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Advertisement Supported by By Hannah Beech, Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz JAKARTA, Indonesia — The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday highlighted how easily religious coexistence can be rippe...
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BANGI, April 22 — Malaysia finalised 74 per cent of its land border distance with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei last year, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Colombo (AFP): Before being named prime suspects in Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bomb attacks, National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s (NTJ) main claim to fame was being linked to vandalising of Buddhist statues.
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PUTRAJAYA, 22 April — Malaysia can become a model of democracy due to the smooth transition of power following the 14th general election (GE14), said Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdulla...
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Dear readers, We continue our in-depth coverage of the action in Southeast Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at the midday break today, but stayed up 0.34% after briefly breaching the 1,630-point level.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chocolate demand in Asia is booming, and this Malaysian company sits at the epicenter.
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Indonesia-based online grocery platform HappyFresh raised US$20 million in a series C round led by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Management and Naver.
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IN conjunction with Earth Day today, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to highlight the fact that at least one-fifth of mammals found in Malaysia is facing extinction.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): Chocolate demand in Asia is booming, and this Malaysian company sits at the epicenter.
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Even with Indonesia's current presidential election result still to be officially confirmed, attention is turning to the next race for the top job in 2024, with some rising political stars and well-co...
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FENOMENA, the fourth album by legendary rock band Search, marks its 30th anniversary this year, reported Metro Ahad.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must be one step ahead in planning ways to react to the price volatility in the palm oil market to protect the country’s source of income, as well as the wellbeing of the smal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must be one step ahead in planning ways to react to the price volatility in the palm oil market, Council of Eminent Persons chairman Daim Zainuddin said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia must be one step ahead in planning ways to react to the price volatility in the palm oil market to protect the country's source of income, as well as the wellbeing of the smallholders, says Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin.
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Malaysia must be one step ahead of the price volatility in the palm oil market to protect the country’s source of income, as well as the wellbeing of smallholders, former Council of Eminent Persons ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Malaysia must be one step ahead in planning ways to react to the price volatility in the palm oil market to protect the country’s source of income, as well as the wellbein...
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TAWAU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) thwarted an attempt to smuggle out subsidised sugar worth RM50,000 to Indonesia at the country’s waters on Friday, following the arrest of an ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The Malaysian rubber market is likely to trade quietly yet steady next week, influenced by local demand and movements of regional rubber futures market, amid worries over de...
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WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
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Michelin has officially launched its first flagship store for premium performance-oriented tyres at SpeedLine Kota Damansara.
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GEORGE TOWN: A women’s rights group today decried the public prosecutor’s decision to drop a murder case against an employer who allegedly abused her Indonesian maid.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with several countries, including Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter trade.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Defence Ministry is currently in talks with several countries, including Russia, China and Pakistan on the possibility of acquiring new assets in exchange for palm oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The stateless problem was the number one complaint to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) last year, with a total of 413 complaints received.
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BBM, the chat app formerly known as BlackBerry Messenger, is shutting down next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is in talks with various countries, including Pakistan Russia and China, to conduct “barter trades” in order to procure defence assets, said Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 ― Bursa Malaysia ended higher due to brisk buying activities, against a backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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BUTTERWORTH: The magistrate’s court here today fixed June 3 this year for management of a case where a man was charged with 18 counts of cheating 14 people of RM51,800 in relation to the sale of “...
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Surge, Sequoia India’s new startup accelerator, has revealed the 17 startups that form the first batch of its program.
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LETTER | The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has been in Indonesia as international observers for the Indonesian General Elections 2019 (Pemilu).
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APRIL 19 — The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has been in Indonesia as international observers for the Indonesian General Elections 2019 (Pemilu).
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JOHOR BARU: KPJ Healthcare Bhd, which is still bullish on the prospects of private healthcare in the country, will be allocating between RM200mil and RM300mil as capital expenditure (capex) yearly.
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ATLANTA: In the days after a Boeing Co 737 Max 8 jet plunged into Indonesia’s Java Sea last October, company officials said they were moving quickly to update plane software suspected in the crash.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Thai could begin to show meaningful contribution to CIMB Group's earnings following a strong earnings performance in the first quarter, says MIDF research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT), which had shut down its Petaling Jaya plant in 2017, will consider opening another factory in Malaysia depending on the market situation for legal cigarettes in the country.
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YOURSAY | 'The gov't must realise that the tourist market is a very competitive one.' Encourage instead of burdening tourists – AirAsia boss disagrees with exit tax CHKS: I think AirAsia Group Bhd C...
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ALL Malaysians grow up with significant exposure to the popular culture of the United States, and most encounter some British or Australian culture or aspire to higher education in those countries, so...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Jaks Resources Bhd is now planning to place out up to 10% of its shares to third party investors to raise up to RM54.97 million, four months after the group completed a rights...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Bursa Malaysia pared down earlier losses to close marginally lower today but remained weak amid continuous selling activities in the broader market.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia has climbed 21 places to rank 123rd out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) annual World Press Freedom Index, following the shock results of the ...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has jumped 22 places to 123rd in the latest World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
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Malaysia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index 2019 jumped 22 places to 123 out of 180 countries, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Paris-based watchdog attributed the significant...
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Joko Widodo appeared to be heading for victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday as "quick count" results from polling stations were posted, in line with opinion polls that had predict...
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The past years have marked an exciting chapter for Tech in Asia.
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Pada 9 April, Menteri Luar Negeri Saifuddin Abdullah ikut dalam majlis makan malam meraikan Perwakilan Sidang ke-58 Majlis Bahasa Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia (Mabbim).
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(April 18): After a presidential campaign dominated by nationalist rhetoric, the projected winner, incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, now has to face an uncomfortable reality: Indonesia is dangerousl...
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The prospect of another five years in office for President Joko Widodo cheered Indonesia's financial markets on Thursday after unofficial election results indicated a comfortable win for the incumbent...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orion IXL Bhd’s shares rose almost 9% in early trade Thursday, after CGS CIMB Research initiated a coverage with a “add” recommendation.
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Foreign investors desperate for more access to Indonesia’s huge market can take comfort from the re-election of Joko Widodo as president for a second and final term on Wednesday: according to govern...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The news on the potential downgrade of Malaysian bonds by FTSE Russell in its World Government Bond Index (WGBI) sparked heavy selling in the local bond market.
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PETALING JAYA: Indonesian officials here are still counting the ballots in Malaysia for the republic’s presidential election amid calls for a revoting of postal votes by their election watchdog.
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APRIL 18 — India voted last week.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Engineering and project management consultant HSS Engineers Bhd is eyeing the vast potential in the Asean region, particularly Indonesia and the Philippines, in addition to India.
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HONEYWELL, a Fortune 100 diversified global technology and manufacturing leader, on April 17 announced the appointment of Brian Davis (pic) as the new president of Honeywell Asean (Association of Sout...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Engineering and project management consultant HSS Engineers Bhd is eyeing the vast potential in the ASEAN region, particularly Indonesia and the Philippines, in addition to In...
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The store is the first of its kind in Malaysia and will offer a complete range of Michelin tyres, including the ultra-high performance and racing tyres.
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The Malaysian fintech scene has grown considerably since its early days.
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SINGAPORE (April 17): Cocoa processing in Asia rose 9.5% in the first quarter of 2019 from a year earlier to 208,388 tonnes, data from the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) showed on Wednesday.
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AFTER a turnaround last year, ACE Market-listed box-build manufacturer K-One Technology Bhd is banking on its newly-acquired cloud computing business to shore up its financial performance.
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PT Toyota Astra Motor, the official distributor of Toyota vehicles in Indonesia will be introducing the C-HR Hybrid soon.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the state government is considering placing refugees on an island near the border in the event of an influx from neighbouring countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two local companies which make the internet a platform to promote knowledge and share skills, Planetmahir Sdn Bhd and Drawzania.com will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) this Friday.
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KOTA KINABALU, April 17 ― The Sabah government is pre-empting a possible influx of refugees escaping conflict in neighbouring countries by identifying an island that could be used to shelter them.
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PETALING JAYA: Michelin, the world’s leading tyre manufacturer, officially launched its first flagship store for premium performance-oriented tyres at SpeedLine Kota Damansara.
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DURING a recent trip back to Melaka, one unbelievable story about a gander laying a clutch of eggs created quite a buzz among locals and tourists.
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PETALING JAYA: PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk, a unit of Indonesia-based Rajawali Group, has denied taking any legal action against the Federal Land Development Authority’s (Felda) plan to walk back on a US$500mil purchase of a stake in the company, according to a report by Reuters.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Indonesia's election watchdog said that about 320,000 Indonesians living in Malaysia who cast their ballots via mail should vote again in the presidential and legislative polls, as investigation indic...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The government has allocated RM6.3 billion to rescue Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and another RM17.8 billion on a restructuring plan for Lembaga Tabung Haji...
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More than 10,000 people have volunteered to crowd-source election results posted at polling stations across Indonesia on Wednesday in a real-time bid to thwart attempts at fraud during the biggest sin...
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KOTA KINABALU (April 16): The Sabah Chief Minister has dismissed allegations that the State Government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a Federal Government agency is empowered...
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BENGALURU: Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Tuesday, with Indonesia leading the pack, as investors remained optimistic about a recovery in China's economy ahead of the country's first-quarter growth pace set to be released on Wednesday.
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Indonesia's Rajawali Group on Tuesday denied that its PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk unit was pursuing legal action over Felda's plan to walk back the US$505.4 million (RM2.07 billion) purchase of a s...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue s...
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GEORGE TOWN: Nooraini Ahmad, 65, in-law to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who died yesterday, was buried at the Muslim cemetery in Cherok Tok Kun Bawah, near here today.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's Rajawali Group on Tuesday denied that its PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk BWPT.JK unit was pursuing legal action over Malaysian palm oil plantation agency Felda's plan to walk back on a US$500mil purchase of a stake in the unit.
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The Unilever Foundry, the global startup collaboration platform of consumer goods giant Unilever, made a strategic investment in Malaysian on-demand logistics startup TheLorry, which plans to expand i...
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(April 16): Nationalism has been a feature of political discourse in Indonesia since the republic's inception after World War II.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The European Union's (EU) planned restriction on the use of palm oil in biofuel is a factor that led to the suspension of negotiations on the proposed Malaysia-EU Free Trade A...
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JAKARTA (April 16): Indonesia's Rajawali Group on Tuesday denied that its PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk unit was pursuing legal action over Malaysian palm oil plantation agency Felda's plan to walk bac...
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THE Shah Alam High court yesterday again deferred its decision on the question of whether a migrant worker without a valid work visa has the right to claim unpaid wages after she had been employed for...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted a surprise trade surplus for a second straight month in March, supporting the central bank’s outlook of a narrowing current account deficit, but economists warn a trade deficit could return after Wednesday’s presidential elections.
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PETALING JAYA: A news commentary on Malaysia’s ageing air force fleet has prompted a former scholar in defence studies to call for the expeditious purchase of new fighter jets.
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PARIS, April 16 — The co-founder of Indonesia’s Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX, has lashed out at Boeing’s handling of the ac...
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JOHOR BARU: The state-investment arm, Johor Corp (JCorp) is looking forward to work together with the new Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Tuesday (April 16) may include the following: SMTrack Bhd, LPI Capital Bhd, Orion IXL Bhd, Prestariang...
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PETALING JAYA: A domestic worker from Indonesia must wait longer to know whether she is entitled to claim five years’ back wages amounting to more than RM30,000 from her Malaysian employer.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings lowered its crude palm oil (CPO) price forecast to an average of RM2,200 and RM2,400 a tonne in 2019 from RM2,300 and RM2,500 previously.
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SINGAPORE: The third-generation Perodua Myvi has been officially launched here with two variants on offer - 1.3 X AT and 1.5 H AT - priced at SGD64,800 (RM197,093) and SGD69,800 (RM212,301) respectiv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Galaxy A70 is probably the best all-rounder in Samsung’s current mid-range lineup.
Galaxy A70 | Galaxy A70 | Indonesia | Samsung | Malaysia | KUALA LUMPUR | China | Snapdragon | Galaxy S10e | Super AMOLED | A70 | 128GB storage | 8GB RAM version | 128GB storage | 6GB RAM | China | Galaxy A80 | IDR | Galaxy S10+ | SoyaCincau | 128 | 6.7 | 15 | 699 | 4 | 999 | 695 | 2 | 999 | 839 | 4 | 500 | 069 | 500 | 000 | 128 | 29 | 675 | 6 | 999 | 032 | 13 | 999 | 000 | 6 | 8 | 699 | 3 | 299 | 2019 | 600 | 292 | 10 | 499 | 000 | 4 | 999CNY | April 15 | 29 April 2019 | 2 | 999CNY | RM1 | 839 | 3 | 299CNY | RM2 | 032 | 5 | 799 | 000IDR | RM1 | 695 | 500 | 000IDR | RM146 | RM1 | 400 | RM1 | 600 | RM2 | 699 | 3.5 | RM3 | 065 | 10 | 499 | 000IDR | RM3 | 069 | RM3 | 699 | 6 | 999CNY | RM4 | 292 | 13 | 999 | 000IDR | RM4 | 093 | 093 | 5 | 799 | 000 | 400 | 065
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Spotify Lite has finally been made available in Malaysia, offering a lighter version of the Spotify app that consumes less data and uses less storage on devices.
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Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is set to hog the limelight again, as his trial on charges related to SRC International Sdn Bhd will resume on Monday and continue until May 10.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Citi and Schroders have launched a digital tool, investIQ, on the Citi Wealth platform in selected markets across Asia, including Malaysia, Middle East and Europe.
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SHAH ALAM: Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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The new third-generation Perodua Myvi has been officially launched in Singapore.
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 15): Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal was sworn in as the 17th menteri besar (MB) of Johor at Istana Bukit Serene here yesterday.
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The Galaxy A70 is probably the best all-rounder in Samsung’s current mid-range lineup.
Galaxy A70 | Galaxy A70 | Samsung | Indonesia | China | A70 | Snapdragon | Malaysia | Super AMOLED | Galaxy A80 | 128GB storage | 8GB RAM version | Galaxy S10e | 6GB RAM | 128GB storage | China | IDR | Galaxy S10+ | Mi 8 | Pocophone F1 | Mi MIX 2S | Xiaomi | 2 | 999 | 5 | 799 | 000 | 065 | 6.7 | 3 | 299 | 128 | 2 | 6 | 999 | 10 | 499 | 000 | 2018 | 29 | 8 | 695 | 13 | 999 | 000 | 069 | 699 | 600 | 6 | 675 | 8 | 4 | 500 | 2019 | 500 | 000 | 4 | 999 | 128 | 400 | 500 | RM3 | 065 | 29 April 2019 | 2 | 999CNY | RM1 | 839 | 3 | 299CNY | RM2 | 032 | 5 | 799 | 000IDR | RM1 | 695 | 500 | 000IDR | RM146 | RM1 | 400 | RM1 | 600 | RM2 | 699 | 4 | 999CNY | 292 | 10 | 499 | 000IDR | RM3 | 069 | RM3 | 699 | 6 | 999CNY | RM4 | 292 | 13 | 999 | 000IDR | RM4 | 093 | RM1 | 500 | 839 | 032 | 093 | 699 | 3.5