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Topic: Aug 23

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Trading ideas: KESM, Prinsiptek, PUC, AirAsia, MAHB
KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects KESM Industries Bhd, Prinsiptek Corp Bhd, PUC Bhd, AirAsia Group Bhd, AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) and Malaysia Airports...
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PRG shares soar on teak tree venture
PETALING JAYA: PRG Holdings Bhd’s share price has shot up more than 50% in the last one month, following its venture into the teak tree and commercial crops...
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AirAsia, AAX pay MAHB RM41.54m in uncollected PSC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sep 19): AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) have collectively paid RM41.54 million to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) in uncollected passenger service charges (PSC). In fili...
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Restaurant owner to move out after getting eviction notice
PETALING JAYA (Sept 19): A restaurant near Vista Mutiara condominium shift to another location after several months of protests by residents.
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Mum of Malaysian teen who died from TB claims daughter was not treated in time
GEORGE TOWN - "My heart is broken.
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Mum: My daughter Carmen is gone
GEORGE TOWN: “My heart is broken. Every time I close my eyes, I see my daughter, ” said a devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB).
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Independent task force to investigate death of student diagnosed with TB
GEORGE TOWN: The Health Ministry will set up an independent task force to investigate the death of 19-year-old Carmen Yee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in August.
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Brothers from India charged with elderly couple’s murder
PETALING JAYA: Two Indian nationals were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of a married couple, believed to be their landlord and whose bodies were found in two suitcases ...
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Health Ministry: Independent task force to look into case of Penang student who died of TB
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 17 — The Health Ministry will set up an independent task force to investigate the death of 19-year-old Carmen Yee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in August. Deputy Health Mini...
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Businessman pleads guilty to abetting Tengku Adnan to receive RM1 million from company
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon (pix) today pleaded guilty in the High Court here today to an alternative charge with abetting former Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mans...
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Businessman pleads guilty to abetting Tengku Adnan to receive RM1 million from company
Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon today pleaded guilty in the High Court here today to an alternative charge with abetting former Federal Territories Minister Te...
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Two brothers charged in husband and wife suitcase murder
PETALING JAYA: A pair of brothers have been jointly charged with murder at the Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday (Sept 17), in connection with the murder of a...
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1,430 centres set up nationwide to disseminate info on govt and foster unity
KUCHING: A total of 1,430 Komuniti Harapan Malaysia (KHM) centres have been established throughout the country to disseminate information from the government and to foster a sense of unity among the p...
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Gov't sets up 1,430 community units to help disseminate information
A total of 1,430 Komuniti Harapan Malaysia (KHM) have been established throughout the country to disseminate information from the government and to foster a sense of unity among the people.
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LTKM takeover offer deadline extended to Oct 2
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The conditional voluntary takeover offer by chicken egg producer LTKM Bhd's managing director Datuk Tan Kok and his family has been extended from Sept 17 to Oct 2, the company ...
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Malaysia Airports applies to recover AirAsia payments from 3 banks
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB) has filed an application for a garnishee execution order against AirAsia Bhd with the High Court for the payment of outstanding passenger servi...
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AirAsia, AAX served garnishee orders over uncollected PSC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): AirAsia Group Bhd said it will take necessary action “to preserve our interests", after Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) applied to the court for garnishee orders to exe...
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MASSB files garnishee execution order against AirAsia
Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB) has filed an application for a garnishee execution order against AirAsia Bhd with the High Court for the payment of the outstanding passenger service charges...
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DFIs to finally be held to higher corporate governance
DEVELOPMENT financial institutions (DFIs), under increased scrutiny after recent scandals at Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat), will finally be held to...
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KL acts to ease tensions over call to boycott non-Muslim goods
Malaysia's administration has moved swiftly to calm communal tensions in the wake of a campaign calling for Muslims in the country to boycott products made by non-Muslims but analysts warn that the ra...
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Brothers in luggage murders remanded another seven days until Sept 12
PETALING JAYA: The two suspects in the luggage bag murders will remain in police custody for another seven days, as probe into the crime continues.
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Comprehensive study on Gojek a must, says FT Minister
KUALA LUMPUR: A comprehensive study must be conducted before any decision on Gojek can be made, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
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Govt remains defendant in Altantuya family’s suit, apex court rules
PUTRAJAYA: The government will remain as a defendant in the lawsuit filed by the family of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, after the Federal Court dismissed the government’s application to app...
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Former Malaysian PM Najib stakes claim for seized 1MDB assets, cash
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will be applying as a third party to stake a claim for assets and cash seized in connection with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He...
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Only 20% of self-employed drivers have social security
SEREMBAN: Only about 20% of the 300,000 taxi, hired car, e-hailing and bus drivers have signed up for the social security scheme for the self-employed (SKSPS), according to the Social Security Organis...
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1MDB: Najib, 3 others want to claim seized assets, cash
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and three entities would apply to be a third party and stake a claim on assets and cash seized in connection with 1Malaysia Development...
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Four Malaysian Airport IT officers lodge report after questioning over KLIA glitch
PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) IT officers have lodged police reports to distance themselves from the recent technical glitch at Kuala...
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Anwar criticises call to boycott non-Muslim goods
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has denounced a recent social media campaign calling for a boycott of non-Muslim products, describing the move as unhealthy.
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1MDB: Najib, 3 others want to claim seized assets, cash
Najib (right) during his court appearance.
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Dayang bags 15-month contract from Petronas Carigali
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd, whose share price hit a four-month high of RM1.52 on Aug 22 prior to the release of its latest quarterly earnings, announced today that its unit ...
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Anwar Ibrahim: Calls to boycott non-Muslim products unhealthy
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has denounced a recent social media campaign calling for the boycott of non-Muslim products, describing t...
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Matta expects departure levy to have no impact on sales
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) expects the recently-imposed departure levy to have no impact on sales during its upcoming Matta Fair September 2019, said CEO Phua Tai Neng...
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LIAM appoints Loh Guat Lan as president
KUALA LUMPUR: The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) has appointed veteran Loh Guat Lan, CEO of Hong Leong Assurance Bhd, as president of the...
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Najib among third party claimants seeking return of seized 1MDB assets
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court on Tuesday (Sept 3) saw Datuk Seri Najib Razak and three other entities coming forward as third-party claimants to assets – in...
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Conflicting views on Malaysia’s national tree
MALAYSIA is one of the most megadiverse countries in the world.
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Trade threats keep investors on edge
REVIEW: The outlook on Bursa Malaysia grew even more shaky as Washington and Beijing continued to fan the flames of a trade dispute that had stretched on for over a...
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Two drug traffickers caught at KL airports
SEPANG: The Customs Department has foiled two attempts to smuggle in drugs valued at almost RM1mil involving two foreigners at KL International Airport (KLIA) and KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) this month.
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Court dismisses Pekan Umno’s bid to strike out MACC forfeiture suit
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno’s Pekan division today failed to strike out the government’s application to forfeit RM700,000 in the division’s frozen account, allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (...
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Double murder case unfolds
SHAH ALAM: The husband was the first to be killed and dumped in the double murder of a couple who were found stuffed in luggage bags in separate locations.
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Customs seizes drugs hidden in kitchen appliances
Zulkurnain (second right) shows some of seized methamphetamine during a press conference.
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Malaysian police arrest two brothers over couple found dead in suitcases
SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have arrested two brothers from Punjab, India, for the murder of a husband and wife whose dead bodies were found stuffed into two suitcases.
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Customs seizes drugs hidden in kitchen appliances
SEPANG: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has foiled two attempts to smuggle in drugs valued at almost RM1 million involving two foreigners at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and...
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Kitchen confidential: Customs seizes drugs hidden in appliances
SEPANG (Bernama): The Royal Malaysian Customs Department foiled two attempts to smuggle in drugs valued at almost RM1mil involving two foreigners at...
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1MDB: Court allows government’s forfeiture of RM100,000 from Hasan Malek
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM100,000 frozen from the bank account of former Kuala Pilah MP Datuk Seri Hasan Malek in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation is now the property of...
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Police identify dead woman found stuffed in suitcase in Shah Alam
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Police have identified the body of a woman stuffed in a brown luggage bag in a drain in Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Section 27 here on Monday...
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Grand-Flo's shareholders told to accept takeover offer
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Minority shareholders of Grand-Flo Bhd have been advised to accept the takeover offer by YBG Yap Consolidated Bhd for the rest of the shares in the information technology soluti...
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Penang parking system sowing annoyance among motorists
GEORGE TOWN: Motorists and parking coupon agents are still confused over the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) system since it took effect on the island from Aug 23.
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Oil extends gain after big drop in US inventories
Seoul: Oil extended gains after an industry report showed a bigger-than-expected drop in American crude inventories and as Iran all but ruled out a meeting with...
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MCG announces latest phone case optimised for mobile gaming
Mobile Gaming Corps' Valor Gaming Case and Gaming Glass screen protector have been optimised and enhanced for the mobile gaming experience.
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Businessman Tan Eng Boon applies to postpone hearing of corruption case
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The High Court here today set Sept 17 to hear an application by businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon (pictured, centre) to postpone the hearing of his corruption case, which is to be ...
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Businessman Tan applies to postpone hearing of corruption case
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Sept 17 to hear an application by businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon to postpone the hearing of his corruption case, which is to be heard jointly with former Fe...
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EC won't but Anifah will appeal decision to nullify Kimanis election result
KOTA KINABALU: The Election Commission (EC) will not be appealing against the decision of the Election Court to nullify the Kimanis election, says its chairman Azhar...
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Businessman Tan Eng Boon applies to postpone hearing of corruption case
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The High Court here today set Sept 17 to hear an application by businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon (pictured, centre) to postpone the hearing of his corruption case, which is to be ...
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Sept 23 hearing for Riza Aziz’s application to transfer case to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Sept 23 to hear the defence’s application to transfer the case of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz (pix), the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abd...
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Businessman Eng Boon applies to postpone hearing of corruption case involving Ku Nan
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The High Court here today set Sept 17 to hear an application by businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon to postpone the hearing of his corruption case,  which is to be heard jointly w...
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Sept 23 hearing for Riza’s transfer application to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Sept 23 to hear the defence’s application to transfer the money laundering case of former prime minister Najib Razak’s stepson, Riza Aziz, from the Sess...
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Perak MB: I will take over Paul Yong's duties for the time being
IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu will take over the portfolios of executive council member Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who has been charged...
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Investigation committee set up over KLIA system hitch
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 27): The Ministry of Transport (MOT) yesterday announced the setting up of a committee to investigate the Issue of failure of the KL International Airport (KLIA) Total Airport Managemen...
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Investigation committee set up over KLIA system hitch
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Transport (MOT) yesterday announced the setting up of a committee to investigate the failure of the KL International Airport (KLIA) Total Airport Management System (TAMS) fo...
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Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house
Google told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the Internet company.
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Time to disrupt old narratives
ALARM bells are ringing yet again in Malaysia, this time with regards to the actual level of poverty in the country.
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Jay Chou – singer and Yakuza boss?
Mandopop artiste gets mistaken for a local gangster during a trip to Japanese cafe.
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‘DAP man obstructed the law’
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has criticised a DAP leader for obstructing the due process of law by lodging a report ‘’on behalf’’ of the witness in Paul Yong Choo Kiong’s alleged...
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Investigation committee set up over KLIA system hitch
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 26): The Ministry of Transport (MOT) today announced the setting up of a committee to investigate the Issue of failure of the KL International Airport (KLIA) Total Airport Management Sy...
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Investigation committee set up over KLIA system hitch
A traveler speaks to an airport staff member at KLIA.
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Missing man found dead in jungle with gunshot wound
The victim was found dead in the jungle with gunshot wound yesterday.
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 26): Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98 hectares today as opposed to just 16 h...
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Apple’s US$44bil drop shows growing cost of China reliance
Apple Inc’s reliance on China is looking increasingly like its biggest handicap.
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Missing man found dead with gunshot wound on body in jungle
The victim was found dead with gunshot wound in the jungle yesterday.
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Johor Regent decrees temporary closure for school near forest fire
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor Regent Tunku Mahkota Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim has decreed a temporary closure for SMK Tanjung Adang due to a forest fire near the school.
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Firefighters battling forest fire northwest of Singapore
JOHOR BARU - Malaysian firefighters have been battling for days to extinguish a massive forest fire in Johor's Iskandar Puteri district.
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CGS-CIMB Research upgrades DNex, raises target price to 34 sen
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): CGS-CIMB Research has upgraded Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNex) to “Add” at 26 sen with a higher target price of 34 sen (from 30 sen) and said DNex’s 1H19 results beat expectat...
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Ministry out to help Malaysian franchisors enter China market, assures Chong
Chong (head of table) chairs the meeting between the representatives of MFA and Maycham Shanghai.
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Normalcy returns to KLIA after network equipment replacement
SEPANG: The situation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) remained calm as of 3.30pm today, as normal operations resumed after it was hit by network equipment failure for four days from W...
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98...
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Operations at KLIA back to normal four days after disruption
SEPANG (Aug 25): Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal today after it was hit by network equipment failure on Wednesday night which caused long queues and flig...
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Fisherman stumbles across headless body, head found hanging from tree
PONTIAN: A fisherman looking for crabs in the mangrove forest in Kukup stumbled upon a rotting headless body on Friday (Aug 23).
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KLIA operations back to normal after system outage
SEPANG, Aug 25 — Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal today after it was hit by network equipment failure on Wednesday night which caused long queues and f...
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Operations at KLIA back to normal four days after disruption
SEPANG: Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal today after it was hit by a network equipment failure on Wednesday night which caused long queues and flight dela...
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Operations at KLIA back to normal four days after disruption
Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal today after it was hit by network equipment failure on Wednesday night which caused long queues and flight delays.
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Police seize drugs worth RM200k, two arrested in Serdang
SERDANG: Authorities busted two drug dealers just as they were about to carry out a transaction.
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Kuala Lumpur airport operations improve after network disruption: Bernama
SEPANG: Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal on Sunday (Aug 25), Bernama reported, after it was hit by network equipment failure on Wednesday night which c...
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Operations at KLIA back to normal four days after disruption
SEPANG (Bernama): Operations at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) returned to normal Sunday (Aug 25) after it was hit by network equipment failure on...
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Police: Rally against Zakir Naik unnecessary as he's under investigation
KUALA LUMPUR: The police say they are thankful the rally to protest against controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been cancelled, saying a rally is unnecessary at...
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Man, 60, dies of asthma attack while driving
JOHOR BARU: A 60-year-old man was killed in an accident here after suffering from a possible asthma attack while driving at Jalan Daya Utama heading towards Setia...
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Perak MB to meet with DAP leaders over Paul Yong
IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu will be meeting with the state DAP leadership to discuss the plight of state executive council member Paul...
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One arrested, two escape in shootout with police
KUALA LUMPUR: A shootout between the police and three suspects ended with one arrest, with the remaining two managing to escape.
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Bruneian man, local woman arrested in Miri drug bust
MIRI: Police found methaphetamine drugs worth RM12,000 in a house inhabited by a Bruneian man and a local woman in a village near here.
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What MAHB now faces after the unprecedented systems outage at KLIA
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): As the systems outage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport hits its two-day or 48th hour mark, there have been concerns about how the situation at the key Malaysian airport wil...
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RM33 a day for a family of four - Is that not poverty?
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston and his team took several months to study poverty in Malaysia, culminating in an 11-day visit and a preliminary...
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Johor Bomba manages to put out forest fire near Legoland Malaysia, hotel
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state Fire and Rescue Department has managed to put out the forest fire at Persiaran Medini and stop it from spreading to the...
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Siti Kasim urges govt not to dismiss UN report on nation's poverty rate
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has called on the government not to simply dismiss suggestions made by a United Nations representative to reassess the existing poverty line income (PLI) in the country.
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Situation at KLIA improves, queues manageable
SEPANG (Bernama): The situation at the KL International Airport, which was beset with a systems breakdown, has improved Saturday (Aug 24) with the airport less...
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Organisers cancel Brickfields rally after Anwar's phone call
PETALING JAYA: Organisers have called off a rally in Brickfields on Saturday (Aug 24) to protest against the introduction of khat lessons in Tamil schools, reported...
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Wanted man shot by police at KL condo
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A wanted man was shot by the police at a condominium in Jalan Genting Klang here Friday (Aug 23) night.
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Perak elected reps have to submit asset declaration form by Oct 23
IPOH (Bernama): Perak state elected representatives are required to submit their asset declaration form by Oct 23, says state assembly speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.
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Rescuer saves bloodied dog, refuses to let vet put it down
PENAMPANG: Incessant howling sound from a dump site led passers-by to discover a gunny sack containing a bloodied dog, believed to have been beaten before being...
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Azmin disputes UN poverty claims
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has dismissed claims from a United Na­­tions representative that the country had undercounted the extent of its poverty as baseless.
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IMT-GT can be model for economic progress — Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 23): Provinces in the Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) can be models for economic progress if a balance can be struck between environmental protection and dev...
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MSOSH outlines guidelines for Gojek service
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The Malaysian Society For Occupational  Safety and Health (MSOSH) has recommended eight guidelines for the authorities to consider before allowing motorcycle e-hailing services...
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