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Solar project hits another snag, blackout for schools in S'wak

  • Jul 15, 2018
The controversial project to power rural Sarawakian schools through a combination of solar energy and diesel has encountered another setback, with several of these schools expected to lose electricity supply beginning tomorrow.A letter sighted written by a subcontractor to a district office in Sarawak, said it has to cease the supply of diesel as it had not received payment from the main contractor since March.Among the affected schools are in Kapit, Song and Belaga.Education Minister Maszlee Ma
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Posters ‘legitimising' Syerleena’s murder appear on Facebook

  • Jul 15, 2018
Seri Delima assemblyperson Syerleena Abdul Rashid is up in arms over malicious Facebook posters “legalising” (menghalalkan) her murder for allegedly betraying Islam and attacking its religious institutions.One poster, which has gone viral on social media, bears the calls to violence: “Her blood is halal, and it is not a sin to kill her."Another poster states: "She betrayed Islam. She ought to be killed, because as a Muslim she is colluding with Chinese infidels (Cina kafir harbi) to attack
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Ramasamy to Perlis mufti: Extradite Zakir Naik first, then talk debate

  • Jul 15, 2018
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has rejected calls by Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin for him to debate Muslim preacher Zakir Naik.Ramasamy said Asri's proposal was merely an attempt to sidestep the issue of calls by the Indian government for Zakir to be deported to face criminal charges in India.Ramasamy reminded Asri that he was earlier prepared to debate with Naik, "but it did not happen".He was responding to Asri's Facebook post yesterday, where the latter proposed that the duo de
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Anwar to contest for president in PKR polls

  • Jul 15, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed that he will be running for the PKR presidency in the coming party polls.In a statement, the Pakatan Harapan de facto leader said the decision to run was one made after discussing with wife and current party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. This, he said, was also in view of calls for him to take over party leadership from Wan Azizah, who has helmed the party for almost two decades following his ouster from government and subsequent incarceration by then prime
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Najib's ex-aide in S'wak solar project probe released

  • Jul 15, 2018
The Magistrate’s Court today released on bail a former special officer of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak held on remand over an investigation into an allegation of corruption in the installation of solar power panels in Sarawak schools.Magistrate Chyfica Mohamed Zamri allowed the 44-year-old ‘datuk’ bail of RM16,000 in one surety after the MACC did not apply for an extension of the remand.The former officer had been held on remand since last Tuesday to facilitate the probe under S
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Mahathir confirms Ariff is pick for Dewan Rakyat speaker

  • Jul 15, 2018
Prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed that former Court of Appeal judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (above) is Pakatan Harapan's candidate for the new Dewan Rakyat speaker.“It is the ex-judge,” he told reporters when asked on the identity for speaker candidate.When pressed if said ex-judge was Mohamad Ariff, Mahathir said "yes".Speaking at the sidelines after meeting with the Sarawak government this morning, the premier said that an official announcement on this will be made soon.&nb
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Australia deports M'sian for possessing 'child exploitation material'

  • Jul 14, 2018
A 38-year-old Malaysian man has been deported from Melbourne, Australia after he was found with "child exploitation material."This is the second such incident reported this week in which a Malaysian was denied entry to Australia as a result of possessing illicit material.The Australian Border Force (ABF) said in a statement issued today that officers had found two videos and twenty photos containing what was deemed to be child exploitation material on a mobile device.The man, who arrived on Tues
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Jho Low using same name on St Kitts and Nevis passport - Immigration DG

  • Jul 14, 2018
Businessperson Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, is believed to be using the same name on the Saint Kitts and Nevis passport which he possesses, said Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali."We find that he is still using the same name (Low Taek Jho) on the passport," he said.He added that it was an offence for a Malaysian national to have two passports."In this country, we don't practise dual citizenship, every citizen must have one nationality and one Malaysian passport,” he told the me
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Taxi man says one year 'too long' for e-hailing moratorium

  • Jul 14, 2018
A taxi industry representative claimed today that the one-year moratorium period granted for e-hailing service providers and drivers to comply with regulations imposed on taxi drivers is too long.Big Blue Taxi founder Shamsubahrin Ismail said this was as the Public Transport Commission (Spad) already has a system in place to register all e-hailing drivers and ensure compliance with the decision announced by Transport Minister Anthony Loke last week."We clearly object to the one-year moratorium p
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RTM to air Pacquiao-Matthysse boxing match live on TV1

  • Jul 14, 2018
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will be airing the highly-anticipated "Fight of Champions" welterweight boxing showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse live this Sunday.This announcement is set to please many boxing fans, who have been calling on the national broadcaster to air the fight taking place in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.The fight between eight-time world champion Pacquiao from the Philippines, also known as “the Pac-Man” to fans, and reigning WBA welterweight champion Lucas M
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