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Meet and greet: Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, sharing a light moment with participants at the seminar at Sasana Kijang. Looking on are his deputies Datuk Chua Tee Yong (second left) and Ahmad (right of Najib).
All smiles: MDeC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali (second from left) posing with LINE Malaysia head Wind Koh (second from right) during the launch at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. With them are Yasmin (left) and Ng.
National celebration: A five-metre high human robot entertaining the crowd during a performance at the Malaysia Day countdown in Miri.
Emotional return: Norzam trying to hold back her tears after arriving at KLIA in Sepang. With Norzam is her husband Datuk Abdul Hanif Abdullah. - Bernama

Najib: GST right tax at right time

Mega online sale targets RM50mil

‘Sarawak a model for the nation’

‘Malaysia’ saves flood victims in Kashmir

Nation

Investors show keen interest in latest properties

SHAH ALAM: The Star Property Fair 2014 i-City edition continues to attract keen interest from buyers and potential buyers well into this week.

Student isolated as a precaution

Out of bounds: The quarantined area at Sarawak General Hospital.

KUCHING: A 24-year-old Zimbabwean studying here has been placed in an isolation ward at the Sarawak General Hospital with fever but authorities said there is no link at the moment to the Ebola disease.

Regional

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

LEGAZPI, Philippines: Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.

Pakistanis debate VIP culture after lawmakers thrown off plane

ISLAMABAD: Video of angry Pakistani airline passengers throwing two lawmakers off a plane for delaying its departure went viral Tuesday, sparking a passionate debate online about the country's so-called 'VIP culture'.

World

French PM Valls sees off revolt to win confidence vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls reacts before his general policy speech at the National Assembly in Paris September 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls headed off a backbench revolt against his government on Tuesday, winning a confidence vote after promising to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms intended to boost economic growth.

Russia's Sistema chairman under house arrest - investigators

Russian services conglomerate Sistema President Vladimir Yevtushenkov speaks during the Reuters Russia Investment Summit in Moscow September 11, 2007.     REUTERS/Thomas Peter

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators said on Tuesday they had placed Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the chairman of conglomerate Sistema, under house arrest, accusing him of money-laundering in connection with the acquisition of shares in oil producer Bashneft.

Community

Art that promotes peace

ON AUG 31 every year, we recognise and remember the significance of Merdeka and the road travelled by leaders of the past, including our Father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman, to attain self-rule from the colonial masters in 1957.

Environment

What a load of rubbish

Unsightly piles: Rubbish dumped outside the waste incinerator on Tioman Island, which has yet to start operating.

After a delay of over three years, the waste incinerator in Tioman Island is finally built; but it remains unopened, leading to smelly trash being strewn all over.

Education

Making strides in dance education

Uplifting: A mesmerising performance with rhythmic hand-raising gestures and jumps from UM's Contemporary Dance Company.

While the creative arts is seen to be relevant for school-goers, measures are underway to integrate the subject into the national curriculum.

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