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PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has expressed his intentions to introduce Indonesia's motorcycle-based ride-hailing service Go-Jek to Malaysia.
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): FGV Holdings Bhd said it will appoint independent third parties by next month to audit and verify each of its newly appointed foreign worker recruitment agencies to ensure they ...
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Singapore-based venture capital firm East Ventures has been named one of the most “consistent top performing venture capital fund managers” in the world in the latest report by research company Pr...
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FGV Holdings Bhd said today most allegations made against the company by a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a recent petition have been corrected, while one issue pertaining to th...
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KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd will appoint independent third parties in September to audit and verify each of the newly appointed foreign worker recruitment agencies.
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Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua set fire to tyres and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan stude...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Council (BEBC) has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to move its capital into the "heart of Borneo".
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AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung in Sumatra, Indonesia with four times weekly direct service commencing from Oct 2, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit from the Eu...
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Southeast Asian online budget hotel startup RedDoorz raised US$70 million in the first close of its series C round led by Asia Partners, a VC firm co-founded by former Naspers CEO Oliver Rippel.
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(Aug 19): Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar on mild buying support for the domestic unit amid stronger second-quarter economic growth announced last Friday. At 9.06 am, the ringgit stood at 4.1750/1780 against the greenback from 4.1760/1810 recorded at last Friday’s close.
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POST-BREXIT, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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Liew (second right) feeding Iman with a branch of leaves.
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Liew (seated at centre), flanked by Bishop John (on her left) and William, with members of the organising committee.
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Malaysia, as we know it, is a breeding ground of hundreds if not thousands of startups today, supported by its modern, tech-enabled infrastructure and strategic location.
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I am nearly 87 and I am a patriotic citizen.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 106 illegal immigrants following a massive operation here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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99.co, a property marketplace focused on Indonesia and Singapore, has raised a US$15 million series B round, the company’s public filing shows.
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HOW much do people know about khat?
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Abdul Karim (second right), Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian (third left) and others flagging off the 2019 Kuching Marathon’s full marathon categories at Padang Merdeka...
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MALAYSIA’s decision to reopen its doors to citizens who had left to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has sparked a national outcry over potential security risks.
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TAWAU, Aug 17 — Indonesia’s plan to shift its capital to Kalimantan is expected to boost Tawau’s economy by virtue of their geographical contiguity as Borneo Island.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Primary Industries Ministry is working towards sustainable oil palm cultivation to show the world that oil palm plantations, wildlife conservation and forestry can coexist in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will be removing the processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from Oct 1, 2019 to keep air travel affordable for all.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will be removing the processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from Oct 1 to keep air travel affordable for all.
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KUNDASANG: Sabah is seeking a German expert for a Rhino captive breeding programme to be jointly undertaken with Indonesia, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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AirAsia Bhd will be removing the processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from Oct 1, 2019, to keep air travel affordable for all.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — AirAsia Bhd will be removing the processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from October 1, 2019 to keep air travel affordable for all.
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Following an earlier announcement made by its Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, AirAsia has announced that processing fee for Malaysia for bookings made from 1st October 2019 will be removed to keep air trav...
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JAKARTA:  Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures reversed earlier gains to fall at the close of trade on Friday, tracking related edible oils on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange which erased some gains.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in the April-June period and it became the first South-east Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, dr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers a speech in front of parliament members, ahead of Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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SINGAPORE, Aug 16 — Youths in Singapore overwhelmingly aim to work here rather than venture abroad, and only a small proportion want to become entrepreneurs, according to a new survey by the World E...
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Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact l...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, driven by stronger ...
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Beh (right) and Choong exchanging the document of collaboration agreement between BookDoc and Petron Malaysia on Thursday.
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Note: Tech in Asia sincerely apologizes for an erroneous article about Bukalapak that we published earlier today.
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99.co, a property marketplace focused on Indonesia and Singapore, has raised a US$15 million series B round, the company’s public filing shows.
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KOTA KINABALU: Borneo island is expected to be an engine of growth in this region as Indonesia gears efforts towards moving its capital to Kalimantan, according to an Economics professor.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia’s economy grew faster-than-expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, driven by...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — CIMB Group is expected to post positive earnings in the coming period despite facing with interest rate cuts and challenging external environment.
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SINGAPORE: The prospects of Singapore’s biggest conglomerate are souring as it has been caught in a perfect storm of intensifying global trade tensions, prolonged protests in Hong Kong and slowing auto sales.
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Petaling jaya: Engineering and project management consultant HSS Engineers Bhd’s subsidiary, SMHB Engineering, is bidding for water infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak to address the water shortage issue and targets to boost its order book to more than RM500mil.
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Yusof, flanked by implementing chairman Matlin Dullah (left) and committee secretary Haslinda Hadis, with other committee members after announcing the Sipitang Fruit Festival 2019.
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Indonesia’s crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished.
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PETALING JAYA: Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik says that the ‘vilification campaign’ against him is in full swing and is being done with a political motive.
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Balinese take part in a purification ritual at the Beji Temple, located inside a monkey sanctuary in Ubud on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali after a disrespectful video a Czech couple posted on th...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in fo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand at a rate of at least 4 percent in the second quarter this year, supported by exports, said IBC Assets Bhd head of research Dr Serge ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand at a rate of at least 4.0 per cent in the second quarter this year, supported by exports, said IBC Assets Bhd head of research Dr S...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd's 92.5% subsidiary PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk today reported an 11.8% rise in net profit to IDR1.98 trillion (RM580.82 million) in its first half of 2019 (1H...
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JAKARTA, Aug 15 — Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said today, warning those involved i...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 15): The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared with that of other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md...
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Experts in both the public and private sectors all agreed that ASEAN stands to be at the forefront of the development of financial technology fintech by making financial services and financing availab...
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N-Squared eCommerce, a Thailand-based provider of end-to-end ecommerce solutions, announced plans to expand into new markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia by the end of 2019.
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Logisly, a platform connecting shippers and logistics service providers in Indonesia, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a seed round led by Singapore’s SeedPlus, Indonesia’s Convergen...
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Defenders of Muslim preacher Zakir Naik appear to have taken a page out of the political handbook, accusing the media, particularly Malaysiakini, of “misquoting”, “spinning” and “taking out ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Congress of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged national tycoon Koon Yew Yin to retract his entire statement on civil servants, including the Malaysian Arm...
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KUALA LUMPUR: HSS Engineers Bhd is eyeing new water infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak to boost order book after reduced scope of works on rail development projects resulted in a loss in the second quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd is teaming up with online healthcare platform BookDoc to be the latter’s Activ Reward partner.
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Dostavista, the Russia-based company that operates crowdsourced delivery service MrSpeedy, has raised US$15 million in a series B funding round led by Vostok New Ventures, as well as existing investor...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The fire in the peat soil shrub area in Kuala Baram, Miri, Sarawak, which has dragged on from Aug 3, has resulted in haze enveloping the area to a hazardous level.
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Liew (wearing cap), flanked by William (on her left) and Drs Jansen, and others (from left : Biswajit, Bobby, Noredah, Augustine, Henry and Alexander) at the Mount Gede Pangrango National Park in West...
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Historically, the Philippines’ startup ecosystem hasn’t done as well as its Southeast Asian peers.
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big when compared with other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Md Farid Md Rafik.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A collaboration between Malaysia and Indon­esia to conserve the Sumatran rhinoceros is set to go forward as early as next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures extended their rally late on Wednesday, hitting their highest in four and a half months, supported by expectations of stronger export data.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The fire in the peat soil shrub area in Kuala Baram, Miri, Sarawak, which has dragged on from Aug 3, has result in haze enveloping the area to a dangerous level (hazardous).
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Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail KUALA LUMPUR: The fire in the peat soil shrub area in Kuala Baram, Miri, Sarawak, which has dragged on from Aug 3, has resulted in haze enveloping the area to a dangerous lev...
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik.
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Hamden (third right) gives the thumbs up together with Len Talif (third left), Wan Lizozman (second right), Razaili (second left) and others as they pose at a photo-op spot at the carnival.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 14): The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared with other that of countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md...
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md R...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid...
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PETALING JAYA: Air quality in several parts of the country continues to deteriorate as severe haze envelops many areas, especially Sarawak.
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Singapore-based proptech startup Really raised S$500,000 or roughly US$360,700 in seed funding from strategic advisory Huntington Partners and angel investors, The Business Times reported. According ...
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KUCHING: The air pollutant index (API) reading in most of the major cities in Sarawak is still below 100, except for Sri Aman and Miri, state Assistant Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environm...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah does not need a new wildlife breeding area and should focus on enforcement efforts against poaching and wildlife trade instead, says Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy chief Datuk Masidi Manjun.
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PETALING JAYA: Utusan Malaysia today said Malaysian Chinese are more fortunate than Chinese in Singapore and Indonesia, where no vernacular schools are allowed.
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DreamEdge CEO Khairil Adri Adnan explaining the use of a virtual reality simulator to speed up the building of prototype vehicles and robotic arms, among others, in this 2015 file pic.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, more commonly known as Jho Low, fled the country on May 29, 2015, two weeks after his associate Eric Tan Kim Loong had run away.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP MP Charles Santiago sought a ceasefire today in the war of words between him and several government leaders over his call for a review of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) decision-making pr...
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Dear readers, What happens when a super app is managed irresponsibly or runs out of money?
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The prosecution in the Datuk Seri Najib Razak SRC International Sdn Bhd case is expected to complete the examination-in-chief of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigati...
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Boboiboy Movie 2 has raked in RM9.9m (S$3.27m) at the box office after just five days.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Brokerage firms have maintained their “‘buy” call on Leong Hup International Bhd (LHI) despite its shares falling in active trading after it issued a profit warning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two central figures in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, who remain as fugitives, were found by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis-sion (MACC) in 2015, the High Court heard.
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BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Tuesday imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has met former chief executive officer of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is...
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SINGAPORE-based fintech Koku has announced its plans to expand into Indonesia.
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BRUSSELS, Aug 13 — The European Union has imposed duties on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia in order to level the playing field for EU producers, officials said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has met former CEO of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, o...