PTPTN gets RM2.07 bln in repayments, exceeding target

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) collected an encouraging RM2.07 billion in repayments for 2019, exceeding its RM2 billion target. Its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan said loan repayments had increased to 82.5% as of Nov 30

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History and Modernity Converge in the Ancient City of Xi’an

XI’AN, China, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One of the best tourist destinations in China, Xi’an is home to numerous historical and cultural sites, including Terracotta Warriors. According to data released by Xi’an Cultural and Tourism Bureau, Xi’an received 294

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Khalid: Review of dubious land transactions secures RM481 million for DBKL

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry secured RM481 million for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) this year, as a result of a review of 97 dubious land transactions. Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said all negotiations undertaken currently by the ministry and

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TCL CSOT Accelerates Implementation of Global Strategy with Holding of the Roof-sealing Ceremony for Phase 1 of the India Module Project

TIRUPATI, India, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Group (000100. SZ) is accelerating the implementation of the group’s global strategy, with the successful hosting by its subsidiary, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (TCL CSOT), of a roof-sealing ceremony for the Phase

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Busan Decides to Strengthen Business Cooperation with Vietnam on Smart City Field

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Korean marine city, Busan, decided to strengthen business cooperation with Vietnam on smart city field. Busan Smart City Exhibition ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit and Smart City Fair were held from November 25

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Battle to save Australian wildlife as bushfires rage

A possum severely burnt by bushfires in Australia’s Blue Mountains laps water from a bowl as her rescuer holds her gently in a towel, while at a nearby home a kangaroo with bandaged feet is rocked like a baby by

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Wisma Putra seeking more info on ship, Malaysians detained in Iran

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is working to identify a ship and its 16 Malaysian crew who were arrested by the Iranian authorities at the Strait of Hormuz yesterday for allegedly carrying illegal fuel. Its minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, when

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Golden Agri-Resources Closes Year with New Milestone in Supply Chain Traceability and Transformation

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Since achieving 100 percent Traceability To Plantation (TTP) for GAR-owned mills in 2017, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been working with third party suppliers to help them achieve full traceability. In a new milestone, over

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Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town by huge wildfires

Thousands of tourists and residents in an Australian seaside town hunkered down in public buildings or waded into water at the seafront today as wailing emergency sirens warned of a looming, fierce firefront. With the coastal town of Mallacoota ringed

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Khalid: Malay, Islamic characteristics of Kampung Baru will be preserved

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad gave the assurance that the identity of Kampung Baru would be maintained, with its Malay and Islamic characteristics that have existed for more than 100 years to be preserved. He said the

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