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Nurul Izzah heads task force to perk up TVET

PUTRAJAYA: A special Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) task force, chaired by Nurul Izzah Anwar, has been set up.

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TRXC to gather info before reporting misappropriation

PUTRAJAYA: TRX City Sdn Bhd, the master developer of the controversial Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district, will gather adequate facts on the alleged misappropriation of RM3bil funds by 1Malay­sia Development Bhd (1MDB) before lodging a police report.

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Zuraida: Relook sexual abuse cases against Penan girls, women

KUCHING: Perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse cases against Penan girls and women in the Baram interior of Sarawak over a decade ago must face justice, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

70-year-old man from Miri longhouse arrested for trying to rape 8-year-old girl

A SEVENTY-year-old man from a longhouse in Miri, Sarawak, was arrested after he tried to rape an eight-year-old girl from the same longhouse.

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Sosma is like the ISA and should be reviewed says Penang DCM Ramasamy

GEORGE TOWN: Housewife A. Jastine Jane barely held it together as she recounted the night her husband was arrested under the Security Offences (Special Mea­sures) Act (Sosma).

Anxious dependants: Ramasamy (third from right) talking to family members of those detained under Sosma after a press conference at Komtar in George Town, Penang.

Rais on what it takes to be a Speaker

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member Tan Sri Rais Yatim, who was once a Barisan Nasional minister and also an Opposition MP, speaks to Philip Golingai on the ideal Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

Call to reviewhome loan criteria

GEORGE TOWN: Three chambers of commerce and two development associations here have joined forces with the state government in urging Bank Negara Malaysia to review its criteria for house loans for first-time home owners.

Joint request: Jagdeep (in grey coat) receiving a letter from Rehda Penang deputy chairman Ng Han Seong. Present are (from left) Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce vice-president Raja Rizal Kamrul Abdullah, Penang Indian Chamber of Commerce president Datuk N. Gobalakrishnan, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce vice-president Datuk Finn Choong with secretary Datuk Loh Eng Wee and Fiabci Malaysia vice-president Michael Geh.

Remove KPI for judicial officers immediately, says MP lawyer

GEORGE TOWN: Key performance index (KPI) measurements on judicial officers must be stopped immediately, said Jelutong MP R.S.N. Rayer.

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