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US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 — Google has announced that it is now possible to listen to music from its YouTube Music streaming service on the entirety of its Home range of smart speakers (and, theoretic...
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PETALING JAYA: Human activities are contributing to climate change and this has affected the quality of life in some places around the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  today announced the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project, which was abruptly terminated in May 2017.
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BUTTERWORTH: The magistrate’s court here today fixed June 3 this year for management of a case where a man was charged with 18 counts of cheating 14 people of RM51,800 in relation to the sale of “...
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PETALING JAYA: How do you market your product to millennials?
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GENEVA, April 18 — The United States won a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling today against China’s use of tariff-rate quotas for rice, wheat and corn, which it successfully argued limited mark...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has discontinued its practice of importing dairy and beef cattle from Australia after discovering discrepancies in the system.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): With Malaysia yet to make a decision on whether or not to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tod...
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THE video of the altercation between a representative of a high-end developer and purportedly dissatisfied customer that is going viral on social media now is but one of the manifestations of the huge...
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BENGALURU: National Australia Bank Ltd on Thursday flagged additional charges of A$525 million (US$376.64 million) after tax as the lender bulks up provisions to refund customers.
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Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9.
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Tokyo: Nippon Paint Holdings Co agreed to buy Australia’s DuluxGroup Ltd for A$3.8bil (US$2.7bil) in cash, giving it access to the country’s No. 1 sales channel for paints and coatings, as well as sealants, adhesives, garage doors, cabinets and architectural hardware.
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PETALING JAYA: Shortsightedness and lack of coordination among agencies have led to Malaysia becoming the world’s dumping ground for plastic wastes, according to an environmentalist.
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PARIS, FRANCE (April 17): At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The FBM KLCI fell in early trade this morning, dragged by losses at index-linked blue chips including Axiata Group Bhd and Public Bank Bhd.
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SYDNEY: Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd has proposed buying Australia's biggest paint maker Dulux Group Ltd for A$3.8 billion (US$2.7 billion), expanding its global footprint though entering Australia just as a housing boom falters.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9.
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(April 17): Stocks in Asia looked set to open mixed after their U.S. counterparts struggled for traction and investors awaited a slew of data on China’s economy.
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SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank believes a cut in interest rates would be “appropriate” should inflation stay low and unemployment trend higher, though there was still no strong case for a move in the near term.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0941 and 4.1010 while the resistance is pinned at 4.1168 and 4.1226.
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(April 16): Asian stocks looked set for declines Tuesday after U.S. stocks halted a three-day advance on disappointing bank earnings.
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Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore’s proposed law against “fake news”, warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state’s ambition to become a global education hub.
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HONG KONG: The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has added Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to the team of banks working on the sale of its Asia-Pacific business, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pikom, the National (ICT) Association of Malaysia, is supportive of the government’s stance to impose a 6% digital tax on foreign service providers as of Jan 1, 2020.
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Charges against dozens of journalists and publishers in Australia over the reporting of cardinal George Pell’s child sex abuse conviction will have a chilling effect on future news reporting if they...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The FBM KLCI rose 0.37% in early trade this morning, lifted by gains including at Petronas-linked stocks, tracking teh uptrend at regional markets.
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(April 15): Asian stocks look set for a positive start to the week after earnings and Chinese economic data eased concerns about a slowdown in global growth Friday, lifting U.S. shares and Treasury yi...
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CHINA’S small businesses are cautiously optimistic amid the anticipated global economic downtrend in 2019, with over 70% of those surveyed expecting growth this year, a survey said.
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NEW YORK, April 13 — Annual fan convention Star Wars Celebration is the setting for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to make its April 13 debut ahead of an expected console and computer release towards ...
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The National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia (Cagamas Bhd) plans to introduce a shared equity home ownership scheme for the middle 40% (M40). The Edge quotes Cagamas president-cum-CEO Datuk Chung Che...
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PETALING JAYA: A former Ma­­lay­sian flight attendant has been jailed five-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to smuggling heroin into Melbourne, Australia.
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PETALING JAYA: A former Malaysian flight attendant has been jailed five years and six months in jail after pleading guilty to smuggling heroin into Melbourne, Australia in May 2018.
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GENEVA, April 12 — South Korea won the bulk of its appeal yesterday in a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over import bans and testing requirements it had imposed on Japanese seafood in the w...
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HONG KONG: Technology stocks have been at the forefront of the rally in Asian stocks this year, yet there’s more driving the sector than just Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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I WORKED for the Malaysian armed forces from 1964 to 1986.
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CANADA is a destination that draws many to visit, study or call home, thanks to the friendly and welcoming attitude this country has come to be known for.
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(April 12): Asian stocks were poised for modest gains Friday after data showed the U.S. economy remains on solid footing.
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LETTER | What hope for Malaysia, a climate and renewable energy leader, we saw at the Clean Energy Collaboration conference in Kuching.
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IN a just society, the rule of law applies to everyone irrespective of their station in life.
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A study by global digital payments service provider, Visa Inc, has placed Malaysia at 19th among 73 countries in government e-payments adoption.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning as Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Top Glove Corporation Bhd dragged the local index against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0724 and 4.0871 while the resistance pegged at 4.1171 and 4.1300.
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SYDNEY: Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy established resorts in Australia could escalate into a bidding war.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd does not foresee additional price increases for its products this year.
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PETALING JAYA: Myanmar is now the biggest producer of methamphetamine in the world, much of which ends up in neighbouring places such as Malaysia, according to an investigative report by Al Jazeera on...
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(April 11): Asian stocks were poised for a mixed start after Federal Reserve meeting minutes confirmed the central bank’s dovish tilt on policy this year.
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SINGAPORE (April 10): Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) has divested five properties in Japan to Godo Kaisha T&C for a total sale consideration of JPY 12.5 billion (S$213.3 million) in cash.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Human Plus, a South Korean startup has unveiled its human-centric payment solution with efficient cryptocurrency utilisation ecosystem, HUPAYX.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to award the first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month, an official at the regulator said on April 10.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd does not intend to raise prices any further for the rest of this year, following a 6.2% price hike from this month due to rising costs.
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SYDNEY: Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy established resorts in Australia could escalate into a bidding war.
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SINGAPORE, April 10 — The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to award the first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month, an official at the regulator said today.
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Two opposing groups rallied over the rare earths processing plant operated in Gebeng, Kuantan by Australia’s Lynas Corp – one was over concerns about toxic waste while the other was to thank the P...
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LETTER | Amidst a busy period, I noticed the topic of Lynas Corp rising once again with Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof stating removing Lynas will not be an option to safeguard the in...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — ShopBack, a one-stop rewards and discovery platform, has secured US$45 million (RM184.3 million) in its latest funding round It said the new capital injection brings the com...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Small businesses in Singapore grew less strongly than their counterparts in South-east Asia, despite growing at their strongest pace in three years in 2018 and outperforming...
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SINGAPORE: An Asian rewards app that works with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and major online brands has snagged $45 million from Japan’s Rakuten Capital and other investors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Environmental groups and Lynas Corp workers held rival demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur today over concerns about radioactive waste from the company’s rare earths processing plant in Kua...
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AirTrunk, one of the region’s top-funded startups, just secured over US332 million in debt financing to bankroll its expansion in Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Some 200 people from numerous non-government organisations (NGOs) led by 'Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas' were at the Parliament gate to hand over a memorandum at 10.30am today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): AmBank Research foresees the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0799 and 4.0871 while the resistance is pinned at 4.1051 and 4.1107.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 ― Obstacle clearing games Clean Road and Stack Ball become top five free game downloads on app store charts around the world, while Run Race 3D wins an international audience...
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(April 10): Asian stocks were poised for declines Wednesday after renewed concern about a global economic slowdown and an escalation in trade tensions pushed U.S. stocks and Treasury yields lower.
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KLANG (April 9): Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub denied the existence of development projects which led the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct an...
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Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub denied the existence of development projects which led the MACC to conduct an investigation on his political secretary.
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KUCHING: A state minister has questioned the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s sincerity in helping Sarawak students after it turned down an offer of a RM1 billion loan to repair dilapidated schools...
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KLANG: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub denied the existence of development projects which led the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct an investiga...
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SINGAPORE, April 9 — Singapore’s leader insisted today his government’s proposed fake news laws were a “step forward” in fighting online falsehoods after they sparked criticism from press fr...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 9): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news, even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.
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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA (April 9): A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia...
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CANBERRA, April 9 — A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia today.
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Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing regulatory pressure in Europe, where countries are proposing stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.
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A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia on April 9.
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FOR most of the first quarter, the price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been languishing at less than US$3 per million British thermal unit (mmBtu), lower than the past six-month average of US$3.3...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 9 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will stick by its decision to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act and will not follow its neighbour Singapore in bid to tackle "online falsehoods".
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The shareholders of Australia-listed Donaco International Ltd including Joey Lim Keong Yew, the grandson of the late casino kingpin Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, have applied to seek t...
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BENGALURU (April 9): Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd said on Tuesday it is still interested in acquiring Lynas Corp Ltd and could table a less conditional bid for the only major producer of rare earth elem...
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BENGALURU: Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd said on Tuesday it is still interested in acquiring Lynas Corp Ltd and could table a less conditional bid for the only major producer of rare earth elements outside China.
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PERTH: Australia’s Wesfarmers Ltd said today it is still interested in acquiring Lynas Corp Ltd and could table a less conditional bid for the only major producer of rare earth elements outside Chin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The FBM KLCI dipped in early trade this morning dragged by index-linked blue chips, against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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SYDNEY: A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000km journey by electric car here on Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.
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(April 9): Asian stocks were set for modest gains after their U.S. counterparts edged higher as investors awaited signs of progress on trade ahead.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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The MoneyMatch team Malaysian fintech startup MoneyMatch today announced that it has been granted an approval in principle for a Class B remittance license from the country’s central bank Bank Nega...
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New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has described Facebook as “morally bankrupt“ and suggested his country follow Australia by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch shootings.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MoneyMatch has received an approval in principle for a Class B remittance licence from Bank Negara Malaysia to carry out digital remittance services for businesses and individuals.
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MELBOURNE (April 8): Co. has considered five possible locations to carry out some processing under prospective expansion plans, CEO Amanda Lacaze says Monday on a webcast with investors.
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Australia’s opposition Labor is the favorite to win a national election expected in May, two polls showed on Monday, but its lead has narrowed over the conservative coalition government which announ...
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Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
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APRIL 8 — As with the caning of two lesbians in Terengganu last September, some have dismissed criticism of Brunei’s new laws as Islamophobic, colonialist, or Orientalist.
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(April 8): Asian stocks looked set to kick off the week on a positive note after U.S. equities neared all-time highs Friday on signs the American economy is continuing to add jobs with few signs of in...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refer to the letter by Lynas Malaysia reported in Malaysiakini on 5 April 2019, which says that our recent statements...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): Besides shopping malls, eateries and offices, the Government should consider an awareness campaign to prevent smoking in private vehicles, Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) p...
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All eyes in the trade world are fixed on the United States and China, with the world’s two largest economies locked in negotiations that could shape the contours of global commerce into the next decade.
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Travel agents, London's transport network and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei to protest over the Sultanate's introduction ...