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Courts Malaysia embarks on path of reinvigoration
KUALA LUMPUR: In a journey where customers are becoming more discerning, it will only be fitting for Courts Malaysia to embark on a path of reinvigoration of its...
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Studies show Malaysian youths tolerant
KUALA LUMPUR: Just mention the names of people like badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei, United Kingdom-based trainee surgeon Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri and Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 runner-up Yaash...
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Suhakam's sermons used by three state religious depts
KUALA LUMPUR: Three state religious departments have used Friday sermons prepared by Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), says its...
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Advertising executives point to five ways Google stifles business
US authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anti-competitive behaviour have recently begun probing the company's US$116bil-a-year advertising business.
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Simply being around is a good start
I REFER to the report “Suicide cases on the rise” (The Star, Sept 11).
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Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is The Electric S-Class Of The Future
Like the Mercedes-Benz EQC that came before it, the Vision EQS concept that takes centre stage at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show provides an outlook to the future of luxury vehicles with electric po...
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Socso chief: Alarming rise in accident death payouts
BUTTERWORTH: A total of RM315.96mil was paid out in compensation to commuting accident victims for five months this year, said Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.
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Westports expects to handle record 10 mil TEUs of containers this year
KUALA LUMPUR (Sep 10): Westports Holdings Bhd is expecting to handle an all-time record of more than 10 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) of containers this year.
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UK economy shows unexpected strength in July, dampening recession fears
LONDON: Britain's economy picked up more than expected in July, according to data that will dampen fears it will succumb to its first recession since the financial...
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Melaka to spend RM5mil on new vehicles
MELAKA: The state is spending about RM5mil on 45 new vehicles, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
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Malacca to spend RM5m on purchase of 45 new vehicles
MALACCA: The Malacca state government is spending about RM5 million to purchase 45 new vehicles to replace the old vehicles of government departments and agencies in the state, according to Chief Mini...
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Melaka to spend RM5mil on purchase of 45 new official vehicles
MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka state government is spending about RM5mil to purchase 45 new vehicles to replace the old vehicles of government departments and...
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Medical devices sector deemed important growth area for Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The medical devices industry in Malaysia is dominated by companies engaged in the production of medical gloves and other medical disposable products...
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LBS Bina's quarterly profit down by a third as construction, taxation drag
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 31): LBS Bina Group Bhd's net profit sank by a third to RM14.02 million in its second quarter of financial year 2019, from RM20.82 million a year ago, as it was dragged by a weaker c...
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LBS Bina's quarterly profit down by a third as construction, taxation drag
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): LBS Bina Group Bhd's net profit sank by a third to RM14.02 million in its second quarter of financial year 2019, from RM20.82 million a year ago, as it was dragged by a weaker c...
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11-54% of current jobs will be affected by automation, says Kula
KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran said displacement of human labour by automation, robots and artificial intelligence will see an estimated 11- 54% of current jobs in Malaysia bein...
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Eco search engine sees surge in downloads as Amazon burns
Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that's contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to...
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Plantations are definitely not jungles
I REFER to the letter “Oil palm plantations are jungles too” (The Star, Aug 26).
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RHB Research sees values emerging in Genting Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd has maintained its "buy" call on Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) with sum-of-parts target price lowered to RM3.90 from RM4.40 previously, as the resea...
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Mapping out business opportunities
OUTSIDE her house in south India, Maria Victor embarks on a decades-old morning ritual that has turned into a key planning tool for impoverished women running small...
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Strong sales at Park Regent priority launchNews
MORE THAN 70% OF 505 RESIDENTIAL UNITS SOLD AT AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF RM1,100psf BY Douglas Lee Park Regent, ParkCity’s joint venture development with CapitaLand, achieved strong sales at its pr...
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Strong take-up rate seen for Bywater Homes
KUALA LUMPUR: Property developer S P Setia Bhd has made a strategic move by building its latest landed residential project, ‘Bywater Homes’, with a gross development value of RM800mil in Setia Alam.
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Cover Story: Why live with conflict when you can move out?
THE conflict from the multiple hats worn by Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) and other state-run foundations in Malaysia is not new.
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RHB Research keeps Neutral stance on Freight Management
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research Institute is retaining its neutral outlook on Freight Management with a new discounted cashflow-derived TP of 60 sen from 63 sen.
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Expert says the young can help the elderly to age gracefully
PETALING JAYA: What happens when Malaysia reaches a population with more retirees than active adults and children?
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Oil palm growers urged to seize govt funding incentive for MSPO
HULU TERENGGANU: Oil palm smallholders nationwide have been urged to take advantage of the government funding incentive in obtaining Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification before the ince...
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I had no intention to insult anyone, says Koon
I am nearly 87 and I am a patriotic citizen.
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The challenges of an AI-powered life science startup
This article is from an episode on Disrupting Japan.
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Can a 'sugar tax' make us healthier? | R.AGE Newsflash |
PETALING JAYA: Despite the Sweetened Beverages Excise Duty or “sugar tax” being implemented in an effort to cut down on Malaysian obesity rates, some experts are saying that it isn’t enough to create a healthier nation.
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Shanghai fines Didi, Meituan for using unlicensed vehicles
Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they continue to fail to meet standards.
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Complete Logistic Services falls 7.8% as it plans to sell substantial stake in...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Shares in Complete Logistic Services Bhd fell as much as 7.8% this morning after the group announced that it was planning to sell substantial shareholdings in three of its wholl...
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George Kent, MRCB, Axis REIT, Complete Logistics, DNex, GHL Systems, MAHB, Sime...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Based on corporate announcements and newsflow today, stocks in focus on Wednesday (Aug 14) might be as follows: George Kent (M) Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Axis RE...
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Complete Logistic plans dividend with stake sale in three subsidiaries for RM85...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Complete Logistic Services Bhd is planning to sell 80% of its shareholdings in three wholly-owned companies to SH Cogent Logistics Pte Ltd for RM85.6 million, cash, as the compa...
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Rubber glove industry targets RM20b revenue this year
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Malaysia’s rubber glove industry needs more workers to ramp up its production to achieve its target of RM20 billion in revenue this year against RM17.5 billion in 2018.
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SCIB ramping up production
KUCHING: Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has stepped up the production of precast concrete products and industrialised building system (IBS) components to cope with increasing orders from several ongoing mega infrastructure projects.
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Cut civil service to spare more funds for development
Former second finance minister Johari Abdul Ghani had the guts to point out some sobering facts regarding our burgeoning civil service while he was still serving.
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Fate of Jenjarom battery plant to be known by end of August
PETALING JAYA: The state government says a decision on whether to maintain or relocate a lead-acid battery manufacturing plant in Jenjarom will be made by the end of this month.
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Digi kicks off road safety programme with telematics
Loke trying out a driving simulator by MIROS with (from left) Rajan, Digi chief executive officer Albern Murty, Miros director-general Dr Siti Zaharah Ishak and Logistics Worldwide Express chief oper...
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Daihatsu Malaysia officially launches Drivers Safety Training Program
SENDAYAN: Daihatsu Malaysia Sdn Bhd (DMSB) has launched its first Drivers Safety Training Program to address road safety concerns in the country and encourage a culture of safe driving behaviour.
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Grab Daily Insurance for drivers – as low as RM1/day
In a bid to assist its drivers in complying with new ride-hailing regulations, Grab has introduced its Grab Daily Insurance (GDI) – a usage-based motor insurance and takaful created in partnership w...
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Grab Malaysia launches usage-based motor insurance, takaful policies for e-...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Grab Malaysia has introduced a usage-based motor insurance and takaful for its e-hailing drivers.
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Park Regent registers a take up of 70%
Homebuyers queuing up to have first choice at Park Regent’s priority launch.
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BNM: E-Wallets Need to Move Beyond Cashbacks to Be Sustainable
During his keynote speech at the “Malaysian E-Payments Excellence Awards” Assistant Governor Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid outlined the state of e-payments in Malaysia and the key strategic focus fo...
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CapitaLand’s JV project in KL over 70% sold during launch weekend
KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): CapitaLand’s joint-venture residential development with Malaysia’s ParkCity Group in Kuala Lumpur has achieved strong sales during its priority sales launch over the weeken...
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Check entire Sungai Muda for more illegal dump sites, says Penang water company
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) today urged the authorities to check the length of Sungai Muda in Kedah for illegal dumpsites following the discovery of one such site over the w...
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3-nation alliance involving Lynas set to break China’s rare earth dominance, says report
PETALING JAYA: Australian rare earth producer Lynas has inked a deal with US and Japanese companies, setting up a “three-nation alliance” to break China’s dominance in the sector, the Nikkei Asi...
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Lenovo launches new IdeaPads
LENOVO’S IdeaPad line-up of laptops and PCs always has solid, worthwhile devices for work and play.
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Invest in eliminating hepatitis
VIRAL hepatitis is one of the biggest health threats globally.
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FundMyHome attracted more than 8,000 prospective homebuyers
PUTRAJAYA: FundMyHome (FMH) has proven that it is possible to make homeownership more accessible to Malaysians, especially those in the lower income group, with the signing of sale and purchase agreem...
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FMH+DepositKu participants now ready to move into their new homes
PUTRAJAYA: The first batch of homebuyers under the FundMyHome+DepositKu scheme are glad to finally have a home of their own.
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Brunei Ruler among royal guests to attend installation
PUTRAJAYA: Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassa­nal Bolkiah is among three foreign royal guests who will attend the installation ceremony for the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara on Tuesday.
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Indonesia’s Halodoc receives series B+ funding from Bill Gates, others
Halodoc, an online healthcare platform in Indonesia, has secured funding in a series B+ round from strategic investors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Allianz X, and Prudential.
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FundMyHome attracted more than 8,000 prospective homebuyers
PUTRAJAYA (July 24): FundMyHome (FMH) has proven that it is possible to make homeownership more accessible to Malaysians, especially those in the lower income group with the signing of sales and purch...
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'FundMyHome a viable alternative homeownership scheme'
PUTRAJAYA (July 24): Some 16 first-time homebuyers who became new homeowners under the FundMyHome+DepositKu scheme received their documents as participants of this scheme from Housing and Local Gover...
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FundMyHome attracted more than 8,000 prospective homebuyers
PUTRAJAYA (July 24): FundMyHome (FMH) has proven that it is possible to make homeownership more accessible to Malaysians, especially those in the lower income group with the signing of sales and purch...
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Putrajaya to expedite consumer credit law
KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The government will speed up the enactment of a new Consumer Credit Act to protect consumers and encourage a healthy credit market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PM: Some living beyond their means
KUALA LUMPUR: Some Malay­sians are facing difficulty in repaying their loans, especially those earning less than RM5,000 per month and residing the urban areas, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Inability to repay loans due to poor financial literacy: PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The difficulty Malaysians have in repaying loans is a reflection of poor financial literacy, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Putrajaya to expedite creation of consumer credit law to protect borrowers — Dr...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The government will speed up the process of enacting a new Consumer Credit Act to protect consumers and encourage a healthy credit market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir M...
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Govt to create consumer credit law to protect borrowers
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will expedite the creation of the Consumer Credit Act to protect consumers and encourage a healthy credit market, says the Prime Minister.
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Digital transformation in Malaysia seeing returns, but companies are still failing
MALAYSIA is now all about that digital transformation.
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Going biological for a better way to deal with waste
PETALING JAYA: A new and better way of dealing with waste through mechanical biological treatment would solve many problems, according to the Malaysian Nature Society.
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Press Release: SIME DARBY PROPERTY KYRA HOMES SNAPPED UP
— start of press release — SIME DARBY PROPERTY KYRA HOMES SNAPPED UP The latest affordable home collection in Bandar Bukit Raja receives favourable response from homebuyers.
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China Petroleum Pipeline says MACC's seizure of over RM1b from its account...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co Ltd (CPP) today said the seizure of funds amounting to RM1.1 billion from its bank account by the Malaysian anti-graft body was uncalled...
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Malaysia ready to hold talks with China over gas pipeline compensation: Tun M
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to hold talks with China in respect of friendly consultations over compensation for the cancelled gas pipeline projects undertaken by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineeri...
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M'sia ready to hold talks with China over gas pipeline compensation — Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia is ready to hold talks with China in respect of friendly consultations over compensation for the cancelled gas pipeline projects undertaken by China Petroleum Pipeline...
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LGE justifies RM1bil seized from CCP, says it was company-specific
KUALA LUMPUR: The move to seize more than RM1bil from the bank account of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) is a “company specific” action, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup
BEIJING: Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the US electri...
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‘We have the right to money’
PUTRAJAYA: The RM1bil taken from China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) is for work that is not completed in a pipeline project which has since been scrapped, says the Prime Minister.
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PM: We took back money for work not done
PUTRAJAYA: The government decided to take back over RM1 billion from China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) because it failed to complete the contract.
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Malaysia seized US$240 mil from Chinese company over pipeline project — PM...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Malaysia seized more than 1 billion ringgit (US$243.5 million) from a bank account of state-owned China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering (CPP) over incomplete pipeline projects, ...
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We’re entitled to do it, Dr M says on RM1 bil bank transfer
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the government was entitled to order the transfer of over RM1 billion from the Malaysian bank account of a Chinese state-owned company to that ...
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Dr M: Malaysia has the right to reclaim money from CPP
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has the right to reclaim money from China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP), as the company was paid more than the work completed for two pipeline projects, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Apple reinstates OurPact parental control app removed over privacy concerns
Apple Inc this week restored a software application to its App Store that let parents control their children's iPhone usage after removing it in February, the company said on July 11.
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‘Childcare centres at workplace a good thing’
KUALA LUMPUR: Having childcare centres at the workplace not only helps encourage more women to return to work but can also play a part in keeping children safe, says Hannah Yeoh.
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E-scooters put Swedish startup on road to positive cash flow
Growing numbers of young people whizzing around Europe’s big cities on electric scooters may represent a nightmare for some pedestrians and motorists, but for Swedish sharing startup VOI they offer a path to positive cash flow.
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Health Ministry recruits Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in fight against dengue
The number of dengue cases could see a downward trend after the Health Ministry kicked off a programme to release Aedes mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia bacteria in an effort to stamp out the diseas...
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Health Ministry recruits Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in fight against dengue
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of dengue cases could see a downward trend after the Health Ministry kicked off a programme to release Aedes mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia bacteria in an effort to stamp out the disease.
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Too early to determine effects, say political analysts
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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Permit legal refugees to work, says employers group
PETALING JAYA: Allowing refugees to work and legalising undocumented foreign workers in Malaysia should be the priority before workers from Africa are brought into the country, say various groups.
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Need to be on the same page to bolster Orang Asli community: Jakoa DG
KUALA LUMPUR: The recent health crisis involving the Orang Asli has been an eye–opening episode for many as problems plaguing the community come to the surface, posing a question mark over what more...
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Govt preparing tax incentives for green property developer
PETALING JAYA (June 27): In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green build...
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Govt preparing tax incentives for green property developer
PETALING JAYA (June 27): In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green build...
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More measures to protect consumers
PETALING JAYA: A new legislation may be needed to regulate the co-operative movement besides placing it under the Financial Services Act 2013 (FSA) as a co-operative’s operations and objectives are different compared with a licensed financial institution.
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Mah Sing targets RM1.5bil sales in 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Mah Sing Group Bhd is on track of achieving its sales target of RM1.5bil for 2019, underpinned by healthy take-up from the group’s affordably priced properties so far this year.
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VS Industry net profit soars on strong local ops
PETALING JAYA: Electronics manufacturing services firm VS Industry Bhd says net profit in the third quarter ended April 30 jumped, as strong performance by its operations in Malaysia offset weak contributions from overseas.
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VS Industry reports 43% jump in Q3 net profit
KUALA LUMPUR: Electronics manufacturing services firm VS Industry Bhd said net profit in the third quarter ended April 30 jumped, as stronger performance by its operations in Malaysia offset weak contributions from overseas.
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Dr M: I did not say three years
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied saying that he would step down as Prime Minister within three years to hand over the reins to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when asked to comment on the ter...
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Meeting did not discuss transition of power: Dr Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there were no discussions on the issue of a transition of power during his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.
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Dr M: Meeting with Anwar was not on transition of power
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there was no discussion on the issue of transition of power during his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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‘I didn’t say I will stay on for three years’
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied saying he would hand over the premiership to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after serving for three years.
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Meeting did not discuss transition of power — Dr Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there was no discussion on the issue of transition of power during his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.
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I will step down as PM within three years, says Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will step down as Prime Minister within three years, handing over the reins to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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Quest for Sarawak’s independence an impossible dream, says analyst
KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) quest for Sarawak’s independence will almost be impossible to achieve because of the strong spirit of federalism among the people in the state, a political an...
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Short Position
Uphill task in Tasek’s privatisationAS perplexing as it may sound, companies with a small free float of shares are difficult takeover targets. The cost incurred by the major shareholder to take the company private is little.
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First batch of the new Toyota Supra sold out within minutes in Australia!
The naysayers and haters may have had their word out on the Internet about the new Supra but reality has been singing a different tune with Toyota getting the last laugh.
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Quick take: Paramount rises 5.7% on disposal of education business
KUALA LUMPUR: Paramount Corp Bhd rose 5.7% in early trade Thursday after the group announced its plan to dispose of its education business for RM540.50mil cash.
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Paramount Corp selling education business for RM540.5m cash
KUALA LUMPUR: Paramount Corporation Bhd is selling its education business to Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd which is owned by Tunku Ali Redhauddin and Ganendran Sarvananthan.
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All-new Peugeot 2008 is a mini 3008 and we love it
Shortly after the global debut of the second-generation Peugeot 208 hatchback, the French carmaker has also presented its latest generation Peugeot 2008 compact SUV.
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iPad Air 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e: Full hands-on comparison
For as long as I can remember, Apple has always been king of the tablet market.
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