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Isuzu To Put The New D-Max 1.9 To The Test At Borneo Safari
Fresh from its recent launch, the new Isuzu D-Max 1.9 will face its litmus test when it undertakes the task of conquering one of Asia’s most extreme off-road events – the Borneo Safari.
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Eight prison wardens turn themselves in after prisoner turns up dead
KOTA KINABALU: Eight wardens from the Prisons Department have surrendered themselves to the police after a prisoner died under their care earlier this month.
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All-New 2020 Honda Jazz Teased Ahead Of World Premiere
Honda has released its first teaser image of the all-new Jazz which is all set to make its global debut next week at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
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Medical profession is no longer lucrative
ABOUT 25 years ago, there were only three medical schools in Malaysia.
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Rafidah: Racial division must be stopped from festering
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has slammed the racial division in the country, saying the needs of diverse segments have to be accounted for.
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Polestar 2 Enters Final Development Stages, All Set To Enter Production In 2020
All set to enter production early next year, the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback’s chassis development is now in its final stages.
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Don't use back road to form government, Anthony Loke tells BN
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): Leaders from Barisan Nasional (BN) should respect the mandate from the people in 14th General Election and not attempt to replace the current government through any back-road ap...
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Perak man infected with Zika
PUTRAJAYA - A man in Perak has been infected with Zika, a viral disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.
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Perak man infected with Zika
PUTRAJAYA: A man in Perak has been infected with Zika, a viral disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. There has been no repor­ted case for two years.
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Brexit to be delayed again, free trade deal will be struck, say economists
LONDON, Oct 15 — Britain’s October 31 departure from the European Union will be delayed, according to the vast majority of economists polled by Reuters who again said the two sides would eventuall...
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Penang CM: Tender for PTMP projects to be called in H2 2020
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Md Alwi quits as Kelantan opposition leader
KOTA BHARU (Oct 15): Datuk Md Alwi Che Ahmad has resigned as the opposition leader of the state legislative assembly effective today.
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No opposition leader for Kelantan after Umno man quits post
KOTA BHARU: State opposition leader Alwi Che Ahmad from Barisan Nasional (BN) quit his post today, citing the Umno-PAS charter signed by the two parties last month.
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Vivo Nex 3 5G To Be Priced At RM3899 In Malaysia According To Local Retailer (Updated)
UPDATE (15 October / 2:17 PM): Vivo Malaysia has since followed up saying that the Vivo Nex 3 5G will be available for pre-order until 18 October.
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Eight cops arrested after testing positive for drugs
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight policemen including a female cop were arrested on suspicion of drug abuse at a Jalan Raja Chulan entertainment centre near here, early this morning.
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Priceless BMW (E12) 530 MLE Returns Home – The M5 Before The M5
After a year of painstaking restoration, BMW South Africa has unveiled its latest restoration project – the track-inspired BMW 530 MLE; a limited edition “homologation” special developed special...
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Volkswagen Teases Golf Mk8 Ahead Of World Premiere Later This Month
Developed continuously from one generation to the next, the Volkswagen Golf has become a firmly established model worldwide.
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ICYMI #189: Redmi 8 Malaysia, Oppo Reno Ace Gundam, ASUS ROG Phone 2 pre-order & more!
If you are a huge fan of Gundam, there is a smartphone that will probably peak your interest. And if you can’t wait to secure a unit of the Asus ROG Phone 2, Shopee is having an exclusive pre-order...
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This is the e-commerce solution firm's second acquisition of the year after acquiring Octopus Retail Management
Shopmatic founders Shopmatic, Singapore-based e-commerce solution firm, announces its second acquisition of the year, buying 100 per cent stake of CombineSell, a Singaporean startup that allows merch...
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Tokyo 2019: Toyota To Unveil Next-Gen Mirai Concept Next Week
Toyota recently announced that it will preview the second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric concept vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next week.
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All eyes on India’s HDFC Bank
SINGAPORE: All around HDFC Bank Ltd, India’s biggest lender by market value, the news seems to be bad and getting worse: economic growth is slowing, loan losses are rising and shadow banks are mired in crisis.
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Plant-based meat firms make hay as demand surges
PLANT-BASED meat manufacturers from China are looking to tap more mass market consumers as demand for such products continues to surge across the world.
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MOH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness
GEORGE TOWN: Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye said.
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MoH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness
GEORGE TOWN: Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye (pix) said.
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Off to the retro future: Hyper Light Drifter comes to iOS
The protagonist in "Hyper Light Drifter" fights his way through enemy hordes, combs sprawling areas, and discovers useful things and well-hidden secrets
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Not all 2.7 mln primary schoolchildren need free breakfast – NGO
KOTA KINABALU: Not all 2.7 primary schoolchildren in the country need free breakfast and the money for that initiative should be put to better use, said the Community Empowerment Initiative Sabah (CEI...
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Terrorist groups will always be dealt with in accordance to SOP: IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pix) today stressed that any form of threat linked to terrorist groups will be dealt with in accordance with the Standard Operating...
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Hannah Yeoh urges girls to break stereotypes
KUALA LUMPUR: Young women should break free of the limitations placed on them by society, said Hannah Yeoh.
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IGP tells politicians to chill, says no hidden agenda in LTTE-linked arrests
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today stressed that any form of threat linked to terrorist groups is being dealt with in accordance with the Standard Ope...
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Twenty richest people in auto industry
SIBLINGS Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt own almost half of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG.
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Belanjawan 2020: Government Reminds Everyone Again About Digital Services Tax
During the tabling of Belanjawan 2020, the Digital Services Tax, which was originally announced in the previous Belanjawan made yet another appearance although very briefly.
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Slew of incentives for civil servants including special payment of RM500
There is good news for the 1.6 million civil servants in Budget  2020 for dedicating their career in delivering public service to the rakyat (people).
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Trump says ‘warmer feelings’ in US-China trade talks
WASHINGTON, Oct 11 — President Donald Trump today said Chinese and American officials were working toward meaningful progress in trade talks, boosting hopes for a detente in the two sides’ damagin...
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Six nabbed for impersonating cops in robbery attempt
PORT DICKSON: Police have arrested six suspects including a woman believed to have been involved in a robbery attempt by disguising themselves as police officers.
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Disrespecting Negaraku: Seven claim trial in Kuching court
The seven accused and their supporters in a photo call in front of the Kuching Courthouse today.
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Top celebs to try BLIND FOOTBALL for good cause
PETALING JAYA: A group of celebrities will be playing in a blind football match with the Harimau Buta national team tomorrow, all for a good cause.
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Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Style Variant Launched In Malaysia – RM223,888
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today announced the expansion of the GLA model lineup with the introduction of the GLA 200 Style variant.
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Now you can enjoy 100% fibre broadband with zero lock-in contract
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Khazanah never sold strategic assets under BN govt, says Najib
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak today insisted that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had never sold any strategic government assets under Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
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Volvo XC40 EV Will Feature A New Android-Powered Infotainment System
Volvo Cars announced that the upcoming fully electric XC40 SUV will come with a brand new infotainment system which is powered by Android.
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Tree leaves won’t move without wind
WITH the hazy days over and with a clearer skyline, will the memory of having to breathe pollutants into our lungs be forgotten?
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Thai govt wants WiFi data
BANGKOK: The Thai government has requested all coffee shops, including small mom-and-pop operators, to keep traffic data of customers using their WiFi for 90 days and...
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Turkish operation may redraw map of Syrian war once again
Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain.
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Malaysia eyeing cooperation with Netherlands on waste management
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is looking forward to developing working relationships with the Netherlands on waste management, according to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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ICYMI #186: Vivo Nex 3 5G Malaysia, Redmi Note 8 series, Oppo Reno 2 Malaysia & more!
Shortly after the launch of the Oppo Reno in Malaysia, it seems like the company is about to launch the Oppo Reno 2 really soon.
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Here's All You Need To Know About The New Mazda CX-5 - New Turbo Variant, From RM137k To RM181k
After much anticipation, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 has been officially launched in Malaysia, featuring a new turbocharged variant, as well as other enhancements.
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Two Lucky Contest Winners Each Drive Away In An Isuzu D-Max 2.5L
Two recent Isuzu D-Max owners saw their fortunes doubled when they unexpectedly won another brand-new Isuzu D-Max 2.5 Auto 4x4 in the Isuzu D-Max Buy and Win contest.
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Online gambling: 42 chinese citizens arrested in Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR: Forty-two Chinese citizens were arrested in a raid at a bungalow house in Taman Ampang Jaya for suspicions of conducting unlicensed online gambling on Friday.
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US stocks fall as market eyes trade talks
NEW YORK, Oct 7 — Wall Street stocks dropped early today ahead of closely-watched US-China trade talks, while investors began to look ahead to the third-quarter corporate earnings season.
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Yes to public transportation. No to three new islands in Penang.
Latest news about Penang South Reclamation project.
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Carlistbid.my Expands Business With Three New Inspection Hubs
Carlistbid.my, the subsidiary company of iCar Asia Limited, has opened 3 new inspection hubs in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, as well as Johor.
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Proton Offering Special Financial Packages For Fresh Graduates And Government Employees
Proton and Bank Rakyat are offering special financial packages for fresh graduates and government employees on specific Proton cars, namely the Persona, Iriz, Exora, and Saga.
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Five anglers rescued at sea after boat engine failure
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued five anglers who had drifted for six hours in Tanjung Piai waters, near Pontian yesterday after their boat suffered an engine failu...
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MMEA rescues five anglers at sea after boat engine failure
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued five anglers who had drifted for six hours in Tanjung Piai waters, near...
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Nasi lemak cause of food poisoning at Malay Dignity Congress
SHAH ALAM: The nasi lemak served by the organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress held here today was found to be the cause of the food poisoning that affected 197 participants.
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Malay Dignity Congress participants down with food poisoning
A total of 197 people who attended the Malay Dignity Congress at the Malawati Stadium here today are down with suspected food poisoning after consuming food provided by the organiser at the event.
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Nasi lemak cause of food poisoning at Malay Dignity Congress, says Selangor Health director
SHAH ALAM, Oct 6 — The nasi lemak served by the organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress held here today was found to be the cause of the food poisoning that affected 197 participants.
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Police bust drug party in hotel room
GEORGE TOWN: A drug party was brought to an abrupt end when police raided a hotel in Jalan Bukit Gambir near here.
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Nasi lemak identified as cause of food poisoning at Malay Dignity Congress
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The nasi lemak served by the organiser of the Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) held here Sunday (Oct 6) was found to be the...
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Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Programme Is Going To Sabah for the First Time – Register Now
Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, will be taking its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme to Sabah for the first time, and registrations are now open.
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Growing forests: A doable venture
MY husband and I are KLites who decided to move to Melaka to settle down in 2012, as we could buy an affordable bungalow here.
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Volvo Appoints Sime Darby Swedish Auto As New Dealer-Partner
Volvo Car Malaysia has announced the appointment of Sime Darby Swedish Auto Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Berhad, as its newest dealer-partner.
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Proton Smashes Its 2018 Sales Record Within Q3 Of 2019
Proton’s sales surge in 2019 is bringing the carmaker back to the forefront of Malaysia’s automotive market.
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Audi Centre Setia Alam Is Officially Open For Business
Audi's newest 4S centre in Setia Alam is now officially open for business.
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Machine learning professor missing after avalanche disaster in the Himalayas
Indian authorities have launched a search and rescue mission after a University of Toronto professor went missing during an expedition trip to the Himalayas.
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In Saudi Arabia, criticism of Crown Prince grows after attack
Some members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family and business elite have expressed frustration with the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’...
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WTO trade threats sink European stocks
FRANKFURT, Oct 3 ― European stock markets dived almost 3 per cent to log their worst day since last December yesterday as the threat of a transatlantic trade war and dismal economic data added to fe...
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Anger, heartache as decades-long Selayang market traders evicted to make way for development (VIDEO)
SELAYANG, Oct 3 — In the Selayang Baru Market and its surrounding areas, hundreds of traders who have set up shop — some of them for decades — found themselves forced to move to a new building b...
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BMW unveils new X5 M and X6 M, now with Competition variants
It seems like we all just can’t get enough of performance SUVs (or SAV – Sports Activity Vehicle, in BMW speak), as BMW has just unveiled the X5 M and X6 M, now available in Competition guises.  ...
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Drug trafficking: Two Iranians ordered to enter defence
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here today ordered three men, including two Iranians, and a woman to enter their defence on an amended charge of trafficking in drug into the country four years ago.
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Here's Your Last Chance To Win A Volkswagen Beetle
In conjunction with its year-long celebration of its beloved model, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be giving away a brand new Volkswagen Beetle in its “Win the Icon” Instagram con...
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Two Iranians accused of drug trafficking in Penang ordered to enter defence
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 2 — The High Court here today ordered three men, including two Iranians, and a woman to enter their defence on an amended charge of trafficking in drug into the country four years a...
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JPJeBid – RM27 million collected from online bidding
The road transport department (JPJ) has announced that its JPJeBid online vehicle number plate bidding system has collected RM27.22 million from bids since the system’s introduction in April.
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Why Ctrip isn’t worried Meituan took top spot in hotel bookings
Newcomer Meituan-Dianping may have overtaken travel specialist Ctrip in China’s hotel booking market, but Ctrip chief executive Jane Sun Jie is not concerned.
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Maybank IB Research sees possible gaming tax hike in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Research does not discount the possibility that numbers forecast operators (NFO) gaming tax rates may be hiked in the...
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16 from China busted for running gambling ring
KAJANG: A group of Chinese nationals has been arrested for allegedly running an international online gambling racket.
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Federal funds CBT, three individuals plead not guilty
KUCHING (Oct 1): Three former office bearers of Koperasi Automobil Kuching Sarawak Berhad (KOKAS) today pleaded not guilty in two Sessions Courts here to separate charges of criminal breach of trust, ...
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Three individuals pleaded not guilty to CBT of RM3m in federal funds
KUCHING: Three former office bearers of Koperasi Automobil Kuching Sarawak Berhad (Kokas) today pleaded not guilty in two sessions courts here to separate charges of criminal breach of trust involving...
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Goodyear Assurance DuraPlus 2 Tyre Is Here, Priced From RM136
Goodyear Malaysia has updated its Assurance DuraPlus range with the new Assurance DuraPlus 2 which comes with TredLife Technology that is designed to provide longer mileage and durability.
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MIER urges govt to re-introduce GST in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has urged the government to re-introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the 2020 Budget at a lower rate of 3%.
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Naza Kia is giving you the chance to meet Blackpink!
Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in the country, is offering you the chance to meet K-pop super stars Blackpink in person!
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Bring back GST in Budget 2020, govt urged
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has urged the government to re-introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the...
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As China marks birthday, world worries about its ambitions
The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China today will be an exuberant affair, involving glitzy cultural events, an extravagant state dinner attended by...
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MIER urges govt to re-introduce GST in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has urged the government to re-introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the 2020 Budget at a lower rate of 3%.
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Water cuts plague Johor, Melaka folk
SIMPANG RENGGAM (Sept 30): Despite two days of rainfall in Simpang Renggam in Johor, water levels of Sungai Benut has failed to rise, causing fears of a water shortage to be realised.
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No jostling for posts in MPKK between PH parties – Sanjan
Sanjan Daik KUCHING: A DAP leader has denied that Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties were jostling for posts in the soon-to-be formed Village Community Development Council (MPKK) after a notice surfaced in...
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Honda Malaysia Celebrates Selling 900k Vehicles, Gives Away 9 New Cars
Honda Malaysia celebrated its 900,000th sales unit achievement with a two-day carnival last weekend at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
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Man killed, four others injured in accident at Mile 15 Jalan Kuching-Serian
Bomba personnel helping a victim on a stretcher at the scene of the accident.
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Yoursay: Obsession with race and religion will be our undoing
YOURSAY | ‘The strongest counter-weapon for Harapan is, of course, the economy.’ Malaysia's dangerous racial, religious trajectory Anak JB: Writer Amy Chew, thanks for the well-written article whi...
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Nearly 100 turn up for Sabah Climate Strike
Adrian addressing the crowd. -Photo courtesy of Beverly Joeman KOTA KINABALU: Close to 100 people gathered at The Pillars of Sabah around 3 pm yesterday to push the government into addressing the cur...
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9 Online Stores Carrying M’sian-Made Stationery For Your Creative, Work Or Travel Needs
All of us lead different lifestyles with different needs.
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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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New (F48) BMW X1 xDrive25e Unveiled – Up to 57 Km Of Electric Range
Following the worldwide launch of the facelifted (F48) BMW X1 in May of this year, BMW has now introduced an all-new plug-in hybrid variant to the lineup, dubbed the X1 xDrive 25e.
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Two dead after pick-up truck plunges into ravine in Padawan
The badly damaged pick-up truck at the scene of the accident.
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Quick take: Scientex shares up 2.1% after results beat estimates
KUALA LUMPUR: Scientex Bhd reported a surprisingly strong set of results in the financial year ended July 31,2019 (FY19), pushing the stock up by 2.14% in early trade Friday.
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‘All food, drinks premises have complied with no-smoking directive’
KUCHING: All premises selling food and drinks have put up the ‘No Smoking’ sign in compliance with the smoking ban enforced under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004 (Amendment 2018).
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Billy: All food premises in S’wak adhere to requirement to put up the ‘No Smoking’ sign
Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, who represented Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, launched the national-level World Environmenta...
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Scientex 4Q net profit jumps 61%, declares 10 sen dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 26): Scientex Bhd's net profit for the fourth quarter ended July 31, 2019 jumped 61% year-on-year to RM133.4 million from RM82.99 million, on the back of better sales performance ac...
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Proton X70 CKD Will Come With New Brand Logo
Proton today unveiled its new logo and tagline, in line with its mission to be a global and a more modern automotive brand.
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2019 Perodua Axia Launched – 5,000 Units Already Booked, Priced From RM 24,090
One of the most popular vehicles in Malaysia has received a well needed update for 2019.
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