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August 29, 2018 10:26 AM Iran has arrested 'dozens of spies': Intelligence minister

TEHRAN: Iran's intelligence minister said "dozens of spies" had been arrested as part of a crackdown on espionage and dual nationals and alluded to an agent Iran had placed in the Israeli government, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the "dozens of spies", or over what period they had been arrested 23

August 24, 2018 6:22 AM Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom's human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to "engage diplomatically" with Saudi Arabia 13

August 24, 2018 6:13 AM Saudi medical trainees' departure from Canada delayed

OTTAWA: Saudi medical students may remain in Canada and care for patients up to three weeks past a deadline that Riyadh had set for their departure amid a diplomatic spat, several universities confirmed Thursday. The extension to Sept 22 was granted after Saudi Arabia, outraged over Canadian calls for the release of activists, ordered all Saudi students 13

August 12, 2018 2:07 PM Remains of seven Kiwi soldiers from WWII to be repatriated

TAIPING: The remains of seven New Zealand soldiers who died in World War II were exhumed from the Commonwealth War Graves in the Kamunting Camp and transported to Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur today and will be flown home on Aug 20. The forensic analysis process and reconciliation was conducted at Taiping Hospital while identification was done at the camp. A total 13

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Special send-off for remains of 28 Kiwi soldiers on Aug 20

MALACCA: It may be a sombre event, but one that will be steeped in tradition as the remains of 28 New Zealand servicemen will be given honours at a special ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before they are repatriated home on Aug 20. The Defence Ministry in a statement today said the ceremony to be held at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex 10

July 17, 2018 1:28 PM Mohamed Hatta strengthens DBP, agenda to uphold Bahasa Melayu

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Prof Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom as chairman of the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Board of Governors will boost the core functions of the agency in upholding the status of Bahasa Melayu as the national language. DBP director-general Datuk Abdul Adzis Abas said the agency was confident that Mohamed Hatta's appointment will assist 8

July 12, 2018 5:20 AM Maszlee: No conflict on UEC in PH, only in BN

PETALING JAYA: There is no conflict in the federal government on recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. Pakatan Harapan (PH) would not reverse its decision on it. The only conflict in the matter is among the BN leaders, he said. "The only one in conflict is BN, with (MCA deputy president) Datuk 58

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 17

July 5, 2018 7:32 AM Osram to embark on high-end LED technology in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: German-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd is looking to embark on advanced lighting technology in Malaysia, particularly for automotive applications as it sees huge growth potential in the market. “There is more and more of real high-end (lighting) applications needed (in Malaysia) such as pixel 11

July 2, 2018 1:41 PM Perlis Raja Muda tells traders to go polystyrene-free

ARAU: The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail has called on traders in the state to cease the use of polystyrene food containers due to its adverse effect on health. He said the use of polystyrene that had been rampant at night markets and Ramadan bazaars recently showed that the traders and members of the public did not care less on the matter 7