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Topic: May 17

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MIRI, May 20 — Police have recovered a pistol believed to have been used by one of the robbers during a shootout between armed robbers and a police team at Taman Jelita last Thursday.
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PETALING JAYA: Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin has come under fire after local authorities were given the green light to build a proposed anaerobic digestion plant in a densely populated residential area in Mukim Ampang.
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PASIR MAS, May 20 — The General Operations Force (PGA) has successfully seized 235 cattle, goats (46), sheep (38) and four buffaloes, all worth almost RM1 million, within 72 hours at the border of K...
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PETALING JAYA: The National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) already has a buyer willing to fully settle the outstanding amount the company owes the federal government, says its chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail.
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PETALING JAYA: The police are on the hunt for three men who tried to repossess a woman's car despite having no such orders from a bank to do so.
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KOTA KINABALU: Efforts are underway to ensure all 16 operation theatres (OTs) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) 1 are operational by next Monday (May 27).
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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said on May 17 that a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing the sector and suggested that such a move could help rivals in China.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The attorney general (AG) will be mounting a lawsuit to compel the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) to cough up RM253,618,455.03 which it owes the federal governm...
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PETALING JAYA: The National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) still owes the government over RM250mil, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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The Edge reports that the police have established a connection between fugitive businessperson Jho Low and jewellery that was seized from apartments linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
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PETALING JAYA: The government has decided to seek full repayment of the RM250 million loan given to National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) in 2008, along with interest and late interest charges...
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PETALING JAYA: A video of a woman feeding two abandoned dogs in her housing area in Puchong has gone viral on Twitter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Liow Soon Hee has surrendered to police here Friday (May 17) to help with investigations into rioting at an entertainment outlet in Jalan Klang Lama.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — One year later, Malaysians are still signing on to two online petitions started in 2018 for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be the education minister and to be nomin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The police have detained eight men and two women who allegedly threatened an enforcement officer with the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) recently.
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The shocking custodial death of prisoner Annbhalagan Muthu is a curse on the poor and unfortunate, said Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy.Ramasamy said the 44-year-old prisoner, who was under...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Arunachalam Kasi is expected to be released from prison on Tuesday (May 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — It is now possible for Muslims to fulfil their zakat (tithe) obligations by paying it to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia).
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LAHAD DATU (Bernama): Police have arrested a water-filter technician for allegedly threatening to kill his mother with a samurai sword after she scolded him for cheating on his wife at a house in Taman Pertama Satu here on Thursday (May 16).
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KOTA KINABALU: A group of Indonesians were nabbed after they were believed to have arrived in Sabah illegally via Tawau on Friday (May 17).
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BUKIT MERTAJAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While authorities believe that there are about 400 plastic recycling factories in Penang's Seberang Prai alone, the number of illegal operators may easily...
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THE Social Security Organisation (Socso) wishes to thank readers of The Star for their comments in the letters, “Socso portal needs to be more user-friendly” (May 16) and “Old Socso portal was m...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Human Resources Ministry says there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers but said many applications to bring in workers had been rejected due to non-compliance with the law.
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TAWAU: A teenage boy was killed and his sister seriously injured after their motorcycle collided with a 4WD vehicle on Jalan Kuhara here.
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Lawyers for Liberty has called for a halt to the execution of yet another Malaysian in Singapore, scheduled for next Friday.
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — The US Commerce Department may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to purchase...
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SINGAPORE/LONDON (May 17): Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell to a three-week low this week, as cargoes were offered against little buying interest, despite the approach of summer,...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The Perak Government has been urged to carry out water quality tests in Gerik and Kuala Kangsar to ensure raw water in the areas is free from arsenic pollution, said National Wa...
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Malaysian palm oil futures closed Friday's trading unchanged, as the market lost steam after a four-session rally backed by strong demand for the edible oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the Government to formulate a special Act to protect Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) graduates, especi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) has allocated RM2.5 billion for micro-funding purposes, targeting 400,000 Sahabat AIM (AIM entrepreneurs) to join the entrepreneur financing instit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Digital television broadcasts or Digital Terestrial Televisyen (DTT) is set to be fully implemented throughout the country by October this year, said chairman of myFreeView Joha...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Tuesday (May 21) may include the following: Pansar Bhd, Matrix Concepts Bhd, Malaysia Airports Holdings...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd is proposing to restructure its debt with an RM682.5 million sukuk issuance.
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PETALING JAYA: A student went missing after excusing himself from a tuition class in Subang Jaya.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 17): Action will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, said Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States today, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningl...
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ZURICH, May 17 — Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register sho...
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LONDON, May 17 — Sterling dived to a four-month low today after cross-party Brexit talks collapsed and concern grew about the impact Prime Minister Theresa May’s likely resignation would have on B...
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KUCHING, May 17 — The Sarawak Veterinary Services Department (VSD) today said it will continue to ensure that milk and milk products imported into the state from Peninsular Malaysia and other countr...
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MUAR, May 17 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has set a 10-year target for the country to regain its economic prowess so that all quarters can benefit from its prosperity, said Parti Pribumi Be...
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IPOH: Both the state PKR MP and his alleged sexually harassed victim should be investigated, says Perak PKR.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has urged the Perak government to carry out water quality tests in Gerik and Kuala Kangsar to ensure raw water in the areas is free from arsenic pollution.
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SUNGAI BULOH (Bernama): The police have busted the "Gedegang Gang" behind the thefts of vending machines with the arrest of four men recently.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 17): Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused b...
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NEGERI SEMBILAN (May 17): IJM Land has launched a new phase of homes called the Rimbun Alam @ Seremban 2 Heights, a low density development featuring 102 units of 2-storey link homes.
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MUAR (May 17): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government has set a 10-year target for the country to regain its economic prowess so that all quarters can benefit from its prosperity, said Parti Pribumi Bers...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is ramping up products promotion in new markets while expanding into existing and traditional markets.
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SINGAPORE (May 17): “That’s not what we’re looking at,” Singapore Airlines’ chief executive officer Goh Choon Pong laughs, when asked about the possibility of merging SIA with Malaysia Airli...
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SINGAPORE, May 17 — Some drivers have been using spoof global position system (GPS) tools to try to defraud Grab, the ride-hailing firm said at a media briefing today.
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GOMBAK, May 17 — Friends and families of those who are facing mental distress should not shun or shut out their loved ones but instead lend an ear to hear their concerns, said Youth and Sports Minis...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Bursa Malaysia today granted an extension of time for two Practice Note 17 (PN17) status companies, TH Heavy Engineering Bhd (THHE) and MAA Group Bhd, to submit their regularisa...
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PARIS, May 17 — Six European consumer rights associations said today they have asked national authorities to look into illegal practices by firms using the AliExpress site of Chinese e-commerce gian...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 17 — For the past 50 years, SM Mohamed Idris led an activism movement that has championed consumer, social and environmental issues.
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GOMBAK, May 17 — The proposed travel ban on National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) defaulters should not apply to unemployed graduates or those who earn low wages, said Youth and Sports ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) is making its foray into specialty chemicals with the purchase of Da Vinci Group BV.
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PETALING JAYA: Tourism Malaysia has clarified that it is not associated or involved with the Asia Pacific Tourism and Travel Federation (APTTF), and has never endorsed its Asia Pacific Tour and Travel Awards.
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KLANG: Molotov cocktails were thrown at a house here after the victim had been warned that his house would be burned.
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MUAR (Bernama): A senior citizen's 40-year wait to receive citizenship finally ended Friday (May 17) when she received the approval letter from the Home Ministry at the Jamek Nurul Yakin Mosque in Felda Maokil near here.
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GOMBAK: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says he does not agree to blacklisting National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan defaulters.
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PETALING JAYA: A former aide of a Perak PKR MP has filed a police report against him for allegedly sexually harassing her.
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KOTA KINABALU: The state is on alert for flash floods after months-long of dry spell, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Yong Tai Bhd’s chief executive officer Datuk Wira Boo Kuang Loon is injecting RM36 million in cash into the developer, raising his stake to 20% to sustain the group’s ongoin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Yeoh Khoon Cheng has resigned as Lafarge Malaysia Bhd's chief executive officer effective today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd’s (Perangsang Selangor) unit, Perangsang Dinamik Sdn Bhd, is acquiring a 100 per cent stake in integrated plastic injection moulding firm,...
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KLUANG, May 17 — Firemen have recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in a disused quarry pool after he accidentally slipped and fell in while bathing along its banks at Kuari Felda Ayer...
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SINGAPORE, May 17 — The defence counsel today asked for more details on a remisier at Phillip Securities Pte Ltd (PSPL) who has the largest global trading limit among the remisier category in the br...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court has fixed July 8 to hear the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)'s application to strike out an originating summons filed by Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) former director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid.
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A forensics expert witness expressed his sorrow after being "humiliated" in court when testifying in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the launch of the new Supra in Japan at Toyota dealers nationwide.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd announced today that it has called off plans to acquire a 70% stake in private property development firm Geo Valley Sdn Bhd for RM44 million cash.
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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 (May 17): The retail price of RON97 has dropped by 2 sen to RM2.68 per litre for the period of May 18-24, said the Ministry of Finance today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): After a 20 basis points (bps) cut to its Base Rate (BR) and Base Lending Rate (BLR) just a week ago, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has reduced both rates by a further 5 bps each...
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SEREMBAN (May 17): Matrix Concepts Bhd is targeting to launch RM1.3 billion worth of projects comprising residential and commercial developments this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The Malaysian Malay Chamber of Commerce (DPMM) has revealed that bumiputera developers and contractors are at risk of collapse due to their involvement in abandoned PR1MA housin...
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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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Chip experts are calling out Huawei for its claims that it could ensure a steady supply chain without US help, saying the technology the Chinese telecoms network gear maker buys from American companies would be "hard to replace".
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Consumer bodies from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain on May 17 urged their national consumer protection agencies to act against Alibaba's online shopping portal for allegedly setting unfair terms for EU users.
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Huawei Technologies' chip arm HiSilicon said on May 17 it has long been prepared for the "extreme scenario" that it could be banned from purchasing US chips and technology, and is able to ensure steady supply of most products.
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MAY 17 — The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned with the Malaysian Government’s action in deporting Praphan Pipithnamporn, an asylum seeker registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Re...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): D’nonce Technology Bhd and OCR Group Bhd are teaming up to develop affordable apartments in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang, said the latter in a bourse filing today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd (KPS) is acquiring plastic injection moulding company Toyoplas Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for RM311.25 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — As news of Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) president SM Mohamed Idris’ death at 93 started to spread, tributes to the man have flooded social media.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 — Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary’s image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 — Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the ac...
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SHAH ALAM, May 17 — A forensic expert witness expressed his sorrow after being ‘humiliated’ in court when testifying in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The High Court has fixed July 8 to hear the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s application to strike out an originating summons filed by Malaysia External Intelli...
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PETALING JAYA: The famous feline Grumpy Cat has died.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such waste from other countries more effectively, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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KOTA KINABALU: Newly-named Sabah Health and People's Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon hopes the federal government will look into problems facing health facilities in the state, following footage of ceiling leaks at the state capital's general hospital.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): An employee at a private company was charged at the Ampang Magistrate's Court here Friday (May 17) with three counts of using fake sick leave certificates in February and March.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Chief Justice has called upon the public to write to her if they know of any judicial misconduct.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Newly-listed Securemetric Bhd has won two contracts with a combined value of RM3.94 million to supply digital security solutions to Vietcombank.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd is terminating the MyETF Thomson Reuters Asia Pacific ex-Japan Islamic Agribusiness fund and delisting it from the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia due to...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has announced the appointment of an Employees Provident Fund (EPF) senior manager, Nurhisham Hussein, to its board as a non-independent and non-execu...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI closed 6.17 points or 0.39% higher today at 1,605.36 on buying support from local funds and after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced on Thursday its market liquid...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Sarawak Plantation Bhd is back in the black, posting a net profit of RM4.66 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) on the back of higher sales volume in cru...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd announced today that it has called off plans to acquire a 70% stake in private property development firm Geo Valley Sdn Bhd for RM44 million cash.