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Topic: October 2018

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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The momentum of foreign net selling activity on Bursa picked up last week, extending the selling streak to the sixth week, according to MIDF Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): Foreign funds sold RM275.7 million net of local equities last week, almost four times more than the RM72 million disposed of the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment B...
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PETALING JAYA (May 4): Section 5 folk here want Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to cut down the noise level of LRT trains that pass through their area, reported The Star today.
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IN July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States announced a recall of the anti-hypertensive angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan because of contamination with a cance...
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LETTER | In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of valsartan, an antihypertensive angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), because of contamination with a cancer-causing...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 2): KUB Malaysia Bhd said its joint development agreement (JDA) with Mabanaft Pte Ltd to develop, own and operate a refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal at Westports i...
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MAY 2 — In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of the antihypertensive angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan because of contamination with a cancer causing...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell to its lowest in six weeks on Tuesday, recording a fourth consecutive day of declines, due to a bearish outlook for stocks from a leading palm oil analyst.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): Malaysian palm oil futures eased during the first half of trade on Tuesday, in line for a fourth consecutive day of declines, on bearish outlook for stocks from a leading palm...
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LONDON: With Brexit looming, British factories stockpiled over the last three months at the fastest pace since records began in the 1950s, and they're increasingly downbeat about their prospects, a survey showed
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — PLUS Malaysia Berhad’s Machap R&R (Northbound) is the first highway rest area in the country to use the solar photovoltaics (PV) green technology.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines is adding further benefits to its MHexplorer product through a partnership agreement with Brand Expedia, Grab and Maxis.
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A Kangar court on Wednesday granted Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim a discharge not amounting to an acquittal in his sexual molest suit.The underage molest victim retracted her complaint against Shahidan w...
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MP SPEAKS | Damansara MP Tony Pua asked if "kleptocracy" is okay if the country can repay our debts.
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Tony Pua asked if "kleptocracy" is okay if the country can repay our debts.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): United Plantations Bhd's net profit declined 33.4% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) to RM66.92 million from RM100.50 million in the previous corresponding qu...
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Doogether, an Indonesian booking startup for fitness and sports classes, raised an undisclosed sum in a funding round led by Gobi Partners‘ local early-stage fund Gobi-Agung, a new investor.
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Some people have all the luck.
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Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, recently concluded its “Buy a new Ranger, win a Ranger Raptor” contest by handing over the keys of a Ranger Raptor to t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Three years after shutting down its iconic factory in Petaling Jaya, British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) says it will consider expanding its cigarette manufacturing ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orion IXL Bhd’s shares rose almost 9% in early trade Thursday, after CGS CIMB Research initiated a coverage with a “add” recommendation.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 ― Developed by the studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, livestreamed karaoke game Twitch Sings lets Twitch channel hosts sing solo or as part of a co-ordinat...
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When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad.
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There are plans to revive the abandoned Putrajaya rail link project and extend it to the Kajang MRT station, according to a report by The Star.
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I know people think the current government loves to ‘cut’ things.
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WASHINGTON, April 14 — As a professional woman in her late 30s, Kate Packard was keen to start investing.
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FELDA’S 33.4%-owned listed subsidiary, FGV Holdings Bhd, sees an urgent need to discuss the terms of the land lease agreement (LLA) with Felda.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): FGV Holdings Bhd agrees there is urgent need to discuss the terms of its land lease agreement (LLA) with the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), as the matter has been...
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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, is set to back 13 out of 17 startups that are developing solutio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): FGV Holdings Bhd agrees there is urgent need to discuss the terms of its land lease agreement (LLA) with the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), as the matter has been...
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KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd wants to discuss the terms of the land lease agreement (LLA) with Felda, especially the fised lease payment over 99 years, no matter the price of crude palm oil (CPO).
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BMW Malaysia today launched the BMW i3s at the 2019 Malaysia Autoshow, making it the first premium car brand to introduce an all-electric vehicle in our country.
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Astroscale, a startup developing orbital debris removal technology, raised an additional US$30 million from several Japanese funds and existing investors for its series D round.
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Traveloka raised US$420 million in a funding round led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, people familiar with the matter said.
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BEIJING, April 11 — China's factory-gate inflation picked up for the first time in nine months in March, edging away from deflationary territory, in a fresh sign that government efforts to boost the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Passenger volume at the 39 airports Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) operates in Malaysia rose by 3.1% annually to 8.88 million in March, said the company in a Bursa Mala...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The airport operator said three international carriers which operate the Boeing 737 MAX to the KL International Airport (KLIA) had switched to other aircraft types after the Ethiopian Air incident on March 10.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil stocks fell to less than 3 million tonnes by end-March to their lowest in five months, as a surge in demand outpaced production gains, official data showed on Wednesday.
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The MoneyMatch team Malaysian fintech startup MoneyMatch today announced that it has been granted an approval in principle for a Class B remittance license from the country’s central bank Bank Nega...
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KUALA LUMPUR: MoneyMatch has received an approval in principle for a Class B remittance licence from Bank Negara Malaysia to carry out digital remittance services for businesses and individuals.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of infrastructure companies Gamuda and IJM Corporation advanced on Monday on investors' expectations the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) would go ahead but at a smaller scale.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Malaysian palm oil futures surged to their highest in six weeks on Friday evening, charting a fifth straight session of gains, on expectations of dwindling stockpiles and impro...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Malaysian palm oil futures held steady at a one-month top in early trade on Friday, in line to chart weekly gains of nearly 5%, on expectations of dwindling stockpiles and impr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Malaysia's palm oil stockpiles likely dropped during March to less than 3 million tonnes and the lowest mark in five months, according to a Reuters survey, as a hefty jump in e...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's palm oil stockpiles likely dropped during March to less than 3 million tonnes and the lowest mark in five months, according to a Reuters survey, as a hefty jump in exports outpaced production gains