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Furniture booth catches in fire in JB mall, public puts it out

JOHOR BARU: A furniture booth inside Mid Valley Southkey Mall, Johor Bharu, caught fire today, causing some of its displayed items to be destroyed. The Johor Bharu Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Hazrul Rahmad said his team was notified

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Be wary before signing RCEP, Putrajaya told

KUALA LUMPUR:  Bantah, a coalition of 61 NGOs and 10 coalitions, has called upon the government to be wary of what they would be signing up for in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) final trade negotiations, which is due

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Govt to amend law, allow local mothers get citizenship for kids born overseas

PETALING JAYA: The government is looking at amending the Article 14 of the Federal Constitution to allow Malaysian mothers to automatically obtain citizenship for their children born overseas. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said currently, only

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Dr M: Govt to act against M’sian firms causing haze

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned that the government will take action against Malaysian companies operating estates in Indonesia responsible for causing the haze choking many areas of Malaysia. He said the government will ask them to put

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Najib’s former aide: I was not protecting Jho Low!

KUALA LUMPUR: A former special officer to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today denied that he was protecting Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, for not raising the issue that the fugitive businessman has been misrepresenting himself

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1MDB: Govt has paid RM9 bln in interest

KOTA BHARU: The government has paid at least RM9 billion in interest for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) debts, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah. He said the government is committed to repaying 1MDB debts, including the principal amounting RM36

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Haze: More than 1,000 schools closed nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze disrupted classes for over a million school students nationwide today after schools were forced to close due to worsening air quality. The Education Ministry said in a statement that 1,484 schools in Sarawak, Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala

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Govt proposes additional budget for 2020 Visit Malaysia Year Campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government is proposing an additional allocation for the 2020 Visit Malaysia Year Campaign, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Hence, vendors and businesses in the tourism sector across the country, especially in Sabah, are encouraged to

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Anwar: Govt must review national poverty rate

KOTA KINABALU: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia, following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15% and not at 0.4% as reported in

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Mukhriz welcomes Musa Aman’s son into Bersatu’s fold

Bersatu deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has welcomed the move by Sipitang MP Yamani Hafez Musa to join his party. Yamani, who was elected under the Umno-Barisan Nasional banner in May 2018 but left the party to become independent,

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