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Cabinet agrees to proposal to amend Education Act 1996

The Cabinet on Wednesday agreed with the six recommendations proposed by the Tahfiz Schools Special Task Force, to amend the Education Act 1996 (Act 550), following the fire incident at the Tahfiz school on September 14th.

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UEFA boss asks European politicians to help cut rich-poor divide

GENEVA (Reuters) - UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday that European legislation is holding back the implementation of measures which could reduce the gap between rich and poor soccer clubs on the continent.

Epson Malaysia launches enterprise-grade inkjet multifunction printers

Epson Malaysia today launched a slew of new printers, including two enterprise-grade inkjet multifunction printers and five ink tank printers.

Epson Malaysia managing director Daisuke Hori (second from left) and general manager for sales and marketing Danny Lee (third from left) launching the new WorkForce Enterprise multifunction printer which is claimed to be able to print up to 100 pages per minute. — Epson

Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.

Austria checking indications nine foreigners abducted in Libya in 2015 are dead

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria said on Wednesday it had some evidence that nine foreign oilfield workers abducted by Islamist militants in Libya in 2015 were killed the same year, though it was still trying to verify the information.

Adnan: Bread and butter issues are rakyat's top concerns, not 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: Bread and butter issues like the rising cost of living, unemployment among graduates and affordable housing remain top concerns of the rakyat, said Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

Facebook to be called before Senate panel on Russian meddling

The Senate Intelligence Committee expects representatives of Facebook Inc to testify at a public hearing examining Russia’s use of social media to influence last year’s US presidential election.

Facebook has provided special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading a federal probe of Russian election meddling, details on political ad spending from a Russian group that tried to sow discord online ahead of the election. — Reuters

North Korea grants Tunku Ismail direct flight to Pyongyang

JOHOR BARU: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim was given special access by the North Korean government to fly directly to Pyongyang from Johor.

Tunku Ismail shaking hands with Kim. Pix from Johor Southern Tigers

U.S. deputy attorney general interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing - WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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