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A Mahathir advice for the urban poor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16-- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today gave sound advice to the urban poor: engage in a business, however small it may be, to generate a better income for a better life.

Sessions Court postpones Sg Kim Kim pollution case trial to early December

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 16  -- The Session's Court today set new trial dates for the case of three company director and an lorry driver charged with disposing scheduled waste in Sungai Kim Kim early March this year.

Malaysia to work diplomatically with India on palm oil issue - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16  -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will have to work diplomatically if India decides to restrict the imports of Malaysian palm oil.

Human-elephant conflict in Sabah: Local community plays crucial role in conservation

KOTA KINABALU,  Oct 16   — The local community plays a very important role in elephant conservation in Sabah as they are the ones who often have to deal with the presence of the wildlife, said Seratu Aatai Project director Dr Nurzhafarina Othman.

Local youths need to understand the values of Malay heroic figures - Academicians

MELAKA, Oct 16 -- Western superheroes like Ironman, Superman, Batman and the like are known to the local millennial generation but are they as familiar with Malay warrior legends such as Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat or Panglima Awang (Henry the Black) who sacrificed for the people.

Deepavali nurtures unity among weight lifters

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Oct 16 -- For weightlifting coach M. Thanabalasingam, Deepavali is a festival not only to be celebrated with family members, relatives and friends, but also his trainees, regardless of their race and background.

No law preventing employers from employing pregnant women - Mahfuz

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 --There are no laws which prevent employers from employing pregnant women, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.