Non-communicable diseases stagnated Malaysians’ lifespan

KUALA SELANGOR: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is the main cause of the stagnated lifespan of Malaysians at around 75 years, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. The minister said that this was due to the lack of awareness on

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Rantau by-election: A hattrick for BN?

By: K Pragalath ANALYSIS In the list of by-elections that has taken place since GE14, Pakatan Harapan has already suffered two defeats in Cameron Highlands (DAP) and Semenyih (Bersatu).  Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar is hoping for a hattrick

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MCA runs running commentary as Streram woos the Chinese voters

RANTAU: MCA ran a running commentary against PKR’s Dr S Streram as he wooed the Chinese voters at the market. MCA’s campaign was led by central committee member, Yap Siok Moy who highlighted the salient points of BN candidate, Mohamad

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Dr Streram: Improve govt health clinic, not asking for hospital

RANTAU: Rantau’s PKR candidate Dr S Streram is not pushing for a hospital if he wins but wants facilities at the government health clinic to be improved since the population is too small to have a hospital. As such, the

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Father falls victim to con artist promising to release son from ‘Customs detention’

KUANTAN: A person claiming to know someone in the Customs Department destroyed the hope of a father to get his son freed from detention, simultaneously scamming him of RM8,000 as payment for his release. “The 49-year-old victim alleged his son was

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Penangites still willing to pay despite ‘no free plastic bag’ policy

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government will hold a discussion with stakeholders before it decides to implement a plastic bag levy of 50 sen, up from the 20 sen per piece now, mainly at supermarkets. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said

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Two police reports made over fake news involving Finance Minister

PUTRAJAYA: Two police reports have been lodged over the dissemination of fake messages and news on social media, relating to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (. Lim’s press secretary, Lutfi Hakim, in a statement today said the two reports were made

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BN better organised on nomination day in Rantau by-election

By: K Pragalath SENDAYAN: The Rantau by-election nominations today saw Barisan Nasional’s mobilisation of supporters being much more organised than their rivals, Pakatan Harapan. Pakatan supporters were wearing the red Pakatan shirts as well as the light blue PKR shirts

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Disney bans smoking at U.S. parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its U.S. theme parks in California and Florida starting on May 1, the company said on Thursday. The restrictions are designed in part to help

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Pliskova roars past Halep into Miami WTA final

MIAMI: Simona Halep missed the chance to return to world number one as a devastating display from Karolina Pliskova sealed the Czech’s passage into the Miami Open WTA final 7-5, 6-1. Romania’s Halep would have reclaimed the top spot in women’s

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