Tok Pa: Prioritise economy, reduce politicking

KUALA LUMPUR: The chairman of the Special Select Committee on the Budget has called for a greater focus on the country’s economy amid external headwinds. “We want the government to give the highest priority to economic matters,” said Datuk Seri

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Communist ambush still a vivid memory for retired soldier

PONTIAN: The memory of how five of his brothers in arms lost their lives in a communist terrorist ambush 48 years ago in Sarawak, still evokes feelings of emotion in 72-year-old retired Staff Sergeant Ahmad Ibrahim. In the incident, which

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New housing scheme only fattens developers, not helping buyers

PUCHONG: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) today slammed Bank Negara for not addressing the fundamental issue revolving around the lack of home ownership among Malaysians. In a statement today, PSM secretary general A Sivarajan said that the main reason why many

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Expedite document handover and witness statements, prosecution told

KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution for alleged tampering of the 1MDB final audit report case involving Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and 1MDB former chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy has been asked to expedite giving documents and witness statements to

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Rukun Negara in word and deed

KUALA LUMPUR: Come Aug 31, Rukun Negara, the precept which serves to bind Malaysians together, will be 49 years old. Launched on Aug 31, 1970, following the racial riots of May 13, 1969, it serves to instill harmony and unity

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Police to question four over KLIA systems disruption

KUALA LUMPUR: The police will be questioning four people, suspected to have caused the massive network failure that disrupted check-ins, baggage claims and even flight departures at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last week. The four were named in a

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Payments via third party for image among Chinese community, social media

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kota Melaka MP Wong Nai Chee who was also ex- premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s former political secretary testified that payments to two agencies that were involved in maintaining Najib’s image in the Chinese community and

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Utusan’s voice in gaining the nation’s Independence

KUALA LUMPUR: The struggle for Malaya’s independence from the British colonial rule (1826-1957), which was punctuated with the Japanese occupation (1941-1942), has been narrated by various quarters, but hardly told from a journalist’s perspective. The crucial role played by journalists

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Affordable housing, a shared responsibility

KUALA LUMPUR: Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies. Yet around the world, in developing and advanced economies alike, cities are struggling to meet that need. In line

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Agong, Permaisuri visit Borobudur Temple during Indonesia visit

MAGELANG: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah yesterday climbed the steep stairs to the top of the majestic Borobudur Temple, the world’s famous heritage monument in Central

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