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The ringgit rose against the US dollar in early session today on the US Federal Reserve decision to raise its interest rates yesterday.

At 9.00am, the local unit was quoted at 4.3115/3185 against the greenback from 4.3200/3300 yesterday.

The local unit was also traded higher against other major currencies at early session today.

It went up against the Singapore dollar to 3.0533/0597 from yesterday’s close of 3.0630/0709 and was higher against the yen at 3.5205/5276 from 3.5424/5518.

However, the ringgit depreciated against the British pound to 6.4578/4700 from yesterday’s close of 6.4882/4045 and strengthened against the euro to 4.6870/6955 from 4.7252/7366.

Reuters reported the People’s Bank of China set its official midpoint rate at 6.4757 per US dollar prior to the market open today, its weakest level since June 2011, and 0.2% weaker than the previous fix of 6.4626.

The sharply weaker yuan midpoint reflected the dollar’s strength in global markets after the Fed raised its policy interest rate overnight, traders said.

The dollar gained against the euro and yen today, rising after the Fed’s decision to hike interest rates for the first time since 2006 lifted risk appetite

Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo gave his utmost cooperation during a 90-minute interview with a three-man Malaysian police team at the Bangkok Remand Prison here.

The interview yesterday went smoothly with the cooperation of the Thai police, a source told Bernama.

“The police team led by Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Deputy Director (Investigation-Legal) Amar Singh Ishar Singh interviewed Justo from 10.15am to 11.45am”

“There was no need for a session in the afternoon and

A SMALL six-year-old boy was looking in awe at the giant cinema screen. His father was late in buying the tickets, so the only seats available were on the front row. When the movie was over, he had a strained neck.

But that didn’t stop him from from having the opening scene of the movie imprinted in his brain. The scene – a group of Stormtroopers barging into the Rebel ship that they had just taken captive followed by the unmistakable sound of heavy breathing, and there appeared Darth

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should not be seen as weak just because he seeks peace instead of war, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak.

Referring to the call by Najib, who is also Umno president, to all feuding Umno members to unite and strengthen the party when winding up debate at the end of the 2015 Umno General Assembly here yesterday, Salleh said it took a strong person to forgive those who had trespassed against one.

He said in spite of

KUALA LUMPUR - PitchIN and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) are supporting the growth of the Social Crowdfunding ecosystem in Malaysia to facilitate the community's contribution towards social development programmes. This is being achieved by having ICT enabled platforms that support the deployment of the programmes by multi-stakeholders. The intent is to increase the participation of the community, private sector and NGOs in social development programmes, especially in terms of the

UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin welcomed the magnanimous attitude of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak Najib to reconcile to strengthen UMNO ties. Subsequently, he hoped that measures would be taken to solve the problems that he had raised.

"It is good that the president showed magnanimous attitude, so after this I want to see steps that will be taken to solve the problems," he told reporters after attending the closing ceremony of the UMNO General Assembly 2015 at Putra World

Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen and Stampin MP Julian Tan Kok Ping have vowed to fight to the end pending charges against them under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012 for participating in the Bersih 4 rally at the end of August. They face, under section 4(2)(c ) of the Act, a maximum penalty of RM10,000 upon conviction.

“The Sarawak Government consented to the rally and the organisers had a police permit.”

The two lawmakers will be charged at the Sessions Court on Monday at 9am. The duo

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