Johor reverses decision, accepts 15-30 as definition of ‘youth’

PUCHONG: In a 180 degrees shift, the Johor state government had decided to follow Putrajaya’s lead in defining youths as those aged between 15 and 30 years of age. This came a day after Johor menteri besar Sahruddin Jamal issuing

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Rania Zara’s appointment raises ire among zealots

PUCHONG: The appointment of transwoman, Rania Zara Medina as Country Coordinating Mechanism committee member by Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye for year 2019 to 2021 courted controversy from certain quarters. Rania, an activist with Justice for Sisters, was

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Teenager hangs himself after scolding from sister

BEAUFORT: A teenage boy hanged himself to death after being scolded by his elder sister for skipping school. District police chief Deputy Supt Azmir Abdul Razak said the teenager’s body was discovered at the third floor of a shoplot in

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Tengku Adnan gave up to RM300,000 monthly for Umno

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor provided funds up to RM300,000 on a monthly basis for Umno, testified his former senior political secretary, Datuk Mohd Rahimi Rejab. Rahimi confirmed that that Tengku Adnan had

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PM: Government gets 4 offers to take over MAS

PUTRAJAYA: The government has received four offers from companies interested in taking over national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. But for now, he said, no decision has been made on the offers yet

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Sex video: Police still probing the case, says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are still investigating the authenticity of the sex video clip purportedly featuring Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali having sex with former Santubong PKR youth chief Muhammad Haziq Abd Aziz. Speaking to reporters at

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Mujahid: Private bodies have no enforcement powers

KUALA LUMPUR: Problems will arise if private entities are allowed to carry out enforcement activities, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He was referring to Muslim vigilante group, Skuad Badar’s intention of wanting to

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No govt expenditure to acquire four highways, MCA not buying it

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told the Dewan Rakyat today that the takeover of four highways — Lebuhraya Damansara-Puching (LDP), Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (Sprint), Lebuhraya Shah Alam (Kesas) and Smart Tunnel (Smart) – will cost RM6.2

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MACC: No more orange lock-up attire, handcuffs only if necessary

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has stopped the practice of bringing in suspects to court in orange-coloured lock-up attire, said MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya today. In a statement, she said it was in line with the presumption of

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In the dark over KWAP’s RM2 billion indirect loan for SRC

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired finance ministry officer Maliami Hamad testified that he was kept in the dark over Retirement Fund Inc’s (KWAP) decision to loan RM2 billion indirectly via 1MDB or the government. This seems to be the case even though

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