Dr M: Kg Baru development will not marginalise Malays

KUALA LUMPUR: Allegations that development in Kampung Baru will push the Malays out of the federal capital are not true and completely baseless, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister said the interest and position of the Malays would

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Africans should unite to end xenophobic violence in South Africa

CAPE TOWN: “Africans have no choice but to be united” against hatred and conflicts that plague South Africa, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting an official as saying yesterday on the recent spate of xenophobic violence. “The escalation of violence, intimidation

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Govt offers to buy Kg Baru land at RM850 per square foot

KUALA LUMPUR: The government today offered to buy land in Kampung Baru here at a rate of RM850 per square foot, as compensation to land owners and heirs, in return for redevelopment of the area. Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad

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Special task force to investigate MyKad syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR: A special task force has been set up to investigate the issuance and sale of Malaysian identity card (MyKad) and birth certificate to foreign nationals. Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed, when contacted, confirmed the

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MACC lauds use of body cameras on enforcers

MELAKA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) lauds the use of body cameras on enforcement officers such as the police, immigration and customs to tackle abuse of power and corruptions. MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that the use of the

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The HPU factor in Tanjung Piai by-election

Deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for National Unity and National Wellbeing, Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, 43, died today of a heart attack at Pontian Hospital. His death inevitably has triggered a by-election which would be announced

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Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world yesterday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. Alarmed by images of

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Brazilian climate strikers blame Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO: Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change yesterday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest, worsening the environmental crisis. Global anxiety that not

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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong’s protest walls

HONG KONG:  Groups of China supporters pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong today, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble. By mid-morning, dozens of Beijing supporters had started to

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US sends troops to bolster Saudi defences after attack

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defences after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said the deployment would

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