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US State Dept: Malaysia used as a “source-transit point” by Daesh and al-Qaeda terror groups

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia was not attacked by terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda but was used by these organisations as a “source and transit point”, according to the United States Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2018. It said Malaysia was used as a transit point by suspected Daesh supporters deported from Turkey and individuals planning to

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Silambam makes it to Sukma 2020

THE inclusion of silambam in Sukma 2020 is hailed as a great opportunity for associations and exponents to work together to make it a success, Malaysia Nanban reported. Persatuan Silambam Malaysia deputy president R.T. Uthayakumar said silambam was first introduced in Sukma 2007 as a showcase, and went on to be included as a competitive sport in two subsequent Sukma

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Showing Sympathy For Liberation Struggles is Not a Crime – SUARAM on LTTE issue

OPINION | Do Malaysians still remember how the Prime Minister has repeatedly stressed that “New Malaysia” is strictly based on the rule of law? This is apart from the PH GE14 manifesto that promised to do away with detention without trial laws such as SOSMA, POCA and POTA. Recent police action is disturbing as it is in direct contradiction to

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Fake LTTE Threat Arrest – TGTE Condemns & Urges Malaysia to Respect Human Rights

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam [TGTE] condemns the arrests of G. Saminathan and P. Gunasekaran, both members of the state assemblies in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka, states under the control of the present ruling coalition of Pakatan Harapan or Coalition of Hope. Two other DAP members and five others were also arrested under the Special Offences (Security Measures) Act

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Popular bookstore’s bombastic sale ‘Everything Must Go’ is on now

Well known POPULAR book store’s annual clearance ‘Everything Must Go’ is on now at selected 65 outlets nationwide, till Oct 6. So head to the following Popular stores for great deals on books, CDs, DVDs, stationery, gadgets and IT items: Central Aeon Anggun Rawang, Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi, Aeon Mall Cheras Selatan, Aeon Mall Taman Equine Shopping Centre, Ampang Point

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Good news for Malaysian as India e-Visa price reduced and duration changed

From family vacations to pilgrimage tours, Malaysians have long been loyal visitors to India. Previously, the Indian government decided to scrap the over-the-counter tourist visa (USD 40 for 6 months) for Malaysians and introduced the more expensive one and five-year visas, costing USD 100 (RM 407) and USD 200 (RM 814) respectively. Then the government introduced multiple entry e-Visa which

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Maszlee says Tamil film ‘Raatchasi’ captures his aspirations for education in Malaysia

Education Minister Maszlee Malik describes the Tamil film Raatchasi as having portrayed the policies and changes that were being made for implementation in the country’s education. He said the film had interpreted his aspirations, which included the Free Breakfast Programme initiative to see the teachers being able to sit down and have meals with the students. Maszlee said the film

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