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UAE to launch new low-cost airline
SHARJAH, Oct 16 — Abu Dhabi’s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah’s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced today an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capit...
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Sabah MCA leader raps Liew for comment on Water Department case
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah MCA leader has taken de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong to task for his comment on the appointment of Amarjit Singh as the Sabah Water Department director, which has been deem...
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20 unicorns will emerge in Southeast Asia by 2030, predicts Asia Partners’ Nick Nash
It’s a “golden age” for aspiring unicorns in Southeast Asia, according to Nick Nash, co-founder of growth equity investment firm Asia Partners.
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Amarjit’s appointment may not be ‘illegal’
Liew KOTA KINABALU: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Legal Affairs) Datuk Liew Vui Keong respects the judgement of the Kota Kinabalu High Court which decides that the appointment of Dat...
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Respect court decision on appointment of Sabah Water Dept director: Liew
KOTA KINABALU: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Legal Affairs) Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pix) respects the judgement of the Kota Kinabalu High Court which decides that the appointment of Dat...
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Yong questions Liew’s role in Sabah Water Department court case
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee has questioned the Sabah government’s silence over the illegal appointment of Amarjit Singh as the state Water Department (JANS)...
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Law minister: Sabah Water Department director can be from outside civil service
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 15 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today defended Sabah government in appointing water engineer Datuk Amarjit Singh as the state Water Departm...
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Lamborghini Huracan more successful than predecessor, the Gallardo
In just five years of production, Lamborghini announced that the 14,022nd Huracan has rolled off the assembly line.
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20 unicorns will emerge in Southeast Asia by 2030, predicts Asia Partners’ Nick Nash
It’s a “golden age” for aspiring unicorns in Southeast Asia, according to Nick Nash, co-founder of growth equity investment firm Asia Partners.
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Liew appeals against ruling on Sabah Water Department director
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong has filed an appeal against the recent ruling by the Kota Kinabalu High Court that the appointment of Amarjit Singh as direct...
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Dr Wee: Not a single sen of TAR UC funds has been channelled to an MCA account
PETALING JAYA: Not a single sen received by Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) from the government or other means has been channelled to MCA...
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Not a single sen from govt channelled to party funds, says MCA
PETALING JAYA: MCA president Wee Ka Siong today clarified that not a single sen received in funds to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) from the government or donors were channelled to the...
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TSMCG channelled RM24m to charitable projects
KUALA LUMPUR: The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf (TSMCG) foundation has accumulated RM27 million in donations since its inception in 2003 and channelled about RM24 million to help society, said its fo...
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Muhyiddin: Charity Golf foundation channelled RM24m to charitable projects
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf (TSMCG) foundation has accumulated RM27 million in donations since its inception in 2003 and channelled about RM24 million to help society, ...
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Sabah govt to appeal High Court ruling on Amarjit's appointment as Sabah Water director
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is expected to appeal the High Court's decision to declare the appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water...
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Yong: Reckless ministers to be held personally responsible for defying the law?
Yong Teck Lee KOTA KINABALU: By digging in at the office of the Director of Water Department, the illegal director is digging a bigger hole for the government, said former chief minister Datuk Yong T...
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Yong slams Sabah Water chief’s defiance of court order
PETALING JAYA: Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee has criticised Sabah Water Department director Amarjit Singh for continuing in his capacity despite a High Court ruling that his appointment wa...
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CM tells Amarjit to continue as SSWD director
KOTA KINABALU (Oct 11): The Sabah State Water Department (SSWD) director Datuk Amarjit Singh continued his duty and responsibility today after being advised by the Sabah State Cabinet and Chief Minis...
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Shafie tells Amarjit to continue as SSWD director
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Water Department (SSWD) director Datuk Amarjit Singh continued his duty and responsibility after being advised by the Sabah State Cabinet and Chief Minister Datuk Seri M...
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Musa tells Amarjit to continue as SSWD director
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Water Department (SSWD) director Datuk Amarjit Singh continued his duty and responsibility after being advised by the Sabah State Cabinet and Chief Minister Datuk Seri M...
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Amarjit says CM has asked him to carry on as Sabah Water Department director
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 10 — The Sabah State Water Department (SSWD) director Datuk Amarjit Singh continued his duty and responsibility today after being advised by the Sabah State Cabinet and Chief Mini...
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Parties must play role to ensure high voters turnout next GE
KUALA LUMPUR: All political parties must help to ensure a high voter turnout in the 15th general elections, once the automatic registration kicks in.
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Sabah Water chief turns up for work despite court ruling
KOTA KINABALU: Despite a High Court ruling that the appointment of the Sabah Water Department director contravened the law, Datuk Amarjit Singh turned up for...
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Sabah water chief to stay in post for now despite court ruling
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Water Department director Amarjit Singh, whose appointment was ruled illegal by the Kota Kinabalu High Court yesterday, has been told to continue coming to office by the state Cab...
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Amarjit's appointment as Sabah Water Dept director is invalid
KOTA KINABALU (Oct 10): The High Court here today ruled that the appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director was against Section 3 of the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003 an...
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Once-PM material Khairy expedited Umno media’s fall, says Kadir
PETALING JAYA: The former group chief editor of the New Straits Times Press has admitted that mainstream dailies suffered declining readership during the political and economic crises of the late 1990...
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High Court declares Amarjit’s appointment unlawful
Yong (third left) and his counsel Yit Jee (second right) outside the courtroom after the decision yesterday.
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State Govt urged to uphold court decision
Yong KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee has called on the State Government to uphold the rule of law and respect the judgement of the Kota Kinabalu High Court regarding th...
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Court: Amarjit’s appointment as Sabah water dept head illegal
KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here has declared the political appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director last August to be illegal.
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High Court declares Amarjit’s appointment unlawful
Yong (third left) and his counsel Yit Jee (second right) outside the courtroom after the decision.
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Amarjit's appointment as Sabah Water Dept director is invalid
KOTA KINABALU (Oct 9): The High Court here today ruled that the appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director was against Section 3 of the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003 and...
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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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High Court rules Amarjit's appointment as Sabah Water Department director is illegal
KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here has declared that the political appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director last August is illegal.
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Sabah Water chief’s appointment unlawful, court rules
KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu High Court today declared the appointment of a non-civil servant as director of the Sabah Water Department as unlawful.
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High Court rules political appointment of Sabah Water Department director illegal
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 9 — The High Court here has declared the political appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director in August last year to be unlawful.
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Nissan pins revival hopes on 'foreigner with a Japanese face'
TOKYO, Oct 9 — Nissan Motor Co named the head of its Chinese business as its next CEO yesterday, picking an executive known for close ties to top shareholder Renault and for a frank, straight-talkin...
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Jury says J&J must pay US$8bil in case over male breast growthReuters
NEW YORK: Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men...
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Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary app gone in Mac update
It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy.
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Penang can build its own People’s Housing Project, says Gerakan
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 8 — The Penang government need not wait for Putrajaya to initiate the People’s Housing Project (PPR) scheme, the state chapter of Gerakan said today.
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ESG investing creeps into mainstream, plantations in focus
KUALA LUMPUR: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has started creeping into mainstream investment and the focus is on plantations, especially...
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Historic IPCMC Bill ― Hafiz Hassan
OCTOBER 8 ― A historic moment it was.
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Get best deals at HOMEDEC in Penang
The Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HOMEDEC) is back with more deals, experiences, rewards and knowledge for Penangites.
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SSPN-I incentives of up to RM10,000 to continue for B40 group, says PTPTN chairman
SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 ― The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will continue to provide free matching grants of up to RM10,000 to low-income families (B40) participating in the National E...
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Honda Malaysia issues airbag recall for 23,476 vehicles
PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia has announced a recall today involving 23,476 units that were previously recalled to replace the Takata front airbag inflators as a preventive measure.
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Honda Malaysia is recalling 23,476 vehicles for Takata Front Airbag inflator replacements
Honda Malaysia has announced a recall involving 23,476 of its vehicles that were previously recalled to replace the Takata front airbag inflators as a preventive measure.
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Public policies should prioritise public good of the majority
THE letter to the editor titled “Has the government thought this through?” (The Star, Oct 3; online at bit.ly/star_smoke) is misleading in stating that a smoking ban in public areas is a restricti...
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Big rush to settle traffic summonses in Penang as police offer 50% discount
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thousands of Malaysian motorists made a beeline for payment of traffic summonses following a 50 per cent discount offered by the southwest district police in...
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SSPN-I incentives of up to RM10,000 to continue for B40 group — PTPTN chairman
SHAH ALAM (Oct 4): The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will continue to provide free matching grants of up to RM10,000 to low-income families (B40) participating in the National Edu...
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Cover Story: Can the civil service be downsized?
MALAYSIA needs to trim the civil service by one million employees to 600,000 to reach South Korea’s 1:50 civil service-to-population ratio.
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Pakistan-based edtech firm Knowledge Platform secures over $2m
Knowledge Platform, a Pakistan-based educational technology firm, has raised over US$2 million from its series A equity funding round led by Beaconhouse School System and Lakson Investments Venture Ca...
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Tiong: Amended law will protect S’wak fishermen
KUCHING: Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) staunchly supports the announcement by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to study the state’s laws on riverine and coastal fishing to a...
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No handover date, expect ‘old dictator’ murmurs, Sarawak activist tells Dr M
KUCHING: A Sarawak activist has questioned the excuse given by Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he needs more time to fix the country’s economy before handing over power to Anwar Ibrahim.
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Taking charge of fisheries industry
Sarawak to amend law to regulate riverine and coastal fishing, set up own enforcement unit Abang Johari (second left) directs the deployment of reef balls in Igan/Mukah waters as others look on.
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Sarawak CM says state to have own coastal guards to ward off illegal fishermen
MUKAH, Oct 1 — Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg today announced that his state government will set up its own coastal area enforcement unit after amending the State Fisheries Ordinanc...
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There was never a 2-year transition plan, Syed Saddiq tells Syed Husin
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet’s youngest member today called for a stop to what he said was an “obsesssion with transition” and “excessive politicking”, as he came to the defence of Dr Mahathir...
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Stepping into bigger things
BEN Eng, 40, may be the second generation helming frozen seafood producer Fusipim Sdn Bhd, but his rise to the top was anything but an express route.
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Selangor group wins 2019 national story-telling competition with tale of Dr M’s struggles
KUALA NERUS, Sept 29 — The life and struggles of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad enthralled the 2,500-odd audience when it was staged during a national competition on nationhood.
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All nine cars given away at Honda campaign's grand finale
Chester Lim drives home a BR-V. KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia celebrated its 900,000th sales unit achievement with a fun-filled, two-day extravaganza, that was opened to the public.
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Honda ‘Terima Kasih 900k’ campaign concludes – nine lucky winners drive home in their brand new Hondas!
Honda Malaysia has reached a landmark milestone after sales hit the 900,000th mark, and it had commemorated this feat by giving back to the community via the Honda Road to 900k campaign.
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In search of young and visionary agro-entrepreneurs
REFERRING to M. Veera Pandiyan’s comments in the article “Just too much to swallow” (The Star, Sept 18), I agree that the participation of youth would unleash a transformational change in the ag...
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IRB counters open Saturday and Sunday for late tax settlements
KUALA LUMPUR: Inland Revenue Board service counters will be operational today and on Sunday to facilitate the payment of taxes under its special programme for late voluntary settlements.
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At UN, Malaysia PM Mahathir seeks to curb use of sanctions
UNITED NATIONS: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (Sep 27) urged greater international control of sanctions, criticising US attempts to force all countries to stop doing business wi...
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A Tun Mahathir figurine? Well, it’s actually a whole showcase of them and it’s open to the public
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made history at the 14th general election last year by leading the then-Opposition to victory, making it the first time the country has changed govern...
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IRB counters will open this weekend for late tax settlements
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 27): Inland Revenue Board service counters will be operational tomorrow and on Sunday to facilitate the payment of taxes under its special programme for late voluntary settlements.
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IRB counters open during the weekend for late tax settlements
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Inland Revenue Board service counters will be operational on Saturday (Sept 28) and Sunday (Sept 29) to facilitate the payment of taxes...
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Overwhelming response to traffic summonses discount offered by police
BALIK PULAU: People thronged a hypermarket in Bayan Baru near here but they were there not to shop for groceries.
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3 more years at the most, says Dr M on stepping down
NEW YORK: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would step down as prime minister before the next general election.
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No guarantees after I go, Dr M on Malaysia's future
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad spent Thursday morning regaling the  American Foreign Relations Council with tales of his many triumphs and challenges while emphasising that there were no guarante...
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Facebook’s Oculus debuts new ‘virtual world’ called Horizon
Facebook Inc is trying to broaden its virtual horizons.
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US Justice Department to open an antitrust investigation of Facebook: source
The US Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, a source familiar with the matter said on Sept 24.
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Former French president Jacques Chirac dies aged 86
Former President Jacques Chirac, a political chameleon who dominated French politics for decades in roles ranging from mayor of Paris to the second-longest serving leader of the nation, died on Thursd...
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iPrice taps ex-Measat CEO at its President & COO
iPrice Group, a leading product discovery and comparison platform for Southeast Asia (SEA), recently appointed Paul Brown-Kenyon as its president and chief operating officer.
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Best to set date for transfer to Anwar: Analysts
PETALING JAYA: The best way forward for Malaysia and Pakatan Harapan is for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to firm up a date to pass the baton to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix), ...
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Johor Umno to support whoever BN picks
JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno will support whoever Barisan Nasional fields as the candidate in the Tanjung Piai by-election, says its chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad.
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Umno, PAS talk up pro-Malay economic plan after unity pact
Leaders from Malaysia's two biggest parties yesterday stressed the need to continue affirmative action for the Malay Muslim majority, claiming the community is still worse off than its fellow citizens...
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Pitch your ideas to these 7 investors at Tech in Asia Conference
Funding opportunities are hard to come by, and we understand the challenges that come with finding potential investors.
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The (near) future of gaming smartphones
There’s such a thing as gaming smartphones these days.
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Singapore’s Acronis banks $147m in Goldman Sachs-led round at over $1b valuation
Acronis, a cybersecurity firm based in Singapore and Switzerland, has received US$147 million in an investment round led by investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, pushing its valuation to over US$1 b...
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OSK Ventures International gets moneylending licence
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): OSK Ventures International has been granted a money lending licence by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
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Hong Kong hotel workers go on unpaid leave as tourists shun city
HONG KONG: As the protests in Hong Kong drive away visitors, the city’s hotel workers are in the firing line.
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Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins
LUXEMBOURG, Sept 18 — Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court yesterday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland €13 billion (...
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Speak up for patient safety: Health Minister
PUTRAJAYA: All healthcare system stakeholders including patients, policymakers and professional bodies must speak up for patient safety and voice out concerns on unsafe practices and environment as we...
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Apple embarks on EU court battle over €13bil tax bill
Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU, on order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland in back taxes.
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No change to Cabinet, hard to work with fixed timeline on handover, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed that he will not introduce new members to his Cabinet while he is prime minister, amid public criticism of several allegedly underperf...
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Devotees break flower garland record
BUTTERWORTH: Some 300 devotees achieved a record-breaking feat by tying a flower garland measuring 150m at the Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple in Jalan Todak...
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PTPTN chief: More Penangites are opening SSPN accounts in preparation for the future
GEORGE TOWN: Penangites are “special” when it comes to planning for their children’s education, says National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman...
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Continuous learning key to growth
IN addition to empowering and investing in employees, business owners must also be open to lifelong learning to be able to innovate, say successful small and medium...
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Hong Kong unrest rocks insurers’ sales as China buyers balk
One of the biggest sources of demand for Hong Kong insurance products is drying up as the city’s summer of unrest deters Chinese buyers.
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Learn from UMNO's mistakes, Mahathir tells party members
SHAH ALAM: Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), told his party members to learn from the mistakes of former ruling party United Malays National Organisation (U...
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US Justice Department to release name of shadowy figure in 9/11 case
The US Justice Department on Thursday said it would release the name of an individual sought by people who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the Sept 11, 2001, hijack...
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‘Focus on building your teams’
PETALING JAYA: The key takeaway for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the recently concluded SOBA LAB was that business leaders must focus on...
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At anniversary do, Dr M reminds Bersatu to learn from Umno's ‘downfall’
SHAH ALAM, Sept 12 ― Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminded party members tonight to learn from Umno's “downfall”, and not to repeat their mistakes that lead to...
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Single mum a hero to disabled friend
KUALA LUMPUR: The close bond between Jameyah Sheriff and Tan Chin Chin is a shining example of how friendship transcends race and religion.
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Share, disseminate stories on national unity — Md Farid
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should share and disseminate positive stories that can boost national unity through the social media, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity...
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254 Youths receive gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award from Prince Edward
Prince Edward Earl of Wessex together with the recipients of the 2019 Malaysia Gold Award for Young People today.Also present Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Steven Sim Chee Keong.
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Malaysians should share, disseminate stories on national unity, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept — Malaysians should share and disseminate positive stories that can boost national unity through the social media, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Na...
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Prince Edward presents Gold Award to 254 young M'sians
CYBERJAYA: A total of 254 young Malaysians received the prestigious "Gold Award" of the International Award for Young People this year.
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KK High School excellent principal retires
From left: Pre-university senior assistant Goh Boon Swee, senior assistant I Ooi Hieu Seng, Puan Lim, Mistirine, Lim Kiat Kong, Wong Yee Ming, Shirney Lim and Tan Hock Siong.
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Hong Kong tourism arrivals plunge 40%
HONG KONG: The ongoing protests in Hong Kong, now in their 15th week, have delivered a blow to the city’s tourism industry not seen since the 2003 SARS epidemic.
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Sarawak’s batik highlighted in special showcase for Piala Seri Endon 2019
(Front, from right) Sabariah, Mohd Said and Sharzede pose on the runway with the models at the ‘Sarawak Ethos’ showcase.
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