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SINGAPORE (June 24): Sim Leisure Group says the water slide at its Escape theme park in Penang, Malaysia, which will set a new Guinness World Record for being the longest at 1,140 metres, has surpasse...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Econpile Holdings Bhd has been awarded RM67.77 million in the adjudication proceedings it initiated to recover progress claims for work done from ASM Development (KL) Sdn Bhd, ...
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TOKYO (June 24): Tokio Marine Holdings Inc is seeking acquisition opportunities in Asian emerging markets and elsewhere, as it seeks to double profits from those regions, according to the new chief of...
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KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK (June 24): Thailand's largest energy firm PTT Pcl has stepped up investments in the retail and industrial power sectors, as a buffer against the impact of a global economic slowdo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there was no discussion on the issue of transition of power during his meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The four working groups under the National 5G Task Force have started work and are busy preparing their findings in the various areas of concern relating to 5G. According to ta...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 — In advance of this September’s anticipated release of a new NBA 2K basketball sim, its immediate predecessor, NBA 2K19, has been deeply discounted, but players have been ...
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JUNE 24 — “5G” is the latest media buzzword.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied an international news report that quoted him as saying that he would step down in three years.
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JOHOR BARU, June 24 — A total of 475 schools and educational institutions in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to close starting tomorrow until Thursday amid air pollution.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Defence Ministry will cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigations into the ministry’s land swap deals.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Defence Ministry will cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) in its investigations into the ministry's land swap deals.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Nearly 80% of Malaysian residents agree that palm oil is a healthier option to soyoil, according to the result of a recent survey by the UCSI Poll Research Centre.
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LONDON (June 24): Investors’ confidence in the Malaysian-led Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in the city is solid despite Brexit woes.
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NEW YORK, June 24 — “Tax us more!” was the message today from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change...
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BEIJING, June 24 — China today called on America’s FedEx to explain why a parcel from Huawei to the US went undelivered, in the second spat between the companies in less than a month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Former Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may be slapped with 40 counts of corruption over the foreign visa system (VLN), The Star reported today.
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GEORGE TOWN, June 24 — The Convent Light Street (CLS) and Convent Pulau Tikus (CPT) school lands will continue to be used for education purposes, their landowner has clarified.
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BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) has initiated emergency response repair works, due to a major pipe burst in Sungai Dua Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Penang’s largest WTP.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Tuesday (June 25) may include: Marine & General Bhd, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd, Fajarbaru B...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has blamed a delayed Malaysia Airlines flight for causing Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu to miss a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr ...
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NEW YORK, June 24 — Wall Street stocks opened modestly higher today ahead of a much-anticipated Group of 20 Summit, as well as key economic releases later in the week.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde, who is on a two-day visit to Malaysia, had called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to face 40 counts of corruption involving the foreign visa system (VLN) when he is brought to court this week.
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PASIR GUDANG (JOHOR) - More than 70 students in Johor's Pasir Gudang district were referred to a hospital after toxic fumes in the area caused breathing difficulties and vomiting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today complained about Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) for a flight delay that caused him to miss a meeting with the prime minister.
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PETALING JAYA: A student was badly beaten and kicked by his senior, after he had made fun of him at a secondary school in Setiu, Terengganu.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is urging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to include plans for export starting from the earlier stages of thei...
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PUTRAJAYA (June 24): Bernam PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has stressed there are no problems between him and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad regarding the handing over of the prime minister’s post...
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STRASBOURG (June 24): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is not planning to discuss the MH17 plane that crashed in 2014 in Eastern Ukraine this week, although there have been p...
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KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (June 24): Malaysian palm oil futures slid for a third consecutive session on Monday, tracking weakness in a rival edible oil and weighed down by market talk of poorer export nu...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The chemicals arm of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly US$6 billion over the next 15- to 20 years, to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio throug...
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JUNE 24 — Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open slightly higher today, with investors pinning their hopes on a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this week to de-es...
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BRUSSELS, June 24 — The European Commission could give Italy until January, instead of October, to make fiscal policy changes under an EU debt procedure, minutes of an EU meeting show, a move meant ...
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LONDON, June 24 — Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group has frozen 8,000 customer accounts under a wider crackdown on money-laundering, the lender announced today.
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PASIR GUDANG, June 24 — The latest air pollution episode that has sickened dozens of people is not linked to the previous pollution of Sungai Kim Kim, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal sai...
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SHAH ALAM, June 24 — The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Nine tabika perpaduan or government kindergartens in Pasir Gudang near here have been ordered to close temporarily in light of the air pollution that has prevailed since Thursday (June 20).
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — Seven national laureates have been accorded a RM5,000 monthly appreciation allowance for their contributions in uplifting Bahasa Melayu in the country’s literary development.
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IPOH: Three men were killed and one seriously injured after their car collided with a bus at Jalan Gerik-Baling.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd announced today that it has secured a RM297.5 million contract from Malton Bhd to develop two tower blocks for a high-rise residential development h...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Enra Group Bhd president and group chief executive officer Datuk Mazlin Junid is expecting the oil and gas company to return to black in the financial year ending March 31, 202...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) will be organising its biannual National Economic Forum (NEF) on Aug 29, aiming at facilitating interaction be...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) has secured a six-month contract extension for the long-term management and maintenance of state roads in Sarawak, worth RM94 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Five entities and two individuals — including Umno and Datuk Seri Hasan Malek, a former Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister — need to appear before the High Court ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The FBM KLCI closed 6.1 points or 0.36% lower today on profit taking as Malaysian shares appeared overbought after four straight days of gains.
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LONDON, June 24 — European stocks stumbled and the dollar hit three-month lows today as hopes waned for progress in Sino-US trade talks at this week’s G20 meeting and fears of an escalation in Ira...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The police arrested 14,759 individuals and seized RM3.8 million in cash and 10,361 pieces of equipment in operations launched against illegal gambling since the start of the ...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Seven national laureates have been accorded a RM5,000 monthly appreciation allowance for their contributions in uplifting Bahasa Melayu in the country’s literary development.
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LONDON (June 24): Despite the challenging market and amidst negative news about Brexit, the Battersea Power Station development in London continues to attract domestic and foreign buyers as its reside...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Lawyers appearing for Goldman Sachs International, which is facing four summonses by the prosecution for capital market offences, have sought further time to study the summons ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The High Court today set aside leave granted to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail to initiate con...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The trade diversion benefits caused by the ongoing US-China dispute may not necessarily translate into longer term developments that can contribute to the economy, says Interna...
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JUNE 24 — A recent article about Penang’s marine life in The Asean Post has given the wrong impression about a reclamation proposal and the fisheries condition in the State.
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PUTRAJAYA - The airborne pollution that has affected dozens of students in Johor's Pasir Gudang district were caused by leftover chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim that was supposed to have been cleaned...
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KOTA BARU, June 24 — The Kelantan government will promote the importance of measles vaccination among the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang through the latter’s religious teach...
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KUCHING, June 24 — State Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian today denied claims by his federal counterpart, Zuraida Kamaruddin, that the state government has yet to hand ...
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PASIR GUDANG: The authorities have narrowed down to 30 chemical factories that may have caused the air pollution in the district here.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent pollution which caused schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang, Johor, to suffer breathing difficulty and vomiting was due to chemical waste from Sungai Kim Kim, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The ringgit closed firmer against the US dollar today in line with most Asian currencies on optimism about the progress in US-China trade negotiations as leaders of both coun...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — The recent incident in which schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang, Johor suffered breathing difficulties, was due to chemical waste from Sungai Kim Kim, said Housing and Local Governm...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — Drug addicts in this country are no longer seen as criminals who must be punished but are patients in need of treatment and rehabilitation.
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KUCHING, June 24 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) impounded two Vietnamese fishing boats with about five tonnes of fish, off the Sarawak waters some 140 nautical miles north of Kuc...
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GEORGE TOWN, June 24 — Penang will be organising an inaugural technology festival to showcase hundreds of new technologies in conjunction with the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 202...
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PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss a "number of issues".
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COMMENTARY, June 24 — PAS’ 65th annual general assembly or muktamar which ended yesterday endorsed the political cooperation between the party and Umno, creating a new political equation in the co...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he discussed with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad the need for the government to address the country’s macroeconomi...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde is assured and confident of Malaysia’s commitment towards institutional reforms, said Finance Minister Li...
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KAJANG: The police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect responsible for stealing money from the donation boxes in suraus here.
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JOHOR BARU: A fight outside an entertainment outlet here led to the death of a 28-year-old man here.
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Police busted a drug trafficking syndicate and seized 556kg of methamphetamine worth RM27.8mi in a raid on a house in Subang Jaya near here last Friday (June 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) assets under management (AUM) has breached the RM300 billion mark for the first time, recording RM301.4 billion in the first half of 2019, s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) is urging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to include plans for export starting from the earlier stages of th...
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SEBERANG PRAI, June 24 — The government today told pig farmers to report any African swine fever (ASF) outbreak instead of covering it up.
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KOTA KINABALU, June 24 — Curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ends tomorrow, has been extended until July 10.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) assets under management (AUM) has breached the RM300 billion mark for the first time, recording RM301.4 billion in the first half of 2019, s...
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LUMUT, June 24 — Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Datuk Mohd Reza Mohd Sany has dismissed media reports on the presence of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in Malaysian waters.
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Two traffic policemen were seriously injured after they were knocked down by a car when the driver tried to run through a roadblock at Persiaran Kuala Selangor in Section 15 here.
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GEORGE TOWN: Sisters of Infant Jesus Malaysia, the owner of three convent schools in Penang, has reiterated that they will continue to advocate wholesome education in their mission schools.
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PETALING JAYA (Bernama): A furniture factory worker was fined RM100, in default a one-month jail by the Magistrate’s Court here Monday (June 24), after he was caught peeping at a woman in a toilet.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Marine & General Bhd’s subsidiary Jasa Merin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has bagged three work awards from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd worth a total of RM20.9 million, for the provision...
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LUMUT (June 24): Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Datuk Mohd Reza Mohd Sany has dismissed media reports on the presence of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in Malaysian waters.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The High Court today set aside leave granted to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail to initiate con...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Permodalan Nasional Bhd's (PNB) total assets under management (AUM) rose 7% to breach the RM300 billion mark for the first time at RM301.4 billion as at May 31, 2019 from a yea...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Chailease Berjaya Credit Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Taiwanese leasing giant Chailease Holding Company Ltd (CHC), has successfully raised its maiden ringgit syndicated term loan f...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Bursa Malaysia ended today’s trading in the red as investors booked profits in an overbought market after a four-day rally.
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FRANKFURT, June 24 — Daimler shares fell as much as 5 per cent today after the German automaker cut its profit forecast for the third time in 12 months, saying it was setting aside hundreds of milli...
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SINGAPORE - The air quality in Singapore has remained good and has not been affected by what has been described as an "air pollution incident" which resulted in the closure of schools in the Taman Maw...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim remains confident he will succeed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, despite the prime minister now saying that he will remain in office for three y...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today disagreed that he was sending a message to the US by favouring China in certain matters.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — PKR Youth today questioned if Umno had the same integrity as celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio and Miranda Kerr who returned gifts that were allegedly bought with 1Malaysia Devel...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday (June 24) again came to the defence of Economics Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, saying the minister does not have to step down over a s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council’s (Maik) plan to convert Orang Asli to Islam is against the Federal Constitution, Pusat KOMAS claimed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — A businessman from North Korea was denied bail by the Magistrates’ Court here today, pending hearing of his extradition proceedings to  United States (US). The US had requ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The "Amy Keju" robbery gang, which has been active for the past three years, has been busted after the arrest of its leader, says Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.
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PETALING JAYA: Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) will deliberate the government’s takeover offer with a special board meeting next week.
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SEREMBAN: A police corporal has been remanded five days for allegedly soliciting RM4,000 from a businessman.
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SINGAPORE (June 24): CGS-CIMB Securities continues to rate Genting Singapore (GENS) at “add” with an unchanged target price of S$1.06. With several upcoming urban and regional integrated resort (I...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Scomi Group Bhd's counter is actively trading this afternoon after the group said it had signed an agreement with Prasarana to deliver seven four-car vehicles for the KL Monora...