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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DPM: Govt to enact ‘Good Samaritan law’ to protect food bank donors, recipients

A bill, based on the concept of ‘Good Samaritan Law’, will be tabled in Parliament to protect donors and recipients of the FoodBank programme, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the Domestic Trade

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Four detained for insulting royals out on bail

Four individuals who were detained on suspicion of insulting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah on the social media, had been released on police bail on Sept

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Sarawak sees increase in haze-related diseases

The number of asthmas, conjunctivitis and respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases in Sarawak recorded an increase due to the haze in the state. The Health Ministry, in a statement yesterday, said that from monitoring at 15 haze sentinel facilities in

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Stop the cover up, Bukit Aman should investigate police shooting

It almost seems like a botched operation which saw the death of three people and another person missing and likely forced disappearances. Three people found shot dead in a bizarre story are G Thavaselvan, 31, S G Mahendran 23 and

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Haze situation improves in Peninsula Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation has improved in almost all areas by midnight with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings showing a declining trend. However, in Sri Aman, Sarawak, the API was still at hazardous level despite recording a decline

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Deputy minister Farid Rafik dies

PUCHONG: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Wira Mohamed Farid Md Rafik passed away in the wee hours of this morning. He was 43. Farid, who is Deputy National Unity and Social Wellbeing Minister, died at the Pontian

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IGP: Stern action against those supporting terrorist groups

KUALA LUMPUR: Stern action will be taken against those who glorify and try to provide support to terrorist groups such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. He said such

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Petronas enhancing security at facilities after Saudi oil attacks

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas is planning to enhance security at its critical oil facilities following the recent attacks on two major facilities run by Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. Petronas president and group CEO Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said

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DPM: No citizenship for foreign home buyers under MM2H

KUALA LUMPUR: The government assured the public that citizenship will not be granted to foreigners who buy unsold luxury homes through the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme. Instead, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said,

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