Haze forces 288 schools in Perak to close

IPOH: The worsening haze situation has forced 265 more schools in Manjung, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak and Central Perak districts to close this morning, bringing the total number of affected schools in the state to 288. Perak Education director Dr

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Haze: 99 more schools ordered to close in Selangor

SHAH ALAM: A total of 99 schools in Petaling Perdana, Kuala Selangor, Gombak and Petaling Utama were ordered to close today due to worsening haze situation, bringing the total number of affected schools in Selangor to 214. According to the

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Haze: All schools in Putrajaya closed today

PUTRAJAYA: All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning. Putrajaya Education director Farizah Ahmad said all schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today after the API reading

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Analysts: Malaysia will benefit from oil price rise

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia is one of the few Asian countries that will benefit from the spike in oil prices in the aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s petroleum facilities that knocked out more than five percent of global supply

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Business magnate pleads guilty to abetting Ku Nan, fined RM1.5mil

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court sentenced businessman, Datuk Tan Eng Boon to a RM1.5 million fine, in default of a one year jail time, for abetting former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in corruption. High Court

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Hindu temple, school ransacked by Pakistani rioters over ‘blasphemy’

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said yesterday, the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The

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Anwar to Zuraida: No special meetings, just attend regular meet

KOTA BELUD: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim refused to call for a special reconciliatory meeting with those disgruntled by his leadership, despite calls by the latter group. Speaking after attending a Malaysia Day event in Kota Belud, Sabah, Anwar

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Muhyiddin: Malaysia to stop terrorists in their tracks

WASHINGTON: Malaysia’s new immigration system will incorporate mechanisms to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from crossing its borders. Speaking from the US capital, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin underscored that Kuala Lumpur’s commitment to strengthen its border security would be

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Haze: Indonesian activists blast govt for failing to contain forest fires

JAKARTA: Indonesian environmental activists have criticised the government for its apparent lack of seriousness in tackling forest fires, resulting in the bad haze, and affecting public safety. According to press reports, the haze has not only affected locals, but has

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Rare brain-eating amoeba kills girl in the US

WASHINGTON: A 10-year-old girl has died in hospital, her family said in a statement yesterday after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labour

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