50,882 Online Entrepreneurs Register With CCM

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 21 – A total of 50,882 on-line entrepreneurs throughout the country have registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) as of May 12, this year. CCM chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abdul Wahab Fenner said there was an increase in the trend of on-line business registration recorded since

Australia Declares Game-up For ‘Fake Refugees’

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SYDNEY, May 21 – Australia gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to prove they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Before the conservatives took power and adopted a tough line on the issue in 2013, an estimated 50,000 asylum-seekers flooded into

21 Policemen Arrested So Far Under ‘Ops Kabaddi’

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 – Twenty-one police personnel have been arrested nationwide under the ‘Ops Kabaddi’ operation to nab policemen suspected of protecting perpetrators of crime, including drug trafficking syndicates. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today all the suspects had been arrested under the Security Offences (Special

Asia Pacific Roundtable Revisits Cyber Security Issue

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 – Since its inception 30 years ago, the Asia Pacific Roundtable (APR) has faced challenges in putting together topics to be discussed at highly-anticipated meetings to ensure its relevance to the region while trying to avoid being repetitive at the same time. The APR has consistently maintained

BNM: More Measures Possible To Deepen Financial Markets

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 – Bank Negara Malaysia is not ruling out the possibility of introducing another round of measures, if needed, to deepen Malaysia’s financial market, says Governor Datuk Seri Muhammad Ibrahim. For now, he said the central bank was in the midst of analysing the outcome of two measures that

Philippine Leader Imposes Strict Ban On Smoking

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MANILA, May 19 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public, reinforcing some of the toughest anti-tobacco measures in Asia. Smoking and selling cigarettes will be banned in all enclosed public places, as well as within 100m of schools, parks

Intermediary Remanded Over Malacca Protection Money Racket Probe

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PUTRAJAYA, May 19 – A man suspected to be an intermediary was remanded today for six days to assist in the investigation into the alleged protection money racket in Malacca. Magistrate Nadia Othman issued the remand order against the 32-year-old man upon an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at the Putrajaya

BNM: Financial Institutions Close 238 Suspicious Accounts

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is taking aggressive measures to combat illegal financial schemes as part of the central bank’s zero tolerance policy on operators and investors knowingly participating in illegal financial activities. Governor Datuk Seri Muhammad Ibrahim said, as at May 2, 2017, 238 suspicious accounts were

MAHB Opens To Partnership To Add Value To Its Istanbul Unit

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SEPANG, May 19 – Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is open to any potential partners to participate in its the wholly-owned Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) and add value to the assets of the airport. Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the company had already added value to the airport by

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

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