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 2021-04-14 12:20 

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Malaysian banks' asset quality can recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2023, says S&P...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Malaysian banks' asset quality recovery is expected to be protracted beyond this year and is looking at returning to pre-Covid levels by 2023, said S&P Global Ratings. South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) Financial......

 2021-04-14 12:12 

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Police looking for witnesses of fatal accident on NKVE near Damansara toll exit early this morning...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Police are urging any witnesses of a fatal accident at KM 16.5 of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) heading towards Sungai Buloh near the Damansara Toll exit early this morning to come forward to assist in the......

 2021-04-14 12:04 

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Now, city and municipal councils can issue compound notices for Covid-19 SOP violations at Ramadan bazaars...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The National Security Council (NSC) has granted power to city mayors and heads of municipalities to issue compound notices against violators of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) at Ramadan bazaars. Senior......

 2021-04-14 11:53 

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Over 1,500 workers in dorm test negative after vaccinated resident contracts Covid-19...

SINGAPORE, April 14 — More than 1,500 workers living in a dormitory at Brani Terminal Avenue have tested negative for Covid-19 after a port worker living there recently contracted the disease despite being fully vaccinated, said Transport......

 2021-04-14 11:53 

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Economists: Sectors hardest hit by Covid-19 to drive growth as S'pore springs back from recession...

SINGAPORE, April 14 — Sectors that have been hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic such as construction and food services will be the ones to drive Singapore's economic growth in the next few quarters, economists said. They were responding to......

 2021-04-14 11:52 

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Saudi Arabia says it is concerned about Iran uranium enrichment...

DUBAI, April 14 — Saudi Arabia said today it was concerned about Iran's intention to start enriching uranium to 60 per cent purity and said such a move could not be considered part of a peaceful nuclear programme. A foreign ministry statement on...

 2021-04-14 11:52 

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EU countries move towards Covid passes to reopen summer travel...

BRUSSELS, April 14 — European Union countries formally agreed today to launch Covid travel passes as a step towards reopening to tourism this summer and will negotiate details with the bloc's lawmakers in May, two diplomatic sources said. The......

 2021-04-14 11:52 

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Muhyiddin visits Putrajaya Ramadan bazaar to observe SOP compliance...

PUTRAJAYA, April 14 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today visited a Ramadan bazaar at Precinct 3 here, to observe the level of standard operating procedures (SOP) compliance among traders and patrons there. He arrived at 5pm and spent......

 2021-04-14 11:24 

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Low registration for Covid vax in N. Sembilan due to poor internet coverage, says MB...

SEREMBAN, April 14 — Poor Internet coverage in several rural areas in Jelebu, Jempol and Kuala Pilah districts, has been identified as among factors for the low number of registration for Covid-19 vaccination through the MySejahtera application in.....

 2021-04-14 11:17 

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DIGP: Action will be taken against those who ignore Ramadan bazaar SOPs...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The police will take stern action against any individual who fails to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) when visiting Ramadan bazaars nationwide. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani......

 2021-04-14 11:13 

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Covid-19: Two out of seven new clusters involve education institutions in Sabah, Kedah...

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14 — Two new clusters have emerged involving teachers and students at educational institutions in Sabah and Kedah today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. The Permatang Berangan cluster in Kuala Muda, Sungai Petani, Kedah and......

 2021-04-14 11:09 

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Miri mayor threatens to close Lutong Beach if Covid-19 SOP continues to be flouted...

MIRI, April 14 — Miri City Council (MCC) will not hesitate to close down Lutong Beach to the public if the recreational area becomes a hotspot for Covid-19, Mayor Adam Yii said. In a press statement today, Yii expressed concern over the......

 2021-04-14 11:04 

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Senari Port still not fully operational despite Kuching Port Authority's claim, says Sarawak DAP chief...

KUCHING, April 14 — Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen today disputed an assertion by Kuching Port Authority (KPA) general manager Robert Lau that the Senari Port has returned to normal as of yesterday. He said there are still containers that......

 2021-04-14 11:01 

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Dr Noor Hisham: 17 found positive with South African Covid-19 variant, all from same source...

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14 — The Ministry of Health has found 17 individuals positive with the South African variant of Covid-19 called B.1.125 as of today. Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the infections came from the same......

 2021-04-14 10:58 

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Ringgit ends higher against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The ringgit continued to end stronger against the US dollar today, with buying interest supported by higher crude oil prices, said an analyst. At 6pm, the local note increased by 70 basis points to 4.1270/1300 versus the......

 2021-04-14 10:54 

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Bursa Malaysia rebounds on last-minute buying...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Bursa Malaysia snapped its two-day losing streak to close higher today, with its benchmark index rebounding on last-minute buying, thanks to gains in rubber glove counters and other selected heavyweights. At 5pm, the FBM......

 2021-04-14 10:44 

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Now 95, Dr Mahathir says he shouldn't be PM again for the third time...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he has no wish to become a prime minister for the third time, following his resignation that was triggered by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's decision to form the Perikatan Nasional......

 2021-04-14 10:42 

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From Harvard to Nasdaq listing: Grab CEO's ride to world's biggest SPAC deal...

SINGAPORE, April 14 — The CEO of Grab, a popular app to book taxis, order food and make payments in Southeast Asia, has always been determined to win — from making his firm the best-funded regional start-up to defeating behemoth Uber......

 2021-04-14 10:39 

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Putrajaya calls MCO for seven Kelantan districts from Friday, includes capital Kota Baru...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The National Security Council (NSC) has imposed the movement control order (MCO) on seven districts in PAS-led Kelantan starting Friday, following a spike in Covid-19 infections there. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail......

 2021-04-14 10:35 

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Syed Saddiq: In age of disruptors, Malaysian and Singaporean youth set to make impact in politics soon...

SINGAPORE, April 14 — In this series, TODAY's journalists meet the people behind the headlines to talk about issues of the day and the more personal side of their lives. In the first instalment, Natasha Meah speaks to Syed Saddiq......

 2021-04-14 10:29 

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Britain approves Virgin Media-O2 mega merger...

LONDON, April 14 — Britain's competition regulator today approved a blockbuster 31-billion merger of telecoms giant O2 and pay-TV company Virgin Media. O2, owned by Spanish group Telefonica, and Virgin Media-run Liberty Global of the US......

 2021-04-14 10:24 

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Sarawak DAP chairman welcomes High Court's decision to admit Malanjum to the Roll of advocates in the state...

KUCHING, April 14 — Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen welcomes the High Court's decision to admit former Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum, a Sabahan, to the Roll of advocates in...

 2021-04-14 10:12 

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From chokers to contenders, PSG have buried Champions League ghosts...

PARIS, April 14 — Paris St Germain dismissed their reputation as Champions League chokers to reach the semi-finals of Europe's premium club competition for the second year in a row by eliminating holders Bayern Munich yesterday. The French......

 2021-04-14 10:12 

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Ryanair loses court challenges to SAS, Finnair state aid in new setbacks...

BRUSSELS, April 14 — Ryanair today had another setback in its fight against state aid for rival airlines after Europe's second-highest court again backed EU competition regulators' approval of support for SAS and Finnair. Europe's bigges...

 2021-04-14 10:04 

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Finance Ministry: Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged until April 21...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel will remain unchanged for the period of April 15 to 21, with each still priced at RM2.05, RM2.54 and RM2.15 per litre respectively. In a statement today, the Finance Ministry......

 2021-04-14 10:03 

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UK productivity rose in 2020 as lockdown hit lower-paid jobs...

LONDON, April 14 — British workers' average hourly output rose by 0.4 per cent last year, despite a fall of nearly 10 per cent in total production due to the coronavirus pandemic, as lower-paid jobs bore the brunt of Covid lockdown measures.......

 2021-04-14 10:00 

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Police commission is higher authority than IGP only in matters spelt out by Constitution — Hafiz Hassan...

APRIL 14 —The Police Force Commission (PFC) is established by the Federal Constitution. Article 140(1) provides that the PFC's jurisdiction "shall extend to all persons who are members of the police force and which, subject to the provisions...

 2021-04-14 09:59 

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Vaccine to ensure safety of Harimau Malaya, says FAM sec-gen...

PETALING JAYA, April 14 — The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is keeping its fingers crossed for Harimau Malaya to receive their Covid-19 vaccine shots even though it is not compulsory for the squad to participate in the 2022 World Cup/2023.....

 2021-04-14 09:54 

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SC imposes penalty on E&Y partner for failure to comply with auditing standard...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The Securities Commission Malaysia's (SC) Audit Oversight Board (AOB) has imposed a monetary penalty on an Ernst and Young (E&Y) PLT partner for failing to comply with requirements of the International Standards on.....

 2021-04-14 09:38 

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Google unveils US$2b data hub in Poland...

WARSAW, April 14 — US tech giant Google today launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw — its first in Central and Eastern Europe — with an investment of nearly US$2.0 billion. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the new hub saying it...

 2021-04-14 09:36 

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In SRC conviction appeal, prosecution says Najib's refusal to allow govt to check company's Swiss funds implies 'personal interest'...

PUTRAJAYA, April 14 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's refusal to allow a government delegation to verify the status of some RM3.6 billion belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd's funds frozen in Switzerland was highly......

 2021-04-14 09:28 

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Dhaya Maju LTAT gets to challenge govt's termination of its contract for Klang Valley double-tracking project...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The contractor for the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) project, Dhaya Maju LTAT Sdn Bhd has obtained leave to proceed with a judicial review to challenge the government's decision to terminate its contract.....

 2021-04-14 09:22 

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Sabah to get full control of Sipadan islands again, and Sarawak its O&A rights after 'historic' Malaysia Agreement talks with Putrajaya...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The federal government will return the administration of the Sipadan and Ligitan islands to Sabah while Sarawak will have full control and management of its gas distribution again, following today's Special Council on......

 2021-04-14 09:13 

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Bukit Mertajam MP brings joy to Kelantan man by giving him a motorcycle to ease his food delivery job...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — This year's Ramadan will be extra meaningful for a food delivery man who has been upgraded from using a bicycle to a motorcycle for his delivery rounds thanks to Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim Chee Keong. Sim gifted......

 2021-04-14 09:13 

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Olympic torch relay cancelled in Japanese city over virus surge...

TOKYO, April 14 — A western Japanese city cancelled the Tokyo Olympics torch relay over spiking coronavirus cases today, the second area to scrap the event as the clock ticks down to the postponed Games. The decision comes 100 days before the 2020.....

 2021-04-14 09:05 

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Shopee connects users to offline merchants with 'Deals Near Me' feature...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Online shopping platform Shopee has developed a new feature, 'Deals Near Me', on its mobile wallet ShopeePay to connect users to offline merchants. Head of ShopeePay Malaysia Alain Yee said the feature offers an......

 2021-04-14 09:01 

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'Parasite' director Bong Joon-Ho encourages filmmakers to speak up against anti-Asian violence...

SEOUL, April 14 — Bong Joon Ho, writer-director of Oscar-winning South Korean black comedy Parasite, has called on filmmakers to address issues of recent anti-Asian crimes in the United States. Bong shared his view on the spate of recent racially......

 2021-04-14 08:58 

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US, Britain, France, Germany to hold talks on Afghanistan, says Berlin...

BERLIN, April 14 — The foreign ministers of the US, Britain, France and Germany will hold talks today on Afghanistan, after the United States announced the withdrawal of all its troops from the country by September 11. "The main focus of the......

 2021-04-14 08:58 

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Russia reports 8,326 new Covid-19 cases, 399 deaths...

MOSCOW, April 14 — Russia today reported 8,326 new Covid-19 cases, including 1,837 in Moscow, taking the national infection tally to 4,666,209 since the pandemic began. The government coronavirus taskforce said that 399 people had died in the last.....

 2021-04-14 08:58 

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Ireland considers extending gap between Pfizer vaccine doses...

DUBLIN, April 14 — Ireland is considering extending the gap between inocutions of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to more than four weeks to keep its vaccine programme on track while other vaccines are restricted, the health minister said today. "We...

 2021-04-14 08:56 

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Dollar near one-month lows as strong debt sale weighs on US yields...

LONDON, April 14 — The dollar held near a one-month low today as strong demand at a US bond auction fuelled a widespread drop in Treasury yields, reducing the interest rate advantage the greenback held over other major currencies. In early London......

 2021-04-14 08:49 

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Former Sanglang assemblyman Karim Salleh dies aged 81...

KANGAR, April 14 — Former Sanglang assemblyman Karim Salleh died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB), Alor Setar at about 12.24pm today. He was 81. His youngest son Abdul Hafiz, 33, said that his father was admitted to Tuanku Fauziah Hospital......

 2021-04-14 08:49 

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TM awarded Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020, HR award...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has been accorded the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020 by HR Asia Awards in recognition of its outstanding efforts in employees' welfare. In a statement today, it said TM was also awarded......

 2021-04-14 08:36 

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Covid-19 cases up to 1,889 on Ramadan Day Two; Selangor overtakes Sarawak with 517 cases...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Malaysia recorded another 1,889 new Covid-19 infections today, bringing the total number of infected to 365,829 as of today. Selangor topped the states with 517 cases followed by Sarawak (489 cases), Kelantan (229 cases)......

 2021-04-14 08:33 

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MetMalaysia: Heavy rain, thunderstorm almost every evening not extreme weather condition but monsoon transition phase...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Heavy rain and thunderstorm hitting most parts of the west coast of the peninsula is not an extraordinary or extreme weather phenomenon, says Department of Meteorology Malaysia (MetMalaysia) director-general, Jailan Simon......

 2021-04-14 08:32 

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Sterling recovers ground, hits one-week high vs dollar...

LONDON, April 14 — Sterling hit a one-week high against the dollar today, recovering some ground after a brief dip the previous day following news the Bank of England's chief economist resigned. The pound dipped yesterday afternoon, hitting a......

 2021-04-14 08:19 

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Dr Mahathir still hopeful war will be criminalised...

PUTRAJAYA, April 14 — For Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his dream to criminalise war is yet to be realised but he is now too preoccupied to continue with his original goal of making wars of aggression a crime against humanity. "When I was the......

 2021-04-14 08:18 

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Bursa Malaysia slightly lower at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Bursa Malaysia was slightly lower at mid-afternoon today, dragged down by selling in key heavyweights led by Public Bank. At 3.11pm, the benchmark FBM KLCI eased 0.85 of-a-point to 1,596.86 from Tuesday's close of......

 2021-04-14 08:15 

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Covid-19: 27 new infections in Singapore, including one in the community...

SINGAPORE, April 14 — Singapore reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 today, one of which was in the community. The other 26 cases were imported and had been placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of......

 2021-04-14 08:14 

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Ipoh's famous mutton bubur lambuk returns...

IPOH, April 14 — The India Muslim Mosque in Ipoh has resumed the tradition of distributing its famous mutton bubur lambuk or a savoury porridge to local residents during Ramadan after the activity was restricted last year due to the spread of......

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