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KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Feb 2017: Malaysian authorities will sweep the international airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said today - following the murder of Kim Jong Nam in which VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical, was used. "(We are looking to) sweep all locations that we knew the suspects went to. We will get …
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KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Feb 2017: Malaysian police said on Friday a preliminary report showed the murder of Kim Jong Nam was carried out with a highly toxic chemical known as VX nerve agent. The police said swabs were taken from the eye and the face of a North Korean national by the chemistry department of Malaysia. VX nerve agent, or S-2 Diisoprophyl…
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PORT KLANG, Feb 23 (Bernama) — As many as 253 abandoned private housing projects were recorded in Peninsular Malaysia from 2009 until now. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the number comprised 64,291 housing units that involved 43,538 house buyers. “Of the total, 31 projects were restored in stages…
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LUMUT, 24 Feb 2017: A woman who brought along her 11-year-old son to a drug den to get her 'fix' was among nine people detained during two operations by the Manjung National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) here yesterday. The 32-year-old woman and the other eight aged between 18 and 49, who were high on drugs tried to escape but in vain. Manjung AADK […
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KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Feb 2017: A security guard was fined RM3,500 or four months' jail in default by the Magistrate's Court here today, after he pleaded guilty to threatening to distribute nude pictures of a woman. Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som handed down the sentence on Muhammad Faez Aiman Toiban, 23, who was charged with blackmailing the 20-y [……
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KUCHING: Enforcement officers from the Forest Department seized illegal logs of various sizes and timber products in separate raids in sawmills in the state this week. On Tuesday, the team seized 649 mangrove logs (Bakau) and 475 short logs of various sizes at a logpond owned by two sawmills operating in Tanjung Manis. Based on…
02.24 / 18:23
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RAUB: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday instructed the Foreign Ministry to present to the Cabinet an assessment of the diplomatic ties with North Korea. This follows the “less-than-diplomatic” remarks by North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, recently, claiming that Malaysia was in cohorts with Pyongyang’s enemies in the murder case of Kim [R…
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KUCHING: The State government is encouraging investors from China to tap into the estimated USD3 trillion global demand for halal products by exploring potential business opportunities in Tanjung Manis Halal Hub (TMHH) in Bintulu, Sarawak. Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said Malaysia has been spearheading the halal…
02.24 / 18:23
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KOTA KINABALU: Philippine Airlines is considering incorporating Kota Kinabalu and also Sandakan as some of its destinations. Its vice president Ryan T. Uy said the airline is currently studying the available routes in Sabah. “We used to fly to Kota Kinabalu. We know that Kota Kinabalu has a large Filipino population,” said Ryan. He said [&#…
02.24 / 18:23
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KUCHING: Visitors, especially students, who wish to know more about the impact and influence of politics on youths can attend a session on ‘A Career in Diplomacy’, held as part of the programmes under this year’s Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) taking place at Vivacity Megamall here on this March 11 and 12. The [R…
02.24 / 17:47
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KUCHING: A renowned entrepreneur, innovator and collaboration strategist will conduct his session on ‘Innovate Yourself Towards Your Dream’ during this year’s Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) taking place at Vivacity Megamall here this March 11 and 12. Zaiwin Kassim, 36, is chairman of Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak Bhd (Kobis) – a state cooperative organisation [……
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KUCHING: A female Malayan civet was handed over to the Forest Department’s prevention and enforcement section on Wednesday. The civet, which was caught in a cage at a cocoa factory in Sejingkat, was handed over by the factory owner. It was then transported by the enforcement officer to Matang Wildlife Centre for rehabilitation. The civet […
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KUCHING: Datuk Anthony Nogeh Gumbek says he is all set to defend Mas Gading in the next general election (GE14). The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based said he was very optimistic  of his chances in defending the parliamentary seat for Barisan Nasional (BN). “My candidacy should not be an issue. I am confident that [&…
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KUCHING: A more vigilant approach must be taken at Kuching International Airport (KIA) to prevent foreigners from entering the state illegally. In making the call, Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, suggested that a proper signage and barriers to be put between the arrival halls of international and the domestic…
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SEMPORNA: Tourist boat operators in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) must have a good communication system when their boats are at sea to bring tourists to resorts, or to the islands for diving, snorkelling, and island hopping. These are among the security measures that were decided during the Tourist Jetty and Other Security Aspects of…
02.24 / 17:47
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KOTA KINABALU: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the state are encouraged to take full advantage of the Sirim Fraunhoffer programme, to gain new technology in order to increase productivity. Inspired by its German counterpart, the government-funded programme aims to upgrade current technology being used by SMEs nationwide to allow respective companies to upscale operations…
02.24 / 17:47
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KOTA KINABALU:  Sabah is focusing on the development of knowledgeable and skilled human capital capable of taking over the tasks at various economic sectors in Sabah in the future. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman said he had adopted the approach of creating three sectors, namely tourism, agriculture and manufacturing as well as …
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KOTA KINABALU: The catamaran capsize incident in Pulau Mengalum on Jan 28 which took the life of four China tourists with two presumed dead while three are still reported missing, has provided a valuable lesson for the authority to improve safety measure at sea. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sabah and Labuan director First Admiral…
02.24 / 17:47
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to give assistance and implement programmes such as the 1Malaysia Peoples’ Housing Project (PR1MA), Federal Territories Affordable Homes (RUMAWIP), ‘Rumah Idaman Rakyat’ and others, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said various efforts had been made to enable the people to own homes much lower than [R…
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KUALA LUMPUR: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder that may lead to health risks such as diseases and even death, according to a consultant otorhinolaryngologist here. Dr Muhamad Noorhisyam Salleh who is based at KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital said besides screening for conventional diseases, obstructive sleep apnea should also be noted during…
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