1MDB forfeiture: Govt to get back RM1.2 mil from three entities

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is set to recover more than RM1.2 million related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds from the bank accounts of three entities, including Yayasan Rahah. The other two entities are Umno Pekan Division Education Bureau chairman

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Police and Customs seize drugs worth half a billion

NILAI: A record haul of 3,667 kg of drugs comprising cocaine and ketamine worth RM676 million was seized in Selangor on Aug 18, making it among the largest successes of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and Royal Malaysia Police, to

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UN: Malaysia’s poverty rate is higher than what is reported officially

PUCHONG: Malaysia’s claim that it has the world’s lowest national poverty rate is untrue as the official figure grossly undercounts poverty. In a statement, United Nations human rights expert Phillip Alston said that when it comes to extreme poverty and

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Perak exco: Why should I take leave? I’m innocent

IPOH: Rape accused, Perak state executive council member Paul Yong Choo Kiong said he would continue to carry out his responsibilities as a Perak exco despite being advised to go on leave pending the outcome of his court case. “Why

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Lim: We borrowed more money to pay off debts by previous govt

KUALA LUMPUR: The additional government borrowings of RM58 billion in the first six months of this year are used to pay, among others, ongoing commitments made by the previous administration including repayment of debts belonging to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

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Ku Nan, businessman’s corruption case hearing set on Sept 19

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set two days from Sept 19 for hearing of a RM1 million corruption case involving former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon. Justice Mohd

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PM: Merbau is now Malaysia’s national tree

KUALA LUMPUR: The Merbau (Malacca teak) tree is now Malaysia’s national tree. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the announcement during his opening speech of the Hutan Kita (Our Forests) exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Tower today. “With its

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Xavier: Orang Asli are ‘guardians of our jungles’

KUALA LUMPUR: A minister today paid tribute to the Orang Asli community, saying they are the ‘eyes and ears of the authorities’ in keeping away the poachers and plunderers of jungle treasures. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A

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Hong Kong braces for more protests this weekend

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is bracing for more anti-government demonstrations and a ‘stress test’ of its international airport this weekend, as protests in the Asian financial hub show no signs of abating and diplomatic tensions between China and some Western

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India tightens grip on Kashmir amid calls for protests by separatists

SRINAGAR: Authorities in the main city of Indian Kashmir tightened security ahead of Friday prayers after separatists called for a protest march to a UN office, with streets bristling with paramilitary personnel and some blocked by checkpoints. Posters appeared overnight

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