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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

China promised Philippines will not build in disputed shoal - Philippines' FM

MANILA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing will not build structures on a rocky outcrop in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Thursday.

Philippines' minister says Duterte agrees with ban on mining in watershed areas

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister on Thursday said that President Rodrigo Duterte had supported her decision to bar mining in watershed areas at a meeting earlier this week.

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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