Deadline For Race To Host EU Agencies After Brexit

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BRUSSELS, Jul 31 – European Union countries faced a deadline Monday to submit their bids to host the post-Brexit locations of key banking and medical agencies currently based in London. The list of official candidate cities for the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after 2019 will be

Unqualified Applicants Awarded Low-Cost Houses In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 31 – Adherence to the terms and conditions of application for Low-Cost Housing Programs (PPKR) in Penang was unsatisfactory as there were applicants who exceeded the qualification for getting the houses while those who were truly qualified were still waiting for their houses, according to the Auditor-General’s Annual

Apple Removes Some VPN Services From Chinese App Store

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BEIJING, Jul 31 – Apple has removed software allowing internet users to skirt China’s “Great Firewall” from its app store in the country, the company confirmed Sunday, sparking criticism that it was bowing to Beijing’s tightening web censorship. Chinese internet users have for years sought to get around heavy internet restrictions, including

Dear Singapore, Nice Try But … Who’s The Copycat?

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 31 – Malaysian burger joint myBurgerLab will introduce the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang burger ahead of Merdeka Day. This comes after the release of the Nasi Lemak burger by McDonald’s in Singapore. The new burger sparked debate between Malaysians and Singaporeans on social media, and myBurgerLab has been called

AG’s Report: All 25 Ministries Performed Well In 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 31 – All 25 ministries performed excellently last year compared to two years before that, according to the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1. The gist of the federal government’s financial statements and financial management of the ministries/ departments/ federal statutory bodies contained in the report shows an overall improvement

Kunak Police Probe Viral Video On Bullying

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KUNAK, Jul 31 – Kunak police are investigating a case involving a video clip of a secondary school girl being assaulted by a group of female students that went viral on social media yesterday. The 99-second video showed the students striking and stomping on the victim who was screaming in pain. “We

Former Kelantan State Rep Made Senator

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 31 – A former Kelantan state assemblyman was sworn in today as a senator for a three-year term of office. Muhamad Mustafa, the former representative for Demit (renamed Ketereh), took the oath before Dewan Negara president Datuk Seri S. A. Vigneswaran at Parliament House. Muhamad, 59, who hails from

Naked Passenger Forces Spirit Airlines To Abort Take-Off

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A SPIRIT Airlines flight leaving Las Vegas on Saturday was delayed after a male passenger stripped naked while boarding and approached a flight attendant. The incident unfolded on a plane bound for Oakland, California, according to a spokesman for a Nevada airport. “He removed his clothes and then approached a flight

China Tells Trump Not To Link Trade To N. Korea

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BEIJING, Jul 31 – China said Monday the US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea’s nuclear programme, after the President Donald Trump accused Beijing of taking no action on the Pyongyang despite profiting from the business with America. “We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US

Only RM1? Sarawak Questions Its Share Of Tourism Tax

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 31 – Sarawak wants the Tourism and Culture Ministry to explain why its share of the tourism tax collected from foreigners visiting Malaysia has been reduced to RM1 for every RM10 collected. Originally the total collection was to be divided equally among Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, Sarawak’s Tourism,

‘No Point’ In Urgent UN Meeting After N. Korea Launch

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 – The US envoy to the United Nations said Sunday said there was “no point” in holding a likely fruitless emergency Security Council session on North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Warning that a weak additional council resolution would be “worse than nothing” in light

Najib: Umno Does Not Need Dr Mahathir

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LIPIS, Jul 31 – The stand by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he will not return to Umno will not have any impact whatsoever on Umno’s strength, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. The Umno president said this was because Umno’s strength did not

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