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  1. Income disparity causes graft'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: Growing income disparity and uneven distribution of wealth will expose more Malaysians to the culture of petty corruption, said the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. Citing data from the New Economic Model report, which showed that 80% of Malaysian households earned less than RM5,000 a month and 78.6% of Employees Provident Fund members earned less than RM3,000 a month, he said many were forced to take second jobs due to the rising cost of living.

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  2. Escapees From Rehabilitation Home CaughtRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    Seven inmates of the Silibin Rehabilitation Home here who escaped from it at around 3.30pm, Wednesxday were all caught along the banks of the Kinta River at Jalan Sungai Pari, Buntong a short while later. Ipoh police chief, ACP Sum Chang Keong said after being notified of their escape by the management of the home, police sent a team to hunt them down.

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  3. End intimidation of Negara-Ku and review the Societies ActRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Malaysia News

    Suaram has called on the police and the Registrar of Societies to cease immediately the harassment and intimidation of leaders of Negara-Ku. Suaram condemns the Malaysian government, and particularly the Registrar of Societies , for its actions in deliberately and systematically harassing and intimidating members of the steering committee of the Negara-Ku movement.

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  4. Smuggling Of Undeclared Liquor, Three More Customs Officers To Face ChargesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    Three more Customs officers will be hauled to court over smuggling of undeclared liquor at the Port Klang Free Zone. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said the trio are among 30 Customs officers suspected to be involved in the scam.

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  5. Sex trafficking is realRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Malaysia News

    We must stop disregarding the severity of sex trafficking in the country and instead respond to this sourge, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid . It is a lucrative trade that exploits people and, according to the United Nations, the industry alone generates roughly US$32bn each year and has been identified as the second fastest growing criminal enterprise - trailing closely behind drug trafficking.

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  6. How to Be High-Income Nation by 2020 when majority of households...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

    INCOME NATION BY 2020 when majority of households struggle to make ends meet - Perak Sultan grills Putrajaya Putrajaya must stop being in denial about wealth inequality and realise that hardship and poverty are also fuelling corruption, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today. In a speech, he cited figures that showed the low earnings of a vast majority of households and noted that those struggling to make ends meet were exposed to petty corruption.

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  7. UM students to demo against govt if Unisels Prof Aziz Bari charged...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

    Universiti Malaya's student union has vowed to protest in solidarity with Universiti Selangor academic Dr Abdul Aziz Bari should he be charged with offences under the Sedition Act The union's secretary-general Fahmi Zainol told Malay Mail Online that the student body will work with their counterparts in Unisel to coordinate the protest for Aziz, the latest to be snagged in Putrajaya's sedition dragnet. "We truly regret the violation of basic rights to academic freedom and the breaching of the freedom of speech, yet again.

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  8. With due respect, time for S'gor Palace to do some soul-searching on its conduct in MB crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

    We have to countenance the appointment of the new Selangor menteri besar with mixed feelings. Yes, the crisis has been resolved but it has not been done in accordance with the State Constitution and the letter and spirit of a parliamentary democracy.

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  9. Perak Sultan Proposes Holistic Approach To Combat CorruptionRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, called on the authorities today to adopt the holistic approach to combat corruption in the country. He said the holistic approach focused on two aspects, namely strict and non-selective punitive measures as well as preventive measures to strengthen integrity.

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  10. Homestay Operator Charged With Recording Guests BathingRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    A homestay operator was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with eight counts of recording three men and five women bathing in the nude using a mini closed circuit television camera. However, Lim Lai Heng, 42, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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  11. Malaysia stock market and companies daily reportRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Stock Market Review

    Goh Ban Huat Terminates O&G Venture - Goh Ban Huat has not given up on securing a new asset after its plan to venture into the oil and gas industry via a reverse takeover was surprisingly aborted. - GBH said it received a letter on Monday from the vendors on their intention to end the proposed RTO.

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  12. AmResearch Maintains "Buy" Call On Sime DabryRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    AmResearch maintained its "buy" call on conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd's long-term prospects and expect the stock to benefit from any upticks in crude oil prices. The research firm said Sime Darby's plantation growth prospects still depended significantly on its Liberian operations, which has come to a halt due to the Ebola outbreak.

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  13. Perak's top farmers among 500 ordered to relocateRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Star Online

    IPOH: Despite winning recognition for fish production and dairy quality, some top achievers are among 500 farmers who have been issued eviction notices in the state. Ng Seng Joo, 40, who has been running a freshwater fish hatchery producing patin and keli fish for the past 10 years in Batu Gajah, said he was recently told by the new owner of the land to move out by Oct 12. He said the land was sold to an individual by state agencies, and the owner was planning to divide the area where his hatchery is located into lots to be sold to other people.

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  14. Sime Darby's exit from PNG palm oil deal allows FGV to enter frayRead the original story

    Tuesday | Business Times

    MALAYSIAN multinational Sime Darby on Tuesday pulled out of a deal to acquire 49 per cent of Papua New Guinea-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd from Malaysian plantation firm Kulim, paving the way for state-owned Felda Global Ventures to enter the fray.

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  15. New Britain Palm Oil misses out on market cheerRead the original story

    Tuesday | Agrimoney.com

    An upbeat day for many palm oil producers proved a painful one for investors in New Britain Palm Oil, after a withdrawal of interest in the group from Sime Darby sent its shares tumbling. Palm oil majors received two boosts on Tuesday, the first being news that Indonesia, the top palm producing country, had ditched plans to restrict to 30% foreign ownership of its plantations.

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  16. Sedition investigation into opposition leader politically motivatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Malaysia News

    The Sedition Act is an outdated and repressive law that may be used by the Najib's government to target anyone who speaks out against those in power, says Amnesty International. The Malaysian authorities' sedition investigation into opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is blatantly politically motivated and the latest move in a widespread crackdown on dissent using the colonial-era Sedition Act, Amnesty International has said.

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  17. GST Raises National Income, Says LeeRead the original story

    Tuesday | Malaysian National News Agency

    The Goods and Services Tax is a strategy to support Malaysia's economy and strengthen its fiscal position by reducing the nation's dependence on international funds, says International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong. He said the implementation of the GST, which replaces the existing sales tax and services tax, would reduce the financial burden on companies.

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  18. Malaysia's Sime Darby opts against buying New Britain Palm Oil stakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business Times

    At the end of July, Sime told the stock exchange that it had been given 60 days to "finalise the terms of the transaction" [KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Sime Darby, the world's top oil palm planter by land size, on Tuesday said it has opted not to buy 49 per cent of London-listed New Britain Palm Oil from Kulim . Sime Darby decided "not to proceed further" after an exclusivity agreement with Kulim expired on Sept 28, the company said in a statement without giving reasons. 1 comment

  19. "We Continue The Tradition" Concept Brings Luck To NajibRead the original story

    Tuesday | Malaysian National News Agency

    SUNGAI PETANI, Sept 30 -- The concept of continuing the tradition brought luck to ex-serviceman Najib Rabi, 61, from Kampung Relau, Bandar Baharu, when his house won the individual category of the 2014 Merdeka Celebrations Competition, Kedah stage. Najib said he did not expect that his investment of RM300, together with the support of his wife, Norsiah Yusop, 56, family and local community, would win him the competition at the district level and later, at state level.

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  20. Sime Darby Aborts Deal To Buy Kulim's Shares In NBPOLRead the original story

    Tuesday | Malaysian National News Agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 -- Sime Darby Bhd has decided not to proceed with the proposed acquisition of Kulim Bhd's equity interest in New Britain Palm Oil Ltd . In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, Sime Darby said the exclusivity period under the agreement had expired on Sept 28. In July, Sime Darby was selected as the preferred bidder for the sale of all of Kulim's shares in NBPOL.

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