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2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Will Igp, Zahid Arrest Saifuddin Next? Sedition Act will stop M'sia from becoming a successful nation

Malaysia cannot become a successful democracy with the existence of the Sedition Act, said National Unity Consultative Council panel member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah at the launch of The Abolish The Sedition Act Movement or Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan . "There is only one reason to retain the act and the only reason is to incite fear among the people," said Saifuddin at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on Monday.

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7 hrs ago | Northern Territory News

'I know what happened to MH370'

Indonesia's police chief General Sutarman reportedly told a meeting of airline officials and senior police, "I spoke to the Malaysian Police Chief, Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar. I actually know what had actually happened with MH370."

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11 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Addressing palm oil concerns in Malaysia

It is the world's most consumed and used vegetable oil, yet it has come under more intense scrutiny and has been criticized more than any other type of oils and fats. What is it about palm oil that draws such flak? At the International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference held recently in Kota Kinabalu, participants and speakers attempted to sort through the sometimes emotional reactions this agricultural product elicits with an exchange of differences and misgivings, shared perspectives and clarifications.

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14 hrs ago | The Star Online

Malaysian youths and their nation-building initiatives

MyHarapan CEO Nurfarini Daing welcoming delegates to the Global Social Business Summit 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, a successful effort by the organisation in bringing the global event to local shores. Check out these young Malaysians who have been running initiatives and movements that encourage nation-building, unity and political participation.

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15 hrs ago | CNews

Two Vietnamese-Canadians charged in major Australian drug bust

Two Vietnamese-Canadians have been charged in Australia with importing at least $54 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine. Video of their arrest was posted to YouTube.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Star Online

Malaysia' saves flood victims in Kashmir

Emotional return: Norzam trying to hold back her tears after arriving at KLIA in Sepang. With Norzam is her husband Datuk Abdul Hanif Abdullah.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Sabah's presence in Malaysia becoming MEANINGLESS - Jeffrey warns Putrajaya

Sabah's presence in Malaysia will become meaningless if the federal government continues to dominate through its officers and agencies from the peninsula, Sabah opposition politician Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said in his Malaysia Day message. Sabah had become "just a colony of Malaya" through the appointment of government officers, federal ministries, departments and agencies instead of allowing locals to fill these posts, the Bingkor assemblyman said.

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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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International Business Times

Malaysia Airlines Flight MF 370: Indonesian Police Chief Claims He Knows What Happened To Missing Jet

Six months after Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 mysteriously disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board, the head of the Indonesian Police Force claimed he knew what happened to the missing Boeing 777 jet but did not provide any further details. Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport July 21, 2014.

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BeverageDaily

Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon

Faced with increasing gains across Asia-Pacific, not least in Australia where traditional brewers are fast losing market share, craft beer importers are now eyeing Southeast Asia as a new growth market. We hear often about how Asia's developing economies are bringing Western tastes to areas where there has previously been little appetite for products like breakfast cereals, dairy products and tinned soups.

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Malaysian National News Agency

IMF Gives Thumbs Up To Malaysia's Ongoing Fiscal Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 -- The International Monetary Fund has given the thumbs up to Malaysia's ongoing fiscal reform by broadening the tax base with the implementation the Goods and Services Tax starting April 1, 2015. Fiscal Affairs Department Adviser, Kiyoshi Nakayama, said this shift of revenue source, from natural resource and corporate income to also include the GST, was a crucial policy direction to maintain Malaysia's long-term fiscal sustainability.

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India Auto News

Perodua Axia Malaysia launch price RM24,600 (Rs. 4.65 lakhs) on-road

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia was bound to receive two superminis this month, Perodua Axia and Proton Compact Car Iriz. Former is launched today at lower than expected on-road price of RM24,600 .

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The Straits Times

Commissioner of Singapore Police Force conferred highest Malaysian award

The commissioner of the Singapore Police Force received the highest Malaysian award for police officers from the Malaysian King on Monday. The Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis, which means Order of Police Heroism - Knight Grand Commander in Malay, is the highest police award that the Royal Malaysia Police can confer on an individual for outstanding contributions and cooperation with the organisation.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Ahmad Jauhari to remain as Malaysia Airlines CEO for another year

KUALA LUMPUR: The contract of Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as managing director/group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines has been extended for a year from Sep 20, 2014 to Sep 19, 2015. MAS announced this in a statement to Bursa Malaysia on Monday .

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The Baltimore Sun

Islamic militant's death sparks eulogies in Malaysia

The death of a Malaysian Islamist in Syria has sparked an outpouring of eulogies on social media, including from his former political party, underlining sympathy for the militants' cause that is creating a security headache for the government. Lotfi Ariffin, a former activist in the Islamist PAS party that forms part of Malaysia's opposition alliance, had attracted a large following on social media with regular posts of pictures, video and calls to jihad from the Syrian front line.

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The Straits Times

Malaysia to send 20 million medical rubber gloves to aid Ebola fight in 5 African nations

Guinea's Red Cross health workers prepare to carry the body of a victim of Ebola at an Ebola treatement centre near the hospital Donka in Conakry on Sept 14, 2014. Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus, addressing a crucial shortage faced by overwhelmed health workers, the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday.

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AlertNet

Malaysia to send 20 mln medical gloves to fight Ebola

Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus, addressing a crucial shortage faced by overwhelmed health workers, the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday. The Southeast Asian nation is a leading manufacturer of rubber gloves, producing about 60 percent of the world's supply of latex medical gloves.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Four More MH17 Malaysian Victims Identified - Liow

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 -- The remains of four more Malaysian victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy had been identified in Amsterdam, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said the remains of two victims were given approval by the Dutch authorities for repatriation while consent for the rest was still under process.

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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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Malaysian National News Agency

Converging Towards Making Malaysia A Digital Hub

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.

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