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Topic: November 2018

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PETALING JAYA: The operating licence for Gebeng-based rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia will be extended for six months beginning Sept 3, although it comes with stricter conditions governing waste handling.
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There’s a saying (of somewhat unknown origins) that goes something like this, “If you want to go fast, go alone.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has extended the controversial but highly strategic Lynas rare earth refinery's license for six months, during which it must finalise plans to build a permanent disposal facili...
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PETALING JAYA: Tank terminal operator Dialog Group Bhd delivered a better than expected results in the last quarter that lifted its full year earnings to a new high of RM535.8mil.
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PETALING JAYA: The government has renewed rare earth producer Lynas Malaysia's licence for another six months, but with conditions.
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KOTA KINABALU: Indonesia has agreed to consider Sabah’s proposal to revive the Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route which was stopped due to the low number of passengers.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia will consider Sabah’s request to revive the Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu direct flight to boost the tourism industry for both countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Shares in Genting Malaysia Bhd rebounded 2.2% this morning, after losing RM2.6 billion of its market capitalisation yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has slammed Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew for saying she was not aware of the departure levy to be imposed by the fe...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) said the complaints panel of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension on FGV Serting Complex and reinstated its RSPO cer...
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Dear Tun Dr Mahathir, Three weeks ago, a 48-year-old lorry driver with stage 4 cancer of the colon came to see me as he was in financial distress.
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LETTER | An open letter to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Dear Tun Dr Mahathir, Three weeks ago, a 48-year-old lorry driver with stage 4 cancer of the colon came to see me as he was in financial distress.
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TOKYO, Aug 2 — The Japanese yen hit a more-than-one month high against the dollar and multi-year peaks against antipodean currencies today after US President Donald Trump broke a truce in the Sino-U...
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We’re used to hearing about quality caviar being from imported brands, but a local brand named T’lur Caviar has recently risen to the challenge of proving that Malaysia too is capable of producing...
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SGX-listed Synagie Corporation Ltd announced on July 31 that it has signed an agreement with Amer Sports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Nasdaq Helsinki listed Amer Sports Corporation.
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MIRI: The federal government plans to improve the Miri Airport and its facilities to meet the demand of tourists and congestion during peak season.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― Genting Malaysia Bhd was among the top gainers with shares up by 5.2 per cent as the company entered into a settlement agreement to resolve disputes with Twenty First Century...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Genting Malaysia Bhd has settled with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, FoxNext Llc, Twenty First Century Fox Inc (21st Century Fox) and Walt Disney...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) shares 5.99% in active trade this morning after the firm settled its dispute with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, FoxN...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Research is positive on the reconciliation between Genting Malaysia and Fox/Disney after the fallout in November 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Friday (July 26) may include Genting Malaysia Bhd, Genting Bhd, Caring Pharmacy Group Bh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Genting Malaysia Bhd has settled with Fox Entertainment Group Llc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, FoxNext Llc, Twenty First Century Fox Inc (21st Century Fox) and Walt Disney...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has withdrawn her stay application against a notice asking her to declare all her assets ahead of her money laundering trial next year.
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HMLET, the Singapore headquartered co-living operator, has raised US$40 million (RM164.44 million) in a Series B round, which will allow the company to continue bridging gaps in demand for affordable,...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is positive on Tenaga Nasional as the regulatory risk from sector reform seems to be low, as the power giant will likely maintain its monopoly in the transmission & distribution segments.
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Jenifer releasing balloons to launch the new St Francis Convent secondary school building.
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KUALA TERENGGANU: The two tigers spotted in Terengganu on Thursday (Jul 18) are most likely someone's pets, said Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks Department (PERHILITAN) director Dr Abdul Ma...
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Pix source: https://myterengganu.com KUALA TERENGGANU: The presence of a tiger recorded in two videos that went viral in the social media since noon has been confirmed to have happened in Dungun, Ter...
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KUALA TERENGGANU: Malaysia's Department of Wildlife and National Park (Perhilitan) confirmed  on Thursday (Jul 18) that it had received a report regarding the presence of a tiger in Dungun, Teregg...
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KUALA TERENGGANU: The presence of a tiger recorded in two videos that went viral in  social media since noon has been confirmed to have happened in Dungun, Terengganu.
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PARIS, July 18 — Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspap...
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PETALING JAYA: Pharmaceutical firm Pharmaniaga Bhd has appointed a new chairman and four new directors to its board effective July 17.
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JOHOR BARU, July 15 — Only 1,960 units of affordable houses under the Johor Affordable Homes (RMMJ) scheme can be built on average in five years, thus the target to construct 100,000 units by 2023, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd (MyCV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance (Incorporated) had invested RM214.24 million from the government grant for the Private Debt dan P...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15  — MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd (MyCV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance (Incorporated) had invested RM214.24 million from the government grant for the  Pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — The Education Ministry has been urged to conduct a holistic assessment of the effectiveness of Phase 2 of the 1BestariNet service project as its implementation was not compre...
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AUDIT REPORT | The Education Ministry has been urged to conduct a holistic assessment of the effectiveness of Phase 2 of the 1BestariNet service project as its implementation was not comprehensive.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The shocking allegation that a Perak state executive councillor (exco) had raped his Indonesian domestic worker epitomised concerns about power abuse involving politicians an...
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MUMBAI, July 9 — India’s biggest software outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today reported record quarterly earnings, buoyed by a growing demand for its banking and financial servic...
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PETALING JAYA: Four foreigners, including a Filipino with a fake Malaysian identity card, have been arrested for involvement in terrorist groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A madrasah teacher was among four individuals detained in Selangor and Kedah between June 14 and July 3 for their alleged involvement with terrorist groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism (E8) division rounded up four terror suspects belonging to different extremist group, including a Rohingya man who had threaten...
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PETALING JAYA: As the digital currency market expands, scammers are zooming in to cash in, say experts.
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KUANTAN: Pahang police have detained two women to assist in the investigation of fraudulent umrah packages believed to have been offered to prospective pilgrims in several districts in the state.
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PETALING JAYA: A Kuala Lumpur-based private education institution is under investigation for alleged “anti-palm oil propaganda activities”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Can’t seem to load Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp properly?
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A trip to the dentist can be a harrowing experience, even for adults.
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Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian Internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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PETALING JAYA: Securemetric Bhd has set its sights on becoming a major digital security player across South-East-Asia, by banking on its regional expansion strategy and the synergistic benefits from its new substantial shareholder – China’s Feitian Technologies Co Ltd.
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PETALING JAYA: The local distributor of Chevrolet cars, Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd, today clarified that some RM270,000 it received from former prime minister Najib Razak was for the purchase of four car...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd, which recorded a stronger set of results in the financial year ended Feb 28, 2019 (FYE19), will leverage on technology initiatives and innovative solutions to improve its performance and customer experience.
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SEREMBAN: Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd which intends to revive the Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) here will begin operations with 32 beds instead of 92 as previously stated if its application for a licence is approved by the Health Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: Maths wiz Andrew Nge Jing Shuen, 17, is literally on top of the world after he was awarded the “Top in the World” award at the recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A plumber was sentenced to five years’ jail by the Ampang sessions court today after he pleaded guilty to two charges abusing his three-year-old stepson to the extent of causing the ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A plumber was sentenced to five years’ jail by the Ampang Sessions Court Wednesday (June 19) after he pleaded guilty to two charges of abusing his three-year-old stepson to the extent of causing the child’s death last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended the day on a firmer note, as fund buying of blue chips shore up the FBM KLCI while market sentiment was also boosted by the China-US trade talks and a wave of policy easing by central banks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Proposals from the Malaysian Aviation COmmission's second consulation paper on the Aeronautrical Charges Framework are overall positive for Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), says RHB research.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 ― Those that already own the Minecraft choice and consequence adventure Minecraft: Story Mode have one week left to download it before it's completely withdrawn on June 25, 20...
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TENCENT has revealed plans to grow its WeTV video streaming platform beyond Mainland China for the first time, announcing a growing library of international, local and original content for viewers in ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has been left “paralysed” as the government has yet to appoint a new chairman and commissioners.
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The fourth-generation Mazda 3 was officially revealed back in November 2018, and is set to make its local debut in Malaysia later in mid-July this year.
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PETALING JAYA: The founder of an e-commerce firm has filed a lawsuit against Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng over alleged defamatory statements the DAP representative made against her and her company two years ...
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Telekom Malaysia (TM) today has announced the appointment of Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin as its new Group Chief Executive Officer effective from today, 13 June 2019 onwards.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings expects some downside risk to its 5% loan growth projection for 2019 due to softer earnings in the quarter ended March 31 and also the cautious environment from the US-China trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): RAM Ratings today pointed to some downside risk to its 2019 year-on-year loan growth projection of 5% among Malaysian banks, taking into account the fifth consecutive month of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The recent quarterly financial results from local banks showed softer earnings, weighed down by sluggish loan growth and compounded by narrower net interest margins (NIM), sa...
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When Fallout 76 launched in November 2018, it didn't quite hit its target.
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BRUSSELS, June 11 — The European Union’s chief executive warned Switzerland today that it needs to sign a new partnership treaty before June 18 that is central to maintaining Swiss stock exchange ...
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Ride-hailing giant Grab today announced the launch of a co-branded credit card in the Philippines in partnership with financial services firm Citi.
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On Jan 3, 2017, I took photos of seven cars that were clamped while parked inside designated parking lots and another towed away at Fraser Business Park, Kuala Lumpur, all because the drivers did not ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Celcom’s former chief special projects officer, Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin has emerged as a favourite for TM’s CEO, sources told NST.
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Celcom’s former chief special projects officer, Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin has emerged as a favourite for TM’s CEO, sources told NST.
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It appears that the CEO stalemate at TM is almost over.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Latheefa Koya has made history by becoming Malaysia’s first-ever woman to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Latheefa is the fifth MACC chief commissioner...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail wants to know why the government is suing him and his family for RM258 million in unpaid loan i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's trade exports grew by 1.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) in April to RM85.2bil on higher exports of electrical and electronic (E&E) goods, beating a Bloomberg survey that forecast exports had contracted 2.1%.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has recently launched Shopee Live, a live streaming feature in Malaysia.
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SINGAPORE (May 30): Malaysian ringgit trades little changed against the dollar, hovering near its lowest level since November 2018, as appetite for risk assets remains weak amid concerns over trade an...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): MMC Corp Bhd announced a 29.4% net profit jump for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) to RM53.52 million, from RM41.35 million in the same quarter a year ago, thank...
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The Shanghai Stock Exchange is poised to approve the first three listings on the upcoming Nasdaq-style Technology Innovation Board.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The decision by counsel Syazlin Mansor to withdraw herself from the inquest into firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death has left his family shocked and disappointed.
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PETALING JAYA: Plastic waste from Wales has been found discarded in a 20ft high mountain of rubbish in an undisclosed part of Malaysia, according to a BBC documentary.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Genting Plantations Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) fell 58.72% to RM41.68 million, from RM100.98 million a year earlier, dragged by lower...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Administrative procedures at the Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) is being reviewed by its board of trustees following the suspension of its director-general D...
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SINGAPORE/BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon.
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of US sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Re...
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PETALING JAYA: The US government's reluctance to defend the ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "slippery slope" that Malaysia should avoid, say two women non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
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MAY 15 — The implications of stunting are extremely serious, both for the child and country, if left unaddressed by the present government.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) today admitted that its former directors had been negligent and had mismanaged the foundation for the past several years.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research sees bright prospects for Dialog Group after its strong set of core net profit and as its projects at Pengerang get underway.
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The coalition of groups bent on destabilising the Pakatan Harapan government is using post-truth politics and disinformation, targeting disgruntled and susceptible Malays.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The Retirement Fund Incorporated’s (KWAP) two loans totalling RM4 billion to SRC International Sdn Bhd were among the largest approved by the civil service pension fund, said...
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IPOH: Discussions on the legal marriage age for Muslim children will be brought to the state legislative assembly, says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to be less aggressive with regard to monetary stance this year, which may be positive to emerging currencies (including the ringgit), a...
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SONY Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced recently that it will be releasing a PlayStation VR (PSVR) bundle featuring Beat Saber.
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Following a slow start, Traffic Run! has become a worldwide hit, while Harry Potter: Wizards Unite enters regional testing, Crowd City and House Paint amass Android followings, and Folding Blocks gains momentum in Europe.
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Has YouTube become the new centre of gravity for primetime? That’s the narrative it wants Madison Avenue to believe – especially as it relates to coveted younger demos.