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Topic: April 17

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PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has set up an internal task force to study procedures within the department to eliminate corruption following the arrest of 24 of its officers in Penang.
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KAJANG (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will call Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) director and top management to assist in the investigations into corruption cases involving the department officers if necessary.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has terminated the collaboration agreement with troubled Hyflux Ltd in relation to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power pla...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): KNM Group Bhd has proposed to raise up to RM36.36 million via a private placement to third party investors to be identified later, to finance its ethanol plant in Chachoengsao...
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KUANTAN (Bernama): Malaysia hopes the United States will remove the country from the “K" list of travel advisory issued by the US State Department as soon as possible, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  today announced the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project, which was abruptly terminated in May 2017.
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SINGAPORE (Bernama): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement relating to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power plant (IWPP) with immediate effect, said water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd.
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KOTA TINGGI: The oil spill that was spotted in waters near Batu Layar and Tanjung Balau here last Wednesday (April 17) is believed to have been washed out to open waters after a clean-up team failed to find it Friday (April 19).
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SINGAPORE, April 19 ― Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement relating to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power plant (IWPP) with imme...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced that the Bandar Malaysia project will be revived but with some changes.
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 19): Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd is currently in talks with a potential local partner to jointly-develop a high-rise project on 12.43 hectares of land in Durban, South Africa...
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 19): Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd is currently in talks with a potential local partner to jointly-develop a high-rise project on 12.43 hectares of land in Durban, South Africa...
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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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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Police detained a local man on suspicion of behaving indecently towards a woman at an insurance agent's office near Kota Tinggi on Thursday evening (April 18).
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LAHAD DATU: Police arrested a jobless man for beating up his wife and child with a barbell during a heated argument at their house in Kg Tabanak here.
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To help all drivers stay connected, Anker has launched the Roav Bolt, a device that brings the Google Assistant to your car by simply plugging it in the cigarette lighter.
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KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia has rebutted Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung's assertions that the rare earth materials producer has violated the law by storing large quantities of scheduled wastes on-site.
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Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping to rebuild the gutted Paris cathedral, officials have warned.
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Google and Amazon will have to tell companies how they rank products on their platforms while Facebook and other tech firms will have to be more transparent about their terms and conditions under new EU rules approved on April 17.
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PUTRAJAYA: The United States’ Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdir (pix), was summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government’s decision t...
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PETALING JAYA: Do you want to enjoy scrolling through Facebook without the fear of your “friends” spoiling the Avengers: Endgame for you?
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KUALA LUMPUR: Daya Materials Bhd has received two letters of demand from Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) as corporate guarantor for payment owing by its subsidiary, Daya Proffscorp Sdn Bhd (DPRO) pursuant to hire purchase facilities.
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Christian civil servants will be granted unrecorded leave for Good Friday beginning this year, according to Public Service Department director-general Borhan Dolah.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (April 18) that there was no need for a travel advisory against visiting the country, as it is a...
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SHAH ALAM (April 17): The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings throughout the s...
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By now, you’ll already know of the inferno that consumed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
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The European parliament voted on April 17 to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of being asked to do so by authorities.
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Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant.
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Britain in July is set to become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography, the government said on April 17.
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Ubisoft is donating €500,000 (RM2.33mil) to restoration and reconstruction efforts of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in addition to giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free.
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French videogame developer Ubisoft said on April 17 it will offer free access to its 'Assassin's Creed' game, which allows players to roam in a meticulously reconstituted Notre-Dame Cathedral during the French revolution.
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Iraq's parliament voted on April 17 to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.
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An Indian ban on downloading TikTok, one of the world’s most popular mobile applications, has heightened industry worries that technology companies could now face increased scrutiny and regulatory challenges in one of their most important markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is no need for a travel advisory against Malaysia, as we are a “safe nation”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Starting tomorrow, Christian civil servants will receive one day of unrecorded leave to observe and celebrate Good Friday.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ambassador of the United States was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government's decision to list Malaysia as a country where kidnapping and hostage-taking are a risk.
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PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants of Christian faith can enjoy an unrecorded one-day leave to observe Good Friday.
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LABUAN (Bernama): Labuan marine police and a fisheries enforcement team nabbed five Vietnamese and three Indonesian fishermen for illegal fishing, with a total haul worth RM336,600, in separate operations Wednesday (April 17) morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho, who is central to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, was mentioned on the fourth day of the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk...
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After it was officially unveiled at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco a few months ago, Galaxy Fold is heading to consumers.
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Facebook Inc said on April 17 it may have unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million new users on the social media site since May 2016.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Orion IXL Bhd shares rose 5.88% in active trade this morning after CIMB IB Research initiated coverage on the stock at 17 sen with an "Add" rating and a target price (TP) of 3...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion would come under Malaysian laws if the country ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): CIMB IB Research has initiated coverage on Orion IXL Bhd at 17 sen with an "Add" rating and a target price (TP) of 33 sen and said Orion plans to turn around from net loss in ...
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Ismail with the first three women to join the Motorcycle Enforcement Unit (from left) Siti Syazwani, Wah Moliz and Asma Shafie.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion will come under Malaysian laws if the country ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The Ayer Ganda Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which was shut down on April 9, has not been allowed to resume operations as there is still arsenic residue in its raw water source.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 17): The Sabah Government is planning to set up a relocation centre for conflict refugees on a remote island located far from the mainland.
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LANGKAWI (April 17): The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — Putrajaya is hosting a 5G Malaysia showcase this week where telcos and vendors will demonstrate various 5G applications and uses cases.
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BANGI, April 17 — The search and rescue operation (SAR) for Muhammad Zahiruddin Putra Mohd Fauzi, eight, who was reported missing after going out of his house in Bandar Seri Putra here on Monday, wa...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — A four-year-old boy who was reported missing while in the custody of a nursery in Precinct 3 here was found safe on a school bus in Cheras this afternoon.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A four-year-old boy who was reported missing while in the custody of a nursery in Precinct 3 here was found safe on a school bus in Cheras Wednesday (April 17) afternoon.
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CELCOM Axiata Bhd on April 17 inked an agreement with Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to deploy Celcom’s own 5G Innovation Hub at the Celcom headquarters named “@celcom” in Petaling Jaya ...
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HONEYWELL, a Fortune 100 diversified global technology and manufacturing leader, on April 17 announced the appointment of Brian Davis (pic) as the new president of Honeywell Asean (Association of Sout...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The Government is committed to spurring excellence in Islamic management system to achieve the objective of sustainable development, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr W...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): National applied research and development centre MIMOS Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with business consultant firm 6Biz Sdn Bhd to promote artificial inte...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has reportedly raided Maika Holdings Bhd offices on Tuesday as part of its on-going investigation into alleged corruption and power ab...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Engineering and project management consultant HSS Engineers Bhd is eyeing the vast potential in the ASEAN region, particularly Indonesia and the Philippines, in addition to In...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Thursday (April 18) may include the following: Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd, Hock Seng Lee Bhd, AirAsia Gro...
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BRUSSELS, April 17 — Handbags, tractors, shovels and fish are part of an 11-page list of US imports worth US$20 billion (RM82.8 billion) that the European Union today said it could hit with tariffs ...
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BERLIN, April 17 — When H&M boosted its shares last month by reporting a rise in the sale of full-price garments, it wasn’t just a tribute to the fashion sense of its designers.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, following the victory of Pakatan Harapan (PH) on May 9 last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) Sdn Bhd today rebutted Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that the 50:50 joint venture with China on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) could pose a secu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The Ayer Ganda Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which was shut down on April 9, has not been allowed to resume operations as there is still arsenic residue in its raw water sourc...
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SONGKHLA, April 17 — Three Malaysians are still receiving treatment at the Hatyai Hospital following a fire incident at a hotel in Sadao, Songkhla, on Friday (April 12).
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SHAH ALAM, April 17 — The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings throughout the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Kuala Lumpur Road Transport Department (JPJ) has created history by including women in its Motorcycle Enforcement Unit (UPB), a first for the department nationwide.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya's claim that it reduced costs after the re-negotiation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is confusing, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUANTAN (April 17): Rare earth processing plant Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) is deemed to have broken the law by storing a huge amount of scheduled wastes for long periods, Semambu Assemblyman Lee C...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) clarified today that a proposed joint operations agreement between the company and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) does n...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Fugitive businessman, Low Taek Jho, who is central to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, was mentioned on the fourth day of the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak lost his cool at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex this evening when he yelled at policemen who tried to restrain an unknown individual who had accosted ...
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Selangor government has warned that it will soon name and shame any agency or department under the state and federal governments if their office surroundings become breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes.
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama) : The pattern which formed on a rubber mannequin hit by the door of an Emergency Medical Response Service (EMRS) van was similar to injuries and bruises found on the right chest of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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PETALING JAYA (April 17): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council will meet next week to discuss the Sandakan Parliamentary by-election which PH component party DAP will contest, PH de facto lea...
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SINGAPORE (April 17): PEC announced Wednesday that it has secured S$103 million worth of new contracts in Asia with existing clients.
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ISKANDAR PUTERI (April 17): The Johor State Executive Council is expected to be revamped by the end of this week, Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak is a victim of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s (Jho Low) conspiracy, his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah claimed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysian palm oil futures rose for a second straight session and marked their strongest daily gain in two weeks, on Wednesday on the back of a weaker ringgit.
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MUMBAI, April 17 — India’s embattled Jet Airways Ltd is set to temporarily halt operations from today onward after its lenders rejected the airline’s plea for emergency funds, three sources from...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) has refuted Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that the revised East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) increases the travel time between here and Kota Ba...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — The five key projects in Kelantan announced last month by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali are currently underway, his ministry says today.
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SEREMBAN, April 17 — A mother worried about the safety of her two daughters who ran away from their house on Sunday is urging them to return home immediately.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Axiata Group Bhd’s (Axiata) subsidiary, Ncell Private Limited (Ncell) has received a letter issued by Nepal’s Large Taxpayers Office on the tax to be collected from the ...
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PETALING JAYA, April 17 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council will meet next week to discuss the Sandakan parliamentary by-election which PH component party DAP will contest, PH de facto l...
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SHAH ALAM, April 17 — The pattern which was formed on the rubber mannequin after being hit by the door of the Emergency Medical Response Service (EMRS) van was similar to injuries and bruises found ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The government is committed to spurring excellence in Islamic management system to achieve the objective of sustainable development, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr...
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JOHOR BARU, April 17 — A ferry crew member drowned after he was believed to have fallen overboard in Pulau Tioman yesterday.
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Kapor added that diversity in the tech industry is important on a national level as well.
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PETALING JAYA: Many would assume that a forum on building inclusive digital entrepreneurship should be pretty dry, but Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim clearly didn’t get that memo.
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PETALING JAYA: The first forum under the Digital Native Agenda 23 (DNA23) initiative championed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim isn't just about growing Malaysia’s digital economy, but also doing so in an inclusive manner.
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IPOH: A motion proposing the state government step in to help the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) rebuild its financial status is expected to be tabled on the last day of the Perak state legislative assembly sitting on Tuesday (April 23).
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PETALING JAYA: The Ayer Ganda water treatment plant has traces of arsenic at more than 0.02 milligram per litre, says the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).
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KOTA KINABALU (April 17): State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong said the problem of house overhang in Sabah is not serious based on the records obtained for the past six...
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KOTA KINABALU (April 17): The Sabah Ministry of Infrastructure Development via the Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) is in the process of preparing the Terms of Reference (TOR) and a preliminary ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has secured via open tender a RM298.98 million contract to build the 1.9km Batang Paloh Bridge in Mukah, Sarawak, under the state's coastal road constr...
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SINGAPORE (April 17): Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysia’s trade policy adjustments and refinements are expected to result in a higher engagement with Chinese companies, particularly after the recent renegotiation on the ...
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Switzerland will introduce a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology’s rollout, the government said on April 17.