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CPO futures to trade in profit-taking mode next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade in a profit-taking mode of between RM2,020 and RM2,080...
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API readings in Sarawak record slight drop, Sri Aman no longer in hazardous level
The haze has reduced visibility throughout many parts of the state.
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China bans S. Korea pig imports on swine fever fears
BEIJING, Sept 20 — China has banned pig imports from South Korea after Seoul became the latest to report an outbreak of the African swine fever that has destroyed hog herds and pushed up prices glob...
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CPO futures to trade in tight range next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade in a tight range of between RM2,010 and RM2,100 per...
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Dynamo Lubricants launches in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Dynamo Lubricants Group, a lubricants producer and supplier of products for automotive and industrial use, has landed in Malaysia.
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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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Bomba responds to daily average of 16 bush fire cases statewide since Sept 1
Bomba personnel hard at work to put out a bush fire.
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Cops arrest husband and wife caught stealing from convenience store in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU - Police arrested a husband and wife, after they were caught stealing various items, including 15 tins of baby milk powder from a convenience store at a shopping mall here.
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Cops arrest husband and wife caught stealing from convenience store
JOHOR BARU: Police arrested a husband and wife, after they were caught stealing various items, including 15 tins of baby milk powder from a convenience store at a...
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CPO futures to trade RM2,180 to RM2,250 per tonne
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade sideways with an upward bias of between RM2,180 and...
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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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CPO futures end higher on weaker production outlook
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives ended firmer today, supported by expectations of weaker production in the coming weeks that may reduce th...
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US backs India’s declaration of JeM, LeT chiefs as terrorists
The United States has praised India for declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), both designated by Indian government as terror groups, and its leaders and three others as terrorist...
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Stronger ringgit, India's tax hike pose double whammy for CPO futures
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): A stronger ringgit, coupled with India's move to raise the import tax on refined palm oil from Malaysia, pressured the crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia De...
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ASMC: Hotspots on Borneo rise to 459 in 24 hours, western Sarawak to see haze
Photo taken of the Kuching City South Council building from Pullman Hotel shows a light blanket of haze over Kuching this morning.
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Penang consumer group calls for RCI to investigate extreme poverty claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today called on Putrajaya to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to find out whether the recent United Nations (UN) report which s...
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Railway development projects will continue to be the government’s main focus: Loke
SERENDAH: The government will give continuous focus on railway development projects in the country and optimize the use of railroads thus improving the country’s economic status, Transport Minister ...
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Loke: Railway development projects will continue to be the govt’s main focus
SERENDAH, Sept 3 — The government will give continued focus to railway development projects in the country and optimise the use of railroads thus improving the country’s economic status, Transp...
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Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting vulnerable communities — Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
AUGUST 31 — The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific.
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CPO futures to trade at RM2,200-RM2,300 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade range-bound at between RM2,200 and RM2,300 a...
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EcoWorld International’s Wardian London to be completed early next year
ECO World International Bhd’s (EWI) 75:25 joint venture with Irish property developer Ballymore Group is a step closer to completing its Wardian London project, which has a gross development value o...
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Axiata says merger plan with Norway's Telenor on track
Malaysia's Axiata Group Bhd on Thursday said its planned merger with Norwegian telecoms peer Telenor ASA is on track, after local media reported the deal may have hit a...
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Man, 60, dies of asthma attack while driving
JOHOR BARU: A 60-year-old man was killed in an accident here after suffering from a possible asthma attack while driving at Jalan Daya Utama heading towards Setia...
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CPO futures to decline on profit-taking next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to decline next week on profit-taking activities.
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Chinese murder suspect ‘caught by AI software that spotted dead person’s face was being scanned’
Police say man from Fujian province was detained while trying to burn body on remote farm after strangling girlfriend.
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CPO futures to see range-bound trading next week
The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to see range-bound trading next week, prompted by speculative play, said Interband Group of Companies Senior Palm Oil Trader, Jim Teh.
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North Korea says it will never have talks with South
North Korea said on Friday it will never sit down with South Korea for talks again, rejecting a vow by the South’s President Moon Jae-in to pursue dialogue with Pyongyang made the previous day as he...
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edotco Group collaborates with Intelsat
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian-based integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group Sdn Bhd is collaborating with New York-listed Intelsat SA to advance connectivity capabilities across edotco’s footprint in South and South-East Asia through pioneering industry solutions.
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edotco collaborates with Intelsat to advance connectivity capabilities
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia-based integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group Sdn Bhd (edotco) is collaborating with New York-listed Intelsat SA to advance connectiv...
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Work-Life Balance Is For Idealists, We Want To Talk About Burnout In M’sia Instead
On the 7th of August, Kisi, an American IoT company specialising in wireless security revealed the results of their study on global cities with the best (and thus the worst) work-life balance in 2019.
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CPO futures to see profit-taking next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to experience profit-taking next week following a rally in prices for the commodity in the past two weeks, said a dealer.
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Mah Sing buys Wangsa Melawati land for RM61m
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Mah Sing Group Bhd has acquired a 4.515-acre site that comes with approved development order for a residential development  in Wangsa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur for RM61.97 million.
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How Hyundai wants to end heatstroke deaths in cars
FRANKFURT: It's the kind of story that makes headlines at least once every time a heatwave hits: a child or pet has died after being left in a car for too long.
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GRAB an 8% rebate when you buy Reesia homes at City of Elmina
PETALING JAYA (Aug 1): Looking to buy a spacious, freehold landed home situated in a prime address?
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North Korea test fires two more missiles
People watch a TV that shows a file picture of a North Korean missile for a news report on North Korea firing short-range ballistic missiles, in Seoul, South Korea.
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Advancecon lands Bangi township job worth RM83.82m
KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Advancecon Holdings Bhd has secured an earthworks and civil engineering contract for a township in Bangi, Selangor worth RM83.82 million.
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Advancecon lands Bangi township job worth RM83.82m
KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Advancecon Holdings Bhd has secured an earthworks and civil engineering contract for a township in Bangi, Selangor worth RM83.82 million.
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Samsung Electronics Q2 net profit slumps 53pc
SEOUL, July 31 — The world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker Samsung Electronics saw net profits slump by more than half in the second quarter, it said today, in the face of a weakening c...
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Industrial property sector deemed to remain active
PETALING JAYA: The industrial property sector is expected to remain active for the rest of this year, supported by foreign direct investment inflows.
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North Korea's economy tanks as sanctions, drought bite, says S.Korea
SEOUL, July 26 ― North Korea's economy shrank in 2018 for a second straight year, and by the most in 21 years, as it was battered by international sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear programme a...
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Researchers used Twitter to study exercise preferences
What are the typical profiles of amateur athletes in the United States? How can public health messaging encouraging physical activity best target local populations? These questions were the basis of a study led by doctors from Boston University’s School of Public Health.
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US to pay farmers up to US$16b for trade war losses, South to benefit
WASHINGTON, July 26 ― The US government will pay American farmers hurt by the trade war with China between US$15 (RM61.72) and US$150 per acre in an aid package totaling US$16 billion, officials sai...
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Cops arrest van driver who allegedly molested an eight-year-old girl
JOHOR BARU: The police have arrested a 64-year-old school van driver for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl approximately three months ago.
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Quick take: KNM shares up on a new contract win
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of KNM Group Bhd advanced 5.7% in early trade Friday on heels of its new US$4.25mil contract.
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PLUS programme for highway community, travellers
GEORGE TOWN (July 17): PLUS Malaysia Bhd, through its subsidiary Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Bhd, is embarking on a long-term programme to benefit the community along its highways as well as road trave...
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CPO futures to trade in yo-yo mode next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade in a yo-yo mode next week, mainly due to worries over the global economic slowdown, a dealer said.
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No SRC project to show for RM4b loan: KWAP ex-chairman
KUALA LUMPUR: There was no project to show for the RM4 billion loan that SRC International Sdn Bhd borrowed from Retirement Fund (Incorporated) or KWAP, according to the 45th witness in Datuk Seri Naj...
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India-US trade talks to restart tomorrow amid few signs of a compromise
NEW DELHI, July 11 — India and US trade negotiators will meet tomorrow, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have s...
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India-US trade talks to restart Friday amid few signs of a compromise
NEW DELHI: India and U.S. trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners.
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Traffic on several major routes in KL affected due to pipe burst
KUALA LUMPUR: There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building burst.
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Traffic on several major routes in KL affected due to pipe burst
KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building bur...
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Traffic on several major routes in KL affected due to pipe burst
KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building bur...
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Why it’s going to be rush-hour hell even more than usual along KL’s Jalan Tun Razak today
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — There has been traffic congestion across several major routes leading to Jalan Tun Razak here since the morning after an underground pipe in front of the Intermark building b...
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CPO futures to trade at RM1,900-RM1,920 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade range-bound at between RM1,900 and RM1,920 a tonne next week, amid uncertainty in the global economy.
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Police officer suspected of supplying drugs in court lock-up
JOHOR BARU: One of his tasks as a policeman is escorting suspects, including those charged with drug offences, to courts in the city.
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Dead dentist at apartment believed to have jumped to his death
JOHOR BARU: A dentist was found dead on the second floor corridor of an apartment block along Jalan Kebun Teh here after he jumped from the 22nd floor, the police believe.
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CPO futures extend gains in anticipation of lower production
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives extended gains to close higher, amid expectation of lower production in the coming weeks, a dealer said.
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CPO to extend bearish trend on subdued demand
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to extend its bearish trend next week on subdued demand, trading at between RM1,900 and RM1,945 a tonne, said a dealer.
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CPO futures to trade between RM1,920 and RM2,020
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade range-bound at between RM1,920 and RM2,020 a tonne next week, amid uncertainty in the global economy.
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Scania Malaysia seals first Scania Ecolution truck signing in Asia
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 June 2019 – Scania Malaysia and Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd signed the first Scania Ecolution truck agreement in Asia during the launch at the Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCV...
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US housing starts fall in May, but trend improving
WASHINGTON, June 18 — US homebuilding unexpectedly fell in May, but data for the prior two months was revised higher and building permits increased, suggesting that the housing market was drawing so...
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CPO futures to trade at RM1,950 - RM2,050 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade between RM1,950 and RM2,050 a tonne next week.
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Baby girl found inside bag near Johor flat
JOHOR BARU - A baby girl was found inside a bag placed wrapped in batik cloth at the side of the road near Flat Sri Anugerah in Larkin here.
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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into back of lorry
JOHOR BARU: A 21-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the back of a lorry at Jalan Masai-Kong Kong here Wednesday (June 12).
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Baby girl found inside bag near Johor flat
JOHOR BARU: A baby girl was found inside a bag placed wrapped in batik cloth at the side of the road near Flat Sri Anugerah in Larkin here.
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Major highways congested as Raya holidays end
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flows at several areas along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, the East Coast Expressway 1 and the North-South Expressway are reported to be congested this evening, at the end of t...
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Traffic congestion at major expressways this evening
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Traffic flows at several areas along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK), the East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT 1) and the North-South Expressway are reported to be congested this...
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CPO futures likely to trade lower next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to trade lower next week with prices ranging between RM1,900 and RM1,950 per tonne amid expectations of a stronger ringgit against the US dollar.
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PLUS: Transport Ministry bans heavy vehicles from highways today, tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — PLUS today confirmed that the Transport Ministry has banned all heavy vehicles from entering highways from today until the end of tomorrow.
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Heavy vehicles banned from highways today, tomorrow: Plus
PETALING JAYA: Heavy vehicles are banned from highways to ease traffic congestion today and tomorrow says Plus.
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Supahands supercharged by Patamar-led Series A funding
SUPAHANDS, the Malaysia-based provider of data sets for machine learning, announced on June 3 that it has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A funding round led by social venture capital firm Pa...
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No card reloads at PLUS highway toll plazas during Hari Raya period
PETALING JAYA: Remember to top up your Touch 'n Go card before starting the "balik kampung" journey this Hari Raya Aidilfitri, as top-up service will not be provided at toll plazas on the North-South ...
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Touch ‘n Go top ups unavailable at Plus highway toll plazas during Hari Raya period
Those making the balik kampung journey are reminded to top up their Touch ‘n Go cards before starting their travels or they'll have to use top up kiosks at R&R stops instead, as Plus's highway toll plazas will not provide top up service during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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CPO futures to see quiet trading next week
KUALA LUMPUR: The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is expected to see quiet trading next week with the price hovers between RM1,900 and RM2,000 per tonne.
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Quick take: KNM shares rise on contract news
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in KNM Group Bhd were boosted in early trade Tuesday after announcing contracts worth RM97.7mil.
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KNM bags works totaling RM97.72m
KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): KNM Group Bhd announced to Bursa Malaysia today that it has secured three contracts in Vietnam, Belgium and Johor worth approximately RM97.72 million combined.
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OCBC-led consortium finances large scale solar plant in Perlis
KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): An OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd-led consortium of lenders is financing a large scale solar (LSS) plant in Bukit Keteri, Perlis.
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Two elderly friends killed trying to cross highway
JOHOR BARU: Two friends were killed after being hit by a car while crossing the road at KM9.5 of the Johor Baru-Kota Tinggi Highway here.
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Kia unveils interior of upcoming small SUV
SEOUL: Just days after putting out the first sketches of the exterior of its upcoming small SUV, South-Korean automaker Kia has followed up by unveiling the interior.
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US existing home sales continue slide in April
WASHINGTON, May 21 — Sales of existing US homes fell for the second straight month in April as prices increased despite rising supplies of homes for sale, according to an industry survey today.
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Living hell - North Korean women tell of slavery and gang rape in Chinese cybersex dens
Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls - some as young as 9 - are being trafficked into sexual slavery in China as they try to flee poverty and oppression in their homeland, experts on the ...
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CPO futures likely to stay at above RM2,000 a tonne next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade between RM2,000 and RM2,050 a tonne next week on demand from China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, said a dealer.
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Malaysian palm oil expected to trade above RM2,000 next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade between RM2,000 and RM2,050 a tonne next week on demand from China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, said a dealer
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Remains of woman identified
JOHOR BARU: Police have found the skeletal remains of an elderly woman inside a flat in Larkin.
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MAIPs allocates more than RM3.751m in fitrah aid for 9,378 recipients
KANGAR: The Perlis Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council (MAIPs) has allocated more than RM3.751 million to be given as ‘fitrah’ aid to 9,378 recipients, comprising the poor and destitute, i...
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Perlis Islamic religious council allocates more than RM3.75m in ‘fitrah’ aid for 9,378 recipients
KANGAR, May 14 ― The Perlis Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council (Maips) has allocated more than RM3.751 million to be given as “fitrah” aid to 9,378 recipients, comprising the poor and d...
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Why not turn waste into energy?
NOBODY talks about garbage until they smell the stink.
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CPO futures likely to trade within tight range next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade within a tight range of between RM1,900 and RM1,920 a tonne next week on trade war strain, said a dealer.
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Axiata and Telenor in mega Asian telco tie-up
State-controlled telco giant Axiata revealed yesterday it will take a minority stake in a merger of Asian operations with Norwegian counterpart Telenor, in a huge deal expected to unlock the value of ...
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Norwasian telecom deal dials right numbers: Lisa Jucca & Clara Ferreira-...
MILAN/SINGAPORE (May 6): Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata have dialled up some pretty impressive numbers.
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CPO futures likely to trade within tight range next week
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade within a tight range of between RM2,050 and RM2,150 a tonne next week on lack of fresh leads, said a dealer.
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108 plots of land in Penang used for unauthorised purposes, assembly told
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang assembly was today told 108 plots of land have been used for unauthorised or “illegal purposes” and heavy fines are expected to be imposed on the landowners.
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Seoul ready to facilitate third Trump-Kim summit
SEOUL: Senior editors of Asia News Network (ANN) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who revealed that the republic is ready to facilitate a third Trump-Kim summit and ensure its success.
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Samsung facing crucial test over Galaxy Fold delay, analysts warn
SEOUL, April 23 — South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is “facing its biggest test ever”, analysts said today after it delayed the release of its US$2,000 (RM8,258) foldable phone over sc...
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The Chinese video firms selling the online look of the rich and famous
Cash-strapped Internet users can tap into a wealth of footage to post on their social media feeds and pass off as their own.
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Jet Airways pilots threaten strike amid more flight cancellations
MUMBAI, April 14 — India’s beleaguered Jet Airways was staring at a fresh crisis today as hundreds of pilots and other top staff threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries.
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Toddler killed, parents suffer serious injuries in car crash
JOHOR BARU: A 10-month-old toddler was killed, while her parents suffered serious injuries in an accident at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam here.
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Five arrested in JB for allegedly selling ketum juice
JOHOR BARU: Five men were arrested for allegedly selling ketum juice at a house in Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, here.
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Tech: Crowd sharing could mitigate escalating medical costs
WITH medical cost inflation increasing at an alarming rate, healthcare could become unaffordable to vast segments of the population in the near future.
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Simpang Ampat interchange to be temporarily closed for Le Tour de Langkawi
KUALA LUMPUR: The Simpang Ampat Interchange at Km217 on the North-South Expressway will be temporarily closed on Sunday (April 7) between 2pm and 4pm for the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) which will be h...
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