Analysts: Malaysia will benefit from oil price rise

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia is one of the few Asian countries that will benefit from the spike in oil prices in the aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s petroleum facilities that knocked out more than five percent of global supply

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Business magnate pleads guilty to abetting Ku Nan, fined RM1.5mil

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court sentenced businessman, Datuk Tan Eng Boon to a RM1.5 million fine, in default of a one year jail time, for abetting former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in corruption. High Court

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Hindu temple, school ransacked by Pakistani rioters over ‘blasphemy’

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said yesterday, the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The

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Anwar to Zuraida: No special meetings, just attend regular meet

KOTA BELUD: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim refused to call for a special reconciliatory meeting with those disgruntled by his leadership, despite calls by the latter group. Speaking after attending a Malaysia Day event in Kota Belud, Sabah, Anwar

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Muhyiddin: Malaysia to stop terrorists in their tracks

WASHINGTON: Malaysia’s new immigration system will incorporate mechanisms to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from crossing its borders. Speaking from the US capital, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin underscored that Kuala Lumpur’s commitment to strengthen its border security would be

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Haze: Indonesian activists blast govt for failing to contain forest fires

JAKARTA: Indonesian environmental activists have criticised the government for its apparent lack of seriousness in tackling forest fires, resulting in the bad haze, and affecting public safety. According to press reports, the haze has not only affected locals, but has

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Rare brain-eating amoeba kills girl in the US

WASHINGTON: A 10-year-old girl has died in hospital, her family said in a statement yesterday after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labour

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Robert Downey Jr to return as Iron Man in Black Widow film

KUALA LUMPUR: American actor Robert Downey Jr is set to don his metal suit one more time and reprise the role of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man in the new Black Widow film. Downey was last seen in Avengers: Endgame,

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Dr M: Gov’t still figuring out how to save MAS

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is still working out a solution for troubled Malaysia Airlines Bhd, which is majority-owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. “It’s not easy. We have done a lot. The previous government

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4WD driver killed after collision with express bus

RANAU: A driver of a four-wheel drive vehicle was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with an express bus at Kampung Segindai Jalan Ranau, Sandakan last night. According to the Sabah Fire and Rescue operations centre, the victim,

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