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High Court to hear appeal by man found guilty of 600+ counts of sexually abusing his daughter

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will hear an appeal next month by a unit trust agent against his 48-year jail sentence for more than 600 counts of sexually abusing and sodomising his 15-year-old daughter.

Johari Ghani: Smear campaign against me involves internal sabotage

PETALING JAYA: Umno's Datuk Seri Johari Ghani says he is being targeted by certain members of his own party who have gone to the extent of working with the Opposition to carry out a smear campaign against him.

Datuk Seri Johari Ghani. -Bernama filepic

BN fires first salvo as poster war begins in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional has fired the first salvo in the poster war in Penang, with several posters criticising Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng appearing along Carnavon Street here on Tuesday (March 20).

MBPP officers were seen taking down the posters on Tuesday.

Man killed, two injured in Telipok Ria roundabout accident

KOTA KINABALU: A man was killed while two others were seriously injured in an accident at the Telipok Ria roundabout here.

Zairil: My hands are full

GEORGE TOWN: Despite the uncertainty of whether he will defend his seat in the general election, Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari says his hands are full.

Zairil Khir Johari. -The Star filepic

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Park ordered closed over after leptospirosis fears

JOHOR BARU: The Gunung Berlumut recreational area in Kluang was ordered to close after two children contracted leptospirosis (rat urine disease) there.

Biohazard: Authorities collecting water samples at a suspected leptospirosis outbreak site.

Good news for Malaysian palm oil

PUTRAJAYA: There should be no issue about Malaysian palm oil entering the European Union market when all plantations and mills are certified for sustainability by the end of 2019, says Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

In good hands: Mah (centre) and other representatives officiating at the opening ceremony of MPSO Appreciation Day in Putrajaya. — Bernama

Community praying for more good in their area

TUMPAT: The Siamese community living near the largest “sleeping Buddha” at Wat Phothivihan here is praying for more deve­lopment in the area.

Warisan open to talks with Parti Cinta Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Multiracial Parti Warisan Sabah remains open to talks with Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) which unilaterally pulled out from seat negotiations and teamed up with Parti Kerjasama Anak Sabah to open a third Opposition front.