Lam: Emergency powers needed to deal with ‘extreme violence’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that “extreme violence” in the Asian financial hub had justified her decision to invoke emergency powers for the first time in half a century, following a night of violent protests. Transport

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Insurance companies welcome to contribute to Socso

IPOH: Human Resources Ministry welcomes any insurance company wanting to contribute to the Social Security Organisation (Socso), said minister M Kulasegaran. However, this can only be done if a large number of insurance agents and consultants contribute to ensure that

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Tanjung Piai by-election: Umno may contest there, hints Zahid

JOHOR BAHRU: Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today hinted that the nationalist party may contest in the Tanjung Piai by-election instead of MCA. Speaking at the opening of the Johor Umno Convention today, Zahid said Malay voters there

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Corruption, power abuse hampering economic progress

KUALA LUMPUR: Corruption and abuse of power are the main factors hindering the country’s economic growth and income distribution, not the bumiputera empowerment agenda, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He also said the government’s agenda to help the

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Dr M: Gov’t may refine SST and introduce new tax regime

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the government may introduce new taxes, on top of fine tuning the existing Sales and Services Tax, to generate more revenue for the nation’s coffers. “We will improve on this.

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Dr M blames previous govt for failing to achieve Vision 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia failed to become a developed nation by 2020 due to the failures of previous administration, claimed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “The ultimate objective of Vision 2020 was not achieved because for the last 15 years,

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Celebrating World’s Teachers’ Day on Oct 5

Also known as International Teachers Day, World Teachers Day is held yearly on October 5. Since its set up in 1994, the day celebrates the marking of the” teaching in Freedom” in 1996.  Last year, the theme was “Engaging Teachers”.

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men, women to share hotel rooms

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a new tourist visa regime to attract holidaymakers. Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to

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House Democrats subpoena White House for documents to probe Trump

WASHINGTON: US House Democrats yesterday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. The chairmen of three House of Representatives committees said they want documents related to a

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India to Malaysia: We’re buddies…remember that!

The Indian government yesterday urged Malaysia to stop making uninformed statements on Jammu and Kashmir,  and remember the good ties both nations enjoy. In a report by The Economic Times, India’s External Affairs Ministry reminded Malaysia that Jammu and Kashmir

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