More Than RM600m In Socso Payout Last Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 – The Social Security Organisation (Socso) distributed more than RM600 million in payout for its members’ deaths, disabilities and injuries last year. Chairman of Socso, Tan Sri Dr Aseh Che Mat, said there were 33,319 accidents last year – of which 667 resulted in fatalities – and the

WhatsApp To Limit Forwarding Of Messages

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NEW DELHI, Jul 22 – Following concerns from Indian government, messaging service WhatsApp said it was working towards limiting the forwarding of messages on its service, officials said. The move apparently has been taken following the continuous reminders from Indian government to the company to immediately contain spread of fake, motivated

Nga: Govt May Reinstate Parliamentary Service Act

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IPOH, Jul 22 – The Pakatan Harapan government is considering on reinstating the Parliamentary Service Act 1963, said Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming. He said the Act which was repealed in 1992 had to be restored to give Parliament autonomy over its administration and to enable it to play

Dr Mahathir: PAS, BN Are ‘Siblings ‘

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) as ‘siblings’ on the issue of fielding candidates in the Sungai Kandis state by-election. Following the nomination today, the by-election will witness a three-cornered fight involving BN candidate Datuk Lokman Noor Adam; Mohd

Govt Expects To Hit 2018 5.5%-6.0% GDP Target

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – The government expects to hit the 5.5%-6.0% gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for this year in line with the forecast by Bank Negara Malaysia. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is an open, diversified economy and even with the adverse impact of the ongoing global

Police Record Statements From Najib’s Domestic Helpers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – The police today recorded statements from the domestic helpers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at his residence in Langgak Duta here. Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa said CID officers from the Sentul District Police headquarters recorded the statements following

No More White Shoes For Schoolchildren

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SHAH ALAM, Jul 19 – The days of cleaning and scrubbing white school shoes will be a thing of the past soon after the Education Ministry allows all schoolchildren to wear black shoes during the school session next year. Its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the decision was made after the

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