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THE GSM Association (GSMA) has officially declared fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology as having arrived in Asia Pacific (APAC) but acknowledges that its growth within a vast region would be stagg...
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WEB Bytes Sdn Bhd (Web Bytes), a software development company that is 30% owned by GD Express Carrier Bhd (GDeX) announced on July 22 that it is introducing Xilnex BIG, a self-service mobile kiosk sol...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed said debt is not necessarily a bad thing as all countries carry debt.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Malaysians to make the “Visit Malaysia 2020” tourism promotion a national mission by telling and sharing the beauty, peace and wonde...
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SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad unveiled the Visit Malaysia 2020 logo here and set a target of 30 million international tourist arrivals next year.
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IT has been two years since Bursa Malaysia introduced the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform — better known as the LEAP Market — as an alternative capital-raising platform for small and med...
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LANGKAWI: By the early hours of tomorrow, history will be created in the nation’s broadcasting industry when analogue TV broadcasting will cease services on this island and viewers here will be the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd will be appealing against the High Court ruling which required them to pay the outstanding passenger service charges (PSC) to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB). In a statement issued yesterday, both airlines said they were taken aback by the court ruling which dismissed their application to strike out the PSC payment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Patriot president Brig Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji today urged Pakatan Harapan leaders to stop bickering about the next prime minister candidate and reminded them tha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the striking out application by AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd over the payment of RM40.6 million in outstanding pas...
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GEORGE TOWN: The cabinet has drawn praise from a human rights advocate for its move to handle the proposed abolition of the death penalty early by affirming in March that it plans to do away with mand...
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AirAsia Bhd will appeal the ruling by the High Court to dismiss the striking-out application by both AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd in relation to the payment for outstanding Passenger Service Charges ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Budget carrier AirAsia said today it will appeal against the High Court's ruling which mandated it pay RM40.6 million in outstanding Passenger Service Charges (PSC) to Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd (collectively AirAsia) are not happy and the two low cost carriers want to appeal against the High Court’s ruling that they need to fork o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd will appeal against the High Court ruling which required them to pay the outstanding passenger service charges (PSC) to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB).
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With new powers comes new responsibilities.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Malaysia, Saad Abdullah Al-Asousi (pix), considers Malaysia as the best training ground for foreign emissaries, including himself, to learn and enrich ...
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THE globalised economy has created more competition and difficulties for those seeking to start and sustain a business.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asean should follow Malaysia’s lead in providing alternative learning centres for refugees, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Prof Yanghee Lee.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah presented the instruments of appointment to eight new Malaysian envoys assigned to missions abroad in a ceremony held at the Istana Negara here.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The freeze on foreign worker intake in the wholesale and retail sector has been lifted, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
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Remember NAM or Naza Automotive Manufacturing which Groupe PSA took a majority stake last year with the aim of turning it into a regional manufacturing hub?
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to embrace disruptive technology, says Prime Minis­­­­ter Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad.In his keynote address at the Beyond Paradigm Summit organised by Serba Dinamik Holdings here yesterday, Dr Mahathir said Malaysians must take on disruptive technologies as it was projected that 65% of today’s primary school children will go on to work in jobs that do not yet exist.
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PETALING JAYA: Bermaz Auto Bhd is confident of getting good acceptance for its newly launched Mazda3 model which now comes with higher levels of refinement, performance and connectivity package.
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PETALING JAYA: Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) is exporting its first shipment of cars for the Asean region, estimated to arrive in the Philippines by month-end.
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Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) has started its regional export operations.
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PIKOM, the National Tech Association of Malaysia, announced new developments and partners in the 6th #MYCBERSALE, to be held for one week from Sept 27 until Oct 3, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) will be exporting its first shipment for the Asean region under the new joint venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Naza Corporation Holdings.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said Internatio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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PARLIAMENT | The bi-partisan Parliamentary Select Committee on government debt and liabilities has affirmed that the national debt stood at RM1,090.8 billion (RM1.09 trillion) as of end-2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.
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PARLIAMENT | The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to adapt and master disruptive technology as it has been projected that 65% of today’s children currently in primary education will be working in jobs that do not exist today, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Najah Air Sdn Bhd, which is seeking funding to support its takeover bid for Malaysia Airlines Bhd, is looking to woo Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp as a seed investo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Najah Air Sdn Bhd, which is seeking funding to support its takeover bid for Malaysia Airlines Bhd, is looking to woo Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp as a seed investor in the s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Low cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd targets to maximise its underutilised asset cargo and logistics business, Teleport, by increasing the usage of the available space for cargo and logistics following its partnership with Gobi Partners and EasyParcel.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Malaysia desperately needs an integrated tourism plan, and not more taxes, to grow its tourism industry, said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad and Kamsiah Kamaruddin have received their letters of appointment as the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to Asean in Jakarta respectively.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): AirAsia Group Bhd's cargo and logistics arm Teleport, formerly known as RedCargo Logistics, and venture capital firm Gobi Partners are investing a total of US$10.6 million (RM4...
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PETALING JAYA (July 15): After recording its highest ever direct investment of RM18.9 billion last year, Selangor is aiming for a reduced amount of RM10 billion this year in view of the current global...
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MALAYSIA’s economic growth has been impacted by the global slowdown and geopolitical tensions as well as domestic political and economic issues.
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As Taiwan continues to bolster its reputation of being a tech juggernaut not only in Asia, but across the world, Taiwan’s Startup Terrace launched the Startup Terrace International Cooperation Cerem...
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THE 34th Asean Summit (June 20-23) in Bangkok emphasised the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community th...
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TAWAU: Sabah recorded 2,707 dengue cases with six deaths this year as of July 6.
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PUTRAJAYA: The continued industrial production expansion in May as well as solid expansion in exports and domestic demand point towards sustained GDP growth in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, accordi...
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PETALING JAYA: Persistent industrial production expansion in May, together with solid expansion in exports and domestic demand, point towards sustained gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the secon...
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MP SPEAKS | Malaysia exceeded market expectations with a 4.0% industrial production index (IPI) growth In May 2019, And together with solid expansion in exports and domestic demand, they point towards...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 13 — The continued industrial production expansion in May as well as solid expansion in exports and domestic demand point towards sustained gross domestic growth (GDP) in the second ...
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Douglas fielding questions from media.
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THE World Economic Forum estimates that the global cost of corruption annually is at least US$2.6 trillion (RM10.9 trillion) or 5% of global gross domestic product (GDP).
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Actually, I would love to know which is Malaysia’s most expensive property ever transacted.
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BANGKOK (July 12): Seven Malaysian franchise companies are participating in Thailand’s largest franchise, licensing and business opportunities show in ASEAN to promote home homegrown brands.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malayan Banking Bhd’s (Maybank) GO Ahead Challenge (MGAC) 2019 has attracted 35,000 participants from 18 countries, a 300 percent jump from the previous year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Following better-than-expected growth of 4% in May, Malaysia's industrial production index (IPI) is expected to improve further during the second half of 2019 (2H19), according...
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BANGKOK: Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th As...
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BANGKOK (July 12): Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at t...
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Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th Asean Defen...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter as exports continued to plunge amid a worsening global economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Businesses from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which represents former Soviet Union’s countries, are keen to tap into Malaysia's expertise in the halal market.
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BANGKOK: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today attended the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) that concluded with the signing of a joint declaration on sustainable security and adoption of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is always consistent in its support for the admission of Timor Leste as a new member in ASEAN since the country is located in the Southeast Asia region.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohammaddin Ketapi says he fully agrees with proposals by some quarters to postpone the implementation of the departure levy until the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Tourism Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi has voiced his agreement with the Barisan Nasional (BN) Opposition that the upcoming departure levy that was scheduled to be implemen...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry wants to defer the implementation of the departure levy – supposed to be on Sept 1 this year – to after Visit Malaysia 2020.
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PARLIAMENT | Opposition complaints with the impending levy for those flying out of the country has found support from Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research expects CIMB Group Holdings Bhd to make further inroads into Asean given its plans for strategic growth in the region.
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PETALING JAYA: Today sees the launch and pricing announcement of the refreshed BMW 7 Series in Malaysia.
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BEIJING: Big data analysis and the use of advanced technology can enhance Malaysia’s ability in disaster management, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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BEIJING: Malaysia hopes to establish greater bilateral cooperation with Chinese businesses in the fields of medical health tourism, cybersecurity and smart city technology, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should use the US-China trade war as an opportunity to attract foreign investments, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 16 out of the 69 priority infrastructure projects (PIPs) under BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 (BEV2025) with an estimated cost of US$22.7 billion (RM94 billion) have been completed to-...
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FRANKFURT (July 10): The German media and environmental groups have been drawing attention in recent weeks to “disgraceful” exports of plastic waste to Malaysia and other Asian countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The nation must find ways to turn the US-China trade war into opportunities, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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The global economy is being pulled and pushed in different directions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Ongoing trade tensions between China and US have continued to impact initial public offering (IPO) activities across the world, which slowed in the first half of the year, despi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The first half of 2019 (1H2019) saw fewer Malaysian companies opting to list their companies in stock exchanges overseas, according to the Ministry of Finance (MoF). In a writte...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Eligible tourism players can now tap into the newly established Malaysia Tourism Promotion Fund (Gamelan Malaysia) to help boost the industry this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has approved all Air Traffic Rights (ATR) applications for the second quarter of 2019, involving 51 allocations with one partially approved app...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): AirAsia Group Bhd received the highest number of Air Traffic Rights (ATR) in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), ahead of Malaysia Airlines Bhd and Malindo Air.
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IT was worrying to hear Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad warning Malaysians that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise, based on the National Health Morbidity Survey conducted ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The AirAsia Group received approvals for 22 air traffic rights from the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MavCom) in the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (Q2 2019).
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SINGAPORE (July 9): Malaysian ringgit drifts lower versus dollar for a third day as investors wait on Bank Negara Malaysia’s rate decision later Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13% in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Rakyat t...
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese companies invested in 422 projects in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia as of end-2018 and with about 73,000 jobs also created since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was in...
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PARLIAMENT | Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13 percent in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Raky...
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese companies have invested in 422 projects in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia and created about 73,000 jobs since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was introduced.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13 per cent in May compared with the previous mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13 per cent in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Rakyat told today.
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PETALING JAYA: Promoting Malaysia is fundamental because Malaysians, unfortunately, are too modest while other countries in Asean are heavily promoting themselves, says Omar Mahmoud.
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PETALING JAYA, July 8 — Chinese companies invested in 422 projects in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia as of end-2018 and with about 73,000 jobs also created since the Belt and Road Initiativ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: When it comes to digitisation, there is much to be done by the government, says executive director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) secretariat Tan Sri Rebecca Fatima Sta ...
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MP SPEAKS | It is generally held that lowering the voting age to 18 will be beneficial to the opposition and detrimental to the government of the day, and this was why the Malaysian Constitution was n...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Shares in AirAsia Group Bhd rose as much as seven sen or 2.37% to RM3.02 within the first hour of trading today, after its retired chairman reportedly met Prime Minister Tun Dr ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of businessmen, led AirAsia Group Bhd’s co-founder and former chairman Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab, met Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday to express their interest in...
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THE Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) under CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) has emerged as overall champion at the Asean Capture the Flag (CTF) competition held in Perth, Australia on J...
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CSM Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team scores first place, beating out security experts among 10 Asean nations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — The Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) under CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) was overall champion at the Asean Capture the Flag (CTF) competition held in Perth, ...