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Topic: Sept 10

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How the public pension burden could bankrupt the country
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): A reform of the civil service pension scheme has been studied for years but left on the backburner for fear of upsetting a sizeable vote bank.
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RM2.4bil in ‘coal-caine’ seized
GEORGE TOWN: A staggering 12 tonnes of black cocaine, hidden in 60 tonnes of coal, was seized by police in what’s been described by Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador as the...
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12 tonnes of cocaine worth $791m seized
GEORGE TOWN • In the biggest drug haul seen in Malaysia, police in Penang have seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4 billion (S$791 million) that traffickers had tried to pass off as coal.
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Police cripple international drug syndicate's attempt to smuggle cocaine worth...
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 20): Police crippled an international drug smuggling syndicate by seizing 60 tonnes of charcoal containing about 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4 billion at the North Butterworth Con...
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Cops make huge RM2.4b cocaine haul
GEORGE TOWN: Police made their biggest drug bust so far this year when RM2.4 billion worth of cocaine weighing 12 tonnes were seized from the cargo docks at the Butterworth wharf earlier this month.
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Malaysia's biggest drug bust: 12 tonnes of cocaine worth S$791m seized in Penang
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In the biggest drug haul ever seen in Malaysia, police seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4 billion (S$791 million) here.
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Country's biggest drug bust: 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4bil seized in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: In the biggest drug haul ever seen in Malaysia, police seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4bil here.
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Riza Aziz’s US$248 million money laundering case set for mention on Sept 24
KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court here today set Sept 24 for mention of the case of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, on money laundering charg...
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Riza Aziz's money laundering case: Sept 24 fixed for mention
The Sessions Court here today set Sept 24 for mention of the case of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, on money laundering charges amounting to US$248 mi...
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Let 18-year-olds register as voters now, says Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians aged 18 should be allowed to vote in elections even before automatic voter registration (AVR) is implemented, said Bersih 2.0.
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Sept 24 mention for Riza Aziz’s money laundering case
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here today set Sept 24 for case mention for Riza Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, who faces money laundering charges amounting to US$248 million...
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Riza Aziz's US$248m 1MDB money laundering case set for mention on Sept 24
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): The Sessions Court here today set Sept 24 for mention of the case of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, on money launderi...
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Court to decide whether to hear Maria Chin contempt case
KUALA LUMPUR: The Syariah High Court will decide next month whether to hear the contempt case by the Naza Group chairman against Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah over her criticism of the Syariah Court’s decision to jail his ex-wife.
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Syariah court to decide Oct 14 whether to hear Maria Chin contempt case
KUALA LUMPUR: The Syariah High Court will, on Oct 14, decide whether to hear the contempt case by the Naza Group executive chairman against Petaling Jaya MP...
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Gears 5, part of Xbox Game Pass, reports three million players over launch weekend
The latest iteration of Xbox's Gears Of War franchise welcomed more than three million players over the course of its first weekend.
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KNM active, rises 2.63% on bagging job worth US$12.74m in Thailand
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): KNM Group Bhd shares rose 2.63% in active trade this morning after its unit KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd had accepted a purchase order dated Sept 10 for the supply of big size C...
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Quick take: Contract win sens KNM shares up 2.6%
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of KNM Group Bhd rose 2.6% in early trade Wednesday on the heels of its new RM53.27mil contract in Thailand.
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KNM accepts purchase order from Thai project
KUALA LUMPUR: KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd has accepted a purchase order dated Sept 10 for the supply of big size CS/CLD columns and vessels up to 60mm for a...
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KNM accepts purchase order for US$12.74mil clean fuel project
KUALA LUMPUR: KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd has accepted a purchase order dated Sept 10,2019 for the supply of big size CS/CLD columns and vessels up to 60MM for a clean fuel project at the existing maj...
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KNM bags job worth US$12.74m in Thailand
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): KNM Group Bhd has bagged a contract worth US$12.74 million (RM53.27 million) in Thailand.
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Foreign funds return to Bursa with net inflow of RM247mil
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia saw a slight recovery this week, registering a net inflow of foreign funds totalling RM247.1 million from Tuesday to Thursday (Sept 10-12)...
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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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Honda advancing with Prachinburi plant
BANGKOK: "No cameras, no phones and no video!" That was the explicit instruction from Honda as we began a tour of its Thai assembly plant in Prachinburi on Sept 4.
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The Week That Was: A new age for Alibaba
It is the end of an era for Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group as its co-founder and chairman, Jack Ma, stepped down on Sept 10.
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Cloud seeding a temporary measure
GEORGE TOWN: Cloud seeding will be carried out but the real source of haze still needs to be addressed, says Deputy Energy, Science, Techno­logy, Environment and...
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Six Vietnamese fishermen arrested; boat, 600kg of sea cucumber seized
SANDAKAN (Bernama): Six Vietnamese fishermen, including a skipper, were arrested for illegally gathering sea produce in Malaysian waters near Pulau Jambongan...
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Two Thai poachers nabbed following joint ops between Perhilitan, police
PETALING JAYA: Two Thai wildlife poachers were detained in the Royal Belum State Park in Perak following the "Ops Bersepadu Khazanah (OBK)", says Dr Xavier...
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2 deaths due to dengue in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU (Sept 13): Two deaths due to dengue have been recorded in Terengganu by the state Health Department this year as of September.
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Ren Zhengfei says he is ready to sell Huawei’s 5G tech to a Western buyer
Comments from Ren come as the Chinese telecoms giant remains in the middle of US-China trade war.
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This week's new game picks: Borderlands 3, PES 2020, Gears 5, GreedFall, Unrailed
Borderlands 3 takes players back to a galaxy of bandits, alien vaults, wild villains, and a gajillion guns, while eFootball PES 2020 rebrands itself and takes on FIFA 20...
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia
There are syndicates that are trying to bring people in as female tourists from China, but authorities have measures in place to stop them, says Khairul.
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia – Khairul Dzaimee
Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy for foreigners to slip into M'sia, says Immigration DG
Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy to sneak into Malaysia: Immigration DG
PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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AI and data policy to be developed soon, says Gobind
KUALA LUMPUR: The government plans on formulating a national policy to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and data capabilities, to harness the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0). ...
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California law on rideshare drivers may hurt ‘gig economy’
Labour activists were celebrating California's move that would require rideshare firms to treat contract drivers as employees even as it has sparked concerns it will hurt...
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Apple may steal Netflix streaming crown, but only for a year
Apple Inc's move to offer a free TV+ subscription for a year with every new device may briefly crown the iPhone maker as the biggest streaming service by user numbers...
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iOS code snippets suggest Apple AR headset already being tested
Apple has yet to officially acknowledge its work on an augmented reality (AR) headset, but code snippets discovered in the latest version of its mobile operating...
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Malaysians required to pay additional visa charge of RM350 to perform umrah
SHAH ALAM: Malaysians going to perform the umrah will be imposed an additional visa charge of RM350 (300 Riyal) each as announced by the Saudi Arabia government yesterday.
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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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US streaming-TV bills stack up with Disney, Apple, Netflix
With all the new streaming-TV services about to make their debut, couch potatoes will be more tempted than ever to cut the cord and buy the services they prefer a la...
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Foot artists have finely-tuned 'toe-maps' in their brains
Artists who paint with their feet because they were born without arms have individualised areas of the brain assigned to each of their toes, a trait not found in handed...
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Retirement age should be set according to employment sector
I REFER to the report “Raising retirement age will not hurt youth employment” (StarBiz, Sept 10).
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Syndicates now taking to the skies
SEPANG: Syndicates are now trying to smuggle cigarettes into the country via air to avoid detection, said the Customs Department.
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Palm oil exports set to decline as India buys less
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s biggest palm oil buyer is likely to reduce its purchase over the next few months, a move that is expected to hit local palm oil exporters beginning...
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Malaysians required to pay additional visa charge of RM350 to perform Umrah
SHAH ALAM (Sept 11): Malaysians going to perform the umrah will be imposed an additional visa charge of RM350 (300 Riyal) each as announced by the Saudi Arabia Government yesterday.
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Inari Amertron, Sime Darby, Hubline, Tadmax, Tex Cycle and Icon Offshore
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies in focus tomorrow (Sept 12) could include Inari Amertron Bhd, Sime Darby Bhd, Hubline Bhd, Tadmax Resources Bhd,...
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Contraband items being flown in through KLIA
SEPANG: Smugglers have abandoned maritime routes in favour of airways to transfer their illegal goods.
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Cops arrest NRD officer and 20 others; bust fake ID syndicate
PETALING JAYA: The police have busted a syndicate specialising in creating fraudulent identification papers after arresting several members, including an officer from...
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Tex Cycle expects maiden project in UK to kick-start by end-2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd is targeting to kick-start the operation of its first waste-to-energy plant in the UK by end-2020.
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US tech chief: China is threatening America’s lead in the global artificial intelligence race
US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios calls on government and private sector to collaborate to keep US on top in the competition for AI dominance, saying that...
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Zahid: Dr M should retract 'racist' label on DAP before asking PAS to take back 'kafir' remarks
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had, at one point, labelled DAP "a racist party", and he himself has yet to retract such a statement, says...
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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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California Senate passes bill to tighten ‘gig’ worker rule
The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as...
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Apple takes on Netflix with a US$5-a-month streaming service
Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price – US$5 (RM19.90)...
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Uber trims more staff as it seeks a route to profit
Uber on Sept 10 said it was laying off about 8% of its product and engineering teams as the smartphone-summoned ride service tries to map a route to profitability.
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Apple Arcade: Subscription service launching for US$4.99 monthly with 100 exclusive games
Apple announced that its Apple Arcade game-subscription service will launch next week on the App Store, priced at US$4.99 per month for unlimited access to over 100...
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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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Tex Cycle expects maiden project in UK to kick-start by end-2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd is targeting to kick-start the operation of its first waste-to-energy plant in the UK by end-2020.
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Sime Darby buying Australia car dealerships for RM321m
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Sime Darby Bhd said today it is acquiring three Sydney, Australia luxury car dealerships representing the BMW, MINI, Volkswagen, Jaguar and Land Rover marques for A$112 million...
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Cigarettes worth nearly RM7mil seized by Customs
SEPANG: The Customs Department has netted smuggled cigarettes worth RM6.78mil following five seizures since August.
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Suhakam 'extremely concerned' over raid on Syiah Muslims
PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) says it is "extremely concerned" by the recent raid on Syiah Muslims in Gombak, which included the arrest of children.
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Five-day remand for Syariah Court judge over khalwat bribery case
IPOH: A lower Syariah Court judge here has been remanded for five days in connection with an alleged bribery case.
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Boat seized, 10 detained as marine police crackdown on people-smuggling
PONTIAN: Marine police have stopped 10 Indonesians, including a mother and her five-year-old boy, from leaving the country illegally near Pulau Kukup waters here.
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Lead by example to curb graft
REFERRING to the report “Government committed to making Malaysia graft-free” (The Star, Sept 10), this would indeed fulfil the mandate entrusted to it by the rakyat at the last general election.
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Body of second angler found, search for third man continues
LAWAS (Bernama): The body of Farouk Arina Ahmad Sabri, the second angler who was reported missing while out fishing with two other friends at sea near Pulau Sari...
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Hotel chosen for 'clandestine' 1MDB meetings had 'bad' reputation, court told
KUALA LUMPUR - The 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial took a light-hearted tone on Tuesday (Sept 10) when proceedings touched on the location chosen for "clandestine" meetings between three of Dat...
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Missing after fishing trip: Second body recovered, search ongoing for last victim
The dody of second victim Farouk Arlan Ahmad Sabri was found some 450 metres away from where the first body was found in Sungai Labi-Labi. MIRI: The Search and Rescue (SAR) team has recovered the sec...
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Haze: Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Air quality in Rompin, Pahang climbed to a very unhealthy level as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 as of 10pm Tuesday...
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Newborn baby found on table at eatery in Tanjung Malim
IPOH (Bernama): A newborn baby boy, with the umbilical cord still intact, was found alive on a table at an eatery in Jalan Maktab, Tanjung Malim, last Friday.
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Dr M, Siti Hasmah attend 'M for Malaysia' premiere
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): After attending a ceremony in Kedah during the day, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spent time watching the premiere of the...
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Malaysia voices concern over haze situation with Indonesian officials
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Malaysia has reiterated its concern on the impact of persistent transboundary haze to the Malaysian public and its offer to assist Indonesia in extinguishing forest fires in Ka...
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Bafta Game Awards expands Best Performer, Animation categories, mobile acceptance
LONDON, Sept 10 — The British Academy’s April 2020 video game awards ceremony will inaugurate three new awards, as Best Performer now recognises Leading and Supporting roles, Excellence in Animati...
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Ukraine and Russia are finally ready to talk peace: Leonid Bershidsky
(Sept 10): Russia and Ukraine finally made a major exchange of prisoners on Saturday, and two names on the list make it clear that the trade sets up substantive negotiations on the future of eastern U...
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Biggest lesson from ‘M for Malaysia’? How to accept criticism, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today praised the M for Malaysia documentary, produced by his daughter and granddaughter on the workings of democracy in the country, a...
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MAHB, Metronic, Carimin, Eversendai, Pintaras, AirAsia, AAX, Minho and Tan...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies in focus tomorrow (Sept 11) could include: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Metronic Global Bhd, Carimin P...
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16 areas record unhealty API readings
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 10): Sixteen stations across the country recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings but none recorded very unhealthy air quality as at 10am today.
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Sultanah Nur Zahirah disagrees defamatory statement not referred to her, Court...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Terengganu's Sultanah Nur Zahirah disagreed with the affidavit affirmed by a Britain citizen that the defamatory statement uttered by the founder and editor of Sarawak Report, ...
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Trump’s approval rating sinks amid worry over economy, poll finds
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 — US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped sharply amid growing public concern about the prospects of a recession, according to a Washington Post/ABC poll publis...
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US stocks retreat ahead of central bank announcements
NEW YORK, Sept 10 — Wall Street stocks fell early today, with consumer and technology shares especially weak ahead of key monetary policy decisions.
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Scourge of US tech Vestager promoted in new EU top team
BRUSSELS, Sept 10 — European competition chief Margrethe Vestager, whose tough line with US tech giants has enraged Washington, won a strengthened role in the incoming EU Commission today.
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Popular Klang restaurant demolished after losing legal battle to stop eviction
KLANG: A popular restaurant here has been demolished after losing a legal battle to stop an eviction order for two years.
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BBC documentary to be screened on M'sian TV for free in October
Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the BBC's Blue Planet II documentary will be shown for free on Malaysian television in October.Yeo said that in h...
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Perak PKR chief Farhash finally surrenders to cops over Ampang brawl
Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has finally surrendered to the police in connection with a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka night.Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said F...
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‘M for Malaysia’: What it took to document GE14, and the importance of commemorating history
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― Activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir today talked about the challenges she and her crew faced in documenting Pakatan Harapan’s journey during the 14th general election cam...
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Selangor contributed 23.7% to Malaysia's GDP last year: MB
SHAH ALAM (Sept 10): Selangor recorded the highest investment among the states and contributed 23.7% to Malaysia’s gross domestic product last year, the highest among all states.
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Green Packet to raise up to RM85m via private placement
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Green Packet Bhd has proposed to raise up to RM85.17 million via a private placement to third party investors to be identified later, to fund future viable investments, besides...
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Boeing doesn’t expect testing issue to delay 777X
NEW YORK, Sept 10 — Boeing said today it does not expect a problem that came up during testing of its new long-haul 777X aircraft to significantly affect aircraft design or timetable.
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Four men nabbed over attack on nightclub bouncers
JOHOR BARU, Sept 10 — Four men have been arrested around the city on Thursday and yesterday believed to be involved in the attack on two men using machetes in front of a nightclub at Susur 1, Jalan ...
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Dr Wee meets former Hong Kong chief executive over breakfast
PETALING JAYA: A group of VIPs comprising politicians and businessmen were invited to a meeting over breakfast with former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-Ying...
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Seven held over RM1.24mil robbery at Kuala Lumpur condo
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police have nabbed seven individuals, including two women, who are suspected of robbing RM1.24mil from an Indonesian man at a...
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Businessman and grab driver suffer huge losses in investment fraud
KEPALA BATAS, Sept 10 — A businessman suffered a loss of RM181,209 after he became a victim of a fraudulent investment syndicate in Butterworth, near here last Thursday.
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Rompin API almost reaching very unhealthy level
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The air quality in Rompin, Pahang is almost reaching very unhealthy level as the air pollutant index (API) reading peaked at 197 as of 6pm today.
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Police: Don't promote illegal motorcycle modifications or we'll come after you
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Police have warned all parties, including artistes, to stop promoting illegal modifications of motorcycles and violating the law if they...
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Cops nab four men for attacking bouncer with parang
JOHOR BARU: Police arrested four men after they attacked a bouncer with a parang causing him to lose a finger after a melee at a pub here on Thursday (Sept 5).
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No palm oil or green palm oil? Retailers face labelling dilemma
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): Retailers in Malaysia and Indonesia should ensure shoppers can easily find foods made with sustainable palm oil, instead of refusing to stock produc...
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AirAsia, AAX served garnishee orders over uncollected PSC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): AirAsia Group Bhd said it will take necessary action “to preserve our interests", after Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) applied to the court for garnishee orders to exe...
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Malaysia shuts 400 schools as haze from Indonesia’s fires spreads
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Sept 10): Malaysia closed more than 400 schools, citing unhealthy air quality as smoke and ash from raging forest fires in Indonesia spread to more areas in countries from Thailand ...
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King grants audience to Britain's Prince Edward
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today granted an audience to Britain's Prince Edward at Istana Negara.
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Amazon.com brings Prime service to Brazil; local retail shares drop
SAO PAULO, Sept 10 — Amazon.com Inc said today it will launch its Prime subscription service in Brazil, where it has struggled against tough local competition in Latin America’s largest economy.
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