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Saudi Arabia imposes new charge of SAR300 (RM326) for haj visa

SEPANG: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said Saudi Arabian government will charge haj pilgrims SAR300 (about RM326) each for visa issued beginning 1441H/2020M haj pilgrimage season. Mujahid said the newly introduced charge by

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Shafie Apdal: Sabah govt drops plan to implement PSS

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah government has cancelled the planned implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to accede to the wishes of Sabahans. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today that this was decided by the state Cabinet and

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Single mother charged with causing daughter’s death

JOHOR BAHRU: A single mother was charged in the Magistrate Court here today with causing the death of her own two-year-old daughter last week. Nurul Shamira Mazlan, 21, appeared calm and nodded after the charge was read out to her

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BNM cuts OPR to 2.75% as pre-emptive measure

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to reduce the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) to 2.75% from 3.0% as a pre-emptive measure to secure improving growth trajectory amid price stability. It said downside risks remain

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I spent millions, but i did not know it was SRC’s money – Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today admitted that he had spent tens of millions of money credited into his personal bank accounts between 2014 and 2015. In fact, the 67-year-old former premier told the High Court here that

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Gadek assemblyman claims trial to charge with supporting LTTE

KUALA LUMPUR: Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan pleaded not guilty in the High Court here today to a charge with giving support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist via his Facebook account. Saminathan, 35, made the plea after

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Former Sabah MCMC deputy director charged with misappropriating RM17,930

KOTA KINABALU: Former deputy director of Sabah chapter of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) was charged at the Special Corruption Court here today with six counts of dishonest misappropriation of property totalling RM17,930. The 41-year-old woman, however, pleaded

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Health Ministry:13 died of dengue in the first three weeks this year

PUCHONG: Health Ministry today revealed 13 deaths due to dengue in first three weeks of this year. The revelation made in a Facebook posting, the ministry claims four deaths were recorded in the third week of this year. “Selangor recorded

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Mujahid: Malaysian haj quota increases to 31,600

SEPANG: The official haj quota for Malaysian pilgrims for this year’s haj season has been increased to 31,600 from 30,200 last year, according to Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the increase

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Malay lion dance troupe will be busy as bee during CNY

MARANG: With their lively execution of technical movements, great drum beats and almost perfect acrobatic feats, spectators should be forgiven for thinking that the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Jerong lion dance troupe is made up of Chinese students. Often the spectators

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