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Topic: April 15

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TAIPING: Police detained two women and a man who were believed to have extorted a male victim at a coffee shop, here last Monday.
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TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co will donate €100,000 (US$112,450) for the rebuilding of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a pledge that comes as the Japanese automaker seeks to repair strained relations with the French government and partner Renault SA after former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The renegotia­ted East coast Rail Link (ECRL) project offers plenty of opportunities to local contractors, including bumiputra, in public works like supplies and technical aspects, said Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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DUSHANBE (Tajikistan), April 20 — China’s state-owned engineering company CMEC will modernise Tajikistan’s flagship aluminium smelter in a US$545 million (RM2.2 billion) deal, a representative f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The spillover effects of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project are projected to change the socio-economic landscape of the States concerned and stimulate economic developmen...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The spillover effects of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project are projected to change the socio-economic landscape of the states concerned and stimulate economic development.
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Almost instantly after the sparks ignited at Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15 evening, footage of the flames proceeding to swallow the cathedral’s iconic spire spread through social media. And whenever a disaster becomes international news, as we’ve seen time and again, a Silicon Valley mishap is sure to follow close behind.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The spillover effects of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project are projected to change the socio-economic landscape of the states concerned and stimulate economic developm...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Trading in embattled Seacera Group Bhd's shares was halted for an hour this morning after the group's board of directors announced that it would take legal action against its ...
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SIBU: It will be a bleak Gawai for 161 residents of Rumah Umpang, Ulu Bauh Celon in Selangau as their longhouse was totally destroyed in a late night fire on Thursday (April 18).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — The hearing of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s SRC International RM42 million trial will not be resuming tomorrow as initially scheduled, but will continue next Monday.
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Amid reports that Amazon employs thousands of people to listen to customers talk to their virtual personal assistant Alexa, Florida’s chief financial officer is warning residents to be careful what they say about their private health matters.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has met Dr Sahruddin Jamal, the newly minted Johor Mentri Besar at his office on Thursday.
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TAWAU: Police nabbed two local men and seized two homemade air rifles in Kg.Serudong, here, during a crime patrol in the district on Monday (April 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has recorded its appreciation to Tan Sri Razali Ismail for his contributions to the organisation during his three-year tenure as chairman.
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PETALING JAYA: Selling pressure on the ringgit would intensify should Malaysian government bonds be removed from an important global bond index, with a potential capital exodus of almost RM20bil to RM30bil out of the domestic capital market.
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The government has rolled out the new electronic vehicle number plate bidding system it said would be introduced this year, albeit three months later than that proposed by the transport ministry.
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NEW YORK, April 15 — Wall Street stocks were mostly higher as trading opened today following better-than-expected Chinese economic data, although weak IBM results weighed on the Dow.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The ringgit closed at a nearly three-month low against the US dollar today, dampened by weak sentiment towards the local currency following the possible downgrade of Malaysi...
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SEREMBAN - A Rohingya mother is appealing to her two young daughters who apparently ran away to come home.
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PETALING JAYA: Five women died after consuming abortion pills purchased online from 2015-2017, reported Sinar Harian.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor Local Government, Science and Technology Committee chairman Tan Hon Ping has confirmed that he is one of the two state executive councillors that have been dropped.
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Qualcomm Inc, BMW AG, and Deutsche Telekom AG are facing off against car-markers including Volkswagen AG, Renault SA and Volvo Group over how automobiles talk to each other.
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Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online As foreign leaders expressed solidarity with France as it mourned the damage at Notre Dame Cathedral, people around the world shared their grief on social media along with unforgettable memories from the Paris landmark.
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LETTER |  I refer to the Malaysiakini article Have we gone wrong on the matriculation intake?
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MIRI: The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) started water-bombing here yesterday to contain the stubborn peat fire affecting over 100 ha of land in Kuala Baram.
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Juliana Jan, Acting CEO of Cradle Seed Ventures Cradle Seed Ventures, the venture capital (VC) arm of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, today announced the appointment of Juliana Jan as Acting CEO.
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Italy's antitrust authority said on April 16 it had launched a probe into five Amazon companies for possible abuse of dominant market position in e-commerce and logistical services.
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On April 15, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said the Permata programme for early childhood development – the brainchild of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak – would be...
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PAS has decided not to field a candidate for the upcoming Sandakan parliamentary by-election.
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DUBAI (BLOOMBERG) - It was a one-two punch that's turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia's worst performer this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Five women have died in Malaysia after consuming abortion pills they bought online through social media or popular shopping websites, including Lazada, Lelong.com and Shoppe...
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On April 15, Google published an Avengers: Endgame-themed teaser to the Store site confirming that "something big" in the Pixel segment will be announced on May 7.
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Honor announced April 15 that its latest flagship smartphone range, the Honor 20 Series, will be unveiled on May 21 in London.
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KULAI: Police have busted an attempt to smuggle illicit cigarettes and seized 8,430 cartons of contraband cigarettes in a raid here.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The High Court was told today that alleged money transfers from former 1MDB subsidiary Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd and SRC International Sdn Bhd to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank...
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IPOH, April 15 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today that the state and the federal government are reviewing a plan to reopen the Ayer Ganda water treatment plant in Hulu Per...
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PUTRAJAYA: Two Vietnamese men have been nabbed by wildlife officers for alleged poaching.
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Social media giants including Facebook and Instagram could be forced to switch off “like” buttons and geolocation services for children in Britain under a new set of rules proposed on April 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route will make rail travel from here to Kota Baru in Kelantan almost as long as car journeys, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s move to rebrand the National Permata Programme as ‘Genius’ shows it recognises its benefits, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Coalition of local human rights groups Comango has urged the police and the Home Ministry to stop all forms of intimation against human rights defenders, after activist Numa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia hopes to open an embassy in Palestine even though it may be tough going, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is teaming up with the Ministry of Education to set up a computer programming school for secondary school leavers.
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PETALING JAYA: A nationwide search for eight-year-old Muhammad Zahiruddin Putra Mohd Fauzi is on, after he went missing on Monday (April 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Shares of DRB-Hicom Bhd rose as much as 3.9% today, buoyed by continued positive sentiment on the turnaround of its biggest loss-maker, the 50.1%-owned subsidiary Proton Holdi...
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PETALING JAYA, April 15 — A group of student activists announced today a public forum on April 27 meant to clear the air surrounding the confusion on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal C...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Department of Environment (DOE) has not yet received an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Federal Government on the new alignment of the East Coast Rail Li...
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MIRI, April 15 — The wildfire in Kuala Baram here has spread over 100 hectares, engulfing forests, plantations and peat land, according to the Miri Fire & Rescue Department.
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MELAKA, April 15 — Three chicken egg producing companies were charged in the Session’s Court here today with profiteering from the sale of A grade chicken eggs.
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SANDAKAN: A man has been arrested in connection with the assault of a teenage boy at a house in Kampung Tinusa Dua here last Wednesday (April 10).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Transparency tops Putrajaya’s priorities if it is to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Min...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 15 — After a 10-month hiatus from the State Assembly here, former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman returned for a brief but punchy appearance in today’s sitting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) has launched the ‘Infoline’ service for the public to channel information to the department and increas...
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THERE were no structural or building defects at the site where a 15-year-old boy who fell to his death at Kota Damansara People's Housing Project, says Selangor Housing and Urban Living Committee chairman Haniza Talha.
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KAJANG (Bernama): Eight-year-old boy Muhammad Zahiruddin Putra Mohd Fauzi has gone missing after leaving his home at Pangsapuri Seri Dahlia, Bandar Seri Putra on Monday (April 15) to play with friends.
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MIRI: The wild fires raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has grown to 100ha in size – roughly the combined size of 220 football fields.
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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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VideoLAN, the company behind the popular VLC media player app, seems to have had a change of heart with Chinese smartphone brand, Huawei.
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A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace investigations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.
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Streaming platform Twitch is launching its first videogame, it announced during its first-ever TwitchCon Europe event on April 13.
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While Game Of Thrones fans worldwide were laughing and howling their way through the premiere of the latest season, Chinese fans on April 15 were left blasting the censored version that streamed online in the country.
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Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc have spent two years fighting around the globe over how much the chipmaker can charge for iPhones that use its patented technology, with neither landing a decisive blow. That could change with a trial starting April 15 in San Diego.
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Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy.
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Shares of Spotify Technology SA fell 4% on April 15 after a report said Amazon.com Inc was in talks to launch a free ad-supported music service, which is expected to intensify competition for the music streaming leader.
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TASEK GELUGOR (Bernama): The woman who was found dead in a room of their rented house on Jalan Pokok Machang here Monday (April 15) is believed to have been killed by her husband, says Seberang Perai Utara district police chief, ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor.
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MIRI: A total of 407 natives have been rendered homeless from the Uma Bawang longhouse fire in the resettlement scheme near Bakun Dam.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Scomi Group Bhd says it is still exploring various proposed corporate exercises aimed at strengthening its balance sheet and financial position, which may include a proposed c...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on seven charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds entered its third day Tuesday (April 16) with the defence team cross-examining Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) manager Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar.
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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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Samsung Electronics Co’s Galaxy Fold is a pricey, but promising device that kicks off a new phase of the smartphone industry.
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I HAVE been following developments of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project very closely.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Did you know that there are credit cards that offer you deals and discounts on movie tickets?
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PETALING JAYA: Buyers of Mah Sing Group Bhd’s properties can opt to pay the booking fee for their preferred units with the FavePay cashless payment service and earn exclusive AirAsia BIG Points as a reward.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A 15-year-old boy, who had been sick since three days ago, died after falling from the seventh floor of the Kota Damansara People's Housing Project near here Monday (April 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Global semiconductor photomask sales set a new high of $4.04 billion in 2018 and is forecast to extend its record-setting streak through 2020 with forecast sales of $4.2 billi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will summon the ambassador of the United States soon for an explanation on the decision to place Malaysia in the K (risk) indicator in the trav...
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MELAKA (April 15): The country needs an economic policy which recognises the skills of the people in all fields to reduce the dependence on foreign labour, said Deputy Minister of Defence Senator Liew...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Pegasus Heights Bhd has cut the exercise price of its free warrants that are offered as sweeteners to its rights issue from 1.5 sen to 1 sen in view of current weak market con...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Malaysia is still studying the use of the fifth generation technology (5G) pioneered by China.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 15): The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will conduct studies on several new projects listed for implementation in Sabah, said its Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 15): The Penang Malays Association (Pemenang) has urged the Government to consider setting up a Constitutional Court in Malaysia specifically to handle cases involving the Federal C...
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SHAH ALAM (April 15): The people should welcome and give their full support to the Government’s efforts to save RM21.5 billion on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project.
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TWENTY startups are participating in Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak’s Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp (TPAB). Tegas is working closely with their strategic partner, WatchTower and Friends Accelerator ...
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It looks like the Maxis Home Fibre internet disruption that happened yesterday is yet to be fully resolved.
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NEW YORK, April 15 — World stocks retreated from earlier gains today as underwhelming quarterly results from US banks weighed on Wall Street, though progress in US-China trade talks helped European ...
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NEW YORK, April 15 — Shares of Spotify Technology SA fell 4 per cent today after a report said Amazon.com Inc was in talks to launch a free ad-supported music service, which is expected to intensify...
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PARIS, April 15 — France is pushing blockchain technology as a means of preventing finance giants enjoying a monopoly on transactions, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Selangor religious authorities have been informed of a book launch and forum on Malay women and discarding the hijab in Petaling Jaya last weekend, minister in charge of Isl...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Tropicana Corporation Berhad has refused to negotiate with a man who thrashed one of its luxury serviced residences with purported defects.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal hopes that The United States will remove Malaysia from the ‘K’ list of potential kidnapping in the state’s east coas...
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PETALING JAYA: The two teenage girls who went missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together on Sunday (April 14) were attempting to run away from home.
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PETALING JAYA: The black metal concert organiser has announced the cancellation of Devouror's performance in Malaysia, scheduled on Easter Sunday (April 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Tuesday (April 16) may include the following: SMTrack Bhd, LPI Capital Bhd, Orion IXL Bhd, Prestariang...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): MCT Bhd's co-founder and substantial shareholder Tan Sri Goh Ming Choon, also known as Barry Goh, has resigned from his non-independent, non-executive directorship with the co...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Sarawak-based KKB Engineering Bhd announced today its subsidiary, KKB Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, has been awarded two contracts worth a combined sum of RM17.75 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Singapore black metal band Devouror’s planned debut concert here this weekend has been cancelled following complaint from the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM), its or...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Two teenage girls who disappeared after celebrating Tamil New Year in Petaling Jaya yesterday have been located.
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KUCHING, April 15 — Over 100 people from 42 families were made homeless when a late afternoon fire destroyed two wooden blocks of the Uma Bawang resettlement scheme in Sungai Asap, about 230 kilomet...