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ISTANBUL, July 19 ― The Turkish lira firmed yesterday afternoon after US President Donald Trump said the United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of Russian air...
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ISTANBUL, July 18 — Efforts to clean up Turkey's bad debt have stalled after bankers rejected or put on hold initial plans, according to people familiar with the matter, frustrating the country’s ...
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Liew (centre) displaying the football jersey presented by Umut (second right).
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DUBAI: Investors are starting to tune out the noise of the billions of dollars that flowed into Saudi bonds and stocks in the first half of the year after the kingdom’s upgrade to emerging-market status.
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ISTANBUL: The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) has signed a Memorandum of Understandıng (MoU) with Turkey's biggest tourism player, Dorak Holding, at the company's headquarters here Thursday (July 11).
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ISTANBUL: The Turkish lira was 2.1% weaker against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, laying bare differences between them over the timing of interest rate cuts to revive the recession-hit economy.
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ISTANBUL, July 8 — The Turkish lira was 2.1 per cent weaker against the US dollar today after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, laying bare differences between them over ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved plans to expand the Penang International Airport.
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Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBT equality and renew calls for action in what organisers billed as the largest gay pride celebr...
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Google is making it easier to share GIFs from Google Images straight to other platforms, while also making Maps better at predicting when public transport will arrive and how crowded it will be in such varied locales as India and Australia.
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Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul’s Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremoni...
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SEOUL, June 26 — South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed an US$8.3 billion (RM34.4 billion) economic cooperation pact today during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visit to Seoul, as the oil-r...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.27% in early trade this morning against the backdrop of mixed regional markets, dragged by key index-linked stocks.
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Turkey’s main opposition claimed a decisive victory yesterday in Istanbul’s re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising...
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(June 24): Asian stocks looked set for a mixed start to the week amid signs a global rally is stalling.
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Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey’s election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Par...
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator sa...
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Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said today.
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ANKARA, June 15 — Turkey today lambasted Moody’s ratings agency after it cut Ankara’s credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution’s “...
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ISTANBUL, June 15 ― Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory yesterday, saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued to rise, and with it the risk o...
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A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.
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The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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Istanbul: A long slog awaits Turkey even if its first recession in a decade ended last quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Kuala Lumpur could be the ideal tourist destination for globe-trotters seeking a good deal as it has the cheapest five-star hotel room rates, a global survey of cities has sho...
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PARIS, May 22 — Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Exec...
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Saudi Arabia has been holding two Arab journalists for several months, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday, amid ongoing international scrutiny of the kingdom's human ...
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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has introduced Sound & Style Editions of the Golf, Passat and Tiguan, all of which are equipped with unique accessories.
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JERUSALEM, May 14 — An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on “rigorous, ethical standards” despite previous links to alleged espi...
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Rankings were compiled by categorising Instagram posts from different destinations by hashtag in the year to March 2019.
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LONDON, May 8 — Turkey’s troubled economy will contract one per cent this year before a “gradual” rebound, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forecast today.
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Turkey’s main opposition party said on Tuesday its candidate for Istanbul mayor would again contest and win the post, after the election board ordered a re-run of the city election in a ruling that ...
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DUBAI: The Turkish lira tumbled the most in emerging markets and stocks erased this year’s gains after investors interpreted the decision to redo Istanbul’s municipal vote as another manifestation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over independent institutions.
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Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a re-run, in a move that hit the ...
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ISTANBUL, May 6 — The United States and European Union have expressed deep concern over Turkey’s plans for offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone,...
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IT’S been seven months since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident, was brutally murdered inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.
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ISTANBUL: Turkish central bank governor Murat Cetinkaya said another round of monetary tightening was still possible despite a change in a policy statement last week that spooked investors. The lira trimmed losses.
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PARIS, April 30 — European aerospace giant Airbus today reported a slump in first-quarter net profit, hit by Germany’s freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and its own decision to stop buildi...
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Two runaway Saudi sisters on April 24 urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families.
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The UN human rights body has condemned the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals across the kingdom this week, saying most were minority Shi'ite Muslims who may not have had fair trials and at least three ...
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DUBAI: Some of the world’s leading financiers are returning to Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom yielded some of the year’s biggest merger and bond deals.
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Turkey’s ruling AK Party (AKP) submitted a second petition to cancel and re-run Istanbul elections it lost three weeks ago, citing thousands of ballots cast by people it said were ineligible to vote...
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PETALING JAYA: The government has agreed to give Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) a 50-year extension of lease to operate and maintain 39 airports nationwide.
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(April 9): Asian stocks were set for modest gains after their U.S. counterparts edged higher as investors awaited signs of progress on trade ahead.
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NEW YORK, April 5 — Hopes for progress in US-Sino trade talks helped emerging-market stocks edge higher for a seventh straight session, its longest winning streak since January last year.
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BEIJING, April 2 — Emerging-market shares looked set to extend gains for a fourth day on today after upbeat manufacturing data from the United States further eased concern about a slowdown in global...
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BEIJING, April 1 — Chinese stocks led emerging market shares higher today as positive Chinese manufacturing data eased worries about a broader economic slowdown with progress in U.S-China trade talk...
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ISTANBUL, April 1 — The erosion of Turkey's foreign currency reserves is a credit negative and central bank use of reserves to prop up the lira currency poses renewed questions on its transparency a...
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Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback on Sunday as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the co...
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Turks began voting on Sunday in local elections that President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for the country.
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ISTANBUL, March 29 — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s fiery anti-US rhetoric helped spark a currency collapse in 2018 that plunged his country into recession.
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COMMENT | Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three-day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed said that the Islamic world is over-reliant on the west.
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MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is over reliant on the W...
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PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is to attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul today that will focus on the Christchurch mosque att...
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Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah is to attend an emergency meeting on the Christchurch terror attacks called by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Saifuddin will deliver Malay...
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PUTRAJAYA, March 22 — Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is to attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul today on the Christchurch m...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday (March 22) on the Christchurch mosque attacks, says Wisma Putra.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of ...
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RIYADH, March 20 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman yesterday announced recreational projects in the capital Riyadh worth US$23 billion (RM94 billion), officials said, in a new drive to transform the co...
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After the cosmopolitan destination welcomed some 13.4 million visitors in 2018 the Turkish city's Metropolitan Municipality has launched an extensive global tourism campaign, notably focusing on digital platforms, to promote Istanbul as a must-visit destination.
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PETALING JAYA: The Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) in Turkey, owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), will have a mosque by the end of the year.
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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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Vestel, Noa, Lesia ... you have probably never heard of these smartphone brands but they all took part in the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the mobile industry's biggest annual global event.
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BARCELONA, March 1 — Vestel, Noa, Lesia... you have probably never heard of these smartphone brands but they are all taking part in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the mobile industry’s bi...
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CARACAS, Feb 28 — At least eight tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign...
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BEIJING, Feb 22 — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China’s President Xi Jinping today and bagged a US$10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia followi...
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LONDON, Feb 21 — Leading British defence contractor BAE Systems said German moves to block exports to Saudi Arabia could damage its major deals with the country and weigh on its financial performanc...
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Maxis has announced Gökhan Ogut as their new CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and the appointment will take effect on 1st May 2019.
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MAXIS Bhd has appointed Gökhan Ogut as chief executive officer (CEO) of the group effective May 1, 2019.
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The Royal Malaysia Police found itself in the spotlight last week after it emerged that a host of senior officers, including the Inspector-General and his deputy, had gone to Istanbul on a trip paid f...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has denied any knowledge of Totalisator Board of Malaysia (TBM) sponsored trips for senior police officers when he was the home minister, a new...
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KAJANG: The home minister today said there is no need yet for protection for a judge who filed an affidavit about judicial misconduct.
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JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is postponing his trips to Indonesia and Malaysia, according to Indonesia's Foreign Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman will be postponing his visit to Malaysia and Indonesia in his tour of several Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said today.
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PUTRAJAYA: With the Pakatan government under fire for allowing the IGP and his entourage to enjoy a sponsored holiday in Istanbul under the guise of training, senior police officials suggested a comp...
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Malaysia's Home Minister has again defended an all-expenses-paid trip to Istanbul taken by the national police chief, saying it was not sponsored by a private company.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun admitted today that the Totalisator Board offered the force funding every year, following backlash that a Turkey t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The recent Turkey trip for top police officers was not the first junket organised by the Malaysia Totalisator Board.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — PAS Youth has warned the Ministry of Finance today to return the funds sourced from number forecast agency Da Ma Cai, that was later used by the Totalisator Board to sponsor a...
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When asked if the Prime Minister will condemn the Saudi Crown Prince in person on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said “we’ll see what Japan and China said first....
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) today dismissed an allegation by Umno Youth that he had allowed a gaming company to sponsor senior police officers’ working visit to Istanbul.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today he was unaware of the sponsorship of 16 high-ranking police officers’ trip to Istanbul as it was handled and approved by the directo...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Home Minister has again defended an all-expenses trip to Istanbul taken by the national police chief, saying it was not sponsored by a private company.
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MP SPEAKS | Both Umno and PAS have suddenly woken up to question the inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun, whose trip with 16 other top brass police officers to Istanbul, Turkey, has become ...
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PUTRAJAYA: With the Pakatan government under fire for allowing the IGP and his entourage to enjoy a sponsored holiday in Istanbul under the guise of training, senior police officials suggested a comp...
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak has denied any knowledge of a gaming company sponsoring a police working trip overseas during his tenure as prime minister.
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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak has raised doubts over Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's remark on betting firm Da Ma Cai's sponsorship of a police delegation's trip to Istanbul, Turkey (above) to lear...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Malaysia Totalisator Board gave approval to a private gambling company to pay for a police trip to Turkey in 2017, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has turned the table on Umno Youth chief Aysraf Wajdi Dusuki on betting firm Da Ma Cai sponsoring a police delegation to Istanbul to learn about combatting online gamblin...
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PAS and Umno today questioned the sponsorship of an overseas trip by a betting company for the country's top cops.
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified that a recent working trip to Istanbul, attended by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and 16 other high-ranking police personnel was not pa...
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PETALING JAYA: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is scheduled to make a visit to Malaysia next week where he is expected to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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RIYADH, Feb 14 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman launched projects worth 29.9 billion riyals (RM32.4 billion) yesterday in the capital Riyadh, the latest in a series of high profile investment announce...
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PUTRAJAYA: Lim Guan Eng today claimed to have no knowledge that the recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey involving several high-ranking police personnel, was sponsored and approved by a body under the Fina...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Umno Youth insisted today that a recent controversial police work trip to Istanbul, Turkey should fully use taxpayers’ money, despite criticisms of its alleged lavishness.
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PUTRAJAYA: Gaming company Da Ma Cai sponsored a delegation led by Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun on a working trip to Turkey, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today, following online...
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on Wednesday (Feb 13) said he was unaware that an agency under his ministry has sponsored a high-ranking police delegat...
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 13 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that the recent police work trip to Istanbul, Turkey, was not funded by taxpayers’ money.
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SEATTLE: Moscow has emerged the world's worst city for gridlock and congestion in a new traffic report which found that in general, the worst places to be a driver are European and Latin American citi...
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PETALING JAYA: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, popularly known as MbS, is scheduled to visit Malaysia from Feb 17-18 where he will meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.