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LAST_UPDATEThu, 23 Mar 2017 4pm

Fire Destroys Two Restaurants In KL

KUALA LUMPUR -- Fire destroyed two restaurants in Jalan Nagasari here this afternoon.

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Proposal To Build Sandakan Power Plant To Be Brought To Cabinet Soon

Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili.

KUALA LUMPUR -- The proposal to build a combined 300-megawatt cycle power plant in Sandakan, Sabah will be brought to the Cabinet for approval soon.

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Irwan Serigar Takes A Ride On Rafale Jet Fighter

Rafale fighter aircraft.

LANGKAWI -- Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah had the rare honour of taking a ride on a Rafale jet fighter at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA '17) here today.

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Malaysia Ranks Second In ASEAN For IP Protection

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia ranks second in ASEAN and 19th in the world in terms of intellectual property (IP) protection for countries assessed in the latest US Chamber International IP Index.

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'Beauty And The Beast' To Show In Malaysia Without Cuts

Photo: Disney

Our week just got a lot better. Beauty and the Beast has been confirmed for a 30 March release in Malaysia, without cuts. We repeat; without cuts.

GSC Cinemas and TGV Cinemas confirmed the news on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

It would seem that Disney Malaysia and the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF) have come to an agreement, after the LPF ordered for a 4-minute cut that featured a "gay moment." Disney then made an official statement that read "The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia."

Beauty and the Beast is now rated PG13 in Malaysia. We're glad it all worked out, but we haven't heard why the LPF decided to withdraw the cut order.

This is how we feel right now.

 

@beautyandthebeast opens today! I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did making it. Love, Emma

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on

-- Elle Malaysia

Penang Govt Urged To Apply For Cable Car Project

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Penang government has been urged to apply to the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department on its proposed cable-car project in Bukit Bendera in the state.

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M'sia Set To Be Malaria-Free By 2020 - Expert

SERDANG -- Malaysia is expected to be a malaria-free country by 2020 following continuous efforts by the Health Ministry to control the disease.

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Russia Views Southeast Asia As Promising Arms Market - Defence Official

LANGKAWI -- Russia considers Southeast Asia as a promising market for a wide range of Russian weapons and military hardware, Russia's TASS news agency reported Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov as saying on Tuesday.

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No New Locations Positive For H5N1 In Kelantan

PUTRAJAYA -- No new locations were identified as positive for bird flu (H5N1) in Kelantan yesterday, said the Veterinary Services Department.

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Technician Gets 9 Years For Expressing Support For IS

Photo: BBC

KUALA LUMPUR -- A technician was sentenced to nine years' jail by the High Court here today after he pleaded guilty to expressing support for IS terrorists.

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