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Ramadan and Aidilfitri celebrations differ at home and Malaysia

PUCHONG: Ramadan is a month when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.  While Malaysians have the luxury of breaking fast with family at dusk and eating food before dawn, foreigners residing here don’t get to do that with their loved

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Four caught over terror attack plans in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have caught four men who were planning terror attacks and assassinations in Malaysia during Ramadan. The four men linked to an Islamic State ‘wolf pack’ cell was arrested during the first week of Ramadan in connection with a

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Palm oil issue would not crack Malaysia – EU ties

KUALA LUMPUR: The European Union (EU) is optimistic that its relationship with Malaysia will remain strong even in the midst of the discord regarding the palm oil issue. EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez said

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Malaysia’s new breaststroke queen aims for Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Alicia Li Ann Soosai was a hit with the crowd after she defeated Hong Kong’s Natalie Kan Cheuk Tung for the gold in the 50m breaststroke at the recent 2019 Malaysia Open Swimming Championships. The 15-year-old recorded a

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US-Malaysia cooperation on 1MDB troubling Jho Low

PUCHONG: Malaysia’s cooperation with the US over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is troubling, said fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho also known as Jho Low through his lawyers. “It’s troubling that the Malaysian regime is attempting to tout its cooperation

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Kok slams EU trade war on palm oil

BRUSSELS: Prime Industries Minister Teresa Kok has accused the European Union of launching a trade war as the EU plans to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels by 2030. She who is currently on a month long

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Muslims begin fast today

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia will begin fasting today (Monday) May 6, 2019 as announced by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad. Syed Danial, when making the announcement, said the date for starting the

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Several potential sectors for Malaysia-Argentina

PUTRAJAYA: There are several potential areas for cooperation can be established between Malaysia and Argentina despite the geographical distance between the two countries, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Dr Wan Azizah, who is also

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Malaysia’s legal and lethal detention laws mirror Israel’s military laws

By: Rama Ramanathan Did you know that a military model of policing has been legislated in Malaysia? Under military rule, what is legal (allowed) only in war is allowed all the time, for instance “legal” detention without trial. Palestinians are

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Saifuddin: Malaysia ready to assist Sri Lankan government

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to provide assistance to the Sri Lankan government for recovery efforts in affected areas after a co-ordinated wave of bombings struck several locations on the island country, killing more than 130 people, today. Foreign Minister

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