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Adly unfazed by ‘ghosts’

MELAKA: New Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari is unfazed about stories of ghosts occupying his new official residence at the government quarters in Bukit Peringgit.


Researchers: Study not meant to divide

PETALING JAYA: Critics say that a study on the hygiene practices of foreign workers should be compared with local workers’ before they are solely blamed for unhygienic practices.


In defence of workers in the civil service

From ARIFF SHAH R.K , Pulau Pinang


Perilous, dark labyrinth for Thai schoolboys on journey back to light

THAM LUANG CAVE, Thailand (Reuters) - As the world holds its breath, 12 boys and their soccer coach - accompanied by an elite team of rescue divers - are making a treacherous journey to safety through flooded underground caverns that have tested some of the world's best cavers.

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First six Thai boys rescued from flooded cave (updated)

BREAKING NEWS: CHIANG RAI (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): At least six members of a Thai schoolboy soccer team have been rescued from the flooded cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, a senior member of the rescue team said on Sunday (July 8).


Immigration d-g: Employers, not authorities to blame for illegal worker crackdown

PETALING JAYA: Authorities are merely enforcing the law when cracking down on illegal foreign workers, says Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali.

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Japan firm accused of driving man to suicide

TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): He was a 20-year-old high school graduate, toiling at a chocolate factory for Japanese firm Goncharoff where he was derided as "worthless" and taunted for making chocolates "as good as cow feed".


All about the ECRL project

MORE than 200 locals, including contractors, engineering consultants and suppliers will be affected by the planned suspension of the East Coast Rail Link project.


Major push to renegotiate deal

THE closure of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) construction was sudden but a source from the Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) has disclosed that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will visit China at the end of this month to renegotiate the cost of the project with China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC). And if the renegotiations go well, it can be resumed within two to three months.


Treasure hunt based on mental, physical abilities

AMERICAN author and philosopher Aldo Leopold once said: “Ethical behaviour is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal.”