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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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ESSCOM committed to relocating residents of water villages in ESSZone
Thursday, November 13, 2014

KOTA KINABALU --The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) is committed to accomplishing the government's mission to relocate the residents of the water villages in stages in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone).

Minister of Special Functions in the Sabah Chief Minister's Department Datuk Teo Chee Kang said that in line with the Executive ESSZone instructions, instruction no....

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Illegal gambling syndicates change modus operandi
Thursday, November 13, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR-- Illegal gambling syndicates in the country were found to have changed their modus operandi by turning residential premises, snooker centres and budget hotels into their new operation centres to prevent themselves from being detected by the authorities.

Acting Wangsa Maju police chief DSP A. Asmadi Abd Aziz said the new modus operandi was uncovered following the arrest of seven...

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Jack Ma: "Being richest is great pain."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SHANGHAI -- November 12, 2014: He may now be China's richest man but Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has admitted in a US television interview that being so wealthy is actually causing him great pain.
 
Ma has seen his fortune balloon to $19.5 billion after Alibaba's record-breaking $25 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in September, according to data compiled by Forbes magazine....

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Drug lord Escobar told son to take the clean path
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BOGOTA -- November 12, 2014: Juan Pablo Escobar Henao was just nine years old when he got his first lesson in drugs from his father, the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
 
His dad told him he had tried every drug there was except heroin, and urged his young son never to use them -- or to follow in his footsteps.
 
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Youths encouraged to apply for PR1MA houses
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Young people earning a monthly income of RM2,500 to RM10,000 who have not owned a house are encouraged to apply online for a housing unit under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).

MCA Youth chief, Senator Chong Sin Woon said there were still many young people, especially from the Chinese community, who were not aware of the PR1MA application which would enable them to own a house each....

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Traders who manipulate GST face jail term or hefty fine
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

IPOH -- Traders, whether individuals or companies, face a jail term of up to three years or a fine of up to RM500,000, or both, if they are found guilty of manipulating the Goods and Services Tax (GST) through their advertisements and sale promotions.Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said the ministry had taken action against errant traders at several locations such as Nilai in Negeri Sembilan....

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Don't sideline Bahasa Melayu, says Muhyiddin
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CANBERRA -- Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Bahasa Melayu had a place as the language of knowledge and it should not be sacrificed amid efforts to empower the English language.

In defending the government's decision to revert the teaching of Science and Mathematics in Bahasa Melayu from English, the deputy prime minister made his stand clear on this.
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BWF imposes temporary suspension on Chong Wei
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- November 11, 11/2014: Badminton's governing body confirmed today that Lee Chong Wei has been suspended due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation, identifying him for the first time after weeks of reports naming the world number one.
 
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said the Malaysian star was barred from competing until its panel determines whether he has committed...

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Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned Monday that hackers could trick owners of Apple gadgets into installing applications that steal information.

US-based FireEye maintained that "masque attacks" made possible by a vulnerability in software running iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices posed "much bigger threats" than a recently disclosed WireLurker flaw patched by Apple.
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