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PETALING JAYA: A design student’s idea of a Hollywood-style sign to boost tourism in Penang may prove to be short-lived, now that an activist has raised the alarm over potential environmental damage...
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PETALING JAYA: Penang has expressed interest in a Hollywood-style sign for the state after a picture by an amateur photographer went viral last week, attracting both praise and criticism from internet...
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Malaysians with an Astro Movies Pack subscription can finally download the HBO Go app and watch shows and movies on the move.
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GEORGE TOWN: Muslims are still fasting but many are already eager to look their best for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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KOTA BARU: A local hotelier faced a setback today after hearing Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, star of Ocean’s 11, Up in the air, Michael Clayton, Batman and Robin, and Catch 22 was going to teach ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — US celebrity George Clooney’s misinformed warning to Malaysia about imposing the death penalty for homosexuality highlights the need for more engagement with the lesbian, ga...
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Back in 2011, Chinese online streaming site iQiyi paid for the rights to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, betting that the Michael Bay-directed Hollywood blockbuster would help jumpstart its efforts to...
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HOLLYWOOD: With the final season of Game of Thrones delighting worldwide audiences, show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have revealed they are moving on to tell a three part Star Wars saga in j...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim stressed the importance for Malaysia not to cave in to international pressure with regard to the LGBT issue.
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BANGI: Anwar Ibrahim has become the latest Pakatan Harapan leader to respond to George Clooney over the Hollywood star’s recent comments criticising Malaysia’s laws against homosexuality.
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BANGI, May 15 — Foreigners should not dictate to Malaysia about its laws, civil or religious, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in response to US actor George Clooney’s “warning shot” to the count...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Oscar-winning actor George Clooney (pix) was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday after he called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a “warning shot” to Indonesia and...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia as an Islamic country will hold firm to its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix).
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Malaysia as an Islamic country will hold firm to its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday (May 14) after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a "warning shot" to Indones...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 — Deputy foreign minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya today sought to correct the viewpoints of popular Hollywood actor George Clooney, pointing out that Malaysia does not kill, and will n...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a "warning shot" to Indonesia and Mala...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists today after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a “warning shot” to Indonesia and Mal...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT and activists on Tuesday (May 14) after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei and a sent "warning shot" to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 ― The hotels boycott that forced the Sultan of Brunei to back down from imposing the death penalty for homosexuality will serve as warning for other countries considering this, ...
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Ryan Reynolds appeared to have found a pirated pre-release copy of Pokémon Detective Pikachu – and then made the ill-advised move to share it with his 13 million-plus fans on Twitter.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Malaysia has thus far recovered US$322 million — equivalent to about RM1.3 billion — worth of assets belonging to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), where billions have been l...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has thus far recovered US$322 million — equivalent to about RM1.3 billion — worth of assets belonging to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), where billions have been looted, s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The US government has returned and will be returning substantial monies to Malaysia, representing the first instalment of funds recovered from asset seizures related to 1Malaysia...
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The US is to return close to $200m (£152.4m) to Malaysia in funds recovered from asset seizures tied to scandal-hit state fund 1MDB. US authorities have so far transferred $57m tied to a Hollywood fi...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The US government has returned the first tranche of money recouped from 1MDB to Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The U.S. government has begun returning to Malaysia some $200 million recovered from asset seizures linked to state fund 1MDB, with about a quarter of the amount already repatri...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — US authorities have transferred US$57 million (RM236 million) to Malaysia from funds it received from Red Granite Pictures that is linked to Riza Aziz, Attorney General Tommy T...
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Using a pair of glasses to detect and locate criminals might sound like a futuristic scene from a Hollywood film.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39mil (RM162mil) Los Angeles mansion allegedly bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with money stolen from a state fund, court filings showed.
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KUALA LUMPUR: US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39 million (RM161 million) Los Angeles mansion allegedly bought by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho (pix) with money stolen from a state fund, cour...
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SINGAPORE: US authorities will this month return US$200 million (RM829 million) stolen from 1MDB, including money from a stake in a luxury New York hotel and from a Hollywood movie producer, two sourc...
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Sony's latest game for the Playstation 4, is post-apocalyptic shooter Days Gone.
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MAY 4 — Rom-coms used to be really big business in the 90s, with Hollywood studios churning them out one after another, especially after the huge box-office success of Sleepless In Seattle.
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NEW YORK, May 3 — The celebrity-backed vegan burger start-up Beyond Meat made a sizzling Wall Street debut yesterday, more than doubling its share price, as investors show an appetite for the growin...
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SINGAPORE (Reuters): US authorities will this month return US$200mil (RM828mil) stolen from Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB, including money from a stake in a luxury New York hotel and from a Hollywood movie producer, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - US authorities will this month return US$200 million stolen from Malaysia's state fund 1MDB, including money from a stake in a luxury New York hotel and from a Hollywood movie pr...
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Product placement in Hollywood blockbusters gets you eyeballs, and the latest carmaker to leverage on this is Lexus in the forthcoming instalment of Men in Black, but something caught our eye in the g...
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Mah Sing aims to continue its journey as a sustainable Malaysian brand in the next 25 years and more.
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KUCHING (Bernama): Hollywood action star Steven Seagal left behind a trail of awe-struck fans when he made a special visit to the old town of Siniawan in Bau near here on Sunday (April 28).
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KUCHING, April 27 — Hundreds of Steven Seagal’s fans flocked to the Old Court House, here today to meet the Hollywood action star during a meet and greet session.
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Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, poised to be the hugest movie opening in history, has hit piracy networks – two days before its US premiere – with a copy evidently recorded in a Chinese movie theatre now circulating online, according to a published report.
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HBO Asia has announced that its HBO Go streaming service is launching in Malaysia next month and it will be exclusive to Astro.
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HBO Asia has announced that the long-awaited HBO Go streaming service will finally be available for Malaysian users in May and only through Astro.
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MANDAPOP superstar Jay Chou’s wife Hannah Quinlivan might have a chance of being cast in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stand-alone movie, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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APRIL 20 — This week is probably the first time in a very long while that nothing major from the Hollywood studios opened in local cinemas, probably in anticipation of the behemoth that is Avengers...
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Videogame sensation Minecraft is on its way to the movies, with a March 2022 date announced and a director chosen.
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Video game sensation Minecraft is on its way to the movies, with a March 2022 date announced and a director chosen.
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LOS ANGELES, April 17 — Netflix Inc gave a weak forecast yesterday that unnerved investors just as Walt Disney Co and others prepare to escalate Hollywood's streaming video wars, although the compan...
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PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh (pic) is showing no signs of slowing down.
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It’s either the Next Huge Thing – a technology that alters virtually every aspect of how we work, play, communicate and travel – or an incremental lift in today’s wireless speeds and feeds.
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Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has directed many movies, including the drama The Last King of Scotland and thriller State of Play. But last year was the first time Macdonald worked with a script written by a machine.
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While superheroes, monsters and aliens battle on the big screen, a real-life fight is raging behind the scenes that will determine what moviegoers will see at their local cinemas.
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Netflix Inc is planning its first magazine, but you won’t find it on a newsstand.
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As pressure mounts on social media companies over child grooming and sex abuse imagery, a US-based not-for-profit set up by Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore tackling the problem has received backing from eBay billionaire Jeff Skoll.
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KUCHING (Bernama): The Asean International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) is just 17 days away and it's getting more exciting as Hollywood star Steven Seagal will be joining the event here as a special guest.
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The fuzzy 'Despicable Me' creatures are to be given a home of their own at the Universal Studios theme park in Singapore, where Mario and his console friends will also set up within a Super Nintendo World.
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CHINA: Speaking through his highly paid lawyers, fugitive businessman Jho Low slammed the Malaysian government’s incompetence at trying to sell his luxury yacht without properly furnishing it with ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree - buying up super-yachts, paintin...
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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to stand trial for his role in a financial scandal that has sent shockwaves around the world.
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It is one of the world's greatest financial scandals.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 — Apple confirmed yesterday that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices.
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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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MARCH 30 — Due to our overfamiliarity with Hollywood blockbusters, which probably take up more than 60-70 per cent of our cinemas’ screen time, even the most casual of film fans are sometimes bore...
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Many Hollywood heavyweights flocked to Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters to help reveal the tech giant’s revamped steaming service Apple TV+ on March 25 – but one such legend was so polarising he became a national trending topic on Twitter for simply showing his face.
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MUMBAI, March 27 — Indian tax authorities raised about US$8 million (RM32.5 million) in an auction yesterday of rare oil paintings that were once part of fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi's c...
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Apple Inc brought in Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Momoa to talk up its new television streaming service at a Hollywood-style event on March 25 marked by standing ovations, hugs and soaring rhetoric.
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MUMBAI, March 26 — Indian tax authorities are hoping for a windfall with the auction today of rare oil paintings that were once part of fugitive billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi's collection and have ...
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CUPERTINO, March 26 — With Hollywood stars galore, Apple unveiled its streaming video plans yesterday along with news and game subscription offerings as part of an effort to shift its focus to digit...
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Apple is expected to take on streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon as Hollywood giants Disney and WarnerMedia also move into the space.
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Apple looks to begin a fresh reinvention on March 25 as it rolls out Hollywood stars for its new streaming television service, part of a broad shift of direction for the California technology giant.
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YouTube has cancelled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, a pullback from its grand ambitions for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows.
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WASHINGTON, March 24 — Apple is expected to take on streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon as Hollywood giants Disney and WarnerMedia also move into the space.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 — Apple looks to begin a fresh reinvention  tomorrow as it rolls out Hollywood stars for its new streaming television service, part of a broad shift of direction for the Cal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A pro-Palestine peace activist has urged Malaysia to stand firm on its stance on Israel after a prominent actor cut business ties with one of Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s sons over the prime ...
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(March 21): A fugitive Malaysian financier at the heart of the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal is quietly building up an army of foreign agents and firms amid mounting investigations into his financi...
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PETALING JAYA: Mokhzani Mahathir has confirmed reports of Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch cutting business ties with him over his father’s remarks against the Jews.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The second son of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch has severed business ties with him bec...
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PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir has confirmed that Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch has severed business ties with him, because of his father's anti-Semitic remarks.
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THE most successful global tech company over the past seven years, at least from investors’ viewpoint, was neither Apple nor Amazon.com but video-streaming giant Net­flix. Even though its stock is ...
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Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch has severed business ties with Dr Mahathir Mohamad's son Mokhzani over the prime minister's anti-Semitic remarks, according to a news report.
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LOS ANGELES, March 19 — Netflix Inc, the world's dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc's upcoming video offering, Netflix Chief Executive Reed...
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Netflix Inc, the world's dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc's upcoming video offering, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said on March 18.
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Apple Inc is targeting prestigious awards for an upcoming slate of original movies and TV shows, demonstrating grand Hollywood ambitions for a video streaming service that will compete with Netflix Inc, Amazon.com Inc and established studios, according to people familiar with the plans.
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Apple Inc, after teasing investors for months about its ambitions to become a services company, is getting ready to showcase plans for new video and news products. All it needs now is for Hollywood to sign up.
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Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin (above) and Felicity Huffman were among 50 people charged by US federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a US$25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their childr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — Harith Iskander has rejected the Laugh Factory’s allegation that he had claimed Datuk Seri Najib Razak was a silent partner in his commercial ventures.
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Comment - By Wong Chun Wai WHEN Petronas chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (pic) was named as one of the 100 global Brand Guardians for 2019, almost all the media dutifully reported it but they were all published in the business section.
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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, March 5 — Former Hollywood executive Darlene Lieblich Tipton, who was fired by network giant Fox over her conspiracy theory on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, is now asking pub...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Last year, Datuk Seri Najib Razak appeared in an interview where he lost his cool repeatedly, an interview which has won an award for “Interview of the Year”. Broadcaster Al...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): Last year, Datuk Seri Najib Razak appeared in an interview where he lost his cool repeatedly, an interview which has won an award for “Interview of the Year”. Broadcaster A...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — A 2013 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bond offering was diverted to the private accounts of the sovereign fund’s one-time senior executive and two Saudi Arabians who la...
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NEW YORK: The US Justice Department has expanded the scope of its civil forfeiture in the 1MDB bribery scandal, seeking US$38 million (RM155 million) in funds connected with luxury real estate and Hol...
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LONDON: With the Oscars taking place in Hollywood this Sunday, British automotive experts hpi has revealed its list of the most iconic cars to star on the silver screen.
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FEBRUARY 23 ― The 2019 Oscars is just a few days away, and in a much welcome change from the previous Oscars, there doesn't seem to be any consensus at all between the preceding awards ceremonies in...
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When Trump proposed the “Muslim ban”, my Muslim friends in America told me that they have been subjected to vary degrees of siege, curses and racism, many of which were from the relevant agencies ...
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“My book would be, ‘Billion Dollar Whale’. It’s a sad story of corruption in international finance but fascinating”, this was the response from Microsoft founder Bill Gates when he was asked...