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People living in the United Kingdom, British leaders and the international community feel sorry for Theresa May who on Friday said she would step down as British Prime Minister early June after failin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following resistance by several developed countries at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to a drug price transparency resolution, of which Malaysia is a co-sponsor, 66 organisations from Africa have sent an open letter to the United Kingdom government demanding that it stop opposing the resolution.
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COMMENT | A failed state, or, failed government, is when all things cease to function —- especially the rule of law.
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PETALING JAYA: It is an uphill task for underage victims of sexual abuse to seek justice despite the enactment of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 due to the demanding nature of the legal process, say children’s rights advocates.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Datuk Ahmad Faizal Abdul Rahman has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) effective May 27.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Datuk Ahmad Faizal Abdul Rahman has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) effective May 27.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Ahmad Faizal Abdul Rahman has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) effective May 27.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Datuk Ahmad Faizal Abdul Rahman has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) effective May 27.
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PETALING JAYA: Genting Bhd’s net profit fell 6.8% to RM561.65mil in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1Q19) from RM602.7mil a year ago due to termination-related costs of RM198.3mil by its subsidiary Genting Malaysia Bhd, as well as a loss on discontinued cash flow hedge.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several developed countries have been accused by NGOs of trying to kill the proposed resolution on drug price transparency at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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PETALING JAYA: Telecommunications company Maxis Berhad said today Huawei phones associated with its product offerings are not affected by Google cutting off Huawei’s Android licence.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Malaysia-based premium quick service food and beverage specialist Loob Holding Sdn Bhd has made its debut in the United Kingdom via its flagship Tealive which opened its first o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Malaysia-based premium quick service food and beverage specialist, Loob Holding Sdn Bhd has made its debut in the United Kingdom via its flagship Tealive which opened its firs...
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, May 21 — German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said today that US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto, which it bought last year, kept lists of key pro- or anti-pestici...
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MELAKA (Bernama): Ainul Mardhiah, the nine-month-old baby suffering from a germ cell tumour of the mouth, is expected to fly to London, United Kingdom, to undergo further examinations and an operation at a hospital there by Friday (May 24) the latest.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — The government is mulling the idea of adopting and implementing a new automatic polling system in Malaysia, one that will emulate the voting frameworks currently being used in...
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EXCLUSIVE:KUALA LUMPUR: First it was the United Kingdom, then the United States. Now Malaysia is turning Down Under for help in boosting the standard of English – this time right at the grassroots level.
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SHAH ALAM: The Coroner Court here today fixed May 27 and 28 to recall an expert witness to testify in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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SHAH ALAM, May 17 — The Coroner Court here today fixed May 27 and 28 to recall an expert witness to testify in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 16 — Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin today said that the ministry would need two years before a Climate Change Act is tabled in Par...
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MIRI: Mulu natives who had gone to Europe to highlight their fight against forest clearing near Mulu National Park have collected about 191,000 signatures supporting their cause.
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The typical virtual reality (VR) headset owner spends only about six hours a month using their device, according to a new IDC report.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today said that police would work with religious authorities to stop a group which has been distributing leaflets seen...
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LONDON, May 14 — Blackstone, one of the world’s biggest private equity investors, said today it still liked the United Kingdom as a long term prospect because assets were attractively priced even ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — If you’re travelling overseas during the upcoming Kaataman, Gawai and Hari Raya week, Celcom has just introduced a new roaming pass for short term travel in 40 countries.
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PETALING JAYA: Underscored by Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) aspiration to be the Asean leader in renewables, the group is actively diversifying into energy sources that are able to meet the needs of the future in a sustainable, reliable and affordable manner.
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"IT HAS been shown that one in four vulnerabilities go unreported because researchers don't know if legal action will be taken against them," said Adam Tea (pic, above), HackerOne Bug Bounty advisor.
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If you’re travelling overseas during the upcoming Kaataman, Gawai and Hari Raya week, Celcom has just introduced a new roaming pass for short term travel in 40 countries.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 13 ― Putrajaya will take as inspiration food bank programmes in Japan and the United Kingdom, Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Pakatan Harapan’s parliamentary reform will introduce the Prime Minister’s Question Time as one of the three key changes, which will be tabled in the upcoming July sitting...
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MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka Government will bear the transportation costs to the United Kingdom for the family of eight-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin, who is suffering from a "Germ Cell Tumour" in the mouth, a rare type of cancer.
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LONDON, May 8 — Global mining giant BHP Billiton faced today a £5.0 billion (RM26.9 billion) claim for damages over a Brazilian dam collapse that killed 19 people in late 2015, sources said.
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AS a foreign medical graduate who worked overseas for seven years and now in Malaysia for the past 27, I was surprised and bemused by the furore over the introduction of contracts for house officers (...
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COPENHAGEN: Pandora will lay off another 1,200 workers in Thailand and speed up marketing spending as its new CEO looks to turn around the struggling jewellery maker after another fall in like-for-like quarterly sales.
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TRAVELOKA, an Indonesia-based technology company that provides online travel and lifestyle products for domestic and international destinations, officially announced its newest flight feature innovati...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd said today that its Cook Water Injection Well in the Cook field, one of four producing fields in the Anasuria Cluster located offshore the United Kingdom's...
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“IF you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.” These were the words of Theresa May, at her first party conference as Prime Minister, in 2016, as she prepared her na...
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PUTRAJAYA: Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country’s administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — There should be a database on women security in the country and the region to address this issue more effectively, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok Suh Sim (pix) is leading a palm oil economic and promotion mission from May 3-13 to London (United Kingdom), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 — While it won’t be released to companies until later this year, Microsoft has just announced a version of its augmented reality HoloLens 2 headset for developers, priced at U...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok is leading a palm oil economic and promotion mission from May 3-13 to London (United Kingdom), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), and Rome (Italy).
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PETALING JAYA: Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has filed a judicial review against the government for its refusal to allow him to apply for a passport and preventing him from leaving the co...
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YTL Corp Bhd’s acquisition of a 51% controlling stake in Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has lit up an otherwise dreary merger and acquisition scene in Malaysia.
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Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok is leading a palm oil economic and promotion mission from May 3 to 13 to London (United Kingdom), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), and Rome (Italy).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok Suh Sim is leading a palm oil economic and promotion mission from May 3-13 to London (United Kingdom), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Ger...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Being the son of a constable, he grew up in the police quarters.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country's administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok Suh Sim is leading a palm oil economic and promotion mission from May 3-13 to London (United Kingdom), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germa...
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PUTRAJAYA (May 3): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk M...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Controversial Muslim televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has been charged by Indian authorities with money laundering, even as he has sought refuge and made public appearances in Malay...
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in the United Kingdom for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy.
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GLASGOW (Bloomberg): Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests.
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With over three decades of providing certification, inspection and testing services under Sirim Berhad, Sirim QAS International was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sirim Group in March 1997.
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JOHANNESBURG, April 29 — A Swiss anti-corruption lobby group has filed a criminal complaint against Credit Suisse over alleged fraud in the arrangement of US$2 billion (RM8.27 billion) of loans to M...
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BRUSSELS, April 29 — The European Union today launched a plan to give up to €1 billion (RM4.6 billion) in cheaper loans to young farmers, who are often turned away by banks.
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MALAYSIA is at a crossroads. Almost a year into the new government, the vision of a new Malaysia seems truly dead and buried.
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PETALING JAYA: The Belt and Road CEO conference provides massive business opportunities for companies across the region, says National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap.
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UNIVERSITY of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) held its third annual alumni homecoming reunion at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, bringing together more than 80 of its alumni.
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YOURSAY | ‘Let the bigots of old fade away, so that the new generation can start to think critically.’ Dangerous for non-Muslims to touch on Islam and rulers, says Hadi Appum: PAS president Abdul ...
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Apple is recalling a specific three-prong AC wall plug adapter due to a risk of electrical shock.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Westports Holdings Bhd expects to achieve higher overall container throughput in 2019 with growth coming from both gateway and transhipment containers.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has praised the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change's move to stop the import of illegal waste into the country.
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COMMENT | We are concerned by the conviction and the sentence of 30 days imprisonment and a fine of RM40,000 against Arun Kasi for contempt of court.
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KLANG: Anybody who doubts that trash is cash is ignoring the fact that Malaysia’s plastic waste crisis is far from over despite an ongoing crackdown on the illegal processing of this waste.
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plastic waste is being smuggled into Malaysia using shipping containers by being falsely declared as another type of import that do not require a permit, says the ...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that video footage of his trial that was uploaded on Facebook is an "official recording" from the court and claims that it does not fall under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
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KLANG: Plastic waste is now being smuggled into the country via shipping containers by being falsely declared as another type of imports that do not require a permit, says Yeo Bee Yin.
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KAJANG: The Malaysian Prisons Department is studying the use of artificial intelligence (AI) within its facilities.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): The High Court here today prohibited any parties from uploading and sharing any recording of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s ongoing trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd ...
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KAJANG: The Prisons Department is preparing for prison reforms that will involve improvements in every aspect of prison management, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today prohibited any parties from uploading and sharing any recording of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s ongoing trial involving SRC International Sdn...
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The Prisons Department is preparing for reforms that will involve improvements in every aspect of prison management, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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KAJANG, April 22 — The Prisons Department is preparing for a prison reform that will involve improvements in every aspect of prison management, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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KAJANG: The Malaysian Prisons Department is studying the viability of using artificial intelligence (AI) systems in its facilities.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin says it is a waste of time for the Sabah government to push for the constitutional amendment to Article 1(2) that aims to restore Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak has defended uploading on Facebook a Court Recording and Transcription (CRT) video of his former boss’s SRC Internationa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with several countries, including Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter trade.
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LETTER | As a Malaysian doctor who has done more than his fair share of contributing to the people of Sabah and Sarawak, I am disappointed with the politicians of East Malaysian states trying to amend...
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OVER 100 Indian youths turned up to register for the territorial army selection process in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia Nanban reported.The registration was organised with the help of Kuala Muda Indian Munnetra Kazhagam and Malaysia Kalvi Munnetra Kazhagam’s Kedah branch at the Sri Subramaniya Swami Devasthanam.
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (April 17): One of the architects who helped restore Windsor Castle after a devastating fire said a shortage of craftsmen could hold up the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. "The su...
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NEW YORK: Foreigners purchased the most US Treasury securities in six months in February, suggesting some overseas appetite for low-risk government debt due to worries about a slowing US economy, the US Treasury Department released on Monday showed.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Citi and Schroders have launched a digital tool, investIQ, on the Citi Wealth platform in selected markets across Asia, including Malaysia, Middle East and Europe.
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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Salt intake among Malaysians is at an alarming level, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KOTA SAMARAHAN, April 13 — Salt intake among Malaysians is at an alarming level, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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NEW YORK, April 12 — The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on US charges that they defrauded their investors, includi...
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NEW YORK, April 11 — American Media Inc yesterday said it is looking at strategic options for its US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer and may sell the publication.
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SEREMBAN (April 10): PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli questioned the action of UMNO deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who allegedly tried to hide his RM10 million remittance for residential pur...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Malaysia has taken the top spot in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) for the ninth year in a row, but for the first time, it is sharing that pos...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) has appointed Arshad Mohamed Ismail as its president/group chief executive officer, effective today.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA, April 6 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today appealed to talented young Malaysians currently residing overseas to return and contribute new ideas to develop ...
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PETALING JAYA, April 6 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today said that Malaysia’s economic approach is to balance fiscal discipline with growth as gross domestic product (...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Boustead Holdings Bhd has appointed former Sime Darby Property Bhd CEO Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin (pictured) as its new managing director, confirming a report in The Edge Finan...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Boustead Holdings Bhd has appointed former Sime Darby Property Bhd CEO Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin as its new managing director, confirming a report in The Edge Financial Daily ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) can provide a helping hand in the efforts to reform and set a new benchmark for the Malaysian Parliament, said Dewan Rakyat Spe...
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Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz is an extremely accomplished banker (Bank Negara Malaysia governor for 16 years) and a well respected one too.
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KUCHING, April 3 — The Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC), which was launched at the end of last year, has started to produce results as shown by the tourist arrivals registered in January this year, the ...
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I had lunch with a close friend who is doing well today (financially).