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Rafizi jailed for 30 months

Rafizi is jailed 30 months for leaking confidential banking details, disqualifying him from elections expected to be called within months.


Mercedes apologises after quoting Dalai Lama

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seen as a separatist by Beijing.


Bursa growth to continue despite current sell-off: PNB

Bursa Malaysia's growth trajectory will rebound with the country's economy continuing to flourish, the business environment being positive, and the CEO Confidence Index continuing to improve.


Samsung heir freed by court

A South Korean appeals court on Monday upheld Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery conviction but cut his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release.


Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old.


18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

A van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least 18 people, three of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said.


11 killed in Japan elderly home fire

Eleven people died after a fire broke out at a residence for elderly people with financial difficulties in northern Japan, police said on Thursday.


Amazon opens plant-filled "The Spheres" buildings

Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed "The Spheres" buildings in its home city of Seattle.


Erupting volcano sparks Philippine tourism boom

With chili-flavoured "lava ice cream" in demand and awestruck tourists packing onto viewing decks, the erupting Mayon volcano is sparking a local business boom in an impoverished region of the Philippines where tens of thousands of others have fled for their lives.


Additional special holiday for SJKCs

In addition to the four days of official holidays, SJKCs can apply to the respective state education departments for an additional special holiday to celebrate CNY.


 

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