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 2022-05-17 07:55 

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Najib advised 1MDB as both PM and finance minister, says ex-1MDB chairman...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the finance minister and prime minister previously was also the one providing advice to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), as 1MDB's board of advisers — which he was chairing — had y...

 2022-05-17 07:51 

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Clashes rock Tripoli as Libyan rivals fight in capital...

TRIPOLI, May 17 — Clashes erupted in Libya's capital today as the parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, tried to take control of government from a rival administration that has refused to cede power. Bashagha entered Tripoli......

 2022-05-17 07:43 

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Bursa Malaysia stays higher at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Bursa Malaysia remained higher at mid-afternoon, buoyed by continuous buying interest in selected heavyweights led by industrial products and services as well as plantation counters. At 3pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia......

 2022-05-17 07:41 

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Local musician and team put together book on how music activities can help special-needs children, methods for teachers...

PETALING JAYA, May 17 — Subang Jaya man Joshua Danial Johnson who was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has always been fascinated by the sound of the guitar and piano. When he heard American band Earth, Wind and......

 2022-05-17 07:38 

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Sri Lanka parliament reconvenes, PM warns of critical shortages...

COLOMBO, May 17 — Sri Lanka's parliament reconvened today for the first time since violence flared last week and the prime minister quit, as his replacement warned that the country was in a precarious economic situation and down to its last day....

 2022-05-17 07:34 

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Foreign visa system trial: Witness says Najib's handwritten minute to Zahid in granting foreign visa system contract extension can't be taken as orders to follow...

SHAH ALAM, May 17 Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's handwritten minutes to former home minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to proceed with Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd's contract extension approval for the government's Foreign Visa......

 2022-05-17 07:32 

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Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol, ceding control to Russia...

KYIV, May 17 — Ukraine's military said today it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment. The evacuation of......

 2022-05-17 07:28 

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Foreign minister: Govt told to curb racial politics to avoid animosity, violence...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 The government has been told to put in efforts to curb and prevent elements of racial politics in the country from spreading. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah said this was because the elements such as hate......

 2022-05-17 07:25 

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HFMD outbreak: Melaka will only close all nurseries on Health Ministry orders, says exco...

MELAKA, May 17 — Despite the sharp increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases in Melaka, the state government will only close all nurseries and kindergartens if it receives a directive from the Health Ministry. State Women Affairs,......

 2022-05-17 07:21 

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Azmin Ali: Malaysia secures over RM500m new investment from US' Ferrotec...

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16 — Ferrotec (USA) Corporation has committed to invest more than RM500 million in new investment in Malaysia to set up its first manufacturing facility in Souheast Asia. Spanning 8.13-hectare that will include a......

 2022-05-17 07:02 

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TV Personality Awal Ashaari charged in PJ with committing mischief...

PETALING JAYA, May 17 — Television personality Awal Ashaari was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with committing mischief by damaging a boom gate belonging to the management of a residential area in Damansara last month. Awal, whose....

 2022-05-17 06:57 

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Work on Singapore's Changi Airport T5 to resume, ready by mid-2030s, says transport minister...

SINGAPORE, May 17 — Work on the upcoming Changi Airport Terminal 5 (T5) will resume following a two-year hiatus, with the new terminal expected to be ready to meet traveller demand "around the mid-2030s", Minister for Transport S Iswaran sai...

 2022-05-17 06:53 

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Ex-Ngee Ann Poly lecturer in Singapore charged with making racist remarks, insensitive comments about religion...

SINGAPORE, May 17 — A former Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturer, who was seen in a viral video confronting an inter-ethnic couple and making racist remarks about them last year, was charged in court today over the incident. Tan Boon Lee, 61, faces one......

 2022-05-17 06:40 

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Maybank introduces contactless cash withdrawal...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Maybank has introduced its first-ever contactless automated teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawal service in Malaysia. It said the new service is now available at selected ATMs nationwide for Maybank E-Wallet (MAE) app users,.....

 2022-05-17 06:24 

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Paul Yong to know fate in rape trial on June 29...

IPOH, May 17 — The High Court here will deliver its ruling on June 29 on Paul Yong's rape case, who was accused of raping his former Indonesian maid in 2019. Judge Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamed set the date for the decision on the rape case after......

 2022-05-17 06:14 

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Construction firms in Singapore facing manpower woes despite borders reopening, leaving projects in flux...

SINGAPORE, May 17 — More construction workers are returning to Singapore following the easing of Covid-19 border restrictions, but many are also leaving for home at the same time for their first visit in two years, construction firms say. ......

 2022-05-17 06:04 

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Kind Perak man helps elderly couple left behind by bus at Ipoh R&R after they try walking down highway...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 A kind Perak man has been praised online for lending a helping hand to an elderly couple by giving them a ride as they've missed their bus. Mohd Hafez Sabri shared a photo on Facebook yesterday, of him and the elderly......

 2022-05-17 05:54 

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Husam's allegations not true, says Air Kelantan...

KOTA BARU, May 17 Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd (AKSB) has refuted allegations made by Save Kelantan chairman Datuk Husam Musa against the water utility company and the state Works, Infrastructure, Transport and Utilities Committee chairman Datuk Azami......

 2022-05-17 05:50 

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UK man who teased police to 'catch him if they can' by commenting on his wanted post arrested (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 A man who commented "catch me if you can" on his wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years. Police had been hunting for Jordan Carr, 20, in connection with an aggravated burglary when Bedfordshire Police......

 2022-05-17 05:43 

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Dr Mahathir says ready to meet Zahid in court, to also sue latter over Indian ancestry remark...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Former two-time prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today labelled Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi a "compulsive liar" and that he is ready to meet the latter in court over a defamation suit filed by the......

 2022-05-17 05:36 

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'World's oldest woman' celebrates 128th birthday, attributes good health to milk and spinach...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 A South African woman turned 128 recently and is believed that she could be the world's oldest living person. According to Metro, Johanna Mazibuko holds identity papers which show the woman was born in 1894. In the years......

 2022-05-17 05:24 

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Health Ministry: Malaysia records 31,661 HFMD cases, 15 times higher compared to last year...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Malaysia has recorded 31,661 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) — 15 times the amount that was recorded within the same period last year. Last year, the country only recorded 2,121 in the same epidemiology week...

 2022-05-17 05:16 

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High Court to decide August 1 whether Hindu mom Loh Siew Hong can continue with court challenge to invalidate children's unilateral conversion...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 The High Court has fixed August 1, 2022 to decide on the leave application in the judicial review sought by Hindu mother Loh Siew Hong in challenging the unilateral conversion of her children to Islam without her consent.......

 2022-05-17 04:48 

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Sarawak governor urges Putrajaya to intensify monitoring mechanism within country's territorial boundary...

KUCHING, May 17 — Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud today urged the federal government to intensify its monitoring mechanism and enforcement within the country's territorial boundary. He said this will ensure public safety and border......

 2022-05-17 04:44 

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Macron names first French female PM in three decades...

PARIS, May 17 — President Emmanuel Macron yesterday named Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as prime minister to lead his ambitious reform plans, the first woman to head the French government in over 30 years. Outgoing French Prime Minister Jean......

 2022-05-17 04:44 

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MR D.I.Y. share price lower in early trade...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Bhd's share price on Bursa Malaysia contracted by 3.38 per cent just before noon following its announcement of a lower net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 (Q1 FY2022). At 11.35am, the......

 2022-05-17 04:25 

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PAS veep says Muafakat Nasional's Muslim unity agenda with Umno bigger than political survival...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 PAS vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said that the Malay-Muslim unity agenda is the reason the Islamist party will continue to defend its relationship with Umno through the Muafakat Nasional (MN) pact. Malay......

 2022-05-17 04:17 

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Entertainer Monfils pulls out of French Open with heel injury...

PARIS, May 17 — French hopes of a first men's singles title at Roland Garros since 1983 suffered a blow yesterday with Gael Monfils announcing he was pulling out of the draw to have surgery on his right heel. "Hi all, I regret to inform you....

 2022-05-17 04:04 

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Research firms maintain GDP projection of 5.6pc for 2022...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Research firms have maintained Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) projection of 5.6 per cent for 2022 with an upside to the economy following better performance in the first quarter (Q1) 2022. In a note, Ambank Research......

 2022-05-17 04:02 

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MIDF Research: Foreign investors return as net buyers with inflows of RM56.9m...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Foreign investors turned net buyers again for the week ended May 13 after a week of net selling the week before with net inflows increased to RM56.9 million, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research) said. In its......

 2022-05-17 03:58 

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Senior citizen in Taiwan gets back RM295,000 hidden in dumped air purifier thanks to honest recycling company worker...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 A senior citizen in Taiwan who hid NT$2 million (RM295,467) in an air purifier and forgot about it, was lucky to get the money back thanks to an honest recyclable company worker who found it. The worker,......

 2022-05-17 03:41 

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Malaysia raises concerns over continual changes on sustainable palm oil...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Malaysia is worried that benchmark standards keep on changing and are difficult to comply with, especially for smallholders, as it continues to address sustainability aspects and corrects the negative perception and......

 2022-05-17 03:35 

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Japan announces limited 'test tourism' from May as step to full re-opening...

TOKYO, May 17 — Japan said today it would start conducting "test tourism" in the form of limited package tours in May as a way of gathering information prior to a full re-opening of the country to tourism. Though tourism was a major pillar o...

 2022-05-17 03:25 

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Shanghai achieves 'zero Covid' status but normal life is weeks away...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 17 — Shanghai achieved today the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new Covid-19 cases outside quarantine zones but most residents will have put up with confinement for a while longer before a return to......

 2022-05-17 03:22 

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Indonesian farmers stage protests against palm oil export ban...

JAKARTA, May 17 — Hundreds of Indonesian smallholder farmers today staged a protest in the capital Jakarta and in other parts of the world's fourth most populous country, demanding the government end a palm oil export ban that has slashed their....

 2022-05-17 03:13 

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Suspect in Buffalo supermarket massacre visited city in March, say police...

BUFFALO, May 17 — The 18-year-old man accused of the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, visited the city in March and the day before the rampage, police said yesterday, as public figures decried the suspect's racist ideology and the......

 2022-05-17 03:09 

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Marine police arrest Vietnamese fishermen in Johor waters, RM1.6m worth of equipment seized...

MERSING, May 17 The Region Two Marine Police Force arrested a group of Vietnamese fishermen and seized a trawler, fishing equipment and catch worth a total of RM1.6 million after they were found illegally fishing in Johor's eastern waters. The......

 2022-05-17 03:06 

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Final touches for 75th Cannes film fest...

CANNES, May 17 — The last touches were being laid in Cannes on Monday for the 75th anniversary edition of the world's leading film festival, promising a return to its full glitz. Dangling from ropes above the fabled Palais des Festivals, workers...

 2022-05-17 03:03 

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Facebook: From Harvard dorm to global phenomenon...

SAN FRANCISCO, May 17 — Key chapters in the history of Facebook, the world's biggest social media application, which marks the tenth anniversary tomorrow of its stock market debut. In the beginning In 2003, 19-year-old Harvard computer whiz Mark...

 2022-05-17 02:59 

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Blackpool's Daniels ends 32-year wait for gay UK male footballer to come out...

LONDON, May 17 — Blackpool teenager Jake Daniels' decision to come out as the first gay professional footballer in the UK men's game in more than 30 years was heralded as a historic moment yesterday. The 17-year-old forward made the......

 2022-05-17 02:54 

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Injured 2019 finalist Vondrousova to miss French Open...

PRAGUE, May 17 — The French Open finalist from 2019, Marketa Vondrousova said yesterday she had undergone wrist surgery, which will rule her out of this year's edition of the Grand Slam tournament. "The last few weeks were not easy, I have.....

 2022-05-17 02:45 

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DHL Express opens new RM13m service centre in Penang...

SEBERANG PERAI, May 17 — Leading international express service provider, DHL Express, opened a new RM13 million facility in Batu Kawan here today as part of its expansion in Penang. The new Prai service centre, which is five times the size of its......

 2022-05-17 02:34 

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Newcastle blow up Arsenal's Champions League dream...

NEWCASTLE, May 17 — Mikel Arteta castigated his Arsenal side for throwing away a season's work in a limp 2-0 defeat at Newcastle that looks set to see the Gunners miss out on Champions League football for a sixth successive season. Tottenham......

 2022-05-17 02:25 

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Covid-19: New cases drop to 1,697, five deaths...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 A total of 1,697 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, which saw a significant drop in the figure compared to the day before. Yesterday, Malaysia recorded a slight decrease in Covid-19 positive cases by registering......

 2022-05-17 02:25 

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Chiellini says goodbye to Juve fans as last-gasp Lazio make Europa League...

TURIN, May 17 — Giorgio Chiellini bid farewell to Juventus fans yesterday 2-2 draw which earned Lazio a place in the Europa League after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic levelled with the last kick of the game. Fans chanted "there's only one......

 2022-05-17 02:17 

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Ringgit opens slightly higher against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today amid firmer global oil prices, an analyst said. At the time of writing, the benchmark crude oil price gained 0.72 per cent to US$115.05 per barrel. At 9am, the......

 2022-05-17 02:14 

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Taliban promise 'good news' on girls' education...

WASHINGTON, May 17 — Afghanistan's interior minister promised "very good news" soon on the return of girls to secondary schools, in a rare interview broadcast yesterday by CNN. At the end of March, the Taliban, who took power after US fo...

 2022-05-17 02:06 

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Conjoined twin from war-torn Yemen dies after Saudi operation...

RIYADH, May 18 — One of two conjoined twins from war-torn Yemen has died after a "complicated"; 15-hour operation to separate them, Saudi state media reported yesterday. The 19-month-old baby boys, Yussef and Yassin, were "conjoined in......

 2022-05-17 01:56 

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Dollar knocked from 20-year high; yuan slide pauses...

SINGAPORE, May 17 The dollar fought for a footing today and the tumbling Chinese yuan found a floor as investors trimmed bets on whether US interest rate rises will drive further dollar gains. The greenback has edged from a two-decade high this......

 2022-05-17 01:55 

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Klopp confident Salah, Van Dijk fit for Champions League final...

LONDON, May 17 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is sure Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk will be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite going off in Saturday's FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Both will be left out of......

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