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Ministry optimistic ‘Buy Malaysian Products’ campaign will be a success
BIDOR: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is optimistic that the ‘Buy Malaysian Products’ campaign will be a success locally and internationally.
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Govt committed to promoting local goods regardless of race, says minister
BIDOR: The government is committed to promoting Malaysian-made products, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
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Thousands stranded at Ipoh airport due to haze
PETALING JAYA - More than a thousand air travellers were left stranded at the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh, Perak, as flights were cancelled due to the worsening haze blanketing the east ...
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Thousands stranded at Ipoh airport
PETALING JAYA: More than a thousand air travellers were left stranded at the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh, Perak, as flights were cancelled due to the...
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Passengers stranded at Ipoh airport after haze disrupts flights
IPOH • Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh yesterday after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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AirAsia now flies to Manila, Cebu — Gateways to the Philippines
KUCHING: The Philippines is AirAsia’s latest destination in Southeast Asia, with capital city Manila and Cebu Province being added to its network of flights.
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Haze: 549 passengers stranded at LTSAS
IPOH: More than 500 passengers have been left stranded at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) here after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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549 passengers stranded at LTSAS due to haze
IPOH (Sept 13): More than 500 passengers have been left stranded at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) here after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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549 passengers stranded at Ipoh airport after flights delayed due to haze
IPOH: More than 500 passengers have been left stranded at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) on Friday (Sep 13) after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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Over 500 passengers stranded at Ipoh airport after flights delayed due to haze
IPOH, Sept 13 — More than 500 passengers have been left stranded at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) here after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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Haze: Over 500 passengers stranded at Ipoh airport after flights delayed
IPOH (Bernama): More than 500 passengers have been left stranded at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS) here after three flights were delayed due to the haze.
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AirAsia named best low-cost airline for eighth straight year
HONG KONG (Sept 13): AirAsia has been named the best low-cost airline by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine for the eighth straight year, it announced in a statement today.
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Obama sends Tony Fernandes books as get well present
PETALING JAYA - Former US president Barack Obama sent his friend and AirAsia's group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes some books to read, as the latter recovers from dengue.
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Shred old credit cards for free AirAsia flights
AirAsia Credit Cards has launched the Shred & Fly campaign at Nu Sentral shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur to urge the public to shred their unused credit cards in...
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Mavcom highlights its many initiatives to benefit consumers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has undertaken many initiatives to benefit consumers and industry players since its establishment in March 2016 under the Malaysian Aviation Co...
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Nungsari: Mavcom's work benefits the aviation industry, not one player
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has undertaken many initiatives to benefit consumers and industry players since its...
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Obama sends Tony Fernandes books as get well present
PETALING JAYA: Former US president Barack Obama sent his friend and AirAsia's group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes some books to read, as the latter...
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Mavcom fines Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) almost RM1.18m
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has fined airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) RM1.179 million for failing to meet quality targets for KLIA and KLIA2. It has also pena...
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Fernandes’ remarks against Mavcom is AirAsia’s view: Loke
KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook refused to comment on Tan Sri Tony Fernandes’ statement that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has failed the country’s aviation in...
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Mavcom fines AirAsia, AirAsia X RM200,000 each for charging card and online...
Flash: Mavcom fines AirAsia, AirAsia X RM200,000 each for charging card and online banking processing fees from June 1 to Aug 9
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Volunteers make toys and bring cheer to animals in wildlife park
KOTA KINABALU: Rescued animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park were given new toys by volunteers from among AirAsia staff in seven countries and conservation...
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Tommy Thomas now a 'Tan Sri' and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Animals at wildlife park get a boost from volunteers
KOTA KINABALU: Animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, many of which were rescued and placed there for rehabilitation, can be seen playing around with their new toys, thanks to a group of volunteers who came over the weekend.
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FT Ministry enters strategic collaboration with AirAsia on inflight advertisement
LABUAN: Federal Territories (FT) Ministry today entered a strategic collaboration with AirAsia on inflight media advertisement space involving RM1 million to promote tourism attractions in the three f...
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ICYMI #164: Sony Xperia 5, Android 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro & more!
Shortly after the launch of the Xperia One, Sony is now expected to reveal a compact version of this smartphone soon. If you can’t wait for the Android 10 that was launched not long ago, it seems l...
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AirAsia Traveller SIM lets you roam in 15 countries for RM30
If you’re travelling overseas and don’t want to pay for expensive daily roaming rates, AirAsia has a Traveller SIM pack that provides roaming data for as low as RM30 for 7 days.
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ICYMI #163: Samsung Galaxy A90 5G, Black Shark 2 Pro Malaysia, Huawei Watch GT 2 & more!
If you are currently looking for a capable gaming smartphone, the black shark 2 Pro is now officially available in Malaysia.
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AirAsia, Malindo Air ban recalled MacBook Pros from flights
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — As more international airlines impose restrictions on recalled MacBook Pro units, several Malaysian-based airlines have announced a similar ban as a safety precaution.
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M’sia is getting more popular
KUALA LUMPUR: Tourists are sta­ying longer and spending more in Malaysia, with Saudi Arabia as the nation with the highest expendi­ture per capita, says...
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AirAsia and Malindo ban recalled MacBook Pros from flights
As more international airlines impose restrictions on recalled MacBook Pro units, several Malaysian-based airlines have announced a similar ban as a safety precaution.
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Visit M'sia 2020 targets scaled down after 2014 triple plane tragedies
KUALA LUMPUR: The Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) target of 30mil tourist arrivals and RM100bil in tourism receipts has been scaled down from a much higher figure...
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IATA: KLIA losing out with lower PSC rates
PETALING JAYA: Airlines and passengers using the KL International Airport (KLIA) are losing out to other Malaysian airports, with the reduction of Passenger...
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Food and cultural fair to be held in Beijing
BEIJING: There is no sincerer love than the love of food, a famous Irish playwright once said.
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PSC for international flights at airports other than KLIA cut to RM50 from Oct 1
PUTRAJAYA: The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rate for international flights at all airports in Malaysia, except for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), has been cut to RM50 from RM73, effe...
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Airbus earmarks US$120 mil for projects to bolster Malaysian aerospace industry
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): Airbus will be allocating about US$120 million (RM505 million) for three initiatives to further support the development of the local aerospace industry.
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AirAsia introduces Airbus A321XLR into future long-haul fleet
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): AirAsia today signed an agreement for a firm order of 30 A321XLR and 12 additional A330neo aircraft from Airbus to join the budget airline's future long-haul fleet.
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Airbus earmarks US$120mil for projects to bolster local aerospace industry
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Airbus will be allocating about US$120mil (RM505mil) for three initiatives to further support the development of the local aerospace...
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PSC for international flights at airports other than KLIA cut to RM50 from Oct 1
PUTRAJAYA: The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rate for international flights at all airports in Malaysia, except for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), has been cut to RM50 from RM73, effe...
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PSC for international flights cut to RM50 at all airports but KLIA
PUTRAJAYA: The passenger service charge (PSC) for international flights at all airports in Malaysia except for KLIA has been cut from RM73 to RM50 effective Oct 1, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook an...
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PSC for international flights at airports other than KLIA cut to RM50 from Oct 1
Anthony Loke PUTRAJAYA: The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rate for international flights at all airports in Malaysia, except for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), has been cut to RM50 f...
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Tech: AirAsia’s BigPay eyes big slice of Southeast Asia’s online banking segment
AIRASIA’s financial services venture, BigPay, will soon increase its offerings to include loans and remittances in its maiden step towards becoming the region’s largest financial institution opera...
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Except KLIA, PSC for international flights cut to RM50 starting Oct 1
The government has reduced passenger service charges (PSC) for international flights to RM50 at all airports in Malaysia, except for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Transport Minister A...
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AirAsia urges MAHB to replace airport operational system
KUALA LUMPUR: The operational system for main terminals at the KL International Airport (KLIA) and klia2, which was recently disrupted for almost four days and caused dozens of flight delays, needs to...
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You can now convert points between AirAsia BIG and Petronas Mesra
AirAsia BIG points can now be exchanged for Petronas Mesra points which you can use to redeem for petrol and refreshments.
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Petronas Dagangan to review NGV business amid declining demand
Petronas Dagangan Bhd is reviewing its natural gas vehicle (NGV) business following the decreasing demand nationwide, said managing director Syed Zainal Abidin.
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Petronas Dagangan to review natural gas vehicle business amid declining demand
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Petronas Dagangan Bhd is reviewing its natural gas vehicle (NGV) business following the decreasing demand nationwide, said managing director Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin.
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Rakuten Trade sees 31% rise in earned reward points in year 2
RAKUTEN Trade Sdn Bhd's (“Rakuten Trade”) first-in-market loyalty programme has remitted almost 45 million Rakuten Trade (RT) Points to more than 37,000 accounts in the last two years.
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
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Deal: AirAsia celebrates National Day by offering 20% off for all seats and all flights
In conjunction with the National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, AirAsia has launched a new promo where you can get 20% off on all flights for a limited time.
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AirAsia offers 20% off all seats until Sept 1
PETALING JAYA: To celebrate National Day and Malaysia Day, AirAsia is offering 20% off all seats on all its flights.
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AirAsia’s live chat receives good response
SEPANG (Aug 26): AirAsia's artificial intelligence interactive customer service live chat, AirAsia’s Virtual AllStar (AVA), has received an overwhelming response of an average 50,000 enquiries a day...
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One country, three histories
The leaders should accept the fact that Malaysia’s MA63 is a loosely structured federalism, says don.OVER some teh tarik, Prof Shamsul Amri Baharuddin had a chat with a 40-something geography PhD gr...
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AirAsia Foundation opens social enterprise hub for Asean collaboratives
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): AirAsia has opened its first permanent social enterprise hub today, the fruit of a two-year effort to promote products from over 30 social enterprises around Asean.
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Departure levy to be charged from Sept 1 as scheduled
GEORGE TOWN: Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said the government has decided that the departure levy will stay and collection will begin on Sept 1.
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Flights departing KL delayed as airport battles systems outage
KUALA LUMPUR • Up to 20 flights departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday morning were delayed, said airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), after check-in and...
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Situation at KLIA back to normal after major systems disruption
SEPANG, Aug 22 — KLIA and KLIA2 have returned to relative normalcy after a temporary systems disruption that began last night.
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AirAsia’s BigPay now offers 2X Big points for every spend
BigPay, the prepaid Mastercard by AirAsia, has announced a revision to its BIG Points reward system.
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Mavcom announcement hints at Sibu-Singapore direct flights coming soon via AirAsia
Mavcom’s latest bulletin showed that AirAsia was also awarded Air Traffic Rights to operate from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou, Jambi and Tanjung Pandan, alongside Sibu-Singapore and Penang-Kuala Tereng...
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AirAsia launches new route Kuala Lumpur-Belitung
AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung in Sumatra, Indonesia with four times weekly direct service commencing from Oct 2, 2019.
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AirAsia launches new route to Belitung, Indonesia
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Govt to consider 'size, cost and fare' for airport charges
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government is studying to impose a different level of charges for different airports, taking into consideration "size, cost and fare".Dr Mahathir said t...
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AirAsia removes processing fee for flights to and from Malaysia starting 1st Oct 2019
Following an earlier announcement made by its Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, AirAsia has announced that processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from 1st October 2019 will be removed to keep air trav...
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Govt mulls setting up new aviation centre: Mahathir
SEPANG: The government is looking into the possibility of setting up a new centre for the aviation industry in Malaysia, as the 10117ha of land reserve surrounding Kuala Lumpur International Airport (...
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Zakir Naik hauled up by Bukit Aman and 6 things which happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Govt to study exit tax structure on airline passengers, says PM
SEPANG: The government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full-service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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‘PR status can be revoked’
SEPANG: The government will wait for the outcome of police investigation into controversial preacher Zakir Naik before deciding on his permanent resident (PR) status, says the Prime Minister.
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‘Size, cost and fare’ for airport charges being studied
SEPANG: The government is studying to impose a different level of charges for different airports, taking into consideration “size, cost and fare”, says the Prime Minister.
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Govt to look into people's concerns over Lynas plant — Dr Mahathir
SEPANG (Aug 16): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given his assurance that the Government will look into the people's concerns over the Lynas Malaysia rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan even though inves...
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Govt to look into new aviation centre – PM Mahathir
Dr Mahathir (second right) is given a tour of AirAsia’s RedQ headquarters.
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Mahathir hopes local airports adopt creative technological innovation
SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is looking forward to seeing all airports in Malaysia adopt creative technological innovations, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) to...
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Govt to study tax structure on airline passengers
SEPANG: The government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix...
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Zakir Naik’s PR status can be revoked: Mahathir
SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said today that the Permanent Resident (PR) status of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik could be revoked if his actions are proven to cause harm to the country’s ...
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Govt to look into setting up new aviation centre — Tun Mahathir
SEPANG (Aug 16): The Government is looking into the possibility of setting up a new centre for the aviation industry in Malaysia as the 25,000 acres of reserved land surrounding Kuala Lumpur Internati...
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Dr Mahathir hopes local airports will adopt creative technological innovation
SEPANG (Aug 16): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is looking forward to seeing all airports in Malaysia adopt creative technological innovations, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (I...
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Dr Mahathir: We’re all Malaysians, let’s look at the big picture instead of concentrating on individual territories
Dr Mahathir (middle) fields questions from the media as (from right) Rafidah, Kamarudin, Loke and Fernandes look on.
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PM hopes local airports adopt creative technological innovation
SEPANG, Aug 16 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is looking forward to seeing all airports in Malaysia adopt creative technological innovations, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution ...
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AirAsia BIG announces 816 (August 16) as its BIG Day to celebrate 22 million BIG Members with free flights for a year!
816 BIG World campaign rewards BIG Members with even more AirAsia BIG Points.
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Tun M: Govt to study tax structure on airline passengers
SEPANG (Aug 16): The Government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Tun Dr Mahathir Moh...
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today Dirty dealings.
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Zakir Naik's PR status can be revoked — Dr Mahathir
SEPANG (Aug 16): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the Permanent Resident (PR) status of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik could be revoked if his actions are proven to cause harm to...
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Sabah for Sabahans? We're all Malaysians, says PM
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed his disapproval towards the use of the slogans "Sabah for Sabahans" and "Sarawak for Sarawakians". This is because he felt that the labelling of Malays...
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Dr M: Putrajaya to review airport tax rates, departure levy
SEPANG, Aug 16 — The federal government will study the rates of the passenger service charge (PSC), or airport tax, following AirAsia’s move to collect the additional RM23 levied by Malaysia Airpo...
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These two just traded their way to a brand new Mazda with RHB Investment Bank
Mazda Malaysia, in collaboration with RHB Investment Bank Berhad presented two lucky winners with grand prizes worth more than RM200,000 at the end of the “2018/19 Trade & Win 3.0 Campaign.” Both ...
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Mazda Malaysia presents new Mazda 2, CX-5 to RHB Investment Bank ‘Trade & Win 3.0’ campaign winners
Mazda Malaysia, together with RHB Investment Bank, has presented two lucky winners of the “Trade & Win 3.0 2018/19” campaign with grand prizes worth more than RM200,000. Tan Poh Cheok from Kuala ...
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RHB Customers Win Brand New Mazdas In The “Trade & Win 3.0 2018” Campaign
Mazda and RHB Investment Bank Berhad (RHB) recently presented two lucky winners of the “Trade & Win 3.0 2018/19 Campaign” with grand prizes worth more than RM200, 000.
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Singapore Immigration launches e-arrival cards for foreign visitors on selected transport operators, including AirAsia
SINGAPORE, Aug 14 — Foreign visitors travelling here on selected transport operators can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14 days before they reach Singapore.
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Sibu Airport resumes normal operations after faulty runway lights repaired
Passengers checking their flight information at Sibu Airport.
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Sibu Airport resumes operation, scheduled flights to operate as usual
Sibu Airport’s FIDS displaying information showing that 12 flights that was cancelled last night.
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Flights at Sibu Airport cancelled due to runway lighting issues
SIBU, Aug 13 — Twelve flights were cancelled as at 7pm tonight following runway lighting faults at Sibu Airport.
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Flights at Sibu Airport cancelled due to runway lighting issues
SIBU: Twelve flights were cancelled as at 7pm tonight following runway lighting faults at Sibu Airport.
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Sarawak Tourism Board collaborates with AirAsia on promoting tourism
PETALING JAYA: In a bid to boost tourism and further promote the Land of the Hornbills as a brand, the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) signed an agreement to collaborate with low-cost airline AirAsia and ...
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12 flights at Sibu Airport cancelled, AirAsia states runway lighting failure as cause
Sibu Airport’s FIDS displaying information showing that 12 flights have been cancelled so far.
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Indonesia to consider KK-Jakarta route revival
KOTA KINABALU: Indonesia has agreed to consider Sabah’s proposal to revive the Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route which was stopped due to the low number of passengers.
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AirAsia needs to buck up
I am sharing my recent experience at Penang Airport as a concerned citizen who strongly urges AirAsia to improve their services there.
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Sabah’s request to revive Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu flight
JAKARTA: Indonesia will consider Sabah’s request to revive the Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu direct flight to boost the tourism industry for both countries.
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T'ganu MB shares 'profiling' experience before flight to Australia
After a post about six Malaysians denied from boarding a flight to Australia went viral, Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar recalled his personal experience of alleged racial profiling by ...
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AirAsia vows to fight against additional PSC
BANGKOK (Aug 9): Low-cost airline AirAsia has vowed to continue its fight against the additional passenger service charge (PSC) levied by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) for passengers travel...
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Thai AirAsia X set for flights to Europe
BANGKOK (Aug 9): Thai AirAsia X is set to fly to Europe by the end of this year or early next year, said AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
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