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KUALA LUMPUR: Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian government suspended the ...
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Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian Government susp...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Malaysia's businesses in the halal industry should look to expand their market base to Bangladesh, riding on the economic growth of the South Asian nation and its huge Muslim p...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Bangladesh expects to reach an agreement with Malaysia on a new recruitment mechanism for Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia next month after the current Malaysian government su...
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DHAKA: For the first time in 30 years, Newage Group, a Bangladesh-based garment manufacturer, is sensing an opportunity to sell in the US. And it has President Donald Trump’s battle with China to thank.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Eligible tourism players can now tap into the newly established Malaysia Tourism Promotion Fund (Gamelan Malaysia) to help boost the industry this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) is making a three-day working visit to Bangladesh from today, his first trip to the country since assuming the post last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 5): Malaysian palm oil futures declined at the midday break, as traders bore concerns that India could announce changes to its import tariffs on edible oils in its budget announceme...
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WASHINGTON, July 4 ― The International Monetary Fund yesterday approved a US$6 billion (RM24.8 billion), three-year loan for Pakistan to help right the South Asian nation's economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Ringgit gains as the threat of further US sanctions on Iran lifted oil prices, and speculation of Federal Reserve easing kept the dollar on a back foot.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): OCBC Bank expects the ringgit to end the year at RM4.1641 against the US dollar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Malaysia has the right to not extradite fugitive Indian national Dr Zakir Naik, since the latter alleges he will not be accorded ju...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) will seek Interpol’s cooperation to detain controversial preacher Zakir Naik with an eye on extraditing him from Malaysia to face mon...
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NEW DELHI, June 1 — The Indian government said today it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by US President Donald Trump to end preferential...
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WASHINGTON, June 1 — President Donald Trump said today that the United States would end its preferential trade treatment for India on June 5.
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PETALING JAYA: Some RM180,080 worth of unregistered health products and medicines were seized in several raids on illegal clinics and pharmacies operated by foreigners, said Health Ministry’s director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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PORT KLANG: Even Bangladesh is sending its contaminated plastic waste to Malaysia.
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on T...
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KLANG: Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on Tuesday (May 28).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Firm fund interest in Sime Plantation and Public Bank pushed the FBM KLCI above the key 1,600 level at the close on Monday amid a more cautious broader market.
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IPOH: Operators of illegal clinics and pharmacies in Kuala Lumpur will be brought to book, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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IPOH: The Health Ministry will conduct raids on the illegal clinics and pharmacies operated by foreigners in Kuala Lumpur, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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EXCLUSIVE: In the heart of a bustling shopping district in Kuala Lumpur, where haggling vendors share the streets with tourists exploring the city, several shop lots that covertly run as illegal clinics and pharmacies are operating with impunity.
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SINGAPORE: The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia and key Asian markets closed down between 1% and 3% on Thursday as China warned it was fully prepared to defend its interests against the US tariff threat.
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NEW DELHI, May 7 — Any retaliatory tariff by India in response to the United States’ planned withdrawal of some trade privileges will not be “appropriate” under WTO rules, US Commerce Secretar...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The FBM KLCI closed 6.57 points or 0.4% higher today, led by share gains in Axiata Group Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd.
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Norway’s Telenor is in talks with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, the companies said on May 6.
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Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group are in talks to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, in a push to cut costs and boost growth, the companies sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): Axiata Group Bhd confirmed today it is in discussions with Telenor ASA to establish a new merged global entity to create a global champion comprising their diverse market-leading...
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BEIJING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took time off from his busy schedule to witness the exchange of documents between national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and its Pakistani and Chinese pa...
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ISLAMABAD (April 26): Qatar has emerged as the front-runner for a long-term gas supply deal to Pakistan, a senior Pakistani official said on Friday, with the cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan set t...
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BEIJING, April 26 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took time off from his busy schedule to witness the exchange of documents between national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and its Pakistan...
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BEIJING: Proton cars assembled at its Pakistan assembly plant in Karachi are expected to hit the roads in 2020.
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Sri Lanka’s abrupt shutdown of social media sites following the Easter Sunday bombings has left worried friends and relatives living abroad in the dark.
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PETALING JAYA: A Christian group here has condemned the Easter Day terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka and affirms the right to worship safely.
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ISLAMABAD, April 17 — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China next week to meet its leaders and deliver a keynote speech at the vast Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the South Asian nati...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia’s success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) with China sets it apart from other nations dealing with the Asian superpower, according to one US econ...
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MELAKA (April 11): DRB-Hicom Bhd is positive that national car manufacturer, Proton Holdings Bhd is on the right track of recovery, said its group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar.
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DRB-Hicom Bhd is positive that national car manufacturer Proton Holdings Bhd is on the right track of recovery, its group managing director Syed Faisal Albar said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Pakistan is now focusing on its good relations with Malaysia to establish more cooperation to elevate bilateral economic ties between the two nations, said its Chargé d’A...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan is now focusing on its good relations with Malaysia to establish more cooperations to elevate bilateral economic ties between the two nations, said its Chargé d’Affaires to M...
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PUTRAJAYA • The wife of former Malaysian premier Najib Razak was briefly arrested yesterday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission after she was summoned to the agency.
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SINGAPORE: Less than two months after the first long-term contract for U.S. crude to be sent to India, American supply is making further inroads into the Saudi stronghold in the Asian nation.
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IBM announced the appointment of Catherine Lian (pic) as managing director of IBM Malaysia, effective April 1.  She will report to Patricia Yim, general manager, IBM Asean.
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KUALA LUMPUR • A woman was injured when a red Ferrari mounted the kerb and crashed into her at a bar in Plaza Batai in Kuala Lumpur's Damansara Heights.
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PULAU CAREY, March 24 — Putrajaya will consider retaliation if the European Union persists with its campaign against palm oil, the prime minister said when describing the offensive as disingenuous.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit to Pakistan proved fruitful, especially in terms of both countries knowing each other's strengths for mutual benefit in the long run.
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit proved to be a fruitful mission especially in terms of knowing each other strengths for mutual benefits in the long run.
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ISLAMABAD, March 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit proved to be a fruitful mission especially in terms of knowing each other strengths for mutual benefits in t...
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ISLAMABAD: Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ISLAMABAD, March 23 — Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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New developments in the India-Pakistan conflict have led to terrifying headlines — “brink of war”, “nuclear war on our doorstep”, “threatens the world” — in the media across the globe.
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IPOH, March 1 ― The Education Ministry is monitoring the safety of Malaysian students in India and Pakistan with the help of the Foreign Ministry following tensions between the South Asian countries...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry said today it is working closely with the Foreign Ministry for updates on the safety of Malaysian students in India and Pakistan, following the escalation of tensions...
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PETALING JAYA: Wisma Putra has expressed concern over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, urging Malaysians to postpone their travel plans to the two countries.
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Malaysian communications giant Axiata yesterday said it did not exit the Singapore market to fund a reported 66 billion Nepalese rupee (S$783 million) tax bill - which surfaced just days before it ann...
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KUALA LUMPUR • A Singaporean man arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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Six suspected militants, including a Singaporean businessman, have been arrested by the Malaysian police following a series of anti-terror raids across the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police’s Counter Terrorism Branch has nabbed four foreginers and two locals, all men, on suspicion of their involvement with a terrorist group.’ Inspector-General of Police Tan ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Malaysian authorities said on Friday they have arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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Police have arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities said today they had arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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NEW DELHI: India announced a third round of auctions in a year for oil and gas blocks under a more liberal policy, targeting to raise as much as $700 million in exploration investments as the country seeks to cut its reliance on imports.