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LONDON: The head of the British parliament's Work and Pensions Committee has written to the chair of Standard Chartered Plc's remuneration committee questioning the bank's executive pension pay levels after more than a third of shareholders voted against its directors' remuneration policy.
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LONDON: Buyout firm CVC Capital Partners and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte are among firms considering bids for a stake in the US$6.4bil European settlements giant Euroclear, according to people familiar with the matter.
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ASIA is now the centre of global economic activity.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd made a healthy profit from the sale of its 40% stake in Malaysian Shoaiba Consortium Sdn Bhd to Malakoff Corporation Bhd as it had achieved the commercial objectives of its investment.
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IPOH: Ferries have been used to transport forest produce including timber, crossing Tasik Bersia from the Temenggor Forest Reserve to a timber collection centre in Bersia, Gerik, since last year, says the Perak Forestry Department.
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KOTA KINABALU: The decision to sell a piece of prime land in the city has been shelved amid mounting pressure from the Chinese community as well as the state government.
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LONDON: Superdry Plc plunged after warning that sales will fall in the coming months following a year of boardroom drama at the U.K. apparel chain.
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KUALA NERUS (July 9): Terengganu Menteri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar has urged the federal government to increase the scope of involvement of local contractors in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) pr...
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PUTRAJAYA: Studies have shown that over 60% of employers are offering a basic salary of RM1,500 for those with Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET), compared to the monthly minimum wage ...
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PETALING JAYA: Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Dr Hatta Ramli says many Bumiputeras are reluctant to become entrepreneurs as they rely on government aid.
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KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah PPBM senator has urged the Sabah government to scrap the controversial Papar Dam project, saying there are many other effective alternatives to meet the state’s demand for pow...
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Giving out duit raya on Aidilfitri is a rite of passage in my family, a sign that one is finally becoming an adult.
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IPOH: Hidden in Gunung Lanno, Simpang Pulai are several caves with amazing scenery and findings.
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PETALING JAYA: It’s too early to determine the effects of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 in the country, say political analysts.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said its pilot rent-to-own housing schemes are doing well.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Airbnb’s host and guest community has generated approximately RM3bil in estimated direct economic impact in Malaysia last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is currently investigating whether CMS Cement Sdn Bhd (CMS) has met the license requirements issued and obtained prior permi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry is currently investigating whether CMS Cement Sdn Bhd (CMS) has met its licence requirements and obtained prior permission to increase ce...
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KUALA LUMPUR: MMIS Bhd, which makes precision engineering parts for the semiconductor industry, seeks to raise RM5mil from its proposed listing on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities.
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Huawei has certainly had its hands full over the past few months or so—besides the U.S. ban, they’ve also been involved in court cases against former employees.
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GEORGE TOWN: There is energy stored in food waste and Penang is going to get some of it back instead of sending it the landfill.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Despite signs of an economic slowdown, Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd expects to once again post a net profit of above RM300 million for the current financial year as it did in th...
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PETALING JAYA: While Universiti Malaya and other institutions of higher learning celebrate their ascent to a higher level in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings, doubts have already been raised abo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Gadang Holdings Bhd is set to see some light at the end of the tunnel a year after Malaysians voted for a change in government, with the revival of some large infrastructure projects lik...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Gadang Holdings Bhd is set to see some light at the end of the tunnel a year after Malaysians voted for a change in government, with the revival of some large infrastructure projects lik...
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PETALING JAYA: With just two more weeks before a targeted fuel subsidy system is slated to begin, petrol dealers complain that they are in the dark and no one has briefed them on how the system will w...
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(June 14): News of more mysterious tanker attacks, this time in the Gulf of Oman, had their predictable effect on (otherwise lifeless) oil prices Thursday morning.
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GEORGE TOWN: Spritzer Bhd will offer new products soon to increase its market share in the country to 45% from the current 40% over the next three to five years.
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PETALING JAYA: Three in five (60%) banks in Asia Pacific have yet to offer a full digital account opening process for new customers, despite recent reports that nearly nine in 10 financial institutions in the region embarked on digital transformation, according to a survey by analytics software firm FICO.
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KOTA KINABALU: Maritime enforcers have beefed up patrols and will be increasing operations during this Hari Raya season.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) plans to acquire used Kuwaiti fighter jets while waiting to purchase new aircraft in the next 10 to 15 years.
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AS we celebrate Parents’ Day this Saturday, let us do right by parents and support laws that safeguard their rights in the workplace.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): The Malaysian Bumiputera Contractors Association is optimistic that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be fair to Bumiputera contractors with regard to their participati...
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Singapore-headquartered VC firm EV Growth has hit the close of its inaugural fund at US$200 million, exceeding its original US$150 million target.
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SINGAPORE-headquartered venture capital firm, EV Growth, has hit the final close of its first fund at US$200 million (RM837.24 million), exceeding the firm’s initial US$150 million (RM627.93 million...
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CASH is fungible. So if a company suddenly has $1 billion more of it, does it matter where it comes from? For Jaguar Land Rover, it should.
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PETALING JAYA: The government will continue to give special treatment to Bumiputra contractors including in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, although it has yet to decide on the quota, says Pr...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 28): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government had yet to decide on imposing a bumiputera quota on the civil works that are reserved for local contractors in the East C...
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government had yet to decide on imposing a bumiputera quota on the civil works that are reserved for local contractors in the East Coast Rail...
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PUTRAJAYA: Any hope that commuters will get to use the many highways in Malaysia for free has effectively fizzled out.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 27): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a Bumiputera quota has not been fixed for the civil works that are reserved for local contractors in the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) pro...
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VIETNAM is among the top three Asean countries attracting private equity (PE) investment in terms of deal value, according to a report released by the auditing and business consulting firm Grant Thornton.
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - A global palm oil industry watchdog is planning a separate standard for smallholders to help them adopt sustainable practices and get green certification, the Indonesian director of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) said.
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Europe's antitrust chief said she did not see any problems with the way Google was complying with her order to boost competition in online shopping, brushing aside complaints from some of the US company's rivals.
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HONG KONG: The record pace of foreign selling in China’s equities matters now more than ever.
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Netflix continues to wear the crown as having the “best original programming” among premium TV and over-the-top subscription services, according to new research from Morgan Stanley.
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BEIJING: About a fifth of US companies in China are considering moving some or all of their production out of the country to deal with the trade tensions, and a third are delaying or cancelling investment decisions, according to a survey of 239 American firms in the market.
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Drexel University researchers may have found a way to get people to eat healthier and have fun at the same time.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRLSB) and China Communications Construction ECRL Sdn Bhd (CCCC) today said they have not appointed official agents or lobbyists to facilitate the pre-qualifi...
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PETALING JAYA: The owner and main contractor of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project say they have not appointed agents or lobbyists to facilitate the pre-qualification of local contractors for 40%...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Malaysia could possibly see a fresh inflow of funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) following talks between Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and ADB President Takehi...
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What do China and Norway have in common?
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JAKARTA: Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for more than $400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has encouraged the public to utilise the “myFreeview” digital broadcasting service which offers sharper transmissions co...
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People looking to a popular online symptom checker for answers about eye problems often get a wrong diagnosis, a small study suggests.
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KLANG: The health ministry is encouraging government hospitals to collaborate with private clinics to help reduce congestion of patients at government facilities.
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PETALING JAYA: Political activist Zainnal Ajamain has dismissed Sarawak’s hope of autonomy over health and education as a dream that would not be realised.
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KUCHING: A Sarawak lawmaker has lauded Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg’s decision to seek decentralisation or devolution of authority over education and health matters in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) is urging local contractors that have a CIDB Grade G3 to G7 with a minimum of 2 Star SCORE rating to participate in a pre-qualification exercise...
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The Pakatan Harapan government has just completed its first year in office on May 9, but the “New Malaysia” euphoria has started to fade away, faster than expected.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) said it will hold a pre-qualification (pre-Q) exercise at the end of the month for local contractors seeking to participate in the 640-km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) said it will hold a pre-qualification (pre-Q) exercise at the end of the month for local contractors seeking to participate in the 640-km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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SANDAKAN: Hours before polling, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Maximus Ongkili reminded voters that DAP is “just talk, no action”, especially on matters concerning Sabah and Sarawak.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kajidata Research’s latest public opinion poll on Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) popularity as it celebrates its first anniversary in power shows that PH is still deemed the most viable coal...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): KajiData Research’s latest public opinion poll on Pakatan Harapan's popularity as it celebrates its first anniversary in power shows that it is still deemed the most viable coalition to rule the country compared with its predecessor Barisan Nasional.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg): Bahrain’s Bank Alkhair BSC is planning to exit Malaysia after operating in the world’s biggest Islamic bond market for more than a decade, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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KOTA KINABALU: A political activist and adviser to the Sabah government on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) wants Putrajaya to officially declare the amount of money it owes Sabah under Schedule 10 ...
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PETALING JAYA: Ready, willing, and able.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is holding to its 14th General Election’s (GE14) pledges since its historic win nearly a year ago by allocating significant resources to supporting ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan-led government will likely continue Barisan Nasional-era policies for the sake of continuity, though this may further erode its popularity and support, an economist ...
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Malaysia slipped into deflation in the first two months of this year and views are mixed on whether the inflation barometer, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), will turn positive in March.
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PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Maszlee Malik has agreed with education activists that more teachers proficient in English are needed as well as well-trained ones.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Policymakers should take a more active role in the introduction of Islamic products for financial inclusion to ensure better levels of adoption, said Securities Commission Mal...
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SEMENYIH: Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is optimistic that the country’s economy, as well as foreign and domestic investments, will bounce back in the next six months as it has already passed the ...
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Ghana launched a fleet of drones on April 24 to carry medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the “world’s largest drone delivery service”.
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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has allowed the number of students entering the matriculation programme to be increased to 40,000 from the previous 25,000, though the 90% quota for bumiputras will remain.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: A recent poll conducted by research firm IDC and sponsored by Microsoft Corp suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) will play a big part in improving innovation and productivity.
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HONG KONG (April 24): Singapore has dealt casinos a tough hand.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Gamuda Bhd and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd said today Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd's (Air Selangor) proposed purchase of 100% equity in Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai S...
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KUALA LUMPUR: In their imaginary world, children could be superheroes fighting fearsome monsters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik is planning to raise a sukuk issuance worth US$200mil to US$250mil (RM826mil to RM1bil) for a tenure of three years to refinance its existing foreign loans and international projects.
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I often wonder if our nation wants to hear the truth, or if we are just covering up reality.
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SYED Ahmad Fuqaha wants to turn Malaysians into better, and safer, drivers.
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PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has voiced support for the Education Ministry's decision to maintain the intake policy of 90% bumiputra students and 10% non-bumiputra students in government matriculation programmes.
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GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia is facing a shortage of neurologists and this is hampering the effort to treat stroke patients whose number is on the rise.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid refuted Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's claim that the previous Barisan Nasional government had only made a "one-off" offer to 2,200 Indian students to undertake matriculation courses last year.
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PETALING JAYA: The 2,200 matri­culation seats offered to Indian students for the 2018 academic year was a one-off initiative by the pre­vious government, the Education Ministry said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The prime minister’s special envoy to renegotiate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract with China has assured local contractors of jobs in the multi-billion project recently resume...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) is working hard to reduce the reluctance of healthcare providers to treat HIV and AIDS.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan has challenged the Sabah government to move a series of motions in the State Legislative Assembly to reclaim Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia...
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RAM Credit Information signs Memorandum of Understanding with CyberSecurity Malaysia to combat identity theft.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The higher allocation of works for local contractors for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is a positive for the construction sector, says CIMB Investment Bank (CIMB IB)...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The higher allocation of works for local contractors for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is a positive for the construction sector, says CIMB Investment Bank (CIMB IB)...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The main focus for tenders in the revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) would be the realignment from Mentakab into Negeri Sembilan and Selangor, CIMB Equities Research says.
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KOTA KINABALU: The state government has agreed to propose a motion for all assemblymen to support the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in a bid to get back Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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PUTRAJAYA (April 15): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed that the original agreement to build East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) did not stipulate the required local contractor participati...
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says Sabah will continue in its pursuit of state rights despite the recent defeat of the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 15): The operational details, including the ticket prices, for the 640km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has yet to be finalised by Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Con...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 15): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed that the original agreement to build East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) did not stipulate the required local contractor participati...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and the China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) will set up a joint venture company to participate in the operations and maintenance of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.