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  • Five detained over KK shooting spree, says Sabah police chief

    January 20, 2014 1:01 PM 24

    Sabah State Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib listens to questions during a press conference in a village of Sahabat 16, near Lahad Datu, on the Malaysian island of Borneo on February 17, 2013. – AFP picKOTA KINABALU, Jan 20 — Sabah police have detained five men to help in the investigation into the shooting and damage caused to 46 premises around

  • Spate of bombs kill 21 in Iraq

    January 20, 2014 12:56 PM 16

    The explosions came as Iraqi forces are pushing an offensive against al Qaida and allied militants west of the capital. Police say the deadliest of the blasts hit an outdoor market in the south of the capital, killing seven people and wounding 13. A bomb in a nearby commercial street killed two more. Another two people died and seven were wounded in a south-eastern

  • Putrajaya relaxes rules to boost green car production | Malaysia | The Malay Mail Online

    January 20, 2014 10:44 AM 33

    International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said by removing certain conditions for manufacturing licences, Putrajaya hopes to turn the local car market into an EEV hub. — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Malaysia announced today a series of fresh incentives to attract more foreign and domestic producers of energy

  • No excise tax cut for cars, APs under study | Malaysia | The Malay Mail Online

    January 20, 2014 10:03 AM 31

    International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed speaks during the unveiling of the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2014 in Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2014. — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — The government will not slash excise duties for vehicles as yet but may consider doing so when the country is in a better financial

  • Malaysia to ease restrictions to lure foreign auto investments

    January 20, 2014 9:33 AM 47

    Effective immediately, the new policy further opens up national maker Proton Holdings Bhd. to foreign competition. – AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Malaysia will relax restrictions barring foreign automakers from manufacturing small passenger vehicles as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy competes with Thailand for investments. Malaysia will selectively

  • Court rejects Putrajaya’s appeal against awards to lawyers in Human Rights Walk

    January 20, 2014 9:28 AM 21

    A three-man Court of Appeal bench led by Datuk Zaharah Ibrahim today dismissed the appeal with no order to costs. The court also dismissed a cross appeal by the lawyers for higher quantum of damages. No grounds were given for the dismissal of both appeals. Counsel Edmund Bon and Chan Yen Hui represented the six, while senior federal counsel Nadia Hanim

  • Pregnant dust ring now 'delivering' new planets

    January 20, 2014 9:25 AM 65

    According to a Japanese team, the ring surrounds the star named 'HD 142527' which is located over 456-lights years away in the southern constellation called Lupus. The ring's shiny-bright northern region is located incredibly far from the star itself - about five times the distance between the sun and Neptune, said a press release by the Atacama Large

  • Focus on R&D to be competitive, Kamalanathan tells universities

    January 20, 2014 9:25 AM 20

    Deputy Education Minister P.Kamalanathan (left) was briefed on USM's Apex phase 2 plans by USM vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman January 20, 2014. — Picture by Opalyn MokGEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 — Malaysian universities need to focus on research and development in order to compete against international counterparts, said Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan

  • Boos, doubts stalk Najib after kangkung ridicule

    January 20, 2014 9:21 AM 34

    There are some in Umno who want Najib to go, believing that the next election will be lost because of rising cost and drift in the country's leadership. - The Malaysian Insider pic, January 20, 2014.It doesn't seem to be getting any better for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after a week of being ridiculed for talking about falling vegetable prices

  • Nishikori pushes Nadal all the way, but Spaniard prevails

    January 20, 2014 9:15 AM 23

    The least favour Kei Nishikori did for Rafael Nadal on Monday was to nudge him into second-week wakefulness. The pretenders and upstarts are nearly all gone. The heat now is metaphorical, but no less fierce than last week. Nadal beat Kishikori 7-6, 7-5, 7-6, but for once it is true that this match was infinitely more closely contested than the scoreline