We plan to convert all Orang Asli to Islam by 2049, says Maik

PUCHONG: The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) aims to convert all Orang Asli people in the state to Islam within 30 years’ time. In a report published by Utusan Online, Maik deputy chairman Nik Mohd Azlan Abd

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BREAKING: Cops arrest 44 in paedophile probe

Police have arrested 44 people in connection with alleged historic child abuse offences against four women who were children at the time. Cops arrested 36 men and three women across Kirklees, Bradford and Leeds over the last two weeks. Five

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Mumbai slum-dwellers fear Dharavi redevelopment

Residents of Asia’s most famous slum fear a multi-billion-dollar plan to transform the area into a Singapore-like enclave featuring luxury skyscrapers and shopping malls will destroy its vast informal economy. Indian authorities have asked a developer to tear down and

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Abloh brings out stars for fashion show

Style superstar Virgil Abloh produced one of the big moments at Paris men’s fashion week Wednesday when he had Gigi Hadid walk through a field of white carnations at his Off White show. The black American creator — one of

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Places of worship in Abu Dhabi to be licensed

ABU DHABI: The Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, has announced that it is working on establishing a legal framework regulating all places of worship in Abu Dhabi and issuing licences for them without prejudice to the UAE’s customs

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US restricts flights after Iran shoots down drone

Washington on Thursday barred American civilian flights from Tehran-controlled airspace over the Gulf and Gulf of Oman “until further notice” after Iran shot down a US military drone. The restrictions are due to “heightened military activities and increased political tensions

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Special task force to track 1MDB, SRC overseas assets

PUTRAJAYA: A special task force will be set up for Malaysia to track and recover nearly US$5 billion (RM20.7 billion) worth of overseas assets related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd (SRC), according to Malaysia Anti-Corruption

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5G in Philippines, a first in South East Asia

MANILA: Globe Telecom Inc. will offer next month a fifth generation or 5G wireless broadband for Philippines homes, the first commercially available internet with such speed in South East Asia, the company said. “We made a crucial step in fulfilling

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Summer Solstice 2019: Google Doodle marks with adorable cartoon

Google Doodle celebrated the beginning of Summer Solstice 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere with a cartoon of the earth with eyes and a coconut tree and a beach bench on its head. June 21, marks the longest day of the

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Court of Appeal returns lawyer Shafee’s passport

PUCHONG: Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing money laundering charges, won his bid to reclaim his passport to travel to Australia to meet his client. The Court of Appeal three-member bench comprising Justices Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi, Datuk

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