India polls: Gandhi says gloomy Indian exit polls ‘fake’

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed “fake” Indian exit polls predicting a clear election victory for his opponent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the scheduled release of results. A slew of exit polls released after the world’s largest election

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India’s election: an insulting affair

India’s mammoth election, the biggest in the world, was a frequently bad-tempered affair and awash with insults. Ahead of the vote counting and results due on Thursday, AFP looks back at the worst of the mudslinging during almost six weeks

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New leads on Jho Low but IGP coy on whereabouts

PASIR MAS: Police have obtained new leads on the whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador revealed today. Abdul Hamid said the police will be doing its best

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Malaysian banking system stable amidst weakening economy

KUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Investors Service says that its outlook for the Malaysian banking system remains stable, as strong loss-absorbing buffers should mitigate a potential rise in credit costs and moderating profitability over the next 12 to 18 months. “The banks

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The significance of Nuzul Quran

PUCHONG: The celebration of Nuzul Quran is significant today because it is the day Allah gave his final guidance to mankind – the Quran. “It is the beginning of the final guidance from Allah swt.  He chose the best month,

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Indonesia election: Defeated candidate’s supporters riot

JAKARTA: Six people are dead and more than 200 are injured after mobs clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital following the release of official election results. National Police spokesman

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Sultan Ahmad Shah dies at 88

PUCHONG: The former Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah, has passed away. Pahang Menteri besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail announced that Sultan Ahmad Shah died at the

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HAKAM backs gov’t move to save Malaysian from death sentence

PUCHONG: National Human Rights Society (HAKAM) today backed the Malaysian government’s effort to save Pannir Selvam Pranthaman from the hangman’s noose in Singapore. “HAKAM supports the government’s effort to save Pannir from the death sentence, which is consistent with Pakatan

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Agriculture minister calls for speedy resolution of NFCorp

KOTA BHARU: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has called for a speedy resolution to the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) issue as it involves public interest. Its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said a company had expressed interest in acquiring NFCorp

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In a village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

NAYABANS: Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other’s shops and went to festivals together. Such

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