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Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bom...
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Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony’s Church, when a car exploded outside her...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has come a long way since its establishment in 1949 as the Central Electricity Board (CEB) to become the catalyst of national development.
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KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd, Ekovest Bhd, Sinotop Holdings Bhd, Salcon Bhd and Destini Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Wednesday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 — Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages ...
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Netflix is testing a button to play random episodes of select TV shows, the company confirmed Friday morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Destini Avia Technique Sdn Bhd (DAT), a 50:50 joint-venture company between Destini Bhd and UK-based Avia Technique Ltd, will provide aircraft safety equipment maintenance support to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd and Thai Lion Mentari Co Ltd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): Destini Avia Technique Sdn Bhd (DAT), a 50:50 joint venture between Destini Bhd and UK-based Avia Technique Ltd, will undertake repair and overhaul activities on aircraft safe...
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Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will launch a “full force” crackdown on illegal plastic waste, Yeo Bee Yin vowed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): News of London-listed Debenhams plc falling into administration two weeks ago — with the lenders taking control of the company — have raised concerns about Debenhams Malay...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd will shut down its office in London, UK, managing director Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan confirmed yesterday.
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Google has announced that it is now possible to listen to music from its YouTube Music streaming service on the entirety of its Home range of smart speakers (and, theoretically, any Google Assistant-compatible smart speaker).
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For those who are following the Mortal Kombat series, you’ll know that the 11th entry of the series is due to be released tomorrow, 23 April 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: A US$33bil Malaysian sovereign wealth fund has shut down its London office to focus on investments in Asia in the wake of an investment scandal that implicated the country’s former prime minister, says UK-based The Sunday Times.
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LONDON, April 21 — At a conference in Scotland next month, Microsoft researchers from the UK will be presenting and demoing the tools they’ve been developing for VR headsets to make the experienc...
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YOU must be from another planet if you have never heard of K-pop group BTS.
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The UK government has announced that its age verification laws to prevent minors from viewing pornography will take effect starting 15 July 2019.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 — Google has announced that it is now possible to listen to music from its YouTube Music streaming service on the entirety of its Home range of smart speakers (and, theoretic...
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LONDON: Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they’re steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves.
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LONDON: The UK’s competition watchdog called on Thursday for rapid legislation to end the dominance of the Big Four accounting firms and address problems of poor working practices and conflicts of interest in the scandal-hit audit sector.
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SINGAPORE (April 18): Debt distress in the Southeast Asian nation may be understated as recent cases have involved non-listed companies in oil and gas and real-estate sectors, according to Claudia Che...
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It’s the Ford Mustang and there could be no greater gift to celebrate the Mustang’s 55th anniversary today as the world’s best-selling sports coupe of 2018 with a total of 113,066 units sold las...
Ford Mustang | IHS Markit | Europe | The Mustang | Ford | V8s | UK | United States | Volvo | Malaysia | 2015 | 2019 | 5 | 195 | 2018 | 113 | 066 | 6 | 55 | 2 | 323 | 75 | 842 | 2 | 300 | 2017 | 27 | 500 | 000 | 4 | 146 | 2015 | 2019 | 2017 | 2018
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LONDON: Bankers and lawyers relocating to Dublin while Brexit reshapes London’s financial industry are fueling a property boom that’s got the attention of debt investors.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd does not expect the temporary halt at its Anasuria floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to impact the group's crude oil offtake sche...
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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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PETALING JAYA: RAM Ratings believes that the latest developments in Genting Singapore Ltd (GenS), together with the recent series of credit-negative events at Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM), could weaken Genting Bhd’s financial metrics and limit its headroom for additional borrowings.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Prasarana Malaysia Bhd is bringing in UK convenience store WH Smith into its stations' retail space, says its group chief operating officer of strategy and transformation Ang ...
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Using artificial intelligence to pinpoint tumour cells with reduced ability to repair their own DNA can help identify tens of thousands of patients who would benefit from treatment with drugs from AstraZeneca Plc and GlaxoSmithKline Plc, researchers said.
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Streaming platform Twitch is launching its first videogame, it announced during its first-ever TwitchCon Europe event on April 13.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Prasarana Malaysia Bhd is bringing in UK convenience store WH Smith into its stations' retail space, says its group chief operating officer of strategy and transformation Ang ...
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The strategic fintech investment team of Eight Roads, the investment arm of Fidelity International, has made its first investment in India by investing US$4.5 million in tech-based wealth management s...
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Zhejiang Geely Holding (ZGH) has begun construction on a new 9 billion Yuan production plant in Wuhan, Hubei.
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The results of a new survey show that of a handful of countries, holidaymakers from Italy are most likely to choose their vacation destination based on how good the photos will make them appear on Instagram.
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LOndon: UK retail billionaire Mike Ashley is lashing out after losing a fight with US hedge funds over department store chain Debenhams Plc.
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COMMENT | Recently, there has been an active debate about the government’s announcement to build a new airport in Kulim.
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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Salt intake among Malaysians is at an alarming level, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, citing a study carried out last year.
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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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The National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia (Cagamas Bhd) plans to introduce a shared equity home ownership scheme for the middle 40% (M40). The Edge quotes Cagamas president-cum-CEO Datuk Chung Che...
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TRANSPARENCY International’s (TI) Corruption Index for 2018 (CPI 2018), which was released on Jan 29 this year, reveals that there is a correlation between corruption and democracy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 ― Bursa Malaysia is likely to stage a technical rebound next week with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) hovering at the 1,640 level.
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Astroscale, a startup developing orbital debris removal technology, raised an additional US$30 million from several Japanese funds and existing investors for its series D round.
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LONDON: Tesco Plc, the UK’s largest retailer, maintained its profitability target for the current financial year as it uses its buying power to hold down prices.
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PETALING JAYA: Many irregularities were highlighted in the forensic study on Felda’s London investments, particularly the purchase of the Park City Grand Plaza Kensington hotel and two other properties in Wembley.
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FRANKFURT, April 10 — European Central Bank governors left key interest rates unchanged today, putting president Mario Draghi’s press conference in the spotlight hours ahead of a critical Brexit s...
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PARIS, April 10 — Airbus dismissed more than 100 people and issued more than 300 warnings for ethics or compliance reasons in 2018, two people familiar with the company data said, as it conducts a w...
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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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LONDON: Debenhams Plc said talks on a last-ditch rescue by billionaire Mike Ashley have collapsed, making it likely that lenders will take control of the troubled retailer in a restructuring that wipes out shareholders’ equity.
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After bitterly announcing that Malaysia would be withdrawing from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – no more than a month after inking the treaty - Prime Minister Dr Mahath...
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Britain is expected to decide next month possible restrictions on Huawei or even an outright ban from the core of the new technology that will drive 5G
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Indian payment and banking technology startup Cashfree raised US$5.5 million in a series A round led by Korea’s Smilegate Investment.
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LONDON, April 9 — Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) shut its UK plants yesterday for five days over Brexit, adding to other shutdowns to leave at least half the country's car production off-line in what could...
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LONDON, April 8 — Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) shuts its UK plants today for five days over Brexit, adding to other shutdowns to leave at least half the country’s car production off-line in what could ...
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Netherlands-based ICCO Cooperation, Yangon-based startup incubator Phandeeyar, and DaNa Facility – a program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development – announced a plan to inv...
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It looks like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have found themselves under the knife yet again.
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PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Richard Malanjum has called for more exposure to students of the ins and outs of the justice system, saying this should begin in schools.
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BRUSSELS, April 7 — Top EU leaders meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week at a summit in Brussels, but their hopes of winning solid commitments on trade look set for disappointment.
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The world is indeed a vibrant place.
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KUALA LUMPUR: London took the global top spot for luxury store openings in 2018, according to research from international real estate advisor Savills.
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Scientists in the UK and Malaysia say they have discovered the world's tallest tropical tree measuring more than 100m (328ft) high.
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BRUSSELS, April 5 — The European Union’s Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vela said today the bloc was hoping to maintain reciprocal access to UK fishing waters aft...
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LONDON, April 5 — Cautious optimism over Sino-US trade talks underpinned global stocks today, benchmark bond yields ground higher and the dollar reached a three-week high against the yen before US j...
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LONDON: Automobili Pininfarina’s 1,900hp Battista hypercar has arrived in London with its order books open for a limited run of 150 examples – and it’s pure electric.
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Facebook Inc on April 4 launched a business version of its WhatsApp messaging app for Apple Inc's iOS, more than a year after the service was rolled out for Android users.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 — Facebook Inc’s messaging app WhatsApp today launched its WhatsApp Business app for Apple Inc’s iOS operating system, allowing small businesses to communicate with custom...
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LONDON, April 4 — The boss of James Bond’s favourite carmaker Aston Martin today said he was “pissed off” at the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.
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TOKYO, April 4 — The yen eased and the euro held firm to the US dollar today as hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China lifted risk appetite globally, while the sterling gained aft...
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TWO senior politicians have raised questions over Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’s (pix) announcement that Unified Examination Certificate holders will now be allowed to sit for the Certificate in Le...
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Put down your phone, take a sip of your beer, and talk to your friends.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): EC-Council, the cybersecurity certification company owned by Malaysian entrepreneur Jay Bavisi, is exploring options including a sale of significant minority stake to help boos...
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Home-renting company Airbnb has invested an undisclosed amount in Indian hotel reservation startup Oyo’s series E funding round, as it dives deeper into the hotel-booking business.
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EVERPEAKS Consulting has been appointed as the very first Malaysia-based Channel Partner for eBay, after having worked closely with eBay in onboarding and helping local SMEs sell their products on the...
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x LONDON, April 1 —Gains in miners and banks today placed London’s main bourse on course for its biggest daily increase in two months, as sentiment picked up after surprisingly upbeat data from Ch...
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INVESTORS appear to have adopted a risk-off approach to the ringgit amid uncertainties surrounding the global economy, with the now long-running US-China trade war and Brexit topping the list, accordi...
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SHAH ALAM, April 1 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will table a Bill to amend the Federal Constitution and lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years’ old at the next parliamentary meeting, Sy...
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We have heard many times Pakatan Harapan’s performance was found wanting for reason of “inexperience” among its Cabinet members.
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Miri MP Dr Michael Teo's food coupon handouts to children in Rantau are considered as treating under the Election Offences Act, the Election Commission said.
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LANGKAWI (March 29): Aerospace engineering company Strand Aerospace Malaysia (SAM) Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based aerospace company Samad Aerospace Ltd to jointly...
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The requirement for Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE) has been changed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Foreign institutions turned net sellers in the FBM KLCI between Monday and Thursday this week, with outflows amounting to RM146.53 million against inflows of RM90.18 million i...
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STOCKHOLM, March 29 — Swedish ready-to-wear giant H&M’s profits fell by less than expected from December to February, the company said today, sending its stock soaring.
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Indian grocery e-tailer BigBasket has closed a US$150 million funding round led by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments, along with UK government-owned CDC Group and existing backer Alibaba,...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has fined US investment bank Goldman Sachs’ London unit £34 million (RM182 million) for misreporting hundreds of millions in transa...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus tomorrow (March 29) may include the following: Gamuda Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yasmin Mahmood, the former chief executive officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), has been appointed as Pos Malaysia Bhd’s independent non-executive chairman effective...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, the former chief executive officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), has been appointed as Pos Malaysia Bhd’s independent non-executi...
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Chinese telecommunication equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co is putting UK national security at risk by failing to improve its devices and software, according to a report by its oversight body.
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Putrajaya must first confirm the veracity of 'leaked' MACC investigation papers on the Penang tunnel project before harping on the allegation that the previous administration tried to sell the Malaysi...
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LONDON, March 28 — Barclays chief executive Jes Staley took direct control of its under-pressure investment bank yesterday, ousting the head of the business Tim Throsby in a surprise shake-up as he ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): The FBM KLCI hovered just above the 1,640-point level this morning, paring some of its earlier loss, against the backdrop of broadly weaker regional markets.
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SYDNEY, March 28 — Asian share markets were painted red today as recession concerns sent bond yields spiralling lower across the globe, overshadowing central bank attempts to calm frayed nerves.
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After dishing out over US$2 billion in loans to small businesses over the past three years, startup lender Qupital has raised by far its largest ever investment – US$15 million – to help it expand...
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NATION: Malaysia declared itself a disappointocracy at approximately 11pm last night as the nation’s voters, commentators, and politicians declared the nation had fallen short of expectations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Rare-earth miner Lynas Corp has rejected US$1.1 billion (RM4.08 billion) takeover bid by Wesfarmers, an Australian retail-to-chemicals corporation.
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PETALING JAYA: A 24-year-old Malaysian student was found dead at the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.
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Amid speculation that new aircraft are being sought to beef up the air force, Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today that the government is indeed keen on doing so, but is not ready to spend just yet.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad insisted today that his ministry’s electronic medical record (EMR) system was protected by cybersecurity laws and guidelines.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 24-year-old Malaysian student has been found dead at the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.
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PETALING JAYA: A 24-year-old Malaysian student was found dead at the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.
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Grab is introducing two new features that integrate public transport options into its app, and commuters in Jakarta are among the first in the region to benefit.