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 2021-07-30 05:59 

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Renault forecasts 2021 profit despite global chip shortage...

LONDON, July 30 — French carmaker Renault said on Friday it expected to post a full-year 2021 profit despite a worsening semiconductor chip shortage and rising raw materials costs. Renault said it now expects the chip shortage to lead to a......

 2021-07-30 05:53 

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Maxis posts higher net profit of RM360m in second quarter...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Maxis Bhd posted a slightly higher net profit of RM360 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 against RM342 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 5.3 per cent to RM2.26 billion from RM2.15 billion......

 2021-07-30 05:49 

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Woman in Singapore charged with climbing up to another hotel room balcony while on stay-home notice...

SINGAPORE, July 30 — A 39-year-old woman was charged in court on Friday (July 30) with breaching Covid-19 laws by twice leaving her Sentosa hotel room without a face mask when she was on stay-home notice. Jin Chensu is accused of climbing up to......

 2021-07-30 05:45 

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Total employment falls by 15,700 in Q2, driven by departure of non-resident workers, says Singapore's MOM...

SINGAPORE, July 30 Total employment in Singapore fell by 15,700 in the second quarter of this year, as various sectors were affected by tightened restrictions when Singapore went into Phase 2 (heightened alert) from May 16 to June 13. The......

 2021-07-30 05:37 

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Perak DAP chief says PMO's statement on EO revocation contradicts Agong...

IPOH, July 30 — Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming said the statement by the Prime Minister's Office's (PMO) on the Emergency Ordinances (EOs) clearly contradicts what the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had said and violates the Federal Constitution.......

 2021-07-30 05:33 

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Stats Dept: Malaysia facing challenges in maintaining economic recovery momentum amid Covid-19 pandemic...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Malaysia's economy is expected to face challenges in maintaining its recovery momentum amidst the continuous Covid-19 outbreak, said the Department of the Statistics (DOSM) today. Chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd......

 2021-07-30 05:28 

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MMA decry late-night questioning of MAEPS doctors...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The recent late-hour questioning of doctors at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) Covid-19 quarantine centre by the police has come under fire from the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). Its president......

 2021-07-30 05:26 

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Tokyo Olympics: USA's Ryan Murphy says 200m backstroke race 'probably not clean'...

TOKYO, July 30 Ryan Murphy said Friday's 200m backstroke final was "probably not clean" after he lost his Olympic title to Russian Evgeny Rylov but the US swimmer quickly walked back his comments when asked if he was accusing any of his......

 2021-07-30 05:12 

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Bursa Malaysia ends morning session lower...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Bursa Malaysia ended the morning trading session lower due to selling pressure across the board. At 12.30pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 9.19 points to 1,503.74 from yesterday's close of......

 2021-07-30 05:09 

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Bank Negara: Malaysia's official reserve assets at US$111.1b...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Malaysia's official reserve assets amounted to US$111.1 billion (RM440.1 billion) as of end-June 2021, in accordance with the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (IMF SDDS) format. In a......

 2021-07-30 05:00 

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MACC drops all money laundering charges against Najib's former PR chief Paul Stadlen, Umno lawyer Hafarizam...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has dropped its money laundering charges against former Apco Malaysia boss Paul Geoffrey Stadlen, who also previously aided Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his publicity campaigns......

 2021-07-30 04:46 

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Polish influencer sells her 'digital love' as NFT online for RM1.058m...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 A Polish influencer sold her love online for US$250,000 (RM1.058 million) as an NFT (non-fungible token), Insider reported. Marta Rentel sold her digital love on July 13 to an unknown buyer with whom she would go on a......

 2021-07-30 04:40 

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Singaporean cyclist praised for 'escorting' pangolin across roads to safety (VIDEO)...

PETALING JAYA, July 30 Singaporean cyclist Michael Lim has been hailed a hero after "escorting" a young pangolin up a road curb from the main road. Lim, who posted a video on a Facebook group wrote how he guided the mammal from his bicycle......

 2021-07-30 04:34 

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'Eyes are narrow': Greek commentator sacked for asking how S. Korean Olympic athletes can see the ball (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 A Greek table tennis commentator has been fired for mocking South Korean players' eyes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Veteran journalist Dimosthenis Karmiris said that Koreans have "narrow eyes" and even wondered "how......

 2021-07-30 04:24 

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Covid-19: Those involved in interstate travel not allowed to join prayers at mosques in Perlis, says Raja Muda...

KANGAR, July 30 People who live with those involved in interstate travel are not allowed to perform prayers at mosques in Perlis even though they have completed both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, said the Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed......

 2021-07-30 04:16 

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Australia's McKeon wins women's Olympic 100m freestyle...

TOKYO, July 30 Australian sprint star Emma McKeon blazed to the women's 100m freestyle Olympic gold medal in the second fastest time ever today. The 27-year-old set a new Olympic record of 51.96sec ahead of Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey, who timed.....

 2021-07-30 04:16 

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Myanmar democracy movement moves out of jailed Suu Kyi's shadow...

YANGON, July 30 — Imprisoned by the military, detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is isolated from the young protesters now forging their own struggle for democracy outside of her shadow. Sunday marks six months since her National League for......

 2021-07-30 04:13 

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What's happening in Myanmar, six months after the coup?...

BANGKOK, July 30 — Myanmar has endured six months of turmoil since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi's government and ended the country's decade-old experiment with democracy. The junta has consolidated its position after a lethal......

 2021-07-30 04:04 

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Malaysia's Hup Wei a picture of desolation after Tokyo exit...

TOKYO, July 30 Disappointment was clearly etched on the face of Lee Hup Wei at the end of the qualifying rounds of the men's high jump event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today. Hup Wei, who is making his third Olympic appearance after the 2008......

 2021-07-30 03:59 

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Philippines to place Manila area in lockdown to curb Delta spread...

MANILA, July 30 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday approved the imposition of lockdown measures in the capital region, in a bid to contain the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant and to shield the country's medical system. The....

 2021-07-30 03:56 

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Wang steals show at Olympics to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps...

TOKYO, July 30 China's Wang Shun claimed the men's 200m individual medley gold medal today, becoming the event's first new Olympic champion since 2000 after the retirement of four-time winner Michael Phelps. Wang touched in 1min 55.00secs ahea...

 2021-07-30 03:42 

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Philippines' Duterte fully restores troop pact with United States...

MANILA, July 30 — President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a pact governing the presence of US troops in the Philippines, the two countries' defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington......

 2021-07-30 03:41 

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Bursa Malaysia stays negative at mid-morning...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at mid-morning today on selling pressure in heavyweights. At 11.00am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 5.26 points lower at......

 2021-07-30 03:39 

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The Opposition's elephant in the room — Victor Ng...

JULY 30 — Calls for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign have grown louder following his administration's run-in with the palace over the revocation of Emergency ordinances. Leading the chorus are the usual suspects like Opposition....

 2021-07-30 03:35 

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It's a conundrum — Hafiz Hassan...

JULY 30 — Dick the Butcher's famous quote from Shakespeare's Henry VI, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is known by almost everyone. Yet forgotten by almost everyone, by the look of things. Almost everyone has ...

 2021-07-30 03:33 

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Don't abandon Malaysia for Perikatan, Umno veep tells party...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has called for an interim government to be formed by the party, following the chaos that occurred after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's statement yesterday. He said Malaysi...

 2021-07-30 03:29 

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Lukaku hopes for 'even more' with Serie A champions Inter next season...

MILAN, July 30 Romelu Lukaku warned Serie A champions Inter Milan hope to achieve "even more" next term as the Belgium striker returned to pre-season training on Monday. Inter ended their 11-year wait for the Italian title last campaign......

 2021-07-30 03:25 

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Bus driver claims trial for outraging the modesty of 10-year-old girl in Ipoh...

IPOH, July 30 — A 53-year-old bus driver was charged at the Sessions court here today with outraging the modesty of a 10-year-old girl, two years ago. The man, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence when the charge was read out to him before......

 2021-07-30 03:21 

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Rylov completes Olympic backstroke double to break American streak...

TOKYO, July 30 Russian two-time world champion Evgeny Rylov scored the Olympic backstroke double today by winning the 200m gold medal to go with his 100m title. He touched in a new Olympic record time of 1min 53.27sec ahead of defending champion......

 2021-07-30 03:14 

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Dr Noor Hisham: 11 positive Covid-19 cases detected in Parliament yesterday...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has detected a total of 11 Covid-19 cases in Parliament as of 8pm yesterday. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham in a statement this morning said 10 positive cases were detected......

 2021-07-30 03:11 

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Tokyo Olympics: Americans eye up Semenya-free women's 800m...

TOKYO, July 30 The women's 800 metres, right in the spotlight of the "intersex athlete" debate, looks as if it could be a great race in Tokyo as the main contenders advanced from today's opening round in the absence of all three banned Rio...

 2021-07-30 03:05 

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IGP assures Malaysians country's security and public order in check...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The police have assured Malaysians that the country's security and public order is under control. In a statement today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said there should not be cause....

 2021-07-30 02:56 

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Google to close inactive Play Store developer accounts to keep its ecosystem safe...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Google has announced that it will be removing inactive Play Store developer accounts in their set of Play Policies. The accounts will be removed if they have been inactive after one year of dormancy. Developer......

 2021-07-30 02:53 

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China reports 64 new Covid-19 cases as Delta resurgence continues in Nanjing...

SHANGHAI, July 30 — China reported on Friday 64 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 29, compared with 49 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. The National Health Commission said in a statement 21 of the new infections were......

 2021-07-30 02:47 

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Umno lawyer Mohd Hafarizam freed of RM15m money laundering charges...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged Umno legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun on money laundering charges, involving RM15 million, which he allegedly received from former Prime Minister Datuk Seri......

 2021-07-30 02:35 

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Sydney Covid-19 cases ease amid tightening of lockdown rules...

SYDNEY, July 30 — Australia's largest city, Sydney, on Friday reported a slight easing in locally acquired cases of Covid-19 amid a further tightening of restrictions in the worst-affected suburbs, with the military summoned to help enforce......

 2021-07-30 02:32 

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Manchester United call off Preston friendly over coronavirus fears...

LONDON, July 30 Manchester United have cancelled their pre-season friendly at Preston tomorrow after a number of suspected Covid-19 cases within the camp of the English football giants. United were due to make the short trip to Deepdale, fellow......

 2021-07-30 02:26 

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Bathroom slip rules Australia's Baynes out of Tokyo Games...

TOKYO, July 30 Australia forward Aron Baynes has been ruled out of the rest of the Tokyo Olympics after slipping in the bathroom and aggravating a neck injury, Team Australia officials said today. The Toronto Raptors 2.09m-tall player, who......

 2021-07-30 02:24 

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Ringgit opens marginally higher against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar on Friday as trading of the greenback remained sideways over the United States' (US) weaker-than-expected economic data, a dealer said. At 9.02am, the ringgit rose to......

 2021-07-30 02:11 

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Johor man offering free SPM online tuition with friends for anyone in need, inspired by late friend's kindness...

PETALING JAYA, July 29 Johor man Christopher Cheong lost a close friend of his in Kenneth to testicular cancer this year. It was hard for him as it meant not being able to read books together and have intellectual debates and discussions about......

 2021-07-30 02:06 

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Bursa Malaysia extends downtrend...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Bursa Malaysia bucked the uptrend among regional peers to open lower today amidst uncertainties surrounding the market, a dealer said. At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) slipped......

 2021-07-30 02:05 

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Schoenmaker takes Olympic gold for South Africa with world record...

TOKYO, July 30 Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women's 200m breaststroke today in a world record time of 2:18.95 to deliver South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games while Emma McKeon won the 100m freestyle for Australia's sixth gold in t...

 2021-07-30 02:03 

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Korean semiconductor company sets up RM508m plant in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, July 30 — A Korean semiconductor company, Simmtech Holdings Inc, is setting up its first plant in Malaysia with a RM508 million (USD120 million) investment in Penang. Simmtech Southeast Asia Managing Director Jeffery Chun said......

 2021-07-30 01:56 

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Tokyo Olympics: Azreen Nabila sprints to personal best en route to qualifying for first round of Women's 100m race...

TOKYO, July 30 National woman sprinter Azreen Nabila Alias produced a spirited display to advance to the first round of the 100-metre race after finishing second in the qualifiers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this morning. What is more impressive......

 2021-07-30 01:50 

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Health minister: Daily Covid-19 vaccination exceeds 500,000 doses for four consecutive days...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 The daily Covid-19 vaccination recorded more than 500,000 doses for the past four consecutive days, with 556,404 doses administered yesterday. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, through an infographic on his Twitter,......

 2021-07-30 01:46 

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Women's 100m prelim heats kick off Tokyo track and field...

TOKYO, July 30 The women's 100 metres preliminary heats kicked-off the track and field portion of the Tokyo Games today at a spectator-less Olympic Stadium. With cloud cover offering athletes some respite from the stifling heat, Congo's Natacha......

 2021-07-30 01:21 

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Elon Musk's Neuralink raises over US$200m from Google Ventures, others...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's brain-chip startup, Neuralink, has raised US$205 million (RM868 million) in a funding round led by Dubai-based venture capital firm Vy Capital, with participation from Alphabet......

 2021-07-30 01:16 

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Peru's Castillo names Marxist party member as prime minister...

LIMA, July 30 — Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister, a move which dimmed hopes of a moderate left administration and will face an uphill confirmation battle in......

 2021-07-30 00:57 

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West Ham sign PSG goalkeeper Areola on loan...

LONDON, July 30 West Ham have signed goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the English Premier League club announced yesterday. The 28-year-old France international's deal will see him stay with the Hammers on an initial......

 2021-07-30 00:51 

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Japan proposes adding four regions to Covid-19 emergency, says minister...

TOKYO, July 30 — Japan's government on Friday proposed states of emergency through Aug. 31 in three prefectures near Olympic host city Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, a cabinet minister said, as Covid-19 cases spike to records around....

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