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BEIJING: Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, forecast a 24-35 percent year-on-year fall in net profit for the first quarter, as the government reins in subsidy support for green energy cars.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Winner 21: "At 77, a woman should be changing diapers for her grandchildren but Elaine is changing diapers for her 54-year-old son Raymond who has a brain tumour. She also has to take care of her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. Sheer inspiration!"...
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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SYDNEY: Asian shares inched ahead on Wednesday while the dollar and commodities rallied as investors shook off disappointment about U.S. President Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill and focused on an improving outlook for global growth.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Josh Smith and James Mackenzie | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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(Reuters) - The assistant to a billionaire real estate developer from Macau accused of engaging in a scheme to pay bribes to a former United Nations General Assembly president is in plea talks, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Nate Raymond | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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BARI/MILAN (Reuters) - Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees dating back centuries standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Vincenzo Damiani and Giancarlo Navach | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: MCA has congratulated The Star's R.AGE team for its "dauntless investigative journalism" and exposé on paedophiles in its Predator In My Phone series that highlighted the need for anti-grooming laws.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: VICTORIA BROWN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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With the UK expected to start the process of leaving the EU on March 29, we asked a panel of investment and economic experts covering a variety of areas, from real estate to European equities, what they are looking out for in the coming months.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is considering easing rules on the short-selling of government bonds to deepen domestic financial markets and revive interest in its debt.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Research is upbeat on IGB Real Estate Investment Trust (IGB REIT) and believes dividend per unit growth will continue to be supported by both malls’ resilient occupancy rates and positive rental reversions.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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KABUL (Reuters) - For Kabul political science student Rahmatullah Amiri, shot three times in a Taliban raid on the American University of Afghanistan last August and still on crutches, restarting classes is the best possible answer to his attackers.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Josh Smith | Monday, March 27, 2017
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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government arrested a senior general on corruption charges on Monday, a year after he was deployed to crack down on fraud and other shady dealings in restive Helmand province.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Mirwais Harooni | Monday, March 27, 2017
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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan defence and interior ministers and the head of the country's intelligence service survived a vote of confidence called on Monday over the failure to tackle mounting insecurity and the Taliban insurgency.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Mirwais Harooni | Monday, March 27, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: The Government's decision not to take over the Private Member's Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or RU355 shows that Barisan Nasional is professional in handling sensitive issues, said Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari....
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: PAS will proceed with the tabling of the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or RUU355 although it no longer receives the backing of the Government.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By RAHMAH GHAZALI | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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MIRI: About 100 residents were left homeless after a fire razed their longhouse in Simunjan district in southern Sarawak on Thursday.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By STEPHEN THEN | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: A prominent Datuk in Penang has been remanded for five days from Thursday to assist in investigations into alleged abuse of power and position in a local foundation.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: N. TRISHA | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hai-O Enterprise Bhd’s latest financial results have came in line with Affin Hwang Capital Bhd’s expectations.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: WCT Holdings Bhd’s first tranche of placement shares totaling RM100.45 million units, has been fixed at RM1.77 per unit after a book-building exercise.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd’s (PetChem) 1Q17 results, which is expected to be released end-April, will be a windfall underpinned by strong volume and higher average selling price (ASP), according to Maybank Investment Bank Research.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices dipped on Thursday, ending two days of increases as record US crude inventories outweighed a fall in gasoline stocks and disruptions in Libyan supplies.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Halex Holdings Bhd’s share price continued to climb early Thursday, surging to a high of 91.5 sen and shooting past the takeover price of 64 sen.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: JOSEPH CHIN | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips put up a lacklustre performance early Thursday awaiting fresh catalysts to drive the market which had seen foreign funds snapping up stocks while local institutions and retailers took profit in March.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: JOSEPH CHIN | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court began deliberating on Thursday whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a corruption scandal involving charges she solicited bribes from the country's largest conglomerate....
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Ju-min Park | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: How many Malaysian actors can say they have been punched by Scarlett Johansson? Pete Teo (pic) can.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will conduct a study with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to disprove the United States’ Department of Labour’s allegation that it condones child labour.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By JOSEPH KAOS Jr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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ALOR SETAR: A man and his female accomplice, claiming to be employees of an Islamic religious institute, have been detained by the police for allegedly robbing an elderly woman of her gold bangle.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Carve Out and Compete initiative for bumiputra companies has generated RM50.8bil worth of contracts through mega projects by the Government, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: It has been four days since seven women speakers blew the minds and captured the hearts of participants at the WOW – Women do Wonders Talks and Bazaar at SEGi University Kota Damansara last Sunday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang civil servants will be entitled to up to three days parental leave a year pending approval from the Public Services Department (JPA).
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUANTAN: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria has lambasted a retired judge for his remarks that judges are “soft” on graft offenders.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By M. MAGESWARI and ONG HAN SEAN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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GEORGE TOWN: Litterbugs be warned! Think twice before dumping rubbish in public areas.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NEW YORK: After weeks of speculation, Samsung has finally taken the wraps off its highly anticipated flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By KHOR SOW YEE | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Wednesday that the Government was engaged in “very sensitive” talks with North Korea over nine Malaysians being prevented from leaving Pyongyang after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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TOKYO: Asian shares edged up to near their highest in two years on Thursday, while the dollar benefited from waning expectations that the European Central Bank was poised to end its easy policy.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Breakfast briefing: Thursday, March 30
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trading in the shares of Eastern & Oriental Bhd was voluntarily suspended from 9am on Thursday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Thursday Mar 30.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects Hai-O, Kim Loong Resources, Subur Tiasa, Bintai Kinden, Paramount to be among the stocks that could see trading interest on Thursday after their corporate news.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and China will be setting up a high-level committee to oversee issues of security and defence in both countries.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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WHILE other traders increase their prices to keep up with rising business costs, a Kelan­tanese roti canai seller has been keeping to the same price for 30 years.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PETALING JAYA: Photojournalism is the focus of this year’s Star-NiE (Newspaper-in-Education) contest organised by The Star for all secondary school students.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a 46-year-old man after a car chase on the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) here during which several vehicles were rammed.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is more positive on Salcon’s infrastructure outlook for 2017 after updates from its management.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The assertion that Islamic law takes precedence over civil legislation is not borne out by any clear examples in the past 60 years.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: Shad Saleem Faruqi | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional’s spirit of consensus prevails at a time when views among them differ.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Barisan Nasional’s spirit of consensus won the day when the coalition’s supreme council decided that the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act will not be tabled by the Government. It will remain a Private Member’s Bill and see the light of...
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PETALING JAYA: Thirteen people from various enforcement agencies and three others were charged in five states with demanding and accepting bribes.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Social guarantors will no longer be declared bankrupt if borrowers fail to repay their debts. However, this does not absolve the social guarantors from other forms of legal debt recovery.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will send its first Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)-certified palm oil consignment to Europe by year-end, said Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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