Tourism Malaysia Launches App For Tourists’ Safety

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 – Tourism Malaysia today launched the “My Tourist Assist” (MyTA) mobile application to ensure safe travel for tourists in the country. Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said the application that could be downloaded on Google Play Store and Apple App Store was developed by the

Najib: Malay Tsunami Unlikely In GE14

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PUTRAJAYA, Apr 4 – Will there be a Malay tsunami in the upcoming 14th general election (GE14)? Unlikely, according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. “I don’t detect a Malay tsunami. Malay tsunami would mean a rejection of Umno. I don’t see that (happening). “We had taken part in by-elections (before

Malaysia Airports To Upgrade Baggage System

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is working on upgrading Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 to address problems in the baggage handling system at these airports, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said the upgrading plan, expected to

Dewan Rakyat Passes Limitation, Arbitration Bills

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018, which among others, gives extension to the time limit of up to three years to house buyers to lodge a complaint over latent defects at their homes. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri

Tengku Adnan: BN Website Now Has Improved Look

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The new look for Barisan Nasional (BN)’s website www.barisannasional.org.mywhich was officially launched yesterday should meet everyone’s expectations as it offers the best services to the public, said its secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He said the website had been improved with the latest information to

MMEA Stops Boat Carrying 56 Rohingya Refugees Off Langkawi

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arrived in Langkawi, Malaysia today.   Royal Malaysian Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said the boat with carrying 56 people was found at 9.10am about 0.1

Dewan Negara Passes Anti-Fake News Bill 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The Dewan Negara today passed the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 which represents a serious move by the government to check the dissemination of fake news brought on by the development of modern technology. Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran announced that the bill was passed

Najib: ‘Who Eats Rendang With Crispy Chicken?’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – The issue of Malaysian participant Zaleha Kadir Olpin who was eliminated from the MasterChef UK programme recently, has caught the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak . In his Twitter account today, Najib sarcastically posted the comment: “Who eats crispy chicken for rendang? #MalaysianFood”.

Young Adventurers Seek Green Treasures

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GEORGE TOWN, Apr 3 – Some 145 schoolchildren turned ardent adventurers for a day as they rummaged around the Straits Green public park for green treasures during the third series of the Think Green Treasure Hunt. The cheer and laughter of the 10-member teams rang through the park as they strove to

Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau Toll Booths Removed

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The work to dismantle and remove the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas, where toll collection had been abolished, was completed last Saturday, according to PLUS Malaysia Berhad.  The final phase of the dismantling and removal of the structures was carried out after the main

Salleh: Where Does Dr Mahathir Want To Take Malaysia To?

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has questioned whether Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted to bring the country along the democratic path or otherwise. He said the former prime minister who was previously an autocrat and believed in a strong government to protect

Ringgit Opens Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The ringgit strengthened further against the US dollar today on renewed buying interest for the local unit, said a dealer. At 9.07am, the local note stood at 3.8520/8560 against the US dollar from Friday’s close of 3.8620/8650. OANDA Head of Trading Asia-Pacific, Stephen Innes said the local unit

KL Shares Slightly Higher In Early Session

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – Shares on Bursa Malaysia were slightly higher in the early session today, as trader took cue from gains on Asian stocks. At 9.08am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was trading at 1,863.52, up 0.06 of-a-point from last Friday’s 1,863.46. The benchmark index opened 0.4

RM2.7m To Develop Cartoon, Animation Industry

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 – The government will provide RM2.7 million in aid for the purchase of content and funding for the development of the country’s cartoon and animation industry. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said of the amount, RM2 million would be channelled to the Malaysian

Police To Summon Illegal Anti-GST Rally Organisers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 – Police will be summoning the organisers of the illegal anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) rally which took place around the Sogo Shopping Complex here today. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah said police did not receive any application for a permit to stage the rally.

Chong: Chinese Support For BN Getting Stronger

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SEREMBAN, Mar 31 – The Chinese community’s support for the Barisan Nasional (BN) is increasingly positive and getting stronger, says MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon. He said the group was now aware that only the BN would be capable of providing them the best service, though the coalition

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