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Nation 7h ago

End child marriages by saying ‘I do’ to new campaign

PETALING JAYA: Hashtag campaign #pelajarbukanpengantin(#schoolnotspouse) to end child marriages is gaining momentum with Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh, Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Klang MP Charles Santiago among the many who have pledged their support to the campaign. It was launched on Tuesday.

Nation 7h ago

Exco member: Affluent families triggered HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: More affluent families in Penang, who travelled with their children during the school holidays last month, triggered the extreme outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) plaguing the state.

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Nation 7h ago

Students to wear black trainers next year, says Dr Maszlee

SHAH ALAM: Next year, school students will step out in black shoes instead of in white.

A welcome change: Dr Maszlee speaking during the question-and-answer session on education. Looking on is Johan.
ASEAN/East Asia 3h ago

Philippines issues new order to expel Australian nun

Manila (AFP) - The Philippines issued on Thursday a fresh deportation order for an elderly Australian nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, as her lawyers pledged to block her expulsion.

Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) has been accused of illegally engaging in political activism
Nation 7h ago

In the dark over Low’s arrest

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians woke up to an unconfirmed report yesterday that fugitive businessman Jho Low had been arrested in China.

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Nation 21h ago

Students to wear black shoes next year, vows Dr Maszlee

SHAH ALAM: Students will wear black shoes to school next year, vows Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

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Nation 1d ago

Animal dung found all over three shops

GEORGE TOWN: They shone ultraviolet light in the nooks and crannies and rat urine stains glowed in response.

Horrific find: State Health Department officers inspecting the chest freezer at Tong Seng Hainan Chicken Rice during a joint inspection with MBPP in Penang Road. (Inset) A close-up of rat droppings in a wok at Monirul Corner in Penang Road.
Nation 1d ago

Malaysia issues arrest warrants for ex-1MDB executives

PETALING JAYA (Bloomberg): Malaysian investigators are said to have issued arrest warrants for two former executives of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Nation 7h ago

Meant to be shared but 4,000 umbrellas go missing

GEORGE TOWN: Over 4,000 shared umbrellas were not returned, but a company which started the community-sharing initiative here has not given up hope on the integrity of Penangites.

Shade-sharing initiative: (From left) Aspen Group’s corporate communication and marketing head Janice Lim, executive director Woo Kok Weng, Murly, executive director Ting Tai Theam and corporate communications manager Michelle Tan displaying the umbrellas to be shared in Penang.