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Wall Street drops after China cancels trip to Montana farmland
NEW YORK: Wall Street dropped on Friday, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana...
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Rockstar Games giving away GTA: San Andreas on PC to drive Rockstar Game Launcher adoption
Rockstar Games is joining other game publishers by providing its own game launcher app for PC players.
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Rockstar Games giving away ‘GTA: San Andreas’ on PC to drive Rockstar Game Launcher adoption
NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption studio Rockstar Games is joining a host of other game publishers by providing its own game launcher app for PC players and is encouraging...
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Education Ministry monitoring haze situation in Sarawak closely as pupils sit for UPSR exams
PASIR GUDANG: The Education Ministry is monitoring the haze situation closely in Sarawak, especially on health issues involving students currently sitting for the UPSR...
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Haze in Malaysia to persist until end September
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The haze in Malaysia is likely to persist until the end of this month due to the low chances of heavy rains and the possibility of uncontrolled open burning...
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Hazy days till month’s end
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze in Malaysia is likely to persist until the end of this month in view of the low chances of heavy rains and the possibility of uncontrolled open...
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Fire consumes longhouse as firemen struggle with hydrant 500m away
SIBU: Firemen battling a fire at the Rumah Andrew Lawai longhouse in Pakan, Sarikei Division, were hampered in their effort as they had to fill up their engines' water...
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British soldiers mistake Orang Asli recruit for communist guerilla and throw him in glasshouse
PETALING JAYA: When the men stepped out of the jungle, the Semelai villagers were at first worried they might be communist guerrillas coming to take what little food they had.
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Giant stores in Malaysia and the EPF
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): A recent report by The Edge Malaysia stated that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) owns “about a dozen buildings and shoplots, which are or were occupied” by GCH Retail (M)...
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Report on Kerinchi PPR lift accident to be released next week
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 17): The findings of the forensic investigation into the Aug 2 incident where a lift malfunctioned and plunged at the Kampung Kerinchi People's Housing project (PPR) will be released n...
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Report on Kampung Kerinchi PPR lift fall to be released next week
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 — The findings of the forensic investigation into the August 2 incident where a lift malfunctioned and plunged at the Kampung Kerinchi People’s Housing project (PPR) will be rele...
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Report on Kerinchi PPR lift malfunction ready by Friday
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 14): The full report of the forensic investigation into the incident where a lift plunged at the Kampung Kerinchi People's Housing project (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur will be submitted on F...
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Report on Kerinchi PPR lift mishap ready by Friday, says FT minister
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 — The full report of the forensic investigation into the incident where a lift plunged at the Kampung Kerinchi People’s Housing project (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur will be submitted on...
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Reproach litterbugs to keep country clean: Zuraida
KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will hold a campaign to encourage people to rebuke litterbugs or those who have no care for cleanliness.
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Eight injured as lift plunges from fifth floor (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight people including a child sustained injuries after the lift they were in at the Kampung Kerinchi People’s Housing Project (PPR) here experienced a failure and plunged down from th...
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8 injured as lift at KL flats plunges 5 floors
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight people, including a child, sustained injuries after the lift they were in at the Kampung Kerinchi People’s Housing Project (PPR) here experienced a failure and plunged down from ...
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Remand order against DPP and lawyer extended: MACC (Updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight of nine persons arrested on July 17 over allegations that they had accepted bribes to release illegal immigrants, have had their remand extended by another five days.
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Improper handling of a pesticide by nearby farm workers led to pupils falling sick
PORT DICKSON: A probe by the authorities found that "human error" led to 22 pupils at SK Linggi falling sick after workers sprayed a pesticide at a chilli farm near here last Thursday (July 18).
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ETS, Komuter services affected by derailed cargo train expected to resume by Monday
SUNGAI BULOH: The Electric Train Service (ETS) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Komuter services affected by the derailed cargo train carrying cement near Rawang station are expected to resume ...
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ETS, Komuter services affected by derailed cargo train expected to resume by...
SUNGAI BULOH (July 18): The Electric Train Service (ETS) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Kommuter services affected by the derailed cargo train carrying cement near Rawang station are expected...
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ETS, Komuter services affected by derailed cargo train expected to resume by July 22
SUNGAI BULOH (Bernama): The Electric Train Service (ETS) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Kommuter services affected by the derailed cargo train carrying cement near Rawang station are expected to resume operations as early as Monday (July 22).
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KTM's ETS, Komuter and Cargo services affected following train derailment
KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): A cargo train carrying cement derailed near the Rawang Station today, affecting the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad’s (KTMB) ETS, Komuter and Cargo services.
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Cargo train derails, ETS and Komuter services affected
KUALA LUMPUR: A cargo train carrying cement derailed near the Rawang Station today, affecting the Electric Trains Service, KTM Komuter and cargo services.
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Top 10 Stock Picks for 2H 2019
1. Supermax Corp Bhd Last Friday, CIMB Research analyst Walter Aw told investors that glovemaker Supermax is now trading at a 47% discount when compared with its peers in the same sector, based on its...
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Influenza in Johor under control: Deputy Health Director
JOHOR BARU: The State Health Department (JKNJ) today confirmed that the case of influenza in the state is still under control and no incident beyond normal has been reported.
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Influenza in Johor under control, says deputy health director
JOHOR BARU, July 11 — The State Health Department (JKNJ) today confirmed that the case of influenza in the state is still under control and no incident beyond normal has been reported.
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KL rises in world’s most expensive cities list
PETALING JAYA: Eight of the world’s top 10 most expensive cities are located in Asia as a result of the region’s high costs for consumer goods and a dynamic housing market, with Kuala Lumpur (No. ...
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New survey suggests KL getting pricier to live and work in
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Malaysia’s capital has risen by four places as the world’s 141 most expensive city to live and work in.
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Tracking growing impact of Trump’s tariffs
WASHINGTON: With President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expected to meet at the G-20 summit in Osaka, there’s growing evidence that the trade war is eroding not just short-term growth but also longer-term prospects.
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Eight samples test positive for rabies
KUCHING: Eight of the 20 samples received by the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (SVDL) in the first week of this month have tested positive for rabies.
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Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi units win Hong Kong online banking license
Hong Kong’s banking regulator has issued four more online-only banking licenses to units of Alibaba, PingAn and smartphone maker Xiaomi, as well as to a JV involving Tencent, ICBC and Hillhouse Capital.
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Shafie urges Warisan members to close ranks, strengthen party unity
PENAMPANG, May 5 — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal called on members to close ranks thereby strengthening party unity after the election of the Warisan Supreme C...
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Police arrest eight people over attack at entertainment outlet
PETALING JAYA: Eight more people have been arrested in connection with an incident where a group of men damaged an entertainment outlet in Jalan Klang Lama.
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Public hearing on implementation delay in Taman Air Manis project on May 7
SHAH ALAM (May 3): Eight witnesses will be called to testify at a public hearing on the implementation delay in the construction of 260 Rumah Selangorku homes in Taman Air Manis Perdana, Sabak Berna...
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Public hearing on implementation delay in Taman Air Manis project on May 7
SHAH ALAM: Eight witnesses will be called to testify at a public hearing on the implementation delay in the construction of 260 Rumah Selangorku homes in Taman Air Manis Perdana, Sabak Bernam, near he...
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Malaysia to learn IBS from China’s builders
MALAYSIA is bringing in Chinese builders to share their expertise in the Industrialised Building System (IBS).
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Russia won’t immediately raise oil output after Iran waivers end
BEIJING, April 27 — Russia will not immediately raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude in May, President Vladimir Putin said today.
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Sun’s out, top down in the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante V12
There is no denying that the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a work of art and what better way to enjoy the car than folding the roof away for the ultimate open-top driving experience.
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Goldman Sachs and other banks targeted by climate activists in London
More than 300 environmental activists sowed chaos through London’s financial district on Thursday, glueing themselves to the stock exchange and blocking roads outside the Bank of England and major b...
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Lime scooters hacked to play offensive sexual messages to riders
Someone’s been up to some mischief in Brisbane: Eight Lime scooters had to be removed from the city’s streets after the scooters’ internal files were hacked to play offensive sexual messages.
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Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage
Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bom...
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Saudi says no immediate plan to boost oil output as Iran waivers end
RIYADH, April 24 — Saudi Arabia has no immediate plans to raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said today.
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US sanctions over Iran oil will 'intensify Mideast turmoil,' says China
BEIJING, April 24 — China warned yesterday that the US decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will “intensify turmoil” in the Middle East and in the international energy market.
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Japan expects limited impact from US move to scrap Iran oil sanction waivers
TOKYO, April 23 — Japan expects a limited impact from the US decision not to renew waivers it had previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, trade and industry minister Hiroshige Seko said tod...
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US to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps
WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch.
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Riyadh to ‘stabilise’ oil market after US move to end Iran waivers, says minister
RIYADH, April 22 — Riyadh is committed to “stabilise” the oil market after a US decision to end sanction exemptions for Iran’s customers, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said...
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Online activists are silencing us, scientists say
The emails, tweets and blog posts in the "abuse" folder that Michael Sharpe keeps on his computer continue to pile up.
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Eight places of worship affected by Gemas-JB double-track project to be relocated
JOHOR BARU: Eight places of worship affected by the Gemas-Johor Baru electric double-tracking rail project here will be relocated, says the Transport Ministry.
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Najib's SRC Trial: From Perdana Putra to High Court, Najib’s trial begins
LAST Wednesday, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial on seven criminal charges finally commenced — exactly 10 years after he was sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister.
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Two BNM raids on Ambank in 2015, says second witness in Najib’s trial
KUALA LUMPUR: A Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) manager told the High Court here today that two teams from BNM had raided an Ambank branch in Jalan Raja Chulan, to seize documents on investment obligations...
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Eight-year-old boy from Bandar Seri Putra goes missing
KAJANG (Bernama): Eight-year-old boy Muhammad Zahiruddin Putra Mohd Fauzi has gone missing after leaving his home at Pangsapuri Seri Dahlia, Bandar Seri Putra on Monday (April 15) to play with friends.
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In brief: Eight Roads arm invests $4.5m in Indian mutual fund platform
The strategic fintech investment team of Eight Roads, the investment arm of Fidelity International, has made its first investment in India by investing US$4.5 million in tech-based wealth management s...
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Eight drug suspects detained in raids at homestay
MIRI (April 15):  Eight suspected drug traffickers, including an Indonesian woman, were arrested when the police raided three homestays here yesterday.
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Rantau goes to the polls tomorrow, result expected by 10pm
SEREMBAN, April 12 — The voters of Rantau go to the polls tomorrow to elect their representative to the Negri Sembilan Legislative Assembly.
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Eight Malaysians among 16 hurt in Songkhla hotel fire
BANGKOK (Bernama): Eight Malaysians are among the 16 sixteen people hurt after a hotel in Sadao in Songkhla province, southern Thailand caught fire.
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EC denies taking sides in Rantau
SEREMBAN: The Election Commission (EC) today fended off accusations that it is biased in taking action against those who commit offences in the campaign for the Rantau by-election.
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Rosmah: A recap of her 19 criminal charges so far
KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to be charged again this morning under an anti-corruption law on bribery.
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Early voting completed in Rantau by-election
SEREMBAN: Early voting has been completed in the Rantau state by-election.
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Early voting comes to a close in Rantau
SEREMBAN, April 9 — Early voting has been completed in the Rantau state by-election.
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Eleven dead after factory bus plunges into monsoon drain near KLIA
Eleven people were killed after the factory bus they were in plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, KL International Airport on Sunday night.Eight foreigners and a loc...
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Ten dead after factory bus plunges into monsoon drain
SEPANG: Ten people were killed as the factory bus they were in plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, KL International Airport here Sunday (April 7).
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King attends race at Sepang International Circuit
SEPANG, April 7 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, attended the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia 2019 race at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC),...
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Sabah PPBM will not be ‘Umno 2.0’, says Hajiji
KOTA KINABALU, April 5 — Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor today refuted claims that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PBM), which will be launched in Sabah tomorrow, is just another version of Umno.
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PAC, a key watchdog in Malaysia's parliament, in turmoil amid controversy over its chairman
KUALA LUMPUR - A key watchdog committee in Malaysia's Parliament is in turmoil after several members resigned to protest a decision by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to retain a lawmaker as its chair...
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8 out of 10 Malaysians not aware they have dental disease
PUTRAJAYA: Eight out of ten Malaysians are not aware that they have dental problems, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Dzulkefly: Malaysians have low awareness about dental health
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Eight out of ten Malaysians are not aware that they have dental problems, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Bomba urges Sarawakians to stop open burning as dry weather sets in
KUCHING, March 19 — The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) is seeking the cooperation of the public to stop open burning activities that could lead to wildfires during the prevailing dry sea...
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Playing dirty in Semenyih
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 recorded 35 cases of election offences and misconduct during the recently-concluded Semenyih polls, the highest among the six by-elections held since the 14th General Election.
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8 critical, 20 others treated for methane poisoning in Johor
JOHOR BAHRU: Eight people are in critical condition after 28 were taken ill following a methane leak near two schools in Pasir Gudang this morning.
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Burning smell detected in northeast Singapore ‘likely’ related to Johor landfill fire: NEA
SINGAPORE: A burning smell detected in the northeast of Singapore over the last two days was likely related to a fire at a landfill in Johor, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Saturday.
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Asiaply, AZRB, BIG, Dayang, KKB, LTKM, Smetric, Teoseng, Turiya, Vsolar
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): theedgemarkets.com highlighted 10 stocks with momentum at Bursa Malaysia’s afternoon market close today.
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Strict succession order followed to pick new king
Malaysia's new king was yesterday elected by following strictly the order of succession that had been laid out since independence 60 years ago.
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Conference of Rulers conclude meeting to elect new King
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): The special meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong concluded at 12.45 pm.
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Sultan of Pahang is the new Malaysian King
KUALA LUMPUR - The Sultan of Pahang has been elected as the new Malaysian King, according to the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal as quoted by the national Bernama news agency.
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Conference of Rulers concludes meeting to elect new King
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): The special meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong concluded at 12.45pm.
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Eight contractors released, remand of two extended
KOTA KINABALU: Eight of the 10 contractors who were remanded to facilitate Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigations into cases of furnishing false bank statements to get food supply project...
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KLCI down, small caps up as Bursa volume tops three billion shares
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): The FBM KLCI closed down 4.93 points or 0.29% at 1,667.83 today after profit taking pushed the index into the red during the final trading hour.
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Melaka throttles down four local councils after parking lot booth torched
The Star reported that the decision was made in the wake of residents reportedly torching a newly built parking booth in Taman Nirwana, Klebang Besar yesterday, furious over it’s privatisation on ...
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After torching of parking booth, Melaka curbs power of four councils
MELAKA: The Melaka government is curtailing the power of four local councils in implementing or granting contracts to companies, especially in projects that involve the collection of money from the public.
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Joy as seamen stranded on ship off Sabah finally reach jetty
KOTA KINABALU: A cargo vessel moored near Gaya Island was finally brought to the old Sabah Ports jetty here yesterday, exactly a month after its crew sent out an SOS claiming they had not been paid si...
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