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Masuko will remain as chairman.
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NEW YORK, May 19 — Rage 2 chucks its story out of the window in favor of exceptional gun combat, dream state puzzle adventure The Gardens Between wanders onto iPhone and iPad, and A Plague Tale make...
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A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment.
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AS my plane began its descent onto the runway of Rwanda International Airport in Kigali, the East African country’s capital, a crew member advised passengers to leave their plastic bags on board.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 ― Technology is often touted as a solution to the world's environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean ...
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PARIS, May 17 — Six European consumer rights associations said today they have asked national authorities to look into illegal practices by firms using the AliExpress site of Chinese e-commerce gian...
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Consumer bodies from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain on May 17 urged their national consumer protection agencies to act against Alibaba's online shopping portal for allegedly setting unfair terms for EU users.
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Traveloka, the Indonesian travel unicorn, has notched a 30% rise in flight bookings for Q1 2019 versus the same period last year, the company stated in a press release.
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Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an escalating battle to deliver takeaway meals.
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The "blue light" in LED lighting can damage the eye's retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France's government-run health watchdog said this week.
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The World Football Summit Asia, held at Sunway Pyramid on April 29 and 30, was yet another of those grandly-named events designed to put Malaysia on the sporting map.
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BRUSSELS, May 17 — The European Union is seeking new ways to widen use of the euro and counter the dollar's global dominance, top EU officials said yesterday, as the bloc tries to salvage Iran's nuc...
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SINGER Jay Chou was caught stealing glimpses at his actress wife Hannah Quinlivan from the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival, reported Sin Chew Daily.
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PARIS: The launch of the Seetroën glasses in July 2018 attracted plenty of attention, with over 20 million web views and sales of 15,000 units in the space of a few months.
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PARIS, May 16 — World leaders and top technology firms unveiled a range of commitments yesterday to curb the posting and spread of extremist violence and hate speech on the internet, aiming to stop ...
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The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.
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MIRI: Mulu natives who had gone to Europe to highlight their fight against forest clearing near Mulu National Park have collected about 191,000 signatures supporting their cause.
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The typical virtual reality (VR) headset owner spends only about six hours a month using their device, according to a new IDC report.
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PARIS, May 16 — The chief executive of European missile maker MBDA is returning to Airbus as head of strategy as the planemaker seeks to modernise its factories and explore future options in defence...
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — Senior officials from Boeing Co and a US aerospace trade group yesterday urged the US government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircra...
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Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online.
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LONDON, May 15 — A global equity recovery set off by softer rhetoric from US President Donald Trump on the trade dispute with Beijing waned today as grim Chinese data and fresh Italian debt woes cas...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) today admitted that its former directors had been negligent and had mismanaged the foundation for the past several years.
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Sweden's VOI Technology plans to put a new fleet of thousands of electric scooters on European streets this summer to fend off competition in an increasingly crowded market.
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GATWICK, May 14 — French construction and transport concession group Vinci today sealed a deal to take a majority stake in Britain’s second biggest airport London Gatwick.
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TOKYO, May 14 — Crisis-hit Nissan today revealed full-year net profits at a near-decade low and forecast a further decline as it battles to recover after the shock arrest of its talismanic former bo...
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Cyber risks will soon become bigger risks than natural catastrophes for the insurance sector, Scor chairman and chief executive officer Denis Kessler said, recommending the industry build a comprehensive, common global scale to assess cyber-related incidents.
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PARIS, May 14 — The new chief executive of Air France has proposed the first job cuts for the strike-prone airline since taking over eight months ago, with up to 465 voluntary redundancies announced...
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KANGAR: Malaysia will continue to work with Indonesia to defend palm oil which is under sabotage by lobbyists in Europe, says Interna­tional Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.
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HONG Kong actress Fala Chen married her French boyfriend of three years, entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov, last Saturday, China Press reported.
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HONG KONG, May 10 — Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has snapped up the storied British toy store Hamleys from its Chinese owners for US$88 million (RM365.5 million), the latest in a dizzying splu...
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The US expects every country will work to take back their citizens who fought for Islamic State in Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a visit to Britain.
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AUTO Shanghai, the annual motor show in April, is an icon of China’s audacious push to transform itself into the world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). Just as car enthusiasts and auto dealers go ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The European Union (EU) and France are not the enemy of palm oil and the market will continue to be open for the crop especially now with the Pakatan Harapan government’s credi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― The European Union (EU) and France are not the enemy of palm oil and the market will continue to be open for the crop especially now with the Pakatan Harapan government’s cre...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The European Union (EU) and France are not the enemy of palm oil and the market will continue to be open for the crop especially now with the Pakatan Harapan government's credible policies in safeguarding the environment.
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HONG Kong actor Lai Lok Yi will reshoot some scenes of his cooking show that were done in Malaysia after his celebrity guest, Jacqueline Wong, gained infamy for her affair with a married singer.
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BRUSSELS • Malaysia has accused the European Union of launching a "trade war" over its plan to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, and threatened retaliatory action at the World Trade Organisation...
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TEHRAN, May 7 ― Alireza says he used to dream of a better future in Iran and even saw himself getting a new car or house, but those days are now gone after he lost his job to reimposed US sanctions.
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BRUSSELS: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok yesterday accused the EU of launching a “trade war” over a plan to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels and threatened retaliatory action at the WT...
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France will ban electric scooters from pavements in September, the transport minister said, in a backlash against a surge of the commuter gizmos invading pedestrian areas.
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Following a slow start, Traffic Run! has become a worldwide hit, while Harry Potter: Wizards Unite enters regional testing, Crowd City and House Paint amass Android followings, and Folding Blocks gains momentum in Europe.
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BRUSSELS (AFP) - Malaysia on Monday (May 6) accused the EU of launching a "trade war" over a plan to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels and threatened retaliatory action at the WTO.
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BRUSSELS, May 6 — Malaysia today accused the EU of launching a “trade war” over a plan to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels and threatened retaliatory action at the WTO.
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METZ, FRANCE (May 6): Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France Sunday, a day ahead of the release of what is expected to be another alarming report on the state of the planet.
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NEW YORK: Occidental Petroleum Corp increased the cash component of its $38 billion bid to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Sunday, removing a requirement for any deal to receive the approval of Occidental's shareholders.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 — While it won’t be released to companies until later this year, Microsoft has just announced a version of its augmented reality HoloLens 2 headset for developers, priced at U...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 — Following a slow start, Traffic Run!
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PETALING JAYA: Corruption is no longer the top concern for Malay­sians as crime and the cost of living have taken over as more pressing issues, says an independent market research firm.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: The orientation of the new Malaysian government which favours transparency, fighting against corruption and good economic environment has encouraged Malaysia-France bilateral relations t...
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PARIS: Orange shares fell sharply yesterday after an executive’s comments about the intensification of the price war in France’s telecoms market unnerved investors and hit shares in the sector.
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NEW YORK, April 30 — Despite appealing to America’s love affair with bacon and donuts, McDonald’s reported a dip in first-quarter profits today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced the introduction of the Captur+ crossover that comes with a cleaner engine and added 'bells...
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PETALING JAYA, April 30 — Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) is ready to implement the sugar tax to be introduced on July 1, says chief executive officer Lim Yew Hoe.
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LONDON, April 30 — European shares fell today weighed down by banks as investors parsed through a mixed bag of earnings, while sentiment remained fragile over growth worries after weak factory data ...
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COPENHAGEN, April 30 — Shares in Denmark’s Danske Bank, caught up in a gigantic money laundering scandal, dived today after it reported a sharp fall in first-quarter net profits  and revised annu...
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PETALING JAYA (April 30): Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) said it is confident of mitigating the impact from the upcoming sugar tax on most of its beverages.
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YouTube and Twitter add features to fight the spread of misinformation, Bumble will protect users from unwanted nudes, and Snapchat announces plans to use Bitmoji characters in games.
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MALAYSIANS have always been known for our civility and respect.
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STOCKHOLM, April 29 — Global military expenditure reached its highest level last year since the end of the Cold War, fuelled by increased spending in the United States and China, the world’s two b...
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PARIS, April 28 — The oil industry, under mounting pressure from environmental activists to react more quickly to counter climate change, has begun to adapt its strategy but is struggling to convinc...
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China sought to put a gentler face on its massive plan to recreate the old Silk Road at a summit that ended on Saturday, saying it must do more to explain the programme and boost sustainability even a...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 — What changes will you be seeing after this week’s round of social media platform updates?
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COLOMBO, April 26 —Sri Lanka fears its lucrative tourism industry could see arrivals drop up to 30 per cent, with losses of US$1.5 billion this year, after deadly Easter attacks, the finance ministe...
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PETALING JAYA: The Belt and Road CEO conference provides massive business opportunities for companies across the region, says National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (April 26): Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Thursday it had closed a US$1.29 billion deal with Petronas to sell 50% of Petrobas' exploration and production ri...
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RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Thursday it had closed a $1.29 billion deal with Malaysia's Petronas to sell 50 percent of Petrobas' exploration and production rights in two of its offshore fields
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KUALA LUMPUR: CKL Group (M) Sdn Bhd has started selling Autobacs fully synthetic engine oils through its Lim Tayar service centre chain.
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TOKYO, April 24 — Not so long ago, Carole Ghosn was posing on the red carpet with tycoon husband Carlos in front of the world's media, seemingly without a care.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has come a long way since its establishment in 1949 as the Central Electricity Board (CEB) to become the catalyst of national development.
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SINGAPORE: The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers including Shell, Total and Petronas are increasingly selling from global supply pools instead of dedicated projects as buyers leverage a fuel surplus to force ever more flexible deals.
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KOTA KINABALU: Tourism players have criticised the US authorities for singling out Sabah when they put Malaysia on the “K” list in a travel advisory early this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bina Puri Holdings Bhd, Gadang Holdings Bhd, Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM), Velesto Energy Bhd, Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) and Ekovest Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Tuesday, according to JF Apex Research.
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Google has announced that it is now possible to listen to music from its YouTube Music streaming service on the entirety of its Home range of smart speakers (and, theoretically, any Google Assistant-compatible smart speaker).
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TOKYO: Carlos Ghosn was indicted on new charges of misdirecting company money for his personal use, the most serious allegations yet against the former chairman who once led the alliance between Nissan Motor Co, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
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In the defunct US television series Person of Interest, The Machine is an intelligent supercomputer capable of collating information in order to prevent terrorist attacks.
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TOKYO: Carlos Ghosn was indicted on new charges of misdirecting company money for his personal use, the most serious allegations yet against the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co.
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ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyber bullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review their standard op...
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APRIL 21 — A building in Paris burned down and the whole world seems to be sad.
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PARIS, April 21 — Norwegian Air’s largest cabin crew union in France has called for a strike from April 24 to April 26, seeking higher pay and better working conditions, a union representative sai...
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The prospects for electric vehicles (EVs) continue to look good amid the ongoing drive towards zero-emission.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 — Google has announced that it is now possible to listen to music from its YouTube Music streaming service on the entirety of its Home range of smart speakers (and, theoretic...
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ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by cyber bullies, abetted by officials who need to examine their priorities and review their standard operating procedures (SOPs). Aliran is sh...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with several countries, including Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter trade.
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LETTER | Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyberbullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review their sta...
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APRIL 19 — Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyber bullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review thei...
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HONG Kong actor Kenneth Ma has defended his actress girlfriend Jacqueline Wong, who was caught on video getting intimate with married singer Andy Hui in a taxi, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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LONDON, April 18 — Stock markets were mixed today as investors wound down their positions before the Easter break, with positivity surrounding China-US trade talks and healthy Chinese growth failing...
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Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping to rebuild the gutted Paris cathedral, officials have warned.
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The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that it will donate US$5 million (RM20.6 million) to help rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, reported Xinhua today.
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PARIS, April 18 ― Pledged donations from French billionaires, companies and ordinary citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching €900 million (RM4.2 billion) ...
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PETALING JAYA: Christians in Malaysia are gathering for weeknight masses and services in the run-up to Good Friday and Easter celebration.
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PARIS, FRANCE (April 17): At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
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Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online As foreign leaders expressed solidarity with France as it mourned the damage at Notre Dame Cathedral, people around the world shared their grief on social media along with unforgettable memories from the Paris landmark.
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President Emmanuel Macron pledged that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull tog...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia could soon have schools focused on computer programming, says Communicat­ions and Multimedia Minister Gob­ind Singh Deo.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The trade issue between Malaysia and the European Union (EU) over palm oil will not affect other forms of exports to the EU, says the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) hopes that the Malaysian government will resume negotiations on the proposed European Union (EU)-Malaysia Free Trade ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The trade issue between Malaysia and the European Union (EU) over palm oil will not affect other forms of exports to the EU, says the Malaysia External Trade Development Corpo...