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Topic: April 8

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HONG KONG: A consortium led by buyout firm Hopu Investment Management is in advanced talks to buy a minority stake in Chinese air conditioner maker Gree Electric Appliances Inc. from its government-owned parent, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Despite the traffic, an address is Bangsar is still one to have – if you can afford it.
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LETTER | The reasons given by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in his media release explaining the revocation of the service of lawyer Syazlin Mansor from representing the Housing and Local Government Mi...
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The reasons given by Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas in his media release dated May 28, 2019, explaining the revocation of the services of lawyer Syazlin Mansor in representing the housing and loca...
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One of the makers of Playdate Console in Panic, Inc has revealed via Twiter that the device will be manufactured at a factory in Malaysia.
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The first Malaysia-Singapore Committee Meeting on Maritime Boundary Delimitation was successfully held on Monday, according to the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore.
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SINGAPORE, May 14 — The first Malaysia-Singapore Committee Meeting on Maritime Boundary Delimitation was successfully held here yesterday, according to the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore.
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PASIR MAS: Three men, all aged 26, were charged in the sessions court here today with causing the death of a man in front of the Kampung Bagus village headman’s office in Rantau Panjang last month.
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CELCOM Axiata Bhd announced on May 10, its plans to strengthen its corporate and overall operational management team with key appointments of several senior management positions within the company.
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MELAKA (May 9): The Melaka Registrar of Society (RoS Melaka) invites residents’ associations in the state to apply for community grants (G-KOM) provided by the government to ensure their neighbour...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 10,948 students with special needs (MBK) have registered at government’s primary and secondary schools as of April 8.
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TAIPING: The Perak state government is looking to improve all existing waste disposal sites in the state to ensure solid waste management activities do not pollute the environment.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor's new state executive councillors had a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya on Friday (May 3).
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Notable filings BETWEEN April 8 and 12, notable shareholding changes in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia included the emergence of Impiana Sdn Bhd as the new majority shareholder of Bio Osmo Bhd wit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Datuk See Teow Chuan has accepted Can-One Bhd’s mandatory general offer (MGO) for the shares it does not own in Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd (KJCF), the last substantial shareho...
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BANGI, April 8 — The proposal on making immunisation mandatory will be tabled with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) steering committee on May 8 for approval, before it is presented to the Cabinet.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A gardener was sentenced to two months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A gardener was sentenced to two months’ jail by the sessions court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
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A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court here for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wants the new state leadership to work together and double their efforts to help the people.
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PETALING JAYA • Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar yesterday said he hoped that with the appointment of the state's new Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal and state executive councillors, any misunde...
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JOHOR BARU, April 25 — Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar said today he wants the parties involved in the recent disagreement between the Johor and federal governments to put aside their difference...
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JOHOR BARU: Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wants the new state leadership to work together and double their efforts to help the people.
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ISKANDAR PUTERI (April 24): Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal has denied that those in the new State Executive Council lineup are a “team” aligned to Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin...
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Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal has denied that those in the new state executive council lineup are a 'team' aligned to Bersatu president and Johor Pakatan Harapan chairperson Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Sultan of Johor was not involved in choosing the new Johor executive councillors.
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JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, today conferred on the new Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal a state award that carries the title ‘Datuk’. According ...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 22 — Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has no influence in the selection of the new state executive councillors, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has implemented its new Horizontal Fare Family plan for domestic flights that gives economy class passengers the flexibility to select a combination of fares and services.
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This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly as 'Issues at Fortis explained' (pages 68 and 69), on April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019.
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GOUDA (Netherlands), April 19 ― Surrounded by 15-kg (33 lb) wheels of cheese ready to be carted away in horse-drawn carriages, a dairy farmer in the Dutch city of Gouda faces off against a cheese tr...
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SHANGHAI: A debt crisis at one of China’s most well-known private conglomerates entered a new stage Thursday, with the company saying cross-default clauses had been triggered on dollar bonds worth $800 million.
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PUTRAJAYA: Newly-appointed Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal has called on the Prime Minister, his first after assuming the post on April 14.
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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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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met Dr Sahruddin Jamal, the newly appointed Johor Menteri Besar, at his office in Putrajaya on Thursday (April 18...
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I REFER to the letter “Protect private care patients” (The Star, April 4) by Datuk Dr S. H. Lee and the response from Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, “Patients free to cho...
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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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What changes will you be seeing after last week's round of social media platform updates? New ways to express yourself on LinkedIn, limited Twitter daily follows, and improved performance on Snapchat's Android app.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airlines (MAS) yesterday said that a list of rates for its add on baggage viralled on social media is incorrect.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airlines (MAS) yesterday said that a list of rates for its add on baggage viralled on social media is incorrect.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has denied a message being circulated on social media claiming it is imposing additional rates on baggage.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang will go ahead with the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) despite criticisms that the project was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.
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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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Indonesia's election watchdog said that about 320,000 Indonesians living in Malaysia who cast their ballots via mail should vote again in the presidential and legislative polls, as investigation indic...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Malaysian Airlines today said that a list of rates for its add-on baggage viralled on social media is incorrect.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Malaysia Airlines (MAS) today said that a list of rates for its add on baggage that went viral on social media is incorrect.
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GEORGE TOWN: The state government has disclosed a summary of the 56 conditions required by Department of Environment (DoE), in relation to Penang's upcoming PIL 1 highway project connecting Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway near the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone Phase IV.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) today called on Penang to put the undersea tunnel project on hold amid concerns over “controversies and mysteries” surrounding the p...
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PUTRAJAYA: Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were jailed eight years and 12 years respectively by the Court of Appeal for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PETALING JAYA: The biggest challenge for the new Johor menteri besar, Dr Sahruddin Jamal, is to see himself as the representative of the people while acting as a bridge between Putrajaya and the palac...
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ISKANDAR PUTERI (April 15): Newly appointed Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal officially assumed duty today.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today sentenced three men to between eight and 12 years’ jail over a charge of terrorism, including a plot to kidnap former prime minister Najib Razak.
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PUTRAJAYA: An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 15 — An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote ...
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SINGAPORE, April 15 — Returning to Singapore via Tuas Checkpoint?
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 15): Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal was sworn in as the 17th menteri besar (MB) of Johor at Istana Bukit Serene here yesterday.
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ISKANDAR PUTERI: First-term assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal has officially assumed duties in his new role as Johor Mentri Besar at Kota Iskandar here Monday (April 15).
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KUANTAN: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) has expressed hope that Dr Sahruddin Jamal will be able to discharge his new duties as the Mentri Besar of Johor firmly, especially in ensuring th...
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JOHOR BARU: Now that the new Mentri Besar has been appointed, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar advised the state government to focus on helping the rakyat and developing the nation’s economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia continued to experience net foreign selling for the third consecutive week as investors shifted their asset allocation into safe havens such as bonds and money market.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has expressed hope that Dr Sahruddin Jamal will be able to discharge his new duties as the menteri besar of Johor firmly, especially in ensuring the wellbeing of the people...
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KUANTAN, April 14 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed hope that Dr Sahruddin Jamal will be able to discharge his new duties as the Mentri Besar of Johor firmly, especially in ensu...
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Former Johor menteri besar Osman Sapian is willing to use his 42 years of experience in politics to help his successor Dr Sahruddin Jamal in administering the state.
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JOHOR BARU: The following is a chronology of events and controversies involving former Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian (pix) that culminated in his resignation on Monday.
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JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has congratulated Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal on his appointment as the new Johor Mentri Besar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Malaysia continued to experience net foreign selling for the third consecutive week as investors shifted their asset allocation into safe havens such as bonds and money mark...
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JOHOR BARU, April 14 — Newly-minted Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal said he will look into changes to the state executive committee as soon as possible.
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JOHOR BARU, April 14 — Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal was sworn in as the 17th mentri besar of Johor at Istana Bukit Serene here today.
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JOHOR BARU: Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian as the Mentri Besar of Johor at Istana Pasir Pelangi, here, at 10am today.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 13): The phrase "in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963" proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restor...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian as Mentri Besar.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian as Mentri Besar.
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PETALING JAYA - Malaysian police have pieced together the money trail behind the purchase of a pink diamond that allegedly used 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.
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JOHOR BARU: Datuk Osman Sapian's status as the Mentri Besar is still in limbo as Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has yet to officially accept his resignation.
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JOHOR BARU: Outgoing Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian has concluded his audience with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar at Istana Pasir Pelangi here.
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JOHOR BARU: Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian has arrived at Istana Pasir Pelangi to have an audience with Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
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PUTRAJAYA: The phrase ‘in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963’, proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restore Saba...
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PUTRAJAYA: The request from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to include six words in the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution is “unreasonable” and legally not possible, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi clothing store assistant pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of possessing 21,934 shirts, worth half a million ringgit, that were fakes of famous brands.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 12): The phrase "in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963" proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restor...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi clothing store assistant pleaded not guilty at the sessions court here today to the charge of having in his possession a total of 21,934 shirts that were falsely branded th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Datuk Osman Sapian is scheduled to have an audience with the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar tomorrow morning on his resignation as Johor's Menteri Bes...
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JOHOR BARU: Datuk Osman Sapian claims he is still the Johor Mentri Besar – for one more day at least – and will carry on with his duties until he has an audience with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar on Saturday (April 13).
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JAKARTA - Indonesia's election commission (KPU) visited Selangor, Malaysia on Friday (April 12) to investigate the discovery of thousands of ballot papers that had allegedly been illegally marked in f...
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JAKARTA (April 12): Indonesia’s election commission ordered an investigation into reports that thousands of ballots have been cast by the diaspora in Malaysia days before overseas polling opened, pr...
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JOHOR BARU, April 11 — Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will give its full support to anyone the party names as the new mentri besar.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces Fund Board’s (LTAT) profit for financial year (FY17) should be RM370.56 million and not RM662.17 million as reported due to unrecognised impairments and an incomplete ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin (pictured) has directed the police to investigate 'without fear or favour' the alleged misconduct in Federal Land Developme...
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An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive.
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JOHOR BARU: Police arrested four Nepalese men for rioting armed with pieces of wood at Persiaran Indahpura, near Kulai, yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Johor is still a part of Malaysia in response to the state's ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar's warning that "certain quarters" to sto...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir has brushed off suggestions to appoint Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the next Menteri Besar of Johor, saying that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia w...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin has directed the police to investigate 'without fear or favour' the alleged misconduct in Federal Land Development Authorit...
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SERDANG: Umno lost the election and should stop suggesting names for the Johor mentri besar post, as “losers should keep quiet”, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the new names for the post of Johor Mentri Besar will be presented to the Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar after he accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian.
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SIBU: A 37-year-old carpenter has been arrested for suspected sexual assault on a three-year-old girl.
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On April 8, the Facebook VP of India published a blog post revealing how the company has been using AI to reduce the spread of misinformation over the past year and a half as Indians prepare for the General Election for the 17th Lok Sabha.
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 10): The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has called on "certain parties" to stop making noise and bickering on politics but instead concentrate on efforts to...
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JOHOR BARU, April 10 — It is hoped the appointment of the Johor mentri besar can be made as soon as possible to preserve the stability of the state administration, said Johor State Legislative Assem...