Raw Water From Disused Mines Safe For Use

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KLANG, April 25 – Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has dismissed claims that the state government’s move to use raw water from disused mining pools to meet Klang Valley’s water needs would cause health problems because of the heavy metal content. He said water from disused mines was

Yan Petroleum Industrial Zone To Become A Reality Soon

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BALING, April 25 – The Yan Petroleum Industrial Zone (ZIPY) will be realised soon following the signing of a partnership agreement between Merapoh Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd (Merapoh) and China Energy Huacheng Industrial Investment Co Ltd (China Energy), said Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir. He said China

Obama To Launch MaGIC In Cyberjaya On Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – US President Barack Obama is expected to launch the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya on Sunday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is also expected to accompany Obama at the event. MaGIC’s establishment was announced by Najib at last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Airline Profit Expectations Remain Strong, Says IATA

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Airline profit expectations remain strong and broadly in line with levels seen over the past year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. In its Airline Business Confidence Index quarterly survey of airline Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and heads of cargo in April, respondents expressed confidence that

Malaysia Eyes Increased Investment From Obama Visit

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Malaysia is hopeful that the state visit by United States (US) President Barack Obama will boost foreign investment inflows, especially from the US, to this country, said Malaysia’s special envoy to the US Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis. He said Obama’s presence here would enhance investor

ICAO Okays KLIA 2 is Safety Standards

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SEPANG, April 24 – The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations that provides standards, regulations and procedures for international aviation, has certified that klia2 has met its safety standards. In announcing this Thursday, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the iconic national

Government Never Rejected Hudud

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ALOR SETAR, April 24 – The government has never rejected hudud as Allah’s Law, but there are so many issues that need to be solved before the law can be fully implemented in the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. He said many restraints and issues must be

Education Ministry Matriculation Programme Results Out Thursday

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – The Education Ministry (KPM) Matriculation Division will be announcing the list of successful candidates for its programme tomorrow. The ministry’s corporate communications unit head, Baharuddin Mohd Shairi in a statement Wednesday said the results were for the 2013 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia students who applied before the

Najib Begins One-day Visit To Kedah

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ALOR SETAR, April 24 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak kicks off his one-day working visit to Kedah today when he attends the state development briefing session at Wisma Darul Aman here. The prime minister arrived at the Wisma Darul Aman’s ops room at 9.50 am. He will then proceed to attend

Boeing Reports Higher Q1 Revenue

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – The Boeing Company today reported its first-quarter revenue increased 8.0 per cent to US$20.5 billion on higher commercial volume. Its core earnings per share (non-GAAP) increased 14 per cent to US$1.76. First-quarter 2014 core operating earnings (non-GAAP) increased 12 per cent to US$2.1 billion and core operating

CAP Urges Govt To Enforce Law To Label Halal Medicines

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GEORGE TOWN, April 23 – The Consumer Association of Penang has urged the government to enforce labelling of medicines and supplements with halal logo. Its president, SM Mohamed Idris claimed some medicines for diarrhoea typically prescribed by doctors contained porcine (from pig), and were available at pharmacies. “In addition, popular vitamins such

PBS System Fine-Tuned

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – Improvements on the school-based assessment (PBS) system were made after feedback from more than 55,000 individuals, including academicians and non-governmental organisations, were obtained, the Senate was told on Tuesday. Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said this was to avoid mistakes being repeated in implementing

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