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Two more downtown Lexington restaurants have closed

Even as the dining scene heats up, two downtown Lexington restaurants have closed. The Sweet Spot at 126 North Broadway shut its doors for good last week. The owners of ice cream and sweets shop said on its Facebook page that they would like to thank customers for five “incredible years with you in


In the new Malaysia, signs of an older, uglier politics

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.


MBS should stand with the Uighurs in China

The sun rises. President Trump brags. And Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shams. After the kingdom implemented austerity measures, he set a world record by spending $450 million on a Leonardo da Vinci painting. The crown prince criticizes Qatar for funding terrorism. Meanwhile, he wa


Ghost ships, deaths and mysterious disappearances - the world’s most dangerous waterway

It is a waterway which strikes fear into the hearts of those unfortunate enough to have to pass through it. The Strait of Malacca, which connects the Pacific and Indian oceans, has a history so dark that crews shudder at the thought of navigating it.


Repsol unveils biggest gas discovery in Indonesia in 18 years

MADRID (Reuters) - A consortium led by Repsol has found new gas resources in Indonesia estimated at least 2 trillion cubic feet, the Spanish oil and gas firm said on Tuesday, equivalent to around two years’ worth of Spanish demand.


Ex-Goldman Sachs banker charged in 1MDB case will be sent to the United States

New York (CNN Business)Roger Ng, a former Goldman Sachs banker charged by the US Justice Department for his role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar embezzlement scandal, will be sent to the United States to appear in federal court.


Lastminute launches huge sale including cheap holidays to Thailand and Bali

If exploring Asia has always been on your bucket list but you've been put off by the often-hefty price tags, you may want to check out Lastminute.com's latest sale. The holiday booking website has slashed prices on a wide array of south east Asia packages, with cheap holidays to the likes of Thailan


Nicol David: Malaysian eight-time squash world champion to retire this year

Eight-time world champion Nicol David has announced she will retire at the end of the current squash season. The Malaysian, 35, is one of the most successful players of all time and was world number one between 2006-2015.


Akan Datang: A “Bicentennial Bonus” in Singapore’s 2019 Budget

Akan Datang: our contributors’ take on the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week, curated by Regional Editor Aisyah Llewellyn. Hello New Naratif readers and welcome to another week in Southeast Asia! Apologies for the lateness of this issue; between travel and working on more content for New


8 events to make time for at mini festival Textures this March

The nation’s biggest ground-up literary movement #BuySingLit returns next month, and with it the second edition of Textures, The Arts House’s own mini festival of arts programmes. Last year’s inaugural edition proved it was a force to be reckoned with, curating quality text-based exhibitions and per


McDermott Wins Malaysian Jobs

The US contractor has won two offshore installation contracts. US engineering firm McDermott has won two contracts for work in Malaysia, it said February 18. For Anglo-Dutch major Shell, an existing client, it will transport and install jackets, topsides and pipelines for the Gorek gas field. And fo


AirAsia plans to open fast-food restaurant based on its in-flight menu

While it’s rare to hear someone request an airline-quality meal anywhere outside of an actual airplane, the CEO of AirAsia is aiming to change that. In an interview on Larry King’s Ora series “Larry King Now,” Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia Group, told King that the company is planning to open i


‘What she has achieved will be impossible to match’

Tributes poured in today following the news that Nicol David has announced plans to retire from playing and revealed her plans to support and encourage a new generation of players.


MotoGP, Highlights Sepang: the exclusive video of the shakedown

Usually it is not possible to get videos on the track when there are MotoGP prototypes. But this ban is obviously valid for all the races and the official test sessions of the season, while for the private tests the situation is different.


Eight-time world squash champion David to retire at end of season

(Reuters) - Malaysia’s eight-time world squash champion Nicol David will retire at the end of the season, the 35-year-old has said. David, who won the Asian Squash Championship a record nine times and was ranked world number one for a total of 112 months, is considered the greatest women’s player of


Cambodian Minister: Incident should serve as lesson for everyone

Cambodian minister: Incident should serve as lesson for everyone. The incident involving 47 Malaysians detained at the Banteay Mancheay prison in Cambodia should serve as a lesson for everyone, said Special Duties Minister in the Cambodian Prime Minister’s Department Othsman Hassan.


The Rise and Fall of Ipoh

Multatuli, who comes from a village in Perak, wants to know what the business community and the captains of industry, have done for Ipoh? Do they even care about the interests of the community they live in, or just their own business interests? Ipoh has dropped from one of the richest states to the


Tourists May Feels Effects as Bangkok’s Air Quality Hovers at “Unhealthy” Levels

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Malaysians illegally downloaded 84 million movie and TV show files in 2018

Malaysians love movies and TV shows. More so if they're free. Thanks to BitTorrent, some 84 million movie and TV show files were downloaded illegally in 2018. This is coming from the horse's mouth i.e. Malaysia's Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo.



The Red Giants' predicament does not look like it is going to be solved anytime soon, after they were put to the sword by PKNS FC 4-0 in their Super League matchday three encounter.