Mahathir defends palm oil at the UN

NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is opposed to attempts to ban the import of palm oil at the United Nations (UN), saying it is a classic case of the denial of free trade. Speaking at the General

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Malaysian football legend M. Chandran dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia and Selangor football skipper, Datuk M. Chandran passed away peacefully this morning at his home in Ampang Jaya.  Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) executive council member Christopher Raj Aralanthu made the announcement via social media.He was

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan warns of nuclear war over Indian Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the United Nations yesterday that his country’s dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have dire consequences for the world. In a fiery speech lasting

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Hong Kong protesters get busy ahead of China National Day

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have set themselves a busy schedule for today, rebuilding “Lennon Walls” of anti-government graffiti and marking the fifth anniversary of the “Umbrella” street movement that gridlocked the city for weeks. Thousands of protesters rallied

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House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents

WASHINGTON: Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump forged ahead with their probe yesterday, issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian

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Dr M: Israel is the cause of Islamophobia

NEW YORK: In a speech at the United Nations, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia cannot accept the blatant seizure of Palestine land by Israel for their settlements as well as the occupation of Jerusalem by Israel. He

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No increase in background radiation level around Lynas

KUALA LUMPUR: Environmental monitoring shows that there has been no increase in background radiation levels in the seven years that the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) has been in operation in Pahang, according to the Lynas Sustainability Report 2019. Lynas

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Shafie: We don’t simply accept anyone into Warisan 

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today reiterated that the party would not simply accept any opposition lawmakers to become its members. He said any individual who applied to join the party would be

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Authorities perform post-mortem on dead pygmy elephant 

KOTA KINABALU: The post-mortem on a Borneo pygmy elephant which was found dead in Sungai Udin in Dumpas was carried out beginning 5pm yesterday. Sabah Wildlife Department Director, Augustine Tuuga, when contacted by Bernama, said efforts to retrieve the carcass

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MATTA: Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector a boon to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) sees Saudi Arabia’s plans to open its doors to foreign tourists as a move that will widen tourism business opportunity in Malaysia. MATTA deputy president Mohd Akil Yusof said

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