The Internet Divide In Asean Economics

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 – A report on “Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for Asean economies” revealed that the Internet has become more pervasive with the cost of not going online is only set to rise. Many countries in the Asean region still suffer from poor Internet coverage, low bandwidth

Declaration Of The City Council Of Penang

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GEORGETOWN, March 24 –  Prior to January 1, 1957, the City Council of George Town and the Rural District Council of Penang was established under the provisions of the Municipal Ordinance of the Straits Settlements (Capt.133) and Enactment of the Federated Malay Lemb.aga Negeri.negeri (Capt.1 37). City status was granted to

Thousands Homeless In Kg Bangau Bangau Fire

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SEMPORNA, March 25 – Thousands are made homeless as fire ravaged about 500 houses at the Kampung Bangau Bangau squatter colony here since the early hours. Three fire engines including one dispatched from Tawau are at the scene near the town here, to control the fire that spread on an area

IGP Urged To Target Hate Speech On Social Media

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was urged in Parliament to act against people who incited public hatred instead of against people who were just “asking for information”. In making this call, Kapar PKR Member of Parliament G. Manivannan claimed that a man by the name of Razak

Ringgit Malaysia May Touch RM3.40

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – The ringgit is expected to strengthen further against the US dollar to between RM3.40 and RM3.60 this year on expectations the US Federal Reserve will not increase interest rates this year, says an economist. The ringgit will touch that comfort level between September and November this year,

DAP Remains Mum On Future With Pakatan

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – DAP will reveal later today whether it will continue political cooperation with Pakatan, in particular Pas, or sever all ties with the opposition pact. The party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) made the decision after a four-hour meeting at its headquarters here yesterday night. “We have reached

Ceiling At Masjid Jamek LRT Station Collapses

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) confirmed that the ceiling at the Masjid Jamek Light Rail Transit (LRT) station collapsed this evening, but there were no casualties reported.  Prasarana (Communications and Media Affairs) senior manager Azhar Ghazali said in the incident at 2.10 pm, the ceiling

Paulsen And Michelle Yesudas Out On Police Bail

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 – Human rights lawyer and Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen, who was detained last night under the Sedition Act 1948, was released today on police bail. Lawyers for Liberty’s legal coordinator, Michelle Yesudas, was also detained and released today on police bail today over her own Twitter

Domino’s To Pass On GST Savings To Customers

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SHAH ALAM, March 23 – While most Malaysians are bracing themselves to pay more when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect in nine days, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia has promised its prices won’t be raised. Claiming that some of its menu items could in fact be cheaper, general manager of

Crowds Gather For Sultan Johor Coronation Ceremony

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JOHOR BARU, March 23 – Crowd at the Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru swells as early as 6am today in conjunction with Sultan Johor coronation ceremony. About 10,000 people from all walks of life comprising of students, non-governmental organisations, JDT’s fan members and government agencies thronged to Dataran Bandaraya for the event. The Jalan

Don’t Be Blinded By Politics In Dealing With Hudud

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 – Hudud will cause confusion and injustice to the people even if federal legislators made amendments to the laws to implement the Islamic penal code in Kelantan, former attorney-general Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman said. He said as Malaysia was a multiracial and multi-religious country, a parallel

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