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Hive of media activity as tahfiz fire suspects charged

KUALA LUMPUR: The Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz arson case has drawn international attention because not only did 23 people die in the incident, but the suspects are all minors except for one 18-year-old.

Trading ideas: Genting, JF Technology, PRG, Vivocom

KUALA LUMPUR: Genting, JF Technology, PRG and Vivocom International are among the stocks to watch on Wednesday, according to JF Apex Research.

Rumour mill on overdrive before PM’s media event

KUALA LUMPUR: The media showed up in full force at Umno headquarters to hear what party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s press conference was about.

Man jailed for selling VPNs to evade China’s ‘Great Firewall’

Fears among some VPN users on the mainland over whether they will also face punishment for using the services to get round internet censorship

Opposition leader denies treason charge in case that has rattled Zambia

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a longtime rival of President Edgar Lungu, denied plotting to overthrow the government when he appeared in a Lusaka court on Monday in a case that has heightened political friction in the country.

In China's hotel lobbies, small gaps in Great Firewall are closing

In China, the plush international hotel lobby has been one of the few places to find gaps in the "Great Firewall".

A leading Internet network provider to hotels in China, AMTT Digital says it works with more than 30 global hotel chains including Marriott, InterContinental, Shangri-La, Wyndham, Starwood and Hilton. — Reuters

ANZ close to selling AMMB stake for RM3.86bil

AMMB and RHB merger will likely go through with ANZ’s exit

Flashback: Our report on July 6 which quoted Wan Kamaruzaman as saying that the size of the ANZ stake in the combined RHB-AMMB banking group fits the fund’s investment appetite.

Chinese reporters say blocked from Sichuan landslide coverage

XINMO, China (Reuters) - Several Chinese journalists say they were pulled off reporting on the weekend's landslide in Sichuan on government orders as part of what they called increasing curbs on coverage of natural disasters under President Xi Jinping.

New cyber law enforced

BEIJING: China ushered in a tough new cybersecurity law, following years of fierce debate around the controversial legislation that many foreign business groups fear will hit their ability to operate in the country.

As China ushers in new cyber law, misgivings remain

China ushered in a tough new cybersecurity law on June 1, following years of fierce debate around the controversial legislation that many foreign business groups fear will hit their ability to operate in the country.

The law has sparked fierce push-back by firms and lobby groups who say vague wording of the regulations leaves foreign firms vulnerable to abstract interpretations of the rules. — Reuters

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