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 2021-07-29 12:18 

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UK bank Lloyds logs soaring profit on Covid recovery...

LONDON, July 29 — British bank Lloyds said today that first-half net profits surged on lower-than-expected credit losses as the economy extended its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Profit after tax soared to 3.9 billion in the six months to......

 2021-07-29 12:14 

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Covid-19: SDMC says five new clusters detected in Sarawak...

KUCHING, July 29 — Five new Covid-19 clusters were detected in Sarawak, of which four are community clusters, and the other a workplace cluster bringing the total number of active clusters in the state to 78. The Sarawak State Disaster Management......

 2021-07-29 12:10 

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Hishammuddin: EMCO in 19 localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu and Kedah from Saturday...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — A total of 19 localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu and Kedah will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from this Saturday till August 13. Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster)......

 2021-07-29 12:05 

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Ahead of #Lawan protest, cops reiterate interstate travel and social gatherings still prohibited...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The police reminded the public today that interstate travel and social activities are still prohibited nationwid under the National Recovery Plan (NRP), ahead of the #Lawan street rally planned in Dataran Merdeka on......

 2021-07-29 12:04 

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Blinken says Iran negotiating process cannot go on indefinitely...

KUWAIT, July 29 — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said today the negotiating process with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal could not go on indefinitely, and that the ball was in Iran's court. "We are committed to diplomacy, but this.....

 2021-07-29 11:54 

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Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Gavin ends day one with a three-over 74...

TOKYO, July 29 — National golfer Gavin Green's hopes of an ideal start were blown off course when he ended up in joint 57th spot in the field of 60 golfers at the end of the first round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today. The opening round at the....

 2021-07-29 11:46 

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PMO maintains PM, law minister adhered to Constitution in announcing revocation of Emergency Ordinances...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) today maintained that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan had observed and followed all the due processes under the Federal......

 2021-07-29 11:43 

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Bencic beats Rybakina to reach Olympics tennis final...

TOKYO, July 29 — Switzerland's Belinda Bencic came through a marathon match against Kazakh player Elena Rybakina today to reach the women's tennis final at the Olympics and keep her bid for double gold alive. The 24-year-old saved five set.....

 2021-07-29 11:36 

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Indonesia's regional Covid-19 deaths higher than national tally, says data monitor...

JAKARTA, July 29 — Indonesia's regional Covid-19 deaths vastly outnumber its national tally, an independent organisation which collects data on the Southeast Asian country's coronavirus outbreak said in a statement today. Indonesia is Asia&#...

 2021-07-29 11:14 

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Covid-19: Persiaran Agas cluster in Johor records 13 deaths, suspected cases involving variants of concern, says state exco...

JOHOR BARU, July 29 — The Persiaran Agas cluster which started from a semiconductor manufacturing factory in Tanjung Agas, near Tangkak, has now recorded 13 deaths, and it is suspected that the cluster has cases with variants of concern (VOC).......

 2021-07-29 11:12 

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LRT 3 construction scaffolding collapse in Klang: Contractor issued stop work order, investigation ongoing...

SHAH ALAM, July 29 — Pembinaan Jaya Zira Sdn Bhd, the contractor for work package GS09 of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project, is currently working with the Fire and Rescue Department to investigate the root cause of the incident at the LRT 3......

 2021-07-29 11:11 

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Anwar says Speaker vowed Monday's Parliament sitting will go ahead...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today that he has been given assurance by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun that the Parliament sitting on Monday will go on as scheduled. Amid a lack of clarity after the sitting......

 2021-07-29 11:00 

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CGS-CIMB expects opr to increase by 75 bps by end-2022...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd expects the overnight policy rate (OPR) to increase by 75 basis points (bps) by the end of 2022. In its Shariah Research Reports Scheme for the second half of 2021 released today, it said the......

 2021-07-29 10:58 

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Thailand warns Covid-19 surge pushing hospitals to the brink...

BANGKOK, July 29 — Hospitals in Thailand's capital Bangkok and surrounding province are running out of beds due to a jump in Covid-19 patients, a health official said today, as the country reported a record number of infections for the fourth......

 2021-07-29 10:58 

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Germany to require proof of Covid immunity or negative test on arrival, says Spiegel...

BERLIN, July 29 — All travellers arriving in Germany will be required from this weekend to demonstrate immunity from Covid-19 either from a vaccine or previous infection, or present a negative test result, Der Spiegel reported. The plan, in a......

 2021-07-29 10:54 

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Malaysia breaks another Covid-19 record with 1,043 patients in ICU...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Malaysia's Covid-19 situation grew more dire today as the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 1,043 Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide. The latest figure overtakes record 1,023 ICU......

 2021-07-29 10:49 

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PAS backs PM Muhyiddin, calls unity, end to politicking in face of pandemic...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Islamist party PAS today declared its full support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet, which includes its party members. Its deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man also declared the party's....

 2021-07-29 10:34 

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Ringgit continues slide against greenback...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The ringgit continued to depreciate against the US dollar today despite higher crude oil prices, as the slight fall in the daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia was not enough to revive positivity in the market, an analyst said......

 2021-07-29 10:10 

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DPM Ismail Sabri: Muhyiddin's government still has over 110 MPs' support...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The current federal government still has the majority support of MPs, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this evening following a tumultuous day in Parliament. In a statement issued in his capacity as.....

 2021-07-29 10:07 

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Parliament must never be misled — Malaysian Bar...

JULY 29 — The Malaysian Bar refers to the statement issued today by the Comptroller of the Royal Household whereby His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong expressed his disappointment regarding statements made in Parliament on 26 July 2021 by the......

 2021-07-29 10:06 

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Covid-19: Terengganu Health Dept detects Delta variant in state; urges residents to be more disciplined...

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 29 — The people of Terengganu have been urged to be more vigilant and adopt stricter standard operating procedures (SOPs), following two positive cases of Covid-19 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) having been reported in the state......

 2021-07-29 09:54 

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Bursa Malaysia bucks regional trend to end lower...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Bursa Malaysia bucked the regional market trend to end lower today, weighed down by profit-taking in selected heavyweights amid uncertainties surrounding the market. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI).....

 2021-07-29 09:50 

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Johor Umno Youth demands entire Cabinet quit following Agong's remarks, state DAP shares sentiments...

JOHOR BARU, July 29 — The Johor Umno Youth wing today demanded Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his entire Cabinet resign and take responsibility for revoking six Emergency Ordinances without first gaining the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's....

 2021-07-29 09:41 

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Deputy Speaker postpones Dewan Rakyat special sitting to Monday after announcing two more Covid-19 positive cases...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon has postponed today's special sitting to Monday after announcing that two more members of the Lower House have tested positive for Covid-19. The postponement will......

 2021-07-29 09:36 

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Big but affordable: PRISM+ unveils two large 4K Android 10.0 TVs to elevate your viewing experience...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 Let's face it. Televisions have become the standard item of luxury at home. The larger and thinner the TV, the more splendid the house will look. The piece of luxury however comes with a catch as the bigger the TV, the......

 2021-07-29 09:28 

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MRT3: MRT Corp receives over 40 submissions from major construction players...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) received over 40 submissions from major players of the construction industry in Malaysia under the request for information (RFI) exercise for the MRT3 Circle Line......

 2021-07-29 09:18 

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#Lawan activist nabbed under Sedition Act, as three others questioned by cops...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — An activist who is part of the #Lawan campaign has been arrested today for investigation under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 while giving her statement at the Dang Wangi police. According to Sekretariat Solidariti......

 2021-07-29 09:18 

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Uncertainty reigns as Facebook 'live' feed show most Pakatan, Umno MPs still in the House as Parliament put under lockdown...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — A Facebook video broadcast "live" by Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh this afternoon showed many lawmakers from both Pakatan Harapan, Umno, Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) and independents remaining inside the Dewan Rakyat.....

 2021-07-29 09:13 

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Resign for tainting Parliament over EO revocation, Umno No. 2 tells law minister, attorney general...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has condemned the government's attempt to revoke the Emergency Ordinances without royal assent as unparliamentary and unconstitutional, and urged those responsible to......

 2021-07-29 08:57 

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Citing loss of confidence, Anwar files formal bid for motion to remove Muhyiddin as PM...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Opposition leader and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has today sent a letter expressing his intent to table a motion in Dewan Rakyat to remove Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, claiming the prime minister has lost the......

 2021-07-29 08:51 

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In Terengganu, family loses father, sister to Covid-19 within a week...

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 29 — Losing their beloved father and sister to Covid-19 in a span of a week is such a great ordeal for Azenira Ali and her family. Azenira, 37, from Felda Neram 2, Cheneh in Kemaman said all this while, she only read about......

 2021-07-29 08:50 

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Spain's unemployment rate falls to 15.3pc in Q2...

MADRID, July 29 — Spain's unemployment rate fell in the second quarter of the year as companies hired more staff following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, official data showed today. Data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed....

 2021-07-29 08:47 

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Japan's medical association demands government urgency to stem pandemic, reports Kyodo...

TOKYO, July 29 — The Japan Medical Association has demanded that the government share its sense of urgency to stem a rapid surge in coronavirus infections, Kyodo news agency reported today. Newly reported cases in Tokyo hit a record high of 3,865......

 2021-07-29 08:40 

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Umno asks PM, Takiyuddin to both resign, reiterates its MPs no longer support Muhyiddin...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today that his party Umno is requesting for both Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan to resign. He also reiterated that its MPs......

 2021-07-29 08:27 

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Hong Kong stocks extend rebound to second day...

HONG KONG, July 29 — Hong Kong stocks finished more than three per cent higher today, clawing back some of the hefty losses suffered earlier in the week, after Chinese officials sought to soothe concerns about Beijing's recent crackdown on a......

 2021-07-29 08:26 

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S.Korea experts call for more Covid curbs as easygoing young fuel surge...

SEOUL, July 29 — South Korean health experts called today for tougher social distancing rules including a midnight curfew as the number of severe Covid-19 cases has doubled in three weeks, driven largely by young, unvaccinated people. South Korea......

 2021-07-29 08:25 

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France calls UK quarantine rules discriminatory, excessive...

PARIS, July 29 — England's decision to keep quarantine measures for travellers coming from France and not for those coming from other European Union countries is discriminatory and not based on science, a French minister said on Thursday.......

 2021-07-29 08:25 

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Scaffolding for under-construction MRT 3 bridge in Klang collapses, injuring four workers, trapping one in rubble (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Four Bangladeshi workers were hurt when the steel beam scaffolding of the MRT 3 bridge that is under construction near the Premier Hotel in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang gave way earlier today. One worker is still trapped......

 2021-07-29 08:21 

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Spirits maker Diageo's sales exceed estimates on strong US demand...

JULY 29 — Spirits group Diageo reported today a better-than-expected rise in full-year organic net sales growth, as North American bars and restaurants reopened helping boost demand for its tequila brands and Johnnie Walker whisky. By region,......

 2021-07-29 08:14 

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Covid-19: Kelantan wants more vaccines following rise in sporadic cases...

KOTA BARU, July 29 — The sharp rise in daily Covid-19 positive cases again in Kelantan, which on average involves community or sporadic infections, has placed the state in a dire situation, said State Local Government, Housing and Health Committee.....

 2021-07-29 08:11 

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Tokyo Olympics: Diver Nur Dhabitah champing at the bit to get started...

TOKYO, July 29 — The challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic has only fuelled the spirit of young national diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri ahead of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 22-year-old and her teammate Wendy Ng Yan Yee, 28, are......

 2021-07-29 08:08 

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AstraZeneca says Covid vaccine sales top US$1.0b...

LONDON, July 29 — British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said today that its Covid vaccine generated US$1.2 billion (1.0 billion euros) in sales in the first half of the year. The group shipped about 319 million doses worldwide during the......

 2021-07-29 07:59 

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Parliament under lockdown after two Covid-19 cases detected, MPs told to stay put until screenings are done...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Following the detection of two Covid-19 cases, Parliament will go into immediate lockdown with everyone present including staff, media and lawmakers barred from leaving the premises until mass swab tests are completed.......

 2021-07-29 07:50 

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Three rights of a King Hafiz Hassan...

JULY 29 A month ago, I wrote "The King reigns, he does not rule, but he may remind". Alas, after the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong's (the King) third reminder the Dewan Rakyat sat, albeit only for a five-day special sitting. Now, after a stunner......

 2021-07-29 07:44 

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Bursa Malaysia turns easier at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 Bursa Malaysia turned easier at mid-afternoon today with buying seen interspersing selling in selected heavyweights amid uncertainties surrounding the market. A dealer said investors were cautious as they remained vigilant......

 2021-07-29 07:40 

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Gag order lifted on identity of Singaporean undergrad voyeur from top UK uni, defence appeals...

SINGAPORE, July 29 — A district judge on Thursday (July 29) lifted a gag order imposed on the identity of a 23-year-old Singaporean undergraduate from a top British university, who had filmed voyeuristic videos of almost a dozen female friends.......

 2021-07-29 07:40 

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Umno veteran Shahrir Samad keen to see recall elections adopted against party hoppers...

JOHOR BARU, July 29 — Bait Al-Amanah chairman and Umno veteran Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said any enactment of recall election laws against party hopping must start at the parliamentary stage or national level first. He added that such a move......

 2021-07-29 07:34 

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Former K-pop singer Mina of AOA reportedly in hospital after suspected suicide attempt...

PETALING JAYA, July 29 — Former K-pop star Mina of the girl group AOA has reportedly been hospitalised after a suspected suicide attempt. A report by Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo stated that the 27-year-old allegedly attempted to take her own......

 2021-07-29 07:30 

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Tokyo stocks close higher on gains in US tech shares...

TOKYO, July 29 Tokyo stocks closed higher today as investors took heart from gains in US tech shares after the Fed decided against any major changes to its monetary policy. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.73 per cent, or 200.76 points, to......

 2021-07-29 07:27 

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Rights group urges US Customs to probe Goodyear Malaysia over alleged worker abuse...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Rights group Liberty Shared has asked United States customs authorities to investigate the Malaysian operations of American tyre maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co over accusations of abusive labour practices, the group......

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