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Incitement Co-founders Zikry Kholil and Daniel de Gruijter (R) (Editor’s Note: Here’s a story from our archives we feel is relevant even today and deserves your attention) “The brands that ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking hosted a roundtable dialogue with African Heads of Mission to Malaysia on June 3 as part of the ministry's contin...
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Africa has become the new frontier for Singapore’s startup movement, as more technology and venture capital firms eye the continent’s largely untapped market for the next wave of growth despite th...
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LOS ANGELES, June 8 — Microsoft’s Xbox is expected to make the most of an Electronic Entertainment Expo at which traditional rival PlayStation is a no-show.
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Although in general, the ongoing trade war between the United States and China is not positive for the world economy, there are certain countries that can benefit from it.
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NEW YORK, June 6 — Emerging market shares and currencies fell today on renewed growth and trade tensions after US President Donald Trump said not enough progress was being made in talks with Mexico ...
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WASHINGTON, June 5 — Current and threatened US-China tariffs could slash global economic growth by 0.5 percentage point in 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned today as world finance leaders...
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Johannesburg: The labour union whose members contribute most to the funds overseen by South Africa’s state pension manager wants the institution to stop investing in the debt of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, potentially increasing funding pressure on the heavily indebted utility.
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Established in 1982, Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd (SFI) is one of the largest timber growers and wood processors in Malaysia.
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SHAH ALAM (May 31): Duopharma Biotech Bhd will continue to explore further into new markets to increase export sales and widen its international footprint, banking on its biosimilar and biotherapeutic...
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PETALING JAYA: A wildlife conservation expert has labelled Malaysia’s conservation efforts as “incredibly poor” following the death of Tam, the country’s last known male Sumatran rhinoceros.
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KOTA KINABALU: Joyce Heng Shu Xia often attracts more than just a glance from passers-by.
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KOTA KINABALU: Since two years ago, former bodybuilder Joyce Heng Shu Xia has been actively going around in and out of the country to enter strongwoman competitions.
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PETALING JAYA: The grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Li Huanwu, marries his male "soul mate" in Cape Town, South Africa.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following resistance by several developed countries at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to a drug price transparency resolution, of which Malaysia is a co-sponsor, 66 organisations from Africa have sent an open letter to the United Kingdom government demanding that it stop opposing the resolution.
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BEIJING, May 24 — China and Brazil should see each other as an opportunity for development and as partners, Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao today.
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The world's biggest videogame tournament, Dota 2 competition The International, is to start selling tickets for 2019's August 20-25 event in Shanghai, China on May 24.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several developed countries have been accused by NGOs of trying to kill the proposed resolution on drug price transparency at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.
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SHANGHAI, May 22 — The world’s biggest video game tournament, Dota 2 competition The International, is to start selling tickets for 2019’s August 20-25 event in Shanghai, China on May 24.
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SUBANG: Police today warned of a syndicate believed to be involved in duping Malaysians into becoming drug mules, amid a growing number of individuals being arrested overseas for attempting to smuggle...
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The African National Congress (ANC) easily won South Africa’s general election on Saturday, but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remai...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 9 — Over the past two years, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has used his peace-making and political skills to settle battles with lawmakers and rivals and endear himself t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in 35 years, a Malaysian has emerged one of the top three winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant.
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Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick used to tell investors he liked to keep his company teetering between order and chaos.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — For the first time in 35 years, a Malaysian has emerged one of the top three winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 ― Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick used to tell investors he liked to keep his company teetering between order and chaos.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 2 — The Foreign Ministry today debunked as fake news an article claiming that the US has waived the visa requirement for 10 countries, including Malaysia.
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JOHANNESBURG, April 29 — A Swiss anti-corruption lobby group has filed a criminal complaint against Credit Suisse over alleged fraud in the arrangement of US$2 billion (RM8.27 billion) of loans to M...
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NAIROBI, April 29 — The head of Kenya’s biggest telecoms firm Safaricom plans to step down in August for health reasons, but the government’s insistence he should be succeeded by a Kenyan has de...
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LONDON (April 26)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): From sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius, Britain on Friday pledged 4 million pounds (US$5.2 million) to su...
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From sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius, Britain today pledged £4 million (RM21.4 million) to support global anti-slavery projects.
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Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
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LONDON, April 26 ― From sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius, Britain today pledged £4 million (RM21.4 million) to support global anti-slavery projects.
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NEW YORK, April 24 — Emerging-market currencies fell today against a dollar strengthened by US economic data.
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MUMBAI: A panel named by India’s central bank to study its capital structure is likely to identify excess reserves of up to 3 trillion rupees (US$43bil), or 1.5% of gross domestic product, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML).
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KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), Petronas Dagangan Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd, UEM Sunrise Bhd, KNM Group Bhd and DWL Resources Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Monday.
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RUMBLINGS of concern over central bank independence have erupted into full-blown debates on attempts by populist leaders to influence decision-making at central banks.
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It says a lot about Ernie Els that even when ranked 320th in the world, he was a conspicuous absentee at the US Masters tournament last weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19):  Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Monday (April 22) may include the following: Malayan Banking Bhd, Petronas Dagangan B...
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 19): Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd is currently in talks with a potential local partner to jointly-develop a high-rise project on 12.43 hectares of land in Durban, South Africa...
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 19): Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd is currently in talks with a potential local partner to jointly-develop a high-rise project on 12.43 hectares of land in Durban, South Africa...
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JOHANNESBURG: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, the state utility that supplies 95% of South Africa’s power, is overhauling the continent’s sole nuclear plant with the aim of extending its lifespan by at least 20 years.
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): “It’s like being given a second chance at life”, said Rizal Sahputra Abdul Hamid, who was rescued at about 100 nautical miles from Banda Aceh after being adrift for nine days in the Indian Ocean after the “Boxing Day” tsunami 15 years ago.
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Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pikom, the National (ICT) Association of Malaysia, is supportive of the government’s stance to impose a 6% digital tax on foreign service providers as of Jan 1, 2020.
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BEIJING, April 15 — Emerging market shares rose today on optimism that US-China trade talks could be nearing the final round, while easing fears of a slowdown in global growth on signs of stabilisat...
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An artificial intelligence research laboratory opened by Google in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa, will take on challenges across the continent, researchers say.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof (pix), will undertake a working visit to Manama, Bahrain on April 14-16 2019, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina fro...
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ACCRA, Ghanan, Apr 14 — The US technology giant said the lab in the capital Accra would address economic, political and environmental issues.
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NEW YORK, April 13 — Annual fan convention Star Wars Celebration is the setting for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to make its April 13 debut ahead of an expected console and computer release towards ...
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Sri Lanka's former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the crushing of Tamil Tiger rebels under his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa's rule a decade ago, is being sued in two cases in the Unite...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 ― Obstacle clearing games Clean Road and Stack Ball become top five free game downloads on app store charts around the world, while Run Race 3D wins an international audience...
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ANIMAL lovers may instantly find this shop repulsive and scream ‘cruelty’ at first glance, but Ferida Anoi has another story to tell for the exotic animal hides she sells.
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NEW YORK, April 5 — Hopes for progress in US-Sino trade talks helped emerging-market stocks edge higher for a seventh straight session, its longest winning streak since January last year.
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STUTTGART: In Scandinavia, just a few kilometres away from the Arctic Circle, the Porsche Taycan is proving its potential in terms of driving dynamics on snow and ice.
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BEIJING, April 2 — Emerging-market shares looked set to extend gains for a fourth day on today after upbeat manufacturing data from the United States further eased concern about a slowdown in global...
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THE most vulnerable corners of emerging markets are bracing for turbulence as Turkey’s stand-off with investors begins to test the nerves of traders.
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Civil society organisations providing humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees are being targeted as the world faces a crisis of global compassion.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 — After eight years of pre-recorded Nintendo Direct updates, both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox are launching new video series this week, starting with PlayStat...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation’s (Matrade) signature business matching programme, International Sourcing Programme, recorded over RM110 million in potenti...
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KUALA LUMPUR: When Neelambika’s husband slapped her, she decided to end their marriage, but this only made him angrier.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — When Neelambika’s husband slapped her, she decided to end their marriage, but this only made him angrier and he began to repeatedly rape her while she tried to sleep on th...
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PETALING JAYA: Moderate Muslim group G25 has urged Putrajaya to stop being “more Umno than Umno” by using race and religion to garner Malay support, following a meeting between minister Mujahid Yu...
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HOUSTON (March 13): Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas expects to start offering oil products from its new refining-petrochemical complex in April as the project moves toward full commercial produc...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended the operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from flying in and out of Malaysia.
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The folks at AutonetMagz.com Indonesia have managed to obtain images of a Nissan Qashqai SUV being tested in Surabaya.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians are now showing trust in the government, in contrast to just a year ago, according to a recent international survey.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — After almost a year in power, Malaysians are showing more trust in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, according to an American public relations and marketing consultancy fi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) sees its downstream business’ contribution to bottom line to increase to 25 per cent in the next three to four years with the setting up of ...
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NEW DELHI: India isn’t keeping the best company.
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Former Maika Holdings Bhd CEO S Vell Paari claimed that funds channelled from the company to him, were actually refunds for money he had pumped to help the firm stay afloat.
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Johor DAP committee member Boo Cheng Hau is inviting Bersatu, PAS, and Umno on a study tour to South Africa to learn about racism.
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SilverPush, a Singapore-based AI marketing platform, has secured US$5 million in a series B funding round led by global marketing tech firm FreakOut. The company will use the new capital to bankroll ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Shares of KNM Group Bhd rose two sen or 22.22% in active trade early today, following news that it has secured a contract worth US$6.49 million (RM26.38 million).
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THE HAGUE, Feb 13 — Dutch brewing giant Heineken today cheered the fastest sales growth in its core brand in a decade, helped by the roll-out of a non-alcoholic beer.
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Lamborghini Polo Storico, the brand’s in-house department dedicated to managing the company’s historic heritage including the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001,...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 9 — President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the World Bank is a firebrand critic of the world’s largest anti-poverty lender — an institution he has called wasteful, corrupt and...
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PC gaming platform Steam is to stream its annual user-voted Steam Awards announcements on Feb 8.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya has come clean today that he did not attend University of Cambridge, despite previously claiming he taken a long-distance course for...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been Malaysia’s most inspiring politician since he led an unlikely coalition of opposition parties to defeat the previously all-powerful Barisan Nasional coalition in the cou...
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YOURSAY | ‘So, when are we standing up to the Saudis?’ Syed Saddiq: Standing up against war crimes more important https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/461954 David Dass: Is it not possible to protest...
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Malaysia has been stripped of hosting a Paralympic swimming event in Sarawak due to our insistence on banning Israel over their actions on Palestine.
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LETTER |  And so, Malaysia has been stripped of hosting a Paralympic Swimming event in Sarawak due to our insistence on banning Israel over their actions on Palestine.
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AN electrical engineer by training, Shaharin Saman can lay claim to being the first Malaysian entrepreneur to receive Pioneer Status from MIDA (Malaysian Industrial Development Agency) in the mid 199...
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SINGAPORE: South Korea and Malaysia may provide further evidence this week that emerging-market central banks have successfully vanquished the currency crises of 2018, with policy makers in both countries forecast to hold interest rates steady.
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KUALA LUMPUR : A coalition of 29 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has come up in support of the Malaysian Government’s decision in disallowing Israeli athletes into the country for the World Pa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — A coalition of 29 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has come up in support of the Malaysian government’s decision in disallowing Israeli athletes into the country for th...
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DELAWARE (Bloomberg): Three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were charged in New York with defrauding US investors who helped provide more than US$2bil in loans to Mozambique, thrusting another global bank into a fundraising scandal involving a developing nation.
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Three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were arrested in London yesterday on US charges that they took part in a fraud scheme involving US$2 billion (RM8.28 billion) in loans to state-owned compan...
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JOHOR BARU, Dec 31 — A former Johor DAP leader has hit out at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) pursuit of a race-based agenda, saying that it goes against Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) plan for ...