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LONDON, Aug 17 — Banking group Standard Chartered is facing a fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, Sky News reported today.
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SINGAPORE: Oil headed for its first weekly gain this month as trade war news continued to whipsaw the market against the backdrop of rising US stockpiles and a weakening global demand outlook.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): MISC Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) rose 24.5% to RM399.8 million from RM321.2 million a year earlier, on the back of higher revenue.
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Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and...
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LONDON, Aug 13 — Share markets fell for a third straight day today as fears about a drawn out global trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina’s peso currency kept investors huddle...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The FBM KLCI tumbled 1.24% to below the crucial 1,600-point level at mid-morning today, tracking its regional peers as broader market sentiment remained weak.
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BERLIN, Aug 12 — German exports to Iran fell by nearly half in the first six months of 2019, data showed today, suggesting companies are scaling back business ties with Tehran to avoid trouble with ...
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LONDON, Aug 12 — John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London yesterday for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and...
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Yemeni supporters of the southern separatist movement pose for a picture in Khor Maksar, in the Yemeni southern port city of Aden.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Malaysia’s natural rubber (NR) production in June 2019 declined 16.9 per cent month-on-month to 36,957 tonnes against 44,479 tonnes in May 2019.
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Under Pax Americana, neo-liberal free market philosophy was business-friendly because as long as the US provided the global security umbrella, the business of America was business.
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BASRA (Iraq), Aug 9 ― Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with US energy giant ExxonMobil, ac...
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The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate.
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US President Donald Trump on Thursday said no one is authorised to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehra...
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Abdul Hadi Awang explained today that the reason why PAS supports Iran's stance against the United States is due to its strong commitment to the Palestinian cause and the liberation of Jerusalem.
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President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Teh...
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The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a US official said on Wednesday.
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The United States is set to announce this week it will renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programmes that allow Russia, China and European countries to continue civilian nuclear cooperation...
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(July 31): Asian stocks are set to decline amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks and mixed corporate earnings.
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An attack on a market killed at least 10 civilians including children in Yemen’s northern Saada province on Monday, a medical source and the warring parties who blamed each other said.The manager of...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 29 — The halal certification issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is globally recognised and enables local halal industry players to penetrate the domestic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): Malaysian palm oil futures on Monday shed early gains, easing from a seven-week high, in line with weaker crude oil and soyoil prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI extended its decline by 5.62 points in the early session to 1,642.34 as markets awaited the US rate cut decision later this week.
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Before Nazilla Akbari can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, she scrolls through an array of icons on her smartphone, searching for the right workaround to bypass state censors.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher in early trade on Monday to a seven-week high, tracking overnight gains in US soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and strength i...
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TOKYO: Oil prices fell on Monday after Iran described emergency talks on a multi-party nuclear agreement with a group of signatories as "constructive", suggesting an easing of tensions in the Middle East.
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SINGAPORE: Oil is set for a weekly increase as US crude stockpiles tighten and as lingering tensions surrounding Iran stoke concerns that energy flows from the Middle East may be disrupted.
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COMMENT | An alliance of Muslim nations may not have been raised by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad in any specific form, yet it carries the potential to reshape the world order.
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COMMENT: By Dr Rais Hussin.
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PUTRAJAYA: The internal PKR dispute between Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali will not affect the administration of the government, says Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The ringgit closed slightly higher against the US dollar today, boosted by stronger oil prices and improved forecast for palm oil related products.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The ringgit closed slightly higher against the US dollar today on the back of firmer oil and commodity prices, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang today alleged that PAS leaders are abusing Islam to support criminal activities.
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PARIS, July 24 — French auto giant PSA, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, today reported a jump in profits in the first six months of the year, despite falling unit sales and revenues.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign funds stepped up selling pressure on Petronas Chemical and Petronas Gas again on Wednesday sending the key FBM KLCI into the red but Genting and Genting Malaysia closed higher.
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FRANKFURT, July 24 — The pace of growth in lending to eurozone companies and households held steady in June, European Central Bank data showed today, the eve of a policy meeting expected to offer hi...
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SINGAPORE: UBS sees oil climbing to US$70 to US$75 on better-than-expected demand growth seen at 1.2 million barrels per day, or slightly better this year, compared to consensus of one million to 1.1 million barrels a day, Wayne Gordon, executive director for commodities and foreign exchange says in interview in Singapore.
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With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike against Iran at the las...
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THREE pupils from a Tamil school in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur have won gold medals with their invention of a soil quality sensor at an innovation competition.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Lawyers for Liberty legal adviser N. Surendran today likened Singapore to North Korea in its treatment of mentally challenged inmate on death row, Nagaenthran Dharmalingam.
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LONDON, July 23 — Oil edged further above US$63 (RM259) a barrel today, supported by rising tensions in the Middle East after Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week, although signs of falter...
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BEIJING, July 23 — China strongly opposes US sanctions on a Chinese energy firm accused of violating curbs on Iran’s oil sector levied over Tehran’s nuclear programme, its foreign ministry said ...
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PETALING JAYA: A rights group has urged the Singapore government not to execute a 31-year-old Malaysian who was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to death in 2010.
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, met with 7 tech company CEOs yesterday to discuss the ban on U.S. sales to blacklisted Huawei, as well as plans moving forward.
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FRANKFURT, July 23 ― The European Central Bank is likely to point Thursday to an interest rate cut in September, analysts say, although recent hints towards bucking up sluggish growth and inflation ...
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JOHOR BARU: Fakri Raimi dreams of Malaysia one day playing in the World Cup football for amputees.
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WASHINGTON, July 23 ― The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, US Secretary of ...
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NEW YORK, July 23 ― US stocks gained ground yesterday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in US-China trade tal...
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PETALING JAYA: Equity markets appear to be bracing for a disappointment and are expecting a smaller interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) come the end of this month.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, as investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East after Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week.
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks gained ground on Monday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in U.S.-China trade talks and increasing geopolitical tensions sent oil prices climbing.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The FBM KLCI index closed a marginal 0.17% lower today to 1,655.40 points, in line with regional markets weathering uncertainties stemming from a number of factors, including t...
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LONDON, July 22 — Oil prices rose more than two per cent today on concerns that Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed off Monday's low while key Asian markets ended in the red as the US Federal Reserve was set to cut interest rates lesser than expected.
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LONDON, July 22 ― London's main index held steady today as oil heavyweights rose amid heightened tensions in the Middle East, while energy firm Centrica fell on reports of a dividend cut and Ted Bak...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The FBM KLCI remained in the negative zone at the midday break today, in line with the decline at most regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The FBM KLCI fell 0.35% in early trade this morning, tracking cautious regional markets, dragged by select blue chips.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Resources Bhd, T7 Global Bhd, Seacera Group Bhd, Green Packet Bhd, Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd and Atlan Holdings Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Monday, according to JF Apex Research.
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Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday as a UK official declined to rule out sanctions in response to Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday and expressed concerns about the country's proposed digital services tax, the White House said.
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The dollar erased its weekly gains, closing marginally lower by 0.02% to 96.8 after the US Federal Reserve’s Williams commented on the need for the central bank to “act quickly” as economic growth slows, fuelling market players to add bets on a 50-basis point (bps) cut in July’s FOMC meeting.
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Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday but denied Washington’s assertion that the US Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gul...
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LONDON, July 19 — European stock markets slipped back today after an initial rally, as investors cooled on comments by a top Federal Reserve official that hinted at the US central bank unveiling a d...
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PETALING JAYA: Global analysts and economists are upbeat on gold and expect continuous rally of the precious metal in the second half of the year.
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BENGAURU: Gold on Friday surpassed the key $1,450 level for the first time since May 2013, after comments from a top Federal Reserve official bolstered expectations of an interest rate cut, while fresh tensions in the Middle East further supported bullion.
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TOKYO, July 19 ― Asian stocks gained and the dollar sagged today after a top Federal Reserve official all but cemented expectations of a US interest rate cut later this month.
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The United States said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about ...
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LONDON, July 18 — Oil prices rose today after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of H...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah presented the instruments of appointment to eight new Malaysian envoys assigned to missions abroad in a ceremony held at the Istana Negara here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The FBM KLCI lost 0.42% at the midday break today as sentiment remained negative while most of the indices on Bursa Malaysia were mired in the red.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The FBM KLCI fell 0.28% at mid-morning today as market breadth turned negative in line with the weaker regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The FBM KLCI trended lower in early this morning, tracking regional markets and dragged by index-linked Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd and IHH Healthca...
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SYDNEY, July 17 — Asian shares drifted lower today after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the US dollar got a lift from robust US retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills today to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump...
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PARIS: Renault posted a 6.7% decline in first-half vehicle sales amid a global auto slowdown, but said a forthcoming product offensive would begin to help soften the blow in key markets.
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PARIS, July 16 — French auto giant Renault said today its first half sales were hit by a slowdown in several emerging countries but overall it managed to hold its own in a weakening global market .
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PARIS: French carmaker PSA Group’s vehicle sales fell 12.8% in the first half as emerging markets weighed on its overseas business, challenging the trajectory of the Peugeot manufacturer’s recovery.
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PARIS, July 15 — French carmaker PSA said today its sales slumped in the first half of the year as it pulled out of Iran and sales in China plunged by nearly two-thirds.
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The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper ...
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WASHINGTON • The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran, fearing that his hawkish policies are pushing the country towards a needless...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malayan Banking Bhd’s (Maybank) GO Ahead Challenge (MGAC) 2019 has attracted 35,000 participants from 18 countries, a 300 percent jump from the previous year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malaysia’s natural rubber (NR) production in May 2019 rose by 30.2% to 44,164 tonnes, as compared to 33,923 tonnes in April 2019 — the highest since February 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 ― Malaysia’s natural rubber (NR) production in May 2019 rose by 30.2 per cent to 44,164 tonnes as compared to 33,923 tonnes in April 2019 ― the highest since February 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: The circumstances which led to the last-minute cancellation of a seminar on the problem of sectarianism in the Muslim world have brought into the open fears on the rise of Salafist Isla...
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Britain’s ambassador to Washington quit on Wednesday after days of stinging criticism from Donald Trump, leading to accusations that Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British prime ministe...
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GEORGE TOWN: A syndicate trafficking Rohingyans into Malaysia and giving them fake UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cards, was busted following police raids on three locations in the state.
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European powers took their first step on Tuesday towards punishing Iran for breaking its nuclear agreement, triggering the deal's mechanism to resolve breaches.
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As social revolutions go, women’s football has been a long time coming.
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PHNOM PENH, July 9 ― Cambodia's Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies yesterday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.
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There are four issues in the debate on the Unified Examination Certification (UEC). First is the use of the Malay language as the medium of teaching, which Malay groups say UEC violates.
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TOKYO, July 9 ― Asian stocks struggled to rebound yesterday as investors came to terms with sharply reduced expectations the Federal Reserve will deliver a large interest rate cut at the end of July...
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PHNOM PENH (July 8): Cambodia's Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies on Monday, and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.
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Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and sharply step up its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity as its next potential big moves away from a 2015 nuclear agreement that ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is expected to tweak the Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional recoup about a third of its recent losses at the close of trade on Monday but selling of Maybank, Maxis and IHH dragged the FBM KLCI into the red.
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Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.
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NEW YORK: Oil futures rose on Friday as tensions over Iran and an extension to output cuts by OPEC and its allies boosted prices, but mixed economic data limited the rally.
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Introvertedness is so much a part of nationalist discourses that we are often blind to it.
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SINGAPORE: China raised the security level for its vessels heading through the Strait of Malacca, according to a notice this week posted on the website of the Chinese transport ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age has been tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for its first reading.