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Topic: May 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition’s component parties must cease internal disputes as it may otherwise lose the 15th general election to its political rivals, DAP v...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's approval rating has steadily improved, after hitting an all-time low of 46 percent in March this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Patriot president Brig Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji today urged Pakatan Harapan leaders to stop bickering about the next prime minister candidate and reminded them tha...
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PETALING JAYA: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating at ‘A-’ with a stable outlook.
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A statutory declaration purporting that Anwar Ibrahim has the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to become the prime minister is fake.
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Christina Liew KOTA KINABALU: Given the vast extent of land making Sabah among the largest states in Malaysia, its geographical factor has caused the population distribution to be complex in nature.
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A Singaporean risk management executive has pleaded guilty to one charge of intentionally abetting murder, after he confessed to going on the Dark Web to hire a hitman to kill his former mistress’s new boyfriend.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The former CEO of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) told the High Court in Najib Razak’s SRC International trial today that the former prime minister had told her that news about funds a...
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Datuk Liew Vui Keong – Bernama file photo KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is not reopening its graft investigation against Sarawak Head of State Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud...
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There is no new lead for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reopen its graft probe against Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, said de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong (photo, above).
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KUALA LUMPUR - Pakatan Harapan fulfilled one of its key election pledges and proved its reformist credentials on Tuesday (July 16) when Malaysia's lawmakers agreed to lower the voting age from 21 to 1...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will file a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the misuse of funds earmarked for the Malaysian Commun...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The former chief executive of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) previously worked for Wynton Private Equity Group Sdn Bhd from 2004 to 2006, an investment firm formerly owned b...
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Lim Kit Siang has credited former premier Najib Abdul Razak with making the political landscape in Malaysia fertile for the birth of Bersatu.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim says prison authorities should look into claims by preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin that he was physically assaulted while held at the Kajang prison.
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IPOH, July 15 — The 2018 Auditor-General report today revealed that the government suffered losses amounting to RM3.71 million following the inexpert of the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB)...
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SHAH ALAM: Badly hit by declining construction jobs after the government dropped several large infrastructure projects, Mikro MSC Bhd is undergoing a challenging time.
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JULY 14 — When writing an article about our immigration officers and detention centres last year, the South China Morning Post called it “Malaysia’s secret hell.” This seems to be right on poi...
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The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper ...
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In an article about our immigration officers and detention centres last year, the South China Morning Post called it “Malaysia’s secret hell”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s industrial production index in May rose 4% year-on-year which was above the Bloomberg survey of 3.5%, underpinned by electricity, manufacturing and mining.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will review each case under the Sedition Act which were still pending in the courts in May 2018 depending on their peculiar circumstances, says At...
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KUALA LUMPUR: There has never been an agreed timeline of two years for Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to hand over to Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Anwar Ibrahim, Kedah Chief Minister Mukhriz Mah...
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LONDON, July 12 ― Safe haven German government bonds were set for their biggest weekly selloff in nearly one-and-a-half years today as signs of economic strength in the United States and parts of Eu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's industrial production index in May rose 4% on-yearwhich was above the Bloomberg survey of 3.5%, underpinned by electricity, manufacturing and mining.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya will repeal the sedition act and replace it with a new law, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (Jul 11).
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has posted a video on his Facebook page, thanking Malaysians for their well-wishes on his 94th birthday.The video also shows a car-shaped birthday cake, gifted ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: As he marks his 94th birthday today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad counts the ability to lessen the pressure on Malaysia’s financial situation as a notable achievement of his Pakatan Harapan...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — As he marks his 94th birthday today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad counts the ability to lessen the pressure on Malaysia’s financial situation as a notable achievement of his Pak...
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As he marks his 94th birthday today, Dr Mahathir Mohamad counts the ability to lessen the pressure on Malaysia’s financial situation as a notable achievement of his Pakatan Harapan government thus f...
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad KUALA LUMPUR: As he marks his 94th birthday today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad counts the ability to lessen the pressure on Malaysia’s financial situation as a notable achieveme...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): Pensonic Holdings Bhd said it is selling its commercial property in Petaling Jaya, comprising a land plot with buildings, for RM19.5 million cash.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): A firm linked to businessman Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary has been asked to hold mediation talks over its dispute with Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd (SFI) and SFI’s receiv...
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US President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Pensonic Holdings Bhd said it is selling its commercial property in Petaling Jaya, comprising a land plot with buildings, for RM19.5 million cash.
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BEIJING (July 8): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a four-day official visit to China.
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BEIJING: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a four-day official visit to China.
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BEIJING, July 8 — Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a four-day official visit to China.
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When US, European and Canadian law enforcement officials claimed success last year in largely obliterating militant group Islamic State’s online propaganda network following a two-year operation, it was a public database of domain names that partly helped.
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Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.
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EDINBURGH, July 8 — Financing group Greensill Capital, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group and General Atlantic of the US, last year provided a false statement to market participants relatin...
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Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi have denied making statutory declarations regarding the transition of power from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Anwar Ib...
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Realising that not everyone can afford legal advice from law firms, Duyong state assemblyman Damian Yeo Shen Li has taken the initiative to offer the service free of charge to the people in his consti...
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MELAKA, July 6 — Realising that not everyone can afford legal advice by law firms, Duyong state assemblyman Damian Yeo Shen Li has taken the initiative to offer the service free of charge to the peo...
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NEW YORK: Cruise, a U.S. self-driving vehicle company majority-owned by General Motors Co , told Reuters on Friday that a U.S. national security panel approved a $2.25 billion investment in the firm by Japan's SoftBank Corp
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The Hollywood producer Riza Aziz, stepson of the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has disputed the additional income tax of RM1.69 billion imposed on him by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB), claiming that...
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JUST where did the magic figure of “2” come from?
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 – Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail defended the country’s civil service today against the latest World Bank economic monitor report stating that it has a large wage bill bu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 ― Malaysia’s trade in May grew by two per cent from the same month a year ago to record RM159.21 billion.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's exports rose by 2.5% to RM84.15bil, the highest export value ever for the month of May, exceeding a Bloomberg survey of a 2.2% increase aided by an increase in crude palm oil (CPO) exports.
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(July 4): Asian stocks looked set for gains after their U.S. counterparts rose to all-time highs in thin trading ahead of a holiday.
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PETALING JAYA: Warming relations between China and Malaysia, along with the resurrection of China-linked projects such as the RM44bil East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the RM140bil Bandar Malaysia project, are catalysts that have yet to be factored into the Malaysian stock market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): RAM Rating Services Bhd expects Malaysia’s trade growth to have gained more momentum in May, despite the worsening US-China trade relations manifested by escalating import tar...
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PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) has said it has not conducted any raid on taxpayers since May 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former non-executive director of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Datuk Suboh Md Yassin told the High Court here yesterday that he was not involved in fund transfers from SRC to its two subsid...
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PUTRAJAYA: The findings of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) found that a taxpayer’s claim that his premises last year experienced a ‘gangster-like raid’ by LHDN, failed to declare inc...
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PUTRAJAYA: The findings of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) found that a taxpayer’s claim that his premises last year experienced a ‘gangster-like raid’ by LHDN, failed to declare inc...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The findings of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) found that a taxpayer’s claim that his premises last year experienced a "gangster-like raid" by LHDN, failed to declare income from his business involving a large amount in tax evasion.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Not all in Umno are heralding the return of their president, fearing Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's sudden announcement on Sunday that he is ending his garden leave could lead to Malaysian Prime ...
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The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has denied conducting a “gangster-like” raid at a private college in Kuala Lumpur last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR - A key witness told the High Court here that he had signed two directors' circular resolutions (DCR) to appoint Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd as SRC International Sdn Bhd's corporate social res...
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PETALING JAYA: Despite the recovery in loan growth, the outlook for the banking sector in Malaysia remains relatively muted due to net interest margin (NIM) compression.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A key witness told the High Court here that he had signed two directors’ circular resolutions (DCR) to appoint Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd as SRC International Sdn Bhd’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) partner despite being “on the run” in Bangkok in 2015.
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BACHOK (Bernama): Sekolah Kebangsaan Bakong here has been earning additional income of more than RM15,000 for the past one year via a mushroom cultivation project implemented by the schools’ parents’ toolkit (Sarana Ibu Bapa) since May 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has expressed its view that the solution to Venezuela’s ongoing crisis should only be solved by Venezuelans, without external interference, said Minister Counsellor and Charge...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Suboh Md Yassin told the High Court that he had signed two directors’ resolutions to appoint Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd as SRC's corporate social responsibility (CSR) partner, while he was “on the run” in Bangkok.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) shares rose over 3% in early trade Monday after the group secured contracts worth a total of RM496.8mil.
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NARATHIWAT: The logo for Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) is expected to be launched by the Prime Minister next month, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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Wan Azizah speaking at the event, while organising chairman Datuk Dr Nor Irwan Ahmat Nor looks on.
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LETTER | PSM would like to congratulate the appointment of the eight new members of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Upko has returned RM1 million, allegedly stolen from 1MDB, to the government.
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Apple Inc on June 28 confirmed than the company's streaming music service has more than 60 million subscribers, trailing rival Spotify Technology SA's 100 million premium subscribers.
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NEW YORK, June 28 — Apple Inc yesterday confirmed than the company’s streaming music service has more than 60 million subscribers, trailing rival Spotify Technology SA’s 100 million premium subs...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Malaysia-Africa relations at the economic and commercial levels are not up to expectation on both sides despite a vast potential which is yet to be explored and implemented i...
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LETTER | Dear Tun, I am so proud of you.
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Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, increased by 0.2 percent in May to 121.4 as compared with 121.1 in the same month last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.2% in May over the same month last year, underperforming the median forecast of a Reuters poll for the index to rise 0.3% year-on-year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Local fund buying of Tenaga Nasional helped the FBM KLCI chalk up meagre gains on Tuesday as trading on Bursa Malaysia remained lacklustre, mirroring the cautious key Asian markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Umno leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to be charged with corruption tomorrow over the Overseas Visa System, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) an...
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PETALING JAYA: The total industry volume (TIV) is expected to contract over the next few months post Hari Raya festivities, especially for June, given the shorter working month.
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PUTRAJAYA: Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here for further questioning in the investigations linked to land...
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While Malaysian CEOs are crying out for skilled graduates as they strive to fill STEM based vacancies, the cold reality is that there are around 200,000 unemployed graduates in the country with the hi...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) took seven hours today to record a statement from former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein on the ministry’s land swap deals.
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PUTRAJAYA: Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters here this morning, after being summoned for investigations linked to land swaps...
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Lina Soo KUCHING: Claims made by DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng that Sarawak will go bankrupt in three years due its large annual budget has been labelled as “kindergarten economics” by State...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 ― The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday announced it had started a civil lawsuit to recover RM270 million allegedly from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...
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JUNE 20 — On this World Refugee Day 2019 – which is observed on 20 June annually – the Malaysian Bar calls on the Government to take concrete steps to respect and uphold the rights and dignity o...
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MELAKA: After Johor, internal strife is getting serious in Melaka’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia over an alleged attempt to oust Ayer Limau state constituency coordinator Datuk Seri Ruslin Hasan.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Total vehicles sold in Malaysia increased 41.42% year-on-year (y-o-y) in May, according to the Malaysian Automotive Association.
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Nieuwegein (Netherlands): Interna­tional investigators charged four people with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 above rebel-held eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed.
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US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb, but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies tha...
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Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling over conflict-hit Ukraine on 17 July 2014 when it disappeared from radar.
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SINGAPORE, June 18 — Singapore could enter a recession if trade tensions ratchet up further between America and China, economists warned as the country’s overall and electronic exports recorded on...
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Dzuleira Abu Bakar Dzuleira Abu Bakar took on the role of CEO of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), almost five months after Ashran Ghazi stepped down from the post.
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KUCHING: Japanese tropical log importers have asked their Malaysian suppliers not to further raise the prices of export logs or risk losing the Japanese market.
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IN April/May 2018 during the run-up to the 14th General Election, a vast majority of the activist politicians in Malaysia were desperate to rid the country of the then prime minister.
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THE HAGUE: International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot over Ukrai...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians travelling to New Zealand will soon need to pay for a travel document and levy to get into the country.