MMEA Seize 14,000 Litres Subsidised Diesel, Arrest Seven Vietnamese

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 21 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized 14,000 litres of subsidised diesel worth RM21,000 and arrested seven Vietnamese fishermen on June 15. Terengganu MMEA director Capt Zainolabidin Jusoh said the seven Vietnamese fishermen who were using a cargo boat as cover were arrested 103 nautical miles from

Soaring House Prices Worry Penangites Below 30

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 20 – Despite the affordable housing programme by the state government, Penangites, especially those below the age of 30, are worried that they are unable to own a house in the future. This is because housing prices in Penang island have risen by about 50% for the last five

Customs Seize Drugs Worth RM2.17m In Ledang, Johor

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ALOR STAR, Jun 20 – Customs seized drugs worth RM2.17 million in a raid on a house turned drug processing laboratory in Taman Sri Jaya, Ledang, Johor on June 17. Its assistant director-general Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the raid was made by a customs team from Kedah at 5.15am based on public

PM: Fasting Makes One Pious, Better Human Being

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has reminded Muslims in the country to regard fasting as training oneself to be more pious and to be better human beings. The Prime Minister also said that fasting taught forbearance against worldly temptations, as well as empathy for the less fortunate.  He

Families Plead To Continue Search For Missing Flight MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 – As senior aviation officials from Malaysia, China and Australia were deliberating the future direction of search operations for MH370 that disappeared more than two years ago, relatives of the missing victims pleaded with them to continue looking. “For the families, whose lives have remained in limbo

Mahdzir Khalid: Report Card System In Schools To Be Improved

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KUALA NERANG, Jun 20 – The report card system on students’ academic achievements will be improved to narrow the difference between urban and rural students, Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said. The move, he said, was aimed at improving the achievement of rural students, which has not been as satisfactory as that

United For Paws Charity Event To Be Held On Jun 25

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 20 – The United For Paws Charity Event will be held on June 25 from 4pm to 10pm at the Precint 10 (Outdoor Car Park) in Tanjong Tokong. This event was organised by DISTED School of Hospitality Management Semester 7 students 2016. Also present were the State Exco for Welfare,

Suprema Showcases BioEntry W2 At IFSEC 2016

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SEOUL Jun 20 – Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security technology, announced that the company will showcase the industry’s newest, most advanced iteration of the Suprema’s biometric access control solution at IFSEC 2016. At the show, visitors to Suprema stand will experience the company’s newly-launching BioEntry W2(TM), an outdoor

‘Landslide Wins Reflects People’s Confidence In BN’

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KUCHING, Jun 19 – The big wins by the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-elections are a testament of the people’s confidence in the coalition’s excellent track record. The wins also showed they rejected the politics of hatred and of disunity as espoused by the opposition,

PAS President Thanks EC, Police For Smooth By-Elections

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 – PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pix) today expressed his appreciation to all parties, especially the Election Commission and the security forces for the smooth by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar. He also congratulated the voters in both constituencies for having exercised their responsibility as

24 Dead, 26 Missing In Indonesian Floods, Landslides

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JAKARTA, Jun 19 – Flash flooding and landslides in Indonesia have killed 24 and left more than two dozen missing, an official said Sunday, with mud avalanches burying people inside their homes. Torrential rain since Saturday has triggered serious flooding across Central Java, with thousands of homes inundated, said disaster agency spokesman

TH Rents 12 Buildings To Accommodate 22,320 Haj Pilgrims

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MADINAH, Jun 19 – Tabung Haji (TH) has rented 12 buildings for accommodation to ensure comfort for the 22,320 Malaysian haj pilgrims. TH acting chief executive officer, Datuk Johan Abdullah said the rental agreement for the 12 buildings involved nine buildings in Makkah and three in Madinah. “The distance from the hotel

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