India leaves nearly two million off citizens’ list

GUWAHATI:  Nearly two million people have been left off a list of citizens released today in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics said targeted the region’s Muslim minority. Resentment against

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Sungai Lembing fire: First body found charred

KUANTAN: The charred body of a woman, believed to be a senior citizen, was found in a wooden shophouse which was among 32 buildings that caught fire at 1.30 am today in Sungai Lembing. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department deputy

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Gobind: Appreciate the spirit of togetherness

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians should appreciate the way country was built and transformed into a successful nation based on the spirit of togetherness and by respecting the Federal Constitution, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. In a statement issued in

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Selangor Ruler: Beware of fake news on social media

SHAH ALAM: Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today reminded Malaysians not to easily believe fake and slanderous news on the social media that can jeopardise the country’s peace and security. He said every citizen should have a responsibility

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Teachers: It doesn’t feel like Merdeka this year

PUCHONG: Today, Malaysia celebrates her 62nd Merdeka Day. While many laud Malaysia for the economic progress it has achieved over the decades, things have not been always rosy in the country. In the aftermath of the May 13 riots, the

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Police: Human remains found in Batu Gajah belong to man in 20s

IPOH: A human skull and bones that were found in a rubber plantation in Kampung Changkat Belingkor, near Batu Gajah, were believed to be that of a man in his 20s, said Batu Gajah district police chief ACP Ahmad Adnan

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Amazon fires: Bolsonaro wary of foreign aid due to military

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil’s military, for whom the rainforest is almost a raison

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Imran Khan leads demonstration on Kashmir in Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India/ISLAMABAD: Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill yesterday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month. The

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Hong Kong protesters expected to regroup despite police ban

HONG KONG: Protesters were expected to gather in downtown Hong Kong today in the latest of a series of anti-government demonstrations that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades. Police blocked plans for a mass

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Sarawak has reduced absolute poverty rate

SARIKEI: Sarawak has reduced the rate of absolute poverty among its people, including those who live in the rural areas, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Touching on a United Nations report which said the percentage of

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