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Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward Aug 15 as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts that assist in walking and running.
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KUANTAN: The residents in Balok are optimistic that Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) will meet the three conditions set by the government in renewing its operating licence for another six months.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today said that the government will stand firm on Lynas’ license renewal issue, saying that it will go according to the views of the experts and scientist...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the government will stand firm on Lynas’ license renewal issue, saying that it will go according to the views of the experts and scient...
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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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KEMAMAN (Bernama): Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi had to undergo another operation on Friday (Aug 16) to remove his reattached right thumb after it developed an infection.
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KUANTAN: Residents in Balok are optimistic that Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) will meet three conditions set by the government in renewing its plant operation’s licence for another six months.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 106 illegal immigrants following a massive operation here.
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KUANTAN: The Pahang State Secretary’s Office today announced new honorifics for the Royal family.
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BUTTERWORTH: More than 1,000 people thronged the residence of V. Harikrishnan in Taman Riang here Saturday (Aug 18) to pay their respects to his late wife K. Puvaneswary.
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PETALING JAYA: The Air Pollutant Index (API) for most areas in Peninsular Malaysia has remained in the moderate range, though the readings in Sarawak’s Miri and Sri Aman have worsened again.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Namibian High Commissioner to Malaysia has filed a complaint with Wisma Putra on alleged mistreatment by an immigration officer against her and two nephews.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested three men and 13 women following a crackdown on prostitution activities along Jalan Petaling.
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KENINGAU (Bernama): Keningau police chief DSP Shahrudin Mat Husain has reminded Internet users to be more ethical in spreading any unverified news, images or issues.
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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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Six men have been remanded as police intensify investigations into the murder of 60-year-old George Tang Kee Luang.
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SEREMBAN (Bernama): The family of Nora Anne Quoirin has claimed the Irish teenager's body from the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital here.
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KUCHING: Four police personnel in Sarawak have been arrested for allegedly abusing drugs since the launch of ‘Ops Blue Devil’ on Tuesday (Aug 13).
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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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CHUKAI, Terengganu: The search area for missing Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon has been narrowed after the reported sighting of a body with a life jacket strapped to it in Dungun waters on Thursday ...
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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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UPS said on Aug 15 it has bought a minority stake in self-driving company TuSimple, and the world's largest package delivery company has been testing the startup's autonomous trucks since May on a busy freight route in Arizona.
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Apple Inc accused upstart Corellium LLC of illegally selling virtual copies of the iPhone and iPad operating systems under the guise of helping discover security flaws.
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The European Central Bank (ECB) shut down one of its websites on Aug 15 after it was hacked and infected with malicious software.
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Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Aug 15 showed.
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Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Aug 15, as the South-East Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the Internet.
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Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Aug 15, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has taken a swipe at the Pakatan Harapan government for renewing rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia’s licence despite earlier promises to get rid of the plant.
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Police have detained a suspect in a probe against a Twitter user who claimed that Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was raped and murdered by Orang Asli.
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A suspect has been detained by police to assist in its probe over a tweet alleging that an Orang Asli had raped and murdered teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose body was found in a stream in Pantai Hill...
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PETALING JAYA: Apologising after insulting the Army is not good enough and those who insulted must be charged under the Sedition Act, says Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
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KOTA BARU (Bernama): Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi is in stable condition in hospital and his severed right thumb has been reattached following a machete attack on Thursday (Aug 15).
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Dev Kumar KUCHING: Four police personnel in Sarawak have been arrested for allegedly abusing drugs since the launch of ‘Ops Blue Devil’ on Aug 13.
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A Chinese national has lost thousands of ringgit after his car was broken into in broad daylight on Thursday (Aug 15) here.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah have filed an application to introduce new evidence in their appeals to disqualify former Federal Court Judge Gopal Sri Ram as deputy public prosecutor in their cases.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The ringgit depreciated 1.5% in the second quarter against the US dollar in tandem with regional peers amid global and domestic uncertainties.
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BESUT (Bernama): A 32-year-old man is under remand for seven days from Friday (Aug 16) to assist in investigations into a machete attack on Besut District Police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi Thursday (Aug 15).
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SEREMBAN: A suspect has been detained by police to assist in its probe over a tweet alleging that an Orang Asli had raped and murdered teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose body was found in a stream in Pantai Hills near here Tuesday (Aug 13).
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SIBU: Four men have been arrested after robbing two women of their mobile phones in Bintulu on Thursday (Aug 15).
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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Johor state government has refuted a recent media report concerning a bauxite mining mega project in Kota Tinggi.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): France has expressed gratitude to Malaysia for the relentless efforts taken by the country's authorities to locate Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing during a holiday in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA - The widow of PhD student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha has called for an inquest into her husband's death while in Immigration custody.
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PETALING JAYA - A flash flood that hit Subang Jaya caused by heavy rain swept away a few cars along Jalan Persiaran Kewajipan.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Mohamad Najeb Ali, the first witness in the late Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis’ family dispute, insisted that the group of companies under Teras Dara Konsortium Sdn Bhd (TDK) were...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced yesterday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinfor...
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SEREMBAN: Deputy Prime Minister Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has expressed her gratitude to all parties involved in the search for Nora Anne Quoirin but described the death of the 15-year-old teenager as unfortunate.
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SEREMBAN (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is scheduled to meet with the family of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin at 10.30am on Friday (Aug 16).
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Firefighters hard at work putting out the ongoing bush fires in Kuala Baram.
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A businessman was attacked by a group of eight men armed with sticks after he accidentally knocked into the car of one of the suspects.
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KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia is confident of obtaining consent for the location of a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for its water leach purification (WLP) residue within six months.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): CGS-CIMB Research has maintained its “Reduce” rating on IOI Corp Bhd at RM4.23 with a lower target price (TP) of RM3.89 (from RM4) and said IOI Corp's final core net profit ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): CGS-CIMB Research has maintained its “Add” rating on Dialog Group Bhd at RM3.52 with a lower target price of RM4.48 (from RM4.59) and said Dialog’s FY6/19 core net profit ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): CTOS Holdings Sdn Bhd’s unit, CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd has launched ‘CTOS SME Score’ to provide an easy and universal assessment for creditworthiness for the small and me...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 15): In response to the incident of massive dead fish found in Teluk Bahang waters, the Penang Government has set up a task force to develop a baseline data on the quality of water.
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CYBERJAYA (Aug 15): Cyberjaya has been chosen to host cybersecurity outfit Kaspersky’s first transparency centre in the Asia Pacific region and its third transparency centre in the world.
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PAPAR (Aug 15): The Sabah Government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik from entering the State if there ae reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has refuted the report alleging that there will be changes in the agency purportedly due to its Depu...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 15): The police will be calling in educationist group, United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong), businessman Koon Yew Yin and Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik f...
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MELAKA (Aug 15): Malaysia needs a clearer vision and a different approach if it intends to carry out the mission to send its second astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS), said the Directo...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 15): Domestic tourism recorded a growth of 10.9 percent in 2018 with 78.2 million tourists compared with 70.5 million in the previous year, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 15): MyPay, the Government digital service platform, was officially launched today, providing a convenient way for users to obtain necessary information and make relevant payments to va...
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TEMERLOH (Aug 15): The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will take stern action against errant taxi, e-hailing and private bus drivers who have yet to contribute to the Self-Employment Social Secur...
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ALOR SETAR (Aug 15): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) suffered losses of millions of ringgit due to the storm on Friday, which damaged its poles and electric wires in the State.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Based on corporate announcements and newsflow today, stocks in focus tomorrow (Friday, Aug 16) may include: Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM), Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd, Sarawak Cons...
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PAPAR, Aug 15 — The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The government has agreed to increase the allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies from RM1.60 an hour to RM5 an ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 15 — US stocks rose in choppy trading today, as strong July retail sales data and Walmart’s upbeat results eased some fears about the economy slipping into recession, but a slump in ...
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GENEVA, Aug 15 — The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said today that its latest economic barometer showed that the growth in merchandise trade was likely to weaken further in the third quarter.
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PAPAR (Bernama): The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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SINGAPORE: “I love you and I always will.” These seven words were posted by the daughter of Singaporean kayaker Puah Geok Tin early on Thursday (Aug 15) morning, hours after Malaysian authorities ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Putrajaya-backed missionary group Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) has clarified today that its statement on khat as a way to understand Quranic teachings was directed...
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KOTA BARU, Aug 15 — Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi lost his right thumb and suffered injuries in the back of his head after he was slashed by a man, believed to be mentally un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has refuted the report alleging that there will be changes in the agency purportedly due to its D...
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JOHOR BARU: A Chinese national has lost thousands of ringgit after his car was broken into in broad daylight on Thursday (Aug 15) here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand at a rate of at least 4 percent in the second quarter this year, supported by exports, said IBC Assets Bhd head of research Dr Serge ...
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ALOR SETAR, Aug 15 — Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) suffered losses of millions of ringgit due to the storm on Friday, which damaged its poles and electric wires in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities will summon Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on...
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SINGAPORE: The son of a Singaporean man who went missing while kayaking in Malaysia on Thursday (Aug 15) urged authorities to maintain the search effort for his father.
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KOTA BARU (Bernama): Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi lost his right thumb and suffered injuries in the back of his head after he was slashed by a man, believed to be mentally unstable, in front of his house in Kampung Padang Luas on Thursday (Aug 15) afternoon.
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PETALING JAYA: The widow of PhD student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha has called for an inquest into her husband's death while in the custody.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly, with some 26 percent of the July 2019 figure involving...
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Aug 15): A total of RM988.5 million has been allocated for Terengganu’s development expenditure (DE) this year, according to the Economic Affairs Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Malaysia’s halal export to Japan is poised to increase this year against RM2.5 billion recorded last year, on the back of the growing halal tourism and preparation ahead of To...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) says its RM538 million related party transaction (RPT) in Empire Resorts Inc is deemed a “worthwhile investment”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand at a rate of at least 4.0 per cent in the second quarter this year, supported by exports, said IBC Assets Bhd head of research Dr S...
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NEW YORK, Aug 15 — Walmart reported improved results today on solid US sales and e-commerce growth and again defended its decision to keep selling some guns after a mass shooting at a Texas store.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has warned Malaysians and non-citizens against disrupting harmony and public order in the country, amid heightened ethno-religious tensi...
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TEMERLOH, Aug 15 — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will take stern action against errant taxi, e-hailing and private bus drivers who have yet to contribute to the Self-Employment Social Sec...
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PARIT BUNTAR, Aug 15 — The wife of the proprietor of Sri Ananda Bahwan, a popular banana leaf restaurant chain in Penang island and Seberang Perai, died early this morning in a road accident at KM20...
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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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SHAH ALAM, Aug 15 — Police today said that members of the recently busted ‘Emi Keju’ criminal gang will be charged tomorrow under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), but o...
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KUCHING, Aug 15 — The Fire and Rescue Department in Sarawak expects to put out the forest fires in the state before schools reopen on Monday, after the week-long break.
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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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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied a news report claiming that changes are set to take place in the organisation due to its deputy chief commissioner taking sick leave.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Andrew Goledzinowski, will visit the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) base in Lahad Datu on Friday (Aug 16).
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PETALING JAYA: The police will be calling chinese educationist group Dong Zong, businessman Koon Yew Yin and controversial preacher Zakir Naik for questioning following several police reports lodged against them.
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LONDON (Aug 15): Eco World International Bhd (EWI) is eyeing to add on another 1,000 units build-to-rent (BtR) to its portfolio this year, said Matthew Pullen, chief operating officer of residential i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Dialog Group Bhd posted a 22.5% increase in net profit to RM141 million in the fourth quarter ended June 30 against RM115 million a year ago, on the back of an improvement in it...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd's 92.5% subsidiary PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk today reported an 11.8% rise in net profit to IDR1.98 trillion (RM580.82 million) in its first half of 2019 (1H...