, ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari said the 20-year-old suspect was nabbed at 9.30 last night with the assistance of the Ar-Rahman mosque congregation

Man Who Bribes TNB Officer Jailed, Fined

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SHAH ALAM, April 20 – A man with eight children was sentenced to seven days’ jail and fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today for corruption, involving RM10,000. Judge Zamri Bakar handed down the sentence on Cheong Hoong Wooi, 49, to be served from the date of arrest last April

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