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Keretapi Sarong flash mob a hit this year
KUALA LUMPUR: About 4,000 participants took part in this year’s Keretapi Sarong flash mob to mark Malaysia Day in the most colourful way.
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Cloud seeding brings rain but haze persists across Malaysia
Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur yesterday after cloud seeding efforts bore fruit in the central states of Peninsular Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable conditions.
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MAF’s security capabilities now at world stage — MAF chief
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) capability currently is not merely to preserve the country’s sovereignty, but also for universal security, said ATM chief General Tan Sri Zulkifli Zain...
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This Is How Malaysian Authorities and Air Force Perform Cloud Seeding To Reduce The Haze
Earlier today, the Meteorological Department of Malaysia (MET Malaysia), National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) have carried out a cloud seeding operation.
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Cloud seeding yields rain over Kuala Lumpur and nearby states in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Sept 16) after cloud seeding efforts took off in the central states of peninsula Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable cond...
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On Malaysia Day, citizens band together for a train ride in ‘sarong’
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — If there was an item that could represent the identity of a Malaysian, the “sarong” cloth is one, as it is used or worn in almost every household in the country.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, 4 other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze worsened in several parts of the country this morning with Putrajaya and four other areas registering “very unhealthy” air quality.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in various parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya was one of the five places in Malaysia where the air quality was registered as "very unhealthy" as of 9am on Monday (Sep 16) due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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Terengganu boosting SME products through T’Mart
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 15 — The Terengganu government targets the opening of five more T’Mart outlets within three years towards producing more entrepreneurs in retail business in the state.
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Amid blame game, Dr M insists long-term haze solution requires international cooperation
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 15 — Malaysia needs cooperation from other countries first, particularly neighbouring Indonesia, before it can tackle the annual haze problem on a long-term basis, said Tun Dr Mahath...
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Mahathir goes horse riding as morning drizzle partially clears air in Klang Valley
PETALING JAYA: The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities - horse riding.
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Dr M goes horseback riding after drizzle offers respite from haze
In his latest short video, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has traded in a bicycle to go horseback riding.
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Dr M goes horse riding as morning drizzle partially clears air
PETALING JAYA: The haze blanketing much of the Klang Valley did not stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from taking part in one of his favourite leisure activities –...
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Mah Sing to introduce park-and-live concept at M Arisa
PETALING JAYA: Following the success of M Centura, Mah Sing Group Bhd will be launching its second project in Sentul called M Arisa in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an estimated GDV of RM656 million...
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The closing of Speedy Video in Mid Valley and what it means for Malaysian cinema
SEPTEMBER 13 — This week has seen a lot of posts on social media about the Speedy Video branch in Mid Valley closing this Sunday, September 15, which I guess could realistically be called the compan...
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More people fall sick as haze worsens in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: As haze continued to blanket parts of Malaysia, clinics in the Klang Valley reported a spike in the number of patients seeking treatment for cough and respiratory infection.
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Haze envelopes several parts of peninsula
PETALING JAYA: Thick haze continued to choke several parts of Malaysia this afternoon with more spots recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index readings.
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Caltex fuels the future campaign
PETALING JAYA: Visitors to the Caltex service station in Bukit Jalil today experienced a pleasant surprise when pulling up to refuel their vehicles.
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1 Utama goes cashless with 1PAY e-wallet, ONESHOP online shopping platform
PETALING JAYA, Sept 13 — The 1 Utama Shopping Centre, ranked the largest mall in Malaysia, has raised the technological bar for competitors with the launch of its 1PAY e-wallet system today.
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Illegal Airsoft gun dealer arrested
KAJANG: A 27-year-old man, who was in possession of a cache of replica firearms and other military paraphernalia, was arrested in Cheras during a special operation carried out by the Selangor police.
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More spots affected by haze in Malaysia today
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Twenty-four locations across the country registered unhealthy air quality levels at 10am today, with Johan Setia in Selangor remaining the sole area with very unhealthy pollu...
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Shred old credit cards for free AirAsia flights
AirAsia Credit Cards has launched the Shred & Fly campaign at Nu Sentral shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur to urge the public to shred their unused credit cards in...
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Celcom post’s Q2 revenue uptick of 1.9%
Celcom Axiata Bhd posted a 1.9% year to date (YTD) revenue growth for its post-paid and prepaid services in Q2 2019.
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Cops nab four over inflammatory social media posts
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a total of four suspects for allegedly posting inflammatory statements on social media against religion and race.
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ICYMI #168: iPhone 11 series Malaysia pre-order, iPhone XR price cut, 7th gen iPad & more!
If the brand new iPhone 11 series is out of your budget, you will be happy to know that Apple has reduced the price for their iPhone XR and the iPhone 8. And apart from the iPhone 11 series, Apple ha...
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The #AnakAnakMalaysia 2019 journey
Returning for its fifth year, the 2019 iteration of #AnakAnakMalaysia is all about being a better Malaysian for our country. A simple but fresh theme of...
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ViewQwest rolls out 100Mbps broadband plan, starting at RM128
ViewQwest is rolling out its 100Mbps high-speed broadband plan starting in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru, which is priced starting at RM128 monthly.
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Haze has not caused major impact on economy - yet: Analyst
The worsening haze that is now blanketing the country has not yet had a major impact on the economy, said an analyst.
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ViewQwest offers 100Mbps fibre broadband with static IP from RM128/month
ViewQwest has officially expanded its fibre broadband reach in Malaysia with new plans that run on the national High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network.
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Nationwide ban on open burning as haze worsens
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Authorities have prohibited all forms of open burning except cremations and religious rituals with immediate effect in an attempt to reduce the harmful effects of the haze.
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Rompin goes red as Klang Valley chokes on haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Air pollution in Rompin, Pahang surpassed the “very unhealthy” level last night and remained so at 8am this morning as the noxious haze continued to worsen in the peninsu...
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Loke seeks more allocation for travel passes in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry should provide more allocations for the My50 and My100 unlimited monthly travel passes in Budget 2020, given the success...
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Haze worsens, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Sunway to pump billions into malls despite oversupply
SOME of the bigger cities in Malaysia may have too many malls but Sunway Group believes there are still pockets nationwide that are underserved.
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Half a million face masks sent to haze-hit Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Reuters): Half a million face masks have been sent to Sarawak, where air pollution levels have spiked amid worsening forest fires in...
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409 schools in Sarawak closed due to haze
KUCHING: Some 409 schools in Sarawak have been ordered to close on Tuesday (Sept 10) due to the haze.
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Loke hopes public transport gets attention in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Anthony Loke is hoping that public transportation will be given attention in the upcoming Budget 2020.
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Haze: API readings continue to rise throughout Klang Valley
Air pollutant index (API) readings throughout the Klang Valley have continued to rise amid worsening haze since yesterday morning.
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KiplePay seeks to change parking experience
PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd’s unit, KiplePay Sdn Bhd, is targeting to launch its kiplePark licence plate recognition (LPR) system in eight new sites by the fourth...
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No second chance for AP abusers, says crime analyst
KUALA LUMPUR: Those who abuse Approved Permits (APs) should not be given a second chance and their permits should be withdrawn, a crime analyst said.
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Ban entry, sale of vape devices, Putrajaya urged
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control is urging the federal government to ban the entry and sale of vape devices in order to prevent drug abuse among children and teenagers, especial...
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Customs seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2m
SEPANG: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import documents in separate raids on two warehouses in Shah Alam...
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Customs seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2m
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import documents in separate raids on two warehouses in Shah Alam, Selang...
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Customs seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2 million with forged import documents
SEPANG (Bernama): The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import...
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Customs Dept seize 21 luxury cars worth RM12.2m with forged import documents
SEPANG, Sept 6 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized 21 non-registered luxury vehicles worth RM12.2 million with suspected forged import documents in separate raids on two warehouses i...
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Under pressure… RM5.80 psf. KL office rental remaining weak. APAC rises…
I prefer that Kuala Lumpur has more office space versus demand.
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Seremban 2: Living Beyond the Big City
Press Release: LIVING BEYOND THE BIG CITY Seremban 2 provides its residents with a life of quality As the cultural, financial and economic hub of the country, Malaysia’s capital city is growing so r...
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The more cities the better for Malaysia, says academic
KUALA LUMPUR: An academic has called for policies to encourage the building of sustainable cities across Malaysia to bring about overall improvements in healthcare and education.
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Lake City to redefine integrated residential development
Country Garden Lake City’s sales gallery and experience hall is now open to the public.
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Poverty index should show more accurate data, says exco
GEORGE TOWN: Although Penang has pledged its support in the recent call for a revision on how poverty is calculated in the country, it prefers that the poverty line index (PLI) is broken down to revea...
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Some RM19,000 worth of candy containing controlled drug seized
KUALA LUMPUR: Nineteen raids have been carried out in the Klang Valley this year against those who manufacture, distribute and sell Hamer Ginseng & Coffee Candy, which...
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Police bust car theft syndicate, arrest two
SUNGAI BULOH: Police have arrested two suspects believed to be involved in multiple car theft cases in the Klang Valley area.
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Igniting motorsports with Gazoo Racing
PETALING JAYA: Season three of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival and Toyota Vios Challenge one-make race series will launch tomorrow to the delight of motorsports fans and Toyotaenthusiasts. The...
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Country Garden launches Lake City@KL North sales gallery
KUALA LUMPUR: China-based property developer Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd officially launched its Lake City@KL North sales gallery yesterday and unveiled...
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Too scared to be leaders or why the boycott can’t be opposed
SEPTEMBER 5 — Most Malaysians don’t know and don’t care that Ananda Krishnan helped realise 1985’s phenomenal “Live Aid” concert which was televised worldwide.
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Thriven Global obtains RM15m credit facility to finance working capital needs
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): Thriven Global Bhd has accepted a RM15 million credit facility from Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd to finance its working capital requirements.
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Package 5 CSR Raub-Bentong route expected to be completed Sept 2020
BENTONG (Sept 4): The construction of the Package 5 Central Spine Road (CSR) project involving a route from Raub to Bentong for 54km is expected to be completed in September 2020.
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Visitors to Klang Valley hospitals up in arms over limited bays
PETALING JAYA: Looking for a place to park your car at a public hospital can be an impossible task.
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Package 5 Central Spine Road from Raub to Bentong scheduled for completion Sept 2020, says deputy works minister
BENTONG, Sept 4 — The construction of the Package 5 Central Spine Road (CSR) project involving a route from Raub to Bentong for 54 kilometres is expected to be completed in September 2020.
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Thriven Global obtains RM15m credit facility to finance working capital needs
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Thriven Global Bhd has accepted a RM15 million credit facility from Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd to finance its working capital requirements.
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Growing demand for plant-based food in Klang Valley, Penang
PETALING JAYA: The vegan community is growing with millennials getting more conscious of how their lifestyle could impact the environment.
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Loke: KDVT2 to employ 50 male prisoners
RAWANG: The second phase of the 110km Klang Valley Double Track (KDVT2) project will employ inmates as part of the government’s efforts to reform prisons across the...
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Dividend stocks that may shine when interest rates drop
With rate cuts on the cards, banks’ deposit rates are expected to stay low.
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Titijaya positive on performance for financial year 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Property developer Titijaya Land Bhd is optimistic of its financial performance for the financial year ending June 30,2020 on expected higher contributions...
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Sunway plans for more mall openings
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 31): Sunway Group is planning to invest up to RM2.5 billion in malls in Peninsular Malaysia over the next four years.
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Malaysians come together for #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Over 1,000 people turned up for a five-kilometre #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk here at Eco Terraces in Paya Terubong on Saturday (Aug 31).
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Mah Sing confident of hitting RM1.5b sales target
PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Group Bhd is confident of achieving its RM1.5bil sales target for the current financial year, with a key focus in the affordable segment.
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Mah Sing keeps RM1.5bil sales target
KUALA LUMPUR: Mah Sing Group Bhd is confident to achieve its RM1.5bill sales target for the current financial year with key focus in the affordable segment.
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Midis, not mini buses, to ply crowded Klang Valley streets
PETALING JAYA: The haphazard nature of the Klang Valley’s built-up landscape poses a huge challenge for operators of “normal” buses such as Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, a...
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Sime Darby Property to dispose of non-core land
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Property Bhd is looking to continue with its asset monetisation initiatives moving forward, with the aim of disposing of its non-core land in...
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No mercy for water polluters
SEREMBAN: The state government has threatened to revoke immediately the operating licences of businesses caught polluting raw water resources, says Mentri Besar...
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Sime Darby Property to dispose of non-core lands in Kedah
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Sime Darby Property Bhd is looking to continue with its asset monetisation initiatives moving forward, with the aim of disposing of its non-core lands in Kedah measuring approx...
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kiplePark reveals licence plate recognition for parking
Say goodbye to lost parking tickets – kiplePark is introducing what it bills as the first licence plate recognition (LPR) system in Malaysia.
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kiplePark to Enable Cashless Parking Using Only Your Car Plate Number
kiplePark, a wholly-owned brand of Green Packet Berhad, announced the launch of their license plate recognition (LPR) technology which they to be the first in Malaysia.
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Sime Darby Property to dispose of non-core land in Kedah
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Property Bhd is looking to continue with its asset monetisation initiatives moving forward, with the aim of disposing of its non-core lands in...
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QL Resources optimistic of beating record FY19 performance
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Agro-food producer QL Resources Bhd, which reported a 15.3% increase in net profit its first financial quarter ended June 30, 2019 (1QFY20), is optimistic of growing better than...
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Sime Darby Property to dispose of non-core land in Kedah
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Sime Darby Property Bhd is looking to continue with its asset monetisation initiatives moving forward, with the aim of disposing of its non-core land holdings in Kedah totalli...
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UEM Sunrise aims to nearly double new launches next year
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Unfazed by worries of supply overhang in the property market, UEM Sunrise Bhd (UEMS) plans to nearly double the size of its new launches next year.
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Ahmad Zahid’s case to be heard in Shah Alam Sessions Court
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here yesterday dismissed the prosecution’s application to review the decision by the Sessions Court in allowing the case of former deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr A...
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Paramount plans RM900m property launches, to double co-working space
SHAH ALAM (Aug 28): Paramount Corp Bhd said today the real estate developer is planning new property launches worth some RM900 million in the second half of 2019 to achieve its RM1 billion sales targe...
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Meet LamboPlace, a new e-commerce platform that emphasises “experience”
A new e-commerce player has come to town in the shape of LamboPlace, a Malaysian e-commerce marketplace that is looking to encourage “healthier shopping habits”—they’re focusing on providing a...
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UEM Sunrise aims to nearly double new launches next year
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Unfazed by worries of supply overhang in the property market, UEM Sunrise Bhd (UEMS) plans to nearly double the size of its new launches next year.
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Shopee, AEON BiG collaborate to widen online retailing
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Collaboration between popular e-commerce platform, Shopee and AEON BiG chain of hypermarkets is targeting a wider reach in online retailing across Malaysia.
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Ahmad Zahid’s case to be heard in Shah Alam sessions court
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today dismissed the prosecution’s application to review the decision by the sessions court in allowing the case of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad ...
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Zahid's case to be heard in Shah Alam Sessions Court
The Kuala Lumpur High Court today dismissed the prosecution’s application to review the Sessions Court’s decision to allow the case of former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (photo), who ...
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E&O targets RM300m in sales for FY20
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) is looking to sell RM300 million in property inventory in its current financial year (FY20). At a press conference today after its annual general me...
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High Court allows Zahid's seven corruption charges to be heard in Shah Alam
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): The High Court here today had dismissed the prosecution's application to overturn the Sessions Court's earlier decision to transfer former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad...
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Improve public train transportation to boost ridership: Analysts
KUALA LUMPUR: The element of security and timing are among the areas in need of improvements to make public transport such as train and rail services the choice of the public, especially among Klang V...
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Paramount eyes RM1b unbilled sales, to double co-working space
SHAH ALAM (Aug 28): Paramount Corp Bhd said today it is looking at achieving RM1 billion worth of unbilled new property sales in 2019 as the real estate developer plans new launches worth some RM900 m...
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E&O targets RM300m in sales for FY20
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) is looking to sell RM300 million in property inventory in its current financial year (FY20). At a press conference today after its annual general me...
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Puchong: Town that keeps expanding
Puchong is a town that never seems to stop expanding and a popular location to set up home for many.
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High Court allows Zahid's seven corruption charges to be heard in Shah Alam
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): The High Court here today had dismissed the prosecution's application to overturn the Sessions Court's earlier decision to transfer former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad...
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High Court dismisses prosecution's application to transfer Zahid's case to Shah Alam
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court on Wednesday (Aug 28) dismissed an application by the prosecution to revise the Sessions Court decision to allow the transfer of...
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BDO staff join walk for third time
PETALING JAYA: Audit firm BDO Malaysia is back to give its full support to the much anticipated #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2019.
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GoCar lets you rent a car to KLIA2 from RM7.90/hour
Car sharing platform, GoCar, has announced a new One-Way-Trip promo where you can drive a car to KLIA2 from RM7.90/hour (before 6% SST). The One-Way-Trip (OWT) surcharge has been reduced from RM50 to ...
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New look for Giant stores
JOHOR BARU: Giant Malaysia is rolling out an all new look at seven of its stores consisting of hypermarkets, superstores and supermarkets throughout Johor this year.
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Nirvana sponsors Kuntum to encourage love of learning
PETALING JAYA: Pupils from about 600 primary schools in the Klang Valley will have the opportunity to improve their language skills once Kuntum is available at their...
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