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As property market dives, real estate agents struggle to stay afloat

As property market dives, real estate agents struggle to stay afloat

BY A. RUBAN, OPALYN MOK and JULIA CHAN
August 28, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Real estate agents are struggling to keep their business going as both primary and secondary property markets took a further dip in the first quarter of the year. While developers are able to throw in “freebies” such as discounts and special schemes for new properties, real estate agents are finding it hard to compete with such stiff competition, especially for sub-sale properties. A real estate agent who only wanted to be known as Michael said he has... Read more

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Unsold units continue to dampen property market in Malaysia

BY A. RUBAN, OPALYN MOK and JULIA CHAN

Unsold units continue to dampen property market in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The slowdown in the property market is getting more apparent as we see the number of unsold units in both residential and commercial properties climb by 16 per cent... Read more

Human rights must be upheld in hunt for IS militants, ex-radical says

Human rights must be upheld in hunt for IS militants, ex-radical says KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Malaysian authorities must ensure human rights are protected in the war against militant Islamist groups, a former decorated soldier once linked to the al-Qaeda... Read more

Tengku Adnan: Dr Mahathir should know better than to issue divisive statements

Tengku Adnan: Dr Mahathir should know better than to issue divisive statements PUTRAJAYA, Aug 28 — As a former prime minister and Umno president, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not be issuing statements that can divide the people and affect harmony, said Umno... Read more

Sarawak says ‘not in picture’ over Petronas’ oil production share with foreign firms

Sarawak says ‘not in picture’ over Petronas’ oil production share with foreign firms KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Sarawak government said it is in the dark about Petronas’ production sharing contracts (PSCs) award to Thai and Kuwaiti companies to jointly explore a block of... Read more



Hostages safe, Philippine activist assures Malaysia

Hostages safe, Philippine activist assures Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Five Malaysian sailors captured by the Abu Sayyaf are safe amid the Philippines’ ongoing offensive to flush out members of the regional terror group, an... Read more

10 things about: Christine Das, the artist who champions elephants

By Opalyn Mok

10 things about: Christine Das, the artist who champions elephants GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — She is an advocate for elephant conservation and also an artist who uses her art to support these conservation works. Penang-born Christine Das was previously a... Read more

Dr M’s claim that he did not sign my ISA detention order a lie, Tajuddin says

Dr M’s claim that he did not sign my ISA detention order a lie, Tajuddin says GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — The denial of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad about signing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order is a lie. Umno Supreme Council member... Read more

Farewell sir, sports will miss you

By Haresh Deol

Farewell sir, sports will miss you PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Tan Sri GS Gill is what this country is all about. Born Indera Pura Gurdial Singh Gill, the self-made man, who beat all odds to pioneer the nation’s sporting... Read more


Woman killed in crane hook accident remembered for her independent spirit

By Mohamed Basyir

Woman killed in crane hook accident remembered for her independent spirit GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — A year ago, the Chin family moved from their home in Magazine Road here to Klang, Selangor to expand their canteen food business. However, their daughter Chin Khoon... Read more

Police hunt for crane operator, believed to still be in KL

By Kenneth Tee

Police hunt for crane operator, believed to still be in KL PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Police believe the crane operator involved in Thursday’s incident that resulted in the death of a woman driver in Jalan Raja Chulan is still in Kuala Lumpur. A... Read more

DOSH: Crane may have been tampered with

By Danial Dzulkifly

DOSH: Crane may have been tampered with KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) confirmed a cable holding the crane hook at the construction site in Jalan Raja Chulan had snapped, causing... Read more

Old school wordsmith who always had a story to tell

By Balan Moses

Old school wordsmith who always had a story to tell PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — John Khoo, a newspaper veteran who had a penchant for printer ink and typewriters, died on Friday, in Sydney. He was 90. “He had a full life and was a newspaper... Read more


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