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The biscuit baron
KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Munchy’s began as a humble wafer biscuit manufacturer in Batu Pahat, Johor, in 1991. Today, the brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a string of accolades and distribution to over 50 countries.  CEO Rodney Wong has steered the company through some choppy waters s
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The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection Represents A True Artistic Expression
The new limited collection honours the legacy and history of The Macallan Estate and celebrated artist Sir Peter Blake The worlds of art and Scotch whisky share a lot of common values. Both boast a high-level of artistry and craftsmanship. Just like an artist who brings his creation to life on a ca
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UK PM voices 'serious concern' over Delta variant in hint at delay to lockdown...
LONDON (June 12): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed "serious concern" about rising infections of the Delta variant of coronavirus, in remarks that lent weight to reports he is set to delay lifting England's last remaining lockdown curbs. Johnson is due to announce on Mon
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MCO extension: Public transport services including taxis, e-hailing allowed
PUTRAJAYA (June 12): All public transport services including taxis and e-hailing are allowed to operate, in accordance with strict standard operating procedures (SOP), during the implementation period of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0, which has been extended until June 28. Transport Ministe
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Malaysia not sending haj pilgrims this year
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Malaysia will not be sending pilgrims for the 1442H haj season following the decision of the Saudi Arabian government to only allow residents and citizens from within the kingdom to perform the pilgrimage this year. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Aff
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India cuts taxes on medicines and equipment to treat Covid-19
NEW DELHI (June 12): India on Saturday cut taxes on medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators and drugs used to treat COVID-19 infections, after widespread criticism over healthcare costs during a devastating second wave of the virus in April and May. The government cut taxes on medical grade
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SME Association asks govt to make decisive approaches to end pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The SME Association of Malaysia hopes the government will make decisive and strong approaches to end Covid-19. President Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong said the extension of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0 will continue to hurt businesses and further dampen the eco
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'Whatever it takes,' UK's Johnson warns EU over post-Brexit trade
CARBIS BAY, England (June 12): Britain will do "whatever it takes" to protect its territorial integrity in a trade dispute with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday, threatening emergency measures if no solution was found. Since Britain completed its exit from the EU
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Annuar: Mobile trucks to target vaccination of market traders, workers, hawkers
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Traders, workers and hawkers at wholesale markets and daily markets will receive their Covid-19 vaccination through the [email protected] Vaccine Mobile Truck programme starting next week. Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said this group comprises individua
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Nine localities, including seven in Sabah, to be under EMCO from Monday, says...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Seven localities in Sabah and one each in Negeri Sembilan and Pahang will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Monday (June 14) to June 27, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the localities in Sabah invo
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G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan
CARBIS BAY, England (June 12): The Group of Seven richest democracies on Saturday sought to counter China's growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that would rival President Xi Jinping's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. The G7, whose leaders are mee
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Covid-19: Malaysia's daily infections drop to 5,793, while recoveries hit new...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Malaysia logged 5,793 new cases today, down from 6,849 yesterday, while daily recoveries reached a new high of 8,334, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. This brought the country’s cumulative confirmed Covid-19 infections to 652,204, whil
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FMM says RM200b govt stimulus package needed to help businesses survive...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is calling on the government to pump-prime the economy with a RM200 billion stimulus package and a RM30 billion direct fiscal injection, following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0, which it warned today wil
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Biden to hold solo press conference after Putin meeting — White House official
CARBIS BAY, England (June 12): U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a solo press conference after his meeting with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin next week as that is the most appropriate format to clearly communicate with the "free press", a White House official said on Saturday. Biden will meet Rus
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Govt to continue to advise Agong on decision to lift or continue emergency,...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): It is the responsibility of the government to continue to advise Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, as the head of state, in making decisions pertaining to the duration of the emergency period.  Minister in the Prime Minister's
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Govt seeking info on refugees from UNHCR for vaccination, says Hamzah
PUTRAJAYA (June 12): The Ministry of Home Affairs has requested for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to hand over the list and information on refugees in the country for Covid-19 vaccination.  Its Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said at present, there are 178,715 UNHC
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Cooking oil: Govt to conduct study to determine ceiling price of 5kg bottles
SUNGAI BESAR (June 12): The government, through the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), will conduct a study to set a ceiling price for 5kg bottled cooking oil based on current market prices. Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said his team will also discuss the recommended ce
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Malaysia administered 124,618 doses of Covid-19 vaccines on June 11
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): A total of 124,618 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered throughout the nation yesterday (June 11), bringing the total doses administered to 4.23 million, according to data from the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) today. The number of v
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Lockdown: Police to continue accepting travel permit applications until June 28...
PUTRAJAYA (June 12): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is still accepting movement permit applications from essential economic sector workers until the total lockdown expires after June 28, said Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. “Following the government's decision to extend the
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Current CIMS approval letter valid through extended MCO 3.0 period
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The letter of approval that companies previously obtained via the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) for the movement control order (MCO) 3.0 beginning June 1 will be valid throughout the two-week extension period from June 15 to June 28, according to the Ministry
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