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Japan-Malaysia defence ties must go deeper, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Defence ties between Malaysia and Japan should not be limited only to the purchases of defence equipment, said Deputy Minister of Defence Senator Liew Chin Tong.
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99.co appoints former Lamudi exec as Indonesia head
Singapore-headquartered property marketplace 99.co has announced two key appointments to lead its Indonesia operations and product initiatives.
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Axiata to support Malaysia'a aspiration to become a data hub
KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd is ready to support the government's aspiration to become a data hub for artificial intelligence and big data analytics by developing...
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Ironic that cops question me in Malaysia Baru, says ex-ambassador
Former ambassador Dennis Ignatius said he finds it ironic that police had summoned him for questioning over his remarks about the controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
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Bukit Aman questions ex-envoy over FMT column on ‘demagogue’ Zakir Naik
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman today questioned former ambassador Dennis Ignatius for two hours over his writing published on FMT last month on the growing influence of Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik ...
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Wake up and smell the cinnamon
CINNAMON might smell like Christmas to many in the West, but to some Vietnamese farmers, it smells like prosperity.
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Immigration nabs 39 foreigners in Cameron vegetable, flower farms
PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department has detained 39 foreign workers after an operation at seven vegetable and flower farms in Cameron Highlands...
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Asean, please help the Rohingya
TWO years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades.
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Fearing deportation, axed Bangladeshi workers hide in jungles hoping for new permits
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Migrant workers from Bangladesh who came to Malaysia for work that would give them a better life have instead taken to living in shacks in jungles and oil palm plantations to...
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Hannah Yeoh urges youths to be champions of societal change
KUALA LUMPUR: Hannah Yeoh has urged youths to be champions of societal change through creative thinking in tackling social issues.
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SoftBank-backed Delhivery gets $115m from Canada pension fund
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a leading pension fund manager in Canada, announced it has bought an 8% stake in Indian logistics company Delhivery for US$115 million.
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Malaysians still in the dark about respiratory illnesses, study shows
KUALA LUMPUR: Many Malaysians are still unaware of the symptoms and treatments available for respiratory conditions such as asthma, according to Dr Khoo Ee Ming of Universiti Malaya’s Department of ...
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AmInvest Research downgrades telco to neutral after failed merger
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research has downgraded the outlook on the telecommunications sector to neutral from overweight following the failed...
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RapidKL’s ‘mini bus’ vs the old pink speed devils: Which fares better?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 ― At the Bukit Indah RapidKL bus hub on a Monday, about 12 people queued to board a 27-seater Hino bus that measured eight metres long.
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Axiata and Norway's Telenor call off JV talks
Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group said they had called off talks to create a telecoms joint venture with nearly 300 million customers across South Asia and Southeast Asia on Friday, sending...
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Giving poor students a cleaner option
KUALA LUMPUR: Many girls living in interior regions of Malaysia skip school when they have their monthly periods.
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Three in 10 bullied online
KUALA LUMPUR: Three in 10 young Malaysians are victims of online bullying, which affects their education and social life, with the majority experiencing it through...
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Malaysian Field Hospital carries out 2,300 surgeries
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has received 83,000 patients and successfully conducted 2,300 surgery cases in the 18 months since the hospital was built at the...
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Officer: Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox’s Bazar carried out 2,300 surgeries in first 18 months
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — The Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has received 83,000 patients and successfully conducted 2,300 surgery cases in 18 months since the hospital was built...
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M'sian field hospital in Bangladesh carries out 2,300 surgeries since end 2017
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, has received 83,000 patients and successfully conducted 2,300 surgeries in...
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Axiata, Asia School of Business and Cities 4.0 collaborate on Urbanlytics Malaysia 2019
AXIATA Group Bhd (Axiata) in collaboration with Cities 4.0 and Asia School of Business has invited both students and working individuals to participate in a datathon called Urbanlytics 2019.
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Malaysia's human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds ...
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AirAsia Traveller SIM lets you roam in 15 countries for RM30
If you’re travelling overseas and don’t want to pay for expensive daily roaming rates, AirAsia has a Traveller SIM pack that provides roaming data for as low as RM30 for 7 days.
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Malaysia's human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year
A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained ex...
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Convictions few and far between for human trafficking court in first year
KUALA LUMPUR: A court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtaine...
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4,326 new students enrol at UMS
Taufiq speaking with Akele Atomo Marie Jeanne (second left) and Eyang Athomo Arielle Flofell Macksett from Africa yesterday.
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Malaysia’s human trafficking court nets few scalps in first year
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recen...
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UN experts fear Myanmar military tortures suspects held incommunicado
Myanmar is holding insurgent suspects incommunicado in a practice that may be covering up torture, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday.
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Myanmar forcing Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a righ...
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Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe
Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Na...
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Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting vulnerable communities — Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
AUGUST 31 — The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific.
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India leaves nearly 2m people off citizens' list, fate uncertain
Nearly two million people have been left off a list of citizens released today in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics s...
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Najib's aide appointed to Tanjong Energy board after 1MDB acquisition, documents show
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): Shortly after 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) announced that it was acquiring Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd for RM8.5 billion from billionaire T Ananda Krishnan in March 2012...
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MDs plead guilty to negligence
IPOH: Representatives from two companies pleaded guilty in a Sessions Court to being negligent that resulted in the deaths of two workers in separate cases.
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Najib's aide appointed to Tanjong Energy board after 1MDB acquisition,...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Shortly after 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) announced that it was acquiring Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd for RM8.5 billion from billionaire T Ananda Krishnan in March 2012...
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Axiata says merger plan with Norway's Telenor on track
Malaysia's Axiata Group Bhd on Thursday said its planned merger with Norwegian telecoms peer Telenor ASA is on track, after local media reported the deal may have hit a...
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Two MDs plead guilty to negligently causing deaths of workers
IPOH: Two managing directors from different companies pleaded guilty in a Sessions Court here on Thursday (Aug 29) to negligently causing the death of their workers.
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Min...
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Fisheries Dept: M'sia voted against shark protection as species not targeted
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia opposed an international resolution to protect certain species of sharks and rays from exploitation because they are not targeted species...
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Cu...
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No spike in application for Malaysia My Second Home Programme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Min...
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No spike in applications for MM2H scheme from Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts and Cu...
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No spike in MM2H applications from Hong Kong, says Tourism sec-gen
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Despite the recent protests in Hong Kong, Malaysia has not seen a spike in the number of applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, said Tourism, Arts an...
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Hong Kong residents welcome but MM2H screening applies
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): Residents of protest-hit Hong Kong are welcome to apply for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme but they still need to go through the normal vetting process, said Touri...
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Hong Kong residents welcome but MM2H screening applies
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of protest-hit Hong Kong are welcome to apply for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme but they still need to go through the normal vetting process, said Tourism, Arts ...
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Hong Kong residents welcome but MM2H screening applies
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Residents of protest-hit Hong Kong are welcome to apply for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme but they still need to go through the normal vetting process, said Touri...
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HK residents welcome but MM2H screening applies, says tourism sec-gen
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Residents of protest-hit Hong Kong are welcome to apply for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme but they still need to...
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Berapit rep: Landlords should pay foreign resident fee
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The town here resembles a city in Bangladesh or Nepal during weekends and public holidays, according to Berapit assemblyman Heng Lee Lee.
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Foreigners getting used to a home away from home
KUALA LUMPUR: Stroll along Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin and Lebuh Pudu in the heart of the city and be transported to another land.
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All systems go at KLIA – almost
SEPANG: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is almost back to normal after three days of chaos, following disruptions to its airport management system.
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Rohingya refugees refuse to return to Myanmar in repatriation exercise
An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled yesterday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a si...
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KL's airport still battling systems outage, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at the terminal four hours before ...
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KL's airport still battling systems outage, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at th...
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KLIA systems still down, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA: Passengers departing from the KL International Airport (KLIA) are advised to reach the airport four hours before their flight departure time as systems disruption has yet to be resolved.
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KLIA comes to a grinding halt
SEPANG: In an unforeseen first-ever disruption of its airport management system, the operations of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) came to a halt for hours, with scores of flights delayed and passengers left stranded and frustrated.
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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over ‘inauthentic behaviour’
Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Facebook shuts 216 Myanmar accounts over 'inauthentic behaviour'
Facebook Inc said today it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, including some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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HR Ministry commissions study on foreign internship, low-skilled employment
PETALING JAYA: The Human Resources Ministry has commissioned a study to ascertain the socio-economic impact of international internship programmes and the employment of a large pool of low-skilled foreign workers in Malaysia.
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‘I’m here 24/7’: Rohingya youths share their stories on social media
When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.
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HR Ministry to study socio-economic effect of low-skilled foreign workers and...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) is to conduct a study on the socio-economic implications arising from the employment of low-skilled foreign workers and international inte...
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HR Ministry sets out to get socio-economic impact data on foreign workers in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — The Human Resources Ministry is initiating a study of the social and economic impact of low-skilled foreigners employed in the country as their numbers near two million.
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Time to deport Zakir, says Tawfik
PETALING JAYA: It is not enough for Dr Zakir Naik to issue an apology for his racially-­charged remarks, he should leave Malaysia, says moderation advocate Mohamed Tawfik Ismail.
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Pathao bets on ecommerce as it regroups after layoffs and funding shortfall
Ride-hailing companies are fast embracing the super app concept.
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106 illegal immigrants nabbed in operation
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 106 illegal immigrants following a massive operation here.
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ECB shuts down one of its websites after hacker attack
The European Central Bank (ECB) shut down one of its websites on Aug 15 after it was hacked and infected with malicious software.
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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week
Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after ...
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Cambodian social enterprise for farmers secures debt financing from US investor
ATEC Biodigesters International, a company that produces and distributes biodigester systems, raised an undisclosed amount of debt financing from US-based social impact organization Beneficial Returns...
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Nik Abduh: Non-Muslims trying to kick Zakir Naik out are ‘enemies’
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Police confirm investigating Zakir Naik for incitement
SHAH ALAM, Aug 15 — India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik is under investigation for provocation stemming from his remarks about Malaysia’s minority communities during an event in Kelantan last week.
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Rubber glove industry targets RM20 billion revenue this year
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s rubber glove industry needs more workers to ramp up its production to achieve its target of RM20 billion in revenue this year against RM17.5 billion in 2018.
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Cabinet must discuss Zakir Naik’s meddling in local politics
COMMENT | I listened to Zakir Naik's recent speech in Kelantan and cringed.
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Rubber glove industry targets RM20b revenue this year
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Malaysia’s rubber glove industry needs more workers to ramp up its production to achieve its target of RM20 billion in revenue this year against RM17.5 billion in 2018.
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Malaysian cargo ship stranded in eastern India
NEW DELHI: A small Malaysian cargo ship sailing to the south Indian port of Visakhapatnam lost its way in a storm in the Bay of Bengal and drifted towards the eastern state of Odisha.
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Malaysian cargo ship stranded in eastern India
A small Malaysian cargo ship sailing to the south Indian port of Visakhapatnam lost its way in a storm in the Bay of Bengal and drifted towards the eastern state of Odisha.
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Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases doubles
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by Aug 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year, the health ministry said.
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Industry players caught off-guard
PETALING JAYA: The jewellery, textile, laundry and hairdressing businesses have been caught off-guard by the government’s latest move to gradually stop the hiring of foreign workers.
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Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases close to double
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by Aug 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year, the health ministry said on Saturday (Aug 10).
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Huawei to strengthen collaboration with suppliers
PETALING JAYA: Huawei will be increasing its outsourcing scope with its partners in various areas for some of the business groups such as the carrier and enterprise businesses as part of their cooperation strategy this year.
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Activists blast amnesty plan for illegal workers
Malaysia has reintroduced an amnesty scheme to get millions of illegal foreign workers in the country to voluntarily leave, but critics say the move does not tackle the root causes of the problem.
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No more foreign barbers as govt goes ahead with ban
PUTRAJAYA: The government is going ahead with its plan to ban foreigners from being hired as laundrymen, textile shop assistants, barbers and goldsmiths.
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Presence of ‘tontos’ not an issue for Penang Immigration Dept
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang Immigration Department is determined to eradicate illegal immigrants in the state despite facing difficulties in carrying out their duties when details of its operations are...
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Penang immigration chief says information leaks by 'tontos' won't stop crackdown
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 8 ― The Penang Immigration Department is determined to eradicate illegal immigrants in the state despite facing difficulties in carrying their duties when details of its operatio...
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Oppo offers international warranty for the Find X and Reno FC Barcelona Edition
For greater peace of mind, while travelling or working overseas, Oppo Malaysia has announced an extended international warranty service for its flagship Find X and Reno FC Barcelona edition.
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Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar's ruling party with junkets
The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule.
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Code Army partners Robi Axiata to accelerate entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Code Army, a LEAN Startup expert is now on track to assist startups in the ASEAN region and beyond to develop, grow and accelerate further with new programs laid out internationally.
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We are keen for Japanese aid to educate Rohingyas in Malaysia: Saifuddin
BANGKOK: Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.
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Malaysia keen on Japanese aid in educating Rohingya refugees
Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children.
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below: MACC
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 1): More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years were those aged 40 and below.
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Malaysia to reform labour laws to cut 'over-dependence' on foreigners: Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia will review its labour laws to cut an "over-dependence" on foreign labour and address other issues, its prime minister said on Thursday (Aug 1), amid simmering discon...
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Comprehensive, durable solution to address Rohingya crisis: Asean
BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers reiterated their continued support for Myanmar’s commitment to ensure safety and security for all communities in Rakhine State as effectively as possible as well as ...
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Asean supports Myanmar's commitment to Rohingya repatriation
Asean foreign ministers reiterated their continued support for Myanmar’s commitment to ensure safety and security for all communities in Rakhine State as effectively as possible, as well as facilita...
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Rohingya not returning home due to trust deficit, says Saifuddin
Trust deficit remains among the Rohingyas and that has caused thousands of them to refuse to return home, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below — MACC
GEORGE TOWN (July 31): More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years were those aged 40 and below.
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MACC: More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below
GEORGE TOWN, July 31 — More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years are those aged 40 and below.
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More than half of those involved in corruption are 40 and below: MACC
GEORGE TOWN: More than half of the individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the last five years are those aged 40 and below.
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I stand by ‘almost all the things’ I’ve said, says Zakir Naik
PETALING JAYA: Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted in his home country of India, says he stands by “almost everything” he has said in the past.
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Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant...
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Human trafficking flourishing in Malaysia and Asean: UN report
PETALING JAYA: Organised crime syndicates in human trafficking are flourishing in Asean, particularly Malaysia, according to a report by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime.
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Court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages
KUALA LUMPUR: An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, the High Court has ruled, setting a legal precedent which migrant rights groups said would...
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Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - An undocumented domestic worker has the right to pursue her claim for unpaid wages in Malaysia, a court has ruled, setting a legal precedent migrant rights groups said would h...
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