Overpriced face masks: Grocery store owner slapped with RM10k compound

CHUKAI: A grocery store owner has been slapped with a RM10,000 compound for allegedly selling face masks above the specified price. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Terengganu director Saharuddin Mohd Kia said that upon inspection, the ministry’s enforcement personnel

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Chinese minister says Australia regularly launches trade cases

SYDNEY: China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley that imposed tariffs of 80.5 per cent had complied with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Zhong has declined requests to speak to Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham

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Indian stocks’ performance this year to be worst since 2011: Reuters poll

BENGALURU: Indian stocks will not recoup this year’s losses anytime soon and 2020 will mark the worst annual performance in nine years on fears of a deep downturn in the economy and business activity, a Reuters poll of market strategists

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Singapore cuts 2020 GDP outlook again as virus batters economy

SINGAPORE: Singapore downgraded its 2020 gross domestic product forecast for the third time on Tuesday, the trade ministry said, as the bellwether economy braces for its deepest ever recession. The city-state lowered its GDP forecast to a contraction range of -7%

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Lim: Will parliamentary committees completely paralysed until Budget 2021?

Is Parliament going to be fully locked down until the Budget 2021 session in September, with all parliamentary committees completely paralysed? There is need for clarity from Perikatan Nasional Government, whether Parliament is going to be fully locked down until

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Man killed in accident involving drunk driver

KUANTAN: A man was killed last night after a car which was going against traffic flow, driven by motorist believed to be drunk, collided into him at Jalan Pintasan Kuantan here. Pahang Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department chief Supt Kamarulzaman Jusoh

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Penang govt release guidelines to reopen arts, cultural spaces

GEORGE TOWN: Penang government has released a set of guidelines to reopen arts and cultural spaces, emphasising on social distancing and other public health requirements mandated by the federal and state governments. In a statement today, Penang Tourism, Arts, Culture and

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Foreign student falls to death from 15th floor of Miri apartment

MIRI:  Miri district police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah, said the deceased, Yahia Hatem Helmy Mahmoud Sultan, in the early 20s, was found unconscious with the left side of his head drenched in blood at about 5.30am. He said initial

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48 individuals down with food poisoning in Terengganu after eating dessert

KUALA TERENGGANU:  State Health director, Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said out of the 48 victims, 20 were admitted to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) here where one of them was warded in the intensive care unit (ICU) but the patient

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CMCO: Compound for those who attempt to cross state borders

KUALA LUMPUR: The words ‘never give up’ are usually meant to infuse a positive spirit in a person to keep doing whatever he does, yet now, it seems to encourage people to continue violating the no-interstate travel ban imposed by the

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