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Topic: October 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — MCA is believed to be scrapping redevelopment plans for its headquarters on Jalan Ampang, which initially featured a 45-storey building, The Edge Financial Daily reported toda...
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THE Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) is believed to have resubmitted a fresh plan on the redevelopment of its headquarters on Jalan Ampang, which is less than 1km away from the Petronas Twin Towers...
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THE Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) is believed to have resubmitted a fresh plan on the redevelopment of its headquarters on Jalan Ampang, which is less than 1km away from the Petronas Twin Towers...
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MALAYSIA-BASED equity investment research platform and investment training provider, EquitiesTracker Holdings Bhd (ET) is looking to help investors successfully navigate the treacherous path of the stock market.
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Soon after Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the 14th general election, I wrote that the three issues that will continue to plague Malaysia will be religion, race and the economy.
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Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, after concluding it was technically too complicated,.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd (Maybulk) saw its losses narrowing in the second quarter ended June 30 compared to the same quarter a year ago after dumping its loss-making associate company.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd’s (Maybulk) losses in the second quarter narrowed significantly to RM6.94 million, from RM151.27 million a year earlier, as the group did not have ...
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LONDON, Aug 14 ― UK shares bagged gains for the day, reversing earlier losses, after the United States said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products, offering respite to investors who had bee...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 — Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by t...
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Myanmar health and fitness app Flexible Pass has secured a six-digit amount in pre-series A funding from existing investors Yangon Capital Partners, Seed Myanmar, and Nest Tech.
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LONDON, Aug 13 — UK shares fell today, as worries over protests in Hong Kong, the US-China trade spat and the health of the British economy continued to fuel a risk-off sentiment, even though travel...
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SANDAKAN: Helping out the less fortunate is a calling for Yunizam Yusop, who founded an initiative to provide free hearse van and hospital transport services to underprivileged communities here.
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HONG KONG, Aug 12 — Shares in Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways fell more than 4 per cent in early trade today to close to a 10-year low, after the airline fired staff in response to dem...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Calls for Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad to degazette the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020) have grown louder over the last few months.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): PUC Bhd has proposed to raise up to RM15.58 million via a private placement to fund its working capital as well as digital infrastructure design and development for its Presto mo...
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NEW YORK, Aug 7 — Boeing’s chief executive reaffirmed today he expects the 737 MAX will be cleared to return to the skies this year, but reiterated the company could further cut production in case...
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BEIJING, Aug 7 — China’s foreign exchange reserves fall by US$15.54 billion (RM65 billion) in July to US$3.104 trillion, central bank data showed today, as the yuan came under pressure amid rising...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd's (Masteel) standalone credit profile remains vulnerable to fluctuations in steel price, fluctuating cost of raw materials and increased competitive...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd's (Masteel) standalone credit profile remains vulnerable to fluctuations in steel price, fluctuating cost of raw materials and increased competitive...
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NEW YORK, Aug 5 — Future civilisations meet after centuries apart in strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall, the 47th President of the United States climbs into a battle robot in Metal Wolf Chaos ...
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SYDNEY, Aug 5 — Asian shares extended their losses today as a sharp escalation in the Sino-US trade war kept financial markets on edge, while the Japanese yen and bonds held near recent peaks as ner...
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For the upcoming Mate 30 Pro, Huawei isn’t just carrying over the same quad-camera setup from the P30 Pro.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — For the upcoming Mate 30 Pro, Huawei isn’t just carrying over the same quad-camera setup from the P30 Pro.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The government’s decision to build four littoral mission ships (LMS) of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in China does not bring any negative effects in terms of technology and k...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s decision to build four littoral mission ships (LMS) of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in China does not bring any negative effects in terms of technology and knowledge...
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has criticised Putrajaya’s decision to build four littoral mission ships (LMS) in China, describing the government as being “penny wise, pound fool...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd has bagged the Deal of the Year Award for the world's FIRST United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) sukuk at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finan...
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Deep-tech investor Entrepreneur First (EF) completed its fifth Investor Day in Singapore that saw participation from 24 deep-tech companies from around Asia.
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Junz KOTA KINABALU: There are weaknesses in the management of Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry (MAFI). Its minister, Datuk Junz Wong, said since the commencement of his duties, he had no...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong says he is aware of his ministry's shortcomings after a screen capture of the ministry's 2018 national audit report went viral.
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PETALING JAYA: A fake donation letter, supposedly by a civil servants' council claiming Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong is its advisor is making its rounds.
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Ah, yes. The loyalty we all have to our smartphones—something that cannot be denied, explained, or even altered.
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Indian premium tea brand Teabox has raised an undisclosed sum of investment from Dubai-based NB Ventures.
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PETALING JAYA: Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd’s indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK), has entered into a conditional non-binding term sheet to acquire Licence P2366 consisting of Blocks 15/18d and 15/19b from United Oil & Gas Plc and Swift Exploration Ltd for US$5mil (RM20.6mil).
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During a press conference following the launch of the all-new Mazda 3, Bermaz executive chairman Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh revealed that the CX-30 would be coming to Malaysia, and added that the CX-5 will a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Independent oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd is acquiring oil and gas rights offshore in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea w...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd said indirect wholly owned unit Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK) has agreed to acquire new blocks in the North Sea for US$5mil.
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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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LONDON, July 11 — The pound edged higher today thanks to broad-based dollar weakness, snapping a recent losing streak, though investors remained wary about the British currency’s outlook on growin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of Dialog Group Bhd rose to a high of RM3.49 on Thursday, the best performance since October 2018, aided by firmer crude oil prices and recurring income business.
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PETALING JAYA: Lokatech Engineering Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Efkon, the Austrian technology provider of Malaysia’s nationwide infra-red electronic toll collection system, has launched the firs...
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The infrared-based SmartTAG toll collection system is over 20 years old now and it has not changed much since then.
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Three of the biggest games from recent years recaptured the Steam top three during the second week of the PC retailer’s annual Summer Sale.
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The wife of the former head of Interpol, who was detained in his native China, said yesterday she had sued the global police cooperation agency for failing to protect his family and complicity in what...
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THE progressive efforts of the Malaysian Government in uplifting the country’s telecommunications sector have been recognised by the World Bank in its latest report on Malaysia Economic Monitor: Re-...
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PUTRAJAYA: The progressive efforts of the Malaysian government in uplifting the country’s telecommunications sector have been recognized by the World Bank in its latest report on Malaysia ‘Economi...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 6 — The progressive efforts of the Malaysian government in uplifting the country’s telecommunications sector have been recognised by the World Bank in its latest report on Malaysia...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s average fixed broadband speed has accelerated more than three-fold over the past 17 months.
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KOTA KINABALU: A man who bulldozed through a private land claiming that he has the clearance from head of state Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been asked to leave the plot.
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KOTA KINABALU: A man who bulldozed through a private land, claiming he had gotten permission from Sabah head of state (TYT) Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, has been asked to stop all activities there.
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THE Malaysian Aviation Commission’s (Mavcom) latest consultation paper on aeronautical charges has brought some cheer to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). The aviation regulator is proposing to...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council has issued a stop-work order on works being done on a retaining wall at a beach resort in Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Penang, which collapsed and killed four foreign workers on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Malaysia's overall business performance for the second half of this year is expected to improve steadily on signs of recovery in the April 2019 economic index, says MIDF Resear...
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JAKARTA: Indonesian regulators have ordered national flag carrier Garuda to "fix and restate" its 2018 financial results over accounting errors within two weeks, and said they would also impose fines on the airline and its directors.
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REFERRING to the report “Jomo: Lack of political commitment for RE (renewable energy) agenda in Malaysia” (TheStarOnline, June 25; https://bit.ly/2YoHHYx), there is actually no issue of political ...
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IT’S EASY to forget that AirAsia – beyond serving as a low-cost airline – is a tech company (or a “travel tech” company, if you will).
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 27): Sapura Energy Bhd has narrowed its net loss in the first quarter ended April 30, 2019 (1QFY20) to RM109.1 million from RM135.73 million a year ago, as it benefited from savings...
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The 40 new crime charges brought against Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will not dampen the spirit of Umno or affect the party’s political cooperation with PAS.
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BEIJING: Oil-hungry refiners across China ramped up purchases of US crude in May amid an erosion of supplies from sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela, even as trade tensions rage on between Beijing and Washington.
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LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini report Overfishing is also depleting Penang's fishing resources.
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JUNE 26 ― The hype over the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project has so far been filled with distortion.
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ADUN SPEAKS | In reference to the statement made by prominent economist  Jomo Kwame Sundaram today, there is actually no issues of political will by the Pakatan Harapan government in setting the righ...
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THE National 5G Task Force, which was established to study and recommend a holistic strategy for 5G deployment in Malaysia, has made significant progress since its inception in October 2018.
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LETTER | On the occasion of World Refugee Day (June 20), Madpet (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) urges Malaysia to enact a law on refugees and asylum seekers, which will define their rig...
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If you've ever had to travel to a part of Malaysia that's far from home and vastly unfamiliar, you may develop a bit of range anxiety when it comes to how much fuel you have left.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian Islamic State (IS) militant, who was among three detained last month, was responsible for smuggling an Indonesian family of four, identified as the attackers of a church in Jolo, southern Philippines.
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(June 18): Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Tuesday, but gains were capped as investors kept a cautious stance ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting set to begin later in the da...
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PETALING JAYA: After several video clips stunned the nation with allegations of gay sex involving a federal minister, several clips including an audio clip have been uploaded on YouTube. Descriptions ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the forecasted rebound in crude oil prices augurs well for Malaysia's oil and gas (O&G) industry, as the improved sentiment is expected to re...
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Getting fuel for your car from a tanker is probably one of the ideas petroleum companies thought of but never got to implementing.
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ACCORDING to the 2015 National Health Morbidity Survey, 29% of the Malaysian population as a whole suffered from depression and anxiety disorder, and mental illness is expected to be the second bigges...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Food delivery services are booming.
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PETALING JAYA: With just two more weeks before a targeted fuel subsidy system is slated to begin, petrol dealers complain that they are in the dark and no one has briefed them on how the system will w...
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Petronas has introduced Rovr and it’s Malaysia’s first mobile refuelling service.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) said today its mobile refuelling service known as ROVR is now ready to cater to more business-to-business (B2B) or commercial customers nationwide a...
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A Singaporean has sued Malaysia’s Immigration Department, seeking RM2.67 million in compensation over what he claimed as unlawful arrest and inhuman treatment in his 37-day detention in October 2018...
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CELCOM Axiata Bhd’s sustainability programme implementation at Tasik Chini, Pahang, was recognised by the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award, Green Leadership category for their efforts to empower un...
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Back in October 2018 when Mazda revealed the all-new 3 alongside the revolutionary SkyActiv-X engine, the company kept mum on details of its new engine.
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Google quietly added the previously removed Huawei Mate 20 Pro model back into the Android Q operating system beta programme.
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said no major trading partner met its currency manipulation criteria but nine countries, including China, required close attention as Washington presses tariffs and negotiations to address trade deficits.
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THE name Google is synonymous with celebrating diversity and giving opportunities to deserving individuals, and in Malaysia’s case, this fell on the first employee hired by Google Malaysia, Marc Woo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Khalid Abdul Samad today explained an earlier statement regarding public hearings for new developments in the national capital following in the wake of confusion over his repo...
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Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad today clarified that there will still be public hearings if a proposed development runs contrary to the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Plan 2020-2040.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The Federal Court will be having a panel of seven judges to preside over a fresh hearing of the high-profile “bin Abdullah” case, which has been in the courts since Septem...
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Kedai Sayur, a startup that brings technology to vegetable hawkers in Indonesia, secured US$1.3 million in a seed funding round led by East Ventures.
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LETTER | We read with interest the comment piece by Mariam Mokhtar titled "Anwar's obsession with becoming PM." While we remain amused by the perception the writer tries to create, we should point out...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 ― Legal advocacy group Lawyers For Liberty today accused the Singapore government of bulldozing through procedures to hang another Malaysian who was found to merely be a drug co...
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2018 was a great year for Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and the company is aiming to continue that momentum into 2019.
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For over six years Qi Yaqian was a proud member of China's so-called 996 tech tribe, working nights and weekends at Nuomi, a group deals website.
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KUANTAN: A Felda settler pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court here today to three counts of offering non-existent palm oil investments amounting to RM45,000 from October last year.
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IT is good that Bukit Aman has finally acquiesced in the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - State awards conferred upon former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor by Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah have been suspended.
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KLANG: State awards conferred upon former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor by Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah have been suspended.
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INNOVATION Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71) has officially unveiled the region’s next generation of cyber-security startups at its second ICE71 Accelerate Demo Day in Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showed that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago, which was...
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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Ninety-seven "grounded" fire engines belonging to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) are still in the process of repair.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The FBM KLCI lost 0.69% at the midday break today after the calm in global markets was shattered following US President Donald Trump's threat to boost tariffs on China.