Does BNM Condone Illegal Forex Trading?

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GEORGE TOWN, May 4 –  JJPTR, CYL, Richway Global Venture and BTC I-system all have one thing in common; they are major money game schemes that have been in the limelight recently BUT for the wrong reasons. The president of Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) S.M Mohamed Idris said CAP

JJPTR Investors Media Shy

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GEORGE TOWN, May 4 – An investor of the troubled high-yield investment company JJPTR refused to speak to the media over fears of making the situation worse. He was approached by reporters at the office in Jalan Perak here but declined to speak, claiming media attention would make things worse. He said

Ministry: ‘Money game’ not licensed

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PUTRAJAYA, May 4 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism never issued foreign exchange (forex) business licences to any company or individual, said its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin. All businesses such as ”money game”, get-rich-quick, forex and ponzi schemes under the guise of direct selling business and multi-level marketing

China’s Xi Hails Ties With Philippines As Duterte Cools On US

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BEIJING, May 3 – China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed the “dialogue” between Beijing and Manila over their border dispute in the South China Sea during a phone call with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, state media reported. Duterte is loosening the Philippines’ long alliance with the United States while strengthening ties

Facebook, Apple Logos Removed From Thai Royal Funeral Statue

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BANGKOK, May 3 – Apple, Facebook and Google logos have been removed from a giant statue of a mythical beast that will stand inside the sprawling cremation complex being built for Thailand’s late king after their inclusion caused an online outcry. Dozens of palace artisans are working around the clock to produce

N. Korea State Media Confirms Arrest Of US Professor

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SEOUL, May 3 – North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of a US professor for trying to “overturn” the regime, as tensions spike between the isolated nuclear-armed nation and Washington. Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, became the third American held in the North when he was detained at the capital’s airport

Abe Announces Plan To Revise Japan’s Pacifist Charter

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TOKYO, May 3 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced plans to seek the first-ever changes to Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution and said he wants the revisions to take effect in 2020. The changes, which would spell out the status of the nation’s “self-defence” military forces, were announced as Japan marked

Agong Officiates ‘Pameran Raja Kita’

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 – Sultan Muhammad V has opened Pameran Raja Kita (Our King’s Exhibition) at the Royal Museum here in conjunction with his installation as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. His Majesty was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the ceremony. Sultan Muhammad

Pregnant Woman Charged With Hurting Husband

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PETALING JAYA, May 2 – A woman who is two-month pregnant pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge of causing hurt on her husband. M. Chandrakala, 22, was charged with hurting R. Elangovan, 23, at a field at Jalan Nuri 7/4, Kelana Jaya here, at 11am last April

2nd Cambridge English Graduation Day 2017

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GEORGE TOWN, May 2 – 445 graduates obtained Cambridge English Certificate, where 26 of them are beneficiaries of pilot classes under The Brighter Future Project. This year, 14 preparation centres have involved in conducting Cambridge English courses and classes by GPEX. All candidates have scored with distinction and acquired Common European Framework

Abolishment Of Cabotage Policy Good For Sarawak, Says State Minister

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KUCHING, May 2 – Abolishment of the cabotage policy will create a lot of convenience and is good for Sarawak’s timber industry, according to a state minister. Sarawak Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship, Trade and Investment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan who is also state Resource Planning and Environment Minister II,

MAS Aircraft Tyres Deflated After Landing At KLIA

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SEPANG, May 2 – Two tyres of Malaysia Airlines flight MH726 from Jakarta deflated after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The 7.13am incident, involving a Boeing 737-800 (738) aircraft, has caused the Runway 2 at KLIA to be closed. Malaysia Airlines in a statement today said passengers and crew in

Police Arrest Two Over Ampang Brawl

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 – Police have arrested two men for being involved in a brawl near the Ampang Hospital at 3.15am on Monday. Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said a police patrol intervened after a brawl broke out between 80 individuals. “Police approached the group and ordered them

China Calls For New Talks With North Korea On Nukes

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UNITED NATIONS, May 24 – China’s UN ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the “very strong” need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearisation.  Liu Jieyi, whose country is closest to North Korea,

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