Passenger assaults, shoots Grab driver

KUCHING: A Grab driver sustained head injury after being assaulted and shot with an airgun by a passenger in Jalan FAC Matang, on Thursday evening. Sarawak CID chief SAC Denis Leong Soon Kuai said the man, who was in his

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Suaram to gov’t: Release Redzuan from prison immediately

PUTRAJAYA: Suaram today called for the release of Mohd Redzuan Saibon, 36, who has been detained ‘under the pleasure of Agong’ in the Sungai Buloh Prison as a juvenile detainee since 2000. Redzuan was only 17 years old when he

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Longhouse residents: The powerful from TTDI RA marginalising us

PUCHONG: The rich and powerful from the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents’ Association (TTDI RA) are marginalising us. The Bukit Kiara Public Housing Residents Association chairperson V Sunderam said this after delivering a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office on

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Criminal probe launched into Hungary boat tragedy

Hungarian police said on Thursday they have launched a criminal investigation into one of the country’s worst boat accidents that left seven South Korean tourists dead and 21 others missing. The “Mermaid” sightseeing boat sank late Wednesday on the Danube river in

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Saudi demands firm Arab stand against Iran

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ratcheted up rhetoric against arch-nemesis Iran, calling on Arab states to confront its ‘criminal’ actions after attacks on oil installations sparked fears of a regional conflagration. The king’s remarks came at the start of two back-to-back

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Don’t use press freedom to stir up racial, religious issues

GEORGETOWN: Press freedom should not be abused by anyone to sensationalise racial and religious issues, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusuf Rawa. He urged all parties, the opposition in particular, to use the press freedom to develop

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Bangladesh picks up 58 Malaysia-bound Rohingya at sea

TEKNAF: Bangladesh coast guards on Thursday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol ship challenged a fishing boat near

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Malaysian halal nail polish penetrates international market

PUTRAJAYA: POLISHED by Sama Sama, a product of the Sama Sama Spa under Natural Wellness Holdings Sdn Bhd, has gained acceptance in Japan and the United Kingdom. The spa in Bukit Jelutong — which offers a manicure, pedicure and nail

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Military land deal: MACC to probe Zahid, Hishammuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be hauled up for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the Aidilfitri holidays over graft cases involving the exchange

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BJP chief Shah touted as India’s next finance minister

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the nation’s new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second term on

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