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Further oil price disruptions damage world economy
Further oil price disruptions can cause severe damage to the fragile world economy, as sudden attacks on oil facilities become potentially more frequent.
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Tomorrow’s leaders need to know literature, says laureate
KUALA LUMPUR: Schoolchildren must be allowed more access to literary material in an effort to cultivate a love of literature among the young, says national laureate Dr Siti Zainon Ismail.
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Siti Zainon: Students must have access to local literature
KUALA LUMPUR: Students must be allowed more access to literary material in an effort to cultivate a love of literature among the young, says 14th national laureate...
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Sex toys: Marital aid or bedroom hindrance?
Dear Dr. G, I am rather embarrassed about my questions, and I hope you can treat it with some degree of sensitivity.
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Highlights of Najib's 1MDB trial last week
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― Again and again the former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak reiterated at the High Court here that he took orders from the former prime minister and not from fugitiv...
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Global forex market
The US dollar traded sideways for the week albeit closing marginally higher by 0.02% to 98.272.
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Chinese demand boosts Singapore luxury apartment sales
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million (RM30 million) are proving to be very popular with Chinese nationals.
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Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand
SINGAPORE: Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million ($7.3 million) have hit an 11-year high, fuelled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven assets, say prope...
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Ku Nan got RM39,000 as minister and MP from 2013 until last year, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court in the RM1 million graft trial of Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor heard today that he had received about RM39,000 in monthly salary and allowances as federal territories minist...
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Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million (RM30.4 million) have hit an 11-year high, fuelled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven ass...
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Persons with Disabilities Act needs review
THE Malaysian Bar is dismayed that persons with disabilities continue to face significant challenges in exercising basic rights even though a decade has passed since the coming into force of the Perso...
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Retired woman army officer says fell ill after witnessing fatal shooting of commando
Julia speaking with Utusan Borneo’s Vivi Olviana Najurus during the Warriors’ Day celebration.
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Ex-IMF’s Lagarde: Global growth ‘fragile,’ ‘under threat’
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, warned yesterday that global growth is “fragile” and “under threat” and policymakers should work ...
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Miti: M’sia committed to working with the US for mutual benefits
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to continue working with global economies for mutual benefits, including with the United States (US) of which we have...
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Commentary: Malaysia’s national consensus on race and politics risks unravelling
KUALA LUMPUR: When Malaya became Merdeka (independent), the political consensus was that all the three major ethnic groups (Malays, Chinese, Indians) will have their own political space.
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Malaysia committed to strengthen bilateral relations with the US — MITI
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Malaysia is committed to continue working with global economies for mutual benefit, including the United States (US) with which the country has had over six decades of strong r...
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Malaysian financial assets up 5% in 2018, bucking global trend — Allianz
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): The gross financial assets of Malaysian households rose five percent last year, bucking the global trend, according to the latest Allianz's Global Wealth Report.
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Miti: Malaysia committed to strengthen bilateral relations with US
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Malaysia is committed to continue working with global economies for mutual benefits, including the United States (US) with which the country has had over six decades of stron...
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Malaysian financial assets up 5pc in 2018, bucking global trend, says Allianz
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The gross financial assets of Malaysian households rose five per cent last year, bucking the global trend, according to the latest Allianz’s Global Wealth Report.
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Jho Low would ‘hang around’ on Najib’s overseas trips, says witness
KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, “will be around” when Najib Razak was on official trips overseas, especially in New York and London, a witness in the 1MDB t...
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Cover Story: ‘Unfettered access to Najib gave Jho Low extraordinary influence’
LOW Taek Jho’s unusually close relationship with Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his family over the years gave the fugitive businessman unfettered access to the former prime minister.
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Time to amend and improve Persons with Disabilities Act, says M'sian Bar
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar is dismayed that people with disabilities continue to face significant challenges in exercising their basic rights, even though a...
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1MDB trial: Terengganu Sultan Mizan described Jho Low as an 'unsavoury character'
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin had his reservations about fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and once described him as an unsavoury character.
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1MDB trial: Sultan Mizan described Low as an 'unsavoury character'
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin had his reservations about fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and once described him as an unsavoury character.
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Ex-Pengkalan Rinting assemblyman dies of cancer
JOHOR BARU: Former Pengkalan Rinting assemblyman Chia Song Cheng (pic) died of cancer yesterday morning. He was 67.Chia, who was in MCA for more than 45 years...
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US Fed signals rate cut as market jitters cast shadow
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — The US Federal Reserve is poised to deliver the year’s second interest rate cut today but a glitch in critical financial plumbing for the US economy is casting a shadow over ...
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US housing starts, building permits hit 12-year high
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — US homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction increased, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally ...
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Tackle serious glut of doctors, urges former MMA head
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr David K.L Quek has warned the government of a serious glut of doctors, saying there were not enough positions for these medical gr...
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1MDB-Tanore trial: Prosecution witness accused of concealing Jho Low's misrepresentation
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Prosecution witness Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (pictured) was accused of hiding the fact that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho misrepresented himself as adviser of the Ter...
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1MDB-Tanore trial: Prosecution witness accused of concealing Jho Low's...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Prosecution witness Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin was accused of hiding the fact that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho misrepresented himself as adviser of the Terengganu roy...
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Global household wealth falls for first time in a decade, says Allianz
FRANKFURT, Sept 18 — Household wealth excluding property in the world’s 53 largest countries fell slightly last year, in a first since the financial crisis of 2008, German insurance giant Allianz ...
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Amhari denies defence's suggestion he was protecting Jho Low
KUALA LUMPUR: A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied he protected Low Taek Jho during the early stages of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)...
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Ex-aide tells why he never raised Jho Low’s credibility with Najib
KUALA LUMPUR: A former aide of Najib Razak told the High Court here today why he did not raise the issue of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho allegedly making false representations on behalf of Tereng...
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Do the right thing and vaccinate your children
WE refer to the letter “Why parents fear vaccines” (The Star, Feb 22), which states that parents’ fear of vaccine or vaccine hesitancy and refusal is related to cases like Hannah Poling’s. We ...
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Asian firms' sentiment bounces from low but recession fears grow
SINGAPORE: Confidence among companies in Asia lifted slightly in the September quarter from 10-year lows, but most firms do not plan on hiring or expect business to...
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Johor MCA veteran Chia Song Cheng loses battle with cancer
JOHOR BARU: Former Pengkalan Rinting assemblyman Chia Song Cheng died on Wednesday (Sept 18) morning at Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) due to cancer.
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What if China coughs?
COMMENT | China is different.
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1MDB-Tanore Trial Day 9: Defence to continue with cross-examination of Amhari...
KUALA LUMPUR (September 18) - The defence representing former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak would continue to cross-examine his former special aide Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin as the 1Malaysia Dev...
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Shafee questions Amhari over 1MDB being Najib’s ‘baby’
KUALA LUMPUR: The eighth day of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial saw the defence suggesting that the Terengganu Invest­ment Authority...
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Cut and run: How US stocks react in Fed easing cycles
NEW YORK: Not all U.S. rate-cutting cycles are created equal, at least when it comes to how the stock market reacts.
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Report: Malaysia is world's second-largest importer of shark fin
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the second-largest importer of shark fin, according to a report by wildlife trade organisation Traffic.
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Jho Low keen with TIA since its proposed establishment, court told
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): The High Court here was told today that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, had shown interest in the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) since the idea...
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1MDB-Tanore trial witness insisted 1MDB was Najib's 'baby' — before defence changed his mind
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Datuk Amhari Effendi Nazaruddin, one of the key prosecution witnesses in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd-Tanore (1MDB-Tanore) trial involving former premier Datuk Seri Najib Raza...
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What if China coughs? — Rais Hussin
SEPTEMBER 17 — China is different.
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Jho Low keen with TIA since its proposed establishment, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was told today that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (pix), also known as Jho Low, had shown interest in the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) since the idea of ...
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Why Penang is a goldmine of real estate investment opportunities
Contributed by Joshua Lee George Town viewed from Tanjung Tokong.
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1MDB-Tanore trial witness insisted 1MDB was Najib's 'baby' — before defence...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Datuk Amhari Effendi Nazaruddin, one of the key prosecution witnesses in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd-Tanore (1MDB-Tanore) trial involving former premier Datuk Seri Najib Raza...
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Witness maintains 1MDB was Najib’s ‘baby’
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak was responsible for coming up with 1MDB, a witness repeated when testifying against the former prime minister at the High Court today.
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Pandikar apologises to 'last samurai' Anwar, Salleh Keruak backs him as PM
Once on opposite ends, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today attended a Malaysia Day event hosted by former Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia, and former BN minister Salleh Said Keruak.
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Witness says 1MDB Najib's baby, defence suggests it's Terengganu Sultan's idea
KUALA LUMPUR: The eighth day of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial saw the defence suggesting that the Terengganu Investment Authority...
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Mahathir, Anwar, Zakir Naik among 500 most influential Muslims
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been named the Muslim Man of The Year by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC). In its 'The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influentia...
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In defence of Mukhriz
The involvement of Opcom Holdings and the rumoured links of Mukhriz Mahathir in the RM21 billion National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) has generated so much speculation.
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Oil jumps the most ever after attack cuts Saudi Arabian supplies
GLOBAL oil prices surged the most on record after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility removed about 5% of global supplies, an attack the U.S. has blamed on Iran.
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WeWork IPO spells rough landing for CEO Neumann
NEW YORK: Adam Neumann showed he can capitalize on troubled times a decade ago, tapping into demand for workspace by those forced out of jobs in the aftermath of...
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Property or Poverty? Opportunity or Threat? Time to Find Out. See you on 28th Sept 2019.
Property investment is often looked at as something which will help us hedge against inflation.
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Negri PAS treasurer dies after PWTC event
Negeri Sembilan PAS treasurer Mustafa Dollah passed away in the early hours of today after attending the first day of the "Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah" held to mark PAS and Umno's political cooperation.
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Trailer: Sonic the Hedgehog prepares for Olympic mobile comeback
A new look at video game crossover Sonic At The Olympic Games previews the franchise's second outing on mobile formats, both away from traditional Olympic partner...
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Malaysia must raise shipping participation to reduce large freight outflows —...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Malaysia, as a major contributor to world trade and a growing trading partner with many countries, needs to raise its level of participation in shipping to help reduce the coun...
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Malaysia must raise shipping participation to reduce large freight outflows: Daim
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, as a major contributor to world trade and a growing trading partner with many countries, needs to raise its level of participation in shipping to help reduce the country’s la...
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Malaysia must raise shipping participation to reduce large freight outflows, says Daim
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Malaysia, as a major contributor to world trade and a growing trading partner with many countries, needs to raise its level of participation in shipping to help reduce the co...
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Singer Chaw teases belly good news on social media
MALAYSIAN singer Gary Chaw (pic) unintentionally confused his fans by posting a photo of his wife with what appeared to be a baby bump, China Press reported.
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New tariffs to reverse Pos Malaysia’s losses, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Postage may get costlier as an announcement of a possible tariff hike will be made by the government by the end of the year.
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Hannah Yeoh urges youths to be champions of societal change
KUALA LUMPUR: Hannah Yeoh has urged youths to be champions of societal change through creative thinking in tackling social issues.
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1MDB-Tanore Trial: Former PM expanded digital presence after GE12
DATUK Seri Najib Razak felt compelled to strengthen his presence in the digital sphere after his coalition’s poorer performance in the 12th general election (GE12) and over the years, spent increasi...
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Suhakam wants Putrajaya to unmask selectors of its commissioners
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The public should know the five people responsible for shortlisting candidates to be part of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), sitting commissioner Jerald Jo...
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Singapore F1 accelerates to the finish line
AS it gets closer to Sept 20, excitement escalates to a fevered pitch for the titular Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 held at the specially built...
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'Oracle of oil' T. Boone Pickens dies at 91
NEW YORK, Sept 12 — T. Boone Pickens, a celebrated corporate raider and energy industry magnate who built an empire out of an initial US$2,500 (RM10,417) investment, died yesterday at age 91.
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254 Youths receive gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award from Prince Edward
Prince Edward Earl of Wessex together with the recipients of the 2019 Malaysia Gold Award for Young People today.Also present Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Steven Sim Chee Keong.
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How does negative rate policy work?
NEW YORK, Sept 11 — US President Donald Trump has suggested that the US Federal Reserve drive interest rates into negative territory.
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UK labour market remains strong but stress signs appear
LONDON: The UK economy continued to create jobs over the summer and wages jumped, despite the escalating turmoil over Brexit.
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Malaysian pleads guilty to molesting eight-year-old neighbour in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Sept 11 — The two families living side by side were on good terms, with one father often asking his neighbour to help with home repairs.
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Failed telco merger talks wipe out combined RM9.28b market cap
KUALA LUMPUR: The shares in Axiata Group Bhd and DiGi.Com Bhd (DiGi) went rolling downhill yesterday on a wave of selling after Axiata and DiGi’s largest shareholder, Telenor ASA, called off their m...
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Air Selangor to be sole water supplier in Klang Valley
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) will be the sole licensee of water supply services and only operator to carry out water treatment and distribution services to consum...
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The challenges Brexit poses to Britain’s economy
LONDON, Sept 10 — British unemployment has hit a 45-year low, official data showed today, but the economy still risks falling into a deep recession due to the turmoil created by Brexit.
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I don’t know if Jho Low hoodwinked Najib, says witness
KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s former special officer said he does not know if fugitive financier Low Taek Jho had hoodwinked the former prime minister over 1MDB dealings.
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Tan Chong subsidiary's Vietnam JV with Nissan extended
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd said today the joint venture (JV) agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary ETCM (V) Pte Ltd (ETCMV) and Nissan Motor Co Ltd (NML) to import an...
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US seeks to privatise mortgage giants a decade after market meltdown
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 — A decade after the mortgage bubble burst sparking the Great Recession, President Donald Trump wants to privatise two financial lynchpins of the multi-trillion-dollar American h...
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Ride-hailing job for Master's degree holder in Malaysia
A graduate with a Master's degree in engineering has now become an e-hailing driver, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
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Fintech startup Stripe will lend money to customers
STRIPE Inc became one of the most valuable financial-technology startups by helping businesses accept online payments. Now it’s getting into lending.
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Why Amhari called Jho Low the 'puppet master'
The testimony of Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, the former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, at his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial was the most explosive so far, with revelations of ...
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3.5 years’ jail for Malaysian who dodged HIV tests in Singapore, although six partners tested positive
SINGAPORE, Sept 7 — For more than five years, the authorities urged a man to get tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after learning he had sex with an HIV-positive man.
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1MDB-Tanore trial: The explosive witness statement of Najib's former aide
(Sept 6): Secret meetings with Jho Low, discreet mission to China to secure 1MDB's bail out, and what went on behind the scene when the embezzlement at 1MDB was exposed — these are but some of the e...
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Yahoo down for six hours, users vent out on Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5 — Thousands of Yahoo email users took to Twitter today to complain that the internet company’s services have been unavailable for more than six hours.
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Jho Low lent me US$200,000 to buy a house, Najib’s ex-aide tells court
KUALA LUMPUR: The former special officer of Najib Razak told the High Court in the 1MDB trial here today that he had once borrowed US$200,000 from businessman Low Taek Jho to purchase a house in Kota ...
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Fed’s rate-cut debate focuses on ‘robust’ US consumer
YORK/TORONTO, Sept 5 — Slowing global economies, the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing and a warning sign of recession flashing in the US Treasury market have all fed expectations ...
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Ringgit gains against US dollar at the close
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today following weaker-than-expected Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) August factory index for the United States.
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Amhari, Azlin, Jho Low: Najib's 1MDB trio
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): If fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (also known as Jho Low) was the “unofficial adviser” to Datuk Sri Najib Razak, the late Datuk Azlin Alias, who died in a helicopter cras...
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China’s most indebted firm is too big to fail
THERE’S a lot working against China’s most indebted property firm. China Evergrande Group is sitting on US$113.7bil in debt and its core profit fell 45% in the first half of the year.
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TIA was Jho Low’s idea and Najib’s ‘baby’, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court was today told that the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) project, an idea mooted by fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, was Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s...
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TIA was Jho Low’s idea and Najib’s ‘baby’, court told
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China needs ‘five to 10 years’ to catch up in semiconductors, expert says
Semiconductors represent the cornerstone technology of the information age.
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Jho Low was very close to Rosmah, says Najib's former aide
KUALA LUMPUR - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was particularly close to fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or better known as Jho Low, the High Court here heard.
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Jho Low was very close to Rosmah, says Najib's former aide
KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was particularly close to fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or better known as Jho Low, the High Court here heard.
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Putri Umno former Exco Norashikin dies
SEREMBAN: Former Exco member of Putri Umno, Norashikin Abdul Rahman, 46, died of breast cancer at the National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya, today.
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Dubai in push to rebalance bloated property market
DUBAI, Sept 2 — Dubai’s ruler announced today the creation of a panel to address a glut in the property market, a key part of the economy but in decline for the past five years.
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Puteri Umno former exco Norashikin passes away
Former exco member of Puteri Umno, Norashikin Abdul Rahman, 46, died of breast cancer at the National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya, today.
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'I became an accidental celebrity 6,000 miles from home'
As soon as Mohammed Kareef Daniel Abdullah steps out of his front door in Malaysia's capital, it doesn't take long before heads start turning and for his nickname to be shouted.
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Public sector should achieve one per cent of OKU employment: Hannah Yeoh
SUBANG JAYA (Aug 30): The public sector has to achieve at least one per cent of Persons with Disabilities (OKU) employment to be able to show a good example to the private sector, said Deputy Women, ...
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Growing Champions: Beyond wealth: Well-being is the route to riches
What does wealth mean in a modern Malaysia?
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Yeoh: Public sector should take the lead in OKU recruitment
SUBANG JAYA (Bernama): At least one percent of public sector employees should be people with disabilities (OKU) employment to show a good example to the private...
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