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July 20, 2018 6:50 AM Rais questions move to allow students to wear black shoes

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim has questioned the Education Ministry's move to allow students to wear black shoes to school beginning 2019. "What's the importance of students nationwide having to change (their shoes) to black? "Are there not more pressing matters to address? The shoes' producers will certainly be delighted as they will stand 8

July 20, 2018 12:23 AM KT Bypass project expected to be completed by next July

KUALA TERENGGANU: The construction of the Kuala Terengganu Bypass (KT-Bypass) project which should have been completed in January is expected to be delayed by people reluctant to move out of the plots of land where the highway is to be built. Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said that with the delay, KT Bypass was expected to be completed 4

July 19, 2018 1:54 PM Spain drops international arrest warrants for Puigdemont, other Catalans

MADRID: A Spanish judge on Thursday dropped European and international arrest warrants for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders who fled abroad, the Supreme Court said, which means they no longer face extradition. In a court ruling, Pablo Llarena said he had taken the decision after a German court agreed to extradite 7

July 19, 2018 11:37 AM Let's move forward: Kayveas

KUALA LUMPUR: The MyPPP war may have seen its ending with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) officially naming Tan Sri M. Kayveas as the interim president along with nine others in an interim committee on July 10. Kayveas said the interim committee is made up of five people who are against him and were involved in his sacking but he has accepted the decision 8

July 18, 2018 12:44 PM MACC clarifies move to lift freeze on Najib's accounts

PUTRAJAYA: The move to lift the freeze on the bank account of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was done as it was irrelevant to the investigations on financial scandals of the supposed donation of RM2.6 billion and SRC International Sdn Bhd, both that are related to the 1Malaysia Development 5

July 18, 2018 6:45 AM Penang can look to civil societies for check and balance, says Gerakan man

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will have to look to civil societies apart from the three backbenchers from Umno and PAS to play the role of the Opposition in the state, veteran Gerakan leader Wong Mun Hoe said today. There is not a strong Opposition at the state assembly as Pakatan Harapan (PH) won 37 of the 40 state seats, said Wong. However, DAP assemblymen should 4

July 16, 2018 3:42 AM PTPN defers payment for those earning below RM4,000 monthly (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will allow borrowers earning less than RM4,000 a month to defer repaying their study loans. "In line with the 100-day pledge of the PH (Pakatan Harapan) manifesto, PTPTN will allow deferment of repayment for borrowers earning less than RM4,000 per month," PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful 5

July 16, 2018 1:54 AM Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

MANAGUA: Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said. The dead included six civilians – among them two children – and four police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH). The operation by police and paramilitaries 10

July 15, 2018 1:04 PM 2,000 Kalabakan Umno members quit party

TAWAU: About 2,000 Umno members in the Kalabakan Parliamentary constituency today unanimously announced that they were leaving the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah. The move was led by seven members of the Kalabakan Umno divisional committee who were recently appointed at the divisional election meeting, including the Umno Permanent Chairman of the area, Mohd Nazri 10

July 15, 2018 9:52 AM Ministry to review rejected applications for Bumiputera affordable homes: Zuraida

SEPANG: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will review applications for affordable homes by Bumiputera that were rejected by financial institutions, according to its minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin. The move, she said, was to ensure they were already house owners and to avoid a glut in unsold affordable houses under the Bumiputera quota. "The ministry 8