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Dewan Negara passes bill on curbing use of fake degrees, academic titles.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The Dewan Negara today passed the Private Higher Educational Institutions Bill 2017 to help the government curb the use of unrecognised and fake academic titles. Higher Education Deputy Minister Datuk Mary...

- The Malay Mail - MY

BN set for comeback despite being 'underdog' in Selangor, says Noh Omar.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Chairman of the Selangor Umno Liaison Committee Tan Sri Noh Omar today said that everything is possible in politics, even for Barisan Nasional , which has been labelled the 'underdog' in Selangor, to wrestle the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Peyatim urges Government to close unregistered religious schools, orphanages.

GEORGE TOWN, April 27 ‑ The Government has been urged to take stern action such as immediately stopping operations of orphanages or religious schools that are not registered with the relevant department or ministry. Malaysian Orphans Welfare...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Minister: WhatsApp group admin may face action if members spread false news.

PUTRAJAYA, April 27 ― The proposal to impose legal action on WhatsApp group administrators is aimed at ensuring they are more responsible in controlling the activities of their group members said Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Preparations for Sudirman Cup hampered by injuries, says Frost.

SEPANG, April 27 — The National team's preparations for the Sudirman Cup competition that starts next month has been hampered by injuries to a number of players said Badminton Association of Malaysia Technical Director Morten Frost...

- The Malay Mail - MY

What Jared Kushner has to learn from Malaysian, Indonesian dynasties.

“An inch ahead in politics is darkness,” goes a Japanese proverb. Not surprisingly, politicians tend to rely instinctively on family members, who they can naturally trust to steer them through the shadows. Hence dynasticism and politics have always gone hand in hand in Asia – and now it seems America, too. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Sri Lankan President invites Malaysian investors to explore investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

Apr 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of expanding investment and trade and look for the potential of new trade opportunities in Sri Lanka.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Putrajaya told to form inquiry into schoolboy's death.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― Two groups called today for an independent commission to investigate the death of a student who was allegedly abused at a private religious school in Johor. Parent Action Group for Education chairman Datin Noor...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ringgit closes higher versus US dollar.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The ringgit continued its uptrend versus the US dollar on improved demand for the local note, dealers said. At 6 pm, the local note was quoted at 4.3450/3480 against the greenback from Wednesday's close of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

BN: Zero-rating GST hurts government, businesses.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― The government and businesses will have to continue bearing administrative expenses related to the Goods and Services Tax even if it is zero-rated, Barisan Nasional said today. The BN strategic...

- The Malay Mail - MY

On the 'founder' of Kuala Lumpur — Ranjit Singh Malhi.

APRIL 27 — I refer to the recent write-up in a local English-language daily related to the founding of Kuala Lumpur. Allow me to enlighten readers about who exactly is the founder' of Kuala Lumpur based upon authoritative sources. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

National sportswoman credits late father as mentor and inspiration

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Newly crowned National Sportswoman Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir said undivided support from her family, especially her late father who was both a mentor and inspiration, was the key to her success in silat. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bawa telefon ke sekolah undang masalah sosial, kata majlis pengetua

KANGAR, 27 April ― Majlis Pengetua Seluruh Malaysia mahu kajian terperinci dibuat sebelum gajet dan peranti peribadi dibenarkan digunakan oleh pelajar sekolah. Yang Dipertuanya, Jamaludin Yaacob berkata kebenaran menggunakan gajet...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mahdzir: Tahfiz schools to be registered under Jakim soon

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― All private religious schools will soon be registered under the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia , says Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said the move under the National Tahfiz...

- The Malay Mail - MY

AirAsia X to fly to Europe soon

BANGKOK, April 27 ― AirAsia X will soon be flying to Europe using its Airbus A330 to tap into the growing demand to the region, after the launch of its Kuala Lumpur-Hawaii route on June 28. AirAsia Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer , Tan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Guan Eng's zero percent GST makes zero sense, says BN

If implemented, the BN strategic team says Malaysia will become the laughing stock of the world.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Poser over delay in charging Malacca Umno politician

He has been probed for graft, but is still at large despite an arrest warrant in his name, says PKR lawmaker.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Warner, Astro Set Content and Channel Joint Venture in Malaysia

Turner Asia Pacific and Malaysian pay-TV group Astro Malaysia Holdings have set up a joint venture that comprises co-production and co-ownership of Asian content for global reach and distribution of Astro content. The agreement also includes carriage of the Warner TV channel on Astro and Astro's Tribe online video platform. ...

- Variety - US

Malaysia: Nationalist group raises spectre of historic May 13 racial riot

A COLLECTIVE of groups from Malaysia's ethnic-Malay majority has warned of a repeat in sectarian violence that rocked the country in the '1960s amid escalating tensions with a minority Indian-based NGO that has purportedly questioned the rights of Muslims. The post Malaysia: Nationalist group raises spectre of historic May ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Johor religious department absolves school in fatal abuse case

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Johor Islamic authorities have found that a private religious school did not commit any offence in the death of a student who was allegedly abused, a state executive councillor said. The Star Online reported Johor...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tuntut RM10 juta, penulis '7 Hari Mencintaiku' saman Ziela

KUALA LUMPUR 27 April — Penulis novel 7 Hari Mencintaiku memfailkan saman fitnah terhadap Datuk Ziela Jalil atas dakwaan menjatuhkan reputasinya. Siti Rosmizah Semail mendakwa Ziela, atau Norzila Abdul Jalil, menulis tiga kenyataan yang...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pahang keliru, Sumareh diterjah tetapi kena gantung

KUANTAN, 27 April — Dollah Salleh melahirkan rasa hairan dengan hukuman penggantungan yang dikenakan kepada pemainnya Mohamadou Sumareh. Beliau mengakui masih belum dapat memahami dengan jelas sebab Persatuan Bolasepak Malaysia menerusi...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bursa Malaysia ends marginally easier

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Bursa Malaysia finished marginally lower today as mild profit-taking emerged among selective heavyweight stocks, dealers said. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI fell just one point, or 0.06 per cent, to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Siti Nurhaliza capai impian jadi adiwira macam 'Cat Woman'

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April — Hasrat Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin untuk beraksi ala adiwira tercapai apabila penyanyi tersohor negara menggayakannya menerusi lakonan dalam video muzik terbaru. Bakal ditayangkan kepada media minggu depan, Siti...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Marwan officiated wedding of Nobleza and Dongon -- PNP chief

No less than Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan had officiated the wedding of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and Abu Sayyaf member Renoor Lou Dongon.

- GMA News - PH

Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy

The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.

- BBC - UK

Warner, Astro Set Content and Channel Joint Venture in Malaysia

Turner Asia Pacific and Malaysian pay-TV group, Astro Malaysia Holdings have set up a joint-venture that comprises co-production and co-ownership of Asian content for global reach, distribution of Astro content. The agreement also includes carriage of the Warner TV channel on Astro and Astro's Tribe online video platform. ...

- Variety - US

UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools

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- FOX News - US

Guan Eng's 0pct GST makes zero sense, says BN

If implemented, the BN strategic team says Malaysia will become the laughing stock of the world.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Peruvian flavors to invade Malaysia

Peruvian ingredients are ready to conquer the Asians palates. How will this happen?

- Peruthisweek - PE

PAS to crowdfund suit against Sarawak Report

UPDATED 1.40PM | MUKTAMAR | Tuan Ibrahim says the suit in the UK is expected to cost RM200,000.

- Malaysiakini - MY

End 'denial syndrome' over 1MDB, PAS Ulama wing tells gov't

UPDATED 2.24PM | MUKTAMAR | 1MDB has become a danger to Malaysia, says the wing's chief.

- Malaysiakini - MY

EIU: M'sia's low cost of living due to the weak ringgit

Data shows low inflation and weak ringgit contribute to low cost of living in Malaysia, relative to other Asean countries.

- Malaysiakini - MY

ASEAN-Canada Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Minister's Malaysia Visit

The first-ever visit by a Canadian defense minister to Malaysia emphasizes its increasing attention to Southeast Asia.

- The Diplomat - US

Ringgit opens at 4.3490/3550 against US greenback

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar this morning as the greenback held steady against other currencies after the announcement of US tax reforms yesterday. At 9.04am, the local note stood at 4.3490/3550...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rare 50-year-old Glenlivet whisky up for auction in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Whisky lovers, if you've been looking to get your hands on the rare Vintage 1966 from The Glenlivet Winchester Collection, take note that it arrives in Malaysia in May 2017. There are only 100 bottles in existence...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PM: Govt prudent in expenditures, hardly extravagant

PUTRAJAYA, April 27 — The government is observing prudent spending, and within limits, and was certainly not extravagant in its expenditure, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. We cannot be hasty to spend and be drawn into spending. If we...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PAS starts donation drive for Sarawak Report lawsuit

ALOR SETAR, April 27 — PAS kicked off today a donation drive among members to fund its lawsuit against UK-based website Sarawak Report. The Islamist party's deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who announced the drive while opening...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thaqif simpan cita-cita mahu jadi 'hafiz' dalam Quran

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April — Hasrat Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi untuk menjadi penghafal al-Quran dalam tempoh dua tahun kini dibawa ke alam abadi. Saya mahu menjadi huffaz dalam masa dua tahun. Saya pasti saya boleh, kau boleh...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Widespread water outage in KL, Petaling due to burst pipe

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Hundreds of locations in the Kuala Lumpur and Petaling areas will be without water for up to 48 hours due to a burst pipe in Sungai Buloh, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor said today. The firm identified the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Gagal dapat IC, wanita gagal nikah, melancong ke luar negara

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April — Seorang wanita berdepan keadaan sukar untuk bernikah dan ke luar negara susulan tidak memiliki kad pengenalan. Riana Mae Christopher Bakar, 29, menjadi mangsa apabila bapa dan ibunya, warga Filipina, gagal mendaftarkan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Soft approach can bring more revenue than harsh penalties, IRB told

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The Inland Revenue Board's plan to raise tax evasion penalties to 100 per cent could result in backlash from local taxpayers, said tax consultant Grant Thornton. It said the decision to remove the previous leeway to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sambutan Umno ke-71: 'Lautan merah' di Bukit Jalil 11 Mei

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April – Pembangkang hanya tahu menabur janji tanpa perlu membuktikannya melalui fakta untuk menarik sokongan politik, kata Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Mengulas mengenai penentangan berterusan pembangkang...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Opposition only capable of making promises, PM says

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The Opposition is only capable of making promises to draw political support, according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. On the Opposition's vehement objection to the goods and services tax , he said...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Only the best for para athletics coach Jaganathan

PETALING JAYA, April 27 — Malaysian para athletics coach Jaganathan Ramasamy rewrote the history books by becoming the only para athletics coach to win the prestigious Coach of the Year award twice. After winning in 2014 for an incredible...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Junior athletes' success shows there's enough promising talent, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The resounding success by national junior athletes at several local and international championships in 2016 proves Malaysia is not short of second echelon athletes. Citing the achievements during the 2016 Sukma hosted...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Anwar: Panel declined my request for documents

PETALING JAYA, April 27 — PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he chose to cooperate with the special task force investigating Bank Negara Malaysia's foreign exchange losses suffered in the 1990s as he was pleased with its...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Gang armed with homemade weapons busted

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — A merciless gang, who turned everyday items into weapons, have been going around terrorising and robbing foreign workers in the city since early this year. Their reign of terror was, however, cut short after police...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Firm asks for time to refund condo residents

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — A property management company in Ampang, Hokawai and Associates, has pleaded for time after it was served with a writ of seizure and sale of its property by a court bailiff yesterday. This follows the company's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Noh Salleh on fame, critics and why working hard to make music should matter

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Noh Salleh has a very simple yet straightforward philosophy when it comes to making music, he doesn't really care what you think. No one should judge the kind of music I want to play. In my view, I play music for...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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