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Singapore LTA forms company to undertake KL-Singapore HSR project

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, SG HSR Pte Ltd, to implement the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.

Petronas Gas, Genting stocks close lower, tech stocks advance

KUALA LUMPUR: Selling pressure on Petronas Gas, Genting Bhd and Genting Malaysia pushed the FBM KLCI further into the red on Thursday ahead of the extended weekend.

Seven charged with kidnap, abduction of teen

Seven suspects including a 17 year-old teenager were charged for kidnapping a school boy in an attempt to attain a RM3mil ransom.

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Bullish bets on most Asian currencies decline as investors trim risk

BENGALURU: Investors reduced their long positions on most Asian currencies in the last two weeks, spooked by tensions on the Korean Peninsula and signs that more major central banks are dialing back years of ultra-easy policy, a
Reuters poll showed.

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Great Eastern assessing options over minority stake in Malaysian ops

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore-based Great Eastern Holdings Ltd (GEH) confirms it is assessing possible options over the sale of a minority stake in the Malaysian operations to comply with the foreign ownership rules.

Singapore's deputy PM says understands disquiet about presidential election

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said he understands people's concerns about this month's uncontested presidential election, which was reserved for members of the minority Malay community.

Box-shop chain Hako pulls karambit knives from shelves after a 12-year-old buys one

SINGAPORE: Popular "box-shop" chain Hako has pulled a merchant's karambit knives from its shelves, following a parent's complaint that her 12-year-old son managed to buy one.

Farrah Diba's Primary Six son bought a karambit with a 9.5cm-long blade from Hako at Tampines 1.PHOTO: FACEBOOK / FARRAH DIBA.

Malaysia claims eighth Asean Para Games bowling gold

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia claimed its eighth gold from para bowling when Mohd Rizal Hassan, Muhd Hairul Miran and Muhd Suhaili Abdul Hamid triumphed in the mixed trios TPB1+TPB2+TPB3 event at the Sunway Mega Lanes.

Malaysia's para bowlers athlete Muhamad Hairul Miran (left), Rizal Hasaan (right) showing thier gold medal after winning the ten pin bowling competition in 9th Asean Para Games at Sunway Mega Lanes in Sunway Pyramid ,yesterday. MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star.

Google bets anew on smartphones, pays US$1.1bil for HTC’s Pixel division

Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1bil (RM4.61bil) for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.