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It’s just a coincidence, says Dr M on govt projects for...

The prime minister insists PH is not out to buy votes ahead of the by-election.

Suitors for Malaysia Airlines identified, says Azmin

Four local and foreign companies shortlisted from a list of 20, Dewan Rakyat told.

CAP defends Mavcom over immigration congestion issue

CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader says before Mavcom was established, complaints from passengers were often ignored.

Changes will be made to Mavcom if necessary, says Dr M

The prime minister says the government is looking into the complaints about Mavcom's performance.

Dr M stands firm on Kashmir remarks

The prime minister says all countries should abide by the UN resolution on Kashmir.

Ex-PAS no 2 slapped with 33 charges involving RM4 million

Nasharudin Mat Isa claims trial to charges of money laundering and CBT offences.

Govt can’t provide jobs for all Malays, says Dr M

The prime minister says the Malays should also look for jobs themselves, with training and business opportunities provided by the government.

Absent MPs have been warned, says Dr M

The prime minister says the matter has been discussed in Cabinet but denies that it is a matter of governmental discipline.

Regulations needed to protect those in gig economy, Dr M says

The prime minister says it is a challenge for the government to protect the welfare of those in the gig economy.

Muslim scholars’ ignorance behind anti-Shia fatwa, says Penang mufti

Wan Salim Mohd Noor says fatwas are subject to revision as they are based on human reasoning.

MP moots ketum farming to boost smallholders’ income

Padang Besar MP Zahidi Zainul Abidin says locals will no longer need to rely on subsidies from the government once they are economically stable.

Gambling on fraud and scam-busting success

Former army reservist, boxer and fireman Ken Gamble has dedicated more than 30 years to scam and fraud investigations.

DAP trying to evade election promises, says PBB man

Karim Hamzah says Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen is trying to put the blame on GPS for his inability to meet his promises.

45,000 cash aid recipients don’t have bank accounts

Government hopes local banks will allow them to open zero balance accounts.

Polygraph tests don’t detect lies, says criminologist

P Sundramoorthy of Universiti Sains Malaysia says priority should be given to physical evidence such as DNA tests and CCTV recordings.

Police force bugged by ‘system down’ syndrome

Reporting system keeps breaking down, and some policemen resort to buying office supplies with their own money, they say.

To avoid U-turn, Sabah police stay cautious on pump boat ban

A thorough study is needed in order to avoid further U-turns, says state police chief

‘Mini’ bus service to start next year, says minister

Anthony Loke says RapidKL will team up with private bus companies to expand and improve the service.

Cops nab gang that stole luxury Toyota cars for sale in...

'Geng Acu' leader, girlfriend and another man arrested for theft of 21 vehicles costing RM1.5 million.

Witness: Isa wanted RM3mil, we had no choice

High Court is told that board of directors were not told about the request in connection with RM160mil purchase of hotel.

Indian trade body tells members to boycott Malaysian palm oil

The oilseed crushers' association says it should support New Delhi's protest against Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remarks on the Kashmir conflict.

No land swap deal yet for Kulim airport, says MB

Mukhriz Mahathir says the application would be submitted only after land acquisition for the proposed airport is completed.

‘Bombs’ found were grenades kept by trafficker, say cops

Penang police say the suspect lives in a flat directly across from a fire hose reel cabinet where the weapons were found.

Guan Eng sues RPK over claims of tunnel project corruption

Former Penang CM seeks damages, front-page apology and an injunction to prevent Raja Petra from repeating the claims in his articles.

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