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Colombo (AFP): Before being named prime suspects in Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bomb attacks, National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s (NTJ) main claim to fame was being linked to vandalising of Buddhist statues.
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Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally recogn...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Datuk Zamri Man will be removed as Ipoh mayor for going absent without leave (AWOL), according to a report by The Star Online.
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JOHOR BARU, April 20 — Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has today ordered the authorities to increase and tighten their patrols along Johor’s waters to curb illegal disposals of oil waste activ...
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IPOH: Datuk Zamri Man will be removed as Ipoh mayor for going absent without leave (AWOL).
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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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KOTA TINGGI: The oil spill that was spotted in waters near Batu Layar and Tanjung Balau here last Wednesday (April 17) is believed to have been washed out to open waters after a clean-up team failed to find it Friday (April 19).
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Authorities suspect foreign tankers discharged marine fuel oil that resulted in the oil spill detected off Kota Tinggi yesterday.
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BEIJING, April 18 — China’s Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country, paving the way for the console to enter the world’s largest video games market two...
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China’s Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country, paving the way for the console to enter the world’s largest videogames market two years after it was first released worldwide.
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Authorities in several US states are warning about an alleged scam in which people visit senior-living communities and low-income neighbourhoods, offering to perform DNA tests and collecting information from people in government health programmes.
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Authorities in Iraq are currently contemplating banning popular shooters like Fortnite in a bid to curb fears of violence in younger players.
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Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD) is located within the Southern Johor Economic Region and Daerah Sentral of Johor Baru, covering approximately 250 acres (101has) with ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, as a crackdown on wildlife trafficking continues.
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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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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn was questioned by prosecutors at Tokyo District Court today, Kyodo News reported, a week after her husband was arrested for...
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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrived at Tokyo District Court, Kyodo News reported today, where she is expected to be questioned by prosecutors.
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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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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn returned to Japan yesterday and intends to testify to Tokyo prosecutors, a source close to her entourage said, days after she left the c...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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HONG KONG: Investors hoping for even more gains from Chinese equities have reasons to stay optimistic.
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SHANGHAI, April 7 — Chen Jiuxiao puts on virtual-reality goggles and is immediately transported to a snow-covered ski slope, down which she slaloms without ever leaving Shanghai.
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TOKYO, April 5 — Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will remain in custody until at least April 14, a Japanese court ruled today, as prosecutors quiz him over fresh allegations of financial misconduct.
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The Johor government has confirmed that ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong, a tributary of Sungai Johor, resulted in the disruption of water supply to tens of thousands of consumers in the Kulai d...
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SINGAPORE (April 4): Genting Singapore is committing to an investment of some S$4.5 billion for the expansion of the integrated resort (IR) at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), which will see the property ...
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TOKYO, April 4 — Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn was rearrested early today in Tokyo while out on bail, local media said, as prosecutors investigate a fresh charge against the auto tycoon.
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SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore's parliament on Monday began considering a law on "fake news" that an internet watchdog has called the world's most far-reaching, stoking fears that the government could...
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ALOR SETAR: When Mohd Zaki Megat Ali was found guilty of being in possession of 64 live pangolins, the judge handed him a RM65,000 (US$16,000) fine.
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Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called for patience as the Shah Alam Coroner's Court holds an inquest to determine fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's cause of death.The 24-year-old was part of a F...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — The federal government is considering a RM3 billion infusion for the Federal Land Agency (Felda) amid depressed global palm oil prices and a European Union campaign against ...
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PETALING JAYA: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has hit out at the government over reports that it is seeking to freeze bank accounts purportedly linked to him in a bid to recover money said to be fr...
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PETALING JAYA: Authorities in India arrested a “trusted aide” to Zakir Naik on Friday in connection to the money laundering case against the controversial preacher, The Times of India reported.
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A copy of the notice of seizure, dated Jan 17, 2019, was found pasted outside the bungalow in Tanjung Bungah, Penang owned by Malaysian fugitive businessman Jho Low.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Authorities presented three people at the Sessions Court in Johor Baru this morning to face charges of illegally dumping toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang earl...
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Authorities have seized the family house of businessperson Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is accused of being a key player in the 1MDB scandal.
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CYBERJAYA: Authorities will not stop war-based games for now, provided the contents of such games are within legal provisions, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
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ISKANDAR PUTERI, March 20 — Authorities have identified 46 potential hazardous illegal dumping sites in Pasir Gudang, minister Yeo Bee Yin said today.
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PASIR GUDANG, March 20 — Authorities closed the temporary treatment centre at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) Indoor Stadium and the Disaster Management Committee operations centre in Mena...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng asserted that the Barisan Nasional government had frozen accounts under investigation for longer than Umno’s has been in suspension.
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SINGAPORE: Authorities in Singapore are monitoring the situation in Pasir Gudang, as more illegal waste dumping sites have been found in the area.
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Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left a dead body on the ground and multiple people injured, according to police.Aut...
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SUNGAI PETANI: The Kedah government says it will not budge from its decision to close down an orphanage accused of exploiting children to solicit funds from the public, after caretakers threatened to ...
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GEORGE TOWN, March 18 ― One Malaysian victim of the Christchurch, New Zealand mass shootings last week is stable after a third operation this morning, said Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Azi...
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PASIR GUDANG: Authorities have cleaned up a 1.5km stretch of Sungai Kim Kim but they are still monitoring air quality in the affected areas, said Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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JOHOR BAHRU: What started out as an isolated incident of illegally dumping chemicals into a Johor river has escalated into a wave of methane poisoning cases, with more than 2,700 people taken ill.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad condemned the shootings today at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has left 40 people dead.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — A second Malaysian is among those wounded when gunmen attacked at least one mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR; A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother was given a mental health check-up today, one day after she lost a release bid and broke down in court.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was given a mental health check-up Friday (March 15), a day after she lost a release bid and broke d...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Egyptian militant, who married a single mother in Serian, Sarawak, had also used her email and bank account for terror-related activities.
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JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 2,775 people have been affected by the toxic waste pollution in Pasir Gudang as of Thursday (Mar 14) afternoon.
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JOHOR BAHRU: More than 1,900 people have been affected by the toxic waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, said Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) on Thursday (Mar 14).
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Robin Rathmell, who is the attorney for Low Taek Jho (pictured), said today Low categorically denies having made any of the alleged donations to a Trump-related political fund...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Malaysia has shut more schools after a suspected chemical leak last week left more than 200 children, teachers and others being treated for poisoning, its education minister s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Robin Rathmell, who is the attorney for Low Taek Jho, said today Low categorically denies having made any of the alleged donations to a Trump-related political fundraising com...
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The government has shut more schools after a suspected chemical leak last week left more than 200 children, teachers and others being treated for poisoning, its education minister said late on Wednesd...
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The government has shut 34 schools after a suspected chemical leak last week left more than 200 children, teachers and others being treated for poisoning, the Education Ministry said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Malaysia has shut 34 schools after a suspected chemical leak last week left more than 200 children, teachers and others being treated for poisoning, the education ministry sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Authorities will prosecute tomorrow one of the three people arrested for illegal chemical dumping in Pasir Gudang, Johor, that led to toxic fumes in the area, said Yeo Bee Y...
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Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country entered a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack o...
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Authorities in Kenya had received little information on the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 that crashed near Bishoftu in Ethiopia on Sunday morning.
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IPOH: Authorities have been urged to take stern action against individuals including the opposition parties’ cyber troopers for playing up racial sentiments on social media to attract the support of...
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Authorities are now on the hunt for the group of men who brutally hammered and beat a crocodile that got entangled in a fishing net.The incident is said to have happened at Batu Satu, Miri, Sarawak.
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Thirty-five people, mostly students, have been treated for poisoning in Malaysia after a suspected chemical leak near two schools in the country’s south on Thursday, officials said.
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LONDON, March 5 — World shares stalled near a five-month high today as China cut its growth targets to a 30-year low but added more stimulus, and a revived dollar headed for a fifth day of gains in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (Mar 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a yea...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (March 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a y...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called for the upgrading of safety measures and maintenance of the ferries serving Langkawi in the wake of a ferry that caught fire on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities today seized 3,300 rare pig-nosed turtles smuggled into the country.
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ALOR SETAR (Feb 26): All Dragon Star Shipping Sdn Bhd passenger ferry services have been suspended with immediate effect after one of its ferries caught fire yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Authorities are investigating three individuals who have been accused of insulting Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad via social media.
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Authorities in the United States have charged a man accused of leaking information on thousands of HIV victims in Singapore with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents.
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PUTRAJAYA: Authorities are targeting for 120,000 passengers to use the KTM Komuter daily, an increase of 20%, when a 20% discount for its fares take effect on April 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Paul Stadlen, (pix) a British public relations consultant to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, was slapped with money laundering charges in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, acc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― Swiss banker-turned-whistleblower Xavier Andre Justo has brushed aside allegations of wrongdoing in Switzerland, claiming the investigation against him for economic espionage ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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Netflix’s Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon on Jan 14 afternoon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities said today they had arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian man has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Sarawak, with his horrified nephew spotting the victim disappearing into a river during the attack, police said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian man has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Malaysia, with his horrified nephew spotting the victim disappearing into a river during the attack, police said on Thursday...
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HONG KONG, Feb 12 — As the Chinese territory of Macau marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic growth, a weaker yuan and a simmering trade war threaten to der...
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COX’S BAZAR, Feb 11 — Bangladesh security forces stopped 22 Rohingya Muslims from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said today, the second group in three days prevented from leaving sq...
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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh security forces stopped 22 Rohingya Muslims from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said Monday, the second group in three days prevented from leaving squalid refu...
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladesh security forces stopped 22 Rohingya Muslims from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said on Monday (Feb 11), the second group in three days preven...
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COX'S BAZAR: Bangladesh security forces stopped 22 Rohingya Muslims from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said on Monday (Feb 11), the second group in three days prevented from leaving sq...
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Police have stopped a marriage between an 11-year-old Rohingyan girl and a 21-year-old fellow countryman after acting on a police report made by Lifebridge Learning Centre director K. Sudhagaran Stanl...
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PUTRAJAYA: Authorities will be calling four individuals, including PAS members, as they begin their probe into claims that the party had received RM90mil of the 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is formulating a cradle-to-grave policy to ensure that vulnerable social groups get the lifelong support and no one is left poor or hungry, says Deputy Prime Minister Datu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 ― The government is formulating a policy to ensure lifelong support and security for vulnerable social groups such as women and the elderly, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ism...
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Several thousand “yellow vest” protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday on the 12th weekend of action against the government despite opinion polls pointing to a recover...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): A key witness in a corruption case involving former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been placed under a witness protection program, according to a report in T...
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KUALA LUMPUR, (Jan 31): The High Court here was told today that the prosecution had handed over 421 documents on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s (pictured) corruption case, involv...
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Authorities in Tonga said they're hoping people will be able to visit Facebook and YouTube again by the weekend as experts repair the vital undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 30): The Malaysian government expects to be able to recover the first tranche of funds that have been stolen through 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) within this year, according to Fina...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police are seeking the parents of a financier wanted in connection with a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), in the hope that they ...
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Malaysian authorities are now looking further back into a pre-1MDB bond deal in their probe into fugitive financier Jho Low, a US media outlet has reported.