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Jack Ma: Malaysias MSC inspired Alibabas foundation - 18/06 2:56 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma said today he was inspired by Malaysias Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) to start his global e-commerce platform. In his speech at the opening of the groups first Southeast...





Japan revisited Dr M restarts plans - 18/06 2:52 pm

PETALING JAYA, June 18 This seems to be a repeat of August 1981, but Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now walks a new highway based on consensus instead of his own tune like in Frank Sinatras My Way. It was in August 1981 at KL...





Help us improve our English for business sake, Vivy Yusof asks - 18/06 2:44 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Celebrity entrepreneur Datin Vivy Sofinas Yusof today asked the government to help local business people improve their proficiency in English. The founder of FashionValet and Muslim lifestyle brand dUCK believes a better...





Alibaba announces Malaysia Week' to promote local products in China - 18/06 1:36 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Digital commerce titan, Jack Mas Alibaba Group opened its South-east Asian headquarters here with a bang today. It also announced it will be holding "Malaysia Week" on its website from July 6 to 12 to promote Malaysian...





'Upin & Ipin' creator moots theme park as tourist draw - 18/06 1:31 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 The Council of Eminent Persons have expressed interest in anUpin & Ipintheme park, the studio behind the popular animation series said today. Burhanuddin Md Radzi, founder and managing director...





I am a Malaysian citizen without any positions for now, says Anwar - 18/06 1:22 pm

SEBERANG PERAI, June 18 PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said that he does not hold any positions now and wont take on one for the time being. The former Permatang Pauh MP, said he wanted to allow those elected under the...





Dr M says had good exchange of ideas with Alibabas Jack Ma - 18/06 1:07 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he had a good exchange of ideas on various subjects with Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at their meeting in Putrajaya today. Dr Mahathir disclosed this...





Buyers on the rise after GST cut, Hamleys retailer says - 18/06 12:39 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 The governments removal of the goods and services tax (GST) have helped increase consumer confidence resulting in more business, according to retailer Mohamed Mustakim Manaf. The director of GRV Toy Stores Sdn Bhd, the...





Man shoots dead fellow hunter after mistaking him for boar - 18/06 12:19 am

KUCHING, June 18 The police have arrested a man who claimed to have accidentally shot dead a fellow hunter in the Sg Engkelut jungle in Pakan, Sarikei, yesterday after mistaking him for a wild boar. The 36-year-old man had shot the 25-year-old...





Smooth traffic flow along major highways at 9.30am - 18/06 12:00 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Traffic was reported to be moving smoothly along major highways as at 9.30am today, but the volume is expected to increase in the evening as people begin to return to the cities. A spokesman of PLUS Malaysia Berhad told...





Jack Ma hails Dr M for knowledge on technology - 18/06 11:40 am

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma met with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today and came away surprised at the Prime Ministers knowledge on technology. I am surprised by his knowledge about technology, he...





Our services centres are self-funded, says MCA man - 18/06 11:12 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 MCA asserted today that its service centres are financed by its occupants and not the Barisan Nasional (BN). Its publicity chief Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker also denied that some of the centres closed recently because the BN...





Tommy Thomas and Lim Kit Siang are inspirations, says Subang Jayas .. - 18/06 10:41 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 One of the perks Pakatan Harapan (PH) assemblyman Michelle Ng relishes is the chance to work with two of her idols Tommy Thomas and Lim Kit Siang. Ng, the assemblyman for Subang Jaya, said she has looked up to...





Report: KL-Singapore rail link could be RM50b cheaper - 18/06 10:32 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Plans for a rail connection between Malaysias capital and the city-state of Singapore can still proceed without Putrajaya paying a penalty for calling off the High Speed Rail (HSR) project. Consultants familiar with the...





Was Umnos strategic media unit behind revelation that MO1 was Najib, Kit .. - 18/06 10:32 am

GEORGE TOWN, June 18 DAPs Lim Kit Siang wants the identities of those behind Umnos strategic communications unit to be revealed. The Iskandar Puteri MP wanted to know if the Umno strategic unit had anything to do with the revelation by an...





Dr M meets Alibaba founder Jack Ma in Putrajaya - 18/06 9:49 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad greeted Jack Ma, the co-founder and CEO of online retail giant Alibaba, at his office in Putrajaya this morning. National news agency Bernama released a short video clip of their meeting,...





Warisan to file eight election petitions, including seats won by Musa and .. - 18/06 9:29 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will file election petitions to challenge Barisan Nasionals victory in four parliamentary and four state seats in Sabah, its president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said. Shafie, who is now...





Funds turn cool on Malaysia as 1MDB swells debt to RM1t - 18/06 9:05 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 The escalating scandal around troubled state-investment-fund 1MDB is turning bond funds against Malaysia. The disclosure that the nations debt is almost 60 per cent higher than previous estimates at RM1 trillion, largely...





Woman slashes toddler son to death - 18/06 8:44 am

KUANTAN, June 18 The police have arrested a woman for murder after she allegedly slashed the neck of her young son with a knife in what is believed to be a state of hallucination, at the Jengka Felda scheme in Maran near here yesterday. The...





Malaysians unwilling to buy local labels, hijab seller says - 18/06 6:56 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 Despite the success of TudungPeople, co-founder Fazrena Aziz said Malaysians were still reluctant to purchase home-grown labels for the hijab. The biggest challenge for us is that not all Malaysians would pay for...





A look at the resignation of Malaysias two top judges and whats next - 18/06 6:56 am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 The resignation of Malaysias two highest-ranking judges have been all over the news, but how did we get here and whats next? Here we list down everything you may want to know about this whole saga probably one of...





Dr Wan Azizah thanks Permatang Pauh residents for ceaseless support - 17/06 11:40 pm

PERMATANG PAUH, June 17 Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today thanked residents in Permatang Pauh for their ceaseless support for PKR. She said Permatang Pauh created history in the country by being the starting point...



Man drowns while fishing at dam - 17/06 11:33 pm

PADANG BESAR, June 17 A man was found drowned while fishing at the Timah Tasoh dam this afternoon. He was identified as Zulkifli Adam, 54. Padang Besar police chief Supt Muhamad Halim Yatim said the victim had gone to the dam to fish with six...





Mat Sabu's military priorities: Helping servicemen increase their income - 17/06 10:57 pm

PASIR MAS, June 17 The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is determined to empower the welfare of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) personnel and retirees to enable them obtain more benefits in line with the effort to restore the economy by the Pakatan...





Traffic slow on major highways as at 9pm - 17/06 10:27 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 Traffic flow as at 9pm remains slow along several major highways, as citizens begin leaving their hometowns after celebrating Aidilfitri. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman said the affected routes were Ipoh to Simpang Pulai...





Sarawak govt to use London documents in suit against Petronas, says .. - 17/06 9:53 pm

KUCHING, June 17 The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory. Sarawak Law, State-Federal Relations and...





Upko left BN in response to peoples desire for change, says Madius - 17/06 8:39 pm

TUARAN, June 17 United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) said it left Barisan Nasional (BN) to set up a new Sabah state government with Warisan and Pakatan Harapan (PH), in response to the peoples desire for change. Its...





PBB shot down multiracial party idea, PRS chief reveals - 17/06 8:13 pm

KUCHING, June 17 Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Masing disclosed today that his proposal for a barrier-free party in Sarawak has been rejected. He had last week mooted merging his party together with Parti Pesaka Bumiputra...





Najib, Rosmah just holidaying at St Regis in Langkawi, says Immigration DG - 17/06 8:02 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali assured Malaysians that Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor are still in the country. He said the former prime minister and his wife were just taking a...





Little kitten Syed Saddiq steals the show at Pagoh Raya open house - 17/06 7:54 pm

PAGOH, June 17 With his boyish looks and smile, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was the centre of attention today at the Sports Complex here, where Pagoh MP Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was hosting a Hari Raya Puasa open house for his...





PPBM man denies rent-seeking claim, says support letter at DBKLs behest - 17/06 7:32 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 The power abuse controversy in the busy Masjid India shopping street during the Ramadan fasting month has become more tangled after the man at its centre Mohd Noorhisyam Abd Karim vehemently denied using strong-arm tactics...





On second day of Raya, Najib and Rosmah spotted at KLIA, Langkawi airport - 17/06 7:17 pm

PETALING JAYA, June 17 Barred from leaving the country, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor made heads turn when they were spotted at two airports with a massive number of luggage yesterday....



PLUS: Traffic slow on major highways as at 5pm - 17/06 6:36 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 Traffic flow along several major highways is reported to be slow as at 5pm. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman said the crawl affected the Gopeng route to Tapah and Bidor to Sungkai. Traffic is also slow from Ipoh to...





Terengganu MB says PAS assemblymen to get priority funding - 17/06 6:18 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 17 The state government has been forced to cut back on allocations and will focus instead on PAS state assemblymen, who being in the opposition under the previous government, were not given the necessary funds. Mentri...





Seven nominations for Umno presidency, highest in party history - 17/06 6:11 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 Umno has received seven nominations for its party presidency, the highest in the partys history. Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh, who made the announcement today, stopped short of revealing the full...





Muhyiddin: My first job as Home Minister was to order Jho Lows arrest - 17/06 5:56 pm

PAGOH, June 17 Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today that his first order after returning to the Cabinet was for the arrest of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho as the main person of interest in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...





Vital for Sabah to ensure discipline in state administration, says Shafie - 17/06 5:40 pm

KOTA KINABALU, June 17 To ensure existing regulations are observed, discipline should be the order of the day in the Sabah state administration, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said this was because the state was led by a...





Muhyiddin says not concerned over Umno elections - 17/06 5:33 pm

MUAR, June 17 Pakatan Harapan deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has put his era with Umno behind and regards the partys current affairs as of no concern to him. Actually, I dont care about Umno. I dont want to hear about them...





Mat Sabu confident govt will have representation from Kelantan, Terengganu - 17/06 5:19 pm

KOTA BARU, June 17 Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan...





Kit Siang: GE14 shows why innocent till proven guilty not applicable on .. - 17/06 4:24 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 The results of the 14th general election was a showcase of the peoples court and demonstrates why the maxim innocent until proven guilty is not applicable on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak,...




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1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia - Bloomberg - Bloomberg
Bloomberg 1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia Bloomberg ... 3 percent of gross domestic product, Wee said. Rating agencies are likely to downgrade Malaysia sooner rather than later if its fiscal health deteriorates significantly due to liabilities arising from 1MDB , Brown Brothers ..[GC - Google Cache]
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Warisan files election petitions to challenge GE14 .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Warisan files election petitions to challenge GE14 results Free Malaysia Today We are confident with the evidence we have, he said, adding that today was the last day to file the election petitions. Yesterday, Warisan president Shafie Apdal said he had given the party's ..
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At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong .. - Straitstimes
New York Times At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan The Straits Times Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka, on June 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS. Train guide electric boards tilt following an earthquake ..
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Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: .. - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: Markets Wrap Bloomberg Japan's stocks led Asian declines amid investor concern the exchange of threats between China and the U.S. is the precursor of a full-blown trade war. Oil dropped, while the dollar edged higher as Treasury yields ..[GC - Google Cache]
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Asus Zenfone Ares launched with 8GB RAM, AR, VR .. - Moneycontrol
Moneycontrol.com Asus Zenfone Ares launched with 8GB RAM, AR, VR capabilities: Price and specs Moneycontrol.com Asus has unveiled the all-new Zenfone Ares in Taiwan. The phone features advanced augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) capabilities and has specifications akin to Asus ZenFone ..
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Liberty systems breached in hack - BusinessTech - Businesstech
BusinessTech Liberty systems breached in hack BusinessTech Since becoming aware we have taken immediate steps to secure our computer systems and are investigating the incident . We are giving this matter the highest priority and will keep you informed as appropriate. According to the group, ..
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WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase .. - Ndtv
NDTV WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase Through a Catalogue NDTV Last month, it was reported that in addition to the existing Android app , the Facebook-owned team is working on a WhatsApp Business app for iOS to expand its presence. The app is also in the rumours to receive a ..
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Google places a $550 million bet on China's .. - Cnbc
CNBC Google places a $550 million bet on China's second-largest e-commerce player CNBC Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest more than half a billion dollars in China's second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com. As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com, ..
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Mercedes EQC wagon, an electric performer, takes aim .. - NewsCom
NEWS.com.au Mercedes EQC wagon, an electric performer, takes aim at Tesla NEWS.com.au The German brand previewed the look of the first member of its planned family of Tesla-beaters back in 2016, with a one-off motor show concept car called Concept EQ. ... If this all sounds like cutting edge ..
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