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Volvo Cars and Uber have presented the first of its kind Volvo XC90 SUV that in combination with Uber’s self-driving system is capable of fully driving itself.
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KUANTAN: A group that has been engaged in a years-long battle against Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd has lodged a police report against the rare earths processing company over allegations of water contaminati...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Timber products manufacturer NWP Holdings Bhd and its wholly-owned subsidiary NWP Builder Sdn Bhd have launched legal action against its former executive director (ED) Datuk Z...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): The US-China trade war has opened a unique opportunity for Southeast Asian countries and Malaysia stands ready to exploit the economic opportunities that may ensue, said Econom...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Cement price, which has been on the decline since 2016, is not the cause of the rising home prices over the period, the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia said on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The US-China trade war has opened a unique opportunity for Southeast Asian countries and Malaysia stands ready to exploit the economic opportunities that may ensue, said Econ...
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SERI KEMBANGAN: Members of the task force investigating the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat will be announced next week.
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OnTime, a ride-hailing platform backed by Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group, will become the latest player to enter China’s mobility market – the world’s biggest – when it rolls ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): The Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia (C&CA) said the price of cement is not driving house prices up, pointing to the Malaysian House Price Index (MHPI) which shows t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Three of Malaysia’s biggest cement producers have been suffering losses close to RM1 billion over the past nine quarters, a cement group said today.
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SERDANG: The names of members of the special task force to investigate the kidnappings of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat will be announced soon, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PUTRAJAYA: Azmin Ali said he had proposed for PKR to sack Haziq Aziz, who is at the centre of the gay sex video, to be given the boot after the latter was found to be campaigning for Barisan Nasional ...
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India-based mental health tech startup Wysa raised roughly US$2 million in a pre-series A round led by local early-stage venture fund Pi Ventures.
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Pony.ai, founded by two former Baidu executives, was valued at US$1.7bil in its latest funding round in April.
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LETTER | We appreciate the finance minister's focus on real issues affecting Malaysians.
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PETALING JAYA: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz claims that he and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali first became intimate in 2016 but they had always kept their personal relationship se...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The real reason Malaysians aren’t buying property nowadays is because the units are priced beyond their pocket rather than the banks’ refusal to offer loans, the Centre f...
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PETALING JAYA: The National Union of Flight Attendants (Nufam) today called on the Malaysia Airlines management to step down following news that the national carrier had failed to reach the top 20 in ...
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WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the project.
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PETALING JAYA: The man at the centre of the gay sex videos targeting Mohamed Azmin Ali has given more details about his alleged affair, despite the minister’s strong denial that the viral clips show...
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Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey’s election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Par...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jun 20): The trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak over his alleged misappropriation of RM42 million from former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd enters it...
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A HUGE infrastructure gap exists in Asean and it has become increasingly clear in recent years that the region may not be able to fund its infrastructure needs.
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GEORGE TOWN: A group which has been active for several years advocating for the abolition of small, cheap bottled liquor today decried the government’s lack of will in implementing a ban.
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SINGAPORE, June 20 — Along with three other men, Cheow Yon Siong hid 23 puppies in cages on his yacht and tried to smuggle them into Singapore from Malaysia in 2016.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A senior officer of the Finance Ministry told the High Court here yesterday that the government’s burden in having to make repayments for the RM4 billion loan taken by SRC Internationa...
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PETALING JAYA: A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court has ordered controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to physically appear before it on July 31, The Times of India reported.
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STOCKHOLM, June 19 — Swedbank shareholders elected Goran Persson as chairman today, with the former Swedish Prime Minister pledging to “clean the house” after a money-laundering scandal.
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KOTA BARU: A CEO of a company was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with cheating a man using fake documents in 2016.
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LUXEMBOURG, June 19 — The European Union’s second highest court ruled today that Adidas’s three-stripe branding was invalid as a trademark as it lacked a distinctive character.
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NGO Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) lodged a police report today claiming that Lynas Malaysia is responsible for groundwater pollution in the Gebeng, Kuantan area.
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PHNOM PENH, June 19 — The United States has fined several companies for exporting goods via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia in a bid to dodge President Donald Trump’s tariffs on ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The government is "not aggressive" in its measures to curb issues involving cheap and counterfeit liquor, says the Malaysian Anti-Cheap Liquor Movement.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): SRC International Sdn Bhd — formerly a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd — still owes Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP) RM4.15 billion after borrowing RM4 billion...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Cement producers will not increase the price of cement, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution announced today, reported Malaysiakini.
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Fatimah seen with the seven children who received their letters of confirmation as Malaysian citizens during the event at Wisma Wanita.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): SRC International Sdn Bhd — formerly a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd — still owes Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP) RM4.15 billion after borrowing RM4 billi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) has confirmed that it is in talks to sell its 30% stake in its upstream oil and gas (O&G) associate Ping Petroleum Ltd.
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KUCHING: Adherence to adoption procedures, including proper registration of birth certificates, can help reduce the problem of stateless children, says a Sarawak minister.
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Magic Leap Inc, a US startup that makes a headset to project digital objects onto the real world, accused one of its former engineers of stealing its technology to create his own augmented reality device for China.
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President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who...
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Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson took a step closer to becoming Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest on a firm promise to leave the E...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must enforce the amended laws regarding the sale of liquor if it is to end preventable deaths, DAP’s Muhammad Shakir Ameer said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has proposed intelligence-sharing cooperation among Asean member countries to enable the identity of convicted sex offenders to be identified in a bid to curb their activities, ...
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BATU PAHAT: The Transport Ministry is taking a localised approach as a way to reduce the number of deaths due to road accidents here.
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… and hey presto! 11Street Malaysia announced today that they will be rebranded as PrestoMall. The e-commerce platform will form part of Presto, a social marketing platform that allows you offers a ...
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It can sometimes take two days or more to get business, so Zheng Xiaopan found some shade, parked his truck, and made himself comfortable for the wait.
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French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on June 18 it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Malaysian palm oil futures closed lower on Tuesday, erasing earlier gains which were driven by Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soyoil prices and a softer ringgit, as traders resp...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former government secretary told the High Court that Najib Razak and two former ministers walked out of Cabinet meetings because of conflict of interest.
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Michel Platini (above), the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qat...
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BANGKOK: While Thailand and Malaysia enjoy cordial diplomatic relations since 1957, the two nations should not take the warm and close ties for granted, said a former Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has proposed intelligence-sharing cooperation among Asean member countries to enable the identity of convicted sex offenders to be identified in a bid to curb their activities, ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 — Facebook Inc revealed plans today to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce a...
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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Malaysia has proposed information-sharing cooperation among Asean member countries to enable the identity of convicted sex offenders to be identified in a bid to curb their ...
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SHAH ALAM (June 18): A housing project that has been abandoned for nearly two decades called Arcadia, located in Taman Alam Perdana, Puncak Alam, Selangor is being revitalised and developed into a Ru...
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In the wake of news that the upcoming iPhone 11 will feature a Mate 20 Pro-like camera module, Apple’s reputation is seemingly up for another hit.
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Venture capital firm Gobi Partners announced that it has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) and local conglomerate Sunway Group to launch their early-stage fund Malaysi...
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Former Facebook executive Blake Chandlee has been named the head of strategic partnerships at TikTok.
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Venture capital firm Gobi Partners has worked with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) and the Sunway Group to launch its new US$10 million Malaysia SuperSeed Fund II.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research, which sees FBM KLCI at 1,720 points at end-2019 after tepid first quarter corporate earnings, highlighted that valuation expansion is ...
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SAO PAULO, June 18 — Scandal-ridden Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to spending nearly US$800 million (RM3.34 billion) to bribe officials across Latin America to win contract...
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Abu Dhabi fund seeks to sell remaining 9.99% in bank
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A small group of fans of exploration game No Man's Sky are renting advertising space near the offices of a videogame studio to thank staff for their dedication.
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It’s no secret that Proton is preparing a facelift for the Saga as part of a wholesale rejuvenation of its entire lineup.
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Dennis (seated, fourth left) and the organising committee for Telang Usan Gawai Raya celebration gather for a group photo after the meeting at Telang Usan District Office.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — The pair of siblings from Pusat Bandar Puchong believed to have been physically abused by foster family members are in weak but stable condition at the Serdang Hospital.
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PETALING JAYA: The federal government has been accused of slowing down its commitment towards better human rights by allowing the human rights commission, Suhakam, to go leaderless for two months.
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Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing player, has opened its platform to rival companies, allowing users to hail a car from third-party service providers, as the battle to build the biggest and...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After five years, Sisters in Islam (SIS) Forum Malaysia finally got its legal challenge heard at the High Court against a fatwa (edict) which declared the organisation as a “deviant”...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are increasingly starting their car-buying purchases through online channels, with the Malaysian market forming the biggest in the region.
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Chengdu, capital of southwest Sichuan province, has been used to trial a pilot project since late May.
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STAR Media Group Bhd is looking to raise funds to expand dimsum — its OTT (over the top) content business — and has hired advisers to help source for potential investors, according to several sour...
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Boris Johnson got a boost for his bid to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals backed his candidacy on Monday and said he was almost certain to win the contest.
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HONG KONG, June 17 — UBS has lost a lead role on a US dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist’s use of “pi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Aabar Investments PJS is putting up for sale its entire 9.9% stake in RHB Bank Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Cement manufacturers said today that cement prices in Peninsular Malaysia, which have been falling since 2016, have reached a level that is not sustainable, amid the various co...
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PARIS, June 17 — “Do you ever lie to your friends?” Jam asks, popping up in a private message box at the bottom of your screen.
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One afternoon in late October 2017, hundreds of students from the elite Avenues private school in Manhattan were loaded onto buses, ready to head home. Suddenly, school principal Abby Brody got a disturbing smartphone alert.
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I prefer to see things from a positive perspective.
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NEXEA Angels Sdn Bhd, a startup investment firm on June 17 announced the launch of its Startup-Corporate Pilot Programme that aims at bringing together local technology startups and corporations for t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Cement manufacturers said today that cement prices in Peninsular Malaysia, which have been falling since 2016, have reached a level that is not sustainable, amid the various co...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — The Malaysian government has yet to receive a formal request from India for the extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Isma...
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Abdul Karim (right) welcomes Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to his Hari Raya Open House at Penview Convention Centre today.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has been left “paralysed” as the government has yet to appoint a new chairman and commissioners.
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PETALING JAYA: The Edge Media Group today clarified that it had bought The Malaysian Insider (TMI) in June 2014 without knowing that it was funded by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as J...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho pumped US$9 million into The Malaysian Insider (TMI) in 2010 in a bid to salvage the now-defunct news portal then under attack from Umno, acco...
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Ford is set to live stream the action from the 87th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, live from the cockpit of its GT cars participating in the race in France.
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JOHOR BARU: The well-being of dangerous wildlife such as venomous snakes and protected species such as the sun bear, slow loris and leopard cat will be affected if they are kept as pets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Lim Kit Siang expanded today his call for investigations against former government officials over alleged complicity in the 1MDB scandal, this time adding former inspector-ge...
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ABU DHABI: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah paid a visit to Wahat Al-Karama, a memorial to United Arab Emirates’ fallen heroes.
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LONDON, June 14 — The British pound fell again today as investors trimmed their positions after Brexiteer Boris Johnson moved closer to becoming the next prime minister, with sterling on track for i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s decision to instruct the Attorney General’s Chamber to study the suggestion to decriminalise attempted suicide is timely, according to Mental Health Promotion Adviso...
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PETALING JAYA: The founder of an e-commerce firm has filed a lawsuit against Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng over alleged defamatory statements the DAP representative made against her and her company two years ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thanked badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei for bringing glory to Malaysia, saying he was touched by his decision to retire yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad thanked badminton ace Lee Chong Wei for bringing glory to Malaysia, saying he was saddened by his decision to retire yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has thanked badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei for bringing glory to Malaysia, saying he was touched by his decision to retire yesterday.
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The end of the month is fast approaching, and you check your smartphone to see if you’ve exhausted your mobile data quota—to your genuine surprise, you find that you’ve got about 60% left of you...
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A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.