Malaysia’s Economy Grows 5.6% In First Quarter Of 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 – Malaysia’s economy recorded robust growth of 5.6% in the first quarter of this year (1Q17) against the 4.1% registered in the same quarter of 2016, boosted by strong domestic demand and private expenditure. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Seri Muhammad Ibrahim said growth for the just

Hero’s Welcome In Pyongyang For North’s Missile Developers

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SEOUL, May 19 – Thousands of men in their Sunday best and women in colourful traditional dress lined the streets of Pyongyang to give the scientists and workers behind North Korea’s latest missile test a hero’s welcome, state media reported Friday. “People’s enthusiastic welcome for defence science warriors,” ran a front-page

Japan Cabinet Approves Bill Allowing Emperor’s Abdication

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TOKYO, May 19 – The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries. The bill will now be sent to parliament for debate and likely swift final approval, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

Taiwan Man Arrested Over Public Beheading Of Sister

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TAIPEI, May 18 – A Taiwanese man was arrested Thursday for decapitating his sister in front of horrified neighbours, a week after another killer was jailed for beheading a three-year-old girl in the street. The brutal crimes have shocked the largely peaceful island. The 54-year-old man, identified by his family name Lin,

Govt Applies To Strike Out Anwar’s Lawsuit

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 –  The government has applied to strike out a lawsuit by former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against his Sodomy II conviction for committing the alleged offence against his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. This was told to reporters by Anwar’s counsel, Melissa Sasidaran, after

1,500 SMEs To Be Listed On AliBaba.Com Platform

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KUALA TERENGGANU, May 18 – A total of 1,500 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be listed on the AliBaba.com e-commerce platform by year-end, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the selection of the eligible SMEs, with a diverse product range, would be carried out throughout

EU Fines Facebook €110m Over WhatsApp Deal

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BRUSSELS, May 18 – European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook €110 million (RM530 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Calling it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”, the European Commission, which acts as the EU’s competition watchdog, said Facebook

Slapping Incident : PTVM Apologises On Behalf Of David Teo

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 – The Television Producers Association of Malaysia (PTVM) today apologised on behalf of its member, David Teo, for allegedly being rude during the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue attended by the prime minister last night. PTVM president Datuk Jurey Latiff Rosli said he was confident that Teo who

Fujitsu Develops Technology To Partition, Visualize Complex Business Application Structures By Function

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KAWASAKI, May 18 – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed technology that by analyzing a program can partition internal structures so as to simplify modification of complex business applications. Conventionally, business applications that repeat revisions due to maintenance or the addition of new features often have internal structures

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