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Distrust of politicians one factor for low number of young voters

Survey by Watan and Merdeka Center also shows 70% are uninterested in politics and 66% find politicians untrustworthy. KUALA LUMPUR: A distrust for politicians and the lack of interest in politics have contributed to the low number of young voters in Peninsular Malaysia, a public opinion survey shows. The survey, titled “Public Opinion Survey: Youth […]

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RM31.4m for Sabah schools and non-Islamic religious bodies

This large allocation is reflective of the state’s commitment in upholding religious freedom, says CM Musa Aman. PETALING JAYA: Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman today announced that the state government would allocate RM31.4 million this year for schools and non-Islamic religious bodies. RM14 million from that amount would go to various schools in the state, […]

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Suspect in RM600,000 bank heist may have struck before

At least one shopkeeper claims the same conman had stolen a handphone from his premises. PETALING JAYA: The man who coolly walked out of a bank in Damansara Heights with RM600,000 from a safe room on Sept 8 has struck before, theSundaily reported. The news portal said a previous victim had stepped forward after seeing […]

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No more roadside traders in KL by 2020

They will have to operate from food trucks or will have to relocate, says FT minister. PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur city will be free of roadside traders by 2020, NST Online reported. Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said all traders will have to relocate or conduct their business from food trucks. He said […]

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MACC seeks Interpol help to track down 10 key witnesses

They are wanted in probe into illegal protection racket for illegal gambling syndicates in Melaka, believed to involve top-level police officers. MELAKA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will seek the assistance of Interpol to track down 10 key witnesses. They are essential to assist in the investigation into the alleged protection money racket for illegal […]

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Siti Kasim takes PAS mouthpiece to court over ‘korban’ reports

She is demanding that an apology be published within 48 hours and for the pages with the offending articles to be removed from publication. PETALING JAYA: Prominent lawyer-activist Siti Kasim is suing PAS and its mouthpiece Harakah Daily over its reports on her comments regarding the “korban” (sacrifice) ritual during the Muslim Aidiladha celebration. She […]

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Ibrahim Ali: DAP trying to be champion of non-Muslims

The Perkasa president says DAP is being insolent in opposing the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s move to disallow the Better Beer Festival next month. KUALA LUMPUR: Ibrahim Ali of Perkasa has accused the DAP of trying to portray itself as a champion of the non-Muslims by opposing Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) directive to cancel […]

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Mida: Companies need to embrace technology to compete

Mida CEO Azman Mahmud says companies must think ahead and welcome advancements in technology that make them more efficient. KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) is actively encouraging companies to adopt the latest technology in their manufacturing processes to stay competitive. Mida chief executive officer Azman Mahmud said companies must think ahead and […]

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Wanted Malaysian militant still holed up in Marawi, say police

Anti-terror chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says many other Malaysians are still fighting Philippine forces in Marawi City. KOTA KINABALU: The country’s most wanted militant Dr Mahmud Ahmad is among several Malaysians believed to be still fighting government forces in Marawi city in southern Philippines, according to Bukit Aman’s counter-terrorism chief. “We believe Dr Mahmud […]

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Monorail four-car trains to return to service by year-end

The train sets will be returned to service in stages once work to rectify safety issues has been completed. PETALING JAYA: Rapid Rail’s four-car monorail trains which were grounded in May due to safety reasons will be returned to service in stages by year-end. Rapid Rail chief executive officer Zohari Sulaiman said work was still […]

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