Mahathir: Malaysia the largest rubber gloves exporter in the world

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the largest and leading exporter of rubber gloves in the world, contributing 63% of the overall global supply, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In his keynote address at the Malaysian Medical Device Expo 2019

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Dr M: Budget 2020 does not neglect Kelantan, Terengganu

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hurled brickbats on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for claiming that Budget 2020 had sidelined Terengganu and Kelantan. He, in turn, turned the tables on the Barisan Nasional leader, claiming

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LTTE member detained in Sri Lanka, arms stockpile found

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka: Police have raided a safe house operated by a prominent Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) member in Ambalamkulam, recovering a haul of explosives and firearms last Friday. The 36-year-old LTTE member, Joseph Peter Robinson, has not

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More than 100 complaints received against catering service providers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry received a total of 127 complaints against catering service providers since 2014 to last September. Its minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the complaints and claims received by the ministry

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Dr M: Higher land price for Kampung Baru will cause high property prices

KUALA LUMPUR: The government can offer a higher rate to Kampung Baru landowners for their plots but it would affect its development, leading to higher and unaffordable property prices for the Malays, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In

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Azmin: I’m loyal to PKR, not joining other parties

KUALA LUMPUR: I am a PKR man through and through and will not abandon the cause, declared PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Speaking to reporters today, he also dismissed claims by his predecessor Syed Hussin Ali that

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Kelantan MB: We received compassionate payment, not royalty

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan state government received payment of “wang ehsan” (compassionate fund) from the federal government on Sept 27, menteri besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob told the state assembly today. He said it was not royalty payment as mentioned by

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India restores postpaid cellphone services in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India restored postpaid cellphone services yesterday on all networks in the Kashmir Valley, 72 days after scrapping the state’s special status, Anadolu Agency reported. According to government figures, Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir has around four million postpaid mobile

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Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight

STOCKHOLM:  US based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize yesterday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favouring practical steps over theory. French-American Duflo becomes only the second

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Typhoon Hagibis: Death toll rises to 58

TOKYO: The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 58 as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing and as thousands of homes remained without power or

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