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40 poor pupils take off on joy flight
FORTY Primary Six students from SJK (T) Bedong in Kedah took their first flight when they went on a school trip to Langkawi recently, reported Malaysia Nanban.
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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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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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Warning to traders: Ceiling price for five types of masks set, do not raise prices
PETALING JAYA (Sept 19): The ceiling price for five types of masks against the current haze “has been set” and traders have been warned not to raise their prices.
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Don't raise face mask prices, traders in Malaysia warned
PETALING JAYA - The ceiling price has been set for various types of face masks amid the haze crisis with traders warned of legal consequences should they unreasonably hike up the prices.
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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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Don’t raise face mask prices, traders warned
PETALING JAYA: The ceiling price has been set for various types of face masks amid the haze crisis with traders warned of legal consequences should they unreasonably hike up the prices.
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RM30 haircut at Indian barbershop?
KUALA LUMPUR: Traditional Indian barbers have warned that prices of haircuts may rise from RM10 to RM30 or more if the government prohibits them from hiring...
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No foreign workers, barber shops trim down
KUALA LUMPUR: Many barbershops are closing down because there have been no approvals for new foreign workers since 2009, the Malaysian Indian Hairdressing Saloon Owners Association (Mindas) said today...
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Haze: Govt sets ceiling prices for face masks
PETALING JAYA: A ceiling price has been put on five types of face masks amid the haze crisis, with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry warning stern action...
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Barbershop association to send memorandum to Home Ministry over foreign worker freeze
KUALA LUMPUR: Fearing that the hiring freeze on foreign workers will lead to a shortage of workers and higher operational costs, barbershop owners will submit a...
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Now suitable time to buy first home – Hap Seng
Hap Seng Land’s team at Kingfisher Sandakan Block A2 yesterday.
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Police arrest two men, confiscate drugs worth RM1.9m
KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested two men and seized 38 kg of drugs believed to be methamphetamine (syabu) and estimated to be worth RM1.9 million, in an operation in Setapak here, last Friday.
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Police arrest two men, confiscate drugs worth RM1.9m
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Police arrested two men and seized 38 kilogrammes of drugs believed to be methamphetamine (syabu) and estimated to be worth RM1.9 million, in an operation in Setapak here, la...
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Former aide to PKR’s Tebrau MP arrested for cash fraud
JOHOR BARU, Sept 17 — A 27-year-old former aide to a PKR MP Steven Choong has recently been nabbed by police for a spate of fraud cases, allegedly involving cash, house deposits and items under the ...
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Night school cares for kids
JOHOR BARU: He left his job and opened a night school to help children stay off the streets.
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BAT Malaysia may benefit from increased vaping regulation: Daiwa
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): British American Tobacco (Malaysia)'s cigarette and heated-tobacco products could benefit from a possible ban on flavored e-cigerettes in the U.S., which will likely escalate M...
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Farmers: Landfill pollutants leaching into sea
NIBONG TEBAL: Fish farmers near Penang’s Pulau Burung sanitary landfill are blaming the facility for emitting pollution that harms their cage-bred fish.
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With 100 distress calls daily Penang Befrienders needs volunteers
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Befrien­ders is looking for volunteers to handle its two toll-free lines until the wee hours of the morning.
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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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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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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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Malaysian woman living in fear after posing nude for loan sharks
KUALA LUMPUR - An unemployed woman is living in fear that a loan shark might post nude images and videos of her online.
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Woman loses more than her heart
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman gave RM9,000 to a man who promised to marry her.
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Woman scared her nude pics and videos might be posted online by loan sharks
KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed woman is living in fear that a loan shark might post nude images and videos of her online.
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The tie that bind
AGROMATE Holdings Sdn Bhd, an integrated fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, turns 40 this year. Founded in 1979 by Raymond Tang, the company whose first office...
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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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Fish farmer’s switch to eel pays off
SETIU: A drop in demand for catfish led Zakaria Harun to switch to eels instead.
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In Sarawak, state authorities pledge to take action against open burning as haze worsens
KUCHING, Sept 10 ― The Sarawak Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) today warned that stern action will be taken against anyone found conducting open burning during the current dry seaso...
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‘Different races, but the same heart’
PETALING JAYA: Amidst a call to boycott non-Muslim products, one Malaysian has shared how those of different faiths volunteered their time and money to bring his sick...
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Raja Permaisuri Agong graces Piala Seri Endon batik design competition
KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today graced the Piala Seri Endon 2019 (PSE) batik design competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
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CPO futures to trade RM2,180 to RM2,250 per tonne
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade sideways with an upward bias of between RM2,180 and...
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Man shares story of muhibbah spirit of Malaysians who helped sick father stranded overseas
PETALING JAYA: Amidst a call to boycott non-Muslim products, one Malaysian has shared an important story of how Malaysians of different faiths volunteered their time...
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Report: Penang low-cost home-buyers forced to pay extra by developers
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 5): Property buyers say that developers are making them pay between RM30,000 and RM90,000 extra in packaged deals for units under the low-cost housing scheme.
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In Penang, more low-cost home buyers say forced to pay almost double
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 5 — More property buyers have stepped forward with complaints against developers making them pay between RM30,000 and RM90,000 extra in packaged deals for units under the low-cost ...
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ICYMI #164: Sony Xperia 5, Android 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro & more!
Shortly after the launch of the Xperia One, Sony is now expected to reveal a compact version of this smartphone soon. If you can’t wait for the Android 10 that was launched not long ago, it seems l...
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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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AirAsia Traveller SIM lets you roam in 15 countries for RM30
If you’re travelling overseas and don’t want to pay for expensive daily roaming rates, AirAsia has a Traveller SIM pack that provides roaming data for as low as RM30 for 7 days.
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Self-employed woman from Sibu loses RM135,000 to Macau Scam
File photo for illustration SIBU: A self-employed woman here has become the latest Macau Scam victim after she transferred RM135,000 into several bank accounts of a ‘police officer’.
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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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Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims
A trio of Indonesian university students has invented a device that uses high-frequency signals to help locate victims after a natural disaster.
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Get 10% extra when your friends pay you via Touch ‘n Go eWallet
To encourage more people to go cashless, Touch ‘n Go has introduced a new campaign where you can get 10% bonus when you receive funds via the eWallet. This is running throughout the month of Septemb...
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CPO futures to trade at RM2,200-RM2,300 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade range-bound at between RM2,200 and RM2,300 a...
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Hotlink Postpaid Flex now comes with extra data for YouTube
Maxis is giving its Hotlink Postpaid Flex plan an upgrade with extra data for YouTube usage.
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Still not too late to buy gold, say jewellers
PETALING JAYA: The price of gold may be soaring but jewellers believe that it is the right time to buy the commodity before it goes up further.
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Myra Putra puts a new spin on affordable houses
The medium-cost apartment is both gated and guarded with ample communal spaces.
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Businesswoman among four employers fined RM130k for hiring illegals
PEKAN NENAS: A total of four Malaysian employers, including a businesswoman, were fined a total of RM131,500 for hiring illegals in four separate cases here.
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RHB raises TP on UEM Edgenta to RM3.70
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB research expects UEM Edgenta Bhd to continue benefiting from Malaysia's growing integrated facilities management market.
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IRB seeks RM10.3 mil in unpaid income taxes from Najib's daughter
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s daughter Nooryana Najwa has been sued by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to pay RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from 20...
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IRB seeks RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from Najib’s daughter
KUALA LUMPU: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa (pix) has been sued by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to pay RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from 201...
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PAL celebrates with Malaysians
PETALING JAYA: Philippine Airlines (PAL), the oldest airline in Asia with 78 years of operations, has come on board to support the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2019...
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Lotte Chemical Titan sponsors NiE for four schools
PASIR GUDANG: Lotte Chemical Titan is looking forward to sponsoring more schools in Pasir Gudang district for The Star’s Newspaper-in-Education programme (NiE) in...
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IRB seeks RM10.3 mil in unpaid income taxes from Najib's daughter
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s daughter Nooryana Najwa has been sued by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to pay RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from 20...
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IRB seeks RM10.3m in unpaid income taxes from Najib’s daughter
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa has been sued by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to pay RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from...
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IRB seeks RM10.3mil in unpaid taxes from Najib's daughter
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, has been sued by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) for...
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IRB goes after Najib's daughter for RM10.3m unpaid taxes
The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is seeking RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's daughter Nooryana Najwa (photo).
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Govt retiree loses RM105,000 to Macau scam
BALIK PULAU: A government retiree lost RM105,000 to a Macau Scam after being threatened with legal action for alleged involvement in crime.
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Hap Seng Properties earns praise from ministry
John presenting a memento to Masnah at the grand opening of Kingfisher Inanam’s Sky Recreation Park.
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Uggah: Sarawak pufferfish has food and tourism potential
SPAOH: The yellow pufferfish (Xenopterus naritus), or commonly known as ikan buntal, has potential to be exported as a food item, other than becoming a tourist draw for Spaoh.
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142 nabbed in anti-drug operations
BUTTERWORTH: A total of 144 men, including two drug traffickers, were arrested in a two-week anti-drug operation in Ujung Batu here.
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Ploggers pick up over a tonne of garbage from Kuantan beach
KUANTAN: Over a tonne of junk was picked up in just an hour from Pantai Sepat in a plogging event today organised by Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd (Bank Islam), the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK), Solid Wa...
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Unearthing hidden potential
THERE is a popular seafood noodle restaurant in my Subang Jaya neighbourhood that I’ve been patronising in the last two decades.The seafood noodle soup is yummy.
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Myanmar man nabbed for selling fake UNHCR cards
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his countrymen,...
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Police arrest Myanmar man for selling fake UNHCR cards in Penang
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 23 — The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his ...
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Fitbit wins deal for 1 million new users in Singapore health plan
Fitbit Inc said on Aug 21 it won a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services to up to one million of the country's citizens as part of a health initiative that begins in October.
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‘System glitch’ over annual income sees teachers facing hefty tax bill
KUCHING: Two female teachers claim that an error which resulted in their annual income figure being doubled or tripled, has resulted in them being slapped with a hefty income tax bill by the Inland Re...
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Ex-Sarawak Football Association sec-gen’s CBT case management on Sept 30
KUCHING, Aug 20 — The Sessions Court here today set September 30 for management of the criminal breach of trust (CBT) case involving former Sarawak Football Association (FAS) secretary-general Razal...
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Apex Equity shareholder allowed to intervene in vesting order application
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): The High Court today allowed Pinerains Sdn Bhd, a shareholder of Apex Equity Holdings Bhd, to intervene in a vesting order application relating to the merger of Apex Equity's un...
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Deal: Get 31% off when you book SOCAR this Merdeka month
Car-sharing platform, SOCAR, is now offering 31% discount if you book a car from now until 1st September 2019.
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Renting houses online will cost you more, experts caution
PETALING JAYA: An industry player has warned that while renting houses through online platforms is gaining in popularity, would-be tenants may find themselves paying extra fees if they are not cautiou...
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Pepper board to rebrand products to expand sales
KUCHING: The Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) is rebranding dozens of downstream value-added pepper products to boost domestic sales and penetrate export markets.
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Over 2,000 people join ‘Selangor Corporate Colour Run 2019’
SHAH ALAM: The “Selangor Corporate Colour Run 2019” held today saw the participation of over 2,000 people.
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Top Glove expects better revenue growth
SHAH ALAM: Top Glove Corporation Bhd, the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves, expects financial year 2020 (FY2020) revenue growth to be even better than the current financial year.
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MCMC working with police on ‘Netflix murah’ syndicate claim
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is cooperating with the police and Netflix over the purported existence of syndicates selling usernames and passwords for h...
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Top Glove expects better FY20 revenue growth
SHAH ALAM: Top Glove Corporation Bhd, the world's largest manufacturer of gloves, expects financial year 2020 (FY2020) revenue growth to be even better than the current financial year.
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Top Glove expects better FY20 revenue growth
SHAH ALAM (Aug 16): Top Glove Corp Bhd, the world's largest manufacturer of gloves, expects financial year 2020 (FY20) revenue growth to be even better than the current financial year.
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Perlis govt to build houses for storm victims
KANGAR: The Perlis government will build houses costing RM30, 000 per unit for victims whose homes were destroyed in last Friday’s storm, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.
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Perlis state govt to build houses for storm victims
KANGAR (Aug 14): The Perlis state government will construct houses costing RM30,000 per unit, for victims whose homes were destroyed in the storm last Friday, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man...
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Perlis state govt to build houses for storm victims
KANGAR: The Perlis state government will construct houses costing RM30,000 per unit, for victims whose homes were destroyed in the storm last Friday, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man (pix).
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Penang storm victims urged to apply for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families affected by the freak storm on Friday can apply for state government aid.
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government...
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Chirping gives away attempt to smuggle 815 birds into S'pore
Singapore authorities on Saturday seized 815 birds from a Malaysian-registered bus at Woodlands Checkpoint.
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Record 815 birds found in Malaysia-registered bus as ‘chirping sounds’ foil smuggling attempt at Singapore’s Woodlands
SINGAPORE, Aug 12 — First, officers noticed there were signs of modification around the bus’ rear tyres.
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RM500 storm relief for affected Penang households
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Genting’s cruise business gets a shot in the arm
THE Genting group is not called a global business for nothing. In the week, it announced two different transactions originating from businesses at two ends of the globe.
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Man charged with cheating over fake Westlife concert tickets
PETALING JAYA: Self-employed man claimed trial in the Magistrate’s Court today to 45 counts of cheating a salesperson over the selling of 751 pieces of fake Westlife concert tickets involving RM151,...
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High Court dismisses originating summons filed by Apex Equity shareholder...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): The High Court has dismissed the originating summons (OS) filed by Concrete Parade Sdn Bhd against Apex Equity Holdings Bhd and 15 others over the proposed merger with Mercury Se...
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Man slapped with 45 charges over fake Westlife concert tickets
PETALING JAYA: A man has been slapped with 45 charges at the Magistrate’s Court here for cheating a salesgirl into buying 751 fake tickets for an upcoming concert by Irish pop group Westlife in Shah...
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Xpax customers can get up to 100GB free data if you top up via the Celcom Life app
Celcom is currently running a bonus promotion for Xpax Prepaid customers where you can get up to 100GB of free data.
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Pasir Gudang factories directed to install emission data monitoring equipment
JOHOR BAHRU: All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period, the Johor Environment ...
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Pasir Gudang factories directed to install equipment to monitor emission
All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period.
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Pasir Gudang factories ordered to monitor chimney emissions
JOHOR BAHRU: All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period.
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Johor Environment Dept directs Pasir Gudang factories to install emission data monitoring equipment
JOHOR BARU, Aug 4 — All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period.
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Pasir Gudang factories directed to install emission data monitoring equipment
JOHOR BARU: All factories in Pasir Gudang have been ordered to install special equipment to enable direct data monitoring of emissions from its chimneys over a 24-hour period.
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S’wak CCID records 146 loan scam cases involving losses of RM1.25 mln
Supt. Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah – Bernama file photo KUCHING: The Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) has recorded a total of 146 loan scam cases as of Aug 3 this year with ...
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Driver cheated more than RM20,000 in fake loan scam
KUANTAN: A driver who wanted to take up a personal loan for his upcoming wedding was instead duped into paying RM20,650 to a fake-loan syndicate.
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Pahang groom-to-be cheated of more than RM20,000 in fake loan scam
KUANTAN, Aug 4 — A driver who wanted to take up a personal loan for his upcoming wedding was instead duped into paying RM20,650 to a fake-loan syndicate.
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Former FAS sec-gen charged with CBT
KUCHING: Former Sarawak Football Association (FAS) secretary-general Razali Dolhan was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM19...
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Netflix probing claims of illegal ‘RM10’ accounts
PETALING JAYA: Netflix says it is probing claims that scores of accounts are being hacked with syndicates selling usernames and passwords for only a fraction of the monthly subscription fee.
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