Anwar sees red over Zakir Naik’s speech

KUALA LUMPUR: The actions of independent preacher Dr Zakir Naik who stirred a hornets nest about Hindus and Chinese in Malaysia in a lecture were uncalled for despite his intention to preach, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “I

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Pos Malaysia slides 1.86% on weaker earnings

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in Pos Malaysia Bhd fell 1.86% this morning after it posted a net loss of RM15.1 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared with a net profit of RM4.98 million in the corresponding quarter a

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Utusan Malaysia, Kosmo make a comeback

KUALA LUMPUR: The Utusan Melayu Berhad has decided to rescind their decision to close for good by opting to raise the prices of its dailies. Group executive chairman Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir instead announced that Utusan Malaysia will be increased

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US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria

UNITED NATIONS/ATHENS: The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned yesterday. Greece said earlier

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Trump: I have to take on China despite impact on economy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades. Trump’s strongly worded comments came hours before his

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Kashmir remains tense despite partial easing of restrictions

SRINAGAR: India further eased movement restrictions in Kashmir’s main city Srinagar yesterday, even as large swathes of the historically-restive old quarter remained locked down to curb protests over New Delhi’s move to strip the region of its autonomy. Small groups

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Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said yesterday it would take its dispute with India over Kashmir to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the region earlier this month. Islamabad reacted with fury to

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Perlis Ruler: Be moderate, respect differences

KANGAR: Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail has directed the people to practice moderation while respecting the existing differences to avoid any issue cropping up especially concerning religion and race. He said such issues could be easily exploited to

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Annuar: We have not abandoned Utusan Malaysia

PUCHONG: Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa today denied accusations that the party had abandoned the troubled Malay daily Utusan Malaysia- an organisation that was championing Umno’s cause in the past. Annuar said his party was doing its best to

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Apology doesn’t mean Zakir has not breached his PR status

The apology by Zakir Naik is an acknowledgement by him that his speeches, objectively taken, has stirred racial unrest in multiracial Malaysia.  Zakir may have qualified his said apology by saying that his words were taken out of context but

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