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As the nation celebrates Malaysia Day tomorrow, over two weeks after marking 57 years of Merdeka, Sabahan Tan Sri Simon Sipaun has mixed feelings - nostalgia for the ease of life of his youth half a century ago and cautious optimism for Malaysia going forward. To him, the people of Sabah have never really experienced the true meaning of independence and the status of a sovereign state, even as talk of secession festers among some.
By Yong Soo Heong KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 -- When KL Converge 2014 rolls in from Wednesday, the three-day multi-platform creative industry conference will explore ways to position Malaysia as a top digital media and communications hub in this region. It appears to be a tall order but to Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, it is also about building an ecosystem for the local content industry to maximise its real potential in the global market.
Australian ship HMAS Success is seen during the continuing search in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Reuters The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery.
THE pilot of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 deliberately killed himself and his passengers by turning off the oxygen supply, an air accident investigator will tell experts. Airline boss Ewan Wilson also believes there have been five other suicide tragedies involving commercial jetliners - which aren't linked to terrorism - in the last 30 years.
In the winter of 2013, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stepped across the Egyptian border at Rafah and made a rare visit by a head of government to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Razak, whose country does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, told reporters: "We believe in the struggle of the Palestinian people.
It's not on the list of 101 Near Extinct Food drawn up by the National Heritage Department but it should be. The rather rare Ayam Buah Keluak is a chicken curry with a distinctive taste of buah keluak, a black nut found in South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
By Nabilah Saleh KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 -- Uzbekistan, which will hold its parliamentary elections in December, will introduce the early voting system for its voters, which it learnt from Malaysia, Charge d' Affairs at the Uzbek embassy, Abror Fatkhullaev, said. He said that a number of amendments have been introduced by the country's Central Election Commission in order to enhance the legal mechanisms of securing openness and transparency during elections.
The remains of several more Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 have been identified after undergoing an identification process in Amsterdam, said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. KUALA NERANG: The remains of several more Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 have been identified after undergoing an identification process in Amsterdam, said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.
Asante Kotoko captain Michael Akuffo has arrived in Malaysian to sign for topflight side Kelantan, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively confirm. Last month, his club announced that they had accepted a US$ 150,000 offer from Libyan side Al Ahli Sports Club but his transfer could not be finalized.
Malaysian Airlines flight MH198 was asked to return to Kuala Lumpur after the cabin crew detected an unknown problem. The flight was on its way to Hyderabad when the Kuala Lumpur airport authority asked it to return soon after take off.
Negeri Sembilan will hold a state level Malaysia Day celebration this Sept 16, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. He said the date had a significant meaning as it marks the formation of a new federation and an end of British colonisation.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Barisan Nasional will use the Pengkalan Kubor by-election to explain the oil royalty issue. He said BN will use the opportunity to refute slander that Petronas had yet to pay oil royalty amounting to RM12 billion to the Kelantan government.
The Malaysian Bar is heavily critical of the recent spate of arrests under the Societies Act 1966 and prosecutions under the Sedition Act 1948 and Penal Code. The raft of arrests and prosecutions of individuals lately shows that we are undergoing an intense period of oppression against citizenry and regression in the rule of law marked by the aggressive curtailment of rights and fundamental liberties under our Federal Constitution These individuals are being charged for allegedly criticising or insulting political parties and critiquing or making comments, albeit adverse ones, with respect to court judgments.
Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease. In the absence of specific drugs or vaccines, control focuses on suppressing the principal mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti, yet current methods have not proven adequate to control the disease.
The top U.S. Navy officer said this week that Malaysia has offered to let the United States use one of its bases for a detachment of new maritime surveillance planes, but officials clarified on Friday that no such flights had been approved. U.S. surveillance flights from a country such as Malaysia would likely increase friction with Beijing.
NARATHIWAT, THAILAND, Sept 12 - Thai Narathiwat province in the violence-plagued far South plans to export local community-based products to neighbouring Malaysia's Kelantan State, Thai News Agency reported. The plan was announced on Thursday after a meeting between Narathiwat governor Natthapong Sirichana and a business delegation from the north eastern Malaysian state at the Provincial Hall.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:35 am
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