Anwar-Azmin infighting: Investors opting for Vietnam over Malaysia?

PUCHONG: Foreign investors may opt for Vietnam over Malaysia due to the political uncertainty created from PKR’s internal infighting involving its top two leaders: president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali over the Prime Minister position,

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PNB plans to take ASNB into online banking platform

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) expected to collaborate with all its 10 banking agents to place Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) platform on their online banking platform by end of next year. PNB according to its chief technology officer

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Questions over ‘khat’ controversy

I met Malaysians and Malaysian students during my trip to Salem yesterday. From afar, I have been following developments back home, including the controversy over plans to introduce “khat” or Jawi calligraphy in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia curriculum for

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Exiled Thai critic attacked in Japan; Thailand ridicules accusation

BANGKOK: An exiled Thai critic of the country’s military and monarchy said he was attacked in his home in Japan last month and believes Thai authorities were behind the incident, an accusation that was ridiculed by the kingdom’s army chief.

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US State Dept: Ceasefire in northwest Syria welcomed

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Saturday said it welcomed news of a ceasefire in Northwest Syria – the last rebel bastion in the country – and urged for an end to attacks on civilians. Last week Syrian media reported

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Fresh arrests as Hong Kong braces for further protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more protests and a general strike aimed to bring the city to a

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EPF solution to PTPTN debts?

PUCHONG: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has proposed deductions from its debtors’ combined monthly Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution from employer and employee as the “best possible solution” for its repayment scheme. The yet-to-be-approved proposal would only erase

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Earthquake tremor in Sabah

BELURAN: A mild earthquake of 3.2-magnitude was detected here at 11.31pm last night. This incident was reported by the Malaysian Meteorological Services Department on its website. However, the earthquake did not lead to a tsunami threat. The incident was recorded

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Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable

SAO PAULO: Ricardo Galvao, the sacked head of Brazil’s space research agency, said on Saturday the trend of sharply rising deforestation was undeniable, a day after he was fired following a public spat with President Jair Bolsonaro over data published

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20 killed in rifle rampage at a Walmart store

EL PASO: A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen before being arrested, authorities said, after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers

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