31 premises in Sungai Lembing destroyed in fire

KUANTAN: Thirty-one premises in Sungai Lembing here were destroyed in a fire which broke out at 1.20 am today. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department director Nor Hisham Mohamad said the premises comprised 11 single-storey workers’ quarters, 19 double-storey shophouses and

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Press freedom should be exercised with responsibility

SHAH ALAM: Media practitioners in the country need to exercise the freedom given by the government with discipline and responsibility and not to play on issues that can undermine racial and religious sentiments, said Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia

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IGP: I never take sides when it comes to public order

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has stressed that he has never sided or pointed fingers at any party or individual in his statement on public order in the country. He said his statement recently did

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Spirit of patriotism in ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih”

PUTRAJAYA: The spirit of patriotism, national struggle, national identity and anti-corruption are the elements embodied in the National Day celebration this year as an aspiration to make Malaysia a clean, efficient and trustworthy nation. With the theme ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia

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Keep up spirit of goodwill, nationhood – Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA: As the country celebrates its 62nd National Day, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the people regardless of their religion, race and culture to reflect on how the spirit of goodwill and nationhood has helped Malaysia achieve

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Love blossoms in the midst of Hong Kong’s long protest

HONG KONG: A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gas – Abby and Nick’s relationship has blossomed on the barricades during Hong Kong’s long summer of protest.

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Assam on alert ahead of citizenship registrar release

GUWAHATI: Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police were deployed in India’s border state of Assam on Friday, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people stateless, many of them Muslims. For

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Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000

GOMA: The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems. The government team overseeing the response said the

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Rich Malaysian, Poor Malaysian – The Merdeka gap

In recent weeks, we have been occupied with the question of whether the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston’s claim is correct or false. Alston concluded that Malaysia’s absolute poverty rate cannot be 0.4 percent

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Under Mahathir, Malaysia makes bold move to embrace China

Malaysia-China relations appeared to have cooled considerably in the first few months of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended three projects backed by Chinese companies in one of his first decisions in the office. It was

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