GEORGE TOWN: Ramkarpal Singh (pic) will defend his Bukit Gelugor parliament seat while the Paya Terubong state seat will be contested by Yeoh Soon Hin, who has held the seat for two terms, says Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow. Ramkarpal won the seat in 2014 in a by-election after his father, the late Karpal
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Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died in Oman yesterday. He was 28. His publicist Diana Baron said in a statement published on Billboard: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.” “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family
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When you think of homegrown music these days, the idea of a well-packaged CD release doesn’t immediately come to mind. In fact, the digital age has made the album artwork team obsolete and physical media is unsurprisingly an afterthought for many new generation artistes. “Music packaging isn’t really a priority now. In truth, it’s come
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Crypto scams Asia: In less than 24 hours, the governments of China and South Korea have dismantled two organized groups that were in charge of promoting pyramid schemes by using cryptocurrency investments as a background. This decision seems to further reinforce the firm position of both governments in the fight against the criminal use of
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HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Insurance Australia Group is set to sell its four Southeast Asian businesses in deals that could be valued at about $500 million, under a review of its Asian operations, three people with knowledge of the matter said. IAG, Australia’s biggest general insurer by market share, has ventures in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia
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Most passers-by in the small Alpine town of Niederndorf in Austria probably thought the piles of earth and heavy machinery were something to do with the construction of a new traffic tunnel through a mountain. In reality, the machinery on the German-Austrian border was being used to build a gigantic cave for something that often
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Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines revealed recently. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory
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New European research has found that taking common painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of unborn children in later life. Carried out by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the team looked at the effects of two painkillers, paracetamol and ibuprofen, on tissue samples of human foetal testes and ovaries. They found that after
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After a good week on the crypto market, Ripple (XRP), EOS, and IOTA (MIOTA) are ending the week on a high. Here’s what’s happening with these coins. Ripple (XRP) Ripple is currently selling for $0.862494, which puts the coin up 16.12% in the past 24 hours. Source: CoinMarketCap XRP has grown by 26% in the
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KUALA LUMPUR: About one million apprenticeship positions will be created through the MyApprenticeship programme. Launched yesterday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, he said the programme would especially benefit women and the younger generation. “Apprenticeship is not a new concept in this country, but this programme is designed to be more comprehensive and
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SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) want to pass the baton to their professional counterparts to resurrect the Malaysian Open after being unsuccessful for the last two years. MGA, the event owners, have not been able to secure a new title sponsor after parting ways with long-time partner Maybank in June 2015. The banking
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KUALA LUMPUR: The price of crude oil in the international market fell from a three-year high after US President Donald Trump lambasted the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and said that current oil prices are “artificially very high.” In a tweet, the US President said this was “no good” and “would not be
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