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Topic: Chinese New Year

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KUALA LUMPUR: The fluctuation in ringgit value is nothing to worry about, because it will be addressed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has dismissed a deputy minister’s suggestion that the drop in imports in February was due to the Chinese New Year celebrations, saying it was more likely a continuation o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has settled for a joint venture (JV) company to operate and maintain the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as this can better ensure transparency in the project, said Deputy Internati...
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JOHOR BARU: Johoreans are welcoming the appointment of Dr Sahruddin Jamal as their new Mentri Besar and hoping his priority
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): MIDF Research has forecast Malaysia’s industrial production index (IPI) to record growth of 2.9 percent for 2019.
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Honor Malaysia is collaborating with local filmmakers to capture their lives off-camera with the latest Honor View 20.
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SEREMBAN: Ng Zhi Hui’s orchid nursery is a riot of colours but it’s easy to miss if you’re driving around Seremban, or on the way to nearby Port Dickson.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research (MIDF Research) has forecast Malaysia’s exports growth to moderate further at 3.6 per cent in 2019 from 6.7 per cent in 2018 amid h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Budget carrier AirAsia will add 437 flights from May 30 to June 16 this year, to cater to the expected passenger increase during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period.
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JOHOR BARU • Johor's food and beverage industry has been affected by a decline in tourist arrivals from Singapore due to ongoing tensions between the city state and Malaysia, as well as delays at th...
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As has been traditionally the case, February has never been an outstanding month for vehicle sales, and so it was again this year.
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The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released sales and production figures for the month of February 2018, and no surprise to see that sales were down from that achieved in January.
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Although the market experienced a strong start in January, new vehicle sales took a slight drop in February with only 39,838 vehicles registered, a 17.8% drop from the month prior.
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The start of the second quarter is set to put former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak under the spotlight as his trial on charges related to SRC International Sdn Bhd commences this week.
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PETALING JAYA: For the children of Pertubuhan Rumah Yatim Berkat Kasih, the Chinese New Year celebrations didn’t end until last Friday.
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In January this year, Unifi had an #khabarbaik event where they shared a couple of updates including its Chinese New Year promo.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Badminton great Lee Chong Wei's dream of a gold medal at next year's Olympics has been thrown into jeopardy after officially pulling out of next month's Malaysian Open, despite having...
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GEORGE TOWN: A Malaysian woman with US citizenship is believed to have been killed by her husband at their house in Island Glades, Jelutong, here yesterday.
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The Chinese economy continues to be a concern to the rest of the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): Geopolitical events will continue to affect investors' sentiment on the Malaysian market, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research, which has advocated for a retu...
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GEORGE TOWN, March 20 — An American woman is believed to have been killed by her husband at their house in Island Glades, Jelutong, here today.
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SINGAPORE (March 18): It started the day after I returned to Penang from Singapore, a visit filled with the usual shopping and dining, as well as catching up with friends and relatives.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) forecasts a 4.5% growth is retail sales to RM108.30bil in 2019, despite a lacklustre start in January-February, due to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities and an increase in economic activities in the later part of the year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) estimated the industry’s total sales to expand by an estimated 4.5 per cent this year.
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GEORGE TOWN, March 15 — The Penang Water Supply Corporation have provided two water tankers to help channel water to affected areas in Kedah due to the excessive hot weather condition since the past...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users rejoice!
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Passenger traffic at the country’s 39 airports managed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) grew 5.4% in February to 8.14 million from 7.72 million a year ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) network of airports, including Turkey’s Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen international Airport (SGIA), reported a 5.1 per cent growth in ...
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From Berlin to Hanoi, and from the space race to the nuclear arms race, the US clashed with the Soviet Union during an era known as the Cold War, which stretched from 1947 to 1991.
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PETALING JAYA: A lucky winner from Johor won the RM12.3 million Toto 4D Jackpot 1 with only RM2 on Feb 20.
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It started the day after I returned to Penang from Singapore, a visit filled with the usual shopping and dining, as well as catching up with friends and relatives.
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Is the shifting political landscape in Malaysia and strange bedfellows political strategies, a temporary sickness or a long-lasting shift?  Many people seem to have been sick recently, myself include...
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The Proton X70 is quickly becoming Malaysia’s most popular SUV.
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Proton Holdings Berhad received over 20,000 bookings for its new X70 sports utility vehicle as of Feb 2019, the carmaker said in a statement on Wednesday.Proton said the X70 took over as the best-sell...
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SUBANG JAYA: Proton Holdings Bhd has recorded 5,283 new car sales in February 2019.
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Proton has announced that it sold a total of 5,283 vehicles in February, scoring a 3% increase in market share over the same month last year to 12.7%.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): Proton continued its positive start to 2019 with some 5,283 units registered in February.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Proton Holdings Berhad received over 20,000 bookings for its new X70 sports utility vehicle as of February, the carmaker said in a statement today.
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KUANTAN: The Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) will see new investments soon in the form of plants that manufacture industrial batteries and tyres.
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COMMENT | It is now almost 10 months since the Pakatan Harapan coalition took over the government on May 9 last year.
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Carousell, one of the world’s largest classifieds marketplaces, saw a significant rise in the number of listings on its platform during the recent Chinese New Year period.
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The result of the Semenyih by-election is a message for Pakatan Harapan to study deeply the issues that must be considered, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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PORT DICKSON: PKR said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has taken heed of the people’s message in the Semenyih by-election but that it is bound by limitations in the administration of the country...
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PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says Pakatan Harapan was unable to defend the Semenyih state seat as it has yet to execute some programmes it had pledged.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Asean-China bilateral trade target of US$1 trillion is possibly achievable by 2025, said the China-Asean Business Association (Caba).
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KOTA KINABALU: Umno has sought to portray Sabah’s ruling coalition as unworthy of the power it holds, saying this is evident in its failure to fulfil its election promises, particularly the pledges ...
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BORN in Perak, I grew up in Taiping and Ipoh but I now live in Klang Valley.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held a Chinese New Year celebration with over 300 members and guests from the tourism industry on Feb 21 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
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THE period under review was shortened by a public holiday in conjunction with the second day of Chinese New Year on Feb 6.
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LABUAN, Feb 28 ― DAP MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin is the new chairman of the Labuan Port Authority (LPA). Chan confirmed this to Bernama when contacted today.
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LABUAN: DAP MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin is the new chairman of the Labuan Port Authority (LPA). Chan confirmed this to Bernama when contacted today.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): Parkson Holdings Bhd continues to record losses despite improvements in its Malaysian retailing operations, with net loss widening to RM37.57 million in its second quarter ended...
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Hundreds of people gathered for the annual Chingay festival held in Johor Baru since 1870 to mark the end of the Chinese New Year celebration for Johoreans.
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GEORGE TOWN: The famous Penang sisters who run a 73-year-old business selling Curry Mee and Fried Been Hoon, prove that age is just a number.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — MCA demanded Barisan Nasional (BN) remove Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz as its secretary-general today, after he taunted the component for remaining in the coalition it previously con...
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JOHOR BARU: Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the annual Chingay festival to mark the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations here.
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Mercedes-Benz dealer Cycle & Carriage Bintang (CCB) recently celebrated Chinese New Year and its 120th anniversary with a series of customer events that brought together Mercedes-Benz The Lunar New Ye...
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MCA president Wee Ka Siong recently invited all 222 MPs to the party’s Chinese New Year open house.
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Press freedom and free speech came under the spotlight last week amid the fracas over the coverage — or lack of it — of some ministers by national broadcaster RTM at a Chinese New Year open house.
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PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Anthony Loke’s press secretary has apologised for his public outburst against public broadcaster RTM last week.
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THE popularity of Beijing’s famed Forbidden City has soared to new heights, thanks to two magnificent events held there as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
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SUBANG JAYA: All vaccines produced in Malaysia have been approved by the authorities and the question of whether they are haram did not arise, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yus...
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KUALA LUMPUR: City folks should cooperate with their respective Residents Representative Council (MPP) to effectively resolve complaints and enhance progress of their area without having to refer the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa has urged the authorities to take swift action and put an end to alleged attempts to stoke religiou...
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The press secretary to Transport Minister Anthony Loke has apologised for his tirade against RTM's coverage of the government's national-level Chinese New Year open house event in Seremban earlier th...
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PETALING JAYA: None of the 135 Pakatan Harapan-Warisan Members of Parliament have heard of the alleged no confidence motion to topple Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The press secretary to Transport Minister Anthony Loke today apologised for suggesting national broadcaster RTM was attempting to “sabotage” the Pakatan Harapan (PH) gover...
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KUALA LUMPUR: City folks should cooperate with their respective Residents Representative Council (MPP) to effectively resolve complaints and enhance progress of their area without having to refer the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Discounts, lucky draws and freebies were everywhere at property fairs across Penang over the first weekend of the Chinese New Year period.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — City folks should cooperate with their respective Residents Representative Council (MPP) to effectively resolve complaints and enhance progress of their area without having to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim again took PAS to task over its claims of a plot against the prime minister and urged the party to stop lying and slandering.
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SEMENYIH POLLS | Former prime minister Najib Razak has taken a swipe at electoral reforms coalition Bersih over its silence on the distribution of hampers and house renovation offer letters allegedly...
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SHAH ALAM (Feb 23): The rapid development of i-City, which will have the new Central i-City shopping centre, can potentially turn it into a "golden triangle” in Selangor, said Menteri Besar Amirudin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The dust has now settled with Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo clearing RTM of any fault after the broadcaster was taken to task for failing to broadcast live the ...
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Rights group Suaram has commended Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo's move to defend national broadcaster RTM against claims of alleged "sabotage" of the federal government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― The dust has now settled with Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo clearing RTM of any fault after the broadcaster was taken to task for failing to broadcas...
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LETTER | Although my parents were Chinese school teachers, I was sent to study in an English school and the nearest was Simpang Lima Primary School in Klang.
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SHAH ALAM (Feb 22): The rapid development of i-City, which will have the new Central i-City shopping centre, can potentially turn it into a "golden triangle” in Selangor, said Menteri Besar Amirudin...
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SHAH ALAM, Feb 22 — The rapid development of i-City, which will site the new Central i-City shopping centre, can potentially turn it into a “golden triangle” in Selangor, said Menteri Besar Amir...
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 ― The Jelutong landfill, which has been the bane of residents in its vicinity, will finally be closed down, rehabilitated, and turned into a 40ha mixed development site in a few ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) was not found to have sabotaged the Government, as usually only the speech of the Prime Minister is broadcast live by the national station, Communications...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — National broadcaster RTM was not in breach of its standard operating procedures when it omitted ‘live’ coverage of Transport Minister Anthony Loke’s speech and that of t...
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RTM did not err in failing to broadcast the live speeches of the Negeri Sembilan menteri besar and transport minister, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo is confident that the reshuffling of the National Film Development Corporation (Finas)’s board members last December ha...
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JOHOR BAHRU (Feb 20): Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) Sdn Bhd is looking to diversify its business ventures in the face of the challenging global economy.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said he is optimistic and confident that the federal government would approve the state’s RM46 billion transport master plan (PTMP) in the firs...
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 20 — Penang hopes to obtain approval for projects under its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) within the first half of the year, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced toda...
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PETALING JAYA: The all-new Toyota Supra that made its world premiere at the Detroit auto show last month is coming to Malaysia this year.
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THE period under review was shortened by two public holidays — the Federal Territories Day on Feb 1 and the Chinese New Year holidays that began on Feb 5.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 20 — As Singapore developers urged the government to review certain property cooling measures, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday that “bitter medicine” for the sector...
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PAS has revealed itself to be a self-contradictory party after its latest political antics on supporting Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said.
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PETALING JAYA: Total vehicle sales in January rose 9% to 48,450 units from 44,560 units a year earlier, underpinned by promotions for the Chinese New Year (CNY) festive celebrations and clearance of 2018 stocks.
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IPOH: Chong Chun Keong will now have a double celebration every Feb 19.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Chinese New Year celebration is over but the hot and dry spell is here to stay right until May.
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MELAKA: There has been no yee sang toast this year for businessman Low Meng Siong after he decided to go on a two-week fasting period during Chinese New Year in a bid to continue his tradition of pulling the gold-plated chariot at the Sannayasi Andavar Temple in Cheng here.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Total industry vehicle (TIV) sales rose 9% to 48,450 units in January from a year ago due to the cleareance of 2018 stocks and promotions for the Chinese New Year festive celebrations.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday (Feb 19) defended his aide, who stirred controversy by accusing national broadcaster RTM of sabotaging the federal government.
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PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dzulkelfy Ahmad says his ministry is not aware of any plan to build a hospital in Semenyih, following a promise by Pakatan Harapan candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali that he w...
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke said he did not instruct his press secretary Lim Swee Kuan to demand heads roll in RTM.“I never gave any instructions (to him).