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Topic: March 2017

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Policewoman helps deliver a baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A policewoman went above and beyond the call of duty by assisting an Indonesian woman to give birth while accompanying her to the hospital.
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Policewoman helps deliver baby in taxi
KUALA LUMPUR: Little did police officer Lance Corporal N. Komathi, 27, know that when she reported for duty at the police post at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) yesterday, her duties for the day wou...
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Policewoman helps deliver baby in taxi
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Little did police officer Lance Corporal N. Komathi, 27, know that when she reported for duty at the police post at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) yesterday, her duties fo...
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Policewoman helps deliver baby in taxi
Little did police officer Lance Corporal N. Komathi knew that when she reported for duty at the police post at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, her duties for the day would ...
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Beyond the call of duty: Policewoman helps to deliver baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A policewoman went above and beyond her call of duty in assisting an Indonesian woman to give birth while en-route to the hospital.
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Ex-SSM chief, son plead not guilty to graft charges involving RM5.7m
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): Former Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner has claimed trial at the Sessions Court today to all 33 corruption charges inv...
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Ex-SSM chief, son plead not guilty to graft charges involving RM5.7m
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2): Former Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner has claimed trial at the Sessions Court today to all 33 corruption charges inv...
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Saudi Aramco approaches, Petronas, Asian state oil Producers on IPO
NEW YORK: Saudi Aramco has approached Asian state oil producers including Petroliam Nasional Bhd. and China’s Sinopec Group about potential cornerstone investments...
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Saudi Aramco said to approach Petronas on IPO
(Oct 1): Saudi Aramco has approached Asian state oil producers including Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and China’s Sinopec Group about potential cornerstone investments in its initi...
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Man jailed for fleeing to Malaysia by speedboat after cheating 27 victims of S$606,000
SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man who fled to Malaysia to avoid the authorities was sentenced to 11.5 years' jail on Tuesday (Sep 24) for cheating, drugs and immigration offences.
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Watch out for gadget addiction
GADGET addiction among young people, especially students, is at a worrying level.
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‘Parents must limit use of electronic devices by children’
KUALA LUMPUR: Relevant parties, especially parents should limit the use of electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones by children to avoid damaging their eyesight, said the Malaysia Crime Preve...
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Parents must limit use of electronic devices by children: Lee
KUALA LUMPUR: Relevant parties, especially parents should limit the use of electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones by children to avoid damaging their eyesight, according to the Malaysia Cri...
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Parents must limit use of electronic devices by children
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye KUALA LUMPUR: Relevant parties, especially parents should limit the use of electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones by children to avoid damaging their eyesight, said th...
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Malaysian actor Sharnaaz refuses to divorce wife
Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad, 34, and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor continue to be locked in divorce proceedings after the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court referred them to a conciliatory committee.
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Sharnaaz refuses to divorce wife
ACTOR Sharnaaz Ahmad, 34, and his wife Noor Nabila Mohd Noor continue to be locked in divorce proceedings after the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court referred them to a...
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA: Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix).
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA (Sept 10): Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA, Sept 10 — Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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IHH earnings up on contribution from new hospitals
KUALA LUMPUR: IHH Healthcare Bhd posted higher earnings in the second quarter ended June 30, supported by contribution from new hospitals.
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IHH, MAHB, Supermax, Sunsuria, Serba Dinamik, AirAsia, Masteel, Prestariang,...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies in focus on Tuesday (Sept 3) could include IHH Healthcare Bhd, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, Supermax Corp Bhd,...
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IHH's 2Q profit up 12% as revenue expands on new buys, hospital ramp ups
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): IHH Healthcare Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) rose 12% to RM184.99 million compared to RM165.11 million a year ago, as the group continues ...
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IHH Healthcare posts RM185mil net profit in Q2
KUALA LUMPUR: IHH Healthcare Bhd posted higher earnings in the second quarter ended June 30, supported by contribution from new hospitals.
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The Week That Was: Privacy matters to the fore
Tech companies finally take on more responsibility for users' data privacy.
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What build-to-rent augurs for EWI
Despite Brexit uncertainties in the UK, Eco World International Bhd (EWI) has positioned itself as a key player in the robust build-to-rent (BTR) housing sector, whilst it keeps an eye on the open mar...
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Seoul to fine Volkswagen over 'illicit' emissions devices
SEOUL, Aug 20 ― South Korea said today it will issue fines and file criminal complaints against Volkswagen and Porsche for installing “illicit devices” that helped multiple diesel vehicles cheat...
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Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers
Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of ...
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Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google's concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.
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Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19 — Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matt...
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Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers
Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google's concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.
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SG Bike set to acquire Mobike’s Singapore license
Singapore’s SG Bike has agreed to take over Mobike’s bike-sharing operator’s license in the city-state, pending regulatory approval.
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Penang Govt to appeal court decision on Victoria Street land, says CM
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 1): The Penang State Government has not given up its bid to acquire a piece of land and two gowdowns in Victoria Street here despite the court's decision to revert the land to its for...
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Penang Govt to appeal court decision on Victoria Street land, says CM
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 1): The Penang State Government has not given up its bid to acquire a piece of land and two gowdowns in Victoria Street here despite the court's decision to revert the land to its for...
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Penang govt to appeal court decision on Victoria street land, says CM
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has not given up its bid to acquire a piece of land and two gowdowns in Victoria Street here despite the court’s decision to revert the land back to its form...
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Penang govt to appeal court decision on Victoria Street land, says CM
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — The Penang state government has not given up its bid to acquire a piece of land and two gowdowns in Victoria Street here despite the court’s decision to revert the land back t...
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Penang CM says RM10.3m contract for Victoria Street godown project nixed
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — The RM10.3 million contract to restore and upgrade two dilapidated godowns along Victoria Street here has been terminated as the state government lost the land in a court case, ...
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Mindef defends building of warships in China
The building of four littoral mission ships (LMS) in China will not see Malaysia losing out on high-skilled jobs.
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Brexit 'no matter what', Johnson promises as sterling falls
Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Tuesday to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct 31 “no matter what” as sterling tumbled and Ireland warned that the bloc would not be renegotiatin...
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Brexit ‘no matter what’, PM Johnson promises as sterling falls
LONDON, July 30 — Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised today to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct.
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UK PM Johnson's no-deal Brexit gamble hammers sterling
LONDON, July 30 — The British pound tumbled today as investors bet Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit brinkmanship with the European Union could trigger a messy divorce that would sow chaos throu...
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Asia stocks higher ahead of Fed, pound pressured by fresh Brexit pain
TOKYO, July 30 — Asian stocks edged up today as equity investors prepared for an expected US interest rate cut this week while heightened concerns in currency markets about a no-deal Brexit sent the...
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Dollar steels for Fed cut, Brexit pushes pound lower
LONDON: The dollar held near a two-month high on Monday ahead of what is expected to be the first U.S. interest rate cut since the financial crisis, while Britain's rising Brexit risks slugged the pound to a fresh 28-month low.
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From Belarus to Bahrain, the small states going big on cryptocurrency
LONDON, July 29 — When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017, their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that...
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Nintendo plans Disney-themed Switch console for Japan
For the release of party game Disney Tsum Tsum Festival, Nintendo is planning a special-edition Switch console for its Japanese fans this October.
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Billionaire Agarwal walks away from Anglo American stake
LONDON: Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, once the biggest shareholder in Anglo American Plc, plans to exit his stake in the diversified mining company.
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Billionaire Agarwal walks away from Anglo American stake
LONDON: Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, once the biggest shareholder in Anglo American Plc, plans to exit his stake in the diversified mining company.
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PUBG update brings visual overhaul to first map before Fortnite World Cup begins
Erangel, the map that helped launch a Battle Royale genre, has been given a significant makeover in the new Season 4 update to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
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Nintendo plans Disney-themed Switch console for Japan (VIDEO)
TOKYO, July 26 ― For the release of party game Disney Tsum Tsum Festival, Nintendo is planning a special-edition Switch console for its Japanese fans this October.
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Nintendo US reportedly begins issuing free Joy-Con repairs
Nintendo has begun offering no-cost repairs on Switch Joy-Con controllers exhibiting the signs of Joy-Con drift.
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Nintendo US makes it easier to report controller drift
Nintendo's popular Switch console is getting ready for a new surge of popularity, but malfunctioning Joy-Con gamepads could slow its momentum.
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Nintendo US makes it easier to report ‘controller drift’
JULY 23 — Nintendo’s popular Switch console is getting ready for a new surge of popularity, with the release of a more affordable Switch Lite and the long-awaited “Pokémon Sword and Shield” t...
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Rising odds of Singapore easing may see yields go up, not down
TOKYO: A rapid deterioration in Singapore’s economic data has fuelled speculation the central bank will ease monetary policy.
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India’s Reliance reports 6.8pc rise in profits
MUMBAI, July 19 — Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries today reported a 6.8 per cent rise in consolidated net profit despite a slowdown in its oil refining business.
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Health Ministry to release aedes mosquito with Wolbachia to combat dengue menace
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will be releasing aedes mosquitoes that contain Wolbachia bacteria in stages across the country to control the spread of dengue, which is reported on the rise.
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Wolbachia bacteria to combat dengue menace in more places
KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry will be releasing Aedes mosquitoes that contain the Wolbachia bacteria in stages across the country to control the spread of dengue, which is reported on the rise.
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Health Ministry to release aedes mosquito with Wolbachia to combat dengue menace
Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will be releasing aedes mosquitoes that contain Wolbachia bacteria in stages across the country to control the s...
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Health ministry to release Wolbachia-tainted mosquitoes to combat dengue
The Health Ministry will be releasing Aedes mosquitoes that contain Wolbachia bacteria in stages across the country to control the spread of dengue, which is reported on the rise.
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Yong Tai unit terminates JV land deal
PETALING JAYA: Yong Tai Bhd’s unit has terminated its agreement with JM Bestari Land Sdn Bhd to jointly develop a piece of land in Melaka.
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MACC to submit report to home ministry on overseas visa system
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today said it would submit a report to the home ministry on the overseas visa system (VLN) which it labelled as “flawed”.
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Zahid Hamidi charged with taking RM12.9m bribes over visa system, China centre
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Bagan Datuk MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pled not guilty today to seven charges of receiving S$4.24 million (RM12.91 million) in bribes in relation to the contract extens...
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Are Sabah natives ready for a Dayak nation?
The recent inaugural Dayak International Justice Congress in Keningau organised by Borneo Dayak Forum (BDF) raises several questions.
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Bursa only market in the red as Asian peers advance
KUALA LUMPUR: Selling pressure on Tenaga Nasional and Maybank pushed the FBM KLCI into the red at the close on Tuesday, despite better-than-expected industrial output while all other key Asian markets advanced.
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US requires social media accounts from visa applicants
The US is reportedly demanding nearly all visa applicants submit information on social media accounts they have used for the past five years, Turkish news service Anadolu Agency reported.
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Better ways to handle stray animals
LOCAL authorities should opt for more humane ways when dealing with stray animals instead of taking drastic action such as shooting stray dogs.
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Foreign funds reduced MGS holdings by RM9.8b in April, MARC says
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign investors reduced their holdings in Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) by RM9.8bil to RM180.1bil in April – the lowest level since March 2017, Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC) said.
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RM1m from orphans' fund used to pay legal fees of Najib aide - report
A total of RM1 million from funds meant to help orphans were allegedly misused in 2017 to pay legal fees of a lawyer, who was also an aide to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
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FGV's MoU with Felda, Suhakam lapses after two years
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): FGV Holdings Bhd said an agreement relating to business compliance and human rights programmes it signed with two government agencies has lapsed upon its expiry on March 29.
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Foreign holdings of Malaysian debt securities down 5.2% in April m/m
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Foreign ownership of Malaysian government and corporate bonds and bills fell 5.2% to RM180.1b in April, lowest since March 2017, according to central bank data.
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China agrees to restructure Congo debt
CAMEROON: China has agreed to restructure debt owed by the Republic of Congo – one of a series of preconditions sought by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before it grants the debt-laden central African nation a bailout.
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The ‘10 most urgent’ cases of press freedom violations
PULITZER prize winners, a veteran investigative reporter, a blogger and a photographer.
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Millions from rental of building in Bangsar South for HRDF
The reason why commercial properties are attractive is because the positive rental yield will usually be stable and for a very long term.
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Ex-state rep now a free man
JOHOR BARU: Former Johor exco member Datuk Abd Latif Bandi feels vindicated after he and two others were acquitted over bribery and money-laundering charges amounting to more than RM30mil.
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Mindef to only heed UN’s requests for soldiers, after withdrawing from Yemen conflict
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has said that the Malaysian government will only heed requests from United Nations (UN) for peacekeepers and security forces, and will not aide...
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Fernandes optimistic of AirAsia's entry into Vietnam by end-2019
KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): AirAsia Group Bhd group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes says he is optimistic of the low-cost carrier making another entry into the Vietnam market by end of this year a...
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Taman Tiara Titiwangsa residents stand firm against high density projects
KUALA LUMPUR: The battle to end all mixed commercial development in Taman Tiara Titiwangsa may not be over just yet.
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