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Cambridge-based Malaysian wins 'Nobel Prize for Cancer Research'
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — UK-based Malaysian scientist Dr Serena Nik-Zainal has been honoured with the Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize 2019 for her breakthrough research in accelerating the holi...
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TA Securities upgrades property sector to overweight
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): TA Securities Research has upgraded the property sector to "Overweight" (from Neutral) and said since August 2019, developers' share prices were heavily bashed down amid concern...
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Paramount Property lauds government's move to open up property market
PETALING JAYA (Oct 15): Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd lauded the government’s move to lower the property price threshold for foreign ownership as this is a good way of managing market inven...
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Penang CM: Focus is on preserving heritage sites, generating economic growth
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 15): The Penang state government is focusing on the preservation of heritage sites in George Town, while generating economic resources for the state to safeguard its future.
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Unicef: One in three children malnourished across the world
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 —  At least one in three children under the age of five is either undernourished or overweight while one in two children suffer from hidden hunger, latest Unicef’s State of t...
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Penang CM: Focus is on preserving heritage sites, generating economic growth
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14): The Penang state government is focusing on the preservation of heritage sites in George Town, while generating economic resources for the state to safeguard its future.
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Malaysian Football League Retracts TM Lawsuit
The Malaysian Football League (MFL) today has announced that it has decided to retract its lawsuit against TM.
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A new US gaming company wants to disrupt the industry
The man responsible for the insanely popular Halo franchise, which garnered US$3bil (RM12.57bil) in the span of its first three releases, is ready to talk about his...
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Long-term property owners will be paying less for RPGT
PETALING JAYA (Oct 12): The real property gains tax (RPGT) is still part of the Malaysian property market landscape, but Putrajaya has heeded public opinion and making enhancements by revising the bas...
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Groups in Penang express satisfaction with 2020 Budget
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce today expressed its satisfaction with the 2020 Budget, following the announcement to reduce the threshold for foreigners to purchase luxury properti...
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The appalling state of the tax system
The report on the federal government’s fiscal outlook and revenue estimates showed some appalling statistics on the true state of taxes.
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What property players are saying about the Budget
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): Several property-related measures were announced during the tabling of Budget 2020 by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, including adjustments to the real property gains tax (RPGT) ...
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RPGT base year revised to Jan 1, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): The base year for the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) has been revised to Jan 1, 2013 for assets acquired before the date, from Jan 1, 2000 previously.
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CBRE-WTW: Ensure local buyers not affected by lower threshold for foreign ownership
PETALING JAYA (Oct 11): Real estate consultancy CBRE-WTW Managing Director Foo Gee Jen has mixed feelings over the government’s proposal to lower the foreign buying threshold for condominiums and ap...
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Estate agents: Budget 2020 below expectation especially on RPGT
PETALING JAYA (OCT 11): Although encouraged by some of the government’s Budget 2020 announcements today that focus on stimulating the property market, the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents’ (MI...
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Budget 2020: RPGT base year to be revised
PETALING JAYA (Oct 11): The government will revise the real property gains tax (RPGT) imposed on the disposal of properties after a five-year period, by individual citizens and permanent residents.
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Condo sale to foreigners: Price threshold lowered to RM600,000 in urban areas
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): The Government has proposed to lower the threshold on high-rise property prices in urban areas for foreign ownership to RM600,000 in 2020, from RM1 million at present.
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Property: Reducing supply overhang, improving accessibility
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will lower the threshold on high-rise property prices in urban areas for foreign ownership from RM1mil to RM600,000 in 2020.
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Fiscal Outlook 2020: Tax reforms crucial to nab evaders
KUALA LUMPUR: The Tax Reform Committee believes the government should enhance its efforts to strengthen further the revenue stream, cast the net wider to nab tax...
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Alfa Romeo and Fiat in Malaysia: Passion remains strong
With choices aplenty for passenger car buyers in Malaysia, it can be tough for automotive marques to sustain or grow sales, with some even fading away to eventually exit the market.
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Decline started with slanted coverage of Sodomy 1, KJ jabs Kadir
Utusan Malaysia's demise has ignited a debate on who is responsible for the erosion of public confidence in the mainstream media.
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Zaid: Media rot started during Dr M's first tenure, successors followed his blueprint
Zaid Ibrahim argued that former premiers Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Abdul Razak had followed their predecessor-turned-successor's blueprint on emasculating the media.
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Pestech sets its sights beyond LSS3
IN a move to increase Malaysia’s power generation from renewable sources, the government will dish out an estimated RM2 billion worth of projects under the third cycle of large-scale solar (LSS3) sc...
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The State of The Nation: Investment income as new revenue pillar for the...
THE idea of having investment income as another revenue pillar for the government is not new.
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Ex-navy officer finds joy in giving horse-riding therapy for children with special needs
KUALA LUMPUR: The hours he puts in are longer than normal workdays, but for retired Warrant Officer Muthusamy Kandasam, it is time well spent.
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Green Packet rejuvenated
CC Puan returns to lead group after three-year hiatus.
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Esprit evolves to meet market expectations
The market has matured tremendously over the last 20 years, and consumer’s needs have risen with it Parallel to these changes, better developments are being created.
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Robots are hurting US workers wages, regional Fed study finds
Automation has "contributed substantially” to reducing the portion of national income that goes to US workers over the past two decades, according to a new study by...
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IIUM rector Dzulkifli Abdul Razak receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)’s Rector Tan Sri Prof Emeritus Dzulkifli Abdul Razak has been conferred the Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Rib...
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RPGT – Remove it and property market sentiment improves.
Hopefully kopiandproperty.com readers have also read this view a few times.
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4 reasons some people are waiting for the perfect property.
As they say, early bird catches the worm.
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Head to Canberra for a dose of videogame nostalgia
Visitors to Australia's bush capital Canberra over the next six months will be able to dabble in some 80 classic videogames, from Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to Angry...
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Singaporean with 116 outstanding traffic summonses pays RM28,000 in fines
JOHOR BARU: A Singaporean man with 116 outstanding traffic summonses issued against him since 2000 finally paid the fine amounting to RM28,000 after he was detained in an operation at Muzium Tokoh her...
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Over RM610,000 collected from traffic summonses during three-day ops
Police are targeting to collect RM750,000 in outstanding summonses through an operation dubbed "Operasi Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing 10" (OSTWA10) in Johor Baru.Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations...
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Singaporean driver pays RM28,000 in traffic fines in Johor Bahru
JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean man paid outstanding fines of RM28,000 (S$9,200) in Johor Bahru on Sunday (Sep 29) after he was detained by the police.
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Singaporean with 116 outstanding traffic summonses pays $9,225 in fines in Johor Baru
JOHOR BARU - A Singaporean man paid RM28,000 (S$9,225) to settle 116 outstanding traffic summonses, at least one of which dated back to 2000, in Johor Baru on Saturday (Sept 28), after he was detained...
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Singapore motorist coughs up RM28,000 to settle 116 summonses
JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean motorist was forced to pay RM28,000 to settle 116 outstanding traffic summonses against him since 2000 yesterday.
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Singaporean with 116 outstanding traffic summonses pays RM28k in fines
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A Singaporean man with 116 outstanding traffic summonses issued against him since 2000 finally paid the fine amounting to RM28,000 after...
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Over RM610,000 collected from traffic summonses during three-day ops
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department deputy director SAC Datuk Mohd Nadzri Hussain (left) giving the thumbs up to a Singaporean driver who had no record of summonses.
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Over RM610,000 collected from traffic summonses during three-day ops
JOHOR BARU: Police are targeting to collect RM750,000 in outstanding summonses through an operation dubbed "Operasi Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing 10"...
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Credit Suisse probe homes in on operating chief
LONDON: Credit Suisse Group AG’s probe into a botched spying operation is homing in on the role of Chief Operating Officer Pierre-Olivier Bouee, according to a...
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Thumb drive inventor Henn Tan faces falsification, cheating charges
Henn Tan, the founder and chairman emeritus of Singapore’s Trek 2000 International, has been hit with multiple charges involving falsification of accounts and cheating external auditors.
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Film on Bruno Manser premiers at film festival
Nomadic Penans in the jungle.
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Resisting the loggers: Swiss explorer film spotlights threatened Malaysian tribe
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — A film about one of the world’s last hunter-gatherer tribes living in Malaysia’s rainforest premiered yesterday, with its indigenous actors urging authorities to formally...
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Cover Story: Electrical + electronics moving up the value chain
IN the past two decades, several Malaysians have made the nation proud on the global electrical and electronics (E&E) stage.
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All-New A90 Toyota GR Supra Launched In Malaysia - 1 Variant, From RM568k
UMW Toyota Motors today unveiled the highly anticipated all-new 5th generation A90 Supra, 14 years after its predecessor, the A80 Mk4 Supra was discontinued.
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GALLERY: The evolution of Proton’s logo, 1985 to 2019
Now that you’ve seen Proton’s new logo that it will take into the future, how about a glance in the rear view mirror to see what has come before.
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How ‘that Versace dress’ inspired the creation of Google Images 18 years ago
NEW YORK, Sept 24 — Last Friday at this year’s Milan Fashion Week, Jennifer Lopez wore a reimagined version of the Versace jungle print dress that she wore to the Grammy Awards back in 2000 — th...
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Love Google Images? You can thank Jennifer Lopez for it
Google credited actress-singer Jennifer Lopez and her famous green Versace dress back in 2000 for inspiring the creation of Google Images in a recent blog posting.
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Boy, 5, found abused during Penang drugs swoop
GEORGE TOWN: A five-year-old boy with bruises all over his body was found during a police swoop on a shophouse in Jelutong.
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Saving Mothers lives, How much is it Worth? — John Teo
SEPTEMBER 21 — Recently the WHO together with its partner agencies published the World Maternal Mortality report 2000 to 2017.
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The coming crisis of China’s one-party regime
On Oct 1, to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech that unreservedly celebrates the Communist Party of China’s record since 1949.
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Toyota Supra (A90 / Mk5) launched from RM568K
KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Toyota Motor has launched the much anticipated Supra (A90 or Mk5) after a 17-year hiatus.
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All-New A90 Toyota GR Supra Launched In Malaysia - 1 Variant, From RM568k
UMW Toyota Motors today unveiled the highly anticipated all-new 5th generation A90 Supra, 14 years after its predecessor, the A80 Mk4 Supra was discontinued.
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Trust as a basis for business strategy
The effects and impact of ongoing efforts to solidify corporate governance -- with the end-game being self-governance -- are often seen from a longer-term...
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Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000: study
KUALA LUMPUR: The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, data from a...
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Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000, study shows
KUALA LUMPUR: The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss in biodiversity-rich Borneo island between 2000 and 2018, data from an Indonesia-based research firm shows.
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Palm oil to blame for 39pc of forest loss in Borneo since 2000, says study
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 per cent of forest loss in biodiversity-rich Borneo island between 2000 and 2018, data from an Indonesia-based research ...
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Two construction companies fined for breeding mosquitoes
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): A construction company was fined RM6,000 or issued with warrant of levy by the Magistrate's Court here after pleading guilty to breeding Aedes mosquitoes at a project site in ...
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Airbus ups estimate of 20-year demand for new planes
PARIS, Sept 18 — Airbus today increased its estimate of the number of new aircraft needed over the coming two decades as airlines seek more fuel-efficient planes even as it trimmed its forecast for...
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Protasco announces demise of chairman Hadenan
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Protasco Bhd announced today the demise of its chairman, Tan Sri Dr Hadenan Jalil, who was also Malaysia’s Auditor-General (AG) from 2000 to 2006.
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Why more of China’s Gen Z are falling victim to online fraud
It’s one of the oldest scams in the book – a caller says your son or daughter is in trouble and asks for money to be transferred to an unfamiliar bank account.
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Bill Gates: Trade war may swell misery of neediest
BILL Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has warned that trade tensions between China and the United States are likely to affect global...
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Report: Malaysia is world's second-largest importer of shark fin
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the second-largest importer of shark fin, according to a report by wildlife trade organisation Traffic.
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How This 50-Year Old Stationery Shop Reinvented Itself After A Fire To Thrive In A Digital Age
CzipLee first started out as a sundry shop in Kajang in 1968, founded by Peter Chen with a sum of capital from his mother.
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Can robot waiters plug labor shortfall in China?
Two years ago, Bao Xiangyi quit school and worked as a waiter in a restaurant for half a year to support himself, and the 19-year-old remembers the time vividly.
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Why more of China’s digital-savvy Gen Z youth are falling victim to online fraud than their elders
The post-2000 generation accounted for 15.8% of China’s online fraud victims in 2018, surging from just 0.7% in 2014.
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Malaysia de-industrialising too soon, too fast, says Guan Eng
PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has sounded the alarm over “premature de-industrialisation” in Malaysia which he says has seen the once flourishing manufacturing sector replaced by th...
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Want to ‘borrow’ a ‘human book’? Check out Taman Tugu’s Human Library in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Fancy “borrowing” a human being to listen to his/her life story, and even better ask questions?
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Can global exchanges work?US authorities would have strong view on bid
HKEX’s audacious US$36.6bil bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) raised quite a few eyebrows on 9/11. Three immediate questions were raised by the bid...
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Investors find rare comfort in data science
NEW YORK: The Phillips Curve is in doubt, the bond market is distorted and a tweet from President Donald Trump can shift the trajectory of global markets in a matter of seconds.
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M'sian violin-maker scores gold with 'Negaraku' and 'Jalur Gemliang'
Malaysian violin-maker Tan Chin Seng has won two gold medals for his handcrafted violin and viola named "Negaraku" and "Jalur Gemilang" respectively at the 10th Anlai International Violin-making Compe...
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Popular restaurant in Klang demolished following court order
​KLANG (Sept 11): A popular restaurant here, Berkeley Corner at Taman Berkeley here, was demolished by the authorities in an operation last night.
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China scraps foreign investment limit in stock, bond markets
BEIJING: China removed one more hurdle for foreign investment into its capital markets almost 20 years after it first allowed access.
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Authorities demolish popular Klang restaurant built on gov't land
A popular restaurant in Klang, Berkeley Corner at Taman Berkeley, was demolished by the authorities in an operation last night.
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Klang’s Berkeley Corner restaurant demolished following court order
KLANG, Sept 11 — A popular restaurant here, Berkeley Corner at Taman Berkeley here, was demolished by the authorities in an operation last night.
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Popular Klang restaurant demolished after losing legal battle to stop eviction
KLANG: A popular restaurant here has been demolished after losing a legal battle to stop an eviction order for two years.
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‘How I faced down a rebel chief’, retired general recounts encounter with Al-Maunah
KUALA LUMPUR: It’s a story he’s told many a time, but one that retired Lieutenant-General Zaini Mohamad Said never tires of retelling, especially to young people.
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Lotus diversifies into ageing care
AS Malaysia moves towards becoming an ageing society, Lotus Group is keen to expand its retirement homes for senior citizens nationwide to meet increasing demand.
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Former army commander keeps re-living the Sauk Siege so we never forget how close Malaysia came to chaos
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The famous quote by philosopher George Santayana still rings true till this day, according to Lieutenant Gen...
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Military, police veterans turn ‘human books’ to share tales of heroism and sacrifice
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — It was a scene of camaraderie and friendship as Malaysians and ex-servicemen from all walks of life participated in the Taman Tugu Human Library (TTHL) “reading sessions” ...
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Snake helped sell 10 million retro Nokias, flip-phone is next
The company behind Nokia-branded phones says it’s sold more than 10 million retro-revival handsets. Now it’s revamping the flip phone.
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Obituary: Zimbabwe's Mugabe - from liberator to oppressor
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe (photo) was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rul...
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What do China’s semiconductor insiders think of the nation’s self-reliance drive?
Joseph Xie Zhifeng relocated back to his native Shanghai in 2000 after 17 years away in the US and Singapore to join the founding team of what would become China’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer...
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Pound hits three-year low as election threat adds to Brexit jeopardy
LONDON, Sept 4 ― Sterling sank to a three-year low below US$1.20 (RM5.05) yesterday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's implicit threat to lawmakers to support him on Brexit or face an election sent i...
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This week's new game picks: NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne, plus Final Fantasy VIII, Spyro remasters, more
Retro remasters of Final Fantasy VIII and the Spyro The Dragon trilogy arrive from Sept 3, among other new games.
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Weak data, Brexit woes knock European stocks off one-month high
LONDON, Sept 4 ― European shares retreated from a one-month high yesterday as weak US factory data added to worries about global growth, while uncertainty over Britain's chaotic exit from the Europe...
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Advisory warns Indonesians in Sabah of kidnapping risk
KOTA KINABALU, 3 Sept — A letter of notification was issued by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) here regarding the movement of armed groups from southern Philippines in conn...
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Pele Peter Tingg sworn in as State Legislative Assembly secretary
Pele (left) taking his oath of office in front of Awang Asfia during the ceremony.
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Why digital banking is now a buzzword in Singapore's financial services sector
SINGAPORE, Sept 2 — The banking industry in Singapore is in for a shake-up as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently kicked off the application process for digital bank licences.
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Eight million households to be interviewed for census
PETALING JAYA: The government will be asking Malaysia’s eight million households for detailed information ranging from our age to income as it...
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Education minister sets sights on tackling plagiarism, sexual harassment in universities
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Issues of alleged plagiarism and sexual harassment in Malaysia’s tertiary learning institutions will be addressed, Education Minister Maszlee Malik has said.
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Ordinary Malaysians, too, show their love and care every day
The Foundation’s top priority is education. Its Albukhary Tuition Programme reached out to poor rural students weak in Mathematics, Science and English, which are...
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Asia should fix its megacities, not move them
Asia’s biggest cities, from Shanghai to Dhaka, are struggling to manage the impact of decades of growth.
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Treat Pakatan strategists as early warning signal
COMMENTARY, Aug 31— The word 2020, or Wawasan 2020, was coined by the likes of the late Tan Sri Nordin Sopiee, and Allahyarham Rustam Sani.
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Harapan strategists act as an early warning signal
COMMENT | The word 2020, or "Wawasan 2020", was coined by the likes of the late Nordin Sopiee and Allahyarham Rustam Sani.
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Exploration beyond borders
FOR South Sudanese Marco James Keueck and David Rufas Yokwe Lukudu, their journey with Malaysia’s oil and gas conglomerate has so far been deep and fulfilling...
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Twitter CEO account hacked, offensive tweets posted
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 31 ― Twitter said yesterday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.
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Singapore expects new digital banks to start by mid-2021
Singapore plans to award licenses for its new digital banking initiative by mid-2020.
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You’ll never beat Malaysia
AUGUST 29 — It’s a saying in the Malaysian debate scene, when competing in international competitions.
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