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August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 78

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 73

August 26, 2018 5:26 AM Five vietnamese men charged with breaking into supermarket

JITRA: Five Vietnamese men were charged with breaking into a supermarket in Ayer Hitam, Jerlun, in early July, at the Magistrate's Court here today. However, no plea was recorded from Nguyen Van Hop, Ha Van Khanh, Pham Van Xuan, Nghiem Van Long and Tran Xuan Thong, as all of them, aged between 20 and 30, did not understand Bahasa Malaysia 58

August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 269

August 24, 2018 11:41 AM IRB confirms RM16.046b unreturned tax refunds

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) today confirmed that the previous government did not return a total of RM16.046 billion in excess income tax and real property gains tax as at May 31, 2018 to taxpayers, mainly due to the shortfall in the Tax Refund Fund (TBBC). This, it said, involves 1.65 million cases comprising companies, individuals 80

August 24, 2018 8:21 AM 2 single mothers get jail for CBT, concealment of stolen money

KUALA LUMPUR: Two single mothers were found guilty by the Sessions Court here today of criminal breach of trust and assisting in the concealment of stolen money, three years ago. Judge Syed Faisal Syed Amir meted out six years' jail to former bank officer G. Vani, 44, and five years' jail to self-employed Ristiyanti Mohd Isa, 41, after finding that the defence 37

August 24, 2018 6:46 AM Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

YANSHUI, Taiwan: With a cross rising from a red pagoda roof and two lion statues guarding the entrance, a Catholic church in southern Taiwan could easily be mistaken for one of the ubiquitous temples dotting the island. Taiwan embraces freedom of religion and has one of the highest densities of temples in the world, with close to 70% of the population 52

August 24, 2018 4:18 AM Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at 68

FORMER Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, a Southern rock pioneer who co-wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama, has died, his official Facebook page account announced on Thursday. He was 68. The post said he died at home on Wednesday. It did not mention the cause, but rock music bible Rolling Stone said he had been battling lung cancer. "It is with great sorrow 100

August 23, 2018 12:49 PM ‘Bulk water supply rate cut to have impact on Gamuda’

PETALING JAYA: PublicInvest Research views the cut in the bulk water supply rate in Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd’s offer as a positive development as it confirms continuation for Gamuda Bhd in providing operation and maintenance services to the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (SSP3) and the recovery of RM400 million receivables owed by Syarikat 177

August 23, 2018 4:51 AM PKR newsletter attacks Perak Pribumi MB

He said Abdul Aziz Bari, who chairs the state education, technology, science and environment committee, should have stated his opinion when given the opportunity at the meeting of the state executive council. The issue was about giving 999-year land titles to residents of new villages. Faizal had said that the state government would not issue 999-year 148