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At least 11 dead in Indonesian boat accidents

At least 11 people were killed Thursday in two separate boat accidents on Indonesia's main island of Java, officials said.


Hishammuddin is next PM: Zainuddin

Zainuddin says by appointing Hishammuddin as the special functions minister, Najib has placed the country's future in the hands of Hishammuddin, making it impossible for Ahmad Zahid to become the next PM.


Malaysia to post 4.3% GDP growth this year: WB

The World Bank expects Malaysia's to record a modest gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.3 per cent this year from 4.2 per cent in 2016, driven by private consumption.


Kim murder suspects appear in court

Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday ahead of a murder trial that could see them hanged.


FB looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.


Tensions high, NKorea readies nuclear test: report

North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported on Wednesday.


Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.


North Korea reforming economy while denying change

On the side streets of Pyongyang, small traders sell vegetables from impromptu stalls. At markets, dealers offer imported household goods -- even Coca-Cola -- and in state-owned department stores hard currency is openly exchanged at black-market rates.


Fuel prices up for the week Apr 13-19

RON95 will be up eight cents to RM2.24 per liter, while RON 97 and diesel are nine and eight cents more expensive at RM2.52 and RM2.16 per liter respectively.


6-7% loan growth in 2017: Moody's

Moody's Investors Service expects Malaysian banks to record loan growth of between six and seven per cent this year compared to 5.3 per cent last year.


 

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