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Mahathir congratulates new Pakistan PM Imran Khan

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed confidence that the close and brotherly ties and cooperation enjoyed by Malaysia and Pakistan over the last 61 years would be further strengthened in the years ahead.

 

Three siblings, friend die in Lipis road accident

KUANTAN, Aug 20 (Bernama) – Four people, three of them siblings, were killed after their Perodua Viva car was involved in a head-on collision with a trailer lorry at Km19 of Jalan Lipis-Merapoh-Gua Musang near Padang Tengku, Lipis, today, according to the police.

 

Aidiladha exodus: Traffic smooth all around as at 6pm

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) – PLUS  Malaysia Bhd and the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)  said traffic was generally smooth on the major highways as at 6pm today but expected to be heavy from 9pm as many leave the Klang Valley to celebrate Aidiladha in their hometowns.

 

Senate passes sales tax bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The list of over 5,000 items exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST) may change depending on the situation, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

 

Police reports lodged over accusations against FT Minister, Minister in PM's Dept

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Two police reports were lodged against chairman of Gerakan Muslimah Malaysia Wan Asshima Kamaruddin at the Dang Wangi Police Headquarters here today over allegations she allegedly made that the Federal Territories Minister and a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department organised the biggest gay festival in Kuala Lumpur recently.

 

Pakistan, Malaysia reaffirm commitment to strengthen defence cooperation

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) – Pakistan and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening defence cooperation, says Pakistan's High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria on Monday, after calling on Malaysia’s Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

 

Malaysia hands over skeletal remains of New Zealand fallen soldiers

SEPANG, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia today officially handed over to New Zealand the remains of 26 of its fallen soldiers to be taken to their homeland after having been buried for 63 years in this country.