Bank Muamalat names Khairul Kamarudin as new CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Mualamat Malaysia Bhd has appointed Khairul Kamarudin as its new chief executive officer to replace the retiring Datuk Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid. The appointment will take effect on Nov 1. Khairul, who has a Law Degree

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Shafie: Stiffer penalty needed against elephant killers

KOTA KINABALU: Irked by another elephant killing, Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called for a heavier penalty to be imposed on any individual or party found guilty of killing elephants in the state. He said the

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How to manage a plural society? Make everyone unhappy, says Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: Displease everyone! That is Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s formula in managing a multiracial country like Malaysia. “I have always maintained that the best way to satisfy a multiracial nation is to ensure that no one feels

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DPM: Govt working on decriminalising suicide attempts

SERENDAH: The government is evaluating and discussing with relevant quarters to review the need for decriminalising suicide, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister,

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Dr M to superpowers: Move away your warships from South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the presence of warships in the South China Sea can lead to big accidents and unnecessary conflicts in the area. He said at the moment, ships are still free to

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Lynas: Stricter conditions aim to end radioactive residue production

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s move to impose stricter conditions to be met by the rare earth mining company, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) for the extension of its operating licence, is aimed, among others, at ending the production of radioactive

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King undertakes special visit to Japan

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pix) and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will undertake a Special Visit to Japan beginning today until Oct 24, according to Wisma Putra. In a statement, the

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MACC looking for a man to assist investigation

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is tracking down a man, Chin Chee Keong, to assist in the investigation of a case. In a statement, MACC said that Chin, 44, was last known to be residing at No. 276, Jinjang

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Syrian Kurdish military seeks help from Israel to act on Turkish aggression

An official in the Syrian Democratic Forces called on Israel today to take action against Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also expressed confidence that the Jewish people would not neglect the

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Mahathir warns of possible trade sanctions on Malaysia

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the US-China tariff war. Mahathir did not mention the source of possible sanctions on the Southeast Asian country, but said

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