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 2021-10-15 16:20 

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Thomas Cup: Indonesia spoil the day for Malaysia, again...

AARHUS (Denmark), Oct 15 — Indonesia have denied Malaysia a place in the semi-finals of the Thomas Cup for the second straight edition after trouncing Lee Zii Jia and Co 3-0 in the quarter-finals at the Ceres Arena, here, today. Indonesia, who......

 2021-10-15 15:57 

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Smooth traffic in Klang Valley despite long weekend break...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The traffic situation on several major highways heading out of the Klang Valley is still under control as of tonight despite the long weekend break. Klang Valley residents are expected to return to their hometowns this......

 2021-10-15 15:41 

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Uefa drop investigation into Sparta Prague over alleged Kamara abuse...

PARIS, Oct 15 — Czech club Sparta Prague will not face any action from Uefa over alleged abuse of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in a recent Europa League game after a disciplinary investigation by European football's governing body ruled there....

 2021-10-15 15:35 

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Produce latex for better income, Risda tells smallholders...

BALING, Oct 15 — The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) is encouraging smallholders to harvest latex as opposed to cup lumps to boost their income. Risda chairman Datuk Mohd Salim Mohd Shariff said this was because of the......

 2021-10-15 15:29 

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US stocks extend gains as retail sales jump...

NEW YORK, Oct 15 — Wall Street stocks rose early today following a positive report on American consumer spending, extending a rally as markets shrug off inflation worries. US retail sales posted a surprise 0.7 per cent increase in September,......

 2021-10-15 15:20 

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Bitcoin tops US$60,000 as US mulls crypto fund...

LONDON, Oct 15 — Bitcoin breached the US$60,000 mark for the first time since April on growing hopes that US regulators will greenlight the first futures exchange-traded fund for the cryptocurrency. The digital currency was up 40 per cent from a......

 2021-10-15 15:16 

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UK Conservative MP stabbed to death...

LONDON, Oct 15 — Conservative British lawmaker David Amess was killed today after being stabbed "multiple times" during an event in his local constituency in southeast England, in the second death of a UK politician while meeting voters sinc...

 2021-10-15 15:14 

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Palace boss Vieira ready for 'emotional' Arsenal return...

LONDON, Oct 15 — Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is looking forward to an emotional return to Arsenal as he prepares to face his old club for the first time in his managerial career. Vieira heads to the Emirates Stadium on Monday for an......

 2021-10-15 15:01 

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V Shem-Wee Kiong eyeing a memorable Spanish swansong...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The 2021 BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain from December 12-19 will be 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's swansong before going their separate ways. Although the world's best shuttler...

 2021-10-15 14:50 

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Police busts online scam syndicate, 10 detained...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The police unearthed a gambling, fraud and non-existent investment syndicate after detaining 10 individuals in two raids in here yesterday. Wangsa Maju district police chief Supt Ashari Abu Samah in a statement today......

 2021-10-15 14:45 

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EMCO on one locality each in Pahang, Perak ends tomorrow, says MKN...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed on Kampung Sungai Padi, Mukim Telang in Lipis, Pahang and Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Chadak, Tanjung Rambutan in Kinta, Perak, will be lifted tomorrow as scheduled. National......

 2021-10-15 14:39 

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DBKL expands integrated transportation management with 5,000 CCTV cameras, says minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will expand and improve the integrated transportation management in the city with the installations of 5,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) features.......

 2021-10-15 14:16 

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MACC opens investigation paper on allegations of Mitra funds misuse...

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 15 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened an investigation paper on allegations of misuse of funds under the Malaysian Indian Community Transformation Unit (Mitra). "A thorough investigation will be carried.....

 2021-10-15 14:02 

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Water supply in Klang Valley restored by 85pc as of 6pm, says Air Selangor...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The restoration of water supply in the affected areas in the Klang Valley has reached 85 per cent as of 6pm today, said Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor). Water supply has been fully restored in three districts,.....

 2021-10-15 13:41 

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Guardiola wants Sterling to stay and fight for Man City future...

LONDON, Oct 15 — Pep Guardiola says he wants Raheem Sterling to fight for his place at Manchester City after the frustrated forward admitted he "would be open" to leaving the Premier League champions. England forward Sterling has been with.....

 2021-10-15 13:41 

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Attacker stabs British lawmaker multiple times in church...

LONDON, Oct 15 — A 69-year-old British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was stabbed several times in a church by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district, a witness at the scene told......

 2021-10-15 13:33 

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Newcastle confirm Bruce will take charge against Spurs...

LONDON, Oct 15 — Newcastle have confirmed Steve Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th match as a manager when Tottenham visit St James' Park on Sunday for the first game since the club's Saudi-led takeover. Bruce was reportedly set for the.....

 2021-10-15 13:22 

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Hernandez to face Spanish court, says Bayern president...

MUNICH, Oct 15 — Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will travel to Madrid to appear in court for violating a restraining order in 2017, said club president Herbert Hainer. "He's going now, then he'll be heard, then we'll see,"...

 2021-10-15 13:17 

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IS fighters massing in Afghanistan, says Putin ahead of talks...

MOSCOW, Oct 15 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today said hundreds of fighters loyal to the Islamic State militant group were massing in northern Afghanistan, as Moscow prepares to host international talks on the country next week. The United......

 2021-10-15 13:04 

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Finance minister: Wage Subsidy Programme applications hit RM12.94b as at Oct 1...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — A total of 322,177 employers and 2.64 million workers have benefitted from the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) with the approved wage subsidy applications having reached RM12.945 billion as at October 1, 2021, said Finance......

 2021-10-15 13:00 

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Italy's ITA takes to skies from ashes of Alitalia...

MILAN, Oct 15 — Italy's new national carrier ITA Airways took its debut flight Friday, closing a turbulent chapter that witnessed the decline of the country's storied but ill-fated Alitalia after 74 eventful years. ITA has been formed out of...

 2021-10-15 12:58 

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Najib's stay bid in 1MDB US$8b civil suit to be heard next year, says lawyer...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The application of Datuk Seri Najib Razak for a stay of proceedings in the US$8 billion civil suit filed by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) against him and several others, will be heard on February 11 next year. 1MDB's......

 2021-10-15 12:51 

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Adele releases soul-stirring comeback single 'Easy On Me'...

LONDON, Oct 15 — British soul diva Adele today released comeback single Easy On Me, in which she shares with the world details of the traumatic six years she has endured since last releasing a record. In that period, the 33-year-old megastar said......

 2021-10-15 12:34 

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UK 'encouraged' by EU's Brexit proposals, but wants more...

BRUSSELS, Oct 15 — Britain's Brexit minister David Frost today said the UK was "encouraged" by EU proposals to fix problems in the trading arrangements in Northern Island, but warned that big divergences remained. Frost made his comments...

 2021-10-15 11:57 

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MA63: Opposition bloc supports amendment of Federal Constitution, says Wan Junaidi...

KUCHING, Oct 15 — Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Menteri (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today said that the opposition bloc in the Dewan Rakyat has agreed in principle to the proposed amendment to the......

 2021-10-15 11:42 

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Under test and release' programme, govt officials under tight itinerary free to travel abroad...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Putrajaya has announced today a pilot "test and release" programme to allow government officials to travel abroad freely from October 18, provided they adhere to strict and limited itinerary. Among those listed under t...

 2021-10-15 11:34 

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Covid-19: Over 2,000 cops deployed to monitor SOP in tourist hotspots in Melaka...

MELAKA, Oct 15 — A total of 2,453 cops in Melaka will be deployed at tourist hotspots in the state to monitor compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection. Melaka police chief Datuk Abdul Majid......

 2021-10-15 11:26 

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PM: Klang Valley moves to Phase Four of Recovery Plan on Monday...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will join Melaka to move from Phase Three to Four of the National Recovery Plan on October 18, Putrajaya announced today. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Kelantan,......

 2021-10-15 11:20 

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Khairy: Look at health budgets as investments, not expenditures...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today called for health budgets to be viewed as investments rather than expenditures, especially in the prevention and treatment of cancer. He said for decades, the most effective medicines......

 2021-10-15 11:12 

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Fifa says it helped evacuate 100 players, family members from Afghanistan...

GENEVA, Oct 15 — World football's governing body Fifa said today it had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from Afghanistan. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan's capital Kabul ...

 2021-10-15 11:03 

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Finas announces Rozita Waty Ridzuan as new CEO...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) today announced the appointment of its deputy director-general (Management) Rozita Waty Ridzuan as its acting chief executive officer effective tomorrow. The......

 2021-10-15 10:55 

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Higher education minister launches 'Excel' framework in Malaysia, says will produce holistic, highly skilled graduates...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Experiential Learning and Competency-Based Education Landscape (Excel) framework launched by the Higher Education Ministry today aims to produce holistic and highly skilled graduates. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri.....

 2021-10-15 10:46 

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Ringgit retreats to end easier against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The ringgit retreated on profit-taking to end easier against the US dollar today after six consecutive days of gains, dealers said. At 6pm, the local note fell to 4.1560/1590 versus the greenback from Thursday's closing of...

 2021-10-15 10:45 

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Ex-AIAC director sues former AG and 12 others for wrongful prosecution...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Former attorney-general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas and 12 others are being sued by former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) director Datuk prof N. Sundra Rajoo. Sundra Rajoo's lawyers Messrs Cheok, Ng, Lee Law......

 2021-10-15 10:37 

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Ex-Taliban commander to plead not guilty in US court to killing US troops...

NEW YORK, Oct 15 — A former Taliban commander previously accused of kidnapping an American journalist is expected to plead not guilty on Friday to murdering......

 2021-10-15 10:35 

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Jambatan Kedua urges public to use second bridge to Penang island to avoid congestion...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) today urged the public crossing to the island of Penang to use the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (JSAHMS) Bridge to avoid traffic congestion. In a statement, JKSB, as the JSAHMS concession.....

 2021-10-15 10:24 

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Rapid growth of digital technologies enhances need for digital talent, sharing economy in Malaysia, says Tengku Zafrul...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The rapid growth of digital technologies following the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the need for digital talent and the sharing economy for Malaysians, according to Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.......

 2021-10-15 10:21 

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Court sets hearing of Indira Gandhi's suit against IGP, govt on Dec 15...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 —The High Court here today set December 15 and 16 to hear the suit filed by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi against the Inspector -General of Police (IGP) and the government for allegedly failing to arrest her ex-husband.....

 2021-10-15 10:19 

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Lebanon on edge after deadly sectarian flare-up...

BEIRUT, Oct 15 — Lebanon prepared to bury the victims of its deadliest sectarian unrest in years today after gunfire gripped central Beirut for hours and revived the ghosts of the civil war. Seven people were killed and dozens wounded yesterday......

 2021-10-15 10:16 

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Barcelona begin Covid testing week as Dynamo Kiev and Real Madrid await...

MADRID, Oct 15 — Ronald Koeman said his players will benefit from knowing he is staying on as Barcelona coach and his theory will be tested by a pivotal week that starts when they host Valencia on Sunday. After Valencia, Barca face Dynamo Kiev in......

 2021-10-15 10:05 

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Penang's famous Hameediyah Restaurant fined RM10,000 after workers failed to to scan MySejahtera...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — One of the popular nasi kandar restaurants in Penang, Hameediyah Restaurant, was slapped with a RM10,000 fine for not complying with the Covid-19 SOPs today as outstation visitors crowded the restaurant. Its director Mohd......

 2021-10-15 10:04 

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Smacking down the myth about local professional wrestling industry — Maszlee Malik...

OCT 15 — "What in this blue world is he talking about???" "Not enough controversy heh?" "Wrestling and education? How leh?" "Who cares about wrestling? Fake and Violence some more!!!" Those were amongst the remarks I ...

 2021-10-15 09:56 

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Malaysia stepping up efforts to transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, says finance minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Malaysia is at a tipping point in the fight against the climate and biodiversity crises, as it steps up efforts and commitments to transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku......

 2021-10-15 09:54 

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Gains in almost all sectors boost Bursa Malaysia to end higher...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Steady gains almost across the board particularly in the banking sector boosted Bursa Malaysia to end higher on the last trading day of the week. The bullish showing was in sync with the upbeat performance of regional......

 2021-10-15 09:49 

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Sabah tourism minister: Just one per cent of travel-related firms closed shop from MCO...

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 15 Only one per cent of tourism operations have permanently shuttered owing to the global pandemic and subsequent lockdown, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Jafry Arifin. He said that according to a......

 2021-10-15 09:42 

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Siblings charged with making death threats, injuring restaurant manager in Ipoh...

IPOH, Oct 15 — Two siblings were today charged at the Magistrate's Court here for making criminal threats and injuring a restaurant manager last week. S. Gunasilan, 35, and his sister S. Eswari, 42, pleaded not guilty after the charges against.....

 2021-10-15 09:40 

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Singapore cancels news site's license, critics cry intimidation...

SINGAPORE, Oct 15 — A Singaporean news website often critical of the government had its licence cancelled today for failing to declare funding sources, with the editor slamming it as "harassment and intimidation" of independent media. The......

 2021-10-15 09:35 

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National Cancer Institute deputy director: 60 fully vaccinated cancer patients receive Covid-19 booster shots...

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 15 — A total of 60 fully vaccinated cancer patients received the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose at the National Cancer Institute (IKN) here today. National Cancer Institute (IKN) Medical deputy director 1 Dr Puteri Norliza Megat......

 2021-10-15 09:23 

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Police arrest wanted criminal after 20-minute high speed chase in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — Police arrested a 26-year-old man after a 20-minute high-speed car chase from the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to Jalan Perak early this morning. In the 1.15am incident, a police patrol car had tried to stop the man, who......

 2021-10-15 09:19 

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12MP to promote catalytic growth for Malaysian aerospace industry, says Miti...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) is set to propel the growth of the local aerospace industry as it has been identified as one of the high impact strategic industries to move Malaysia towards a high technology nation, said the......

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