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  • October 24, 2014

    Iveco to make trucks for domestic, export markets

    ... production at the end of 2015 for truck heads, trucks, mixer trucks and buses," he revealed. "We also plan to export to other Asean markets once the AEC [Asean Economic Community] comes into effect." During the last three months, the company has sold as many as 200 380hp truck heads and 290hp mixer...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Rising tide of litter on Singpore shores

    This is despite fewer volunteers and shorter distances canvassed so far this year, going by ICCS statistics. The figures also seem to show that the littering has worsened over the past decade, with the average weight of rubbish collected per volunteer rising from 3.1kg in 2002 to 4.2kg last year. The...

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  • October 24, 2014

    What do your blue jeans mean to you

    Many people are probably familiar with the history of blue jeans - how denim pants moved from work clothes for California gold miners in the 19th century to a must-have item for rebellious youngsters in the 1950s and '60s to street wear that can be found in almost everybody's wardrobe. An exhibition...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Three Malaysians charged for trying to join Islamic State

    The charges against the suspects, aged between 26 and 42, were filed at a Sessions Court in Sepang town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, according to deputy public prosecutor Shukor Abu Bakar. The three could be jailed for up to 15 years if found guilty of attempting to provide support to a terrorist...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Tighter dress code rules for women enforced in North Korea

    According to Radio Free Asia, some North Korean residents who visited China said "women are banned from wearing pants in public from September this year". North Korea had prohibited women from wearing pants in public in 1970 until August 2009, when the government decided that it was okay for women...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Malaysia-Singpore high-speed rail project to have 7 stops

    Construction of the line could begin some time next year, although the actual date has yet to be fixed. Giving an update on the sidelines of a high-speed rail conference in Tokyo, Syed Hamid said that Malaysia had completed its feasibility study for the project, which had been shared with Singapore...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Vietnam moves to reduce demand for wildlife products

    The three-day workshop, organised jointly by CITES Vietnam (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and the US State Department, aims to find ways to reduce illegal trade in plant and animal products in the country. Vietnam's environment is extremely diverse...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Opposition silent as cronies move to grab the airwaves

    The television and broadcasting bill approved by the Upper House on October 14 reinforces the grip of the government and its cronies, while further undermining the effort of the country's people to ensure a democratic future, critics of the legislations say. They say it repeats a familiar tactic...

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  • October 24, 2014

    More than 7,600 Lao workers return from Thailand

    In July, the Lao authorities set up one-month temporary service centres at Lao-Thai border crossings in nine provinces, enabling them to register and extend any necessary assistance to Lao workers. According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the 7,636 workers, including 5,228 women, had...

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  • October 23, 2014

    Malaysian town planner blazes new trail

    A FEMALE town planner and a handful of passionate team members have risen to the challenge and set up a company to manage the George Town Heritage Site from scratch in only six months. Malaysia's George Town and Maleka were jointly chosen as Unesco World Heritage sites in 2008. Maimunah Mohammed...

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