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A tough fight on Lim’s hands

Developer has to convince Ekovest shareholders to buy out IWC minorities at RM1.50 per share

Carlos the Jackal loses bid to fight last of three life sentences

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday threw out a last ditch bid by left-wing revolutionary Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted militants, to fight a life-in-jail conviction for a deadly grenade attack in Paris 44 years ago.

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Britain warns of increasing Beijing pressure on Hong Kong

Hong Kong (AFP) - Britain warned Thursday of "increasing pressure" on Hong Kong from an assertive Beijing after a raft of jailings of democracy activists and the disqualification of rebel lawmakers from the city's legislature.

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain in 1997.

French rail strike call sets stage for showdown with Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - French rail unions on Thursday called a wave of strikes, setting up a confrontation with President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to push through an overhaul of the state-run rail operator.

Slovenian PM Cerar resigns as pressure mounts ahead of election

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned late on Wednesday, hours after a key investment project hit a legal obstacle, saying he had also had enough of obstruction from his coalition partners and pressure from trade unions.

Death Railway survivors revisit past

RETRACING his steps to working on the infamous Thai-Burma “Death Railway”, survivor V. Ponnampalam said nothing good came out of it.

The group of Death Railway survivors and their kin at the Myanmar border during a recent trip to retrace the railway line.

Rail way to prosperity

A letter from BAI TIAN, Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Malaysia.

New KLIA Ekspres and Transit trains to accommodate more passengers

SEPANG: Both the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit will be able to accommodate 50% more passengers with six newly launched trains, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

All aboard: Liow (right) posing with the new KLIA Ekspres train before heading towards the Salak Tinggi station during the official launch in Sepang. — Bernama
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Man arrested for stealing rubber plating from train tracks

JOHOR BARU: A 32-year-old man has been detained for stealing rubber plating from train tracks near Taman Impian Emas in Skudai here.

PHC starts project to stabilise and rehabilitate barren slopes

STABILISATION works are being carried out on several exposed bare slopes along the 5.1km jeep track from Penang Botanic Gardens to the top of Penang Hill.

PHC is looking at the best ways to restore the slopes while making sure that the hill is protected. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star