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July 13, 2018 9:13 AM Father, son nabbed for masterminding liquor smuggling

KUANTAN: The Region 3 Marine Operations Force (MOF) based in Kuantan have detained a father and son suspected of being liquor smuggling masterminds. Its commander, ACP Norzaid Muhammad Said said the first suspect, aged 32, was picked up at a mini market here at 11.50am while his 59-year-old father was detained at a warehouse in Jalan Haji Ahmad here two hours 8

July 13, 2018 7:53 AM Pan Island Link highway to cut travelling time

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge, which passes through Gottlieb Road, will help solve traffic woes and cut travelling time. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed highway will alleviate the heavy traffic load at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Pengkalan 7

July 11, 2018 3:38 PM Amanah spreads its wings to Labuan

LABUAN: Peninsula-based Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) is making inroads into the duty-free-island of Labuan to expand its political influence with the establishment of a pro-tem area chapter. Labuan Amanah pro-tem committee chairman Dr Ramli Tahir said the chapter now had 250 members with two branches established. "We established the Amanah Labuan on June 18, initially 6

July 11, 2018 7:37 AM Seri Delima assemblyman Syerleena receives death threat

GEORGE TOWN: Seri Delima state assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid claimed today that she had received a death threat. A note, 'Maut Menanti Kamu' (Death Awaits You) written with a red marker pen on an A4-size white paper, was sent to her service centre in Gelugor here yesterday, she said at a press conference today. "I found the note stuffed between 8

July 9, 2018 2:52 PM Vietnamese saddled with RM230,000 debt of deported friends

KUALA LUMPUR: A Vietnamese woman has claimed that she has been saddled with a RM230,000 debt after helping 12 compatriots to secure money from a loan shark. Le Thi Kim Dung, who is married to a local, said she tried to help her Vietnamese friends financially, which has now left her at the mercy of debt collectors. Her troubles allegedly started in December 5

July 8, 2018 3:31 AM Pompeo: Sanctions to remain until N. Korea 'final' denuclearisation

TOKYO: Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearisation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. Speaking in Tokyo after holding meetings in Pyongyang, Pompeo said Washington would continue enforcing sanctions until North Korea carried out "fully verified final denuclearisation". Pompeo is in Tokyo 7

July 6, 2018 2:13 PM Candidate for deputy defence minister to be made senator first: Tun M

PUTRAJAYA: A deputy minister of defence can only be appointed after the proposed candidate takes the oath of office as a senator, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "There is a candidate but the individual cannot be appointed yet because the person is not an elected representative. We have to appoint the person as a senator first," he said. Dr Mahathir 7

July 5, 2018 7:02 AM Buy properties before SST is implemented to save big: Rehda

IPOH: House buyers are advised to buy properties before the government implements the Sales and Services Tax (SST) to replace the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "This is the right time for the public to make their bookings and sign the agreements. They can save between five to 10% on the purchases which are relatively a big sum," Real Estate and Housing 6

July 5, 2018 6:43 AM Matrade encourages SMEs to be part of its initiatives

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) is encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate aggressively in the various initiatives undertaken by the trade promotion agency in order to boost their business. Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sharimahton Mat Saleh said financial assistance offered under the Market 12

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM Sabah strategises to reduce urban squatter problem

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Local Government and Housing Ministry is to develop new industries and build affordable houses in the rural areas as part of a strategy to reduce the squatter problem, especially in this capital city, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong said today. "We will build houses in the rural areas and provide employment 5