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On this day in 2010 Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Edinburgh for the start of a four-day visit to the UK. Picture: Phil Wilkinson 1847: The United Shakespeare Company bought the house in which Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon for 3,000, the first building in Britain to be bought for preservation.
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From Sakina Mohamed BINTULU -- In the 1960s, the Bintulu town was merely a fishing village with a population of 5,000. On the 16th of Sept 1963, Sarawak joined Sabah , Singapore, and Malaya to form the new Federation of Malaysia.
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Australian police are investigating a former driver at the Malaysian Consulate in Melbourne for allegedly forging documents to enable his wife to extend her stay in that country. According to documents sighted by theSun, the former driver is alleged to have used the letterhead of the consulate and gave himself an appointment as the "assistant officer to Consul General of Melbourne".
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GALA. In our national attires for the gala dinner: BM Gigi Sanchez, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, MCE and Grace Paulino. THE Cebu Province, one of the founding members of the East Asean Tourism Forum, participated in the 14th Eatof Assembly, on Sept.
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By Chandravathani Sathasivam & Siti Salwa Sha'ari KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 -- Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today confirmed that there is no Ebola virus case in Malaysia. However, he gave his assurance that the Health Department will monitor closely for the virus and that the people need not panic following the report that a foreign student at a private institution of higher learning is being quarantined at the SarawaK General Hospital .
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The Malay Mail Online reported on Monday that health officials are monitoring the patient, citing Dr Zulkifli Jantan, Sarawak's state health director. The patient is believed to be a man from Africa.
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.
A group of former members of the now-defunct Communist Party of Malaya will gather at Yala's Betong district tomorrow to commemorate the death one year ago of their leader Chin Peng. The ex-CPM members, who now live in four remote border villages, said their gathering will be a low-key one to remember Chin Peng, who died at a Bangkok hospital last year at the age of 88. "It's a small thing we could do in gratitude for our spiritual leader.
Imagine a London socialite joining her aristocrat husband to rule a jungle kingdom on the Island of Borneo. That nails Sylvia Brett, wife of "the third White Rajah of Sarawak."
Putrajaya's pursuit of lawyer Edmund Bon under the Sedition Act will decide the direction Malaysia takes as a nation, says a key Barisan Nasional leader in Sarawak. The government has gone on a blitz of investigating and charging a number of politicians and an academic with sedition in the past month and ahead of the country's 51st year as Malaysia.
The federal government can go ahead and dismantle the Sedition Act 1948 as promised without fearing it may be trampling on the rights of Malaysia's constitutional rulers, lawyers say. Amid growing calls for the government to repeal the pre-independence law, a counter movement has sprung up pressing to keep the Sedition Act, touting a need to first gain consent from the Conference of Rulers, which lawyers say is unnecessary.
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 13 -- All concerned parties must curb the divisive elements in society that can destroy unity and order. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said the majority of Malaysians wanted unity so as to ensure peace and prosperity.
Sarawak Head of State Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud conferred the Datuk Patinggi Bintang Kenyalang award, which carries the title 'Datuk Patinggi', on the chief minister, Tan Sri Adenan Satem during an investiture ceremony held at the Lapau of the State Legislative Building , Petra Jaya here Saturday. The investiture ceremony, held in conjunction with Abdul Taib's first official birthday celebration, also saw 11 recipients being honoured by the state government .
By Robert Kenneth KUCHING, Sept 13 -- Political stability, strong economic foundation and social harmony has enabled the state government to plan and implement more development programmes, including the provision of health and education services to the rakyat. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the people of Sarawak had better access to health services with 22 government hospitals state-wide and 1,717 doctors to serve them, as compared to only 15 government hospitals and 165 doctors, about 33 years ago.
Thai golfer Pavit Tangkamolprasert rounded off a superb week when he fired a three-under-par 69 to claim his third Asian Development Tour victory at the PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship here Saturday. Pavit, who just clinched his second ADT title in Malaysia a month ago, mixed his card with one eagle and four birdies against three straight bogeys to compile a four-day total of 14-under-par 274 at the RM250,000 ADT event.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:47 pm
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