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Topic: Sept 3

The Borneo Post:
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Safety first group intensifies efforts to reduce road accidents
ALOR SETAR: The pro road-safety group, Safety First is intensifying efforts to disseminate information and organise campaigns to help reduce road accidents and save lives.
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Thai wildlife poachers caught in anti-poaching operation
PETALING JAYA: Two Thai wildlife poachers were detained in Royal Belum State Park in Perak in an anti-poaching operation, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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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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Sime Darby and IOI refute news report on haze-causing fires in their Indonesia plantations
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 14): Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) has disputed a foreign news agency's report which had claimed that Indonesian authorities had sealed a plantation run by its subsidiary due to haze-...
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Eye On Stock: Binasat Communications
BINASAT Communications Bhd (code: 0195) is bouncing back strongly from historical lows as a surge of momentum allowed investors to capitalise from the oversold stock.
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Sime Darby denies plantation sealed off by Indonesian authorities
PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) has denied a news report that a plantation owned by its subsidiary has been sealed off by Indonesian authorities as part of efforts to battle fires th...
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Sime Darby and IOI refute news report on haze-causing fires in their Indonesia...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) has disputed a foreign news agency's report which had claimed that Indonesian authorities had sealed a plantation run by its subsidiary due to haze-...
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Sime Darby, IOI refute claim of plantations being sealed off
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) and IOI Corporation Bhd (IOI) have refuted claims by Indonesia that their plantations run by subsidiaries were sealed off due to fires.
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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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Police have called in more than 70 people over KLIA systems glitch
SHAH ALAM: Police have recorded statements from more than 70 people in connection with the systems glitch at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), says Comm...
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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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Yeo Bee Yin’s defamation suit against Jamal most likely to be settled amicably
KUALA LUMPUR: The defamation suit filed by Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos in ...
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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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Yeo’s defamation suit against Jamal most likely to be settled amicably
KUALA LUMPUR: The defamation suit filed by Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin (pix) against Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yun...
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Yeo's defamation suit against Jamal likely to be settled amicably - lawyer
The defamation suit filed by Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos in connection with the Yayasan Warisan A...
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Yeo Bee Yin's defamation suit against Jamal most likely to be settled amicably
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): The defamation suit filed by Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md...
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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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Riders not the sole cause of motorcycle accidents
I REFER to the letter “Motorcycles and road safety” by George Thomas (The Star, Sept 3).
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Haze expected to worsen as hotspots persist in Indonesia
With hotspots expected to persist in Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia, the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) warns that the haze affecting parts of Malaysia will continue to worsen.
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13 ‘high’ drivers arrested in six-day ops
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic police arrested 13 drivers and issued over 1,300 summonses during the six-day Op Perdagangan from Sept 3 to 8.
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Police nab 11 individuals over burnt body found in Pasir Puteh
KOTA BARU: Police detained 11 individuals including four women to facilitate investigations in connection with the murder of a man whose stab wound and burnt remains were found near a river at Kampung...
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'DDP 1' plate number fetches RM152,999
Nik Azhan (centre) said the 'DDP 1' bid, which was secured by a company, was among four bids made for the plate number.
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As Opcom shares rise, so do whispers about cronyism and ‘New Malaysia’
PETALING JAYA: It’s been a while since many used the term but “crony capitalism” seems to be a growing and whispered buzzword again.
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IGP: No leads to indicate sabotage in KLIA glitch
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have not gained any substantial leads to indicate that there was sabotage in the recent systems glitch at the KL International Airport...
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‘DDP 1’ plate number fetches RM152,999
KOTA BARU: The vehicle plate number ‘DDP 1’ fetched the highest bid at RM152,999 in Kelantan, during a five-day online bidding process from Aug 30 to Sept 3, undertaken by the state Road Transport...
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DDP 1 plate number fetches RM153,000 in e-bidding
KOTA BHARU: The vehicle plate number DDP 1 fetched the highest bid at RM152,999 in Kelantan, during a five-day online bidding process from Aug 30 to Sept 3.
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'DDP 1' plate number fetches RM152,999
KOTA BARU (Bernama): The vehicle plate number "DDP 1" fetched the highest bid at RM152,999 in Kelantan, during a five-day online bidding process from Aug 30 to...
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IGP: We will take necessary actions to conclude sex video probe
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman will take the necessary actions to conclude investigation into the sex video said to implicate Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali...
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No leads suggesting sabotage in KLIA systems glitch, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Cops have not discovered any strong leads suggesting sabotage in the investigation into the systems glitch at KL International Airport (KLIA), says...
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Sarawak records unhealthy API with Kuching the highest at 224
Smoke billows from a forest fire burning in Tapin regency near Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan province, Indonesia in late August in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
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Literary artists need to be recognised and appreciated
KUALA LUMPUR: Poets need to be given proper recognition and appreciation if they are invited to present their works, said 14th National Laureate Prof Dr Siti Zainon Ismail (pix).
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1MDB trial recap: September 3 to 5
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): There was an explosive testimony from Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, who was the former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak...
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Saifuddin: PKR leaders must respect party constitution, use proper channel to air grouses
GEORGE TOWN: PKR leaders must respect the party constitution, adhere to its rules and air any grouses through the proper channels, says party...
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KKCCCI’s claim unsubstantiated – SUDC
Bonipasius (fourth from right) and Anthony (fourth from left) at the press conference.
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Haze in Kuching worsens as API breaches 200, indicating very unhealthy air quality
The public are reminded to exercise caution when going outdoors as API readings breach 200 in Kuching.
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Facebook faces probe by US states over industry dominance
Facebook Inc is joining Google in the cross-hairs of state attorneys general investigating possible antitrust violations, adding to the scrutiny of Silicon Valley giants...
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Ammonia leak: Melaka to monitor safety of water sources, chemicals
MELAKA (Sept 6): The safety of water sources and chemicals especially in industrial areas is the primary aspect monitored by the Melaka state government to ensure the ammonia gas leak incident in Ja...
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Actress Jyothika thanks Maszlee over 'Raatchasi' support
PETALING JAYA: The production team behind the Tamil film Raatchasi has thanked Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik for his support in a letter signed by actress Jyothika.
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FBM KLCI ends at week’s high but trading remains lacklustre
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): Trading on the local bourse remained lacklustre amid lack of strong buying impetus.
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Cradle CEO murder trial begins today (Sept 6)
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan commences Friday (Sept 6) at the High Court here.
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Ammonia leak: Malacca to monitor safety of water sources, chemicals
MALACCA: The safety of water sources and chemicals especially in industrial areas is the primary aspect monitored by the Malacca state government to ensure the ammonia gas leak incident in Jasin near ...
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Cops nab five cattle rustlers, seize 41 bulls
REMBAU (Bernama): Police arrested five local men for allegedly fleeing with 58 bulls from a farm in Kampung Kendong Baru here on Friday (Aug 30).
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Ammonia leak: Melaka to monitor safety of water sources, chemicals
MELAKA (Bernama): The safety of water sources and chemicals, especially in industrial areas, is the primary aspect monitored by the Melaka state government to...
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Sabah should continue ban on pump boats in east coast, says PBS
KOTA KINABALU: The state government should continue banning the use of pump boats in Sabah's east coast to prevent crime at sea.
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Dr Jamilah: Govt health facilities all well-stocked with rabies vaccine, including Kapit Hospital
Kapit Hospital has been supplied with the rabies vaccine since August 2017.
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MMEA seizes 42.5 tonnes of fish, foreign fishing vessels near Tanjung Sirik in Mukah
One of the foreign fishing vessels that were seized by MMEA.
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Not compulsory for Muslims to participate in inter-faith prayers, says Jakim
PETALING JAYA: It is not compulsory (tidak diharuskan) for Muslims to participate in inter-faith joint prayers, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
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Suspects shot dead not in Esscom's wanted list
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces are waiting for information from their Philippines counterparts on the identity of the two intruders shot dead in Sabah waters.
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NFL to stream match highlights via TikTok
The US National Football League (NFL) signed a multi-year partnership with Chinese video app TikTok on Tuesday to stream match highlights and behind-the-scenes footages...
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EU locked in ‘long battle’ against Chinese fraud
Europe's "long battle" against fake goods from China has become even more difficult with the upsurge in online shopping, where fraudulent and often dangerous...
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Vietnam companies raising capital with bonds
Hanoi: Vietnamese companies have been moving to bond sales from equities for capital raising as trade tensions triggered stock market volatility.
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Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook
Facebook said facial recognition technology applied to photos at the social network will be an opt-in feature.
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Apex Legends begins Voidwalker event as Fortnite introduces new map elements
A second themed event has got underway in free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends, with Voidwalker lasting Sept 3-17.
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Pokémon Sword & Shield, Luigi's Mansion 3 teased for Nintendo Direct, Assassin's Creed and Overwatch rumoured
A Nintendo Direct video announced for Sept 4 is to last 40 minutes, with Pokémon Sword & Shield and Luigi's Mansion 3 confirmed.
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CIMB credit card system back online
PETALING JAYA: CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd said the technical issues affecting some of their systems, specifically online credit card transactions, have been rectified.
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Snapdragon 855 Plus-armed gaming smartphone Black Shark Pro 2 launches in Malaysia
BLACK Shark - which you may know as the Xiaomi-backed smartphone maker that solely produces gaming smartphones - have just launched the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone in Malaysia.
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Couple killed, nine-year-old son seriously injured in motorcycle-lorry collision
SUNGAI PETANI (Bernama): A couple killed and their son seriously injured in an accident involving a motorcycle and a lorry at KM99.3 of the North-South Expressway, near...
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Murder trial of Cradle Fund CEO to begin this Friday
SHAH ALAM (Sept 4): The murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan (pictured) will begin this Friday at 9am in the High Court here, with the prosecution expected to call about 6...
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Muhyiddin: Johor Chinese school association deregistration due to 'technicality', to be rectified soonest
PUTRAJAYA: The deregistration issue affecting the Johor Chinese School Managers and Teachers Association is expected to be rectified "as soon as possible, '' says Tan...
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60 witnesses to take stand in murder trial of Cradle Fund boss
SHAH ALAM: The murder trial of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan will begin this Friday in the High Court here, with the prosecution expected to call about 60 witnesses to the stand.
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Johor marine police nabs more than RM500,000 in contraband cigarettes, fake liquor
JOHOR BARU, Sept 3 — The southern region (Region Two) marine police have seized contraband cigarettes and liquor including vehicles worth more than half a million during a raid at a house in Jalan T...
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Big Blue Taxi founder turns down Gojek riders funds, says monies should go to the needy
PETALING JAYA: Big Blue Taxi founder Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail, whose statement allegedly insulted Gojek riders in Indonesia, has declined the funds raised...
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Splash of water leads to fight, murder of foreign worker
PETALING JAYA: A misunderstanding between two foreigners led to the murder of a Bangladesh man, says the police.
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3.0 magnitude earthquake hits Kunak waters, Sabah
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): An earthquake with a 3.0-magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Kunak waters in Sabah at 11.48pm on Tuesday.
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Before the Hong Kong protests, banned Twitter accounts ‘targeted Chinese government critics’: study
Tens of thousands of posts aimed at fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui and jailed publisher Gui Minhai, Australian study finds.
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US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules
Facebook said Sept 3 that the US Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media...
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NTSB says Autopilot engaged in 2018 California Tesla crash
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Sept 3 that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California, one of...
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Postponed trial for Cradle CEO murder set for Sept 6
SHAH ALAM: The trial for the murder of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan will begin on Friday (Sept 6) at the Shah Alam High Court.
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Road tax renewal at post offices to continue as govt mulls way to plug leakages
PUTRAJAYA: The public will be able to continue to renew road tax at post offices while a special task force look into ways to plug leakages caused by underpayment of road...
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Don't play favourites with Farhash, says PKR central committee member
PETALING JAYA: Disciplinary action should be taken against Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak for allegedly breaking the law, says PKR central...
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Felcra Training former MD pleads not guilty to 33 abuse of power charges
KUALA LUMPUR: Former managing director of Felcra Training and Consultancy Sdn Bhd Rohaizat Ahmad has claimed trial to 33 charges of abuse of power in granting...
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Two killed in shootout with police in Lahad Datu waters
Omar (right) showing the suspects killed in the shootout with Marine Operation Force in Lahad Datu on Sept 3.
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Facebook brings face recognition to all users, discontinues ‘Tag Suggestions’
Facebook Inc said on Sept 3 its face recognition technology will now be available to all users with an option to opt out, while deciding to discontinue a related feature...
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Pregnant woman among 3 killed after their car rammed by lorry in Malaysia
TELUK INTAN, Malaysia - Three women died when their car was rammed by a lorry at KM32 of Jalan Langkap-Kampar here.
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DOF: Malaysia loses RM6 billion each year to illegal fishing
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia loses up to RM6 billion due to illegal fishing every year, according to Director of Landing and Licensing Division in the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF), Wan Muhammad Az...
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Two intruders killed in shootout at sea in Lahad Datu
KOTA KINABALU: Two suspected cross-border criminals were shot dead in a shootout with police in waters off Felda Sahabat in Sabah's east coast Lahad Datu at about...
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Malaysia loses RM6 billion each year to illegal fishing
Malaysia loses up to RM6 billion due to illegal fishing every year, according to the director of Landing and Licensing Division in the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF), Wan Muhammad Aznan Abdull...
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Fire consumes longhouse as firemen struggle with hydrant 500m away
SIBU: Firemen battling a fire at the Rumah Andrew Lawai longhouse in Pakan, Sarikei Division, were hampered in their effort as they had to fill up their engines' water...
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Four Malaysian Airport IT officers lodge report after questioning over KLIA glitch
PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) IT officers have lodged police reports to distance themselves from the recent technical glitch at Kuala...
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Farhash says will cooperate with cops after Merdeka brawl injures man's genital
PETALING JAYA: PKR Perak chief Farhash Wafa Salvador says he is willing to cooperate with police in relation to investigations into a brawl on Aug 31 said to involve him...
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This week's new game picks: NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne, plus Final Fantasy VIII, Spyro remasters, more
Retro remasters of Final Fantasy VIII and the Spyro The Dragon trilogy arrive from Sept 3, among other new games.
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Trump hardens tone on China as trade war rattles economy
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 — Amid fresh signs his trade wars are rattling the US economy, President Donald Trump yesterday sent stern warnings to China, urging the Pacific power not to drag its feet in trad...
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Goodway sells tyre retreading business for a loss
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Goodway Integrated Industries Bhd is disposing of its wholly-owned tyre retreading unit, Big Wheel Green Tyres Sdn Bhd (BWGT), for RM19.65 million.
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S P Setia, Scomi, Sime Darby Plantation, Dayang, BLand, UEM Edgenta, UEM...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Wednesday (Aug 4) may include: S P Setia Bhd, Scomi Group Bhd, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, Dayang Enterp...
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A prisoner swap with Russia tests Ukraine’s President: Leonid Bershidsky
(Sept 3): For months, Ukraine and Russia have been negotiating a major prisoner exchange that would clear the slate for substantive negotiations on ending the war in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-sup...
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Anwar Ibrahim's aide sought by Malaysian police as suspect in fight
KUALA LUMPUR - The political secretary to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim, Mr Farhash Wafa Salvador, has been named a suspect in an armed riot which occurred at a sports complex la...
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Dentsu Aegis Network partners Spotify to launch The Audio Stack in Malaysia
AMPLIFI, Dentsu Aegis Network Malaysia’s media investment arm on Sept 3 announced a collaboration with Spotify, launching a new platform-agnostic planning tool called The Audio Stack, into Malaysia...
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UPSR exam to go on as scheduled after ammonia scare in Jasin
JASIN, Sept 3 — The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination will go on as scheduled at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Paya Redan tomorrow, as the all-clear has been given by the authorities foll...
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Procedure to obtain Foreign Support Certificate needs to be reviewed, says Dzulkefly
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — Procedure for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to obtain a Foreign Support Certificate (SSLN) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) before pursuing a medical degree over...
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Seremban Engineering sees change of controlling shareholder, MGO triggered
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): MIE Industrial Sdn Bhd has emerged as the new controlling shareholder of Seremban Engineering Bhd (SEB) with a 69.72% stake, triggering a mandatory general offer (MGO) for the l...
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Wall Street traders pump up Argentine peso as currency controls bite
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 3 — Argentina’s peso surged this morning, pumped up by Wall Street traders back after a long holiday weekend cheering President Mauricio Macri’s capital controls aimed at prot...
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US manufacturing contracts for first time in three years, says ISM
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 — Bogged down in the US-China trade war, the US manufacturing sector stumbled and fell into contraction last month for the first time in three years, an industry survey showed tod...
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UK high-speed rail link is over budget, years behind schedule, government says
LONDON, Sept 3 — A proposed high-speed rail project to improve links from London to central and northern England will cost about £20 billion more than originally expected and is up to five years be...
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PAC hold proceedings on air mobility project, Johor-Singapore VEP and RC project
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The Public Accounts Committee today held two proceedings involving the development of the Air Mobility project and the Johor-Singapore Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and Road Char...
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Dr M's visit to Russia to further boost ties
VLADIVOSTOK (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to arrive in Russia for a three-day visit on Wednesday (Sept 4) at the invitation of...
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Anwar’s aide wanted by police over alleged armed assault case in Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Police today urged Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, to turn himself in to assist police investigation over an alleged arm...
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Police seeking Perak PKR chief's aid in Ampang brawl probe
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is wanted by police to aid in investigations into a brawl at a sports complex in Ampang, Kuala...
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Factory in Merlimau ordered to close until probe into ammonia leak completed
JASIN (Bernama): Following an ammonia gas leak, the poultry processing factory in Merlimau here was ordered to close until the clean-up process, and investigations...
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6.25% of XingHe shares exchange hands in off-market trades
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): XingHe Holdings Bhd saw 6.25% of its shares traded in off-market trades today.
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