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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, on Monday (Aug 19) faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB, although lawyers a...
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The government is confident in the professionalism of Malaysian pathologists in handling any case, sys Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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IPOH: The government is confident in the professionalism of Malaysian pathologists in handling any case, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye (pix).
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IPOH (Bernama): The government is confident in the professionalism of Malaysian pathologists in handling any case, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): The search and rescue operation (SAR) for Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon who went missing off Mersing in Johor entered its ninth day Sunday (Aug 18).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has slammed Pasir Gudang Member of Parliament Hassan Abdul Karim for calling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down.
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PETALING JAYA: A 28-year-old man has been detained in connection with the death threat issued against lawyer Syahredzan Johan on Facebook, says Deputy Comm Datuk Roslan Bek Ahmad.
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): The search and rescue operation (SAR) for Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon who went missing off Mersing in Johor entered its ninth day on Saturday (Aug 17).
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Raduan (third left) plants a rambutan sapling as Asmah (left), Yakup (third right) and others look on.
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MIRI: The Labour Department’s Kerjaya Kenyalang 3.0 on Monday (Aug 19) at the Miri Indoor Stadium will feature over 2,000 vacancies.
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The body of Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, was transported by undertakers back to Singapore on Friday (Aug 16), accompanied by her younger son Louis Pang and five relatives.
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CHUKAI (Bernama): The search and rescue (SAR) operation for Singaporean Tan Eng Soon, who went missing in a kayaking expedition last week, was focused on the waters between Kemaman and Merchang in Marang following the reported sighting of a body in Dungun waters Thursday (Aug 15).
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The facial recognition technology checks the faces of drivers and vehicle details against a database, helping to verify the identity of wrongdoers.
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Apple Inc said on Aug 14 it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million US jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017.
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PETALING JAYA (ANN): One-year-old Siti Aafiyah mingled with a very important person - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad - on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, on Monday (Aug 19) faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB, although lawyers are seeking ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Putrajaya is reopening the registration of G1 Grade Bumiputera contractors after freezing it for 14 years, and would review the maximum amount of contract value they can underta...
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One-year-old Siti Aafiyah mingled with a very important person - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Putrajaya is reopening the registration of G1 Grade Bumiputera contractors after freezing it for 14 years, and would review the maximum amount of contract value they can underta...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 16): Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Exco Phee Boon Poh said that residents in three low-cost (LC) housing areas in the Penang North-East District have received disas...
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Podcasts, once a niche category, continue to surge in popularity thanks to millennials who are listening to audio programmes on the go.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Exco Phee Boon Poh (pix) said that residents in three low-cost (LC) housing areas in the Penang North-East District have received disaster f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet's decision to allow Year Four pupils to decide whether they want to learn jawi writing from next year has raised eyebrows, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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CHUKAI (Bernama): The family members of a Singaporean woman have confirmed that the body found by local fishermen near Kemaman waters on Wednesday (Aug 14) is Puah Geok Tin, who went missing while kayaking in Mersing last week.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): As part of efforts to recover money that was allegedly stolen from the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund, US prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes that are link...
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SIBU: Transport Minister Anthony Loke and his subordinates need to answer for the runway light failure that happened at Sibu airport on Tuesday (Aug 13), says Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
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MELAKA: The Baba and Nyonya community has reminded controversial preacher Zakir Naik that the Cheng Hoon Teng temple here proves that the Chinese presence in Malaysia dates back to time immemorial.
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KOTA BARU: A 62-year-old woman and her two sons were among seven suspects detained to facilitate investigations into drug trafficking cases in three separate raids on Aug 13 and 14.
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KOTA BARU (Bernama): A senior citizen and her two sons were among seven suspects detained to facilitate investigations into drug trafficking cases in three separate raids on Aug 13 and 14.
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GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking for two men on a motorcycle who splashed acid on a woman in front of a bank at Burmah Road here.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Bhd founder and CEO Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah has made a conditional mandatory takeover offer for shares he does not already own in Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) at RM1.10 a share.KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Bhd founder and CEO Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah has made a conditional mandatory general offer for a shares in Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) at RM1.10 a share.
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Microsoft Corp said on Aug 14 it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors.
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Members of US Congress from both parties called out Facebook Inc on Aug 14 for paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users and urged new statutes to tackle the drumbeat of such revelations from across the tech industry.
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Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses".
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KUCHING (Bernama): Two policemen with the rank of lance corporal were arrested Wednesday (Aug 14) after testing positive for "syabu".
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SEREMBAN: Locals in the Malaysian town of Seremban are worried that their village will no longer see visitors, after an Irish teenager who had been holidaying there with her family was found dead in t...
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File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: More than 80 police officers in Sarawak are on a ‘target list’ for drug abuse, said Deputy Police Commissioner Dato’ Dev Kumar M. M. Sree.
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SIBU: The Miri Royal Malaysian Customs Department confiscated 6, 684 sticks of contraband cigarettes and 238.68l of beer worth RM1, 718 with unpaid taxes amounting to RM8, 650 during a raid on a house in Desa Senadin in Kuala Baram on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has received a death threat on social media after he suggested that controversial preacher Zakir Naik's permanent resident status be rescinded.
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Designed to inspire, KL North is expected to see a renewed allure for home buyers From left are Country Garden Malaysia’s brand and culture director Emma Han, finance deputy director and Lake City d...
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ISKANDAR PUTERI: Police have arrested 39 individuals and clamped down on five vehicle theft gangs in Iskandar Puteri since January this year.
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SEREMBAN: The autopsy conducted on the remains of Nora Anne Quoirin is one of the longest carried out at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital (TJH) near here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Shares in Public Bank Bhd (PBB) dipped 1.26% in early trade this morning after its net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) declined 4.5% to RM1.33 billion...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): CGS-CIMB Research has maintained its “Hold” rating on Public Bank Bhd (PBB) at RM20.80 with a lower target price of RM22.30 (from RM23.60) and said PBB’s 1H19 net profit a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The fire in the peat soil shrub area in Kuala Baram, Miri, Sarawak, which has dragged on from Aug 3, has result in haze enveloping the area to a dangerous level (hazardous).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Based on corporate announcements and newsflow today, stocks in focus tomorrow may include: Public Bank Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, MISC Bhd, Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd, Malaysia Bulk C...
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Twitter users will be able to follow a small number of interests by the end of the year in the same way they follow people, the company said yesterday.
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SEREMBAN (Aug 14): A team of pathologists performing the autopsy of Nora Anne Quoirin was seen leaving the Department of Forensic Medicine, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (HTJ) here at 9.25pm today, after spe...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Jawi writing will be introduced into the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year 4 pupils at national-type schools next year, as decided by the Cabinet.
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BATU GAJAH (Aug 14): A Japanese condom manufacturer, Sagami Manufacturers Sdn Bhd will invest another RM101 million to add a new production plant in Bemban Industrial Area here, by April next year.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 14): The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared with other that of countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md...
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BUENOS AIRES, Aug 14 — Argentine President Mauricio Macri today unveiled a package of welfare subsidies and lower taxes for workers to lessen the impact of an economic crisis just months before a re...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran will be making his first working visit to Japan from tomorrow to Aug 19 to further strengthen Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations, par...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid...
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MERSING (Bernama): The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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PARIS/SEREMBAN, Malaysia (Aug 14): The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoma...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia intends to keep its focus on the halal and Islamic finance industries in its efforts to enhance trade relations with Arab countries, says President of the Arab-Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Foreign currency exchange provider, Travelex Malaysia, has opened five ‘retailtainment’ and ‘open concept’ currency exchange stores in the Kuala Lumpur International Air...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Ranhill Holdings Bhd posted a 21% jump in its second quarter net profit to RM18.67 million from RM15.43 million a year ago, thanks to higher contribution from its water segment.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Khee San Bhd has updated that the loan facility it obtained from Bank of China (M) Bhd (BOC) — under which it owes RM14.62 million in outstanding repayments — is not secured...
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Wall Street stocks were back in sell-off mode early today as weak economic data from China and Germany and a key US Treasury benchmark exacerbated global recession fears.
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Macy’s Inc slashed its full-year earnings forecast today after missing estimates for quarterly profit for the first time in at least two years, as it discounted merchandise heav...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 14 — US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present yesterday as President Donald Trump’s administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer ...
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KUALA LUMPUR - A post-mortem on the body of Irish teenager Nora Quoirin, which started late Wednesday morning (Aug 14), was still underway at night, Malaysian police said.
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MERSING, Aug 14 — The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — PKR lawmaker Hassan Abdul Karim has proposed for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down as he claimed the latter is not able to manage several pressing issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has suggested today for Putrajaya to simply revoke fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik’s permanent residence (PR) status, following his reported inf...
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IPOH, Aug 14 — Police today denied that the Indonesian woman in the alleged rape case involving Perak executive committee chairman Paul Yong has been sent back to her country by paying her some cash...
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PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has joined his fellow ministers in calling for the deportation of controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Short-term interbank rates remained steady today on Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) operations to absorb surplus liquidity from the financial system.
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KUANTAN (Aug 14): Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will take stern measures including legal action against owners of premises to recover millions of ringgit lost through electricity theft.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd says it expects no material financial or operational impact from the arbitration that George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd has initiated, over a dispute betwe...
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LONDON, Aug 14 — London’s FTSE 100 tumbled to its lowest in more than two months today after the yield curve on US and UK government bonds inverted for the first time since the global financial cr...
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SHANGHAI, Aug 14 — Chinese internet giant Tencent said today its net profit jumped 35 per cent in the second quarter, as the company continued to wriggle out of Beijing’s crackdown on online gamin...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 14 — Singapore further cut its annual growth forecast yesterday as the escalating US-China trade war hammers exports, in another ominous sign for Asia’s trade-reliant economies.
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PETALING JAYA: Parents of Year Four pupils in vernacular schools will get to decide if their children will be taught the Jawi script.
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PETALING JAYA: A 21-year-old housewife managed to fend off two robbers, thanks to the timely intervention of two policemen.
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SEREMBAN, Aug 14 — Nora Quoirin's cause of death will not be known today as pathologists are still conducting a post-mortem on her body which was retrieved yesterday from a jungle near The Dusun res...
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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet discussed at length the issue of khat or Jawi calligraphy being taught in schools during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (Aug 14), say sources.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A 41-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker was killed after a reinforcement bar pierced his stomach at a construction site in Jalan Pantai Baru here on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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SINGAPORE (Aug 14): Q&M Dental Group saw its earnings grow 4% to S$4.8 million for the 2Q19 ended June, from S$4.6 million a year ago.
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PENAMPANG (Aug 14): The Sabah Road Transport Department (JPJ) is aiming to raise the total bid amount for the new series of vehicle registration numbers SYD 1 to SYD 9999 to over RM1.5 million when bi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Mega First Corp Bhd today announced that two of its units have called off a mixed development project located in Kinta, Perak in joint venture with Menteri Besar Incorporated (P...
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SHAH ALAM (Aug 14): The Sessions Court here today set Sept 17 to hear a notice of motion filed by the prosecution to transfer former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s case inv...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malayan Flour Mills Bhd (MFM) fell into the red with a net loss of RM580,000 in its second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19), versus a net profit of RM4.77 million a year ago...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will bring about new prospects for inclusive development in Asia, said China's Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
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SEREMBAN: The findings of a postmortem on Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a ravine in Pantai Hills near here, will be announced on Thursday (Aug 15), say police.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Oil and gas service provider T7 Global Bhd has teamed up with Advancecon Holdings Bhd to explore business opportunities pertaining to the RM44 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL...
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SHAH ALAM (Aug 14): The Sessions Court here today set Sept 17 to hear a notice of motion filed by the prosecution to transfer former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s case i...
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SUNGAI PETANI (Aug 14): Authorities have disconnected the electricity supply to two more illegal plastic recycling factories here, bringing to 10 such factories deprived of power.
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KANGAR (Aug 14): The Perlis state government will construct houses costing RM30,000 per unit, for victims whose homes were destroyed in the storm last Friday, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man...
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SHAH ALAM (Aug 14): The delay in providing house repairing assistance to residents in Sabak Bernam affected by a freak storm in the early hours of Saturday, is unintentional as it a large allocation...
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KUCHING (Aug 14): Sarawak’s water supply, already affected by the current dry spell, has now been made worse after forest and peat soil fires in several parts of the state damaged water pipes.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The Public Works Department (JKR) has found cracks on one of the pier heads at the slip road from Ampang to Billion/Cheras roundabout from the Middle Ring Road 2 here.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 14): The full report of the forensic investigation into the incident where a lift plunged at the Kampung Kerinchi People's Housing project (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur will be submitted on F...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysian businesses should upskill existing employees and adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and technology to enhance the companies’ values, rather than just focusing on the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has urged Putrajaya to deport Dr Zakir Naik to Saudi Arabia, if it is worried that the Indian government may discriminate against the fugitive...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Publishing company, The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd, was awarded RM500,000 in exemplary damages in addition to the RM11.2 million in compensatory damages for loss of revenue ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — A letter referring to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth prime minister that made its rounds on social media has been verified to be fake.
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JOHOR BARU: A telecommunication tower at Felda Sungai Sayong was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday (Aug 13).