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Public sector urged to utilise social media to communicate with people
Monday, October 20, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- Governments must ride on the emergence of the social media as a new avenue to communicate with the people, instead of worrying about being dominated by the citizens' voices over cyberspace, say experts.

"Governments nowadays, are not immune to the rise of the social media, which has arguably, created the citizens-to-government channel, just like business-to-business or business-to-consumers...

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Goal celebration kills Indian footballer
Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW DELHI -- October 20, 2014: A young footballer lost his life in India's north-east over the weekend after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, newspapers reported today.
 
Peter Biaksangzuala, 23, fell backwards on his head as he took a series of somersaults after scoring the equaliser for his team in a local match in Khawzawl town close to India's eastern border with Myanmar last Tuesday, the Times of India said....

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A breath of fresh air from Proton's IRIZ
Monday, October 20, 2014

Let me be frank, almost all Malaysians have been in a love-hate relationship with our national car, Proton.
 
We love it because it is our first national automobile manufacturer yet at times hate it for several quality issues.
 
Therefore when I was invited by Proton for a two day test drive of its latest Proton Iriz, I was quite skeptical of its performance....

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Corrupt language or corrupted enforcement?
Friday, October 17, 2014

Have you ever come across a premise signboard which cracks you up with its incorrect use of the national language? Or, perhaps, one that is in unidentified foreign language even though the premise is located in the heart of our city?

This issue concerning the proper use of the national language in public displays has once again been highlighted, indicating lack of enforcement by relevant authorities....

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Nine cases reported to National CPRC negative for Ebola
Saturday, October 18, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- Nine cases of people under investigation for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) until Oct 15, were negative for the disease.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said the patients were from Western Africa, mainly from Nigeria who arrived in Malaysia with high fever.
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FIFA says Qatar report cannot be published in full
Friday, October 17, 2014

ZURICH -- October 17, 2014: FIFA's top judge said today that football's governing body cannot release in full a controversial report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for legal reasons.
 
FIFA has faced mounting calls, including from Michael Garcia, the former US federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the bid, for all of the report to be made public. ...

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Philippine sin city loses lustre after transgender murder
Friday, October 17, 2014

OLONGAPO -- October 17, 2014: Standing beneath shimmering red lights, bar bouncer John Bunsoy bemoaned the loss of free-spending US military clients who have vanished from his Philippine sin city after a marine was accused of murdering a transgender sex worker.
 
The killing in this northern port city, which hosted thousands of US troops who participated...

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Package offer by MAS Golden Holidays
Friday, October 17, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- October 17, 2014: Malaysia Airlines' tour operating arm, Golden Holidays, is offering a four-day, three-night holiday package to Jakarta and Bandung from only RM1,730 per person from now until December 31. In a statement, MAS said the 'Taste of Jakarta-Bandung' package includes return economy class tickets, full board accommodation, meet and greet at the airport, airport transfers as well as transfers between the cities and guided tours....

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F1: Alonso leaving Ferrari
Thursday, October 16, 2014

MILAN -- October 16, 2014: Spaniard Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari because he can't wait much longer if he wants to win another world title, outgoing Ferarri chief Luca de Montezemolo confirmed today.
 
Former two-time world champion Alonso was widely rumoured to be leaving the Italian giants at the end of the current season, two years before his contract ends.
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Drought-hit US town learns to live without water
Thursday, October 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- October 16, 2014: In front of the local fire station, Pete Rodriguez stands next to his pick-up truck, filling about a dozen buckets from a vast tank. He hurries, because another car is waiting behind him. Rodriquez is one of hundreds of residents and business people in the small...

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