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DAP must play bigger role in helping Harapan win Kedah.

MP SPEAKS | The party can help create a Malaysian electoral tsunami in Kedah if given the chance to contest more seats in the state.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Malaysia economy expands 5.8%, beats forecasts.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's economy grew faster than economists forecast in the second quarter, fuelled by stronger consumer spending and a pick-up in manufacturing.

- BangkokPost - TH

Report: MACC probing a third FIC-owned hotel in Sabah.

The investigation is focused on three-star Grand Borneo Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, a source tells NST.

- Malaysiakini - MY

'DAP must play bigger role in helping Harapan win Kedah in GE14'.

MP SPEAKS | DAP supremo says the party can help create a Malaysian electoral tsunami in Kedah if given the chance to contest more seats in the state.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Malaysia Q2 GDP outperforms on robust services and manufacturing.

- Financial Times - US

Fast Asia Open: Malaysia Q2 GDP, China FDI.

- Financial Times - US

Dr M fails to block forex RCI from starting Monday.

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 — The Court of Appeal today unanimously rejected Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to defer proceedings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Bank Negara Malaysia's 1990s currency trading losses starting next Monday....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kevin Yeap, Heidi Gan bag double gold in 10km swimming.

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 — Malaysian swimmers Kevin Yeap Soon Choy and Heidi Gan gave a tremendous performance for double gold medals in the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games men's and women's 10km open water events today. Yeap, 28, finished the men's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Takut askar Jepun, anak sengsara tanpa IC Malaysia.

KUANTAN, 18 Ogos — Ketakutan ancaman tentera Jepun dulu, akhirnya seorang warga emas hidup di Malaysia selama 50 tahun tanpa kad pengenalan. Nasib yang ditanggung Esah Ahmad, 64, susulan keluarganya lari diri ke selatan Thailand ketika...

- The Malay Mail - MY

KL shares stay negative at mid-morning.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Share prices on Bursa Malaysia stayed in negative territory, tracking the retracement of Asian bourses and taking the cue from the weaker overnight Wall Street, dealers said. At 11.05am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mixed archery team makes it seven gold for Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Compound archers Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki and Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh delivered another gold for Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur SEA Games when they beat Myanmar in the mixed team event today. The pair edged Ye Min Swe-Aung...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tiga lagi menang, Malaysia gondol tujuh emas

PUTRAJAYA, 18 Ogos ― Malaysia berjaya menggondol tiga lagi emas hari ini dalam acara memanah campuran serta renang 10km lelaki dan wanita Perenang negara Kevin Yeap Soon Choy berjaya mengatasi sembilan perenang yang mengambil bahagian dalam...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Despite bid to block RCI, lawyer says Dr M ready to help inquiry

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would testify before the royal inquiry on a financial scandal from his administration if called, his lawyer said after the former prime minister lost his latest attempt to prevent the panel from...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Defining moment for South-east Asian sports

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — The 29th SEA Games opens tomorrow, promising a spectacular chase for gold that is boosted by the exciting presence of its biggest gathering of world champions and Olympic medallists who burst onto the big stage in the last...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia's Q2 GDP grows 5.8pc, beating forecasts

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Malaysia's economy expanded 5.8 per cent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the fastest pace in more than two years and defying expectations for a slight slowdown, central bank data showed today. Continued...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Three charged with online insults against PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — A roti canai seller, a recruiter and a teenage storekeeper were today jointly charged at the Kuala Lumpur Cyber Court with intentionally posting offensive content about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak online. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Harapan leaders not confident Azmin can broker deal with PAS

Past bungles such as the Sarawak elections puts his role as peacemaker in doubt.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Monsoon floods affect more than 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.Kuala Lumpur/New ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Time for Malaysian politicians to practise democracy

AUGUST 18 ― It is unfortunate that those seeking to be Malaysia's first ever alternative government do not seem to practise a radically different form of politics compared to Barisan Nasional . Penanti assemblywoman Dr Norlela Ariffin...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Watch where you park, Ku Nan warns SEA Games fans

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Vehicles obstructing traffic at SEA Games venues will be towed away, warned Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor. The Federal Territories minister said this was meant to help ease congestion and deter parking along major...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rakyat Malaysia gemar terokai dunia melalui makanan

SINGAPURA, 18 Ogos – Makanan. Nikmat yang tiada bandingan. Makanan sentiasa menjadi tumpuan utama rakyat Malaysia, termasuklah ketika mereka menikmati percutian, demikian disimpulkan satu kaji selidik yang dilakukan BlackBox Research untuk...

- The Malay Mail - MY

KL2017 opening ceremony will leave lasting memories, says committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Punchy 20 minutes of pure adrenaline rush await spectators who attend tomorrow's KL2017 opening ceremony. The climax will be the cauldron lighting where three athletes each from five sports will do the last lap of the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Myanmar aibkan Malaysia 5-0

SHAH ALAM, 18 Ogos — Harapan Malaysia untuk memburu pingat dalam acara bola sepak wanita pada Sukan SEA Kuala Lump[ur 2017 semakin pudar apabila kalah teruk 5-0 kepada Myanmar di Stadium UiTM Shah Alam, di sini, malam tadi. Kekalahan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia pintas Indonesia, kutip empat pingat emas

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Ogos — Malaysia memintas Indonesia dalam kutipan pingat, apabila memperoleh tiga emas semalam menerusi memanah dan renang berirama, menjadikan kutipan pingat keseluruhan kepada empat emas menjelang pembukaan rasmi Sukan SEA...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cops detain suspect in S. Korean woman's murder

KUANTAN, Aug 18 ― Police have arrested a South Korean man, believed to be able to shed light on the recent murder of fellow countrywoman found in a toilet of a hotel in Genting Highlands, near here. Bentong district police chief Supt Mohamad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thailand win first gold medal

Kuala Lumpur: Thailand won the first gold medal of the 29th SEA Games after a victory in the chinlone event 1 yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Newcomer Diaries: Randy is packing his bags for Sweden

Randy is still at home in Malaysia where he is making the final preparations for the big move to Stockholm. When Radio Sweden called to check in, he's just on his way home from a farewell dinner with friends.

- Radio Sweden - SE

SEA Games: Double gold for Malaysia's archers in team compound events

AFTER the relative disappointment of landing one silver and one bronze on the opening day of competition, Malaysia's archers delivered double gold on Thursday. The post SEA Games: Double gold for Malaysia's archers in team compound events appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Leading Australian Scientists Have Calculated the Crash Site of MH370 'With Unprecedented Precision and Certainty'

The crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is a lonely spot in the southern Indian Ocean, 1,250 miles due west of the southern tip of Western Australia and 2,000 miles south-south-west of Kuala Lumpur - the place where the 239 people on board were last seen alive, reported the Seven months to the ...

- Novinite - BG

Deputy IGP: Police crack down on secret societies regardless of race

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Police will continue its crackdown on secret society activities through the special operation, 'Op Cantas Khas', irrespective of the gang members' race, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police , Tan Sri Noor...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Salleh: DAP should not blame BN over illegal factory

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — The DAP-ruled Penang Government should not point fingers at Barisan Nasional after failing to solve the problem of illegal factories operating in the state, causing health hazard to the public. Communications and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia tops medals board at SEA Games with four gold

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Malaysia overtook Indonesia to top the medals board, picking up three gold today from archery and synchronised swimming to raise their overall tally to four as the 29th SEA Games readies for its official opening on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia add another silver in chinlone after losing to Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Malaysia's attempt to add another gold medal from chinlone failed in the after losing to Thailand in the final at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium, here tonight. Malaysia, chasing Thailand's 363...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ceroboh perairan guna taktik kibar Jalur Gemilang

KUANTAN, 17 Ogos — Taktik enam bot nelayan asing yang cuba mengaburi pihak berkuasa dengan mengibarkan Jalur Gemilang untuk menceroboh perairan negara, akhirnya gagal apabila mereka ditahan dalam Op Perkasa Timur yang dilakukan selama tiga hari...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore-Malaysia ties remain strong, envoy says

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore will remain committed to a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with Malaysia, as neighbour and important partner, says Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vanu Gopala Menon. During Singapore's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PM offers condolences to family of Housing DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed condolences to the family of National Housing Department director-general Datuk Abd Rahim Ishak who passed away early this morning. Innalillah. I'm saddened...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thailand made to sweat in 1-0 win over Timor Leste

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Defending champion Thailand had to dig deep into their reserves to overcome Timor Leste 1-0 in a SEA Games Group B match at the Selayang Stadium near here tonight. Thailand despite dominating the match had to thank...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Disaster insurance scheme to be rolled out nationwide, minister says

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — A Disaster Insurance Scheme to protect flood victims will be implemented soon after the Cabinet's approval for implementation on Aug 11. Minister in the Prime Minister's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Dr M to speak at hall Umno Youth threatened to torch during his era

Talk to focus on China's investment in Malaysia.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Post U-19 snub, BCCI seeks govt nod for Asia Cup involving Pak

The BCCI will seek the governments clearance to conduct the 2018 Asia Cup, involving Pakistan, in India despite losing the hosting rights of the under-19 continental event due to Pakistan Cricket Boards objections."We had written to the government for the U-19 Asia Cup three months ago and we did not get a response. So the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Alibaba's quarterly revenue beats estimates

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's largest e-commerce firm, reported first-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates, helped by strength in the Chinese e-commerce market. Alibaba's revenue rose 56 per cent to 50.18...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Najib assures public of Putrajaya's commitment over affordable housing

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed the government's commitment to continue to focus on providing more affordable housing for the low- and middle-income groups. He said the concept of comprehensive...

- The Malay Mail - MY

KTM service hours extended for KL SEA Games opening, closing ceremonies

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad's operating hours will be extended for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. The opening is on Saturday and closing on Aug 30. The venue...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DPM: More health checks for foreign workers starting 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Immigrant workers are to be subjected to additional health screening, every two years, from Jan 1 next year to check the rise in communicable diseases in the country, and their levy is to be raised progressively from 2019...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Fitch affirms 'A-' rating for Malaysia with stable outlook

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's long-term foreign and local-currency issuer default rating at 'A-' with stable outlook. In a statement today, the credit ratings agency said, Malaysia's rating was supported...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia wins unexpected fourth gold in solo synchronised swimming

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Gan Hua Wei delivered a surprise gold for Malaysia in the solo synchronised swimming technical event at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil here this evening. The 18-year-old Gan secured 73.8386 points, defeating...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ali Hamsa: 126,000 PPA1M houses in various stages of construction

KUANTAN, Aug 17 — A total of 126,007 out of 200,000 houses targeted to be built nationwide by 2020 through numerous 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing projects, are now in various stages of construction. Chief Secretary to the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thai customs foil cigarette smuggling attempt from Malaysia

NARATHIWAT, Aug 17 — Thai Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle in 51,000 packs of cigarettes in 200 boxes from Pengkalan Kubur, Kelantan on Tuesday. Takbai Customs chief Siripong Wutta-tinan said the cigarettes, worth 5 million baht...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore home sales rise 35pc in July on new projects

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore home sales rose 35 per cent in July, as more new projects were launched. Developers sold 1,108 units last month, compared with 820 in June, according to Urban Redevelopment Authority data released Tuesday. A...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore's envoy accuses Utusan Malaysia of playing race card

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore's High Commissioner criticised today Utusan Malaysia for allegedly fanning racial sentiments by publishing an article on the future of the island republic's Malay community. Vanu Gopala Menon was responding...

- The Malay Mail - MY