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IPOH, May 17 — Some 20 people demonstrated outside the headquarters of Edgenta Mediserve Sdn Bhd here this morning, accusing the health company’s senior executives of issuing threats against some ...
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IPOH: A company dealing with contract cleaners at government hospitals in the northern region has been accused of union-busting.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) was taken to task for disregarding the Defence Ministry's repeated request over the years to terminate the contract of a "slow coach" contractor involved in a proposed construction of the RM256mil Skudai 7 Brigade Complex in Pulai, Johor.
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Former prime ministers and ministers must take responsibility for any wrongdoing committed with regard to the 16 land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry, said Hishammuddin Hussein.
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An investigation committee has found that the firing range of an army camp in Batu Pahat poses a safety risk to members of the public outside the camp.
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One of the young leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella” pro-democracy street protests was sent back to jail on Thursday after losing an appeal against a prison term for contempt of court.
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LONDON, May 16 — Managing the health of the planet, fighting discrimination or boosting innovation in the arts; the fields in which Artificial Intelligence can help humans are countless, and an ambi...
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PETALING JAYA: It has been 21 years – but a contractor has yet to complete the National Defence Institute (Puspahanas) project in Putrajaya, according to the Defence Ministry's audit report on land swaps.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The other three members of the Islamic State (IS) "wolf pack" cell that planned to assassinate four VIPs and launch large-scale attacks on non-Muslim houses of worship are believed to be still in the country, says the nation's top cop.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the police will investigate anyone, even the prime minister, over any involvement in the Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) land-swap d...
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today said the police will investigate anyone, even the prime minister, over any involvement in the Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) land-swap deal...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the police will investigate anyone, even the prime minister, over any involvement in the Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) land-swap d...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 ― Legal action will be taken against any civil servant or former Cabinet member incriminated in the ongoing investigation into several plots of land involving the Defence Ministry,...
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Britain’s young royals, brothers Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan, launched a new phone messaging service on May 10 to help people suffering a mental health crisis.
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SINGAPORE, May 13 — Malaysia’s economic fundamentals are very different today and far stronger than what they were in 1998, says Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) chief executive officer Am...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Veterans group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan has called on the authorities to investigate former defence ministers over the reported land swap deals that took place under the Bar...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Argentina is seeking joint venture and cooperation with Malaysia in the field of renewable energy and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, said Vice President Gabriela Michetti (pix).
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Argentina is seeking a joint venture and cooperation with Malaysia in the field of renewable energy and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, says the country's Vice-president Gabriela Michetti.
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PETALING JAYA: Defence ministers who served from 1997 to May 2018 should be brought to book if there are grounds for suspicion in land swap deals involving the defence ministry, says National Patriots...
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PETALING JAYA (May 13): Ex-prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has slammed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) silence over the Ministry of Defence’s four land swap deals that took place during Tun Dr Mahath...
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PETALING JAYA: A group of veterans and retired police officers today urged former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein to take responsibility for the land swap controversy which his successor Mohamad...
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PETALING JAYA (May 13): Ex-prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has slammed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) silence over the Ministry of Defence’s four land swap deals that took place during Tun Dr Mahath...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The National Patriots Association (Patriot) today called on former defence minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein to take responsibility for the land swap fiasco that happened du...
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Veterans group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan has rubbished former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein's challenge for proof that he benefited from land swap deals struck under his tenure.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has challenged Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu and deputy Liew Chin Tong to prove he benefited from land swap deals stuck under his tenure.
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has hit out at Pakatan Harapan’s silence on four land swap deals carried out by the Dr Mahathir Mohamad administration in 1997.
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PETALING JAYA: Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein has challeanged his successor, Mohamad Sabu, and his deputy Liew Chin Tong, to prove that he benefitted from land swap deals struck under hi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Argentina thinks that its current relationship with Malaysia has the capacity to grow strategically, said the South American country’s Vice-President Marta Gabriela Michetti.
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LETTER | Religion has become a non-issue for me over the years.
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SINGAPOREANS may be in line for some good news. The central bank’s decision to transfer S$45 billion (US$33 billion) to the island’s sovereign wealth fund could push back an increase in the consumption tax.
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(May 8): Singaporeans may be in line for some good news.
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Selangor football legend Anuar Abu Bakar, 48, died of cancer at Shah Alam Hospital at about 9.30pm last night The matter was confirmed via the official Facebook account of the Football Association of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The visit by Argentinian Vice-President Marta Gabriella Michetti to Malaysia is set to be the impetus for a second wave of Kuala Lumpur-Buenos Aires relationship.
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This is an adapted translation of this article by Su Qi and originally published by Sina Tech/Ran Cai Jing.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 3): There are several potential areas for cooperation which can be established between Malaysia and Argentina despite geographical distance between the two countries, says Deputy Prime ...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today received a courtesy call from Argentinian Vice-President Marta Gabriela Michetti at Wisma Putra, here.
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This is an adapted translation of this article by Su Qi and originally published by Sina Tech/Ran Cai Jing.
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TOKYO: Asian finance leaders agreed to consider adding the Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen to their mutilateral currency swap arrangement to ramp up their firepower to deal with potential financial crises, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.
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IPOH: It has now been 10 years since Nalvin Dhillon Narangan Singh first began his quest to get recognised as a Malaysian.
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KOTA KINABALU: Prominent Sabah Indian leader Datuk K.A.Vanar, who was instrumental in getting Deepavali declared a public holiday in the state, passed away at the age of 92 on Wednesday (May 1).
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With over three decades of providing certification, inspection and testing services under Sirim Berhad, Sirim QAS International was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sirim Group in March 1997.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): For the sixth straight year, China Ouhua Winery Holdings’ external auditor has given a qualified opinion with regards to the group’s financial statements.
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MUAR: When you hear the beat of the kompang in a village or housing area, you know that a Malay wedding is under way.
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Thousands of people marched on Hong Kong’s parliament on Sunday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial - a move which so...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has spent RM15.4 billion on vendor development since 1994, its chairman Leo Moggie said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN) wants Malaysians to suggest ways in which it can collect the RM6.3 billion in arrears from borrowers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN), saying it has tried every tactic possible to get borrowers to repay loans amounting to RM6.3bil, is taking its case to the people.
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BUILDING contractor Inta Bina Group Bhd has come a long way.
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A Hong Kong court jailed three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” movement on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years afte...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would hesitate to accept the post of finance minister if this were offered when the country’s finances were in their current state.
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Renewed investment interest and projects to spur growth
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): Sedania Innovator Bhd announced today that it has appointed Nisa Ismail as the new chief executive officer for its wholly-owned fintech subsidiary Sedania As Salam Capital.
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SERI KEMBANGAN (April 23): Industry experts have urged the government to come up with a big data system to provide timely data for industry players to make better decisions and to avoid any market “...
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SERI KEMBANGAN (April 23): Industry experts have urged the government to come up with a big data system to provide timely data for industry players to make better decisions and to avoid any market “...
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Wimbledon is slowly hauling itself into the 21st century.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hopes to see the country’s economic performance return to that of the roaring 90s, or the zenith of his previous stint as prime minister.
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PETALING JAYA: Impiana Hotels Bhd, formerly known as Bio Osmo Bhd, has appointed Datuk Seri Ismail@Farouk Abdullah its executive chairman effective yesterday..
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YOURSAY | 'It is not helping itself by being overly cautious about appearing anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-royalty.' Harapan fears bullies, unlikely to deliver promises in 6 months – Zaid Teh Tari...
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The Sabah government, in collaboration with the relevant departments, plantation owners and stakeholders, has agreed to form the 'Green Food Corridor' in several areas in Kinabatangan to provide a saf...
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With a roster of retro classics spanning Final Fight and Mega Man to Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Former diplomat Tan Sri Razali Ismail has resigned from his position as chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) — two weeks before the expiry of his ...
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (April 17): One of the architects who helped restore Windsor Castle after a devastating fire said a shortage of craftsmen could hold up the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. "The su...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― With a roster of retro classics spanning Final Fight and Mega Man to Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019 and packs a combination ...
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WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s central bank governor Adrian Orr said an easing bias on interest rates will remain in place for now and that softer global economic conditions had contributed to the bank’s recent shift to a dovish policy tone.
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TAWAU: An Indonesian man has been sentenced to three months' jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here, after he pleaded guilty to having four live geckos in his possession.
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SINGAPORE: The third-generation Perodua Myvi has been officially launched here with two variants on offer - 1.3 X AT and 1.5 H AT - priced at SGD64,800 (RM197,093) and SGD69,800 (RM212,301) respectiv...
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The new third-generation Perodua Myvi has been officially launched in Singapore.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said the government may impose measures to protect the ringgit again if speculators continue to attack the currency.Dr Mahathir said this during the Youths A...
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PUTRAJAYA: The government may impose measures to protect the ringgit again if speculators continue to attack the currency, says the Prime Minister.
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LETTER | Today, April 13, 2019 would have Evelyn Ang’s 46th birthday if not for the tragic incident which took her life last year.
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Inta Bina Group Bhd, the building contractor was formed in 1987 as a family business, and became an indirect 60%-owned subsidiary of PJ Development Holdings Bhd in 1997, when the region was in the thr...
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BLACK Monday, the Black Friday mini crash in 1989, the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 subprime crisis. Asia’s deal-making Ong brothers have come a long way to becoming household names in private equity.
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SEATTLE: Amazon.com Inc chief executive officer Jeff Bezos is daring rival retailers to raise their minimum wage to US$16 an hour.
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APRIL 12 — In Malaysia, Palliative Care was recognised as a medical subspecialty in 2005.
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PUTRAJAYA: For those already swamped by mounting bills, news that six states are planning to raise water rates is a big nay.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) will become a mentor to the Brunei rescue team, which wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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PUTRAJAYA: In an unprecedented move, a nine-man Federal Court Bench handed down a landmark majority judgment that any decision by Bank Negara's Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) on Islamic finance is constitutional and binding on civil courts even though the Council is not a judicial body.
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The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) will be a mentor to the Brunei rescue team that wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (Ins...
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Piper Jaffray has been polling teenagers about their spending habits twice a year since 2001, hoping that getting inside their minds now is key to predicting future spending trends.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): ARK Resources Holdings Bhd executive director Datuk Mohamad Zekri Ibrahim has been redesignated as executive chairman of the group effective immediately.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang PKR Youth has lodged a police report against controversial blogger “Raggie Jessy” after a video of him making allegations against several Pakatan Harapan leaders went viral on social media.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 8): The Court of Appeal fixed November 11 to hear an appeal filed by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng against the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision which refused to strike out a defamation su...
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Satellite TV service in Malaysia used to be exclusive to Astro since 1997 but that sole operator rights have ended in February 2017.