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 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......

 2021-09-21 07:06 

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Labuan to kick off Covid-19 vaccination drive for 12 to 15-year-olds tomorrow...

LABUAN, Sept 21 — Labuan will kick off its Covid-19 vaccination exercise for schoolchildren aged 12 to 15 tomorrow, ahead of the reopening of school on Oct 4, Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said. He said the Ministry......

 2021-09-21 06:43 

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Zahid's lawyer says political donations not illegal, 'strange' that star witnesses didn't say they gave bribes for contracts...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's lawyer today told the court that charitable and political donations were legal in Malaysia, and claimed his client was "unnecessarily" charged because the prosecution's star wit...

 2021-09-21 06:39 

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Covid-19 self-test kit: Revision of price cap must not be done in haste, says minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The proposal to lower the ceiling price of the Covid-19 self-test kit must be studied by taking into account the interests of all parties and cannot be done in haste, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Domestic Trade and......

 2021-09-21 06:30 

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South Africa's endangered penguins found dead with bee stings to eyes...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The deaths of 63 endangered penguins in South Africa have been blamed on a swarm of honey bees that stung the birds' eyes. The penguins were found last week in Simon's Town, about 40km from Cape Town city, Daily Mail....

 2021-09-21 06:26 

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Malaysia committed to ratifying RCEP by December, says Azmin...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia has given its commitment to complete the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ratification process by mid-December this year. Senior Minister and International Trade and Development......

 2021-09-21 06:23 

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Johor rewards state's Olympic and Paralympic athletes with monetary incentives...

KOTA ISKANDAR, Sept 21 — The Johor government today gave out monetary incentives to athletes representing the state who had competed in the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Among the athletes who received the incentive was Tokyo......

 2021-09-21 06:18 

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Foreign minister says keeping tabs on developments in Afghanistan, yet to recognise Taliban-led regime...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia is taking a cautious stand and monitoring the latest development in Afghanistan following the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban last Aug 15, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin......

 2021-09-21 06:18 

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Foreign minister says keeping eye on developments in Afgahnistan, yet to recognise Taliban-led regime...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia is taking a cautious stand and monitoring the latest development in Afghanistan following the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban last Aug 15, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin......

 2021-09-21 06:11 

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Jay Chou's song 'Mojito' played before start of PSG-Lyon clash (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Taiwan superstar Jay Chou had a pleasant surprise when his song Mojito was played before the start of a football match in Paris recently. Chinese portal Sohu.com reported that Chou was at the stadium to watch the match......

 2021-09-21 06:05 

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Sabah spent RM324m on Covid-19 related aid, says governor...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 Sabah governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin today disclosed that the state spent some RM324 million on Covid-19 pandemic-related aid and projects since last year. The Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah said that the amount was from the......

 2021-09-21 05:51 

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Perak begins Covid-19 vaccination for teenagers...

BATU GAJAH, Sept 21 — Some 1,400 students in Perak received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines at the Kinta Town Hall here today as the state kicked off the immunisation programme for adolescents. The first batch were mainly students in......

 2021-09-21 05:39 

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French astronaut's workout video in space amuses social media users (VIDEO)...

PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 Who says astronauts can't do their workouts in space? French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has proven that it is possible to have a good sweat out even at the International Space Station (ISS), leaving many social media users......

 2021-09-21 05:35 

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Philippines supports Australia nuclear sub pact to counter China...

MANILA, Sept 21 The Philippines is backing a new defence partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia, hoping it can maintain the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region, a view that contrasts sharply with some of its......

 2021-09-21 05:26 

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Muda wins leave for judicial review of government's decision to reject political party registration...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 The High Court here has allowed former minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman's Malaysian United Democratic Alliance's (Muda) bid for a judicial review against the government's refusal to register them as a political......

 2021-09-21 05:22 

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Speaker says changed mind on appointing DAP MP as temporary deputy, not coerced...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun today clarified that he had changed his mind on appointing Teluk Intan MP Nga Kor Ming as the temporary Deputy Speaker, and was not coerced to do so. During the debate session,......

 2021-09-21 05:08 

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In Singapore, 44 people under police probe for allegedly breaking Covid-19 rules at unlicensed KTV lounge...

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 — Forty-four people aged between 17 and 34 are being investigated by the police for allegedly flouting safe-distancing precautions against Covid-19. The police in a statement today (September 21) said that they received a......

 2021-09-21 05:01 

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Indiana man arrested for repeatedly calling 911 emergency line to complain that he was tired...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 An Indiana man has been taken into custody for repeatedly calling the 911 emergency line just to tell them that he was tired. According to Newsweek, 61-year-old Daniel Schroeder called the emergency line four times to share......

 2021-09-21 04:37 

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Kedah AADK officer charged with murder...

YAN, Sept 21 — A National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) officer was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with causing the death of a man in July this year. However, no plea was was recorded from Md Ilyas Syahmi Ibnu, 34, who only......

 2021-09-21 04:34 

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Indonesian mothers protect ustaz by beating up his attacker (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 A video of a group of mothers at a religious meet protecting an ustaz (religious teacher) from an unidentified man has gone viral on social media. The video was filmed at Baitusysyakur Mosque in Kota Batam, Indonesia where......

 2021-09-21 04:33 

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Putrajaya won't appeal High Court's decision on Undi18, to proceed with implementation by Dec 31...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The government has decided to go ahead with the implementation of Undi18 and the automatic voter registration by Dec 31 this year at the latest as ordered by the Kuching High Court, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Minister in......

 2021-09-21 04:25 

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Suaram says Home Ministry's custodial death figures misleading...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has disputed the data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on deaths in police custody in a parliamentary reply last week. Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy said Home......

 2021-09-21 04:20 

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Australia PM says no opportunity for meeting with French president in New York...

CANBERRA, Sept 21 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today he will not speak with the French president at the United Nations this week even though French anger over cancellation of a US$40 billion (RM167.6 billion) defence contract......

 2021-09-21 04:16 

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No ministers' meeting on Iran nuclear deal at UN, says EU's Borrell...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters......

 2021-09-21 04:16 

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Wang Leehom apologises for violating Taiwan's Covid-19 restrictions...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Mandopop star Wang Leehom has publicly apologised for violating Taiwan's Covid-19 restrictions. In a post on his Instagram, the 45-year-old thanked social media users and the media for the reminder. "I have......

 2021-09-21 04:10 

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Nearly 80pc of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated against Covid-19...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A total of 18,648,795 individuals or 79.6 per cent of the country's adult population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of yesterday, according to the CovidNow portal. At the same time, 22,097,565......

 2021-09-21 04:10 

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Pakistan calls for unfreezing of Afghan assets ahead of UN talks...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 Pakistan yesterday called on world powers to unblock billions of dollars in Afghan assets frozen after the Taliban takeover but said it did not expect recognition soon of the new government. Ahead of talks on Afghanistan at the......

 2021-09-21 04:07 

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Evergrande chairman confident company will 'walk out of its darkest moment'...

BEIJING, Sept 21 — China Evergrande Group is confident the company will "walk out of its darkest moment", the debt-laden property developer's chairman said in a letter to staff on Tuesday, as nervous global investors fretted about defaul...

 2021-09-21 04:06 

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Hong Kong's new, patriots-only governance to prioritise housing issues, says Carrie Lam...

HONG KONG, Sept 21 Solving Hong Kong's shortage of housing and increasing land supply will be key priorities for authorities under the new, "patriots only" political system imposed by Beijing, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today. Lam's.....

 2021-09-21 04:02 

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Tengku Zafrul: Budget 2022 to remain expansionary, with focus on driving economic recovery...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Budget 2022 will remain expansionary and is conceptualised as a recovery budget to support the government's wider and longer term reform efforts under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). Finance Minister Datuk Seri......

 2021-09-21 03:56 

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Review planned cable car project for Penang Hill, green group tells state govt after Unesco selection...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — Environment group, Penang Hills Watch (PHW) is calling on the Penang government to review its proposed cable car project for Penang Hill, especially after its designation as a Unesco biosphere reserve. The group suggested......

 2021-09-21 03:41 

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AmInvestment Bank: Evergrande debt crisis has limited impact on Bursa...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Concerns on whether China's property developer Evergrande Group will default on its payments together with the contagion risk have affected the overall sentiment of Asian equity markets, but the impact to......

 2021-09-21 03:36 

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Row in Parliament as lawmakers ask if senior minister 'blocked' DAP MP from temping as Deputy Speaker...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Dewan Rakyat descended into chaos today as Opposition MPs demanded that the Deputy Speaker and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali explain if the latter had blocked a DAP lawmaker's appointment as temporary Deputy Speaker to...

 2021-09-21 03:09 

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Covid-19 vaccination van seeks to avert super-spreader event at UN summit...

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 In a new take on vaccine diplomacy, a free mobile Covid-19 testing and vaccination station is welcoming world leaders and delegates at this week's UN General Assembly, seeking to avoid a super-spreader event. After a......

 2021-09-21 03:08 

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Taking a knee is losing strength, says Chelsea defender Alonso...

LONDON, Sept 21 — Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has stopped taking the knee before matches this season because the anti-racism gesture is "losing a bit of strength", the 30-year-old said. Players and staff have been taking a knee prior to.....

 2021-09-21 02:45 

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Hakka meets Hakata at Fusion Man Noodle in Kuchai Lama, with a bowl of 'vinegar belly ramen' and more...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 For those of us who grew up in Chinese households particularly Hakka and Cantonese families there's nothing more warming than a bowl of zh jio c or vinegar pork knuckles, especially on cold, rainy days. Now......

 2021-09-21 02:34 

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Beckham's son Romeo makes pro debut for Inter Miami's reserve team...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — Former England captain David Beckham's son Romeo has begun to follow in his father's footsteps with the 19-year-old making his professional footbball debut for Inter Miami's reserve team over the weekend. Romeo, on...

 2021-09-21 02:29 

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Beyond breathing: Behind Apple's approach to mindfulness on the Apple Watch...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 In all my sci-fi imaginings, my watch nagging me every so often to take some time to chill out wasn't part of it. For many people less grumpy than I tend to be, the Breathe app on the Apple Watch and what it does ......

 2021-09-21 02:16 

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Do you need a regular eye check-up even if your vision is fine? Malaysian experts weigh in...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 One's eyesight is undoubtedly one of the most important senses for all living creatures, especially humans. Almost all of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. Yet, many people neglect taking care of their......

 2021-09-21 02:11 

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White House condemns border guard use of whip-like cord against Haitian migrants...

CIUDAD ACUNA (Mexico), Sept 21 The White House yesterday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a US border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. The mostly......

 2021-09-21 02:09 

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Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Tuaran hit by floods following heavy downpour...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 — Heavy continuous rains from early this morning have resulted in floods in several areas in the districts of Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Tuaran today. A Sabah State Disaster Management Secretariat......

 2021-09-21 02:06 

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Bursa opens lower on weak Wall Street showing...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower in line with weaker Wall Street performance overnight. At 9.06am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.93 points or 0.32 per cent to 1,522.96 from......

 2021-09-21 02:00 

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Survey: Over two in three women say must run the gauntlet of sexual harassment every day...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — More than 50 per cent of women between the ages of 18 and 30 have directly experienced some form of sexual harassment, according to a survey by the Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS). Conducted in......

 2021-09-21 01:40 

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Ringgit opens higher despite cautious sentiment...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today despite the increasing risk-off mode, which has become prevalent ahead of the United States Federal Reserve (US Fed) meeting that......

 2021-09-21 01:36 

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Tokyo's Nikkei plunges more than 2pc on China debt crisis fears...

TOKYO, Sept 21 — Tokyo's key Nikkei 225 index plunged more than two per cent at the open on Tuesday, extending Wall Street falls on contagion fears from the expected collapse of debt-plagued Chinese property giant Evergrande. The benchmark......

 2021-09-21 01:28 

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Biden administration seeks to lift US refugee cap to 125,000...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 President Joe Biden's administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the upcoming fiscal year starting on October 1 in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a......

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