Ridhuan Tee Denies Entry To Singapore

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 – Controversial columnist Dr Ridhuan Tee Abdullah has asked the public to be aware of what is happening in Singapore which the Singapore immigration officials treated him like a terrorist when they recently refused to allow him into the republic. In his column on Malay-language daily Sinar Harian, Tee said he

Obama Swaps Jokes With Cuban Comedian

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HAVANA, March 21 – On the eve of his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama cracked jokes Saturday with the communist country’s most loved comedian in a surprise exchange broadcast online. In the three and a half minute video sketch released on the Facebook page of the US embassy in

Najib: JAKIM Drafting National Tahfiz Education Policy

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 – The government, through the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) is in the midst of drafting a National Tahfiz Education Policy (DPTN) to strengthen Al-Quran tahfiz (memorisation) institutions in the country, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Therefore, he urged tahfiz centres in the country

Indonesian Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing 13

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JAKARTA, March 21 –  A military helicopter carrying 13 people crashed in central Indonesia on Sunday, with preliminary reports saying all people on board were killed, a spokesman said. I Made Sutia, a local military spokesman told the reporters said there are 13 military officers and preliminary reports said they were killed.

4 States In Peninsula Record Highest Temperature Readings

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TUARAN, March 20 – Four states in the peninsula recorded the highest temperature readings in the country yesterday as a result of El-Nino. The locations were Chuping in Perlis (39.5 degrees Celsius), Alor Setar in Kedah (39.1), Ipoh in Perak (37.5), and Temerloh in Pahang (37.4). “The readings almost reached danger

Wisma Putra: Malaysia Condemns Istanbul Bomb Blast

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – Malaysia has strongly condemned Saturday’s bomb attack in Istiklal Street in Taksim Square, Istanbul killing five people and injuring 36 others including 12 foreigners. In a statement here Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said that there were no Malaysian casualties in the incident, and the Malaysian Embassy

No Malaysian Casualty In Flydubai Aircraft Crash In Russia

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – No Malaysian casualty was reported in the FZ981 Flydubai aircraft crash in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia early Saturday, according to Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry. In the crash which occurred at 3.50am (local time), 55 passengers and seven crew members perished. The ministry, together with the Malaysian Embassy,

Mahdzir: Schools Will Reopen As Normal

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KOTA BAHARU, March 20 – All schools will reopen as normal on Sunday and Monday following the end of the first term holidays even though the country is facing extreme hot weather due to the El Nino phenomenon, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said for now, what they can do is

Istanbul Shopping Area Hit By Suicide Bomber

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TURKEY, March 20 – A suicide bomb attack at a busy shopping area in the Turkish city of Istanbul has killed at least four people, officials say. Another 36 were injured – 12 foreign nationals – as the bomb went off near a government building on Istiklal Street. No-one has admitted carrying out

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