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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The Israeli military operation in Gaza known as Operation Protective Edge, or sometimes referred to as the Gaza War in 2014, has claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinians, including children. Thousands of home were destroyed and the blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel had cau
Bernama   |   7 mins ago

KUCHING, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Industry players need to focus on conducting proper planning and to reduce the impact of energy consumption by the construction industry in line with sustainable development practices, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said these holistic initiatives will forge a continu
Bernama   |   9 mins ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) has proposed the implementation of rehabilitation programmes for those involved in ketum leave abuse. Its chairman, Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said Risda would be holding discussions with the National Anti-Drugs Agency
Bernama   |   9 mins ago

DENGKIL, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The Customs Department (JKDM) foiled an attempt to smuggle in cigarettes with tax estimated at RM30.8 million when they seized four containers in Port Klang on Jan 18. JKDM deputy director-general (Enforcement/Compliance) Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said preliminary investigations on the conta
Bernama   |   13 mins ago

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Four vehicles belonging to a senior Customs officer and his family members which were parked in front of their house at the government quarters at Precinct 11 here were believed to have been set on fire early today. The incident, which occurred about 3.30 am, also affected the front p
Bernama   |   13 mins ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Industrial chemicals distributor Samchem Holdings Bhd (Samchem) is exploring the possibility of listing its Vietnam unit, Samchem Sphere JSC (Samchem Sphere) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange to capitalise on the country’s fast-growing economy. “The proposed listing will enable Samchem to capitalise on t
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

PETALING JAYA: DRB-Hicom Bhd’s 50.1% owned subsidiary Proton Holdings Berhad has dissolved its joint venture partnership with Lotus Group International Ltd and Goldstar Heavy Industrial Co Ltd, formed to sell and produce Lotus branded vehicles, components, parts and accessories in China, following delays in obtaining a
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB), which has received shareholders’ approval for the acquisition of Asian Finance Bank Bhd (AFB) at its EGM today, expects complete integration with AFB by March this year. MBSB president and CEO Datuk Seri Ahmad Zaini Othman said MBSB is not laying off any staff with
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

PETALING JAYA: Seacera Group Bhd will now be able to participate in tender exercises earmarked for bumiputra companies after being conferred with Bumiputera Controlled Public Listed Company (BPLC) status. The tiles manufacturer said in a Bursa Malaysia filing that it had received a letter from the Ministry of Internat
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

SEREMBAN: A man who is believed to have started a fire at a popular temple in Temiang here on Sunday has been remanded for seven days from today. Seremban police chief ACP Thiew Hock Poh said the remand would enable police to carry out investigations under Section 436 of the Penal Code on the 24-year-old man. The sus
 
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

PETALING JAYA: Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Bhd (SJPP), an agency tasked with according government guarantees for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) financing needs, has seen about half of the RM27.2 billion of financing it can dish out taken up. Since its inception in 2009 SJPP, a Ministry of Finance Incor
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police recorded the highest crime case solving rate in the country last year with 77.32% out of 6,242 cases solved. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said that was an encouraging achievement even though the crime index in the state increased by 15.81% last year. "This means that every 10
 
The Sundaily   |   29 mins ago

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- More than 50,000 Indians are expected to benefit from the 1.5 billion additional units of Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) which will be open for subscription from Jan 29, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today. He said the 1.5 billion units were part of the two bi
Bernama   |   31 mins ago

It was her first assignment as a North Korean secret agent.
 
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A Swedish book publisher under house arrest in China was seized by plainclothes police on a train Saturday in front of diplomats, his daughter said, reigniting international criticism of Beijing's treatment of its critics.
 
CNN   |   37 mins ago

A 49-year-old man has died, and at least 10 others are injured, after a volcano erupted near the popular Japanese ski resort of Kusatsu, shooting flaming rocks into the sky.
 
CNN   |   37 mins ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Fifty-seven per cent of almost 1,300 chief executive officers around the world believe that global economic growth will improve in the next 12 months, based on PwC's 21st survey. "Globally, with the stock markets booming and gross domestic product (GDP) predicted to grow in most ma
Bernama   |   41 mins ago

REMBAU: A lorry driver was killed and three bus passengers were injured in an accident at KM17.3 of Jalan Seremban-Tampin here, today. In the 2.05pm incident, the victim Chan Swee Hing, 55, who was driving the one-tonne lorry died on the spot due to serious head injury. District police deputy superintendent Nazruel
 
NST   |   45 mins ago

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