Fire Dept’s lawyer withdraws from Adib’s inquest

PUCHONG: The lawyer representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry and the Fire and Rescue Department has withdrawn from the inquest investigating firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death. The lawyer, Syazlin Mansor, said this at the Coroner’s Court in Shah

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3D-Printed Paintings Let The Blind “See” Famous Art

The Unseen Art project wants blind and visually-impaired people to be able to enjoy classical art in museums and galleries. With 3D-printing and an IndieGoGo fundraiser, their mission could soon be a reality. Inspired by similar projects, like 3D photos and ultrasound

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Bumi Armada records higher net profit in Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Bumi Armada Bhd’s net profit rose 28 per cent to RM62.21 million for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2019 compared with RM48.42 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue, however, fell to RM491.61 million from

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Nigerian charged for murdering Serdang Hospital nurse

SEPANG: A 36-year-old Nigerian man was charged with murdering Serdang Hospital nursing sister Siti Kharina Mohd Kamarudin, in the Magistrate Court this morning. The accused, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert from Benin City, Nigeria was charged under Section 302 of the Penal

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RM10 mil allocation for Duchess of Kent Hospital

PUCHONG: The federal government has approved an allocation of RM10.8 million for the Duchess of Kent Hospital (HDOK) for the purchase of new medical equipment and for the construction of a new building tower. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said

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Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed in less than a year

NAYPYITAW: The Myanmar government has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and children during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates

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Zahid Hamidi’s Quranic pointers in politics

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Umno leader, former Deputy Prime Minister, Member of Parliament and defendant in many pending criminal trials, has a weekly column in Utusan Malaysia, arguably our nation’s foremost Malay daily. In his 600 word column

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Modi meets mum, 95, after Indian election landslide

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped in on Sunday on his 95-year-old mother after his election landslide, a day ahead of a victory rally in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Modi, 68, told his 47.6 million Twitter followers that

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Trump backs Kim’s assessment on Biden

TOKYO: US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, aligning the president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former US

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EPF buys over UK’s Sport Direct headquarters

PUCHONG: Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund has bought Sports Direct International Plc’s U.K. headquarters for 120 million pounds ($153 million), reported The Sunday Times, based on sources’ information. Billionaire Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct said on May 17 that it was in

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