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In April, it was reported that the police had no plans to prevent foreign motorists with outstanding traffic summonses from entering the country, in response to Singapore’s new ruling to do the same...
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COMMENT | Suhakam repeats its call to the government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, as it contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child to whic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 240,501 traffic summonses issued to foreign motorists for offences in the country from 2014 to last year had not been settled, according to Bukit Aman Investigation and Traffi...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Singaporean drivers have the highest number of overdue traffic summonses compared to those from other neighbouring countries, says Malaysia's Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforc...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: Organisers of the annual St Anne’s Feast has themed the seventh day of the 10-day celebration as “Mission to Save Mother Earth”.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Singaporean drivers have the highest number of overdue traffic summonses compared to those from other neighbouring countries, says Malaysia's Bukit Aman Tra...
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OSLO (July 16): Telenor ASA shares fell the most in over a year after the biggest phone carrier in the Nordic region cut its full-year outlook, as it struggles amid increased competition in key market...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singaporean drivers have the highest number of overdue traffic summonses compared to those from other neighbouring countries, says Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Depart...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says he used up the RM3 million limit on his credit cards to buy gifts for a member close to the royalty of a certain government, b...
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EasyParcel, a courier marketplace startup from Malaysia, announced that it has secured RM43.5 million (US$10.6 million) in Series B from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia’s rebranded logistics arm Teleport.
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JULY 16 — The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) applauds the unanimous passing of the constitutional amendment to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years old in Parliament today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singaporean drivers have the highest number of overdue traffic summonses compared to those from other neighbouring countries, says Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Deputy Comm Datuk Azisman Alias.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says he used up the RM3 million limit on his credit cards to buy gifts for a member close to the royalty of a certain government, b...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new 2019 Nissan Leaf is expected to be launched in Malaysia soon by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), the local distributor of Nissan vehicles.
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Malaysia-based courier marketplace EasyParcel has raised US$10.6 million in a series B round led by Gobi Partners through its Meranti Asean Growth Fund.
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“1% done, 99% of the journey to go,” says Clarence Leong (pic), CEO of courier marketplace, EasyParcel Sdn Bhd which just announced its Series B funding of US$10.6 million (RM43.5 million) from Go...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof says Bahrain has expressed an interest in importing Proton’s X70 SUV.
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“1% done, 99% of the journey to go,” says Clarence Leong (pic), CEO of courier marketplace, EasyParcel Sdn Bhd which just announced its Series B funding of US$10.55 million from Gobi Ventures and ...
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IT was near the Chinese New Year festivities when Siu Li went on her usual last-minute shopping for food and groceries at several hypermarkets, in order to celebrate with her small family and visitors for the week.
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GEORGE TOWN: PLUS Malaysia Bhd is looking at spending between RM100mil and RM200mil to modernise the highways in Malaysia.
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HONG KONG: Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Zurich Malaysia has announced the appointment of Junior Cho as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Bhd effective today.
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ICAR Asia Limited, reported that cash collections for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) were US$2.62 million (A$3.73 million; RM10.76 million), up A$0.52 million or 16% versus 2Q18. [A$1 = US$0.70; A$...
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GIVEN the pervasive doom and gloom surrounding Malaysia Airlines Bhd, many would presume it would be difficult to find suitors or white knights for the floundering carrier.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Datuk Seri Najib Razak had racked up charges of RM3.9 million on his two platinum credit cards in several transactions from 2014 to 2015, including those made at an Italian jew...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Datuk Seri Najib Razak had racked up charges of RM3.9 million on his two platinum credit cards in several transactions from 2014 to 2015, including those made at an Italian jew...
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Dear readers, Southeast Asia is in a “selling shovels in a gold rush” moment, with giant consumer-centric companies digging into the pockets of customers.
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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KUALA LUMPUR: S&P Global Ratings believes the economic risk in Thailand remains high on a global comparison due to its low per capita GDP despite its diversified economy.
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As Taiwan continues to bolster its reputation of being a tech juggernaut not only in Asia, but across the world, Taiwan’s Startup Terrace launched the Startup Terrace International Cooperation Cerem...
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THE 34th Asean Summit (June 20-23) in Bangkok emphasised the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community th...
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“LOCAL media must be strengthened if we wish to uphold press freedom” (Sunday Star, July 14) is a sound and necessary call.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Foreign buying of Malaysian equities on Bursa Malaysia narrowed to RM84.9 million last week, from RM230.2 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd R...
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Liew (centre) presenting the Chief Minister’s Award to Tagap Dance Theatre, Sabah (International Category).
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Singapore welcomed its newest Apple Store over the weekend at the iconic Jewel in Changi Airport, it is also the island’s second Apple Store and the third one in Southeast Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — A total of RM35.12 million potential export value were generated from over 60 meetings, involving Malaysian building materials producers and global buyers, held during Malays...
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Thai police have rescued more than 1,000 victims of human trafficking from Myanmar, including Rohingya refugees, who were mostly to be smuggled into Malaysia, in the first six months of this year.
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PUTRAJAYA: The continued industrial production expansion in May as well as solid expansion in exports and domestic demand point towards sustained GDP growth in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, accordi...
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PETALING JAYA: Persistent industrial production expansion in May, together with solid expansion in exports and domestic demand, point towards sustained gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the secon...
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MP SPEAKS | Malaysia exceeded market expectations with a 4.0% industrial production index (IPI) growth In May 2019, And together with solid expansion in exports and domestic demand, they point towards...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 13 — The continued industrial production expansion in May as well as solid expansion in exports and domestic demand point towards sustained gross domestic growth (GDP) in the second ...
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LANGKAWI: The Langkawi Region One Marine Police Force (PPM) have detained a man and two women for bringing in vegetables and fruits without a permit into the waters of Tanjung Dendang near here this m...
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BETONG, Thailand: Laila is mesmerised by the view outside the glass window.
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BANGKOK (July 12): Seven Malaysian franchise companies are participating in Thailand’s largest franchise, licensing and business opportunities show in ASEAN to promote home homegrown brands.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Following better-than-expected growth of 4% in May, Malaysia's industrial production index (IPI) is expected to improve further during the second half of 2019 (2H19), according...
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Singapore-based smart access company Igloohome launched a new suite of solutions to support smart cities, following the close of a US$15 million funding round.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th As...
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BANGKOK (July 12): Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at t...
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Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th Asean Defen...
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HERE are the statistics on adolescent pregnancy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malaysia expects to beat its approved investments target this year by working with, rather than competing against, its neighbors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expects to beat its approved investments target this year by working with, rather than competing against, its neighbours.
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(July 12): The stench of curdled milk wafted from a shipping container of waste at Malaysia’s Port Klang as Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin told a group of journalists in May she would send the mag...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Malaysia emerged as the world's best country to invest in or do business for 2019, CEOWORLD magazine revealed.
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PM Equity Partner (PMEP), the corporate venture capital and private equity investment arm of tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI), said it is actively looking for startups in Southeast Asia...
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JULY 11 — Within the course of a month, proposal of lowering the minimum voting age from 21 to 18 has been put forward by our Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Syed Saddiq.
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BANGKOK: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today attended the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) that concluded with the signing of a joint declaration on sustainable security and adoption of ...
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KUCHING (July 11): Four more food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers in Sarawak have applied for sugar import permits for the consumption of their respective factories, said Deputy Minister for Domestic...
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Chong Chieng Jen KUCHING: Four more food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers in Sarawak have written in to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to apply for sugar import permits for the cons...
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KANGAR, July 11 — The Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail said the mosques in Perlis must be free from politics but remain a place to foster unity and cultivate love based on the princ...
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BENGALURU: Emerging Asian currencies strengthened against a weaker dollar on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell all but confirmed a month-end rate cut to prop-up a cooling economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The Health Ministry is planning to amend the Poison Act 1952 in the next parliamentary meeting to clamp down on the cultivation of kratom (ketum) leaves, Deputy Minister Dr L...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Malaysia emerged as the world's best country to invest in or do business for 2019, CEOWORLD magazine revealed.
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ALOR STAR: Five primary school pupils in Kedah, including a girl, are among eight young footballers chosen to represent Malaysia in the Milo Champions Cup in Barcelona, Spain next month.
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TheAsianparent, a Southeast Asian community and content platform for mothers, has raised an eight-figure amount of funding in an oversubscribed series C round led by Chinese international conglomerate...
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Young travellers from South Korea are the most snap-happy shutterbugs when it comes to taking photos on vacation, while Colombians have the most wanderlust.
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KOTA KINABALU: The only Borneo pygmy elephant in a North American zoo is pregnant.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Malaysians have reason to be proud with three local companies making it in this year’s Forbes’ Asia’s 200 Best Under a Billion list that is mostly dominated by firms fr...
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DO not use “technicalities” as an excuse in the Dewan Rakyat to avoid answering questions from the Opposition, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research expects CIMB Group Holdings Bhd to make further inroads into Asean given its plans for strategic growth in the region.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Paramount Corp Bhd, which has received shareholder approval to dispose of 65% of its tertiary education ops, is looking to expand its property business within the region.
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SINGAPORE, July 10 — Armed with confidential and market-sensitive information, two traders from a multinational fund management firm colluded with their friend, a remisier, to make personal profits ...
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EZYHAUL, a three year old digital freight and logistics management technology startup, today announced that it has closed a Series B fundraising round totalling US$16 million (RM67 million).
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IPOH, July 10 — Malaysia has been crowned the best country to invest in or start a business this year, according to the CEOWORLD Magazine.
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KUCHING: Malaysia is very unlikely to be hit by haze this year, according to forecasts made using a technique developed by scientists, said Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) fellow Datuk Dr Abu Bakar...
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BANGKOK: Three Thai business associations on Wednesday slashed their 2019 economic growth and export forecasts, and urged the central bank to cut interest rates to slow the strengthening of the baht, which this year has risen more than other Asian currencies.
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Freight and logistics tech startup Ezyhaul banked US$16 million in a series B round to fuel its expansion into Indonesia and the Philippines.
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Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek has secured an investment from Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, the Thai lender that counts King Maha Vajiralongkorn as its biggest shareholder, according to people familiar with the matter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government should not use "technicalities" in the Dewan Rakyat to avoid answering questions from the Opposition.
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Ride-hailing giant Gojek has received investment from Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank, which has King Maha Vajiralongkorn as its biggest shareholder, according to a Bloomberg report that cited sourc...
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LETTER | Here are some statistics on adolescent pregnancy.
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Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha (above) on Tuesday ordered an end to military rule before his new civilian government is sworn in, but kept the power to let security forces carry out searches and a...
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Bangkok: Thailand is set to increase minimum wages for a second straight year as it looks to attract workers amid an ageing population and shortage of labour in key industries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not shoot-on-sight skippers and crew of foreign vessels caught fishing illegally in Malaysian waters.
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WeWork Labs, the startup program of co-working company WeWork, has partnered Thailand’s National Innovation Agency (NIA), food producer Thai Union Group, and Mahidol University’s Faculty of Scienc...
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BENGALURU: Foreign investors turned net buyers of Asian stocks in June as optimism ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, along with expectations of U.S. interest rate cuts bolstered sentiment.
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BANGKOK: Thailand is set to increase minimum wages for a second straight year as it looks to attract workers amid an aging population and shortage of labor in key industries.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The first half of 2019 (1H2019) saw fewer Malaysian companies opting to list their companies in stock exchanges overseas, according to the Ministry of Finance (MoF). In a writte...
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From left: Chevron Malaysia Limited country chairman Shahid Ahmed, Chang, Isaac and Engeler. PETALING JAYA: In a recent partnership between Caltex and Jamaican-Chinese race car driver Natasha Chang,...
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PETALING JAYA: Shares on Bursa Malaysia retreated yesterday in line with regional markets, as the prospects of faster rate cuts by the Federal Reserve in the United States dimmed.
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PETALING JAYA (July 8): Malaysia should be both active and proactive in strengthening bilateral ties with China as there are advantages that it can leverage on, especially under the Belt and Road Init...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia can capitalise on its close relationship with China and become a market leader in the motor industry and solar energy, according to economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
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PETALING JAYA: There are vast benefits that Malaysia can capitalise on from its close ties with China, based on a relationship of equal partners, says economist Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should be both active and proactive in strengthening bilateral ties with China as there are advantages that it can leverage on, especially under the Belt and Road Initiative, said Khazanah Research Institute senior adviser Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
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PETALING JAYA, July 8 — Malaysia should be both active and proactive in strengthening bilateral ties with China as there are advantages that it can leverage on, especially under the Belt and Road In...
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All roads lead to Bangkok. The capital is the focal point of Thailand’s economy, with almost a quarter of the country’s population living in the area.
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YANGON: More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar's Rakhine state, an official said Monday (Jul 8), as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open for busines...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former non-executive director of SRC International Sdn Bhd Datuk Suboh Md Yassin (pix) told the High Court here today that he did not know why former SRC International Sdn Bhd chief exec...
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A round-the-clock webcast starring two beloved baby dugongs in Thailand named Mariam and Jamil went live on July 7, allowing a more in-depth look at the celebrity sea cows.