SEA Games: Indonesia Calls For Calm Over Flag Blunder

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JAKARTA, Aug 23 – The Indonesian government Wednesday asked people not to overreact to a gaffe that saw Indonesia’s flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine, after protests were staged in several cities. Protests, burnings of replica Malaysian flags and angry denunciations of the Malaysian government erupted in cities

Kim Jong-Un Starting To Respect US

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PHOENIX, Aug 23 – US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea was beginning to bear fruit and that Kim Jong-Un had started to “respect” the United States. “Some people said it was too strong. It’s not strong enough,” he told a gathering of thousands of supporters at

No Reversal To “Kiddie” Packs

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 – The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) wants the government to ensure that the ban of “kiddie” cigarette packs remain because the primary objective of “kiddie” packs is to entice the youth, potential smokers, and women. “Kiddie” packs comprising less than 20 sticks are more affordable to these

Salleh Explains Why More Young People Back BN

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today outlined five factors contributing to the changing trend of the increasing the support from young voters for the Barisan Nasional. Firstly, he said, young people had increasing confidence in the BN administration because of the unity among

Kim Orders More Production Of ICBMs

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SEOUL, Aug 23 – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered more production of rocket engines and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) nosecones, Pyongyang state media said Wednesday. Tensions over the North’s weapons programmes have mounted this year and it carried out two ICBM tests last month, overseen by Kim, that apparently brought

PLUS Closes All Reload Lanes For Public Holidays

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 – PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has announced the nationwide closure of all 134 reload lanes from Aug 29 to Sept 4 to facilitate smooth operations of toll plazas during the National Day and Hari Raya Aidiladha holidays. PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail in a statement here

Judge Releases One Spanish Terror Suspect, Remands Two

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MADRID, Aug 23 – A Spanish judge Tuesday released one suspect in the terror attacks that claimed 15 lives and wounded more than 100 people last week, saying evidence against him was weak, but remanded two others. National Court Judge Fernando Abreu ordered that Mohamed Houli Chemlal, a 21-year-old Spaniard, and Driss

Four Spain Attack Suspects In Court For Questioning

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MADRID, Aug 22 – Four alleged members of a terror cell were in a Madrid court on Tuesday, facing possible charges related to the twin attacks in Catalonia that claimed 15 lives and wounded more than 100 people. Spanish police shot dead Barcelona terror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub on Monday in a dramatic

RHB, AMMB End Merger Talks

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 – RHB Bank Bhd and AMMB Holdings Bhd have mutually agreed to end discussions on the proposed merger of the two banking groups as both parties failed to reach an agreement on mutually acceptable terms and conditions for the proposed merge, the banks said in a joint

Khairul Hafiz Jantan Fastest Man In Southeast Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 – National sprint ace Khairul Hafiz Jantan became the fastest man in Southeast Asia after winning the gold medal in the 100m at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil here tonight. The 19-year-old, who hails from Malacca, crossed the finish line in the blue ribbon event in 10.38s, beating

Grab Expands Partners For Grabrewards

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 – Grab, a well-known e-hailing provider company expands its GrabRewards programme by drawing more than 150 merchants into its ecosystem of reward partners. Head of GrabPay, Jason Thompson said with the new expanded GrabRewards programme, the company had created an ecosystem in which its customers would stay loyal

Organisers Slam ‘Singapore Dogs’ Football Chant

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 – The SEA Games organisers urged fans to behave themselves today after Malaysia football supporters caused anger by chanting “Singapore dogs” during a game. The organising committee called the incident, footage of which has been circulating online, “highly regrettable” and said it ran counter to the spirit of

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