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S'wak timber exports dropped by 12 per cent, says Deputy Chief Minister
KUCHING: Facing global economic uncertainty and declining log production, Sarawak's timber exports dropped by 12% in the first three quarters of this year.
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This M’sian Cafe Created Their Own Mini Web Game To Celebrate Their 3rd Anniversary
Instead of watching a YouTube video for your next break at work, why not try playing a mini game that can win you vouchers and prizes from a café?
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Targeted petrol subsidy: A more progressive solution — Mohd Ariff Mohd Daud
OCTOBER 13 — Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail finally announced targeted Petroleum Subsidy Programme (PSP) which has been mooted almost a year ago.
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Malacca to gazette more forest land to resolve wildlife 'disturbances'
Malacca plans to expand its permanent forest as a solution to the human-wildlife conflict in the state.
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Sarawak has the right to impose SST on petroleum products — Sharifah Hasidah
KUCHING (Oct 3): The Sarawak Government has the Constitutional right to levy State Sales Tax (SST) on the sale of petroleum products based on Article 95B(3) of the Federal Constitution, Assistant Mini...
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This M’sian Co. Gamifies The Employee Training Experience, Has Samsung & Adidas As Clients
Creating Winners is the daughter company of AQ Services International, a global mystery shopping company.
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Terror duo used Sabah as transit point
ALOR SETAR: The Indonesian husband and wife suicide bombers, who killed 23 people in the Jolo cathedral bombing in January, used Sabah as a transit point to slip into southern Philippines.
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Asst manager loses RM130,000 in Macau Scam
ALOR STAR: A 40-year-old woman lost RM129,290 after being duped by a Macau Scam syndicate on Aug 7.
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China July industrial output growth falls to 17-yr low as trade war escalates
BEIJING: China reported a raft of unexpectedly weak July data on Wednesday, including a surprise drop in industrial output growth to a more than 17-year low, underlining widening economic cracks as the trade war with the United States intensifies.
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China July industrial output growth falls to 17-year low as trade war escalates, retail sales disappoint
BEIJING, Aug 14 ― China reported a raft of unexpectedly weak July data today, including a surprise drop in industrial output growth to a more than 17-year low, underlining widening economic cracks a...
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Sultan Abdullah to be installed as 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong today
The installation of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong is set to take place today in a ceremony steeped in royal Malay customs and tradition at ...
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Jho Low called Najib 'big boss', witness tells court
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low referred to Datuk Seri Najib Razak as "big boss”, according to a witness in the former prime minister's trial on Monday (July 29).
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Police launch hotline for feedback, tip-offs on drug-related crime
SEMENYIH: The Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) has launched a mobile hotline number to get feedback and tip-offs from the public.
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Malaysia’s 2019 timber export to exceed RM22.3b recorded last year
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is optimistic that timber exports in 2019 could exceed RM22.3 billion recorded last year due to increasing demand for local timber and timber products.
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Malaysia’s 2019 timber export to exceed RM22.3 bln recorded last year
The government is optimistic that timber exports in 2019 could exceed RM22.3 billion recorded last year due to increasing demand for local timber and timber products.
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Malaysia on track to fully restore fiscal health by 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on track to fully restore its fiscal health by 2021 as open competitive tenders and zero-based budgeting help bolster government finances, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says in emailed statement.
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Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring
BEIJING, July 19 ― Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China's massive pig-farming industry, forcing the country to ramp up imports to satisf...
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CPI increases 0.2pct in May 2019 - Statistics Dept
Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, increased by 0.2 percent in May to 121.4 as compared with 121.1 in the same month last year.
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2019 growth forecast for retail sales increased to 4.9%
PETALING JAYA: Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) is revising upwards its 2019 growth forecast for the country’s retail sales to 4.9% from 4.5% previously, following the better-than-expected growth rate in the first quarter and a pick-up in the second quarter.
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Sunway Iskandar announced Super 5 PLUS home ownership scheme
Gerard at the launch of the Sunway Iskandar Super 5 PLUS Campaign JOHOR: Commemorating Sunway Iskandar’s fifth anniversary, the developer launched its Super 5 PLUS home ownership scheme exclusively ...
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310 nabbed in massive swoops on illegal gambling dens
SERDANG: The police have arrested 310 individuals following massive raids on illegal gambling dens in Serdang since the beginning of the year.
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Audit shows LTAT failed to state RM88.9 mil impairment in FY17 financial report
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Audit Department (JAN) has found that the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has failed to report the impairment for two “available for sale securities” amounting to RM88.90...
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LTAT failed to state RM88.9m impairment in FY17 financial report, says audit dept
KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 ― The National Audit Department (JAN) has found that the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has failed to report the impairment for two “available for sale securities” amounti...
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National Audit Dept issues qualified opinion to LTAT FY17 statements
KUALA LUMPUR: The Jabatan Audit Negara (JAN) has issued a qualified opinion to Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera's (LTAT) financial statements for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2017 (FY17).
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Over 6,000 homeless people registered with Anjung Singgah nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 6,936 homeless people have voluntarily registered at the five Anjung Singgah facilities available nationwide since its establishment in 2011.
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Perodua targets 50pc share of Sabah auto market
TAWAU, March 23 — Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd is targeting to capture a 50 per cent share of the automotive market in Sabah this year, said its managing director Datuk Dr Zahari Husin.
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Higher chances of a key rate cut seen as Malaysia posts second month of...
KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): The prospect of an interest rate cut by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its upcoming Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on May 7 appears more likely, as the Statistics Depa...
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101 govt agencies apply to set up nurseries
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has received 101 applications from government agencies to set up nurseries in their work places.
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600% jump in number of dengue cases in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Health Department has recorded 204 dengue fever cases from Jan to March 2 this year, a 628.6% rise compared to just 28 cases during the same period last year.
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Sarawak CM, deputy fulfil late Adenan’s wish
KUCHING: Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg said he and his deputy, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, have fulfilled the wish of the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who wanted the Pemakai Menua and Pulau ...
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Singapore’s AI governance framework aimed at human-centric solutions
SINGAPORE’S vision of “empathic and anticipatory” solutions to drive their digital economy hinges on the success of their Model Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance Framework.
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Masteel posts RM24.8 mil loss in 4Q
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd (Masteel) posted a loss of RM24.87 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 or a loss per share of 5.84 sen because of lower margins, impai...
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Dragon Star ferry services suspended to facilitate probe
ALOR STAR: All Dragon Star Shipping Sdn Bhd passenger ferry services have been suspended with immediate effect after one of its ferries caught fire yesterday.
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Lim: Beneficiaries of mySalam are govt's customers, not Great Eastern's
PUTRAJAYA (Feb 26): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that the beneficiaries of the mySalam takaful protection scheme are not customers of insurance provider Great Eastern Takaful Bhd, but rath...
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Cops bust gang of 11 snatch thieves; find leader has RM217k in bank
A gang of 11 snatch thieves, dubbed Gang Mat Top, who have been active in the Klang Valley since 2016 has been busted, says Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.The Kuala Lumpur police chief said a police tas...
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Semenyih by-election: It's a four-cornered fight
The Semenyih by-election will be a four-cornered fight with Barisan Nasional, Parti Sosialis Malaysia and independent candidate Kuan Chee Heng challenging Pakatan Harapan in the state seat.Returning o...
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Pakatan faces Malay vote test in Semenyih polls
Increasing unhappiness among Malay voters over the ruling Pakatan Harapan's (PH) performance could play a crucial role in an upcoming by-election in the Malay-majority seat of Semenyih next month, whe...
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Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials: UN
A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.
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Gov't mulls 'cradle to grave' policy for vulnerable groups
The government is considering introducing a social welfare policy for vulnerable groups including senior citizens following the recent tragedy where two senior citizens died during a rush for free foo...
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Japan to survey 200 million gadgets for cyber security
Japan is preparing a national sweep of some 200 million network-connected gadgets for cyber-security lapses ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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Case to remove former EC members purely academic, argues counsel
The tribunal to seek the removal of former Election Commission (EC) members has raised a question as to whether the proceeding serves any purpose since the matter has now been rendered academic, the t...
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Babysitter charged with murder of nine-month-old baby
A 39-year-old babysitter has been charged at the Sibu magistrate's court with the murder of a nine-month-old boy three weeks ago.Hayati Yaman was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code with alleg...
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What is uncertainty? These few things, maybe?
After I published this article: Uncertainty is never good for any market yeah, someone asked me if there are any uncertainties in Malaysia.
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Special MAS airfare to 'undiscover' Australia
TOURISM AUSTRALIA and Malaysia Airlines and are celebrating 10 years of partnership with the UnDiscover Australia with Malaysia Airlines campaign that offers special airfare from Kuala Lumpur to five gateways in Australia.
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Rulers to elect new king today
The Conference of Rulers will convene today to elect the next Yang di-pertuan Agong, with the swearing-in ceremony to take place on Jan 31.This comes after Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V resigned as...
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France to seek tougher oversight of 5G network gear
France will require telecommunications companies to allow more government oversight and control of the equipment required for next-generation 5G wireless networks due to security concerns.
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Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours
Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours", company executives said on Jan 21.
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Balmain launches new consumer app, including AR content and runway live-streams
Luxury label Balmain has launched a novel app via iTunes – part of creative director Olivier Rousteing's drive to democratise access to high fashion and make it more inclusive.
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US appeals court will not delay net neutrality case
A US federal appeals court said on Jan 17 it would not delay oral arguments set for Feb 1 on the Trump administration's decision to repeal the 2015 landmark net neutrality rules governing Internet providers.
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Mahathir leaves his mark at Africa conference
DAKAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may have spent only a few hours at the conference on Africa here on Thursday but, within that time frame, he imparted gems of knowledge and insight on governance and dev...
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Dr Mahathir leaves his mark at Africa conference
DAKAR (Jan 18): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may have spent only a few hours at the conference on Africa here on Thursday but, within that timeframe, he imparted gems of knowledge and insight on governance...
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Perodua Aruz launched, two variants from RM73k
Perodua has launched its all-new three-row, seven-seater SUV.
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Waytha Moorthy: Ponggal festival strengthens unity among Malaysians
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — The Ponggal Festival can strengthen unity among the various races in the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy.
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Prime Minister’s Office to form committee to reduce govt debt, liabilities
PUTRAJAYA, 15 Jan — The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Debt and Liability Management Committee, which is tasked with reducing the government’s debt and li...
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Matta: Grant visa-free entry for Chinese, Indian tourists
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has urged the government to grant visa-free travel for Chinese and Indian tourists to boost Malaysia's tourism.
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Matta urges Putrajaya to grant visa-free entry for Chinese, Indian tourists
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) has urged the government to grant visa-free travel for Chinese and Indian tourists to boost Malaysia’s tourism.
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New Spring Gallery substantial shareholder Wan Khalik appointed as executive...
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 14): Loss-making Spring Gallery Bhd has appointed new substantial shareholder Wan Khalik Wan Muhammad as an executive director effective immediately.
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Johor MB denies he was stopped from entering Sultan’s Proton Saga
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian denied he was being “stopped” from entering the Proton Saga car driven by Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar to send Prime Minister Tun ...
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Court issues arrest warrant for Farid Kamil
PETALING JAYA : The magistrate’s court here today issued a warrant of arrest for film director and actor Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari for failing to be present at the fourth day of his drug trial today.
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CIMB : Malaysia palm oil stockpiles likely peaked in December
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): Inventories likely peaked after hitting a new record end-Dec and may ease 2% m/m in January due to lower output, CIMB regional head of agribusiness Ivy Ng says in Jan 10 report.
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Better growth in trade and FDI after Najib, says Ong
PETALING JAYA : Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak shouldn’t take credit for Malaysia’s investment and trade performance over the past 10 years, International Trade and Industry (M...
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Malaysian palm stockpiles seen at 3.14 mil tons in December: CIMB
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 7): Stockpiles est.
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Manogaran: If I win, it will be a victory for truth and transparency
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): "If I win, it will be a victory for truth, transparency and fairness,” says M. Manogaran, the Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election.
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