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Please talk to experts: conservationists pan Zuraida’s orangutan comments
KOTA KINABALU – The statement by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin that orangutans kill people at first sight is not entirely accurate, according to experts and conservationists in Sabah.Contrary to the minister’s view as well, orangutans do not come under t
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Tiger terror keeps Pos Bihai’s Orang Asli indoors with no means of survival
KUALA LUMPUR – Lack of substantive action over the recent death of a man at the claws of a tiger have caused Pos Bihai village residents in Gua Musang, Kelantan to live in fear for their lives.Due to an apparent rampant belief that tigers will attack them at any moment, the Orang Asli villagers ar
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896 out of 24,286 reports of side effects linked to booster shots: health DG
KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 896 of 24,286 reports received on cases of adverse events following immunisation (Aefi), up to January 15, are related to Covid-19 booster shots, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.He said of the 896 cases, 42 involved severe side effects while t
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Govt mulling grants for SMEs affected by floods: Tengku Zafrul
KUALA LUMPUR – The Finance Ministry is considering providing grants to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro-entrepreneurs affected by the 2021/2022 northeast monsoon floods.Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the ministry was waiting for the list of entr
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Bank Negara maintains overnight policy rate at 1.75%
KUALA LUMPUR – The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia has kept the overnight policy rate at 1.75% as the global economy continues to recover, supported by manufacturing and trade activity.The central bank said labour market conditions have also improved in many countries, although s
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Sabah records new madrasah cluster, 256 new cases today
KOTA KINABALU – A 53-year-old teacher at a madrasah in Putatan has become the index case of another coronavirus cluster involving schools in Sabah.Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the local teacher tested positive for Covid-19 on January 17.The cluster is identified as the Pa
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Indirect victims: Sandakan fishermen protest SST on seafood exports
SANDAKAN – Equipped with banners and placards, over 50 fishermen held a peaceful demonstration to reject the Sabah state sales tax (SST) imposed on seafood export.Fisherman Afzan Marbin, who represented the group at a press conference today, said that although the sales tax is imposed directly on
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Pulau Burung landfill concessionaire may be terminated after blaze: CM
GEORGE TOWN – PLB Terang Sdn Bhd, the company managing the Pulau Burung landfill, may see its concession cut short due to the fire that has engulfed the landfill since last week.Speaking to reporters today, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said that the company has violated compliance terms a f
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You’re all bullies! Tajuddin jumps to defend minister bombarded by opposition
KUALA LUMPUR – The winding-up speech by Special Functions Minister Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad (Mersing-Bersatu) in the Dewan Rakyat special sitting today was overshadowed by a shouting match between MPs, which took up almost the entire time allocated to him.Much of the ruckus was focused on the mini
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Back off if you can’t do your job to help solve floods, Azeez tells Tok Pa
KUALA LUMPUR – The government should swiftly carry out more substantive action instead of delivering report after report on floods, said Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim (Baling-BN).He took aim at Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economics) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (Jeli-Bersatu), sayi
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Just joking: Zuraida’s viral orangutan video edited for spin, says ministry
KUALA LUMPUR – The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry said that a video involving its minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin was taken out of context.In a statement, the ministry said that Zuraida made the speech during a closed-door event organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council recentl
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Was PM’s speechwriter out to embarrass him, asks lawmaker on flood remarks
KUALA LUMPUR – A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker today questioned the intention of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s (Bera-BN) speechwriters when they prepared a text that had supposedly humiliated the prime minister. Datuk Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (Hulu Langat-PH) said Ismail Sabri’s earlier remarks on
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MoH yet to conclude Kajang inmates suffered Covid-19 shot side effects: health DG
KUALA LUMPUR – The Health Ministry has yet to conclude whether the 18 Kajang Prison inmates’ recent health complications were adverse effects following immunisation (Aefi) from Covid-19 vaccinations.During a press conference today, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 10
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M’sian karate champion Soman Roy retires from sport at 24
KUALA LUMPUR – With 13 gold medals under his belt, national karate champion Soman Roy had announced his retirement from the sport earlier this month through a heartfelt post on social media.         View this post on Instagram                      
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Tabung Haji pledges full cooperation with royal commission of inquiry
KUALA LUMPUR – Lembaga Tabung Haji promises to cooperate with the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) after six members were appointed yesterday.Group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin said in a statement that TH will be giving its full cooperation to ensure a smooth running of th
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Coaches to decide on Zii Jia’s participation in Asian Team meet: BAM president
KUALA LUMPUR − The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will leave it to their coaches to decide whether or not men’s singles ace Lee Zii Jia, who confirmed that he wants to quit the national governing body, is chosen to compete in the Badminton Asia Team Championships from February 15-20.BA
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Enemies don’t need bullets to attack Malaysia, rainwater enough: Shamsul
KUALA LUMPUR – Lawmaker Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin (Hang Tuah Jaya-PH) today took the government to task for its mishandling of the floods that hit the nation on December 18.During the special parliamentary session today, Shamsul questioned if state assets are sufficient to manage floods
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Me, missing during floods? Say that again outside, Khalid challenges Bung Moktar
KUALA LUMPUR – The debate session turned into a shouting match at the Dewan Rakyat today, after Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (Kinabatangan-BN) accused Khalid Samad (Shah Alam-PH) of being absent in his constituency during the floods.Khalid said that on December 18, he was busy assisting a man who
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SmartTAG, Touch ‘n Go toll lanes here to stay: highway authority
KUALA LUMPUR – SmartTAG and Touch ‘n Go (TNG) lanes are here to stay, said the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) following numerous complaints over the implementation of the radio frequency identification payment system.MHA said in a statement that 43 SmartTAG lanes along highways will be reopen
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‘Give community more say in choosing councillors, possibly via local elections’
KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (Pengerang-BN) is calling for the community to have a bigger say in the selection of councillors, including holding local elections, following the flood that devastated major parts of Malaysia recently. Holding a local government election will accord
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