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 2021-10-15 09:16 

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Minister: Time for govt, private sector and civil society to step up and collaborate more in eradicating hardcore poverty in Malaysia...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — This is the time for the government, private sector and civil society organisations (CSOs) to step up and collaborate closely to eradicate hardcore poverty in Malaysia as the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue, said.....

 2021-10-15 09:09 

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Court fines former N.Sembilan Immigration deputy director RM5,000 for falsifying documents...

SEREMBAN, Oct 15 — A former Negri Sembilan Immigration deputy director was fined RM5,000 in default a five-month jail by the Sessions Court today for falsifying documents in 2018. Judge Madihah Harullah meted the sentence on Nurulshima Mislan, 45,.....

 2021-10-15 09:09 

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'Salt Bae''s London restaurant accused of removing bad reviews on Google after exorbitant food prices controversy...

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 — Turkish restaurateur 'Salt Bae' has been criticised for removing bad reviews on Google after many complained about the restaurant's exorbitant food pricing. Nusret Gke, nicknamed Salt Bae, went viral over the last few......

 2021-10-15 08:59 

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Covid 19: UK sex worker removed from public housing after neighbours complain about her working from home...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — A sex worker has been kicked out of her public housing in Manchester, UK, after neighbours complained about her 'working from home' during the Covid-19 lockdown. Nicola Parry was accused of hosting 'loud' orgie...

 2021-10-15 08:58 

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Umno to gather feedback before deciding on political cooperation in Melaka polls, says sec-gen...

MELAKA, Oct 15 — Umno is collecting feedback and views from various quarters including party leadership and grassroots before deciding on cooperation with any party or to contest by its own in the Melaka state election. Umno secretary-general,......

 2021-10-15 08:43 

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Drone used to feed emaciated dogs abandoned by owners fleeing volcano lava in Spain (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — A drone has been used to drop food and water for emaciated dogs in the mountainous area of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma that have been cut off by volcanic lava. The service has been carried out by Ticom......

 2021-10-15 08:35 

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Bank Pembangunan launches impact assessment framework based on global goals...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) has launched an impact assessment framework called Measuring Impact on National Development (MIND), which is largely anchored on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals......

 2021-10-15 08:31 

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Air Selangor: Water supply 68pc restored in 998 areas in Klang Valley...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Water supply in 998 areas in Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor has been restored by 68 per cent as at noon today. Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) corporate......

 2021-10-15 08:28 

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Germany cuts electricity levy as energy prices surge...

FRANKFURT, Oct 15 —The German government will drastically lower a levy on electricity consumption from 2022 to help ease the burden on consumers as Europe battles soaring energy prices, grid operators announced today. The Renewable Energy Act......

 2021-10-15 08:20 

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Selangor govt suggests abandoned housing project at Ladang Dusun Durian, Morib be resolved through legal channel...

SHAH ALAM, Oct 15 — The Selangor government has proposed that the issue on the housing project for former employees of Ladang Dusun Durian, in Morib, Kuala Langat, which has been abandoned since 2006, be resolved through legal channels. Selangor......

 2021-10-15 08:11 

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Recovery Council sets up special task force to scrutinise SME-related issues...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The National Recovery Council (MPN) meeting today agreed for the setting up of a special task force to scrutinise issues related to the financing, manpower and other needs of small and medium enterprises (SME). MPN chairman......

 2021-10-15 08:01 

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Singapore: Shanmugam rejects Jolovan Wham's bid to vary or cancel Pofma directive for tweet about minister's remarks on rule of law...

SINGAPORE, Oct 15 — Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has rejected an application by activist and social worker Jolovan Wham to vary or cancel the correction direction issued to him under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and......

 2021-10-15 07:52 

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Singaporean woman pleads guilty to burning daughter, 9, with lighter and choking maid with towel...

SINGAPORE, Oct 15 — A 41-year-old woman who pressed a lighter on her young daughter's forearm because the girl did not vacuum the floor pleaded guilty today (October 15) to child and maid abuse crimes. The woman, who is Singaporean and cannot be...

 2021-10-15 07:44 

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Four Pakatan MPs formally join National Recovery Council today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Four Opposition lawmakers were formally included in the government's discussions on Malaysia's Covid-19 recovery measures for the first time today. They are Subang MP Wong Chen from PKR, DAP's Chong Chieng Jen (Sta...

 2021-10-15 07:42 

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UK casino site offers RM29k to watch 'The Simpsons'...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Love the popular animated sitcom The Simpsons? A UK casino site will pay you to watch every episode of the show and pay US$7,000 (RM 29,109) with a weekly box of doughnuts. The reason for the payment is to help......

 2021-10-15 07:41 

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Report: China's Xi will not attend COP26 in person, UK PM Johnson told...

LONDON, Oct 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend the COP26 climate summit in person, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been told, The Times newspaper reported. Britain, which hosts the 26th United Nations Climate Change......

 2021-10-15 07:39 

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1MDB gets nod to serve writ of summons to six parties overseas...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today obtained permission from the High Court, here, to serve its writ of summons against six parties, including two overseas banking firms. Judicial Commissioner (JC) Quay Chew......

 2021-10-15 07:34 

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Rais Yatim confirms Pandora Papers raised in maiden meeting of Parliament's special corruption committee...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Parliament's Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) discussed the recent Pandora Papers expos at its first meeting today, its chairman Tan Sri Rais Yatim said. However, he said a decision has yet to be made on whether......

 2021-10-15 07:30 

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Maxis and Hotlink users can now use 5G in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia...

KUALA UMPUR, Oct 15 Maxis has announced that it is the first Malaysian telco to offer 5G international roaming in 3 Asean countries Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. According to the telco, Maxis customers can roam on 5G networks at the......

 2021-10-15 07:24 

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UK's Frost says EU must concede more on Brexit...

LONDON, Oct 15 Britain's Brexit minister David Frost said that the European Union needs to make significant change if there is to be a deal over the Northern Irish part of the Brexit divorce deal, Politico reported. The EU on Wednesday offered......

 2021-10-15 07:20 

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HR minister to hold talks with Home Ministry about welfare of security guards...

KLANG, Oct 15 — The Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) has received numerous complaints about employers who fail to pay employees' monthly Social Security Organisation (Sosco) contributions, especially those who work in the security services......

 2021-10-15 07:07 

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MoH lodges police report against anti-vaxxers...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Health Ministry (MoH) has lodged several police reports against anti-vaccine groups who spread false information that threaten public health. Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin through a tweet on his official Twitter site......

 2021-10-15 06:50 

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Stats Dept: Malaysia's ICT industry valued at RM320b in 2020, contributed 22.6pc to GDP...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry registered a 10.4 per cent growth in 2020, valued at RM320 billion, compared with 7.3 per cent in the previous year, said the Department of Statistics......

 2021-10-15 06:42 

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Go for your Covid shots now before walk-in PPVs close on Oct 31, Penangites told...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today reminded residents who have not received their Covid-19 shots to walk in to any of the Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) in the state by October 30. He said the PPVs will only......

 2021-10-15 06:34 

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PM Ismail Sabri: Malaysia generated RM7.2b in business leads in first two weeks of Dubai Expo...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Malaysia has generated more than RM7.2 billion in business leads with companies based in several countries during the first two weeks of its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob......

 2021-10-15 06:24 

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Singaporean woman plans funeral before dying of lung cancer, gives away lottery tickets to mourners...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Instead of letting her funeral be a solemn affair, a Singaporean woman decided to add some colour to it by giving out lottery tickets to those who paid their last respects to her. Evelyn Hoi, who died of lung cancer, had......

 2021-10-15 06:20 

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With funds drying up, Penang's iconic snake temple hopes to see more visitors...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — Penang's iconic Snake Temple in Sungai Keluang, Bayan Lepas has suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, with fewer donations as visitors to the temple dropped drastically over the last two years. The temple......

 2021-10-15 06:08 

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Najib asks court for passport release too to be with expectant daughter in Singapore...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has also applied to the courts for his passport to be temporarily released, to enable him to go to Singapore where his daughter Nooryana Najwa is expected to give birth soon. When.....

 2021-10-15 05:51 

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Dr Noor Hisham: 7,420 new Covid-19 cases detected today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Health Ministry today reported another 7,420 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a tweet that the new cases brings the total number of cases in......

 2021-10-15 05:41 

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Penang tourism group says state ready for tourists, reiterates importance of 'test then travel'...

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — Penang is gearing up to receive interstate travellers this weekend with the advice that visitors abide by the "Test Then Travel" concept for the safety of everyone. In dismissing various social media postings with......

 2021-10-15 05:33 

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Norway court to decide on detention of bow-and-arrow attacker...

KONGSBERG (Norway), Oct 15 A Norwegian court will decide today how long a man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrow and other weapons can initially be held in detention, police said. Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish......

 2021-10-15 05:27 

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Malaysia says it won't compromise on demands for Myanmar progress...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 Malaysia does not want Myanmar's junta chief to attend an upcoming Southeast Asian leaders' summit if he fails to honour his commitment to a peace plan, its foreign minister said today, ahead of a meeting to decide on a......

 2021-10-15 05:22 

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Putrajaya moots shortening or removing quarantine for fully vaccinated tourists...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Malaysia could shorten or remove the mandatory quarantine order for fully vaccinated inbound visitors as it prepares to open the country's borders after nearly two years of closure. The National Recovery Council made the.....

 2021-10-15 05:12 

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Unifi migrating customers to private IP for secure connection...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has started migrating its Unifi customers to private Internet Protocol (IP) to enable more seamless connectivity and better security. This is due to the rapid growth of Internet usage which has......

 2021-10-15 05:03 

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Suits worn by K-pop band BTS at Grammy Awards to be auctioned in aid of charity...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 The custom suits worn by K-pop boyband BTS during their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore Louis Vuitton to perform their......

 2021-10-15 04:51 

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Australia PM Morrison says he will attend UN climate summit...

SYDNEY, Oct 15 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today he would attend the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow as his conservative government faces global pressure to take further action to cut carbon emissions. Morrison had said he......

 2021-10-15 04:45 

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Malaysian banker Nazir Razak's memoirs documents business journey, family drama and insights into nation's political economy...

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 Former CIMB Group chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has unveiled his memoirs documenting key events that defined his life and insights into the nation's political economy. In What's in a Name, Nazir narrates his childhood......

 2021-10-15 04:30 

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US prepares to resume Trump 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy in November...

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 President Joe Biden's administration is taking steps to restart by mid-November a programme begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court hearings after a federal court......

 2021-10-15 04:23 

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South Korean hotel to organise real-life Squid Game, winner gets RM17,568 prize money...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The soaring popularity of Netflix series Squid Game has led a hotel in South Korea and a private company to organise a real-life Squid Game event offering five million won (RM17,568) prize money. The event however,......

 2021-10-15 04:21 

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Saudi Arabia says it hopes situation stabilises in Lebanon...

CAIRO, Oct 15 Saudi Arabia has followed events in Lebanon with interest and hopes the situation stabilises as soon as possible, its foreign ministry said in a statement today. Tension over an investigation into a massive blast last year in......

 2021-10-15 04:18 

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Sarawak CM: Comprehensive amendments to Federal Constitution proposed to reflect MA63's true spirit, intention...

KUCHING, Oct 15 — The proposed amendments to Article 1(2) and Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution are more comprehensive and they reflect the true spirit and intention of the parties that inked the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), said Datuk.....

 2021-10-15 04:07 

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Kelantan Forestry Dept to hold talks with state govt over encroachment at Ulu Galas forest reserve...

KOTA BHARU, Oct 15 — The Kelantan State Forestry Department (JPNK) will soon hold discussions with the state government over the encroachment of the Ulu Galas Forest Reserve in Gua Musang by more than 30 farmers. Its director Abdul......

 2021-10-15 04:01 

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Malaysia ranks 54 out of 139 nations in global rule of law index as Singapore slips three spots...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Malaysia's score in the global rule of law index dipped 1.4 per cent to 0.57, ranking 54 out of the 139 nations surveyed in the World Justice Project's (WJP) Rule of Law Index. Last year, Malaysia's ranking in the ...

 2021-10-15 04:00 

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Mexico City prosecutor to press homicide, other criminal charges for metro collapse...

MEXICO CITY, Oct 15 Mexico City's attorney general said yesterday she will press charges of homicide, personal injury and property damage against people and companies linked to the collapse of a section of a metro line in the capital that left......

 2021-10-15 03:57 

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Protests and blockades: Italy braces for new Covid rules...

ROME, Oct 15 Italy braced for nationwide protests, blockades and potential disruption today as tough new coronavirus restrictions for workers came into effect. All workers must show a so-called Green Pass, offering proof of vaccination, recent......

 2021-10-15 03:51 

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Bung Moktar tells Sabah Umno branches to strengthen party machinery ahead of GE15...

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 15 — Sabah Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin wants party members in the state to discuss towards strengthening the party's machinery at their respective Umno branch meetings, to be held from......

 2021-10-15 03:49 

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S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with Covid'...

SEOUL, Oct 15 South Korea said today it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch to a "living with Covid-19" strategy amid rising vaccination levels. A new panel......

 2021-10-15 03:46 

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Upcoming Korean series 'Jirisan' starring Gianna Jun and Ju Ji-hoon tells story of Mount Jiri's park rangers (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Upcoming Korean series Jirisan is a must-watch with its focus on as the mysterious lives of park rangers against the backdrop of South Korea's Mount Jiri. The 16-episode drama series is set to be released on October 23 at....

 2021-10-15 03:45 

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Lawyer for Myanmar's Suu Kyi says he has been issued a gag order...

YANGON, Oct 15 The head lawyer representing Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi said today authorities in the military-ruled country had imposed a gag order on him because they said his communications could cause instability. Myanmar's......

 2021-10-15 03:34 

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US appeals court rules to keep Texas abortion ban in effect...

AUSTIN, Oct 15 A US appeals court yesterday refused a petition by the US Department of Justice to put on hold Texas's restrictive abortion law, which bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The US Fifth Court of Appeal said the......

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