Indonesia: Haze not from Sumatera

PUCHONG: Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) denied that the haze in Malaysia originated from Sumatra, Indonesia, based on satellite data over the past few days. “It is not like the news reports by foreign mass media,” BMKG deputy

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‘Mavcom, the cause for Malaysian aviation sector failure’

PUCHONG: AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes blamed the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) for causing the failure of Malaysia’s aviation sector.  He backed his accusations with seven reasons, including bureaucratic red tapes. “Some of the requirements imposed by Mavcom include airlines notifying

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Talks on PSR only with impacted stakeholders

GEORGETOWN: The Penang government will only deal with stakeholders who are impacted by the Penang sea reclamation project (PSR), said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. As for other quarters, he said, they could give their opinion, and the government will

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British Airways pilots ground planes in unprecedented 2-day strike

LONDON: British Airways pilots began a 2-day strike, grounding nearly all its flights and disrupting thousands the plans of travelers in unprecedented industrial action over a pay dispute. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) last month gave the airline notice

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Earliest cloud seeding for Sarawak this Thursday

KUCHING: The earliest possible date for cloud seeding to be done in Sarawak is this Thursday, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said the cloud-seeding operations aimed at reducing the effects of the haze particularly in

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‘We will free Malaysia from corruption and power abuse’

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government is committed to rehabilitating the country and liberating it from corruption and abuse of power. He said this was being done by strengthening the country’s administration based on the

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Agong: Don’t play up sensitive issues

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today reminded all Malaysians not to play up sensitive issues in the interests of any party. His Majesty said that every citizen has been promised rights and freedoms in

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Don’t turn Kashmir into a huge prison! Stop the repression now!

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) is deeply concerned over the recent unilateral decision by the Government of India to repeal large parts of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution (which granted special status to the State of Jammu

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Pakatan Harapan in Johor weakened

PUCHONG: The ruling coalition in Johor has weakened, claimed Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim via social media. “Johor Pakatan Harapan no longer is in tact in terms of its cooperation. Meetings are not held. There are no conventions ever

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Govt, family face off over Mugabe’s burial site

HARARE: The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government’s plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, three relatives told Reuters. Zimbabweans

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