Four-Cornered Fight for Bukit Gelugor

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GEORGETOWN, May 12 – Four candidates will contest in the the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat, left vacant  following the death of Karpal Singh on Apr 17. Independent candidate Abu Bakar Sidek Mohd Zan was among the unexpected hopefuls who turned up to submit nomination papers at the Dewan Sri Pinang today. He

Asean Leaders Begin Their Biannual Meeting

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NAY PYI TAW (Myanmar), May 11 – Asean leaders begin their biannual gathering at the capital of Myanmar on Sunday to discuss on the future of Asean Community, external relations and the future direction of Asean. Summit chairman U Thein Sein led leaders from nine other countries and Asean Secretary-General Le

GOF Personnel Detain Three Men Near Pulau Berhala Waters

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SANDAKAN, May 11 – The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) security force personnel fired a warning shot after a speed boat came into contact with their patrol boat and arrested three men suspected of smuggling petrol near the Pulau Berhala waters, near here Saturday. ESScom director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek said the

Police Seek Man Over Drug-related Case

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ALOR SETAR, May 11 – The police have sought a 46-year- old man in connection with a drug-related case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. In a statement Sunday, the Kota Setar police headquarters said jobless Ooi Sin Huat’s last known address was B/1-4 Pangsapuri Pekan Rabu, Simpang

Najib Pays Tribute To Mothers

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 – In honour of the Mother’s Day today, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pays tribute to his mother, Tun Rahah Mohd Noah and all mothers, and wish them a happy Mother’s Day. The prime minister also shared a picture of him kissing the hand of Tun Rahah

MBG Fruits Targets RM123 Million Revenue By 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 – Fruit retail chain operator, MBG Fruits Sdn Bhd (MBG) aims to multiply revenue to RM123 million in the next three years. Its Managing Director Adnan Lee Chong Fatt Abdullah said the target to double revenue would be made possible by having more outlets through the company’s

PM Reassures Malaysians On TPPA

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reassured Malaysians that the country stands to gain from an expanded market base by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) as the current 12 countries negotiating the pact will potentially increase to 20 in time to come. The Prime Minister

Media Centre For Bukit Gelugor By-election Begins Operation

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GEORGE TOWN, May 10 – The media centre for the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary by-election run by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has started operations Saturday The ministry’s Principal Assistant Secretary (Media Coordination Division), Suwadi Guliling said the centre, located at the MARA Building, Weld Quay, would play a relations role and

Man Shot Dead, Six Hurt While Eating At Restaurant

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 – A man was killed while five others were injured when shot at close range in Jalan Ipoh, early Saturday morning. Sentul District Police chief ACP Zakaria Pagan said they were eating at a restaurant when a man in a Perodua Myvi approached them at 4.30am. “The suspect

Fama Widens Mosque Farmers’ Market Nationwide

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GEORGE TOWN, May 10 – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) plans to widen the Mosque Farmers’ Market programme throughout the country following the launch of the first one at Bandar Baru Air Itam Mosque, here. FAMA chairman, Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin said that according to plans, the mosque farmers’ market

Proposal On Sea-basing System To Be Tabled Before Cabinet

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 – The Defence Ministry will table a proposal on the implementation of the sea-basing system before the Cabinet as soon as possible in an effort to strengthen security off Sabah waters. Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the sea-basing system entailed deployment of military assets

PDRM Hunting Down Fugitive Militants – Zahid

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TAIPING, May 9 – The Counter Terrorism Division of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) continues to hunt down fugitive militants hiding in this country. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the hunt for the militants is to ensure that Malaysia does not become a training ground for militant

Three Belgian Companies Investing In M’sia, Says MIDA Director

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RANKFURT, May 9 – The Frankfurt Office of the Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) was instrumental recently in nudging three Belgian companies to either invest in projects or further strengthen their existing presence by increasing their investment in Malaysia. Belgium and Netherlands, besides Germany, are part of the jurisdiction served by

Najib, Rosmah Get Taste Of Orang Asli Life

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GERIK, May 9 – The visit to the Belum-Temenggor Rain Forest by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, provides the couple with an opportunity to experience the culture of the Orang Asli community there. After opening Phase two of the Belum Rainforest Resort, Najib

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