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Sunway acquires prime land in Bukit Jalil
PETALING JAYA: Sunway Bhd has acquired prime land in the neighbourhood of Mutiara Bukit Jalil following its 100% acquisition of Sterling Paradise Sdn Bhd.
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No citizenship for foreign home buyers under Malaysia's 'My Second Home' programme: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not offering citizenship to foreigners who buy luxury homes in the country through the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail s...
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2019 Perodua Axia – GearUp accessories in detail
With the introduction of the 2019 Perodua Axia, the Malaysian carmaker stays true to current form with the inclusion of its GearUp range of accessories for its latest entry-level model.
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Malaysian businesswoman duped by duo and $527,200 poorer
MUAR, Malaysia - A businesswoman, desperate to get her two family members to "escape" the hangman's noose in a drug case, was duped of RM1.6million (S$527,200) in a scam here.
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Court fines fake dentist RM50,000
RAUB: The sessions court here today imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces without a licence.
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Three foreigners arrested, drugs seized
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Taiwanese men and a woman from China were detained for alleged drug trafficking in raids conducted in Cheras, near here Wednesday.
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Six friends conned into mule accounts scam
IPOH: Six friends here have fallen victim to a mule accounts scam, with 39 police reports lodged against them over suspicion of cheating involving some RM570,000.
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Duped by duo and RM1.6mil poorer
MUAR: A businesswoman, desperate to get her two family members to “escape” the hangman’s noose in a drug case, was duped of RM1.6mil in a scam here.
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Court fines Bentong fake dentist RM50,000
RAUB, Sept 19 — The Sessions Court here today imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces without a licence.
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Court fines bogus dentist RM50k
RAUB (Bernama): The Sessions Court here has imposed a fine of RM50,000 on a 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to undertaking a fitting service for dental braces...
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Cops nab three foreigners, seize drugs in Kuala Lumpur raids
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ­— Two Taiwanese men and woman from China were detained for alleged drug trafficking in raids conducted in Cheras, near here yesterday.
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Cops bust drug dens, seize various drugs and cash
KUALA LUMPUR: An array of drugs, including cannabis oil, were seized following a raid on a drug den in Taman Kobena, Cheras.
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Happy homeowners vote safe
SEPTEMBER 19 — Revelation. A sure-fire means to win Malay votes in the next election, one which excludes and exceeds mammoth rallies.
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Subsidised cooking oil smuggled out of country
MILLIONS of ringgit are lost to the smuggling of 1kg packets of cooking oil subsidised under the government’s Cooking Oil Stabilisation Scheme, reported Utusan Malaysia.
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Selangor Syariah court registers 24,063 divorce cases in 2017 and 2018
SHAH ALAM: A total of 24,063 divorce cases were registered by the Selangor Syariah Court over a two year period, from 2017 to 2018, with some 20% involving newly-married couples, said state Mentri Bes...
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Selangor Syariah Court registers 24,063 divorce cases in 2017 and 2018
A total of 24,063 divorce cases were registered by the Selangor Syariah Court in 2017 and 2018, with some 20 percent involving newly-married couples, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today.
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Selangor Syariah Court registers 24,063 divorce cases in 2017 and 2018
SHAH ALAM, Sept 17 — A total of 24,063 divorce cases were registered by the Selangor Syariah Court over a two-year period, from 2017 to 2018, with some 20 per cent involving newly-married couples, s...
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Corrugated plastic box manufacturer sees potential in new product
WHEN they say opportunities present themselves in challenging times, Toh Pe Kun has seen for himself that the adage is true.
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Logistics platform raises funds to scale up
FRESH off securing the CIP300 funding from Cradle recently, local startup Golog is now looking to raise about US$1mil (RM4.17mil) in its seed round to further scale its system and expand its market share.
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JPJ targets all types of makes and models for illegal mods, not just ‘Ysuku’ bikes
JPJ personnel examining motorcycles during the operation.
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Police arrest seven members of Ah Long, Macau Scam syndicates
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained seven men believed to be members of money-lending (Ah Long) and Macau Scam syndicates in operations around the federal capital on Tuesday.
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PR1MA receives a boost from Sabah homebuyers with unexpected take-ups in HOC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): The ailing 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) received a growth spurt from the extended Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) when it was held in Sabah.
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Zuraida's China solution on high-end properties glut can backfire - HBA
The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has cautioned that Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin's proposal to market RM100 billion worth of unsold high-end properties to buyers...
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Ex-deputy executive chair get 5 years, fined RM9m for insider trading
A former deputy executive chairperson of Malaysian Merchant Marine Berhad was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison and fined RM9 million by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today after pleading g...
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Former deputy executive chairman of shipping company found guilty of insider trading
KUALA LUMPUR: A former deputy executive chairman of Malaysian Merchant Marine Berhad was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison and fined RM9 million by the sessions court here today after pleadin...
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Former executive jailed, fined RM9mil for insider trading
KUALA LUMPUR: A former executive with Malaysian Merchant Marine Bhd (MMM) was sentenced to five years’ jail and fined RM9mil for insider trading in the...
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Three-month-old baby rescued in operation to weed out beggars
JITRA: A three-month-old baby girl was among those rescued by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) in an integrated operation to weed out beggars and vagrants around Kubang Pasu and Kota Star last nigh...
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The poor still need PPR rental scheme, Putrajaya told
PETALING JAYA: A property expert has urged Putrajaya not to scrap rental schemes for low-cost government housing, following reports that People’s Housing Project (PPR) units which can be rented for ...
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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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Astro Radio comes up with various activities to increase engagement with listeners
KUCHING: Astro Radio will be carrying out various activities across its three stations; namely Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM starting Sept 16.
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Ex-housing minister urges Putrajaya not to stop PPR scheme
PETALING JAYA: Former federal minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan has joined in calls for Putrajaya to review its decision to scrap construction of new rental apartment schemes for the poor under the Peoples...
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Selangor govt, BNM discuss ways for new homeowners to have rent-to-own properties
SETIA ALAM: The Selangor state government is in the midst of discussion with the Bank Negara Malaysia for first-time prospective homeowners to have rent-to-own properties.
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'I'm not a bad person, I'm just sick'
FOR a while, Zara* led a double life.
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New fund launched to help children with leukaemia
PETALING JAYA: A new non-­governmental organisation has set up a foundation called Save Leukaemia Kids Mission, in aid of families struggling with childhood leukaemia.
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‘I’m not a bad person, I’m just sick’
For a while, Zara* led a double life.
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Continue PPR for B40 group, Penang urges govt
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has urged the Federal Government to review its decision to stop the People’s Housing Project (PPR) for the B40 group.
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Penang against rebranding of community housing scheme
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has asked the Housing and Local Government Ministry to reconsider a decision made to rebrand an affordable housing scheme from the community housing scheme (PPR) to the national ho...
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Restudy decision to scrap PPR low-cost units for rental, urges Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today urged the federal government to review its decision to scrap construction of new rental apartment schemes for the poor, or the Peoples’ Housing...
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Jagdeep: I disagree with ministry's move to scrap people's housing project
GEORGE TOWN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry's move to stop building people's housing project (PPR) in the country has taken the state government by...
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Penang tells Putrajaya to continue building people’s housing projects for the poor
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 — The Penang government today called on Putrajaya to reconsider its decision to replace the People’s Housing Project (PPR) with a new programme where each home unit can be boug...
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Hap Seng praised for developing more than 3,000 affordable homes in Sabah
TAWAU (Sept 6): The Sabah Government has lauded Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd for being immensely supportive in building affordable homes in the State, an effort which is in line with the Go...
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Hap Seng praised for developing more than 3,000 affordable homes in Sabah
TAWAU (Sept 5): The Sabah Government has lauded Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd for being immensely supportive in building affordable homes in the State, an effort which is in line with the Go...
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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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RM50,000 fine not enough for illegal plastic waste operators, say NGOs
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have praised the government’s intention to increase the fines imposed on illegal plastic waste operations to RM50,000, however they said it might not be enough to de...
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Lies and truth
COMMENT | Asyraf Wajdi (above), youth leader of Umno has issued a statement saying that we, the DAP leaders, are racists and extremists by quoting several statements alleged made by PH leaders.
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Ministry’s ‘tax’ on Quran riles up publishers
KUALA LUMPUR: A rule by the home ministry’s Publications and Quranic Texts Control Division that every copy of the Quran must bear a special hologram is unsettling local publishers, who say it is a ...
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Penang allocates RM1.3m in financial aid for university students
KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yes...
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Drugs, guns and girls: What gets smuggled through the jungle
PETALING JAYA: In the east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan, acres of palm oil estates provide an income for farmers and smallholders, but also hide a dangerous secret: jungle paths known collo...
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Penang allocate RM1.3m in financial aid for unversity students
The Penang government has allocated more than RM1.3 million to be given as financial aid to Penang-born students of institutions of higher learning, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Malaysian woman has wedding fit for a princess
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia - It was a classic "once upon a time" fairy tale wedding that took place in a modern Instagram era.
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It’s a wedding fit for a princess
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It was a classic “once upon a time” fairy tale wedding that took place in a modern Instagram era.
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Car with 10kg ketum leaves skids into canal
KEPALA BATAS: A car with a couple in it who had 10 kg of ketum leaves with them skidded into a canal when they tried to escape police arrest in an incident in Jalan Pinang Tunggal, here today.
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Car trying to escape cops ends up canal, couple nabbed with 10kg of ketum
KEPALA BATAS (Bernama): A car with a couple in it and 10kg of ketum leaves skidded into a canal when they tried to escape the police in an incident on Jalan Pinang...
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility
KUALA LUMPUR: Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies. Yet around the...
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RM100,000 forfeited from ex-minister’s account
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed the government to forfeit RM100,000 from the bank account of a former Cabinet minister, following a forfeiture suit...
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1MDB: Court allows government’s forfeiture of RM100,000 from Hasan Malek
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM100,000 frozen from the bank account of former Kuala Pilah MP Datuk Seri Hasan Malek in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation is now the property of...
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Fine for illegal plastic waste factories may be raised to RM50,000
KUALA LUMPUR: The government intends to impose fines of at least RM50,000 on illegal plastic waste operations as the current RM300 is seen as being too low.
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says BNM governor
KUALA LUMPUR: Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies. Yet around the...
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says BNM Governor
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies.
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says BNM Governor
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies.
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says BNM governor
Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies.
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says BNM Governor
Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies.
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Affordable housing a shared responsibility, says Bank Negara governor
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Decent affordable housing is fundamental to the health and well-being of people, and to the smooth functioning of economies.
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Two men arrested for cheating after public confrontation in MJC (Video)
A screengrab of one of the two suspects who have been arrested for cheating.
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Perak govt abolishes penalties for oil palm smallholders to facilitate MSPO certification
IPOH: The Perak state government has decided not to impose penalties on oil palm smallholders who have violated their land-use category conditions to ensure that every palm oil producer in the state c...
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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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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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Third-phase payments of BSH 2019 to start on Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR: The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (Aug 28).
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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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Third-phase of BSH payments to begin Wednesday (Aug 28)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (Aug 28).KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The third phase of the 2019...
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Third-phase payments of BSH 2019 starting Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26):- The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (Aug 28).
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Third-phase payments of BSH 2019 starting Wednesday
For illustration only KUALA LUMPUR: The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (Aug 28).
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Govt to roll out third-phase payments of BSH 2019 starting Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The third phase of the 2019 Cost-of-Living Aid (BSH) payments will be credited directly into the eligible recipients’ bank accounts starting Wednesday (August 28).
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Two days after release from prison, former inmate rearrested for snatch theft
IPOH: Just two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a former inmate was rearrested for allegedly committing a snatch theft at Jalan Horley, Ipoh Baru yesterday.
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Two days after release, ex-inmate arrested for snatch theft
Just two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a former prison inmate was rearrested for allegedly committing a snatch theft at Jalan Horley, Ipoh this afternoon.
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Ex-con’s two days of freedom end with snatch theft
IPOH: Two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a 31-year-old man was rearrested for a snatch theft at Jalan Horley this afternoon.
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Two days after prison release, former inmate arrested over snatch theft
IPOH (Bernama): Just two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a former inmate was rearrested for allegedly committing a snatch theft at Jalan Horley, Ipoh Baru here...
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It’s coming for the B40 households… grab it if one qualifies
I wrote this earlier: Banks should not simply lend.
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Nicol David yet to decide on future plans
NILAI: Former national squash queen Datuk Nicol Ann David, 35 (pix), said she had yet to decide on her future plans since announcing her retirement in June.
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Housing instalments for affordable homes expected to go down by 20%
PUTRAJAYA: The monthly instalment payment for borrowers under the Affordable Housing Fund is expected to be reduced by 20%.
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Poster of preacher and porn star riles up party
A FILM company in Tamil Nadu, India, is in hot water after releasing a poster of its new movie featuring controversial preacher Nithyanan-dha alongside a porn star, Makkal Osai reported.
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Greater access to housing fund will not resolve overhang issue
PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara’s efforts to increase the number of applicants seeking assistance from its RM1bil housing fund are not expected to make waves, industry sources say.
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Housing installments for affordable homes expected to go down by 20 per cent
Lim Guan Eng (left) gestures at the press conference.
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KPKT to announce home financing schemes for B40 in mid-October
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 22): By mid-October, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) hopes to launch around six home financing schemes, specifically for the B40 income group.
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BNM affordable homes fund: Expect 20% rise in loan approvals, says Guan Eng
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 22): Bank Negara Malaysia’s easing of eligibility requirements for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes should lead to at least a 20% increase in home loan approvals for first-ti...
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Guan Eng predicts 20pc increase in housing loan approval with Bank Negara’s new requirements
PUTRAJAYA, August 22 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today predicted that Bank Negara Malaysia’s expanded eligibility criteria for its RM1 billion Affordable Housing Fund will boost first-time hom...
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Now, that RM1 billion fund from BNM is available to more people. Time to apply?
Many are saying that loan approval is tough.
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Bank Negara expands eligibility criteria for RM1b affordable homes fund
Bank Negara Malaysia has expanded the eligibility criteria for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes.
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Affordable home fund eligibility eased
KUALA LUMUR: Bank Negara is intensifying efforts to assist first-time homebuyers by doubling its previous caps on household income and property prices to allow more to access its RM1bil fund.
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From micro entrepreneurs, could digital industries grow?
WHEN participants at the recent graduation ceremony for 50 micro entrepreneurs (pic, above) taking part in MDEC’s Level Up eUsahawan programme were asked, “Do you want more?”, the answer was a r...
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BNM expands eligibility criteria for RM1b affordable homes fund
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has expanded the eligibility criteria for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes.
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Bank Negara expands eligibility criteria for RM1b affordable homes fund
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Bank Negara Malaysia has expanded the eligibility criteria for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes.
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BNM establishes programme to assist financing of SMEs, housebuyers
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today established the 'Khidmat Nasihat Pembiayaan' (MyKNP) programme, aimed at assisting SMEs and housebuyers that have previously been unsuccessful i...
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Bank Negara raises income, property price ceilings under RM1b affordable home fund
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has expanded the eligibility criteria of its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes, a fund that was set up earlier this year to help those from the lo...
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Kelantan JKM approves RM500 monthly assistance for family that has to scavenge for food scraps
KUALA KRAI: The Social Welfare Department has approved a monthly assistance of RM300 to the family of Muhamad Zuhaidi Safin, 33, whose wife scavenges for discarded chicken skin from a nearby school ca...
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BNM establishes programme to assist financing of SMEs, housebuyers
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today established the 'Khidmat Nasihat Pembiayaan' (MyKNP) programme, aimed at assisting SMEs and housebuyers that have previously been unsuccessful i...
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Bank Negara raises income, property price ceilings under RM1b affordable home...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has expanded the eligibility criteria of its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes, a fund that was set up earlier this year to help those from the lo...
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Bank Negara opens RM1bil home loan scheme to bigger group of first-time buyers
KUALA LUMPUR: From Sept 1 onwards, the scheme will be opened to buyers with a maximum monthly household income of up to RM4,360. Previously, the eligibility was capped at household earnings of less than RM2,300 a month.
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45,000 new homes, 75% at RM300,000 per unit. Kuala Lumpur.
There’s definitely no oversupply of homes if we are looking at supply of homes in Kuala Lumpur (KL) versus the demand from new people starting their career in KL.
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