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Aiyoh and aiyah, both are fine says Oxford English Dictionary KUALA LUMPUR: More Malaysian words and expressions have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary in its latest update of accepted words. Among them are the words ‘mamak’ and ‘kopitiam’ which are everyday words for most Malaysians. There is no corner of the country where you can’t find a ‘mamak’ restaurant or...

TnG to introduce new digital application early 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd (TnG) plans to launch a digital application, in the first quarter of next year, that will enable cashless transactions between customers, small retailers and stall traders. Chief Executive Officer Syahrunizam Samsudin said this would allow the electronic payment service provider to tap the segment that had...

Malaysian shares end little changed Thursday KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian shares edged higher after a lacklustre session Thursday. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI rose 0.1 per cent to 1,691.38 points. The index is up 1.2 per cent this week and down by a mere 0.1 per cent in 2016. Dealers gave two reasons for the lacklustre trade: One, investors wanted to wait...

Health DG: Be wary of alternative vaccines PUTRAJAYA The public should not be influenced by anyone offering homeopathic vaccines as an alternative to conventional vaccines that are registered with the Health Ministry, said Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In a statement issued here today, Dr Noor Hisham reminded the public to get immunised under the National Immunisation Programme at any...

Think of new ways to sell homes, builders told PETALING JAYA: Property experts say housing developers need to think of new ways of selling off newly built houses as the number of unsold units remains high. The current promotion campaigns are not as effective as they should be, according to Knight Frank Managing Director Sarkunan Subramaniam. He was referring to lucky draws,...

Mother claims trial to child negligence, drug charges KUALA LUMPUR: A 35-year-old mother, whose sons and husband were found dead at their home last week, claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to a charge of child negligence. Kaw Mei Yen was charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act with neglecting her son, seven-month-old Cheah Kai Wen, who was...

A triangle of inequality tilted in Singapore’s favour KUALA LUMPUR: The Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle (IMS-GT) was formed to help all three nations share in growth and prosperity. But, this did not happen in an equal manner, according to an article in Equal Times. Not because of any dysfunction, but because of the very nature of the IMS-GT, adds the article which...

Eimarace will go on, says UTM VC PETALING JAYA: There are no plans to scrap the Educational Innovation of Motorsports and Automotive Race (Eimarace), despite the recent accident which killed two spectators. The Star Online quoted Prof Dr Wahid Omar, the vice-chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, which organises the race, as saying the university would adhere to the new ruling drawn...

Busy Yeo will try to make time to visit Permata centre PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Yeo Bee Yin may not be able to visit a Permata childcare centre in Kuala Lumpur as she has a pre-scheduled meeting to attend. The Damansara Utama assemblywoman told FMT that this Thursday (Oct 6), her schedule was packed with meetings, but she would try to rearrange...

Logging blockade: Jakoa in talks with Orang Asli groups GUA MUSANG: The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) is trying to end the blockade by more than 200 Orang Asli who are protesting logging activities in the Balah permanent forest reserve here. Director-General Mohd Jamalludin Kasbi said Jakoa had the first meeting with related government agencies this evening. “I believe the issue can...

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