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Weightlifting, sepak takraw and taekwondo dropped as core sports

Kuala Lumpur: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today announced that weightlifting, sepak takraw and taekwondo have been dropped from the list of national core sports due to poor performance or not showing improvement. He said the decision was made after the ministry and the National Sports Council conducted a review including an in-depth study on the performances of the three sports since 2007.



Young girl killed in shotgun accident

ALOR SETAR: An eight-year-old girl died after she was shot in an accident on Wednesday at a village near Pokok Sena here. Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Rozi Jidin said that Puteri Intan Sharini Mohd.



Malaysia's Zoom wins big at Asean Rice Bowl Startup Awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian on-demand delivery startup Zoom emerged the region's best and walked away with the coveted Startup of the Year award at the Asean Rice Bowl Startup Awards on Wednesday. "This award is for all of us here, us startups in South East Asia.



Cargo boat almost sinks in K'batangan

Sandakan: A kumpit on its way to Jolo, in the Philippines from here almost sank after it sprang a leak and got stranded in Kinabatangan waters, early Tuesday. The MV Lady Joanna II , carrying 16,000 sacks of rice and 1,000 sacks of sugar left Sandakan at about 6am when those onboard realised their boat was filling with water due to leakage in the engine room.



MSIG launches e-hailing motor insurance

Kuala Lumpur: MSIG Insurance Bhd has launched E-Hail E-Zee, a new motor insurance to provide e-hailing drivers with peace-of-mind in the event of an accident while they are providing e-hailing services. Chief Executive Officer, Chua Seck Guan, said MSIG had liaised with various parties such as Bank Negara Malaysia and the General Insurance Association of Malaysia to create this approved add-on insurance.



Contractor charged with cheating man over road repair project

Kota Kinabalu: A local contractor was charged at the Magistrate's Court here, Monday, with cheating a man and attempting to cheat the same man over a road repair project. Ruddy Hanafie Mohammed Sapawae, 32, who appeared before Magistrates Afiq Agoes and Cindy Mc Juce Balitus, pleaded not guilty to the charges.



Everything You Need to Know About Malaysia's Election: Q&A

Malaysia is preparing for a general election in 2018 and the outlook is promising for Prime Minister Najib Razak. It's been an uncomfortable few years, with headlines swirling about a scandal over the finances of a state fund and unhappiness over rising living costs.



Former Sabah Water Department deputy director to be charged on Wednesday

The 52-year-old, who was re-arrested by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency here at about noon on Tuesday, is expected to be brought to court on Wednesday to face charges of money laundering and corruption. MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Azam Baki confirmed his arrest and said that they were going to charge the suspect.



Malaysia still in negotiations for Bandar Malaysia's master developer

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is still in negotiations for a master developer for its ambitious Bandar Malaysia project, Treasury Secretary-General for Malaysia's Finance Ministry Irwan Serigar told Channel NewsAsia in an interview on Tuesday . Bandar Malaysia is set to house a terminus for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail once the rail operations commence in 2026.



Kota Belud villagers evacuate due to floods

Flood hit villagers at the Tun Said Community hall after being evacuated early Tuesday following flooding that hit some 26 villages along the Kadamaian river on Tuesday. KOTA KINABALU: Some 129 people from villages in flood prone Kota Belud district were evacuated overnight after Sungai Kadamaian overflowed its banks following heavy rains in west coast Sabah since late Monday.



Malaysian stewardesses should wear shariah-compliant uniforms: Senator

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government should introduce shariah-compliant uniforms for flight stewardesses serving the country's airline companies in portraying its image as a Muslim country, said senator Hanafi Mamat on Tuesday . The UMNO division head for Pasir Mas said the move would not hurt the airline companies because their survival depended on delivery of service quality.



iM4U, AEON Organise Post-Flood Relief Donation Drive

Last update: 11/12/2017 By Mukhriz Mat Husin KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 -- Members of the public are encouraged to donate post-flood relief items via the iM4U-AEON 'Stuff the Bus' campaign held at seven AEON outlets across the Klang Valley. In a statement, iM4U said the campaign held over the last weekend and next weekend , was to inspire the public to play an active role in helping flood victims by purchasing and donating these items from the selected AEON outlets.



Malaysia Airlines' Double 12 (12.12) Deals on offer

December 2017: Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering up to a 30 per cent in discount on fares for economy class travel to selected destinations with the 'Malaysia Airlines' Double 12 Deals' from December 12 to 15. In a statement today, the national carrier said the four-day promotion is valid for travel from December 19, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018. It said the promotion would be available via the Malaysia Airlines' website www.malaysiaairlines.com, participating travel agents and on the MHmobile app.



UN's Acceptance Of Malaysia's Resolution A Historic Success - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described United Nations' acceptance of the resolution to fight the spread of extremism and radicalisation, as a success for Malaysia. "Alhamdulillah, the United Nations has accepted Malaysia's resolution to combat the spread of extremism and radicalism by adopting moderation.



Armed duo escape with 1.4mil worth of jewellery in heist

SUNGAI PETANI: Two men armed with a pistol robbed a goldsmith's shop here and carted off with about RM1.4mil worth of jewellery. Kuala Muda OCPD Asst Comm Saifi Abdul Hamid said on Monday that the suspects, both wearing full-faced helmets, barged into the shop located at Jalan Dewa here at about 1.30pm.



Naked teen model plunged 14 floors to death after - drug-fuelle...

Dutch national Ivana Smit, 18, had been a successful and well-known model in Malaysia, for five years after she first moved there with relatives when she was five years old. She had been partying last week but returned to the 20th floor apartment of a wealthy American "cryptocurrency trader" and his wife at 5am last Thursday.



Anwar's lawyers ask 'concerned' Malaysian PM to grant his release from prison

Najib Razak and his wife visited Anwar Ibrahim, who was recuperating after surgery, on Friday . KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim have asked for Prime Minister Najib Razak to grant his immediate release from prison so that he can properly recover from shoulder surgery.





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