Sarawak To Study Impact Of Fuel Subsidy Cut

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KUCHING, Oct 5 – Sarawak Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said his ministry will study the impact of the latest fuel subsidy rationalisation on the state’s housing sector.  “We will monitor the impact of the subsidy reduction. “Undoubtedly, there will be a slight impact on inflation. “However,

Khalid Not Resigning As Port Klang Rep

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 –  Reports that former Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is planning to vacate his Port Klang state seat soon are baseless. Khalid’s state seat special officer, Faekah Husin said there was no reason for him (Khalid) to quit his position as the Port Klang

Vessel Arrives In Western Australia For MH370 Search

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MELBOURNE, Oct 5 – The Fugro Discovery has arrived in Fremantle to participate in the search later this week, for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which disappeared on March 8. The vessel had fit-out work done in Durban, South Africa before arriving in Western Australia, and will have search equipment, as well

Netizens Furious Over Skinning Of Whale Shark

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 –  A Facebook user who snapped a picture of a whale shark, a protected species, being skinned by fishermen at the Tanjong Gemok jetty, off Pulau Tioman, became viral following outcry by several users. Facebook user Asma Mohammad, who uploaded the photos at noon yesterday, said this

Give Matthew A Place Among Angels And Saints

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – MH17 victim, Matthew Ezekial Sivagnanam was honoured for the last time at his funeral service by the Fatima Church in Brickfields, friends, family and his 10-year-old cousin. Towards the end of the service, Nathanael Clement braved the crowd to deliver his eulogy, describing his cousin

‘Jump For World Peace Malaysia 2014’ Gets MBR Recognition

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 –  The ‘Jump For World Peace Malaysia 2014’ event which ended today, received two recognitions from the Malaysia Book Of Records (MBR) for the oldest base jumper and the youngest base jumper. The certificates were presented by MBR representative Helilia Juana Hashim to Jamaluddin Ismail (oldest jumper) and Haziq

Moderate Earthquake Hits Japan’s Kuril Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at 8.34 am today in the Kuril Islands of Japan, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. The epicentre of the quake was 439km northeast of Asahikawa, Japan, and 5,154km northeast of Kudat, Sabah, it said in

MH370 EXCLUSIVE: Report Details ‘End Scenario’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – MALAYSIA Airlines flight MH370 was a “ghost ship” before it finally went missing over the southern Indian Ocean on March 8. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in an explosive report, said the likeliest final scenario, based on available evidence so far, points to an

Alam Flora Prepares To Face Floods In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – Solid waste management company Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora) has taken the precautionary measures to clear clogged drains and ditches in the event of heavy rain and floods in the city. Its chief executive officer, Mohd Zain Hassan, said today the company had initially deployed operations

Perak, Penang On Alert

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IPOH, Oct 4 – Police in both Perak and Penang are on high alert for any cases involving the hacking of automated teller machines (ATMs). This is in spite of the fact that no such cases have been reported in either of the northern states. Perak police chief Datuk Acryl

Why No Uber Crackdown? Cabbies To Lodge Police Reports

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – An association for taxi drivers may lodge formal complaints across the country against social vehicle-for-hire service Uber and the lack of action by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to address the issue. Metered Taxi Drivers Task Force chairman Amran Jan said they were preparing

MTUC: Reduce Personal Income Tax

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the government to announce a reduction in individual income tax in the forthcoming Budget 2015. Its president, Mohd Khalid Atan, told The Rakyat Post today that corporate income tax had been reduced nearly every year. He said at one point

AirAsia Lodges Police Report Over Online Scammers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Low-cost carrier AirAsia has lodged a police report in connection with irresponsible and unauthorised use of its brand by unscrupulous syndicates or individuals with intent to cheat the public. The report was made at the Dang Wangi police station today. AirAsia group legal head, Amir Faezal Zakaria said the

Suspected Malaysian drug mules nabbed in Taiwan

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – Two Malaysian women were arrested in connection with the seizure of RM107 million worth of heroin at the Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan. The China Post, quoting the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), reported that the two women were busted after behaving suspiciously. According to their travel details,

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