Latheefa takes oath as new MACC chief commissioner

KUALA LUMPUR: Latheefa Koya took her oath of office as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara today. Sultan Abdullah presented her the letter of

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Haziq: I’m a victim in a political game of thrones

LANGKAWI: Muhammad Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had wanted to run for public office in the future but his dreams have been dashed following the recent sex video scandal. His shocking admission that he was the man in the video clip

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Laos confirms first outbreaks of African swine fever

VIENTIANE: Laos has recently reported its first cases of African swine fever, confirming outbreaks of the disease in its southern province of Salavan, reported Vietnam News Agency, quoting the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The Southeast Asian nation detected

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Trump on rape accuser: ‘She’s not my type’

US President Donald Trump on Monday once again vigorously denied allegations by a magazine advice columnist that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in a New York department store dressing room, adding: “She’s not my type.” Trump made the

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Stocks mixed ahead of G20

Asian equities were mixed Tuesday as investors sat on their hands days before this week’s crucial meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, while gold hit a fresh six-year high on a weaker dollar and the US-Iran crisis. While the

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Pakistan insists on Qatar World Cup workers’ rights

Pakistan will insist on proper labour rights for an army of its citizens working on Qatar’s football World Cup infrastructure, the country’s foreign minister said Monday, after repeated reports of abuses. The gas-rich Gulf state has embarked on a huge construction

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NGO to Maik: Respect Orang Asli people’s belief

PUCHONG: Back off from the Orang Asli people and let them practise their beliefs in peace, said Pusat Komas, a human rights NGO. In a statement, the NGO slammed the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) for its

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Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraft

US drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organizations such as the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but Iran‘s downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries. While drones offer the significant

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Megat Zaharuddin resigns as Felda chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor has announced his resignation as Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairman effective June 30. Megat Zaharuddin informed of his intention to resign yesterday, Felda said in a statement today. Economic Affairs

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Malaysia to stay away from conflicts initiated by others

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not allow itself to be dragged into conflicts initiated by others, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir. Speaking at the 33rd Asia Pacific Roundtable here, he said right now the cohesiveness of nations is crucial, more

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