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月归档:五月 2014

Traditional dishes dying out

KUALA LUMPUR: Ikan masak tanah liat (clay-baked fish), opok-opok (glutinous rice crackers), pulut kukus dalam periuk kera (pitcher plant glutinuous rice), kebebe (mashed fruits in bamboo). Sounds foreign? These are actually traditional food unique to Malaysians in Peninsular Malaysia but they are dy …

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Thomas Cup: Malaysia off to winning start

NEW DELHI: Malaysia got off to a winning start in their Thomas Cup campaign against India in a crucial Group C tie at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium on Sunday.  Malaysia scored an unassailable 3-0 lead after winning the first and second singles and first doubles.  Lee Chong Wei overcame K. Srikanth 21-19, …

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Calm after the storm

THE wedding that almost brought down the Terengganu government is over. Everyone had a good time yesterday and the father of the bride, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, looked pleased as Punch especially when the Prime Minister himself turned up. Ahmad, as most would know by now, had cited his daughter’s wedd …

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Slipping into our racial cocoons

Seriously I find it disturbing that the voices of mono-ethnicity and mono-religion are becoming louder in Malaysia. They may be the minority but not many of us seem ready to tell them off, and the result is they remain unchallenged. Major countries all over the world, at least the ones that matter, …

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Village reeling from pollution

PONTIAN: The future of Kukup, the state’s biggest fishing village, is under threat from the constant water pollution that had affected the daily catch of fishermen there. Kampung Air Masin chief Lim Thiam Hock said pollution from passing vessels and land-based pollutant discharges from rivers all pl …

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Ministry wants more smoke-free hotels

KUALA LUMPUR: More hotels in Malaysia should be declared smoke-free in a bid to reduce the amount of second-hand smoke in public places, said the Health Ministry. “There are a number of hotels where smoking is banned in the entire premises and this is encouraged. “I am also confident that the people …

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Lurking Latino gang busted

SHAH ALAM: A group of Latin American men driving fancy cars and pretending to be rich would enter gated communities in Klang Valley before robbing targeted homes after days of surveillance. Police have successfully busted this group with the arrest of three men – two from Colombia and the one from M …

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MH370 data reviewed again

KUALA LUMPUR: Military radar and satellite data from countries in the region will be requested again by the investigation team as the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 enters phase two. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the investigation team would review all the …

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Ten dead, more than 70 wounded in Nairobi blasts

NAIROBI: Ten people were killed and over 70 wounded Friday in two bomb attacks at a busy market in Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Kenya’s Islamist militants. The twin bombings came as hundreds of British tourists were being evacuated from beach resorts near the port city of …

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Fun-filled day for teachers and students

PETALING JAYA: Teachers and students had a merry celebration honouring the teaching staff. At SK Taman Megah here, many of the pupils toted large grocery bags laden with presents on Teachers Day yesterday. “I like my teacher because she is kind,” said Jesreen Kaur, 10, who got a glass present for he …

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