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WESTERN Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money has expanded international money transfer services in Malaysia by integrating its services with the Valyou mobile wallet, a service...
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Valyou, fintech subsidiary of Telenor group announced today that its e-wallet has integrated with Western Union to enable its customers in Malaysia to send money to Western Union agent locations acros...
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NEW DELHI, July 22 — The Chinese parent company of popular video app TikTok will set up a data centre in India, as privacy concerns prompt Indian regulators to push for greater domestic storage of i...
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PETALING JAYA: A Myanmar-based insurgent group has sourced some RM80,000 in funds from Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to buy firearms and ammunition, Bukit Aman told the South China Morning Post (SCMP)...
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Video-streaming platform iFlix has raised over US$50 million in a round anchored by global asset manager Fidelity International ahead of a potential initial public offering.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighbouring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs.
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NEW YORK, July 21 — Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighbouring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador credits Malaysia’s counter terrorism success to the sharing of information with international counterparts who have...
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PUTRAJAYA: Illegal immigrants should take the opportunity to return home via the “Back for Good” programme instead of paying for dubious services to leave the country, says the Immigration Department.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 19 — Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud today said that the department is targeting to repatriate 200,000 illegal immigrants under the new Back For Go...
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PETALING JAYA: An international workers’ union has welcomed the government’s latest amnesty programme to enable undocumented migrants to leave the country, but said the RM700 compound fee was stil...
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Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar’s military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thurs...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Human traffickers are increasingly targeting Rohingya living in Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands fled after a brutal military crackdown in 201...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asean should follow Malaysia’s lead in providing alternative learning centres for refugees, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Prof Yanghee Lee.
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As Malaysians, we are well aware of the obsessive love-affair between prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Indian radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Chinese have taken to Malaysia in a big way.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Chinese have taken to Malaysia in a big way.
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(July 17): The engine of globalisation has had a ‘torrid decade’, and the sector is facing another period of great volatility.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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The US-China trade war is good news for ecommerce startup Zilingo.
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PARLIAMENT | The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation – or fake news.
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MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia welcomes 54,453 haj pilgrims from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia via the Makkah Route, an initiative that saw pilgrims completed their travel, customs and visa proce...
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TAIPEI: The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbours.
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Cyber-security solutions provider, Check Point Research, discovered a new variant of an existing malware that targetted Android devices.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will consider the need to extend the operation of the Malaysian field hospital in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh to 2021.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted, by next month at the soonest, according to Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says the defence white paper on the drafting of policies related to national defence and security will be tabled at the next Parliament session.
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TAIPEI: The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbors.
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The former military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad Ershad (above), died on Sunday aged 90, following age-related health complications, an aide said.
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JOHOR BARU: Three recycling factory workers suffered burns in a fire at the storage area of the factory near here today.
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JOHOR BARU, July 13 — Three recycling factory workers suffered burns in a fire at the storage area of the factory near here yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: One hundred and sixty six illegal immigrants including 17 Africans were held in integrated crime prevention operations to flush out illegal immigrants at several focus areas around the f...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — The police and Immigration Department said today they have conducted a series of busts throughout the city and arrested 166 illegal foreigners, including 17 African nationals...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian government suspended the ...
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Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian Government susp...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Malaysia's businesses in the halal industry should look to expand their market base to Bangladesh, riding on the economic growth of the South Asian nation and its huge Muslim p...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian government su...
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DHAKA: For the first time in 30 years, Newage Group, a Bangladesh-based garment manufacturer, is sensing an opportunity to sell in the US. And it has President Donald Trump’s battle with China to thank.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (Jul 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism (E8) division rounded up four terror suspects belonging to different extremist group, including a Rohingya man who had threaten...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) is making a three-day working visit to Bangladesh from today, his first trip to the country since assuming the post last year.
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LETTER | Sisters in Islam (SIS) calls upon the Malaysian government to take proactive measures in making necessary legal amendments and rolling out necessary ground initiatives to end child marriage f...
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PETALING JAYA: Sisters in Islam (SIS) has called upon the Pakatan Harapan government to urgently end child marriage in the country and to table a Bill to raise the age in the current parliamentary sitting.
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SEPANG: Malaysia expects to get a positive response to its request for an additional quota of 10,000 pilgrims for haj this year, says Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.
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QEOS LED, which raised RM3 million from 191 investors in its maiden pitchIN ECF campaign in December 2017, has launched its final ECF campaign.
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SEPANG: Malaysia expects to get a positive response to its request for an additional quota of 10,000 pilgrims for Haj this year, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri D...
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Dr Mujahid (third left) at the launch of Road to Makkah initiative at KLIA.
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Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tue...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians in Australia are claiming to be refugees to gain protection visas which will enable them to stay longer in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 30): Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran has clarified today that a statement he made in Cameron Highlands yesterday that Malaysia may take in workers from Africa to fill the ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Field Hospital (MFH) received yet another recognition after it was honoured with the Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy Innovation Award.
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PETALING JAYA: The suggestion to recruit African workers for the plantation sector will be dropped, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 30): Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran has clarified today that a statement he made in Cameron Highlands yesterday that Malaysia may take in workers from Africa to fill the ma...
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PETALING JAYA: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran said today he has dropped the idea of importing workers from Africa to meet a labour shortage in oil palm plantations.
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Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has abandoned the idea of bringing in African workers to serve the plantation sector.
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PETALING JAYA: Plantation owners will be informed that the suggestion to bring in Africans to work in the sector would be dropped, says M. Kulasegaran.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the proposal to bring in African workers, raised by Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran, remains just that - a suggestion.
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COMMENT | Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah last week issued an unambiguous call for the perpetrators of the 2017 campaign of widespread and systematic violence by Myanmar security forces against Ro...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has received an application from India to extradite controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, an Indian national, but is keeping to its decision not to send him back, a Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is preparing a white paper on a systematic form of human aid for Rohingya refugees.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed today the receipt of India’s formal extradition request for preacher Dr Zakir Naik who is wanted there for money launder...
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KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, COX’S BAZAAR, BANGLADESH: It is hot and humid now in Bangladesh; more so in the coastal city of Cox’s Bazaar, which boasts the longest stretch of beach in the world.
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MALAYSIAN Field Hospital, Cox’s Bazaar: A few months ago, we were enlisted for the Ops Starlight 3 humanitarian mission (Malaysian Field Hospital [MFH] in Cox’s Bazaar).
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IPOH: Malaysians should not view Bangladesh negatively just because of their workers here, says Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.
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PETALING JAYA: A total of 39 illegal immigrants were detained following raids on a food outlet and a workers' hostel in Setia Alam.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department has detained 39 illegal immigrants including three women of various nationalities in an operation dubbed “Ops Selera” carried out at a food premises in Set...
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A train derailment in northeastern Bangladesh has killed at least four people and injured about 100 people, an official said on Monday.
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SINGAPORE (June 24): Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as Southeast Asian leaders gather for a...
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DATA traffic per smartphone per month in South-East Asia and Oceania is expected to grow from 3.6GB to 17GB at a compounded annual growth rate of 29%, says a report.
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Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail SHAH ALAM: The government will study problems on refugees at Bukit Malut, Langkawi, Kedah, to resolve the matter holistically, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Ser...
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BANGKOK: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on international monitoring bodies to monitor the deportation process of Rohingya refugees.
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BANGKOK: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on international monitoring bodies to keep track of deportation initiatives for Rohingya refugees.
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SHAH ALAM: The government will study problems on refugees at Bukit Malut, Langkawi, Kedah, to resolve the matter holistically, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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SHAH ALAM, June 23 — The government will study problems on refugees at Bukit Malut, Langkawi, Kedah, to resolve the matter holistically, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismai...
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PETALING JAYA: A New York-based non-profit organisation that investigates labour and environmental abuses has helped Malaysian factories improve their treatment of migrant workers.
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BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah has called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the ministry wrote in a twee...
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BANGKOK, June 22 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said that one of the main issues brought up by Malaysia during the 34th Asean Summit and Related Summits was the Rohingya crisis.
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SERDANG: According to Immigration Department director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud, the government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month – or an average RM12 per day, per detainee – to ensure...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month on food for immigration detainees, an average RM12 per detainee per day.
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There are 14 Immigration Department detention depots across the country, and many of the illegal immigrants remain there for one to two months for processing.
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According to Immigration Department director-general, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, the government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month – or an average RM12 per day, per detainee – to ensure there is adequ...
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SERDANG (Bernama): The government spends nearly RM3.5mil a month - or an average RM12 per day, per detainee, says Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
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BANGKOK (AFP): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for South-East Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the stateless minority group expelled from Myanmar.
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BANGKOK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Friday vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to “stop the oppression” of th...
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BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the statel...
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BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the statel...
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BANGKOK, June 21 — Malaysia’s prime minister today vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to “stop the oppression” of the s...
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Looking out at his empty, red-earth field, Thai farmer Puang Timdon said his two-week-old maize crop didn’t stand a chance against the fall armyworm pest.
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PETALING JAYA: A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court has ordered controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to physically appear before it on July 31, The Times of India reported.
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Accelerating Asia, a regional network of startups and an early-stage venture capital fund, announced the 10 participating startups for its inaugural accelerator cohort.