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Perak’s 2022 budget to focus on tourism sector, says MB
IPOH – Perak’s 2022 budget will focus on the tourism sector to help those in the industry whose livelihoods have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.Menteri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad said further details of the budget will be tabled at the state assembly sitting in December.“In
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MIC submits proposal to set up foundation under Mitra
KUALA LUMPUR – MIC has submitted a proposal to National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique to set up a foundation under the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra).Party president Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran said this is to ensure allocations to the unit are not withdrawn if they are
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Global law firm stops representing HK varsity in Tiananmen statue row
HONG KONG – A top global law firm will no longer represent the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in seeking the removal of a Tiananmen memorial from its campus after it came under heavy criticism in the United States for helping China purge dissent, reported The Washington Post.Mayer Brown is the late
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Dravid to be next India cricket coach?
NEW DELHI - Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the senior team's head coach after the T20 World Cup, local media reports said today.The Times of India newspaper quoted an anonymous official at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as saying that the 48-year
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Water supply to 998 Klang Valley areas fully restored
KUALA LUMPUR – Water supply to 998 areas in Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor was fully restored as at 6pm today.Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd corporate communications head Elina Baseri said the company thanks all those affected for
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Tabung Haji chairman’s resignation not due to political pressure: Marzuk
KOTA BARU – The resignation of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof had nothing to do with political pressure, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary.He said such allegations are false, pointing out that Nor was ap
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Humble, yet memorable Thomas, Uber Cup debut for Tahitians
AARHUS - Badminton powerhouses like China, Indonesia, Japan and even hosts Denmark are fighting for the Thomas and Uber Cup titles, while other nations like Malaysia, Thailand, India, and South Korea all come in with their own missions.But for Tahiti - a tiny island nation of about 280,000 in th
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France pays tribute to teacher beheaded over Prophet cartoons
PARIS – France paid tribute to schoolteacher Samuel Paty today, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after showing his class cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.Paty, 47, was stabbed and then decapitated after leaving the middle school where he taught history and geography in the tranquil Par
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PM visits 5 siblings orphaned by Covid-19
CYBERJAYA – Even with the easing of restrictions and Covid-19 reaching the endemic phase, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob continues to actively assess the situation on the ground, including visiting one of the many families affected by the deadly virus.In a Facebook post today, the prime minister s
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AirAsia to expand travelmall platform for Langkawi holidaymakers
ALOR STAR – AirAsia plans to expand its airasia travelmall platform to add more varieties of duty-free products available for those travelling to Langkawi.Head of airasia travelmall Rose Lam said since its launch last month in support of the Langkawi travel bubble, the platform was well receiv
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112 KL entertainment outlet patrons fined RM580,000 for breaching SOPs
KUALA LUMPUR – Police raided an entertainment centre here at midnight yesterday and issued compounds totalling RM580,000 to 112 patrons for violating National Recovery Plan standard operating procedures.Kuala Lumpur Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department chief Datuk Azman Ayob in a st
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Retired boxing champ works to inspire Niger street kids
NIAMEY - From the ringside, Niger's ex-heavyweight boxing champion Abdoul Aziz Ousseini, aka "Aziz", gives guidance to his young trainees at the boxing club in the capital Niamey.Some 10 youths drawn from the city streets pull on their gloves and warm up. Close by, other amateur pugilists hammer
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New Covid-19 cases climb to 7,509: Noor Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR – New Covid-19 cases today rose slightly to 7,509, bringing the cumulative total to 2,384,542, said Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.   In a statement today, the health director-general said Malaysia posted 9,531 recoveries, making for a total of 2,261,289.He also said 695 cases req
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New Covid-19 cases dip to 7,509: Noor Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR – New Covid-19 cases today dropped slightly to 7,509, bringing the cumulative total to 2,384,542, said Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.   In a statement today, the health director-general said Malaysia posted 9,531 recoveries, making for a total of 2,261,289.He also said 695 cases
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IS claims suicide blasts at Afghan mosque; deaths climb to 47
KANDAHAR – The death toll from yesterday’s suicide blasts at a mosque in the city here, the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, has risen to 47, while 90 people are wounded, said a local official today.Haifz Sayyed of the local government’s cultural and information directora
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PAS to contest in Melaka election: Takiyuddin
KOTA BARU – PAS is set to field candidates in the Melaka election, said secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.However, he said, the party has yet to decide on the number of seats it will contest and its candidates.PAS has set up a parent committee for the state polls chaired by vice-pre
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Govt sets up panel to tackle cyberbullying, sex crimes against kids
PUTRAJAYA – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) has set up an integrated action committee to tackle cyberbullying and online sexual crimes against children.Its Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun said the move is in line with Malaysia’s commitment to protecting children
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Datuk businessman, 2 civil servants among 83 fined for flouting NRP rules in JB
JOHOR BARU – A businessman with the Datuk title and two public servants are among 83 people compounded for violating standard operating procedures under Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan.Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay in a statement said these individuals, aged between 16 a
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Bukit Aman launches 2 Pandora Papers probes
KUALA LUMPUR – Two investigation papers have been opened by Bukit Aman on the leaked Pandora Papers, following two reports lodged.In a statement, Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hassan said one probe paper was referred to Bank Negara Malaysia on Thursday, while th
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Home Ministry to look into reports lodged against anti-vaxxers
LARUT – The Home Ministry will look into police reports lodged against anti-vaccine groups before deciding if action should be taken against them, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said. He said suitable provisions of law that can be enforced against them are being identified. “If we f
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