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Bahasa Melayu is strong enough to become International language, says Beijing professor
Sunday, November 16, 2014

BEIJING -- A professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is confident that the Malay language which is spoken by over 300 million people, has its own strengths to become an important international language of communication.

Director of the Chinese-Malay Studies Centre at BFSU, Prof Dr Wu Zong Yu said in the economic, political and social context, Bahasa Melayu would become more...

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Law gets fashionable as labels learn to love litigation
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Long considered "too fluffy" for serious lawyers, fashion law has emerged in recent years as one of the most lucrative -– and occasionally absurd -– new battlegrounds for the legal profession.

For example, a blink-and-you-miss-it shot of a basketball with what looked like Louis Vuitton symbols on it appeared for just one second in a Hyundai commercial shown during the 2010 Superbowl in the United States....

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'Magnum, P.I.' creator Glen Larson dead at 77
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Television writer-producer Glen Larson, whose works include "Magnum, P.I." and "Battlestar Galactica," has died of cancer at age 77.

The famed television titan died at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, of esophageal cancer late Friday, his son James told The Hollywood Reporter. 

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Committee to propose recovery plan for Cameron Highlands
Saturday, November 15, 2014

JOHOR BAHARU - A committee will be established to propose a recovery plan for Cameron Highlands, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Cabinet has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob to lead a joint committee to study the recovery plan.

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Chinese police seize luxury cars from Hong Kong street racers
Friday, November 14, 2014

BEIJING -- November 14, 2014: Chinese police seized a dozen supercars including Ferraris and McLarens and detained a group of middle-aged street racers from Hong Kong, some of whom were caught doing more than 250 kilometres per hour, reports said today. The group had engaged in two days of high-speed racing on public roads in Shenzhen, the mainland Chinese...

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Paying MRSM for parents/guardians who can afford
Friday, November 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is planning to set a paying Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) specifically for parents and guardians who can afford to pay.

Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said at present, MARA was studying the education model which was suitable for use in the paying MRSM.
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Garcia cries foul as FIFA clears Qatar & Russia
Friday, November 14, 2014

PARIS -- November 13, 2014: FIFA's probe into the controversial bidding race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was thrown into turmoil today after its own investigator Michael Garcia complained that a summary of his report misrepresented his conclusions. Garcia, who carried out an exhaustive investigation into the bidding, slammed an incomplete and erroneous version of his report and said he planned to appeal....

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Petronas Dagangan gives clean water to Jelawang residents
Thursday, November 13, 2014

KOTA BHARU -- November 13, 2014: Petronas Dagangan and the Malaysian Nature Society have eased the woes of more than 1,000 residents of the Jelawang Land Recovery Plan (RPT) in Kuala Krai to get clean water.
 
RPT Jelawang, which is located in the interior of Kelantan, does not have access to modern piped water and is fully dependent on the Jelawang waterfalls located in the Gunung Stong State Park....

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Rugby offers an exchange in class-divided Colombia
Thursday, November 13, 2014

USME (Colombia) -- November 13, 2014: Rugby is gaining ground in Colombia where it is offering young people in a country with deep class divides a chance to mix and an alternative to the violence that plagues the nation.
 
Football still reigns in the region at large, but rugby union has made enough headway that Prince Charles and the French international team have stepped in to give the sport a boost....

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Sarawak govt controls prices of low and low-medium cost houses
Thursday, November 13, 2014

KUCHING -- The Sarawak government has implemented a policy  of controlling the prices of low-cost and low-medium cost houses built by private developers.

State Assistant Housing Minister, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the measure was one of five concerted efforts in tackling the issue of rising price of houses so as to enable the low-income and middle-income groups to own a house....

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