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Ringgit decline in line with fall in global currencies - Dr Mahathir


KL -- The decline in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar is in line with the fall in other global currencies, caused by the global economic uncertainties, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He said among these uncertainties was the trade war between the United States (US) and China.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Siti Aisyah, Doan ordered to enter defence

SHAH ALAM -- The High Court here today ordered Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong to enter their defence on a charge of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, last year.Judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin in his ruling said the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against Siti Aisyah, 26, and Doan, 29 at the end of prosecution case.

3,502 school pupils under KPM infected with HFMD


KL -- A total of 3,502 pupils from 1,288 schools under the Education Ministry (KPM) were infected by the hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) as at yesterday, says Deputy Health Minister Teo Nie Ching.She said so far, 277 classes as well as five schools nationwide are still closed under the Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act 1988 for transmitting HFMD.

Georgia Hopes Malaysia will open embassy in Tbilisi

KL -- Georgia hopes that Malaysia will open an embassy in Tbilisi to better promote bilateral ties and facilitate cooperation between the two countries, its ambassador to Malaysia, Nikoloz Apkhazava said."The role of an embassy is crucial to further promote the country's culture, economy, tourism, businesses, events and future prospects. It does not only benefit both countries, but also the Southeast Asian region.

Azmin to meet Singapore transport minister again tomorrow


KL -- Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will be meeting with Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan tomorrow to resume talks on the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR)."We will have a follow-up meeting tomorrow afternoon in Putrajaya after the cabinet meeting," he told reporters after attending the launch of the Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur specialist hospital here today.