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Topic: Sept 5

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KLCI extends losing streak as IHH, Maybank slip
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed weaker on Thursday as investors continued to be cautious, dragged by declines in IHH Healthcare, Maybank and Sime Plantation.
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Ambank seeks to sell Seacera property to recoup RM18.3m loan
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Ambank Islamic Bhd is seeking a public auction of a property in Penang belonging to Seacera Group Bhd over a sum of RM18.31 million owed to the bank under an Islamic loan facil...
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Wan Azizah: USP fund to reduce investment cost of RM21.6b NFCP
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 19): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today the universal service provision (USP) fund will reduce the estimated investment cost of Malaysia's RM21.6 bill...
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Shariah Court to rule whether to cite Maria Chin for contempt
KUALA LUMPUR: The Shariah High Court here will rule on Oct 14 whether Naza Group chairman SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin can begin contempt proceedings against Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah over her c...
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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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Ambank seeks to sell Seacera property to recoup RM18.3 mil loan
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Ambank Islamic Bhd is seeking a public auction of a property in Penang belonging to Seacera Group Bhd over a sum of RM18.31 million owed to the bank under an Islamic loan facil...
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Dr M insists Modi did not ask for Zakir Naik to be sent back to India
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has insisted that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not ask for controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik to be sent back to India...
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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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Vanuatu and Solomon Islands appeal to UN over Indonesia's West Papua crisis
Pacific island nations Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have added to the chorus of voices raising the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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Dr M maintains, Naik’s extradition never raised in meeting with Modi
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today maintained that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not raise the extradition of controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, despite New Delhi saying yesterday that...
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Woman, family harassed by loan sharks over son's unpaid debts
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman and her family have been harassed by loan sharks because of her son's unpaid debts.
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India tells Tun M that it wants Zakir
PETALING JAYA: India has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that no country wants to accept controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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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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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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All schools in Putrajaya closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning.
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We did ask for Naik’s extradition, says India
PETALING JAYA: The Indian government has challenged Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that no extradition request was made for controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik when the prime minister met his Indian c...
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Putrajaya schools to stay closed due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: All 25 schools in Putrajaya were ordered to close today following the very unhealthy air pollutant index (API) reading this morning.
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Cabinet to discuss solution to haze problem tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss and decide on possible steps to be taken to overcome the worsening haze in the country, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix).
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Cabinet to discuss solutions to worsening haze tomorrow, says foreign minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — The Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss and decide on possible steps to be taken to overcome the worsening haze in the country, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdull...
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Haze: Putrajaya schools forced to close tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA: All schools in Putrajaya have been forced to shut down tomorrow after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the administrative capital rose to very unhealthy levels today.
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Some relief from cloud-seeding, but more schools to be closed
KUALA LUMPU: Cloud-seeding brought rain relief to some haze-hit parts of Malaysia today but air quality in Putrajaya and parts of Selangor worsened, causing schools to be closed tomorrow.
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Putrajaya schools forced to close tomorrow after API hits very unhealthy levels
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 16 — All schools in Putrajaya have been forced to shut down tomorrow after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the administrative capital rose to very unhealthy levels today.
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The State of the Nation: Ringgit volatility to continue as trade tensions...
THE more recent weakness of the ringgit — it dropped to a two-year low of 4.22 against the US dollar last Tuesday — has been in tandem with most currencies globally, fuelled by various factors.
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MMA: Better service from contract medical staff
KUALA LUMPUR: Contract positions provide less stability and certainty to workers but house officers (HOs) have been found to be performing more professionally...
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Indian national among duo arrested in secret society fight
KLANG: A local man and an Indian national were arrested following a fight over extortion activities in Puchong involving two secret societies, here today.
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Taiwanese actress finds out hubby’s mistress is her mother
TAIWANESE actress Jiang Pingzeng made a startling revelation on a talkshow that her former husband had cheated on her with her own mother, China Press...
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Sarawak wants all outstanding issues settled by Putrajaya by Oct 31
KUCHING: The Sarawak government has set Oct 31 as the deadline for Putrajaya to end all negotiations on outstanding issues concerning the state’s rights, particularly in oil and gas.
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Wanita Umno: No apologies for PAS cooperation, Muslim unity the priority
KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need for Umno and PAS to apologise to one another, as the political cooperation between the two parties is to forge Muslim unity, says...
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Four teens among eight arrested for motorcycle thefts
KOTA KINABALU: Four teenage school dropouts - some as young as 15 years old - were among eight people arrested in connection with a series of motorcycle thefts...
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Seven arrested over loan scams
KUALA LUMPUR: A "faulty" ATM card led to the arrest of seven men believed to be behind illegal loan scams in the city.
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Cabinet discussing ways to manage haze situation: Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA: 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 (pix) said.
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Cabinet discussed ways to manage haze situation, says Dr M
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Cabinet yesterday discussed ways to manage the ongoing haze situation which has seen several parts of the country blanketed in smog.
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PM: Cabinet has discussed ways to manage haze
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 12 — The Cabinet yesterday 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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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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Cabinet discussed ways to manage haze situation – Dr Mahathir
Dr Mahathir speaks to reporters after the event.
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Cabinet discussed ways to manage haze situation, says PM
The cabinet today discussed ways to manage the ongoing haze situation that has blanketed several parts of the country, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of the South...
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DOE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 11): The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of...
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
Norlin Jaafar – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue ...
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DOE bans open burning due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Department of Environment (DOE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes...
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Environment Dept bans open burning due to haze
The Environment Department has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country, except for cremation, religious purposes, barbecues and flaring until the end of the South-West Monsoon period.
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World Bank sees Indonesia GDP at below 5%
JAKARTA: The World Bank projects Indonesia’s economic growth will slide to below 5% next year and warned of the potential for “severe” capital outflows as global risks including the US-China trade war intensify.
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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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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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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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Police seize drugs worth over RM10m in Pasir Mas
KOTA BARU: The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) in collaboration with the Kelantan police contingent have seized 700,000 psychotropic pills (pill kuda) worth RM10.5 million i...
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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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Police seize drugs worth over RM10m in Pasir Mas
The Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) in collaboration with the Kelantan police contingent have seized 700,000 psychotropic pills (pill kuda) worth RM10.5 million in operation...
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Hot spell to last till late October, says weather expert
PETALING JAYA: The dry spell is expected to last till the end of October, worsening the haze condition in the country, a climatologist said.
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IRB only requires information on donors who donated more than RM10,000
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 10): Only information on donors who donated RM10,000 and above needs to be submitted to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) under the new guidelines for the approval of the IRB director-g...
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Cops probe fake news about NRD granting MyKads to China nationals
PETALING JAYA: The police have begun investigations into fake viral news that claim that the National Registration Department (NRD) was granting MyKad to...
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Frankly Speaking: Proposed mega merger unravels
In a surprising turn of events, Axiata Group Bhd and Telenor ASA said Friday they had mutually agreed to end merger discussions after four months of talks due to “some complexities” they “do not...
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Loke: No need to review ECRL
KUALA LUMPUR: There is not need to review the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project because the government has already done so, says Transport Minister Anthony...
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No pre-election promise by Harapan to shut down Lynas
LETTER | We note that a letter to the editor of Malaysiakini dated 5 September 2019 entitled “Ministerial Responsibility in New M'sia - Shining Light or Stygian Gloom” included a misleading and in...
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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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LHDN raises donation reporting threshold to RM10,000
PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has increased the donation reporting threshold from RM5,000 to RM10,000 effective last Thursday.
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Vintage SNES games come to Switch Online subscription
The Nintendo Switch's online subscription tier, Nintendo Switch Online, has begun integrating games from the Super Nintendo era, starting with a cache of 20 classics as...
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IRBM now requires only information of donors contributing RM10,000 & above
KUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) has announced that it requires only information of donors contributing RM10,000 and above, according to its new guidelines effective Sept 5.
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IRB only requires information on donors who donated more than RM10,000
PUTRAJAYA: Only information on donors who donated RM10,000 and above needs to be submitted to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) under the new guidelines for the approval of the IRB director-general under...
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Donation reporting threshold to IRB increases to RM10k
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Only information on donors who donated RM10,000 and above needs to be submitted to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) under new guidelines.
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Kelantan Immigration receives 97 applications for ‘Back For Good’ programme
BACHOK: The Malaysian Immigration Department in Kelantan has received 97 applications from foreigners for the “Back for Good” programme introduced on Aug 1 and aimed at providing an opportunity to...
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Malaysia to commence cloud-seeding to combat haze, Indonesian denies fires in Sumatra are the cause
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia prepared to seed clouds after air quality in parts of the country reached unhealthy levels due to smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, an official said on Mo...
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Taxman increases donation reporting threshold to RM10,000
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has announced that it requires only information of donors contributing RM10,000 and above, according to its new guidelines effect...
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Era of iPhone ‘super cycles’ is gone, even for 5G: opinion
"Super cycle” predictions are back. Kind of.
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Anwar's aide must still surrender even though victim in riot case has withdrawn report: Police
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still required to surrender to the police over a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka ...
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AirAsia flight makes safe emergency landing in Maldives after engine catches fire
PETALING JAYA: A Thai AirAsia flight made a safe emergency landing at Velana International Airport in Malé, Maldives after encountering a technical issue just 22...
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Dr M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
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Turkish man, two Syrian women arrested for suspected involvement in RM20k jewelry theft in Miri
The two women from Syria were arrested in connection to the jewelry theft.
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Scrapping pensions would be an act of betrayal, says MP
PETALING JAYA: Kapar MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid has called on Putrajaya not to go ahead with a suggestion to scrap the pension scheme for government servants...
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FAM meets AFC on rioting in Jakarta during match
KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has met representatives of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as the first step to bring the issue of riots at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in...
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Two Syrian women, Turkish man nabbed for allegedly stealing RM20,000 in jewellery
SIBU: Two women from Syria and a man from Turkey, who were alleged to have been involved in the theft of RM20,000 worth of jewellery from a goldsmith in Miri...
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FAM meets AFC to lodge report with Fifa
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has met representatives of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as the first step to bring the issue of riots at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta to th...
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Victim withdraws police report over Ampang brawl involving Farhash
PETALING JAYA: The victim involved in a brawl in Ampang on Merdeka (Aug 31) night, of which Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is the main suspect, has...
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Déjà vu as full-service carriers again seek PSC equalisation at KLIA and klia2
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 7): In a repeat of events three years ago, major scheduled airlines operating out of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are once again calling for the passenger service c...
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Man stabbed to death in kitchen stove dispute
Habibi (second left), Superintendent George Abdul Rakman (left) and police officers with the seized 69-cm long machete.
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Syed Saddiq slams Indonesian police for downplaying football violence at Jakarta stadium
PETALING JAYA: The Youth and Sports Minister has chided the Indonesian police force for downplaying the violence that broke out at the Malaysia-Indonesia World...
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TCL's new Plex smartphone represents company's budding handset future
On Sept 5 at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Chinese electronics company TCL unveiled its latest TCL branded smartphone, the first destined to be available on a global scale.
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Déjà vu as full-service carriers again seek PSC equalisation at KLIA and klia2
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): In a repeat of events three years ago, major scheduled airlines operating out of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) are once again calling for the passenger service c...
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Football: Malaysia plans Fifa complaint over crowd trouble at Indonesia game
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Malaysia's football association will file a formal complaint to Fifa after bottles and flares were thrown at the country's supporters during the World Cup 2022 qualifying game agai...
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Nine stations record unhealthy air quality across Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 6 — Nine stations, comprising seven in Sarawak and two in the peninsular, recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (IPU) readings today, according to a statement issued by the Departme...
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Dr Wee: I've never asked details of leaked investigation papers over undersea tunnel project
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says that he had never requested for the investigation details of the leaked investigation papers into the Penang Undersea...
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Cops to question several people over commando's death
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The police are expected to call a few more people for questioning to facilitate investigations into the death of a commando officer who...
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Excella excels in NY Fashion Week
PETALING JAYA: It was a night to remember in New York, after local artiste and entrepreneur Excella Chong managed to deliver a stunning performance of her first...
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Facebook Watch signs video partnerships with news publishers in Europe
Facebook Watch has signed video partnerships with France's Le Monde, Germany's Axel Springer and Sweden's Expressen, among other news outlets, to deliver original...
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Facebook leans on Instagram to boost new dating service
Facebook Inc’s new dating feature has led to at least one important match: The marriage of users’ Facebook and Instagram profiles for the first time.
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Friend of a friend: Facebook brings dating service to US
Is love the answer on Facebook?
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Apple puts music streaming service on the Web, rivaling Spotify
Apple Inc on Sept 5 launched its Apple Music service on the Web, opening up access to users to who prefer a browser instead of an app.
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8chan owner vows changes in House testimony over links to mass shootings
8chan, the online message board linked to several recent mass shootings, plans to restrict parts of the website during a "state of emergency", the site's owner Jim...
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Amazon’s Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: US senator
US Democratic Senator Edward Markey raised concerns on Thursday that law enforcement use of Amazon.com Inc's Ring doorbell camera in investigations could...
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Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?
Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love.
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Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos
Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect...
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Malaysian drivers hit it off after hitting each other's vehicles
Getting into a car accident is always a bummer.
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Indonesian sports minister apologises for football violence
PETALING JAYA: Indonesian Sports and Youth Minister Imam Nahrawi has apologised for the violent incidents that arose during the World Cup qualifying match...
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Malaysia gay-sex video: Six more clips released on WhatsApp group
KUALA LUMPUR -  A new wave of sex video clips allegedly involving Malaysian Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali and former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz were released on the Wh...
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M'cyclist killed as four-wheel drive crashes into him
SIBU: A 20-year-old motorcyclist died when a four-wheel drive crashed into him as he was repairing his motorcycle which broke down at Lebaan Bridge in Jalan Tanjung...
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Latheefa: Only completed MACC investigations can be made public
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is unable to reveal operational matters of cases being investigated by authorities.
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