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Maverick Swiss billionaire Flohr disrupts private-jet business

THOMAS Flohr amassed a US$2bil fortune by flying the global elite wherever they need to go. His VistaJet Group Holding Ltd operates a fleet of 72 silver and red business aircraft that ferry executives, politicians and private clients around the world. Last year, private equity firm Rhone Capital bought around 7% of the business at a US$2.65bil valuation.

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Random raids on eateries in PJ uncover unhygienic practices

THE three restaurants in Petaling Jaya that were ordered shut by the city council yesterday were penalised, not only for having a dirty premises, but also for unhygienic practices.


MBPJ zooms in on dirty restaurants

KUALA LUMPUR: Hot on the heels of an incident involving Raj’s Banana Leaf Restaurant in Bangsar here, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is now cracking down on dirty eateries.

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Raj's Banana Leaf workers undergo food handling course

WORKERS of Raj’s Banana Leaf restaurant in Bangsar were given a food handling course after the eatery was shut down by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

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Asia’s ocean a plastic wasteland

Thanh Hoa: A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands – grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.

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Orangutan forest under threat

JAKARTA: Environmentalists say a tropical forest that’s home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia’s forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest’s exploitation.

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Duterte’s mouth gets him in trouble again, this time for a kiss

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s mouth has landed him in hot water again, this time for kissing a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of his cheering supporters.

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Move to limit CM’s post to two terms

MELAKA: To implement good governance and ensure the state government effectively fulfills its responsibilities for the well-being of the people, two initiatives will be implemented, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.


Zimbabwe opposition rallies to demand election reform

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Tuesday marched to the independent election agency demanding reforms it said were vital for a credible vote and accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of using soldiers to campaign for the ruling party in rural areas.


Frenchman begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.