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September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 587

July 26, 2018 8:20 AM Cops nab 12 for involvement in illegal gambling

JOHOR BARU: Johor Baru North police chief ACP Mohd Taib Ahmad (pix) said police have arrested 12 suspects involved in illegal online gambling activities in four shop lots on last Saturday. He said the raids were conducted in two outlets in Taman Jaya and Taman Bukit Alif respectively by a team of police personnel. He said police also seized 45 computer 40

June 29, 2018 7:20 AM Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, Hassan Ali settle defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: A defamation suit filed by Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Abdul Samad against former Selangor state executive council member Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali over the sale of liquor, gaming centres and massage parlours in Selangor has been settled amicably in the High Court here today. Lawyer Muhammad Faiz Fadzil, representing Khalid 24

June 13, 2018 10:07 AM Man suspected of taking bets on World Cup held

SIBU: A 62-year-old man has been picked up from a house in Taman Rajang here at 8pm last night for suspected involvement in 2018 World Cup football betting. A raid by a Sibu CID team also recovered several betting slips from the man who was also taking bets for an illegal four digit syndicate. Sarawak CID chief SAC Dennis Leong in a statement here said a mobile 36

April 25, 2018 3:34 AM Three Avengers-themed laptops from Acer

IN ANTICIPATION of the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Acer announced three themed special edition laptops, designed in collaboration with Marvel. Present at the launch were Acer Malaysia products and sales director Johnson Seet and product manager Jeffrey Lai. According to Seet, Malaysia is one of only eight countries in the Asia Pacific 57

March 15, 2018 7:51 AM Amazon’s Twitch unveils Free Games with Prime

‘Free Games with Prime’ grew out of a February ‘Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier’ votes-based promotion. — AFP picNEW YORK, March 15 — Game-oriented video streaming service Twitch TV appears to be taking on both Steam and the Humble Store in one fell swoop. A free monthly games bundle for premium-tier members is positioning streaming service Twitch TV as not only a challenger 59

March 9, 2018 1:13 PM Horizon Zero Dawn hits 7.6million sales worldwide

SONY Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that global sales of Horizon Zero Dawn had exceeded 7.6 million copies just one year since it launched exclusively on PlayStation 4 (PS4). The exceptional year-one-sales mark Horizon Zero Dawn as the most successful new first-party franchise launch on PS4. Horizon Zero Dawn was released on Feb 28, 2017, to widespread 61

March 8, 2018 2:37 AM Wealth of tycoons on 2018 Forbes Malaysia Rich List soars

SINGAPORE: The wealth of tycoons on the 2018 Forbes Malaysia Rich List soared over the past year. A 6.6% rise in the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index over the past year and a 13.1% appreciation in the ringgit's value against the dollar helped boost most of the tycoons' fortunes. Overall, 34 listees saw their wealth increase while only six experienced a decline 51

March 1, 2018 1:00 PM Berjaya Sports Toto's Philippine unit to appeal against tribunal's ruling

PETALING JAYA: Philippine Gaming Management Corporation (PGMC), a unit of Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd’s 88.26%-owned subsidiary Berjaya Philippines Inc, will be appealing against the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal of the Philippines on its exclusive right to supply an online lottery system for Luzon. Berjaya Sports Toto said in a Bursa Malaysia filing today 37

February 24, 2018 3:12 AM 24 foreign GROs detained in 'Ops Noda'

IPOH: Police detained 24 foreign women, believed to be working as guest relation officers (GRO), in an operation, "Ops Noda Khas" at two karaoke centres in the city early today. Perak Secret Society, Gaming and Vice Division (D7) staff officer DSP Sajidan Abd Sukor said the foreign women were of Vietnam, Thai and Indonesian nationalities in their 30s and 40s. He said police 31