12 including gunman dead in shooting spree

VIRGINIA: A gunman went on a shooting spree at a government building complex in Virginia Beach, on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding six, police said. The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed after trading fire

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Langkawi ferries with non-compliance and fire safety issues

LANGKAWI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) of Kedah and Perlis and the Langkawi Marine Department during an operation discovered that passenger ferries in the area have never conducted fire-fighting exercises. MMEA Kedah/Perlis director First Admiral (Maritime) Rozali Mohd Said,

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Jordanian wanted for child abuse and murder threat

LAHAD DATU: Police are looking for a 43-year-old Jordanian man who allegedly abused his eight-year-old son and threatened to kill his Malaysian wife and their children. Lahad Datu district police chief ACP Nasri Mansor said the suspect, identified as Hani

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Dayak culture a national asset

SERIAN: The Dayak community is known for its unique culture which is not only an asset to the country but also to the tourism industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. He said that this year a Gawai

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‘EU would still use Malaysian palm oil’

KUALA LUMPUR: Outgoing Sime Darby executive deputy chairman and managing director Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh is confident that Malaysian palm oil would still enter the European Union market despite a ban on using it as biofuel. This is because

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Mokhzani resigns, Mukhriz reduces stake in Opcom

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, 58, resigned today as the executive chairman of Opcom Holdings Bhd due to personal reason, he said in an exchange filing which also stated his retirement tomorrow. Mokhzani, who is the second son of

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Dr M: Digital meters more accurate in recording electricity charges

TOKYO: Malaysia is transitioning to the use of digital meters to record electricity charges as it is more accurate, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “We are now using a better meter. In some cases, there is a reduction

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RAM: Malaysia’s GDP to grow by 4.6 percent

PUCHONG: RAM Holdings Bhd expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 4.6% this year, supported by resilient private consumption. In a statement today, it said, however, lingering global and local economic uncertainties would keep exerting an impact on

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Felda settlers to get RM300 ‘duit raya’

PUCHONG: All Felda settlers will be receiving RM300 as Hari Raya assistance, as well as other arrears due to them. In a circular by the Economic Affairs Ministry signed on May 30, it is stated that the Cabinet had decided

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‘Abang Botak’ behind bars for a year

PETALING JAYA: ‘Abang Botak’, the infamous motorcyclist who smashed the windscreen of a car, will spend Hari Raya Aidilfitri behind bars after he was sentenced to one year imprisonment. Magistrate Nurshahira Abdul Salim meted out the sentence against Danial Abdullah

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