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Thousands pay final respects to business magnate Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of visitors, including royalty as well as political, government and corporate leaders, has joined thousands in paying their last respects to YTL Corporation founder Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay at the family’s residence here.

Final farewell: Najib and Rosmah paying their last respects as the late Yeoh’s eldest son, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (in suit), looks on.
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Selangor Sultan wants mosques to record lectures, limit them to premises

PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor has decreed that mosques and surau throughout the state should limit the use of speakers for sermons and lectures to mosque compounds, except during the Azan call to prayer and when reci­ting verses from the Quran.

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Asean anti-poverty NGOs honoured

TWENTY non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and corporations, one of each from every South-East Asian country, were honoured for their efforts in poverty eradication at the third Asean Leadership Awards on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication.

Representatives from both the private/corporate sector and NGOs recognised for their work in poverty eradication across Asean, pose for a group shot onstage with Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (in blue and white batik) at the 3rd Asean Leadership Awards on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication.

Pakatan defiant over rally venue

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have repeated their warning to organisers of tomorrow’s anti-kleptocracy rally not to hold their gathering at Padang Timur, but they have refused to back down.

Controversial venue: A group of youths relaxing at Padang Timur where Pakatan plans to hold tomorrow’s rally.

Deputy IGP: Smart Lokap implementation has reduced frequency of undesirable incidents

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of undesirable incidents within the detention cells has dropped since the implementation of new Self-Monitoring Analytics Reporting Technology for Lock-ups (Smart Lokap) was launched.

Deputy IGP: We will act against rally organisers, Jamal if they break the law

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will take “appropriate action” against the organisers of this Saturday’s anti-kleptocracy rally at Petaling Jaya's Padang Timur if they do not heed the police’s directive to not hold the rally there, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

BToto director Dickson Tan retires

PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd has announced the retirement of its non executive director Datuk Dickson Tan Yong Loong.

Higher average household income growth expected

PETALING JAYA: The average Malaysian household real income growth is expected to be higher this year consistent with a projected 5.5% growth in the country’s economy, economist Dr Yeah Kim Leng said.

Royal boost for Berjaya Assets

THE increased presence of Johor royalty in Berjaya Assets Bhd (BAssets) seems to have enhanced the appeal of the company’s stock to some investors.

Vital to develop rural areas

KUALA LUMPUR: Rural development should not be restricted to just the physical aspects of development, delegates were told at the 10th Asean Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE).

Addressing queries: Dr Ahmad Zahid fielding press questions after the ministerial meeting’s launch at JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur. Together with him are (from left) Myanmar Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Permanent Secretary Dr Thin Htut. Ismail Sabri, Vongthep and Rural and Regional Development Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Borhan Dolah.