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AI analytics company AiSensum has just bagged an undisclosed amount of seed funding from 500 Startups.
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JAKARTA (Bernama): A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted 159km southeast of Malang district, East Java, early Tuesday (Feb 19) morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Malaysia Airlines is offering great discounts via its Travelganza Deals with up to 25% off on airfares to all destinations on Malaysia Airlines’ network from today until Feb 2...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fuelled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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JAKARTA: Bank Indonesia (BI) is weighing the use of sukuk issued by other countries in its monetary operations as demand for syariah-compliant securities surge among lenders in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
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JAKARTA • iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is scheduled to start operating in Batam in April, after the Taipei-based company agreed to rent a factory in a specially designated economic zone.
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JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is postponing his trips to Indonesia and Malaysia, according to Indonesia's Foreign Ministry.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Malaysian authorities said on Friday they have arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s national flag carrier Garuda has slashed ticket prices by 20 percent, the company said on Thursday, following a public outcry over high fares and a call by the country’s president for airlines to offer cheaper tickets.
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Indonesia will propose implementation of the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) in a meeting of the top three rubber-producing countries, a senior trade ministry official told reporters on Friday.
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JAKARTA: Shares of XL Axiata surge the most since June as the firm is expediting the reduction of its second generation assets, in a hope to lower depreciation charges, improve margins and profitability.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities said today they had arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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Acer officially held a press conference for its Predator League tournament here in Bangkok, Thailand.
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KUALA LUMPUR: R Jeganathan is known for discovering hidden gems like national para speedster Ridzuan Puzi, but his initial move from coaching able-bodied athletes was met with scepticism and ridicule.
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This week, Tech in Asia Jobs features tech startups that are hiring in Southeast Asia.
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FEB 12 — If geography is destiny, all small countries connected to bigger hinterlands must know how to conduct their diplomacy with bigger neighbors with poise, tactfulness and sheer gentleness.
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COMMENT | If geography is destiny, all small countries connected to bigger hinterlands must know how to conduct their diplomacy with bigger neighbours with poise, tactfulness and sheer gentleness.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia targets to raise its biofuel mandate in the transport sector to B20 by 2020, from B10 currently, and for industrial sector to B10, from B7, according to Primary Industries minister...
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Following Mitsubishi Motors’ absorption into the Renault-Nissan Alliance, news got out that Nissan is actually developing the new Grand Livina which will be based on the Mitsubishi Xpander MPV.
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 — Malaysia’s uptake of crude palm oil (CPO) could increase to 1.3 million tonnes per annum by increasing the blending percentage of biodiesel from B10 to B20 as well as rolling-o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to double the palm oil content in biodiesel used for the transport sector to 20% next year, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy looks to cut record stockpiles and b...
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Indonesia’s capital, often ranked as having the world’s worst traffic, might not be a pleasant place to get around.
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HONG KONG, Feb 11 — Asian stocks saw gains today as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks aimed at averting fresh tariff escalations.
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JAKARTA, Feb 11 — An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale struck southeast of Bandung in central West Java today.
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SOUTHEAST Asian venture capital firm, Indogen Capital, has set a target to invest in 10 startup companies by the end of 2019.
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Indonesian smart city platform Qlue has obtained an undisclosed capital injection from Telkom Indonesia-owned MDI Venture.
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HONG KONG, Feb 8 — Asian stocks fell today following losses on Wall Street as fresh doubts emerged over the prospects for US-China trade talks and global growth outlook.
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THE Indonesian presidential election is scheduled for April this year.
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JAKARTA, Feb 6 — Indonesia posted slightly stronger economic growth in 2018, data showed today, but it still fell well short of President Joko Widodo's seven percent target as elections draw closer.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted better than forecast GDP growth in the October-December quarter and for the full-year, but the outlook in 2019 looks less rosy as Southeast Asia's largest economy braces for elections and likely spillover from U.S.-China trade frictions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Riad Asmat has slammed Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd’s(MAHB) statement on the passenger service charge (PSC) that was released ye...
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In mid-2016, 33-year-old Ekwanto set out from his village of Gunem in Central Java and headed to Malaysia, where he hoped to earn enough working on a construction project to open a small grocery store...
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SINGAPORE, Feb 2 — The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) is today a shadow of its once-formidable self in the Middle East, with its army in tatters and its territories reduced to ...
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KUCHING: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg has announced that Sarawak will be setting up its own airline in the shortest possible time.
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SEPANG: A group of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) students is determined to return to Pekalongan in Central Java acquire dye technology despite losing their equipment worth RM2,000 and their final...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s annual consumer inflation in January slowed more than expected, data from the statistics bureau showed on Friday, reinforcing the central bank’s view prices will stay within target for the whole year.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian insurance rules that come into effect on Feb. 1 are causing huge coal supply backlogs, with dozens of ships held up outside ports unable to load as authorities start checking to see if vessels are in compliance with the new policy.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organisation, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.
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JAKARTA: Two of Indonesia’s biggest banks have warned that a government strategy of frontloading bond issuance and selling more debt to retail investors is draining cash in Southeast Asia’s largest economy and risks undermining efforts to boost bank lending.
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PUTRAJAYA: The sixth ministerial meeting of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) next month will discuss among others, trade policy issues affecting members, sustainable production of t...
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JAKARTA (Jan 28): The death toll from torrential rains that triggered landslides and floods on an Indonesian island has climbed to 68, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Indonesia's disaster management ...
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The sixth ministerial meeting of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) next month will discuss, among others, trade policy issues affecting members, sustainable production of the crop an...
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 28): Malaysia will spearhead the sixth ministerial meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in Jakarta at the end of next month (Feb 28), where acceptance and market a...
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JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG): Eka Tjipta Widjaja, who became a coconut and palm-oil trader at the age of 15 before building a multi-billion dollar empire with businesses spanning paper and pulp to financial services, has died.
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SHAH ALAM: Less than two years ago, Shukor Farhan Suliman was on top of the world, having won the gold medal in cycling at the 2017 Asean Para Games.
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JAKARTA: The severe floods that have ravaged South Sulawesi since Tuesday have claimed 21 lives so far, according to the authorities.
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Indonesia on Thursday released the popular former governor of Jakarta from jail, after serving a reduced two-year sentence for blasphemy against Islam, a case that exposed deep religious divides in th...
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WAHYOO, an Indonesian-based startup aims to digitalise traditional small food businesses (Warung Tegal or Warteg in Bahasa Indonesia) by providing a B2B app for owners to order and have their supplies...
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Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, after news he wou...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank will intervene in the domestic non-deliverable forward market to provide liquidity and maintain rupiah stability, a senior official said on Monday.
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GEORGE TOWN (Jan 17): Cities are better off investing in a BRT (bus rapid transit) system than an MRT (mass rapid transit) system, especially when budget is a concern, said an international transport ...
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GEORGE TOWN (Jan 17): Cities are better off investing in a BRT (bus rapid transit) system than an MRT (mass rapid transit) system, especially when budget is a concern, said an international transport ...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a second month, while keeping the door open for more policy action if needed.
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LETTER | It was reported that Yoga Adiwinarto, country director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in Jakarta had recommended the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Pena...
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JAKARTA: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked north-western Aceh in northern Sumatera at 9.53 am (10.53 Malaysian time) on Thursday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Ge...
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JAKARTA: The engineering arms of Indonesia's two largest airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air, have agreed to explore setting up joint ventures to maintain aircraft, engines, components and tire retread, showed a document seen by Reuters.
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JAKARTA: An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world's top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.
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GEORGE TOWN: An international public transport expert today said Penang should invest in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system before moving on to larger light rail or mass rapid transit systems.
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Surina Shukri has been appointed as the new CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), effective today.
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PETALING JAYA: An Indonesian model who entered the spotlight nearly a decade ago after fleeing from a Kelantan prince she had married will be running as a legislative candidate in the republic’s Apr...
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Indonesian authorities on Monday said they will immediately begin to download contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea near Jakarta more than two months...
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Supported by By Tash Aw The ostrich is as tall as the cars around it, and running at a fair pace in the fast lane of the Federal Highway, which links Kuala Lumpur’s city center to Petaling Jaya, its...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — Despite alleged abuse and kidnapping by a Kelantan prince Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra, Indonesian model Manohara Odelia Pinot said her experience does not reflect the life of...
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JAKARTA (Jan 14): The cockpit voice recorder from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October has been recovered, officials said Monday, a discovery that could be critical to explaining why a b...
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Photo credit: Grab When Grab laid out its plans to dominate Southeast Asia’s food-delivery market last May, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a tall order.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian airlines reduced air fares for some local routes by as much as 60% starting last week in response to a backlash over a surge in ticket prices during the peak holiday season.
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Former Indonesian model Manohara Odelia Pinot, who made international headlines in 2009 for escaping in Singapore from her Malaysian prince-husband for alleged physical abuse, is running as a legislat...
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JAKARTA (Jan 13): Indonesian airlines including PT AirAsia Indonesia reduced air fares for some local routes by as much as 60% starting last week in response to a backlash over a surge in ticket price...
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JAKARTA : “Thank You”, that was the terse response by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is constantly trolling (provoking) him on socia...
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JAKARTA (Jan 11): "Thank You", that was the terse response by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is constantly trolling him on social media.
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JAKARTA (Jan 11): Malaysia and Indonesia are keen to enhance cooperation in strengthening institutions of higher learning in both countries, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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JAKARTA, Jan 11 ― Malaysia and Indonesia are keen to enhance cooperation in strengthening  institutions of higher learning in both countries, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, two government officials said this week, creating potential obstacles for the companies' expansion.
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Photo credit: Grab When Grab laid out its plans to dominate Southeast Asia’s food-delivery market last May, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a tall order.
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PETALING JAYA, Jan 10 — Mark your dates fellow Sheerios.
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JAKARTA : The Malaysian Education Ministry is exploring opportunities for the setting up of branch campuses of Malaysian public universities in Indonesia, which has a population of about 260 million.
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Genesia Ventures announced the first close of its second fund, Genesia Venture Fund II, raising a total of US$45 million.
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JAKARTA (Bernama): The Education Ministry is exploring opportunities for Malaysian public universities to set up branch campuses in Indonesia, which has a population of about 260 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Azizulhasni Awang, Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom and Mohd Fadhil Zonis ended a six-year drought by taking bronze in the men's elite team sprint event at the Asian Cycling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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PUTRAJAYA: Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) today announced the appointment of V Sanjayan as its new CEO effective immediately.
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Rudiantara suggested that a Filipino unicorn could enter Indonesia if Go-Jek could enter the Philippines in return.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia has appointed Dr Sanjayan Velautham as its new chief executive officer.
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A ground breaking collaboration: IQI Realty Sdn Bhd group CEO Kashif Ansari (two from left) and Common Ground Work Sdn Bhd head of operations Ru Sow during the signing ceremony yesterday.
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kopiandproperty.com January 8, 2019 Press Releases (developers and more) No Comment Press Release by IQI and Common Ground.
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When Danone Aqua, wanted consumer market research done on its products, the Indonesia-based bottled water company decided to go with a young startup called Neurosensum instead of engaging a big rese...
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KUCHING : The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will boost the security at the between Sarawak and Indonesia following the kidnapping of five people in the jungle near Kampung Danau Melikin on Dec 11 by I...
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JAKARTA (Jan 7): The death toll from last week’s landslide in Sukabumi, West Jawa, has risen to 31.
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Fitness subscription startup ClassPass today announced that it’s acquiring Singapore-based competitor GuavaPass for an undisclosed amount.
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When Danone Aqua, wanted consumer market research done on its products, the Indonesia-based bottled water company decided to go with a young startup called Neurosensum instead of engaging a big rese...
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Back in December last year, ASUS announced the ZenFone Max M2 and the ZenFone Max Pro M2 . The latter is already in the local market and it looks like the other model is on the way to Malaysia as w...
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BATU GAJAH (Jan 3): Malaysia aims to venture into the train manufacturing industry with the support of China’s largest train manufacturer, Transport Minister Anthony Loke ( pictured ) said today.
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Lion Air has ended its search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, but Indonesian investigators said they plan to launch their ow...
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BATU GAJAH, Jan 3 ― Malaysia hopes to develop its train manufacturing industry with the help of China’s largest manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC), said Transport Minister Antho...
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BATU GAJAH : Malaysia aims to venture into the train manufacturing industry with the support of China’s largest train manufacturer, Transport Minister Anthony Loke ( pix ) said today.
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JAKARTA (Jan 3): Indonesia AirAsia signs conditional perpetual capital security purchase agreement with AirAsia Berhad on Dec.
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After a beta launch in November, Indonesia’s ride-hailing service Go Jek is now officially and fully available in Singapore.
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JAKARTA (Jan 2): Rescuers are continuing their search for 20 missing people at the site of a landslide in Sukabumi, western Java, as the death toll from the calamity rose to 15 Wednesday.