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Haj quota for Malaysian pilgrims remains at 30,200

SEPANG, Dec 13 (Bernama) – The Haj quota for Malaysian pilgrims remains at 30,200 for the 2019 season.


Police officer jailed three years, fine RM10,000 for bribery

SHAH ALAM, Dec 13  (Bernama) – A police officer with the rank of assistant superintendent was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM20,000, in default a year’s jail, for accepting bribe of RM4,000 froma construction company owner last year.


Feb 18 hearing of appeals by Mohamad, EC over Rantau election petition

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- The Federal Court has fixed Feb 18 next year to hear the appeals against an Election Court’s decision in declaring the 14th general election results for the Rantau state seat as null and void and ordered for a by-election to be held immediately.


Singapore acts to prevent unilateral third-party arbitration over maritime boundary spat

SINGAPORE, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Singapore has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to ensure that Malaysia does not unilaterally commence third-party arbitration or adjudication against the republic over their ongoing maritime boundary dispute.


Children without citizenship given vocational education at SBJK

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Children, including those without citizenship who attend school at Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih (SBJK), here are given basic vocational education in four key areas, namely cooking, sewing, art and music.


Police nab two men with 600kg ketum leaves worth RM18,000

ALOR SETAR, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Police detained two men and seized 600 kilogrammes of ketum leaves in 120 packets, estimated to be worth at RM18,000, at Jalan Batu 27, Naka, Padang Terap, earlier this morning.


RM10 mln allocated for new pepper planting scheme next year

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- The Federal government, via the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB), has allocated RM10 million for the implementation of the New Pepper Plant Scheme nationwide next year, said Chairman Larry Sng Wei Shien.