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OVER 100 Indian youths turned up to register for the territorial army selection process in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia Nanban reported.The registration was organised with the help of Kuala Muda Indian Munnetra Kazhagam and Malaysia Kalvi Munnetra Kazhagam’s Kedah branch at the Sri Subramaniya Swami Devasthanam.
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PETALING JAYA: A group representing Rohingya concerns in Malaysia has spoken in defence of hundreds of its countrymen who went on a hunger strike to protest their seven-year detention in Saudi Arabia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia has climbed 21 places to rank 123rd out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) annual World Press Freedom Index, following the shock results of the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard on Thursday (April 18) police found one of the sites months before ...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has jumped 22 places to 123rd in the latest World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian entered its second day today with three more witnesses scheduled to give thei...
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Malaysia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index 2019 jumped 22 places to 123 out of 180 countries, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The Paris-based watchdog attributed the significant...
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While 21 million of Myanmar’s 54 million population are connected to the internet, only 5 million have a bank account.
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LETTER | Recently, a law professor was reported as saying that Malaysia never has any crimes of genocide or crimes against humanity.
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AFTER a turnaround last year, ACE Market-listed box-build manufacturer K-One Technology Bhd is banking on its newly-acquired cloud computing business to shore up its financial performance.
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Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian began today, with the chairman Tun Arifin Zakaria giving the terms of referen...
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and it’s hurting the company, according to multiple shareholder proposals that will be considered at the company’s annual meeting, including one that calls for exploring strategic alternatives such as selling the tech giant’s other businesses.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins Wednesday (April 17).
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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HONG Kong actor Anthony Wong (pic) will come to Malaysia in October to star in a film by Malaysian actor-director Kyo Chen, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American m...
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While 21 million of Myanmar’s 54 million population are connected to the internet, only 5 million have a bank account.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has collected RM4.23bil in revenue for last year, with the bulk of it coming from road tax renewals, said Anthony Loke.The Transport Minister said road tax renewals accounted for 69% of the amount, an increase of 3.32% as compared to the revenue collected in 2017.
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JOHOR BARU: Two oil tankers were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in the waters of Tanjung Penyusop, Kota Tinggi, today, for dropping anchor without permission.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) collected RM4.23bil in revenue for 2018, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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SHAH ALAM: Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two men were killed, believed to be hit by a KTM Komuter train on the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route here yesterday.
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Two men were killed, believed to be hit by a KTM Komuter train on the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route in Kuala Lumpur today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two men were killed after being hit by a KTM Komuter train on the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route here at about 6pm Sunday (April 14).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Two men were killed, believed to be hit by a KTM Komuter train on the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route here yesterday.
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SHAH ALAM, April 14 — Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two Myanmar men were arrested on suspicion of helping to smuggle migrants into the country, during a police operation at Jalan Persiaran Tuanku Sirajuddin, here yesterday.
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PADANG BESAR: Malaysia will continue to take the issue of the ethnic Rohingyas to international forums so that they will regain their rights, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix).
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LANGKAWI (April 11): A trading vessel carrying 24 million cigarette sticks worth RM19.14 million, was detained on suspicion of transporting contraband goods, in Kuah waters here last Saturday.
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BRUSSELS, Cambodia today said it would take the EU to the European court after Brussels slapped the Asian country’s rice imports with expensive tariffs.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Immigration Department detain 85 illegal immigrants in Ops Selera in Kampung Baru here, last night.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four men have been detained on suspicion of extorting traders at the Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur, says Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.
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IN a just society, the rule of law applies to everyone irrespective of their station in life.
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PETALING JAYA: Myanmar is now the biggest producer of methamphetamine in the world, much of which ends up in neighbouring places such as Malaysia, according to an investigative report by Al Jazeera on...
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KOTA BARU: A trader was sentenced to two years’ jail by the High Court here today for smuggling in four Myanmar men into the country last year.
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WASHINGTON: Standard Chartered Plc has agreed to pay US$1.1 billion to U.S. and British authorities for conducting illegal financial transactions that violated sanctions against Iran and other countries, government authorities announced on Tuesday.
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STOCKHOLM: Norwegian mobile operator Telenor ASA is buying a majority stake in Finnish phone company DNA Oyj for 1.5 billion euros (US$1.69bil), challenging rival Telia Co for dominance in the Nordic region.
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BEIJING: Countries should critically evaluate prospective Belt and Road projects for risks ranging from financial sustainability to potential for corruption before accepting Chinese infrastructure investment, according to a new study by Centre for a New American Security.
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Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country’s north.
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KANGAR: Forty one Rohingya men were arrested by the Perlis Border Security Agency (Aksem) shortly after they were dropped off from a boat in Kampung Sungai Belati, Simpang Empat, near here.
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SYDNEY: A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000km journey by electric car here on Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian authorities were yesterday on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya Muslims after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities on Monday are on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in Perlis.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya, after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's nort...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — An online petition has been launched to urge the government to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute for the sake of those whose lives were lost in the MH...
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Myanmar-based IT services provider MM Digital Solutions raised a six-digit amount in dollars from Seed Myanmar and Theta Capital Group.
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Netherlands-based ICCO Cooperation, Yangon-based startup incubator Phandeeyar, and DaNa Facility – a program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development – announced a plan to inv...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear could be a new wave of p...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday (April 8), police said, the latest arrivals in what the a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia today, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear c...
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PETALING JAYA: More than 20 organisations have taken the government to task for quitting a treaty that forms the basis of the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the move contrasts with Putraja...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — It is unbelievable and “morally despicable” for any individual or groups to try and oppose the ratification of the Rome Statute, civil society groups have said.
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PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is on a two-day official visit to Myan­mar, according to Wisma Putra. The ministry said in a statement that the visit, which began yesterday, aimed to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries and provide an opportunity for constructive engagements on matters of mutual interest and future cooperation.“It will be the first high-level visit to Myanmar from Malaysia since the new government of Malaysia took office in 2018,” it said.
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APRIL 8 — The International Criminal Court (ICC), another international instrument hoped to be the final defensive line for the victims of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of...
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APRIL 8 — As with the caning of two lesbians in Terengganu last September, some have dismissed criticism of Brunei’s new laws as Islamophobic, colonialist, or Orientalist.
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LETTER | International Criminal Court (ICC), another international instrument hoped to be the final defensive line to the victims of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggress...
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A group of student activists today released an executive summary of a paper by four academics which they claimed was used to convince the Conference of Rulers to reject the Rome Statute.
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PUTRAJAYA: Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will undertake a two-day official visit to Myanmar beginning today, according to Wisma Putra.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 7 — Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will undertake a two-day official visit to Myanmar beginning today, according to Wisma Putra.
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China has become more selective and prudent in its massive investments in Belt and Road projects, after learning some bruising lessons in the past five years.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday announced the cabinet's decision to withdraw Malaysia's ratification of the Statute of Rome, which he said had resulted from confusion over the matter crea...
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CHIANG RAI, April 6 — Southeast Asian countries engaged in talks on a major China-backed trade pact expect to finalise it this year, the finance minister of Thailand, which is the current chair of t...
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DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh police have prevented 115 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said on Saturday (April 6), but no suspected traffickers were d...
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Vietnamese venture capital fund Nest Tech announced that it has invested an undisclosed amount in Waitrr, a Singapore-based mobile food ordering and payments solution startup.
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KUALA LUMPUR: OCK Group's tower leasing business will drive long-term recurring earnings for the group, says RHB research.
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SONGKHLA: The Thai police have arrested 24 illegal immigrants from Myanmar who were trying to smuggle into Malaysia via the Malaysia-Thailand border at Sungai Golok, Narathiwat, today.
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ALOR STAR: Ten illegal immigrants were detained at several business premises, including a morning market, in an operation by the Kedah Immigration Department here yesterday.
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KOTA BARU, April 3 — Kelantan police seized 74,000 yaba pills worth RM1.48 million in a raid in Kampung Kubang Badak, Pasir Mas, on Sunday.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 2 — Police seized almost RM1 million worth of drugs and fake herbal tea during a raid on an illegal drug laboratory in a shophouse in Simpang Ampat, Seberang Perai Penang police c...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) indirect unit Sunway Builders (Myanmar) Co Ltd (SBM) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Myanmar company Capital Con...
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Koku, a Singapore-based startup that provides technology to cross-border remittance services, has raised US$2 million in pre-series A funding.
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FOREIGN exchange (FX) technology solutions enabler Koku has raised US$2 million (RM8.16 million) in Pre-Series A funding.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon)’s indirect unit Sunway Builders (Myanmar) Co Ltd (SBM) is entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local firm Capital Con...
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KUCHING: Malaysia’s strategic position within Asean makes it a popular transit point for syndicates to bring in drugs to the region, according to Bukit Aman’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Depa...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Malaysia’s Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) deteriorated to a three-month low of 47.2 in March 2019, signalling a worsening of business conditions in c...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Manufacturers in the country reported the highest level of optimism of the year so far notwithstanding their continued decline in Nikkei’s monthly index.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Former foreign affairs minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar has said that Malaysia should consider taking the Myanmar government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over ...
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GOMBAK: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the government is committed to supporting displaced Rohingya refugees but warns that humanitarian aid is costing millions in taxpayers’ money.
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GOMBAK: Malaysia needs to consider the International Criminal Court (ICC) as one of the avenues to bring the Myanmar government to justice over the Rohingya genocide, says former Foreign Affairs Minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar.
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Brunei must rowback on plans to implement changes to its penal code next month that could see LGBT+ people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups said on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation’s (Matrade) signature business matching programme, International Sourcing Programme, recorded over RM110 million in potenti...
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Malaysia and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate more closely on issues affecting the Muslim world, including taking joint efforts in underscoring Muslims’ sensitivities on holy...
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ISLAMABAD: Malaysia and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate more closely on issues affecting the Muslim world, including taking joint efforts in underscoring Muslims’ sensitivit...
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ISLAMABAD: Malaysia and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate more closely on issues affecting the Muslim world, including taking joint efforts in underscoring Muslims’ sensitivit...
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PASIR GUDANG • Malaysian police have crippled a drug distribution syndicate and seized 2,060kg of drugs believed to be syabu, or crystal methamphetamine, worth RM103.2 million (S$34.7 million), loca...
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ISLAMABAD • Malaysia has shown interest in buying JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, halal meat and rice from Pakistan, and will soon procure anti-tank missiles from Islamabad, Pakistan's Finance Minister ...
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JOHOR BARU: Police and two enforcement agencies seized 2.06 tonnes of drugs, believed to be syabu, worth RM103.2 million, following the arrest of six members of an international drug smuggling and dis...
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PASIR GUDANG: Police have crippled a drug distribution syndicate and seized 2,060kg of drugs believed to be syabu worth RM103.2mil.
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Nine-month-old Vietnamese startup FastGo is hoping to carve a place for itself in Singapore’s ride-hailing scene, currently dominated by industry giants Grab and Go-Jek. Its initial fleet size here ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): Prestar Resources Bhd is eyeing highway and associated road projects to deal with the margin squeeze it is currently facing, and the future earnings dilution from the proposed...
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The United Nations’ World Drug Report 2018 stated that in 2016, around 275 million people worldwide used drugs — at least once in their lifetime.
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SINGAPORE, March 20 — The ride-hailing market here is about to heat up again, with Vietnamese firm FastGo to launch in Singapore next month as part of its expansion plan in South-east Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Scientex Bhd's net profit in the second quarter ended Jan 31, 2019 (2QFY19) grew 8.5% to RM73.75 million from RM67.98 million a year ago, on higher revenue from better sales p...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): The Roadmap on Asean Sustainable Capital Markets to promote Asean asset classes for sustainable investment has been endorsed by the Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) that met...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya today agreed with a call to ban Queensland senator Fraser Anning from entering Malaysia after blaming Muslims for the Christchurch massacre.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Annuar Musa (BN-Ketereh) today claimed the existence of historical documents in the government’s keep which state that communists had supported DAP during the 1969 race riots.