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Azmin: Putrajaya approves RM1.6 billion Kulim airport

PUTRAJAYA: The Kulim International Airport is given the go-ahead as part of the government’s plan to bridge development gaps, says Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali. The airport is also among seven high-impact projects in Kedah detailed in the mid-term review

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Malaysian police high alert: Temples, churches guarded after NZ mosque attacks

KUALA LUMPUR: Police had gone on high alert throughout Malaysia immediately after the attack on two mosques in New Zealand last Friday, said Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun today. He said policemen were instructed to monitor all temples and

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Chaos in Dewan: Noh Omar defies suspension order

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Noh Omar caused a chaos at the Dewan Rakyat here today after he entered the August House during proceedings despite being barred. Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, who chaired the sitting this morning, had ruled that

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E-sports blueprint ready by April

KUALA LUMPUR: The blueprint on the development of electronic sports (e-sports) in Malaysia is expected to be ready by April, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. He said the blueprint focuses on five main strategies, namely

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Govt assures no job cuts with civil service privatisation

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the privatisation of civil service will not result in civil servants losing their jobs. “Referring to the privatisation done in the eighties, where for example Telekom Malaysia (TM), which under the government

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Nurasmah bags Malaysia’s first gold at Abu Dhabi 2019

ABU DHABI: Nurasmah Mohd Shah bagged Malaysia’s first gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games 2019 here, through women’s bocce singles event on Monday. The 22-year-old clinched the gold in the F22 division with three wins and one draw

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Lim: Be flexible or prepare for windfall tax

KUALA LUMPUR: “Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax,” says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the banks today. He said there have been many complaints with regards to the difficulties in obtaining financing, even as the banks record huge

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LGBT: Bukit Gelugor MP calls for end to probe against rally organisers

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Criminal investigations should not be initiated against the International Women’s Day March organisers just because of participation from representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, a Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal lawmaker said

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PM: No more new tax for this year, but reforms

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no new tax for this year, except for sugar tax which was announced during the 2019 Budget, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today. “(However), it (implementation) is delayed a bit as we want

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Msia committed to friendly economics ties

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to friendly economic ties with all its partners especially those with whom the country has the strongest and closest links, says the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. While the government would like to see

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