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 2018-01-24 06:44 

Malay Mail Online

Most Asian currencies firm, US dollar index slips to three-year low...

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 — Most emerging Asian currencies climbed today, with the yuan touching a more than two-year high, as the US dollar extended its weak run against a basket of major currencies to a fresh three-year low.The US dollar index,...

 2018-01-24 06:38 

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Rampage in Indian city against Hindu queen film...

AHMEDABAD, Jan 24 — Hundreds of protesters went on a rampage vandalising malls and torching cars in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in a bid to stop the release of a controversial Bollywood film scheduled for tomorrow.Violence against Padmaavat,...

 2018-01-24 06:32 

Malay Mail Online

Modi courts investors with plans for US$5t economy...

DAVOS, Jan 24 — India is working toward a US$5 trillion (RM19.7 trillion) economy by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, as he courted global investors to Asia's third largest...

 2018-01-24 06:21 

Malay Mail Online

SOCAR wants to disrupt car ownership in Malaysia...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 SOCAR, the car-sharing platform from South Korea is now available in Malaysia. You can think of it as an on-demand car rental service where you can drive a car from as little as RM8/hour with petrol included.According...

 2018-01-24 06:12 

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Expert behind new MH370 search hopeful of find within a month...

SYDNEY, Jan 24 After years of futile efforts, a fresh hunt for MH370 has set off for the remote Indian Ocean and the top Australian scientist who helped pinpoint the new search zone is hopeful the missing jet can be found within...

 2018-01-24 06:08 

Malay Mail Online

Anxiety heightens as construction works resume at Taman Desa super condo...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 Residents of the Tiara Faber condominium in Taman Desa are now more concerned over continuous works at the construction site opposite the building where a crane toppled on its side yesterday.Spokesman M. Gunasekar said...

 2018-01-24 05:59 

Malay Mail Online

GAB Foundation rebrands, continues to SPARK for a greater change...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — After over 10 years of enriching communities via its water conservation and education efforts, Heineken Malaysia's corporate social responsibility arm the former GAB Foundation has unveiled its new identity as SPARK...

 2018-01-24 05:54 

Malay Mail Online

Penang water company warns of disruption due to Kedah logging...

PETALING JAYA, Jan 24 — Logging in Kedah's Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (UMFR) is destroying a critical catchment area and threatens to disrupt water supplies for the state and neighbouring Penang, according to PBA Holdings Bhd (PBAHB).PBAHB...

 2018-01-24 05:42 

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Dubious source, police say after latest data breach report...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Police expressed doubt today on the source behind the latest claim that data of over 200,000 Malaysian organ donors have been leaked online.Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police deduced the...

 2018-01-24 05:23 

Malay Mail Online

Anne Hathaway's 'Barbie' movie pushed back to 2020...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Anne Hathaway's live-action Barbie movie has reportedly been delayed by two years.Sony Pictures had originally set August 8 this year for the film on Mattel's iconic character but it has now been rescheduled to hit...

 2018-01-24 05:18 

Malay Mail Online

Dylan Farrow slams Justin Timberlake for supporting Time's Up...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Dylan Farrow has called out Justin Timberlake's apparent hypocrisy for supporting the Time's Up campaign while simultaneously supporting her estranged adoptive father, Woody Allen, who she says sexually abused...

 2018-01-24 05:18 

Malay Mail Online

Ipoh Hindu temple open for Thaipusam lunar eclipse, but priests unavailable...

IPOH, Jan 24 The Hindu Devasthana Paripalana Sabah association reminded devotees to complete their Thaipusam pooja (honourings) and vows by 6.30pm on January 31."The Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniar Temple in Gunung Cheroh will observe the...

 2018-01-24 05:14 

Malay Mail Online

Major school shootings in the United States...

BENTON (Kentucky), Jan 24 — A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky yesterday, killing two fellow students and wounding 13 other youths before he was arrested.The bloodshed was the latest...

 2018-01-24 05:09 

Malay Mail Online

MMEA detains tanker with diesel worth RM500,000...

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 24 A tanker carrying 240,000 litres of high quality diesel worth about RM500,000 was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcemen Agency (MMEA) here, yesterday.MMEA Eastern Region deputy director, Capt V. Pannir...

 2018-01-24 05:05 

Malay Mail Online

South-east Asia stocks pause after recent gains...

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 — South-east Asian stock markets took a pause today after recent sharp gains, with the Philippine index retreating from a record high hit in the previous session.Investors also turned cautious after US President Donald Trump...

 2018-01-24 04:59 

Malay Mail Online

Add some auspicious symbols with these limited-edition Coca-Cola CNY cans...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Get set to spread some auspicious cheer this Chinese New Year with Coca-Cola's latest limited edition festive cans.This year, Coca-Cola has introduced eight "Prosperity" designs and each can bears the "fu"...

 2018-01-24 04:54 

Malay Mail Online

MACC remands senior consultant over Penang tunnel probe...

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 24 — The Magistrate's Court today issued an order to remand a woman engineering consultant for five days up to Jan 28 to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in the investigation into the proposed undersea tunnel...

 2018-01-24 04:53 

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The regressive left: Human rights extortionists — Azril Mohd Amin and Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar...

JANUARY 24 — Defining liberal fascistsLet's be clear. Being leftist does not inoculate you from behaving like a fascist; just as authoritarianism is not the exclusive vice of the right wing. The Nazis, after all, were socialists and lest we...

 2018-01-24 04:45 

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Here's the Honest Trailer for Oscar-nominated 'Get Out' (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — The team at Screen Junkies are back with another Honest Trailer and this time they take on Get Out which surprised many by receiving four Oscar nominations including best picture and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya.The...

 2018-01-24 04:40 

Malay Mail Online

Journalist fangirls Ricky Martin — watch his priceless reaction (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — A US journalist proved that teenage crushes never really die when she interviewed Ricky Martin recently.Ana Belaval conducted a 'live' satellite interview with the American Crime Story star to ask about hurricane...

 2018-01-24 04:32 

Malay Mail Online

Felda probe papers will be with AGC today, IGP says after week-long delay...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — The police will submit its full investigation papers into the controversy surrounding the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) ownership of land on Jalan Semarak to the Attorney General's Chambers by...

 2018-01-24 04:10 

Malay Mail Online

Azmin, PPBM man fail court bid to declassify Auditor-General's 1MDB report...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — The High Court dismissed today a legal challenge by Selangor lawmaker Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to unseal the Auditor-General's classified report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).Judge Datuk Kamaludin Md Said also...

 2018-01-24 04:07 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia's consumer price index rose 3.5pc annually in December...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Malaysia's consumer price index rose 3.5 per cent annually in December, on higher cost of transport, food and non-alcoholic beverages, government data showed today.The December annual inflation rate was in line with...

 2018-01-24 04:07 

Malay Mail Online

Parti Cinta Malaysia leader lodges police report over alleged death threat...

SEBERANG PERAI, Jan 24 — Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) deputy president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan lodged a police report today over an alleged death threat he received via text message.Huan lodged the report at the Central Seberang Perai police...

 2018-01-24 03:49 

Malay Mail Online

Zverev fine to cure plague of first-round pull-outs...

MELBOURNE, Jan 24 The plague of tennis players retiring hurt or ill in the first round of grand slam tournaments was largely absent at the Australian Open this year for a very good reason as Mischa Zverev has found out to his cost.The...

 2018-01-24 03:45 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa lower at mid-morning...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Bursa Malaysia was lower at mid-morning today due to mild selling in selected heavyweights, a dealer said.At 11am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,835.32, down 2.72 points from...

 2018-01-24 03:35 

Malay Mail Online

Rapid KL suspends four-car monorail trains for safety checks...

KUALA LUMPUR, January 24 — Rapid KL Monorail has taken its four-coach trains off the tracks with immediate effect."The decision was taken today to carry out safety checks on the four sets of four-car trains," Chief Operating Officer Encik...

 2018-01-24 03:35 

Malay Mail Online

Lagerfeld's 'scruffy' beard raises eyebrows at Paris show...

PARIS, Jan 24 — Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld almost upstaged his Chanel haute couture show yesterday when he turned up sporting a wispy white beard.The first radical change in the Kaiser's image in nearly two decades — since...

 2018-01-24 03:32 

Malay Mail Online

Kentucky school shooting: What we know so far...

BENTON (Kentucky), Jan 24 — A teenage boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school early yesterday, killing two fellow students and wounding more than a dozen people in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.The unnamed...

 2018-01-24 03:25 

Malay Mail Online

Najib gives away free 'ang pau' packets to 'Ah Jib Gor' fans...

KUALA LUMPUR Jan 24 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has free ang pau packets to give away to fans of his Facebook, 'Ah Jib Gor', in conjunction with Chinese New Year which will be celebrated on Feb 16.This year is the sixth...

 2018-01-24 03:24 

Malay Mail Online

British talent bag raft of nominations in Oscar race...

LONDON, Jan 24 — British films and talent were nominated for a slew of Oscars yesterday, securing most of the picks in the best actor category, several entries for best film as well for many technical categories.Britons Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary...

 2018-01-24 03:19 

Malay Mail Online

BNM may raise overnight rate to 3.25pc tomorrow, says Bloomberg...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may raise its overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.25 per cent on tomorrow, in a move to anchor inflation expectations, said Bloomberg economist Tamara Mast Henderson.In a...

 2018-01-24 03:09 

Malay Mail Online

Golden Globes win brings boost in consumer demand for 'Big Little Lies'...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Audience demand for the HBO miniseries was up 180 per cent the week after the Golden Globes, compared to the week before the awards. Moreover, compared to its initial screening, February-April 2017, the show's popularity...

 2018-01-24 03:05 

Malay Mail Online

Vaping may be bad for kids, but good for adults, study finds...

MIAMI, Jan 24 — Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out yesterday.The report by the US National...

 2018-01-24 03:04 

Malay Mail Online

What does the #UndiRosak 'campaign' want from spoiling votes?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — The #UndiRosak loose campaign for young voters to spoil their ballot papers has become one of the most discussed topic in Malaysia's social media sphere, with several activists even planning a forum on the issue...

 2018-01-24 03:01 

Malay Mail Online

LCD Soundsystem add to tour with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Heading to Australia, South America, and Europe for shows this spring and summer, the band announced an additional set of US performances.LCD Soundsystem, continuing their 2018 tour behind American Dream, have newly...

 2018-01-24 02:57 

Malay Mail Online

Changi Airport: Passenger traffic hit all-time high of 62.2 million last year...

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 — Changi Airport handled a record 62.2 million passenger movements last year, 6 per cent higher than a year ago.Airfreight throughput grew by 7.9 per cent, crossing 2 million tonnes for the first time to hit 2.13 million...

 2018-01-24 02:55 

Malay Mail Online

Mary J. Blige, Sufjan Stevens, Johnny Greenwood given first Academy nods...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens join Oscar elite with their first nominations for Best Original Song ahead of the 90th Academy Awards on March 4.R&B star and actress Mary J. Blige collected her first acting and...

 2018-01-24 02:51 

Malay Mail Online

Vietnam's biggest bourse shuts stock trading for second day...

HO CHI MINH CITY, Jan 24 — Vietnam's main stock exchange, home to the nation's benchmark VN-Index, will remain shut for a second day today following a malfunction.Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange said while the technical issue that...

 2018-01-24 02:49 

Malay Mail Online

A first look at Rirkrit Tiravanija's 'bamboo maze' in Singapore...

SINGAPORE, Jan 24 — The National Gallery Singapore has released images of its new rooftop commission, a bamboo maze and tea house by international artist Rirkrit Tiravanija that open to the public today.Called untitled 2018 (the infinite...

 2018-01-24 02:47 

Malay Mail Online

Burnley boss Dyche inks new deal...

LONDON, Jan 24 Burnley manager Sean Dyche has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Premier League club for a further four-and-a-half years, the Premier League club announced yesterday.Burnley are currently an impressive eighth in...

 2018-01-24 02:41 

Malay Mail Online

Bitcoin may split 50 times in 2018 as forking craze mounts...

NEW YORK, Jan 14 — Bitcoin God arrived last month. Bitcoin Pizza was delivered in January. Bitcoin Private's issuance date is... still a secret.They're just a few of the growing stable of so-called forks — a type of spinoff in which...

 2018-01-24 02:40 

Malay Mail Online

Nike's limited-edition PlayStation sneaker vibrates on your feet (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — Gamers, you'll want to set down your controllers for this. Sony Corp and Nike Inc announced on Saturday a collaboration on a limited-edition, PlayStation-inspired sneaker with Oklahoma City Thunder star and gaming...

 2018-01-24 02:34 

Malay Mail Online

US senator pregnant, set to be first to give birth in office...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 — Good news from Washington.US Senator Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Asian American army veteran and double amputee, announced yesterday she was pregnant with her second child.The 49-year-old Democrat from Illinois stands...

 2018-01-24 02:33 

Malay Mail Online

YouTube's support for musicians is said to come with a catch...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 — YouTube has asked musicians to agree not to disparage the streaming-video service in exchange for promotional support, according to people familiar with the matter, a way to quell persistent criticism by artists.In...

 2018-01-24 02:27 

Malay Mail Online

Ikea and Tom Dixon's 'Open Source' sofa is designed to be hacked...

STOCKHOLM, Jan 24 — British designer Tom Dixon's portfolio is an eclectic one, including everything from high-concept paperweights to masculine scented candles. But his recent collaboration with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea might be one of...

 2018-01-24 02:21 

Malay Mail Online

Tesla founder Musk will only be paid if firm meets goals (VIDEO)...

NEW YORK, Jan 24 — Tesla announced yesterday that founder and chief executive Elon Musk would get "no guaranteed compensation" from the fast-growing electric automaker unless the company achieves certain milestones in the coming...

 2018-01-24 02:10 

Malay Mail Online

Sabah Pakatan offers state seats to Warisan in exchange for Parliament seats...

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 24 — As the deadline to finalise the candidates list for the 14th General Elections (GE14) draws near, Opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) is hoping to make Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) an offer they cannot...

 2018-01-24 02:08 

Malay Mail Online

Self-driving car experts offer online degree in 'flying cars'...

NEW YORK, Jan 24 — Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" in flying car engineering.With companies from Airbus...

 2018-01-24 02:06 

Malay Mail Online

This is my last year as France Davis Cup skipper, says Yannick Noah...

PARIS, Jan 24 Yannick Noah announced yesterday that this will be his last year as France's Davis Cup captain.Noah guided France to their 10th Davis Cup title against Belgium last November with the holders beginning their defence against the...

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