Modi poised to win bigger majority, exit polls show

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with a bigger majority in Parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, exit polls showed. Modi faced criticism early on in the campaign for

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‘Not appropriate to teach other religions than Islam in primary schools’

PUCHONG: Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) rejected Malaysian Youth Council’s (MBM) proposal to teach primary school students other religions than Islam. Its president, Nik Omar Nik Aziz said that such proposal should be scrutinised and studied from all angles if

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DPM: Not appropriate to impose travel ban on PTPTN defaulters

PUCHONG: It is not appropriate to impose travel ban on borrowers who default on paying their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan. Speaking on the matter, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government had

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Vietnam’s Industry 4.0: Opportunities and Challenges

In a recent Industry 4.0 summit in July 2018, the Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that his administration was committed to creating a favourable environment for international organisations to collaborate in research and technology transfer with Vietnamese counterparts.

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Address ship seizure by ‘gangster’ US: Pyongyang tells UN chief

PYONGYANG: North Korea urged the United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres to deal with the ‘illegal’ seizure of one of its cargo ships by the US. “This act of dispossession clearly indicates that the US is a gangster country

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DPM’s Wesak Day message: Reject all forms of extremism

PUCHONG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today urged Malaysians to reject all forms of racial and religious extremism. Speaking in conjunction with the Wesak Day celebration which falls tomorrow, she also said that ‘Malaysia Baru’

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Sexual harassment by MP: Cops on the case

PUCHONG: Police have confirmed receiving a report from a former aide to a PKR MP in Perak alleging that she was sexually harassed by the latter. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the report was lodged in Selangor but

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‘No freeze in the intake of foreign workers’

PUCHONG: The Human Resources Ministry clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law. The ministry said, in a statement, that it

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Ladang Bangi temple: MPKj and police break open lock blocking access road

BANGI: The Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) and the police finally broke open the lock that was blocking the access road to the Sri Maha Karumariamman Temple in Ladang Bangi yesterday. Parti Sosialis Malaysia central committee member S Arutchelvan said the

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Xavier lauds court’s ruling against poachers

PUCHONG: The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court’s decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers was the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country’s history. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar welcomed the

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