KLCI rises in tandem with regional gains

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI rose in early trade this morning, tracking the gains at regional markets, lifted by gains at select index-linked stocks including Petronas counters. At 9.05am, the FBM KLCI added 3.65 points to 1,599.50.  The early gainers

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The East Malaysia secession grapevine, an absolute headache for Malaysia Day

This coming Monday (Sep 16) marks Malaysia Day, a public holiday that commemorates the formation of the Federation of Malaysia – when the states of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore merged in 1963. Prior to this holiday being gazetted in

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Mugabe’s body to leave Singapore for Zimbabwe today

SINGAPORE: The body of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore today, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule. A plane carrying Mugabe’s body was due to leave

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British PM remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop

DUBLIN: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster said yesterday. After

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Bersatu preparing for 12th Sarawak state election

KUCHING: Sarawak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is preparing its machinery for the 12th Sarawak state election (PRN-12) which is expected to take place by the end of next year or early 2021. Sarawak Bersatu Sibuti spokesman, Peter Jelin said

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Amazon fires: Farmers are poor, not villains

HUMAITA: Farmers living along the Trans-Amazonian Highway, near Humaita, a rural town deep in the Amazon, would rather not use fire to clear forest land so they can grow crops and raise cattle, their local representatives say. But without the

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Unique Penang experiences to be aggressively promoted

PENANG: The Penang government will continue to aggressively promote state tourism by offering unique travelling experiences for tourists, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said social media users nowadays not only shared their destinations but also their travelling experiences

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Pakistan warns of genocide in Kashmir

GENEVA: Pakistan’s foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum yesterday that India’s military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the spectre of genocide. India, which stripped Kashmir of its autonomy on Aug 5, in response

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Business class seats on ETS2 introduced by KTMB

KUALA LUMPUR: The Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will introduce the business class seats for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) next month. Its chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin said the exclusive business class coach was one of

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Netanyahu: I will annex Jordan Valley if I win polls

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention yesterday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just a week away. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in

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