Wednesday, 20/2/2019 | 12:31 UTC+8
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    Singapore Now No Longer A Luxury Shopping Spree Destination

    Singapore’s reputation as a shoppers’ paradise, which saw investors pour S$10 billion into retail developments here in the past five years, is taking a pummelling because of weakness in the local economy and a drop in spending by tourists. SINGAPORE: After serving only a handful of customers in five hours on a recent weekday, Sam

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    Courts Open 2nd Mega-store In Indonesia

    Jakarta. Courts Retail Indonesia, the local arm of Singapore-listed Courts Asia, opened the doors of its second big-box outlet, Courts Megastore, in Indonesia as part of a continued strategy to tap in to the country’s expanding middle-class population. The second Courts Megastore outlet is located within BSD City, a township operated by listed property developer

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    RM900 million mixed development in Manjung, Perak

    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Global Oriental Bhd has teamed up with Menteri Besar Incorporated (Perak) (MB Inc) to develop a mixed development in Manjung, Perak, which will have a gross development value (GDV) of RM900 million. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Global Oriental said its wholly owned subsidiary Johan Awana Sdn Bhd (JASB)and

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  • Migrant workers cut fish during a police inspection at the pier of Songkhla, south Thailand December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom
    Thailand crack down on illegal fishing to pleased EU

    BANGKOK: Thailand delivered a progress report on Thursday on efforts to clamp down on illegal fishing in a last-ditch attempt to show progress made ahead of a visit by EU officials next week. Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, faces a ban after the EU issued the country a “yellow card” in April for failing

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    Cameron Highlands landslide again

    CAMERON HIGHLANDS: A foreign worker was buried alive near a farm at Kampung 1 Pos Terisu here. Kassim Munshi, 40, was trying to build a hut there when the landslide occurred at about 2am on Thursday. Police chief Deputy Supt Muhammed Rizal Kamarudin said Kassim, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was digging a hole in the ground

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    Filipino women raped by Japanese troops demand compensation

    MANILA, Philippines – A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan on Wednesday, following Tokyo’s pledge of $8.3 million for South Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during the war. The women’s lawyers said they were also exploring the possibility of filing cases

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    Vietnam warns Beijing over air safety threat

    Hanoi says China flew over its air space to reach contested Spratly Islands, lodges complaint with United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization. Vietnam’s civil aviation authority has accused Beijing of threatening regional air safety by conducting unannounced flights through its airspace to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, state media said Saturday. The

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    Klang best and clean wet market

    Klang Municipal Council’s new president Datuk Mohd Yazid Bidin wants traders to maintain a high standard of cleanliness at the Meru wet market there. Mohd Yazid, who had made three spot checks since last month, said the condition of the market was unbearable. “I almost slipped after stepping on a rotten fruit that was on

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  • If Malaysia has signed the TPPA, foreign companies can take action against intervention of business activities, for example the bauxite mining moratorium. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, January 9, 2016.
    Bauxite mining could cause Malaysia in trouble

    The Malaysian government could be sued by foreign corporations if it intervened in their business activities under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a Universiti Malaya law professor said, using as an example the moratorium on bauxite mining in Pahang to make his point. Law expert, Prof Gurdial Sing Nijar said the Malaysian government would be

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    Technology help Singapore’s companies serve better

    SINGAPORE: The “digital revolution” has changed the way companies in Singapore operate. Companies are beginning to learn more about their customers with the help of new technologies, and this has helped some of them develop better services. For instance, the security cameras at some malls can do more than help staff look out for shoplifters.

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