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Topic: 2008

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AS my plane began its descent onto the runway of Rwanda International Airport in Kigali, the East African country’s capital, a crew member advised passengers to leave their plastic bags on board.
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KLANG (May 18): About 15,000 Bandar Botanic and Ambang Botanic residents can now breathe a sigh of relief as the developer and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) will undertake upgradi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Hotel Equatorial Melaka (pictured) will “cease operations” from June 30 to undergo an extensive makeover.
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BEIJING, May 17 — The trade war with the United States will only make China stronger and will never bring the country to its knees, the Communist Party's People's Daily wrote in a front page comment...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 16): The Government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a Climate Change Act in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: Even as suicide rates in Malaysia remain murky, mental health practitioners are calling for more urgent action to prevent suicides.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy performed above expectations in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) and the country’s foreign investments staged a strong improvement, amid elevated external challenges. However, despite these positive developments, more warnings signs on the economy have begun to crop up.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 16): The Government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a Climate Change Act in the country.
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“What we are really trying to do is uplift the little guys,” Honestbee co-founder Joel Sng told me back in 2014, after I interviewed him for a story.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 16 — Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin today said that the ministry would need two years before a Climate Change Act is tabled in Par...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will use Britain's Climate Change Act 2008 as a model reference in the country's aim to institutionalise climate change action, said Yeo Bee Yin.
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PETALING JAYA: Your organisation may deserve an award but be aware of vanity awards disguised as legitimate prizes.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has settled a five-year-old tax dispute with the Inland Revenue Board of Singapore (IRAS) relating to the latter's tax repayment claim amounting to S$9.59 m...
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Orang Asli elder Sagong Tasi, who won a landmark case on customary land rights against the Selangor government in 2002, has passed away.
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“What we are really trying to do is uplift the little guys,” Honestbee co-founder Joel Sng told me back in 2014, after I interviewed him for a story.
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Microsoft is warning all users of Windows 7 or earlier to update their PCs in response to a vulnerability discovered in the operating system.  This vulnerability, the company said in a blog post, pro...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): While Media Chinese International Ltd (MCIL) had yesterday warned its shareholders that the company may report a net loss for the financial year ended March 31, 2019 (FY19), All...
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LONDON: mountune has collaborated with automotive wheel powerhouse fifteen52 to launch a new aftermarket brand for Volkswagen AG vehicles.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 14 — Chow Kon Yeow will celebrate his first anniversary as Penang chief minister today but he has been a prominent figure here since Barisan Nasional (BN) first lost the state in 20...
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Celcom Axiata Berhad has recently announced three new management appointments that would strengthen its corporate and overall operational management team.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Education solutions provider Eduspec Holdings Bhd has appointed Tanjong Malim MP Chang Lih Kang to sit on its board as an independent non-executive director.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman’s Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Mazlan Mansor (pix) is the new Deputy Inspector-General of Police effective from May 9.
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Consumers can still purchase HTC smartphones and accessories through its self-run online sales platform and bricks-and-mortar store.
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KUALA SELANGOR: Selangor’s excellence as a developed state to become an administrative model for other states, was not achieved in a short period of time, said Mentri Besar (MB) Amirudin Shari (pix)...
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FRANKLIN Equity Group’s vice-president, portfolio manager Grant Bowers does not foresee a recession happening anytime soon in the United States.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 — Uber, set to make its stock market debut in one of the largest technology share offerings, has become a disruptive force in local transportation and generated its share of co...
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Former Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has a lot to answer for but in particular, three assertions made in relation to corruption and money-laundering charges against him need to be explained, vetera...
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CELCOM Axiata Bhd announced on May 10, its plans to strengthen its corporate and overall operational management team with key appointments of several senior management positions within the company.
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Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes has called for the break up of the social network in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today hit out at Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his “excuse” as to why Pakatan Harapan failed to abolish tolls as promised prior to the May 9 polls.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) received instructions from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2011 to hasten the approval for the first RM2 billion loan to SRC...
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GEORGE TOWN: Relocating the Penang administrative centre from the island to the mainland is preferable to spending RM46 billion to ease traffic congestion, according to a PAS lawmaker.
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GEORGE TOWN: Relocating the Penang administrative centre from the island to the mainland is preferable to spending RM46 billion to ease traffic congestion, according to a PAS lawmaker.
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The Sarawak governor’s office has reiterated that the MACC has exonerated Abdul Taib Mahmud of any wrongdoing, in the wake of the latter being linked by an environmental activist group to an alleged...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seremban PKR chief Dr Ahmad Azam Hamzah was sworn in as a senator today.
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Seremban PKR chief Dr Ahmad Azam Hamzah was sworn in as a senator today.
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On this day last year, many Malaysians celebrated the fall of Barisan Nasional (BN) with almost revolutionary zeal.
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SWEATING under the scorching sun in Kuala Kangsar, chased by hordes of mosquitoes (one clap of the hands can kill up to five!), 57-year-old Ah Seng teaches Team Ceritalah how to tap rubber.
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A year ago, when the Pakatan Harapan government won the 14th general election (GE14), optimism sparked and spread across the nation with the birth of a “New Malaysia”. The FBM KLCI, which recorded...
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Sabah and Sarawak assumed a critical political status for over a decade from the 2008 general election, as their parliamentary seats became indispensable for the formation of the federal government, w...
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MAY 8 — Just a year ago, Malaysia faced challenges ranging from the absence of state legitimacy, fragile institutions to corruption scandals that put the country in the international limelight for m...
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The world’s economists have more than once recognised Malaysia’s strong fundamentals and diversified economy.
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Mordhau finds fans with its hectic, historical combat, Valve leaps up its own store chart with a high-fidelity virtual reality range, and players command a ridiculous horde of shoppers in slapstick freebie Eat The Rich.
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SANDAKAN (May 7): DAP candidate for the Sandakan by-election Vivian Wong Shir Yee is the better choice for Sandakan voters because she is young and qualified and well known among the local folk, said ...
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KOTA KINABALU: A local opposition party has challenged Deputy Chief Minister Wilfred Madius Tangau to reveal the identity of those proposing the building of a coal-fired power plant in Sandakan.
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SANDAKAN, May 7 — DAP candidate for the Sandakan by-election Vivian Wong Shir Yee is the better choice for Sandakan voters because she is young and qualified and well known among the local folk, sai...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 — Mordhau finds fans with its hectic, historical combat, Valve leaps up its own store chart with a high-fidelity virtual reality range, and players command a ridiculous horde of...
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Fastfood chain KFC appears to be rolling out self-ordering kiosks (SOKs) which accept payment via eWallets in addition to credit and debit cards.
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A recent Bloomberg TV interview with UBS Global Wealth Management regional chief investment officer (CIO) Kelvin Tay in Singapore clearly ruffled some feathers, judging by the rebuke from two members ...
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LONDON: Lehman Brothers is finally leaving Canary Wharf, almost a dozen years after the Wall Street giant’s collapse.
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PETALING JAYA, May 5 — When it comes to food, Malaysia may be known for our nasi lemak and char kway teow but caviar?
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The following is an edited excerpt from Startup Vietnam: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Socialist Republic by Andrew P. Rowan.
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MAY 6 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 16 million teenage girls give birth each year.
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PETALING JAYA: Philanthropist Kuan Chee Heng has voiced concerns over Selangor’s decision to replace its death benefit payments scheme with a new programme to help senior citizens, saying the RM2,50...
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SANDAKAN: Wildlife tourism has become the latest crowd-puller in the Sandakan district.
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NEW YORK: Warren Buffett said he would like his company to deploy much more than US$10bil to help companies pursue acquisitions in the next couple of years.
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GEORGE TOWN: Efforts to restore Komtar to its former glory will continue even if the Penang state government moves its administration elsewhere.
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BUTTERWORTH: It has been 12 years since DAP promised to abolish the Sungai Nyior toll collection.
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KOTA KINABALU: An opposition politician has accused Chief Minister Shafie Apdal of having openly admitted that his cabinet needs help from former BN leaders when he praised former deputy chief ministe...
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GEORGE TOWN: DAP respects the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation under the Constitution, and is not anti-Islamic as alleged by the opposition, said Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament...
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KUALA LUMPUR (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Penang state government has proposed Malaysia and Singapore to file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) is looking into proposals for a caretaker government before general elections.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 4 — DAP respects the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation under the Constitution, and is not anti-Islamic as alleged by the Opposition, said Bukit Mertajam Member of...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Being the son of a constable, he grew up in the police quarters.
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MAY 4 — Almost one year ago, I was at the corridors of Sheraton Petaling Jaya, slumped to the floor along with a dozen other journalists, impatiently refreshing the browser to see if election result...
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GEORGE TOWN: A private financing initiative (PFI) is not a good reason to have an airport in Kulim, say Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Cagamas Holdings Bhd is exploring new business initiatives to help those in the lower Middle 40% group with good credit standing but without enough savings to own houses.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Economist Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram today called for the establishment of a political financing system in Malaysia to ensure that political parties no longer need to get money from corpor...
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Control selling price? I do not believe there is a need to control the selling price of properties, even for new launches UNLESS the property market got too hot.
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KUALA LUMPUR: NYSE-listed end-to-end IT services company, DXC Technology has acquired Sime Darby Global Services Centre (SDGSC), the group’s in-house provider of HR, finance & accounting and IT services.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 2): Sime Darby Bhd has disposed of its in-house provider of human resources, finance and accounting, and information technology services Sime Darby Global Services Centre Sdn Bhd (SD...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A teenager whose parents registered their marriage two years after her birth won her bid at the High Court here today to challenge the government’s decision to deny her application for...
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I REFER to the report “Too little, too late” (Sunday Star, April 21) on developers who refuse to pay full damages to home buyers for delivering properties late.
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GEORGE TOWN: Lee Beng Chuan has no thoughts of retiring, even at the age of 91.
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LETTER | As we celebrate Labour Day this year, I want to reflect on the participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the local employment sector.
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SEBERANG PERAI, May 1 ― The Penang Health Department will carry out regular spot checks on all food stalls set up at the various pasar Ramadan statewide starting next week, state executive councillo...
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Members of the PlayStation Now subscription service get more out of downloaded games rather than those streamed live over the net, according to PlayStation.
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SYDNEY: Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp said it will set aside A$510mil (US$359mil) to refund customers who had been charged fees for services not rendered, as it seeks to rebuild its image following revelations of misconduct in a sector-wide inquiry.
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WASHINGTON, May 1 — US labour costs increased steadily in the first quarter as a jump in transportation and manufacturing wages was offset by small gains elsewhere, pointing to moderate inflation pr...
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PETALING JAYA: Destini Bhd has announced the appointment of the former head of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd (EXIM Bank), Norzilah Mohammed, as its group deputy CEO.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): The former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd (EXIM Bank) is joining Destini Bhd as its new deputy CEO, with the appointment...
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BRUSSELS, April 30 — Airbnb should be treated as a digital service provider and free to operate across the European Union, an adviser for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said today following a c...
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BRUSSELS, April 30 — The eurozone economy expanded by a better than forecast 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed today, dampening talk that a recession in Europe is aroun...
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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has granted leave to the widow of late private investigator P Balasubramaniam to initiate contempt proceedings against lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and two others, sa...
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PETALING JAYA (April 30): The revamped Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) scheme will offer Selangor residents aged 60 and above a once-a-year RM100 shopping voucher for festive seasons.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is a fine example of how a country can develop when it is properly administered, said Polish Ambassador to Malaysia Krzysztof Debnicki.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia is a fine example of how a country can develop when it is properly administered, says Polish ambassador to Malaysia Krzysztof Debnicki.
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NEW YORK, April 30 — Members of the PlayStation Now subscription service get more out of downloaded games rather than those streamed live over the net, according to PlayStation, even as Google and X...
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The Selangor Children's Heritage Foundation (Yawas) has urged senior citizens in Selangor to sign up for the revamped Skim Mesra Usia Emas (Smue) scheme to enjoy its benefits soon.
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ISLAMIC banks watched with bated breath as the Federal Court made a decision two weeks ago that could have had negative implications on the industry.
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If Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has his way, Formula One (F1) will return to Malaysia as early as next year.
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GEORGE TOWN: The long-awaited expansion and upgrade of the Penang International Airport (PIA) will be led by the Singaporean consortium which built the republic’s Changi Airport, the state assembly ...
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KUALA LANGAT: Prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim says he is supporting the leadership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad as it will be easier to take over the country’s reins when the government is more st...
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CARACAS, April 27 — The US oil embargo on Venezuela that comes into effect tomorrow will deepen the South American country’s economic crisis without necessarily forcing President Nicolas Maduro fr...
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Owning a home has increasingly become out of reach for many in Malaysia.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 26): The Penang government should build a new state assembly building, located within a new state administrative centre, to cater to the rapid growth of the state, Yang Dipertua N...
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Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) application to join the BN coalition as a component party has not been accepted.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): Local traders found abusing the small business permits by hiring foreigners to run the business will be penalised more than the current maximum penalty of up to RM2,000 and on...
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LONDON, April 26 — Britain’s state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland said today that first-quarter net profits sank 12.5 per cent, hit by fierce competition in the mortgage market and ongoing Brexit ...