Malaysian Food Exporters Told To Note New US Rules

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – Malaysian exporters of processed food and beverages to the US are urged to familiarise themselves with the new food safety regulation introduced by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.  Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) New York’s Trade

Dr Hilmi: 500 Ambulances To Be Distributed Nationwide Soon

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 – The Health Ministry will issue 500 ambulance vans to hospitals nationwide this year. Deputy Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya (pix) said the 500 units would be distributed in phases to replace damaged ambulances.  “We have given 200 units nationwide but it was still insufficient, most ambulances

AirAsia To Buy Global Express Jet For US$10m

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 22 – AirAsia Bhd is acquiring a Bombardier Global Express aircraft for US$10 million (RM40.3 million) for executive efficiency and better cost efficiency, under a related part deal. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, it said that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Caterhamjet

Kedah Exco Meeting Held At Penang Hospital Today

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 22 – Kedah State Executive Council weekly meeting convened at the Penang Hospital here this morning. This is because Menteri Besar Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah is recuperating from an intestinal surgery on June 6. He was transferred from the Kedah Medical Centre (KMC) to the Penang Hospital on the same day

MAHB: Using Another Name For Klia2 Violates Aviation Laws

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 22 – Using another name for klia2, the official brand of the KL International Airport 2, violates the aviation laws, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said. He said the campaign carried out by low-cost carrier AirAsia to brand klia2 as LCCT2 is against the International

116,836 Malaysians Barred For Failing To Settle Income Tax

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 21 – A total 116,836 Malaysians have been barred from leaving the country following their failure to settle their income tax totaling RM2.55 billion as of May 31. Another 9,665 Malaysians have also been prevented from leaving the country for not paying their Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) which amounted

Gemalto ePassports Ranked #1 For Speed In Industry Tests

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AMSTERDAM, Jun 21 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that its operating system integrated in the Sealys electronic passports, achieved the fastest reading capabilities in the independent Interoperability Tests conducted at the recent Security Document World Conference in London. Sealys ePassport Embedded Software is

Ringgit Opens Easier Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – The ringgit retreated from yesterday’s gains to open easier against the US dollar today on weak buying interest. At 9.46am, the local unit was quoted at 4.0620/0670 against the US dollar from 4.0600/0660. The ringgit also traded mixed against other major currencies. It appreciated against the Singapore dollar

KLCI Mixed In Early Trade Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened mixed today with mild profit impacting counters such as CIMB and PPB Group, while pushing the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) into the red. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.80 points lower at 1,631.43

PKR’s Bekenu Candidate Gunned Down In Miri

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KUCHING, Jun 21 – Sarawak PKR member Bill Kayong who contested in the May 7 state election was shot dead this morning near the Emart One-Stop shopping mall in Senadin, Miri. PKR Communications Director Fahmi Fadzil had confirmed  and informed the media about Kayong’s death, and that the party will be releasing an official

IGP: 60 Football Bookies Detained Since June 1

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – Sixty football bookies involved in illegal betting activities either individually or as a syndicate have been arrested by police under “Ops Soga” which started well before Euro 2016 kicked off on June 10. According to police, the 60 suspects were detained since June 1, and believed to

MMEA Seize 14,000 Litres Subsidised Diesel, Arrest Seven Vietnamese

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 21 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized 14,000 litres of subsidised diesel worth RM21,000 and arrested seven Vietnamese fishermen on June 15. Terengganu MMEA director Capt Zainolabidin Jusoh said the seven Vietnamese fishermen who were using a cargo boat as cover were arrested 103 nautical miles from

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