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KUALA LUMPUR - Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak advised the people not to trust reports released by Sarawak Report, saying the news portal harboured a specific motive to topple the leadership of the country.

He said the news portal aimed to spread slander to undermine the reputation of the country's leaders.

"Sarawak Report is an online paper which has only one goal - to slander our leaders.

"As such, the people cannot accept its reports outright because their motive is to topple the country''s leadership," he said to reporters at the Kembara Negaraku ''bubur lambuk'' distribution event at KL Sentral here.

Salleh was asked to comment on a report of the news portal that Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the chief prosecutor in the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy case, was paid a sum of money channelled through an account of the Prime Minister and allegedly from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Salleh said Lester Melanyi, the former editor of the portal, had admitted that 90 per cent of the news reports of Sarawak Report was false and had been manipulated.

"We are aware that some of the documents released by Sarawak Report had been

PUTRAJAYA - The government has projected that its expenditure on retirees will increase to a whopping RM100 billion by 2050 due to the trend of life expectancy among Malaysians increasing from 75 to 85 years, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the were 775,000 civil service retirees at the moment, and the number was expected to surge to 1.5 million by 2050.

"Last year alone, government expenditure on retirees was RM20.35 bilion...The government is studying the trend and

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reminded social media users to spread positive news about the country and not negative ones.

The prime minister said they should use their influence to help instill a love for the nation because they had a big responsibility as social media users and could influence the public.

"The influence of the social media cannot be under-estimated. More than 20 million of our people are social media users and I believe this makes the social media a platform to

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated the five public universities in the country for being listed in the top one per cent of the 300 world's best universities.

The five universities are Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which showed an improvement in the world ranking list for the year 2017/2018 issued by Quacquarelli

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia needs to identify areas of specialisation to remain competitive globally, specifically by 2050.

He said the challenge still faced by Malaysia in the effort to transform the national economy, is to drive growth based on productivity, move industry to value added activities and seize opportunities based on the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

"The National Transformation 2050 (TN 50) is the country's long term aspiration and I want

TELUK INTAN - Consumers need not fear or panic as buffalo meat and beef sold in markets throughout the country are safe for consumption said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.

He said the ministry had taken steps to control HS or Haemorrhagic Septicemia from spreading despite an outbreak in Terengganu since last month, through assistance from the Terengganu Veterinary Services Department (JPV) to vaccinate both types of farm animals.


KUALA LUMPUR - The case of two foreign women accused of murdering Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been set for case management on June 16.

The matter has been fixed for case management before Shah Alam High Court deputy registrar Mohamad Nasrudin Mohamed at 9 am.

Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, representing Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, confirmed the matter and also said both the accused would be brought to court on that day.


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