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Asian firms oppose e-passport bid process in Nepal
At least three Asian firms have communicated their grievances to Nepal's Department of Passports.
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Can Saudi Arabia's loss be US oil producers' gain? Not so fast...
NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Even though weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities cut that country's output in half, American petroleum producers appear neither ready nor willing to fill the void and capture ...
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Can-do city pastors help deprived jungle kids prepare to meet the world
KUALA LUMPUR: The track to the isolated Perak village was so treacherous that the two pastors from Kuala Lumpur were worried their struggling four-wheel-drive would get stuck.
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Independent task force to investigate death of student diagnosed with TB
GEORGE TOWN: The Health Ministry will set up an independent task force to investigate the death of 19-year-old Carmen Yee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in August.
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Health Ministry: Independent task force to look into case of Penang student who died of TB
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 17 — The Health Ministry will set up an independent task force to investigate the death of 19-year-old Carmen Yee who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in August. Deputy Health Mini...
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Real Property Gains Tax? (RPGT) 3 personal thoughts.
Do I like RPGT? Yes, I actually prefer that we have RPGT because it was aimed at halting speculators in the property market.
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Haze envelopes several parts of peninsula
PETALING JAYA: Thick haze continued to choke several parts of Malaysia this afternoon with more spots recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index readings.
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Web resources on diabetic eye disease mostly poor quality: study
Diabetes-related eye disease is a leading cause of blindness, but finding accurate, readable information about it online isn't easy, a US study finds.
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Yoursay: Companies race to make money, not make money for a race
YOURSAY | ‘None of Umno folks protested when two Caucasians, in a row, were made the CEOs of MAS.’ Yoursay: FT Umno Youth raises Malay concerns on rumoured GLC CEO Vijay47: Just a few days ago, Pr...
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New iPhones woo users to Apple television and games
Apple on Sept 10 played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services.
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‘Genetic counsellors needed’
KUALA LUMPUR: More genetic counsellors are needed to address preventable genetic-related health issues but there is a lack of government recognition of such a post, said Genetic Counselling Society Malaysia (GCSM) special adviser Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong.
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City convenience, privacy ensured
By Joseph Wong josephwong@thestar.com.my An artist impression of GEOLake Townhouses.
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New Lexus ES 250 launched in Malaysia, from RM300k
The new Lexus ES 250 is now officially launched in Malaysia.
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Ramasamy, Charles ready to cooperate with cops over Zakir report
PETALING JAYA: Four Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who have been urged to assist police over controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s case have said they will cooperate fully.
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Bangkok-bound Thai AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Maldives
PETALING JAYA: An engine of a Thai AirAsia flight caught fire soon after taking off from the Velana International Airport in Malé, Maldives, on Thursday night, a news report said.
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FBM KLCI index target cut
PETALING JAYA: Analysts have reduced their 2019 target for the FBM KLCI amid lacklustre corporate earnings in the second quarter, as well as investors reducing their...
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Duo shot dead after clash with cops in Sabah waters
KOTA KINABALU: Police shot dead two suspected kidnappers following a brief clash in the waters off Sabah’s east coast district of Lahad Datu last night.
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All invited to celebrations
Peter Anthony and Hajiji KOTA KINABALU: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Sabah leaders claimed that they did not receive any invitation to attend the state-level National Day celebrations on Sat...
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'How to kill Hong Kong police' and what comes next
I find it deeply troubling that someone just tried to murder a police officer in Hong Kong and hardly anyone seems to be bothered much, as we all move on to the next cycle of news about mass protests ...
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AirAsia cuts Airbus A330neo order plans
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd slashed its plans for Airbus SE A330neo orders by nearly two-thirds to 12, but said it would order 30 of the new long-range A321XLR...
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AirAsia cuts Airbus A330neo order plans, adds A321XLR
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): Malaysia's flagship budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd slashed its plans for Airbus SE A330neo orders by nearly two-thirds to 12, but said it would order 30 of the new long-range ...
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Man suffers burns in house fire, seven families made homeless
LABUAN: A man suffered burns on his hands as he attempted in vain to put out a fire early today at his house that left seven families homeless.
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No application by Asian Tour since 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sports Commissioner’s Office (SCO) has confirmed it has not received any application from the Singapore-based organiser of professional golf tournament Asian Tour for events held i...
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Johor rep: Stench causing Pasir Gudang pupils to fall ill believed to be sewage fumes
PASIR GUDANG, Aug 28 — The noxious odour that caused 33 primary school pupils to fall ill was believed to be sewage fumes, Johor Local Government, Urban Wellbeing and Environment Committee chairman ...
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Trapped in the filter bubble: How best to use search engines
Search engines such as Google take just seconds to find information and have become a part of our everyday lives.
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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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Cabinet reshuffle not raised at Cabinet meeting
PUTRAJAYA: The question regarding a Cabinet reshuffle was not raised at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, according to two ministers who had attended the meeting.
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Cabinet reshuffle not raised at Cabinet meeting
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 22): The question regarding a Cabinet reshuffle was not raised at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, according to two ministers who had attended the meeting.
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Chinese paper attacks Twitter and Facebook for shutting accounts
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and Internet users.
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Response to recent critics of the Pakatan Harapan government by comparing it to Barisan Nasional — Xavier Jayakumar
AUGUST 21 — “Rome wasn’t built in a day” — an adage which attests to the need for time to create great things.
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Residents in protest-hit HK eye M'sia My Second Home programme
A programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in Malaysia has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a governm...
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 appr...
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said.
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, a government official said.
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia’s second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the country has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Ch...
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last y...
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People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approv...
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Property consultants: People in protest-hit Hong Kong eyeing ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ initiative
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the South-east Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 app...
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Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Aug 19 for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart.
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HSL gets RM104.5mil contract
PETALING JAYA: Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) has received a letter of acceptance from the Sarawak Works Department for a project valued at RM104.51mil, which it had obtained through an open tender exercise.
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Newsbreak: Petronas aborts award of IHUC contract for the second time
PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is understood to have aborted the award of a multibillion-ringgit integrated hook-up and commissioning (IHUC) contract, according to industry sources.
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MRT2, LRT3 and ECRL the ‘drivers’ for H2 2019. Mega nice-to-haves.
Everyday, I could see feverish work on the MRT SSP (Line 2).
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MCMC working with police on ‘Netflix murah’ syndicate claim
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is cooperating with the police and Netflix over the purported existence of syndicates selling usernames and passwords for h...
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JJ’s children not involved in running companies, says stepbrother
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was told that former minister Jamaluddin Jarjis’ children were never directly involved in running the daily operations of the companies that their late father led p...
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It’s official. We work too hard. Wait a minute… what?
I have had the pleasure of working with and conducting trainings to teams from many different countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and my dear Malaysia...
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Haze worsens: Miri hazardous, Klang unhealthy
The haze situation which started at the beginning of the month has deteriorated with Miri reaching hazardous levels while Klang recorded unhealthy readings.
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Perak MB claims 'misunderstanding' over Orang Asli land denial
The Perak government has gazetted almost 14,000ha of land for 70 Orang Asli settlements in the state under the Aboriginal People’s Act 1954, Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.
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DAP MP denies members told to toe the line over khat
PETALING JAYA: Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh today dismissed a report that DAP members at a special meeting on Monday had been told to toe the line regarding the stir over the introduction of khat ...
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DAP MP denies report that members told to ‘toe the line’ in khat controversy
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — DAP members were given free rein to express their views about the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s controversial introduction of jawi calligraphy in vernacular primary schoo...
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Najib never sued AmBank for wrongful utilisation of funds — Former banker
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has never filed a civil suit against AmBank for wrongful utilisation of funds in his three accounts, the High Court here yesterday heard.
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Najib never sued AmBank for wrongful utilisation of funds: Former banker
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) has never filed a civil suit against AmBank for wrongful utilisation of funds in his three accounts, the High Court here today he...
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Netflix probing claims of illegal ‘RM10’ accounts
PETALING JAYA: Netflix says it is probing claims that scores of accounts are being hacked with syndicates selling usernames and passwords for only a fraction of the monthly subscription fee.
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Position vacant: Nation builders with vision and inter-personnel skills
AUGUST 1 — How to forge a nation of principles?
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Fire leaves eight from two families homeless in Labuan
LABUAN: “From what I see outside, I don’t think I have the heart to go inside.
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Yoursay: Don’t blame Harapan's own failings on 'deep state'
YOURSAY | 'If Harapan wants to have treaties adopted, go and do the work, rather than blame others.' Saifuddin Abdullah: The 'deep state' is trying to undermine Harapan gov't 6th Generation Immigrant:...
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Sephora online users in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand hit by data breach
SINGAPORE: Personal details of Sephora’s online customers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand have been leaked, the international beauty re...
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Anti-fish bombing efforts net good results
KOTA KINABALU: The marine police say the aggressive action against fish bombing and traders who sell this kind of fish in markets is showing some positive results.
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Sarawak NGO unhappy cops want statement on independence day event
KUCHING: Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspiration (Sapa) president Dominique Ng has urged police to explain why they were called in to make statements on Sarawak’s independence day celebrations...
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The Pokémon Company teams up with Call Of Duty Mobile studio
Tencent's Timi Studio is the latest game developer teaming up with The Pokémon Company and is working on an unannounced project.
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Malaysia must ensure effective police complaints commission
LETTER | The Malaysian government’s proposed police complaints commission is an important step toward accountability for abuses by police.
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The Pokémon Company teams up with 'Call of Duty Mobile' studio
TOKYO, July 23 ― Tencent's Timi Studio is the latest game developer teaming up with The Pokémon Company and is working on an unannounced project.
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Health Ministry investigates 'Ghost Smoke' candy
PETALING JAYA (July 22): The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Health Ministry probes ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Health ministry investigates ‘ghost smoke’ candy
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Health Minister: We cannot allow sale of 'ghost smoke' candy
PETALING JAYA (Bernama): The Health Ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into the "smoke candy" that is reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Flight shaming won't reduce emissions in Asia: Adam Minter
(July 22): This summer, European vacationers are being brought down to earth.
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Latheefa: MACC will cooperate in probe into Teoh’s death
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has assured that the anti-graft body will cooperate with those investigating the death of political aide Teoh...
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MACC chief mum on probe into officers linked to Beng Hock's death
Latheefa Koya has refused to comment on whether the MACC officers said to be involved in the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock will be investigated.
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China's answer to Nasdaq set to begin trading
SHANGHAI, July 22 ― Trading begins today on a new Nasdaq-style technology board in Shanghai that represents one of China's most significant market reforms, and a potential weapon in its growing tech...
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Flight shaming won’t reduce emissions in Asia
This summer, European vacationers are being brought down to earth.
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39 students affected in new case of air pollution
JOHOR BARU: Another air pollution incident has resulted in 39 students from five schools in Pasir Gudang to vomit and have breathing difficulties.
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Suspected arsonist believed his novel was stolen by Japanese studio - media
A man suspected of torching an animation studio in Japan, killing 33 people in the country’s worst mass killing in two decades, planned the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarised,...
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Suspected arsonist believed his novel was stolen by Japanese studio - media
A man suspected of torching an animation studio in Japan, killing 33 people in the country’s worst mass killing in two decades, planned the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarised,...
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Education Ministry denies making amendments in history textbooks
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry (MOE) denied making amendments or conducting a review of the Form Three History curriculum and textbooks to omit some chapters relating to the Japanese occupation and...
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Follow Malaysia’s lead to improve Rohingya refugees’ lives, UN rep says
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Prof Yanghee Lee urged countries to follow Malaysia’s lead in taking steps to improve...
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Ministry accords special recognition for 149 shopping complexes
JOHOR BAHRU (July 18): For their compliance and ethical practices, 149 shopping complexes have been rated and recognised as selected trade zones.
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Ministry accords special recognition for 149 shopping complexes
JOHOR BAHRU (July 17): For their compliance and ethical practices, 149 shopping complexes have been rated and recognised as selected trade zones.
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China’s Xiaomi continues chip strategy revamp
SHANGHAI: China’s Xiaomi Corp has taken a stake of roughly 6% in compatriot chip designer VeriSilicon Holdings Co Ltd, as the smartphone maker revamps its years-long pursuit of success in semiconductors which it sees as central to driving innovation.
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Financial management: 24 S’wak ministries, department, agencies rated ‘excellent’ – Auditor-General’s Report
The views of the Sarawak State Assembly building taken from the air – Bernama file photo KUCHING: The financial management of a majority of Sarawak’s 32 ministries, departments and agencies last ...
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China's Xiaomi continues chip strategy revamp
SHANGHAI: China's Xiaomi Corp has taken a stake of roughly 6% in compatriot chip designer VeriSilicon Holdings Co Ltd, as the smartphone maker revamps its years-long pursuit of success in semiconductors which it sees as central to driving innovation.
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No SRC project to show for RM4b loan: KWAP ex-chairman
KUALA LUMPUR: There was no project to show for the RM4 billion loan that SRC International Sdn Bhd borrowed from Retirement Fund (Incorporated) or KWAP, according to the 45th witness in Datuk Seri Naj...
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When outsiders weigh in on highway matters
Tolled highways come under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), a government agency which reports to the Works Ministry.
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11 schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang sent to sick bay
JOHOR BAHRU: Eleven schoolchildren at four schools in Pasir Gudang were reported to have experienced headache, nausea and vomiting today.
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Hunt is on for fish-bombing suspects
KOTA KINABALU: The police are on the hunt for two suspects in connection with alleged fish-bombing activities that led to the death of three divers in Sabah’s renowned dive site of Semporna on the east coast.
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Koenigsegg sees red over Bonhams
PETALING JAYA: Good morning one percenters. If you didn't already hear about the Bonhams' auction of seized supercars from an African dictator's son which is only happening this September, there's al...
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WeChat bans Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot as China tightens censorship of online speech
On Chinese social media, there’s nothing unusual about users getting suspended or permanently banned for discussing politically sensitive topics, either privately or publicly.
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Ex-SRC director claims no knowledge of ‘secret’ bank account
KUALA LUMPUR: Former SRC International Sdn Bhd director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin had no knowledge of the company’s “secret” bank account that received a RM2bil loan from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) in 2011, the High Court heard.
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Former SRC director tells court he was unaware of 'secret' company bank account
KUALA LUMPUR: Former SRC International Sdn Bhd director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin had no knowledge of the company’s “secret” bank account that received a RM2bil loan from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) in 2011, the High Court heard.
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At Najib trial, ex-director drops jaw in shock when shown bank account opened secretly in SRC name
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Datuk Suboh Md Yassin became the second former director of SRC International Sdn Bhd to drop his jaw in shock when shown details of a bank account registered in the company na...
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Empower our local workers with a living wage
THE Human Resources Minister’s announcement that he has approached ambassdors of Africian nations about the possibility of providing workers for our plantation sector is a matter of concern for us.
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The disruption in accounting and finance: Moving from book-keeping to strategising
WHEN I received my offer letter to pursue a degree in accounting and finance, the first words from my dad were, “Accounting is a good field, and you will never be out of a job.” Over the last one ...
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Yoursay: PAS and Umno are stuck in the past
YOURSAY | ‘The idea that Umno and PAS do not need support of non-Malays and moderate Malays is nonsense.’ PAS’ post-GE14 waiting game David Dass: PAS under Abdul Hadi Awang has been taken on an ...
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Yoursay: Kudo to FGV shareholders for axing director fees, perks
YOURSAY | ‘This is unprecedented.
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World Briefs: 19 injured in Sichuan 5.4-magnitude quake
CHENGDU • At least 19 people were confirmed injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian county in south-west China's Sichuan province last Saturday, local authorities said yesterday.
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29 Pasir Gudang air pollution victims in stable condition
KUALA LUMPUR: The total number of people affected by the latest air pollution incident in Pasir Gudang, Johor, stands at 29 and all of them are in stable condition, says the Health Ministry.
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29 victims of Pasir Gudang air pollution have been treated, in stable condition
KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty nine victims of the air pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor have been treated and all were reported to be in stable condition, says the Health Ministry.
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Follow Najib’s advice, otherwise resign or be removed: Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today was told that members of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s board of directors (BoD) who refused to abide by minutes containing advice from former prime minister Dat...
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'Sex videos do not appear to be altered' - Aussie news report quotes experts
Australian media organisation, SBS News, has consulted several experts on the sex clips implicating Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali.
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Authorities vigilant but downplay local concerns as African swine fever sweeps Asia
GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Malaysia has adequate pork and pig product supplies to meet local demand, Sim Tze Tzin said amid concern that an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak may disrupt availability.
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Daya Materials’ unit to sell cranes and forklifts for RM11.5 million
KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Daya Materials Bhd’s unit intends to sell 22 mobile cranes and two forklifts for RM11.5 million.
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