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What is so great about KL winning the Malaysia Cup? So what?
“THANKFULLY, Malaysia doesn’t win the FIFA World Cup, otherwise public holiday will be declared for the whole country till the next tournament” was a cynical quip from a food & beverage (F&B) acquaintance in retaliation to tomorrow (Friday) being declared a public holiday for the Federal Terri
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First omicron COVID-19 case identified in US
 The first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant was confirmed in California in a fully-vaccinated traveler who had returned from South Africa. The person developed mild symptoms.
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Minister: Ismail Sabri to get yet another ‘special adviser’
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is getting yet another ‘special adviser’ to assist him, this time in the form of a health adviser. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad revealed this in a parliamentary written reply to Kub
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Komarkcorp breaks five-year streak of losses since FY2017
HAVING been in the red since its FY2017, packaging and printing solution provider-turned- mask manufacturer Komarkcorp Bhd has returned to profitability in its 2Q FY4/2022 ended Ovt 31, 2021 albeit with a meagre net profit of RM107,000 (2Q FY4/2021: net loss of RM960,000).What is encouraging neverth
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The case of ATA IMS: A tip of the iceberg?
WHEN appliance maker, Dyson, decided to end its contract with ATA IMS Bhd premised upon allegations of forced labour indicators, it ought to trigger alarm bells!In the past, we saw actions against those in the rubber glove and plantation sectors. Now, we are confronted with allegations of forced lab
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COVID-19: Fresh cases up to 5,439, national R-naught at 0.95
MALAYSIA has recorded 5,439 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Dec 1), an increase from the previous day’s 4,879 cases. This brings the cumulative infections in the country to 2,638,221. In a statement, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham said that of the new COVID-19 cases, 5,334 (9
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What to expect on Bursa Malaysia this Thursday
BELOW are excerpts of viewpoints from two selected research houses on what investors can expect in the day ahead:Inter-Pacific ResearchMalaysian stocks retreated once again with pandemic concerns sending equities lower and reversing the gains they attained a day earlier.Selling was especially pronou
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Sand Nisko seals a smart farming-cum-property development land deal
LEADING rubberwood furniture manufacturer Sand Nisko Capital Bhd (formerly Len Cheong Holding Bhd) has set its sight on developing a sustainable property project in Melaka by ‘greening’ it with prospects of bio-farming/agro tourism and renewable energy tapping.Yesterday (Dec 1), the company’s
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Stocks rebound as traders come to terms with COVID and Fed jitters
STOCK markets roared higher on Wednesday, reversing much of the previous session’s losses, as investors used the dip in prices to begin December by betting the latest COVID-19 variant would not derail the economic recovery.The EUROSTOXX rose 0.91% while Britain’s FTSE 100 rallied 1.24% and Germa
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Malaysians need to be agents of change rising above all adversities
Letter to EditorMALAYSIA is lacking trust deficit because there is no justice and truth spoken or revealed. Nobody trusts nobody individually, and this extends to mistrusting the Government – the very institution governing the country!Whatever you read, hear and see, Malaysians seem to look at it
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Maybank and Man U commemorate a decade of partnership with limited edition debit card
MAYBANK and Manchester United Football Club have unveiled a new limited edition Maybank x Manchester United Visa Debit Card to celebrate their 10 years of partnership. Boasting a refreshed design, the new 10 Years United Anniversary Edition Maybank Debit Card comes in limited quantities to n
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EAH aspires to be Malaysia’s leading 5G mobile virtual network operator
EA Holdings Bhd, a Bumiputra ACE Market-listed company since 2010, has inked  a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Third Telecom Sdn Bhd which is currently vying to be among the first mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) to provide 5G broadband solutions and services to the Malay
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Legal action against Ain and her father manifestation of MOE’s failure
THE defamation lawsuit filed against Ain Husniza and her father Saiful Nizam Abdul Wahab over claims that he made “rape jokes” during class is a manifestation of the Education Ministry’s (MOE) failure to handle the conflict between a teacher and student with maturing and wisdom. Former deputy
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NGO calls out Bersatu Youth for “Bangladeshis speak better BM” statement
BERSATU Youth information chief Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir saying that Bangladeshis speak better Bahasa Malaysia goes on to show how toxic the party members’ minds are, said a non-governmental organisation (NGO). According to Malaysian Indian Voice (MIV) founder Pappa Raidu Veraman, a part
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KPJ Healthcare names Suriaghandi Suppiah as new COO
KPJ HEALTHCARE Berhad has announced the appointment of Suriaghandi Suppiah as its new Chief Operating Officer effective Wednesday (Dec 1).  Suriaghandi takes over from Nik Zainon Yussoff, who is leaving to pursue other interests. “We are pleased to announce Suriaghandi as our new COO. He is a p
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Inject RM3 bil from Windfall Tax to subsidise soaring prices, says Guan Eng
FORMER Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has proposed an injection of RM3 bil from proceeds collected from the Prosperity or windfall tax into a National Price Stabilisation Fund that provide incentives to increase production and supply as well as partly subsidise cost to slow down the increase in price
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Invest Selangor remains cautiously optimistic for state’s 2022 economic outlook
INVEST Selangor Bhd, the investment arm of the Selangor state government, remains cautiously optimistic on the state’s economic outlook for 2022 as COVID-19 has brought many new challenges, particularly to the supply chain of many industries. Chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris said
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Md Alwi has big shoes to fill as new MDEC chairman
EVEN though everyone is aware that the appointment of Datuk Seri Md Alwi Che Ahmad as the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman is as political as it could be, perhaps nobody should pre-judge the calibre of the Kok Lanas state assemblyman.MDEC which is Malaysia’s lead digital econom
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Why analysts are still bullish on O&G sector despite Omicron emergence
ALTHOUGH the outlook for oil price has become uncertain due to emergence of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, TA Securities Research is retaining its “overweight” stance on the sector as current elevated oil price is impetus for PETRONAS and other oil companies to ramp up their capex spending.To
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COVID-19 variant omicron has not yet been detected in US
 The White House said that if a variant-specific vaccine is needed, the process would include FDA and CDC authorization and would take about three months.
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