Monsoon Transition Period Until Early November

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 – Malaysia will go through a monsoon transition period from tomorrow until November. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this normally leads to localised heavy rain and thunderstorms in a short period of time with frequent strong winds especially in the afternoon until early night. According to a statement

EPF And KWAP Are Said To Pursue Insurance Deal Talks

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 – Malaysia’s two biggest pension funds, which manage a combined US$203 billion, plan to pursue talks to buy stakes in foreign-owned insurers in the country as the government enforces caps on overseas ownership, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and

Maria Chin Among Charged Again Over Street Protest

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah today maintained her not-guilty plea after she was again charged in the Magistrate’s Court, here, with participating in the #KitaLawan street protest, two years ago. Maria, 61, and two others, Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin, 41, and Bersih

Sato Pharmaceutical And Eisai to Co-Promote New Oral Antifungal Agent Containing Active Ingredient Fosravuconazole In Japan

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TOKYO, Oct 3 – Sato Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Eisai Co., Ltd., and Seren Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that Sato Pharma and Eisai will co-promote a new triazole class oral antifungal agent (development code: BFE1224, “the agent”) containing the active ingredient fosravuconazole L-lysine ethanolate (“fosravuconazole”) in Japan, based on an agreement

Penang Police Uncover 19 Drug Labs

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KEPALA BATAS, Oct 3 – The Penang police have uncovered 19 drug labs and opened 2,692 investigation papers on drug trafficking crimes in the state in 2015 and 2016. Acting Penang Police chief Datuk Roslee Chik said throughout the two years, the police had also seized various types of drugs weighing over

Two Dead, 24 Wounded By Gunfire In Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Oct 2 – At least two people were killed and 24 were hospitalised after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, a local hospital spokeswoman said, and police said one suspect was down. The spokeswoman for the University Medical Center hospital said 14 of the wounded were

Italy Orders N. Korea Ambassador Home Over Missiles

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ROME, Oct 1 – Italy has ordered North Korea’s incoming new ambassador to leave the country in a protest over Kim Jong-Un’s missile launches and nuclear tests. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano announced the move in an interview with Italian daily La Repubblica, published on Sunday. “We have taken the firm decision to

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