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Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 10:53 AM
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Bird’s nests gang busted with arrest of five
KOTA TINGGI: Police have clipped the wings of a syndicate specialising in stealing farmed bird’s nests.
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MTIB to boost Bumiputera's participation in furniture industry
The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) will continue to strengthen Bumiputera’s participation in the timber-based furniture industry including through the establishment of a new subsidiary, CTCS...
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Foreign car owners yet to get RFID tag
JOHOR BARU: Many owners of foreign-registered cars are lamenting they have yet to receive their RFID (radio frequency identification) tag even as Malaysia’s Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system will start on Oct 1.
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Bids Start At 1 Sen On This Auction Site, So You Might Just Win Gadgets For Half The Price
Online bidding isn’t a new concept.
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Newlyweds spend ‘honeymoon’ in lock-up after being caught with drugs
A newlywed couple from Tumpat were forced to spend their “honeymoon” in a lock-up after they were arrested for being in possession of drugs, reported Sinar Harian.
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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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Bootleg sandals worth over RM600,000 seized in Perak
IPOH, Sept 19 — The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s (KPDNHEP) Perak office confiscated counterfeit sandals worth more than half a million in Pusing last night.
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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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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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Local celebs to usher in Malaysia Day with run and concert
PETALING JAYA: Usher in the Malaysia Day by glowing in the dark together with our home-grown celebrities during the Semarak Merdeka Night Run 2019 Sunday (Sept 15)...
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Epson projector comes with ‘ambient light rejecting screen' for daytime viewing
Epson's LS500 Laser Projection TV is a projector that has been optimised to offer TV viewers a crisp and clear image even during daylight hours.
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Mechanic loses savings to scammer posing as cop
KUANTAN: A mechanic lost his savings totalling RM27,400 yesterday after he transferred the money to an account purported to belong to Bank Negara, on the instructions of a scammer posing as a police o...
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Mechanic loses life savings after transferring money to 'Bank Negara' on scammer's instructions
KUANTAN (Bernama): A mechanic lost his life savings totalling RM27,400 on Friday (Sept 13) after he transferred the money to an account purportedly...
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CPO futures to trade in tight range next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade in a tight range of between RM2,010 and RM2,100 per...
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Yoursay: Despite our religiosity, no will to stop migrant labour exploitation
YOURSAY | ‘Yet another shocking and tragic report which is likely to be added to the many similar reports and filed away.’ Every day, two Bangladeshi workers die in Malaysia Anonymous 770241447347...
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Masya sets her sights on China
SINGER Siti Nur Masyitah Yusoff, better known as Masya Masyitah(pic), is taking steps to expand her career in China, Harian Metro reported.
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MPN spends RM412,000 to upgrade Mantin’s 20-year-old hawker centre
NILAI: The Nilai Municipal Council (MPN) has spent RM412,000 to restore and upgrade Mantin’s hawker centre which is more than 20 years old to enable traders to carry out their business in greater co...
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Penang govt told to reconsider new assessment rates amid possible property price hike
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — The Penang state government must reconsider its decision to review the assessment rates of all properties in the state, Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong said.
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Babysitter fined RM12k for slapping baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A part-time babysitter was fined RM12,000 in default of six months’ jail by the Sessions Court for slapping a six-month-old baby.
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Sharnaaz refuses to divorce wife
ACTOR Sharnaaz Ahmad, 34, and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor continue to be locked in divorce proceedings after the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court referred them to a...
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Penang NRD assistant director claims trial to faking and selling MyKad to Chinese nationals
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 12 — Mohd Faizul Arifin from the National Registration Department (NRD) and five other people today were today hit with a 32 charges of falsifying Malaysian birth certificates and ...
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Babysitter fined RM12,000 for slapping baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A part-time babysitter was fined RM12,000, in default of six months' jail, by the Sessions Court on Thursday (Sept 12) for slapping a six-month-old...
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How to frustrate thieves who target keyless-entry cars
PETALING JAYA: A vehicle security expert has advised owners of keyless-entry cars to invest in a commercially available casing for their car keys to prevent hackers from stealing their vehicles.
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Unimas denies food sold to students below par, overpriced
KUCHING: The DAP today claimed that meals provided to new students by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) are below par and overpriced but Unimas has denied it.
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1MDB-Tanore Trial Day 6: Defence to continue cross-examination of Najib’s...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (left), the eighth prosecution witness in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd-Tanore (1MDB-Tanore) trial will continue to be cross-examined by the def...
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Police arrest 13 children for dangerous cycling
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen children aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian in Kajang near here, for cycling dangerously.
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Police arrest 13 children in Kajang for dangerous cycling
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen children aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian in Kajang near here, for cycling dangerously.
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13 kids arrested for dangerous cycling stunts
Thirteen children, aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian, Kajang, for cycling dangerously.
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PM says looking for a 'win-win' in tackling rising pension payouts
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is looking for a win-win solution in tackling the rising pension payouts for retired civil servants.
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Turkish man, two Syrian women arrested for suspected involvement in RM20k jewelry theft in Miri
The two women from Syria were arrested in connection to the jewelry theft.
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Two Syrian women, Turkish man nabbed for allegedly stealing RM20,000 in jewellery
SIBU: Two women from Syria and a man from Turkey, who were alleged to have been involved in the theft of RM20,000 worth of jewellery from a goldsmith in Miri...
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Teacher pleads not guilty to land fraud charges
LABUAN: A 42-year-old secondary school teacher pleaded not guilty at the Labuan court today to separate charges of cheating two individuals of a total of RM60,000 in a land scam.
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Digi launches Home Fibre Broadband in Sabah, up to 1Gbps
After conducting several pilot rollouts in selected areas such as Jasin, Subang, Rawang and Kajang, Digi has officially launched its commercial fibre broadband offering in Sabah.
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Digi introduces Home Fibre broadband plans with up to 1Gbps speed in Sabah
Users can choose from four different monthly plans namely Digi Home Fibre 50Mbps for RM99, 100Mbps for RM129, 500Mbps for RM159 and 1Gbps for RM199.
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Why was the number plate CEE 841 sold for RM5,100?
Pahang’s Road Transport Department (JPJ) has just concluded its online bidding for its CEE licence plate series.
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The number plate CEE841 just sold for RM5,100 in Pahang — can you guess why?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Pahang’s Road Transport Department (JPJ) has just concluded its online bidding for its CEE licence plate series.
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RM900,000 approved for OKU facilities: Hannah Yeoh
PETALING JAYA: The government has approved RM900,000 to set up two facilities for Persons with Disabilities (OKU). Deputy of Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh is hopeful th...
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M'sia needs at least seven independent living centres to help the disabled
Malaysia needs at least seven Independent Living Centres (ILCs) to meet the needs of over half a million disabled people in the country, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Ha...
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Witness in 1MDB-Tanore trial made RM75,000 per month working for Najib
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): At one point, Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (pictured, left) brought home some RM75,000 per month as the special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the High Court was told toda...
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Jho Low lent me US$200,000 to buy a house, Najib’s ex-aide tells court
KUALA LUMPUR: The former special officer of Najib Razak told the High Court in the 1MDB trial here today that he had once borrowed US$200,000 from businessman Low Taek Jho to purchase a house in Kota ...
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Witness in 1MDB-Tanore trial made RM75,000 per month working for Najib
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): At one point, Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin brought home some RM75,000 per month as the special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the High Court was told today.
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Court allows ex-Hindraf leader’s appeal against Waytha’s defamation suit
PETALING JAYA: The Court of Appeal today allowed an appeal by a former Hindraf leader against a lower court’s ruling in a defamation suit brought by Hindraf co-founder P Waytha Moorthy to proceed.
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Heavier penalties for fish-bombers
Junz Wong KOTA KINABALU: The State Government is planning to introduce heavier penalties to curb fish bombing in the state.
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Man downs 1kg of briyani in 10 minutes
A MAN wolfed down a kilogramme of chicken briyani in less than 10 minutes to win 5,000 rupees (RM293) in a rice-eating competition.
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Sabah to introduce heavier penalties to curb fish-bombing
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah hopes to be rid of the perennial problem of fish-bombing by introducing heavier penalties.
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Matta expects departure levy to have no impact on sales
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) expects the recently-imposed departure levy to have no impact on sales during its upcoming Matta Fair September 2019, said CEO Phua Tai Neng...
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Longer jail time among stiffer penalties for those guilty of fish bombing in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 3 — The Sabah government will be introducing heavier punishments on those convicted of using explosives to fish as well as those found in possession of such bombed seafood.
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Money transfers via Touch ‘n Go eWallet will get a 10% bonus this month
Users will seem extra generous when transferring cash with the Touch 'n Go eWallet this month, as the service will top up an additional 10% of the transfer amount.
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Kitingan presses ministers to reclaim 40% of departure tax
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan has challenged Sabahan ministers and deputy ministers in the federal Cabinet to help the state reclaim at least 40% of the tax collected from th...
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No overnight success for instant noodles producer
THE resolve to escape poverty has prompted an undergraduate majoring in accounting to drop out of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and plunge into business.
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Rotary Club, OCBC donate RM20,000 to Sibu Autistic Association
(Standing, from third left) Lau, Hii, a Rotarian, Wong, Gan, Thomas, Albee, and others pose for a photo.
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'Token sum not bribe, just stipend to cover convoy's expenses'
A considerate offer to help party members has been maliciously misrepresented, said Shah Alam PKR Youth deputy chief Muhamad Idris.
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Matta thanks Cabinet for lowering airport tax
Tan KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) is thankful to the Cabinet for lowering the airport tax or Passenger Service Charge (PSC) from RM73 to RM50 for non-Asean...
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Unifi Mobile offers 1-month free unlimited data for new starter packs
Unifi Mobile is offering a new promo for its #Bebas prepaid.
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IKM, Bank Rakyat support cooperatives via ‘MiRiCLe’
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Institut Koperasi Malaysia (IKM) is collaborating with Bank Rakyat to provide support to small, micro and medium cooperative clusters via the Million Ringgit Coop League (MiRiCL...
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Send mail from your home with Pos Malaysia's new service
Pos Malaysia's new service SendParcel brings the mailing system online – from writing a consignment note to booking a delivery – with deliveries able to be sent from...
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Three companies fined for failing to provide safe working systems
IPOH: Three companies were today fined a total of RM100,000 by the Sessions Court for failing to provide a safe working system which resulted in deaths and injuries involving their workers.
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'Unregistered' AATC probed after promising gov't loans to students
The Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) is probing the Allied Aeronautics Training Centre (AATC) after the latter came into in the spotlight over student protests on undelivered promises for go...
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Three days left to buy flight tickets without Departure Levy
Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha KUCHING: The Departure Levy (DL) to be imposed on all travellers according to their flight class and destinations is set to come into effect in three days.
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BDO staff join walk for third time
PETALING JAYA: Audit firm BDO Malaysia is back to give its full support to the much anticipated #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2019.
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Fourth Merdeka walk for Info Dept
PETALING JAYA: Information Department Malaysia will be joining the #AnakAnakMalaysia walk for a fourth time on Aug 31 in Setia Alam.
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Loan sharks threaten to make Malaysian woman a prostitute
KUALA LUMPUR - A woman who merely enquired about a loan advertisement she saw on Facebook has been threatened by loan sharks to pay up or she would be forced into prostitution.
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Loan sharks threaten to make woman a prostitute
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman who merely enquired about a loan advertisement she saw on Facebook has been threatened by loan sharks to pay up or she would be...
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JPJ e-bidding system’s proceeds hit over RM16mil
KOTA BARU: Proceeds from the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) online vehicle registration bidding system (JPJeBid) have reached more than RM16mil since it was introduced in April.
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‘10,000 Musang King seedlings distributed to villages in Bekenu’
Visitors get to eat as many durians as they can for only RM20 per person during the festival in Bekenu.
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DDP and CEE registration numbers open for bidding
KOTA BHARU: More than RM16 million has been raised by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) from an online vehicle number plate bidding system which was introduced in six regions in April Now registrati...
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Proceeds from JPJ’s number plate e-bidding system exceeds RM16m
KOTA BARU (Bernama): The proceeds from the online vehicle number plate bidding system (JPJeBid) implemented by the Road Transport Department (JPJ)...
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FAMA wants to plant durian on endowment land
PORT DICKSON (Aug 26): The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) plans to cultivate durian on idle endowment land especially on the fringes of towns and isolated areas nationwide.
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While leaders squabble, pupils struggle with termites and floods
KUCHING: While political leaders squabble over repairs to Sarawak schools, daily life at Ulu Bawan national primary school boils down to a struggle between floods and termites and a lack of facilities...
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Doctor helps breastfeed baby whose mum is still in coma
Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN and ASHLEY TANG A DOCTOR helped to breastfeed three-month-old Farah Hanis Fairol Haziri who was born via Caesarean section after her mother fell into a coma while she was s...
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Need for faster disaster warning systems
JITRA: All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine-tune early warning systems, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Agencies involved in disaster management told to fine tune early warning systems
JITRA: All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Agencies involved in disaster management told to fine tune early warning systems
JITRA (Aug 24): All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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DPM calls on agencies involved in disaster management to fine tune early warning systems
JITRA, Aug 24 — All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Departure levy will start on Sept 1, confirms Anthony Loke
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook confirmed that the departure levy will be collected from outbound travellers from September 1 onwards.
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Departure levy to be charged from Sept 1 as scheduled
GEORGE TOWN: Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said the government has decided that the departure levy will stay and collection will begin on Sept 1.
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Women detained for staging own robbery
KEPALA BATAS: Police detained two women for staging a robbery of RM20,400 belonging to their employer.
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Women detained for staging own robbery
KEPALA BATAS (Bernama): Police detained two women for staging a robbery of RM20,400 belonging to their employer.
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Penang cops nab two women for staging own robbery
KEPALA BATAS, Aug 23 — Police detained two women for staging a robbery of RM20,400 belonging to their employer.
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AirAsia’s BigPay now offers 2X Big points for every spend
BigPay, the prepaid Mastercard by AirAsia, has announced a revision to its BIG Points reward system.
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No respite for AirAsia, AirAsia X, as new tax kicks in
AIRASIA Group Bhd and its low-cost long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) have spent much of the past two years battling rising charges, and it is far from over as a new departure levy kicks in next ...
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Johor JPJ aims to raise RM1m through online bidding for vehicle plates
JOHOR BARU, Aug 20 — The Johor Road Transport Department (RTD) is targeting to collect over RM1 million in revenue through its newly-launched electronic bidding for vehicle number plates starting wi...
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Johor JPJ targeting over RM1mil revenue via e-bidding for 'JTR' plate numbers
JOHOR BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is targeting over RM1mil in revenue through its e-bidding system (JPJeBid) for the "JTR" vehicle registration plate numbers.
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Apple Arcade subscription could cost RM20/month when launched
Apple announced during the WWDC 2019 earlier this year that their subscription-based game service, Apple Arcade, will be launched in Q4 of this year.
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Two rob company’s takings of RM20,400
KEPALA BATAS: Two men robbed two employees of a company of RM20,400, when they were on their way to deposit the money in a bank here last night.
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Naim rises 2.56% on renewed buying interest
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Shares in Naim Holdings Bhd (Naim) rose 2.56% this morning following renewed buying interest in the stock.
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Renewed buying interest emerged in Naim, says AllianceDBS Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): AllianceDBS Research said Naim Holdings Bhd (Naim) had on Aug 16 crossed over 97.5 sen hurdle to reach an intraday high of 98 sen before settling at 97.5 sen (up 0.5 sen or 7.30...
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Govt to study exit tax structure on airline passengers, says PM
SEPANG: The government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full-service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Govt to study tax structure on airline passengers
SEPANG: The government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix...
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Tun M: Govt to study tax structure on airline passengers
SEPANG (Aug 16): The Government will study the tax structure imposed on passengers of low-cost and full service airlines as it is not fair for everyone to pay the same amount, said Tun Dr Mahathir Moh...
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Clooney’s sis-in-law faces drink-driving charge in Singapore
SINGAPORE: The sister-in-law of Hollywood movie star George Clooney is facing a drink-driving charge in Singapore.
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Digi now offers 1Gbps Home Fibre Broadband, priced from RM179/month
Digi is now offering faster options for its Home Fibre Broadband.
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Puspakom Sedia Bantu customer days: Aug 19 – Oct 2
Members of the public can now receive information from legitimate sources on all things related to vehicle inspection from the ‘Puspakom Sedia Bantu‘ (Puspakom at your service) customer days at se...
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50kg of bombed fish seized from Sabah market
KOTA KINABALU: Some 50kg of suspected bombed fish were seized from a market during a special operation to weed out fish blasting activities in the state.KOTA KINABALU: Some 50kg of suspected bombed fish were seized from a market during a special operation to weed out fish blasting activities in the state.
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Renault Megane RS 280 Cup officially launched in Malaysia – manual and dual-clutch, from RM280k
TC Euro Cars has officially launched the all-new Renault Megane RS 280 Cup in Malaysia, which is available with a manual or an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission, both with six speeds and front-...
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Ex-headmaster, PIBG chairman win RM550,000 in defamation suits
SHAH ALAM: A former headmaster and the former chairman of the SJK (C) Yuk Chai parent-teacher association (PIBG) were awarded RM550,000 in damages today after the High Court found a businessman liable...
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Trio on the run from loan sharks
KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of three men who left home after they were unable to service their loans shared their predicament at a press conference called by MCA Public Services and Complaints Departmen...
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50kg of fish caught with explosives seized at Safma market
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Marine police seized 50 kg of fish worth RM700 yesterday from traders at the Safma market here who have persisted in selling fish caught with explosives.
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Sugar, spice and everything low price
ALOR SETAR: A plate of chicken rice with soup for only RM1.70 is not an urban myth.
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T'ganu MB shares 'profiling' experience before flight to Australia
After a post about six Malaysians denied from boarding a flight to Australia went viral, Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar recalled his personal experience of alleged racial profiling by ...
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