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‘Fishball Uncle’ loved by generations of locals

BUTTERWORTH: Thousands of people in Butterworth have probably savoured the warm and springy fishballs sold by 64-year-old Tan Chong Hau for the past 30 years.

Supervisor’s family to cremate his remains

GEORGE TOWN: Construction site supervisor Yuan Kuok Wern, 27, who was killed in the Tanjung Bungah landslide, will be cremated at the Ten Kongsi cemetery in Sungai Ara here.

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New controlling shareholder at Ta Win

PETALING JAYA: A new controlling shareholder, namely businessman Datuk Yeo Boon Leong, is likely to emerge in Ta Win Holdings Bhd, a manufacturer of enamelled copper wires and copper rods.

Corporate move: Yeo is said to have bought the shares in Ta Win via private firm Pioneer Conglomerate, where he is a director.

Czech president to ask election winner Babis to lead govt talks

LANY, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman will ask election winner Andrej Babis next week to begin leading talks on forming a new government, Babis said on Monday after the two met.

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Former soccer star Kaladze becomes mayor of Georgia's capital

TBILISI (Reuters) - Kakha Kaladze, a former defender for Italian club AC Milan, was elected mayor of Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, as the country's ruling Georgian Dream party won a majority of seats in local councils.

Businessman detained over insulting photos of PM

KUALA LUMPUR: A 58-year-old businessman was detained for allegedly doctoring the photos of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor on social media.

Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favouring government with extremists

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic must seek partners beyond the central European Visegrad Group to find common ground on issues including migration and food quality, Czech parliamentary election winner Andrej Babis told Reuters.

Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.

Czech election runner-up says no talks with winner ANO on government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech centre-right Civic Democrats (ODS), which finished second in this weekend's election, will not take part in any government coalition with the victorious ANO party, ODS chief Petr Fiala told reporters on Saturday.