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A year of water woes

IT WAS a year of too much rain and dry taps for Subang Jaya residents, who experienced flash floods and suffered along with other fellow Selangor folk during the water cut.


Many going wild for unusual pets

PETALING JAYA: Keeping an exotic pet may seem fancy but being a responsible owner requires knowledge and proper documentation to ensure the animal’s welfare.


Lee Hui Sen – man of mystery

KUALA LUMPUR: The Good Samaritan who gave up the RM44,500 that he deposited for an auctioned house after he found out about the occupants’ sorry state, is the mystery man of the moment, with many asking who is this magnanimous Malaysian named Lee Hui Sen?


Visa payWave card transactions up 10 times

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians handled more than one million Visa payWave contactless transactions in November, 10 times more from a year ago, according to Visa.


Billionaire Icahn says EPA, bank regulations hamper U.S. economy

WASHINGTON: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn targeted environmental and banking regulations on Thursday as big drags on U.S. corporate investment and said revamping them would be a top priority in his role as adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.


Saudi Arabia to boost 2017 spending as it cuts into huge state deficit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had successfully cut into its huge state budget deficit this year and will increase government spending in 2017 to boost flagging economic growth.


U.S. charges Pakistani exec in $140 million fake diploma scheme

(Reuters) - The executive of a Pakistani company was charged in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday for his part in an alleged $140 million (£113.2 million) "fake-diploma mill" scheme, the latest step in a global crackdown touched off by arrests in Pakistan last year.


Lawsuit accuses Google of illegally curbing employee communication

A Google Inc product manager has sued the company, accusing it of unlawfully prohibiting employees from sharing concerns with coworkers, shareholders or the press, and maintaining a "spying programme" to prevent leaks.


Syabas: Water supply almost fully restored

PETALING JAYA: Water supply has been restored to most areas which experienced disruption due to maintenance works done by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), says Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas).


Ride-hailing firms welcome liberal Indian taxi policy blueprint

Leading ride-hailing firms have praised an Indian policy blueprint on regulating the taxi industry, saying it would offer their app-based services a chance to flourish despite their concerns about price caps.