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Topic: May 14

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a third straight session on Friday evening, hitting a 1-1/2 week low, tracking weakness in overnight crude and U.S. soyoil prices.
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Prior to being arrested for planning assassinations and suicide bomb attacks, two Malaysians were suspected to have produced home-made explosives and were even able to test them out.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a third straight session on Friday and hit a one-and-a-half-week low, tracking weakness in overnight crude and US soyoil prices.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell 2% at the close of trade on Thursday, hitting their lowest level in a week as they tracked weakness in related edible oils.
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that the clemency petitions for a Malaysian who faces the death sentence were "carefully considered", in response to Malaysian media reports.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Malaysian palm oil futures fell 2% at the close of trade on Thursday, hitting their lowest level in a week as they tracked weakness in related edible oils.
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PUTRAJAYA: Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s (pix) wish to perform umrah was shattered when his final attempt to get his impounded passport returned was denied by the F...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s wish to perform the umrah was shattered when his final attempt to get his impounded passport returned was denied by the Federal Court.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 23): A five-member Federal Court bench today dismissed Umno president and former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's appeal to get his international passport back to p...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 — Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s wish to perform umrah was shattered when his final attempt to get his impounded passport returned was denied by the...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 23): A five-member Federal Court bench today dismissed Umno president and former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's appeal to get his international passport back to p...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today dismissed former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s appeal to get his passport from the court in order to perform the umrah or pilgrimage.
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The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a recent meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defence and Security Adv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defenc...
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Grumpy Cat, the feline who became an internet meme and a hugely lucrative brand,has died.In a statement, owners Tabatha and Bryan revealed that their cat encountered complications from a urinary tract...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Standard Chartered Malaysia has lowered the interest rates for loans by 25 basis points with effect from May 14, following the cut in overnight policy rate (OPR) to 3% from 3.25...
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Fans of Grumpy Cat – whose permanent scowl launched a thousand Internet memes – took to social media to mourn her passing.
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PETALING JAYA: The famous feline Grumpy Cat has died.
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PETALING JAYA: As global palm oil prices continue to face challenges, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is hoping that the businesses of Ramadan bazaar hawkers will not be affected.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Standard Chartered Malaysia has lowered the interest rates for loans by 25 basis points with effect from May 14, following the cut in overnight policy rate (OPR) to 3% from 3.25...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is facing seven charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds totalling RM42mil entered its 18th day on May 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR: E-hailing drivers can opt to sit for the e-PSV (Public Service Vehicle) licence course instead of spending up to six hours doing it at driving institutes before sitting for the one-hour test, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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GEORGE TOWN: The statement by National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan to re-introduce a travel ban for PTPTN loan defaulters was a misunderstanding, says the Education Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein yesterday said he had taken an open stand in the investigation of 'Land Swap' involving land belonging to the Defence...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The government today added another piece of jewellery to the list of 11,990 pieces of jewellery which it wants to forfeit from OBYU Holdings Sdn Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pix) yesterdat said he had taken an open stand in the investigation of ‘Land Swap’ involving the land belonging to the De...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 ― Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today said he had taken an open stand in the investigation of “Land Swap” involving the land belonging to the Defen...
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To accompany the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro on May 14, the company published a video demonstrating the durability of the pop-up camera that day showing it lift and hold a nearly 50lb (22kg) cement block in the air.
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The Epic Games Store will soon add a Mega Sale and an associated US$10 (RM41) incentive to use Two Factor Authentication to its strategy of exclusives and giveaways, according to a Fortnite leak.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein today said he had taken an open stand in the investigation of 'Land Swap' involving land belonging to the Defence Min...
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Police have arrested the three remaining members of an Islamic State cell which was planning to carry out assassinations and terrorist acts to avenge the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim...
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The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world’s top messaging app, will continue to be open to surveillance after the Facebook-owned platform had to tell users that their phones could be infected with spyware.
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PETALING JAYA: Police have nabbed the remaining suspects, including two Malaysians, linked to a group that was said to be planning to carry out attacks and high-profile murders in the country.
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PUTRAJAYA: The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.
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PETALING JAYA: Police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) must investigate and bring social media abusers to book for being complicit in the suicide of a 16-year-old in Sarawak, says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Saie Kie.
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PETALING JAYA: Illegal cigarettes worth more than a quarter million ringgit were seized by the police during a raid on Tuesday (May 14).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The three militants, wanted by police in connection with the "wolf pack" cell, which was busted recently, have been detained, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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Pakatan Harapan ministers and deputy ministers have finally had their duties gazetted.
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PUTRAJAYA: An elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid have claimed that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years’ jail by the Federal Court.
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A ban on facial recognition for law enforcement in San Francisco highlights growing public concerns about technology which is seeing stunning growth for an array of applications while provoking worries over privacy.
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A fugitive on Canada’s most wanted list ended up leading police to his doorstep after announcing where he was living in a defiant Facebook message to a television station publicising his case.
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged governments not to send refugees or asylum-seekers back to situations where their lives can be in danger.
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IPOH: Villagers in Kampung Air Ganda in Hulu Perak, deprived of tap water after a case of arsenic poisoning, can now enjoy fresh water with the completion of a new water pipe project, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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DR Manimalar Selvi Naicker’s letter “When diagnoses are wrong” (The Star, May 14) has made a pivotal observation on research projects done at universities by postgraduate students who have no or...
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PETALING JAYA: A man’s quick actions saved a six-year-old girl’s life after he stopped her from crossing a road and almost getting hit by an oncoming lorry.
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Red Dead Online is getting a big spring update on May 14 that includes new missions, poker, and more, according to a news post from Rockstar.
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The hacking of WhatsApp is one of the most spectacular of a series of such attacks in recent years.
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Brand is China’s top manufacturer of mobile phone chargers; Consumer Council tested other brands with 13 out of 15 products not up to international standards.
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MELAKA: SPM high-achiever Shannen Lovenia Kamal Abdullah, who found it hard to pay for her enrolment fee into a local university, got a helping hand from a man who went through the same thing three decades earlier.
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FLASH floods at the Ramadan bazaar lots in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building along Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur were caused by obstruction in the water flow.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has named its 25 protem division chiefs.
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For those living outside of the US, the price of games may be another element deterring gamers from using the Epic Games Store (EGS). This is because the lack of regional pricing usually just means mo...
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The head of Snapchat warned European regulators on May 14 that their efforts to protect user data were entrenching the positions of Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.
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Samsung Electronics has sold 5 million units of its Galaxy A series smartphones, generating sales of over US$1bil since it began selling the devices in March, a senior company executive said on May 14.
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Israeli spyware maker NSO Group Ltd was in the limelight on May 14 after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp. It’s not the company’s first brush with controversy.
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Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.
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WhatsApp said on May 14 that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups.
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Whether you are Googling on the couch, fiddling with Maps in the car or swiping through the Discover feed on the toilet, expect Alphabet Inc's Google to put ads in several new spots this year.
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San Francisco officials on May 14 voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.
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SEREMBAN: Port Dickson's beautiful beaches have not been affected by illegal pig farming activities in Site A near Negri Sembilan's border with Selangor, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminudin Harun.
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BANGI: Malaysia must not bow down to international pressure over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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BANGI: PAS must come out and explain allegations of a "dedak cartel" (money politics) in the Islamist party, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orang asli legend Sagong Tasi, whose land legal case win led to the first full customary land ownership in Peninsular Malaysia, has passed away, according to the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC).
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Facebook Inc said on May 14 it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.
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Microsoft Corp will invest US$100mil to open an Africa technology development centre with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said on May 14.
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The discovery that hackers could snoop on WhatsApp should alert users of supposedly secure messaging apps to an uncomfortable truth: “End-to-end encryption” sounds nice – but if anyone can get into your phone’s operating system, they will be able to read your messages without having to decrypt them.
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Amazon has almost doubled its brand value to US$316bil (RM1.31tril) as it expands in areas like entertainment and smart speakers, while China’s Alibaba is now the world’s second most valuable retail brand, a survey showed on May 14.
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PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission must stand firm in restricting election campaigning by ministers, even if the Prime Minister calls for a relaxation of such guidelines, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.
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GENEVA (Bernama): Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the international arena.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A man was injured after being attacked by five men who tried to rob him at a house in Taman Pinggiran, Batu Caves, near here Tuesday (May 14) night.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan's statement questioning if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is fit to be prime minister since he is a former convict has been described as irresponsible by Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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Amazon is rolling out Guard for Alexa, a feature that transforms your Echo device into a home security system that can work alongside a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.
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Sweetly sinister adventure Little Misfortune attracted further interest through its free demo.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Malaysia as an Islamic country will hold firm to its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan’s statement questioning if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is fit to be Prime Minister since he is a former convict has been described a...
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KUANTAN (May 14): Pahang needs to explore new sources of revenue like the digital economy, green and renewable energy, health tourism and sports because it cannot forever depend on minerals and timber...
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KUNDANG (May 14): Gamuda Land today officially opened the new access road and community hall for its boutique township project of Kundang Estates.
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GENEVA (May 14): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform f...
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PETALING JAYA (May 14): Owners of commercial and industrial buildings, especially small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to explore the feasibility of installing solar panels on roofs to ...
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JOHOR BAHRU (May 14): The Johor Government has lost hundreds of millions in revenue due to irregularities in logging in the Lenggor forest reserve near Mersing, said Johor Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers...
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GEORGE TOWN (May 14): MY E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) Northern Territory today dismissed the allegations that there was a delay and failure to update its system resulting in two Bangladeshi workers failin...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)  leaders and members have been told not  to pine for Government  posts or rewards now that the party is part of the Government.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Sime Darby Oils Sdn Bhd and Malaysia’s favourite brand, Alif cooking oil today launched its 10-episode web series called “Goreng atau Gagal” to add to the festivities of R...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Wednesday (May 15) may include the following: Deleum Bhd, Digi.Com Bhd, JAKS Resources Bhd, Tenaga Nasi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Hong Kong-listed Parkson Retail Group Ltd (PRGL), which is a 54.97%-owned subsidiary of Parkson Holdings Bhd, has won a bid to occupy the buildings above a railway station in Na...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — It didn’t take long for Realme to really establish itself as one of the brands to look out for when you’re trying to buy an affordable smartphone with great specs.
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JERUSALEM, May 14 — An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on “rigorous, ethical standards” despite previous links to alleged espi...
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YEREVAN (Armenia), May 14 — In a sleek classroom in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the poorest post-Soviet republics, 14-year-old Nazeli Ter-Petrosyan peers at the screen of her Apple Mac.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Malaysia should take the opportunity to convince foreign investors to use the country as a base to penetrate the ASEAN market, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Beleaguered flight training provider APFT Bhd could finally be seeing the end of its boardroom tussle after withdrawing its legal action against three directors.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): The Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) is confident that the gazetting of the Farmers' Organisation (Amendment) Regulations 2019 is in line with the current Government agen...
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ALOR SETAR (May 14): Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the agencies under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to driv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Malaysia should take the opportunity to convince foreign investors to use the country as a base to penetrate the Asean market, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohame...
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian lawmakers - including those in the opposition - may soon be legally required to declare all their assets, if measures proposed by a Cabinet select committee on Anti-Corruption ar...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday (May 14) after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a "warning shot" to Indones...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan’s statement questioning if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is fit to be prime minister since he is a former convict has been described...
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Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is the talk of Cannes Film Festival held from May 14 until 25.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the industry’s largest marketplace in Southeast Asia, has topped the billion-dollar sales mark for the first time in its 25-year...
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SHAH ALAM (May 14): The Coroner’s Court was told today that there would be two deaths if firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was pulled from the Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) Unit van in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): The rapid multi-billion ringgit infrastructure developments in the country will provide a catalyst for domestic tourism, according to Maybank Kim Eng.