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BALING, Kedah: On a cold and windy Thursday (Apr 26) night in the rural town of Baling, 20km from the Thailand-Malaysian border, Mukhriz Mahathir's rallying speech warmed up the expectant crowd. The businessman may have studied in Tokyo and Boston in his youth, but speaking in Kedah-accented ...
KUALA LUMPUR: In January, a rare protest by Malay and indigenous oil palm farmers in downtown Kuala Lumpur made news headlines. Two thousand Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) settlers and smallholders, armed with 103,078 signatures, protested the European Union Parliament's ...

There is a complex of factors that comes into play for voters in urban areas of Peninsular Malaysia, which encompasses large cities and small towns, many of them represented by opposition MPs. Economic strain and insecurity is such a prevalent theme; on the ground, low-and even middle-income ...
The Malaysian election next month pits the country's pugnacious 92-year-old former leader Mahathir Mohamad against his protege, Prime Minister ... Tens of thousands protested against Najib in Malaysia's biggest city, Kuala Lumpur, in 2015, but rural Malays are more concerned by issues such as the ...
A banner in a Malay village read, "Jom Biru Jangan Haru Biru" (Go Blue, No To Chaos). Malay villagers told The Straits Times that they equate ruling coalition BN as the pact that brings peace to Malaysia while the opposition PH represents uncertainty to these locals - made of mostly agricultural labourers.
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 2,600 Malaysian police personnel will be on duty in Kuala Lumpur to ensure everything runs smoothly during Saturday's (April 28) nomination day. City police chief Mazlan Lazim said the number includes 361 officers, 2,303 rank- and-file ...

PENDANG (Kedah) • As election fever rages in Kedah, calls for equal bumiputera rights are growing louder from the Siamese community in Malaysia. Known as Orang Siam, or "people of Siam" after Thailand's former name, many live in villages near the Malaysian-Thai border and work as rubber or rice ...
Following its latest initiative to get Malaysians pumped up about the 14th general election, Grab is offering users a RM5 off rides to or from polling stations on 9 May 2018, which can be redeemed in the GrabRewards catalogue. The discount is only valid for polling stations across the 25 cities in Malaysia ...
In the middle of the 1900s, the northwestern Malaysian town of Ipoh was the world's largest producer of tin and its booming success showed. ... built,” Ipoh grew from a sleepy village in the valley of the Kinta River to a hotbed of cabarets, nightlife and conspicuous consumption, a city fuelled by the fortunes of ...
Thousands of people, led by Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, are taking part in the funeral of Hamas engineer Fadi al-Batsh in northern Gaza. Haniyeh led the funeral prayers at a mosque in Jabaliya, the town where al-Batsh grew up. He accused Israel of killing al-Batsh, who was gunned down in Malaysia last ...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Fadi al-Batsh, a well-liked electrical engineering lecturer and devout family man, always had a smile for his friends and ... Malaysian officials said the attackers were “most likely born in the Middle East or in the West” but would not directly say who they thought was behind the ...
Al-Batsh, an electrical engineering lecturer at a Malaysian university, was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle as he was on his way to a mosque on Saturday. In Gaza, Hamas leaders and relatives are waiting at the Egyptian border for his body. Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza, ...
This may be due to large hidden capital outflows from Malaysia to other countries. From 2009 till 2012 it totaled RM 168 billion. Whatever it is, I am certain that there isn't any Malaysian company that can afford to invest that much as Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Hence this explains why this item has a ...
Well, it's no surprise why Malacca was chosen as one of the coolest cities in the world; the historical city has plenty to offer to the world – quaint riverside cafes and restaurants, beautiful Portuguese-influenced architecture, Jonker Walk, amazing food and fresh seafood, and rich culture brimming from every ...
Ride-sharing platform Grab has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for the development of the Malaysian City Brain initiative. The initiative was first announced in January this year, which represents the development of an MDEC-led smart city ...
The Trump International Hotel in downtown D.C. might be the most controversial building in Washington. Maryland and the District are suing President Trump over the hotel, saying he's violating the U.S. Constitution every time a foreign government pays to stay in his Pennsylvania Avenue property.
For decades, he has been a familiar face at demonstrations, be it workers fighting for their rights or squatters defending their homes from demolition. As a result, he had spent countless nights in police lock-ups. He showed up for the interview at a restaurant in Petaling Jaya in a beat-up Perodua Kelisa, clad ...

SINGAPORE: The Malaysian man accused of helping former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han flee Singapore in February was on Thursday (Apr 12) sentenced to six ... He had collected S$8,000 in cash from Chew on Feb 20 as partial payment for helping him skip town to avoid serving jail time.
So leave the heaving city streets behind and set out to discover trails, diving spots and hidden architecture. Here are five spots we ... The village is a more tranquil alternative to Malaysia's Cameron Highlands, which is popular for its tea plantations and strawberry farms. Nature enthusiasts can take a short ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had promised, in 2013, to transform rural areas in Malaysia. This was to raise ... Malaysia Village Headmen Federation deputy president Rosli Kasmin said BN's proper planning formed the basis for the success of the implementation. He said people ...
A pig-tailed macaque picking trainer Wan Ibrahim Wan Mat's hair in the village of Melor in the northern state of Kelantan, Malaysia, on Feb 8, 2018. ... a coconut on a piece of string until it fell to the floor, a small victory for the simian student at a Malaysian school that trains monkeys to harvest fruit for farmers.
A pig-tailed macaque yanked at a coconut on a piece of string until it fell to the floor, a small victory for the simian student at a Malaysian school that trains ... but as their natural habitat has been destroyed by logging and human encroachment, the monkeys have increasingly strayed into villages and cities.
Thousands of monkeys have been taught the trade over the past four decades by a man known as Grandfather Wan in a small village in Malaysia. ... Malaysia: A pig-tailed macaque yanked at a coconut on a piece of string until it fell to the floor, a small victory for the simian student at a Malaysian school that ...
A trishaw decorated with the Pokemon character Pikachu is seen in Malaysia's historical city of Melaka October 6, 2017. — AFP picMELAKA, April 4 — Wings Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Lion Group, is set to launch a new route from Medan, Indonesia, to Melaka using the Melaka International Airport ...
Soda Mbengue looks over the edge of her fishing district, where buildings have been damaged by rising sea levels and coastal erosion, Saint-Louis, Senegal March 16, 2018. — Thomson Reuters Foundation picSAINT-LOUIS (Senegal), April 3 — “Mum, mum, get up — the water's here!” Fatou Ndiaye's ...
In 1982, I drove across Australia starting from Perth and stopped overnight in many towns and cities including Albany, Adelaide and Canberra before ending my trip in Sydney. The drive was leisurely and made comfortable and convenient by hotels, motels and petrol stations along the way. I approached ...
BANGI, March 26 — Mah Sing Group Bhd has allocated RM180 million for the construction of a tiered interchange connecting Southville City and the ... Also present were Malaysian Highway Authority Director-General Datuk Ismail Md Salleh and PLUS Malaysia Bhd Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd ...
A total of 64 people, many of them children, perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, officials said Monday as rescuers ... “Whole classes of children from nearby villages were there, they were locked in (the cinema),” a witness who gave his name as Konstantin told ...
In Kota Kinabalu, lights at the City Hall building were switched off as 200 people took part in the Earth Hour Bike Ride. Sabah Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Edward Yong told local papers that pollution, indiscriminate forest clearing have resulted in the imbalances in the environment and ...
We are now on the verge of awarding contracts to three or four top tier construction firms. The contracts will all be for Phase 1A,” Tee said in a briefing at Putrajaya in Malaysia. “Right now, the most important challenge for us is to deliver the sports complex and the rest of the (commitments under Phase 1A).
I love a good Cities: Skylines build, and this cinematic flythrough of a recreation of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya in Malaysia is something special to see. There's real care taken by the creator, Gilbert Plays, to make something that models the feeling of an actual city. While I'm no expert on Putrajaya (and ...
GEORGE TOWN: Pulau Tikus assemblywoman Yap Soo Huey will not be defending her seat in the coming polls as she will be heading to the United States this August to further her studies in city and transport planning. She is expected to be away for a few years before returning to serve the government.
"Sometimes it helps to do a small pop-up public space just to showcase on a temporary level what kinds of benefits it has for the city, the citizens, and that neighborhood." Public space has been shrinking in the world's fast-growing cities, where almost 70 percent of the population is expected to live by 2050, ...
Philippine Navy commandos aboard a gunboat on Oct. 19, 2017, patrol Lake Lanao in Marawi city in southern Philippines, where pro-Islamic State militants were making a final stand amid a massive military offensive. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, an official said two militants who survived the siege of ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Air pollution and petty crime have caused Kuala Lumpur to drop out of the 100 most liveable cities for Asian expatriates list in an annual ranking by ECA International. The capital city is now at a lowly 126th position in the latest Location Ratings survey published by the global mobility ...
MANILA--Two militants, one Filipino and the other Malaysian, who survived the crushing of a siege of a southern Philippine city last year are among the ... More than 1,100 people, mostly militants, were killed in the Marawi siege, which also forced hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to nearby towns.
THE Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels have surrounded the city of Afrin in northern Syria controlled by Kurdish militia that is the key target of Ankara's cross-border operation, the military said today. The Turkish forces, who had been looking to complete the encirclement in a two-pronged movement from ...
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his deputy, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, and other cabinet ministers celebrated the event with people in their constituencies in towns and villages. They also had the traditional Lou Sang — the symbolic dish of prosperity, health and all things auspicious.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Zamboanga City Air Force and Naval troops under the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) hosted air and maritime patrols with Malaysia and Australia on Monday, March 12. As part of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement (TCA), Lieutenant Colonel Acmad ...
Two militants, one Filipino and the other Malaysian, who survived the crushing of a siege of a southern Philippine city last year are among the leading ... More than 1,100 people, mostly militants, were killed in the Marawi siege, which also forced hundreds of thousands of residents to flee to nearby towns.
Off the southern coast of Malaysia, a futuristic city is rising from the sea. An artificial island, the first of four that will anchor the projected $100 billion Forest City project, has materialized in the Straits of Johor, the channel that separates the Malay Peninsula from Singapore. Three years ago, this was open ...
This fragrantly scrumptious deluxe version of fried rice is topped with crab meat, sweet corn and various premium toppings. Want to try any of these featured dishes? Download and join TABLEAPP ELITE to redeem any of these signature dishes for FREE. Malay Mail readers get RM20 off the membership ...
StarMetro approached Malaysian Society of Arborist (PArM) to learn more about what it takes to look after trees and the situation in the country, and especially in the Klang Valley. PArM vice-president Rosslan Yaacob said there were currently 96 certified arborists in Malaysia, whereas Singapore has 500.
A volley of insults hurled by ruling party officials in Malaysia at 94-year-old ethnic-Chinese tycoon, Robert Kuok, has exposed a racial and religious divide ahead of elections due by August. Leaders from UMNO targeted Hong Kong-based Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok in the last two weeks, accusing ...
The four day training starting tomorrow until Friday at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will bring together senior members of the national assembly, majority of who are also chairpersons of major parliamentary committees, ... Learners will also be given an opportunity to sample Malaysian culture through city tours.
A police officer stands on duty outside a restaurant which has been secured as part of the investigation into the poisoning of former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, March 11, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, March 11 — Traces of a nerve agent used in the ...
A general view of Lanai, which is designed by the Malaysian Institute of Planners in Kuala Lumpur.Project co-ordinator Juwairiyah Ho told Malay Mail that MIP spent RM20,000, mostly contributed by its own members, to develop the parklet. It now needs up to RM50,000 more to make the place permanent.
The unwelcome visitors have made their way into the town of Ingham towards the country's north-east tip, according to several residents' photos posted on social media, after four days of torrential rain broke river banks, covered pastureland and cut off towns. Toby Millyard, crocodile researcher at Australia ...
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia — Nine years ago, Robyn Eckhardt, an American journalist, and her husband, David Hagerman, a photographer, traveled here so ... They began driving up from Kuala Lumpur, roughly 185 miles, about once a month to watch a dog for a friend who owns a restaurant in this city on ...
In the middle of the 1900s, the northwestern Malaysian town of Ipoh was the world's largest producer of tin and its booming success showed. ... built,” Ipoh grew from a sleepy village in the valley of the Kinta River to a hotbed of cabarets, night life and conspicuous consumption, a city fueled by the fortunes of ...


 

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