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All Set For 51st Malaysia Day Celebration

Pic:NSTMIRI: The 1Malaysia spirit was obvious from the enthusiasm displayed by participants at the national-level 51st Malaysia Day rehearsal here yesterday.

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Malaysia Helps W. Africa In Ebola Fight

The government has extended aid to West African nations affected by the deadly Ebola virus, which has infected and killed thousands since March/Pic:NSTPUTRAJAYA: The government has extended aid to West African nations affected by the deadly Ebola virus, which has infected and killed thousands since March.

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Engineer Detained In Connection With UPSR 'Leaks'

leakedKUALA LUMPUR-- An engineer was nabbed in Kemaman today, in connection with the primary six examination (UPSR) paper leak, bringing the number of persons detained, to seven.

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New RM14.9b SPV For Selangor Water Restructuring, Says Khalid

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim says Selangor will infuse a new special purpose vehicle with RM14.92 billion in assets to manage the water restructuring exercise now finalised with Putrajaya. — file picKUALA LUMPUR— Selangor will infuse a new special purpose vehicle with RM14.92 billion in assets to manage the water restructuring exercise now finalised with Putrajaya, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today.

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Malaysia To Send Rubber Gloves To Ebola-Hit Countries

A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun, at a centre for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, April 4, 2014. Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus. ― AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR— Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus, addressing a crucial shortage faced by overwhelmed health workers, the country’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

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Eulogies Pour In On Social Media Over Death Of Kedah-Born Jihadist

Mohd Lotfi, a former a member of Kedah PAS, died yesterday evening after falling into a coma following an ambush on rebel militants last week, according to Facebook posts from other Malaysian jihadists.KUALA LUMPUR— The death of a Malaysian Islamist in Syria has sparked an outpouring of eulogies on social media, including from his former political party, underlining sympathy for the militants’ cause that is creating a security headache for the government.

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300 Copies Of PKR Mouthpiece Seized By Home Ministry

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at a press conference on British Overseas Citizens (BOC) passport holders at the Home Ministry on April 11, 2014. PKR’s communications chief Fahmi Fadzil has urged the Home Ministry to disclose the status of the party’s application for a printing and publishing permit last year. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR— More than 300 copies of last week’s edition of PKR organ Suara Keadilan — which featured a story on Selangor’s protracted leadership crisis and the federal government’s position of the Sedition Act — have been confiscated by the Home Ministry in Kedah.

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Malaysian Democracy System Tantamount To Tyranny Of The Majority, Says Anwar

National Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says Malaysia’s democratic system is a ‘majoritarian democracy’ in which a concentration of power lies in the hand of winners while the losers are excluded from participating in any kind of power sharing. — Picture by Saw Siow FengGEORGE TOWN— Malaysia’s democratic system is like a tyranny of the majority where the winner wields all the power, national Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today.

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GST For Petrol, Diesel? We’re Still Thinking About It, Says Deputy Minister

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan insists that the government was still undecided on how to treat petrol and diesel when the GST comes into effect next April. ― File pic KUALA LUMPUR— Putrajaya was again forced to deny that petrol and diesel will be hit with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) due to be imposed next year, following reports citing a Customs official as saying the two fuels were included in the list of items that will attract the consumption tax.

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Why The Sudden U-Turn On Sedition Charges? Kit Siang Asks AG

Lim Kit Siang says Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should explain the sudden decision to review a number of recent sedition charges, asking if it was possible that the top lawyer’s discretionary powers have been compromised. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng KUALA LUMPUR— Lim Kit Siang urged Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail today to explain the sudden decision to review a number of recent sedition charges, asking if it was possible that the top lawyer’s discretionary powers have been compromised.

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