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

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

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

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

A Complete Switch To Driver Curriculum e-Book By 2020

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 30 – The usage of e-book on driver education curriculum (KPP) at driving institutes will be fully implemented by 2020, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said in the transition period, driving students could choose to learn from physical book or online. Liow said e-book would be fully

World Bank: Abolishing GST, Not An Easy Task

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 –  Abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be an easy task as it will require raising other taxes, reducing expenditure or run on a deficit, says World Bank Poverty and Equity Senior Economist Kenneth Simler. “You need to look at it as a whole picture

Bridge To Labuan In 2023

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LABUAN, Mar 30 – The proposed Labuan-Menumbok Bridge linking the island to mainland Sabah is scheduled for completion in 2023, said Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli. The study on the method of implementing the project would be completed in Dec this year, he said, adding that the project would be implemented

Four Godowns In Batu Maung Razed In Fire

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 30 – Four godowns near the Batu Maung Second Air Cargo Complex, near here were destroyed in a fire last night. Penang Fire and Rescue Department Director Saadon Moktar said the four godowns stored used items, light snacks, furniture and electrical goods. He said the department received a

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