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Malaysian businesswoman duped by duo and $527,200 poorer
MUAR, Malaysia - A businesswoman, desperate to get her two family members to "escape" the hangman's noose in a drug case, was duped of RM1.6million (S$527,200) in a scam here.
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Unemployed woman arrested for suspected drug possession, abuse in Lawas
The items seized from the suspect.
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Jho Low was with Najib during official visits to New York, London: Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Low Taek Jho (pix), or Jho Low, was with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during the latter’s official visits to New York and London.
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Sandakan marine police foil attempts to smuggle turtle eggs, petrol
SANDAKAN: The Marine Police Force (PPM) foiled an attempt to smuggle 4,000 turtle eggs in the Batu 7 river area, here, yesterday.
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1MDB trial: Najib’s ex-aide denies US$200k a gift from Jho Low
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former aide today denied receiving US$200,000 in 2011 as a gift from businessman Low Taek Jho, insisting instead that it was a loan from the latter...
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1MDB-Tanore trial: Jho Low gave money to Amhari during govt trips abroad with...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Datuk Seri Najib Razak's former special aide today admitted in the High Court that he received money from fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, when he accompanied the former prem...
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1MDB trial: Najib’s ex-aide says didn’t know US$200k deposit needed Bank Negara clearance
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former aide today testified that he did not know Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) approval was needed for a transfer of US$200,000 (RM600,200) in 201...
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In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth
Teshome with his pimped Beetle in Addis Ababa.
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Cops nab four seizing drugs worth RM575,892
SHAH ALAM: A variety of drugs valued at RM575,892 that could have been supplied to 20,000 addicts, were seized by police after arresting four individuals in two raids at Batu Caves and in Southern Kla...
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Cops nab four, seize drugs worth RM575,892 for over 20,000 addicts
SHAH ALAM, Sept 14 — A variety of drugs valued at RM575,892 that could have been supplied to 20,000 addicts, were seized by police after arresting four individuals in two raids at Batu Caves and in ...
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CPO to trade at RM1,900-RM2,200
PETALING JAYA: Crude palm oil (CPO) is expected to trade between RM1,900 and RM2,200 per tonne this month as rising optimism on lower stockpile will likely be...
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Era of iPhone ‘super cycles’ is gone, even for 5G: opinion
"Super cycle” predictions are back. Kind of.
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Sabah Govt strives to embrace IR 4.0 to ensure jobs for graduates – Jenifer
Jenifer (ninth from right), Roselyn (ninth from left) and Jess (eighth from right) with INTI staff, guests and industry partners at the Youth Beyond Academic public showcase.
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Indian national pleads for return of bag containing valuable items lost during e-hailing ride
PETALING JAYA: An Indian national who lost his bag while travelling in an e-hailing ride is hoping for a Good Samaritan to return it to him.
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The more cities the better for Malaysia, says academic
KUALA LUMPUR: An academic has called for policies to encourage the building of sustainable cities across Malaysia to bring about overall improvements in healthcare and education.
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Contraband cigarettes worth RM25.4m seized nationwide this year: Customs
KEMAMAN: A total of 306 million sticks of contraband cigarettes, worth at RM 25.4 million, were seized by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department nationwide this year so far.
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Customs: Contraband cigarettes worth RM25.4m seized nationwide so far this year
KEMAMAN, Sept 5 — A total of 306 million sticks of contraband cigarettes, worth at RM25.4 million, were seized by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department nationwide this year so far.
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2,090 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth RM411k seized in raid
Khaw (center) with other PGA Brigade Sarawak officers holding up some of the illicit cigarettes that were seized.
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Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students
KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yes...
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Penang allocate RM1.3m in financial aid for unversity students
The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Appeals court upholds five-year jail sentence on two men for bribery
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal upheld the five-year jail sentence on a former National Anti-Drugs Agency assistant officer and his friend who were found guilty on three counts of bribery.
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Sarawak Marine Police seize smuggled cigarettes, liquor worth RM2.47m
KUCHING: A lorry loaded with smuggled cigarettes and liquor worth RM2.47 million was detained by police, early yesterday morning.
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Sime Darby Plantation eyes specialty products for stability
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Oil palm grower Sime Darby Plantation Bhd aims to boost income from its palm-based specialty products segment so it contributes to two-thirds of downstream revenue by 2023, an e...
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CPO futures to trade at RM2,200-RM2,300 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade range-bound at between RM2,200 and RM2,300 a...
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Nominal impact on India's import of Malaysian palm oil even if duty increases...
PETALING JAYA (Aug 27): Malaysian refined palm oil export into India will only be impacted nominally even if the Indian Government decides to hike the import duty on the commodity, IJM Plantations Bhd...
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IJM Plantation sees FFB production hitting one mil tonne milestone in FY20
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): IJM Plantations Bhd sees higher fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production in the current financial year ending March 31, 2020 (FY20), expecting FFB production to hit one million tonne,...
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Entertainment outlets in Penang heritage zone get nod to apply for licenses
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 27 — The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is now allowing all entertainment outlets in the Unesco World Heritage site to apply for licenses pending a review of the zone’s Special...
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Detained Chinese Internet celebrity ‘suspected of abducting minors and forcing them into prostitution’
Gao Fei, 28, who has more than 4 million followers on video-sharing websites, had been wanted by police since March. He has been held in custody for a week while the...
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Bezza is best-selling sub one litre sedan in Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR: The Perodua Bezza has emerged as Sri Lanka’s best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan while in the first seven months of this year, the model led the sub-1.0...
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The Perodua Bezza Is The Best Selling Sub 1.0-litre Sedan In Sri Lanka
The Perodua Bezza has made headway in the two years it has been on sale in Sri Lanka, becoming the island nation’s best-selling sub-1.0-litre sedan.
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Perodua Bezza dominates sales in Sri Lanka as best-selling sub-1.0L sedan
Since it was made available to the Sri Lankan market two years ago, the Perodua Bezza has gone on to become the island nation’s best-selling sub-1.0-litre sedan.
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Perodua Bezza is best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan in Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Bhd's (Perodua) Bezza has become the best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan in Sri Lanka.
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Perodua Bezza is best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan In Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The Perodua Bezza has emerged as Sri Lanka’s best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan while in the first seven months of 2019, the model led the sub-1.0 litre class in ter...
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CPO futures to decline on profit-taking next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to decline next week on profit-taking activities.
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I Dropped The Xiaomi Mi 9T Headfirst 6ft From The Ground With The Pop-Up Camera Out
The Mi 9T has all the bells and whistles of a flagship device—except it’s priced at RM 1,200.
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Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class get EQ Power for the first time
STUTTGART: For the very first time, the Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class will be rolling out with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology.
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Clooney’s sis-in-law faces drink-driving charge in Singapore
SINGAPORE: The sister-in-law of Hollywood movie star George Clooney is facing a drink-driving charge in Singapore.
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Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X now comes with ‘Flying Sports Bar’ as standard – no price increase
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been spotted wearing a rather unique looking sports bar on its bed, something that wasn’t there when it was launched earlier this year.
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M'sian driver who caused five deaths in Songkhla had no valid licence
The Malaysian driver involved in the road accident killing five grass cutters in Songkhla, southern Thailand did not possess a valid licence.
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Shanghai fines Didi, Meituan for using unlicensed vehicles
Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they continue to fail to meet standards.
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Home-sharing operators in Penang enjoy good business over long weekend
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Home-sharing operators in Penang are enjoying “booming business” during the Hari Raya Haji weekend.
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CPO futures to see profit-taking next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to experience profit-taking next week following a rally in prices for the commodity in the past two weeks, said a dealer.
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Making your mortgage lower than your rental? Possible lah. (not for all though)
We love to think that we are right.
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Suspected illegal moneylender wanted by police after threats, demanding RM4,000 for RM1,200 loan
Photos of Yap Qi Wei released by the police.
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Perak Fisheries Dept seizes 90 dragon fish traps
LUMUT: The Perak Fisheries Department seized 90 units of dragon fish traps (bubu naga) worth RM7,200 in three fishing boats parked at the Pantai Remis fishermen jetty, here yesterday.
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Najib spent RM606.51 million in three years, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: A former banker told the High Court in Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial that over RM606.51 million was deposited and spent by the former prime minister invo...
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Najib spent RM606.51m in three years, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: A former banker told the High Court in Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s (pix) SRC International Sdn Bhd trial that over RM606.51 million was deposited and spent by the former prime minis...
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Elderly father living in fear after being threatened by loan sharks over son’s loan
The man showing the police report.
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Najib spent RM606m in three years, says witness
NAJIB TRIAL | A former banker told the High Court in Najib Abdul Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial that over RM606.51 million was deposited and spent by the former prime minister involving his...
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In SRC trial, court showed RM606.51m entered Najib’s three AmBank accounts in two years
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 ― A whopping RM606.51 million was credited into Datuk Seri Najib Razak's three current Ambank accounts between July 2013 and March 2015, according to financial documents tendered...
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Man pleads guilty to damaging cars, fined RM6,300
Kuo is escorted from the court after pleading guilty to the two charges.
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Loan sharks put up posters of defaulter in entire village
KUALA LUMPUR: The actions of loan sharks who displayed posters of a defaulter throughout a village in Chendering, Terengganu, made the 37-year-old victim and his family to seek refuge in Kuala Lumpur ...
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Volkswagen Sound & Style accessories for existing Golf, Passat, Tiguan owners – soundbar for RM2,604
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) currently offers Sound & Style variants of the Golf, Passat and Tiguan, which adds a number of accessories as standard equipment.
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Bersih 2.0 fundraising dinner raises RM197,528.50
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) wishes to update the public on the current tally of our “Securing Reform, Support Bersih 2.0” fundraising campaign after the campaign’s fi...
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Penang low-medium cost house buyers claim forced to pay double the price
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) says it has received numerous complaints from first-time house buyers who claim they are being forced to pay more than the price mandated by t...
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Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 introduced
SERDANG: Harley-Davidson has unveiled its FXDR 114 for the first time in Malaysia at the recent Art of Speed Malaysia 2019.
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Porsche announces base versions of 911 Carrera Coupe and 911 Carrera Cabriolet
STUTTGART: Porsche has finally unveiled the base models of the 2020 911 lineup: the 911 Carrera Coupe and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
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Special Report: Exploring an alternative courier model
THE huge size of Pos Malaysia Bhd’s workforce is an unmistakable structural challenge underlying its persistently high universal service obligation (USO) costs.
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Deal: You can get the Xiaomi Mi 9T for only RM1,099
The Xiaomi Mi 9T is one of the best value buy smartphones if you have a budget of less than RM1,200. If you’re looking for a better deal, the device with 64GB storage can be yours for only RM1,099, ...
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Get the Xiaomi Mi 9T for only RM1,099
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― The Xiaomi Mi 9T is one of the best value buy smartphones if you have a budget of less than RM1,200. If you’re looking for a better deal, the device with 64GB storage can b...
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Kingpin among 18 nabbed, drugs worth more than RM6m seized
SEMENYIH: A kingpin was among 18 members of two drug syndicates arrested when police raided several places in the Klang Valley and Johor and seized drugs worth more than RM6 million on Friday and Satu...
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Police raids yield 70kg of drugs, 18 syndicate members held
SEMENYIH: A drug kingpin was among 18 members of two syndicates arrested when police raided several places in the Klang Valley and Johor on Friday and Saturday.
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Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 in Malaysia – RM122,500
The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 has arrived in Malaysia, the tenth model to be introduced from the brand’s Softail range.
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Three women fleeced of RM77,200 in separate Macau Scams
KUCHING: Three women lost all their savings amounting to RM77,200 to a fraudulent Macau Scam syndicate after they were duped into revealing their banking information, recently.
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Three women fleeced of RM77,200 in separate Macau scams
KUCHING (July 27): Three women lost all their savings amounting to RM77,200 to a fraudulent Macau Scam syndicate after they were duped into revealing their banking information, recently.
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Three women fleeced of RM77,200 in separate Macau scams
KUCHING, July 27 — Three womens lost all their savings amounting to RM77,200 to a fraudulent Macau Scam syndicate after they were duped into revealing their banking information, recently.
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Three women lose RM77,200 in separate scams on same day
SIBU: Three women were fleeced of RM77,200 in Macau scams after they were duped into revealing their banking information on Friday (July 26).
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RM970,200 worth of smuggled cigarettes seized
Khaw (centre) holds a carton of the seized illicit cigarettes at their headquarters today.
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Sabah agricultural action plan to boost income of farmers, landowners
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Agricultural Development Action Plan to be launched next month will focus on boosting the income of farmers and landowners through the planting of strategic crops and a govern...
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US lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc funded a "holistic health education" camp as part of efforts to market directly to school-aged children, members of a US congressional panel said on July 25, citing internal company documents.
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Six more JPJ officers charged
BUTTERWORTH: Another six enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the now defunct Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been charged in the Special Session Court here with corruption, making it 12 in two days.
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Lorry driver protection racket: Six more JPJ officers charged
BUTTERWORTH: Six Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers, including a woman, were charged in the Sessions Court here today with 40 counts of accepting bribes, totalling RM20,050, in conne...
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Malaysian man cheated with promise of job overseas finds himself banned from Australia
KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian who gave up his job for an overseas one claimed that he was cheated by his "agent" and deported from Australia within hours of setting foot in that country.
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6 more officers from JPJ, SPAD charged with bribery
BUTTERWORTH: A third group of vehicle enforcement officers from the government were charged at the Sessions Court today, as part of a larger blitz by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on...
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Six JPJ, SPAD enforcers claim trial to 40 bribery charges in Penang protection racket
SEBERANG PERAI, July 25 — Six more enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today claimed trial to a total of 40 charges in bribe...
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Man cheated with promise of job overseas banned from Australia
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian who gave up his job for an overseas one claimed that he was cheated by his “agent” and deported from Australia within hours of setting foot in that country.
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All RTP school projects in Miri scheduled for completion — Rep
(From second right) Marini, Ting, Ahmad Fauzi and others give the thumbs-up at the school’s stingless bee farm.
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Man deported and RM8k poorer after Oz job scam
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian who was deported from Australia claims he was cheated by an "agent" who promised to get him a job and a valid visa to work there.
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The “ASSETS” which we could invest or spend in.
Occasionally, a new smartphone is launched and we look at our current one and suddenly noticed that our current no longer looks as nice as when we bought them 12 months ago.
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Nissan Leaf launched at RM190K
GLENMARIE: Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM), the sales and marketing arm of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the second-generation Nissan Leaf (ZE01) electric vehicle.
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Primary school teacher hounded by loan shark
KUANTAN: A 39-year-old female school teacher who borrowed money from a loan shark two years ago found printed material bearing her picture accompanied by humiliating words, displayed in an area near h...
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Primary school teacher hounded by loan shark
KUANTAN: A 39-year-old female school teacher, who borrowed money from a loan shark two years ago, found printed material bearing her picture, accompanied by humiliating words, displayed in an area nea...
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Malaysian lorry driver jailed over crash that killed S'pore family
PORT DICKSON • A 55-year-old Malaysian lorry driver was sentenced to five years' jail for reckless driving and causing the deaths of four members of a Singaporean family in January last year in Port...
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Boutique owner pleads not guilty to cheating, forging documents in umrah scam
TEMERLOH, July 17 — A boutique owner pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here today, to 18 counts of cheating and forging umrah package documents involving RM19,800 last year.
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Ah Long now spoofing long-distance calls to threaten victims
KUALA LUMPUR: Loan sharks are using foreign mobile numbers to send intimidating messages to victims.
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Axis REIT leases PDC land for FedEx courier facility
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15):  Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is leasing 2.4975 acres of industrial land at Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang from Penang Development Corp (PDC) and developing it...
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Axis REIT leases PDC land for FedEx courier facility
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15):  Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is leasing 2.4975 acres of industrial land at Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang from Penang Development Corp (PDC) and developing it...
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11 food premises ordered to close in Seremban: Exco
SEREMBAN: Eleven food premises in the district have been ordered to close for 14 days by the Negri Sembilan State Health Department for committing various offences, including operating in unhygienic c...
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Umrah fraud: Prime suspects remanded for two days
TEMERLOH: Police have obtained a two-day remand order starting today against two women to assist investigations into cheap umrah package fraud, believed to be active in several districts in Pahang.
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CIMB Research says Malaysia palm oil inventory may have bottomed
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): CIMB Research says Malaysia's total palm oil inventory may have bottomed at June 2019's 2.42 million tonne level as higher production was offset by stronger exports and in anti...
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Two women arrested over fraudulent umrah packages
KUANTAN: Two women were detained by the police today for investigations into alleged fraudulent umrah packages that were offered to prospective pilgrims in several districts in Pahang.
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Customs officers seize RM1.1 million worth of smuggled cigarettes
TUMPAT (July 10): The Kelantan Customs Department seized various types of smuggled cigarettes worth RM1.1 million in a warehouse in Pengkalan Chepa on Sunday.
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E–hailing driver gets 292 months jail, whipping for nine armed robberies
KUANTAN: A 30–year–old e–hailing driver was sentenced to 292 months and nine strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here for robbing nine business premises in the district.
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NZ proposes discounts for cleaner cars, slaps new fee on gas guzzlers
WELLINGTON: New Zealand said today that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalise gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more a...
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Pick up a Mitsubishi Triton at 0.88% or a rebate
KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka and Malaysia Day festivities, the Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck can now be had with a low interest of 0.88%.
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Affin Hwang maintains Buy on Ta Ann, TP at RM3.25
KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research maintained its buy call on Tan Ann Bhd with an unchanged target price of RM3.25 on measures to keep the palm oil division profitable and signs of recovery in the timber division.
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Police nab two women over cheap umrah packages
KUANTAN: Pahang police have detained two women to assist in the investigation of fraudulent umrah packages believed to have been offered to prospective pilgrims in several districts in the state.
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Delivery man fined RM3,200 for having secret society tatoo on arm
KUALA LUMPUR: A delivery man who had a tatoo symbolising the image of a secret society, was fined RM3,200 by the magistrate’s court here yesterday.
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Delivery man fined RM3,200 for having secret society tattoo on arm
KUALA LUMPUR: A delivery man who had a tattoo symbolising the image of a secret society, was fined RM3,200 by the Magistrate’s Court here today.
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Luxury has nothing to do with ‘affordability’
The decision whether to buy or not to buy that RM500,000 home will be a big decision for M40 households.
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