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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia truly lost a great leader the day the country's second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein died in 1976, describing it as a personal loss to him.

Dr Mahathir, who himself served as prime minister, said he was particularly saddened because he owed everything to Tun Razak.

He recalled his expulsion from UMNO and that people who were expelled before him never returned, their political career blighted.

"But he not only allowed me to return to the fold but subsequently appointed me a full minister. I was described as Tun's blue-eyed boy," Dr Mahathir said in a blog posting.

He credited Tun Razak for breaking away from the apron strings of the British Commonwealth past and visited Russia and China as the winds of change blew strongly.

Dr Mahathir said he could not but felt sad as he watched a television documentary recently on the life and times of Tun Razak who was prime minister from 1970 to 1976. He died on Jan 14, 1976 in London at the age of 53.

"Those were great days. Leaders then were dedicated, bent on developing the country and tackling the disparities in Malaysian society. It was Tun Razak who introduced the New

Three Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers are among 14 individuals collared by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with the issuance of Kopi-O licences (licences obtained illegally).

The graft buster’s special operation was launched on Jan 11 this year and is on-going. Those detained included nine members of the public who tried to acquire such licences and two middlemen.

The 14, aged between 19 and 50 years, were picked up from Limbang, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu

Malaysia’s economic growth has been impressive in the current context of the turmoil in global markets, said MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Head of Research Zulkifli Hamzah.

He said although prices of commodities, such as oil, have tumbled, Malaysia has succeeded in generating growth, creating job opportunities and improving the standard of living.

“The devaluation of the Ringgit, although viewed negatively by the people, has benefited the export-oriented industries, especially the

More than 80,000 people flocked to Miri City Council (MCC) Field during the 3-day `Sejiwa Senada 2016’ that ended on Sunday.

Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who closed the event on Sunday, attributed its success to the good work of the organiser in bringing the government and people together.

He thanked all those involved, including government agencies, for helping to disseminate information concerning the government’s policies to the people.

Present at the closing

KUALA LUMPUR - Since becoming prime minister in 2009, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's work pace can only be described as punishing because there's so much on his plate as he goes about tackling the nation's woes especially during this period of weakening world economy.

Observers can't help but liken his "workaholic" disposition to that of his father, second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein who died exactly 40 years ago at age 53.

Just on Saturday, Najib underwent a minor surgery for a

The revision of the 2016 Budget to be carried out by the government to cushion the impact of plunging oil prices and various economic factors is hoped will not have drastic adverse effects on the people's lives.

Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye hoped that the government would come up with a strategy to amicably amend the allocation made during the tabling of the 2016 Budget last October by giving priority to the less-affordable group.

He said the 2016 Budget had to be revised to enable

BEIJING : French luxury goods firm Louis Vuitton is seeking damages from three people convicted of offering counterfeit versions of its clothing, shoes and handbags on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's popular Taobao shopping website, a Beijing court said.

A district court in Beijing accepted the lawsuit filed by Louis Vuitton, owned by LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, last Monday, according to a statement on the court's website.

The company is taking the three defendants, two of them

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