MH17: Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions

Australia and the Netherlands said today they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years. The airliner was shot down on July 17,

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Utusan’s ex-workers can seek help from Socso

KUALA LUMPUR: Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad (Utusan) workers who had their services terminated today can seek assistance from the Employment Insurance System (SIP) under the Social Security Organisation (Socso). Human Resource Minister M Kulasegaran said SIP acted as social security

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1MDB: Sultan Mizan was livid but Najib was cool

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today heard that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s facial expression was neutral when he was told that the then Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was angry over the Terengganu Investment Authority Berhad (TIA)

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DPM: Lack of social workers affecting plans to deal with social problems

KUALA LUMPUR: Shortage of social workers is one of the factors contributing to inefficiency in addressing social problems in the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said that there is an acute shortage

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Land worth more than RM4b sold by former gov’t

The Finance Ministry has refuted allegations that the Pakatan Harapan government has sold land owned by it since assuming power on May 8, 2018. Its minister, Lim Guan Eng said at the same time, land worth more than RM4 billion

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Wan Azizah: PKR political bureau will decide on Salleh’s application

KUALA LUMPUR: The application by former communications and multimedia minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak to join PKR will be decided by the party’s political bureau, said PKR Advisory Council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. “We will

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MTEM: Give AP to bumiputra companies after ending Bernas’ monopoly

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s intention of ending Padiberas Nasional Bhd’s (Bernas) monopoly on rice should be done fairly with Approved Permit (AP) import licences given to bumiputera rice mill owners and wholesalers and not just to non-bumiputera major industry players,

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End of the road for Utusan Malaysia

PUCHONG: Malay daily, Utusan Malaysia will cease its publications effective today, after being in operations for 80 years. In a circular issued today, Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad executive chairman Dato Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir said that the board of directors

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US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

WASHINGTON: The US has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the US State Department said yesterday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited

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Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border

ANKARA/ISTANBUL: Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise US troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters yesterday. Turkey says it is ready to

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