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Yuna on being “Malay Malay”

Yuna on being “Malay Malay”

SHE is a law graduate and co-owns a clothes boutique. But Yunalis Zarai, who is more popularly recognised as just Yuna, is better known as the current darling of Malaysia’s independent music scene. The 24-year-old began writing her own songs when she was 14 and has not looked back since. After releasing her self-titled EP […]

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Kedah, the Islamic state?

Kedah, the Islamic state?

IF a picture paints a thousand words, then one wonders what description of Kedah its billboards are now painting. A drive down Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar reveals a succession of billboards for a variety of companies and products with slogans in Jawi script. In fact, one of the billboards promoting Media Prima-owned radio […]

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Ex-state assemblyperson’s house razed (Updated)

(Updated 4:59pm, 28 Jan 2009) ALOR SETAR, 28 Jan 2009: An early morning fire razed the double-storey house of former Derga state assemblyperson Cheung Khai Yan and his family in Taman Anggerik, Lencong Barat here today. However, all seven family members, including Cheung, who sustained injuries to his right hand, managed to escape via the […]

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Bus crashes into house of elderly couple

ALOR SETAR, 21 Jan 2009: Housewife Aishah Ahmad, 82, was jolted from sleep today by a tour bus which slammed into the master bedroom of her double-storey house in Kampung Alor Senjaya, Titi Gajah, here. Her husband, Ismail Drahman, 84, was in the bathroom when he heard the crash at about 8am and rushed out […]

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Blacksmith torches himself after squabble

ALOR SETAR, 19 Jan 2009: A blacksmith was believed to have torched himself after a quarrel with his wife at their house at Taman Abadi, Jalan Kuala Kedah here yesterday. Kota Star Crime Investigation chief DSP Mohd Feisal Libertus Abdullah said Ooi Chong Kian, 48, was believed to have poured petrol and then torched himself […]

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Kedah capital reverts to ‘Alor Setar’

ALOR SETAR, 14 Jan 2009: Kedah has reverted the spelling of its capital to “Alor Setar” effective today. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the change was made following the local authority’s request. “The State Executive Council meeting at Wisma Darul Aman here today approved the spelling change,” he told reporters after chairing […]

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