Bursa Malaysia Ends Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 – Bursa Malaysia closed lower today on persistent profit-taking led by Maybank, bucking the trend of its regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.01 points to close at 1,750.41 from 1,754.42, registered on Tuesday.  Earlier, the index opened 3.04 points higher at 1,757.46

US Leads Boycott Of Talks To Ban Nukes

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NEW YORK, Mar 28 – More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spoke

Four PAS Divisions In T’ganu Sever Ties With PKR

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Mar 28 –Four PAS divisions in Terengganu adopted resolutions at their respective annual general meetings held recently to sever all political ties with PKR. Terengganu PAS commissioner Satiful Bahri Mamat said the four divisions were Marang, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus. “It was what the grassroots wanted. It

Four-day Negri Sembilan Book Festival, Beginning March 30

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SEREMBAN, Mar 28 – Great news for book lovers and avid readers! The Negri Sembilan Book Festival 2017 will be held for four days, beginning Thursday, in Seremban 2 near here. Jointly organised by the Negri Sembilan State Library Corporation (PPANS) and Negri Sembilan Reading Movement Committee, the book fest will be held

Gemalto Releases Findings Of 2016 Breach Level Index

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AMSTERDAM, Mar 28 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015.  Identity theft was

Paris Police Hold 35 After Violent Demo Over Chinese Death

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PARIS, Mar 28 – French police said Tuesday they had arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the capital’s Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man by a policeman turned violent. The Paris police force said that around 150 “members of the Asian community” gathered late Monday outside a police

Abang Johari Is Against Hudud Law In Sarawak

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KUCHING, Mar 28 – The Sarawak state government under its new Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg continues to stand firm in opposing the hudud law from coming to Sarawak. He said he want to make it clear that hudud is not applicable to Sarawak and he share the same stand made

Trump Poised To Roll Back Climate Protections

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WASHINGTON, Mar 28 – US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official

Appeals Court Declares PPS Lawfully Established

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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 28 – The Court of Appeal today declared that the Volunteer Patrol Team (PPS) was lawfully established by the Penang state government. A panel of three judges led by Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, in allowing the state government’s appeal, set aside the Penang High Court’s decision which held

Waterspout, Flash Floods Hit Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Mar 28 – After an hour of downpour this evening, several low-lying areas in the island and mainland were hit by flash floods while motorists who using the Penang Bridge also reported seeing a waterspout which occurred about 6:00pm today. Heavy traffic was also observed along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu

Bursa Malaysia Ends Marginally Lower

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – Bursa Malaysia closed marginally lower today on mild profit taking in selected key heavyweights and in line with regional peers. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 0.80 of-a-point easier at 1,744.95, after moving between 1,744.33 and 1,750.35 throughout the day. On the broader market, losers

Singaporean Couple Jailed For Starving Philippine Maid

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SINGAPORE, Mar 27 – A Singaporean couple who starved their Philippine maid until she weighed just 29kg (64 pounds) were jailed Monday, in a case described as “shocking” by prosecutors who are appealing for stiffer sentences. Trader Lim Choon Hong, 48, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined Sg$10,000 (RM31,750),

14,238 Rumawip Units Involving 23 Projects Under Construction

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – Some 14,238 units of Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan (Rumawip) involving 23 projects are currently under construction and expected to be completed between this year and 2020. As many as 25,308 units of Rumawip involving 43 projects have been approved, while 26,138 units (44 projects) are still

Nicol’s Sixth Title Bid At British Open Ends

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 –Malaysian squash queen, Datuk Nicol David’s sixth title bid at the ongoing British Open Squash Championships came to an end after the world number seven player suffered a shocking defeat in the semi-finals late Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia). The 33-year-old Penangite who was seeded sixth, lost

100-kilo Gold Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

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BERLIN, Mar 27 – Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of US$1 million and weighing 100kg from Berlin’s Bode Museum on Monday. According to German media, the stolen coin is the “Big Maple Leaf”, a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53cm (21

Ringgit Up Against Us Dollar At Close

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today as it became among the most sought after currencies by investors as they shifted their interest from the greenback, a dealer said. At 6pm, the local unit stood at 4.4090/4130 against the greenback compared with 4.4230/4280 last Friday.

Trump To Roll Back Obama Clean Power Plan

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WASHINGTON, Mar 27 – President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor Barack Obama’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fuelled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. Speaking on ABC’s Sunday talk show “This Week”, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said rolling back Obama’s

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