Agong to make three-day visit to Brunei from tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will make a state visit to Brunei Darussalam starting tomorrow until Aug 20. This will be His Majesty’s first state visit after being installed as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan

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Lynas given six months to improve, fulfill conditions

PUTRAJAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan was extended for six months only with conditions. “Isn’t that enough to tell you that we gave chance to Lynas to

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Baby dugong ‘Mariam’ dies with plastic in stomach

BANGKOK: A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said today. Mariam washed up in

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Hong Kong weekend protests begin with teachers’ rally

HONG KONG:  Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms today to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Following the escalation in violence during the past

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Schools, telephone lines reopen in Kashmir after lockdown

SRINAGAR: Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir yesterday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region’s main city of Srinagar from getting out of control. Telephone and internet links were

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Matthew Searle official spokesman for Nora Anne’s family

SEREMBAN: The Nora Anne Quoirin’s family today stressed that they have only appointed Matthew Searle of the Lucie Blackman Trust as the family’s spokesman, and therefore expressed concern over certain parties who claimed to act on behalf of the family.

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Siamese community in Kelantan also fete National Day

TUMPAT: From the lilt in his speech in the dialect of the Kelantan Malay community, no one would have thought that this 23-year-old man from Rantau Panjang, 35.6 km from here, is not a Malay. Nang Ruen Tin is actually

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Will Malaysia’s IPCMC be like Northern Ireland’s Ombudsman?

Previously, I discussed the Hong Kong Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). In Hong Kong, the police conduct their own investigations of complaints about them. The IPCC observes and vets the investigations. Half the Hong Kong public do not believe the

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Haze condition worsens in Sri Aman, Miri

KUCHING: After a respite, the haze has worsened again in Sri Aman and Miri in Sarawak. According to Department of Environment data, the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading for Sri Aman at 10 am was 241 (very unhealthy air quality)

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Greenland to Trump: We’re not for sale!

Greenland yesterday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island. “We are open for business, but we’re

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