Sri Lanka IGP Pujith Jayasundara refuses to quit amidst calls from Sirisena

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka inspector general of police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president’s office said on Saturday, deepening the rift

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Sirisena: NTJ, Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) banned

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka president Maithiripala Sirisena has banned two local Muslim groups – National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) one week after a series of bomb blasts that happened last week. The bomb blasts that happened on

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Tok Mat: No hidden agenda in Umno – PAS unity rally

KUANTAN: There is no hidden agenda behind the rally of unity between Umno and PAS in Kuantan, says Umno’s acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, better known as Tok Mat. Mohamad said he did not want the gathering to be

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Reject protectionism, open up to BRI, says Xi Jinping amidst resistance

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged dozens of world leaders on Saturday to reject protectionism and invited more countries to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) after seeking to ease concerns surrounding the programme. Addressing 37 leaders from

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15 including 6 children killed in gun battle in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more

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Australia warns more terror attacks ‘likely’ in Sri Lanka

Australia on Thursday warned more terror attacks were “likely” in Sri Lanka, cautioning citizens against visiting the island nation following the Easter Sunday bombing that claimed 253 lives.  “Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka,” the foreign ministry

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Malaysian woman arrested at Chennai airport for carrying undeclared cash

NEW DELHI: A Malaysian woman was arrested at Chennai airport on her way to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday for carrying undeclared US$67,600 in cash. “The customs authorities have informed us about the arrest and they are carrying out an investigation,“

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Anwar: Digital platform criticism welcomed

KUALA LUMPUR: Social media users was encouraged to check and balance the actions of the government of the day said PKR president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The call was made by Anwar who is also the Port Dickson MP while

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Saudi Arabia – Malaysia’s latest market for palm oil

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has been recognised as the new market for exporting palm oil following the strains in the export of palm oil to the European markets. “Currently, Saudi Arabia is the second largest partner for Malaysia in the Middle

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Curfew in ESSZone extended to May 11, effective from tomorrow

KOTA KINABALU – Curfew in the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) has been extended until May 11. Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the latest curfew order will take effect tomorrow (April 26)

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