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KLCI snaps four day rally as Top Glove and Maxis weigh

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended Friday on a weaker note as investors took some money off the table after four days of gains with Top Glove and Maxis dragging the FBM KLCI into the red.

'Dream of a safe place' - Saudi sisters in hiding in Hong Kong after fleeing family

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two sisters from Saudi Arabia were intercepted at Hong Kong airport by the kingdom's diplomats en route to Australia, their lawyer said, the year's second high-profile case of Saudi women trying to flee what they call repression at home.

Hong Kong’s pent-up property demand may herald price rebound

HONG KONG: The outlook for Hong Kong’s property market, the world’s least affordable, has started to firm with some analysts predicting prices could rise as much as 10 percent this year after only a short-lived correction.

Pent-up demand, expectations of slower interest rate rises and optimism Beijing and Washington will soon hammer out a trade deal, have combined to boost sales after prices drifted lower from mid-2018.

Ex-Goldman banker’s quest for fresh food turns into a hit app

A mobile app created by a former Goldman Sachs banker obsessed with fresh food is disrupting South Korea’s retail industry by giving grocery shoppers fewer reasons to visit a store.

Ah Jit urges aspiring athletes to emulate squash icon’s attitude

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian athletes will go far if they emulate Nicol David’s attitude on the court.

Enjoying food in a festive mood

A NONAGENARIAN was among 100 senior citizens, special people and underprivileged children to receive a warm welcome by the Federal Hotels International (FHI) Group at its Gong Xi Fa Cai Festive Charity Treat.

Ooi (centre, in red dress) giving out ang pow to the children while Leong looks on. 
— Photos: SHAARI CHE MAT/The Star

Fire and Rescue Dept plans to send officers overseas for training

SEMENYIH (Bernama): The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) is planning to send a number of its officers overseas this year to undergo training and improve their skills and capabilities in handling water rescue operations.

Mohammad Hamdan left inspecting the guard-of-honour during the presentation ceremony. - Bernama

CIMB, Tenaga shore up KLCI to higher close

KUALA LUMPUR: Firm fund buying of CIMB, Tenaga and Press Metal, especially in late trading on Thursday, enabled the FBM KLCI to extend its rally for the fourth day.

Singapore activist fined for public Skype call with Hong Kong protest leader

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court fined a rights activist on Thursday for organising an assembly without a permit after he organised a public conference where a high-profile Hong Kong pro-democracy leader spoke via Skype.

Woman abandoned on doorstep as two-day-old baby 60 years ago returns to Hong Kong from Britain

Claire Ling-chi Martin was a two-year-old toddler when she was sent to Britain for adoption in 1962
There was no note, nothing to indicate who her mother was, or who left her on Berwick Street, Shep Kip Mei two years earlier