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Topic: April 2017

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Sterling hovers near recent highs as investors weigh up Brexit outcomes
LONDON, Sept 12 — Sterling held today near the six-week high it reached at the start of the week as investors weighed up Britain’s chances of securing a divorce deal with the European Union ahead ...
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Nissan is looking for its third CEO in three years
TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co is looking for its third chief executive officer in as many years.
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Group offers ‘plastic waste to energy’ project
KOTA KINABALU: Race for Water (R4W) Foundation is keen to work with the Sabah government on its proposed “plastic waste to energy” project.
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Foundation keen to work with Sabah on ‘plastic waste to energy’ project
KOTA KINABALU: The Race for Water (R4W) Foundation, whose vessel is currently docked here for an awareness campaign on ocean pollution caused by plastic waste, is...
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Mixing high fashion with high seas
PETALING JAYA: Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh will lend a touch of glamour to raising awareness on sustainable and environmentally friendly...
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US Justice Department opposes Google’s undersea cable from China
The US Justice Department is opposing a bid by Google, Facebook Inc and a Chinese entity to complete an undersea Internet cable between the US and Hong Kong...
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Pound dives on increased no-deal Brexit prospect
LONDON, Aug 28 — The pound slumped more than one per cent versus the dollar and euro today as Britain’s government moved to extend the suspension of parliament, increasing the likelihood of a no-d...
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Hello, Sabah: World’s largest solar-powered catamaran stops over on plastic mission
KOTA KINABALU: The Race for Water (R4W), the world's largest solar catamaran, has dropped anchor in Sabah and will engage with the locals on the issue of marine plastic...
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Mufti Asri’s rant
Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin must have taken offence at the Malaysian authorities’ actions against Dr Zakir Naik.
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Coffee Break: Go on, have those chocolates!
There is so much to get stressed about these days.
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Indonesia’s BeliMobilGue secures $30m, appoints ex-Ovo exec as new CEO
BeliMobilGue, an Indonesian online marketplace for used cars, has received a US$30 million commitment from Berlin-based joint venture partner Frontier Car Group for the next two years to help drive it...
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Sterling off lows as Italy's political woes hit euro
LONDON, Aug 13 ― Sterling clawed back some ground yesterday, benefiting from political ructions in Italy that hit the euro, but concerns over Brexit kept the UK currency within sight of multi-year l...
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Yen buoyed by China jitters; sterling under water
SYDNEY, Aug 12 — The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen today as the Sino-US trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Sin...
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US university sued over Malaysian student's suicide after reports of bullying
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: The family of a Malaysian student who died by suicide has filed a lawsuit against Utah State University (USU), accusing the American varsity of failing to address the bullying s...
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Family of ‘bullied’ M’sian student who committed suicide sues US university
The family of late Jerusha Sanjeevi (photo) is suing American Utah State University (USU) for damages, alleging the university’s psychology department did not adequately address her complaints of bu...
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US university sued over Malaysian PhD student's suicide after months of bullying
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — A Malaysian student at the Utah State University (USU) reportedly committed suicide after allegedly enduring eight months of bullying by her classmates, according to several US...
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Sugar tax can reduce diabetes and related conditions: MOF
KUALA LUMPUR: Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related conditions, ...
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Sugar tax can reduce diabetes and related conditions — MoF
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related cond...
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Sugar tax can reduce diabetes and related conditions - MOF
Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related conditions, said the Minis...
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Residents stand firm on Taman Rimba Kiara project
KUALA LUMPUR: Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bukit Kiara longhouse residents are maintaining they will never agree to a scaled-down version of the Taman Rimba Kiara development project, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Hannah Yeoh.
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TTDI residents say no to scaled-down Rimba Kiara project
KUALA LUMPUR: The Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bukit Kiara longhouse residents are never going to agree to the scaled-down version of the Taman Rimba Kiara development project and are sticking to its proposed resolutions, says Hannah Yeoh.
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Cover Story: What is Syed Mokhtar’s plan for Media Prima?
CONTENT sharing between Malaysia’s oldest Malay daily Utusan Malaysia and English newspaper The Malaysian Reserve is expected to commence soon, a source familiar with the two media companies tells T...
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37 S. Koreans extradited from M’sia over illegal gambling websites
SEOUL: Police here have arrested 37 South Koreans on suspicion of running illegal gambling websites, with stakes of hundreds of billion won, in Malaysia after they were extradited, Yonhap news agency ...
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37 S. Koreans extradited from Malaysia over illegal gambling websites
SEOUL, July 18 — The police have arrested 37 South Koreans on suspicion of running illegal gambling websites, with stakes of hundreds of billion won, in Malaysia after they were extradited from the ...
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US dollar held back by lower US yields, rebound in sterling
TOKYO, July 18 — The US dollar nursed light losses today, weighed down by lower US yields and a rebound in the British pound from 27-month lows.
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Brexit pounds sterling as stock markets retreat
LONDON, July 17 — Rising concerns about a no-deal Brexit hit the pound once more today, while stock markets retreated amid renewed trade war worries and uncertainty over the outlook for US interest ...
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Asian stocks hit by trade woes while US dollar rises, oil struggles
HONG KONG, July 17 — Fresh trade worries and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans for cutting interest rates weighed on Asian markets today while fears of a hard Brexit kept the pound wallo...
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MAHB says Syarikat Pembinaan Anggerik raised claim to RM66.83m
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said Syarikat Pembinaan Anggerik Sdn Bhd has raised its claim over alleged losses pertaining to development and upgrading works at the Pen...
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MAHB says Syarikat Pembinaan Anggerik raised claim to RM66.83m
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said Syarikat Pembinaan Anggerik Sdn Bhd has raised its claim over alleged losses pertaining to development and upgrading works at the Pen...
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July 11 heralds arrival of new BMW 7 Series
PETALING JAYA: Today sees the launch and pricing announcement of the refreshed BMW 7 Series in Malaysia.
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Greensill issued false statement on bonds sold by metals tycoon Gupta
EDINBURGH, July 8 — Financing group Greensill Capital, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group and General Atlantic of the US, last year provided a false statement to market participants relatin...
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Manila’s other champion
SEASONED diplomat Charles C. Jose oozes compassion when he talks about his fellow nationals who have come in search of greener pastures in Malaysia.
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Media Prima sees 11% stake crossed off-market
KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Bhd saw 123.02 million shares — equivalent to 11.09% of the group’s issued capital of 1.11 billion shares — crossed off-market yesterday.
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Media Prima sees 11% stake crossed off market
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Media Prima Bhd saw 123.02 million shares — equivalent to 11.09% of the group's issued capital of 1.11 billion shares — crossed off-market today.
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UK economy feels the strain of global slowdown as well as Brexit
LONDON, July 1 — Britain’s economy has lost momentum and might have shrunk in the second quarter of 2019, according to data that showed the double impact of Brexit and the slowdown in the global e...
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Politics and Policy: What a crowded playing field!
POLITICAL analyst Dr Sivamurugan Pandian told me recently that someone he knew had texted him that day to say that the Registrar of Societies had asked him to come and collect his letter confirming hi...
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Perak mulls gazetting Pulau Sembilan as marine park
IPOH, June 20 — The Perak government is currently looking into the possibility of gazetting Pulau Sembilan, a cluster of islands off the coast of Bagan Datuk famous for its “blue tears” phenomen...
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RM100,000 fine for running illegal clinic
KUALA TERENGGANU: A beauty salon owner who operated a clinic and conducted aesthestic medical procedures without valid registration was slapped with an RM100,000 fine by the Sessions Court here.
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Errant beauty salon owner fined RM100,000
KUALA TERENGGANU: A beauty salon owner who operated a clinic without any valid registration at his premises was slapped with an RM100,000 fine by the Sessions Court here today.
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Muted US inflation strengthens case for Fed rate cut
WASHINGTON: U.S. consumer prices barely rose in May, pointing to moderate inflation that together with a slowing economy increased pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year.
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INDIGO subsea cable system now commissioned and ready for use
AARNET, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners and Telstra on May 30 announced that the INDIGO subsea cable system is now ready to be deployed by consortium members, following the on-schedule c...
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Policeman killed, four injured in Songkhla bombing
A policeman was killed while four others were injured when a bomb, believed to have been buried underground, exploded when police were carrying out checks behind a railway station in Chana, Songkhla.
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Sarawak to continue collaboration with Huawei despite US ban
KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — The Sarawak government will continue to work with Huawei despite restrictions imposed by the United States on the Chinese telecommunications giant, Borneo Post reported.
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New Renault Megane R.S Trophy-R Is Quicker Than The Civic Type R Around The Nurburgring
After being the fastest front-wheel drive production car around the Nurburgring-Nordschleiffe for two years, it is time for the Honda Civic Type R FK8 to step aside, as the title has been grabbed by ...
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Only court can decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project status
KUALA LUMPUR (May 22): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad (pictured) says only the court can decide whether the Taman Rimba Kiara project in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is illegal or otherwi...
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Only court can decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project status: Khalid
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix) said only the court can decide whether the Taman Rimba Kiara project in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is illegal or otherwise.
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Only court can decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project status
KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad says only the court can decide whether the Taman Rimba Kiara project in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is illegal or otherwise.
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Taman Rimba Kiara project status: Only court can decide, says FT Minister
KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad says only the court can decide whether the Taman Rimba Kiara project in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is illegal or otherwise.
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Exco member: Dead fish, discolouration in Melaka River not from pollution
MELAKA: The cause of discolouration and dead fish in Sungai Melaka is not due to pollution, says State Housing, Local Government and Environment committee chairman Datuk Tey Kok Kiew.
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London anti-knife protesters target YouTube
Anti-knife crime protesters smeared themselves with fake blood outside YouTube’s London offices in protest at the Google company’s alleged promotion of graphic content.
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Malaysia's tourism receipts hit record high of RM84.1b in 2018
SINGAPORE: Malaysia's tourism receipts hit a record high of RM84.1bil in 2018, an increase of 2% from a year earlier.
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Waymo at 1,000 riders: The self-driving frontrunner inches forward
The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow companies try to build businesses around autonomous vehicles.
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IPIC hearing tentatively fixed on Dec-Feb next year
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali has tentatively fixed December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020 for the hearing of the International Petroleum Investment Co...
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PH settling for return of less money from 1MDB, says Najib
PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak has criticised the Pakatan Harapan-led government over the way it is seeking the return of 1MDB monies which went missing, saying it would not see the return of the full amo...
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Skoda reveals design sketch for next Superb
PRAGUE: Skoda revealed a design sketch today displaying the first details of its modernised flagship, the Superb.
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Build houses for TTDI long house residents within existing site — Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has stressed that the resettlement of Taman Tun Dr Ismail long house residents should be carried out within the existing site.
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Build houses for TTDI long house residents within existing site: Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has stressed that the resettlement of Taman Tun Dr Ismail long house residents should be carried out within the existing site.
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Aiming at win-win situation. Really need to go to court?
We have stayed in the area for a very long time.
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Build houses for TTDI long house residents within existing site — Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has stressed that the resettlement of Taman Tun Dr Ismail long house residents should be carried out within the existing site.
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Hannah Yeoh: Build houses for TTDI long house residents within existing site
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has stressed that the resettlement of Taman Tun Dr Ismail long house residents should be carried out within the existing site.
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TTDI residents question Khalid’s 'win-win' statement on scaled-down Taman Rimba Kiara project
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): The Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI RA) has questioned the validity of a statement made by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad describing the scale...
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TTDI residents question Khalid’s 'win-win' statement on scaled-down Taman Rimba...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): The Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI RA) has questioned the validity of a statement made by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad describing the scale...
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Scaled-down Rimba Kiara project win-win solution: FT minister
PETALING JAYA (April 26): The scaled-down Taman Rimba Kiara project is a “win-win solution” that allows longhouse residents to remain in the area and restores to Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) resid...
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Scaled-down Rimba Kiara project win-win solution: Minister Khalid
PETALING JAYA: The scaled-down Taman Rimba Kiara project is a “win-win solution” that allows longhouse residents to remain in the area and restores to Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents a portio...
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Scaled-down Rimba Kiara project win-win solution - Minister Khalid
The scaled-down Taman Rimba Kiara project is a “win-win solution” that allows longhouse residents to remain in the area and restores to Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents a portion of the land, ...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco, two others
JOHOR BAHRU (April 22): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal yesterday’s decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former Johor state executive counc...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco, two others
The MACC will appeal today’s decision by the Sessions Court in Johor Bahru in acquitting and discharging former Johor state exco member Abd Latif Bandi (above) and two others who were charged with 3...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of ex-Johor exco, 2 others
JOHOR BAHRU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal today’s decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former Johor state executive council member Abdul L...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco, two others (Updated)
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will file an appeal against the acquittal of former Johor state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi, his son and a property cons...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco member, two others
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal the decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former state executive council member Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi and two others for graft and money laundering.
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Abd Latif Bandi, son, property consultant freed of corruption, money laundering
JOHOR BARU: Former Johore state executive council member Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi, his son and a property consultant were today acquitted and discharged on 33 counts of corruption and four counts of mo...
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MACC to fight ex-Johor exco’s acquittal of 37 graft charges
KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will contest the Session Court’s acquittal today of former Johor exco Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi over 37 charges of corruption...
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Former Johor exco freed of corruption, money laundering charges
PETALING JAYA: Former Johor state executive councillor Abdul Latif Bandi, his son and a property consultant were freed of corruption and money laundering charges at the Sessions Court in Johor Bahru t...
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Former Johor exco, son walk free of 37 corruption charges
KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — The Sessions Court acquitted today former Johor exco Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi of all his 37 charges for corruption and money laundering linked to a housing and land scandal i...
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China’s home prices rise faster amid lending surge
BEIJING: New home prices in China grew slightly faster in March after growth slowed the previous month, putting a floor under the cooling market, as Beijing rolled out stimulus to boost the economy.
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No legal action on Felda
PETALING JAYA: PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk, a unit of Indonesia-based Rajawali Group, has denied taking any legal action against the Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) plan to walk back on a US$500mil purchase of a stake in the company, according to a report by Reuters.
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Navy says launching of vessel by defence minister's wife is 'tradition'
With the launching of a naval vessel by the wife of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu in China coming under fire, the navy has come out to defend the move, saying that it is part of tradition.
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China’s home prices rise faster in March aided by policy support
BEIJING, April 16 — New home prices in China grew slightly faster in March after growth slowed the previous month, putting a floor on the cooling market, as Beijing rolled out stimulus to boost the ...
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Newsbreak: Wan Fadzmi said to be top contender for Bank Rakyat MD role
THE former Agrobank CEO, Datuk Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman, is said to be the top contender for the post of president and managing director at Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat).
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Dry taps for 1,000 Sabah teachers over unpaid water bill
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Water Department was forced to disconnect water supply at a teachers’ quarters in Bukit Padang here after the district education office failed to settle its RM700,000 arrear...
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Upskirting becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales
Upskirting officially became an offence in England and Wales on April 12, with offenders facing up to two years in prison and being placed on the sex offenders register if convicted.
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Now Perak says Pulau Sembilan to be closed indefinitely pending conservation studies
IPOH, April 12 ― After reports that Pulau Sembilan would be reopened last December, the Perak state government has now decided to keep it closed for an indefinite period of time.
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A Malaysian helped take historic first image of a black hole
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In one of the most momentous breakthroughs in astronomy history, scientists revealed that they have captured the first ever image of a black hole.
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Penangite among first scientists behind historic black hole image
KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 ― Kevin Koay Jun Yi from Penang has the distinction of being among the first team of international scientists to have captured the first image of a black hole ― an astronomi...
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Azmin: Felda will persist in selling back Eagle High stake to Rajawali
KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will continue pursuing its efforts to exercise the put option to sell back the 37% equity stake in Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) ...
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Azmin: Felda will persist in selling back Eagle High stake to Rajawali
KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will continue pursuing its efforts to exercise the put option to sell back the 37% equity stake in Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) ...
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