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 2021-09-21 11:23 

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Worden promised to drink from his shoe if team won, says Dollah Salleh...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Apart from holding a high level of professionalism, a fierce character and being funny at times, former national football coach, the late Ken Worden was approachable and well-liked by players. Former national striker,......

 2021-09-21 11:07 

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Covid-19: 15-year-old boy among 12 fatalities recorded in Sarawak, says SDMC...

KUCHING, Sept 21 — A 15-year-old boy was among the 12 Covid-19 fatalities recorded in Sarawak, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today. "He passed away in Miri Hospital on September 19. He had suffered brain injury following an...

 2021-09-21 11:05 

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Police to question portal owner on report concerning arrest of MACC officers...

RAWANG, Sept 21 — Police will question the owner of a news portal regarding its report alleging that three senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had stolen millions of ringgit in case materials. Bukit Aman Criminal......

 2021-09-21 11:00 

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Astro posts lower net profit of RM87.12m in Q2...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd recorded a lower net profit of RM87.12 million in the second quarter ended July 31, 2021 (Q2FY2022) from RM133.64 million in the same period a year ago. Revenue dropped 2.8 per cent to RM1.06......

 2021-09-21 10:57 

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AFF Cup: Malaysia drawn in Group B with Vietnam, Indonesia...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The national men's football team, Harimau Malaya, will face a daunting task in the 2020 AFF Cup as they have been drawn together with defending champions Vietnam and archrivals Indonesia in Group B. Cambodia and Laos are....

 2021-09-21 10:53 

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National action plan on business and human rights to be launched by 2023, says law minister...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 — The government is on track in the development of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR) and is expected to launch it by 2023, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and......

 2021-09-21 10:50 

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Ringgit stays higher as US dollar retreats amid Evergrande crisis...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The ringgit stayed higher against the US dollar today as the greenback retreated amid China's Evergrande Group crisis. At 6pm, the local note climbed to 4.1835/1850 from 4.1905/1950 at yesterday's close. A trader said...

 2021-09-21 10:40 

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games silver medallist Wei Lun receives incentive from Johor govt...

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Sept 21 — Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games silver medallist Chew Wei Lun leads the list of state athletes who receive incentives from the Johor government for their outstanding achievements at the Games. Chew received an incentive of......

 2021-09-21 10:35 

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Bank Negara: Banks need to be proactive, support borrowers in difficult times...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The banking industry will need to be proactive and ensure that it continues to build the capacity required to extend support to borrowers who need help in a timely and efficient manner, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)......

 2021-09-21 10:28 

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Melaka govt offers 'new deal' to Opposition reps...

MELAKA, Sept 21 — The Melaka government has offered a new deal, comprising five propositions, to the state's opposition elected representatives, for the sake of achieving political stability, curbing the Covid-19 pandemic and reviving the......

 2021-09-21 10:26 

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No application submitted for development of theme park in Cameron Highlands, says Pahang MB...

KUANTAN, Sept 21 — The Pahang government has never received any formal application or negotiated with any party to build a theme park in Cameron Highlands, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. He said the claims to build the theme......

 2021-09-21 10:17 

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Palestinian Affairs Unit being set up at Malaysian Embassy in Jordan, says deputy foreign minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia is in the final process of setting up a Palestinian Affairs Unit at the Malaysian Embassy in Amman, Jordan in an effort to strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and Palestine. Deputy Foreign Minister......

 2021-09-21 10:03 

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PM: RM14,500 spent on supporting frontline workers, J-Kom funds not misused for politics...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has today denied that allocations provided to the Community Communications Department (J-Kom) were "misused" for politically-related programmes. Ismail Sabri said RM14,500...

 2021-09-21 09:56 

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Sabah chief minister announces RM1,000 cash aid for every flood-hit household in Penampang...

PENAMPANG, Sept 21 — As residents of villages here struggle with the aftermath of last night's downpour, the Sabah government said it would be offering cash relief of RM1,000 to affected households to help rebuild their damaged homes. Sabah......

 2021-09-21 09:53 

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FBM KLCI climbs up 0.17pc at the close...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Bursa Malaysia's key index ended slightly higher as bargain-hunting activities emerged after seven straight days of losses, lifted mainly by telco, gaming, and banking stocks. At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia......

 2021-09-21 09:50 

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Melbourne police fire to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest...

MELBOURNE, Sept 21 — Melbourne riot police used pepper spray, foam baton rounds and rubber ball grenades to disperse a violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for construction workers today. More than 1,000 demonstrators......

 2021-09-21 09:49 

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Melaka expected to move into phase three of NRP this October, says CM...

MELAKA, Sept 21 — Melaka is aiming to fully vaccinating 100 per cent of its adult population as soon as possible and move into Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) in mid-October, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali. He said......

 2021-09-21 09:49 

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Peter Anthony's false document trial: Prosecution closes case; oral submissions on Oct 29...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The prosecution in the trial of former Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister, Datuk Peter Anthony, who faces charges of using false documents relating to a system maintenance contract, closed its case today after......

 2021-09-21 09:30 

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PM: Govt spent over RM1m to renovate offices, replace furniture for ministers and deputies between 2020 and 2021...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The federal government spent RM1,073,580 in renovations and furniture replacements for offices belonging to ministers and deputy ministers between 2020 and 2021, a parliamentary written reply revealed today. Prime Minister......

 2021-09-21 09:25 

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Hong Kong stocks end up after Evergrande-fuelled rout...

HONG KONG, Sept 21 — Shares in Hong Kong rose Tuesday, clawing back some of the previous day's steep losses, though nervous investors are awaiting the latest developments in the brewing crisis at teetering Chinese real estate giant Evergrande......

 2021-09-21 09:25 

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi goes on trial for incitement, pleads not guilty...

YANGON, Sept 21 — Myanmar's junta has put ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial for incitement, her lawyer said today, the latest in a list of charges that could see her jailed for decades. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy were......

 2021-09-21 09:22 

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Afghanistan's Taliban say working on reopening girls' high schools...

KANDAHAR, Sept 21 —The Taliban administration in Afghanistan is working towards reopening high school education for girls, who were left out of a recent return to school for boys and younger girls, although a Taliban spokesman speaking on Tuesday......

 2021-09-21 09:21 

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Khairy gives assurance on 'better interim solution' to contract doctors issue...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given an assurance to find a better interim solution to issues facing health officers serving the government on contract. Khairy gave this commitment at a discussion held online with......

 2021-09-21 09:07 

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Sarawak to begin vaccinating teens aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 from Sept 23...

KUCHING, Sept 21 — Sarawak will begin vaccinating teenagers aged 12 to 15, who do not have any known underlying medical conditions, against Covid-19 from Thursday in preparation for school reopening on October 3, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar......

 2021-09-21 08:59 

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Covid-19: Vaccination of students in Terengganu begins today...

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 21 — The Terengganu Health Department is targeting all 38,114 Form Four and Five students in the state to take their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine injection by October 2. State Health director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said......

 2021-09-21 08:59 

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Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing, European rights court rules...

LONDON, Sept 21 — The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko who died an agonising death after he was poisoned in London with Polonium 210, a rare......

 2021-09-21 08:51 

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Floods hit 60 areas in four Sabah districts...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 — The continuous heavy rain from early this morning, has resulted in flash floods in 60 areas including housing estates and villages, in four districts in the state. The Sabah State Disaster Management Secretariat in a......

 2021-09-21 08:43 

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New Zealand police nab two gang associates with a trunk full of KFC trying to enter locked-down Auckland...

KUALA LUMPUR, September 21 — Two gang associates have been nabbed by the New Zealand police after they were found trying to enter locked-down Auckland with a trunk full of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). According to CNN, the pair was pulled over by.....

 2021-09-21 08:43 

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Khairy: 80pc of adults in Malaysia are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 21 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said that Malaysia has reached the 80 per cent fully vaccinated rate among its adult population. In a tweet, he said that Malaysia hit its target of 80 per cent at 1pm today, adding......

 2021-09-21 08:38 

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Top Glove's shares down 11 sen after Bursa Malaysia uplifts dynamic price threshold...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 —Top Glove Corporation Bhd's shares were down by 11 sen, or 3.92 per cent, to RM2.70 at 3.20 pm after Bursa Malaysia uplifted the dynamic price threshold mechanism on the counter from 12:20 pm until 12:30 pm today.......

 2021-09-21 08:34 

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Bursa Malaysia continues downtrend at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Bursa Malaysia extended its downtrend to mid-afternoon amid the absence of market-moving catalysts. At 3.05 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 1.79 points to 1,526.10 from today's close of......

 2021-09-21 08:33 

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Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in mask row...

FRANKFURT, Sept 21 — Germany reacted with shock and outrage today after a 20-year-old petrol station worker was shot dead by a customer angry about being asked to put on a mask while buying beer. The killing on Saturday evening in the western town.....

 2021-09-21 08:26 

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Covid-19: Nano mist not replacement for standard surface cleaning, says Dr Noor Hisham...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 — The use of nano mist does not replace the requirement for standard surface cleaning for disinfection against Covid-19, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the nano mist has gained public......

 2021-09-21 08:12 

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Peninsula-based parties should refrain from meddling in Sarawak's political affairs, says state minister...

KUCHING, Sept 21 — Peninsula-based parties such as Bersatu and Amanah should refrain themselves from meddling in Sarawak's political affairs, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. He said these new political......

 2021-09-21 08:12 

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Flood forces Sarawak's Lawas Airport to be closed for three days, 18 flights cancelled from today until Friday, says deputy minister...

MIRI, Sept 21 — Lawas Airport has been ordered to be closed for three days starting today after the Lawas River broke its banks and inundated the airport runway. According to Deputy Minister of Transport Datuk Henry Sum Agong, as a result of the......

 2021-09-21 08:11 

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Money laundering trial: Shafee paid RM1,000 as DPP in Anwar's sodomy appeal case, court told...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The High Court here was today told that Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah only received a payment of RM1,000 as deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in the sodomy appeal case involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This was confirmed......

 2021-09-21 08:05 

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Tourism minister: Genting, Melaka, Tioman Island next on travel bubble list, to reopen on Oct 1...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Genting Highlands, Melaka and Tioman Island will join Malaysia's travel bubble and may reopen to visitors beginning October 1, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri announced today. She also said more...

 2021-09-21 08:01 

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Mohd Shah Firdaus to take part in French UCI track cycling tourney next month...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — National track cyclist Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom has confirmed that he will be taking part in the upcoming 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships held in Robaix in France next month as his final event for the year. The......

 2021-09-21 07:57 

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After not seeing her kids for eight months, Malaysian mother wears teddy bear costume, surprises daughter on birthday VIDEO)...

PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 Kelantanese woman Muzdalifah Donya has not seen her children for eight months due to the movement control order travel restrictions. Her children are in Kelantan while she is based in Klang. But she managed to make a......

 2021-09-21 07:56 

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Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia adds 15,759 Covid-19 cases, Sarawak tops with 3,732...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia's daily Covid-19 cases rose to 15,759 cases today, with Sarawak remaining the state with the most new infections at 3,732 cases. Johor was second with 1,959 cases, followed by Selangor (1,934), Penang (1,417),......

 2021-09-21 07:54 

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Health Ministry says teens can walk in for Covid-19 jabs at 156 PPVs from Oct 23...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Starting October 23, children between the ages of 12 and 17 can go to any of the 156 centres set up by the Health Ministry nationwide for Covid-19 vaccination. Appointments for the adolescent immunisation programme will be......

 2021-09-21 07:52 

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Rescue dog in the US compared to actor Samuel L. Jackson...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 A couple in Ocean Springs, Mississippi has been inundated with comments comparing their rescue dog to actor Samuel L Jackson after they posted a photo of the pup on social media. Amber West had shared a photo of her dog, Dr......

 2021-09-21 07:50 

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Hannah Yeoh rejects Putrajaya's 'security threat' rationale for MM2H revamp...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Home Ministry has not justified its review of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) scheme, said DAP lawmaker Hannah Yeoh. Yeoh said there was no data to show that the participants were "security threats" as Home......

 2021-09-21 07:45 

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Citizenship for children of Malaysian mothers married to foreigners MK Sen...

SEPTEMBER 21 I am compelled to write this plea on behalf of my daughter and all Malaysian mothers married to foreigners on citizenship for their children. As a father and grandfather, I owe this to them and pray it is received with openness and......

 2021-09-21 07:31 

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Canada's Trudeau vows cooperation with opponents after bid for majority fails...

MONTREAL, Sept 21 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today acknowledged he will need to work with other parties after he fell short of winning a majority in parliamentary elections, leaving him once more dependent on opposition legislators......

 2021-09-21 07:30 

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Deputy minister: Cost of Haj pilgrimage up due to inflation, Saudi Covid-19 SOPs...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The cost of performing the Haj is expected to increase due to the inflation rate as well as the latest regulations which have been set by the Saudi Arabian government, especially following the introduction of the......

 2021-09-21 07:25 

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Delay to afternoon sitting in Dewan Rakyat as only 19 MPs present...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The afternoon sitting for the Dewan Rakyat today started late as only 19 MPs were present at 2.30pm. As Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon was about to restart debate on the royal address, Rasah MP Cha Kee Chin......

 2021-09-21 07:20 

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Penang starts Covid-19 vaccination for students aged 16 and 17 tomorrow...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for students will kick off in Penang for teenagers aged 16 and 17 tomorrow. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the vaccination session tomorrow will involve students with......

 2021-09-21 07:17 

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Australian man with fear of needles gets immunised against Covid-19 after being hypnotised...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 An Australian man suffering from trypanophobia, the fear of needles, has been successfully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine after undergoing hypnosis. Explaining his fear for needles, Alex Rosales said he and his father......

 2021-09-21 07:12 

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Chinese city orders spas, mahjong salons to shut after Covid-19 case confirmed...

HARBIN, Sept 21 Spas, cinemas and mahjong salons in the Chinese city of Harbin were ordered to close today to prevent Covid-19 spreading in poorly ventilated spaces, state television reported. The temporary shutdowns were part of a range of......

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