Langkawi Targets RM9b Revenue From Tourism

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LANGKAWI, Aug 3 – Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) is targeting a revenue of RM9 billion from tourism by 2020. Its chief executive officer Datuk Azizan Noordin said the projection was based on the expected five million tourist arrival this year, an increase from 3.67 million last year. “Last year’s number enabled Langkawi to earn about RM5.6 billion,” he said

Child Suffers Burns While Playing With Petrol, Matches

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ALOR STAR, Aug 2 – A seven-year-old boy suffered burns while playing with a bottle of petrol and matches with some friends at a playground near his home in Taman Jelutong, Kuala Nerang here yesterday. Fortunately, during the incident around 2.40pm, Mohd Naufal Zafran Mohd Zahirrudin’s father happened to pass by the

Awas System: 7,258 Road Users Issued Demerit Points

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – A total of 7,258 road users have been slapped with demerit points, while 142,135 summonses were issued for road offences recorded under the Automated Awareness Security System (Awas), since it came into effect on April 15. From the total, exceeding the speed limit recorded the highest

Indonesia To Deport 153 Chinese For US$450m Scam

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JAKARTA, Aug 1 – Indonesia will deport 153 Chinese nationals arrested for alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar cyber fraud ring targeting wealthy businessmen and politicians in China, police said Tuesday. The syndicate, who ran their operation from abroad to avoid detection by Chinese officials but did not target any victims in their

Fire Damages NSK Supermarket Warehouse

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – An NSK supermarket warehouse in Jalan Hospital, Sungai Buloh, north of here, was almost destroyed in a fire today, according to the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department. Selangor Fire and Rescue assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said the department deployed 31 firefighters from the Sungai Buloh,

53,285 Online Businesses Registered With SSM As Of July 10

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – As many as 53,285 online businesses have been registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) as of July 10, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister, Datuk Henry Sum Agong said, SSM had organised the SSM-One Carnival (Online Networking Entrepreneurs)

Shares Fall As Philippine Bank Hit By Fraud

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MANILA, Aug 1 – The value of shares in the Philippines’ second-largest bank fell Friday after it was hit by fraud, which reports said may amount to nearly US$50 million (RM214.3 million). The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted unnamed bank officials as saying one of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.’s vice presidents has

Etihad Helping Australia With Plane ‘Terror Plot’

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SYDNEY, Aug 1 – Etihad Airways said Tuesday it was helping Australian police with their investigation into an alleged plot to bring down a plane, as authorities sifted through evidence from counter-terrorism raids. Four men were arrested in Sydney on Saturday evening, with security tightened across all major Australian domestic and international

IWK Recovers 87% Of Outstanding Bills

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) has successfully recovered 87% of the RM8 billion outstanding sewerage bills that have accumulated since 1997, acting IWK chief operating officer Mohamed Haniffa Abdul Hamid said. He said this was due to the consortium’s proactive efforts to enhance public awareness on the importance

Xi: China Will Protect Its Sovereignty

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BEIJING, Aug 1 – China will be fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned it on Tuesday, as the country was celebrated the 90th anniversary of its military, the People’s Liberation Army.  The message comes as the ruling Communist Party faces political resistance

Water Disruption In Klang From Aug 10

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SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 – Certain areas in Klang would be affected by water supply disruption from Aug 10 for Air Selangor to carry out equipment replacement works in its water distribution system. Its Group Corporate Communications Department chief Amin Lin Abdullah in a statement here said the disruption would be from

Scaramucci Out As Trump’s New Chief Of Staff Takes Reins

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WASHINGTON, Aug 1 – Foul-mouthed spin doctor Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House communications director Monday, just 10 days after being named to the post and hours after Donald Trump’s new chief of staff was sworn in. The 53-year-old New Yorker – whose vitriolic rant against colleagues gained him global notoriety

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