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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has jumped 22 places to 123rd in the latest World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
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IHH Healthcare Bhd managing director and CEO Dr Tan See Leng is not an easy man to reach.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): With Malaysia yet to make a decision on whether or not to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tod...
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Malaysia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index 2019 jumped 22 places to 123 out of 180 countries, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Paris-based watchdog attributed the significant...
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MIRI: Firefighters from the Miri Fire and Rescue Department are zooming in on a forest fire that is very close to the Sarawak-Brunei transboundary bridge.
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The store is the first of its kind in Malaysia and will offer a complete range of Michelin tyres, including the ultra-high performance and racing tyres.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had an audience with the Brunei ruler Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah yesterday, during which they discussed further cooperation between the two countries."The king and I touched o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two local companies which make the internet a platform to promote knowledge and share skills, Planetmahir Sdn Bhd and Drawzania.com will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) this Friday.
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PETALING JAYA: Michelin, the world’s leading tyre manufacturer, officially launched its first flagship store for premium performance-oriented tyres at SpeedLine Kota Damansara.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had an audience with the Brunei ruler Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah yesterday, during which they discussed further cooperation between the two countries.
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MIRI: A forest fire that has been raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has spread to about 100ha, which is about the size of 220 football fields.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The government has allocated RM6.3 billion to rescue Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and another RM17.8 billion on a restructuring plan for Lembaga Tabung Haji...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has met with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to discuss ways to bolster cooperation between the two countries.
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The wild fires raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has grown to 100ha in size – roughly the combined size of 220 football fields.Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/16/fires...
Brunei | Sarawak | 100 | 2019 | 100 | 04 | 2019 | 220 | 220 | 100 | 04 | 16 | 16 | 100
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MIRI: The wild fires raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has grown to 100ha in size – roughly the combined size of 220 football fields.
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MIRI: A forest fire at the Sarawak-Brunei border is raging fiercely, that it can be seen 10km away from the South China Sea.
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KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG (April 12): QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd., which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Southeast Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people...
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HONG KONG: QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd., which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Southeast Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in South-east Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people with knowl...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Etika Holdings will initiate commercial processing of fresh milk with a foreign direct investment (FDI) of more than RM100mil in a move to drive the dairy industry.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) will become a mentor to the Brunei rescue team, which wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Malaysia-based golfing startup Deemples raises US$105K funding [Press Release] Deemples, an app-based golfing startup, announced yesterday that it has raised US$105,000 funding, rounding up a total o...
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The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) will be a mentor to the Brunei rescue team that wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (Ins...
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PETALING JAYA: Affin Hwang Capital Research has raised its earnings forecasts on Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd on the company’s plans to consolidate its three service centres and grow its fabricating capacity.
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MALAYSIA-headquartered golfing startup Deemples closed its recent fundraising round at US$105,000 (RM430,085) bringing the total funds raised so far to around US$270,000 (RM1.1 million).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Malaysia has taken the top spot in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) for the ninth year in a row, but for the first time, it is sharing that pos...
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that the proposed departure levy will only apply to air travel.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Malaysia remains as a global leader in the Islamic capital market with RM1.88 trillion as at end-2018, representing approximately 61 per cent of Malaysia’s overall capital ...
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COMMENT | In English, a male monarch is called “king”, in Arabic “malik”, in German “konig”, in Japanese “tenno” and in Danish “konge”.
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APRIL 8 — As with the caning of two lesbians in Terengganu last September, some have dismissed criticism of Brunei’s new laws as Islamophobic, colonialist, or Orientalist.
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China Daily's Natasha and Joyce go head-to-head again, this time to see who can make curry puffs the fastest in Brunei.
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Travel agents, London's transport network and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei to protest over the Sultanate's introduction ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): IHH Healthcare Bhd recently completed its protracted acquisition of a 31.17% stake in Fortis Healthcare Ltd, thus expanding its footprint in India.
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CHIANG RAI, April 6 — Southeast Asian countries engaged in talks on a major China-backed trade pact expect to finalise it this year, the finance minister of Thailand, which is the current chair of t...
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Brunei's Sultan has assured the world that Brunei is a "fair and happy nation" where visitors can bring home a "sweet experience" thanks to Islamic Ideology, despite facing international criticism for...
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KUCHING, April 3 — The Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC), which was launched at the end of last year, has started to produce results as shown by the tourist arrivals registered in January this year, the ...
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The United States has criticised Brunei's decision to implement Islamic laws, that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, urging it to ratify and implement the United Nations' Co...
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Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by Brunei because of its plans to impose the death penalty for people having gay ...
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Brunei must rowback on plans to implement changes to its penal code next month that could see LGBT+ people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups said on Monday.
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WU Chun, the Brunei-born singer, who was once a member of the popular Taiwanese boy group Fahrenheit, has delighted his fans with pictures of his children.
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New Zealand high commissioner-designate to Malaysia and Brunei, Hunter Nottage has expressed his gratitude for the sympathies and support from Malaysians over the terror attack at two mosques in Chris...
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SHAH ALAM: The 90th convocation ceremony of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) today saw the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah conferred an honorary doctorate in recognition of his le...
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SHAH ALAM, March 23 — The 90th convocation ceremony of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) today saw the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah conferred an honorary doctorate in recognit...
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The peace rally in Kuala Lumpur today sought to show solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch massacre but beyond the solemnness and mourning, it was also to send a message to hatemongers in th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): Prestar Resources Bhd is eyeing highway and associated road projects to deal with the margin squeeze it is currently facing, and the future earnings dilution from the proposed...
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SCHNEIDER Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Astri Ramayanti Dharmawan (pic) as its new country president for Schneider Electric Malaysia t...
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LETTER | Sarawak and North Borneo as equals to the Federation of Malaya (FOM) in 1963?
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): The Roadmap on Asean Sustainable Capital Markets to promote Asean asset classes for sustainable investment has been endorsed by the Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) that met...
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A few weeks ago we had the chance to pay a visit so e-commerce fashion giant, Zalora’s e-Fulfillment Hub located in Selangor, Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said here today the level of trade liberalisation under the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partners...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): ASEAN as a regional grouping would certainly continue to grow, while at the same time there is a need to focus on connectivity and efforts to remove non-tariff barriers to trad...
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MANILA, March 8 — The leaders of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are keen to learn from Malaysia how they can develop the southern region of the Philippines, Malaysian Pr...
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MIRI (March 8): The Works Ministry has directed contractors involved in the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project to undertake risk assessment of routes that are under threat of sinking w...
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MIRI (March 7): The Works Ministry has directed contractors involved in the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project to undertake risk assessment of routes that are under threat of sinking w...
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MIRI, March 7 — The Works Ministry has directed contractors involved in the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project to undertake risk assessment of routes that are under threat of sinkin...
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News has emerged that Perodua may establish a facility in India to sell its products locally and as a base to target other markets.
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LIMBANG: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confiscated 57,800 litres of diesel worth RM126,004 in an operation with Brunei Anti-Corruption Bureau (BMR) yesterday.
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KUCHING, March 6 — A joint operation by the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Brunei Anti-Corruption Agency (BACA) in Limbang, Sarawak, and Kampung Limau Manis and Kuala Lura...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The animation characters of “Upin” and “Ipin” have been made ambassadors of love for their display of love and harmony among Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah have expressed satisfaction at the continued collaboration between Petronas and PetroleumBrunei during the Malaysia-Brunei Annual Leaders' Consultation framework in Putrajaya.
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SEOUL, March 5 — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will embark on a three-nation Asian tour next week that will take him to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia, his office, Cheong Wa Dae, said yesterday.
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LETTER | Last year, 25,832,354 foreigners visited Malaysia, a minuscule drop of 0.4 percent, while Singapore registered 18,506,619 tourists, a healthy increase of 6.21 percent.
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STATISTICS for last year’s visitor arrivals just released by Tourism Malaysia show a drop of 0.4%, or 116,105 fewer tourists, compared to the previous year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd is on track to return to Bursa Malaysia by the first half of 2019 (1H19). Managing director Datuk Seri Mohamed Azahari Kamil said the company was cu...
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PUTRAJAYA: The tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion (US$20.7 billion) to Malaysia's economy last year, up by 2.4 per cent compared to the RM82.2 billion the previous year, said Malaysia's Tour...
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PUTRAJAYA: The tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion (US$20.7 billion) to Malaysia's economy last year, up by 2.4 per cent compared to the RM82.2 billion the previous year, said Malaysia's Tour...
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LETTER | Statistics for last year’s visitor arrivals have just been released by Tourism Malaysia, and the total number that came was 25,832,354, a drop of 0.4 percent, or 116,105 fewer visitors comp...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Bhd's (KTC) net profit surged 33.7 times to RM2.63 million in the second financial quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (2QFY19) from RM78,000 a year ago, due...
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PUTRAJAYA (Feb 27): Malaysia missed its 2018 tourist arrival target of 26.4 million, reporting 25.83 million tourist arrivals instead for the year.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Brunei): Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismai...
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Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail with the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Haji ...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 27 — Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ism...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN [Brunei] (Feb 26): Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The tourism authorities here have yet to finalise their preparations with the private sector to welcome next year’s Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Simply SS Trading Sdn Bhd, the marketer of SimplySiti brand, is eyeing a bigger overseas revenue contribution of 60 per cent by 2020 from 5.0 per cent as at December 2018, sup...
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KUCHING: Sarawak will set up a Religious Welfare Fund to cater to the financial needs of religious associations in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said today.
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PETALING JAYA: Baru Bian today said Putrajaya will complete work on the long-delayed new Lawas district hospital in Sarawak, months after the works minister pledged to follow through on Pakatan Harapa...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): Almost three million tourists from China visited Malaysia last year making them the largest group of visitors to the country, followed by those from India and Korea.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Almost three million tourists from China visited Malaysia last year making them the largest group of visitors to the country, followed by those from India and Korea.
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Online design and publishing tool Canva has launched Canva Print in Southeast Asia, a new service that gives users the ability to print their Canva designs professionally and have them delivered strai...
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SEMENYIH, Feb 17 — The Election Commission (EC) today issued 234 postal ballot papers for the Semenyih state by-election, said its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.
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LABUAN: Two anglers who were reported missing after they failed to return home from a fishing trip Saturday morning were found safe about 2pm at Brunei waters the same day.
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KUALA LUMPUR (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Singaporeans who used to be the largest group of tourists to Malaysia reduced by 14 per cent last year while tourists from non-Asean countries increas...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - 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 Th...
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Environmental NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) has called for a moratorium on logging activities for a planned oil palm plantation in the vicinity of the Mulu National Park in Sarawak.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 12 — The former chief executive officer of Citibank Singapore will be heading DBS Bank’s strategy and planning division.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): CCM Duopharma Biotech Bhd has secured approval from the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (NPRA) for its biosimilar erythropoietin (EPO), which adjusts red blood cell ...
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KUCHING: Sarawak police will carry out operation code-named “Operasi Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing” to nab foreigners with outstanding summonses at the Malaysia-Brunei border in Miri and Limbang.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak police will carry out operations code-named ‘Operasi Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing’ to nab foreigners with outstanding summonses at the Malaysia-Brunei border in Miri and...
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KUCHING, Feb 5 — Works Minister Baru Bian today said that construction of the second phase of the Pan Borneo Highway, stretching from Miri to Lawas, will start next year.
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KOTA KINABALU: How many mothers would chastise their kids for offering to sweep the house, especially during a major festival with guests about to arrive?
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Michelin Malaysia ended 2018, the year which also marks the 20th anniversary of Michelin’s operations here in Malaysia, by recording a 6 percent growth in tyre deliveries amidst challenging market c...
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Putrajaya has demanded that WHO retract its bulletin article which drew parallels between the palm oil industry and tobacco and alcohol consumption lobbyists.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya today demanded the World Health Organization (WHO) withdraw an article in its bulletin likening Malaysian palm oil players to “tobacco and alcohol lobbyists”.
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MIRI: Thousands of foreigners from Brunei are jamming the streets of Miri daily, as they compete with locals to buy vegetables, fish, chicken meat and festive goodies in this run-up to Chinese New Year.
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An activist has condemned Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow for reportedly saying that migrants are prone to social ills and should not be placed in regular residences in residential neighbourhoods.
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DHL Express has appointed Julian Neo (pic) to the position of managing director, DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei effective Feb 1, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has jumped one rank up in the latest global index on corruption by international anti-graft group Transparency International (TI), from the 62nd spot to 61st among 180 countries...