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IPOH: The Health Ministry will conduct raids on the illegal clinics and pharmacies operated by foreigners in Kuala Lumpur, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites looking for leech oil, said to be able to boost one’s libido, need not travel to the Klang Valley as locals and foreigners are also offering the stimulant product in the state.
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EXCLUSIVE: In the heart of a bustling shopping district in Kuala Lumpur, where haggling vendors share the streets with tourists exploring the city, several shop lots that covertly run as illegal clinics and pharmacies are operating with impunity.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian capital has emerged as the fifth most expensive city to buy a new Volkswagen Golf, but is the fourth cheapest city to buy petrol, says a Deutsche Bank (DB) survey of 55 ma...
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Alibaba-owned online marketplace and retailer Daraz has named Rakhil Fernando as managing director of Daraz Sri Lanka, effective June 1, 2019.
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AXIATA Group Bhd president and group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim had wanted to hear wedding bells among industry peers in several countries, including Malaysia, for at least three years now.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia’s capital is the fifth most expensive city to buy a new mid-size car when compared against 54 other cities globally, but ironically has the fourth cheapest petrol p...
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WASHINGTON, May 22 — More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development ...
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MUMBAI: India is set to grow soybeans on more land in the 2019 crop year as higher prices for the oilseed push some farmers to switch from cultivating competing commodities such as cotton and pulses, an industry official and dealers told Reuters.
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The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a recent meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defence and Security Adv...
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FRANKFURT: Several German exhibitors at the Techtextil & Texprocess 2019 international trade fair here believe that Malaysia’s textile industry, seen by many as a “sunset industry”, can reassert...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defenc...
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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi police shot dead two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, officials said Wednesday, after rescuing 103 refugees in two days about to make the perilous sea voyag...
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NORWAY’S Telenor Group and Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd are in discussions regarding a potential merger of their telecom and infrastructure assets in the Asian region.
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladesh police have clashed with suspected people smugglers sending Rohingya Muslim refugees to Malaysia, killing two of the traffickers, a police official said on Wednesda...
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PETALING JAYA (May 15): RM Quest Sdn Bhd, the developer of the Intelligent Residence Management App (iRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with its Malaysian marketing partner, Win...
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A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers "predictable, sustained access" to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late...
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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday.
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ADUN SPEAKS | Four men linked to an Islamic State “wolf pack” cell were arrested this week, thanks to the vigilance of the Royal Malaysian Police force.
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters): Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday (May 14).
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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, mostly women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said today.
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SUNGAI PETANI, May 14 — The police have arrested six ‘Geng Man Askar’ members who were apparently stealing cows using stolen vehicles for years.
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday (May 14).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) can finally be set up before the end of the year as the police are satisfied that all concerns have been cleared, said Ho...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Mo...
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SINGAPORE: The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%.
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DHAKA: Twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said Sunday (May 12).
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DHAKA (AFP): Twenty-three Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said Sunday (May 12).
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AXIATA Group Bhd’s tower company, edotco Group, is expected to be a major beneficiary of the mega-merger between Axiata and Telenor ASA’s Asian assets.
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Earlier this week, Axiata Group Berhad and Telenor Group had announced that they are in talks to merge their Asian operations.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by hosting a variety of events to increase the interest and spirit of volunteerism among people of all ages.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy) is celebrating its 20 anniversary of providing humanitarian assistance to communities in Malaysia and around the world.
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The Prime Minister’s Office today dismissed as “baseless” a report by an India-based TV channel which claimed that the Malaysian government had rewarded controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The Prime Minister's Office has denied claims that controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been rewarded by the Malaysian government with a piece of land and a slot on M...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): ACE Market-bound Powerwell Holdings Bhd's planned initial public offering (IPO) involves 145.46 million shares comprising a public issue of 87.4 million new shares and an offer f...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd announced yesterday that it is in talks with Norway’s Telenor Group to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research has upgraded Axiata Group from Hold to Add and raised the target price by 9% to RM4.80 following Axiata/Telenor’s proposed non-cash merger of their Asia operations under a new entity (MergedCo).
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State-controlled telco giant Axiata revealed yesterday it will take a minority stake in a merger of Asian operations with Norwegian counterpart Telenor, in a huge deal expected to unlock the value of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — It was a tactic that seemed to have pulled the wool over the authorities eyes, until it couldn’t any longer.
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Norway’s Telenor is in talks with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, the companies said on May 6.
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Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group are in talks to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, in a push to cut costs and boost growth, the companies sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed merger of Axiata Group Bhd and Telenor ASA's Asian operations in Asean and South Asia will create a global champion with proforma revenue of more than RM50bil.
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Axiata Group Berhad and Digi.com have suspended trading today pending a release of a material announcement.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The rumoured merger of Axiata Group Bhd's and Telenor Group's operations in Asia could enable the merged entities to leapfrog to top positions in terms of market share in countri...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Telecommunications providers Axiata and DiGi both requested Bursa Malaysia to suspend trading of their shares this morning pending a merger announcement.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research expects Norwegian telco Telenor Group, which maintains a 49% stake in Digi.com, to have a majority stake in the merger of the Asian operations with Axiata Group Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two Asian telco giants — Malaysia-based Axiata Group Bhd and Norwegian Telenor Group — are in talks to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Controversial Muslim televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has been charged by Indian authorities with money laundering, even as he has sought refuge and made public appearances in Malay...
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India has charged Zakir Naik with money laundering, reported the BBC.
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PETALING JAYA: India yesterday brought formal charges of money laundering against Zakir Naik, accusing him of acquiring about Rs1.9 billion (RM114.5 million) worth of criminal assets.
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Cable operators in Sri Lanka have allegedly blocked Peace TV, the television network founded by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, just over a week after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 2...
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OTTAWA, May 1 — Canada increased loans to farmers today after China blocked shipments of canola — its most valuable crop — amid diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.
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Two men, one from Bangladesh and the other from Myanmar, died at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh today of suspected methanol poisoning.
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SHAH ALAM: A 15-year-old girl was among 35 illegal immigrants who were detained for various offences in an operation by the Selangor Immigration Department at an entertainment centre in Petaling Jaya ...
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IPOH, May 1 — Two foreigners died this morning after consuming tainted alcohol at the Kinta district.
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A 15-year-old girl was among 35 illegal immigrants who were detained for various offences in an operations by the Selangor Immigration Department at an entertainment centre in Petaling Jaya near here yesterday (April 30).
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PHOTO ESSAY | In conjunction with Labour Day, Malaysiakini takes a look at some of the migrant workers who keep the country's economy running, taking up the jobs that some Malaysians won't.
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The European Union Council has announced that it has extended an arms embargo and other sanctions on Myanmar for a year, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement by the council.
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JOHOR BARU: The state’s business community has lauded the initiative taken by Star Media Group Bhd to organise the inaugural SPARK Johor 2019.
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REVITALISATION and innovation are key to helping Vietnamese businesses improve their competitiveness, says Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) vice president Dang Nguyen Anh.
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COX'S BAZAAR, BANGLADESH: Living conditions are harsh for about a million Rohingya refugees who live in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters ain refugee camps here.
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NEW DELHI, April 25 — An Indian court has reversed a decision that ordered Google and Apple to take down Chinese-owned video app TikTok over the spread of pornographic material, local media said.
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PETALING JAYA: India’s request for a red notice against Zakir Naik has been taken up by an Interpol panel, amid India’s attempts to have the controversial preacher declared an international fugiti...
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Advertisement Supported by By Hannah Beech, Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz JAKARTA, Indonesia — The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday highlighted how easily religious coexistence can be rippe...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): AllianceDBS Research has downgraded Axiata Group Bhd to “Hold” at RM4.04 with a lower target price of RM4.30 (from RM4.70) and said Axiata’s share price has recovered by...
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Surge, Sequoia India’s new startup accelerator, has revealed the 17 startups that form the first batch of its program.
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JOHOR BARU: KPJ Healthcare Bhd, which is still bullish on the prospects of private healthcare in the country, will be allocating between RM200mil and RM300mil as capital expenditure (capex) yearly.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia today summoned the US ambassador over Washington’s decision to include Malaysia in a list of countries it says have a high risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian entered its second day today with three more witnesses scheduled to give thei...
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PETALING JAYA: The Ambassador of the United States was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government's decision to list Malaysia as a country where kidnapping and hostage-taking are a risk.
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian began today, with the chairman Tun Arifin Zakaria giving the terms of referen...
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins Wednesday (April 17).
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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UNIVERSITI Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) on April 16 announced that Celcom Axiata Bhd has signed an agreement to join the IC5G, initiated by UTM and Ericsson in 2015, at its Kuala Lumpur campus.
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JOHOR BARU: Two oil tankers were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in the waters of Tanjung Penyusop, Kota Tinggi, today, for dropping anchor without permission.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Unicef wants to expand its temporary learning centres for Rohingya children at the Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh.
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SHAH ALAM: Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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SHAH ALAM, April 14 — Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Immigration Department detain 85 illegal immigrants in Ops Selera in Kampung Baru here, last night.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been listed as a country with a risk of kidnapping and hostage-taking by the United States government.
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WASHINGTON: The US government has included Malaysia in its list of 35 countries with the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Malaysia ranked fourth in the Asia-Pacific region for the most number of death penalty sentences meted out last year, according to an Amnesty International report released y...
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STOCKHOLM: Norwegian mobile operator Telenor ASA is buying a majority stake in Finnish phone company DNA Oyj for 1.5 billion euros (US$1.69bil), challenging rival Telia Co for dominance in the Nordic region.
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Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country’s north.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian authorities were yesterday on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya Muslims after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): An otherwise normal ride to the workplace turned fatal for the driver and 11 passengers of a bus that plunged four metres into a 20-metre-deep storm ditch in a late-night trage...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities on Monday are on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in Perlis.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya, after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's nort...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — An otherwise normal ride to the workplace turned fatal for the driver and 11 passengers of a bus that plunged four metres into a 20-metre-deep storm ditch in a late-night tra...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear could be a new wave of p...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday (April 8), police said, the latest arrivals in what the a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia today, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear c...
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SEPANG: A factory bus carrying 43 MAS Kargo workers plunged into a ravine, killing 11 people including the driver, at S8, Jalan Pekeliling near the KL International Airport (KLIA) late on Sunday.
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SEPANG: A factory bus carrying 43 MAS Kargo workers plunged into a ravine, killing 11 people including the driver, at S8, Jalan Pekeliling near the KL International Airport (KLIA) late on Sunday.
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A group of student activists today released an executive summary of a paper by four academics which they claimed was used to convince the Conference of Rulers to reject the Rome Statute.
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PETALING JAYA: Rohingya refugee Ziaur Rahman, then 20, was kidnapped while he was walking around his settlement in Bangladesh and sold a total of seven times over the next three months.