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Topic: June 2017

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Socso welcomes i-Suri, SEEIS' expansion
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 14): The Social Security Organisation (Socso) welcomed the government's decision to extend the benefits of the Suri Incentive (i-Suri) voluntary contribution scheme and the Self-Empl...
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Socso welcomes initiatives outlined in Budget 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) welcomed the government’s decision to extend the benefits of the Suri Incentive (i-Suri) voluntary contribution scheme and the Self-...
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Rabies: Dog-bite incidences still high in Sarawak
KUCHING: The number of animal-bite cases especially by dogs and cats is still high in Sarawak with an average of 40 to 60 cases per day, despite having entered the third year since rabies outbreak was...
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CAM Resources calls off renewable energy plant project
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 9): Aluminium and stainless steel kitchenware marker CAM Resources Bhd said it is not proceeding with its planned seven megaWatt (mW) per hour renewable electrical energy power plant...
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Chipmakers in driver’s seat of Asia’s tech rally
SEOUL: Bucking all the doom and gloom in the global chip sector, semiconductor stocks have been the biggest drivers behind an outperformance of Asia’s technology sector...
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Ex-New York congressman pleads guilty in insider trading case
NEW YORK: Chris Collins, a former U.S. Congressman from New York state who was known as an early backer of President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to...
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Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — Twitter said today it shut down thousands of accounts worldwide for spreading misinformation, including some artificially amplifying pro-Saudi messaging as part of a regional p...
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Amazon vows to being carbon neutral by 2040; will buy 100,000 EVs
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 — Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos today committed the online retailer to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said it would order 100,000 electric delivery vehicles...
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Qatar Airways reports US$639m loss as boycott bites
DOHA, Sept 19 — Qatar Airways hit turbulence yesterday posting a net loss for the year to March 2019 of US$639 million (RM2.67 billion) which the airline blamed on key markets closing their airspace...
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Qatar announces new residency scheme for investors
DOHA, Sept 17 — Qatar announced yesterday it will grant residency to foreign investors for the first time, state media reported, the latest in a series of measures designed to diversify the economy.
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About half of new gas resources to be kept as feedstock, says Sarawak CM
KUCHING: About 40℅ to 50% of new findings of gas resources in Sarawak must be retained as feedstock for gas- related industries in the state, Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said today.
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CM: Sarawak Petchem Methanol project set to turn Bintulu into petrochemical hub in region
Abang Johari flanked by other guests flash a thumbs-up at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sarawak Petchem Methanol project.
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Parties sign MoU on navigation aid equipment
Matshalleh (second left) exchanging the MoU documents with Marzuki as Medan (third left) and other officials look on.
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Bumi Armada sells non-utilised Armada Perdana FPSO for US$40m
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): Bumi Armada Bhd, which is currently looking for buyers for its 39 offshore support vessels (OSVs) and non-utilised floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, has...
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Euro slides to 16-month lows on gloomy outlook; yuan weak
LONDON, Sept 2 — The euro plunged to a 16-month low today as the impact of Washington and Beijing’s trade war on the European economy dominated investor sentiment.
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Socso hopes for auto-registry system for taxi and e-hailing drivers
PETALING JAYA: Socso chief executive Mohammed Azman Aziz is hoping that the registration for the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme can be done through an auto-registry in the future.
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Socso drives for more sign-ups
SOCSO launched “Ops Patuh” in Aug 1 this year with the aim of identifying self-employed but unregistered Socso drivers of taxi, e-hailing service and buses.
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Bezza is best-selling sub one litre sedan in Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR: The Perodua Bezza has emerged as Sri Lanka’s best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan while in the first seven months of this year, the model led the sub-1.0...
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The Perodua Bezza Is The Best Selling Sub 1.0-litre Sedan In Sri Lanka
The Perodua Bezza has made headway in the two years it has been on sale in Sri Lanka, becoming the island nation’s best-selling sub-1.0-litre sedan.
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Perodua Bezza dominates sales in Sri Lanka as best-selling sub-1.0L sedan
Since it was made available to the Sri Lankan market two years ago, the Perodua Bezza has gone on to become the island nation’s best-selling sub-1.0-litre sedan.
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Perodua Bezza is best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan in Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Bhd's (Perodua) Bezza has become the best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan in Sri Lanka.
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Perodua Bezza is best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan In Sri Lanka
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The Perodua Bezza has emerged as Sri Lanka’s best-selling new sub-1.0 litre sedan while in the first seven months of 2019, the model led the sub-1.0 litre class in ter...
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TH expected to post higher profit
PETALING JAYA: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), which has been on a transformation programme in the last 13 months under the stewardship of Datuk Seri Zukri Samat(pic), is expected to post a higher profit this year.
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Socso busts errant drivers via Ops Patuh
KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has issued 405 warning letters to drivers of taxis, e-hailing vehicles and private buses who have yet to register and contribute to the organisation.
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Socso issues over 400 warning letters to cabbies, e-hailing drivers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has issued 405 warning letters to drivers of taxis, e-hailing vehicles and private buses who have yet to register and contribute to the organisat...
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Socso issues 405 warning letters to self-employed drivers
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has issued 405 warning letters to drivers of taxis, e-hailing vehicles and private buses who have yet to register and contribute to the organisation.
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Socso to crack down over social security scheme
KUALA LUMPUR: Socso chief executive Mohammed Azman Aziz announced today that enforcement officers will be issuing compounds to taxi and e-hailing drivers who have yet to sign up for the Self-Employmen...
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Rabies claims 19th victim after man from Padawan confirmed to have been infected
Medical personnel transporting the remains of a previous victim of rabies.
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Report: Umno raised RM2b so far by selling stakes in four firms
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Umno has generated nearly RM2 billion this year through the sale of shares or proxy stakes in four public-listed company, according to a news report.
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Berjaya Media’s auditor flags going concern uncertainty
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): Berjaya Media Bhd’s external auditors have flagged the existence of material uncertainty in its financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2019 that may cast doub...
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Study on amendment of Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 at final stage
PUTRAJAYA: The study to amend and enhance the Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 is in the final stage.
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Strata title, Small Estates (Distribution) Acts: Amendment study at final stage
PUTRAJAYA: The study to amend and enhance the Strata Titles Act 1985 and Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 is in the final stage.
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Six more JPJ officers charged
BUTTERWORTH: Another six enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the now defunct Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been charged in the Special Session Court here with corruption, making it 12 in two days.
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Six JPJ, SPAD enforcers claim trial to 40 bribery charges in Penang protection racket
SEBERANG PERAI, July 25 — Six more enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today claimed trial to a total of 40 charges in bribe...
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Kit Siang welcomes RM10m suit, says ex-AG can explain 1MDB inactivity
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has welcomed Mohamed Apandi Ali's RM10 million suit against him, stating that it would be an opportunity for the former attorney-general to explain his alleged "inactivity" w...
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US lawmakers press Amazon on removing phony product reviews
Two key Democratic lawmakers are calling on Amazon.com Inc to take stronger action to prevent fake reviews of products sold online from spreading on its platform.
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Swiss court upholds WhatsApp secrecy in case of fired employee
A Swiss company must pay a worker it fired over WhatsApp messages in which she criticised her boss, a Swiss court has ruled, saying the firm violated her right to privacy by illegally inspecting the chats.
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Terengganu keen on AirAsia flights to China, Penang and Johor Bahru
KUALA TERENGGANU (June 26): Terengganu hopes AirAsia will launch new flight routes from Kuala Terengganu to Penang and China and relaunch flights to Johor Bahru.
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Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook’s refusal to share WhatsApp data
Facebook Inc's fine for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation in Brazil should be reduced to 23mil reais (RM24.68mil), a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled on June 26.
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Director James Wan engaged to actress Ingrid Bisu
LOS ANGELES (ANN): He is known for directing horror movies such as Saw (2004), Insidious (2010) and The Conjuring (2013), but James Wan's latest post on social media is a happy one.
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Sabah Umno urges Maszlee to review decision to shorten UMS VC's tenure
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno wants the Education Minister to reconsider his decision to cut short the tenure of University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor, Datuk Dr Kamarudin Mudin.
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Parkson and CAB Cakaran
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Monday (June 10) may include the following: Parkson Holdings Bhd and CAB Cakaran Corp Bhd...
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CAB Cakaran terminates MoU signed two years ago on setting up solar farm
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): CAB Cakaran Corp Bhd announced today that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that it signed with Panasonic Eco Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd related to the establishment of a so...
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Ninja Van CEO talks profitability, deals with Grab, and pitfalls of the gig economy
Ninja Van booked almost US$9.55 million in revenue between January and June 2017, according to its most recent regulatory filing seen by Tech in Asia.
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Ninja Van CEO talks profitability, deals with Grab, and pitfalls of the gig economy
Ninja Van booked almost US$9.55 million in revenue between January and June 2017, according to its most recent regulatory filing seen by Tech in Asia.
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Rabies victim dies in Kuching, death toll rises to 17
KUCHING (Bernama): A 26-year-old man from Batu Kawa, who was rabies encephalitis positive, has died at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) here, according to reports.
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New rabies case in Sarawak
KUCHING: One new case of rabies infection on human has been confirmed in Sarawak, bringing to 17 the number of rabies cases, with 16 deaths, reported in the state since the outbreak of the disease in ...
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Health DG: New rabies case recorded in Sarawak
KUCHING, May 30 ― One new case of rabies infection on human has been confirmed in Sarawak, bringing to 17 the number of rabies cases, with 16 deaths, reported in the state since the outbreak of the ...
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Perodua boosts green initiative with Laman Hijau
PETALING JAYA: Perodua has given its green initiative a boost with the recent soft launch of Laman Hijau, representing its commitment towards green and sustainable operations.
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Court stops Rosmah’s bid to avoid declaring wealth
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed the declaration sought by Rosmah Mansor that a provision in the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 200...
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Penang CM dismisses call to extend public display of reclamation EIA report
GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — The public display of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) environmental impact assessment (EIA) report will not be extended, state Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros in poor health
KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros is deteriorating, said Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew on Sunday (May 19).
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Maxis sees marginal impact from U Mobile RAN deal conclusion
KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Maxis Bhd expects marginal earnings impact from the imminent conclusion of its radio access network (RAN) agreement with U Mobile Sdn Bhd.
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Harvey Norman goes to Miri
KUALA LUMPUR: Harvey Norman is here to stay, as the Australia-based retailer proceeds with an aggressive expansion plan to increase its footprint in the country.
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Today's top tech news, April 24: Chinese Luckin Coffee has filed for U.S. IPO
Luckin Coffee files for U.S. IPO, continues its ambition taking on Starbucks [Bloomberg] Chinese coffee chain startup Luckin Coffee Inc.
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US dollar hovers near 22-month peak buoyed by strong data
TOKYO, April 24 — The US dollar hovered near a 22-month high against its peers today, after strong US housing data further eased concerns of a slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
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China’s Starbucks challenger files for IPO in US
New York: Luckin Coffee Inc, the ambitious startup that is challenging Starbucks Corp in the race to dominate China’s growing coffee culture, filed for a US initial public offering (IPO).
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Dollar hovers near 22-month peak buoyed by strong US data
TOKYO: The dollar hovered near a 22-month high against its peers on Wednesday, after strong U.S. housing data further eased concerns of a slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco, two others
JOHOR BAHRU (April 22): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal yesterday’s decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former Johor state executive counc...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco, two others
The MACC will appeal today’s decision by the Sessions Court in Johor Bahru in acquitting and discharging former Johor state exco member Abd Latif Bandi (above) and two others who were charged with 3...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of ex-Johor exco, 2 others
JOHOR BAHRU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal today’s decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former Johor state executive council member Abdul L...
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MACC to appeal acquittal of former Johor exco member, two others
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal the decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former state executive council member Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi and two others for graft and money laundering.
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Abd Latif Bandi, son, property consultant freed of corruption, money laundering
JOHOR BARU: Former Johore state executive council member Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi, his son and a property consultant were today acquitted and discharged on 33 counts of corruption and four counts of mo...
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Isa Samad says FGV's condo lawsuit crafted just to shame him
KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairperson Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad (pictured) has denied that he took "steps" that caused FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) to buy...
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No stray dogs exempted in Kuching anti-rabies crackdown, says Sarawak DCM
KUCHING, April 18 — The state Disaster Management Committee today stressed that no exemption will be given to any stray or free roaming dogs targeted for removal in the anti-rabies operations here f...
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Isa Samad says FGV's condo lawsuit crafted just to shame him
KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Former Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) chairperson Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad has denied that he took "steps" that caused FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) to buy two luxury...
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Fertility the ‘beating heart’ of TMC’s growth
SINCE the opening of its first centre in Damansara Utama in 1994, TMC Life Sciences Bhd has been known — particularly among Malaysian couples who find it difficult to conceive naturally — for its ...
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Italy targets Amazon in market dominance probe
MILAN, April 16 — Italy’s competition authority said today it had opened an investigation into Amazon for possible abuse of its dominant position in online commerce and logistics.
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EWI buys out Salcon in Australian property firm
KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): Eco World International Bhd is buying the remaining 20% it does not own in an Australian joint venture (JV) company with Salcon Bhd for A$4.52 million (approximately RM13.25 m...
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EWI buys out Salcon in Australian property firm
KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Eco World International Bhd is buying the remaining 20% it does not own in an Australian joint venture (JV) company with Salcon Bhd for A$4.52 million (approximately RM13.25 m...
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Public servant charged for submitting false overtime claims
BUTTERWORTH: A public servant pleaded not guilty in the sessions court here today to six counts of making false overtime claims totaling RM3,134.67 two years ago.
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Qatar sues Gulf foes over alleged currency manipulation
DOHA, April 8 — Qatar said today it has filed three lawsuits in London and New York against Saudi and UAE banks for allegedly plotting to undermine its currency and bonds.
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Two ex-soldiers found guilty of conspiring to promote terrorism
Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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Two ex-soldiers, Indonesian national found guilty of conspiring to promote terrorism
PUTRAJAYA, April 8 — Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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Malaysia's central bank grants approval in principle to fintech startup MoneyMatch
The MoneyMatch team Malaysian fintech startup MoneyMatch today announced that it has been granted an approval in principle for a Class B remittance license from the country’s central bank Bank Nega...
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MoneyMatch gets nod for digital remittance services
KUALA LUMPUR: MoneyMatch has received an approval in principle for a Class B remittance licence from Bank Negara Malaysia to carry out digital remittance services for businesses and individuals.
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