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Topic: June 18

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Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world's financial system, said experts.
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SINGAPORE, June 18 — Viral online videos poke fun at robots struggling to open doors or lift coffee cups but their seeming inability to master the sense of touch could change, thanks to a breakthrou...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips ended Thursday at a month's low, in line with the weaker key Asian markets, as the US-China trade war continues to erode corporate earnings and impact global econmic growth.
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — Democratic and Republican lawmakers said yesterday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digita...
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LONDON, July 17 — The cryptocurrency market took a beating yesterday with bitcoin losing over 10 per cent in value after US lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and r...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans today, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regu...
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LONDON, July 15 — Bitcoin slumped more than 10 per cent over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook’s planned Libra digital...
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The U.S Coast Guard released a video yesterday showing U.S. Coast GuardCutter Munro crew members leaping onto a semi-submersible suspected drugsmuggling vessel on June 18, 2019, in international water...
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PETALING JAYA: Apex Equity Holdings Bhd may have cleared a major hurdle for its proposed merger with Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd with a slim majority of shareholders voting in favour, but obstacles are coming back to haunt it.
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LONDON: Bitcoin dipped almost 8%, extending losses the day after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell called for a halt to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project until concerns ranging from privacy to money-laundering were addressed.
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LONDON: Bitcoin dipped almost 8% on Thursday, extending losses the day after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell called for a halt to Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project until concerns ranging from privacy to money-laundering were addressed.
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The US Department of Justice is probing Germany's Deutsche Bank over its involvement in the 1MDB scandal.
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — A confidence shock driven partly by the US trade war is at the centre of an increasingly persuasive argument for Federal Reserve policymakers seriously considering cutting rate...
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KUANTAN: A 30–year–old e–hailing driver was sentenced to 292 months and nine strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here for robbing nine business premises in the district.
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SIBU: It only took two weeks for a female online trader to be conned out of RM40,250 in a parcel scam scheme by her online "boyfriend."
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor gave more than RM100,000 in cash advance to Umno every month, the High Court heard yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The tussle continues between Apex Equity Holdings Bhd’s minority and majority shareholders, even after its unit JF Apex Securities Bhd’s merger with Mercury Securities Sdn B...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court heard that Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor normally handed out more than RM100,000 in cash advances to Umno every month.
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PETALING JAYA: HL Cement (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has extended its takeover offer for the remaining Tasek Corp Bhd shares from 5pm on Tuesday to July 22.
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THE Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang is unlikely to join its regional peers on the list of world’s top airports for passenger experience anytime soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: HL Cement (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has extended its takeover offer for the remaining Tasek Corporation Bhd shares from 5pm on Tuesday to July 22.
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TOKYO, July 8 — The US dollar rose broadly today after strong US jobs growth in June suggested the Federal Reserve will not aggressively cut interest rates later this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz was today charged with five counts of money-laundering US$248 million of funds allegedly originating from sovereign investment company 1Malaysia Develo...
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Riza arrives at court, where he pleaded not guilty to give charges of money laundering.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hollywood film producer Riza Aziz claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today to five counts of money laundering amounting to US$248 million (RM1.25 billion).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in the corruption case against Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin and wife Zizie Izette has filed a notice of a motion to transfer it to the High Court.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in the corruption case against Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette has filed a notice of the motion to transfer it to the High C...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The prosecution in the corruption case against Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette has filed a notice of the motion t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The prosecution in the corruption case against Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette has filed a notice of the motion t...
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The prosecution in the corruption case against Kinabatangan Member of Parliament Bung Moktar Radin and wife Zizie Izette has filed a notice of motion to transfer the case to the High Court.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — The prosecution’s application to transfer the corruption cases of Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette from the Sessions Court t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The RM2mil that was deposited into the account of Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd was meant as a political donation, the High Court heard on Wednesday (July 3).
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor asserted that a RM2 million cheque deposited into his Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd’s account in 2016 was a “political donation”, a s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A company executive told the High Court in Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s RM2 million corruption trial here that he was told the money was meant for a political donation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): The first graft trial of former federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor started yesterday with the prosecution promising to adduce evidence showing he...
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Notable changes DURING the week of June 10 to 14, one of the more notable changes in shareholding occurred at Reach Energy Bhd.
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THE Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just seven months ago.
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SINGAPORE, June 28 — The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said yesterday that it has held discussions with Facebook on its plans for a new global cryptocurrency and intends to study the proposa...
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GUA MUSANG, June 27 — A total of 72 people from 22 families from the Batek tribe infected with measles have been housed at the temporary relief centre (PPS) in Taman Etnobotani, here, as of yester...
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GUA MUSANG: A total of 72 people from 22 families from the Batek tribe infected with measles have been housed at the temporary relief centre (PPS) in Taman Etnobotani, here, as of yesterday.
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Huawei Technologies warned against the politicization of innovation and intellectual property in a new white paper, and said it has not engaged in any malicious breach of IP rights since its inception...
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Yamani (third right) listening to an explanation by his lead counsel Jeyan (second right) regarding the court’s decision.
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JOHOR BARU: The Johor Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle out local and foreign currencies amounting to RM6.35 million recently.
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JOHOR BARU - Malaysia's Customs Department has foiled an attempt to smuggle cash amounting to RM6.3 million (S$2.05 million) during a raid at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB), Iskandar Puteri, on June...
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JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Customs Department has foiled an attempt to smuggle cash amounting to RM6.3 million (S$2.05 million) during a raid at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (K...
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JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department managed to foiled an attempt to smuggle money involving various currencies amounting to RM6.3mil during a raid at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB), Iskandar Puteri on June 18 (Tuesday).
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JOHOR BARU, June 26 — Two Malaysian men have been charged with attempting to smuggle RM6.356 million worth of undeclared local and foreign currencies out of Malaysia to Singapore through the Second ...
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SEREMBAN: An engineer was conned of RM350,000 in a scam after she was accused of being involved in money-laundering and drug-related activities.
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Classic action franchise Castlevania has a successor: Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night launched to strong reviews, as did fellow indie release My Friend Pedro, which bears resemblance to the Deadpool and John Wick movies.
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The limbo following the de-registration of the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) as the governing body for motorsports in the country looks set to end, with the Motorsport Association of Malays...
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A hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory network, stealing sensitive data and forcing the temporary disconnection of space-flight systems.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government has not decided whether to make public a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) report into the discovery of mass graves in Wang Kelian.
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(June 24): Asian stocks looked set for a mixed start to the week amid signs a global rally is stalling.
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WASHINGTON: The drumbeat for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut is getting louder, with one policy maker calling for a 50 basis point reduction.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah security forces are trying to ascertain how many sea gypsies were actually kidnapped from two fishing vessels in waters close to international borders off Lahad Datu on June 18.
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WASHINGTON: The drumbeat for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut is getting louder, with one policy maker calling for a 50 basis point reduction.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry informed that 19 cases of methanol poisoning have been reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) for the period from June 11 to Friday (...
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In a wide-ranging interview with Sunday Star, the Thai ambassador to Malaysia delves into the need for ‘seamless connectivity’ between Malaysia and Thailand, what Digital Asean is all about and the latest in Thai politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Health Ministry says 19 cases of methanol poisoning have been reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) from Tuesday (June 11) to Friday (June 21).
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LETTER | The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) merely seven months ago.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia wants a comprehensive plan on the deportation of ethnic Rohingya refugees to ensure their safety, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today.
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KOTA KINABALU: Nine out of the 10 fishermen kidnapped by militants believed to be linked the Abu Sayaff terror group in Lahad Datu waters on Tuesday have been released and are now under the care of th...
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BANGKOK, June 22 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said the long queues at the at Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam and Customs, Immigration and Q...
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Nine out of the 10 fishermen kidnapped by militants believed to be linked to the Abu Sayyaf terror group in Lahad Datu waters on Tuesday, have been released and are now under the care of the security ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Nine out of the 10 fishermen kidnapped by militants believed to be linked to the Abu Sayaf terror group in Lahad Datu waters on Tuesday, have been released and are now under the care of...
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KOTA KINABALU, June 22 ― Nine out of the 10 fishermen kidnapped by militants believed to be linked the the Abu Sayaff terror group in Lahad Datu waters on Tuesday, have been released and are now und...
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SERDANG: According to Immigration Department director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud, the government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month – or an average RM12 per day, per detainee – to ensure...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month on food for immigration detainees, an average RM12 per detainee per day.
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There are 14 Immigration Department detention depots across the country, and many of the illegal immigrants remain there for one to two months for processing.
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According to Immigration Department director-general, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, the government spends nearly RM3.5 million a month – or an average RM12 per day, per detainee – to ensure there is adequ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Philippine security forces are believed to have rescued nine out the ten sea gypsies kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen on June 18.
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SERDANG (Bernama): The government spends nearly RM3.5mil a month - or an average RM12 per day, per detainee, says Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
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SEVEN days after the Inspector-General of Police stated that every day there was a cross-border kidnapping threat in the east coast of Sabah, an Abu Sayyaf-linked kidnap group struck.
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SIBU: A 33-year-old clerk lodged a police report yesterday, claiming to have lost RM13,300 in a Facebook love scam.
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Lim was sentenced to five years’ jail and two strokes by the Sessions Court.
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It's safe to assume that as soon as the music industry established streaming charts, people were trying to game them.
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Lim is led away after his sentencing at court.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): The Primary Industries Ministry has terminated the contract of service of its deputy Minister’s Senior Private Secretary, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz effective last Tuesday.
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Cardboard create-it-yourself games platform Nintendo Labo for the Nintendo Switch is 2019's Game of the Year according to the Games for Change Awards, whose winners were announced June 18.
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PETALING JAYA - The senior civil servant who alleged a Malaysian minister was the man with him in a series of gay sex videos has been sacked by the ministry he was working for.
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Google has revealed that YouTube will soon get a feature that lets viewers digitally test out the makeup that their favourite beauty gurus are reviewing in their videos.
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PUTRAJAYA: Six more new cases of Orang Asli in Kg Kuala Koh confirmed to have been infected with measles were detected but there are no new respiratory-related illness cases, said the Health Ministry.
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Six more cases of measles have been confirmed among the Orang Asli in Kg Kuala Koh but there are no new respiratory-related illnesses being reported as of June 18, says the Health Ministry.READ MORE:...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Cement price, which has been on the decline since 2016, is not the cause of the rising home prices over the period, the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia said on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he shared with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad his sympathy for minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali over the latter’s sex scandal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): The Primary Industries Ministry has terminated the contract of service of its Deputy Minister’s Senior Private Secretary Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz effective last Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) today denied claims it took too long to help the Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang who were infected with measles.
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PUTRAJAYA: Six more cases of measles have been confirmed among the Orang Asli in Kg Kuala Koh but there are no new respiratory-related illnesses being reported as of Tuesday (June 18), says the Health Ministry.
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KOTA KINABALU: Relocating the Lok Kawi army camp in the state's west coast to the east coast is not the answer to increasing security there and the state in general, says an opposition leader Thursday (June 20).
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Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz KUALA LUMPUR: The Primary Industries Ministry has terminated the contract of service of its deputy Minister’s Senior Private Secretary, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz effective...
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SHAH ALAM, June 20 — A car service centre employee was seriously injured after he was run over while trying to stop a thief from stealing a car owned by a client on Tuesday (June 18).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Primary Industries Ministry has terminated the contract of service of its deputy Minister’s Senior Private Secretary, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz effective last Tuesday.
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PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad today said that the 15 students who fell ill in Pasir Gudang Johor may have inhaled poisonous gas.
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SHAH ALAM: An attempt by two men to rob a car service centre here was foiled after a quick action prevented their targeted vehicle from being driven off .
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz’s contract with the Federal government as the senior private secretary to Primary Industries Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin...
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SEREMBAN - Police have received seven reports about the alleged abuse of some residents at an old folks-cum-nursing home here.
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KOTA KINABALU: Viral posts about a cat shelter in Tuaran where carcasses were left rotting on the floor have shocked people in the city.
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PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik denies that his deputy Teo Nie Ching is getting involved in Islamic education matters.
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PETALING JAYA: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has been sacked as the private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industries Minister.