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25 min ago | The Star Online

Malaysia Day just as important as Merdeka

Iconic landmarks: Lee with Google Malaysia managing director Sajith Sivanandan. The winner hopes his doodle - Beauty of Malaysia - will encourage Malaysians to rediscover their homeland.

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25 min ago | The Star Online

Art that promotes peace

East meets west: A mural by two street artists from Kuala Lumpur and Sandakan. The artwork features a city boy holding a traditional wau, with its reel being held by a kampung boy.

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25 min ago | Scotsman.com

On this day: Pope Benedict XVI in Edinburgh

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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1 hr ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Reminiscing The Old Bintulu

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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5 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Scandalous M'Sia - from NZ to Monash: Aussie cops probe M'sian consulate staff over fake letter

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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9 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Espina: Cebu at 14th Eatof assembly

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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10 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

No Ebola Virus Case In Malaysia - Dr Noor Hisham

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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15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Malaysia monitoring suspected Ebola case

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.

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16 hrs ago | Daily Express

Proposal apt: Salleh

Tuaran: State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said viewed the suggestion to celebrate Independence Day next year without mentioning the number of anniversary years as a good move to avoid polemic in the country. "Personally, I fully agree with the proposal because I feel we should not keep debating or disputing over the number of years of independenceEwhat's important is the independence date, which is Aug 31. "We should emulate Sarawak which has reportedly welcomed the proposal," he said to reporters after attending a forum on 'The Value of Peace in Malaysia', here, Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Secession arrest or not, Sabah leader claims - We have Yet to Experience True Independence

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.

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Bangkok Post

Ex-guerrillas mark death of Chin Peng

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.

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The Toronto Star

The wild, debauched world of Sylvia Brett, "Queen of the Headhunters"

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."

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Malaysia Chronicle

We are waiting to see WHERE Najib takes M'sia - S'wak leader on lawyer's Sedition probe

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.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Miri City Ready To Host Best Malaysia Day Celebration Ever

By Rudy Rukimin MIRI, Sept 14 -- The stage is all set for Miri City, the country's first non-capital town elevated to city status in 2005, in welcoming thousands of visitors to celebrate the national-level 51st Malaysia Day celebration. This time around, the celebration to be held at the Miri City Fan, a popular fan-shaped recreational park and tourism spot located in the heart of the city, is expected to be the grandest ever.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

More Excuses from Najib? Lawyers refute need for Rulers' nods to end Sedition Act

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.

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Malaysian National News Agency

All Parties Must Curb Elements That Divide Society - Kurup

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.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Abdul Taib Confers 'Datuk Patinggi Award' On Adenan

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 .

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Malaysian National News Agency

Political Stability Enables Sarawak To Plan Development Programmes - CM

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.

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Nerve News

Pavit records third ADT title at Sarawak Championship

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.

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Malaysia Chronicle

is Perkasa 'Too Lazy' Too? Why No sedition report against Dr M for 'lazy Malays' comment

Aries46: This is nothing more than the run of the mill 'carrot and stick' Mahathir manoeuvre that hoodwinks the non-Malays into false glee and perpetuates the ills of the rotten NEP in all its guises that keeps the delusional Malays enslaved and his deceptive brainchild Umno Baru alive. Based on the tacit silence, it appears that Umno Malays have become all too familiar and receptive to this periodic vitriol of the race in return for their continued handouts.

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