Mydin supermarket chain bans ‘palm-oil-free’ products

Malaysia’s biggest supermarket chain Mydin has removed products labelled palm-oil-free from its stores, its top executive said today, as part of a campaign by the world’s second-largest producer of the oil to protect the commodity’s image at home and abroad.

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“Jho Low was close to Najib, I believe”

KUALA LUMPUR: A former aide, Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin testified that fugitive businessman, Jho Low was most often spotted in the residence of former prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  He said this as believed that Jho Low was close to

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Jakim: Not compulsory for Muslims to participate in inter-faith prayers

PUCHONG: It is not compulsory for Muslims to participate in inter-faith joint prayers, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim). However, it did not prevent those from other faiths to organise or participate in such events. Jakim’s statement come following

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DPM: Proposal to stop pension scheme still under study

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to terminate the Public Service Pensions Scheme for new appointments from next year is still being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. “I understand that it will be submitted to

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Anwar: Azmin can have special session to discuss matter with me

PETALING JAYA: The pro-Azmin faction is welcomed to have special session to wrestle out outstanding issues with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “I am a democrat, people can come and discuss (matters with me),” said Anwar. “If they (the

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Pentagon pulls funds for military schools, daycare to fund Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said yesterday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centres for military families, as it diverts US$3.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s wall along the US border with Mexico. Schools

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Lam: China supports withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that China “understands, respects and supports” her government’s move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city “move forward” from months of unrest. In

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Amhari took US$200,000 loan from Jho Low

KUALA LUMPUR: Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin revealed that he opted to take a loan from elusive fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low after his attempts to gain a loan from banks failed. Amhari received US$200,000 in 2010,

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Erdogan: Why can’t Turkey have nuclear weapons?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them. “Some countries have missiles with nuclear

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Dr M: Cannot avoid talking about MH17 with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he could not exclude discussing the MH17 crash with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting later today, reported Sputnik news agency. “Well, if the matter is mentioned, then of course,” the

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