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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Bina Puri Holdings Bhd has secured a contract worth RM303 million in Iraq.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Bina Puri Holdings Bhd shares rose 2.56% this morning after it secured a contract worth RM303 million in Iraq.
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PETALING JAYA: Bina Puri Holdings Bhd has received a RM303mil job for a road project in Iraq.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Bina Puri Holdings Bhd has secured a contract worth RM303 million in Iraq.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bina Puri Holdings Bhd's unit has secured a RM303mil contract to build a dual-lane road in Nasirya city, southern Iraq, boosting its order book to RM1.56bil.
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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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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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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): PETRONAS recently organised a one-day BeyondHome programme to encourage local oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) vendors to venture beyond Malaysian shores.
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SEPANG: Malaysia aims to have 337,100 tourists from West Asia with the establishment of Air Arabia’s Sharjah, UAE to Kuala Lumpur route.
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U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader Edward Gallagher, charged with committing war crimes in Iraq, was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with...
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NEW YORK: Oil prices pared gains on Monday after worries about oversupply persisted, pulling back from an early rally as OPEC extended supply cuts until March 2020 during a meeting in Vienna
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LONDON: Oil prices rose over $2 a barrel on Monday as OPEC and its allies looked on track to extend supply cuts until at least the end of 2019 at their meeting in Vienna this week.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 1): Energy-related stocks on Bursa Malaysia advanced in heavy trading today, as oil prices jumped by over US$1 a barrel, on news the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (O...
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LONDON, July 1 — UK stocks made a solid start to the new quarter today, as fears of an escalation in US-China trade dispute eased after the two sides made some concessions and decided to resume talk...
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MUMBAI (July 1): Malaysian palm oil futures rebounded on Monday from their lowest level in seven months, following gains in rival soyoil and on hopes export demand would improve due to the recent corr...
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VIENNA, July 1 — Opec and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia yesterday in endorsing a policy ...
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VIENNA: OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the price of crude amid a weakening global economy.
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LONDON: For almost three decades, Opec has always pumped at least 30% of the world’s crude oil, creating an informal floor for Saudi Arabia and its allies in the cartel. The level has survived everything from wars and economic crisis to terrorist attacks and diplomatic spats.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices edged higher on Thursday on expectations that OPEC will extend an output cut agreement, while investors awaited a meeting between the United States and China that could produce a breakthrough on trade talks.
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LONDON, June 27 — Opec is expected to roll over a deal on cutting supplies at a meeting next week and discuss deepening the curbs that have been in place since January 1, Iraq’s oil minister today...
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US drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organisations but Iran's downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The local ulama council in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh has declared PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) as haram citing fears that the game can be addic...
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The local ulama council in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh has declared PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) as haram citing fears that the game can be addictive and encourage violent b...
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PETALING JAYA: Over 70 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, the highest level seen in almost 70 years, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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NEW YORK: Oil futures were mostly steady on Wednesday as price support from a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories was countered by a lull in equities.
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VIENNA, June 19 — Major oil-producing countries meet in Vienna on July 1 and 2, the Opec website and a delegate said today, after the biannual gathering had been postponed several times.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mestron Holdings Bhd, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, Sarawak Energy Bhd, Damansara Realty Bhd and ARB Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Tuesday.
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PETALING JAYA: Electrical power facilities provider Pestech International Bhd has secured a US$7.16mil contract to supply six new mobile substations to the Electricity Ministry of Iraq, marking the group’s maiden penetration into the Middle East.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Pestech International Bhd has secured a US$7.16 million (RM29.90 million) contract to supply mobile substations to Iraq’s electricity ministry.
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A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): KNM Group Bhd's indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries have secured supply contracts worth a collective RM27.71 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR: KNM Group Bhd's subsidiaries have secured two contracts worth a combined sum of about RM27.71mil for the supply of air cooler heat exchangers in Nigeria and Iraq respectively.
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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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(June 11): In a commodity business, cost is king.
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GENEVA, June 8 — Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an i...
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PETALING JAYA: The oil and gas, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors are expected to be the growth drivers for steel pole manufacturer Mestron Holdings Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) said its net profit grew 9% to RM14.2 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) from RM13 billion in the same quarter a year a...
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KUALA LUMPUR • Three suspected Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have been detained following anti-terror swoops across Malaysia, said national police chief Abdul Hamid Bador yesterda...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim held a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya to discuss urgent matters concerning local and foreign issues.“(I) met with Tun Dr Mahathir. I referred to the fear of the PKR in the Central Leadership Council Meeting on the threat posed by the United States against the Iranian leadership.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today had a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya to discuss several urgent matters concerning local and fore...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today had a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya to discuss several urgent matters concerning local and foreig...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya to discuss several urgent matters concerning local and foreign issues.
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THE United States ranks low in the credibility stakes.
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MAY 22 ― Is the United States, and its allies, heading for war with Iran?
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SINGAPORE/BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon.
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NEW YORK: Oil futures were up more than 1% on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew, with a Saudi-led coalition launching air strikes in retaliation for recent attacks on its crude infrastructure
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Three suspected militants who were part of a recently busted "wolf pack" cell have been arrested, days after their "brothers in arms" were detained in a series of anti-terror swoops in the country.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three temples in Kuala Lumpur have tightened security following the arrest of four suspects linked to an extremist religious group said to be linked to the...
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of US sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Re...
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PETALING JAYA: The United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wants to recruit Malay-speaking agents, according to a banner displayed in Washington, DC.
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MAY 15 — The implications of stunting are extremely serious, both for the child and country, if left unaddressed by the present government.
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PARIS, May 15 — The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said today, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and Opec+ members produced less cr...
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that US officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weap...
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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the US military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indian rights group has called for the creation of seven Indian-majority parliamentary seats to ensure the community has a strong voice in Parliament.
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President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The date palm tree has played a vital role as a key source of food and sustenance throughout the history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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KUALA LUMPUR • MyHSR Corp will call a tender for the appointment of a commercial advisory consultant for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project review exercise today.
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SHANGHAI, May 8 — Chinese tech and games giant Tencent today ceased offering the hugely popular multi-player combat game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which has been targeted for bans in three oth...
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BAGHDAD, May 8 — Iraq oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said today he expects his ministry to sign an initial deal with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina “very soon”, but did not give a specific date.
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US acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a “credible threat by Iranian regi...
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PUTRAJAYA: Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country’s administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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KUWAIT, May 1 — A “Silk City” rising from Kuwait’s northern sandy plains will help diversify the Gulf Arab state’s economy away from oil, draw foreign investment and galvanise trade links wi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) once again today described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad once again today described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― The global community has to give its commitment to resolve the occupation in Palestine, if the Middle East region is to have a shot at becoming stable, Prime Minister Dr Mahath...
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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, a warning by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) last month that Malaysia was becoming a hub for foreign militants has taken on added signif...
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WHY are certain Muslim groups trying to destroy so much of what our merciful and kind God has bestowed on all of us?
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, May 1 — German industrial conglomerate Siemens cleared a hurdle yesterday in its race with US-based General Electric to rebuild Iraq’s electricity grid, signing a “roadmap” ...
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LETTER | Why are certain Muslims destroying so much of what our merciful and kind God has given to us, all of us?
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LONDON: Tighter U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil planned for May are adding to a wealth of factors curbing global supply of heavy-medium crude, driving up prices for scarcer barrels and setting up a stand-off between buyers and sellers.
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PETALING JAYA: All Malay rulers are subject to criminal prosecution in Malaysia but not so in the International Criminal Court (ICC) even if Malaysia ratified the Rome Statute.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Constitutional law expert Shad Saleem Faruqi has recommended that enforcement authorities such as the army, police, and others, including some members of the elite, should be briefed on ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas (pix) today said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the supreme commander of the armed forces will not be held responsible for the decision made by the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, though supreme commander of the armed forces, would not be held responsible for any decision by the prime ministe...
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The Attorney General said the Rome Statute cannot be used against the King even if the Armed Forces commits heinous crimes because the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a constitutional monarch.Tommy Thomas ci...
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PETALING JAYA: The process to ratify the Rome Statute was started eight years ago and there were factors which led to influencing the people to believe the statute will threaten the sovereignty of the Malay Rulers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today he had advised the government to ratify the Rome Statute as it had many advantages.
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The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suic...
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His target was the breakfast buffet at the Taj Samudra, a luxury hotel on Colombo’s seafront.
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Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The number of police personnel to be deployed to Sandakan to ensure smooth election process during the by-election for the parliamentary constituency, will be increased, according to Ins...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of police personnel to be deployed to Sandakan to ensure smooth election process during the by-election for the parliamentary constituency, will be increased, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today authorities will increase security to ensure the Sandakan by-election on May 11 runs smoothly.
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Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory violen...
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The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar.
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IPOH: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar.
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IPOH: The Daesh terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the Southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sr...
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IPOH, April 25 — Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah are being used by militants to enter conflict zones at Southern Philippines and Rakhine Myanmar, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi H...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The advancement in technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyber-attacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu (pix) said today.
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The advancement of technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyber attacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — The advancement of technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyberattacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said y...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has called for greater vigilance against the threat of ISIS in cyberspace, warning that it “keeps the virtual form of caliphate alive through...
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Two weeks ago, the Nepali government decidedly banned the massively popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG). The reason given was the most common one, being its impact on chi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): The spectrum of defence cooperation, particularly in the aspects of joint training and defence technology transfer, was among matters discussed at a meeting between the Defenc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today that the threat of Islamic State (IS) and other forms of terrorism is very much under control.