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World 07 Sep 2018 | 12:17 PM

Veteran Singapore diplomat calls for gay community to challenge sex ban

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A veteran Singapore diplomat on Thursday called for Singapore's gay community to challenge a law that bans gay sex in the conservative city-state, following India's scrapping of the same British colonial-era legislation.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 12:17 PM

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) - The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray.

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 11:55 AM

Employees must be given time off to vote, bosses reminded

PUTRAJAYA: Employers are reminded that any of their employees, who are registered voters in the Seri Setia and Balakong constituencies, must be given time off or leave to vote in the by-elections on Saturday (Sept 8).

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 10:07 AM

MyCC starts investigation on tyre and beverage companies

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has initiated investigations on tyre and beverage companies in Malaysia for possible anti-competitive behaviour.

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 8:17 AM

Dr M: Poll shows Malaysians optimistic about country's direction

PETALING JAYA: A public poll on the perception of the government’s performance after 100 days in power shows that the majority of respondents are positive about the direction of the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Retail 07 Sep 2018 | 8:05 AM

MYCC investigates tyres, beverage companies for anti-competitive behaviour

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has initiated investigations on tyres and beverage companies in Malaysia for possible anti-competitive behaviours following the direction of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to determine whether these actions raised concerns under the relevant laws.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 6:59 AM

New York subpoenas Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe - source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general issued civil subpoenas on Thursday to all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sex abuse investigation, a law enforcement source said.

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 6:29 AM

Khalid Samad settles defamatory suit with NST, BH over Act 355 issue

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad's defamation suit against Berita Harian Group editor-in-chief Datuk Mahfar Ali and three others over the proposed amendment to the Federal Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355) has reached a settlement.

Nation 07 Sep 2018 | 5:18 AM

Anwar: AG affidavit shows Shafee received RM9.5mil from Najib

PETALING JAYA: The Attorney General's Chamber has issued an affidavit claiming that lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received payments amounting to RM9.5mil from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak between 2013 and 2014.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 4:05 AM

Ex-U.N. chief Ban's nephew sentenced to prison in U.S. for bribe scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nephew was sentenced on Thursday to six months in U.S. prison for a bribery scheme that he thought would result in the sale of a Vietnamese building complex to a Qatari sovereign wealth fund, federal prosecutors said.