Doctor2U Launches On-Demand Ambulances

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – Local online platform for on-demand healthcare services, Doctor2U, has included a feature that lets users request for an ambulance on-demand, the first in Malaysia to offer this through an app. In this endeavour, Doctor2U has partnered with Falck First Ambulance with a total of 20 ambulances allocated.

Partial Eclipse Of The Moon On Aug 7

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – Malaysians will have the chance to observe a partial eclipse of the moon for five hours beginning 11.50pm on Aug 7 until 4.50am the following day. In a statement issued today, the National Space Agency (Angkasa) said the public could observe this phenomenon better with the help

Perak Adopts ‘Smart Postman’ App

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TANJUNG MALIM, Jul 21 – A postman’s job is mainly to deliver letters and parcels, but now, they have also become the “eyes and ears” of the authorities to help the local community through the “Smart Postman” application. Perak was chosen as the first state in Peninsular Malaysia for postmen to use

BNM Releases Strategy Paper On VBI

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), in collaboration with the Islamic finance industry, has released a strategy paper on Value-based Intermediation (VBI) to articulate strategies to strengthen the roles and impact of Islamic banking institutions (IBIs) towards a sustainable financial ecosystem. In the meanwhile the central bank said the

Report: Facebook To Test News Story Paywalls

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 20 – Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday. The leading social network has become a major source of news for people, triggering complaints by publishers that

ALE And PGi Deliver Audio Conferencing To Maximize The UC&C Experience

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SINGAPORE, JUL 20 – ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced it is working with PGi, the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration solutions, to deliver integrated high-definition (HD) audio conferencing for its collaborative communications platform, Rainbow. In today’s business environment, conference calls make up more than half

Trump Son To Testify Before US Senate Panel Next Week

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WASHINGTON, Jul 20 – President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a former campaign manager will testify before Congress next week as part of US investigations into the Trump team’s alleged contacts with Russia, a Senate panel announced Wednesday. Donald Trump Jr and Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify in an open hearing

RTM Stops Airing Despacito Song

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PUTRAJAYA, Jul 20 – Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, on all its radio and television stations immediately, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a

Convictions In Major Thai Human Trafficking Trial

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BANGKOK, Jul 19 – A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015

Ishak Was A Loving Father

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SEREMBAN, Jul 19 – Lenggeng assemblyman Ishak Ismail, who died of heart complications yesterday, has been described as a loving brother and father. His elder sister, Asnah Salleh, 69, said although Ishak was vocal in politics, he was very affectionate towards his four children. “We have been close with each other since

Montenegro Coup Plot Trial Adjourned

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PODGORICA, Jul 19 – The trial of two pro-Russian opposition leaders and 12 others over their role in an alleged bid to topple Montenegro’s government was adjourned Wednesday after claims the prosecutor was biased. The 14 suspects, who risk lengthy jail terms, include Democratic Front leaders Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic as

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