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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): OCBC Bank expects the ringgit to end the year at RM4.1641 against the US dollar.
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POLITICAL analyst Dr Sivamurugan Pandian told me recently that someone he knew had texted him that day to say that the Registrar of Societies had asked him to come and collect his letter confirming hi...
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Indian hospitality company Oyo Hotels & Homes is planning to invest US$300 million to expand into the US, Business Standard reported, citing the company’s CEO Ritesh Agarwal.
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PETALING JAYA: Loss-making Mudajaya Group Bhd expects to start seeing a turnaround in its fortunes by as early as the third quarter of its current financial year ending Dec 31 as it seeks to fix its Indian venture.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — A Myanmar national died while three others were admitted to  Hospital Port Dickson in an unconscious state as a result of consuming bootleg alcohol.
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SEREMBAN (Bernama): A Myanmar national died, while three others were admitted to Hospital Port Dickson in an unconscious state as a result of consuming bootleg alcohol.
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Brand Capital, the investment arm of Indian media conglomerate The Times Group, is set to invest up to US$6.5 million in Singapore-based skill verification platform Indorse.
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JOHOR BARU - At least four people have died and another has gone blind after consuming illicit liquor in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police here crippled two drug syndicates with the arrests of 13 individuals and the seizure of drugs worth RM146,000 in a five-day operation in the city that started last Thursday.
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JOHOR BARU: At least four people have died and another has gone blind after consuming illicit liquor in the state.
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NEW YORK, June 18 — US stock index futures rose today, as more dovish calls from the European Central Bank fuelled expectations of a similar accommodative stance from the Federal Reserve.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The parent company of Kingfisher Beer said today the rumour that its beverages had caused the death of construction workers in Johor was baseless.
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JOHOR BARU: At least four people have died and another blinded after consuming illicit liquor in the state.
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Indian payments solution company Razorpay raised US$75 million in a series C round of equity financing, co-led by fintech-focused investment firm Ribbit Capital and Sequoia India, The Economic Times r...
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PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Monday (Jun 17) reiterated that the investigation on a viral gay sex video said to involve a Cabinet minister should be left ...
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PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) yesterday reiterated his party’s stand on letting the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) handle the alleged sex video investigation.
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PETALING JAYA (Bernama): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Monday (June 17) reiterated his party's stand on letting the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) handle the alleged sex video investigation.
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PETALING JAYA, June 18 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday reiterated his party’s stand on letting the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) handle the alleged sex video investigation.
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SEMENYIH: From a distance, the sprawling green fields of tufted grass in Kampung Sasapan Batu Minangkabau resemble padi fields.
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PETALING JAYA (June 17): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today reiterated his party's stand on letting the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) handle the alleged sex video investigation.
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GEORGE TOWN: The police arrested a Myanmar national suspected of being part of a syndicate selling illegally-processed liquor which resulted in the deaths of six men on Saturday.
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MUMBAI, June 17 —  Lenders to crippled Jet Airways said today they would start bankruptcy court proceedings after failing to find someone to take over the Indian carrier.
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GEORGE TOWN: Eighty-seven foreign construction workers were arrested at a construction site in Tanjong Tokong this morning after they were found to have flouted various immigration rules this morning.
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GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Six men have died in Penang from consuming methanol-tainted liquor in the past two months, state police revealed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has not received any request from the Indian government for
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KAJANG: A total of 130 foreign nationals were detained for various offences in an Integrated Operation by the Immigration Department in Kajang and Puchong, last night.
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KAJANG: A total of 130 foreign nationals were detained for various offences in an operation by the Immigration Department in Kajang and Puchong last night.
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KAJANG, June 15 — A total of 130 foreign nationals were detained for various offences in an Integrated Operation by the Immigration Department in Kajang and Puchong, last night.
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An Indian teenager was shot dead by a relative as they posed with a homemade gun to record a clip for the TikTok video sharing app, police said June 13.
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PETALING JAYA: Former MIC president Dr S Subramaniam has added to criticism of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s refusal to hand over preacher Dr Zakir Naik to Indian authorities.
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PETALING JAYA: Klang-born model Amelia Thripura Henderson has turned racist comments calling her a "foreigner" and other racial slurs into an opportunity to educate others about respect, tolerance, and unity.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Police confirmed that UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam was detained last night.
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JAKARTA (June 14): Malaysian palm oil futures gained on Friday as expectations of solid biofuel demand from rival producer Indonesia and lack of crude palm oil (CPO) sellers supported prices.
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IPOH: Sacrifices made by war veterans to keep the country safe must be appreciated by all Malaysians, says Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Shri Mridul Kumar.
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Malaysia strongly condemned the missile attack on the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province on Wednesday, which left 26 people injured.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Malaysia strongly condemns the missile attack on the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province which left 26 people injured yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Police confirmed that UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam was detained tonight.
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Facebook is buying a stake in Indian e-commerce startup Meesho, the head of the US tech giant's Indian business said on June 13, looking to deepen its reach in one of the world's biggest Internet markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Malaysia strongly condemns the missile attack on the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province which left 26 people injured yesterday.
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Israel's power company has asked the makers of Fortnite to no longer allow players to scale electric poles in the popular online game, saying this risked encouraging dangerous copycat behaviour among children.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Malaysian palm oil futures jumped as much as 1.4% on Thursday, supported by gains in US soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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PUTRAJAYA: Today the PM Tun Dr Mahathir confirmed the government has the right not to extradite Indian preacher Dr Zaik Naik even with an Interpol request.
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MUMBAI: The auditor of Indian tycoon Anil Ambani’s shadow bank and its unit resigned citing lack of satisfactory responses to its questions, adding to concerns about the last stronghold of the wider Reliance Group.
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WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions.
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PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has criticised Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision not to deport controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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BRUSSELS, June 11 — The EU’s powerful anti-trust authority today blocked the merger of German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp with Indian steel giant Tata, an expected veto that kills the dea...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come to the defence of Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the prime minister attracted criticism over his decision not to deport controversial Indian Muslim cleric Dr Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Vocal lawyer Siti Kasim, who was part of a group which sued the former government for allegedly harbouring Zakir Naik, has come out strongly against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision not...
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PETALING JAYA: Preacher Zakir Naik has expressed confidence that the Malaysian government will stand by him and oppose any move by the Indian government to extradite him.
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MELAKA: Malaysia has the right not to extradite controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik if he is not going to be accorded fair justice, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MELAKA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated Malaysia’s reluctance to allow the extradition of controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Malaysia has the right to not extradite fugitive Indian national Dr Zakir Naik, since the latter alleges he will not be accorded ju...
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IPOH: An Indian national was killed after he was beaten by a group of men at a barbershop here on Saturday.
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IPOH: An Indian national was severely beaten at a barbershop in Pekan Razaki here early Saturday (June 8) and eventually succumbed to his injuries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department detained 16 illegal immigrants during an integrated operation at one of the capital’s well-known shopping malls yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Immigration Department detained 16 illegal immigrants during an integrated operation at one of the capital's well-known shopping malls on Saturday (June 8).
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — The Immigration Department detained 16 illegal immigrants during an integrated operation at one of the capital’s well-known shopping malls yesterday.Its director-general Dat...
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The US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is expected to meet on June 18 and June 19 to decide if at all a rate cut is on or will the members decide to remain uncommitted on the direction of the US interest rates after taking that neutral view the last round. In the last FOMC meeting in early May, the committee concluded that they remain patient on any rate moves as economic data showed robustness, while inflationary threat remains imaginary then. Hence, the Fed Fund Rate (FFR) was held steady at the 2.25-2.50 range.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government is planning to increase its market share of Indian tourists through a collaboration with a popular Indian TV channel.
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THE ringgit climbed against the dollar on Friday, thanks to higher oil prices, however most other currencies were tepid ahead of the release of a U.S. jobs report later in the session.
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Twitter is leading a US$100 million financing round in the Indian-language social networking app ShareChat, The Economic Times reports, citing two people familiar with the matter.
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(June 7): The Malaysian ringgit climbed against the dollar on Friday, thanks to higher oil prices, however most other currencies were tepid ahead of the release of a US jobs report later in the sessio...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer South-East Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset strategy aimed at sustaining growth, its chief executive said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — While Aidilfitri is the time when urbanites return to their hometowns to celebrate with families and loved ones, many in the city have to make do with celebrating the festival...
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KUALA LUMPUR: While Aidilfitri is the time when urbanites return to their hometowns to celebrate with families and loved ones, many in the city have to make do with celebrating the festival away from ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites often tell outsiders: “You’ve not truly visited Penang until you’ve gone up Penang Hill.” That is usually the truth as the hill resort continues to mesmerise visitors w...
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WHEN a Chinese puts up an ad seeking Chinese-only tenants to share with other tenants at his apartment, he is accused of being racist.
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I still do not think that the trade war between China and the US will cause a world recession.
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This article first appeared as 'Tough terrain for tourism' in the May 27, 209, 2019 issue of The Edge Malaysia In 2016, an Indian national’s 8 days/7 nights holiday to Malaysia with his wife, parent...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer Southeast Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset strategy aimed at sustaining growth, its chief executive said.
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GEORGE TOWN: From sepoys to spice kings, shipping magnates and landowners, fabulous wealth and great works of charity mark some of the tales in the family history of the Shaik dynasty of Penang which ...
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MUMBAI: Flagging Indian sales of products like toothpaste and hair oil have been a drag on the share prices of the nation’s consumer goods makers, but each dip is a buying opportunity for a fund manager who sees the slowdown in demand as temporary.
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PETALING JAYA: Newly appointed chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) Latheefa Koya is not only noted for her legal work in the human rights sphere but also as a plain-speaking lawyer and political party member.Whether it’s anti-death penalty, lock-up deaths, religious freedom, the treatment of migrant workers or about refugees, Latheefa has worked on them all.
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An Indian startup's legal challenge against a Walmart unit claiming losses caused by sharp discounting of its products is winning support from other online sellers, in what is shaping as a key test of how the giant retailer operates in the country.
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Bengaluru-based fintech startup Avail Finance has raised US$9 million in a series A funding round to expand its product portfolio, according to a media statement.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been listed as one of the best destinations to visit for the ultimate Asia experience by CNN Travel, along with 16 other destinations.
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An Indian military aircraft was missing after taking off in the country's northeastern region with 13 people on board today.
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PUTRAJAYA: The spirit of philanthropy of the late Tan Sri Dr Lee Shin Cheng will live on, said his eldest son, Datuk Lee Yeow Chor.
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PUTRAJAYA (June 3): The spirit of philanthropy of the late Tan Sri Dr Lee Shin Cheng will live on, said his eldest son, Datuk Lee Yeow Chor.
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Indian digital payment company Paytm is in talks to acquire local insurance marketplace Coverfox for around US$100 million to US$120 million, The Economic Times reported, citing two people familiar wi...
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GEORGE TOWN: American television comedian Hasan Minhaj has offered the “wildest Psy concert” if fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, decides to turn himself in to the authorit...
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MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old language.
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Hindraf 2.0 wants Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to reintroduce the foreign workers replacement scheme, claiming that this would come at the expense of job opportunities for poor Indians.
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MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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MELAKA, June 2 — Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Melaka, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-...
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s move to reinstate the foreign worker replacement system to all sectors effective July 1 is the right thing to do, say employers who called for things to be simplified.
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PETALING JAYA: Restaurants who have had to deal with the foreign worker issue now bear another crisis – “eat-and-run” patrons.
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YOURSAY | ‘Pay more and get local workers.
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JUNE 2 — Like millions of other nostalgic 80/90s kids, last week I trotted off to watch Aladdin.
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NEW DELHI, June 1 — The Indian government said today it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by US President Donald Trump to end preferential...
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The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) wants the government to unfreeze its restrictions of foreign workers in certain sub-sectors, especially those linked to India...
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SHAH ALAM, June 1 — Eminent historian Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim was laid to rest today at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Shah Alam.
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MUMBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest economic challenge as he starts his second term will be how to boost flagging growth to hold onto the crown of the world’s fastest-expanding major nation.
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LONDON, May 30 — The dollar edged towards a one-week high today as trade tensions between China and the United States led investors to seek shelter.
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PETALING JAYA: About 320 Pakistan nationals, who were detained for immigration-related offences, have returned home just in time for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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A LOCAL Tamil movie, Kadara Ragasiyam (Mystery of Kedah), was recently launched in Sungai Petani with a meet-and-greet session with the film’s cast and crew, Makkal Osai reported.
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NEW DELHI: Malaysia is a well-known honeymoon destination for Indian couples, tour operators said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional’s first quarter (Q1 FY19) results were ahead of expectations but this could be due to timing, Maybank Kim Eng research says.