EU risks trade war with Malaysia over palm oil: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: The European Union risks opening up a trade war with Malaysia over its “grossly unfair” policies aimed at reducing the use of palm oil, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday. This month, the European Commission concluded that

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Anwar Ibrahim: Infighting in PKR a small matter

RANTAU: PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim has downplayed the ongoing infighting within PKR as merely a small matter. “(It’s) A small matter, we focus on the election, differences of opinion are allowed… the difference of opinion is small but now we

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‘Infighting, sabotage won’t affect my chances in Rantau’

By K Pragalath EXCLUSIVE RANTAU: PKR’s candidate for the Rantau by-election Dr S Streram downplayed PKR’s internal infighting. He also dismissed the possibility of the sabotage affecting his chances in the by-election on Apr 13. “The party polls are over. 

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Lim: Over 3.2 million applications for BSH cash aid so far

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 3.2 million applications for the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) cash aid were recorded as at yesterday, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (. He said of the total 530,000 were new applications and 2.67 million were updated cases.

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Najib’s trial on SRC set on Wednesday

PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has fixed April 3 to hear former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s trial for money laundering, corruption and abuse of power related to SRC International. Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali fixed the

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Mahathir to officiate Al Sharq youth conference

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be officiating the Al Sharq Youth conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 1 and 2 this year.  Al Sharq which translates to the orient brings about youths from various races and faiths to

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RM21.5m for survey of NCR land in Sarawak: Baru

KUCHING: A grant of RM21.5 million out of an allocation of RM40 million this year is reserved specifically for the survey of Native Customary Rights (NCR) land in Sarawak, Works Minister Baru Bian said today. He said the RM21.5 million

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Sandakan MP dies of heart attack after trekking

PETALING JAYA: Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong has died of a heart attack today. The Borneo Post reported that the Sandakan MP went hiking at Tambaig Adventure Park in Kg Duvanson, Putaton. He was with a group

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Adib Inquest: 18 sec insufficient for an assault

SHAH ALAM: In a shocking development today, forensics expert has dismissed the possibility that fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was pulled out of the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van. Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, 40, of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital

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4.8m hectare forest area gazetted as permanent forest reserves

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 4.8 million hectare of forest area had been gazetted as permanent forest reserves under the National Forestry Act 1984 as of Dec 31 last year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Water, Land and Natural

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