1MDB was Najib, Najib was 1MDB, says witness

KUALA LUMPUR: Former chief executive officer of state-owned sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today described that the “1MDB was Datuk Seri Najib, Datuk Seri Najib was 1MDB”. Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi, 49, who was the ninth prosecution

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Hong Kong protesters to rally for Catalan separatists as China speaks out

HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters plan to rally today in support of demonstrators pushing for a separate Catalonia in northeastern Spain as a Chinese official denounced months of “mad violence” in Hong Kong and forces pushing for independence. The protests

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Sarawak to table state budget on Nov 8

KUCHING: The Sarawak state legislative assembly’s second sitting, starting Nov 8, will see the tabling of the state’s budget supply bills by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar said there were

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Quit if you have political ambitions, Sultan Nazrin tells mosque officials

IPOH: Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah today urged accredited mosque committee members or religious speakers to relinquish their posts if they have political agendas that will lead to the abuse of the sanctity of mosques. He said the accredited

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Use of live ammunition in military training continues

KUALA LUMPUR: The use of live ammunition during military exercise and demonstration for commando or special forces unit personnel will continue to enhance their competence, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu stressed that the use of

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Malaysia ranks 12th in World Bank Doing Business 2020 Report

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank Doing Business 2020 Report has ranked Malaysia in 12th position amongst 190 economies worldwide, a further improvement from the 15th spot the previous year, says the International Trade and Industry Ministry. Minister Datuk Darell Leiking

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Budget 2020: More is needed to aid Data Centre to promote digitalisation

AIMS Data Centre (“AIMS”) believes the government should continue looking into providing incentives and exemptions for local players in the online and digital sectors in order to create a more competitive and conducive business environment. While Budget 2020 has indicated

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Number of flood evacuees in Johor drops to 435

JOHOR BAHRU: The number of flood evacuees in the state has dropped to 435 people from 100 families as of 8am today, compared to 641 victims from 141 families recorded last night. State Local Government, Urban Well-being and Environment committee

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Russian police deploy in Syria’s Kobani, Trump claims ceasefire ‘permanent’

MOSCOW/ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Russian military police started to deploy on Syria’s northeast border yesterday under a deal with Turkey to drive out Kurdish fighters, marking Moscow’s deepening influence in the region two weeks after the US pulled out forces. Turkey announced that

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39 bodies found in truck container

GRAYS, England – British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder. The discovery of the bodies – 38

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