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Manish Gupta appointed head of commercial banking at StanChart Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Malaysia has appointed Manish Gupta as its head of commercial banking, with effect from Oct 1.
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Italy to introduce web tax on digital giants from 2020
Italy approved a new tax on digital companies, including US tech giants, as part of its 2020 draft budget.
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Hakam calls for inquest into death of Nigerian student in Immigration custody
PETALING JAYA: The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) has called on the government to conduct a thorough independent investigation or inquest into the...
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Over 80,000 Malaysians declared bankrupt since 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 80,625 Malaysians have been declared bankrupt from 2015 until August this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
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Zahid lauds move to boost allocation for MACC
DATUK Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says he fully supports the move to boost allocation and staff for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under Budget 2020.
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Study on Tabung Haji savings categories
A STUDY is being carried out to see whether there should be two types of savings categories for Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) depositors, says Deputy Minister in the Prime...
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Microsoft rolls out four levels of filtration for Xbox Live text-based communication
Microsoft is giving gamers more control over the type of text content they receive from fellow Xbox Live players.
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Zahid: No meeting to discuss new BN sec-gen
KUALA LUMPUR: There are rumours that Datuk Seri Hisham­muddin Hussein is set to take over as Barisan Nasional secretary-general but the coalition has yet to...
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Azmin: Up to state govts to decide on threshold
IT is up to each state government to decide the threshold along with conditions for foreigners to buy high-rise units, says Econo­mic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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Bid to breed Sumatran rhino by IVF fails
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s hope for the survival of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino dimmed after an in-vitro fertilisation attempt failed.
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Bursa Securities reprimands five directors of Industronics
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd has publicly reprimanded and/or fined five directors of Industronics Bhd for breaching the Main Market Listing...
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Budget 2020: Five million M40 drivers to benefit from targeted fuel subsidy
KUALA LUMPUR: Some five million vehicle users in the middle-income group (M40) are set to benefit from the targeted fuel subsidy programme, the Dewan Rakyat was...
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Death of fish in Pulau Kukup still being probed, says Sim
KUALA LUMPUR: The Fisheries Department is still investigating the cause of death of some 100 tonnes of fish in Pulau Kukup, Tanjung Piai.
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IVF attempt for Sumatran rhino fails
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's hope for the survival of the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino took a hit after an attempt at in-vitro fertilisation failed.
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State Govt final say on lower property threshold for foreigners, Azmin Ali says
KUALA LUMPUR: It is up to the state government to implement the lower property threshold for foreign ownership that was announced in the Budget 2020...
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AllianceDBS maintains 'Hold' on Axis REIT, TP of RM1.80
KUALA LUMPUR: AllianceDBS research is positive over Axis REIT's plans to purchase a single-floor warehouse-cum-office building in Johor for RM64mil as it is growing...
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Emirates president does not expect to get any Boeing 777x in 2020
DUBAI: Emirates doubts it will receive any of the 115 Boeing 777-9s it has ordered next year, its president said, as the US planemaker grapples with challenges in...
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Tenders to be called for RM980mil highway work
THE government will call for tenders for three new work packages worth RM980mil for the Pan Borneo Highway project in the first quarter of next year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
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Not worth their salt: Salted fish manufacturers suffered RM5mil losses due to pollution, says Dr Wee
KUALA LUMPUR: 76 salted fish manufacturers in Pulau Kukup suffered losses amounting to about RM5mil after approximately 100 tonnes of fish died from an unknown...
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Malaysian Bar: Speed up LTTE investigations
PETALING JAYA; The Malaysian Bar has called upon the police to speed up their investigations into those recently arrested over their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers...
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Clini to head Carlsberg Malaysia as new MD
KUALA LUMPUR: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd has appointed Stefano Clini as new managing director effective Oct 26,2019.
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MACC should be given time and space to investigate alleged corruption involving two senior RTM officers, says Gobind
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will be given time and space to investigate alleged corruption involving two senior...
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Plug loopholes in PT3 exam process
AN examination leak causes much anxiety and stress not only to the candidates but also to their parents.
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Search ops for missing nine-year-old to focus on rubbish traps in several Klang Valley rivers
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The search-and-rescue (SAR) mission for Mohamad Danish Supri Antony, 9, who is feared drowned after falling into a drain six days ago...
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AirAsia wins Asia's best low-cost carrier at World Travel Awards Asia
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has taken home top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 for the seventh year in a row.
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In dire need of CT scans after Keningau Hospital machine breaks
KOTA KINABALU: Patients who need computerised tomography (CT) scans in interior Keningau district are facing difficulties getting the service after the machine at the Keningau Hospital malfunctioned several months ago.
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A win-win for all under Malaysians@Work
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysians@Work initiative as announced in Budget 2020 will create 350,000 jobs, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Myanmar national fatally bludgeons countryman in Penang
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): A Myanmar national died while his friend was injured after they were assaulted with a metal bar by a compatriot in an incident at a house in...
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Loke: E-hailing enforcement starting but will be lenient for now
NILAI (Bernama): The Transport Ministry will continue to fully enforce the e-hailing regulation starting Saturday (Oct 12), but has promised to be more lenient towards...
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World-class education a clear priority
PETALING JAYA: Allocating a total of RM64.1bil to education – the biggest chunk of the Budget for the second year running – proves that the government is committed to world-class education.
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Dr Wee: Where is the matching grant for TAR UC?
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has expressed sadness that Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) was denied allocations for a...
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Budget 2020: Doubling of special grant for Sabah a positive, says Shafie
KOTA KINABALU: The doubling of the special federal grant to Sabah under Budget 2020 is a positive development, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd...
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Budget 2020: Construction industry happy, expects growth
PETALING JAYA: The construction industry is expected to grow with the announcement of a number of infrastructure projects under Budget 2020, says the Master Builders Association Malaysia.
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Budget 2020: Fulfil Budget 2019 promises first, Zahid tells govt
KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government should fulfil the promises it made in Budget 2019 before making new pledges in Budget 2020, says Umno...
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Single father gets five years' jail, eight strokes of the rotan for armed robbery
KUALA LUMPUR: A single father was sentenced to five years' in jail and eight strokes of the rotan by a Sessions Court here for committing armed robbery at a...
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Nintendo has sold ten million of its Switch in Europe alone
On Oct 10, Nintendo proudly announced that its Switch console, which it released in 2017, has just passed the 10-million mark in terms of European sales.
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King urges rakyat to uphold principles of Rukunegara
KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has urged the people to abide by the principles of the Rukunegara to help instil the spirit of patriotism in the community.
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Muhyiddin heads Melaka Governor’s honours list
MELAKA: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin heads the list of 566 recipients bestowed with awards and honours in conjunction with the 81th birthday of Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob today.
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MISC signs time charter parties with Exxon Mobil
PETALING JAYA: MISC Bhd, through its vessel-owning units Polaris LNG One Pte Ltd and Polaris LNG Two Pte Ltd, has signed two time charter parties (TCPs) with...
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Pygmy elephant killing: NGO hands over RM10k reward for info that led to arrests
KOTA KINABALU: UK-based Orangutan Appeal kept its side of the bargain by handing over RM10,000 of the total RM30,000 bounty for information that led to the arrest...
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KLCI slightly lower after volatile early session
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian stocks held their ground on Thursday amid shifting speculation over the outcome of the US-China trade talks that are scheduled to end on...
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KLCI tracks US stock futures lower, Petronas counters lead decline
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was down in early morning trade as US stock futures plunged in after-hours trading on a report that the Chinese delegation might cut...
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MISC 4Q earnings expected to rise on higher petroleum tanker rates
KUALA LUMPUR: MISC Bhd's earnings in the final quarter of 2019 are expected to be lifted by spikes in petroleum tanker rates, says Maybank Investment Bank...
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Trading ideas: AirAsia, Asia Poly, Advancecon, ABM Fujiya, Destini
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd, Asia Poly Holdings Bhd, Advancecon Holdings Bhd, ABM Fujiya Bhd and Destini Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Thursday...
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview that brings Android phone calls to PCs
To prepare for the launch of the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft released a test version to Insiders, bringing to the community the ability to take (or decline) Android...
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Parts of Penang mainland and Baling hit by flash floods
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A combination of heavy rains and high tides brought flash floods to several low-lying areas on the Penang mainland and Baling in Kedah.
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Eco expo helps facilitate green tech partnerships
KUALA LUMPUR: In efforts to strengthen the use of green technology in the country,16 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed at the 10th...
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Court warns against further mobile phone disruptions in Najib trial
KUALA LUMPUR: Legal action could be taken against those who disrupt the proceedings through sounds emanating from their mobile phones, the High Court...
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Melaka planning 'King Kong' island to handle macaque menace
MELAKA: The state hopes to gazette one of 12 islands off its coast as a "King Kong" park following series of attacks on people by long-tailed macaques.
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Hanipa apologises to Azalina in Parliament over 'man or woman' remark
KUALA LUMPUR: Proceedings at the Dewan Rakyat erupted into a furore when a deputy minister made a sexist remark against a Barisan Nasional lawmaker and...
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Tinder launches Swipe Night, an interactive, apocalyptic adventure match game
In September, Tinder revealed its plans to launch an apocalyptic, choose-your-own-adventure game where users' selections will dictate who they'll be matched with...
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Malaysia sweetens tax incentives for companies to set up hubs
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said it would expand tax incentives for companies that use the country as a base for conducting their regional or global business.
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British producer extraordinaire Mark Ronson to get new documentary
The documentary film, entitled How To Be: Mark Ronson, will premiere for free on YouTube on Oct 12.
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Boy killed after falling into manhole with cover removed
IPOH: The cover of a manhole where a three-year-old boy fell to his death here was believed to have been opened a day before by children who were playing at the site, says...
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Ling Hang Tsyr – from arrest to acquittal
IT has been a long legal process for Ling Hang Tsyr from her arrest in connection with the murder of her husband, bank manager Wong Jing Kui, in Sibu in 2012 to her acquittal by the Court of Appeal.
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Global experts to discuss Sabah biomass development
KOTA KINABALU: The Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Sabah and the National Innovation Agency (AIM) will be organising a forum to discuss how the biomass sector can...
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Three M'sians, two Indonesians nabbed for suspected human trafficking
JOHOR BARU: Three Malaysians were nabbed by the police in Kota Tinggi for suspected human trafficking offences.
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SPV 2030 strategies must be needs-based to be successful
THE Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV 2030), which aims to ensure that every Malaysian would get a share of the economic pie and no one would be left behind should be supported by Malaysians from all...
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Maszlee: UM student leader should meet with uni's VC to air grievances
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya (UM) student union vice-president Yap Wen Qing should meet Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Hashim to share any dissatisfaction he has with him, says Dr Maszlee Malik.
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Azmin dismisses survey, says rakyat still behind Pakatan
Pakatan Harapan government is still the rakyat’s choice despite a survey showing that the coalition’s latest popularity has plummeted to 35% as of August, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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Microsoft patents vibrating VR activity mat
To keep virtual reality users within a designated space and heighten their digital experience, Microsoft has patented an activity mat.
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More cases involving ex-CEO and son to be tried in KL
IPOH: The Sessions Court has allowed the corruption cases involving former Companies Commission of Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner and her son here to be tried in Kuala Lumpur.
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Ahmad Maslan offers to be GST consultant to govt – for free
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan says if Pakatan Harapan decides to revive the abolished Goods and Services Tax (GST), he will volunteer to be a...
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Hadi lambasts Malays, says they're 'in deep sleep'
PETALING JAYA: Malays are in deep sleep and living in ignorance despite being in their own land, says PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.PETALING...
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Dr M: we will study all offers for PLUS Malaysia takeover
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will study any proposal to acquire PLUS Malaysia Bhd, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.KUALA LUMPUR:...
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Cops to call in Nga Kor Ming over Facebook page allegedly insulting Selangor Sultan
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Dewan Rakyat speaker Nga Kor Ming will be called up to Bukit Aman in connection with a Facebook page that allegedly insulted the Sultan of...
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SDS Group makes steady debut on ACE Market
KUALA LUMPUR: Home grown bakery products manufacturer and distributor SDS Group Bhd made a steady debut on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on...
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Trading ideas: SDS, Prestariang, Icon, MISC, Anzo
KUALA LUMPUR: SDS Group Bhd, Prestariang Bhd, Icon Offshore Bhd, MISC Bhd and Anzo Holdings Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Monday, according to JF...
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India’s IndusInd Bank says worst is over
MUMBAI: IndusInd Bank Ltd, which saw a fifth of its market value wiped out over the past week on concern about its creditors, says the crisis of confidence engulfing India’s financial system is fading away.
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‘Untitled Goose Game’ linked with PlayStation, Xbox, mobile moves
September release and instant hit Untitled Goose Game in which players wreak low-stakes havoc as a bird on the loose in a genteel English village, could be coming to...
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Vandals leave their mark on Labuan murals
LABUAN: Labuan’s street art, especially its new murals, have become the targets of vandals.
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MIC to go all out for Barisan
JOHOR BARU: MIC will go all out to campaign for Barisan Nasional in the coming Tanjung Piai by-election, says R. Vidyanathan.
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Spotify now lets you add podcasts to playlists
Spotify says it wants you to use playlists for collecting your favourite podcasts.
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Dr M: We need a "generous" Opposition to pass Bills needing two-third majority
SUBANG JAYA: If the Opposition is "generous", the Pakatan Harapan goverment can pass the Bills it wants to in the next Parliament session, says Prime Minister Tun...
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Prices of some greens spiked
KUALA LUMPUR: There is a price increase in 67 of the 100 food and essential household items in the country and vegetables topped the list with an average of 18% hike...
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Salleh Said Keruak a good addition to PKR, says Farhash
IPOH: Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak will be a good addition to PKR, says Farhash Wafa Salvador.
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Work hard, don't be dependent on others, Dr M tells Malays
SHAH ALAM: The Malays must work hard and strengthen their position in order to be strong and respected by others, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Couple probed by police after having sex on museum rooftop
A COUPLE ran foul of the law after a video of them having sex on the rooftop of the Tainan Art Museum in Taiwan went viral.
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Zuckerberg: No one deserves to be a billionaire, but it’s useful
Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, the fifth-richest person in the world, was asked by an employee to respond to an assertion by US presidential...
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Graft is main gripe against Customs
KLANG: Almost 80% of complaints against the Customs Department relate to corruption, resulting in a negative public perception towards its officers, says Datuk Seri...
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Najib plans to rally support for Tanjung Piai
PONTIAN: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has charged that the people were in “better hands” under his administration which gave them higher handouts.
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Najib claims Barisan much better at managing country's economy
PONTIAN: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak believes the rakyat was in better hands during the Barisan Nasional administration.
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MMAG collaborates with four local Selangor agencies
PETALING JAYA: MMAG Holdings Bhd is collaborating with four local Selangor agencies to launch the Selangor E-Supply Chain program.
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Undocumented Malaysian students to have own school soon in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: The setting up of a special school for undocumented Malaysians in Sabah is in the pipeline, says Education minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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Customs arrest 23, seize over RM18mil worth of illicit cigarettes with fake tax stamps
DENGKIL: The Customs Department has seized more than RM18.13mil worth of illicit cigarettes during two week-long operations.
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REDtone MEX wins RM130mil medical job in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO: REDtone MEX Sdn Bhd has won a RM130mil contract to provide nationwide medical imaging, filmless radiology information system infrastructure and network connectivity to 20 of the largest hospitals in Sri Lanka, including the National Hospital in...
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Carsome makes Chet chief technology officer
KUALA LUMPUR: Carsome, South-East Asia’s leading online used car platform, has named Chet Sin as its chief technology officer to spearhead new product...
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Police find no evidence linking initial suspects to Adib’s death
KUALA LUMPUR: The police did not find any clear indication linking the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim to those initially arrested in connection...
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Fire breaks out at integrated waste treatment plant near Seremban
SEREMBAN: A fire has broken out at the Kualiti Alam integrated waste treatment plant in Bukit Nanas near here.
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HR Ministry: Govt to ensure win-win situation in Foodpanda riders' protest
PETALING JAYA: The Human Resources Ministry has stepped in to probe grievances by online food delivery service Foodpanda riders against their company's...
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Former office-bearers claim trial in CBT case
KUCHING: Three former office-bearers of Koperasi Automobil Ku­­ching Sarawak Bhd (Kokas) pleaded not guilty in two Sessions Courts here to six charges of...
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Collaboration to revive coffee farming in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle Malaysia, together with the Kedah State Department of Agriculture (KSDA), Kedah Economic Development Authority, Federal Land...
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Petronas to hold IPO for South Africa unit Engen in 2020
Johannesburg: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and its South African partners plan to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) in their fuel retailer Engen to fund the...
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Protected tortoises, turtles rescued in Batu Pahat raids
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has rescued 553 protected tortoises and turtles during two separate raids in Batu...
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Macau casino revenue up 0.6% in September
HONG KONG: Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose 0.6% year-on-year in September as tempered demand from high roller gamblers amid the...
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KLCI mildly positive at start of fourth quarter
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was mildly positive on Tuesday amid a muted trading environment as China's week-long holiday for its national day celebrations left...
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Two killed in six-vehicle expressway crash
JOHOR BARU: Two people died in an accident involving six cars along the North-South Express­way here, which also saw one of bodies landing in a ravine.
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RM20,000 bounty out for elephant killers
KOTA KINABALU: A reward of RM20,000 is being offered for any credible information that leads to the arrest of the poachers involved in the brutal killing of an adult bull...
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Tabung Haji says equity investment remains strong at RM7.48b
KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) says its equity investment has stayed strong with the value of domestic equities increasing by RM1.12 billion to...
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Germany cracks ‘cyber bunker’ hosting Darknet sites
German police said on Sept 27 they had busted a network hosting so-called Darknet platforms illegally trading drugs, stolen data and child pornography online on servers...
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