South Korea indicts former justice minister and confidant of president

South Korean prosecutors indicted former Justice Minister Cho Kuk today on a dozen charges including bribery, two months after he resigned over a scandal involving family investment and university admissions for his children. The accusations are a setback for President

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Kimanis by-election: EC sends cards to 29,663 registered voters

KOTA KINABALU: The Election Commission (EC) continues with its initiative to send the voter’s card to 29,663 registered voters in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency ahead of the by-election slated on Jan 18. Its chairman Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said it

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Have confidence in New Malaysia, reject extremism of all kinds

I am reminded of Charles Dickens’ famous quote in his book A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,

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Shared Prosperity Vision: Malaysia’s compass for national development

KUALA LUMPUR: As we approach the dawn of a new decade, Malaysia will rely on its next big picture of foresight to be an important guide and compass for the country’s national planning over the next 10 years. The Shared

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Bank Negara: Malaysia’s reserves at US$103.17 bln as of Nov

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s reserves remained usable as of end-November 2019, with official reserve assets at US$103.17 billion, in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (IMF SDDS) format. In a statement today, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said

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TLO poll: Dzulkefly the best minister for 2019, Khalid the worst

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad was voted as the best performing minister in 2019 by The Leaders Online readers. The online poll, which was conducted between Dec 17 till yesterday, showed that 50% of the readers chose Dzulkefly

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PAS: Take action against overstaying tourists

PUCHONG: PAS today urged the government to take stern action against tourists who overstay in the country. Its information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad said the party is worried about reports that a large number of tourists, especially from China and India,

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Zakir Naik slaps Ramasamy with another defamation suit

PUCHONG: Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik filed another defamation suit against Penang deputy chief minister II, P Ramasamy recently. This new suit is the second case filed by the preacher against the DAP leader. Online news portal Malaysiakini was quoted

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Trump impeachment: Giuliani associate may handover vital documents

WASHINGTON: Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has asked a court for permission to turn over the contents of Parnas’ phone and other documents to a House of Representatives panel for use

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Iraq condemns US air strikes as unacceptable and dangerous

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi yesterday condemned US air strikes on bases of Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran. The US

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