Don’t Hide Behind The Free Speech

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 –  The right of free speech should not be used to legitimise seditious statements, says the nation’s top cop. National news agency Bernama quoted Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as saying that despite the numerous police warnings on the matter some still persisted on

Water Cuts In 20 Areas In Klang, Shah Alam

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – A total 20 areas involving 65,796 homes in Klang and Shah Alam are expected to experience water disruption and low-pressure water flow because of a leaky pipe. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) in a statement said the disruption was due to a leakage involving a 1700mm

1MDB May Scrap Energy IPO

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – Troubled 1Malaysia Development Bhd may call off the much bandied about and long-delayed initial public offering (IPO) of its energy assets and instead divest the entire portfolio of 16 power and desalination plants to tackle its hefty debt woes, the Business Times reported, citing unnamed

Malaysia Can Achieve High Income Status By 2020 Says IMF

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 – Malaysia’s target of achieving high income status by 2020 with GDP per capita rising to about US$15,000 (RM55,695) is within reach, said the International Monetary Fund’s first deputy managing director David Lipton. During his keynote address at a dinner organised by Bank Negara Malaysia in conjunction

FIFA Begins Meeting To Decide 2022 World Cup Dates

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ZURICH, March 20 – FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting on Thursday where they were expected to decide the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending a saga that has lasted for more than four years. The committee is expected to ratify a recommendation from a FIFA task force

Penang World Music Festival 2015 Launching

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GEORGETOWN, March 19 – A very warm welcome everyone to the Launching of Penang World Music Festival 2015. The Penang World Music Festival (PWMF) 2015 will be returning on the 11th & 12th of April 2015. The festival had been organised by the Penang State Tourism since 2012. For the very

Taxi And Express Bus Fares To Increase

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 – The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has announced new rates for taxi and express bus fares. The base rate for both Klang Valley and Penang budget taxis remains unchanged at RM3. However, for Teksi1M the base rate goes up from RM3 to RM4. Distance fares for budget

PAS Can’t Stay In Pakatan, DAP MP Says

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 ― PAS cannot remain in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) after Kelantan passed the hudud amendment bill today as the Islamist party has “betrayed” the pact, DAP lawmaker Gobind Singh Deo said today. The DAP national legal bureau chairman said PAS Kelantan’s action was a deal breaker and that

Penang Water Tariffs Review Start On 1st April 2015

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GEORGETOWN, March 19 – The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) will implement a revised water tariff come Apr 1 to curb wastage. PBA chief executive officer Jaseni Maidinsa said the tariff review, announced last year, was needed to avoid a possible water rationing and to reduce excess consumption. This review is in line

Malaysian Open Loses Glamour Without Chong Wei

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PETALING JAYA, March 19 – Without the presence of Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is still under temporary suspension, the 2015 Malaysian Open Badminton Championships may lose its lacklustre and excitement.  Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Chong Wei is a legend of the

17 Tourists Killed As Gunmen Attack Tunisia Museum

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TUNIS, March 19 – Gunmen stormed Tunisia’s national museum, killing 17 tourists of various nationalities and two Tunisians on Wednesday (Mar 18) in an attack that raised fears for the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The brazen daylight assault sparked panic at the nearby parliament and the National Bardo Museum itself,

Lee Kuan Yew’s Condition Has Deteriorated Further

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 – Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s condition has deteriorated further, the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office said today. “He remains critically ill in the ICU,” it said in a one-paragraph statement. Yesterday, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reported that the elder Lee’s condition had worsened due

Pas Tables Hudud Bill At Kelantan State Assembly

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KOTA BARU, March 18 – Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob tabled the amendments to the Shariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993 at the state assembly meeting today. He proposed to amend the enactment shortly after 11am, after the assembly took a break. His proposal was seconded by deputy menteri besar Datuk

Anal Sex Between Married Couples Is A Crime In Kelantan

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KELANTAN, March 18 – The amendments to the Kelantan’s Shariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993 tabled today has dropped sex between lesbians, necrophilia and bestiality as crimes. But anal sex between married couples has been considered an offence whereas before the section in the enactment only covered offences between men or

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