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South Korean conglomerate SK Group agreed to purchase 6.1% of Vietnam’s largest firm, Vingroup JSC, for US$1 billion as it looks to expand its investments in the country, Reuters reports.
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NEW YORK, May 16 — As spotted by Engadget, a report by South Korean news outlet Yonhap News describes how Samsung is fixing the biggest problems with the flexible Galaxy Fold.
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Samsung Electronics has sold 5 million units of its Galaxy A series smartphones, generating sales of over US$1bil since it began selling the devices in March, a senior company executive said on May 14.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Tuesday (May 14) may include the following: Seacera Group Bhd, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, FGV Holdings ...
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Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn’t breaking the leading social network’s rules, the US company said May 10.
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HONG Kong actress Fala Chen married her French boyfriend of three years, entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov, last Saturday, China Press reported.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 — Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn’t breaking the leading social network’s rules, the US company said yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU (May 9): South Korean low-cost airline Air Busan will commence its direct flights to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this month.
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The country’s economic growth so far is still deemed commendable, as it is still pacing between 4% and 5%, despite growing slower than the previous year.
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SHANGHAI, May 8 — Chinese tech and games giant Tencent today ceased offering the hugely popular multi-player combat game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which has been targeted for bans in three oth...
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PETALING JAYA: Hyundai is making it easier to control its cars remotely through Google Assistant and is previewing its enhanced remote vehicle controls with the South Korean carmaker's Blue Link inte...
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Tencent Holdings Ltd said on May 8 it will stop offering in China its test version of global best-selling videogame PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), having waited in vain for over a year to gain regulatory approval to begin sales.
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SINGAPORE: Most emerging Asian currencies weakened on Wednesday, as fresh doubts about whether the United States and China can end their trade war rekindled worries about global growth.
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Samsung Electronics said on May 7 it cannot confirm the shipping date for its foldable device Galaxy Fold yet and apologised to its pre-order customers in the United States for the delay.
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The region's media alliance Asia News Network celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seoul recently, with the resolve to bring Asia even more closer together.
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A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam late y...
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K-POP group BTS made history at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards by being the first South Korean band to win the Top Duo/Group Award, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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SEOUL: A South Korean automakers’ group called today for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), citing a potential threat to local automakers and Beijing’...
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The supersize Samsung Galaxy A70 with 6.7in display is available in Malaysia for RM1,999.
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Asian streaming platform iflix has announced an undisclosed investment and partnership with Indonesian media giant PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC). Following the partnership, MNC CEO David Fernand...
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Early on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a gray suit entered the Kuala Lumpur airport for budget airlines, KLIA2, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in for his f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer...
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A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer said.
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SINGAPORE, May 2 — Embattled homegrown start-up Honestbee has announced a change at the top with a member of the family in control of South Korean electronics giant LG taking the reins.
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HONG KONG, May 2 — Factory activity recovered last month in parts of Asia but still appeared to be on shaky ground as global demand remained subdued and China's stimulus measures were yet to show th...
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HONG KONG: Factory activity recovered last month in parts of Asia but still appeared to be on shaky ground as global demand remained subdued and China's stimulus measures were yet to show their full pulling power.
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SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co joined rivals in cautiously predicting a rebound in chip prices in the second half of the year as demand from server-makers picks up.
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SEOUL, April 30 — Samsung today stood by its new Galaxy S10 5G model after a South Korean smartphone owner posted pictures online of a charred handset claiming it had mysteriously “burnt”.
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Samsung announced that its Q1 2019 revenue fell by 13% year-on-year to 52.4 trillion South Korean won (US$45 billion), hurt by poor performance of its typically lucrative memory chip and display busin...
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SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd posted a 60 percent drop in first-quarter operating profit on Tuesday, hit by falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels.
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INVESTORS in Asian and emerging markets (EMs) that had rebounded strongly since the rout last year, may have to buckle up as the froth builds up in global equities.
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Veteran politician and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member Tan Sri Rais Yatim on Sunday urged Malaysians to support both international entertainers as well as local entertainers.
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KATHMANDU: A Malaysian climber rescued after two nights in the open on one of the world’s most treacherous mountains is fighting for his life in critical condition, his doctor said Friday.
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KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Malaysian climber rescued after two nights in the open on one of the world's most treacherous mountains is fighting for his life in critical condition, his doctor said on Friday (A...
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KATHMANDU, April 26 — A Malaysian climber rescued after two nights in the open on one of the world’s most treacherous mountains is fighting for his life in critical condition, his doctor said toda...
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KATHMANDU (AFP): A Malaysian climber rescued after two nights in the open on one of the world’s most treacherous mountains is fighting for his life, his doctor said Friday (April 26).
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Consumer electronics giant Samsung is developing its own blockchain mainnet based on ethereum and may release its own token in the future, Coindesk reports, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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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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SOUTH Korean heart-throb Lee Min-ho was discharged after completing his two years of mandatory military service, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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KATHMANDU: A Malaysian climber stranded in the open for two nights on one of the world’s most treacherous mountains was rescued in Nepal Thursday, expedition organisers said.
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KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Malaysian climber stranded in the open for two nights on one of the world's most treacherous mountains was rescued in Nepal on Thursday (April 25), expedition organisers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed sightly lower on Thursday as Tenaga Nasional, CIMB and IHH Healthcare slipped on profit taking while the undertone of the overall market was cautious amid the mixed key Asian bourses.
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Chat-based ecommerce platform TokoTalk has raised US$3.2 million from US-based venture capital firm Altos Ventures.
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MANILA, April 25 — All offers from potential buyers of a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard will be welcome, the trade minister said today, ruling out barring Chinese firms ove...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at the midday break today but looked set to remain in negative zone for the next session in line with the slip at regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Investors took to profit-taking on the local market after two days of gains as the global environment took a negative turn.
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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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From left to right, Patrick Grove, iflix Co-Founder and Chairman; Yong Dal Kim, COO of JTBC; and Mark Britt, iflix Co-Founder, and Group CEO Southeast Asia-wide streaming service iflix just announced...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today promised that he will do all he can to bring Korean K-pop group BTS to Malaysia in 2020.
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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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SEOUL: South Korean creditors plan to provide 1.6 trillion won ($1.4 billion) of financial support to debt-laden Asiana Airlines to address the carrier's liquidity problems, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 ― Samsung yesterday said it is delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers.
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YOU must be from another planet if you have never heard of K-pop group BTS.
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Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.
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Iraq's parliament voted on April 17 to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.
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PETALING JAYA: Selling pressure on the ringgit would intensify should Malaysian government bonds be removed from an important global bond index, with a potential capital exodus of almost RM20bil to RM30bil out of the domestic capital market.
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HONG KONG: The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has added Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to the team of banks working on the sale of its Asia-Pacific business, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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Nepal on April 11 banned the popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), saying its violent content had a negative impact on children, an official said.
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LETTER | Decades ago in Malaysia, it was common to give certain big companies monopolies or heavy advantages in certain industries.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Human Plus, a South Korean startup has unveiled its human-centric payment solution with efficient cryptocurrency utilisation ecosystem, HUPAYX.
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A US fast food chain has courted controversy for featuring diners eating burgers clumsily using oversized chopsticks in their commercials, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
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THIS is the one the world’s been waiting for – Samsung’s 10th anniversary iteration of its hugely popular Galaxy smartphone.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): BTM Resources Bhd announced today that its unit BTM Biomass Products Sdn Bhd is partnering MC Bio Sdn Bhd and two other South Korean companies to set up a wood pellet manufactu...
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SEOUL, April 8 — Korean Air patriarch, chairman and CEO Cho Yang-ho died of a chronic illness today, weeks after shareholders ended his 27-year tenure on the board of the country’s biggest carrier...
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SEOUL, April 8 — Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho has died, the South Korean airline said today, less than three weeks after investors voted to remove him from the board in a landmark victory for sha...
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Will Samsung be the first to make a smartphone without any physical keys? According to South Korean media reports, yes.
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SEOUL: The odds are stacked against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ahead of the release of its first-quarter earnings guidance on Friday, with memory chip prices falling and its pricey premium smartphones struggling to be profitable
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PETALING JAYA: Fears have been expressed over the safety of the two women freed of a charge of murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, with experts warning that...
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FRANKFURT: Kia is ready to roll out the third generation of its boxy Soul this month, which will head to Europe in only all-electric form.
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The Galaxy Note series has always been Samsung’s productivity smartphone and it stands out for having an S Pen.
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Nope, we don’t believe it even the slightest; especially not on the 1st of April although what a good looker it would actually be, if they did.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Early on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a grey suit entered Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in f...
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South Korean heart-throb Park Bo Gum answered questions about the things he missed in Kuala Lumpur and his upcoming movie, during a press conference on Friday.The Hallyu star who is currently touring ...
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SEOUL, March 27 — The head of South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air — whose family have been embroiled in multiple scandals including one involving a “nut rage” tantrum — lost his board seat...
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SEOUL, March 25 — A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi’s assets over the Japanese industrial giant’s use of forced labour during World War II, an activist group said today...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Just last month, Samsung quietly revamped its Galaxy A mid-range series of smartphones, and now they’re available in Malaysia.
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Fresh from its US$7 million Series B funding round led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund and China Development Financial, AsiaYo, a Taiwan travel startup, announced today that it will be launching ...
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Blockchain-focused Tribe Accelerator unveiled a trio of big-name strategic partnerships today, adding BMW, Intel, and Nielsen to its roster of corporate collaborators.
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Two men were arrested by the South Korean police for using illegal spy cameras at motels and livestreamed videos of about 1,600 guests.The two posed as customers to secretly install the cameras in 42 ...
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South Korean singer and television celebrity Jung Joon-young on Thursday admitted to committing the crime of illicitly filming and sharing sex videos without the other parties’ consent.
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A Hyundai Motor Group unit and Russia’s biggest technology company Yandex NV will jointly develop autonomous vehicles based the South Korean automotive giant’s cars.
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MUMBAI, March 19 — Indian taxi-hailing company Ola has secured a US$300-million (RM1.22 billion) investment from South Korean car giant Hyundai, the firms said today, providing a major boost in its ...
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The Samsung Galaxy M20 makes its debut in Malaysia with a whopping 5,000mAh battery and will be exclusively sold online via Shopee Malaysia.
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It's the phone that meets most people's needs. The new Galaxy S10 is an opportunity for Samsung to both beat Apple's all-rounder iPhone and fend off the cheaper budget rivals from China.
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Police in Gujarat detained 10 teenagers for breaking a newly announced ban on playing videogame "PUBG", the forerunner of global smash "Fortnite," officials said on March 14.
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SEPANG (March 14): The three-day state visit to Malaysia by South Korean President Moon Jae-in is seen as bringing a positive impact besides opening a new chapter in bilateral trade ties between Kuala...
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SEPANG (March 14): South Korean President Moon Jae-in departed for Cambodia at 2.35pm today, after a three-day state visit to Malaysia, which began on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd is providing its assistance and expertise to help ease the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
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South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd is providing its assistance and expertise to help ease the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
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SEPANG, March 14 — South Korean President Moon Jae-in departed for Cambodia at 2.35pm today after a three-day state visit to Malaysia, which began on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Sdn Bhd is providing its assistance and expertise to help ease the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
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PUTRAJAYA : The issue of the Korean peninsula, the halal industry, the Look East Policy and industrialisation dominated discussions between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and President Moon Jae-in as both countries explore new possibilities in bilateral relations.
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KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean President Moon Jae-in, here in Malaysia for a three-day state visit, was accorded a state welcome at Parliament Square.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed his hope that the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Malaysia will open ...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad held talks on Wednesday with visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya.The two leaders discussed various bilateral, regional and inte...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad held talks today with visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya.
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PUTRAJAYA (March 13): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held talks today with visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Perdana Putra, here.
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PUTRAJAYA, March 13 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held talks today with visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Perdana Putra, here.
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KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who arrived here yesterday on a three-day state visit to Malaysia, was accorded a state welcome at Parliament Square today.