KNM accepts purchase order for clean fuel project worth US$5.35 mln [ 1m ago ]


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More sales, visitors expected at MATTA Travel Fair Penang next month

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 20  -- The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) expects a decent increase in sales turnover and the number of visitors to its travel fair in Penang beginning Oct 11 until 13 at Setia SPICE Arena.

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Maternal mortality, child deaths drop since 2000: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20  -- Child deaths and maternal mortality rates have declined significantly since 2000, reported Xinhua news agency, citing a report from a group of United Nations entities on Thursday.

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Global climate strike to foster action against global warming to start on Friday

MOSCOW, Sept 20  -- The Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who calls for immediate action on climate change, will start worldwide on Friday, reported Sputnik news agency.

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Perodua targets 1,000 units of Axia Style sold monthly

PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) is targeting to sell 1,000 units monthly of the new variant introduced in the Axia model - Axia Style - driven by exciting features it offers.

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France supports Malaysia's sustainable palm oil, says Minister of State

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 -- The French government will help Malaysia promote the country’s sustainable palm oil products by providing scientific findings of the products to its people.

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Police detain 21 'Sea Gypsies' in Lahad Datu

LAHAD DATU, Sept 20 -- Police detained 10 women and 11 children from the Pala’u (Sea Gypsies) community in a special integrated operation at several locations here yesterday.

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Express boat runs aground on sandbar in hazy conditions

SIBU, Sept 20 -- An express boat carrying 12 people ran aground on a sandbar in the Rajang River today, apparently due to poor visibility caused by the haze and mist as well as low water level because of the drought.

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Cat Lovers Build Sanctuary for Strays

By Nur Syuhadah Yusof

KANGAR (Bernama) -- Some people who call themselves cat lovers are only willing to adopt cats that they find beautiful or adorable. They would not mind spending a small fortune to ensure their pet felines receive the best treatment and remain beautiful.

It is a different story with Mohd Taufiq Md Zain, 53, and Khairunizam Nayan, 32. These true cat lovers care for cats so much that they would adopt and invest in strays that have been neglected, diseased, maimed and those many would no longer find cute.

They started taking in stray cats into their home in 2015. In just that year alone, they housed 100 cats in a large cage in Mohd Taufik’s home in Taman Harmoni, here.

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MOE hopes TVET to be given priority in 2020 budget - Maszlee

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) hopes that the Technical, Vocational Educational and Training (TVET), as well as the book industry and language will be given priority in the 2020 Budget which will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 11.

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Perak transit to issue RM300 mln sukuk under its first IMTN programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20  -- Perak Transit Bhd (PTRANS) has announced plan to issue RM300 million Sukuk Murabahah next month to which United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) will become the sole subscriber.