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IGP: Duo did dry runs at malls

KUALA LUMPUR: The two women detained in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam knew that the substance they used in the attack was toxic and even did dry runs at KLCC and Pavilion.

Nation

PM: Structural reforms have put economy on right track

Well done: Najib presenting the certificate of appreciation to former Inland Revenue Board chief Tan Sri Mohd Shukor Mahfar (left) as Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani and Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong look on during the function in Putrajaya. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Strong political will has allowed for structural reforms to be made on the economy for it to remain resilient in facing challenges and uncertainties.

Zahid: Media must play a stronger role in promoting world peace

BANDUNG: Media practitioners must play a stronger and more confident role in promoting world peace, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Regional

Tsang jailed for 20 months

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, his wife Selina. - Reuters

HONG KONG: Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub’s vaunted rule of law.

Jakarta floods threaten Ahok’s prospects for re-election

Incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama speaks to his supporters and the media after voting in local elections in Jakarta. - AFP

Jakarta: Heavy rainfall that led to widespread flooding in Jakarta has threatened to dampen Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s hopes for re-election.

World

Somali president appoints oil firm executive as PM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's newly elected president on Thursday appointed the country director of British firm Soma Oil and Gas as the new prime minister, raising questions about possible conflicts of interest in the Horn of Africa country.

New Israeli Supreme Court justices named in possible shift to right

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Three conservative new members have been named to Israel's Supreme Court as part of what the ultranationalist justice minister said on Thursday was her push for a bench more representative of right-wing Israelis.

Environment

Education

The impact of small class sizes

Jia Jie teaching Chinese calligraphy to the schools only pupil, Thomas.

Low enrolment schools will not be closed although the Education Ministry is looking at merging some classrooms to help manage costs if relocation is not an option.

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