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Topic: Jan 1

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KUANTAN: The Kuantan Municipal Council's (MPK) order to all business premises to start using the Jawi script on their signboards has been met with concern with many fearing they may not have enough time to comply.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 17): State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong said the problem of house overhang in Sabah is not serious based on the records obtained for the past six...
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PETALING JAYA: Plans to curb smoking with tougher tobacco regulations will not yield results unless there is political will from Putrajaya to enforce such laws, say MPs from the ruling Pakatan Harapan...
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IPOH: Pangkor Island will get its duty-free status on Jan 1, 2020.
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IPOH: Pangkor Island will get its duty-free status on Jan 1, 2020.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 16): The Court of Appeal has today fixed Dec 13 to hear the appeals filed by Malaysian Airlines Bhd and AirAsia Bhd against the High Court’s ruling that upheld the RM10 million fine...
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IPOH (April 16): The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today development is not a licence legalising the destruction of the environment.
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IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix), said today development is not a licence legalising the destruction of the environment.
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PEKAN: The frequent parking problem at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) vicinity has received the attention of the Health Ministry by providing a free shuttle service from the Kuantan Municipal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pikom, the National (ICT) Association of Malaysia, is supportive of the government’s stance to impose a 6% digital tax on foreign service providers as of Jan 1, 2020.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Mi­­nis­try has confirmed that a fake meningitis vaccine detected by Niger health authorities is not in the Malaysian market.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry today confirmed that a fake meningitis vaccine detected by Niger health authorities is not in the Malaysian market.
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From midnight tonight, RON97 petrol will cost RM2.68 per litre, up five sen from RM2.63 per litre.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Rating Corporation (MARC) has affirmed its corporate credit rating on Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) at AAA and its sukuk rating on the power giant’s RM2bil Al-Bai’ Bithaman Ajil Bonds at AAAIS.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 11): With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it alt...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 10): With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it alt...
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With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it altogether.
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PUTRAJAYA: With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it altogether.
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INVESTORS should have a clearer picture this year on MFRS 9’s impact on banks’ loan loss provisions (LLP) and on potential volatility, says an expert on the accounting standard.
MFRS 9 | INVESTORS | 4Q2018's LLP | P&L | Elaine Ng | CIMB Research | MFRS 139 | Malaysian | PwC | 34 | 80 | 1 | 4 | 5 million | 14.9 | 2000 | 9 | 2018 | 1 | 1 | 9 | 2018 | 4 | 18.6 | 2019 | 1 | 15 | 9 | 2017 | 9 | 9 | 139 | RM390.5 million | 2000 | 2018 | 2019 | March 15 | Jan 1
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new 6% tax set to be imposed from Jan 1, 2020 on foreign digital service providers will be borne by the consumers, according to tax experts.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): A total of 98 percent of the 7,695 employers inspected by the Labour Department (JTK) nationwide complied with the minimum wage order of RM1,100, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton) has extended its partnership with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PLMM) for 10 years to develop, supply and de...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost all employers in the country have complied with the government’s new minimum wages order of RM1,100, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
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THE digital service tax set to be implemented from Jan 1, 2020 has been fixed at 6% per annum, with the annual threshold being RM500,000. Deputy Finance Minister Amiruddin Hamzah said this when tablin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Shares of construction group George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd are up by 9.17% on renewed optimism in the sector after the Government said it is seeking a consultant to advise on the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Ringgit halts a three-day decline as investors await Federal Reserve minutes due Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has fixed 6% as the rate for the digital service tax it wants to implement from Jan 1, 2020, with the threshold set at RM500,000. The Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019, al...
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FOREIGN-registered digital service providers will be taxed 6% from next Jan 1 after Dewan Rakyat passed the Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019.
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If we bought a RM500,000 home today, how much could we save just from the stamp duty exemption?
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8):  The digital service tax set to be implemented from Jan 1, 2020 has been fixed at a rate of 6% per annum, with the annual threshold being RM500,000. Deputy Finance Minister Da...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya today defended the digital tax on foreign service providers that will come into force next year, saying it is to create a level playing field.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign-registered digital service providers will be taxed 6% beginning Jan 1 next year after the Dewan Rakyat passed the Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019 on Monday (April 8).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd is seeking a Technical Advisory Consultant (TAC) for the suspended Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Railway line (HSR). In a statement today, MyHSR Corp, wh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd is seeking a Technical Advisory Consultant (TAC) for the suspended Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Railway line (HSR). In a statement today, MyHSR Corp, wh...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — A total of 1,094 claims under the National Health Insurance Scheme, mySalam, was received since Jan 1 this year until last April 4, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its reduce call on AirAsia Group as oil prices continue to move higher and forecast dividends from the Castlelake transaction may be lower than thought.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling alliance is fast losing the support of Malaysians in their 20s less than a year after taking power, a year-long study shows.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Lambo Group Bhd, formerly known as Accsoft Technology Bhd, has appointed Abdullah Abdul Rahman as independent and non-executive chairman of the group effective immediately.
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IN a sign of the times, Star Media Group Bhd is set to break from the tradition of having a newsman helm its operations.
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Starting midnight tonight, RON97 petrol will cost RM2.61 per litre, up seven sen from RM2.54 per litre last week.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the government to review the imposition of the Sales and services Tax on tourism management services which came into effect on Friday (Mar 1).
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PUTRAJAYA: The mySalam insurance protection scheme for the B40 will cover those who are diagnosed with critical illness from Jan 1, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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PUTRAJAYA (Feb 26): The online registration and claims process for the national health insurance scheme, mySalam, are assured to be easy for the B40 (low-income) group.
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PUTRAJAYA: The online registration and claims process for the national health insurance scheme, mySalam, are assured to be easy for the B40 (low-income) group.
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PETALING JAYA: Bamboo, paper, metal – take your pick – just not plastic.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department of Malaysia detained 123 illegal immigrants in several hot spots flooded with foreigners, through an integrated enforcement operation yesterday.
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Fitch Solutions Macro Research has predicted a drop in Pakatan Harapan's popularity in the coming months, due to, among others, its policies and infighting within the coalition.
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TAIPING (Jan 31): The government has no plans to create special smoking areas in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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TAIPING: The government has no plans to create special smoking areas in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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Attorney-general Tommy Thomas has defended the need for an investigation into the Election Commission's alleged misconduct in the run-up to and during the 14th general election.
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KUANTAN: An assistant engineer was sentenced to two years’ jail and a fine of RM326,700 by the Sessions Court here today after he was found guilty of making a false payment claim for the constructio...
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JOHOR BAHRU (Jan 28): The police will take appropriate action against the policeman who was caught breaching the smoking ban in food premises on a viral video yesterday.
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JOHOR BARU: The police will take appropriate action against the policeman who was caught breaching the smoking ban in food premises, on a viral video yesterday.
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JOHOR BAHRU (Jan 28): The police will take appropriate action against the policeman who was caught breaching the smoking ban in food premises on a viral video yesterday.
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The police will take appropriate action against the policeman who was caught breaching the smoking ban in food premises on a viral video yesterday.
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KENINGAU: Employers in the district who hire foreign workers with valid documents have been urged to register their employees under the Social Security Organisation (Socso)’s Employment Injury Schem...
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Resources Development Fund is to undergo a complete overhaul. A committee has been set up to ensure the fund is rid of weaknesses and misuse of power among senior staff members as well as a promise by its new chairman to personally deal with allegations of graft.
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DATUK Mahmud Fauzi Muda, the new CEO and group managing director of Pelaburan Hartanah Bhd (PHB), will have his work cut out for him in steering the real estate investment holding company amid a prolo...
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ADUN SPEAKS | The smoking ban in restaurants that started on Jan 1 is a good move to curb an unhealthy lifestyle.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun has the authority to set the polling date for the Semenyih state by-election in the absence of the other commission members, it was s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun has the authority to set the polling date for the Semenyih state by-election in the absence of the other commission ...
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Segamat MP R Santhara Kumar has cried foul over an online poster declaring that constituents should not seek help from him as he is not an ah long  (loan shark).
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PETALING JAYA: Restaurant owners have questioned a claim by the health minister that the ban on smoking at eateries nationwide has led to an increase in business.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): Food premises operators and owners should not worry that their businesses will be affected by the smoking ban as alleged by some quarters.
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KUALA LUMPUR : Food premises operators and owners should not worry that their businesses will be affected by the smoking ban as alleged by some quarters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The human resources ministry will consider reviewing the cost of living allowance (Cola) for civil servants, its minister M Kula Segaran said.
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Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is confident Sabah will enforce the smoking ban at all eateries in the state soon.Only Sabah and Sarawak have yet to enforce the ban, which came into effect nationwi...
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PETALING JAYA: A consumer group has urged the government to use the newly revived weekly fuel pricing system as inspiration for it to devise a method of controlling the prices of daily essentials and ...
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PUTRAJAYA: There’s no letting up in discussions about the no-smoking ruling at eateries, with Sabah finally opting to accept the ban and the Health Ministry seemingly being receptive to having dedicated sections for smokers.
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has chipped in on the smoking ban in eateries from Jan 1, saying he supports it.
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IPOH : Parking coupons can still be used in the state despite the implementation of online parking payment system using the Park@Perak application from Jan 1, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has decided to enforce the smoking ban at eateries in the state from Feb 1 after putting on hold the ban that came into force in the peninsula from Jan 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): AirAsia Group Bhd’s cargo and logistics arm, RedCargo Logistics Sdn Bhd, has secured its first direct partner, Main Market-listed Tasco Bhd.
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PETALING JAYA (Jan 9): Take charge of the wellness of your home this year and fill it with positive energy with easy-to-follow feng shui ideas and inspirations from renowned feng shui consultant, spea...
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KUANTAN (Bernama): A technician's dream of owning a van went up in smoke after he was duped in a sales deal via the Internet last week.
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KOTA KINABALU (Jan 7): Sabah ’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based ...
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KOTA KINABALU, Jan 6 — Sabah’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based o...
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KOTA KINABALU : Sabah’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based on local g...
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Sabah’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based on local government ordina...
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LOVE it or hate it, the smoking ban imposed on all eateries nationwide on Jan 1 has drawn intense, divergent responses from all corners.
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MELAKA: The Melaka government is curtailing the power of four local councils in implementing or granting contracts to companies, especially in projects that involve the collection of money from the public.
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PETALING JAYA: Petrol dealers expect to incur losses amounting to between RM30-RM40 million following today’s announcement of lower fuel prices, effective tomorrow.
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PETALING JAYA: The retail price for petrol and diesel has been announced for the following week, with prices dropping by 27 sen for RON 97 and RON 95, and 14 sen for diesel.
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PUTRAJAYA: All 961 former staff of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been compensated a minimum of three months' wages, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Works Ministry is concerned that over 10,000 accidents that occur on highways in Malaysia each year are caused by retreaded tyres.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 3): The Health Ministry gave its assurance that the no-smoking campaign at food premises was not half-hearted or seasonal as feared by netizens on social media.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has denied allegations that the government has been imposing sales tax on fuel.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has reached a decision on the mechanism on fuel prices and it will be announced on Friday (Jan 4).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has yet to decide on fuel prices.
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I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's statement in his New Year message that Singapore will deal with all outstanding bilateral matters "calmly and constructively" ( Eventful year ...
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PETALING JAYA • A check on 58 eateries across Malaysia to see the effect of a smoking ban that kicked in on Jan 1 found that there was general compliance at eateries in Penang and Ipoh, but many of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Teething problems have been reported in enforcing Putrajaya’s smoking ban in food establishments, with some still puffing away in violation of the new rules.
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SINGAPORE, Jan 1 — Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was in Putrajaya yesterday to convey a message to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on behalf of Prime Minister Lee H...
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JOHOR BARU, Jan 1 — Police arrested two men yesterday, after they were accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl at a house in Taman Perling here recently.
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PASIR GUDANG, Jan 1 — Year One pupils at SK Taman Scientex had an exciting start to their school year with familiar cartoon characters on hand to greet them.
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PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd has appointed deputy chairman Lai Wan (pic) as its new chairman, effective today.