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Ahmad Bashah: ‘In the end, we all receive our orders and accept the will of the leadership.’

Bashah: I’m here to stay

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, who has come under much criticism since being appointed to lead Kedah, says he is a not a “stop-gap” Mentri Besar.

Nation

Malaysian chefs clinch second place in global event

Proud moment: Chong and Lau putting the finishing touches on their impressive showpiece.

PARIS: Malaysia won the silver medal at the Europain and Intersuc’s Les Mondial des Arts Sucre (International Confectionery Art Competition).

Expert: Whale could have died due to stress

Sad sight: Fisheries officers taking measurements of the whale carcass that was found in Sungai Sarang Buaya. —Bernama
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BATU PAHAT: The whale that was earlier rescued off Pontian could have died due to emotional distress after it got separated from its pod, says a fishery expert.

Regional

Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

The wild elephant 'knocked down nearly 100 houses and vehicles' as it ran loose on the streets of Siliguri, on February 10, 2016.-AFP

Kolkata (AFP) - A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said.

Pakistan court to hear bid to reclaim jewel from British crown

The Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which contains the Koh-i-Noor diamond.--AFP

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - A Pakistani court is set on Thursday to hear a petition asking Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore by colonial forces.

World

Kremlin says ceasefire in Syria under discussion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that discussions about a possible ceasefire in Syria were still ongoing and there was no unanimity on resolution of the Syrian crisis.

Turkey's Erdogan warns patience will run out on Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and will then be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to a business forum on Thursday.

Environment

Education

The monkey swings in

 Fun activity: Pupils form the Chinese character “Hou” which means “Monkey” during their practice session.

Like the Lunar New Year year animal that’s smart, curious and enthusiastic, schoolchildren hope to use their knowledge, skills and creativity for a great year ahead.

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