Sun bear locked up in Kuching rescued

MIRI: The sun bear that was locked up in miserable conditions at a house in Kuching for the past seven years has been rescued. Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) enforcement teams carried out the rescue at 4pm today. SFC chief executive

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1MDB: Najib approved his own paycheque, RM120k annually

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had set and approved his own remuneration as the chairman of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) board of advisers. Najib had approved for himself an annual remuneration of RM120,000 for his role

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IGP: We’ll act against those spreading fake news on Penang shooting case

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have identified the people spreading racially-charged fake news and irresponsible comments on social media over the recent shooting incident in Penang. Speaking at a press conference, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said that

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‘Najib protects himself from 1MDB misappropriation’

KUALA LUMPUR:  Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer (CEO) told the High Court today that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak deliberately issued the minutes of the shareholders’ meeting to protect himself from allegations of 1MDB misappropriation. Datuk Shahrol

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Police fire water cannon as Indonesians rally against new laws

Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests in Jakarta yesterday evening, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalises adultery and revised laws

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MyCC probing complaints over Grab’s monopoly

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is advancing an anti-monopoly investigation into Singapore-based Grab Holdings Inc, ramping up a broader government push to bring greater competition to its economy. Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) chief executive officer Iskandar Ismail said last week the anti-monopoly

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Haze: Air quality improves across Malaysia, except Johan Setia

KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Malaysia continues to improve this morning with almost all areas in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak recording Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of below 100 or moderate. Based on the latest API reading of the

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Amazon fires: Bolsonaro accuses media of ‘lying’

UNITED NATIONS: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the media yesterday for “lying” about the fires in the Amazon and criticised international concern for the rainforest as fuelled by interest in the region’s biodiversity and mineral wealth. A day after shunning

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Bursa Malaysia opens marginally lower on subdued demand

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened marginally lower today on subdued demand with investors remaining tepid on the volatile global outlook. At 9.05 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) declined a marginal 0.23 of-a-point to 1,592.10 from 1,592.33

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Thunberg returns fire after Trump’s Twitter taunt

UNITED NATIONS: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg yesterday shot back at US President Donald Trump’s attempt to mock her on Twitter by changing her profile on the social media site to reflect Trump’s taunting remark. Late on Monday Trump

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