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Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 1:31 AM
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Topic: Sept 11

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Duped twice over ‘Austin’
KUALA LUMPUR: A 42-year-old woman was duped of her life savings by a man she met online.
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13 confirmed BASE jumpers this year
Siaw (seated centre), Aziz (on his right), jumpers and others in a photocall after the press conference.
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Elderly woman's best birthday gift - greetings from Malaysian PM Mahathir
PETALING JAYA - Tan Bee Joo had a wonderful birthday surprise last Saturday (Sept 14) when she received a letter from none other than Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressing his "heartfelt w...
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning: IGP
PUTRAJAYA: Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador ...
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning — IGP
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Ha...
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Police ready to assist DOE to curb open burning: IGP
The police are ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activities in the country.
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Woman loses RM17,380 in double scam
KUALA LUMPUR: A 42-year-old woman not only lost her savings but became a victim of a loan scam after she befriended a man online.
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1MDB trial adjourned again for Najib's conjunctivitis
KUALA LUMPUR: The ninth day of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial took an early break at 11.25am as Datuk Seri Najib Razak had a medical...
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RM23.4mil boost for dialysis centre
SEREMBAN: The troubled Mawar Haemodialysis Centre (PHM) has received a big boost when it received RM23.4mil from public-lis­ted Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd (MCHB) to pay off the bulk of its debts.
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Elderly woman's best birthday gift – greetings from Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Tan Bee Joo had a wonderful birthday surprise last Saturday (Sept 14) when she received a letter from none other than Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir...
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Customs foil attempt to smuggle 4,450 cartons of cigarettes worth over RM600K
JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle 4,450 cartons of cigarettes worth more than RM600,000 at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar...
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Schools in Manjung expected to close due to worsening haze
IPOH: Schools in Manjung are expected to be closed as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading has reached the "very unhealthy" level of 211.
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Frankly Speaking: A disclosure that should have come earlier
On Sept 11, Sarawak Cable Bhd announced to Bursa Malaysia that it is receiving assistance from Bank Negara Malaysia’s Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC). According to its regulatory filin...
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Super Nintendo World theme park: Mario, Yoshi rides, interactive wristbands, high scores
The new Super Nintendo World area of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is due to open in Spring 2020, will feature Super Mario Kart Ride and Yoshi's Adventures attractions.
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Freedom of speech must be protected
LAWYERS for Liberty views with extreme concern the recent surge in online policing of social media posts that touch on sensitive issues such as race, religion and royalty.
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Bad weather damages SESB equipment
KOTA KINABALU: Strong winds and heavy rains since Sept 11 have caused extensive damage to Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd’s (SESB) equipment.
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Sue Indonesia at World Court for haze crisis
South-East Asia is sadly experiencing its predictable annual haze crisis, yet again.
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'Woman in blanket' murder suspect remanded for a week
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A man who surrendered himself to the police in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in...
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Police detain three more over murder of man in Pasir Puteh
KOTA BARU (Bernama): Police have arrested three more people to facilitate investigations into the murder of a man whose body was found floating in a stream at Kampung...
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Cops to question Charles tomorrow over Zakir report
PETALING JAYA: The police will question Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix) tomorrow over a report lodged by controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik last month.
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Parts of Sabah electricity grid damaged by bad weather
KOTA KINABALU: There has been fairly extensive damage of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) equipment in the state due to strong winds and heavy rains over the past few...
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White House confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son
Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday.
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NGOs, Kit Siang join Queen in condemning arrest of social media critics
KUALA LUMPUR: After the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah (pix), a couple of NGOs and a Member of Parliament too voiced their displeasure on the arrest of individual...
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Queen, NGOs and MPs upset over the arrest of social media critics
Several individuals have been arrested for allegedly making offensive posts on social media platforms touching on religious and racial sensitivities.
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Value-based private services among reforms for new healthcare ecosystem: Dr Dzulkefly
KUALA LUMPUR: Establishing a value-based private healthcare system complete with health financing, apart from transforming public healthcare delivery, are among the reforms that Malaysia wishes to und...
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KLK confirms forest fire in Indonesian subsidiary's estate
PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has confirmed that there was a forest fire in one of its estates in Riau, Indonesia.
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More than RM500,000 in drugs seized
SHAH ALAM: The police have seized a variety of drugs worth about RM575,892 following raids in Gombak and Klang.
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Value-based private services among reforms for new healthcare ecosystem — Dr...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Establishing a value-based private healthcare system complete with health financing, apart from transforming public healthcare delivery, are among the reforms that Malaysia wis...
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Indonesian authorities taking action against M’sian subsidiary for alleged involvement in forest fires
KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian authorities are reported to be taking action against a subsidiary of a Malaysian company for allegedly being involved in the forest fires that have been contributing to the ha...
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Queen says she left Twitter due to personal reasons
PETALING JAYA: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah says she deactivated her Twitter account out of personal reasons and not because...
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US stocks drive biggest global equity inflows in 18 months
LONDON (Bloomberg): Traders rushed back into US equity funds and trimmed their haven exposure on optimism that global central bankers will shower markets...
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MPS Staff gets a year’s jail for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: A Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) staff was sent to jail for a year by the Magistrate’s Court here today for cheating an officer of the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) over a house purchas...
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Indonesian authorities taking action against M'sian subsidiary for alleged involvement in forest fires
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Indonesian authorities are reported to be taking action against a subsidiary of a Malaysian company for allegedly being involved in the forest fires that have been contributing...
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Yeo: We’re doing our best to tackle haze, all diplomatic channels exhausted
PETALING JAYA: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry is doing the best it can to tackle the haze that has affected air quality...
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A car running on empty isn’t impossible if Toyota gets its way
Solar panels affixed to the bonnet of a Prius PHEV equipped with a solar charging system in Tokyo Japan, on Sept 11.
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Woman was smothered to death, says cops after body found wrapped in blankets at KL apartment
PETALING JAYA - A post-mortem has concluded that a woman, who was found dead and wrapped in blankets at an apartment, was smothered to death.
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Twitter user seeks forgiveness from Queen
PETALING JAYA - A Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Is...
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Indonesia seals off plantations, including those linked to Malaysian firms, as forest fires rage on
JAKARTA - Indonesia has sealed off plantations operated by at least 30 companies, where fires had been spotted, as it rejected on Friday (Sept 13) Malaysian complaints about hazardous smoke drifting f...
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Perak DAP divide appears to be widening
IPOH: A political divide is appearing in the state DAP leadership – one backing chairman Nga Kor Ming, the other group supporting embattled executive council...
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Govt can't afford to pay 20% oil royalty to S'wak for now
KUALA LUMPUR: The government wants to fulfil its promise of giving 20% of oil royalty to Sarawak instead of the current 5%, but is currently unable to do that, as the...
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MPS worker sentenced to a year for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: The Magistrate's Court sentenced a Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) worker to a year in prison for cheating an individual of RM1,900 on the pretence of helping the victim to purchase of a house in Rawang.
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Report: Indonesia acts against M'sian-owned firm, seals land over haze
Indonesian authorities have sealed a plot of land in Riau which belongs to the subsidiary of a Malaysian firm for allegedly being involved in forest fires that contributed to haze in the region, accor...
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eSports: Ferrari get off to a winning start on virtual F1 racetrack
Ferrari followed two wins in a row on the real racetrack with a virtual double on Sept 11, with Italian gamer David Tonizza triumphant on the team's Formula One esports...
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Man ordered to enter defence over laundrette cat killing
KUALA LUMPUR: The Selayang Sessions Court here ordered a contract worker to enter his defence on the charge of ruthlessly or unreasonably causing pain or suffering to the animal.
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Four arrested as cops seize nearly RM600k in drugs in two raids
SHAH ALAM: A total of RM575,892's worth of drugs were seized following raids in Gombak and Klang, says Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin.
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US Justice Department to release name of shadowy figure in 9/11 case
The US Justice Department on Thursday said it would release the name of an individual sought by people who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the Sept 11, 2001, hijack...
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Google Pixel 4: What we know so far
With the Pixel 4 series launch likely taking place next month, rumours and leaks about the flagship series are arriving at record pace.
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Cops investigating Twitter insult against King, Queen
PETALING JAYA: Police have started investigations into a case where the King and Queen were allegedly insulted on social media.
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Cops nab four over inflammatory social media posts
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a total of four suspects for allegedly posting inflammatory statements on social media against religion and race.
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Twitter user seeks forgiveness from Queen
PETALING JAYA: A Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Raja Permaisuri...
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Woman was smothered to death, say cops after body found wrapped in blankets at apartment
PETALING JAYA: A post-mortem has concluded that a woman, who was found dead and wrapped in blankets at an apartment, was smothered to death.
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Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market
Competition in India's booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its...
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Haze: 16 schools in Rompin ordered to close
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Sixteen schools in Rompin, Pahang were ordered to close due to the haze, says the Education Ministry.
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Malaysians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA - Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get the Queen of Malaysia, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, to rea...
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US social media firms to testify on violent, extremist online content
Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will testify next week before a US Senate panel on efforts by social media firms to remove violent content from online...
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Cuba denounces suspension of official Twitter accounts
The Cuban government on Sept 11 denounced the suspension of multiple official media Twitter accounts during a live TV address by President Miguel Diaz-Canel...
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125 longhouses in Tatau now enjoy 24-hour electricity supply via SARES
Rumah Robert in Ulu Kakus, Tatau is one of many longhouses which now has access to 24-hour electricity through SARES.
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Court orders laundry cat killer to enter defence
SELAYANG: The Sessions Court here has ordered a 42-year-old man, who allegedly stuffed a pregnant cat into a clothes dryer, to enter his defence.
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Malaysians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get the Queen of Malaysia, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah ...
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M'sians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah...
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Eight key products from IFA 2019
While there was an absence of truly revolutionary products at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, a few brands attracted significant attention with their...
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Labour and land issues in padi farming
I REFER to the report “Padi estates for better yield” (The Star, Sept 11), which quoted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as saying that padi farmers can rise out of poverty if they are prepa...
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Simply being around is a good start
I REFER to the report “Suicide cases on the rise” (The Star, Sept 11).
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'The facts speak for themselves': Malaysia minister Yeo Bee Yin slams Indonesia's denial of haze
PETALING JAYA - Malaysian Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin says that data clearly shows that Indonesia is responsible for the haze in the country.
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Woman found dead in KL apartment, wrapped in blankets
PETALING JAYA - A woman was found dead, wrapped in blankets and under pillows in an apartment here on Wednesday (Sept 11).
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M'sia to Indonesia: Not protest letter, but offer of help to fight forest fires
JAKARTA (Bernama): Malaysia is not pointing fingers at Indonesia over the current haze problem, but is offering assistance in tackling the forest fires in several provinces...
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Pahang school to be closed on Sept 12 due to worsening haze situation
KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - At least one school in Malaysia's Pahang state, SK Rompin in Kuala Rompin, will be closed on Thursday (Sept 12), due to the very unhealthy Air Pollution Index (A...
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'The facts speak for themselves': Malaysia minister Yeo Bee Yin slams Indonesia's denial of haze
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin says that data clearly shows that Indonesia is responsible for the haze i...
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Malaysia needs to refocus attention on entrepreneurship — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 11): Malaysia needs to refocus its attention on entrepreneurship in order to move ahead and join the ranks of developed nations, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MACC will investigate sale of MyKad to foreigners if there is clear evidence —...
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 11): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will conduct investigations into recent claims that the MyKad was being sold to Chinese nationals in Penang if there is clear e...
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NRD assistant director in Penang to be charged for selling MyKad
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 11): An assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD) in Penang will be charged at the Sessions Court here tomorrow (Thursday) for being involved in a syndicate se...
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Shopee breaks record for 9.9 Super Shopping Day
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has concluded its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day to date with 187,606 items sold within a minute dur...
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MACC offers to station senior officer in Sabah Chief Minister's office
KOTA KINABALU (Sept 11): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has offered to station a senior officer at the Sabah Chief Minister's office as part of its efforts to curb corrupt practices.
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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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Malaysia-China reaffirm commitment to 'Two Countries, Twin Parks' model
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today made an important visit to the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (CMQIP), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
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Nationwide ban on open burning as haze problem escalates
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): A nationwide ban on open burning has been imposed in efforts to address the haze problem that has plagued the country since Sept 5.
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Cabinet discussed ways to manage haze situation — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 11): The Cabinet today discussed ways to manage the ongoing haze situation that has blanketed several parts of the country, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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FRIM PCS certification empowers Bumiputera furniture industry — MOF
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): The Forest Research Institute Malaysia Product Certification Service (FRIM PCS) certification requirement is aimed at increasing the capacity and quality of furniture manufactu...
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Putrajaya aims to organise Home Ownership Campaign in China or Hong Kong
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Putrajaya is looking at organising a Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) either in China or Hong Kong to attract Chinese buyers to come and invest in the local property market, which...
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Two Perak DAP committee members resign
IPOH (Sept 11): Two Perak DAP committee members have resigned with immediate effect citing dissatisfaction over the leadership of Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming.
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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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Sterling near six-week high as no-deal Brexit risks recede
LONDON, Sept 11 — Sterling was steady today, lingering below a six-week high against the dollar reached on Monday, as investors assessed the chances Prime Minister Boris Johnson can strike a Brexit ...
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Trade optimism, Apple push Wall Street slightly higher
NEW YORK, Sept 11 — US stocks rose slightly today as China’s move to ease trade tensions with the United States soothed investor nerves, while shares of Apple gained a day after the launch of its ...
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How does negative rate policy work?
NEW YORK, Sept 11 — US President Donald Trump has suggested that the US Federal Reserve drive interest rates into negative territory.
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Dr M: Entrepreneurship crucial to broadening country’s horizons
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 11 — Malaysia needs to refocus its attention on entrepreneurship in order to move ahead and join the ranks of developed nations, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Dr M offers condolences to late BJ Habibie's family
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is saddened by the loss of his old friend, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who died at the age of 83 on Wednesday (Sept...
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Putrajaya lying about haze? Stop living in denial, minister tells Indonesian counterpart
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Yeo Bee Yin today told Indonesian Environment Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar not to be in denial after the latter alleged of a cover up by Putrajaya regarding the curre...
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Apex court failed to shed light on Sarawak land categories, says PKR rep
KUCHING, Sept 11 — Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian today expressed his disappointment that the issues relating to pemakai menoa and pulau galau were not been addressed by the Federal Court when it di...
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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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Yeo on Indonesia's denial of haze: The facts speak for itself
PETALING JAYA: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin says that data clearly shows that Indonesia is responsible...
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Mah Sing hopes stamp duty exemption will continue
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Mah Sing Group Bhd hopes the Government will continue to exempt first-time house buyers from stamp duty payment in the upcoming Budget 2020, to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 1...
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MMAG signs multi-year collaboration with Indonesia’s Lion Group
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): MMAG Holdings Bhd has signed a multi-year business collaboration agreement with Indonesia’s Lion Group to ease the transporting of goods and parcels between Malaysia and Indo...
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Malaysia, China reaffirm commitment to ‘two country, twin parks’ model
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today made an important visit to the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (CMQIP), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
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SK Rompin to be closed on Sept 12 due to worsening haze situation
KUANTAN: SK Rompin in Kuala Rompin will be closed on Thursday (Sept 12), due to the very unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) reading in the Rompin district.
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MOF explains why Bumiputera furniture firm delisted, extends deadline for certification
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — The Finance Ministry today explained it had dropped 33 out of 87 Bumiputera furniture producers from the list of suppliers to the government as they had missed a one-year dea...
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Woman found dead, wrapped in blankets
PETALING JAYA: A woman was found dead, wrapped in blankets and under pillows in an apartment here on Wednesday (Sept 11).
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Metronic Global secures RM7.5m electrical system contract
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Metronic Global Bhd has won a contract to undertake extra low voltage system works for a proposed mixed development in Kuala Lumpur that will include 616 condominium units.
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'Absurd' that Malaysia does not have LCCTs, says AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): AirAsia Group Bhd co-founder and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has said it is "absurd" that low-cost carriers (LCCs) dominate the Malaysian aviation mark...
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European automakers tell governments they must help sell electric cars
FRANKFURT, Sept 11 — Europe’s carmakers are telling governments they must help build electric car charging points and provide consumer subsidies to boost sales of battery-powered vehicles and assi...
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Fire at children’s hostel in Taiping
TAIPING, Sept 11 — A fire broke out at the Taiping Children’s Hostel at Jalan Medan Taiping here today, but there was no report of any casualty.
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