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Japan's Fast Retailing likely hit by S. Korea boycott; succession plans in focus -analysts
TOKYO: A South Korean boycott of Japanese goods is seen dragging down sales at Fast Retailing Co Ltd's Uniqlo stores, denting otherwise strong financial results due to...
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Thank you to my teachers
ALBERT Einstein once said: “When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute.
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Malaysian education and quotas
IF there is one other thing that I am passionate about, it is education.
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PH breaks losing streak with Sabah win
Malaysia's ruling pact Pakatan Harapan (PH) yesterday won its first by-election this year in Sabah, breaking the coalition's streak of losing in the previous three by-elections.
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Pakatan retains Sandakan by a landslide, snaps run of three by-election losses
SANDAKAN: DAP's Vivian Wong has emerged victorious in the Sandakan by-election, picking up a 11,521-majority win in taking the seat that her father held until his passing in March.
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Ascott aims to be largest hospitality company in Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The Ascott Ltd (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit is striving to become the largest hospitality management company in Malaysia – one of its key markets in the...
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‘New tinting rules pose danger to taxi drivers’
PETALING JAYA: Taxi associations are the latest to voice out against the transport ministry’s decision to lift restrictions on the darkness of tints for the rear windows and rear windscreens of priv...
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Sabah police clueless as to low voter turnout in Sandakan
SANDAKAN, May 11 — An initial count estimates that 54.22 per cent out of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan turned out to cast their ballots today, said Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Ma...
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Polls close in Sandakan, unofficial turnout of 54.22% given by police
SANDAKAN: The Sandakan parliamentary by-election ended with the police saying that the turnout stood at 54.22% at 5pm Saturday (May 11), lower than Election Commission's target of 70%.
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EC: Sandakan’s voter turnout 51pc at 4pm
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Just over half of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 4pm today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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Voter turnout at 37 pct at 1pm in by-election in Sabah state's Sandakan ward
SANDAKAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election in Sabah state have recorded a 37 per cent voter turnout as of 1pm on Saturday (May 11).
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Sandakan voter turnout 47pc at 3pm, below EC’s 70pc target
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― Less than half of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 3pm today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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Sandakan by-election: 32% voter turnout as at 12pm
SANDAKAN: The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32% as at 12pm.
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Sabah cops investigating claims voters were offered bribes, says state police chief
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are investigating claims that voters received money from certain quarters amid the Sandakan polls, says state police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.
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Cuba to ration more products due to economic crisis, US sanctions
HAVANA, May 11 ― Communist-run Cuba said yesterday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration card, due to shortages that it ...
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32 pct voter turnout in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN POLLS | The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32 percent as at 12 noon.
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Sandakan voter turnout hits 32pc as at 12 noon
SANDAKAN, May 11 ― The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32 per cent as at 12 noon.
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Sandakan by-election: Voter turnout at 37% as of 1pm
SANDAKAN: Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election have recorded a 37% voter turnout as of 1pm on Saturday (May 11).
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Treasury Pulse
THE dollar’s strength was broad-based, supported by safe-haven play after President Donald Trump tweeted about raising current tariffs from 10% to 25% on US$200bil worth of Chinese imports and accused the Chinese of backpedalling on trade talks. However, the US dollar erased its weekly gains after April core producer prices unexpectedly edged lower to 0.1% month-on-month (m-o-m) from 0.3% m-o-m in March (consensus: 0.2%).
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More turmoil ahead as trade talks crumble
REVIEW: It can be reasonably concluded that the current round of US-China trade negotiations has all but crumbled following recent developments.
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Voter turnout at Sandakan poll at 20pc in morning run
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― An estimated 20 per cent of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 10am today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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Sandakan by-election: 12% voter turnout as of 9am
SANDAKAN (Bernama): Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election have recorded a 12% voter turnout as of 9am on Saturday (May 11).
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Polling begins in Sandakan
SANDAKAN: Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Police accept government's decision on new tint ruling
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) accepts the decision of the government on the new car tinting ruling, says Bukit Aman Investigation and Traffic Enforcement Department director Datuk Azisman Alias.
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Sandakan polls: Candidates cast their votes
SANDAKAN: DAP candidate Vivian Wong arrived to cast her vote at SK Muhibbah, one of the polling centres for the Sandakan by-election, at around 8am on Saturday (May 11).
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Polling kicks off in Sandakan by-election
Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling opens 7.30am in Sandakan, closes 5pm (VIDEO)
SANDAKAN, May 11 ― Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling begins in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN (Bernama): Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am on Saturday (May 11).
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EC sticks to its target of 70% voter turnout
SANDAKAN: The Election Commis­sion (EC) is sticking to its target of 70% voter turnout despite the possibility that many of those working elsewhere will not return to vote.
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RON97 comes down 10 cents, RON95 and diesel unchanged: MoF
KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): The Finance Ministry today announced that the retail price of RON97 petrol will come down 10 cents a litre to RM2.70 per litre while petrol prices for RON95 and diesel will rema...
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Mortal Kombat 11 is not for the faint hearted
Mortal Kombat has never been much of a game for pacifists. But the latest addition to the saga makes the violence more visceral and the blood more spattery than ever before.
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Media Prima targets 20% digital revenue contribution
KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Bhd is targeting to increase digital revenue contribution to the group to 20% this year by capitalising on its wide digital audience across the board.
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RON97 down 10 sen, RON95 and diesel unchanged — MoF
KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): The Finance Ministry today announced that the retail price of RON97 petrol will come down 10 sen a litre to RM2.70 per litre while petrol prices for RON95 and diesel will remain...
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EC appoints 800 workers in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN (May 10): The Election Commission (EC) has appointed about 800 workers to facilitate the Sandakan parliamentary by-election tomorrow.
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Bursa Malaysia ends trading on negative note
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Bursa Malaysia finished trading today on a negative note, in sync with some key regional bourses amid mounting worries over the global economy outlook.
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IRB repaid RM7.6b in income tax refunds, Guan Eng says
KUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) repaid RM7.6bil in income tax refunds as of April 30, 2019, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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My Say: What’s up with manufacturing?
Manufacturing is a small part of most advanced economies.
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Never mind the heat, safety is more important
THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is baffled by the Transport Ministry’s decision to allow darker tints for the rear windshield and windows of vehicles.
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RON97 petrol down by 10 sen per litre, biggest fall yet this year
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — The pump price for RON97 petrol will fall by 10 sen per litre starting midnight, its biggest cut so far since the Automatic Pricing Mechanism was introduced in January.
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Fuel prices: RON97 comes down 10 cents, RON95 and diesel unchanged
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry today announced that the retail price of RON97 petrol will come down 10 cents a litre to RM2.70 per litre, while petrol prices for RON95 and diesel will remain uncha...
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Fuel prices: RON95, diesel unchanged, as RON97 dips 10sen to RM2.70
PETALING JAYA: The fuel price of RON97 petrol will decrease by 10sen per litre, while RON95 petrol and diesel prices remain the same for the week, starting Saturday (May11).
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Fifth-generation BMW electric drivetrain being tested on iX3 SUV
Prototype production of future fifth-generation e-drivetrain: electric motor, transmission and power electronics are combined in a separate, compact e-drive component.
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May 2019 week three fuel price – RON 97 down 10 sen
It’s Friday, so it’s the time for the weekly fuel price update.
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New tint ruling not just to generate income – Loke
The transport ministry says the new window tint regulations have not been introduced solely to generate revenue for the government, The Star reports.
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iPay88 is enabling Google Pay in Malaysia (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 ― During Google I/O 2019, it was revealed that Google Pay will be available in Malaysia via iPay88’s e-commerce merchants.
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Video games a hobby for majority of Americans, says study
NEW YORK, May 10 ― Video games are enormously popular in the United States, with 164 million people ― or 65 per cent of adults ― playing regularly, according to a study released yesterday.
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High-tech supremacy at stake in US-China trade war
A race for global supremacy in the tech sector is at the centre of the fraught trade war negotiations between the United States and China.
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iPay88 to enable Google Pay for local e-commerce transactions
Online payment platform iPay88 will soon enable Google Pay to be used with e-commerce players in Malaysia.
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KLCI falls as US tariffs on China goods near noon deadline
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips fell in early Friday trade as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the noon deadline on the US government’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods leaving China at midday.
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2020 plus 10
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has introduced a new economic model which advocates shared prosperity, with a target to provide a “decent standard of living for all Malaysians” b...
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Making it easy for dimsum clients
PETALING JAYA: U Mobile users can now pay their subscription to video-streaming service dimsum or subscribe to the service using their U Mobile account.
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Sandakan by-election: Choose candidate that has strong ties with Government
SANDAKAN (May 9): Sandakan by-election voters were today urged to vote for the candidate who already has strong ties with the current Government for his or her voice to be easily heard.
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Takaful Malaysia, S P Setia, MMC, Teo Seng, Handal Resources, MRCB-Quill REIT,...
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Friday (May 10) may include the following: Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, MMC Co...
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Fire razes Penang heritage building
GEORGE TOWN: Seven shops at a heritage building in Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Prangin Estate, here were badly damaged in a fire early today.
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Govt announces Shared Prosperity 2030 to replace 'debt-driven, mega-project' economic model
PUTRAJAYA (May 9): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has introduced a new economic model which advocates shared prosperity, with a target to provide a "decent standard of living for all Malaysian...
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New regulations on fully-tinted windows to stay
PUTRAJAYA (May 9): The new regulations on fully-tinted rear car windshield and windows will stay despite protests from various quarters including the police, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook ...
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Govt announces Shared Prosperity 2030 to replace 'debt-driven, mega-project'...
PUTRAJAYA (May 9): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has introduced a new economic model which advocates shared prosperity, with a target to provide a "decent standard of living for all Malaysian...
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Bursa Malaysia ends lower in tracking Asian shares
KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Bursa Malaysia ended the day in the red on persistent selling across the board, amid weaker regional equities, and the recent reduction in the overnight policy rate (OPR) by Ba...
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Dr M: Pakatan’s ‘shared prosperity’ economic model will create harmony, stability
PUTRAJAYA, May 9 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated Putrajaya’s economic model of “shared prosperity” for the nation, which aims to build Malaysia into a sustainable devel...
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As cities push for alternative mobility, bling car business booms
GENEVA: They are some of the world's top-performing cars, with high-quality engines and cutting-edge technology under the bonnet.
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Affin Hwang upgrades Gamuda's shares on potential projects
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Affin Hwang Capital Research has upgraded shares of Gamuda Bhd, as it believes the construction company has the advantage of securing several projects, including the Mass Rapid...
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Decision on darker car tint in line with international standards, says Loke
PUTRAJAYA: Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook today defended his ministry’s decision to allow darker tint on car windows, saying it is in line with international regulations.
Loke Siew Fook | VLT rate | PUTRAJAYA | 50% | Japan | VLT | Most | Puspakom | 2014 | 70 | 2014 | 50 | 75 | 25 | 70 | 35 | 30 | 5 | 50
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AirAsia Group dividend forecast raised as special payout takes centre stage —...
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): AirAsia Group Bhd is expected to declare total dividends of 70 sen a share in 2019, assuming the budget airline announces another round of special dividend this year, says TA Sec...
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Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga chairman Ahmad Fuzi retires
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd independent and non-executive chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak has retired, effective today.
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Overnight storm wreaks havoc in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: An overnight storm wreaked havoc in the low-lying areas of Penang with flash flooding, minor landslips and fallen trees both on the island and mainland.
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Bloodshed continues in equity markets, Brent falls below US$70
KUALA LUMPUR: The slump continued in regional equity markets as Chinese vice premier Liu He made a crucial visit to Washington in an attempt to put trade talks back on track.
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Ovo went from loyalty app to a top e-wallet in Indonesia. Now, it’s evolving again
Ovo, the Indonesian e-wallet startup, started out as something different: a loyalty app.
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Sarawak to take thorough look at native courts system
KUCHING, May 9 — The state government is selecting a consultant to undertake a comprehensive study of the native courts system to meet the current needs of the local communities, Deputy Chief Minist...
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Home ownership made easy with Gamuda Land
KNOWING that house buyers may have difficulty with financing to purchase their homes, town-maker Gamuda Land wants to facilitate home ownership with its Gamuda Land Home Ownership Made Easy (GL HOME) campaign.
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Bursa Malaysia opens lower on cautious sentiment
KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 ― Bursa Malaysia opened lower amid cautious sentiment, due to the escalating US-China trade war.
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Seven heritage shophouses damaged in early morning fire in George Town
GEORGE TOWN: A fire in the wee hours of the morning damaged seven double-storry heritage shophouses here.
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Affin Hwang Capital upgrades Gamuda, raises target to RM3.70
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Affin Hwang Capital Research has upgraded Gamuda Bhd to “Buy” at RM3.32 with a higher target price of RM3.70 (from RM2.70) and said the RM20 billion Klang Valley MRT Line 3 (...
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Affin Hwang Research sees KV MRT3, Penang Transport MP being revived
KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital Research sees a possibility that the RM20bil Klang Valley MRT Line 3 (MRT3) and RM32bil Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) projects could be revived.
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PDRM not consulted on new tint ruling, says that it affects police work and the security of personnel
The new window tint regulations announced yesterday by transport minister Anthony Loke has received no shortage of response, and much of it is with regards to security, especially with the rear window...
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Focus on party struggle, not personal agenda, Mahathir tells Bersatu members
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leadership to change the attitude of focusing too much on personal agenda than the party str...
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Dr M ‘not quite satisfied’ with PPBM numbers
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was “not quite satisfied” with PPBM, especially when it came to the number of members in the party, which is over two years old.
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Sony Now Accepting EA Access On PlayStation 4
Sony first turned down the EA Access offer from Electronic Arts.
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KLIA stuck in airside connectivity debate while rival airports surge ahead
PROVIDING airside connectivity for passengers transferring between the two terminals at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has been a bone of contention for Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (...
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Sime Darby Bhd downgraded to Hold at Affin Hwang; TP RM2.40
(May 8): Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd analyst Brian Yeoh downgraded the recommendation on Sime Darby Bhd to Hold from Buy.
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Porsche puts 911 Speedster into production as 1,948-unit limited edition
The Porsche 911 Speedster with and without the optional Heritage Design package.
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Bursa Malaysia lower at mid-afternoon
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― Bursa Malaysia was lower at the mid-afternoon session today in line with regional equities amid renewed threats of a trade war between China and the US, as well as the prospect...
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Ex-minister questions decision on darker window tint
PETALING JAYA: Former transport minister Liow Tiong Lai today questioned the ministry’s decision to allow motorists to tint their rear windows “as dark as they want”, asking if the government ha...
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Council urges RTD, Miros to release car tint research to allay crime concerns
Road Safety Council member Lee Lam Thye (above) has urged the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) to share their research on car tinting, including ...
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Alliance, BIMB deemed most affected by Bank Negara's OPR cut
KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd and BIMB Holdings Bhd are deemed financial services providers that will be most affected by Bank Negara Malaysia's move to cut the overnight policy rat...
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Sabah sends 192 Filipino illegal immigrants to their homeland
The Sabah National Security Council continues to carry out the repatriation of illegal immigrants to their home country and yesterday 192 Filipino detainees were sent back via Sandakan Port to Zamboan...
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ECRL to contribute 2.7% to Malaysia's economic growth — MIDF
KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The RM44 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is expected to contribute 2.7% to Malaysia’s economic growth, says MIDF Research.
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Overwhelming Response for first phase of ‘Reef of Tropic’ by SP Setia in Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya
Cyberjaya : SP Setia continues to make waves in the property scene with the launch of Reef of Tropic (Phase C1) in Setia Eco Glades, Cyberjaya registering a one-hundred percent take-up rate at its lau...
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Bursa Malaysia remain in the red at mid morning
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― Bursa Malaysia remained in the red on persistent selling in blue chips over the uncertainties of US-China trade war.
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DiGi.Com soars on mega-merger optimism
KUALA LUMPUR DiGi.Com Bhd’s shares soared yesterday after its largest shareholder, Norway-based Telenor Group, and Axiata Group Bhd said they are discussing a potential merger that will transform th...
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Police oppose new rule for tinted car windows
Putrajaya's new rule on tinted car windows will only make enforcement work more difficult, according to Bukit Aman traffic chief Azisman Alias.
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A year later, small businesses say feeling the pinch from Pakatan’s costly reforms
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — To small or startup firms, reforms are not necessarily good for business.
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Darker rear windows now an option
PUTRAJAYA: Starting today, private car owners can tint their rear windshield and rear passenger windows as dark as they want to after the Transport Ministry relaxed the tinting rules on vehicles.
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ECRL to contribute to economic growth
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM44bil East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is expected to contribute 2.7% to Malaysia’s economic growth, according to MIDF Research.
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No limit for rear car windows/windshield tint
PUTRAJAYA (May 7): Effective tomorrow, the rear side windows and windshield of private cars may be fully tinted, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
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Ministry does away with tint limit for rear windows, windshield
Effective tomorrow, the rear side windows and windshields of private cars may be fully tinted, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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New window tint ruling for Malaysian vehicles – darker rear windows now allowed, pay RM5k to go full black
The government has announced revisions to the current vehicle tinting guidelines, which were last revised in February 2016 when updated regulations filed under Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain T...
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The continuing saga of the country's timber industry
LETTER | On April 11, a Borneo Post article quoted Sarawak Forest Department director Hamden Mohammad responding to the Sarawak Timber Association.
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Anthony Loke: New Tint Regulations Announced, But..
Transport Minister Anthony Loke has announced the new tint regulations, whereby motorists can now tint their rear windshield and passenger windows as dark as they desire.
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Car tint rules amended, darker windows are now allowed
In the latest announcement made by transport minister YB Anthony Loke, the new rules for vehicle window tinting allow for darker rear windows on all private vehicles.
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Dengue cases increasing
PUTRAJAYA: Despite many initiatives rolled out by the Health Ministry, dengue cases in the country have risen by an alarming 122.6% from January to April this year.
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