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Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 3:00 PM
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Underqualified and overqualified fresh graduates
WITH the rise of Industry 4.0, the hunger for innovation and the constant battle between firms to become industry leaders have intensified.
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Muhibbah eyeing the region in diversification move
Muhibbah Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd has been looking to diversify its income streams.
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Six arrested, RM4mil's worth of contraband cigarettes seized
PETALING JAYA: A total of 32,390 cartons of contraband cigarettes worth more than RM4mil were seized following a raid in Puchong, says Comm Datuk Seri Acryl Sani...
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Cops arrest six, seize cigarettes worth RM5.1m in Puchong
KUALA LUMPUR: Police busted a cigarette smuggling syndicate after arresting six men, including three Myanmar nationals during a raid in a house in Puchong, near here, Wednesday.
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Newlyweds spend ‘honeymoon’ in lock-up after being caught with drugs
A newlywed couple from Tumpat were forced to spend their “honeymoon” in a lock-up after they were arrested for being in possession of drugs, reported Sinar Harian.
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Cops arrest six, seize cigarettes worth RM5.1 million in Puchong
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Police busted a cigarette smuggling syndicate after arresting six men, including three Myanmar nationals during a raid in a house in Puchong, near here yesterday.
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RCEP presents 'a danger to Malaysia' by way of possible lopsided deals
Bantah, the coalition of various NGOs, has urged the government to hold public consultations before the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is concluded at the end of this month.
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Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad
PHNOM PENH, Sept 19 — Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labour brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-da...
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FERTILISER FIRM SEES SOLID GROWTH
A LOT have changed in the 40 years since the day Agromate Holdings Sdn Bhd (AHSB) chairman and founder Raymond Tang started the integrated fertiliser manufacturer and distributor business.
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Why race against clock on trade pact ‘shrouded with secrecy’, asks NGO group
KUALA LUMPUR: A coalition of 61 NGOs has asked the government the reason for racing against the clock in concluding the world’s largest trade pact — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership...
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AIA Indonesia joins Gojek’s series F round
Indonesian tech titan Gojek received an undisclosed amount of investment from local life insurance company AIA Indonesia as part of its ongoing series F round.
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B4G counters: Home Ministry says 200 officers enough for now
KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department will deploy more officers to manage the ‘Back for Good’ (B4G) amnesty programme if the need arises, according to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamma...
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Police tracking down Manjung murder suspect
IPOH: Police are still tracking down a Myanmar man believed to be involved in the murder of his countryman at a fishing jetty in Jalan Ujung Pasir near Pantai Remis, Manjung, last Sunday.
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Grab, Heineken announce strategic partnership in Southeast Asia
Grab and international brewing company Heineken announced a strategic collaboration that would see the latter accelerate its digital business and extend its reach to customers in Southeast Asia.
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Beauty and the brains: the Alatas family love story
Today is the anniversary of the birth of my father, Syed Hussein Alatas.
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Maintain two Tamil education programmes, Astro urged
TAMIL school teachers and parents have expressed shock and disappointment that the Maanavar Muz­hakkam and Pesu Tamizha Pesu programmes have been scrapped by Astro, Malaysia Nanban reported.The two programmes, which were aired for eight years and...
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68 foreigners nabbed in Nilai
NILAI: The Immigration Department has detained 68 foreigners in an integrated operation at the Nilai 3 Commercial Centre here today.
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Will we ever transcend the politics of race and religion?
COMMENT | Sunni Muslims fight Shite Muslims.
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Immigration nabs 39 foreigners in Cameron vegetable, flower farms
PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department has detained 39 foreign workers after an operation at seven vegetable and flower farms in Cameron Highlands...
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Yoursay: Despite our religiosity, no will to stop migrant labour exploitation
YOURSAY | ‘Yet another shocking and tragic report which is likely to be added to the many similar reports and filed away.’ Every day, two Bangladeshi workers die in Malaysia Anonymous 770241447347...
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Dynamo Lubricants launched – Malaysian-made oils and lubricants for automotive and industrial use
There’s a new lubricants player in town and it’s Dynamo Lubricants.
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Asean, please help the Rohingya
TWO years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades.
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia
There are syndicates that are trying to bring people in as female tourists from China, but authorities have measures in place to stop them, says Khairul.
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Not easy for foreigners to slip into M'sia, says Immigration DG
Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy to sneak into Malaysia: Immigration DG
PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Dynamo Lubricants launches in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Dynamo Lubricants Group, a lubricants producer and supplier of products for automotive and industrial use, has landed in Malaysia.
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Myanmar’s army drops lawsuit against religious leader
YANGON: Myanmar’s army said it had dropped a criminal complaint against a religious leader who told US President Donald Trump the military was oppressing Christians, days after the United States voiced concern about the lawsuit.
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Strong commitment to conclude RCEP this year - Thai DPM
Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the trade deal member countries gave their mandate to the RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee to reach a conclusion, especiall...
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AmInvest Research downgrades telco to neutral after failed merger
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research has downgraded the outlook on the telecommunications sector to neutral from overweight following the failed...
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New plant a game changer for Apex Healthcare
SUBANG JAYA: Apex Healthcare Bhd, which currently sells only 10% of its products to the government sector, is all set to boost the percentage following the completion of its new manufacturing plant in...
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Volunteers make toys and bring cheer to animals in wildlife park
KOTA KINABALU: Rescued animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park were given new toys by volunteers from among AirAsia staff in seven countries and conservation...
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Kelantan Immigration receives 97 applications for ‘Back For Good’ programme
BACHOK: The Malaysian Immigration Department in Kelantan has received 97 applications from foreigners for the “Back for Good” programme introduced on Aug 1 and aimed at providing an opportunity to...
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Malaysia pins hope for RCEP deal success with good progress made
BANGKOK: Malaysia sees positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end even though there are still some outst...
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Minister hopeful RCEP talks can conclude by year-end
Malaysia sees positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end, even though there are still some outstanding i...
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Malaysia pins hope for RCEP deal success with good progress made
BANGKOK, Sept 9 — Malaysia sees a positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end even though there are sti...
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Animals at wildlife park get a boost from volunteers
KOTA KINABALU: Animals at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, many of which were rescued and placed there for rehabilitation, can be seen playing around with their new toys, thanks to a group of volunteers who came over the weekend.
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Unimech to tie up with Japanese company
BUTTERWORTH: Industrial valve maker Unimech Group Bhd (UGB) plans to boost its export business under a tie-up with a Japanese strategic partner.
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Asean committed to narrowing development gap
BANGKOK, Sept 8 — Asean member countries have reaffirmed their commitment to narrow the development gap within the economic bloc in the pursuit of shared prosperity and an inclusive economic communi...
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Asean to narrow development gap between member states
Asean member countries have reaffirmed their commitment to narrow the development gap within the economic bloc in the pursuit of shared prosperity and an inclusive economic community.
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Husband and wife held for alleged murder of their infant
KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar couple has been detained to assist in investigations into the alleged murder of their newborn daughter whose body was found in a dumpster at the premises of an apartment buildi...
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Husband and wife held for alleged murder of their infant
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Myanmar couple has been detained to assist in investigations into the alleged murder of their newborn daughter, whose body was found in a...
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Myanmar couple accused of suffocating, then discarding baby in Seri Kembangan dumpster
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 — A Myanmar couple has been detained to assist investigations into the alleged murder of their newborn daughter whose body was found in a dumpster at the premises of an apartmen...
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Football: Maiden win for Mongolia as Malaysia fight back to take points
TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Mongolia secured a surprise 1-0 win over Myanmar while Malaysia twice came from behind to beat Indonesia 3-2 in stoppage time as the second round of Asia's qualifying campaign for t...
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Comprehensive study on Gojek a must, says FT Minister
KUALA LUMPUR: A comprehensive study must be conducted before any decision on Gojek can be made, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
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AirAsia Traveller SIM lets you roam in 15 countries for RM30
If you’re travelling overseas and don’t want to pay for expensive daily roaming rates, AirAsia has a Traveller SIM pack that provides roaming data for as low as RM30 for 7 days.
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PPB says not in talks with FGV on MSM acquisition
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — PPB Group Bhd today confirmed it is not in talks with FGV Holdings Bhd on acquisition of a stake in MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd.
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Don’t be indebted to other countries, says Mahathir
PHNOM PEHN: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised leaders of emerging economies to cherish their independence and not become indebted to other countries.
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Myanmar national stabbed to death by countryman
BATU GAJAH: A Myanmar man was stabbed to death, apparently by his countryman at a shophouse on Laluan Sri Pengkalan 1, Pusing here on Monday.
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Trading ideas: Dayang, Scomi, Berjaya Land, Ranhill and UWC
KUALA LUMPUR: Stock that might attract investor interest on Wednesday include Dayang, Scomi, Berjaya Land, Ranhill and UWC, according to JF Apex's daily...
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UN experts fear Myanmar military tortures suspects held incommunicado
Myanmar is holding insurgent suspects incommunicado in a practice that may be covering up torture, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday.
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Berjaya Land wins development project in Myanmar
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Berjaya Land Bhd has won a contract for a proposed development project in Yangon, Myanmar, which has an estimated gross development value of approximately RM2.63 billion.
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Myanmar forcing Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a righ...
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Berjaya Land awarded RM2.63b public housing and mixed project in Myanmar
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) says it has secured a public housing and mixed development project in Yangon, Myanmar, that carries an estimated gross development value of US$624 milli...
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Armed with smartphones, Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages
Myanmar's gaming scene is mushrooming, but frequent power cuts are holding players back in the emerging democracy.
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Big boost for Ta Ann
KUCHING: Ta Ann Holdings Bhd is expected to get a big boost in logs export volume following Sarawak Forestry Department’s move to raise the timber licensee’s export...
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Yoursay: Kit Siang, fighters don’t quit easily
YOURSAY | ‘DAP and PKR should start standing up to Mahathir and his racist ministers.’ Kit Siang: Should I just forget about New M'sia and quit?
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Entrepreneur gives bikes and rural children another chance
WITH many Chinese cities looking to get rid of redundant bikes, an entrepreneur from Myanmar has offered a solution to put them to better use – donating them to rural children in his country.
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Moon set for trips to Thailand, Myanmar and Laos
BANGKOK: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will open a busy tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos another key diplomatic undertaking in his campaign to broaden and deepen Seoul’s partnerships with the South-East Asian bloc.
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Illegals nabbed in Penang
BUTTERWORTH: Eighteen illegal migrants were nabbed by the Immigration Department at Penang Sentral here, reported Bernama.
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Immigration rope 18 foreigners at Penang Sentral
BUTTERWORTH: A group of foreigners who used the Maal Hijrah holiday to meet up with their friends landed in trouble when Penang Immigration Department swooped in on them at Penang Sentral, here today.
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Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe
Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Na...
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Volunteers cook up survival scheme to get around Malaysia’s punitive refugee policy
PETALING JAYA: After over 20 children went missing from their refugee learning centre in Cheras, three young volunteers investigated what may have befallen the vulnerable youngsters.
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Aug 31 newborns steal the limelight
KUALA LUMPUR: Each year, Aug 31 is not only synonymous with the excitement of the National Day celebrations, but is also a memorable day for parents welcoming their babies.
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Berjaya Land to build smart affordable homes in Myanmar
YANGON (Myanmar) (Aug 31): Berjaya Land is making a foray into building smart affordable homes here with a gross development value (GDV) of US$624 million.
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Cops on the hunt for Myanmar murder suspect
SHAH ALAM: A manhunt is underway for a Myanmar national wanted by police for the alleged murder of his countryman.
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Berjaya Land to build smart affordable homes in Myanmar
YANGON (Myanmar) (Aug 30): Berjaya Land is making a foray into building smart affordable homes here with a gross development value (GDV) of US$624 million.
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M’sian firms asked to explore various sectors in Myanmar
YANGON: Myanmar has invited Malaysian investors to tap into its potential business opportunities in various sectors, particularly the agro-based, infrastructure and...
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Hornbill casque items much sought after in black market
PETALING JAYA: The Helmeted Hornbill is the largest in the hornbill family, the national bird of Malaysia. It can be found in southern Myan­mar, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra.
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Myanmar jails filmmaker for Facebook posts critical of military
A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a prominent filmmaker to one year in prison with hard labour for Facebook posts that criticised the military.
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The 1955 ‘Oxford’ Land Rover Series I pit stops in Malaysia – 10k mile drive from Singapore to London
I’m taking my cap off to salute these two men as I type.
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Tanjung Bungah landslide a man-made tragedy, says Commission of Inquiry
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 28): The findings of the Commission of inquiry on the massive landslide near the construction site in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah two years ago, show that the slope failure ...
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Tanjung Bungah landslide a man-made tragedy, says Commission of Inquiry
GEORGE TOWN: The findings of the Commission of inquiry on the massive landslide near the construction site in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah two years ago, show that the slope failure was a man...
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Parkson narrows 4Q net loss on profitable Msian operations, higher profits in...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): A profitable performance in its Malaysian operation and higher profits in China have helped Parkson Holdings Bhd narrowed its net loss in the fourth financial quarter ended June...
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Armed with smartphones, Myanmar eSports players battle power outages
eSports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money...
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Businesswoman among four employers fined RM130k for hiring illegals
PEKAN NENAS: A total of four Malaysian employers, including a businesswoman, were fined a total of RM131,500 for hiring illegals in four separate cases here.
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Tourism push via social media ‘influencers’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes to have an audience reach of between two million and four million in its tourism push using social media.
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The 'Oxford' rides again
KUALA LUMPUR: In 1955, a team of six Oxford and Cambridge university students armed with two Land Rovers embarked on a 10,000 mile journey on-land from London to Singapore and now, 64 years later, the...
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Armed with smartphones, Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages
YANGON, Aug 27 — ESports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money and denting his...
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Thailand aims to be regional power hub
BANGKOK: Thailand is jump-starting a decades-old plan to create a South-East Asia electricity super-grid, and wants to be the power-trading hub at the centre of it.
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Storied town ‘under attack’
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Things have been evolving fast in this iconic township. And Bukit Mertajam is facing a challenge to retain its identity.
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Foreigners getting used to a home away from home
KUALA LUMPUR: Stroll along Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin and Lebuh Pudu in the heart of the city and be transported to another land.
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If you eat these foods, you're probably spending less now
This article first appeared as 'Food prices have come down, says minister' in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019.
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Rohingya refugees refuse to return to Myanmar in repatriation exercise
An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled yesterday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a si...
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Myanmar man nabbed for selling fake UNHCR cards
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his countrymen,...
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KL's airport still battling systems outage, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at the terminal four hours before ...
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Brands need to make a stand for what they believe in
SELF-PROCLAIMED eco-warriors, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found themselves facing a barrage of criticism when news broke out that they took a private jet to southern France just two days after a flight to Ibiza.
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KL's airport still battling systems outage, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at th...
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Police arrest Myanmar man for selling fake UNHCR cards in Penang
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 23 — The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his ...
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KLIA systems still down, passengers advised to arrive four hours before flight
PETALING JAYA: Passengers departing from the KL International Airport (KLIA) are advised to reach the airport four hours before their flight departure time as systems disruption has yet to be resolved.
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KLIA comes to a grinding halt
SEPANG: In an unforeseen first-ever disruption of its airport management system, the operations of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) came to a halt for hours, with scores of flights delayed and passengers left stranded and frustrated.
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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over ‘inauthentic behaviour’
Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Facebook shuts 216 Myanmar accounts over 'inauthentic behaviour'
Facebook Inc said today it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, including some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Envoy: Thailand can offer Sabah wider regional access
KOTA KINABALU: Both Sabah and Thailand stand to mutually benefit from doing business with each other as they will also have access to the wider connections to neighbouring regions, said Thai Ambassador Malay­sia Narong Sasitorn.
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Trading ideas: Sasbadi, Matrix Concepts, Berjaya Assets
KUALA LUMPUR: Investor interest may be turned towards Sasbadi, Matrix Concepts, Berjaya Assets, MSM, Box-Pak, Tune Protect, GDB, Freight Management, Amway, Jaks Resources and RCE Capital, according to JF Apex research.
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Box-Pak 2Q loss widens four-fold amid operational loss in Myanmar and...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Box-Pak (M) Bhd continues to bleed, hurt by its Myanmar operations and doubtful debts as its net loss widened more than four fold year-on-year to RM7.41 million or loss per shar...
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Tealive partners MFFT to open five outlets in Myanmar
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Malaysian bubble tea brand Tealive has partnered with Myanmar Food For Thought Co Ltd (MFFT) to open five outlets in Myanmar by year-end.
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Court fines Myanmar woman RM100 for begging
KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar woman was fined RM100 in default 14 days’ jail, by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today, for begging in a mosque compound two weeks ago.
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Thailand eyes potential growth in Sabah, says envoy
KOTA KINABALU: Both Sabah and Thailand stand to benefit from doing business with each other due to their strategic locations, says the Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia, Narong Sasitorn.
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‘I’m here 24/7’: Rohingya youths share their stories on social media
When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.
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Malaysian youth minister to bring gojek into Malaysia
Ride-hailing-turned-everyday app unicorn from Indonesia gojek has received an endorsement from Malaysian Youth Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who said in a Twitter video that he intends to br...
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