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    Malaysia’s Federal Territories including KL to ban plastic straws from Jan 1, 2019

    PUTRAJAYA – Plastic straws will be banned in all the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1 next year. Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Adnan Mohd Ikhsan said businesses which are still found to be using plastic straws in 2019 risk having their business licences terminated....
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    15 die, 33 warded after consuming alcohol

    SHAH ALAM: Up to 15 men have died and 33 more have been hospitalised since yesterday from suspected poisoning after having consumed alcoholic drinks in several areas in the Klang Valley, the police said. Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said the victims that died comprised Malaysians as well as...
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    MAS flight forced to return to London’s Heathrow Airport soon after takeoff due to technical issue

    PETALING JAYA – A Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight was forced to return to London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday (Sep 13) night because of a technical issue. Flight MH1 which was bound for Kuala Lumpur had left London at 9.58pm (London time) but made a swift turnback after taking off....
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    Singapore’s ARA on lookout to acquire assets in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR (September 12): Singapore-listed ARA Asset Management Ltd would consider acquiring retail, commercial and logistics properties in Malaysia, its chief executive officer for Malaysia Thomas Kong said, adding that these properties would have the potential to generate attractive and stable returns within a three- to five-year time frame....
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    Power outage in Johor Baru leaves thousands stranded

    JOHOR BARU Thousands of people in Johor Baru have been left stranded after a major power outage occurred in the city area at around 1pm. The disruption in electricity supply meant traffic lights at many junctions were not functioning, leading to chaos along major roads such as Jalan Tun...
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    Johor wants a third link bridge with Singapore within 3-4 years

    ISKANDAR PUTERI – Johor plans to build a third link bridge in Sungai Rengit in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi district, to ease the traffic congestions at the Johor Causeway and the Second Link Crossing. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said the bridge would link the southeast part of Johor with...
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    Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

    KUALA LUMPUR – Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the transport ministry said. Malaysia’s annual National Day parade, which features an aerobatic performance by the air...
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    Watch out for flight thieves taking bags from overhead cabins, even in business class

    PETALING JAYA: Be wary of thieves on flights, even in business class. This was the warning given by Facebook user Faiz Mokhtar, when he was almost robbed by another passenger on a flight back to Kuala Lumpur from Ho Chi Minh City via Malaysian Airlines on Wednesday (Aug 15)....
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    Kiwi Fined RM6,000 For Trying To Open MAS Aircraft Door In Midair

    A Kiwi restaurant manager was fined RM6,000, in default 12 months’ jail, by the Sepang magistrate’s court today for attempting to open the door of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft (file photo above) in midair during a flight from New Zealand to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last...
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    Malaysians share their spookiest Hungry Ghost Month tales

    This year, the seventh Chinese lunar month, also called the Hungry Ghost Month, falls from Aug 11 to Sept 9. During this period, a common sight will be roadside offerings of food, candles and joss sticks, to fete the wandering spirits. Makeshift tents are set up for the same...
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    Making an oasis in Wangsa Maju

    WANGSA Maju is surrounded by recreation and entertainment centres as well as shopping malls such as AEON Alpha Angle, AEON Big, Wangsa Walk and Giant. There are also international schools, worldclass healthcare and education facilities, such as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC), University Tunku Abdul Rahman and Malaysian Institute...
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    Restore Sarawak’s rights to its oil

    Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali has told Parliament that Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election promise of giving a 20% “royalty” to oil-producing states was based on “a loose definition of the word… The term cash payment is not used generally, but it is generally understood to mean a royalty”....