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Nation 24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Meeting on plight of transgenders fizzles out

GEORGE TOWN: A meeting to discuss the terms of reference (ToR) on transgenders was postponed due to lack of quorum.

Nation 09 Nov 2014 | 10:59 PM

Planned UMS student activist gathering fizzles out

KOTA KINABALU: A group of activists including Universiti Malaya student leader Fahmi Zainol were verbally abused as a planned gathering at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) fizzled out.

Nation 04 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Anti-gambling blitz almost fizzles out

PETALING JAYA: A week-long blitz on gambling dens nationwide only had a 2% success rate, leading police to suspect informers of tipping off the targets.

World 17 Aug 2014 | 2:55 PM

Cricket star Khan overplays hand in Pakistan power game

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Cricket hero Imran Khan rode a wave of discontent to finally break through as a serious player in Pakistani politics at last year's election. Now he is aiming even higher, leading thousands on a march to the capital in a bid to unseat the prime minister.

Nation 11 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM

Facebook firecracker scheme fizzles out

KUANTAN: It was the wrong move for a man who tried to sell firecrackers through Facebook as the police quickly caught up with his act.

Nation 20 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Wildlife enforcers raid restaurants with endangered animals on V-Day menu

MALACCA: Plans by several restaurants to serve exotic dishes to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a town notorious for such eating habits fizzled out when wildlife enforcers raided the joints to seize numerous packets of near-extinct wildlife meat and several live species.

Community 14 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Set realistic goals for new year

IN ABOUT two weeks, it will be 2014 and many will again make resolutions for the new year.

World 31 Oct 2013 | 3:55 PM

Indonesia national strike fizzles, giving government, employers a break

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A national strike demanding higher wages for Indonesian workers failed to win much support on Thursday, handing some welcome breathing space for the government, employers and investors just as Southeast Asia's biggest economy begins to stumble.

Nation 16 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Flash mob fizzles out after arrests

KUALA LUMPUR: A gathering of a “flash mob” near the Sogo shopping complex at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here was short-lived after 15 of them were arrested barely an hour after it began.

World 29 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Hollande rehashed super-tax fizzles, angers French business

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialist president may save some face by resurrecting a 75 percent super-tax on million-euro salaries, but his plan to shift the levy from people to companies has alienated business leaders and impressed few, even on the left.