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Najib's economic vision for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Days before the 2018 Budget is to be unveiled on Friday (Oct 27), Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has penned thoughts on his economic vision for Malaysia.

Australia expands security assistance to Philippines to combat Islamist militants

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday announced the expansion of its security support to the Philippines, which will involve training in urban counter-terrorism, to fight the rise and spread of Islamist militancy in the region.

Attacking riches will help Arsenal challenge on all fronts - Wenger

(Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is relishing the "luxury" of the multiple attacking options he hopes will enable the club to compete across all competitions this season.

New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) - A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

’Gems’ of real estate industry honoured

SEVERAL individuals and firms were honoured at the National Real Estate Awards, organised by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) for their resilience during challenging times.

Quilting for a Christmas cause

THE chance to own a beautiful hand-stitched quilt is the highlight of the Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association’s (Manza) Charity Christmas Bazaar.

Manza members (from left) Groen, Denise, Christine, Rhonda, Aliya and Kay preparing items for the association‘s Christmas Charity Bazaar. — IBRAHIM MOHTAR/ The Star

Sarawak aims to improve students’ standard of English

KUCHING: Sarawak will “intervene” to improve the standard of English among students in the state.

Groups question differing toll discounts for major holidays

TWO associations have questioned the different discounts offered by toll concessionaires during major festivities, Tamil Nesan reported.

Taking a break from silver scream

ALTHOUGH actor Alvin Chong was elated to be in director Ryon Lee’s new horror film Haunted Hotel, he will not be accepting offers in the same genre anytime soon, reported RAP, the entertainment pullout of Harian Metro.

Blood red: Chong still feels spooked by the filming of the horror movie, prompting a need for a break from the genre.

Problematic students may be sent to prison for rehab

The Education Ministry is considering a proposal to send students with serious disciplinary problems for rehabilitation in lockups or prisons.