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Syria divides Druze in occupied mountain homeland

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Kameel Khater's friends used to creep out at night to spray anti-Israeli slogans on the walls of their village in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. These days they have a different target for their graffiti - the government of near neighbour Syria.


More bite for laws against those who abuse animals

PUTRAJAYA: Those who show cruelty to animals will face heavier punishments if an amendment to the Animal Act 1953 gets the nod of Parliament within the next few weeks.


Dewan rejects motion to discuss NFC issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat has rejected an emergency motion tabled by Ampang MP Zuraidah Kamaruddin to discuss the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) controversy.


The power of the pen

If there is any state politician who has made the most unforgivable gaffe this year, it must be PRS vice president and Agriculture Assistant Minister Datuk Mong Dagang.


Shahrizat absent from opening of Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Shah­rizat Abdul Jalil who will relinquish her ministerial post when her senatorship ends next month was conspicuous by her absence at the opening of Parliament.


We have funds to develop the park in Shah Alam, Federal Govt tells Selangor

SHAH ALAM: Putrajaya does not agree with the intention of the Selangor Government to sell off part of the Shah Alam National Botanical Garden.


Search for man in dam continues

ALOR SETAR: The state Fire and Rescue Department here has stepped up its search for a fisherman who is feared drown at the Ahning Dam near Kuala Nerang, some 50km from here.


Venezuela's Chavez home in a week facing more cancer therapy

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday he will be home from Cuba in a week and start radiation therapy for cancer that could leave him weakened ahead of his re-election bid on October 7.


S’gor govt urged not to sell part of Shah Alam Botanical Garden

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government can lease the Shah Alam National Botanical Garden to the Federal Government instead of selling part of it, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar


Of minimum wage and welfare aid

POLICY will actually help avert bankruptcy by reducing Govt’s need to maintain subsidies of basic necessities.