Fri01192018

LAST_UPDATEFri, 19 Jan 2018 5pm

Malaysia Agreement 1963 Still Intact, Says Sarawak CM

KUCHING: The federal government cannot amend the Malaysia Agreement 1963 on its own because it is an international treaty signed by four parties — Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah and the United Kingdom (Singapore, the other signatory, opted out of Malaysia in 1965) .

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Four Men Rob Gold Shop Of RM1.2m In Jewellery

SHAH ALAM: Four men, one of them armed with a pistol, fled with jewellery, worth RM1.2 million, in a robbery at a gold shop in Plaza Alam Sentral here today.

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India Hikes Import Duty On Malaysian Palm Oil

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian government has raised the import duty on Malaysian crude palm oil (CPO) to 30% from 15% previously, in order to control cheaper shipments and to support its local refiners.

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Sibu Hospital Patients Relocated As Small Fire Broke Out

SIBU: About 1,000 patients from 18 wards at the Sibu Hospital here, as well as its staff and members of the public had to be evacuated to safer areas when smoke was detected coming out from the ceiling of Ward 23 this morning.

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KTMB To Add Another Nine Electric Train Service Sets By End Of 2018

ALOR STAR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will furnish another nine electric train service (ETS) sets by the end of next year, said its chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad.

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Govt To Revoke Permits Of Companies Not Complying With Plastic Wastes Importation

PUTRAJAYA: The government will immediately cancel the approved permits (AP) of companies which failed to comply with regulations on the importation of plastic wastes said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar.

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Contributors, Syndicates Collaborating In Fraudulent EPF Withdrawals - PPIM

PUTRAJAYA: Pressured by the rising cost of living, difficulty in getting loans and ignorance on the terms and conditions of withdrawal are among reasons which have led Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors to be duped into withdrawing their savings hastily.

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Najib Launches Sixth Work Package Of Pan Borneo Highway

PUTATAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched the sixth work package of the Pan Borneo Highway project covering a stretch of 19.6 kilometres from Putatan to Inanam.

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"Be Fair When Interpreting History Of Malaysia Formation”

KOTA KINABALU: People should be fair and consider the situation in 1960s when interpreting history related to formation of Malaysia, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

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Set Up Special Committee To Study Workplace Discrimination In Malaysia: Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR: In light of the brewing controversy over a ban on frontline hotel staff wearing the hijab in Malaysia, a National Social Council member is urging the setting up of a special committee to study discriminatory practices in the workplace.

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