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Actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie sent off her son Maddox to university in South Korea on Wednesday.The Academy Award and Golden Globe win...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malaysia’s tourist receipts grew 6.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM41.69 billion during the first half of the year (1H19), compared with RM39 billion in the corresponding period ...
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Singapore-based blockchain startup Terra has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Hong Kong blockchain investor HashKey Capital, an affiliate of fintech company HashKey Group.
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A new Facebook feature that lets users clear their browser history just got sidetracked by concerns that it would also allow sex traffickers to cover their tracks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank, Sime Plantation and Tenaga Nasional led the FBM KLCI to a higher close on Friday as buying interest picked up in afternoon but overall trading...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was en route to ending the week above the 1,600 mark after making little headway over the week ahead of US Federal Reserve...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia welcomed a whopping 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8 per cent growth in tourist receipts from a year ago, thus contributing RM41.69 billion to ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period from January to June this year, an increase of 6.8% from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 — Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 per cent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding ...
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Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 percent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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NEW DELHI, Aug 22 — With India’s auto sales declining for the ninth straight month in July, more automotive manufacturers are laying off workers and temporarily halting production to keep costs in...
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LONDON, Aug 22 — Britain and South Korea today signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit.
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Sometime in mid-2018, Mark Zuckerberg announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference that the tech giants would be introducing a privacy tool soon, one that would let users clear their browsing...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia firmed up slightly ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium in the US that is due to start later tonight.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia struggled early Thursday on the lack of convincing catalysts while the undertone of the market continued to be weak following the continued selling by foreign funds.
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SINGAPORE: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd expects “significant impact” on its revenue from August and beyond as travel demand gets affected by the months-long protests in Hong Kong.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22 — Over a year since Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be getting a Clear History tool, the feature finally began rolling out yesterday — but only in three countrie...
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It’s no secret that Facebook likes tracking its users even when they aren’t on Facebook with a tool they call Pixel.
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ALOR STAR: The Kedah government today handed over incentives to the National Handicapped Football Squad which emerged as champions in the Special Olympics International Football Championship in Chenna...
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Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments.
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TOKYO, Aug 21 — Japan and South Korea today agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade, and put a deep chill on ties betwe...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) remained cautious on the business activities outlook for the second half (H2) 2019 due to external factors such as t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed on a weak note on Wednesday as late selling of CIMB and Petronas Gas dragged the FBM KLCI deeper into the red while key Asian markets were mixed.
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Revenue from eSports events in Germany have surged in the past year, generated by the sales of tickets, media rights and sponsorship deals in the new global phenomenon of electronic sports gaming.
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Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the Internet – or at least on Facebook.
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TOKYO, Aug 21 — Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments — because its ageing population still...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI took a step back following the previous day's advance as it continued to straddle the 1,600-point mark ahead of the US Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole symposium taking place this weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower today tracking overnight losses of global indices amid cautious investment tone.
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SYDNEY, Aug 21 — Asian shares fell today as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with US President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade wa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips retreated early Wednesday as selling on Public Bank and Tenaga Nasional picked up pace sending the FBM KLCI deeper into the red, tracking the decline in key Asian markets.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade war with China.
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SEOUL: Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, sources said, ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past.
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SYDNEY (Aug 21): Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his t...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 21 — Facebook Inc said yesterday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 20 — Traditional safe-havens including the Japanese yen and US Treasuries were sought out on Tuesday even as there were signs that more economic stimulus was on its way, as traders foc...
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SOFIA, Aug 20 — Seven companies and consortiums, including Russia’s Rosatom and China’s CNNC, have filed offers to become strategic investors in a new 2,000-megawatt nuclear power plant in Bulga...
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SEOUL, Aug 20 ― South Korea said today it will issue fines and file criminal complaints against Volkswagen and Porsche for installing “illicit devices” that helped multiple diesel vehicles cheat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI continued to hover near the 1,600 mark over the morning sessions as investors look towards new developments following news that China's benchmark lending rate had only been slightly lowered.
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JOHOR BARU - Johor looks likely to be affected by Singapore's slide into recession following a big drop in the republic's economic activities in the second quarter of the year.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor looks likely to be affected by Singapore’s slide into recession following a big drop in the republic’s economic activities in the second quarter of the year.
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SEOUL, Aug 20 ― Japan has approved shipment of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, Yonhap News Agency reported late yesterday, citing indu...
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TOKYO, Aug 20 ― Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough trade stance against South Korea, a Reuters poll found.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was the only market among the regional Asian markets to end in the red on Monday on continued foreign fund selling despite a firmer economic outlook.
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WHILE talk of a third national car has intensified, one vehicle that clearly needs a jumpstart is the stock market and its benchmark index, the FBM KLCI.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The Balance of payments (BOP) is expected to narrow further in the second half this year, as global trade remained weak, according to Kenanga Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was slightly softer in the morning session despite a rally in regional markets on the back of China's move to reduce borrowing costs for companies.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks tracked the Wall Street rally today and found an extra tailwind from a move by China’s central bank to change the way a key interest rate benchmark is set, seen by ana...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Bursa Malaysia rebounded to opened higher as the indices moved in line with regional peers backed by optimism that the trade dispute between the US and China would de-escal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips slipped into negative territory early Monday, weighed down by Axiata and Digi on concerns that the merger of Axiata and Telenor ASA could have hit a snag.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks rose today as hopes of more stimulus from central banks around the world and steps being taken by major economies such as Germany and China soothed investors’ fears of...
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KUCHING: The Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) is rebranding dozens of downstream value-added pepper products to boost domestic sales and penetrate export markets.
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The foreign selling of Malaysian equities is likely to persist in the near term, amidst the weak sentiment driven by the external market.
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 17): EcoWorld Malaysia set two records in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for organising the first and largest B.Duck event in the country.
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FIFTH generation or 5G is already deployed in nearly 700 sites globally.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.
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SUMMER 2019 will go on record as the hottest summer in human recorded history, but it will also be remembered as a summer of madness, when there are protests everywhere and violence seems to be on the boil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings forecasts the economy to remain at a resilient 4.6% this year despite increasing global growth uncertainties amidst the protracted trade disputes the world over.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The FBM KLCI closed below the 1,600 crucial level today despite the broader market showing mixed signals and regional markets displaying a slight rebound towards the end of the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings forecasts the economy to remain at a resilient 4.6% this year despite increasing global growth uncertainties amidst the protracted trade disputes the world over.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI retraced some losses from the mid-morning session after declining as much as 10 points earlier in the day.
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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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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 15): The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared with that of other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md...
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LONDON, Aug 15 — China’s threat to impose counter-measures in retaliation for the latest US tariffs knocked stocks sprawling today, checking earlier attempt to recover from a rout sparked by fears...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The FBM KLCI closed just above the 1,600 level today, after recouping almost all its losses for the day as investors resorted to bargain hunting in the eleventh hour.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Late fund buying of Sime Plantation and Tenaga enabled the FBM KLCI to close off Thursday's intra-day low but the broader market remained weak with banks among the decliners ahead of the Q2 GDP data on Friday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to hover at RM4.20 against the US dollar in the third quarter of this year (Q3 2019), before rebounding to RM4.15 by year-end, AllianceDBS Research said on THursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI joined a rout in global equities amid recession fears as both the US and UK government bond yields experienced rate inversions.
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big when compared with other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Md Farid Md Rafik.
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TOKYO: Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly rebounded in June to post their largest monthly expansion on record, in a sign corporate investment remains resilient to slowing global growth and international trade frictions.
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 14): The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared with other that of countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md...
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PUTRAJAYA: The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md R...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — The size of the Malaysian public service is still ideal and not too big compared to other countries, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md Farid...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rebounded today in line with the recovery across regional markets after the United States said it is delaying imposing tariffs on some Chinese imports until Dec 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI spent the morning session straddling the 1,600 psychological level and ended the session resting on the resistance.
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Asian stocks joined a global equities surge today, after Washington delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports and gave much-needed relief for markets gripped by political and economic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CGS-CIMB Research has initiate coverage on Duopharma Biotech (DBB) with an Add rating and TP of RM1.56, supported by a decent 4% dividend yield in FY19-21F.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets including Bursa Malaysia staged a rebound early Wednesday as investors took heart from the US move to delay tariffs on some Chinese imports, underpinned by gains in Tenaga Nasional and Petronas Chemicals.
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PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia continued to see an exodus of foreign funds last week, marking the fourth consecutive week of foreign net selling.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Mirroring the performance of its regional peers, the FBM KLCI plunged 22.17 points today to fall below the crucial 1,600 level, as external headwinds continued to dampen market ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets were routed on Tuesday, with losses ranging from 1.05% to 2.1% on growing worries about the US-China trade war, weaker China economy and weaker economic data.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 ― Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at mid-afternoon today, influenced by heavy selling in financial services stocks.
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TOKYO, Aug 13 ― Japan is “in the dark” as to why South Korea has downgraded Tokyo's trading status, its trade minister said today, amid an intensifying trade war between the two neighbours and U...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Foreign selling of Malaysian equity on Bursa Malaysia swelled to RM1.04 billion last week, from RM601.2 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Rese...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The FBM KLCI tumbled 1.24% to below the crucial 1,600-point level at mid-morning today, tracking its regional peers as broader market sentiment remained weak.
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was an exodus of foreign funds from Bursa last week, marking the fourth uninterrupted week of foreign net selling, according to MIDF Research.
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KLANG: ACE Market-listed Tri-Mode System (M) Bhd, which hopes to grow into a regional integrated logistics service provider, sees its new joint venture (JV) in Vietnam as timely.
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SEOUL, Aug 12 — South Korea today put Japan into its own new export category as President Moon Jae-in called Tokyo’s latest measures “very grave”, intensifying a trade war between the two neig...
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South Korea moved to downgrade Japan from its list of most trusted trading partners while also seeking talks to end a months-long spat that has hurt economic ties between the two American allies.
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Malaysia's focus on three priority areas - regional economic integration, inclusivity and technology, and innovation and sustainability - when it hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020 next year will be timely given the immense challenges confronting the global economy.
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SEOUL, Aug 12 — South Korea said today it plans to drop Japan from its “white list” of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and tra...
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JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) will continue to promote the country’s first economic growth corridor to investors in China.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturday’s test of a new weapon, state media KCNA said on Sunday, as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of inter-Korean talks in protest against So...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Lack of funds to maintain basic infrastructure such as surveillance cameras at police facilities are making law enforcement personnel anxious about the move to introduce civil...
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Former second finance minister Johari Abdul Ghani had the guts to point out some sobering facts regarding our burgeoning civil service while he was still serving.
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Lift-related accidents are not all that common but those which result in injury or death need serious attention, by the parties in charge of public safety.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.
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SEOUL, Aug 9 ― A spiralling trade row between Japan and South Korea is being driven more by emotion than economic factors, analysts say, with leaders of the US allies risking their security ties for...
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BASRA (Iraq), Aug 9 ― Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with US energy giant ExxonMobil, ac...