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2011-01-14 14:42:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=f9b4dfa3-bd96-4a5e-a33a-ef25f85291e9&lr=ls Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks following bilateral meeting with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd. Available content includes soundbite. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality video and...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Hafidah Samat; Shuhada Elis KUALA LUMPUR: The voices of protest against the conferment of a datukship on Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan are growing louder. Yesterday, the Artistes Association of Malaysia (Seniman) said it would hand a letter to the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage stating that the award by Malacca was "irrelevant". Seniman president Datuk Mustapha Maarof said the letter would be handed to the ministry's secretary-general, Datuk Dr Muzahet Masruri, at a...

2008-09-21 21:00:15

TAMPIN: The government has begun paying compensation to residents who were relocated following the construction of the Kelau Dam in Raub, Pahang. A total of RM39 million has been allocated to 395 land owners owning less than 0.5ha each, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said at a buka puasa function at the Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Gemencheh near here. Shaziman who is also the member of parliament for Tampin, said the Pahang-Selangor Interstate Water...

2008-09-08 00:00:25

KOTA KINABALU: Sarawak and Sabah should ask the Federal Government to raise oil royalty from the present 5 to 25 per cent effective from Jan 1 this year. Former Sabah chief minister Datuk Harris Mohd Salleh said in a letter dated Sept 2 that the Sabah and Sarawak state assemblies should pass a motion at their next sitting. The letter, which was addressed to the chief ministers and assemblymen of the two states, was made available to the media yesterday. Harris listed three reasons for...

2008-08-26 03:00:56

PETALING JAYA: A flyer is just that. It cannot be used to make a diagnosis or confirm whether anyone is a victim of sexual abuse, director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said. He was commenting on a flyer which claimed that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, who alleged he was sodomised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was not a victim. It is being circulated not only in Permatang Pauh but nationwide. Dr Ismail, who received a copy of the flyer last...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

By Hafidah Samat KUALA LUMPUR: Get your act together or leave. That was the hard-hitting message from the Music Council of Malaysia chairman Datuk A. Rahman Hassan to critics of his proposal to increase the value of the local music industry to RM300 million annually. The proposal was tabled at a music seminar at the National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy earlier this month. Rahman stressed that the industry should strive to achieve the target in three years to generate job...

2008-07-13 21:00:13

By Salleh Buang PEOPLE in Kedah were already talking about heli-logging in early 2003 when the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led state government was planning to embark on massive logging of the 122,798ha forest reserve in Ulu Muda. Among those who opposed was former Keadilan member Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. He said the proposed project conflicted with plans to promote eco-tourism at the Ulu Muda forest. As he is no longer with his old political party, one wonders whether he has changed his...

2008-06-25 00:02:27

By V. Vasudevan; Eileen Ng; Joseph Sipalan; Ili Liyana Mokhtar THE Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC), in a show of support for the media, yesterday removed barriers that had prevented the press free access to the lobby and lounge of the parliament building. At 2.15pm, the BNBBC removed the barriers which the House security had put up in the morning. "We think the media must play its role without any obstruction. We were not told about this so we are removing it. We have no...

2008-06-23 00:00:22

By Azura Abas KUALA LUMPUR: The government has announced more measures to fight inflation, including liberalising the issuance of small business permits and improving incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises. As part of the restructuring of subsidies, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said about 500 petrol stations near the borders would have separate pumps for Malaysians and foreigners. He said low-income earners could apply for short or long-term permits to...

2008-06-15 21:00:13

By M. Hamzah Jamaludin MARAN: Malay contractors are asking the government for ex gratia payments to offset rising costs following the hike in fuel prices. The president of the Malay Contractors Association, Senator Datuk Roslan Awang Chik, said nearly all the 63,000 local contractors, most of them Malays, could no longer bear the significant increase in the price of building materials and other costs after the fuel price hike. "Everything has increased by 25 to 30 per cent. We also have...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.