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KUANTAN (Bernama): A car exhibition sales and service centre in Sungai Isap here has been directed to explain an incident in which the Jalur Gemilang was found to have been installed upside down, an image of which went viral on social media recently.
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PUTRAJAYA: Not a single insurance company is profiting from the national health protection scheme, mySalam, asserted the Finance Ministry today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has unfrozen all seven bank accounts and two Central Depository System (CDS) accounts belonging to former 1Malaysia Development B...
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Revenue from eSports events in Germany have surged in the past year, generated by the sales of tickets, media rights and sponsorship deals in the new global phenomenon of electronic sports gaming.
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England women's manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba becoming the latest high-profile figure to suffer racist abuse online.
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US President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 21): Not a single insurance company is profiting from the national health protection scheme, mySalam, asserted the Finance Ministry today.
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The suspect (centre) who was arrested at his house last night.
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Dev Kumar KUCHING: Six police personnel have been arrested in Sarawak for suspected drug abuse since Aug 13 under the nationwide ‘Ops Blue Devil’. According to Deputy Police Commissioner Dato’...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has unfrozen all seven bank accounts and two Central Depository System (CDS) accounts belonging to former 1Malaysia Development B...
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The Finance Ministry has dismissed claims that MySalam is a "get rich quick" scheme after its motives were questioned in an opinion piece.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The actions of independent preacher Dr Zakir Naik who stirred a hornet's nest about Hindus and Chinese in Malaysia in a lecture were uncalled for despite his intention to preach, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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THIS year, the #AnakAnakMalaysia campaign theme #BetterMeBetterMalaysia was selected with the objective to inspire a collective movement to make our country better, with every individual doing his or her part first. Leading by example and inspiring the younger generation is one of the initiatives carried out towards that end.
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KUCHING: The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre has welcomed a new baby orangutan, the second in under a month.
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Ahead of Gamescom, Nintendo outlined launch plans for 30 games from independent developers for its Switch console.
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PETALING JAYA: Shares of medical cable company Supercomnet Technologies Bhd (Scomnet) have been seeing some interest following news that its largest client, California-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp, has received approval for its heart valve systems from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug 16.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): The MCA clarified today that it has no immediate plans to demolish and rebuild its headquarters (HQ) at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang here, although it admitted it has sought a develo...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA has has no immediate plans to demolish and rebuild Wisma MCA, says party treasurer-general Datuk Lee Chee Leong.
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PUTRAJAYA: A Sabah Umno leader has decried the federal administration's announcement on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), claiming that what was decided is not what Sabahans want.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former deputy Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr S. Jeyaindran was known to handle many challenges faced by the Health Ministry professionally and effectively, says Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd, whose share price plunged to an all-time low of seven sen today, will be delisted from Bursa Malaysia on Aug 30 as the media company failed to submit its ...
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PETALING JAYA: A mother allegedly threw her two children and later jumped from the side of a building at an apartment in Taman Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
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Report says China’s techno-utilitarian culture is more willing to adopt AI if it provides a broader social good.
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Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major technology firms have violated antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
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Antitrust officials are right to look back at Facebook Inc’s acquisition of Instagram to determine whether the deal harmed competition, Colorado’s attorney general said, adding to calls for renewed scrutiny of the takeover of the photo-sharing site.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Aug 19 for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment on Aug 19 announced a deal to buy Insomniac Games, the studio behind hot-selling Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank videogames.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to allow the motorcycle e-hailing service Go-Jek to operate in Malaysia has not been finalised as it needs to be presented to the Cabinet first, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke
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PETALING JAYA - More than a half a billion ringgit worth of ketamine and cocaine have been seized in a joint operation between Bukit Aman and the Customs Department at Pusat Perdagangan Alam Jaya, Pu...
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KUALA LUMPUR - A jobless man was sentenced to jail for a week and fined RM1,500 (S$497) in default of three months jail by a Magistrate's Court here for breaking into the house of former prime minis...
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PETALING JAYA: The United States cannot use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip in the current US-China trade negotiations as it will not be able to influence Beijing's decision, according to China's Global Times.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The motorbike ride-hailing industry will not be monopolised by Indonesian company Go-Jek, says Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
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Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.
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Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy is looking forward to squaring up with controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, saying he hopes the latter is around when the defamation case comes up in court.
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PETALING JAYA: Preacher Zakir Naik has apologised for his controversial remarks but maintains that he is not racist, saying that his detractors had taken his remarks out of context and added "strange fabrications into them".
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya hopes the Selangor state government will encourage all its assemblymen to make asset declarations.
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PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian government expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said Minister for Water, Land and Natural Resources Xavier Jayakuma...
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KANGAR (Bernama): The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has issued advance financing warrants (WPP) worth RM31mil to 20,716 students to begin their degree studies in public universities during the September 2019 session.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been questioned by police for a second time for allegedly making provocative remarks, in a session which lasted about 10 hours in Bukit Aman.
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PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian government expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said Minister for Water, Land and Natural Resources Xavier Jayakuma...
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KOTA KINABALU (Aug 19): The Sabah state government is ready to forge ties with foreign investors, particularly those from neighbouring countries, to jointly develop relevant industries, said chief min...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 19): The Federal Territory Ministry today launched a news portal called Wilayahku as a platform to broadcast credible news to address the spread of fake news on social media.
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KANGAR (Aug 19): The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has issued advance financing warrants (WPP) worth RM31 million to 20,716 students to begin their degree studies in public univer...
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KUANTAN (Aug 19): Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail today said many experts from the atomic energy field have confirmed the operation of rare earth processing company Lynas Malaysia...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 19): The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said its Minister Dr Xavier Jayakum...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): News of the alleged closure of Utusan Malaysia and Kosmo newspapers by Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad this Wednesday, is just hearsay and not based on an official announcement.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (Aug 19): The continuous efforts and forward thinking of the Malaysian and Brunei governments are the key factors behind the success of bilateral relations between the two ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Tuesday (Aug 20) may include: Icon Offshore Bhd, Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd, Guan Chong Bhd, O...
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BANGKOK, Aug 19 — Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centres in each of the 10 South-east Asian countries to curb the flow of “fake news” and fake accounts, the country’s telecom...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed his sympathy towards Utusan, the oldest Malay newspaper, which will cease publications on Wednesday (Aug 21), after a sustained period of financial uncertainty.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): SME Bank Bhd has filed a RM36.46 million claim against Practice Note 17 (PN17) company Seacera Group Bhd in a dispute arising from loan facilities granted to Seacera’s 20%-own...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Umno can help save Utusan Malaysia if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration unfreezes its bank accounts, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has said.
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 19 — Police today confirmed a seizure of drugs worth hundreds of millions had taken place in a raid at a premise at the Alam Jaya Trade Centre in Puncak Alam, Kuala Selangor, here tod...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 19 — The continuous efforts and forward thinking of the Malaysian and Brunei governments are the key factors behind the success of bilateral relations between the two countr...
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PUTRAJAYA: Johor will not be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said Malaysia's Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar on Monday (Aug 19).
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 19 — The Federal Territory Ministry today launched a news portal called Wilayahku as a platform to broadcast credible news to address the spread of fake news on social media.
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PADANG BESAR, Aug 19 — A total of 319.73 hectares of paddy land under the Perlis Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) comprising five regional farmers association (PKK) were destroyed in a thunde...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 19 — The beautiful, idyllic setting of Kampong Ayer here and the uniqueness of its architectural designs has won a fan in Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatudd...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Hong Kong-based retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd (DFI) has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of a list — of 22 Giant and Cold Storage stores identifi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Offshore support vessel (OSV) operator Icon Offshore Bhd is making a cash call to raise up to RM250 million fresh capital and to restructure RM370.66 million of debt, partly by ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Progressive Impact Corp Bhd has bagged a contract worth RM12.8 million from Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to supply and install water quality online analysers w...
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JOHOR BARU, Aug 19 — A DAP state lawmaker has suggested that the Johor government establish a special task force to look into the issue of land eviction involving squatters in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — News of the alleged closure of Utusan Malaysia and Kosmo!
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IPOH, Aug 19 — Perak state executive committee councillor Howard Lee today revealed that he has received a death threat via WhatsApp. He said he was called by the police today to give statement over...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 19 — The Singapore government today expressed its deep appreciation to the Malaysian government and all Malaysian agencies involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operations over the ...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Scouts Association of Malaysia proclaimed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its president on Monday (Aug 19).
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 19 — The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources expects Johor to no longer be dependent on the supply of treated water from Singapore by 2022, said its Minister  Dr Xavier Jay...
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KUANTAN, Aug 19 — Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail today said many experts from the atomic energy field have confirmed the operation of rare earth processing company Lynas Malaysi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong said national unity can still be fostered with vernacular schools.
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MIRI, Aug 19 — About 90 per cent of peat fires in Kuala Baram have been brought under control, said Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak director First Admiral (Maritime) Robert Teh Geok Chuan...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP's 42 MPs are under public scrutiny after the party's open admission that the Pakatan Harapan government has implemented policies against public opinion, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd (BToto) posted a net loss of RM41.38 million in the two months ended June 30, 2019 — its first loss-making period in 15 years since 2004 — mainly due...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): As of July 23, seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement while 14 issues still required further discussions and expected to be resolved be...
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IPOH (Aug 19): Businessman Koon Yew Yin had his statement recorded by the police here today for allegedly making disparaging remarks against the Malaysian armed forces.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Financially-stressed Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd is facing an uphill task of finding a white knight to salvage the newspaper group, which has total debts of RM139.19 million as at Jun...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Highway construction company WCE Holdings Bhd’s first-quarter net profit fell slightly by 0.44% to RM9.23 million, from RM9.27 million a year earlier, despite a sharp increase...
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NEW YORK, Aug 19 — The steadying of the US Treasury market and talk of economic stimulus in Germany and China helped lift Wall Street stocks early today.
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FRANKFURT, Aug 19 — The German economy could enter a recession in the third quarter, the Bundesbank warned today, as the debate on government measures to support the economy swelled in Berlin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysian police today questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive remarks about race in the multi-ethnic country, as pressure mounts o...
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 19 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy is ready to face India-born fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik in court for defamation.
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 19 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal believes that Sabah ministers in the federal government have performed well for the good of the country, including the inter...
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PETALING JAYA: More than a half a billion ringgit worth of ketamine and cocaine have been seized in a joint operation between Bukit Aman and the Customs Department at Pusat Perdagangan Alam Jaya, Puncak Alam.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police Monday (Aug 19) questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive remarks about race in the multi-ethnic country, as pressure mounts o...
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 19 — The Selangor government is considering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) call for state assembly representatives (ADUN) to declare their assets.
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PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has expressed his intentions to introduce Indonesia's motorcycle-based ride-hailing service Go-Jek to Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Cocoa grinder Guan Chong Bhd’s net profit rose 42% year-on-year to RM60.1 million or 12.77 sen per share in its second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19), thanks to higher s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Works Minister Baru Bian is not aware of a new plan for the government’s takeover of 15 highways.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Gas Malaysia Bhd’s net profit grew 1.94% to RM49.01 million in the second quarter, from RM48.07 million a year earlier, on higher gross profit, coupled with lower operating ex...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Lower revenue from construction segment and higher-income tax expenses pulled down Sunway Construction Bhd’s (SunCon) net profit for a consecutive quarter for the second quart...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 19 — A lorry driver was caught trying to bring more than 12,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes into Singapore — the largest haul in the last five years — the Immigration and Ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd faces possible de-listing from Bursa Malaysia amid financial distress coupled with failure to find a white knight.
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 19 — The Scouts Association of Malaysia today proclaimed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its presiden agung (president).
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Aug 19): The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Sunday urged all Malaysians, no matter where they are, to continue upholding the count...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 19): An elderly man suffered multiple injuries on various parts of his body when he was believed to have been struck by a wall which collapsed, following an explosion at his apartment...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Berjaya Land Bhd (through its subsidiary company Berjaya Golf Resort Bhd) is partnering Maybank Islamic Bhd (Maybank) to offer its HouzKEY home financing solution for the develo...
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Aug 19): A row of five shophouses in Jalan Sultan Mohamad near Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chung Hwa Wei Sin here were destroyed in a fire last night with losses estimated at about...
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IPOH (Aug 19): A married couple and their baby boy were killed after they were found in a razed house in Kampung Alah Batu, Jalan Kuala Slim in Slim River here early this morning.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19 — Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matt...
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SINGAPORE: The family of missing Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon on Monday (Aug 19) issued their "heartfelt thanks" to those involved in looking for him, after authorities called off a search operat...
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SEPANG, Aug 19 — The first group of Malaysian Haj pilgrims comprising 479 people, arrived home today on a flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.