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Malaysia is Asia's best golf destination
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 9, 2014: Malaysia's reputation as a golfing haven has been further enhanced when it won the Asia's Best Golf Destination Award at the World Golf Awards ceremony in Portugal last month.
 
The recently opened The Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by the golfing legend Ernie Els, and located within the 10-million old rainforests of Langkawi, won the Best New Golf Course in Asia and Best New Golf Course in the World awards....

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Johor 'Coop City' to generate 100,000 job opportunities
Sunday, December 7, 2014

KOTA KINABALU -- The 'Coop City' to be built in Bandar Penawar, Johor, will generate around 100,000 jobs for Malaysians, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek.

He said the project was implemented based on the first Co-op City in the world in Bronx, United States, and it will make Malaysia the first Asian country to develop such a city model.
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All-Ireland bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup
Friday, December 5, 2014

ARMAGH -- December 5, 2012: An all-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup was officially unveiled today by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).
 
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Stormont's First Minister and Deputy First Minister Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness joined IRFU chief executive Philip Browne to announce the bid here.
 
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Negri government files for leave to appeal transgender decision
Friday, December 5, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- December 5, 2014: The Negri Sembilan government and four others today filed an application to seek leave to appeal against a ruling declaring invalid the state's Syariah law which criminalises Muslim transgenders for cross-dressing.
 
Two representatives from the state legal adviser's office filed the notice of motion at the Federal Court chief registrar's office....

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Turkmenistan spends billions for sporting glory
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ASHGABAT -- December 3, 2014: This capital city of Turkmenistan is the world's biggest user of marble, with huge expanses of the luxuriant rock adorning a $5-billion Olympic complex being built to boost the isolated Central Asian state's international ambitions.
 
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's government wants all new construction to be...

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MAS' Enrich partners with Agoda.com
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Good news for Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) Enrich members as the frequent flyer programme has now collaborated with Asia’s leading accommodations booking site, Agoda.com.
 
The partnership brings greater options, discounts and rewards for Enrich members as they can save up to 75 per cent on hotel accommodation and also earn Enrich Miles from Agoda.com for each hotel stay.
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Students must be allowed to dominate learning sessions
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GEORGE TOWN -- Students should be given an opportunity to dominate their learning sessions in classrooms to train them to improve their thinking skills.

Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Academy of Higher Education (Akept), Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin said usually teachers would guide students, but this approach could be changed to make the learning environment more interesting....

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Three shortlisted for football world player of the year
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PARIS -- December 2, 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have between them won the past six world player of the year awards, face opposition from Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the short list announced by FIFA yesterday.
 
Ronaldo, who is the present holder of the title having also won it in 2008, scored a record 17 goals in a Champions League campaign as Real Madrid went on to win their 10th European Cup last term....

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Smart phone app to channel complaints on poor road condition
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Works Ministry will create a smart phone application to facilitate the channelling of complaints on road and infrastructural problems in the country.

Its minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said, via the application, the public could take photographs of road and infrastructural damages and send them to the ministry for follow-up action.
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WHO warning as China says 500,000 have HIV
Monday, December 1, 2014

BEIJING -- December 1, 2014: The World Health Organisation issued a call to action to China today over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living with the disease or its precursor, with hundreds of thousands more thought to be undiagnosed.
 
Bernhard Schwartlaender, the WHO's representative in China, wrote...

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