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  • Most of LPT2 accidents caused by human error – LLM

    The majority of accidents that occur on the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) can be attributed to human error, the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) finds, according to a report by Bernama. “Seventy percent or 238 out of 339 accident cases occurred on LPT2 between Feb 1 and June 2 were due to human factors,”

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  • South Korea reports three new MERS cases, bringing total to 175

    SEOUL — South Korea’s health ministry reported three new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) today (June 23), taking the total to 175 in an outbreak that is still the largest outside Saudi Arabia but which is seen to have levelled off. The health ministry also said 54 people who had tested positive for

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    What is Guarantor?

    Guarantors are legally bound to pay back the loan if the borrower cannot pay Introduction Financial institutions may require guarantees to enhance the credit standing of prospective borrowers, thus enabling them to obtain financing. Many people think that a guarantor gives a reference of the good character of the borrower. They do not realize that

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  • French Drug Convict on Death Row Appeal Failed

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court rejected on Monday an appeal of a French drug convict, potentially reigniting international tensions over the country’s use of the death penalty for serious narcotics offenses. The convict, Serge Atlaoui, 51, lost his appeal to the State Administrative Court in Jakarta, which aimed to upend President Joko Widodo’s decision

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  • Human Rights Watch slams Malaysia for fining, jailing transgender women

    HRW has called Muslim-majority Malaysia one of world’s worst countries for transgender people as they face harassment, sexual abuse and arrest by Islamic authorities KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized a Malaysian Islamic court for fining nine Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing and jailing two of them for a month. Religious

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  • MELAKA 22 June 2015. Kelihatan kaki salah seorang pekerja binaan terjulur di sebelah kiri bangunan ketika anggota Bomba dan Penyelamat bertungkus-lumus menyelamatkan pekerja-pekerja binaan yang tertimbus di bawah runtuhan tapak pembinaan sebuah pusat membeli-belah di Pulau Sebang, Tampin. NSTP/Khairunisah Lokman
    3 killed, 6 injured when building floor collapsed – Malacca

    ALOR GAJAH: Three foreign construction workers were killed while six others sustained injuries, including three serious when the mezzanine floor of a building under construction collapsed in Pulau Sebang near here at 2.15pm  22 June 2015. State Police Chief, Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said all of the three men died on the spot. “The trio

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    Monthly household income of Malaysians increase

    KUALA LUMPUR: The median monthly household income for Malaysians in 2014 increased by 11.7 per cent annually to RM4,585 from RM3,626 in 2012. The Department of Statistics Malaysia said this in its report on the Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey 2014, held to collect data on the characteristics of Malaysian households. “The survey was

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  • Pakistani youths cool off themselves at a river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Photo: AP
    Heat wave kills more than 120 in Pakistan’s Karachi

    KARACHI — An intense heat wave killed more than 120 people over the weekend in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, officials said today (June 22), as the electricity grid crashed during the first days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The outages hit large portions of Pakistan’s financial heart and home to 20 million

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    Good Debt vs Bad Debt – Which debt do you owe?

    Nobody likes to borrow money from someone else, but we all have or will face a situation in life where we will need some extra cash. While borrowing from a friend or family member has less profound consequences on your creditworthiness, there can be a difference with the type of debt you owe a financial

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  • Chilean capital in first pollution emergency in 16 years

    SANTIAGO: Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile’s capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years. “Tomorrow Environmental Emergency” Santiago regional governor Claudio Orrego tweeted Sunday, after three days at pre-emergency levels. The emergency status — the highest-level alert allowed — is

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