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Topic: August 9

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150 or 1,000? FT minister and Najib spar online over Ummah rally buntings
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad came under fire from Datuk Seri Najib Razak for claiming that Umno had not applied for the number of buntings it wanted to use to pr...
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Agong’s visit to Indonesia further fosters close bilateral ties
JAKARTA, Aug 25 — The four-day state visit of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to Indonesia from tomorrow reflects the close and warm Malaysia...
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DPM calls on agencies involved in disaster management to fine tune early warning systems
JITRA, Aug 24 — All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Court sets trial dates for Ku Nan, Tan Eng Boon’s corruption case
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 ― The High Court here today set two days from September 19 for hearing of a RM1 million corruption case involving former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Ten...
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China buys US soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods
CHICAGO, Aug 22 — China snapped up a small volume of US soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, ...
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Cathay Pacific staff warned over social media use as airline deals with fallout from Chinese aviation authority move
Employees warned about what they do in and out of work hours as staff details are leaked by pro-government group on Telegram app. Carrier even tells staff not to discuss anti-government protests during preflight briefings.
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DOE: Dead fish incident in Sungai Gombak due to lack of oxygen
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — The dead fish incident which saw hundreds of fish floating on the surface of the Sungai Gombak earlier this month, is believed to be due to lack of oxygen, rather than polluti...
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New national car may see Perodua participation: report
It was inevitable that an association would eventually come about, and the name suggested, so here it is – The Edge is reporting that the new national car project might see the involvement of Perodu...
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British foreign office concerned about reports of staff detained in China
Britain's foreign office said it was seeking more information about reports that a Hong Kong staff member had been detained in mainland China.
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Malaysian palm oil price falls nearly 2% on stronger ringgit
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell nearly 2% on Monday, weighed down by gains in the ringgit and tracking losses in related edible oils.
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Farmers’ association: More than 300ha of Perlis paddy fields affected by Aug 9 storm
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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Line Pay begins adding support for WeChat Pay
Line Pay Corp., operator of the Japanese messaging app’s mobile money transfer and payment services, announced that its merchants have been integrating Chinese competitor WeChat Pay since August 9 o...
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Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme
KOTA KINABALU: A wildlife reproduction expert from Berlin will be coming to Sabah next month to assist in the egg extraction process from Iman, Malaysia’s sole surviving female Sumatran rhinoceros.
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Liew visits rhino Iman
Liew (second right) feeding Iman with a branch of leaves.
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Two Sarawakian soldiers who disappeared without a trace will continue to receive their salaries, says Mat Sabu
KUCHING, Aug 18 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today explained that the two Sarawakian soldiers, who disappeared while on duty at Pulau Perak, Kedah, last month, will continue to receive their mont...
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Trial dates for Ku Nan, Tan Eng Boon’s corruption cases to be set next Friday
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The High Court will fix next Friday (August 23) the dates for the trial of the corruption cases involving former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor an...
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Najib, Shafee file application to introduce new evidence in appeals
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 ― Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah have filed application to introduce new evidence in their appeals to disqualify forme...
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Subcontractor pleads not guilty to attempted robbery, injuring grabfood delivery rider in PJ
PETALING JAYA, Aug 15 — A subcontractor pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here today on two charges of attempted robbery and causing injury to a GrabFood delivery rider here last Friday...
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Huawei’s Ark Compiler can port Android apps to its own OS. Here’s what you need to know
Huawei Technologies officially unveiled its self-made operating system, Harmony OS, in China last week as the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor continues to battle the effects of being put on...
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France opens criminal probe into death of Nora Quoirin
PARIS, Aug 15 — The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said yesterda...
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Faith 2.0: Pilgrims turn to tech to boost Haj
MECCA, Aug 14 ― The Haj pilgrimage underway in Mecca has been accelerating the growth of digital worship and spawning a slew of religious apps, tablet Korans and faith-based gadgets.
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Hacker modifies Apple Lightning cable to hijack computers
Here is one more reason to live in fear: a jacked up Apple Lightning cable that enables hackers to remotely access your Mac.
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Report: Police probe on Najib’s sniper attack claim still open
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Police have yet to close their investigation into former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim he was targeted by an unidentified sniper in Pekan, Pahang in 2017.
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Authorities expand search area for missing Singaporean kayakers in Mersing
SINGAPORE, Aug 10 — Singapore authorities are supporting the ongoing search operations to locate two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Mersing waters on Thursday.
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Huawei Announces EMUI 10; Beta To Release On 8 September
During the Huawei Developer Conference, the Chinese tech giant has announced that it will not be using HarmonyOS while it still has access to Android.
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Six locations in Langkawi hit by storm
LANGKAWI (Bernama): Six locations on the holiday island of Langkawi, Kedah has been hit by a storm since Friday (Aug 9) evening.
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Huawei Reveals HarmonyOS; Will Stay With Android
As a result of the US executive order from back in May, Huawei has been in the news with its own alternative OS to Google’s Android.
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Press Statement on ‘International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples' — Suhakam
AUGUST 9 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) observes August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is complemented by the observance of 2019 as the Intern...
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Sterling holds steady ahead of GDP data
LONDON, August 9 — The pound was steady today after yesterday’s drop on the back of senior aides of Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying they would hold a parliamentary election in the days after B...
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Personal view of a Muslim: Unilateral conversion into Islam — Mohamed Rafick Khan
AUGUST 9 — What transpired recently at the Selangor State Assembly is political manoeuvring by individuals within Mais that is pro-Umno and PAS.
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Guan Eng attributes furore over 'jawi illustrations' to misreporting, lack of consultation
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — DAP's Lim Guan Eng has blamed misleading news reports and a lack of consultation by the Education Ministry with stakeholders as reasons behind the public furore over khat le...
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High Court allows joint trial of Ku Nan, businessman Eng Boon’s graft cases
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — The High Court here, today allowed the prosecution’s application for the corruption cases involving businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon and former Federal Territories Minister...
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Azmin: Selangor to focus on high-impact industries, boost internet access under 12th Malaysia Plan
SHAH ALAM, August 9 — High-impact industries, transport network and communications are among the sectors that the Selangor administration will focus on in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), said Econo...
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AG files charges against 17 current, ex-directors of Goldman Sachs units
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc in a multi-billion-dollar corruption investigation at ...
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Malaysia files charges against current, former directors of Goldman Sachs units
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc in a multi-billion-dollar corruption investigation at ...
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After losing court case, AirAsia launches petition against RM23 passenger service charge
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — Low-cost airline AirAsia has launched a petition to protest the RM23 additional passenger service charge (PSC) for passengers travelling beyond Asean from RM50 to RM73 per ...
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Rosmah's son Riza Aziz’s money laundering case set for Jan 2020 hearing
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — The Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri...
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Huawei may unveil Hongmeng OS, consumer business plans at annual conference
The tech world will be watching Huawei this weekend, as thousands of developers and partners gather in the southern city of Dongguan, hopeful for a glimpse of the company’s future consumer business ...
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Deforestation, NCR violations in Sarawak: Federal government must conduct ground visits — Meenakshi Raman
AUGUST 9 — In conjunction with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to repeat our request to the federal government to conduct ground visits ...
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IPCMC must be a Black Maria, not a Kancil — Rama Ramanathan
AUGUST 9 — In a statement on Wednesday, titled “Actually, we commented on 100 per cent of the IPCMC Bill,” Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances, CAGED, mentioned Green Papers.
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Why drug crime increase in Singapore and its capital punishment is not effective? — Sangkari Pranthaman
AUGUST 9 — Despite strict laws and strong deterrent efforts from authorities, the drug problem in Singapore arises not solely due to addiction by abusers, but because there are other social problems...
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Debate on unilateral conversion Bill a waste of time following Federal Court ruling, says DAP MP
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — DAP national legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh said today it is unnecessary to debate the Bill on the unilateral conversion of minors to Islam in the Selangor State Asse...
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Utusan, Kosmo employees to stage protest over unpaid, delayed salaries
IPOH, August 9 — Employees of Utusan Malaysia Sdn Bhd are set to stage a protest on August 19, after 800 of them were not paid their salaries last month.
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Penang to host Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in October, says state rep
GEORGE TOWN, August 9 — Penang State Exco Jagdeep Singh Deo announced today that Penang will be hosting the largest urban forum in Asia — the seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) this October.
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Putrajaya appoints DreamEDGE to produce Malaysia’s third national car
CYBERJAYA, August 9 — Cyberjaya-based company DreamEDGE will produce Malaysia’s third national car, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) announced today.
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Community support needed for patients suffering from dementia, says deputy minister
PETALING JAYA, August 9 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry wants to ensure there is sufficient communal support for senior citizens, especially those suffering from dementia.
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Lawyer files suit against government over ‘unconstitutional’ departure levy
IPOH, August 9 — A lawyer is suing the government over the recent departure levy imposed on Malaysians travelling overseas, claiming that this is unconstitutional in nature.
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On Shah Alam stage, Westlife pleads for info on Irish teen missing in Negri Sembilan
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — Popular Irish pop group Westlife is the latest and possibly the first celebrities to publicly ask for help in finding Nora Anne Quoirin, who disappeared last Sunday while ho...
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Selangor may still table unilateral conversion Bill in next sitting, says MB
SHAH ALAM, August 9 — Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the Bill allowing for unilateral religious conversion of minors could still be tabled at the next state legislative assembly sitting, ...
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Selangor MB denies administration in turmoil
SHAH ALAM, August 9 — Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari has denied a news portal’s report yesterday that the state administration is in turmoil and his leadership is under threat.
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Minister says updating data on petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians
KOTA KINABALU, August 9 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only tho...
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PDRM announce transfer of senior officials
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — Perlis will have a new Police Chief with the appointment of SAC Datuk Surina Saad to the post, effective from Sept 10.
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Backstabbings and plot twists: ‘Drama Pukul 7’ turns soap opera silliness into a board game
CYBERJAYA, August 9 — Hitting their crowdfunding target of RM15,000 in roughly a week last night came as a surprise to the folks at Meja Belakang Art — after all, their independently-produced boar...
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Final prosecution witness takes stand in Najib’s SRC trial as hearing nears end
KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — After 50 days of court hearings and various adjournments, the final prosecution witness will be called to the stand in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC Internatio...
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Singapore to stimulate economy if necessary, says PM Lee
SINGAPORE, Aug 8 — Singapore will stimulate its economy should it become necessary in the face of an economic slowdown, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
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Finance Ministry calls Malaysians to share ideas, suggestions for Budget 2020 preparation
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The Finance Ministry is inviting Malaysians from all walks of life to share their ideas and suggestions with the government, for the preparation of Budget 2020.
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Indonesia president Jokowi visits Malaysia after winning reelection
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 ― Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hold a two-day official visit to Kuala Lumpur starting today which is expected to further strengthen the already close bilateral relations...
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Ranau to host launch of National Month celebration
Peter (centre) with members of the organising committee of National Month after a press conference announcing the celebration.
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In Selangor, Pakatan downplays fallout over controversial conversion Bill
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Tensions are rife in Selangor as Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari is set to meet state Pakatan Harapan leaders tomorrow amid a split among the ruling coalition’s state lawmakers o...
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Denying no-confidence vote against MB, Selangor Speaker explains why assembly meeting finished early
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — The completion of the latest Selangor state assembly meeting after just two days is unrelated to any rumoured attempt to remove the Selangor mentri besar, the state Speaker sai...
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August 2019 week one fuel price – RON97 down 2 sen
It’s time yet again for the usual weekly fuel price update, where it’s good news for users of RON 97 petrol, as the fuel is now cheaper this week.
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RON97 drops 2 sen this week
KUALA LUMPUR, August 2 — The retail price for RON97 petrol will drop 2 sen to RM2.54 from RM2.56 per litre for the period of August 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019.
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Court to decide Aug 9 on joint hearing of corruption cases involving Ku Nan and businessman Tan Eng Boon
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 ― The High Court today set August 9 to decide on an application by the prosecution for a joint hearing of the corruption cases involving businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon and former...
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Nine female dancers shave heads for drama
The dancers acting as monks in the drama.
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AG denies interfering in Adib’s inquest, calls dad’s conclusion on affidavit ‘mischievous’
SHAH ALAM, July 24 — Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas said today that he never issued instructions to former Deputy Public Prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah to file an affidavit in the Court of Appeal over...
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Court set Aug 9 set to hear issues over filing of contempt proceedings against AG
SHAH ALAM, July 24 — The Coroner’s Court here today fixed August 9 to hear preliminary issues over the filing of an ex-parte application by the father of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim to i...
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UK’s Johnson to take helm of economy as warning signs flash
LONDON, July 23 — Britain’s incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson will inherit an economy that could be heading for a slowdown or even a recession, weakening his hand in the battles ahead as the c...
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ESSZone curfew extended till Aug 9, says Sabah police chief
KOTA KINABALU, July 23 — The 6pm-6am curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) waters which is to end this Thursday has been extended to August 9, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mamm...
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Up to 10% rebate and RM50,000 cashback for Setia Eco Templer VPEX 2019 buyers
PETALING JAYA (July 22): S P Setia Bhd is giving out up to 10% rebate and RM50,000 cashback to purchasers of the Setia Eco Templer project that are participating in the Malaysia Virtual Property Expo ...
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Pininfarina to unveil brand's future design philosophy next month
The Battista undergoing wind tunnel testing.
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Indonesian accelerator Skala opens applications for second cohort
Indonesian pre-seed accelerator Skala has opened applications for its second batch of startups in the country, following the graduation of its first cohort earlier this year.
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Kelantan assures security at Zakir Naik’s tour programme
KOTA BARU, July 7 — The Kelantan government will ensure the safety of visitors at the Dr Zakir Naik’s Kelantan Missionary Tour Programme to be held on August 7 to 10.
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MACC seeks to try Bung Moktar, Zizie jointly at High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — The prosecution’s application to transfer the corruption cases of Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette from the Sessions Court t...
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Cop kills himself in front of colleagues at Bintulu police station
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Just after roll call this morning, a police lance-corporal put his loaded gun under his chin and shot himself three times in front of four colleagues at the Bintulu police st...
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Prestariang sues govt for RM732m over axed SKIN project
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd (PSKIN), a subsidiary of Prestariang Bhd, today filed a legal claim totalling RM732 million against the government for the unilateral termination of...
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AirAsia head pays RM3.64m settlement with Securities Commission over MAS share purchase
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — A RM3.64 million settlement with the Securities Commission (SC) was paid off by AirAsia Group Bhd co-founder and executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun for the purchase ...
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