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FRANKFURT: Several German exhibitors at the Techtextil & Texprocess 2019 international trade fair here believe that Malaysia’s textile industry, seen by many as a “sunset industry”, can reassert...
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WASHINGTON (May 19): The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time...
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In an interview broadcast on Fox News on May 19 night, US President Donald Trump said his administration's tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and...
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(May 20): Results of the hotly-contested presidential election in Indonesia is expected to confirm on Wednesday, unofficial counts by private pollsters last month that showed incumbent President Joko...
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should seriously look into the causes of the subdued growth in private investments which, if not addressed, could affect the country’s long-term economic goals.
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THE startup scene in Thailand is far from thriving, but industry watchers believe the next five to 10 years will bring pivotal changes to the South-East Asian nation.
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke recently stated in an interview that Indonesian ride-hailing company, Go-Jek has expressed an interest to enter Malaysia.
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It’s a love story that warms everyone’s heart.
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As Vietnam's aviation sector booms and passenger numbers rise at double-digit rates, local upstart Bamboo Airways is teeing up what it hopes will be a novel way of standing out in a crowded market by ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The recently formed multi-ministry joint task force to check encroachment by foreign fishermen, especially from Vietnam, is a big success.
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KUANTAN, May 18 — Malaysia and Vietnam have agreed to find a solution to the perennial issue of encroachment by the latter’s fishermen of Malaysia’s waters.
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KUANTAN: Malaysia and Vietnam have agreed to find a solution to the perennial issue of encroachment by the latter’s fishermen of Malaysia’s waters.
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and other Asean countries have taken the correct strategic position to be engaged in the Belt Road initiative.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Newly-listed Securemetric Bhd has won two contracts with a combined value of RM3.94 million to supply digital security solutions to Vietcombank.
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South-East Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children’s charities warn.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 ― Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is on a two-day official visit to Vietnam starting yesterday, his first trip to the country since assuming the post last year...
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CHICAGO, May 17 — The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of US pork — the bi...
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SHAH ALAM: SP Setia Bhd will be ramping up its launches and sales of properties to achieve its sales target of RM5.65bil, following a slow first quarter (Q1) performance this year.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 16): Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is on a two-day official visit to Vietnam starting today, his first trip to the country since assuming the post last year.
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HONG KONG: From furniture makers to Apple Inc. suppliers, the intensifying trade conflict is leaving some Chinese companies particularly vulnerable.
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SHAH ALAM, May 16 — SP Setia Bhd has targeted to launch projects with a gross development value (GDV) of RM6.47 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of this year onwards, said president/chief executiv...
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(May 16): With some corners of the market betting the Federal Reserve will cut rates three times this year, you might expect cheers from emerging markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Leong Hup International Bhd made its debut on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities at a two sen premium over its initial public offering (IPO) price of RM1.10 with 20....
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Leong Hup International Bhd made a firm relaunch on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia this morning, as its shares opened two sen above its issue price of RM1.10 amidst market vo...
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US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month for a summit with President Moon Jae In expected to focus on North Korea and the bilateral alliance, both sides announced Wednesday.
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PETALING JAYA (May 15): RM Quest Sdn Bhd, the developer of the Intelligent Residence Management App (iRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with its Malaysian marketing partner, Win...
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SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects JAKS Resources, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), Media Chinese International Ltd, Tan Chong Motor Bhd, Dialog Group Bhd and Progressive Impact Corp Bhd (Picorp) to be among the stocks to watch on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Wednesday (May 15) may include the following: Deleum Bhd, Digi.Com Bhd, JAKS Resources Bhd, Tenaga Nasi...
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NEW DELHI, May 14 — India fears China could soon start flooding excess steel into its market after the United States raised tariffs on Chinese products due to the escalating trade war between the wo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): JAKS Resources Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam-based LICOGI 13 to acquire a power plant project as well as for future joint ventures for other sol...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The outflow of foreign funds from Malaysian equities swelled to US$108.3 million (RM450.53 million) last week — the largest outflow in nine weeks.
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KUANTAN: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) arrested 14 Vietnamese fishermen after a high sea chase. The fishermen were cornered about 130 nautical miles northeast of Kemaman.
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Go for a trot around the kooky Saint Hazel's Horsepital, butt-slam your buddies in Brief Battles, and continue the adventure of Life Is Strange 2.
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PETALING JAYA: Poultry producer Leong Hup International Bhd has posted a jump in its first-quarter earnings ahead of its return to Bursa Malaysia on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Loob Holding, which owns the Tealive bubble tea brand, is planning a Malaysian initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as RM300 million (S$98.5 million), according to p...
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WASHINGTON, May 13 — President Donald Trump today warned China not to retaliate after Washington raised punitive duties on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 per cent from 10 per cent.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Leong Hup International Bhd, an integrated poultry producer en route to a Main Market relisting this Thursday, has reported a 15% increase in net profit in its first quarter end...
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Which Vietnamese tech companies are making the most impact?
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Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on May 13, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners of conscience increase by almost a third since last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, which owns the Tealive bubble tea brand, is planning a Malaysian initial public offering that could raise as much as RM300 million (US$72 million), accordi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Loob Holding, which owns the Tealive bubble tea brand, is planning a Malaysian initial public offering that could raise as much as 300 million ringgit (S$98.5 million), acco...
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KUANTAN: There is no rest for the Royal Malaysian Navy during the fasting month of Ramadan, as its vessel, KD Pahang, patrol the waters for trespassing fishing trawlers.
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Which Vietnamese tech companies are making the most impact?
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The Alibaba-backed e-commerce company scored the highest average monthly active users in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
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SUPPORTING local tech firms as they strive for technological advancements is a vital part of Vietnam’s efforts to beat the middle-income trap and become a developed economy.
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PETALING JAYA: Earnings of local steel players are expected to remain lacklustre, as the weak demand environment continues to persist.
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SINGAPORE: The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya is looking to sign an agreement with Tokyo which will see Malaysian blue-collar workers being sent to work in specified sectors in Japan under a visa programme launched last m...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Malaysia is planning to send skilled workers to Japan under the new visa programme the latter launched on April 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Seacera Group Bhd (Seacera), is eyeing to set up a light emitting diode (LED) production plant in Tangga Batu, Melaka.
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SalesCandy International Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based salestech startup, has entered Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
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SINGAPORE (May 10): Malaysia outperforms its neighbours within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region in retirement tourism, boosted by its Malaysia My Second Home Program (MM2H) an...
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SINGAPORE/ HANOI: Vietnam may be the latest country to be targeted by the US as a currency manipulator in a twice-yearly Treasury report on foreign currencies expected this month.
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Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military...
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SERDANG: There were no "happy endings" after police raided a prostitution den that was hidden behind a massage parlour.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MMC Corp Bhd, Teo Seng Capital Bhd, Handal Resources Bhd, MRCB-Quill REIT, Willowglen MSC Bhd, Jaks Resources Bhd and Scomi Group Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Friday, according to JF Apex Research.
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GEORGE TOWN: Batik designs may be a thing of the past but they have become a preferred choice when it comes to female apparel for Hari Raya this year.
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INNOVATION Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71) has officially unveiled the region’s next generation of cyber-security startups at its second ICE71 Accelerate Demo Day in Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Jaks Resources Bhd announced today a 60.4% jump in its net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) to RM28.62 million, from RM17.84 million a year ago, mainly ...
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MVL (Mass Vehicle Ledger) Foundation has officially launched its blockchain-based ride-hailing app Tada in Phnom Penh City yesterday.
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Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71), a Singapore-based cybersecurity entrepreneur hub, has unveiled the 10 startups that got funding through its ICE71 Accelerate program.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PRG Holdings Bhd's 63%-owned subsidiary Furniweb Holdings Ltd has recorded a loss of RM1.2mil for the first quarter ended March 31 versus a profit of RM200,000 in the previous corresponding quarter.
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The Malaysian government today handed over a protest note to Vietnam’s envoy expressing its objection to repeated encroachments by Vietnamese fishing vessels into Malaysian territorial waters.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian government today handed over a protest note to Vietnam’s envoy expressing its objection to repeated encroachments by Vietnamese fishing vessels into Malaysian territorial wa...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 8 — The Malaysian government today handed over a protest note to Vietnam’s envoy expressing its objection to repeated encroachments by Vietnamese fishing vessels into Malaysian terr...
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Based on the Subaru XV 2.0i-P, the GT Edition is a special edition variant of the highest specifications XV.
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PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Ministry has summoned the Vietnam ambassador to Malaysia to explain the large number of encroachments of Vietnamese vessels into Malaysian territorial waters.
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The speed and scale of the transition to artificial intelligence is likely to take Asian governments by surprise, potentially causing economic and social shocks, according to MIT Technology Review.
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Lazada is leading the pack in Southeast Asian ecommerce in terms of monthly active users, with Shopee landing right on its heels, report shows.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) has revised anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of cold rolled coils of alloy and non-alloy steel originating or expo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has revised anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of cold rolled coils of alloy and non-alloy steel originating or export...
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7.5 DEGREE, a Southeast Asian New Economy Information and Service Platform, announced on May 8 that it has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures, an early-stage venture fund...
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GoBear, a Singapore-based online marketplace for financial products, today revealed that it has secured US$80 million in funding to expand regionally.
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ASIAN financial supermarket GoBear announced on May 8 that it has raised US$80 million (RM332 million) in funding to date.
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PETALING JAYA: International rating agencies are confident Malaysia will meet its fiscal targets, particularly the 3.4% fiscal deficit-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio this year, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Leong Hup International Bhd’s institutional price and final retail price has been fixed at RM1.10 per share.
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KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in 35 years, a Malaysian has emerged one of the top three winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — For the first time in 35 years, a Malaysian has emerged one of the top three winners of the Mrs World beauty pageant.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The international rating agencies are confident Malaysia will meet its fiscal targets, particularly the 3.4% fiscal deficit to GDP ratio this year, the Finance Ministy said in a statement.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is embracing digital technology especially 5G as a launching pad to become a high-income nation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): ACE Market-bound Powerwell Holdings Bhd's planned initial public offering (IPO) involves 145.46 million shares comprising a public issue of 87.4 million new shares and an offer f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Leong Hup International Bhd's institutional price and final retail price has been fixed at RM1.10 per share.
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HONG KONG (May 7): NagaCorp’s founder is giving investors a US$1.8 billion confidence boost.
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Sim racing is gaining traction, having already produced drivers that have turned out to be competitive on real-life circuits.
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The following is an edited excerpt from Startup Vietnam: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Socialist Republic by Andrew P. Rowan.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research forecasts CJ Century Bhd's 2019 earnings to grow at a slower rate of 5% year-on-year to RM8mil despite projected revenue growth.
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JOHOR BARU: Malaysia, which will send a protest note to Vietnam over the encroachment by its fishermen into waters here, is not ruling out destroying wayward foreign fishing vessels.
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TRUONG Trong Toai, a graduate of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, started Robot3T at the end of 2014 to turn the dream of a “Made in Vietnam robot” into reality.
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KUANTAN, May 5 — Malaysia will send a protest note to Vietnam on the encroachment by its fishermen into national waters, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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WORLD Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on 3 May, and with this year’s theme “Media for Democracy” – it is time to reflect on the hopes and challenges faced by the press in our region and particularly in Malaysia Baharu, where the Pakatan Harapan government promised more transparency, accountability and the repeal of oppressive laws which have previously silenced the press and dissenting views.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the role of the media remains important for check and balance in a healthy democracy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the role of the media remains important for check and balance in a healthy democracy.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the country for having jumped 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the Malaysian media for stepping up 22 places to 123rd ranking in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the Malaysian media for stepping up 22 places to 123rd ranking in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index.