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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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4,000 clad in sarong and traditional attire join Malaysia Day celebration
KUALA LUMPUR: About 4,000 Malaysians wearing sarong and other traditional attire banded together to express their support for the ‘‘Keretapi Sarong 2019’’ programme in conjunction with Malaysi...
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AirAsia now flies to Manila, Cebu — Gateways to the Philippines
KUCHING: The Philippines is AirAsia’s latest destination in Southeast Asia, with capital city Manila and Cebu Province being added to its network of flights.
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Flashback: When minor accidents turn tragic
WHEN a simple case of a minor road accident leads to suicide, there is probably more to the situation than meets the eye.
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Travelator proposal to ease congestion at Johor-Singapore checkpoints
I NOTE that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken cognisance of the horrific traffic congestion at the Johor-Singapore immigration checkpoints both at the Causeway and Second Link, and that...
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Celcom to plan for triple redundancy after network disruption in Northern states
Celcom had faced a severe network outage yesterday which affected its mobile services in Perak, Perlis, Kedah and Penang.
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Suspended after relaunch, Dego Ride pledges to do better
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Local startup Dego Ride will resume its motorcycle e-hailing services once it has improved safety aspects as ordered by the Transport Ministry, said its chief executive office...
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Cabinet backpedalling in getting youths to earn more, says ex-deputy minister
PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya is backpedalling in its efforts to help youths earn more, said former deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi after the Cabinet approved Indonesian motorcycle e-hailing service...
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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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Minibus to return? RapidKL to conduct trial run for sustainability study
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — As part of its effort to provide first-mile coverage for its commuters, RapidKL will implement a trial run of minibuses that will service Route T300. The Star reported its chi...
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Minibus returns as RapidKL looks to solve first-mile coverage for commuters
PETALING JAYA: RapidKL wants to solve the first-mile coverage for commuters with its trial run of minibuses that will ply Route T300.
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Upside catalysts in short supply for Petronas Dagangan
KUALA LUMPUR: CGS-CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its Hold call for Petronas Dagangan and dividend discount model-based target price of RM22.25...
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KL North’s rising star
Major areas located north of Kuala Lumpur such as Kepong, Batu Caves, Selayang and Sentul, have seen rapid growth with real estate values on the rise despite the overall property market slowdown in re...
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A proper and thorough study needed
ANY commuter who has had to brave the daily peak hour traffic in the city can vouch that public transport has helped make commuting less stressful, at least in the last few years.
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Raja Muda of Perlis and Raja Puan Muda take monorail, LRT tour of Klang Valley
PETALING JAYA: The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail rode the monorail and then the LRT in a tour around Kuala Lumpur and Kajang.
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MRT – closer to 200,000 ridership per day! (still very low vs max volume)
Every time I take the MRT, I wonder when will it be as busy as the LRT.
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PAS MP claims Go-Jek will lead to more sexual harassment cases
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — PAS lawmaker Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has claimed that the introduction of motorcycle e-hailing service Go-Jek to Malaysia will result in an increase of sexual harass...
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Worry about safety of service
PETALING JAYA: Despite the potential benefits that motorcycle-based e-hailing service might bring to Malaysians, non-governmental organisations are concerned about safety as motorcycles make up the highest number of road accidents in the country.
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Loke: Bike e-hailing not okayed yet
SEREMBAN: The details on the legalisation of motorcycle e-hailing here will be worked out following a detailed study, following the Cabinet’s in-principle approval on Wednesday.
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Entrepreneur asks for just a shot, not a handout for electric bus project
SHAH ALAM: Entrepreneur Azlan Merican speaks wistfully of a busier time when he had nearly 40 employees working at high-value jobs.
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Cab operator says will campaign against Pakatan over m-cycle e-hailing
KUALA LUMPUR: A taxi operator says he will campaign against the Pakatan Harapan government over its plans to allow motorcycle ride-hailing services in the country.
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Go-Jek given “green light” for motorbike ride-hailing in Malaysia
At its weekly meeting today, the Cabinet agreed “in principle” to allow for motorcycle ride-hailing services in Malaysia.
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Experts hail proposal to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service
PETALING JAYA: Transport experts have welcomed Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s proposal to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia.
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Prasarana expects to cut losses this year
KUALA LUMPUR: Rising ridership at its urban rail networks and an ongoing cost-optimisation programme are contributing to Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s improved operating financial health.
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MRT2 on track despite terrain challenges
THE Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) has undoubtedly transformed, and will continue to change, the way a large number of people in the city travel.
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An awareness of far-off resentments
THE SUNDAY blackout on Aug 4 in Greater Jakarta and parts of West Java was said to be the worst in many years.
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KL: US$1.36 psf vs Phnom Penh: US$2.19 psf vs Manila: US$1.86 psf. Enough said.
I posted this a few days ago.
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Economists see uphill battle for new national car
PETALING JAYA: Two economists have warned of massive challenges to be faced by the company that will produce a new national car, saying success is uncertain.
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Behind the new national car – just who is DreamEdge?
Earlier today, the government announced that the development of the new national car would be led by DreamEdge, a Malaysian digital engineering services and consultancy company.
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Newsbreak: Impairments at Prasarana for FY2018 could exceed RM30 billion
PRASARANA Malaysia Bhd is understood to be looking at impairments in excess of RM30 billion in its accounts for the financial year 2018, sources familiar with the matter tell The Edge.
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Power restored to some areas in Jakarta, Java after 9 hours
Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, state power comp...
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HK buyers taking up local properties rapidly
PETALING JAYA (Aug 2): Local properties are seeing some rapid take-ups from Hong Kong buyers who are seeking alternatives amidst the current social unrest.
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Near the MRT, thus no car parks are needed?
Have you heard of this statement from any property sales people thus far?
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PM says may impose cap on government guarantees
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 ― Putrajaya will be looking into setting a ceiling for government guarantees on public projects, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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Will we learn anything from the Penang CM's study trip to Tokyo?
LETTER | The Penang chief minister is visiting Tokyo to study the MRT and 'smart' city.
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LRT Penang? Fulfil these conditions and ‘Please go ahead.’
I think this is a huge positive for Penang.
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What is in Malaysia’s RM1.09 tril debt?
KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s debt and liabilities amounted to RM1.09 trillion as at end-2018.
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Pua: Govt studying many new infrastructure projects, earlier freeze to fix inflated costs
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The government is studying multiple infrastructure projects for implementation to ensure value for money, the Finance Ministry said.
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Tony Pua: Plenty of projects in the pipeline
KUALA LUMPUR: There are plenty of infrastructure projects in the pipeline that will be introduced by the government in the near future, says Tony Pua, the political secretary to the Finance Minister.
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Cheras is one of the most searched areas on Propwall.my in the month of June
Once a sleepy tin mining town, Cheras has developed into a busy district stretching from Kuala Lumpur’s core to the south-eastern rim of Selangor state – a distance of over 15 kilometres from Malu...
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Malaysia's ECRL may be relaunched on July 25
KUALA LUMPUR • The newly revived East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be celebrated in a relaunch ceremony on July 25, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said yesterday.
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Najib says highway takeover a windfall for Gamuda
PETALING JAYA: Former premier Najib Razak has highlighted views by experts that the Finance Ministry’s decision to buy four toll highways for RM6.2 billion amounted to a RM2.82 billion windfall for ...
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Hankyu Hanshin Properties penetrates Indonesia, buys stake in landmark buildings
KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp is entering the overseas commercial real estate leasing business with partial acquisition of two properties in Indonesia.
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Hankyu Hanshin Properties penetrates Indonesia, buys stake in landmark buildings
KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp is entering the overseas commercial real estate leasing business with partial acquisition of two properties in Indonesia.
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Road closure in stages at Jalan Persiaran Perdana
KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The road closure and the opening of the contra flow at Jalan Persiaran Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara will be done intermittently and in stages from July 5 to Oct 4.
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Road closure in stages at Jalan Persiaran Perdana
KUALA LUMPUR: The road closure and the opening of the contra flow at Jalan Persiaran Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara will be done intermittently and in stages from July 5 to Oct 4.
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Protests trigger deja vu for Malaysians living in Hong Kong
PETALING JAYA - Malaysians living in Hong Kong felt a sense of deja vu as they watched millions of Hong Kongers march in the streets in mass protests against the controversial extradition Bill in Jun...
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Protests trigger deja vu for Malaysians living in Hong Kong
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians living in Hong Kong felt a sense of
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Sunway-PKNS collaborate on RM544m GDV Kota D'sara development
KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Bhd's 60%-owned joint venture with Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) has entered a privatisation agreement with the latter company to develop a mixed development on a 9.5-acre parcel of leasehold land in Kota Damansara.
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Recession fears hit Asian region including Singapore
TALK of recession has hit the region, and near home, Maybank Kim Eng Research is flagging that possibility for Singapore in the next quarter.
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Gamuda posts lower net profit of RM175.98m in Q3
KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Gamuda Bhd posted a lower net profit of RM175.98 million in the third quarter (Q3) ended April 30, 2019 compared with RM206.10 million in the same quarter a year ago.
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12 ways to get people to use the bus
It is heartening to finally see the transport minister promoting the use of the bus system.
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Strengthening the bus transport system
LETTER | It is heartening to finally see the transport minister promoting the use of the bus system.
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Robust demand for office space at Pavilion Damansara Heights
KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): According to a report by The Edge Malaysia, the 1.2 million sq ft worth of office space in Pavilion Damansara Heights “is believed to have been fully taken up”.
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MRT lift robber jailed 18 years
KUALA LUMPUR: The man who brutally assaulted a woman in an MRT station lift on Valentine’s Day early this year has been slapped with 18 years in jail and five strokes of the rotan.
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MRT lift assailant gets 18 years in prison, five strokes
A 26-year-old man, who assaulted and robbed a woman inside the lift of an MRT station in Cheras on Valentine’s Day, has been slapped with 18 years in jail.The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court also ordere...
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Man gets 18 years' jail for robbing woman at MRT station
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A man was sentenced to 18 years in jail and five strokes of the cane by the Session Court here Friday (June 21) to voluntarily causing hurt to a woman bank manager in robbing her at an MRT station here on Feb 14.
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Insurance company celebrates local artists at mural in Muzium Negara MRT station
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Manulife Malaysia is recognising upcoming local artists by dedicating its largest advertising asset at the Muzium Negara Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station here to feature their work.
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Maspex Property Roadshow to be held at tHe Spring
An agent briefs a visitor on a property in this handout photo.
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DONE DEAL: SoHo unit at Empire City Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Rented for: RM1,500 Concluded by: Yijo Phoon (REN 27634, 012-290 9100) of WTW Real Estate Sdn Bhd When: May 2019 Noteworthy: ● Leasehold ● Built-up: 463 sq ft ● Studio unit ● Fully furnished a...
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Chant wants federal agency to intervene in race to build northern airport
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang interest group today called for a win-win solution in view of reports by various quarters to build a new airport to serve the four northern states.
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MMC-Gamuda wins Community Engagement award in ground engineering show
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian company stole the limelight when it won the Community Engagement award in the 2019 Ground Engineering Awards event held in London last week.
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Shopping mall at TRX to be ready by Q3 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Construction for the shopping mall at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021.
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Govt’s 2018 debt, liabilities down y-o-y in proportion to GDP
KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): Notwithstanding a rise in direct government debt, Malaysia’s overall debt and liabilities in 2018 dropped 3.9 percentage points (ppts) to 75.4% of the country’s gross domest...
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Govt’s 2018 debt, liabilities down y-o-y in proportion to GDP
KUALA LUMPUR: Notwithstanding a rise in direct government debt, Malaysia’s overall debt and liabilities in 2018 dropped 3.9 percentage points (ppts) to 75.4% of the country’s gross domestic produc...
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Malaysia's 2018 debt, liabilities down 3.9 ppts y-o-y, says Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Notwithstanding a rise in direct government debt, Malaysia's overall debt and liabilities in 2018 dropped 3.9 percentage points (ppts) to 75.4% of the country's gross domestic p...
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Debt Management Committee convenes first meeting to tackle RM1.1 tril debt, liabilities
KUALA LUMPUR (June 1): The Debt Management Committee chaired by the Ministry of Finance has convened its first meeting yesterday to tackle the government’s massive debt and liabilities of RM1.1 tril...
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Debt Management Committee convenes first meeting to tackle RM1.1 tril debt,...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 1): The Debt Management Committee chaired by the Ministry of Finance has convened its first meeting yesterday to tackle the government’s massive debt and liabilities of RM1.1 tri...
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Reduce your carbon footprint one ride at a time
By Sofia Raihanah Recently, StarProperty.my conducted a survey using 60 working adults and college students residing around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur regarding their use of public transportation, to p...
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MeGroup reports 84% fall in FY19 earnings on absence of one-off gains and...
SINGAPORE (May 30): MeGroup reported a 84.4% drop in full-year earnings to RM1.4 million (S$0.46 million), from RM8.9 million a year ago.
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Prasarana welcomes cooperation with companies, SMEs to benefit consumers
KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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Port operations lift MMC’s first quarter earnings
KUALA LUMPUR: A jump in contribution from its port operations boosted MMC Corp Bhd’s earnings in the first quarter.
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Prasarana welcomes cooperation with companies, SMEs to benefit consumers
KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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MMC Corp reports higher earnings in Q1
KUALA LUMPUR: Higher contribution from its port operations mitigated lower income from construction and engineering businesses to lift MMC profit in the three-month ended March 31
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1,000 sf gets TWO car parks. Below RM300k in Selangor and slightly higher in KL.
I wrote about this before that if we are buying a new condominium of 1,000 sq ft or higher, we should get 2 car parks instead of one regardless of whether it’s nearby or next to a LRT / MRT station.
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My50, My100 passes boost bus, rail usage by 14%
The My50 and My100 unlimited travel passes have helped boost usage of bus and rail services by 14%, Berita Harian reported the president and CEO of Prasarana, Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain, as ...
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Game of making space in packed trains
THE LRT/MRT networks have experienced a major increase in passenger traffic due to the RM100 monthly pass.
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Invisible transparency and accountability of the Penang gov't
LETTER | In their article “Penang NGOs: An opposition force without accountability?,” Timothy Tye and Joshua Woo attack the NGOs opposed to the massive Penang South Reclamation project to find mon...
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The Penang govt's ‘invisible’ transparency and accountability — Ravinder Singh
MAY 22 — In their article “Penang NGOs: An opposition force without accountability?,” Timothy Tye and Joshua Woo attack the NGOs’ opposed to the massive Penang South Reclamation project to fi...
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Loke: Malaysia receives various proposals for RTS
SINGAPORE: The Malaysian government has received various proposals from private investors for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project, according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
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Private investors keen on RTS project, says Loke
SINGAPORE: The Malaysian government has received a number of proposals from private investors in connection with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Johor and Singapore, said Transport Minister Lok...
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Loke: Malaysia has received proposals from private investors for RTS
SINGAPORE (May 21): The Malaysian Government has received various proposals from private investors for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project, said Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew ...
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Singapore and Malaysia to defer Johor Baru-Woodlands RTS Link till Sept 30
SINGAPORE (ANN): Singapore and Malaysia will defer construction of a cross-border MRT link up till Sept 30 this year.
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APEC needs focus on digital economy — Leiking
KUALA LUMPUR (May 20): Digital economy is an immediate priority area that needs focus on, by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), through intensified efforts in facilitating cross border...
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Leiking: Apec needs to focus on digital economy
KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — Digital economy is an immediate priority area that needs focusing by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) through intensified efforts in facilitating cross border e-co...
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Police to start patrolling MRT and LRT stations in Selangor
Police and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd have teamed up to make MRT and LRT stations in Selangor safer with the Crime Prevention Patrols Programme.
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DONE DEAL: 3-1/2-storey link house at Empire Residence, Damansara Perdana, PJ
Sold for: RM1.2 million Concluded by: Tung Kwee Sia (REN 28306, 012-652 0577) and Steven Tung (REN 04512, 012-631 1631) of PropNex Realty When: December 2018 Noteworthy ● Leasehold ● Land area: 2,...
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Police-Prasarana teaming up to ensure safety at Selangor train stations
SUNGAI BULOH: Police and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd are teaming up to make MRT and LRT stations in Selangor safer with the Crime Prevention Patrols Programme (RCJ).
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Three more RapidKL bus corridors going cashless
Click to enlarge RapidKL has announced that three more of its bus corridors have gone cashless.
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Persiaran Apec to be closed for 20 days from May 15
KUALA LUMPUR: Persimpangan Teknorat 1, Persiaran Apec road in Cyberjaya, heading towards Puchong will be closed fully for 20 days starting May 15 till June 3.
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Do independent traffic impact assessment, Medan Damansara folk tell DBKL
KUALA LUMPUR: A residents’ association is requesting Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to conduct an independent traffic impact assessment (TIA) study before proceeding with the Bangsar-Damansara elevat...
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Rapid Rail apologises for MRT Friday morning delay
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd yesterday apologised for the inconvenience caused to consumers following a delay in its schedule yesterday morning due to a brake system problem involving on...
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RapidKL has a RM200 monthly transport pass to KLIA and KLIA2
Recently, RapidKL had introduced an airport shuttle service which allows you to take a train and a bus to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA 2) for RM10 one-way.
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KPDNHEP serious in handling consumer complaints: Saifuddin
KUALA LUMPUR: Aggressive checks on business premises and prompt opening of investigation papers, show that the enforcement division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is serious in de...
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AWC's RM17.1m MRT SSP line contract to be completed in 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (May 2): The RM17.1 million supply contract won by Trackwork and Supplies Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of AWC Bhd, from China Communications Construction Company (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is expected ...
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DONE DEAL: Unit at V Residence Suites, Sunway Velocity, Cheras KL
Rented for: RM2,800 (about RM4.04 psf) Concluded by: Tung Kwee Sia (REN 28306, 012-652 0577) and Felix Wong (REN 13844, 012-328 5852) of PropNex Realty When: December 2018 Noteworthy: ● Freehold ●...
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Khairy: Pakatan’s achievements in one year? Travel pass, PSCs, PAC chairmanship
SHAH ALAM, April 29 — Almost a year to the first anniversary of Pakatan Harapan taking federal power, former Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin listed three things he praised the government for doin...
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Four RapidKL bus corridors are going cashless today
Click to enlarge RapidKL has announced that four of its bus corridors will go cashless from today.
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MFM to sell Jalan Tun Razak parcel
Malayan Flour Mills Bhd (MFM), is seeking bids on its parcel in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, land that industry experts estimate will fetch RM108 million.
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CIMB IB upgrades construction sector to neutral on return of pump-priming
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): CIMB Investment Bank (CIMB IB) Research has upgraded the construction sector to neutral from underweight previously on signs of a recovery in pump-priming, driven by China-Mal...
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