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Topic: Aug 27

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Family shows proof to dispute police claims
PETALING JAYA: The family of a Sri Lankan who was shot dead by police last Saturday has produced evidence to disprove the police version of events.
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Off-Market Trades: Seremban Engineering Bhd, SMTrack Bhd, Titijaya Land Bhd,...
NOTABLE off-market trades during the week under review included those at Seremban Engineering Bhd (SEB), which saw MIE Industrial Sdn Bhd emerge as its new controlling shareholder on Sept 3 with 55.55...
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Nilai second stop on ECRL route in Negri Sembilan
SEREMBAN: Several tunnels will be built along the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route running through Negri Sembilan with the project scheduled to start in the third quarter of next year, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
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Teenaged artist stamps his mark
JOHOR BARU: Naim Hamid Hamidin may only be 16, but he is already going places.
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YTL Corp extends YTL Land privatisation offer deadline to Oct 7
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): The deadline of YTL Corp Bhd's privatisation offer for YTL Land & Development Bhd has been extended again to this Oct 7 from Friday (Sept 20).
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Inquests for deaths caused by police shootings: Madpet
COMMENT | Malaysians Against Death Penalty & Torture (Madpet) wants inquests to be conducted for all deaths caused by police shootings to determine that it was in compliance with the law.
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Negri MB: Nilai confirmed as a stop on ECRL
SEREMBAN: Nilai will be the second stop in Negri Sembilan for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
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Shootout puzzle: Families ask how well-off UK resident could be mistaken as criminal
KUALA LUMPUR: A financially well-off permanent resident of the United Kingdom was among three men shot dead by police on suspicion of being involved in criminal activities.
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YTL Corp extends YTL Land privatisation offer deadline to Oct 7
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): The deadline of YTL Corp Bhd's privatisation offer for YTL Land & Development Bhd has been extended again to this Oct 7 from Friday (Sept 20).
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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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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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Family of foreign man killed in Rawang shootout demand answers
KUALA LUMPUR: The family of a man killed in a shootout with police are demanding answers about the circumstances of his death and seeking information on...
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Insider Moves: Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd, Impiana Hotels Bhd, TFP...
Notable filings BETWEEN Aug 26 and 29, notable changes in shareholding included those in Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd.
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2 deaths due to dengue in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU (Sept 13): Two deaths due to dengue have been recorded in Terengganu by the state Health Department this year as of September.
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Malaysian actor Sharnaaz refuses to divorce wife
Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad, 34, and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor continue to be locked in divorce proceedings after the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court referred them to a conciliatory committee.
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Sharnaaz refuses to divorce wife
ACTOR Sharnaaz Ahmad, 34, and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor continue to be locked in divorce proceedings after the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court referred them to a...
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Baby sitter fined RM12,000 for slapping six-month-old baby
KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court here today fined an Indonesian baby sitter RM12,000, in default six months’ jail, for slapping a six-month-old baby who was placed in her care.
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Baby sitter fined RM12,000 for slapping infant
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here today fined an Indonesian baby sitter RM12,000, in default six months’ jail, for slapping a six-month-old baby under her care.
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Babysitter fined RM12,000 for slapping baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A part-time babysitter was fined RM12,000, in default of six months' jail, by the Sessions Court on Thursday (Sept 12) for slapping a six-month-old...
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Tanjung Bungah landslide engineer and firm fined RM40k each
GEORGE TOWN: A consultant engineer and the engineering firm which were involved in the fatal landslide in Tanjung Bungah in 2017 were each fined RM40,000.
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Divorce case: Court orders Sharnaaz, Noor Nabila to appoint JKP
KUALA LUMPUR: Popular actor Sharnaaz Ahmad and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor have been ordered by the Federal Territory Lower Syariah Court here today to appoint a conciliatory committee (JKP) in the...
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Syariah court orders actor and wife to appoint a conciliatory committee
PETALING JAYA (Bernama): Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor have been ordered to appoint a conciliatory committee (JKP) in their divorce...
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Putrajaya, judiciary duty-bound to protect SIS, says jurists body
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is duty-bound to protect Muslim women’s rights group Sisters in Islam (SIS), according to an international human rights NGO dedicated to the rule of law.
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Husband and wife held for alleged murder of their infant
KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar couple has been detained to assist in investigations into the alleged murder of their newborn daughter whose body was found in a dumpster at the premises of an apartment buildi...
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Husband and wife held for alleged murder of their infant
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Myanmar couple has been detained to assist in investigations into the alleged murder of their newborn daughter, whose body was found in a...
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G25: Dismissal of SIS fatwa application contrary to Federal Constitution
PETALING JAYA: The G25 has called the High Court’s recent decision to dismiss an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging a decision of the Selangor Fatwa...
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Police bust car theft syndicate, arrest two
SUNGAI BULOH: Police have arrested two suspects believed to be involved in multiple car theft cases in the Klang Valley area.
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Self-employed woman from Sibu loses RM135,000 to Macau Scam
File photo for illustration SIBU: A self-employed woman here has become the latest Macau Scam victim after she transferred RM135,000 into several bank accounts of a ‘police officer’.
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Indonesia deports four Australians
Jakarta: Four Australians were deported from Indonesia’s Papua region, the immigration department said, after they allegedly took part in demonstrations demanding...
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Weekly PC download charts: Good launch for Control, renaissance for horrors Friday The 13th Dead By Daylight, Slender
With co-op action game Remnant Of The Ashes maintaining its position at the top of the Steam chart, the stylish Lynchian sci-fi Contro" lands high on Humble...
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Wait for written judgment before commenting on SIS ruling, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has called for moderation in the public response to a court ruling last week that a women’s rights group registered as a company must go to the Shariah Court to challenge a f...
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Malaysian police quiz 12 airport staff over disruption at KLIA
PETALING JAYA: Police have recorded statements from 12 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) staff in connection with the disruption of the systems at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last mo...
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Cops quiz 12 MAHB staff
PETALING JAYA: Police have recorded statements from 12 Malay­sia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) staff in connection with the disruption of the systems at Kuala...
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India’s sugar stockpile threatens to drag down global prices
New York: India is dumping its extra sugar on the world, threatening to further drag down prices that are already at the lowest in almost a year.
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No rescue plan in sight as Utusan edges closer to delisting
UTUSAN Melayu (M) Bhd, which publishes the oldest Malay language paper in the country — Utusan Malaysia — is close to a delisting, given that it had yet to submit a regularisation plan to Bursa Ma...
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More may be called up in KLIA glitch probe
PETALING JAYA: Police may be calling up more people to assist in the investigation into the disruption of the systems at the KL International Airport (KLIA).
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Man stung to death by hornets
A 67-YEAR-OLD man died after he was stung by some 200 hornets at his orchard in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Sinar Harian reported.
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Sungai Buloh Prison water supply back to normal
KUALA LUMPUR: Water supply at the Sungai Buloh Prison, disrupted since last Tuesday (Aug 27), has been restored.
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Sungai Buloh Prison water supply back to normal
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Water supply at the Sungai Buloh Prison, disrupted since last Tuesday (Aug 27), has been restored.
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Police identify six form three students suspected of assaulting peer
KUCHING: The police have identified six form three students who had allegedly assaulted a fellow student behind a hotel at Jalan Reservoir, here on Aug 27.
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S’wak only state to provide free meals in pre-schools
Abang Johari (middle row, fourth left), flanked by Uggah and Fatimah, joins other dignitaries in a group photo with the EFS recipients.
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Police identified six form three students suspected of assaulting peer
A screen grab of the incident where a form three student was assaulted by his peers KUCHING: The police have identified six form three students who had allegedly assaulted a fellow student behind a h...
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Opcom and OCK on investors’ radar following broadband plan
ON Wednesday, one stock on an otherwise lacklustre local bourse, went into overdrive. The company was Opcom Holdings Bhd, which manufactures fibre-optic cables and cable-related products.
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Two suspects arrested for assault
KUCHING: Two male suspects, aged 32 and 39, were arrested to assist police investigation into an assault case.
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KLIA glitch: Don't speculate as issue needs to be investigated, says Loke
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 30): Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook (pictured) has urged everyone including airport operators to refrain from making any speculation pertaining to the recent system interrupt...
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KLIA, klia2 passengers advised to be at airport four hours prior departure during long weekend period
SEPANG (Aug 30): Passengers travelling through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 are advised to arrive four hours prior to departure and perform online check-in as Malaysia Airports ...
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KLIA glitch: Don’t speculate as issue needs to be investigated, says Loke
PUTRAJAYA: Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has urged everyone including airport operators to refrain from making any speculation pertaining to the recent system interruption at Kuala Lumpur ...
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KLIA glitch: Don't speculate as issue needs to be investigated — Loke
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 30): Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has urged everyone including airport operators to refrain from making any speculation pertaining to the recent system interruption inciden...
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KLIA systems disruption: Don’t speculate, let investigations proceed, says Loke
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has urged everyone including airport operators to refrain from speculating on the recent systems...
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Stop speculating on KLIA systems disruption, urges transport minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has urged everyone including airport operators to refrain from making any speculation pertaining to the recent system interruption i...
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Facebook says it spoke to FTC about kids chat app that had flaw
Facebook Inc said it had spoken to the US Federal Trade Commission, which recently settled with the social media giant for US$5bil (RM21.05bil) over allegations of privacy violations, about its Messen...
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Arrive 4 hours early to catch flights this weekend, passengers advised
SEPANG: Passengers travelling through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia 2 are advised to arrive four hours prior to departure and perform online check-in this weekend.
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KLIA, klia2 passengers advised to arrive four hours prior to departure during coming weekends
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) expects a higher than usual daily passenger traffic of about 160,000 people during this holiday period.
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Utusan to delist from Bursa Malaysia on Aug 30
KUALA LUMPUR: Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd today said it will not make an appeal against the delisting of its securities from the local bourse.
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KLIA, klia2 passengers advised to be at airport four hours prior to departure during long weekend
Malaysia Airports said their 1,000 volunteer staff who had been deployed following the network failure at the airport since Aug 21 will remain in force throughout this super peak travel period.
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Guan Eng denies finance ministry delayed bus operators’ payments
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng fired back at the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) today over a delay in payment to schoolbus operators who shuttle Orang Asli schoolchildren.
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Suaram: Court decision empowers religious authorities to outlaw any group
PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur High Court's dismissal of Sisters in Islam's (SIS) judicial review application will empower religious authorities to outlaw any individual or group they find deviant without any form of check and balance, says Suara Rakyat...
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Utusan to delist from Bursa Malaysia tomorrow
Utusan Melayu Bhd said today it will not appeal against the delisting of its securities from the local bourse.
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Utusan to delist from Bursa Malaysia on Aug 30
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd today said it will not make an appeal against the delisting of its securities from the local bourse.
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Ex-Google worker elaborates on claims about executive Drummond
A former Google employee elaborated on previous allegations about her relationship with a powerful executive at Google parent Alphabet Inc., saying that she...
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YouTube builds new website for children after criticism
YouTube said it will launch a separate website for children after the Google-owned service was criticized and investigated for showing inappropriate videos to kids on...
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Apple apologises over Siri privacy and will no longer retain audio recordings
Apple Inc apologised for privacy mishaps surrounding its Siri voice assistant and said that it would no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions, among other changes.
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MAHB advises passengers to arrive at KLIA four hours before departure
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has advised all passengers travelling through both Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)...
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Pinterest will direct vaccine searches to major health groups
Pinterest Inc users searching for vaccine-related information will be shown results from leading public health groups, in an effort to combat health...
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Facebook acknowledges flaw in Messenger Kids app
Facebook Inc acknowledged a flaw in its Messenger Kids app, weeks after two U.S. senators raised privacy concerns about the application, and said that it spoke to the US...
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Melaka govt defends hiring of former sex worker, addict in anti-drug drive
MELAKA - The Melaka government is not in the "erotica" business, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong following the decision to engage a non-government organisation (NGO)...
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KNM to get RM19mil from disposal of foreign unit
PETALING JAYA: KNM Group Bhd’s indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, BORSIG GmbH and BORSIG ZM Compression GmbH (BZM), have on Aug 27 entered into...
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Racist posting? Someone else wrote that, Redzuan says
Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof said it was someone else, and not him, who wrote Facebook posts mocking a Chinese journalist’s knowledge of the constitution.
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Melaka govt defends hiring of former sex worker, addict in anti-drug drive
MELAKA: The Melaka government is not in the “erotica” business, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong following the decision to...
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Netflix tiptoes further into theatrical releases with new slate
Netflix Inc is sending more films to the big screen as it courts Hollywood talent and tries to win awards.
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US tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax
A US trade group representing major technology firms on Aug 27 denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel...
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PM wants probe into KLIA systems malfunction
HANOI (Bernama): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) must investigate the actual cause of the...
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Melaka Zoo has a white tigress
MELAKA (Bernama): There’s a white tigress at the Melaka Zoo!
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Malaysian pleads guilty to placing camera in plane bathroom
HOUSTON (AP): A passenger who put a camera in an aeroplane bathroom on a California-to-Texas flight has pleaded guilty and could be deported.
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Google job search tool under EU microscope
EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favours its fast-growing tool for searching job listings, Europe's antitrust chief said on Aug...
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Qualcomm targets WiFi market in push to expand beyond phones
Qualcomm Inc on Aug 27 announced a new range of WiFi chips designed to work with WiFi 6, the newest version of the technology and one that Qualcomm hopes will help...
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Facebook expands ‘Local Alert’ tool in bid to help in emergencies
Facebook announced on Aug 27 that it was rolling out a tool that aims to provide users with potentially life-saving information in emergencies, as it seeks to improve its...
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Ex-Google engineer indicted for stealing self-driving car secrets, pleads not guilty
Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, was criminally charged on Aug 27 with stealing trade secrets from his former employer Google before...
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Perak opposition leader: State govt should come clean over 'tax exemption' of 16 Toyota Camrys
IPOH: The Perak state government should come clean, instead of lying about getting tax exemption for the 16 Toyota Camrys purchased, says Datuk Saarani Mohamad.
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Two men arrested for cheating after public confrontation in MJC (Video)
A screengrab of one of the two suspects who have been arrested for cheating.
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Actor arrested for allegedly transferring over RM210k in cryptocurrency without account holder's consent
PETALING JAYA: An actor, who was arrested by police on Tuesday (Aug 27), had allegedly transferred RM213,805 in cryptocurrency without the knowledge of the account...
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Niosh denies Lam Thye's contract not renewed
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) has denied a report in a news portal that the contract of its chairman...
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Power Root up 1.02% on firmer 1Q earnings, target price upgrade
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Shares in Power Root Bhd rose 1.02% this morning following a target price upgrade amid firmer 1Q earnings.
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CGS-CIMB Research raises target price for Power Root to RM2.20
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): CGS-CIMB Research has maintained its “Add” rating on Power Root Bhd at RM1.96 with a higher target price of RM2.20 (from RM2.07) and said Power Root’s 1QFY3/20 core net pr...
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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS
An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Aug 27.
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Malaysian pleads guilty to placing camera in plane bathroom
HOUSTON (AP) - A passenger who put a camera in an aeroplane bathroom on a California-to-Texas flight has pleaded guilty and could be deported.
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Islamic bond issuance to hit US$130 bil in 2019 — Moody's
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The issuance of Islamic bonds, commonly known as  Sukuk, is set to rise six percent to around US$130 billion this year.
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Iskandar Malaysia secures RM16.75 bil committed investments for 1H 2019
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 27): Iskandar Malaysia has secured committed investments of RM16.75 billion for the first half of this year (1H 2019), contributing to the RM302.09 billion total cumulative committed ...
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Malaysia stands by its own views on its flying car project — Mohd Redzuan
PETALING JAYA (Aug 27): Malaysia stands by its own views on its first flying car project though it has been criticized by various parties, including most recently by United Nations (UN) special rappor...
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Cabinet decision on motorcycle e-hailing seen from safety aspect — Loke
SEREMBAN (Aug 27): The Cabinet's decision on allowing motorcycle e-hailing recently is seen from the overall safety issue, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
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Govt sets up special committee on Islamic finance
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 27): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced the establishment of a Special Committee on Islamic Finance (JKKI) to promote and encourage the development of Islamic finance.
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No time frame for Yong's leave — Perak MB
IPOH (Aug 27): The Perak Government has not given any time frame for State Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs and New Villages executive council chairman Paul Yong Choo K...
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Raiz Invest Indonesia launches investment application
PT RAIZ Invest Indonesia (Raiz) on Aug 27 announced the launch of its mobile-based investment platform application.
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Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite announced in Malaysia, priced at RM1,299
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — During the launch of the Huawei Nova 5T, Huawei has also introduced its MediaPad M5 Lite.
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Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first case against ex-PM Najib
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian prosecutors on Tuesday (Aug 27) wrapped up the first of several cases against toppled leader Najib Razak over the plundering of 1MDB, a day before the start of his main ...
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Coroner's Court in Adib inquest allows committal proceedings against A-G
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Coroner's Court here has allowed an application by the father of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim to initiate committal...
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AirAsia to consider flying to Albania
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the airline will consider flying to Albania.
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Tourism Ministry planning a study on impact of MM2H programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is planning a study on the comprehensive impact of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme.
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Automotive sector to drive local workforce development — Darell
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): Companies within the automotive value chain should participate in readiness assessment and intervention programmes, structured through the National Policy on Industry 4.0 (Indus...
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Nominal impact on India's import of Malaysian palm oil even if duty increases...
PETALING JAYA (Aug 27): Malaysian refined palm oil export into India will only be impacted nominally even if the Indian Government decides to hike the import duty on the commodity, IJM Plantations Bhd...
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