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'Phua Chu Kang' wants to spend more time with family

SINGAPORE: Actor-host Gurmit Singh is not renewing his full-time contract with MediaCorp when it expires at the end of the year, so that he can spend more time with his family.

Pride of the family: Pravi (left) showing his result slip to his family members and neighbours.

Vernacular school pupil's hard work pays off

KULIM: Year Six pupil Pravi Muhammad Anggi Muhammad Firdaus speaks mainly Bahasa Malaysia at home and was not confident of even passing his Tamil language papers.

Feeling the pulse

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s presidential speech was about walking the fine line between what the Umno grassroots want and what the party leadership wants for the party to survive.

Proud day: Munirah with her mother and her husband Sazali Alias on her graduation day.

Munirah’s sacrifices finally pay off

JOHOR BARU: She was 12 when her father died of a heart attack, pushing Munirah Mohd Sdolehuddin to help her mother run the home and take care of three younger children.

Where is justice for Socky?

No creature should endure abuse, and such an act should not be tolerated in our country.

Reading into details

IT MAY be a monumental task, but one woman is determined to draw readers and bookworms back to the public libraries in Selangor.

JPJ’s system back to normal

PETALING JAYA: Customers packed the Road Transport Department (JPJ) office here after a malfunction blamed on a construction glitch was rectified to bring service back to normal.

Rig rates tumble

PETALING JAYA: An oversupply and price war are pushing down drilling rig rates in the oil and gas (O&G) industry around the world, which could impact the earnings of some local players.

FGV’s plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Under the LLA, a hefty payment of about RM250mil per year has to be paid to Felda, which FGV has been paying on a quarterly basis.

FGV hit by land lease

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) posted its first net loss at RM9.33mil for the third quarter ended Sept 30 compared with a net profit of RM22.89mil in the same corresponding period a year ago.

Are we concerned about expanding waistlines in Malaysia?

Malaysia is the fattest country in South-East Asia, says a study. While 30% is the global obesity rate, 45% of Malaysian men are half of the women are overweight. This is a worrying statistic.

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Demonstrators take part in a "mock trial" of Darren Wilson as they protest the decision of a grand jury regarding the death of Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri November 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

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In discussion: Nazri (left) being briefed by the SVAB legal team headed by Kulasegaran (third from left).

Memorandum on saving ashram presented to Nazri

A MEMORANDUM with legal pointers objecting to the development of the 110-year-old Vivekananda Ashram was presented to Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz by the legal team from the Save Vivekananda Ashram Action Committee (SVAB) on Wedenesday.

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Khe Wei-Vivian storm into Macau Open quarters

KUALA LUMPUR: National women shuttlers Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo got back to winning ways on the international stage when they stormed into the quarter-finals of the Macau Open in style.

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