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On Friday, the government put the number of people killed in two days of protests in the capital Managua and other cities at 10, the last official figure. ... Another early victim was a young male protester, whom officials said had been demonstrating in favour of Ortega's reform, though the opposition said ... Nicaragua
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested on Sunday that the assassination at close range of Hamas engineer Fadi al-Batash in the Malaysian capital, ... that he has sent a Hamas delegation to Malaysia to meet with Malaysian government and police officials to monitor the investigation from up close. Nicaragua

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian finance minister Daim Zainuddin has criticised the government's decision to waive the goods and services tax ... Mr Daim, 79, also criticised the reason given by Malaysian officials to justify the waiver to pay the 6 per cent GST which critics have said would save the ... Nicaragua
In a study conducted by the EIP in 2015, Malaysia ranked 114th out of 127 countries surveyed with low electoral integrity. In 2014 ... Elections provide the main opportunities for citizens to participate in politics and hold community leaders, elected representatives, government officials and institutions, public ... Nicaragua
KUALA LUMPUR: A 400-strong team comprising government officials and activists began a raid on nightclubs and entertainment outlets in the Federal Territory last night as the raid ... Last night's raid team comprised members of 28 government agencies and 19 non-governmental organisations. Nicaragua
In early April 2018, the Malaysian navy rescued a total of 56 Rohingya men, women, and children, from a boat which set sail from Sittwe, Myanmar. ... Since last year, Myanmar government officials have been trying to force Rohingya fishermen in Thae Chaung to accept NVC cards (National Verifican Cards) ... Nicaragua

They still have to pay GST for non-ECRL related purchases,” a senior government spokesman told FMT. He accused Daim of “distorting the truth”, after he questioned the government's justification. “Daim is clearly helping his old boss to campaign,” the official said, referring to Pakatan Harapan (PH) ... Nicaragua
NEW DELHI: India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a ... Narendra Modi called a cabinet meeting to pass the measure Saturday on his return from the Commonwealth summit, a government official told AFP. Nicaragua
Al-Batsh specialized in electrical and electronic engineering and worked at a Malaysian university. He had lived there with his family for the past eight years and was an imam at a local mosque. READ NEXT: Malaysia official says North Korea leader's brother slain at airport. He received his Ph.D degree ... Nicaragua
"If the plaintiffs' evidence is correct, there may be very significant criminal misconduct being committed here in aid of corrupt foreign official(s)," Justice Frederick ... Corruption in Malaysia is under global scrutiny, with the US investigating the theft of money from a Malaysian state investment fund that was allegedly used to buy ... Nicaragua
Critics complain that there are no criteria for determining what constitutes “fake news” other than what the government deems to be fake news. Although the bill was passed to “promote national security,” according to government officials, opponents said its real purpose is to protect the government in ... Nicaragua
Later, Madden and Walters discovered that Razak was at the center of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into government corruption and money laundering. According to the DOJ, Malaysian officials and others had stolen billions and laundered some of that money in the U.S. through real estate, ... Nicaragua
The Malaysian government has today (11 April) declared 9 May, polling day for the 14th general election (GE14), as a public holiday for the country. According to a statement by The Office of The Prime Minister Malaysia, this is to enable Malaysians to carry out their responsibilities as voters. “This public ... Nicaragua
Is it because they have easy access to loans? Is it because some people think they have too little work to do, thanks to the reputation gained from little Napoleons? In the late 1990s, visiting a government department was a nightmare, at least in Ipoh. Civil servants would knock off before the official end of the ... Nicaragua
He adds that if Guan Eng would have his own father, a person who holds no positions in the state government and no elected positions in the state, to represent ... “Let me remind Guan Eng that naming and charging the corrupted official or officials is the job of the MACC and the Attorney-General's office. Nicaragua
Prime Minister Najib Razak's government secured a simple majority in parliament to pass the Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, which sets out fines of up to ... The new law will apply to offenders who maliciously spread “fake news” inside and outside Malaysia, including foreigners, if Malaysia or a Malaysian citizen ... Nicaragua
Six Malaysian government ships were mobilized off Langkawi after officials received intelligence that a boat carrying 56 Rohingya had anchored near ... “It [the boat] was sent to Malaysia after it was repaired and its crew was supplied with food and fuel,” a Thai official told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated ... Nicaragua

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — In highway billboards and radio announcements, the government of Malaysia is warning of a new enemy: “fake news.” ... it with an anti-fake news law,” said Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, a senior official with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Nicaragua
Government officials have said the law is needed to protect public harmony and national security. They have accused the opposition coalition of using fake news as a key weapon to win votes and warned that any news on the indebted 1MDB state fund that had not been verified by the government is fake. Nicaragua
Government officials have said the law is needed to protect public harmony and national security. They have accused the opposition coalition of using fake news as a key weapon to win votes and warned that any news on the indebted 1MDB state fund that had not been verified by the government is fake. Nicaragua
An apparent cover-up, involving the dismissal of officials investigating or merely complaining about the scandal, might be the last straw for voters. But in Malaysian elections, alas, voters do not count for much. Under any reasonable electoral system, the coalition running Malaysia would not be in office in the ... Nicaragua
A FORMER Australian civil servant, who was served a legal demand for RM98.3 million over a Malaysian deal that never took off, said he does not know the man seeking money from him. Canberra Times reported yesterday that Nic Manikis, a former senior official at the Community Services Directorate, ... Nicaragua
A man looks at a message board for passengers, onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, during its fourth annual remembrance event in Kuala ... Liow said the Malaysian government was committed towards the search when it agreed to allow a US exploration firm to resume the hunt for the ... Nicaragua
This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping ... Nicaragua
A celebrated former ACT public servant received a bizarre legal demand for more than $20 million after a $1 billion property deal involving the Malaysian government fell through. Nic Manikis is a former senior official at the Community Services Directorate, and is widely credited as the driving force behind ... Nicaragua
Malaysian officials said Saturday that a search led by a U.S. firm will end in June. This coming Thursday marks four years since MH370 famously vanished on March 8, 2014. Flight MH370 was carrying 239 people and disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The Malaysian government ... Nicaragua
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Ministry of Health on Saturday (Mar 3) rubbished claims of a food poisoning outbreak linked to the safety of the water supply in the Klang Valley. A message circulating on WhatsApp claimed there was a salmonella outbreak in the area, the New Straits Times reported. It added ... Nicaragua
The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people - mostly from China - on board, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. ... But the Malaysian government struck a "no find, no fee" deal with exploration firm Ocean Infinity to resume the search in an area north of the original zone, that ... Nicaragua
While many said goodbye to the year of the rooster and welcomed the year of the dog over the long Chinese New Year weekend, Malaysian government officials from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) seemed to be stuck in 2017. Splashed across a major newspaper ... Nicaragua
Malaysia's government has cut the proposed punishment for fake news offenders from 10 to six years in prison following an outcry from rights groups and ... Government officials have accused the opposition coalition of using fake news to win votes and warned that any news about the indebted 1MDB state ... Nicaragua
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has established a special taskforce to study the implementation of blockchain in the country as well as the shariah ... of 600 delegates from diverse backgrounds such as academicians, NGO, practitioners, regulators, government officials, corporate technology companies, ... Nicaragua
The government's decision to take out a full-page advertisement featuring a barking rooster to mark the occasion put the simmering culture wars back at the heart of Malaysia's identity crisis. The official attempt to play down canine symbols, to appease some Malaysian Muslims who view dogs as unclean ... Nicaragua
Sources close to the development told The Malaysian Reserve that the Malaysian government and the Harvard University's graduate business school have recently reached an ... A delegation comprising HBS management officials and professors recently visited Malaysia for a final discussion and site visit. Nicaragua
Thousands of Mynamar workers without proper documents are expected to take advantage of a Malaysian government's amnesty programme that will ... programme gives illegal foreign workers a chance to go back home before June 30 without being arrested,” an official of the Migrant Workers Division told ... Nicaragua
The agency issued the clarification after the Malaysian government earlier announced it will now allow employers to hire HSWs from nine countries, including ... international organization and heads of states and government officials with the rank of at least deputy minister,” Olalia said in POEA Advisory 10. Nicaragua
Renew BN's mandate in Terengganu for more prosperity, says Zahid Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the people must renew the Terengganu government's mandate so it can bring more prosperity and development to the state. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, February 26, 2018 ... Nicaragua
The long timeline Kamarulzaman mentioned for acquiring the capability is reflective of the constraints that affect the extent to which Malaysia can invest in its military capabilities. There has long been a yawning gap between what Malaysian defense officials say the country requires and what the government ... Nicaragua
The UN body has registered 62,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, but the organization estimates there could be another 30,000 to 40,000 who are there illegally and don't have official refugee status -- obtaining it is a lengthy process that can only happen in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. "UNHCR ... Nicaragua
South Korea's SK group will open its regional headquarters in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur to power its expansion in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. SK, which controls South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom, has signed a MoU with the Malaysian government to study investment ... Nicaragua
The memorandum is valid for a year but actual investments could come through sooner, a Malaysian government official hinted. SK Telecom holds a minority stake in Telekom Malaysia's mobile service operator webe, while other group companies have established long-term relationships in Malaysia, ... Nicaragua
Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device," the official government account tweeted, adding that the device was "most probably" a ... A State Department spokesman confirmed "an attack on the US embassy compound", adding that "at this time, embassy officials are working closely with ... Nicaragua
Singapore will be making skipping bail illegal after Kong was found attempting to escape to Malaysia by boat yesterday. ... SINGAPORE will criminalise skipping bail following the attempted escape of a man convicted in a high-profile fraud case at a megachurch, a senior government official said today. Nicaragua
The Telegraph understands that senior Malaysian officials flew to London last week, where they reminded the British government of its close trade ties with Malaysia and hinted at sanctions if the ban came into effect. The British government is reportedly split on whether to support the EU's palm oil ban, ... Nicaragua
More than 20 provisions have been suspended or changed in the final text ahead of the deal's official signing in March, including rules around intellectual ... The Telegraph understands that senior Malaysian officials flew to London last week, where they reminded the British government of its close trade ties ... Nicaragua
MALAYSIA must resolve its corruption scandals and empower the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to restore its integrity and ... it be called so when in seven countries overseas investigations are being opened and carried out, (but) the Malaysian government has slapped the Official Secrets ... Nicaragua
PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian government wants tahfiz schools - where students spend long hours memorising the content of the Islamic holy book - to ... Some 600 more tahfiz schools operate without education permits, officials have said, and these have thousands more young students under their care. Nicaragua
While many said goodbye to the year of the rooster and welcomed the year of the dog over the long Chinese New Year weekend, Malaysian government officials from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) seemed to be stuck in 2017. Splashed across a major newspaper ... Nicaragua
Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — The government allocates billions of ringgit for subsidies for the various sectors every year and any ... The government also allocates high subsidies to the health sector annually,” he said through a posting on his official blog ( today. Nicaragua
DAP'S Lim Kit Siang has questioned whether the proposed law against fake news will be used to prosecute government leaders and those from the ruling Barisan ... The Malaysian Bar, which represents 16,000 lawyers in the peninsula, had said Malaysia had sufficient laws to curb the spread of fake news. Nicaragua
Yet there are concerns among its critics over how much interest is being paid to service that debt and whether borrowing by state firms hides a growing problem. Last month, Prime Minister Najib Razak said total government borrowings of RM685.1 billion (S$231 billion) last year compared favourably ... Nicaragua


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