Plans to reduce toll rates on 29 highways underway

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet will discuss on the best ways to reduce toll rates for 29 highways during its meeting next Wednesday, according to a Singapore daily. Citing anonymous government officials, The Straits Times (ST) attributed the slow progress of

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Perak DAP exco may be charged for rape tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Perak assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who was alleged to have raped his Indonesian maid, is expected to be charged in court tomorrow, said theedgemarkets.com. Yong, 49, was arrested by the police on July 9 following a

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Haze forces two schools in Miri to close

MIRI: A total of 1,906 pupils including 50 pre-schoolers, from two primary schools here were unable to continue the school session today as the schools were forced to close due to worsening haze in the Kuala Baram area. Sarawak State

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Suhakam: Uphold child’s rights, Selangor

PUCHONG: The National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has told the Selangor government to respect child rights as provided for in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “In light of the ongoing discussion surrounding the status of unilateral

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China could decimate US military bases in Asia within hours of conflict

China’s military would be able to use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned. The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a

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NZ Parliament speaker feeds MP’s baby during debate, Internet says ‘lovely’

The Speaker of New Zealand’s Parliament, Trevor Mallard, has followed in the footsteps of politicians around the world by babysitting while presiding over a political debate. Labour MP Tāmati Coffey attended Parliament for the first time since his paternity leave

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Malaysian banks’ profit under pressure

Second-quarter bank earnings are projected to be lacklustre owing to slower loan growth and compressed margins following Bank Negara Malaysia’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) in May. “Our biggest concern in the upcoming reporting season is, to

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Bangi road rage suspect charged for murder

KAJANG: An IT employee was charged in the Magistrate’s Court today with the murder of one Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Shakir over a road accident. Yew Wei Liang, 41, clad in a T-shirt and black pants, nodded to indicate he

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Report: Cabinet reshuffle looms

PUTRAJAYA: The first reshuffle of the Cabinet is due anytime and a few ministers will be changing their portfolios. Sources said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced this during the Cabinet meeting yesterday. “The announcement of a reshuffle was

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Redzuan slams Anwar over Lynas

PUTRAJAYA: Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof slammed PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over Anwar’s support for those opposing Lynas. “He (Anwar) must give confidence to investors that the government will not flip-flop on policies regardless of

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