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Over 700 Ong Ka Chuan supporters protesting in Putrajaya

Over 700 BN supporters of from Tanjung Malim protest outside the prime minster's office this morning, demanding that their incumbent MP Ong Ka Chuan be allowed to defend his seat.


Profits up at Facebook, no impact from privacy scandal

Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy over privacy.


Fuel prices flat for a 5th week

The domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry announced the ceiling fuel prices for the week from April 26 to May 2.


Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured

The death toll from an illegal oil well blaze in Indonesia has jumped to 15 with dozens injured, authorities said Wednesday, warning that there could be more victims of the explosion.


Cost of defection for PKR reps: RM10 million

Any PKR candidate defecting to a rival party after winning the election will have to pay RM10 million, up from RM5 million required during the 2013 general elections.


Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.


Maximum security as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions.


Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.


Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue.


Van plows into Toronto crowd in 'deliberate' act, leaving 10 dead

At least 10 people died after a man plowed a rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a deliberate attack.


 

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