Budiman Picked As BN Candidate For Sungai Besar By-Election

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SUNGAI BESAR, May 28 – Sungai Panjang assemblyman Budiman Mohd Zohdi has been picked as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election on June 18. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also UMNO vice-president and assuming the duties

1MDB’s Bond Payment Delivers On Market Promise

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 – 1MDB’s prompt payment of its RM143.75 million debt obligation on Monday is a timely reminder that not everything surrounding the company is mired in controversy. The payment, due today, was the scheduled coupon on 1MDB’s RM5 billion 5.75 per cent Islamic Medium-Term Notes (“IMTNs) due 2039,

Five Parking Touts Fined For Ordering Drivers

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 – Five illegal parking touts including a Sri Lankan national were fined between RM500 and RM550 in the Magistrate’s Court, here today after pleading guilty to a charge of forcing and ordering drivers to park their vehicles without valid authority. Magistrate Noorul Fhaiez Mohd Nayan imposed

Sarawak, Penang Reps Win PDRM Al-Quran Recital Competition

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KUALA TERENGGANU, May 30 – Nordin Putit of Sarawak Police Contingent and Suriani Abdul Jalil of Penang Police Contingent emerged winners of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Al-Quran Recital competition. Nordin collected 94 points while Suriani picked up 76.5 points to win the men’s and women’s categories, in the event held

Official Launched Of Penang Amazing Race

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GEORGE TOWN, May 30 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had official launch of Penang Amazing Race which offers a new “Experiences Unfiltered” for Penang business events at Fort Cornwallis here this morning. Penang Amazing Race is a new event service developed by Goche Corporation Sdn Bhd (Gochecorp) that aims to add

Research Still Conducted Regarding Nuclear Technology

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GEORGE TOWN, May 30 – Malaysia is still conducting extensive research on nuclear technology, at the same time educating the people about the energy form. Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA) Deputy Director-General, Dr Mohd Ashhar Kalid said, Malaysia was still not committed in using nuclear as a source to generate electricity anytime

Warning On Strong Winds, Rough Seas Until Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – Strong south-westerly winds between 40 and 50km per hour with high waves of up to 3.5 metres are expected in the waters off Perlis and Kedah until this Tuesday. The Meterological Department, in a statement Sunday, said thunderstorms were expected to persist in the waters off

853 Orang Asli Villagers Stranded After Bridge Collapse

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IPOH, May 29 – A total of 853 villagers were stranded after a 12.2-metre long bridge in the Orang Asli settlement in Pos Terisu in Cameron Highlands collapsed on Sunday morning. Cameron Highlands police chief DSP Zainalabidin Othman said the bridge, which is the main pathway to the settlement at Batu

Guan Eng: Penang Oil Spill A Major Fiasco

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GEORGE TOWN, May 29 – The ongoing oil spill at the Penang portion of the Malacca Strait is a major environmental fiasco, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today. Lim also said it was “unacceptable” that the discharge from a Port Klang-registered vessel was only reported to state authorities last night,

Cameron Highlands: Wan Junaidi Slams Palanivel

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LANGKAWI, May 29 – Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on Sunday slammed Datuk Seri G. Palanivel for not doing anything about illegal land exploitation in Cameron Highlands when he was the minister in charge. He said the the MP for Cameron Highlands held the portfolio

15 Tasek Gelugor Residents Sent To Hospital For Mercury Exposure

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TASEK GELUGOR, May 29 – Fifteen residents in Jalan Padang Menora, Kampung Baru here were sent to the hospital for examination for suspected exposure to mercury Saturday. Kepala Batas Fire and Rescue Department senior assistant superintendent Abdul Aziz Yusuff said all the affected residents’ five houses had been vacated as the

Liow Will Meet With PM To Get BN Stand On Hudud

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he would meet with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the near future to get the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) stand on the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016. He said the Bill, which was

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