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Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 10:52 AM
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Rental apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores
LISA Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them.
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It’s not about the seller. It’s all about the buyer. (his salary, usually)
I shared this yesterday in Kuching under the SHEDA Property Expo 2019.
Mr. B | Kuching | SHEDA Property Expo | Mr. | A | Salary | A & B | B | Image | 2019 | RM5 | 000 | RM300 | 000 | RM6 | 381 | RM1 | 381 | RM414 | RM90 | 000 | RM390 | 000
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Land disputes a big hurdle to Kg Baru redevelopment
PETALING JAYA: Kampung Baru, one of the oldest Malay settlements in Malaysia, has many “deep-rooted” problems that will not end with government’s latest offer of RM850 per square foot, said an a...
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Kg Baru redevelopment has landowners on tenterhooks
COMMENT | Many landowners in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, have contacted this writer to ask a few questions with regard to the government's proposal to develop their land.
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You can get an iPhone 11 via Celcom from as low as RM52/month
As teased earlier, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are now available for pre-order on Celcom.
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Maxis offers the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max on pre-order
If you’re planning to get the latest iPhone 11 on contract, you can pre-order a unit from Maxis and get it on 27th September 2019.
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Bowers & Wilkins launches new collection of P-Series headphones
British audio equipment manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins have unveiled three new sets of P-Series wireless headphones in three, all-new form factors.
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RM5b goes out of country through remittances from foreign construction workers
KUCHING: Almost RM5 billion of the nation’s money flows out in a year through foreign workers working in the country’s construction sector.
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RM5 billion a year outflow from foreign construction workers
KUCHING: As much as RM5 billion a year flows out of the country through foreign construction workers, it was revealed today.
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Construction industry chief: Foreign workers remit RM5bil out of the country annually
KUCHING (Bernama): Almost RM5bil flows out of the country every year by foreign workers working in the country's construction sector remitting the money home.
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CIDB: RM5b goes out of country through remittances from foreign construction workers
KUCHING, Sept 21 — Almost RM5 billion of the nation’s money flows out in a year through foreign workers working in the country’s construction sector.
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Bowers & Wilkins launches new collection of P-Series headphones
NEW YORK, Sept 21 — British audio equipment manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins—who made their name in the industry by developing stylish and premium home speakers—have unveiled three new sets of P-S...
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Skullcandy launches its first headphones with active noise cancellation
On Sept 19, Skullcandy revealed the latest member of its Crusher series: the Crusher ANC over-ear headphones.
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CPO futures to trade in profit-taking mode next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade in a profit-taking mode of between RM2,020 and RM2,080...
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Anwar’s close aides sued over office brawl
KUALA LUMPUR: Two of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s close aides have been sued by his research assistant over a purported office brawl.
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Get set for a special property fair in Cheras
KUALA LUMPUR: Mark your calendar for Sept 26 as the StarProperty.my fair will be happening at Sunway Velocity Mall in Cheras.
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2 men fighting at Bukit Kiara toll plaza get a day’s jail, RM1,000 fine and some advice
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men involved in a scuffle at the Bukit Kiara toll plaza here recently were jailed a day and fined RM1,000 each by a magistrate’s court here today.
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Two men in viral toll fight video get one-day jail, RM1,000 fine each
Two men filmed fighting at a toll plaza in a viral video was jailed a day and fined RM1,000 each by the KL Magistrate's Court on Friday.The fine was in default of a month's jail for being involved in...
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Etiqa introduces first-of-its kind insurance coverage for mental illness
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Etiqa, the insurance group owned by Maybank, today introduced insurance coverage for four types of mental illnesses through the launch of its Investment-Linked Critical Illness...
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2019 Perodua Axia – RM33.5k G or RM35k GXtra?
The facelifted 2019 Perodua Axia has just been introduced, equipped with a revised look and a handful of significant new features.
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Two men in Bukit Kiara toll plaza brawl jailed for one day, fined RM1,000 each
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Two men involved in a scuffle at the Bukit Kiara toll plaza, which has gone viral on social media, has been jailed a day and fined RM1,000 each by a Magistrate’s Court here...
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ICYMI #173: Huawei Mate 30 series, Dual-tone P30 Pro, Oppo A5 2020 Malaysia & more!
The Huawei Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro are finally here and these device packs a punch. In other news, the Huawei P30 Pro that comes with a dual tone design is now available in Malaysia and if you ar...
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Two men in viral fighting video get one-day jail and RM1,000 fine each
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men filmed fighting at a toll plaza in a viral video has been jailed a day and fined RM1,000 each by a Magistrate's Court here.
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Two of Anwar’s aides sued by his research assistant
KUALA LUMPUR: Two of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's close aides have been sued by his research assistant over a purported office brawl.
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Look beyond hazy skies
THERE is no doubt that the haze is terrible and exacts a deadly toll on our health, well-being, economy and education.
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Ideas proposes new living wage tax credit for companies
PETALING JAYA: Corporate tax incentives to encourage companies to pay above minimum wage are among the budget proposals by the Institute for Democracy and...
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The Haze is the climate emergency! — Khor Swee Kheng, Amar Singh-HSS, Darshan Joshi
SEPTEMBER 19 — There is no doubt that the haze is terrible, and exacts a deadly toll on our health, well-being, economy and education.
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Court sets Oct 24 for case management of IRB suit against Najib's son
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): The High Court here today set Oct 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s son ...
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Celcom Xpax offers XP Lite, with customisable data quota
Celcom Xpax's new postpaid plan allows subscribers to upsize their data quota based on consumption.
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Ahead of climate strike, group says time for public to respond to haze crisis
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — A group of Malaysian professionals is calling on the public to act on the haze problem currently faced by the country by taking part in the Global Climate Strike this weekend...
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KLCI extends losing streak as IHH, Maybank slip
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed weaker on Thursday as investors continued to be cautious, dragged by declines in IHH Healthcare, Maybank and Sime Plantation.
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Oct 24 for case management of IRB suit against Najib’s son
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Oct 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s son, Datuk Mohd ...
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Court sets Oct 24 for case management of IRB suit against Najib's son
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): The High Court here today set Oct 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s son Da...
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Oct 24 for case management of IRB suit against Najib's son
The High Court today set Oct 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former prime minister Najib Tun Razak’s son, Mohd Nazifuddin Najib (above) to seek RM3...
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Oct 24 fixed for case management of suit against Najib’s son over unpaid taxes
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today set Oct 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s son, Mohd Nazifuddin, to seek R...
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Oct 24 for case management of IRB suit against Najib’s son Nazifuddin over RM37.6m in unpaid taxes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The High Court here today set October 24 for another case management of a suit by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s son,...
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Unemployed woman arrested for suspected drug possession, abuse in Lawas
The items seized from the suspect.
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This RM699 Oppo smartphone has stereo speakers and 5,000mAh battery
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Alongside the RM1,199 Oppo A9 2020, Oppo Malaysia has also announced the A5 2020.
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Oppo A9 2020 Malaysia: Everything you need to know (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Oppo A9 2020 has finally arrived in Malaysia and this is Oppo’s new quad-camera smartphone that comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery.
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Umrah packages cost to go up
KUALA LUMPUR: A price hike of up to an additional RM1,000 per person on umrah packages is unavoidable following Saudi Arabia’s decision to increase the visa fee...
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Muda in position to trade higher, says AllianceDBS Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): AllianceDBS Research said Muda Holdings Bhd (Muda) had on Sept 18 crossed over the RM1.56 hurdle to reach a high of RM1.62 before settling at RM1.59  (up 4 sen or 2.58%).
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This RM699 Oppo smartphone has stereo speakers and 5,000mAh battery
Alongside the RM1,199 Oppo A9 2020, Oppo Malaysia has also announced the A5 2020.
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Oppo A9 2020 Malaysia: Everything you need to know
The Oppo A9 2020 has finally arrived in Malaysia and this is Oppo’s new quad-camera smartphone that comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery.
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Civil servant fined RM1,000 for smoking in KL hospital
KUALA LUMPUR: A female civil servant was fined RM1,000 by the magistrate’s court here today for smoking at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital grounds last December.
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False! Viral post on Chinese traders boycotting Malay farmers
A social media posting which claimed Chinese wholesalers were boycotting produce by Malay farmers in relation to the "buy Muslim-made products first" campaign is untrue, a businessperson said.
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Cost of umrah may go up, says MATTA
KUALA LUMPUR: The cost of performing umrah in Saudi Arabia may increase by between RM500 to RM1,000.
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2019 Mazda CX-5 estimated pricing revealed – from RM135k; top-spec 2.5 Turbo GLS AWD from RM177k
It has been a few days since full specifications of the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 were revealed, and we now have estimated pricing for the updated SUV.
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Logitech's latest gaming mouse features boosted battery life
Swiss manufacturer Logitech has unveiled a new wireless mouse especially designed for gaming, the G604 Lightspeed.
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Why men should fight for equal pay for women — Sharan Raj
SEPTEMBER 17 — Patriarchy is a form as slavery as men dictate women's participation and expression in this society.
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Johor Customs seizes contraband cigarettes from Singapore worth over RM660,000
JOHOR BARU, Sept 17 — The Johor Customs Department has foiled an attempt to smuggle contraband cigarettes of various brands, estimated to be worth RM665,720 including tax, during a raid at the Sulta...
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Samsung Galaxy A50s (RM1,299) and A30s (RM899) available on Sept 21
The new Samsung Galaxy A50s and A30s; both with a 6.4in display, three rear cameras, and 4,000mAh battery will be available in Malaysia on Sept 21...
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Samsung Malaysia unveils new Galaxy A50s, A30s smartphones
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd has unveiled its new Galaxy A50s and A30s smartphones, which are available for purchase from Sept 21.
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Samsung Malaysia unveils new Galaxy A50, A30 smartphones
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd has unveiled its new Galaxy A50 and A30 smartphones, which are available for purchase from Sept 21.
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Samsung Galaxy A30s and A50s: Malaysia’s most affordable Samsung Pay smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy A30s and A50s have finally landed in Malaysia.
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Mi 9 Lite: This should have been the Mi A3
There’s now a new device under the Mi 9 series following the launch of the Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro.
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Ensure consumers pay for potable water to stop wastage
READING recent news reports about Air Selangor becoming the sole licence holder of the water supply service in Selangor reminded me of a conversation I coincidentally also had recently with several fr...
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RM1 lawsuit against Indonesia for the annual haze
COMMENT | South East Asia is sadly experiencing its predictable annual haze crisis, yet again.
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Can (and should) Malaysia sue Indonesia over transboundary haze?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 ― A group of Malaysian professionals have suggested that Malaysia launch a lawsuit against Indonesia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a symbolic RM1 over open ...
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Malaysian budget to address high cost of living issue
PETALING JAYA: The upcoming Budget 2020 will emphasise on new growth measures to address the high cost of living issue and improve the purchasing power of...
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GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines
DETROIT, Sept 16 — Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks today at 10am EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker’s highly profitable US operations.
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Property investment? Certainly NOT low risk and low returns.
I guess I needed to reiterate this important point.
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How the US-China trade war has fractured Asia’s supply chains — Jayant Menon
SEPT 16 — The US-China trade war is more than a year old now, with no end in sight.
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US needs a trade war deal more than China does, says economist
US president Donald Trump faces growing pressure of a possible economic slowdown while seeking re-election.
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53 become millionaires after winning lottery
PETALING JAYA: A total of 53 millionaires were created so far this year through lottery games.
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RM1 lawsuit against Indonesia: A viable policy option for the annual haze crisis — Khor Swee Kheng, Amar Singh-HSS, Darshan Joshi
SEPTEMBER 16 — South-east Asia is sadly experiencing its Predictable Annual Haze Crisis, yet again.
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Sue Indonesia at World Court for haze crisis
South-East Asia is sadly experiencing its predictable annual haze crisis, yet again.
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Mahathir, Siti Hasmah watch Putrajaya Boat Race 2019
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today watched The Putrajaya Boat Race 2019, an activity he had once suggested to organise when Putrajaya was first developed.
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Group proposes RM1 suit by Putrajaya against Indonesia to compel action against haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — A group of Malaysian professionals have proposed today for Putrajaya to sue the Indonesian government for RM1 over the transboundary haze, in order to compel it to be legally...
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Five things new smartwatches can do for you
Smartwatch features are getting pretty futuristic, as a glance at some of the latest models reveals.
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Thousands stranded at Ipoh airport due to haze
PETALING JAYA - More than a thousand air travellers were left stranded at the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh, Perak, as flights were cancelled due to the worsening haze blanketing the east ...
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Thousands stranded at Ipoh airport
PETALING JAYA: More than a thousand air travellers were left stranded at the Sultan Azlan Shah (LTSAS) airport in Ipoh, Perak, as flights were cancelled due to the...
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SCCS, UiTM to hold Gold Ribbon Sculpture Gallery Sept 20-Oct 6
KUCHING: One child in Sarawak is diagnosed with cancer every five days, according to Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS). To increase awareness of childhood cancer, SCCS will be hosting ‘Gol...
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MPS Staff gets a year’s jail for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: A Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) staff was sent to jail for a year by the Magistrate’s Court here today for cheating an officer of the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) over a house purchas...
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Is this the Malaysian pricing for the Samsung Galaxy A30s and A50s?
The Samsung Galaxy A30s and A50s are coming to Malaysia very soon and both devices have already passed our local SIRIM certification.
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Under attack, Penang govt insists still has lowest assessment rates after review
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Penang's assessment rates for properties in the whole state are still among the lowest in the country even after it they are reviewed, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said.
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1 Utama launches e-wallet and e-commerce platform
PETALING JAYA (Sept 13): 1 Utama Shopping Centre has officially launched its 1PAY E-wallet and online shopping portal ONESHOP.com.my. It is the first retail mall in Malaysia to develop its very own di...
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Deal: Airbnb offers up these amazing Experiences for only RM1 to celebrate Malaysia Day
As Malaysia Day is right around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate our nation’s uniquely multicultural heritage!
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MPS worker sentenced to a year for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: The Magistrate's Court sentenced a Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) worker to a year in prison for cheating an individual of RM1,900 on the pretence of helping the victim to purchase of a house in Rawang.
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1 Utama launches e-wallet and e-commerce platform
PETALING JAYA (Sept 13): 1 Utama Shopping Centre has officially launched its 1PAY E-wallet and online shopping portal ONESHOP.com.my. It is the first retail mall in Malaysia to develop its very own di...
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1 Utama goes cashless with 1PAY e-wallet, ONESHOP online shopping platform
PETALING JAYA, Sept 13 — The 1 Utama Shopping Centre, ranked the largest mall in Malaysia, has raised the technological bar for competitors with the launch of its 1PAY e-wallet system today.
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ICYMI #169: Apple Watch Series 3 & iPad Pro 2018 price cut, Honor 20 Pro Icelandic Frost & more!
If you don’t fancy the Phantom Black and Phantom Blue colour option on the Honor 20 Pro, you are in luck, because there’s a new colour option coming to Malaysia soon. In other news, Apple has red...
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PUBG Mobile Campus Championship is coming to Malaysia on 24 September
Yoodo, a Malaysian digital mobile service, has just announced that the PUBG Mobile Campus Championship (PMCC) 2019 is coming to Malaysia!
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Filipino villagers swap trash for rice in fight against plastics
A village in the Philippines is trying to tackle the scourge of plastic waste by offering rice to residents in exchange for their trash.
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Celcom post’s Q2 revenue uptick of 1.9%
Celcom Axiata Bhd posted a 1.9% year to date (YTD) revenue growth for its post-paid and prepaid services in Q2 2019.
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Michael Kors’ new Wear OS smartwatches look pretty darn sleek
Michael Kors isn’t a brand that is normally associated with smartwatches, per se, but they’ve just announced 3 new models that look pretty darn good—the new wearables also sport Google’s Wear ...
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Celcom is “uber-ising” its dealerships with Ninja Ranger
Celcom has revealed Ninja Ranger, a new initiative to increase the number of signup channels for its postpaid and prepaid services.
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Apple has price-dropped the Apple Watch Series 3 by 31%, now available from RM849
The latest Apple Watch was only just announced, but it (of course) comes with a pretty hefty price.
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The Apple Watch Series 5 comes with an Always-On display, and a compass
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — Alongside the iPhone 11 series and the new 7th-generation iPad, Apple also announced the new Apple Watch Series, which comes with a number of updates that users have been ...
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Seven arrested over loan scams
KUALA LUMPUR: A "faulty" ATM card led to the arrest of seven men believed to be behind illegal loan scams in the city.
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Apple Watch 5, new iPad, but no AR Glasses: What Apple did and didn’t announce at its iPhone event
In addition to introducing three new iPhone models and revealing key details about its video and game subscription services, Apple also announced a few other...
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Eight key products from IFA 2019
While there was an absence of truly revolutionary products at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, a few brands attracted significant attention with their...
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The Apple Watch Series 5 comes with an Always-On display, and a compass
Alongside the iPhone 11 series and the new 7th-generation iPad, Apple also announced the new Apple Watch Series, which comes with a number of updates that users have been waiting for.
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Huawei Nova 5T unboxing & hands-on
The Huawei Nova 5T was recently launched in Malaysia and this smartphone runs on a flaghsip class processor with a quad camera setup.
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ViewQwest offers 100Mbps fibre broadband with static IP from RM128/month
ViewQwest has officially expanded its fibre broadband reach in Malaysia with new plans that run on the national High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network.
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Oppo unveils new Reno phone in China as it seeks to better compete with Apple – but there is no 5G
Oppo has five smartphone series which cover the low-end and the mid-to-high-end market.
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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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Low CPO prices pull TH Plantations deeper into the red
AS TH Plantations Bhd (THP) released its second-quarter results last Thursday, its shareholders may rightly be even more concerned about its financial health amid its turnaround programme this year.
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Reintroduce GST to bolster nation’s coffers, say economists
PETALING JAYA: The government should consider reintroducing the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST) for Budget 2020 to replace the Sales and Services Tax (SST) if it wants to increase its coffers, ...
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Eight key products from IFA 2019
BERLIN, Sept 11 — This year’s edition of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, which closes its doors today, September 11, likely won’t be remembered as one of the most eventful.
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iPhone 11: Apple upgraded everything except for one thing
Among the three new iPhone models, the iPhone 11 is the most affordable of the lot.
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