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U.S. Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers.

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

Facebook has also shifted its stance on proposed changes to the liability protections for Internet companies. — Reuters

Police bust drug lab in Bukit Mertajam, arrest brother-sister duo

GEORGE TOWN: A pair of siblings was arrested for allegedly running an illegal synthetic drug lab in Bukit Mertajam here.

Dep Comm Roslee (second from right) pointing out one of the machines used in the drug-making process. - Bernama

NZ's nationalist 'kingmaker' says has not yet contacted National or Labour leaders

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Monday that he still had not spoken to either major party leader after his small nationalist party was left holding the balance of power in Saturday's indecisive election.

Mega First shares down over RM26mil tax bill

KUALA LUMPUR: Mega First Corp Bhd’s shares fell in early trade on Monday after the Inland Revenue Board drags the company to court to claim RM26.3mil in owed tax by its subsidiary.

New Zealand dollar in for more volatility with new government still unclear(Update)

WELLINGTON: The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after a general election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kiwi a little more volatile on this result," Stuart Ive, dealer at OM Financial said on Sunday, referring to New Zealand dollar.

Shop at mall and let schools benefit

Gamuda Walk is inviting shoppers and patrons to its mall in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam to do their part for the local communities.

The ’Ringg-It for my School’ campaign invites shoppers at Gamuda Walk (above) to show support towards their selected school in Kota Kemuning.

South Korean company brings digital currency offline

WHILE cryptocurrency exchanges among those in their 40s and 50s deal with larger volumes, the older generation more often than not face inconveniences in trading their digital currencies.

Market gap: Cha says Coinone is ready to help customers not used to online trades. — The Korea Herald

MIC seeks win-win solution over unilateral conversion

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC is committed to finding a win-win solution to solve the issue of unilateral conversion of children, says MIC pre­sident Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam.

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Amendments in the works over penalties for abuse

PETALING JAYA: Amendments to the offences and penalties for the abuse of ketum leaves are being finalised, said the Health Ministry’s Pharmaceutical Services Division.