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Model car fans set for thrilling ride this weekend

TWO young Hot Wheels fans were seen having the time of their lives in a friendly battle at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya.

Jacob (left) and Zander with their mums during the Hot Wheels friendly match at Sunway Pyramid.

Illegal foreign women held at massage parlour

YOUNG women and even underage girls are on the “menu” at a massage centre in Puchong which continues to attract customers despite being raided twice by the Immigration Department, reported Harian Metro.

National security tops list in Zuckerberg talks in Thailand

BANGKOK: Facebook co-founder’s visit seen as boost to country’s digital economy.

Great day for Malaysia at badminton world juniors

PETALING JAYA: Leong Jun Hao and Goh Jin Wei stayed steady to reach the fourth round of the individual competition at the World Junior Championships.

Eng Sin Jou at the World Junior Championships.

China combat veteran, close ally of Xi, to get promotion - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - A close ally of President Xi Jinping is expected to be promoted to vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, four sources said, as Xi cements his control over the armed forces.

Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing $16mil housing deposits

HANOI: A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed $16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday.

Vietnamese mum’s 7kg bundle of joy

HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1kg, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the South-East Asian nation.

An armful: Vu Thi Thu holding her grandson Tien Quoc.

Spa operator who failed to pay fines for harbouring illegals jailed

PEKAN NENAS: A spa operator was hauled to Kluang prison after he failed to pay hefty fines for harbouring 35 illegal immigrants at his premises.

Boy has splashing good time with pet python

WHEN recent floods submerged hundreds of thousands of homes in Vietnam, a three-year-old boy was seen playing with his unusual family pet, a giant python, in the flooded yard of his house, reported Oriental Daily.

Asia’s newest trillion-dollar economy faces bittersweet win

JAKARTA: Indonesia is on track to become a trillion-dollar economy and should be the envy of South-East Asia. Yet on some key measures, the region’s biggest economy is falling behind.

Major factor: A fishing boat is seen near a container terminal in Tanjung Priok, north Jakarta. Sustaining growth is crucial to luring overseas investors, who are returning to Indonesia 20 years after the Asian financial crisis. — Reuters